WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme run by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. Check out her post and others over on her blog!
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m coming up on halfway through Here (away from it all) by Polly Hope. The story was a bit of a slow burn for several chapters, but the situation has been steadily ramping up in a way that’s become more and more interesting. As expected, humanity is disappointing me in this story. I really would like to think that in a crisis such as this, small communities left on their own wouldn’t take such a bad turn, but I do know it’s very probable. I’m a little thrown by some of the language in the book; taking place on a small Greek island there have been some names and nuanced language I’ve had to research while reading. I do wish context had just been given, but it’s an issue I can live with.
It’s been a bit of an odd week. Along with personal matters, I for some reason struggled to get my review of The Year of the Flood finished. I wanted it up Friday, but didn’t finally get it posted until Sunday morning. So, I failed in finishing Here over the weekend like I wanted to. Oh well. It’s not much, but I did read the Hellboy Winter Special 2019 by Mike Mignola et al. Fairly self-explanatory by the title, it’s a single comic issue that’s a little longer than normal, featuring three Winter/Christmas-y stories. Perfect time of year for them. Only one of them featured Hellboy, but it was a great little Christmas ghost story with a nice, warm sentiment and a creepy final panel as a spooky little cherry on top.
I am still drawing a blank on what I want to read next…but I have decided that whatever it is ought to be lighter in tone. The Year of the Flood and Here have both been heavy stories. I could use something a little more fun and/or uplifting.
Until next week, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own post down below.
6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – February 12, 2020”
Enjoy your reading!
You as well! 🙂
It does sound heavy. Curious to see what you will choose next.
Here is my post https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/02/09/sunday-post-24-2-9-2020/
Humanity is so disappointing. xD I like to think that people in a small town would get on regardless, but … I know that’s likely not true. I give people too much credit.
Fun and/or uplifting sounds like a perfect segue into Pratchett. 😉 Just saying.
Here’s my WWW post.
You do make a good point…and I do intend to read Men at Arms before the end of March…
I’m glad you enjoyed The Year of the Flood as I’ve been wondering whether to read it. I read Oryx and Crake years ago and can’t remember much about it, except that I thought it was good. Here sounds inriguing.