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 finally made my darn mind up and started reading Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett, the 15th Discworld novel. This decision was made in part thanks to a nudging from Sammie @ The Writerly Way. I wanted something light after all the dreary reads I’ve been going through lately. Pratchett is a perfect answer to that. This is the first novel in a long time that I’m actually rereading too. About 10 years ago now, this was my introduction to the Discworld series. It was a while before I embarked upon reading the rest of them, but I never forgot the book. I’m only 27 pages into it now, but I’m already enjoying revisiting it. I had forgotten how much this story in particular played with the fantasy trope of the King returning, ordained by Destiny.
Over the weekend I finally finished up reading Here (away from it all) by Polly Hope. I posted my full review last night, which you can check out here. Reading this novel was certainly an experience. I was along for the macabre ride while reading it, but a lot of elements frustrated me once all was said and done. The small group of people made destitute after the island is cut off from the rest of the world are continually victimized by the native islanders, in increasingly horrific ways, but it doesn’t get enough into why things get this bad. There’s a vague sense of resentment that’s certainly not unfounded in context, but I really wish the story had taken a deeper look at it. The characters frequently fail to take proportionate action against their abusers as well, which I simply could not understand given what happens.
As far as novels are concerned, I can confidently say I will be reading MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood next. I very much mean to finish that trilogy this year and I’ll waste no more time getting to it. I’m excited to finally finish the series after letting it languish for so long.
Other than that, I’ve got some graphic novels that could probably use some attention; I’m thinking either Star Wars or Doctor Aphra, though The Immortal Hulk is tempting too. We’ll have to wait and see.
Until next week, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own post down below.
7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – February 19, 2020”
Enjoy your reading!
I’m currently reading The june boys and listening to Heart of flames!
I really need to start reading the Discworld at some point. I have read and loved The Colour of Magic years ago and never picked up another for some reason, which seems such a shame!
I would recommend reading The Light Fantastic next! It’s a direct continuation from where Colour of Magic ends.
Ever since laughing my way through Good Omens, I’ve been meaning to try one of the DiscWorld books. Maybe I should start with Men at Arms. Opposite everyone else, I didn’t love Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and I’ve been reluctant to pursue more of her books since then. Hope you manage to finish the MaddAddam series.
Men at Arms wouldn’t be a bad place to start, but the beauty of the series is that you could start almost anywhere, with only a few exceptions. I’ve never actually read the Handmaid’s Tale, it just continually passed me by in school and I’ve never gotten around to it on my own.
Bwahaha, glad to see you went with the Pratchett. 😉 Had a feeling you might. I didn’t realize this was your first introduction to Discworld, though! What a special sort of re-read. Hope you enjoy it.
Here’s my WWW post.
I very much am; I’m especially enjoying all of the connections to past books that I couldn’t appreciate before.