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 just over 200 pages into Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett now, and I am loving this reread of my first ever Discworld novel. While I’ve become reacquainted well with the plot points as I go along, what I did not expect was just how much this book connects with previous novels. A surprising number of characters that feature in this story have appeared once before, such as Gaspode the dog and Detritus the troll from Moving Pictures. The undead collection of characters that live with Mrs. Cake from Reaper Man are referenced too, with new character Lance-Constable Angua living among them. This novel was noteworthy to me for just how rich it made Ankh-Morpork seem when I first read it. I’m so happy to learn that it’s even deeper than I thought.
Over the weekend I read through Star Wars: The Escape by Kieron Gillen et al, the tenth volume in the Marvel Star Wars (2015) comic book series. The series under Gillen continues to be really enjoyable to read, though it has been long enough since I read the the last volume that I feel like I could have used a refresher. It was an enjoyably slower paced volume with Luke, Han, Leia, and the droids in hiding on a moon populated by an isolationist group of people. Unfortunately, this also means that they’re stuck there until either their friend comes to pick them back up, or they can get a ride with the trade ships that come every six months. I enjoyed seeing them all a little out of their element, especially with Luke and the brief romance he kindles with a local girl.
I definitely want to read the next volume of Star Wars soon; I actually meant to before today, but I decided to focus more on Men at Arms instead. More importantly, however, I can finally go pick up the new volume of the Bloodborne graphic novel series, The Veil, Torn Asunder by Aleš Kot et al. I ordered it back on the 6th, so I’m surprised it has taken this long. I really wanted to review it this month, but that will likely have to wait until March. Other than that, I still have every intention of start MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood as my next novel.
Until next week, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own post down below.
6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – February 26, 2020”
Enjoy your reading!
I’m currently reading Normal people and listening to Harry Potter and the philosophers stone!
I absolutely LOVE the way Pratchett somehow manages to have little appearances of characters from other Discworld arcs appear and reappear in books! While I was reading the Death trilogy, I was thrilled to see Rincewind come up, since I already had that series too (even though I hadn’t read it yet … and still haven’t …)
Oooh, I love the cover for the new Bloodborne book. Hope you enjoy it!
I love it too. Having Sgt. Colon make a cameo in Reaper Man really stuck out to me. It spoils me a bit too, though, because there are some characters I wish would get mentioned more often, like Eskarina from Equal Rites, who doesn’t get mentioned again until a much later book. You’d think the first female wizard would crop up a little more often.
Men at Arms looks interesting. I haven’t actually read anything from the author but will check out something soon. Here’s mine:
Happy reading. 🙂
Terry Pratchett is excellent, I hope you enjoy whatever you do end up checking out 🙂