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?
Since last I started reading MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood, the final novel in her MaddAddam trilogy. I’m only 60 pages in so far, but I’m enjoying a how much more concerned with the present setting this book is compared to the previous two. The “Crakers,” engineered semi-humans made to inhabit the world after the pandemic has run its course, play a bigger role here that I’m enjoying. Their role in The Year of the Flood was so small, and getting exposed to them so much again has me firmly in the camp that they must be protected at all costs. Something horrible is going to happen to at least one or some of them, though, I just know it. Also, only recently realized the title is an anagram. How about that.
Over the weekend I read a couple of comic books, the first being Star Wars: The Scourging of Shu-Torun by Kieron Gillen, which wraps up an arc involving the titular planet and their betrayal of the Rebellion. This scourging was spear-headed by Leia, and I liked how it was an act of vengeance on her part that did not betray her character at all. A rather flamboyant changeling named Tunga is plays another role in this mission, adding an appreciable variety to their ensemble. The alien Benthic of the Partisans from Rogue One plays a role as well and I enjoyed the discord him and his men brought to the mission, as well as how it is resolved. I really am enjoying how much these comics tie some things together without detracting from the original films.
I also read Bloodborne: The Veil, Torn Asunder by Aleš Kot et al, which you can read my full review of here. Though I mostly felt positively about this book, I am starting to waver a little bit on how committed these books have been to preserving the vaguery of the game’s world. I’m not saying they should do away with it entirely, but this was the most obtuse story yet. I can’t help but wish for the same story explored a little more conventionally. I still quite like what I got, all the same. It is fun to puzzle out the meaning, as I did with the game’s lore, and I did not come up empty-handed. Also, I forgot to mention in my review, but the cover is absolutely misleading. That is not the main character and that sort of action is not what the story is about.
I once again have no idea what I want to read next, on neither the novel nor the comic book front. I’ve been a bit impeded from reading, so I’m more intent on digging into MaddAddam more, but I’m scoping out some prospects on my list too.
Until next week, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own post down below.
11 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – March 11, 2020”
Margaret Atwood is such a great writer. I haven’t read MadAddam but it sounds very interesting. Happy reading! ❤️
I’m glad you’re enjoying MaddAddam!
Enjoy your reading!
I’m currently reading Grey sister, and really enjoying it!
Thanks! Glad to hear you’re enjoying your book too 🙂
Is the Scourging something I could pick up first? Or, do I need to read some books that build up to this story? I swear, the main thing that keeps me from diving into comic books is not knowing where to start.
Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/03/11/www-wednesday-march-11-2020/
Have a wonderful week!
I definitely wouldn’t start at Scourging, because that involves an arc concluding. Goodreads has a list of every volume included in that Star War series here. If you want to check them all out, reading them in sequence should give you no trouble. If you would rather not read all 15 or so volumes, you could probably start at The Ashes of Jedha (vol. 7), which is where Kieron Gillen started as writer.
Gillen also has a great four volume Darth Vader series that ties into these comics a bit as well, though they’re not required reading. I just personally love them. I hope this wasn’t too overwhelming. You have a great week too!
Oh, thank you so much!! I think sometimes when people try to explain what to read when they fear overwhelming and give too little information. This is perfect!
I’m glad this was helpful 🙂
I love that it took you that long to realize it was an anagram. xD But yes, it is! Isn’t it a shame when you find characters you love and then come to the realization that that probably means something will happen to them? xD
Here’s my WWW post.
Be nice to me, I am doing my best lol I mostly love the Crakers because there is such an innocence and sincere pleasantness to them as a people. This is to the point of dangerous naivety, so I can’t see a bad thing not happening to them in this world.
I’ve been in a similar weird reading mood lately. I keep having no idea what to pick up. It takes me ages to settle on something, then I read that very fast and then again take like a week to get into a new story. Very weird! I’m glad you’re mostly enjoying the things you’re picking up though! I should really try out more comics because I always love reading manga. Happy reading!
Here’s my WWW posted on Friday. Better late than never! :p