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?
Nothing at the moment; I just finished up what I was in the middle of last night.
Over the weekend I read Doctor Aphra: Worst Among Equals by Simon Spurrier et al, the fifth volume in the Star Wars comic book series about the titular character. This is one of those volumes I wish I’d gotten to sooner, as it really feels like the finale in a story arc. The previous volume left things on quite the cliffhanger for the characters, Aphra and the murderous droid Triple-Zero tethered to each other with remote bombs that will go off if either dies or ventures too far from the other. It was an exciting conclusion, though it beat the drum of a few too many times with its sentiments. That aside, this volume introduced a pair of absolute darlings in the monster hunting couple Winloss and Nokk, a human male and Trandoshan female respectively. I loved their dynamic and can’t wait to see more of them.
Just last night I finally finished reading MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood. With all said and done, I find myself with rather mixed feelings about the book. Have you ever spent nearly 400 pages reading a book, only to wonder how the story was so long when you reflect back on all that happened? That’s where I’m at with this book, and I feel that could be both positive and negative, depending on how you look at it. I still really enjoyed it, even loved certain aspect of it, I guess I just need to process it for a bit. I’m especially not sure how to feel about the ultimate ending, on the last few pages, which has honestly brought me down a bit, mood-wise. I’m not sure what the downer tone really adds. I should have a review up by the end of the week.
I still have every intention of reading The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home next, the new Night Vale novel by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, I’m just waiting for it to arrive.
6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – March 25, 2020”
Enjoy your reading!
I totally understand your mixed feelings regarding your Atwood read. I look forward to reading your review on it! Have a great week of reading! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/www-wednesdays-march-25-2020/
I like to think that I know my way around a lot of the Star Wars universe but I have never heard of Doctor Aphra. Where does she fit in? Looks like a great read anyhow.
Here’s my www Wednesday https://bookwormsanonymous.blog/2020/03/25/www-wednesday-6/
She was introduced in Kieron Gillen’s Darth Vader series, which takes place between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes back. After that series ended she got a spinoff and makes appearances in some other new Star Wars comics as well.
I remember feeling the same way after reading Maddaddam. It’s my least favourite of the trilogy. Oryx and Crake will forever be my favourite.
Oryx and Crake definitely stands really well on it’s own, but I also like Toby a lot more as a main character than Jimmy, so I’m a little divided.