WWW Wednesday – April 22, 2020

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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?


Currently Reading

The Strings of MurderOver the weekend I started reading The Strings of Murder, a locked-room mystery by Oscar de Muriel set in Edinburgh, Scotland in the late Victorian era. I’m finding my impressions to be a lot more mixed than is normal for me. On the one hand, I am enjoying reading it; the writing style is fun and easy to get into and I’ve made surprising progress considering my usual pace as of late. I really like the setting too, which highlights the dirtier sides of the era. On the other hand, I’ve not completely invested in the duo of characters yet, inspectors Frey and McGray. They’re a fairly trope-y duo, the typical sort of odd couple, and I’ve found them a tad forced so far. I’ve been steadily warming to them, but I feel like after nearly 150 pages I should well be beyond that.


Recently Finished

The Crocodile HunterOn Sunday I finished reading The Crocodile Hunter by Steve & Terri Irwin, making it officially my second reread of the year (a rarity for me). Reflecting on it all, it’s kind of surprising to me how the actual Crocodile Hunter show is treated as more happenstance than the focus of the book, considering the title. It is, appropriately, much more concerned with sharing the nitty gritty of how Steve performs crocodile capture and relocation, alongside the more personal history of the authors. You really do get a clear sense of just how passionate they are about wildlife. I considered writing a review, but decided not to. I’m happy to share here, but beyond that this reread was more for me, I suppose.


Reading Next

I mean to focus more on my to-read list for the year, and in that vein I think I’m going to crack open Soul Music by Terry Pratchett next, the 16th Discworld novel. I feel a little guilty falling back to this typical fictional haunt for me so soon, but it’s the next book in the Death sub-series. Who could honestly resist?

Until next week, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own post down below.

9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – April 22, 2020

  1. So I’ve actually never read Discworld…😬 I want to someday, but it might be best for me to wrap up the other series I’ve started first before I take on a big one. Happy reading!

    • I’m committed to reading through each book in order of release, but you could actually just test the water with nearly any of them, if that makes it less daunting. The first one I read was the 15th novel in the series overall, and the second in a subseries, yet I fell in love with it. He does a good job of making individual novels fairly accessible, even though they often do refer to past entries.

  2. Glad to hear that Strings Murder is working out for you so far (despite the tropey leads). It sounds like a really interesting premise.

    I 100% support your decision to read Soul Music. Yes. Yes, yes, and yes. That should come as absolutely no surprise, considering that the Death books are my absolute favorites. xD

    Here’s my WWW post.

    • They’re all right, just not wowing me, you know? I’m actually getting especially curious of whether the implied supernatural elements will be debunked, left vague, or become more undeniable.

    • I hope you enjoy checking it out. It’s part of a series as well, though apparently each book is fairly self-contained. I just wanted to start from the first out of personal preference.

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