WWW Wednesday – May 27, 2020


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

I have read another chapter of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by Rae Carson since last week, though this is less than I was hoping I’d get to. Nevertheless, I am appreciating the slower pace compared to the film, giving a more thoughtful look at how characters are processing what’s going on.

Recently Finished

OtherMindsIn an uncommon move on my part, I actually managed to finish reading Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith in about a week. I’m happy I was able to push myself to read it so fast, as I’m still nervous about finishing my to-read list for the year. I enjoyed this book quite a lot, though the science was a lot to take in sometimes. An appreciable amount of time is spent explaining aspects of the mind and how we currently understand its emergence in an evolutionary context, which I genuinely feel I learned from, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t take some more mental legwork to understand. There are plenty of charming anecdotes and details of experiments about octopus behaviour that were a lot of fun and helped to balance the denser science.

Reading Next

White TearsSince I was being choosy between Other Minds and White Tears by Hari Kunzru about a month ago, I will be reading the latter next. Other than that, I don’t know why I’ve been so neglectful of my graphic novels as of late. I’ve always got a number of them left unread, and I just bought a lot of digital Star Wars comics since they were on sale. It’d be the easiest way in the world to get caught back up with my Goodreads challenge, but something is holding me back. Dunno what’s up with that.

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



5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – May 27, 2020

  1. Enjoy your reading!
    I’m about to start City of stairs and (re)listening to HP goblet of fire!


    • Yeah, I don’t know what the deal is, though I suspect part of it is being paralyzed by options. I’ve got so many to choose from and few that I feel especially like picking up and reading at the moment, so I don’t end up reading any.

  2. I haven’t read graphic novels in years – I used to read them so much, too! And there’s quite a few out there I want to pick up. White Tears does look like a good pick too though. Seems like a blend of genres which is something I really like to see in books. Happy reading!

    • Yeah, I’m really curious about the apparent ghost story aspects of White Tears. It seems to deal with a lot of real-world issues, yet I’ve also seen it categorized as a horror novel. I’m glad I don’t remember much about why I chose to pick it up, so it can surprise me more.

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