WWW Wednesday – June 10, 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

Still just chipping away at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by Rae Carson. Only read a chapter or so, but I’m continuing to get the finer details that I’ve been wanting, which continues to be nice.

White TearsI haven’t made the progress in White Tears by Hari Kunzru that I wanted to, but I’m still enjoying the book; quite a lot, in fact, as the seemingly otherworldly elements have become more apparent in the lives of the main characters. Music isn’t something I especially connect with myself, but I am loving the ghost story elements manifesting through the music and music collecting, though it seems there is still much to be revealed. There’s still room for it to be in characters’ heads, but I hope that isn’t the case. My father is a huge blues fan and he often emphasizes the otherworldly elements at the periphery of the genre, so I’m appreciating how these elements go together.


Recently Finished

Nothing this week, I’m afraid. I’m hoping I’ll occupy this space with a couple by next week, though.


Reading Next

Star Wars Rogues and RebelsI’m still not sure what book I’m going to start reading next, but I do know for sure what graphic novel I want to start. I enjoyed Star Wars: Rebels and Rogues by Greg Pak et al so much that I decided to pick up the continuation, Star Wars: Rogues and Rebels (a little confusing, I know), which is also the 13th and final volume in that series. If you don’t know, this series is set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, so recently they’ve brought it around to a conclusion, leading in to that next film. With the opportunity to finish the series one volume away I feel a personal obligation to do so as soon as I can. After that, I’ll continue reading the deluge of other Star Wars comics I bought last month.

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

6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – June 10, 2020

  1. It looks like you have quite the Star Wars collection! I like to pick up Star Trek books whenever I can find them but now I have a small collection of them, so I may end up reading a bunch in a row too in the coming months. Happy reading!

    • I do have quite a number of novels and comic books, yes, though I’ve read most of the former that I own. I was thrilled when they started up a new canon of media too, so I don’t feel obligated to dig into the mountain of older Star Wars books. I keep meaning to try getting into Star Trek, but without an already embedded interest it just feels like another piece of media on the pile I mean to get to.

  2. No wonder The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories was appealing to you when you stopped by My Book Jar since White Tears has ghostly elements. I think you would enjoy Victorian Ghost Stories, its comprised of a lot of short ghost stories by some prominent Victorian-era writers.
    I enjoyed your WWW Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by MBJ!
    -Sash

    • My interest was especially piqued when you mentioned Wilkie Collins; I’ve read his book The Woman in White and enjoyed it quite a bit. I love horror, but haven’t read as much literature of it as I feel I should, and the Ghost Story as a subgenre is one that I feel especially drawn to.

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