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?
Over the weekend I started reading Hellboy: Unnatural Selection by Tim Lebbon, though I only got about 50 pages in. I’m enjoying how much it just dives right into its premise, that around the world different mythological creatures are appearing and wreaking havoc: a dragon perching on the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, a werewolf stalking the streets of Baltimore, a giant alligator lurks in the canals of Venice, and more. Each is being tackled by a different Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD) agent, giving us a number of perspective characters so far. These stories are intercut with with two magicians traveling the world in the 1970s, uncovering the remains of old creatures and sending them to their father, who seems to be behind the attacks in the present. I’m curious to see where the story goes and how this all ties together, especially with the monster-fighting kicking off the novel.
Last week I pushed myself to finally finish off reading Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by Rae Carson. While I prefer how this book fleshes out the details and gives greater context for the ideas introduced in this story, there is something to be said for the visual spectacle being lost when translated to the page. My ideal version of all this would definitely be an extended cut of the film, but having been fairly satisfied with what the film was on its own, though disappointed in spots, I feel even better having read this now. Given the more unique reasons for picking up this novelization, which I don’t normally do, I don’t especially feel like reviewing this book, so I likely won’t be putting one up. I’m planning to write up a little analysis of some of the more fleshed out lore and character details, though, for the contingent of my readers who are interested in such things about Star Wars.
I’m at the point again where I really don’t know what I want to read next, though I’ll have to make up my mind soon, as ideally I want to be finished with Unnatural Selection by next week. I think I might take a break from reading Star Wars comics, though, to get caught up on The Immortal Hulk by Al Ewing at el. I just purchased volume six on sale, which means I’ve got three of those books to read now.
Until next week, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own post down below.
10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – June 24, 2020”
Enjoy your reading!
I’m about to start Kings of the Wyld!
I hope you enjoy it! I just read its summary on Goodreads and it looks like it might be a good time.
I just finished it, could not put it down!
Awesome! That puts my reading speed to shame too.
I’ll be interested to see what is your next pick! I’m so thrown this week I didn’t even realize it was Wednesday yesterday.
I totally get that; part of the reason I got mine up so late this week was because I was feeling so out of sorts myself.
Oh wow, I can’t imagine to read a Star Wars book, I think I would always prefer to watch the movie. But well done for giving it a try! 🙂
I usually don’t in the case of novelizations, but this was an exception. I do really enjoy reading the new novels they’ve been putting out, though, which aren’t adapting any films.
A dragon, you say, hmmm? I’m not a huge Hellboy fan, but that book does sound interesting. The world-building, at least, captures my attention!
Dragons have played some of the most active roles, though largely as something to be slain, which might be at odds with your love for them. This book is decent fun, but I’m not sure I’d consider a particularly recommendable Hellboy story, the novels being non-canon side stories on top of that, though I suppose that could make it more accessible as a one-off read if you’re not interested in diving into the series proper.