WWW Wednesday – August 12, 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 Long Way to a Small Angry PlanetYesterday I started reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers; as of writing I’m about 60 pages in. It’s been a pretty good introduction to the motely crew of the Wayfarer. I’m enjoying it so far, though it has felt like a bit of a lengthy introduction. There’s a decent handful of crew members on the ship the protagonist, Rosemary, is starting her new job on, and Chambers lovingly introduces all of them. One of them is from a reptilian species, which is an immediate plus for me. I love the detail she has put into making a multi-species crew feel diverse in terms of biological needs and capabilities. I understand the need to world-build, and she’s doing a good job, but all the same I’m ready for some forward movement in the plot now.


Recently Finished

Into the Unbounded NightMonday I finished reading Into the Unbounded Night by Michell James Kaplan, officially finishing my first ARC. I was hoping to have a review up before now, but I took a little longer to finish it than I was expecting, and I wanted some time to ruminate on it too, so I should have one up by the end of the week instead. Nevertheless happy to report that I did enjoy the novel quite a bit. I’ve not had many forays into historical fiction, and this was quite the journey. It made a period of history that felt so distant and abstract to me before now (with the exception of the Roman aspects) feel so much more alive and relatable. There are a few things I have some mixed feelings on, but I will hash them out in greater detail in my review.


Reading Next

Doctor Aphra Unspeakable Rebel SuperweaponWith The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet only just getting started, I’m really not sure what book I’ll pick up next. I still need to shift into a higher gear if I intend to actually finish my personal to-read list to for the year, so I better make up my mind quick. Goodness, I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record. In the meantime, I’m sure there’s a Star Wars comic or two I will read over the next week. Probably the next Doctor Aphra book; I really need to see what that lovable rogue is up to, especially since I’m just now remembering I prematurely read an epilogue to that series in Star Wars: Rogues and Rebels. That needs fixing.

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

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – August 12, 2020

  1. Enjoy your reading!
    I’m currently reading The kingdom of Copper and really enjoying it so far!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

  2. I really liked Long Way to a Small Angry Planet but it’s much more character driven than plot. There’s not a whole lot of action to it. I actually preferred the second book Closed and Common Orbit because it had more of a story but Chambers writing is wonderful and I love the characters she creates.

    • I think I’ll be fine with a more character driven story overall, it’s more all of the groundwork laying and establishment of all of the characters that I’m ready to move past, seeing as it took 50 pages for Rosemary to meet (almost) all of the crew — not a criticism, necessarily, but Chambers certainly did take her time.

  3. I didn’t know that The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet featured characters of different species as well! I don’t know why, but I’ve been seeing all-human crew in the more recent sci-fi books I’ve been reading. I need to finish some other series I’m currently working through so I can start this one too!

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