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?
I’m just over 40% of the way through Kong Unbound, a collection of essays by a number of writers. Have you ever started reading a book and just known in your heart that you have zero desire to review it? It’s rare for me, but I feel it so strongly with this book. It’s interesting enough, but it’s a lot of fluff. Perhaps it’s easy to see why, since this book came out specifically in time for Peter Jackson’s King Kong back in 2005. It even has an emblem that says “Official Movie Merchandise” on the cover. As a result, it has amounted to a lot of repeated information between the different essayists, really just talking about why they like the original film so much. It’s fine, but it doesn’t inspire critical assessment.
Last week I finished reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. I continued to enjoy this novel a lot, though I must admit that it could have used a stronger plot thread throughout. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I guess it comes down to wanting a continual sense of conflict; that something concrete and apparent throughout the book need be resolved. That’s not to say there weren’t some great story branches with their own unique tribulations, but something underlining it all, you know? I’ll get more in depth with this when I review it, I’m sure. The character stuff was absolutely golden, though. So much so, that I actually reread that section I gushed a little about last week. I never do that, which says a lot.
To keep up properly with at least some of my goals for the year, I need to finish a Discworld novel before this quarter of the year is over. So, I will be reading Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett next. Looking at this being the 17th novel in the series it’s just sunk in how many of these I have read. Goodness. It’s been a while since a book has featured the wizard Rincewind as well, and even longer since it was a full-length novel. I’m excited to see if and how his return from almost certain death back in Sourcery will be addressed.
Until next week, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own post down below.
14 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – September 2, 2020”
Sounds like you had a good reading done. I hope you like your picks. Here is mine https://bookandcorner.com/2020/09/02/reading-updates-www-wednesday-4/
Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.
Have a great week!
I’m curious to hear your full thoughts about The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet. I know I’m personally big on characters, but when it comes to sci-fi (and especially space opera) I’m always looking for that multilayered yet strong plot – so I think I get what you mean!
Absolutely love Interesting Times! I hope you enjoy it. Here is my post https://ladybookdragon.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-2-09-2020/
Pratchett’s been consistent so far 🙂 I’m excited to catch up with Rincewind again too.
Enjoy your reading! I’m hoping to continue with Terry Pratchett soon as well!
Nice! Which book are you reading next?
You’ve made me curious about The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet now… I hope you will enjoy your books and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.
I think it’s definitely worth checking out!
Sorry to hear that Kong Unbound is mainly a lot of fluff and that you already know you won’t want to review. Hopefully, reading some Pratchett will make up for it and I haven’t read Interesting Times so will be ‘interested’ 😉 to see what you think of it! 😁
Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-2nd-september-2020/ 🙂
It is what it is lol The book’s not without some value, but it really doesn’t go into the depth I was hoping it would. Pratchett is always a pretty sure bet, but I guess only Time will tell 😛
I remember when the King Kong video game book came out before that movie. It was… not good lol
I remember finding that game a lot better than I thought it would be, as far as movie tie-ins go lol