WWW Wednesday – October 7, 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

Nothing! I’m between books.


Recently Finished

thermopylaeLast night I ostensibly finished reading Thermopylae by Paul Cartledge. I’m still combing through some of the appendices, but I don’t expect that to take me much longer. I got to the end of the epilogue, so that’s the text itself done, darn it. I enjoyed this book, but I have an issue with reading ancient history, namely all the names: places, people, peoples. It’s a lot that I’m not 100% sure I’m pronouncing correctly in my head, which makes recollecting important information harder for me as I go. I liked the book, it provided some interesting insight into the societies concerned with the battle and the politics around it, but I wasn’t in love with reading it either. A pretty middle-of-the-road experience. I don’t think I’m going to review this one either, since I’m much too eager to move on from it right now.


Reading Next

Tremor DoseSince it’s now October and I’m participating in Frighteningly Good Reads, I’ve got a nice handful of horror reads lined up. As I said last week, I’m going to read the ARC copy I have of The Night Will Find Us by Matthew Lyons next, about a group of teenagers tormented by cosmic horror while lost in a seemingly infinite forest. I’m hoping it will be quite thrilling. I’m also going to read Tremor Dose by Michael Conrad and Noah Bailey soon, which is a horror graphic novel I’ve had my eyes on for a while. It’s inspired by the “Have You Dreamed This Man?” hoax, which is such a creepy idea I’m eager to see fleshed out in fiction.

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

9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – October 7, 2020

  1. I am fascinated by ancient history but do find it difficult to read. There are sooo many names to keep track of. I’m trying to read more horror this month so will be looking out for your recs.

  2. I’m definitely interested in the horror graphic novels you have lined up next! I think it’s something I’d really love to explore. Also, epilogues do count at the end 😅 I usually go through the appendices after I marked it as read too. Happy reading!

  3. Thermopylae definitely sounds like a book that would be better read as an audiobook! I always find it difficult to recall things if I’m not sure how to pronounce the names, too, because then I get caught up on if I’m saying/thinking it right or not.

    • Yes, I think I may to turn audiobooks for history in the future. The Dan Carlin “Hardcore History” podcasts I’ve heard were really good, I wonder if an audiobook would be a similar experience.

  4. Just your blurb for your horror stories has me terrified!! I will read horror graphic novels though – I don’t know why they don’t send my hiding in the closet to quite the same degree as books. Perhaps the pictures keep me grounded a bit? Who knows!

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