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 60% of the way through Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh. I’m still enjoying reading it, but my goodness is this story a slow burn. It is still building up toward some fateful event that has Eileen disappear from her dreary life. There has been more intrigue and new developments than the beginning of the story, so it doesn’t quite feel like the story is dragging its feet, but I’m surprised it’s still yet to happen all the same. It’s actually holding me in a good deal of suspense, as Eileen narrates in past tense and continually drops hints about what’s going to happen next. She does spend a great deal fantasizing about running away, so I really want to know what happens that actually gets her to do it, considering how miserable her life is already.
Nothing this week!
Making a last second decision as I write this, I have decided I will read Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn next, the second book in the new canon Thrawn trilogy of Star Wars novels. Hopefully I can get it and a third book done fairly quickly this month, so I can keep to my last-minute revision to my reading schedule. This novel has Thrawn tackling a threat to the Empire alongside Darth Vader, intercut with their first encounter during the Clone Wars when Vader was still Anakin Skywalker. I’m excited to see how this pans out. I’ve still got a number of Star Wars comic book volumes to read too, so I’ll probably start chipping away at them soon as well. I mean it this time.
Until next week, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own post down below.
7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – November 11, 2020”
Eileen sounds intriguing. It’s been some time since I read a good suspense/thriller. In the last couple years my reading has shifted away from that genre I’m afraid and recently, I’ve been itching to get back in. Hope you have a great reading week! Here’s the link to MY POST in case you want to drop by later.
Eileen is certainly suspenseful, but I’m not sure if I’d call it a thriller just yet. I really must emphasize how much of a slow burn it is. Certainly a worthwhile read, but you do spend an awful lot of time stewing in this young woman’s miserable thoughts, to put it a frankly. I do hope you enjoy it too if you do check it out.
I almost always make my “reading next” decision as I write my WWW! Hah!! And then I don’t even read them half of the time. And, to think, 2020 is an organized reading year for me. I do so enjoy Timothy Zahn’s books so I will be watching for what you think.
Have a great week! Molly @ http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/11/11/www-wednesday-november-11-2020/
Yeah, that’s always when it’s do or die, “better make up your mind” time for me too. I struggle with sticking to plans too much.
Eileen is growing on me. I know what you mean by the pacing but sometimes I do enjoy that too! I hope you enjoy the rest of it!
I do recommend checking it out, for sure. It’s just been a while since I’ve read a slow-burn story like this. It stews in dreariness too, but if you don’t mind that I’m sure you’d enjoy it too. I hope you enjoy checking it out when/if you do 🙂
Haha I hope you will get that long-awaited, fateful event in Eileen soon! Take care and happy reading. 😃 Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/11/11/%f0%9f%93%9a-www-wednesday-11th-november-2020/ 🙂