WWW Wednesday – March 10, 2021

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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

Star Wars Age of Resistance CELast night I started reading Star Wars: Age of Resistance, which is a collector’s edition hardcover magazine celebrating the story and production of the Sequel trilogy of films. It starts with a timeline of events for the whole saga, a section which had me worried about the whole book. The little snippets of text for each segment of the timeline were of such bizarrely varying quality. There were typos, misused words, and awful syntax in more than a few places. Getting past that section into more of the meat of it, however, has been better. It’s more celebratory than deeply informational, but I’m enjoying that. There’s some nice high quality concept art included too.


Recently Finished

The Song of AchillesOver the weekend I finished reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, and goodness I don’t know why I put off reading this book for so long. It finds itself on a very short list of books that have gotten genuine tears out of me. A particular testament to just how effective it was is the fact that I’ve read The Iliad before, so it’s not as if I couldn’t see things coming. Though there are a number of things omitted, this novel serves as a very worthy retelling of that epic too, the rage of Achilles being oh so important to that story. The only actual drawback to having read this is now I have to wait until her next novel, whenever that may be. She adapts this mythology so dang well, I just want more. I should have a review finished and posted soon.


Reading Next

I’m still determined to read Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett this month, so I’m bound to get that started soon. I also want to quickly read To be Taught, if Fortunate by Becky Chambers, so I might try to get through that first. Haven’t decided yet. Not much else to say on this front, I’ve said as much about these books before.

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

11 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – March 10, 2021

      • Same for me so far, though I love some more than others. I’ve not gotten to Snuff yet. Without spoiling too much, what didn’t you like about it?

      • It covered the themes of racism and it was brilliantly done but I found it rather upsetting in certain places. It just wasn’t the discworld I was used to.

      • That’s fair, an unexpected deviation can be jarring. Hopefully the forewarning will help when I get to it.

  1. You’ve been reminding me of lots of books that have been on my radar forever! First The Song of Achilles, and then with Becky Chambers’ books. I’m curious if I should read The Illiad before though, as the only Greek Mythology knowledge I have is from The Odyssey. Either way, all great reads! Enjoy your week!

    • I don’t think reading The Iliad first is all that necessary, especially since much of the novel covers events well before that epic starts. The most significant background context it might give you is understanding just how much the gods are directly meddling with the Trojan War, which doesn’t get addressed nearly as much due to the focus on Patroclus’ perspective.

  2. Happy reading! I’ve heard such good things about The Song of Achilles. I hope ill get to read it myself at some point!

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