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?
Last night I started reading The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher, the author’s memoir of her experience starring in the original Star Wars, including excerpts from a journal she kept at the time. I’m only about 50 pages in, and so far it’s just been memoirs. I’ve been enjoying it so far, though her writing style took a bit of getting used to so soon after I finished the last novel I was reading. It’s straightforward enough, but being more reflective of a life lived, she has jumped back and forth a bit between periods of time, though not dramatically. It’s got a nice conversational tone, at any rate, and I really like her sense of humour, which is honest, irreverent, and a little biting.
Monday night I finished reading Star Wars: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule, the first novel in the The High Republic series of media, set 200 years before the Skywalker Saga. I ended up committing to some reading quotas over the weekend, helping me to power through the book a lot faster. The catastrophic incident that took up a great deal of the beginning of the novel was a little protracted, but I ended up really loving the way events unfolded in its wake. A few of the perspective characters felt superfluous, but I enjoyed a good majority of the new characters introduced in this book, especially the way the villains were built up over the course of the story. I’m really excited to read more of these books. I should have a full review up soon.
I’ve got a couple of ARCs to choose from that I want to be starting next, but I haven’t decided which I want to read first, so I’ll refrain from being too specific until I’ve made up my mind. What I’m pretty excited to dig into finally, though, are the issues I’ve slowly accumulated of a High Republic comic book series that has been coming out since January. I’m happy I restrained myself from starting there, because from the scant details I know, it seems to be dealing with some of the fallout from Light of the Jedi.
Until next week, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own post down below.
8 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – May 5, 2021”
I loved The Princess Diarist! And everything else Carrie Fisher wrote.
Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST
Yeah, it was pretty good. I need to check out more of her writing, especially her fiction.
I actually listened to Princess Diarist on audiobook. Her daughter read the excerpts from Carrie Fisher’s diary near the end, which I thought was really cool. Enjoy! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/www-wednesdays-may-5-2021/
That does sound really nice, I’d be interested in hearing that sometime, if given the opportunity. I’ve yet to get into any audio books so far.
May The Fourth Be With You 😉
My WWW: http://bookreviewsbycloudsgirl27.home.blog/2021/05/05/www-wednesday-may-5-2021/
And also with you lol Goodness I’m late replying to these 😅 Not sure where my head’s been at this month.
I wanna read The Princess Diarist too! It has been on my tbr forever, i should just go ahead and read it 😀
You should! I hope you enjoy when you do get to it.