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 a significant amount into The Grip of It by Jac Jemc now, thanks to some free time over the weekend. I love the way the story is broken up in the small chapters, as it’s easy to say “just one more chapter” and allows for easy stopping points when necessary. I am really loving this haunted house story, which hasn’t reigned in the continually escalating sense of dread that it started off with. What I find most especially effective is that scenes that read more dreamlike are offset by others that are so matter of fact, often bringing in other characters to make events more reliable, but ultimately raising a lot more questions. My only concern right now is that all of this will lead to either something woefully open to interpretation or something dumb. It has done right by me so far, though, so I’m optimistic.
Nothing this week, I focused pretty much all of my attention on The Grip of It. I expect I should have two books here by next week, though.
With Halloween approaching like a speeding ghost-locomotive, I will have to make myself read The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by I.N.J. Culbard sooner rather than later. With The Grip of It nearly finished, however, I’m also going to start reading ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. It’s a novel I’ve heard a lot about, but I really don’t know the way the story unfolds. The idea of a Dracula analog moving to and disrupting a small town community in the United States sounds really fascinating to me, though, and I hope it has some surprise scares in store for me too. As a bonus, it’ll be nice to see the origin story of Father Callahan.
Until next week, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own post down below.
9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – October 20, 2021”
I love short chapters, too, and The Grip of It is calling to me. Here’s MY WWW POST
It always makes me laugh how we all feel the need to justify not finishing a book within the last 7 days. I do it too but really, we all still read way more than most people would consider normal 😊 Here’s mine for this week: https://susanlynknits.com/2021/10/20/www-wednesday-october-20-2021/
You make a good point! I just have so much I want to read that I get a little bothered when I feel I’ve been slow getting through one. Happy reading!
Enjoy you reading!
I just started Starsight and Dragon Haven!
What a great choice of books for october.
I need to read ‘Salem’s Lot’ – I’ve enjoyed a few Stephen King novels this year and forgot about this one. Thanks for the reminder! My WWW post is here: https://wordywitterings.com/2021/10/20/www-wednesday-wednesday-20th-october-2021/
I try to read at least one book of his a year. His bibliography is so big I probably won’t read them all, but there are a good number of them I want to make sure I read.