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 was able to make a much more significant dent in A Black and Endless Sky by Matthew Lyons since last week, though I’ve still got a ways to go before I’m finished with it; I’m coming up on the halfway point. Weirdly, despite being almost halfway through the book, it still feels like the story is ramping up without fully cementing what the conflict is. One in the pair of main characters is now possessed and they’re being pursued by a vengeful biker gang, but this all feels more like a continuing ordeal leading up to what this will be all about. I don’t know, maybe I’m just waffling about it. I’m sure the possession will be key, I just get the sense that it’s all going to have more to it than “we’ve got to exorcise that demon.” I was hoping this would be scarier than it has been too, but I’m still giving it a chance.
I also started reading The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht, which I’m enjoying quite a bit. Although each entry about each bird is a little samey in terms of humorous content and tone, it’s making for a great light read that is easy to pick up and put down. What I’m especially appreciating is the fact that, while acting aloof and rude, the author is slipping in snippets of genuine information about these animals, such as things that could help with identification or behaviours to look out for. I love the idea that, despite it having more limited content overall, this book may actually be a functional guide to North American birds. Even the illustrations, while rough looking, do highlight the distinct appearances of each bird.
Over the weekend I finished reading Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. I don’t have a whole lot to say about it, as I’m not especially good at criticizing poetry and this was much more of a leisure read than most, but this book did serve that purpose perfectly for me. I know some people have issues with free verse like this, and I certainly can appreciate the beauty of more structured poetry, but the format just made the experience reading much more accessible and enjoyable. Though I think I would prefer poetry less focused on the pains and pleasures of personal relationships, I may pick up another of Kaur’s books regardless, just to keep a little more poetry in my reading rotation.
I’m really not sure what I’m going to read next in terms of novels, which probably isn’t a shock, but I just haven’t given it enough thought yet. In terms of comics, however, I think I’m just going to throw tentative Halloween plans out the window and read The Crossroads at Midnight by Abby Howard soon. I happened to be flipping through it the other week and nearly read the entirety of one story about a rural family who have a pet lake monster. It was so simple yet effective that I think I should just dive into the whole collection finally. It’ll be a graphic novel definitely worth reviewing too.
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