WWW Wednesday – April 20, 2022

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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

Last night I started reading Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, but I’ve only read a chapter, so I can’t really say much on it right now. Really digging the concept of the big buried hand, though.

The Crossroads at MidnightI also started reading The Crossroads at Midnight by Abby Howard a couple days ago. So far, I’ve only read the first of the five stories in the collection. I’m really enjoying the collection’s conceit that each story is about somebody seeking connection with the unnatural or otherworldly in some way, and this first story “The Girl in the Fields” has a young woman befriending a strange person who lives on the other side of the fence bordering her family’s property, only her eye visible through one of the knot holes in a board. It perfectly encapsulated a feeling of creepiness while having a surprising shift in tone by the end. I’m really enjoying the art too, which has a style reminiscent of other adult-oriented Western comics I’ve read, with a violent twist.


Recently Finished

A Black and Endless SkyOver the weekend I finally finished reading A Black and Endless Sky by Matthew Lyons, and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it just yet. I’m not overwhelmingly positive, but I didn’t dislike it either. What I did find most humorous about it by the end was how much the story amounted to a small collection of people savagely beating the crap out of each other over the course of only a few days. With only one of them having any excuse as to how she can handle the punishment, I couldn’t help but be amused at how ridiculously mangled they all were by the end, yet they kept getting back up over and over. I can’t tell if it was intentionally over the top to a humorous degree, but I don’t think I’ll knock it for it either. I’ll hopefully have a review up before next Wednesday.


Reading Next

At this time, who can really say? I’m just starting my current reads, so I’ll have to think about it.

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