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?
Still chipping away at the same books. I feel like I’m so close to finish Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson, all I need is a good window of time to read it. Unfortunately, I have been especially busy since last Wednesday, which hasn’t allowed me a lot of time for leisure reading, nor the drive to be honest. It has been quite exhausting. I did manage about 20–30 pages, but that isn’t a huge amount of progress in a week. With so little left in the book, seemingly, I must say that it isn’t what I was expecting from a story about a youth discovering a familial connection to a mythical figure. I’m eager to see how things wrap up, but I’m worried a lot of the story will end up amounting to wheel spinning. Perhaps that is the point.
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig has once again been neglected outright, but I do have another word saved for you all anyway; the word this week is manusia, “the ambient feeling of being a human being; a baseline mood that everyone feels intensely every moment of their lives, but can never pin down because they have nothing else to compare it to.”
I actually made good on some plans I’ve been talking about all month and read Animosity, Vol. 1: The Wake by Marguerite Bennett et al. It was interesting, to say the least, though I’m afraid I’m not exactly hooked yet. The idea of “the wake” is that, seemingly inexplicably, every other animal on Earth has gained sapience and the ability to speak. As can be expected, a lot of chaos ensues, as many of them don’t appreciate how humanity has treated them. I feel like this first volume was in far too much of a hurry, however, not taking the time to plant its characters in the situation and just let in unfold. In a few spots the art is confusingly laid out too, where I found myself actively baffled by the events unfolding, such as a character within sight seemingly 20 feet away somehow not seeing a fight between to others. If the second volume doesn’t improve, I think that’s going to be it for me and this series.
Once again, I have still not made up my mind on anything new I might want to start. Too much to finish that has hung around all month. I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt this stuck in a rut with some books. Not that I dislike them, but the fact that I’ve genuinely finished neither of them this entire month troubles me. On top of that, I still have a Sleeping Giants review to finish. Ah, what a month.
Until next week, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own post down below.