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 really happy with the progress I’ve made with Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss since last week. I’m quite close to finishing it and might possibly be done with it by next week. We shall see, I have a history of such things not following through and I don’t really want to fully commit, especially since I’m hoping some more work will come in. At any rate, I’m enjoying this work quite a lot and you can definitely see Reiss’s imprint on The Simpsons through his style of writing (and honestly, probably its imprint on him in turn). It does come off a little corny sometimes in writing, however, I must admit. I wonder if I’d enjoy some of the quips better in an audio book. Also, the way he characterizes executives and their meddling really has me curious about how the sausage is made with a lot of the movies/series I love.
The other night I decided to read Galatea by Madeline Miller, which is definitely a book, though specifically a specially bound short story. I really loved Miller’s novels The Song of Achilles and Circe, so I knew I had to read this one of these days. I’ve actually owned it digitally for a while, but I’m happy I waited until I had a physical book in my hand, especially with the added context by the author in the new afterword. It was a rather brisk read and quite enjoyable, authentically adding onto a classical source of Greek myth while also being critical of it by offering a new point of view that challenges Pygmalion and the so-called happy ending he has with the ideal woman he crafts for himself.
I still have plans to continue with Berserk, but I think I’m finally starting to commit to something else that has been a long time coming, a book that I have literally owned since I was 19 years old: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. I’ve been putting off reading this for so long that I’m pretty sure I know what the eventual twist is, though it’s quite surprising how much the twist isn’t brought up considering the meme culture that has popped up around the film adaptation. Nevertheless, I want to finally read this; I’ve owned for too long without doing so. Honestly, if I didn’t own it I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to read it at all, but my uncle recommended it to me among a number of other books when I was more seriously getting into reading, which is why I bought it, so I really want to cap those off finally.
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