Bookish Posts & Tags

WWW Wednesday: 4th of March 2020

img_1384-0

WWW Wednesday is a weekly book tag hosted by Taking on a World of Words that is all about what we’re currently reading. As I mentioned in my previous WWW, I tend to read a lot of books at once over several formats. It means I generally always have something ready to read and also helps battle reading fatigue and slumps because I have different formats and genres to choose from.

Still, though, reading a bunch of books at once isn’t for everyone so if my first “W” sends you screaming for the hills I totally understand.

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:

Full Throttle by Joe Hill is a collection of stories mostly written by the author himself but at least one of them has been co-written with his father Stephen King. I’m listening to it as an audiobook because it features two of my favorite narrators, Wil Wheaton and Kate Mulgrew, plus a few other voices I’m excited to be hearing like Zachary Quinto. Notice a Star Trek theme here?

I’m listening to it one story at a time since I’m in the middle of so many books at the moment. I’ve only listened to two but both have been pretty interesting, especially the first one that he wrote with his dad.

Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs is one I’ve been reading for awhile, picking it up when I need to read something that doesn’t need too much concentration. It’s not my favorite Bones book so far but it’s still a comfort read for me. I love these characters!

Dragon’s Egg by Robert L. Forward was featured on my First Impressions Friday post last week. I’m still really digging this mind bending piece of sci-fi, but with the migraine I’ve been suffering from this week the book is a bit too hardcore for me to read at the moment. Hopefully I can get back into it soon!

The New Voices of Science Fiction edited by Hannu Rajaiemi and Jacob Weisman is another one I’m reading one story at a time. It’s an ARC so I really do need to get going on it.

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh is an ARC as well and I’m about a third of the way through. I wasn’t sure what to expect given that I was pretty creeped out by the author’s 2017 short story collection, but while also creepy, Death in Her Hands has been really compelling.

Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov is technically on the backburner because the library copy I was reading had to be sent back- when I only had about 100 pages left no less! Arghhh. I should be getting another copy soon though.

Finshed Reading:

I actually haven’t finished reading anything since my last WWW installment but a couple of the books I’m reading are nearly finished so watch this space!

Up Next:

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma is a book I requested recently from my library and has just become available. Once I finish one or two of the books I’m currently reading I’ll start this one.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern is a very buzzy book at the moment. Even though I wasn’t over the moon with The Night Circus (sorry), I’m looking forward to this one.


Those are my WWW books! Have you read any of these? What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments!

13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 4th of March 2020”

      1. I am a King fan, but I’ve not read any of Joe Hill’s books! I do own N0S4R2, but haven’t had chance to read it yet 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      2. That one is a really intense read but I really liked it. I’ve read Horns which was awesome as well as another story collection called Strange Weather. I think that collection might be my favorite of his so far!

        I do like Stephen King.. I just have a weird relationship with him. When I’m reading his books I get really frustrated because his writing style annoys me, but as soon as I finish the book I’m like “Wow that was a good story!!” 😂

        Liked by 1 person

      3. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Horns, I’ll have to check it out!

        Yeah I know what you mean, I absolutely love some of his books, but others have been a little disappointing!

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Unfortunately I ended up being pretty upset with Death in Her Hands, it wasn’t for me but it would definitely work for other readers if they know what they’re getting into- unreliable narrator, blurry lines between truth and reality, and really unnecessary violence against animals. It’s the latter that made me not like the book if I’m honest.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s