WWW Wednesday

Posted November 1, 2017 by Nicky in General / 13 Comments

The three ‘W’s are what are you reading now, what have you recently finished reading, and what are you going to read next, and you can find this week’s post at the host’s blog here if you want to check out other posts.

What are you currently reading?

Cover of Camelot's Sword, by Sarah ZettelAbout 15 different books. I know, I’m utterly terrible. However, I am trying to focus on two of them right now: What on Earth Evolved? …in Brief, by Christopher Lloyd is one of them. It’s not very surprising to me, because I do know my biology reasonably well, but there have been one or two titbits I did enjoy (slime moulds can move towards food!) and it is interesting to see what someone else classes as important in its impact on the planet.

Secondly, I’m rereading Camelot’s Sword, the third book of Sarah Zettel’s series of romances about Gawain and his brothers. This one features Gareth and Lynet; not my favourite pairing, but I do adore the supporting characters.

What have you recently finished reading?

Cover of The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip Jose FarmerUhh, I think the last thing I finished was The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, by Philip Jose Farmer. It was okay — I liked the idea of taking Verne’s classic and bolting on a true sci-fi story — but the source material limited it, and the narrative voice didn’t always work for me. It stuck fairly close to Verne’s story, except when it didn’t, so it felt rather fragmented.

What will you read next?

Cover of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. ValenteI’m trying to alternate finishing two books from my currently reading stack with one new book (whether that be a reread or an actual new-to-me read). At the moment, I’m really tempted to do some rereading and pick up Catherynne Valente’s The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, but I am actually a capricious creature (I know, you’re all shocked), so who knows what will happen.

What are you reading?

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13 responses to “WWW Wednesday

    • Hurrah!

      I’m a big rereader, because I do believe you bring a different understanding to books at different times in your life — and sometimes I just want the comfort!

    • Yes! I read about it in What On Earth Evolved… In Brief, but they only have a very brief chapter there. If you find anything longer-length, let me know! But the source they got it from was: Nakagaki, T., Yamada, H. and Tóth, Á. (2000). Nature, 407(6803), pp.470-470.

  1. I can’t alternate books anymore. Not like I used to. I used to have three books going at the same time. I just have to stick to my one by one just to keep up. I hope you enjoy your reads!

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