WWW Wednesday

Posted 18 July, 2018 by Nikki in Reviews / 6 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 Human Universe by Brian CoxHuman Universe, by Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen. I’d kind of expected a little more of a biological focus from something called Human Universe with a chimpanzee hand reaching out to touch a spacesuited human hand on the cover, but so far it’s very much been about humanity’s place in the wider universe. It’s light on the equations, though, and I’m now onto a chapter which is discussing the Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation, which is the kind of thing I can really get into.

I’m also reading Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo. I’m enjoying it, but also kind of stalling with it — I want to see Kaz’s point of view more, and… I don’t know, something isn’t quite working for me.

What have you recently finished reading?

Cover of The Invisible Library by Genevieve CogmanI zipped through The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman as a little treat to myself after some truly stellar exam results; it remains a lot of fun, and I found myself pondering a lot on the great relationships between Kai, Vale and Irene, and wondering what would happen if any of them developed romantic relationships with each other and who I’d want to get together. (I’ve no idea if that’s the way Cogman plans to go with the characters, it just struck me as I was reading the bit where Kai propositions Irene.)

What will you be reading next?

Looks like Witchmark by C.L. Polk is the next book to win my #MakeMeReadIt polls on Twitter, so that’s probably next up. I’ve already started that, really; I just need to get back into it! Other than that, I’ll be continuing my reread of Cogman’s books, so The Masked City is up next.

What are you reading?

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6 Responses to “WWW Wednesday”

  1. I see lots of love for Bardugo, but I’ve never been tempted in. I might sit back here and wait for your final thoughts before I revisit that 🙂

    I’ve just recently finished The Burning Page, which partly had me thinking ‘um maybe I should’ve reread the first two’ as it blindsided me with a couple of developments that are probably signposted but which I’d totally forgotten about. Also The Tethered Mage, which I loved – it’s not doing anything big or clever, but it’s doing an egalitarian political fantasy well and just a pleasure to read.

    I’ve just stopped reading Adrian Tchaikovsky’s new fantasy novel (Redemption’s Blade) as I’m not gelling with it – I can’t tell if I’m just jetlagged or really disinterested and unengaged …I’ll come back to it when I’m not jetlagged and find out 😉

    So back to the drawing board for me! I’ll probably finish Vic James’s Dark Gifts trilogy and pick up Bright Ruin next…
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    • I have mixed feelings sometimes — I find her work incredibly readable and fun, but something makes me hesitant to recommend her books, you know? I’d start with the Grisha trilogy rather than this duology, anyway, if you do end up reading them!

      I’ve read The Burning Page before, but I feel like the second time will really help things settle in my brain! And then the new one. <3 I have The Tethered Mage on my TBR.

      Hmm, that sucks. I have it too.

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