WWW Wednesday

Posted July 25, 2018 by Nicky in General / 10 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.

Cover of The Zoo by Isobel CharmanWhat are you currently reading?

The Zoo, by Isobel Charman: it’s not exactly “wild and wonderful”, as the subtitle goes, but it’s still quite an interesting reconstruction of history. It probably takes too many liberties in imagining what the real people it follows thought and felt, but it’s entertaining enough.

I’m also partway through rereading The Burning Page, by Genevieve Cogman. That’s as entertaining as you’d expect, and I’m looking forward to finally getting onto the fourth book, The Lost Plot.

Cover of Crooked Kingdom by Leigh BardugoWhat have you recently finished reading?

The last thing I finished was Crooked Kingdom. Everyone who told me it picks up halfway through was right — yeesh, I barely put it down after I got just past 50%. At first it felt like Kaz’s team just weren’t coming together properly to pull things off, but once they figured things out… Also, ouch, that ending. Ouch.

Cover of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky ChambersWhat will you be reading next?

Record of a Spaceborn Few is out, so I’m thinking of rereading The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and A Closed and Common Orbit first, because that’s how I roll. Dreadful Company by Vivian Shaw is also about to come out, so I want to reread Strange Practice as well, but I’ll probably read Small Angry Planet again first.

What about you?

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10 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. Alys

    Recently finished: The Tea Master and the Detective (Aliette Bodard)
    Currently reading: Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence (Michael Marshall Smith)
    Reading next: Probably something else from your blog. It’s proving useful!

    • I live to serve! I need to read The Tea Master and the Detective, actually; I meant to read it soon after I read On A Red Station, Drifting, but then got distracted…

  2. I’m still smarting that my copy of Record of a Spaceborn Few is sat on my doorstep at home waiting for me to get back (well, to be fair, my beloved will have taken it indoors. He doesn’t resent my reading that much) and I won’t get back to it for another 2 weeks. AGH.

    In the meantime, I’m finally read The Goblin Emperor, which is very sweet. I’m not sure it’s what I’m in the mood for, but I can see why it is so well-loved.
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    • I don’t want to buy it in hardback, so I’m still waiting. I’ve bought an ebook copy, of course, but I’d rather read the paperback. The UK edition is nicely floppy in my hand… (I know, I know, I’m weird.)

      The Goblin Emperor is just so… nice. Also, the worldbuilding is clever. Stuff like the formality levels in language is really well thought out.

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