WWW Wednesday

Posted 21 November, 2018 by Nikki in General / 4 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 The Teamaster and the Detective by Aliette de BodardWell, me and Lisa are listening to the radioplay of Strong Poison again while we’re crafting in the evenings, which is very soothing. I know the story so well now… and we get to grin and anticipate the good bits of piffle. “I’m told I make love rather nicely,” indeed.

Other than that, I just started a book on the Sumerians. It’s primary intent is to be a textbook, but I don’t mind an academic slant, so I’m hoping I’ll still enjoy it. I’m interested so far, anyway! I also fired up The Tea Master and the Detective on the Kindle app on my phone, which I’ll probably read while on the treadmill tonight. (Plantar fasciitis means I’m about limited to a brisk walk on the treadmill at the moment for exercise; normally I’d be running, but…)

What have you recently finished reading?

Cover of The Testament of Loki by Joanne HarrisThe Testament of Loki, by Joanne Harris. I’ve enjoyed the rest of her Norse-inspired books, but the concept of this one was a little too goofy for me, somehow. I just couldn’t get into it, even though I love modern takes on mythology. This one just felt cringy for me — Loki in a teen girl’s body, with the teen girl present and conscious and afraid — ugh at that part, and then meh at the video game bit.

What will you be reading next?

Cover of Authority by Jeff VanderMeerI should dig into another library book, so either the one I have on Otzi the Iceman and the archaeology around his body, or possibly John Man’s books on samurai or ninjas. They should be pretty quick reads, based on past experience with his work! And I really, really should finish rereading Authority.

What about you? What are you reading?

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4 Responses to “WWW Wednesday”

  1. I’m slowly rereading Altered Carbon (and watching the show in parallel). I wasn’t sure how I’d get on – I found the show horribly male gazey the first time I tried to watch it, and too Blade Runner derivative in its future vision – but I’m enjoying the book a lot. It’s much lower key and when it does dip into male gaze it does it very knowingly (usually with the narrator pausing to castigate himself for his physical form / hormones getting the better of him). Still, two thirds in and… it feels a bit wayward and muddled, so I guess I’m not staying on top of the meandering plot. Which the show has completely deviated from, so that’s no help 😉 I’m not sure what I’ll pick up next: I should probably tackle another Morgan (I’ve got the ARC of Thin Air) but I might pick up something lighter as a breath of fresh air after all this raging dystopia.

    Sorry to hear about your plantar fasciitis – good luck calming it down / resting up!
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