WWW Wednesday

Posted 19 December, 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.

Cover of Ninja by John ManWhat are you currently reading?

Really actively, I think I’ve only got John Man’s book on ninjas on the go now. It’s the usual sort of light non-fiction he always writes, with some bits of travel and chasing down the true story, talking to descendents, etc, and some chapters based on the documented facts from sources. It has significant overlap with his book on samurai, of course.

Cover of Styx and Stones by Carola DunnWhat have you recently finished reading?

I just finished Styx and Stones, which is the… sixth? Daisy Dalrymple mystery. I enjoyed it a lot, though the argument between Alec and Daisy in the middle just felt rather manufactured. I do enjoy Daisy’s sympathy for women like the Scarlet Woman of the village, while she remains pretty wholesome and clean-cut herself. She’s a bit of a Mary Sue, I suppose, but in a male detective no one would think anything of it.

Cover of The Books of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin and Charles VessWhat will you be reading next?

Most likely it’ll be the copy of the collected Earthsea books and stories that my wife gave me as an early Christmas present! It’s gorgeous, though a bit of a handful to settle down and read. I might have to ration it to avoid wrist strain!

What are you currently reading?

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4 Responses to “WWW Wednesday”

  1. Ooooh that’s such a beautiful edition of Earthsea!

    I’m back to bouncing off things rather than reading them, which is frustrating me. Is it me? Is it them? I don’t know, although I more or less enjoyed Void Black Shadow (in the sense that it’s quite bleak and hurty, so ‘enjoy’ seems an odd word to apply to it; plus I increasingly Have Thoughts about Mars’s morality/attitudes), so maybe I should just plough right on to Static Ruin and then reread the Lychford novellas (I said last winter I could see myself rereading them every Christmas, and the timing is about right to make good on that 😉
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    • It really is! I can’t wait to spend more time with it.

      I’ve been so fussy; I’m down to reading cosy mysteries and waiting for it to pass.

  2. Kathleen

    IT DID FEEL REALLY MANUFACTURED oh my god. What WAS that? Thank goodness the nine-year-old had some sense.

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