WWW Wednesday

Posted February 6, 2019 by Nicky in General / 2 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 A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam RutherfordMost actively, I’m back to try and finish off Adam Rutherford’s A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived. Most of the anecdotes are familiar to me, though, and I’m really past the point where I could possibly ever need another primer on DNA, so I haven’t been that engaged so far. I enjoyed the demolition of the concept of race that I just read in the last chapter, though!

I’m also reading S.K. Dunstall’s Stars Uncharted; I’m enjoying it, but it feels like much the same ground as The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, in many ways. It’s not bad, but I’m not going to be shouting from the rooftops about it either.

Cover of 4th Rock from the Sun by Nicky JennerWhat have you recently finished reading?

I think the last thing I finished was… hm, 4th Rock from the Sun, which is about Mars — history, literature, exploration, a little bit of everything. It still amazes me how little we know about planets we think of as being so close to us. There’s so much about Mars and indeed almost the whole Solar System that is still conjectural and even controversial.

Cover of The Ruin of Kings by Jenn LyonsWhat will you be reading next?

No clue. I know Jenn Lyons’ The Ruin of Kings is due out on Thursday, and I’ve been so tempted that despite being annoyed by getting an ARC that turned out to be just a preview. So maybe I’ll get that and dig straight in. On the other hand, there’s myriads of books that I genuinely received as ARCs, and I should probably get to them.

What are you currently reading?

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2 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. Happy Wednesday! I’m currently reading Alastair Reynolds’s Shadow Captain (sequel to Revenger) after bouncing off Mistborn (now I know: I really don’t enjoy Sanderson’s prose/storytelling style; it wasn’t just a Wheel of Time thing). So I’m enjoying tense steampunky space privateering and getting an ARC off my conscience, all of which has cheered me up enormously. Next up will be The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders, as a gorgeous hardback arrived in the post.

    My good intentions about reading a bunch more 2018 books before the Hugo deadlines have, uh, evaporated. Sorry, unread 2018s.
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