WWW Wednesday

Posted February 13, 2019 by Nicky in General / 7 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 Threads of Life by Clare HunterWhat are you currently reading?

Way too much at once, as ever! Most actively, Threads of Life, by Clare Hunter. It’s about the history of embroidery and its meaning/use in different cultures/contexts, so it’s covered all sorts from banner-making for political events to traditional sewing. The BBC radio thing is very very abridged and the book contains a lot more interesting things, in case anyone was wondering!

Cover of The Copernicus Complex Caleb ScharfWhat have you recently finished reading?

I think the last thing was The Copernicus Complex, by Caleb Scharf. Not bad, but I felt like I came to more or less the same conclusions long ago, and thus I was the choir, being preached to. Basically, he’s pointing out that we can’t rely on our world being mediocre (i.e. not the centre of the universe in any sense), but we also have no good evidence that it’s especially rare in the sense of being fine-tuned for life. Which to me is so obvious I find it frustrating.

Cover of The Raven Tower by Ann LeckieWhat will you be reading next?

The Raven Tower! I got a copy from Orbit and I’m pretty excited to get right to it. I’ve been excited for this for waaaay too long now, I need to tuck in as soon as I can. There’s a couple of things I already have on the go that I should probably finish first, though.

What are you currently reading?

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7 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. What a varied trio of titles! I’m intrigued by the last: I’m currently reading Catherine Fisher’s The Clockwork Crow in preparation for the Wales Dewithon. Set in Castle Hollow (reminiscent of Tolkien’s placename Crickhollow) it features young orphan Seren, a mysterious mansion and the mechanical crow of the title.

  2. Oh threads of life sounds so very interesting! I have added it to the massive list. Very jealous of yer copy of the raven tower. That is on me must-read-as-soon-as-I-get-it list.

    • The BBC abridged version of it has a lot of interesting stuff too, if you can listen to that! There’s a lot more in the book, but the radio segment is still worth it.

      I cheekily asked Orbit about a copy of The Raven Tower, and they obliged, so I feel very lucky! I need to get my review up soon.

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