WWW Wednesday

Posted March 6, 2019 by Nicky in General / 3 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 Space Opera by Catherynne M ValenteWhat are you currently reading?

I’m making another attack on Space Opera; I’m half-tempted to just ditch it, but I keep wondering if there’s a plot in there somewhere, under the frippery. I’m also reading Kassia St Clair’s The Golden Thread, which is just the sort of focused history I like. I just learned that Viking sails were made of wool — which surprises me, but I’m not sure what I thought they were made of.

What have you recently finished reading?

The Hollow Man, by John Dickson Carr. It’s a clever setup for a mystery, but I feel kinda meh about it because it has no characters that I like. There’s no personal side to it: it’s all about the central puzzle. So meh.

What will you be reading next?

Cover of The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha ShannonThe Priory of the Orange Tree, maybe? Finishing my reread of Glamour in Glass and the rest of that series? Not sure! I am trying pretty hard to finish the books I start, at the moment, and also trying to read the books I buy this year before buying any more, so either of those are good guesses.

What are you currently reading?

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3 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. I’m currently reading (and loving) The Traitor Baru Cormorant – it reminds me of The Goblin Emperor, which doesn’t really make any sense beyond being an intricately imagined highly political secondary world fantasy that I should have read years ago 😉 (…and having an awesome secretarial / aide character, I guess)

    I’ve just finished The Near Witch, which is fine but quite simple and surprisingly slow-paced. The insta-love didn’t sit well with me (although I liked the characters – if they’d got to know each other before they started making calf eyes at one another, I’d have shipped them. Tch) but I liked that it ditched the old love triangle and Brooding YA Hero tropes in favour of putting all the toxic into a teen rival who was clearly coded as a villain. And in the end it’s Schwab, so it’s an easy read and fun enough. I predict a hit on the YA circuit, but I’ll be giving away my copy for Wyrd and Wonder 😉

    What next? I’m not sure. I _should_ be catching up on my Subjective Chaos reading (I’m so far behind already), but I’ve got ARCs of The True Queen and A Memory Called Empire with release dates around the corner… we’ll see how disciplined I’m feeling!
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  2. I wouldn’t have your patience to stick with something like Space Opera! I’ve had a good reading week and just finished Ebola K…the idea of an airborne strain of this is really scary.

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