WWW Wednesday

Posted September 4, 2019 by Nicky in General / 8 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 Heraclix and Pomp by Forrest AgguireWhat are you currently reading?

I have a small informal project now for reading my unread books: each week I go to the next shelf and pick up an unread book from it that appeals to me, and either read it or put it in my bag to go to charity. This week was the start of that project, in the As in my fantasy/SF section, and the book choice was Heraclix and Pomp, by Forrest Agguire. So far it’s not really working for me; it’s readable enough, but there’s a sort of “and then this happened, and then this happened, and then the other thing happened” quality to the prose which is annoying, and I’m just… not that thrilled?

Cover of Ancillary Justice by Ann LeckieWhat have you recently finished reading?

I juuuust finished up my reread of Ancillary Justice, earlier today! I care more about the world and characters each time I read it. This time I particularly enjoyed the way Seivarden — in all her flawed and unpleasant glory — becomes so necessary to the narration and so dear to me. She might not be one of Breq’s favourites, but somehow you come to love her anyway. Perhaps partly because she has begun to learn and begun to try.

Cover of Dreadful Company by Vivian ShawWhat will you be reading next?

No idea! I’ve not written a reading list for this month, and I think I’ll give that a break for a while. I was failing a bit too much at it, and chafing at it too. I’d like to finish rereading Ann Leckie’s books, including Provenance, and I have Dreadful Company to reread, too.

What are you currently reading?

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8 responses to “WWW Wednesday

    • Hmm, it didn’t work for me at all, but I do know a few people who liked it. Personal taste, I guess!

      I loved The Raven Tower, but it depends on why you didn’t like it; Ancillary Justice is really quite different (and as far as I know much more critically acclaimed, so far at least).

  1. I’m wuthering. I’ve just finished a reread of Cold Earth by Sarah Moss (which I know you hated, but I have a soft spot for – I’ll try and write something about why for Spooktastic Reads), but I’m in one of those places where I have a number of reviews on my conscience and no immediate commitments so end up not-reading because I feel I’ll forget the books by starting a new one. So, um, I’ll probably – finally! – pick up The Poison Song this weekend because Jen Williams can always put an end to that sort of nonsense.
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  2. I’m certainly trying to sort my books at the moment and only keep the books I’m really excited to go and read at some point. Scrawling through Goodreads and Amazon reviews takes time but it has helped me cull a few that sounded like they would bug me! Good luck with your new plan, it sounds good-read it now or dump it. Here’s to TBR control!

    • I’m so bad at it! I figure this plan is casual enough I can be flexible about it and take however long I need… but it still means that there’s some level of focus on chipping down the lists!

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