WWW Wednesday

Posted January 22, 2020 by Nicky in General / 6 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. This week’s check-in is here!

Cover of Because Internet by Gretchen McCullochWhat are you currently reading?

I’ve started on Because Internet, by Gretchen McCulloch, which is all about how the internet (and to some extent, other instant written communication like text messages) is changing the way we speak. I’m not far into it, but I’ve already looked up at least half a dozen times to tell my wife interesting facts or read out good bits.

Cover of Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuireWhat have you recently finished reading?

I finished two books yesterday; one was K.J. Charles’ Jackdaw, which I didn’t love as much as the rest of the series, but did warm up to significantly in the last half. And especially when Lucien and Stephen showed up, admittedly.

I also read Seanan McGuire’s Come Tumbling Down, which I really didn’t linger over. Jack’s OCD is a bit too familiar (the bit where she worries about every mole on the body she’s swapped into being potentially cancerous, aaah), but also so… overblown and pathologised that it both felt very much about people like me, but also very disparaging about people like me. Jack literally starts losing her sanity completely because of OCD, and… it felt very extreme, and I did not enjoy it. This is probably largely a personal thing, of course.

Cover of The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn by Tyler WhitesidesWhat will you read next?

I have nooo idea. Re-cataloguing my books has moved some further up in the queue. The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn by Tyler Whitesides, for example, caught my attention the day before yesterday. Ultimately, though, I’m finding that reading by whim is working well for me, and I want to stick to it. Maybe I’ll pick up something I see people talking about in the comments here, and that’s awesome.

What are you currently reading?

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6 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. I’m sort of reading Michael Heseltine’s biography but I can’t concentrate on reading until I get the last books uploaded to my TBR which I hope to do before the weekend! Then maybe I can get on with the reading!

  2. What would we do without the Internet and/or technology?! It definitely seems to drive all aspects of modern day living including communication. “Because Internet” sounds interesting, but is it depressing you at all or just useful? Have a happy reading week!
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    • I’m not sure what I’d be depressed about! The linguistics is really interesting, and I’m not bothered by language change; it’s normal. If you mean the amount people use the internet is depressing, well, I’m married to someone I first met on the internet when I was fourteen, so… no, not on that count either, but your mileage might vary.

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