WWW Wednesday

Posted January 29, 2020 by Nicky in General / 9 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 The Luck of the Vails by E.F. BensonWhat are you currently reading?

I’m partway through The Luck of the Vails, by E.F. Benson, which is fairly typical for the era, and rather full of over-described scenery. I am interested in what’s going to actually happen, though from about the halfway point it’s fairly obvious where things are going to go. It’s kind of a shame, because I rather enjoyed the generalised sense of menace… but it’s a mystery story, after all, not SF, so of course it’s trundling slowly toward the reveal.

Cover of The Last Wish by Andrzej SapkowskiWhat have you recently finished reading?

The last thing I finished was The Last Wish, by Andrzej Sapkowski. I’ve reviewed it already, so I won’t say too much; suffice it to say that I enjoyed it and would quite like to pick up the rest of the series. I read it surprisingly fast, and… I don’t know, something about the covers had led me to expect something more tropey and less subtle.

Cover of A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra RowlandWhat will you be reading next?

Possibly I’ll reread Band Sinister, by K.J. Charles, because I do love it so and I just persuaded my wife to read it. Otherwise I might pick up one of the books I’ve had backburnered for a while and figure out if I want to finish it; A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland, probably, or Heartstone, by Elle Katharine White. I didn’t drop either because I wasn’t interested, I just had a lot going on. I might start Heartstone over, though; it really has been ages.

What about you? What’re you reading?

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9 responses to “WWW Wednesday

    • I think it all depends on the description! If the details are all necessary then I’m absolutely in. It’s just… these were not, heh.

  1. Just came from your review of The Last Wish – glad you enjoyed it! It’s a bit of a strange book, and I’m not sure how much of it is because of its age and original language and how much might be lost in translation or the fact it’s like a frame story-type anthology. But I’ve really enjoyed all the books i the series and I do like that it’s a bit different – good luck with the next book, I think now that you’re heading into the novels it might be smoother sailing 🙂

  2. The side characters and the dual story put me off the Wisher books though the monster bits were good. I’m hearing a lot of negative stuff about the series so I’m not sure if I’ll watch it.

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