WWW Wednesday

Posted April 15, 2020 by Nicky in General / 14 Comments

Here’s the usual Wednesday check-in, as hosted by Taking on a World of Words!

Cover of The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. HarrowWhat are you currently reading?

Fiction: I’m still in the midst of rereading The Steerswoman (Rosemary Kirstein) for Wife Book Club. (Which is literally just me and my wife, but Wife Book Club sounds cute and funny.) I’ve also recently started The Ten Thousand Doors of January (Alix E. Harrow), which so far is lovely and keeping my attention quite well for something that I know will take me time.

I’m also partway through Laura Lam’s Goldilocks, which I should pick up for a few more chapters today. It’s on my Kindle, though, so I mostly read it on bath days.

Non-fiction: I’ve started reading Digging up Armageddon (Eric H. Cline), which is about archaeological work at the site of Megiddo. So far he’s going into all the drama about the dig headed by James Henry Breasted. It’s not uninteresting, but… I want the archaeology, not the drama about the archaeology.

Cover of Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You by Scotto MooreWhat have you recently finished reading?

Fiction: Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You (Scotto Moore), which had a concept that interested me and just didn’t really reach me. It felt like it went all-out too soon and I didn’t get the tasty build-up I’d got on board for. I know it’s a novella, but still. The full review is on my blog already!

Non-fiction: The Rules of Contagion (Adam Kucharski), which was written at a rather opportune moment but is not really all about diseases — more about how disease-modelling can be used to shed light on other things that spread, like behaviours and computer viruses. Again, full review already up!

Cover of The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. SayersWhat will you be reading next?

I really don’t know. I’m really picky at the moment, even though I’m overall feeling better. As ever, I follow the Wimsey family motto: As my Whimsy takes me. I might even finish my reread of The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, the better to reach Strong Poison et al.

What are you currently reading?

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14 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. The Rules of Contagion sounds super interesting! I’ve heard lots of very good things about The Ten Thousand Doors of January, too. I hope you enjoy it!

    • It was! I never thought of some of the things it mentioned being caused by similar rules to infectious disease (like issues in financial markets), so it was a really interesting perspective. Thanks for dropping by! 😀

    • They are lovely! I do recommend them, especially once you get into the series. (I took a couple of books for it to really click — I thought they were enjoyable but not amazing. And then all of a sudden I was so very fond of Peter!)

  2. I’ve heard such amazing things about Ten Thousand Doors! I really need to read it sometime. I have a free credit on my Audible account so I may just use it for that. You’ve inspired me! I hope you continue to enjoy it!

  3. I just finished Ten Thousand Doors, which I loved, and have Goldilocks up as my next read! In between, I’m currently reading Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron – so far, the pitch feels very YA but I’m enjoying the world-building and the execution. I was really disappointed by Children of Blood and Bone last year (having been excited for a West African fantasy, the writing left me absolutely cold), but this is off to a much stronger start.
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    • I can’t remember what I read about the Barron that made me decide not to read it, now… hmmm. I also bounced off Children of Blood and Bone!

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