WWW Wednesday

Posted May 13, 2020 by Nicky in General / 4 Comments

It’s that time again! Check out Taking On A World Of Words to chat with everyone else who has posted what they’re reading right now!

Cover of Network Effect by Martha WellsWhat are you currently reading? 

Fiction: Network Effect, by Martha Wells! I won’t say too much about it, given people may not even have their copies yet. I got the eARC and then didn’t read it because I was waiting for my wife to read it. Now she’s ahead of me. So it goes.

Non-fiction: I still have Digging Up Armageddon on the backburner, but I’ve started How to Invent Everything by Ryan North, as well, for a book club. It’s got a fun conceit, but once you’ve grasped that, the first few sections are mostly obvious. I suspect it’ll get better as it describes more complex concepts.

Cover of The Beautiful Librarians by Sean O'Brien What have you recently finished reading?

The Beautiful Librarians, by Sean O’Brien — it’s a poetry collection and I frankly did not get a single one of the poems on any kind of level.

Before that, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, which I did not love nearly as much as I was expecting.

Cover of How Language Began by Daniel EverettWhat will you be reading next? 

Well, How Language Began by Daniel Everett is high on the list, also for a book club — or technically, a Habitica challenge. (Side note: it’s a fun challenge, where each month a different Dewey decimal category is announced and you have to find and read a book that fits somewhere in that category. This one is the 400s, languages.)

Other than that, I’m not sure. I’m being bad at focus. I am really interested in Gina Perry’s The Lost Boys, which promises to pick apart Muzafer Sherif’s Robbers Cave experiment in much the same way Behind the Shock Machine picked apart Stanley Milgram’s most famous experiment.

How about you? What’re you reading?

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4 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. I can’t wait to get my hands on Network Effect and the new Hunger Games book but it looks like I’ll be waiting a while for paperback copies which is so frustrating…

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