WWW Wednesday

Posted May 20, 2020 by Nicky in General / 6 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!

What are you currently reading?

Too much at once, in far too scatterbrained a fashion. Let me think…

Cover of The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha ShannonFiction: I have both Network Effect and Goldilocks on the go, and am really excited about both, but also a ball of anxiety. It’s making reading books where I care about what happens (and am not assured of a happy ending) quite the ride. The anxiety’s fading off a bit again, but I’m still in more of a non-fic or romance mood. I am very slowly working my way through The Priory of the Orange Tree with the other Beeminder workerbees; it’s actually quite nice reading it in little sips like this, though it’s not my usual style. I am enjoying how Sabran is being slowly developed and we’re seeing little glimpses of more. I wish there was more of Tané.

Non-fiction: Digging Up Armageddon is still around on a backburner, but I’ve also started How Language Works by Daniel Everett on the go, because it’s for a reading challenge. How To Invent Everything by Ryan North as well, as a matter of fact, also for a reading challenge; it’s interesting in parts but I am bogged down in a list of useful plants going “uhhh this is just a list with slightly amusing commentary”.

Cover of 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene HanffWhat have you recently finished reading?

84 Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff, which is rather sweet and often funny. I just love Helene’s funny letters to Frank and how she huffed at him for being slow with her new books. It seems so weird that these were real people; it really does feel like something you’d read in a book that’s trying very hard to be quirky and cute.

What will you be reading next?

Cover of When We Were Magic by Sarah GaileyWell, on the one hand I just got Invasive Aliens by Dan Eatherley, which I’m intrigued by, particularly as it annoyed someone on Amazon by containing opinions on Brexit and Nazis with which it sounds like I may agree (though the detail was sparse). But no, in all honesty, I’m curious about the topic as well.

I did however also get in an order from Portal Bookshop, which means I now have Sarah Gailey’s When We Were Magic

What about you?

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6 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. I’ve acquired the paperback of The Priory but it’s still approaching the size and weight of a breeze block. Heaven knows when I’ll get to it as I’m trying to get through some shorter stuff just now, not always successfully.

  2. Reading is going very slow here-re-reads of Harry Potter are taking a week per book so that shows what a fog my brain is in. I did read A Very English Scandal, about the Jeremy Thorpe scandal and really enjoyed it.

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