WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. The three Ws are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
On recommendation from Lashaan from Bookidote, I decided to start on the prize winning Murderbot series. The narrator of the story is Murderbot, who is part human part robot. It doesn’t do much killing and basically just wants to be left alone and watch television shows. Some of us can relate to that…
Dark Towers was recommended by whatsnonfiction. The book is about the financial world and has nothing to do with Sauron and Saruman (except for the two towers) nor is it connected to Stephen King. It does include both evil and horror, though, and reading it feels like watching car-crash television. I really don’t want to know what happened, but I just can’t help myself reading on.
What did you recently finish reading?
I have always been a fan of Oscar Wilde’s plays and when his first and only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray was on sale as audiobook, I had to pick it up. Yup. Had to. No free will there, whatsoever. I meant to save it and listen later, but that didn’t work out either.
When I first started blogging, I stumbled across John Scalzi’s blog Whatever, which is a great mix of bookish posts, comments on a variety of topics and random tidbits from the ongoings in the Scalzi household. This meant I got to know Scalzi’s cats including the charming Smudge, before I got to know any of his books. By reading The Dispatcher, I am starting to make up for that.
What do you think you’ll read next?
As a temperamental mood reader, I always find it difficult to predict my next read. But for a while, I’ve been warming up to the Russian classics and Crime and Punishment is first in line. Perhaps, mentioning it here will give me the push to finally get started?
In school I loved Greek mythology. We didn’t discuss Circe back then or perhaps I just forgot. In any case, I don’t recall anything about her. But I can’t wait to read her story in the form of Madeline Miller’s retelling.
This was my first WWW Wednesday post in a while. It feels good to be back. What are you reading at the moment?
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