WWW Wednesday – 10/19

WWW Wednesday is a book meme run by Taking on a World of Words.www

Each week we’re asked three questions –

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?


I’ve got a few things going on right now because my attention span is just complete garbage this month. First off is Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman. It’s a very strange biography-meets-science-meets-dude talking about his crazy life sort of book. I’m digging it so far, but I’ve been eating it in small bites.

Secondly, I have my running audiobook, which is Blood RitesBlood Rites by Jim Butcher. It’s book 6 in the Dresden Files series, which I started about 7 years ago and stopped for whatever reason. It makes for good entertainment while out on those 10+ milers…

Finally, I’m slowly working on The Master and Margarita, which I was going to read as my October Classic, but which is probably not getting finished now until November. It requires more time and focus than I have to spare.

What did you recently finish reading?

I read Joan Lindsay’s Picnic on Hanging Rock, which will be my October Classic and my Australia selection for Read About Where. I watched the movie after finishing it (thanks Hulu!) and I’m still trying to decide if I liked either at all, which is why the review is taking ages.

Finally, I scooped up Immortal Iron Fist Volume 1, which was actually way better than I expected (not generally being a fan of kung fu type things, but being a sucker for the Marvel Netflix shows).

What do you think you’ll read next?

I have literally three things on my TBR for the rest of October and all of November – The Master and MargaritaMoving Pictures, and Reaperman. One classic, two Discworld books. Anything other than that will just be icing on the cake. I’m going to try NaNoWriMo again, because masochism, so reading will be shelved in favoring of creating my own stories for once.

Now I just need to tighten up my concept…



The human digestive tract is like the Amtrak line from Seattle to Los Angeles: transit time is about thirty hours, and the scenery on the last leg is pretty monotonous.

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Mary Roach | 2013 | 348 Pages

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The Night Eternal

Knowing was the worst part. Awareness of insanity does not make one any less insane. Awareness of drowning does not make one any less of a drowning person—it only adds the burden of panic.

The Night Eternal (The Strain #3)
Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan | 2011 | 371 Pages


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The Magician King

Quentin had an obsolete sailing ship that had been raised from the dead. He had a psychotically effective swordsman and an enigmatic witch-queen. It wasn’t the Fellowship of the Ring, but then again he wasn’t trying to save the world from Sauron, he was trying to perform a tax audit on a bunch of hick islanders…

The Magician King (The Magicians #2)
Lev Grossman | 2011 | 400 Pages




#Friday56 | 10/7/16

The Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda’s Voice and a chance for me to not only share what I’m reading but to be somewhat creative about it too.
  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
  • Find any sentence
  • Post it.

This week’s entry? The Master and Margarita– a very strange novel by Russian author Mikail Bulgakov that I coincidentally am on page 56 of right now!


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Black Panther : A Nation Under Our Feet

“How am I to do this, mother?”

“By giving those who love you something more than recitation
and ceremony, by giving that which all great kings ultimately offer… inspiration.”

Black Panther : A Nation Under Our Feet
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze | 22016 | 144 Pages