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

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 have issues with overexerting myself, so of course I’ve joined another book club on Goodreads – Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf, which reads feminist works. I’m not sure if I’ll get to their selection every month, but the February pick is The Color Purple, which I’ve not read but conveniently have a copy of at work.

I’ve also been enjoying a re-read of Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone, but this time the illustrated edition. I’ve had it for a few months and couldn’t hold back any longer! It’s been a while since I picked up the earlier books in the series (whenever we have themed bar quiz studying to do I get assigned the bigger books) and it’s been a nice little jaunt with familiar friends and gorgeous paintings alongside them.

The Infinite Winter read-along of Infinite Jest is also going well. 11 more weeks, and the 10 page a day pace is working well. I think I’m now further than I’ve even gotten in that book, so three cheers for progress!

What did you recently finish reading?

Wolf Hall has finally moved to my finished pile- huzzah!

I also finished a whole bunch of shorter books, none of which took more than two sittings to finish. Frankenstein, A Darker Shade of Magic, and finally Dune Messiah. It was quite the reading sprint this past weekend as you can see. I’m not sure I’ll be having another four-book week any time soon, though Wolf Hall and Frankenstein barely count, since one I’ve been reading for like three weeks, and the other was mostly read during the previous week.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Honestly, I don’t know. I’m struggling. I’ve come down with a horrible case of the sequels. Seriously. Right now I’m staring down the follow up titles to six different books that I’ve read during the last two months and nothing is really screaming out to me any louder than the others. How does one choose?

I’ll probably go with Children of Dune though? But I just don’t know. It hurts. Part of me also wants to pick up something different, but that would only make the issue worse. Damn you book piles. I think I might line them all up and just roll a d6.