WWW Wednesday is a bookish meme which is currently hosted by Taking On A World Of Books. I have seen this around everywhere and it is a lot of fun to read everyone’s answers. I am new to this meme, but I used to play along with a similar one which I ran for over 100 episodes, so I have high hopes. The idea is simple. Answer the three W-questions, which are…
I have this slightly not so great habit of reading many books at the same time, so there might be enormous lists here. At the moment though, I am reading a mere six books, and I hope to finish most of them by the end of the month when the Halloween bingo starts.
Of these, I am halfway of Mrs. Dalloway. I am reading it via The Pigeonhole on my phone which is not entirely ideal. The stream of consciousness is something that I really need to keep my full attention on but the writing is lovely. I am also enjoying The Golden Compass, it is the first time I am reading it and it is an adventure. The Aristophanes plays collected in Lysistrata I have read one so far. If I am in the mood this weekend, I hope to read another one. I have only read the first few chapters of Doomsday Book but I feel it is something I would enjoy a lot, if only I could take the time to really get to it.
In non-fiction, I am reading Breath of Salt which I find incredibly interesting so far. It features the history of Cystic Fibrosis research and the community and the advent of personalized medicine. As a PhD researcher working on Cystic Fibrosis, and in particular rare mutations and personalized medicine, this is entirely up my alley. And finally, How To Be A Woman which I am reading for my local chapter of the Our Shared Shelves book club (which was previously hosted by Emma Watson). I am not really enjoying it. It is not my kind of funny, and honestly most of the problems I have read about I have never really felt that way. I am wondering whether this might be an age gap, in that my generation broke away a bit more from traditional womanhood.
Not so much, unfortunately. Work in the lab has been crazy busy (which I am no longer accustomed to because of COVID lockdowns and closures), and I have been to the lab for 12 days running now, so I am looking forward to a little break on Saturday. As a result, my reading for Bout of Books 29 was sub-par, but I am not too bothered by it, better next week. I finished two books last week, Baby Riot and Djinn City.
Riot Baby was a surprise read, as it was this month’s Tor.com Ebook Club book. It was extremely timely and I am very glad I read it. Djinn City on the other hand was one of the most anticipated reads of the year after I read The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday earlier this year. It might not have completely have lived up to my expectations but it was still a very original and entertaining read. My reviews are upcoming and will, among other things explain how difficult it was to find a copy of the latter.
I will focus on finishing my already currently reading books next week. However, I might not be able to resisting starting something new as well. There are several contenders but currently I think The Seventh Perfection will be the most likely winner. Not only does it have the most wonderful cover, it also sounds so interesting – and I just got approved on Netgalley for it today!
Hugo Award finalist Daniel Polansky crafts an innovative, mind-bending fantasy mystery in The Seventh Perfection
When a woman with perfect memory sets out to solve a riddle, the threads she tugs on could bring a whole city crashing down. The God-King who made her is at risk, and his other servants will do anything to stop her.
To become the God-King’s Amanuensis, Manet had to master all seven perfections, developing her body and mind to the peak of human performance. She remembers everything that has happened to her, in absolute clarity, a gift that will surely drive her mad. But before she goes, Manet must unravel a secret which threatens not only the carefully prepared myths of the God-King’s ascent, but her own identity and the nature of truth itself.
So, this was my very first WWW Wednesday. Have you read any of these books? What are your WWW Wednesday answers for this week? Please let me know or drop me link in the comments!