Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly blog hop hosted by Sam over at A World of Words, in which we answer three questions about the books we’ve been reading this week. Click the link to share your own post.
- What are you currently reading?
Nothing, really, because everything is Todd and Viola and everything hurts. (See next question)
Well, I have started The Invisible Library, but it’s not grabbing me, and I’m finding things to do other than read it. It has an awesome concept, but the writing is just dull and not engaging. While I technically started this before I finished Chaos Walking, it does basically have the job of being the book I read after reading Chaos Walking, so… it already had a difficult job. And it’s not doing it very well.
- What did you recently finish reading?
I finished Monsters of Men, the third in Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy yesterday. As Todd would say, stupid effing book. I won’t say much, because then I’ll probably start crying again. God. Talk about emotional trauma. As you know because I’ve talked about it in the last several WWW Wednesday posts, I was listening to the audio books of this series, but I’ve decided I’m going to read the print versions as well. In a while. Need to recover first.
I also read the three Chaos Walking short stories: The New World, which is a prequel and follows Viola through classes on the convoy through to when her spaceship crashes and her parents die; The Wide, Wide Sea, which focused on the first settlers in the ocean settlement of Horizon, where Mistress Coyle was originally the Mayor; and Snowscape, which was set after Monsters of Men and made me well up all over again due to a revelation in the final paragraph.
This is the kind of series that sort of makes me want to start writing fan fiction again, but where would I even start?
I did start More Than This, also by Patrick Ness, and realised by the end of the prologue that I need to read something lighter before I go back to his work. I’ve got the audio book reserved and it will apparently be available on December 17. I am driving up to my parents’ place for Christmas on the 22nd, so that might be when I get to it.
Two book reviews went up this week, too. The Golem and the Djinni (which I loved) and The Haunting of Hill House (which was okay). This Friday my slew of Patrick Ness reviews begins with A Monster Calls, followed by the three Chaos Walking books. I’m going to go on a review hiatus, since Christmas and New Years both fall on Fridays and my review days are Fridays and Saturdays, but I’ll be back with more in the new year.
- What do you think you’ll read next?
I don’t knoooooooow. I was thinking about working my way through my GoodReads TBR list from earliest-added book to most recent, so maybe I’ll still do that. Puppet Parade has been on my list since July 15, 2012. I should also actually read some of the Christmas stories I’ve got on my holiday reading list. I don’t know.
Anyhoodle, I’ll stop taking up your time with my angst about fictional characters, and leave you to your regularly scheduled Wednesday. Toodles!