For today’s post I’m going to try out the popular weekly meme, WWW Wednesday. I’ve always enjoyed reading other blogger’s WWW Wednesday posts but have never done one myself. WWW Wednesday was created by A Daily Rhythm and revived by Taking on a World of Words.
The rules are that you need to answer the following three W’s:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I am currently reading, as usual, quite a few different books. I usually have at least one I’m listening to on audio, one e-book and one physical book that I’m reading. But the one I’m going to talk about in this post is the one I’m most surprised to be enjoying as much as I am: Matilda by Roald Dahl. First of all, I’ve actually only ever seen parts of the film so I’m mostly reading this as new and I think that’s definitely adding to the enjoyment of it. It’s narrated by Kate Winslet who I feel should absolutely narrate more audio books – I’m really entertained by her characterisations and her clear enthusiasm. It’s bringing the story to life and adding a whole new layer to it. It’s also so much funnier than I thought it would be, too. I can’t quite remember how this ends exactly, so I’m really interested to carry on listening to find out. And then I might eventually get to watching the film in one go.
I’ve recently just finished reading volume 7 of Giant Days by John Allison & Liz Fleming. This is a slice-of-life type of graphic novel series that follows three university students in Sheffield as they make their way through uni and encounter all sorts of shenanigans. This series has become very episodic which took me a little while to get into after the first few volumes flowing more in the storytelling, but I quite enjoy it now that I’ve gotten used to it. As always, I adore the way the character’s and their expressions are drawn and I absolutely love the bold colour palette, which I think makes it quite distinct from other current running series. My only real complaint is that they never feel long enough, or each issue (self-contained episode) is never long enough and I’d love to spend more time with certain storylines. But, all in all, another solid instalment in the Giant Days series.
My next read will most likely be The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta. I read a short story/poem from Atta in the Proud anthology and enjoyed it so much I ended up reading it multiple times, back to back. So I’m very interested to pick this one up. It’s about a teen who is coming to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay kid as he discovers his drag persona, The Black Flamingo, at uni.
So that’s it for today’s post. What are some of the books you plan on picking up next?