Today is the first day I’ve heard of WWW Wednesday, so naturally, I decided to give it a try! I discovered this meme via Whitney over at Whit Reads Lit. She posts lots of awesome book reviews, so go check her out! The meme is currently being hosted by Taking On A World Of Words. So let’s get right into this challenge!
What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Biohazard, the true account of the Russian bioweapon project called Biopreparat. I’m a pretty big fan of the Resident Evil franchise, so I am just lapping up this book. It reminds me a lot of the fictional world of Resident Evil. But on a more practical note, I really wish this book was fiction, because the things discussed are quite horrifying. And it’s all true. I think this is one of those books everyone should read at some point, as it details the arms race between America and Russia, as well as the Cold War. So it’s a dose of history as well as some really neat/horrifying facts about the creation of biological viral weaponry. I will have a full review up as soon as I finish reading, so stay tuned for that.
What did you recently finish reading?
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The last book I finished was C. S. Lewis’s Paralandra. I’ve started working my way through this series, but decided to stop before the last book to read Biohazard. I really enjoyed these books. You rarely find fiction like this these days. It’s philosophical more than anything, and uses a tight plotline to discuss human origins, religion, and the reason we are here in a fun fictional way. Again, I will be posting reviews for this series as soon as I finish the last book, That Hideous Strength. I am excited to conclude this series. One of the most memorable parts of this book is when the devil character sits there all night repeating the main character Ransom’s name until he loses it and asks “what”, only to be answered by “nothing”. Now that is truly hell!
I also recently finished Out of the Silent Planet, the first book in C. S. Lewis’s series. He is considered a classic author, so I wanted to chug his works down. And let me tell you, these books are classics for a reason. I truly mean it. They just don’t write books like this anymore. The depth and intellect in this series is astounding. I can’t wait to finish this series!
Girl Code was also a book I finished recently. It took me about a day to get through, and I found myself quite bored by the shallow content presented. You can read my full review here. In an age where everyone is publishing self help books, one must ask themselves if all of those books are necessary. But you can be the judge of that yourself!
Circle of Friends was another recent finish for me. I absolutely loved this book. You can find my full review here.
What do you think you’ll read next?
That Hideous Strength is obviously first on my list after Biohazard. This is the exciting conclusion of the series by C. S. Lewis. I fell in love with the character of Ransom and it’ll be interesting to see him take on a different role in this story, not as the main character, but as a tertiary character.
Welcome To Night Vale is second. I found this book at Half Priced Books and just had to get it, because I adored the podcast. If the book is half as funny as the podcast, I’m sure I’m going to love it. I read the first paragraph of chapter one and started laughing like a maniac in the middle of the bookstore, so…that’s probably a good indication of how this read through will go.
Foucault’s Pendulum by Eco Umberto is also on my to-read list. I’ve heard great things about him based on other books I’ve read and loved. Foucault’s Pendulum is said to be dark, twisted, and esoteric, which all seems right up my alley. And the premise seems supernatural, but really it’s just a creation of human imagination and the dangers that humans can put themselves in by believing certain things. So I am really excited to delve into this. Some online compared it to The Club Dumas, which is one of my favorite books, so we shall see if it holds a candle.
You! Yes, you!
What books are you currently working your way through? Link your posts in the comments to share the book recommendations and keep this challenge going!
Take care, and remember to take your medications!