WWW Wednesday – July 14, 2021 – #wwwwednesday #bookishmemes

Welcome to a new week of WWW Wednesday, a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In it, we answer three questions and leave a link in the comments sharing our own posts for other bloggers to view.

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you just finished reading?
  • What will you read next?

What am I currently reading?

I find myself still a bit stuck on a couple of books. Still on my hiatus from In the Garden of Spite waiting on another copy to come available for me. I would just buy it, but I’m honestly not enjoying it enough to warrant doing so, so I’ll continue waiting. I also have started Antkind by Charlie Kaufman. Now, as a filmmaker, I think Kaufman is a brilliant and astounding genius. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of my favorite films of all time. And the man can write. Antkind is full of some of the most profound and complex passages about philosophy, film, and the human experience. It’s a stream of consciousness style, which doesn’t usually bother me per se. In this case, however, due to the mental state of the narrator this novel becomes the most frustrating of all reading experiences. B. Rosenberger Rosenberg is a film critic who stumbles upon what he believes is the greatest film ever created. Except, after watching the 3 month long viewing experience, the filmmaker dies and Rosenberg accidentally destroys the film in a car fire. He sets off on a quest to remember and recreate the film in its entirety. When I review this, I will delve a bit more into my thoughts, but it might be a while. This is a 25 hour, 42 minute audio.

Considering how frustrating the reading experience is, I believe I will space this one out to maintain a bit of my own sanity. I plan on picking up a short listen now that I’ve covered about 8 hours of Antkind and I’ll pick it back up when I have finished the other book. Maybe something lighthearted and much less complex. That being said, I’m not going to say yet whether I like Antkind, and I’m not ruling out the prospect that I could wind up loving it by the end. Perhaps Kaufman has once again pulled of a feat of philosophical brilliance that will change the modern world of literature. Or maybe I’ll want to punch him in the face. The jury is still out.

I made literally no progress in my physical read this week, which is disappointing and not at all a reflection of the book. So I’m still reading The Enlightenment of Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar.

I’ve also started the poetry book I said I would pick up last week. It is New Poems by Rilke. Poetry isn’t typically in my wheelhouse, but I am enjoying it so far. I figure I can finish this one easily this week and should get my review up soon.

What have I just finished reading?

I have finished and reviewed Drifting by Steven M. Cross. You can find my review here. I will be getting my review up today (hopefully) for the audiobook version of How Lucky by Will Leitch. I found both of these to be incredibly enjoyable reads, and both are pretty short and quick reads if you have any time at all to devote to them. Time was difficult for me last week, so I was glad to have some quicker ones to make my way through.

What will I read next?

I’m excited to get back to Liane Moriarty next. Nine Perfect Strangers is so far the only published one of hers I haven’t yet read. I positively adore her work, so I’m really looking forward to diving into this one. On audio, I have yet to pick it out, so I’ll leave a little mystery for now! Thanks for reading, and look for a review to post in the next few hours as well.

Happy Reading!

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About Amy @ A Librarian and Her Books

I'm a law librarian from the state of Missouri and a graduate of Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. My real passion is in fiction, which is why I started my blog to share my thoughts with other bibliophiles. I live with my husband and two wonderful children and a collection of furry feline companions.
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2 Responses to WWW Wednesday – July 14, 2021 – #wwwwednesday #bookishmemes

  1. Ryan says:

    Antkind sounds so weird, in a good way, like something I’d want to check out. Have a great week!

    WWW Wednesday – July 14, 2021

  2. libgirlbooks says:

    It is definitely weird. It’s satire that basically pokes fun at everyone in one way or another, and it has a lot to say about our modern society. If you do read it I’ll be very interested in hearing your thoughts.

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