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WWW Wednesdays – May 6th 2015

Time for another WWW Wednesday (a theme hosted by Should Be Reading)

WWW Wednesday requires you to answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

Station Eleven

Author: Emily St. John Mandel

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia

Release Date: September 9th 2014

Page Count: 333

Format: Paperback (Deckle Edges)

ISBN: 9781443434867

Goodreads Synopsis: An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor’s early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theatre troupe known as the Travelling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor’s first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame and the beauty of the world as we know it.

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What did you recently finish reading?

The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

Author: Sam Maggs

Publisher: Quirk Books

Genre: Non-Fiction, Feminism, Humour, Pop Culture

Release Date: May 12 2015

Page Count: 208

Format: eBook ARC (sent by publisher for review via NetGalley)

ISBN: 9781594747892

Goodreads synopsis: Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting fellow female geeks in the wild.

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What do you think you’ll read next?

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline

Publisher: Broadway Books

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy

Release Date: June 5th 2012 (first published January 1st 2011)

Page Count: 372

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780307887443

Goodreads Synopsis: It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune — and remarkable power — to whoever can unlock them. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved — that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig. And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt — among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life — and love — in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape. A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?

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Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite

Author: Gerard Way & Gabriel Bá

Publisher: Dark Horse Books

Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Release Date: July 22nd 2008 (first published January 1st 2007)

Page Count: 184

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781593079789

Goodreads Synopsis: In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born to women who’d previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, “To save the world.” These seven children form the Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.

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And there you have it, another edition of WWW Wednesdays! As always, thank you for reading!

 

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