Books Creativity

WWW Wednesday (March 30)

Happy WWW Wednesday! New here on Random Acts of Writing, WWW Wednesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. The three W’s are simple:

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

Thanks to Rae Longest at Powerful Women Readers for sharing this fun new blog theme!

So here we go…feel free to post your own WWWs in the comments below!

What are you currently reading?
Beasts of a Little Land
by Juhea Kim
“An epic story of love, war, and redemption set against the backdrop of the Korean independence movement, following the intertwined fates of a young girl sold to a courtesan school and the penniless son of a hunter.”
I’m taking my time with this one, holding on tightly to the separate stories that are dancing around each other from page to page.

What did you recently finish reading?
Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History
Art Spiegelman
“A brutally moving work of art—widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written—Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author’s father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.”
Truth be told, I am not a fan of the graphic novel approach — but this book got so much press after it was banned by a Tennessee school board, I was curious and felt compelled to read it.

What do you think you’ll read next?

What Do People Do All Day?
Richard Scarry
“An illustrated panorama of the animals of Busytown at work, describing the occupations and activities of many of her citizens through detailed drawings with labels indicating processes and equipment used as they perform their jobs.”
Research for the next issue of my zine, MANIFEST (zine), I can’t wait to revisit a favorite illustrator and favorite characters from my childhood. Who could resist?

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