WWW Wednesday, 4-February-2015

4 Feb

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at Should be Reading, and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. So, let’s get to it!


The Three Ws are:

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

Currently reading:  My husband and I got through a bit of The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway and we have two disks left. Yes, that’s still a lot. Stay tuned.
Audio for The Diviners by Libba Bray is almost over! This book has really wowed me, especially because I’m not normally into paranormal stories. But wow.
One of my resolutions this year was to read a book in Spanish and I’ve picked La Sombra del Viento by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. No progress this week, sadly. Stay tuned.
Read-Along 3 has begun! The book is The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera and I’m in the middle of Part 5 (out of 6). I hope to finish this in the next week or so.
My book club book of the moment is Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat. It’s a really moving (sad) story but I’m loving it so far. It’s a fast read so it might be off this list soon.

Recently finished: Finally! Two books finished this past week. I knew it would catch up with me sooner or later. I finished California by Eden Lepucki last Friday in my determination to finish at least one book in January. I’ll be reviewing it soon but be warned, I was not a fan.
And after months and months I finished The Domesday Book by Connie Willis. This one was a winner for me. I’ll also be reviewing soon.

Reading Next:  I’ve picked my next eBook, which will be Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. A friend told me a while back that this was the only series he remembered reading while in school so I added it to the growing list. We’ll see how it goes.

Leave a comment with your link and a comment (if you’re so inclined). Spread the word, WWW Wednesday is back!

Until next time, write on.

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26 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 4-February-2015”

  1. lipsyy February 4, 2015 at 8:41 AM #

    I’ve heard very good things about The Diviners. My post is here: https://lipsyy.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/this-week-in-books-04-02-15/


    • Sam February 4, 2015 at 10:17 AM #

      It’s been really enjoyable! I think I might finish it tonight. Happy reading!


      • lipsyy February 4, 2015 at 1:17 PM #

        You too 🙂


  2. pennma05 February 4, 2015 at 9:27 AM #

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of The Unbearable Lightness of Being. That’s one I’ve been interested in reading for awhile. Here is my WWW: https://thewornbookmark.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/www-wednesday-january-4-2015/


    • Sam February 4, 2015 at 10:18 AM #

      It’s very different than I thought it would be so far. That’s not a bad thing, though! I’m really liking it. Review will probably be two weeks. 🙂 Happy Reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. missdarcy87 February 4, 2015 at 10:14 AM #

    I loved The Diviners by Libba Bray! I’m so excited that the sequel is coming out this year! Here’s my WWW for the week, and thanks for hosting! https://darcysbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/www-wednesdays-feb-4/


    • Sam February 4, 2015 at 10:19 AM #

      I’m toward the end now and I can feel that it’s being set up for a sequel. I’ll have to get my hands on that one. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Cynthia February 4, 2015 at 10:24 AM #

    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Ernest Hemingway. I have never read any of his stuff.


    • Sam February 4, 2015 at 10:37 AM #

      I’m a fan of Hemingway in general. His style is so straight forward and his characters so strange that it really draws me in. I’m getting anxious to finish this one; hopefully it will be complete soon! Happy reading.


  5. ahouseofbooks February 4, 2015 at 11:06 AM #

    Thanks for visiting ahouseofbooks and letting me know to add my link here. The Diviners sounds interesting – and I really should get round to reading some Hemingway!
    Here is my post – https://ahouseofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/this-week-in-books-4-2-2015/


    • Sam February 4, 2015 at 11:16 AM #

      Thanks for linking up and helping to grow the community. I’ve enjoyed The Diviners a lot and should finish it today. Hemingway has been great so far and really takes me back to the 20s, my favorite decade! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Ashley February 4, 2015 at 11:47 AM #

    I remember my mom reading the Left Behind series when I was younger and she used to own them all. It sounds like a really good book, so I am going to add it to my forever growing list of books to read!

    Here is my post 🙂 – https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/www-wednesday/


    • Sam February 4, 2015 at 12:03 PM #

      I’m glad I piqued your interest. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. klgd2008 February 4, 2015 at 2:39 PM #

    Happy Wednesday!



  8. smalltownbookworm February 4, 2015 at 3:15 PM #

    I’ve seen The Diviners being praised around the blogosphere lately, definitely putting it on my TBR list 🙂 Happy Wednesday and here is my WWW


    • Sam February 4, 2015 at 3:54 PM #

      I’m really enjoying it and I hope you do, too! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. HOLLY February 4, 2015 at 3:24 PM #

    Half way through the week! Woot woot!! 🙂 http://nutfreenerd.com/2015/02/04/www-wednesdays-february-4th/


    • Sam February 4, 2015 at 3:55 PM #

      Happy hump day!


  10. Angie February 4, 2015 at 6:43 PM #

    Hi there! Here’s my post (I double dipped into another meme).



    • Sam February 19, 2015 at 9:09 PM #

      Angie, I’m so sorry I didn’t see this before! I use WordPress and with the re-design of the dashboard, I haven’t been good about checking comments that get accidentally sent to spam. I hope you’ll continue to participate in the future! I’ve moved you to an ‘approved poster’ list. I’ll go check your link now.


  11. Yvo February 4, 2015 at 9:05 PM #

    I need to read The Diviners soon! I’ve heard so many great things about it that I’m really looking forward to start the series… I’m looking forward to your review on California. I had the title on my TBR but later removed it; reading your thoughts on it will probably confirm I was right about my decision. 😉

    Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam February 4, 2015 at 9:08 PM #

      I actually finished The Diviners during my drive home today. I really enjoyed the story and I hope you can find a copy soon! I’ll say that my review of California isn’t flattering. I was not a big fan of the book. I’d say it’s best you took it off your list. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo February 4, 2015 at 9:16 PM #

        I’ll probably buy a copy of The Diviners as soon as I decide to ignore my book buying ban. 😉 California was a book I thought I would like at first glance, but now I’m not sure I would. Reading your review will be interesting!
        Happy reading


  12. S. Paige Reiring February 5, 2015 at 9:24 PM #

    Love the new logo!


    • Sam February 5, 2015 at 9:26 PM #

      Thank you! My lovely husband helps me design my images and I think he does a fantastic job!


      • S. Paige Reiring February 5, 2015 at 9:30 PM #

        He definitely does!


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