WWW Wednesday, 18-February-2015

18 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?

Sun Also RisesCurrently reading:  No movement on The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. We had house guests this weekend so the hubby and I didn’t have much lone driving time. I’m antsy to finish this so I hope to soon. I think we only have one disk left!
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. I might have read five pages, so slow-going is an understatement here. It’s a good story, I just don’t have the time to really devote to the book and get through it.
I’m working on my new eBook, Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. I’ve read four chapters so it’s slow, but the book’s keeping my interest well. I’ll be interested to see how the movie adaptation is because this one is quite religious and I’m not sure they’d keep that for a mass-release movie but I hope they kept to the book.
My book club book for March is Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. I’ve read two Eggers books before and loved both of them. I really like this one so far and I’m reading it faster than expected. I’ve heard that there’s some controversy about the main subject, but I’m avoiding it until I finish the book and can form my own opinions.
My new audiobook is The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley. The book is mostly written from the point of view of a man with dementia so it’s a bit hard to follow at times but it’s really interesting to follow his train of thought. I’ll have to see how I feel when I get farther into this one.

EleanorRecently finished:I finished Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell on audio. I LOVED IT but had a problem with the ending (typical Rowell reaction from me). I’ll go over it in my review so look forward to that one.

I’ve published two reviews, Doomsday Book by Connie Willis and The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, which was Read Along #3. Look for Read-Along #4, probably in March or April!

Atomic CityReading Next:  On Monday I’ll get my next book club selection, The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. We usually do one non-fiction every six months and this one looks like a great choice!

Leave a comment with your link and a comment (if you’re so inclined). Have any opinions on these choices?

Until next time, write on.

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13 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 18-February-2015”

  1. Cynthia February 18, 2015 at 10:35 AM #

    Looking forward to your review of Eleanor and Park. I LOVED it so, so, so much!! Right now, I am reading Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood and I am listening to To Kill A Mockingbird.


    • Sam February 18, 2015 at 10:41 AM #

      I wrote up my review of it on Monday but with so much going on at the blog it’s scheduled for next week. I’ve only read one Atwood but I’ve heard that one is a popular favorite. Enjoy!


  2. missdarcy87 February 18, 2015 at 11:45 AM #

    Left Behind really draws you in I found. I didn’t get through the entire series, but I did like the first book. I also had a hard time with the ending to E&P, which is why it is not my favorite of her books. Here’s my WWW: https://darcysbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/www-wednesdays-feb-18/


    • Sam February 18, 2015 at 11:47 AM #

      I heard the same thing about Left Behind from the friend who recommended it to me. I don’t know if I’ll try for book two, that’s TBD. There are some writers with less definitive endings, I just hate them haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. hmills96 February 18, 2015 at 12:35 PM #

    Here’s a linky for you! https://ilayreading.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/www-wednesday-2182015/


  4. klgd2008 February 18, 2015 at 2:09 PM #

    Happy Wednesday!



  5. Yvo February 18, 2015 at 3:41 PM #

    The Girls Of Atomic City sounds like a very interesting read; I will be looking forward to hear your thoughts on that one. Happy Wednesday and thanks for visiting my WWW!


    • Sam February 18, 2015 at 3:48 PM #

      It looks a lot more engaging than our past non-fiction reads. I’m excited! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo February 18, 2015 at 3:50 PM #

        It’s an interesting topic, especially if it’s well written! I hope you will enjoy reading it! 🙂


  6. sashwilson February 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM #

    Thanks for letting me know this was here! https://disappearintoreading.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/www-wednesday-21/

    Happy Reading!


    • Sam February 18, 2015 at 6:32 PM #

      Welcome to the community!


  7. Sheila (Book Journey) February 19, 2015 at 8:51 AM #

    I enjoyed Left Behind! I made it to book 8 of the series and then they had changed up and added so many characters I was lost and stopped although I do hear they good again 🙂


    • Sam February 19, 2015 at 8:53 AM #

      I’m a little daunted at how long the series is! The friend who recommended it to me stopped around when you did as well. It’s good to hear they’ve revamped the plot line.


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