WWW Wednesday, 25-February-2015

25 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:  Again, no movement on The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. It’s been a long time on this one and my husband and I have talked about finishing it separately because we haven’t had a lot of car rides together. I think I might take it on after I finish Ptolemy Grey. Hopefully that can be soon.
SombraOne 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’ve gotten through a bit of this one this week, but not too much. It’s what I pick up between other books. I’ll get it by the end of the year.
I’m working on my new eBook, Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. I’ve made better progress than I expected on this one, it’s really interesting. I’ve heard the series is really long and I’m not sure if I’ll finish all of them, but I’m enjoying this first installment.
My audiobook is The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley. I’m liking the story more as I go. It was hard to follow at first but I’m getting better at figuring it out and I like a lot of the characters. It’s not going to end well, but I still like the journey.
My book club met Monday and I got our next title, The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. I’m not too far in it yet, but the topic seems really interesting and I’m excited to read more. Come back Friday for a preview.

ZeitounRecently finished: I sped through Zeitoun by Dave Eggers last week. The story was really interesting and I’m still a little nervous to look into the recent news about Zeitoun. I want to like him and I heard the news will change my mind.

I got through two book reviews last week. The first was The Diviners by Libba Bray which I really enjoyed. I’ll look forward to the next installment of the series. The second was Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat. Our book club discussion on that title was this past Monday so I’ll have a book club reflection up soon.

White TigerReading Next: The girls at work and I are going to be reading The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga soon. I’ll be getting it a few weeks and I’ll have to squeeze it in between book club books but I’m determined to get it in. It sounds like a good one.

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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26 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 25-February-2015”

  1. Jack Flacco February 25, 2015 at 8:04 AM #

    So many great books. Thanks!


  2. Amanda Marie February 25, 2015 at 9:02 AM #

    Thanks for hosting :). Glad that you liked The Diviners! I”m looking forward to the next installment too.
    Here’s what I’m reading this week! https://amandasnoseinabook.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/what-im-reading-writing-wednesday-22/

    Happy reading all!


    • Sam February 25, 2015 at 9:06 AM #

      I got a tweet from Bray apologizing for the delay. Hey, as long as it’s worth the wait I’m fine. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Amanda Marie February 25, 2015 at 9:56 AM #

        Really? I love Libba Bray. She’s wonderful. I will wait patiently for the next book, as long as it’s coming sometime. 🙂


      • Sam February 25, 2015 at 9:56 AM #

        She’s active on Twitter if you want to contact her. 🙂 I saw somewhere that it’s expected later this year.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Amanda Marie February 25, 2015 at 9:58 AM #

        Totally going to send her a tweet. And then fangirl if she responds. *is a total nerd*


      • Sam February 25, 2015 at 10:01 AM #

        I do it all the time! I told my book club when Chris Bohjalian tweeted back at me and now they call him my boyfriend. :-p

        Liked by 2 people

  3. lipsyy February 25, 2015 at 9:40 AM #

    Happy Wednesday everyone. I posted here: https://lipsyy.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/this-week-in-books-25-02-15/


  4. Claudia {SparrowHawk} February 25, 2015 at 11:54 AM #

    You’re reading Left Behind; would it surprise you to know that I have actually never read this series? Well, I suppose it has to do with my End Time narrative, but still, I’m actually a bit intrigued with the fact that you’re reading this novel! 😛


    • Sam February 25, 2015 at 12:09 PM #

      I hadn’t heard of it until a friend recommended it to me last year. I’ll read anything that comes highly recommended. So far I’m enjoying it, though I think the main character is a little too insightful when he should be going through the stages of grief! I’ll be reading it for a while and I look forward to where it goes!


  5. klgd2008 February 25, 2015 at 12:07 PM #

    Happy Wednesday!



  6. siderealday February 25, 2015 at 1:29 PM #

    Happy Wednesday, Sam!


  7. missdarcy87 February 25, 2015 at 1:50 PM #

    A lot of great reads! Here’s my WWW: https://darcysbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/www-wednesdays-feb-25/


  8. Yvo February 25, 2015 at 2:33 PM #

    I didn’t enjoy The White Tiger that much myself, so I do hope you will like it better. Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam February 25, 2015 at 8:53 PM #

      I don’t know much about it except that my one coworker really liked it. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Ashley February 25, 2015 at 3:36 PM #

    I’m excited to look up some of the books you mentioned.
    Here is my post 🙂 – https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/www-wednesdays-3/


    • Sam February 25, 2015 at 8:56 PM #

      Let me know if you end up reading any of them so we can discuss! 🙂


  10. girlinbookland February 26, 2015 at 9:46 AM #

    Great post! Here is mine- https://girlinbookland.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/www-wednesday/


  11. snailswithmail February 26, 2015 at 3:40 PM #

    Here’s my WWW of this week: https://snailswithbooks.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/www-wednesday-3/ 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. alexhappydancebooks February 26, 2015 at 5:46 PM #

    Here is my WWW Wednesday:


    Liked by 1 person

  13. The Bookish God February 26, 2015 at 6:17 PM #

    You’re going to LOVE La Sombra del Viento and the next 2 books in the quartet! It’s so intriguing and creepy at times!


    • Sam February 26, 2015 at 6:18 PM #

      I’m already getting that feeling! I love the mystery and twisted plot lines.

      Liked by 1 person

      • The Bookish God February 26, 2015 at 6:20 PM #

        It’s soooo good! He’s one of my favorite spanish authors out there



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