WWW Wednesday, 22-April-2015

22 Apr

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. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

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The Three Ws are:

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


GameofThronesCurrently reading:  No movement with La Sombra del Viento by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It will come, I promise, but not just yet.
I’ve made some minor progress on Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. It’s getting there, just taking longer than I thought. I’m about 60% done now and 10% of that was in the last week so don’t give up on my yet.
Will making my way through A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick. Not a huge fan so far. Science Fiction I like is rare so I’m not surprised by this one, but we’ll see how I like it when I’m done.
New audiobook to announce! I hope some of you will be happy to hear I started A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin! It’s too early for me to say how I’m feeling about it, but this will be here for a long time for me to give out my opinion.

VeryGoodLivesRecently finished: I finished the audio for Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell on Friday. Look for a review coming soon!
I also picked up a copy of J.K. Rowling’s Very Good Lives. It’s a super short book and I read it in about a half hour, but totally worth picking up. I was proud that the man ringing me up at Barnes & Noble didn’t know about the book. I’m such a trendsetter, haha!

A few of you were asking for my review of Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo. I posted it yesterday if you want to see what I thought.

White TigerReading Next: It will be The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. I’ll start it as soon as I finish Scanner so hopefully it’s off this list next week!


Leave a comment with your link and a comment (if you’re so inclined). Take a look at the other participant links in the comments and look at what others are reading.

Have any opinions on these choices?

Until next time, write on.

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27 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 22-April-2015”

  1. ahouseofbooks April 22, 2015 at 6:59 AM #

    Aravind Ardiga is on my list to read next too – different book though! You can see my post here https://samannelizabeth.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/www-wednesday-22-april-2015/

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    • Sam April 22, 2015 at 7:48 AM #

      I was able to start ‘The White Tiger’ early. The book has a very strong voice, I wonder if Ardiga does this in other books as well. Happy reading!

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  2. ahouseofbooks April 22, 2015 at 7:04 AM #

    Sorry, I managed to post a link back to yourself – oops! Let’s try again: https://ahouseofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/this-week-in-books-22-4-2015/

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  3. Margaret @ BooksPlease April 22, 2015 at 7:34 AM #

    I didn’t know about the J K Rowling book! My post this week is here – http://www.booksplease.org/2015/04/22/this-week-in-books-22-april-2015/

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    • Sam April 22, 2015 at 7:49 AM #

      It’s really cute! I hope you can find a copy. Happy reading!

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  4. Yvo April 22, 2015 at 8:59 AM #

    I already thought I saw you started The White Tiger the other day! I hope you will enjoy it better than I did… And A Game Of Thrones is definitely a book that needs some time to get through. I’ve read the first four books in the series and have the fifth one waiting for me, but somehow I cannot get myself to start another one right now. I think I have a love-hate relationship with them; I enjoy the story, but there are so many different characters and long descriptions that I cannot finish them without reading various other books in between.

    Thanks for visiting my WWW post and happy reading! 🙂

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    • Sam April 22, 2015 at 9:40 AM #

      I picked it up and changed Goodreads but I’m just now getting into it. With a 33 hour audio for GoT, I’m a bit intimidated! And this isn’t the longest one. We’ll see how this journey goes. Happy reading!

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      • Yvo April 22, 2015 at 12:07 PM #

        Wow that is an impressive amount of hours for an audiobook! It might work better though than reading the physical book; I guess the story is easier to enjoy when read or heard spread over a larger period of time… I will probably end up doing just that with the fifth book at some point.

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      • Sam April 22, 2015 at 12:18 PM #

        I like it because I can read the physical books for my book club and still enjoy the book consistently. Hopefully this helps me get through the books faster!

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  5. Eddy Gilmore April 22, 2015 at 9:47 AM #

    Alicia at Caffeine and Books posted a solid WWW post today, and she left an amazing review of my book on there as well. Thus, I’m shamelessly promoting it here. Thanks for all you do to further the cause of great reading!
    https://caffeineandbooks42.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/www-wednesdays-april-22nd-2015/

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  6. missdarcy87 April 22, 2015 at 10:07 AM #

    I really want to pick up J.K. Rowling’s new book! It looks super good! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam April 22, 2015 at 10:37 AM #

      It’s a great quick read. Hope you can find a copy. Happy reading.

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  7. klgd2008 April 22, 2015 at 11:37 AM #

    Good luck with Game of Thrones. Such a long book, but it was so good. I’ve been trying to finish book 5 since last year.

    http://wp.me/p4K3uO-gI

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    • Sam April 22, 2015 at 11:44 AM #

      Looks like I got to your post a few minutes early, haha! I’ve heard only amazing things about GoT. I’m just intimidated by the length! The businessperson in me is thinking about the opportunity cost of other books by starting this one. I hope it flies by. happy reading!

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      • klgd2008 April 22, 2015 at 12:15 PM #

        I was definitely intimidated by the large page count before I started it, but it felt really good when I finally finished it.

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  8. hmills96 April 22, 2015 at 12:11 PM #

    I hope you like GOT, it’s a doozy, but once you’re hooked…you’re a goner! And how could someone at a book store NOT KNOW ABOUT JK’s NEW BOOK?!?!?!?!?! I very much need to get my hands on it. Anyway, here is my link: https://ilayreading.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/www-wednesday-4222015/

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    • Sam April 22, 2015 at 12:18 PM #

      I was shocked he didn’t know but man did I feel awesome!!!

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  9. snailswithmail April 22, 2015 at 12:35 PM #

    Good luck on GoT! I’m far too scared of big books to give it a try…
    Here’s my WWW: https://snailswithbooks.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/www-wednesday-9/

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    • Sam April 22, 2015 at 12:39 PM #

      Audio helps if you can handle it. It’s how I got through ‘Pillars of the Earth.’ Happy reading!

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  10. cleopatralovesbooks April 22, 2015 at 1:11 PM #

    I’m another one who has missed JK Rowling’s new book. Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/this-week-in-books-april-22/

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    • Sam April 22, 2015 at 1:40 PM #

      I saw it on another blog and Pinterest. I don’t think it was a big release but it’s really sweet. Happy reading!

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  11. Maggie April 22, 2015 at 2:40 PM #

    Hi! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for the week! 🙂

    https://thenovelorange.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/www-wednesday-%E2%99%A5-april-22-2015/

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  12. bookboodle April 22, 2015 at 3:01 PM #

    This has been my week
    https://bookboodle.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/www-wednesday-april-22nd
    Happy reading 🙂

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  13. analeeluvsbooks April 22, 2015 at 11:19 PM #

    Cool post! Here’s my WWW Wednesday:
    https://booksnacksblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/www-wednesday-3-april-22/
    🙂

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