WWW Wednesday, 3-June-2015

3 Jun

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!


The Three Ws are:

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

HarryCurrently reading:  I’ve been working on La Sombra del Viento by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It’s reminding me that I need to practice my Spanish more, but I’m really enjoying the story. I hope to finish it this summer.
Good progress with A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I think I’m finally getting somewhere with it and I’m liking it a lot more than I thought I would.
Slow progress with Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. I’m not engaged yet and I’m not sure how long it will take, but it’s a good morning read so far.
I’ve started a new audiobook on my phone which is Harry, a History by Melissa Anelli. It’s an oral history of the Harry Potter phenomenon as told by a leading fangirl. Not too far into it yet to judge, but I’ll be sure to report out soon.

KingfisherRecently finished: I got through two! The first was The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine which was an audiobook for me. I enjoyed it and gave it 4/5 stars. Review coming next week.
The second was The Bohemians by Ben Tarnoff. It just wasn’t for me, unfortunately. I wasn’t really interested in the subject and I felt the narrative jumped around a lot so I wasn’t as interested as I would have liked to be. Oh well. 2/5 stars.

I’ve also got two book reviews posted since last week. Go check out my feelings on Waiting to be Heard by Amanda Knox and The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

WidowReading Next: Still planning on it being A Widow for One Year by John Irving. This will be the next book to derail me from Sombra and, to be honest, I won’t mind.

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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30 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 3-June-2015”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks June 3, 2015 at 3:25 AM #

    I loved A Widow For One Year although if I remember rightly this is quite a chunkster of a book! Here is my week in books https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/this-week-in-books-june-3/


    • Sam June 3, 2015 at 7:05 AM #

      I think most Irving novels could be chunksters haha. Happy Wednesday!


  2. alextheshadowgirl June 3, 2015 at 3:28 AM #

    Here’s a link to my WWW WEDNESDAY post 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lipsyy June 3, 2015 at 3:51 AM #

    Ill look out for your review of The Girls at the Kingfisher Club- liking the look of that one!

    Here’s my post: https://lipsyy.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/this-week-in-books-03-06-15/


    • Sam June 3, 2015 at 7:28 AM #

      The review will be up next week. Spoiler: I liked it! Happy Wednesday!


  4. Claire | Art and Soul June 3, 2015 at 4:05 AM #

    Getting through two is good going! The Girls at the Kingfisher Club sounds promising 🙂 I’m glad you’re getting into Game of Thrones. I can’t remember which of the books in the series I enjoyed the most (possibly the second one). But they’re all pretty good, except the last one, which disappointed me.

    Here’s my WWW post: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/www-wednesday-3-june-2015/

    Happy reading!


    • Sam June 3, 2015 at 7:35 AM #

      Sorry to hear the last one was disappointing. I hope he eventually releases the next one and it can renew your hopes. ‘Kingfisher’ was avoid read, my review will be up next week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Denise June 3, 2015 at 7:43 AM #

    Here’s my post for this week! 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

  6. Ashley June 3, 2015 at 7:45 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!
    It looks like you’re reading some awesome sounding books this week!
    Here’s mine: https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/www-wednesdays-9/


    • Sam June 3, 2015 at 8:08 AM #

      Thank you! I’m enjoying all of them. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. laurelrainsnow June 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM #

    I haven’t done this meme in a while…eager to see what others are reading. Here is MY WWW POST


    • Sam June 3, 2015 at 9:57 AM #

      Welcome back and happy Wednesday!


  8. Alicia June 3, 2015 at 9:40 AM #

    The Girls at the Kingfisher Club seems really interesting. I’ll look out for a review.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post if you want to check it out: https://caffeineandbooks42.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/www-wednesdays-june-3rd-2015/


    • Sam June 3, 2015 at 9:57 AM #

      It was really well done, I was impressed. My review of it will be up late next week. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. curiousdaisies June 3, 2015 at 11:01 AM #

    The Sombra is so good. I really dont get why its taking you so long. Perhaps because you’re reading it in Spanish? Happy reading!



    • Sam June 3, 2015 at 11:19 AM #

      Yeah, the Spanish is bogging me down. This is also my ‘in between’ book. It’s what I read between my book club books so I pick it up for a few days and put it down for a month. I’m getting close to the end and with one book club taking a break for the summer, I hope to be able to work on it for a while. Happy Wednesday!


  10. klgd2008 June 3, 2015 at 12:41 PM #

    Happy Wednesday!



  11. bookboodle June 3, 2015 at 2:12 PM #

    I have Cloud Atlas on my TBR shelf; it’s been there a couple of years. It’s a huge book and I’m not convinced it’s going to be my thing so haven’t made that time investment yet.
    I really enjoyed your Waiting To Be Heard review!
    Thanks for visiting my WWW earlier – https://bookboodle.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/www-wednesday-june-3rd


    • Sam June 3, 2015 at 2:33 PM #

      I got through part one late last night. I’m hoping it takes off from here. Glad you enjoyed my review! Happy Wednesday!


  12. Analee @ Book Snacks June 3, 2015 at 3:29 PM #

    These all seem like great books! ❤ Here's my WWW Wednesday post:
    Happy reading!


  13. Brin Guivera June 3, 2015 at 3:43 PM #

    Happy Wednesday! Here is my WWW post: http://bit.ly/1EWYBLr

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Yvo June 3, 2015 at 4:08 PM #

    Good to hear you’re making progress with La Sombra Del Viento! I really have to start picking up Spanish novels as well! Here’s my WWW; Happy reading! 🙂


    • Sam June 3, 2015 at 5:18 PM #

      It’s fun and challenging. I hope you can find a few! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Brooke's Books June 3, 2015 at 6:10 PM #

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post (:

    Liked by 1 person

  16. TheLiteraryCounsellor June 8, 2015 at 10:58 AM #

    The Girls at the Kingfisher Club is wonderful! I love the cover of the hardcover edition. I’m really disappointed that it won’t be used on the paperback.


    • Sam June 8, 2015 at 11:22 AM #

      That’s a shame, I really like that cover, too. When will the paperback cover be released?


      • TheLiteraryCounsellor June 8, 2015 at 11:25 AM #

        I believe it’s coming out at the end of this month. The new one is blue, with some awkward silhouettes on it.

        I purposely bought a second copy of the hardcover when I found it in a bargain bin just so I have one on hand if I ever want to gift this book. lol

        Liked by 1 person

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