WWW Wednesday, 24-June-2015

24 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?

BitesCurrently reading:  No progress on Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. It was starting to get good and I lost my hold on the ebook. I’ll get it back soon, though!
My only audiobook now is Harry, a History by Melissa Anelli so I’m making some decent progress. It’s a long one, though, so it could be a while. I’m loving the re-living of my Potterhead heydays.
I grabbed a random book off my shelves. A few years ago, my husband was at a book exchange and decided he needed to grab me a copy of Wuthering Bites by Sarah Gray. I hated Wuthering Heights when I read it in high school but husband insisted it’s because I was too young and it would be better with vampires. So far, he’s right.
I also started another ebook while I wait for Cloud Atlas to come back (because I’m impatient). I choose I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. I know it’s been out for a while, but I’m really excited to read this.

PenumbraRecently finished: So many finished! I got through On the Okey Dokey Trail by I. Leigh Private after posting this last week. It was okay: enjoyable for sure.
I also finished up A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin on Thursday. I really liked it and put the sequel on my TBR right away.
ALSO! We went on a road trip over the weekend and got through the entire audiobook of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. It was awesome. I can’t wait to write the review for this great book. The audiobook is highly recommended.

HotelReading Next: The John Irving book may still be on, but not immediately. I still plan to go after Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford next. This will likely go with me on vacation in a week. It looks like a good one to read by the campfire.

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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47 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 24-June-2015”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks June 24, 2015 at 2:08 AM #

    So glad to hear Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore kept you thoroughly amused on your road trip, this is one that has been on my radar for a long time. Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/this-week-in-books-june-24/


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 7:13 AM #

      I hope you can read it soon. Highly recommended. Happy Wednesday!


  2. alextheshadowgirl June 24, 2015 at 3:58 AM #

    Wuthering bites.. A vampire version of Wuthering heights.. Interesting. I might add it to my Vampire Month. 😀
    Here’s my post:


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 7:17 AM #

      I didn’t know there was a vampire month! This would be perfect for it. They are more similar to Stroker’s vampires than Meyers’. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • alextheshadowgirl June 24, 2015 at 9:09 AM #

        The Vampire Month refers to a July Challenge I’m doing. And it’s better that it’s more similar to Stoker’s Vampire. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  3. elenasquareeyes June 24, 2015 at 4:32 AM #

    I found Cloud Atlas a bit slow to start with but then ended up really enjoying it – hope you can get back to it soon!
    Here’s my post: http://elenasquareeyes.com/2015/06/24/www-wednesday-240615/


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 7:53 AM #

      I hope so as well! I’ve heard similar reviews from others and it was getting to a point I really started to enjoy. Happy Wednesday!


  4. Claire | Art and Soul June 24, 2015 at 4:38 AM #

    I had not idea that Wuthering Bites existed! Will really look forward to hearing what you think when you’ve finished. Weirdly enough, I can imagine that working…
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/www-wednesday-24th-june-2015/


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 8:03 AM #

      I don’t remember all the details of the original but the parody plot seems to follow pretty closely. It’s a fun read. Hope you can enjoy it soon. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. bookboodle June 24, 2015 at 5:03 AM #

    Love books that are set in book shops so will have to add Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore to TBR 🙂
    Here’s my WWW https://bookboodle.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/www-wednesday-june-24th


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 8:04 AM #

      I do as well, which is why I wanted to read it. The plot is a bit more of a mystery than I expected but that made me like it more. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. curiousdaisies June 24, 2015 at 6:02 AM #

    I loved Mr Penumbra. I hope you liked it! I’ll keep an eye out for your review. Here’s my post. Happy reading!



    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 8:07 AM #

      I really loved it! The review will be glowing. Happy Wednesday!


  7. HOLLY June 24, 2015 at 6:46 AM #

    haha, I’ve never heard of Wuthering Bites, but it sounds like an interesting read!

    My WWW: http://nutfreenerd.com/2015/06/24/www-wednesdays-june-24th/


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 8:09 AM #

      It’s been fun so far. Happy Wednesday!


  8. Maggie June 24, 2015 at 6:48 AM #

    I am so thrilled you enjoyed A Game of Thrones! I haven’t read the books yet, but I adore the show! Wuthering Bites is a hilarious title!

    Here’s my WWW link! 🙂 http://thenovelorange.com/2015/06/24/june-24-2015-edition/


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 8:13 AM #

      Now that I’ve read the first book I’m tempted to watch some of the first season but I’m afraid there will be spoilers for book two. I’d hate to ruin the book for myself. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Denise June 24, 2015 at 7:41 AM #

    Wow, you got a lot of reading done this week! Mr. Penumbra’s is going on my TBR – sounds interesting.

    Here’s my post for the week: https://lifewithnoplot.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/www-wednesday-for-62415/


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 8:40 AM #

      Penumbra was a great book. I bet I don’t have anything finished for next week after all this progress. Oh well, that’s the reading cycle. Happy Wednesday!


  10. Analee @ Book Snacks June 24, 2015 at 8:12 AM #

    Hmm, Wuthering Bites seems interesting! Gonna have to check it out. 🙂 Here’s my WWW Wednesday:
    Happy reading! ❤


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 8:42 AM #

      It’s an amusing read so far. Hope you can find a copy. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Amy June 24, 2015 at 8:14 AM #

    I hated Wuthering Heights too! I read it when I was 18 so I don’t think my opinion will have changed in such a short amount of time. Maybe I’d find Wuthering Bites more interesting though.

    Here’s my WWW post: https://warmdayswillnevercease.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/www-wednesday-24th-june-2015/

    Happy reading! 🙂


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 8:53 AM #

      I read Wuthering Heights about nine years ago. It’s given me time to forget the details. Though I’m pretty sure Heathcliff wasn’t a vampire hunter. Happy Wednesday!


      • Amy June 24, 2015 at 8:54 AM #

        I think I forgot the details as soon as I finished the book. I really didn’t enjoy it. Heathcliff as a vampire hunter sounds much more interesting.

        Liked by 1 person

  12. Amanda Marie June 24, 2015 at 8:28 AM #

    Good morning and happy Wednesday!
    I almost picked up I Am Malala the other day at B&N. Maybe I will pick it up next time I’m there. I’m interested to see what you think about it!

    Here’s my modified WWW- https://amandasnoseinabook.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/what-im-reading-and-writing-wednesday-4/

    Happy reading! ❤


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 8:55 AM #

      I love a good memoir and Malala has a great story to tell. I’m looking forward to it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Amanda Marie June 24, 2015 at 8:59 AM #

        I agree, a good memoir sucks me in just as much as non-fiction.

        Liked by 1 person

  13. Ashley June 24, 2015 at 8:59 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! 🙂
    So many awesome books mentioned in your post!
    I have Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore on my TBR!
    Here is my post: https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/www-wednesdays-11-2/


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM #

      I hope you can read it soon, it was a great read! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. klgd2008 June 24, 2015 at 11:56 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!

    I’m glad you enjoyed Game of Thrones and I hope you enjoy I Am Malala. I read it last year and thought it was good.



    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 1:52 PM #

      Glad to hear a good review! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Yvo June 24, 2015 at 4:05 PM #

    I loved Mr Penumbra as well! And I’m really looking forward to read I Am Malala once I get myself a copy; it sounds like such an interesting read. Thanks for visiting my WWW and happy reading! 😀


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 5:23 PM #

      I hope you can find a copy soon. It’s really compelling so far.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. alexhappydancebooks June 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM #

    I haven’t read any of your books, but I really want to read Cloud Atlas and Game of Thrones 🙂

    Here is mine


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 6:31 PM #

      GoT was good and I think Cloud Atlas is going to pick up soon. Happy Wednesday!


  17. WordsAndPeace June 24, 2015 at 9:07 PM #

    I also loved the Sloan book to pieces! Here is my WWW: http://wordsandpeace.com/2015/06/21/sunday-post-16-6202015/


    • Sam June 24, 2015 at 9:29 PM #

      Glad you liked it! Happy Wednesday!


  18. girlinbookland June 24, 2015 at 10:11 PM #

    Here is mine: https://girlinbookland.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/www-wednesday-6/

    And I also want to read Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Kay - The Desert Bibliophile June 24, 2015 at 10:47 PM #

    You’ll have to let me know how Harry, a History is. I just finished The Sorcerer’s Stone in my need to reread the whole series. Happy Wednesday!



    • Sam June 25, 2015 at 7:21 AM #

      Yay re reading Harry! I love revisiting the books. Happy (late) Wednesday!



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