WWW Wednesday, 1-July-2015

1 Jul

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?

MalalaCurrently reading:  No progress on Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Hoping the hold comes through soon!
My audiobook is Harry, a History by Melissa Anelli and it’s going well. I find myself insanely jealous of Anelli’s life every time I open it up.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai is going pretty well. I wish there was more about her. Right now it seems like a history lesson about her region of Pakistan. I know it’s setting up the political situation that led to her getting shot, but it’s still not as interesting as I was hoping for.
I started Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford earlier this week. Our book club has chosen it as our selection to discuss in July. No shame to say this was my recommendation! I hope it’s a good one, I’ve heard good things.
I technically haven’t started it by the time this post goes up, but my husband and I are leaving for a trip to the Smokey Mountains and of course we had to have an audiobook to supplement the nine-hour trip (each way!). We choose Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children which we listened to last year. I hope it’s good!

BitesRecently finished: I fought my way through Wuthering Bites by Sarah Gray. It’s not that the book’s bad, but that I wanted to finish it by Monday. Wuthering Heights isn’t a book you rush through and this one is the say way. I kept wondering how much longer this was because of the vampire plotline.

And two book reviews! The first was for La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It feels good to have this one behind me because it was a long journey, but wrong because I enjoyed it so much.
The other is On the Okey Dokey Trail by I. Leigh Private. I enjoyed it but thought it lacked a little depth. Check out the reviews to know more!

ManforHimselfReading Next: There are two possibilities. The first is that my work book club gets me a copy of A Widow for One Year by John Irving before I finish Hotel.
If that doesn’t happen, I’m going to continue my fight to finish the When Are You Reading? Challenge. Next up is Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge. I was introduced to Bainbridge a few years ago when I read The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress for my book club. The author has a really cool style. I saw that she had a book about my favorite event in history, the sinking of the Titanic. I was lucky enough to find it at a used bookstore in Ann Arbor, MI and I’ve been waiting for a reason to read it ever since. So pumped!

As I’ve said, I’m in a car on my way to Tennessee so please forgive me if responses are delayed. It all depends on how good the audiobooks are and how good the phone reception is!

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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24 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 1-July-2015”

  1. Emily Witt July 1, 2015 at 2:21 AM #

    I read I Am Malala last year and felt the same way. I was glad I read it in the end, though.

    I’ll be back in a bit when I’ve actually written my own post!


    • Sam July 1, 2015 at 5:56 AM #

      From the way it’s going, I can tell it’s going to get into her own story. It’s more focused on her family right now and I enjoy the personal account. Glad to hear you liked it in the end. Happy Wednesday!


  2. Claire | Art and Soul July 1, 2015 at 3:00 AM #

    I think I’ll have to see if my library has Wuthering Bites. I hope Hollow City makes those 9-hour journeys fly by and you have a great trip! 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/www-wednesday-1st-july-2015/


    • Sam July 1, 2015 at 5:57 AM #

      I hope you can find a copy! It was entertaining for sure. We’ll leave in an hour so I”ll be able to report back next week. Happy Wednesday!


  3. cleopatralovesbooks July 1, 2015 at 3:08 AM #

    Beryl Bainbridge is an author who I want to read so that sounds like a good choice. Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/this-week-in-books-july-1/


    • Sam July 1, 2015 at 6:00 AM #

      I enjoyed ‘The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress’ as well if you can find a copy of that. She passed before finishing it and I wonder how that affected it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. thehumdrumeclectic July 1, 2015 at 3:12 AM #

    I’m pretty new at blogging and decided to give this meme a try 🙂 Have a safe trip! https://thehumdrumeclectic.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/www-wednesdays/


    • Sam July 1, 2015 at 6:01 AM #

      Welcome to the blogging world! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. klgd2008 July 1, 2015 at 3:25 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  6. rabbitearsblog July 1, 2015 at 12:22 PM #

    I’ve heard so many good things about I Am Malala! I might try that book out sometime! Here’s my WWW Wednesday topic:



  7. Maggie July 1, 2015 at 1:40 PM #

    Aw! Have fun in Tennessee! That’s my state! 🙂 Here’s the link to my WWW Wednesday post for the week! Happy reading! 🙂



    • Sam July 1, 2015 at 2:24 PM #

      Ah, I wish we were still heading your way. We changed our plans last minute and we’re headed to The Upper Peninsula to escape the deluge. I still want to head down to you but it might be next year. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. hmills96 July 1, 2015 at 1:45 PM #

    I’ve been wanting to read I am Malala for awhile! Hope it’s good! https://ilayreading.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/www-wednesday-712015/


    • Sam July 1, 2015 at 2:28 PM #

      I hope so too! Happy Wednesday!


  9. Yvo July 1, 2015 at 1:58 PM #

    Such a shame to hear I Am Malala doesn’t include that much information about her… I had such high hopes for that read.
    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam July 1, 2015 at 2:31 PM #

      I think it’s because I’m at the beginning. I’m hoping it turns more to her soon! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo July 1, 2015 at 3:08 PM #

        Ah, that could explain it. Hopefully thinks improve later on!


  10. siderealday July 1, 2015 at 11:26 PM #

    Sounds like you’ve got a pretty full plate. I’ve finally got a WWW post again now that my work’s quieted down (finally):
    Enjoy your trip!


    • Sam July 2, 2015 at 9:28 PM #

      Sorry I’m just getting here now. Spotty service! Happy belated Wednesday!



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