WWW Wednesday, 8-July-2015

8 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?

MockingjayCurrently reading:  Stil a hold on Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Wait and see.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai is going pretty well. With my big trip over the weekend, I didn’t get a lot of ereading time on my phone. Not much of a need for it in the middle of the woods. Hopefully this can pick up soon.
I’m really enjoying Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Henry is a really great character and I’m enjoying his story mixed between flashbacks and the 1980s.
Two new audiobooks this week. The first is Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins which is a re-read for me. I wanted a refresher of the story before I see the film. I’m curious how much had to change because of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death and how accurate they could keep the story.
The second new audiobook is The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer. I don’t remember how this fell onto my radar but I think it might have been a recommendation? We’ll have to see how it is because I’ve only just begun. With my shorter commute to my new job, I’m not sure how fast I’ll get through this 22 disk audio.

HollowRecently finished: Two finished! Both audio. Harry, a History by Melissa Anelli was really good and it reminded me of all the awesomeness that is Harry Potter and being a Potterhead while the books were being released. Great read.
My husband and I flew through the audio for Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. I didn’t like this one as much as the first. I’ll have to write the review to put my thoughts together.

WidowReading Next: No changes to my plans. It will be a physical book that I read next. Either A Widow for One Year by John Irving or Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge. Depends on when I get a copy of ‘Widow’ from my work book club girls. Sounds like I might get it soon!

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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40 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 8-July-2015”

  1. elenasquareeyes July 8, 2015 at 1:34 AM #

    I really should reread Mockingjay before the film comes out too!
    My WWW Wednesday

    Liked by 1 person

  2. dublinbookworm July 8, 2015 at 2:17 AM #

    Some interesting books. Here’s my WWW Wednesday. http://dublinbookworm.com/2015/07/08/this-week-in-books-08-07-2015/

    Liked by 1 person

  3. klgd2008 July 8, 2015 at 3:37 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  4. Claire | Art and Soul July 8, 2015 at 4:29 AM #

    It’s going to be interesting to see what the film does with the end of Mockingjay and whether certain people get to live or die…
    Ever since reading A Prayer for Owen Meany, I’ve been meaning to read another John Irving. If you enjoy A Widow for One Year it might have to be that one! 🙂

    Thanks for hosting! Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/www-wednesday-8th-july-2015/


    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 6:19 AM #

      I hope reading Mockingjay now isn’t too soon and I’ll remember it well for the film in November. I’ve gone to midnight releases for the first three and don’t intend to stop now!
      Owen Meany is my favorite Irving of the ones I’ve read. I’m hoping Widow is good but if not, The World According to Garp is another of his big titles. Same with The Cider House Rules. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Margaret @ BooksPlease July 8, 2015 at 4:45 AM #

    You got a lot of reading done this week – even if Cloud Atlas is still on hold! Here’s my post http://www.booksplease.org/2015/07/08/this-week-in-books-8-july-2015/


    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 7:00 AM #

      Haha I’m determined to get back to it soon. Happy Wednesday!


  6. crimeworm July 8, 2015 at 4:46 AM #

    You’re like me, a few on the go at a time – good for different moods and whatever you fancy. I’ve done it since I was about eight!


    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 7:12 AM #

      I’ve been doing it for a long time, too. Different formats keep me reading at all times! Happy Wednesday!


  7. bookboodle July 8, 2015 at 4:52 AM #

    The Hunger Games trilogy has been on my TBR for so long I really should get to it!
    Here’s my WWW https://bookboodle.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/www-wednesday-july-8th


    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 7:13 AM #

      It’s a really quick read! I hope you enjoy them all! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Denise July 8, 2015 at 7:16 AM #

    I loved Harry, A History. Glad you enjoyed it too! I’ve been considering adding Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet to my TBR, if anything because it is an amazing title. Sounds like you’re enjoying that one too.

    My WWW for the week: https://lifewithnoplot.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/www-wednesday-for-7815/


    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 7:28 AM #

      I’m really liking it. At this point, I would recommend it! Happy Wednesday!


  9. Amanda Marie July 8, 2015 at 8:11 AM #

    Yeah… I wasn’t sure if Philip Seymour Hoffman finished filming Mockingjay Part 2 before he passed. 😦 It will be really sad to seeI it without him in it.
    Hollow City is one of my next reads, so I really hope that I enjoy it.

    Here’s what I’m reading this week: https://amandasnoseinabook.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/what-im-reading-writing-wednesday-28/


    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 9:40 AM #

      I herd they finished part I but not all of part II. I couldn’t remember the details of his role in the later part so I’m excited to red this again.
      I didn’t live Hollow City, but I’m still going to read Library of Souls. Happy Wednesday!


  10. Alana July 8, 2015 at 8:32 AM #

    I fell behind with watching The Hunger Games movies (thank goodness for Netflix though). I may go back and reread/rewatch them all before Part 2’s release.

    Anywho. Happy Wednesday and here’s this week’s post: http://alanacking.blogspot.com/2015/07/www-wednesdays-july-8.html


    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 9:54 AM #

      I’m glad they put the movies up on Netflix. It gives them a great audience. Happy Wednesday!


  11. Emily Witt July 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM #

    I had no idea there was a sequel to Miss Peregrine’s!

    My link


    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 9:57 AM #

      Yes, there’s a second book out now and the final book is due around the end of the year. Happy Wednesday!


  12. Analee @ Book Snacks July 8, 2015 at 11:38 AM #

    Hope you enjoy your re-read of Mockingjay! I’d actually like to do that as well before the movie comes out. 🙂 Here’s my WWW Wednesday:
    Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews July 8, 2015 at 12:44 PM #

    I’m reading a lot more than I thought. I love using Audiobooks for rereads. I’m glad I’m not the only one who tends to do that. Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://feliciasuelynnreviews.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/www-wednesday-1-7815/

    I hope you enjoy it!


    • Sam July 9, 2015 at 7:02 PM #

      So sorry this is only being released now! It was stuck in my Spam filter. Silly filter. Audiobooks are so good for re-read because it let’s you keep up with a new physical book while enjoying a loved story. Happy (belated) Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Palmers Page Turners (@palmerspageturn) July 8, 2015 at 12:46 PM #

    Looks like some great reads! Here’s my W…W..W… post! http://palmerspageturners.blogspot.com/2015/07/wwwwednesday.html

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Yvo July 8, 2015 at 1:05 PM #

    I should do a Mockingjay reread too before the movie comes out… And I want to start reading Miss Peregrine’s School For Peculiar Children soon as well.

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW. 🙂


    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 1:26 PM #

      Both are great series. I like having the book fresh in my mind before seeing a movie. Helps me appreciate them both. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Amy July 8, 2015 at 1:27 PM #

    I should probably try an audio book at some point! Here’s my post: https://warmdayswillnevercease.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/www-wednesday-8th-july-2015/

    Happy Wednesday 🙂


    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 3:15 PM #

      It helps me go through a lot more books. Especially long ones. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. hmills96 July 8, 2015 at 2:09 PM #

    So excited for Riggs to put out a third Peregrine book. Hurry upppppp! https://ilayreading.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/www-wednesday-782015/


    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 3:27 PM #

      I think I saw November for a release date? Just saying, Halloween would be better! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Brin Guivera July 8, 2015 at 4:14 PM #

    Here is my WWW: http://bit.ly/1HbSSUn

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Abby Z. July 8, 2015 at 4:28 PM #

    I can’t believe that I didn’t get into audiobooks sooner. I really love them and I’m glad to see another reader who enjoys them as well.

    My first WWW ever is here: https://bookishbarrister.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/www-wednesday-1/


    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 4:48 PM #

      Welcome!!! It’s always nice to find another audio lover. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. TheLiteraryCounsellor July 8, 2015 at 4:41 PM #

    I’m currently reading so many books that I had to narrow it down to just the most recent two I have been focusing on. Otherwise my post would have been insanely long.



    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 4:51 PM #

      Nothing bad about that! I wish I had some more reading time. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. WordsAndPeace July 8, 2015 at 6:40 PM #

    wow, 22 disks, it better be good! here is my WWW: http://wordsandpeace.com/2015/07/05/sunday-post-17-752015/


    • Sam July 8, 2015 at 6:41 PM #

      I hope so! It’s a bit slow to start but I’m only on disk 1. Happy Wednesday!


      • WordsAndPeace July 8, 2015 at 6:44 PM #

        maybe choose a group focusing on a specific genre, I think they are more active


  22. charliegirlteachergirl July 10, 2015 at 12:48 PM #

    I’m so proud of myself! I finished TWO books in one week. 🙂



    • Sam July 10, 2015 at 2:13 PM #

      That’s awesome! A good week for sure.



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