WWW Wednesday, 15-July-2015

15 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?

Invisible BridgeCurrently reading:  My hold on Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell came in! I hope to get some reading done on this one. I’ve had a lot more ebook time lately because I’m in physical therapy for runners knee and between waiting in the lobby to be called back and doing warm up on a recumbent bike, I get a few pages in each day.
Consequently, I’m letting my hold on I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai expire for now. When I finish Atlas, I hope to pick this backup.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins is going well. I’m beyond the point of the first movie and this is the part I don’t remember too well. It’s getting excited. I’ve set aside my PT exercise time as Mockingjay time.
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer is going slowly. As I feared, with my new commute, I don’t get as much audiobook time. I’m on the third CD of 22. I hope I can renew this one a few times!
I’m really enjoying Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge. I love the Titanic so the setting has me really excited. I forgot how much her writing style makes for a quick read and I’m plowing through it. Hope to have this one finished next week.

HotelRecently finished: I cried while finishing Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. The ending was a huge heartbreaker for me and I really loved it. Though I was reminded a bit of The Orphan Train with the ending and kind of saw it coming. Oh well, still a good story.

A couple of reviews for you to check out as well. The first is A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. The long journey through the first book is finally over!
The second is Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan. This was my favorite book of June and I highly recommend it!

Crossing to SafetyReading Next: I should get my copy of A Widow for One Year by John Irving next week so that’s forthcoming. There are a few other possibilities, though. My next book club selections are Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner and The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. I might jump on those early if I get a chance so I’m not stopping midbook to read one of them later this month. You have to plan ahead as a bookworm!

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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39 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 15-July-2015”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks July 15, 2015 at 3:18 AM #

    As always you have a great selection here! I’m so glad you enjoyed Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, even if it did make you cry! Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/this-week-in-books-july-15/


    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 6:06 AM #

      Not a bad thing when a book makes you cry. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. klgd2008 July 15, 2015 at 3:47 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

  3. Claire | Art and Soul July 15, 2015 at 5:07 AM #

    I read your review of Mr. Penumbra and it has to go on the TBR now – a rare 5 stars! 🙂 Good luck with Cloud Atlas. I didn’t like it as much as others, but I think it may be one that benefits from repeat reading once you fully understand what’s going on!

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/www-wednesday-15th-july-2015/


    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 6:12 AM #

      Yes, my rate 5 stars. Really good reading. And I’m starting to be sucked into Cloud Atlas now. I wanted to keep reading during PT yesterday! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Analee @ Book Snacks July 15, 2015 at 7:18 AM #

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet seems like a great book. I’m going to have to check it out! My WWW. Happy reading!


    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 7:55 AM #

      I hope you enjoy it. I really did. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Emily Witt July 15, 2015 at 7:39 AM #

    I had a friend recommend Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet to me not long ago.I’ll have to see if I can get onto it soon.

    Enjoy Cloud Atlas!

    My link is here: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/www-wednesday-and-wippet-wednesday-july-15-2015/


    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 8:10 AM #

      I hope you can find a copy. Have you read Cloud Atlas?


      • Emily Witt July 20, 2015 at 7:55 PM #

        I haven’t, but I have friends who have. I think it might be a bit dense for me, as intriguing as it sounds.


      • Sam July 20, 2015 at 8:09 PM #

        It gets less dense as you go. The beginning is a lot but it gets easier. Happy reading!


  6. Ashley July 15, 2015 at 7:42 AM #

    These all sound like great books. Mockingjay was definitely an awesome book!
    Here is my http://WWW..


    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 8:13 AM #

      I’m excited to reread it because my memory is fuzzy. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Denise July 15, 2015 at 7:47 AM #

    You’ve got a lot of books going on right now. You’re as bad as I am!

    Happy Wednesday!



    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 8:20 AM #

      I think of it more as ‘surrounded by books.’ Happy Wednesday!


  8. Alana July 15, 2015 at 8:13 AM #

    Happy Wednesday everyone!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. alexhappydancebooks July 15, 2015 at 8:32 AM #

    Here is my WWW Wednesday https://alexhappydancebooks.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/www-wednesday-15715/#more-829

    I’ve been meaning to read the Cloud Atlas for ages. How are you finding it?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 1:50 PM #

      It was a really slow start but it’s picking up now. Happy Wednesday!


  10. curiousdaisies July 15, 2015 at 8:48 AM #

    Glad to hear you liked Mr Penumbra. It was one of my favorite reads last year 😀 Happy reading!


    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 2:17 PM #

      Glad you enjoyed it as well!


  11. Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews July 15, 2015 at 9:32 AM #

    I really enjoyed Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour book store as well! It was super good. I read it this year but before I started this blog so I don’t have a review up for it. Check out my WWW Wednesday here: https://feliciasuelynnreviews.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/www-wednesday-2-71515/


    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 2:18 PM #

      Really solid read. I wish I had reviews up for a few ‘before blogging’ books sometimes. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Melissa July 15, 2015 at 9:48 AM #

    I haven’t read any of these but Mr. Penumbra’s 24 hour book store has been on my TBR pile for a while now.



    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 2:21 PM #

      I hope you can get to it soon. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 2:26 PM #

      I can’t get comments to work from my phone on your blog. I hope you enjoy Lilliput. I’m assuming it’s a Gulliver’s Travels reference. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  13. Amanda Marie July 15, 2015 at 11:05 AM #

    Thanks for the reminder that I have to re-read Mockingjay before part 2 of the movie comes out. I don’t remember too many of the details!

    Happy Reading!

    Here’s what I’m reading this week:


    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 2:27 PM #

      I flip flopped between wanting to be surprised by the movie and rereading the book. Reading won out. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Abby Z. July 15, 2015 at 11:40 AM #

    I’ve wanted to read The Invisible Bridge for a while now. I hope that you manage to get through it all and that it’s enjoyable!!



    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 2:49 PM #

      It’s really well written but a little slow so far. I’ll be giving updates on it for a while. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. aimalfarooq July 15, 2015 at 11:56 AM #

    Hope you enjoy Mockingjay as much as I did! I haven’t most of the other ones you mentioned, except for Game of Thrones. 🙂
    My WWW: https://aimalfarooq.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/www-wednesday-2/


    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 2:52 PM #

      I enjoyed it when I originally read it a few years ago and I’m liking it again. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. charliegirlteachergirl July 15, 2015 at 2:13 PM #

    Wonderful selection! Even though you cried, I think I want to read Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.



    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 2:57 PM #

      Making me cry isn’t a ad thing! Happy Wednesday!


  17. bookboodle July 15, 2015 at 3:23 PM #

    Love the sound of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store; I love books set in book shops and about other books – I’m actually reading one at the moment that’s centred around a writer who loves books 🙂
    Here’s my WWW https://bookboodle.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/www-wednesday-july-15th


    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 4:35 PM #

      Books about books attract bookworms. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Yvo July 15, 2015 at 6:55 PM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Mr. Penumbra and A Game Of Thrones! I really enjoyed especially the first read. I’ve added Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter And Sweet to my wishlist.

    Happy reading and thanks for visiting my WWW! 😀


    • Sam July 15, 2015 at 7:38 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it! I thought it was very sweet. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. teafunny July 15, 2015 at 9:36 PM #

    The planning of a bookworm, oh yes. I must remind myself not to obsess over all the books I’ve yet to read and focus on enjoying my current read.
    Happy Wednesday and reading!

    My www.

    Liked by 1 person


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