WWW Wednesday, 22-July-2015

22 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?

ExtraordinaryCurrently reading:  Slow progress on Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. I’m enjoying the story a lot more now that I’m back into it. The first section was rough to get through, but I’m starting to see the connections between characters and it’s getting interesting.
No progress with. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. I lost the hold so this one might be a while.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins flying by. I’m into the part that will make up the Part II movie so it’s all new to me again. I love it.
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer is going slowly, but it’s enjoyable. I’m on disk 6 of 22 so that’s progress, though granted not much.
I was able to start The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman late last week. So far, so good though I’m going into this with negative connotations because I really disliked the last Hoffman book I read. Just trying to stay impartial.

ManforHimselfRecently finished: I cried finishing Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge. I think my own Titanic knowledge made it worse because I knew which characters would live and die. Bainbridge did a great job of incorporating the well-known passengers, much the way the James Cameron movie did. I started watching the movie after finishing this. Still ongoing due to a bad TV.

Only one book review this week, Wuthering Bites by Sarah Gray which a lot of you said sounded interesting. Hope you like my review.

MartianReading Next: I should get  A Widow for One Year by John Irving this week! I’ve been waiting on this one for a while so I’m looking forward to it. I’ll also be starting the audiobook of The Martian by Andy Weir. My husband and I are driving to New York and back for our annual trip so I hope this keeps us entertained while we go through Canada (fastest route between Detroit and Syracuse).

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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46 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 22-July-2015”

  1. Emily Witt at 2:20 AM #

    I’ll be interested to hear what you think of The Martian. I am in the very small minority who wasn’t all that fussed. I hope you enjoy it, though!

    My link: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/wippet-wednesday-you-look-like-youve-seen-a-ghost-and-www-wednesday/


    • Sam at 6:35 AM #

      Sorry to hear it wasn’t for you. I’m looking forward to at least knowing the story from the book before the film comes out. Happy Wednesday!


  2. cleopatralovesbooks at 2:21 AM #

    Oh dear every time I visit you I get book envy! I want to read the Every Man for Himself, sounds just my thing. Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/this-week-in-books-july-22/


    • Sam at 6:54 AM #

      I hope you enjoy it! Bainbridge has a unique style that I love. Happy Wednesday!


  3. I’m glad you’re enjoying Cloud Atlas more now – it took me a few attempts before I really got into the story. I fancy reading Every Man for Himself. I’ve enjoyed Beryl Bainbridge’s books, especially The Birthday Boys a novel about Captain Scott’s last Antarctic Expedition.

    My post is at http://www.booksplease.org/2015/07/22/this-week-in-books-22-july-2015/


    • Sam at 8:32 AM #

      Glad to hear you enjoy her as well. I haven’t read that title but know it’s her most acclaimed. Happy Wednesday!


  4. klgd2008 at 4:32 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! 🙂


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  5. I haven’t read anything by Alice Hoffman, so if you have a better experience with The Museum of Extraordinary Things I might have to put it on my TBR. I have to check I have The Martian on there (I think I do…), because what’s not to like about “Robinson Crusoe in space”?

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


  6. HOLLY at 6:18 AM #

    I absolutely NEED to read The Martian soon- it looks awesome! I can’t wait to see what you think of it!
    My WWW: http://nutfreenerd.com/2015/07/22/www-wednesdays-july-22nd/


    • Sam at 4:56 PM #

      Should be a review up soon! We plan to finish before making it back home. Happy Wednesday!


  7. curiousdaisies at 6:36 AM #

    I respect you for taking on Cloud Atlas. And oh, how I wish I could go to NYC. Say hi to the city for me, will you? Happy reading!



    • Sam at 5:06 PM #

      We won’t make it to NYC, just to Syracuse. No where near as exciting, I promise haha. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam at 5:09 PM #

      I can’t comment on your blog from my phone, unfortunately. I’m glad you’re enjoying Oscar Wao. I hope to read that soon. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  8. Yvo at 8:15 AM #

    Good to hear you are enjoying Mockingjay! I might do a reread myself before watching the movie. I’m going to try and read The Martian some time soon as well! I’ve heard mixed things about it, but it seems like a pretty interesting read.

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam at 5:10 PM #

      I knew I’d want to read The Martian before the movie so I’m getting a jump on it now. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo at 5:19 PM #

        I’m going to try and do the same… Hopefully I will be able to read it next month. Happy Wednesday!


  9. dublinbookworm at 8:37 AM #

    Great list. Loved The Martian and have The Museum of Extraordinary Things on my TBR. This is my WWW Wednesday. http://dublinbookworm.com/2015/07/22/this-week-in-books-22-07-15/

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  10. I can’t wait to see what you think of The Martian. I’ve been thinking about picking it up but I’m trying to see what others are saying first since it’s not typically my things. Here’s my WWW Wednesday!


    • Sam at 5:12 PM #

      I’ll be sure to give a quick review in my WWW next week and. Full review to follow. Happy Wednesday!


  11. Abby Z. at 11:32 AM #

    I’ve had Cloud Atlas on my shelf forever. I should really get to it one of these days. I’m also going to read The Martian very soon 🙂

    My WWW: https://bookishbarrister.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/www-wednesday-3/


    • Sam at 6:05 PM #

      Cloud Atlas had been on my TBR forever lol. It feels good to finally be working on it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Analee @ Book Snacks at 12:30 PM #

    I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on The Martian, I’ve been thinking of picking it up but I’m not sure. 🙂 Happy reading! My WWW.


  13. Oh! I might have to check out Every Man For Himself. In 8th grade, we spent the entire spring semester in one class researching the Titanic because we were going to the see the Titanic exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It was fantastic – I wish they’d bring it back so I can go as an adult and appreciate it better.



    • Sam at 6:47 PM #

      I love that exhibit! I’ve seen it three times and it’s amazing every time. There are permanent museums in Tennessee and Missouri and I’m trying to plan trips to see them. I hope you can read the book, it was enjoyable. Happy Wednesday!


  14. Amy at 2:30 PM #

    The Martian sounds like a book I’d enjoy. Happy Wednesday 🙂



    • Sam at 6:49 PM #

      I hope you can find time to read it soon. Happy Wednesday!


  15. hmills96 at 2:41 PM #

    I have The Martian on Hold…it’s going to take awhile to get, but I can’t wait! https://ilayreading.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/www-wednesday-7222015/


    • Sam at 6:51 PM #

      I hope it’s worth the wait! I was afraid I’d be on hold forever but it worked out pretty well. Happy Wednesday!


  16. I have a copy of “The Museum of Extraordinary Things” somewhere… I need to go find it.

    Here’s my WWW post:



    • Sam at 6:56 PM #

      Hope you can find it! And I hope I can get farther into it. Happy Wednesday!


      • I’m pretty sure it’s in one of my book bins under the bed. I need to go through them soon and take out everything that I still haven’t read yet.


    • Sam at 9:31 PM #

      Thanks for sharing. Happy Wednesday!


  17. Foofy * Not Foofy at 9:57 PM #

    I haven’t seen many reviews from my “usual suspect” book bloggers on The Martian so I’ll be interested in knowing your view on it. Just from the description, it doesn’t sound like my cup of tea but it’s mentioned by so many people I’m wondering if I should give it the chance.

    This is my first week joining WWW Wednesdays and I’m looking forward to participating! My WWW here: http://www.foofynotfoofy.com/foofynotfoofy/2015/7/22/www-wednesday-22-july-2015


    • Sam at 6:11 AM #

      It’s not my usual either but a few bloggers I follow who don’t normally read that genre have liked it.
      Welcome to WWW Wednesday! Glad you’re here.


  18. Cassie at 12:18 AM #

    Great list! I finished The Martian not too long ago and enjoyed it. I’ve wanted to read Cloud Atlas forever so I just need to get to it already!

    This is my first time writing a WWW Wednesday – glad I stumbled onto this! Thanks for hosting and here’s my list: http://bookreviewsandhaikus.com/2015/07/22/www-wednesday-july-22-2015/


    • Sam at 6:14 AM #

      Glad you enjoyed The Martian. Welcome to WWW Wednesday. Glad to have you joining us.

      Liked by 1 person


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