WWW Wednesday, 29-July-2015

29 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?

MartianCurrently reading:  I’m on to the next section of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. I liked the last section, about Luisa, a lot so I hope this one doesn’t let me down.
No progress with. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Stand by.
Good progress with Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I keep imagining this as a movie and it’s going to be awesome. I’m so excited for November.
Better progress on The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer than I expected. I’m around disk ten now so I’m almost halfway done. I’m getting annoyed by all the french road names. It’s reminding me of a Stieg Larsson book.
Slow start with The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. The week has been a bit hectic and I haven’t had time to read much. I’m hoping this changes.
Just to make the list of books I’m reading longer, I’m still not done with The Martian by Andy Weir. My husband and I are going to trade it back and forth for our commutes until it’s finished. I hope I can get through it soon, I’m really enjoying it.

Recently finished: Um…. yeah. Nothing this week. I haven’t had as much time to read as I’d like with physical therapy. It will be over soon, though. Then I want to hit the books hard.

However, two book reviews! Beat that! One is for Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (2/5) and the other for Harry, A History by Melissa Anneli (4/5). Check them out and let me know what you think.

CastleReading Next: While I’ve been waiting forever for A Widow for One Year by John Irving, it’s going to be put on hold. I’ve got to get to another book club selection, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. This has been on my TBR for a while and since we were discussing new selections, I came ready with some I’ve been wanting to read and snuck them onto the list. Winning!

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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38 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 29-July-2015”

  1. klgd2008 July 29, 2015 at 3:14 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  2. Emily Witt July 29, 2015 at 3:42 AM #

    I think I might need to get Harry, a History for one of my friends. I was of the Potter generation, and went to the release parties and such (due to our time zones, we got our new books at the much more civilised hour of 9am), but this friend is the type who played on the college Quidditch team within the last five years and that sort of thing. I think she’d appreciate it.

    Here’s my link: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/1817/


    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 6:39 AM #

      She might really enjoy it. They didn’t touch on Quidditch or Yule Ball charities but there was a lot of other stuff in there. Hope she enjoys it. Happy Wednesday.


  3. curiousdaisies July 29, 2015 at 4:10 AM #

    You’ll do better this week. Don’t worry about it. Happy reading!



    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 4:55 PM #

      Thanks! I think I’ll finish two. You seem to have linked to Goodreads, by the way. Happy Wednesday!


      • curiousdaisies July 30, 2015 at 4:23 AM #

        Whoops. I hope I didn’t leave the wrong link everywhere :/


  4. bookboodle July 29, 2015 at 4:24 AM #

    Well done on getting further with Cloud Atlas; am still undecided as to whether I’ll ever pick it up!
    Here’s my Wednesday post – https://bookboodle.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/www-wednesday-july-29th 🙂


    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 5:04 PM #

      It’s getting a lot better. The beginning was off putting to say the least. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Claire | Art and Soul July 29, 2015 at 4:32 AM #

    I’m always so impressed with how many books you have on the go at once! I bought myself The Martian for my birthday, so I’ll be getting to it soon. Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW: http://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/www-wednesday-29th-july-2015/


    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 5:06 PM #

      I finished it this morning!! I hope you like it, too. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Alice @ Raptureinbooks July 29, 2015 at 4:45 AM #

    Awesome list, I’m impressed with how many you’re reading at once!

    Happy reading 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://raptureinbooks.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/www-wednesday-8-29th-july-2015/


    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 5:08 PM #

      Thank you! Happy Wednesday!


  7. elenasquareeyes July 29, 2015 at 5:15 AM #

    I’m always impressed by how many books you can read at once, I can sometimes do two at a time but never more than that.
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 5:10 PM #

      Diversity in format helps a lot. Happy Wednesday!


  8. Yvo July 29, 2015 at 8:17 AM #

    The Glass Castle has to be one of my favorite memoirs; I hope you enjoy it!

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 6:04 PM #

      I’m so pumped to read it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Amanda Marie July 29, 2015 at 8:21 AM #

    I really want to read Harry, A History. Glad to see that you liked it!!

    Here’s what I’m reading and writing this week! https://amandasnoseinabook.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/what-im-reading-and-writing-wednesday-6/


    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 6:58 PM #

      Anelli is a great person to share her story. I hope you can read it soon. Happy Wednesday!


  10. Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews July 29, 2015 at 9:31 AM #

    I’m glad your enjoying The Martian. I can’t wait to see the full review. Here’s mine!


    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM #

      I finished it this morning! I’ll probably have a review up in a week or two. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Ryna July 29, 2015 at 9:42 AM #

    Those all sound great! Here’s my WWW Wednesday

    Liked by 1 person

  12. dublinbookworm July 29, 2015 at 10:24 AM #

    Great list. Here’s my WWW Wednesday. http://dublinbookworm.com/2015/07/29/this-week-in-books-29-07-2015/

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Analee @ Book Snacks July 29, 2015 at 10:50 AM #

    The Glass Castle is on my TBR as well, I hope you enjoy it! And I’m glad you’re enjoying The Martian, I’m planning on reading that too. Here’s My WWW if you want to check it out. Happy Wednesday! ❤


    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 7:04 PM #

      I finished The Martian this morning and really liked it. I’m excited to jump into Glass Castle as soon as I can. Happy Wednesday!


  14. Abby Z. July 29, 2015 at 12:46 PM #

    I am planning on starting The Martian ASAP. Also have a different Alice Hoffman book on my TBR (The Marriage of Opposites). Happy Wednesday 🙂 Here is my WWW: https://bookishbarrister.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/www-wednesday-4/


    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 7:07 PM #

      Yes, go start The Martian ASAP! It’s wonderful. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. charliegirlteachergirl July 29, 2015 at 6:14 PM #

    This past week I wasn’t as productive as I wanted to be with my reading, and right now I don’t want to touch anything! Is it an end of summer slump?



    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 7:10 PM #

      Haha, I think so! Trying to squeeze in some last minute summer reads before we switch to spooky fall reads. Happy Wednesday!


  16. A Fold in the Spine July 29, 2015 at 6:43 PM #


    Thanks for sharing your list with me! I will be going over those reviews. I am new to the meme and I will be trying to hit everyone up on the comments!

    Here is my post:



    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 7:12 PM #

      Welcome! I hope you enjoy my reviews. Happy Wednesday!


  17. Foofy * Not Foofy July 29, 2015 at 9:10 PM #

    Definitely checking out the Harry Potter book. I’m a big fan!

    I haven’t gotten as much reading done lately but I finally sent our French exchange student home so hopefully we’ll stop running quite so much (and I can get some reading done!).

    My WWW is here: http://www.foofynotfoofy.com/foofynotfoofy/2015/7/29/www-wednesday-29-july-2015

    Be sure to help me decide on my next book by answering the poll while you are there!


    • Sam July 29, 2015 at 9:11 PM #

      I hate when life gets in the way of reading! Hope you can grab some more time. Happy Wednesday!


  18. Cassie July 30, 2015 at 1:00 AM #

    I’m so impressed at your ability to read so many at once! I feel like I’d just get confused. ‘The Museum of Extraordinary Things’ sounds interesting – I’ll have to check that out! Here’s my list for the week, better late than never: http://bookreviewsandhaikus.com/2015/07/29/www-wednesday-july-29-2015/

    Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam July 30, 2015 at 6:47 AM #

      It’s a slow start but interesting none the less. Happy Wednesday!



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