WWW Wednesday, 12-August-2015

12 Aug

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!

IMG_1384-0

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


CastleCurrently reading:  I should get Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell back soon. I hope. I miss it.
Also waiting for I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. So yeah, no ebook right now is weird for me and I’m not a fan. It makes me angry.
Good progress The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer yesterday. I drove to Chicago for a conference (which is why my response time probably sucks. Sorry.) which means 5 hours of audio time. I’ll have another 5 on Sunday so I hope to be almost done with this one soon!
Steady progress with Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian. I like it? It’s interesting, but I feel bad for the main character instead of outright liking her. So a bit mixed at this point.
I was able to start The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls and so far, it’s interesting. Not the light-hearted read I need right now by any means, but enjoyable. It’s one of those ‘so crazy it has to be true’ stories and it’s mindblowing.

ExtraordinaryRecently finished: I made it through The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. This was way too slow to start for me and it was hard to make my way to a good point. I wish it had been a lot faster because I lost interest and mentally gave up on it.

And a book review! Look at me go. My review for Every Man for Himself by Baryl Bainbridge went up yesterday. Go check it out.

DarkPlacesReading Next: Next for physical book will be A Widow for One Year by John Irving. I think my work book club is falling apart and it’s making me sad.
I hope to start a new eAudio soon, Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. I’ve had it on hold forever and it’s finally coming up, just after the movie comes out. Could this be more perfect?


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.

You can follow me on GoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

Advertisements

52 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 12-August-2015”

  1. @dublinbookworm August 12, 2015 at 3:09 AM #

    Great list. Here’s my WWW Wednesday. http://dublinbookworm.com/2015/08/12/this-week-in-books-12-08-2015/

    Liked by 1 person

  2. klgd2008 August 12, 2015 at 3:59 AM #

    I hope you enjoy Dark Places, I absolutely loved it

    Happy Wednesday!

    http://wp.me/p4K3uO-pm

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 8:33 AM #

      Thanks! I hope I can start it soon. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. bookboodle August 12, 2015 at 4:10 AM #

    I too have Dark Places on my TBR!
    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/www-wednesday-august-12th 🙂

    Like

  4. Claire | Art and Soul August 12, 2015 at 5:31 AM #

    From what everyone says here it looks like Dark Places should be on my TBR too! I’ll wait to hear what you think of it 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: http://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/www-wednesday-12th-august-2015/

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 8:38 AM #

      I hope to get to it before the movie plot gets to me! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Hannah @ Lemonade Library August 12, 2015 at 5:39 AM #

    I really want to get around to an Alice Hoffman book but will probably give the one you’ve read this week a miss! Really slow starts are never good. And Dark Places is Gillian Flynn’s only book I’ve not read yet – I hope you enjoy!

    My WWW post

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 8:42 AM #

      I’m not a fan of Hoffman in general so I won’t recommend a particular title. I’m a bit biased but so many people love her. Happy Wednesday!

      Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 8:44 AM #

      I’m having phone compatibility issues so I’ll comment on your post here. I’m glad you enjoy the Daughter of Smoke and Bones series. That’s one I want to jump into at some point. Everyone says such good things about it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

      Like

      • Hannah @ Lemonade Library August 12, 2015 at 11:34 AM #

        Oh dear!! Yeah I would highly recommend the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series – it’s so beautifully written and so captivating!

        Like

  6. Holly August 12, 2015 at 6:26 AM #

    I really want to read Cloud Atlas soon- can’t wait to see what you think of it! Happy Wednesday! 🙂

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 8:44 AM #

      I hope I can finish it soon. Happy Wednesday!

      Like

  7. Clare August 12, 2015 at 6:48 AM #

    I haven’t read any Gillian Flynn yet, I really need to read Gone Girl! http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/www-wednesday-12th-august.html

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 8:45 AM #

      Gone Girl was awesome. Her books are really fast paced. Happy Wednesday!

      Like

  8. Alana August 12, 2015 at 7:24 AM #

    Happy Wednesday everybody! Here’s this week’s list: http://alanacking.blogspot.com/2015/08/www-wednesday-august-12.html

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Amanda Marie August 12, 2015 at 7:32 AM #

    Gone Girl has been on my TBR for what feels like forever. I know so many people that love Gillian Flynn’s writing. Hope you enjoy Dark Places.

    Happy Reading ❤

    My WWW- https://amandasnoseinabook.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/what-im-reading-writing-wednesday-30/

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 8:49 AM #

      Hope you can check it out soon! It’s a really quick read. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Ashley August 12, 2015 at 7:58 AM #

    Great post and so many awesome sounding books!
    I’ve been wanting to read Dark Places as well. I think I may do the audiobook.
    Here is my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/www-wednesdays-15/

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 8:51 AM #

      Audiobooks are the way to go! I love them. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Emily Witt August 12, 2015 at 8:37 AM #

    That’s a shame about the Museum of Extraordinary Things. It sounded intriguing, but I can’t stand slow books!

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/a-very-wordy-www-and-wippet-wednesday/

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 8:53 AM #

      Yeah, slow books are no fun. Happy Wednesday!

      Like

  12. curiousdaisies August 12, 2015 at 8:56 AM #

    I want to read Dark Places too. I’ll look out for your review. Happy Wednesday!
    https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/www-wednesdays-august-12-2015/

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 9:28 AM #

      Hope we both like it. Happy Wednesday!

      Like

  13. Ryna August 12, 2015 at 9:30 AM #

    Great Post… Check out my WWW Wednesday

    Liked by 1 person

  14. life is sweet in books August 12, 2015 at 9:41 AM #

    Here`s my WWW Wednesday
    https://lifeissweetinbooks.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/www-wednesday/
    I really enjoyed answering these questions. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews August 12, 2015 at 10:35 AM #

    I think we have vastly different tastes in books but I love how I’m always finding new books I wouldn’t ever pick up on my own by reading your posts. I’ve added so many books to my TBR. Dark places being one of them like so many others lol. Here’s my WWWs!

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM #

      The movie is out now so I hope I can read it quickly. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. charliegirlteachergirl August 12, 2015 at 11:24 AM #

    How do you read so many books at once? I don’t think I could read more than three at one time! I know I read multiple books at a time when I was younger, but these days it’s one book and one audiobook at a time.

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/www-wednesdays-august-12/

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 1:03 PM #

      Format helps. Also two of those are on hold so I really not that impressive haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Like

  17. Abby Z. August 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM #

    A great list as always! I enjoyed Dark Places, but I slightly preferred Gone Girl. Interested to find out what you think of it.

    My WWW is here: https://bookishbarrister.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/www-wednesday-6/

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 1:08 PM #

      Hope to enable to tell you soon. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Yvo August 12, 2015 at 1:40 PM #

    The Glass Castle is definitely not a light read, but very well written… I hope you keep enjoying it. I want to read Dark Places as well!

    Happy Wednesday! Here is my WWW.

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 4:05 PM #

      I really like it. I don’t have a lot of time to read at this conference so it will be slow but I’ll finish up next week. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo August 12, 2015 at 5:57 PM #

        It was one of my favorite reads last year; a really strong memoir. I hope you will keep enjoying it!

        Like

  19. T.K. Lawrence August 12, 2015 at 1:47 PM #

    Like your WWW 🙂 I’ve read The Glass Castle, too! It’s pretty good.

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 6:05 PM #

      Glad you liked it. I hope to finish it soon. Happy Wednesday!

      Like

  20. Analee @ Book Snacks August 12, 2015 at 1:57 PM #

    I have Dark Places on my TBR as well, I’ll be looking forward to what you think of it! ❤ Here's my WWW if you want to check it out. Happy reading! 🙂

    Like

  21. bookdreamer24 August 12, 2015 at 4:19 PM #

    https://justadreamer24.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/www-wednesdays/ here’s my www wednesday 🙂 I’m super new to this blogging stuff but having a great time with it!

    Like

    • Sam August 12, 2015 at 6:08 PM #

      Welcome to WWW Wednesday! Great to have you.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. bookishrachel August 12, 2015 at 6:32 PM #

    I’ve heard so much about The Glass Castle, but I definitely need a lighthearted book sometimes as well. Dark Places can be a difficult read at times, so beware of that.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://bookishrachel.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/www-wednesdays-3/

    Sorry if this posts twice.

    Like

    • Sam August 13, 2015 at 8:03 AM #

      I guess I’m not getting a lighthearted book any time soon then haha. Thanks for sharing!

      Like

  23. hmills96 August 12, 2015 at 6:40 PM #

    Let me know what you think about Dark Places! https://ilayreading.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/www-wednesday-8122015/

    Like

    • Sam August 13, 2015 at 8:06 AM #

      I’ll be sure to. Thanks for sharing!

      Like

  24. creatingserenity2014 August 12, 2015 at 10:09 PM #

    Curious about Dark Places! I read A Widow for a Year and fell in love with John Irving. I really need to take the time to read more of his stuff.

    Looks like a great week!

    My WWW

    Like

    • Sam August 13, 2015 at 8:08 AM #

      Irving is absolutely incredible. I hope you can read more of him soon. Thanks for sharing!

      Like

  25. jaynesbooks August 12, 2015 at 11:34 PM #

    Looks like you had a good week. Here is mine: http://jaynesbooks.blogspot.ca/2015/08/www-wednesdays-aug-12.html

    Liked by 1 person

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. This Week in Books: 12-08-2015 | Adventures of a Dublin Bookworm - August 12, 2015

    […] you’ve read recently, what you’re currently reading and what’s at the top of your TBR pile. Taking on a World of Words runs something similar called WWW […]

    Like

  2. WWW Wednesday  | awayinneverland - August 12, 2015

    […]    WWW Wednesday is hosted each week by the amazing Sam over at Taking on a World of Words!  […]

    Like

  3. This Week in Books: 26-08-2015 | Adventures of a Dublin Bookworm - August 26, 2015

    […] you’ve read recently, what you’re currently reading and what’s at the top of your TBR pile. Taking on a World of Words runs something similar called WWW […]

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: