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!


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.

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

  1. klgd2008 at 3:59 AM #

    I hope you enjoy Dark Places, I absolutely loved it

    Happy Wednesday!



  2. bookboodle 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 🙂


  3. 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/


    • Sam at 8:38 AM #

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

      Liked by 1 person

  4. 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


    • Sam 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!


    • Sam 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!


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


  5. Holly at 6:26 AM #

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


    • Sam at 8:44 AM #

      I hope I can finish it soon. Happy Wednesday!


  6. Clare 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


    • Sam at 8:45 AM #

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


  7. Alana 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

  8. Amanda Marie 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/


    • Sam at 8:49 AM #

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

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Ashley 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:


    • Sam at 8:51 AM #

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

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Emily Witt 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/


    • Sam at 8:53 AM #

      Yeah, slow books are no fun. Happy Wednesday!


  11. curiousdaisies at 8:56 AM #

    I want to read Dark Places too. I’ll look out for your review. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam at 9:28 AM #

      Hope we both like it. Happy Wednesday!


  12. Ryna at 9:30 AM #

    Great Post… Check out my WWW Wednesday

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Here`s my WWW Wednesday
    I really enjoyed answering these questions. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. 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!


    • Sam at 1:00 PM #

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

      Liked by 1 person

  15. 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.



    • Sam at 1:03 PM #

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


  16. Abby Z. 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/


  17. Yvo 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.


    • Sam 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 at 5:57 PM #

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


  18. T.K. Lawrence at 1:47 PM #

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


    • Sam at 6:05 PM #

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


  19. Analee @ Book Snacks 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! 🙂


  20. bookdreamer24 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!


  21. bookishrachel 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.


    • Sam at 8:03 AM #

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


  22. hmills96 at 6:40 PM #

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


    • Sam at 8:06 AM #

      I’ll be sure to. Thanks for sharing!


  23. creatingserenity2014 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


    • Sam at 8:08 AM #

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


  24. jaynesbooks 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


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