WWW Wednesday, 19-August-2015

19 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?

MiniaturistCurrently reading:  I want to get Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell back soon. I need an ebook in my life.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai would be fine, too. As long as I get an ebook. Please, Book Gods?
Good progress The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer. I listened to more on my drive back from Chicago on Sunday. However, as it seems all of my books are, this is temporarily on hold. Read on to find out why!
On hold with Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian. Again, something more pressing has come up.
I finally received my eAudio of Dark Places by Gillian Flynn! Yes, this is why everything is on hold right now. This is a long book and I need to get through it before it’s returned so I’m putting my other audio aside for now and pushing through on this one. I’m making decent progress because of Bout of Books. I hope I can keep it up.
While I was on vacation, I needed a new book and was lucky to find The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton on sale at an indie store in Chicago. It’s so pretty!

CastleRecently finished: I finished The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls while I was away. I enjoyed it a lot. It was different from what I was expecting but still enjoyable. I’m amazed at her strength!

And one book review for your reading pleasure. I wrote up my thoughts after re-reading Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Can’t wait for the movie!

ScorchReading Next: For once, I’m really not sure. I’ve decided that my book club reading A Widow for One Year is unfortunately, one I need to drop. I’m not happy about this, but it’s become a logistical impossibility for me. So at the moment, I’m without book guidance. I think I might grab The Scorch Trials by James Dashner before the movie comes out. I know I’ll get suckered into seeing it. It should be a quick read I can power through during Bout of Books.

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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34 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 19-August-2015”

  1. klgd2008 August 19, 2015 at 2:22 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  2. Claire | Art and Soul August 19, 2015 at 3:35 AM #

    The Scorch Trials is a quick read I’m sure you can blast through. I’d like to re-read The Hunger Games trilogy at some point. But then I also want to re-read the Harry Potter series too… *sigh* 😉

    Here’s my WWW: http://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/www-wednesday-19th-august-2015/

    Happy reading!


    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 8:37 AM #

      I find rereads always get pushed back. It’s a shame. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. bookboodle August 19, 2015 at 4:37 AM #

    The Miniaturist is a great choice. Hope you enjoy it!
    Here’s my WWW http://bookboodle.co.uk/2015/08/19/www-wednesday-august-19th/ 🙂


    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 8:39 AM #

      I got to a big scene yesterday and I’m dying to keep going. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. cleopatralovesbooks August 19, 2015 at 4:52 AM #

    As always a huge selection of books – I have Dark Places waiting to be read too – Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/this-week-in-books-august-19/


    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 8:42 AM #

      I’m completely invested in it now. Really loving it. Happy Wednesday!


  5. Alana August 19, 2015 at 6:12 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s this week’s post: http://alanacking.blogspot.com/2015/08/www-wednesday-august-19.html

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Amanda Marie August 19, 2015 at 7:31 AM #

    I’ve been meaning to re-read The Maze Runner and read The Scorch Trials for ages! Hopefully you enjoy it :). Happy reading!

    Here’s what I’m Reading this week: http://wp.me/p6Bi3J-I3


    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 8:45 AM #

      I wasn’t a huge fan of the first one. I’m hoping I like the sequel better. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Amanda Marie August 19, 2015 at 9:43 AM #

        The first one was interesting. There was a lot of potential there.


  7. Charis August 19, 2015 at 7:37 AM #

    Wow you’re reading a lot of books at the moment! Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://bookmarkedponderings.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/www-wednesday-19-august/


    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 8:48 AM #

      I like to keep things interesting haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Yvo August 19, 2015 at 8:55 AM #

    I’ve been wanting to reading The Miniaturist for a while now! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

    Happy Wednesday! Here is my WWW.


    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 9:16 AM #

      It’s really great so far. Hoping it continues this way. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews August 19, 2015 at 10:05 AM #

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about The Miniaturist! I’m also glad you were able to get your hands on Dark Places. Both books I want to read eventually. My WWW post is here!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 11:12 AM #

      Both are amazing right now bin enjoying both. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Ryna August 19, 2015 at 11:26 AM #

    Happy Wednesday check out my answers to WWW Wednesday post 😛

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Clare August 19, 2015 at 12:43 PM #

    I really want to read The Miniaturist, it’s on my TBR pile and it’s so pretty, but I’m still not 100% sure what it’s about! Maybe its best to go in a little blind?


    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 2:51 PM #

      Yeah, the summary is a bit vague. But I wouldn’t want some of these twists revealed in advance! Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 2:54 PM #

      I’m having trouble commenting on blogspot from my phone. Glad you enjoyed Rossi’s trilogy. I always like sitting down with a series to enjoy together. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  12. Abby Z. August 19, 2015 at 1:10 PM #

    I also love the cover of The Miniaturist! It’s beautiful. I want to read it!!

    Here is my WWW: https://bookishbarrister.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/www-wednesday-7/


    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 4:17 PM #

      The cover was part of what drew me in. The paperback cover is beautiful as well. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. TheLiteraryCounsellor August 19, 2015 at 5:19 PM #

    I need to read The Miniaturist at some point. I’ll get around to it one of these days…



    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 7:17 PM #

      I hope you do. It’s been enjoyable. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. hollykerrauthor August 19, 2015 at 5:22 PM #

    So glad I’ve found a WWW! I missed it when MizB closed it down and have been lazy in searching for another one! Yay you for resurrecting it! Here’s my link if you’d like to pop over http://hollykerr.ca/www-wednesday-this-week-in-books/ I need to re-read the Scorch Trials before the movie comes out as well because I blew through it so fast the first time. Hopefully I like it better the second time. For me, the Maze Runner was the best in the series. Have a great week!!


    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 7:18 PM #

      Uh oh! I hope I like Scorch Trials better. I’ve heard some people who liked the first best and others who thought the series improved. Happy Wednesday!


  15. Paige August 19, 2015 at 6:32 PM #

    I read The Miniaturist a few months ago. I liked it all right–the writing was good, the characters were interesting–but it felt like it was missing something. What’s your experience been with it?

    Here’s my post: https://paigereviewsbooks.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/311/


    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 7:22 PM #

      So far I’m enjoying it but I’m getting through it slower than I would like to. I wish it was flying by! Happy Wednesday!


  16. Danielle Olson August 19, 2015 at 9:00 PM #

    I loved The Glass Castle. It was such a great book. Here’s a link to my WWW post: https://danielleelisemiller.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/www-wednesday-august-19/


    • Sam August 19, 2015 at 9:03 PM #

      It was different than I was expecting but no less enjoyable.

      Liked by 1 person


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