WWW Wednesday, 26-August-2015

26 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!

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The Three Ws are:

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


ScorchCurrently reading:  I finally got Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell back on Monday. Woo! This won’t be the fastest progressing book I read, but I’m excited to make headway with it.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai is out, too. I just want one of these now and it’s seeming like that’s too much to ask.
I just got back to The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer after a week off to get through Dark Places. I hope to finish this up soon.
Just a little bit with Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian. Again, I’m close to finishing this one so I hope to get through it soon.
I decided to grab The Scorch Trials by James Dashner next. I’m hoping it’s a quick read and I can get it over with quickly and move on to some other books I’ve been looking forward to.

MiniaturistRecently finished: I finished The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton on Sunday. Review to come but in summary I’ll say this was a bit over-hyped in my opinion. Good, but not outstanding.
I finished Dark Places by Gillian Flynn on Monday. I don’t want to brag, but I half figured it out early on! I was so excited to see the story unfold. This one will be a high rating from me!

One review out this week, one you were all asking me about. Click to find my review of The Martian by Andy Weir! Please go check it out and let me know what you thought about this awesome book. I’m so excited for the movie.

Boleyn InheritanceReading Next: I think I’m going to finish up my When Are You Reading? Challenge next. I only have one book left and it’s on my shelves. So up next should be The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory. I’m a big fan of Gregory and can only remember one or two books of her’s I didn’t enjoy. I’m looking forward to this one.


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, 26-August-2015”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks August 26, 2015 at 2:23 AM #

    Good to hear that Dark Places was a winner for you – here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/this-week-in-books-august-26/

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 12:51 PM #

      I hope the movie is as good! Happy Wednesday!

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  2. bookboodle August 26, 2015 at 4:09 AM #

    I’ve just started to read The Martian following recommendations from WWW participants!
    This is me – https://bookboodle.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/www-wednesday-august-26th 🙂

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 12:53 PM #

      Hope you like it! Watney is a great character. Happy Wednesday!

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  3. Claire | Art and Soul August 26, 2015 at 4:19 AM #

    I’m so glad you liked The Martian – I’m really looking forward to the film. Doesn’t come out until October here 😦
    I’ll look out for your review of The Miniaturist – I’d been thinking about it, but if it’s just ok rather than wonderful, it will have to wait.
    Here’s my WWW: http://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/www-wednesday-26th-august-2015/

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 12:55 PM #

      I wouldn’t put other books aside to read it. Enjoyable but not worth the hype. Happy Wednesday!

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  4. Alana August 26, 2015 at 7:01 AM #

    Happy Wednesday everyone! Here’s this week’s post: http://alanacking.blogspot.com/2015/08/www-wednesday-august-26.html

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  5. Ashley August 26, 2015 at 8:01 AM #

    I’ve been seeing The Martian a lot lately, so I definitely think I will be checking it out sometime.
    I really enjoyed The Scorch Trials.
    Happy Wednesday! 🙂
    Here is my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/www-wednesdays-16/

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM #

      I hope you do, it’s great. Happy Wednesday!

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  6. alextheshadowgirl August 26, 2015 at 8:10 AM #

    I am looking forward to reading The Martian but with the movie coming out, I’ll think I’ll wait till September. So I’d still bave plenty of time to read and won’t have to wait too long for the movie. The Miniaturist was a let down for you so I guess I won’t really add it to my TBR because I know some books get over-hyped even though they aren’t that good.
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday : Aug 26, 2015 – http://wp.me/p57dGY-fu

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 1:04 PM #

      The book was well written and entertaining but it was put-down-able. Not what I was hoping for. Happy Wednesday!

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  7. Margaret @ BooksPlease August 26, 2015 at 8:58 AM #

    I’m interested to see your thoughts about The Miniaturist as I can’t decide whether to try it – and The Boleyn Inheritance.

    Here’s my post: http://www.booksplease.org/2015/08/26/this-week-in-books-26-august-2015/

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 1:05 PM #

      I have high expectation for The Boleyn Inheritance. Gregory always impresses me. Happy Wednesday!

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  8. hollykerrauthor August 26, 2015 at 9:10 AM #

    I liked the Boleyn Inheritance and picked up a copy of The Martian. I’m not looking at your review until I read it though, and hubby got to it first!! Here’s my WWW Wednesdayhttp://hollykerr.ca/this-week-in-books-what-im-reading Happy reading!!

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 1:10 PM #

      Darn husbands! I’d love to share thoughts once you get it back. Happy Wednesday!

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  9. Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews August 26, 2015 at 9:28 AM #

    I’m glad Dark Places lived up to the hype if only The Miniaturist did as well. I’m also super stoked about your The Martian Review. Here’s my WWW

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 1:10 PM #

      Dark Places was enough to make up for any disappointment. It was really good. Happy Wednesday!

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  10. Charis August 26, 2015 at 10:35 AM #

    I keep seeing The Martian mentioned in various places! Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://bookmarkedponderings.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/www-wednesday-26-august/

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  11. siderealday August 26, 2015 at 11:28 AM #

    Glad you got Cloud Atlas back. I’m hoping to get some more read for my When Are You Reading? Challenge, too, but I have a lot more empty spots than you do.
    Here’s my entry for WWW Wednesday: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/www-wednesday-826/

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 2:05 PM #

      I’ve been powering through the challenge lately. My next chance is December and I don’t want to cut it so close. Happy Wednesday!

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  12. Abby Z. August 26, 2015 at 1:20 PM #

    Hi Sam! Lots of good reads on your list. I can’t remember if I saw your Martian review so I’m gonna go look right now.

    Here is my WWW: https://bookishbarrister.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/www-wednesday-8/

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 2:07 PM #

      Let me know your thoughts. I live to discuss! Happy Wednesday!

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  13. girlinbookland August 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM #

    Hope you’re enjoying The Scorch Trials. I really want to read it before the movie comes out.
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:
    https://girlinbookland.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/www-wednesday-august-26-2015/

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 2:11 PM #

      I’m getting some answers, but I’m still confused as to what’s happening. Happy Wednesday!

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  14. klgd2008 August 26, 2015 at 4:03 PM #

    Happy Wednesday!

    http://wp.me/p4K3uO-pq

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  15. bookdreamer24 August 26, 2015 at 4:42 PM #

    https://justadreamer24.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/www-wednesday-2/ 🙂

    I am seriously loving this WWW Wednesday 🙂

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 5:21 PM #

      Glad you’re having fun. Happy Wednesday!

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  16. Kendra August 26, 2015 at 5:49 PM #

    I have heard good things about Dark Places. It’s on my TBR. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW:
    http://readsandtreats.com/2015/08/26/www-wednesday-3/

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 6:26 PM #

      Hope you get to it soon! The movie comes out in two weeks!

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  17. calliopethebookgoddess August 26, 2015 at 5:51 PM #

    Oooh, i’ve been meaning to read The Boleyn Inheritance for a while now, i’ve only read The Other Boleyn Girl so far out of Philippa Gregory’s books.

    My WWW: https://calliopethebookgoddess.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/www-wednesday-august-26-2015/

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    • Sam August 26, 2015 at 6:27 PM #

      I love Gregory. My favorite was The Constant Princess. Or maybe The Queen’s Fool. Both really good. Happy Wednesday!

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  18. Yvo August 26, 2015 at 7:40 PM #

    Good to hear you enjoyed Dark Places and finally got Cloud Atlas back! 🙂

    Happy reading and thanks for visiting my WWW!

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  19. T.K. Lawrence August 27, 2015 at 9:24 PM #

    I really liked The Scorch Trials and I hope you enjoy it too. Here’s my post: http://readitornotreviews.com/2015/08/26/www-wednesday-21/. 🙂

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    • Sam August 27, 2015 at 9:42 PM #

      I’m liking it better than The Maze Runner so far. Happy reading!

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