WWW Wednesday, 9-September-2015

9 Sep

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?

CloudAtlasCurrently reading:  Not much going on with Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. The middle is dragging for me again. I liked the middle of the first half and I’m hoping that if I get past this section, it will improve again.
I checked ou I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai again, but I’m probably not going to read it until Cloud Atlas goes away again.
More than halfway done with The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory. I really like it. I hoped I would because Gregory’s books about the Tudors are usually my favorite.
About halfway through Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. I like it enough, but it’s not my favorite. It’s very character driven, which is fine, but the flashback style isn’t working for me.

Invisible BridgeRecently finished: I finally finished  The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer! This one took me a while for a few reasons. Being interrupted a lot didn’t help, but I felt this one dragged a lot, especially at the beginning. I’ll write up a full review later, but know it won’t be glowing.

Just one book review in the last week. You can check out my thoughts on Jeannette Wall’s The Glass Castle. My book club recently met on that title so look for a book club reflection in the next few weeks.

Bird BoxReading Next: Still waiting on The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith on eAudio. After so many of you told me you enjoyed it last week, I’m looking forward to this one!
I’ve got another book club selection sneaking up on me so I’ll be reading Bird Box by Josh Malerman for our October meeting. It looks like a great creepy read!

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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57 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 9-September-2015”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks September 9, 2015 at 1:06 AM #

    What a shame that the flashbacks aren’t working for you in Everything I Never Told You – here is my selection for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/this-week-in-books-september-9/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 7:43 AM #

      Thanks! I wish it was a bit more linear. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Margaret @ BooksPlease September 9, 2015 at 2:30 AM #

    I like Philippa Gregory’s books too – but haven’t read this one. I must be one of the few people who couldn’t get on with The Silkworm – it was just too graphic for me. I hope you like it more than I did.

    Here’s my Wednesday post – http://www.booksplease.org/2015/09/09/this-week-in-books-9-september-2015/


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 4:01 PM #

      That’s good to know! Thanks for the warning. Happy Wednesday!


  3. klgd2008 September 9, 2015 at 2:40 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  4. @dublinbookworm September 9, 2015 at 2:59 AM #

    If you enjoy Gregory, the BBC did a great adaption of the White Queen about a year ago. Worth checking out.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday http://dublinbookworm.com/2015/09/09/this-week-in-books-09-09-2015/


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 5:27 PM #

      I’m ashamed to say I haven’t seen the adaptation of ‘The Other Boleyn Girl,’ let alone a mini-series! I’m so bad at keeping up on adaptations. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. bookboodle September 9, 2015 at 4:33 AM #

    Always in awe of how many books you have on the go at once. Am still undecided whether I want to try Cloud Atlas; I noticed that the movie is on Amazon Prime so may just watch it instead (I know, I know, bad book blogger!!) 🙂
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2015/09/09/www-wednesday-september-9th/


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 5:29 PM #

      Good to know it’s on Prime! I want to watch it after I finish the book, if I ever finish it! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Alice @ Raptureinbooks September 9, 2015 at 4:40 AM #

    I just got The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory from the library, never read any of her books but I’m glad you like them.

    Here’s my WWW – https://raptureinbooks.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/www-wednesday-14-9th-september-2015/


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 5:30 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it! Some of my favorites by her are ‘The Constant Princess’ and ‘The Queen’s Fool.’ ‘The Virgin’s Lover’ is good, too! Happy Wednesday.


  7. Clare September 9, 2015 at 5:19 AM #

    I really enjoyed The Boleyn Inheritance, I enjoyed her Tudor books but I’ve read some of her other books and didn’t like them as much so I’m nervous to read any more by her.


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 5:35 PM #

      I like her Tudor books best, too. I read a few from the Cousin’s War and a few were okay, but not as good as these. Henry VIII makes everything more interesting. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 5:39 PM #

      I’m having issues trying to comment on your post. Here’s what I’m trying to say: I didn’t realize ‘Liar of Dreams’ was out! I thought it was October or November for some reason. Good to know! I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  8. Ryna September 9, 2015 at 7:10 AM #

    Happy Wednesday guys! Go check out my post for WWW Wednesday

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Claire | Art and Soul September 9, 2015 at 7:30 AM #

    I really have to read something by Philippa Gregory because I am a fan of all things Tudor and have heard good things 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/www-wednesday-9th-september-2015/


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 5:40 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it! I wish I’d read them in chronological order. I think ‘The Constant Princess’ is first, but it’s all on her site. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. charliegirlteachergirl September 9, 2015 at 7:42 AM #

    My best friend/college roommate read all of Philippa Gregory’s books because she was fascinated with the time period and royalty. I always knew what to get her for her birthday!



    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 5:46 PM #

      Haha, that makes it easy! My mom got me her books for a while, too. With them coming out all the time, it was an easy go-to gift. Happy Wednesday.


  11. Emily Witt September 9, 2015 at 8:14 AM #

    I just heard of Bird Box for the first time today. It sounds very creep! Hope you enjoy it.
    Here’s my post.


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 5:47 PM #

      It should make for an interesting read. Hopefully not too scary to read before bed. Happy Wednesday.


  12. Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews September 9, 2015 at 9:25 AM #

    Everything I Never Told you seemed really interesting. It sucks that it’s turning out to be kind of eh for you. I know how you feel with Cloud Atlas. Part of me wants to just hurry up and finish books that kind of go off and on and the other part wants to DNF for good. Good luck! Here’s my WWW Wednesday!


  13. Alicia September 9, 2015 at 10:09 AM #

    Bird Box looks really interesting.

    Here’s my post: https://caffeineandbooks42.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/www-wednesdays-september-9th-2015/


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 5:51 PM #

      Hope it’s good. Happy Wednesday.


  14. Danielle Olson September 9, 2015 at 10:22 AM #

    Happy Wednesday & Happy Reading!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://danielleelisemiller.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/www-wednesday-september-9/

    Liked by 1 person

  15. hollykerrauthor September 9, 2015 at 10:47 AM #

    I’m reading the newest Philippa Gregory book; this one is about Katherine Parr. So far, so good! http://hollykerr.ca/the-week-in-books-what-im-reading/


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 5:54 PM #

      Good to hear! I saw some stuff she posted about it on Facebook. I’m curious about the woman who finally stayed Queen of England. Happy Wednesday!


  16. Kendra September 9, 2015 at 12:05 PM #

    Unfortunately, I’m still stuck on a book from last week! I was sick over the week and had homework piling up and had to do my required reading first. But.. I am happy to say that I have read two pieces of classic novel work. Pretty awesome for me. 🙂 Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 5:57 PM #

      Any progress is good progress when you’re sick. Hope you’re feeling better. Happy Wednesday!


  17. siderealday September 9, 2015 at 12:09 PM #

    You keep saying good things about Philippa Gregory’s work, I might just have to pick some of her stuff up. Sorry to hear Cloud Atlas is dragging for you again, but I think you’ll like it again once you get to the next section.
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday (with absolutely no progress, *sigh*): https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/www-wednesday-99/


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 5:59 PM #

      I’m in the section in post-apocalyptic Hawaii. Am I close to the picking-up part? Let me know what you think of Gregory! She’s one of my idols. Happy Wednesday!


  18. Yvo September 9, 2015 at 12:40 PM #

    I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on The Invisible Bridge and I have been wanting to read Bird Box for ages now. Happy Wednesday!

    Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 6:23 PM #

      I’m a bit behind with reviews but I hope to get caught up this weekend. It’s good to hear so much positive feedback on ‘Bird Box.’ I’m looking forward to it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo September 9, 2015 at 6:42 PM #

        I have the same problem right now; I still have to write the last six reviews or so. Fingers crossed we will be able to write them soon! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  19. Alana September 9, 2015 at 12:55 PM #

    Happy Wednesday everyone! Here’s this week’s list: http://alanacking.blogspot.com/2015/09/www-wednesday-september-9.html

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Abby Z. September 9, 2015 at 1:20 PM #

    Bird Box sounds so creepy, but also good. Definitely on my list!

    Here is my WWW: https://bookishbarrister.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/www-wednesday-10/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 6:27 PM #

      Looks like the perfect pick for October. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. missdarcy87 September 9, 2015 at 1:58 PM #

    I’ll be interested in seeing your thoughts on Glass Castle; it’s been on my tbr list for a while, and I just have never picked it up. Looks like you’ve had a great week! Here’s my list for this week: http://darcysbookblog.com/2015/09/09/this-week-in-books-09-09-2015/


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 9:13 PM #

      It’s a good read, I recommend it if you get a chance. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. hmills96 September 9, 2015 at 4:09 PM #

    LOVED BIRD BOX!!! http://ilayreading.com/2015/09/09/www-wednesday-992015/


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 9:16 PM #

      Glad so many people have liked it! Happy Wednesday.


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 9:18 PM #

      I’m having trouble commenting on your blog. I hope you’re enjoying ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ I enjoyed that one earlier this year. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  23. La Foi Aveugle September 9, 2015 at 6:24 PM #

    Here’s my first one: https://lafoiaveugle.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/www-wednesday/

    Thanks for keeping this going! The Boleyn Inheritance was not my favorite, although I loved The Other Boleyn Girl. I didn’t realize this was a super long series though, interesting. I’m sorry you aren’t enjoying Everything I Never Told You! I liked the flashbacks, but mostly enjoyed feeling terrible for my angst in high school I definitely didn’t have it bad.


    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 9:20 PM #

      I’ve liked some of Gregory’s other books better, but this one is enjoyable so far. The flashbacks are okay, but the fact that they are longer than the present tense story makes me feel like the tenses and organization could have been different. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 9, 2015 at 9:23 PM #

      I started it about an hour ago! Came in just in time. Happy Wednesday!


  24. rabbitearsblog September 9, 2015 at 9:51 PM #

    Awesome! I really need to read J.K. Rowling’s Silkworm series! Here’s my WWW:



    • Sam September 10, 2015 at 7:09 AM #

      She’s a master storyteller. I really enjoy them.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 10, 2015 at 7:11 AM #

      I’m having trouble commenting on your blog from my phone. Hope you enjoy The Lunar Chronicles. I know a lot of readers have. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person


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