WWW Wednesday, 30-September-2015

30 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?

SamuraiCurrently reading:  At least I can say I read some of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell this week though it’s embarrassingly little. It’s honestly stalled for me and I’m having trouble being engaged.
I guess you can figure out I didn’t read any of I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. To be continued…
I picked up with Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng again. I’ll get through it soon, I’m enjoying the story.
I picked up The Samurai’s Garden by Gayle Tsukiyama for my book club on Tuesday night. I’m looking forward to reading this one as another woman from our club has enjoyed it.
I needed a new ‘in between book,’ one I pick up in between reading book club books. I grabbed Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson from my shelf, one I’ve been meaning to read for a while. I hope it’s good!

Bird BoxRecently finished: Two finished! One physical and one audio. I got through Bird Box by Josh Malerman on Friday. I was waiting for my husband at our campsite for our bike event and I couldn’t put it down! A full 5 out of 5.
I also finished The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith on Monday. I liked the story, but I felt like I wasn’t given enough information to try to figure out the killer by myself. Oh well.

One book review this last week. It was The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer. Please let me know if you’ve read it and what you thought.

451Reading Next: Well, it’s time for the next book club selection! We’re going with a classic this time and I’ll be picking up Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I read this my Sophomore year of high school and don’t remember much so it will be fun to pick it up again as an adult and see what I think.

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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66 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 30-September-2015”

  1. Clare Stone September 30, 2015 at 2:17 AM #

    I was intrigued by Cloud Atlas for a while but now it just really intimidates me so I doubt I’ll ever get round to reading it!


    • cleopatralovesbooks September 30, 2015 at 2:37 AM #

      Still interested to hear what you think when you finish Everything I Never Told You – here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/this-week-in-books-september-30/


      • Sam September 30, 2015 at 5:29 AM #

        I’m getting really close. Hopefully by next week. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 5:27 AM #

      If it becomes awesome I’ll let you all know but for now that seems a safe idea. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 5:29 AM #

      Having trouble commenting on the phone. Glad you liked The Language of Flowers. I read that with my book club and we all enjoyed it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  2. rachjessk September 30, 2015 at 4:52 AM #

    I’ve been thinking of reading The Silkworm for awhile now, so I might have to get onto that soon.

    This is my first WWW Wednesday post 🙂 https://onelittlebookshelf.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/www-wednesday-1/


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 5:31 AM #

      Do! The next in the series is out soon so this is a good time. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Claire | Art and Soul September 30, 2015 at 5:07 AM #

    Wow! 5/5 for Bird Box. It continues to be one that divides readers into “love” and “hate” camps then 🙂
    I had a 10-year gap between reads of Fahrenheit 451 and it turned out to be far more action-packed than I remembered.
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/www-wednesday-30th-september-2015/


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 5:34 AM #

      I’m okay with falling in the love camp. I couldn’t put it down, even when offered pizza. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Margaret @ BooksPlease September 30, 2015 at 5:44 AM #

    The Samurai’s Garden looks interesting – I hope you like it. Here’s my post – http://www.booksplease.org/2015/09/30/this-week-in-books-30-september/


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 11:39 AM #

      Only a few pages in so we’ll see!


  5. Ryna September 30, 2015 at 6:08 AM #

    Happy Wednesday please go check out my post to WWW Wednesday

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Yvo September 30, 2015 at 6:26 AM #

    I really need to get a copy of Bird Box soon and Everything I Never Told You sounds like an interesting read as well. Fahrenheit 451 is probably one of my favorite dystopian classics ever!

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 11:44 AM #

      Everything I Never Told You took a really interesting twist this morning. Can’t wait to finish it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo September 30, 2015 at 3:04 PM #

        Good to hear you are enjoying it! Happy reading


  7. rathertoofondofbooks September 30, 2015 at 7:17 AM #

    Just joined in with this for the first time, I hope that’s ok. Here’s the link to my WWW Wednesday… https://rathertoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/www-wednesday-september-30th/

    Fahrenheit 451 is my all-time favourite book so I hope you enjoy reading it again as an adult. It’s just such a brilliant book for all book lovers to read.


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 11:46 AM #

      Welcome! I’m looking forward to the reread. I remember liking it 10 years ago. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Alana September 30, 2015 at 7:19 AM #

    Happy Wednesday everyone! Here’s this week’s list: http://alanacking.blogspot.com/2015/09/www-wednesday-september-30.html

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Emily Witt September 30, 2015 at 8:40 AM #

    Glad to hear you enjoyed Bird Box. It seems to be very popular right now.

    Here’s my post


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 11:53 AM #

      It’s a great Halloween read in time for fall. Happy Wednesday!


  10. Amanda Marie September 30, 2015 at 9:26 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! I hope you enjoy reading Fahrenheit 451! It’s one of my favorite classics. And I really want to pick up The Silkworm.

    Here’s what I’m reading this week! http://www.amandasnoseinabook.com/2015/09/30/what-im-reading-writing-wednesday-34/


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 11:56 AM #

      I think my library is tying it into Banned Books Week. It’s a great choice. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. bookboodle September 30, 2015 at 9:31 AM #

    Fahrenheit 451 is probably on one of those ‘must read’ lists somewhere, have never read it so will look out for your thoughts.
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2015/09/30/www-wednesday-september-30th 🙂


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 11:58 AM #

      From what I remember and the Bradbury I’ve read recently, I think I’ll enjoy it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. bookdreamer24 September 30, 2015 at 9:41 AM #

    I am Malala seems interesting, I def am interested in your to be continued …

    here is my WWW Wednesday 🙂 https://justadreamer24.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/www-wednesday-4/


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM #

      I hope I can continue soon. She’s such a strong person. Happy Wednesday!


  13. missdarcy87 September 30, 2015 at 10:06 AM #

    I really need to read Fahrenheit 451. As an English Major, it’s probably sad that I haven’t read it yet. Here’s my post for this week! Happy reading!


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 5:44 PM #

      There’s always times to make up the classics! No one has read them all. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. hollykerrauthor September 30, 2015 at 10:13 AM #

    Fahrenheit 451 is one my want- to- read books, but I never seem to get around to it! Hope you enjoy! And Cloud Atlas – after watching only part of the movie, I really admire you for attempting it!! Here’s my list – it’s been a YA week. http://hollykerr.ca/this-week-in-books-what-im-reading-3/ Happy reading!!


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 5:45 PM #

      I can’t wait to see how they did this in a movie. I saw part of the preview and I thought it would be very different from what I’m reading. Happy Wednesday!


  15. alextheshadowgirl September 30, 2015 at 10:47 AM #

    I want to hear your thoughts on Everything I never told you. Also, I did start reading Cloud Atlas a while ago.. can’t remember why I never finished.
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday http://wp.me/p57dGY-hB


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 5:49 PM #

      I’m almost done with Everything I Never Told You. I’ll probably finish it by the weekend but it could still be a while before I get a review up. I’m behind on those… Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. siderealday September 30, 2015 at 11:20 AM #

    Sorry that Cloud Atlas lost your interest again. And I’m eagerly awaiting your review of Silkworm. I got a free copy during NaNo last year and haven’t read it yet.
    Here’s my WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/www-wednesday-930/


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 5:50 PM #

      What? A free copy? How did you manage that? I’m jealous. I have one complaint but I enjoyed the book a lot. Happy Wednesday!


  17. klgd2008 September 30, 2015 at 11:24 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  18. Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews September 30, 2015 at 12:37 PM #

    I also read Fahrenheit 451 in high school. I remember really enjoying it and I think it became my favorite book that I had to read for school. I’m interested to hear your thoughts on it after you reread it. Here my WWW Wednesday!


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 5:56 PM #

      I think I sped-read it over the summer so I’m excited to think about it more this time. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. anovelglimpse September 30, 2015 at 12:59 PM #

    Here’s a link to my WWW Wednesday post! 🙂 https://anovelglimpse.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/www-wednesday-september-30-2015/

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Haley M. (@hmills96) September 30, 2015 at 1:56 PM #

    I knew you wouldn’t be able to put down BirdBox. I LOVED that book! http://ilayreading.com/2015/09/30/www-wednesday-9302015/


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 6:01 PM #

      You guessed right! And the author is good at tweeting back! Happy Wednesday!


  21. caroljforrester September 30, 2015 at 3:25 PM #

    I really love this idea! What a great way to look at the books your reading, have read and want to read.


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 6:06 PM #

      Thanks for joining in. Happy Wednesday!


  22. Abby Z. September 30, 2015 at 3:47 PM #

    I am back in the game this week after missing last week! I got Bird Box from the library and now I’m even more excited to read it! Here is my WWW Wednesday: https://bookishbarrister.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/www-wednesday-12/


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 6:06 PM #

      Awesome! It’s a great fall book to time up with the seasons changing. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. alilovesbooks September 30, 2015 at 4:33 PM #

    Think the only book on your list I’ve read is Cloud Atlas and think it was one of those books I was glad to have read but also glad it was finished. I’ve been going for much lighter books at the moment.


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 6:07 PM #

      Yeah, it’s a lot heavier than my other reads. I think that’s part of why I’m going through it so slowly. Welcome to WWW Wednesday and happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • alilovesbooks October 1, 2015 at 12:39 PM #

        I really don’t remember much of it other than some stories were more interesting than others. Hope you get through it eventually 🙂


  24. The Country Bookworm September 30, 2015 at 5:45 PM #

    I love seeing what everyone is reading! I see some new books to add to my TBR.
    Check out my list at:


    • Sam September 30, 2015 at 6:11 PM #

      Glad to have you join us. Happy Wednesday!


  25. Aggie November 25, 2015 at 4:18 PM #

    I really enjoyed doing this 🙂 here is mine…



  26. Aggie Unsworth December 23, 2015 at 8:40 AM #

    I love reading all the posts. Thank you for hosting another one, here is mine x



    • Sam December 23, 2015 at 4:55 PM #

      Glad you’re enjoying. Happy Wednesday!


  27. Aggie Unsworth December 30, 2015 at 3:43 PM #

    Here is my post for this Wednesday and wishing you all a Happy New Year! x



    • Sam December 30, 2015 at 7:47 PM #

      Happy New Year to you as well. Happy Wednesday.


  28. Aggie Unsworth January 6, 2016 at 12:13 PM #

    Here is todays post 🙂 thanks again for hosting x


    Liked by 1 person

  29. mcfrye2016 May 11, 2016 at 11:06 PM #

    Hello! I’m new to your blog and just learned about WWW. I love the concept. Farenheit 451 is one of the books I try to reread every few years, for many reasons, not least being Ray Bradbury’s insistence that the academic interpretations of the novel were wrong. I’m a little sad that I read the book as an assignment because I was certain to eventually read it on my own and come to my own conclusions about the symbolism and meanings.

    The book I have in mind to read next, though, is Fritz Lieber’s Our Lady of Darkness.



    • Sam May 12, 2016 at 8:31 AM #

      I’m glad I reread Bradbury. It had been far too long.
      This post is from eight months ago. There’s a post from yesterday on my blog if you want to post your link there for more to see. Happy Thursday!



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