WWW Wednesday, 14-October-2015

14 Oct

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 youโ€™ll read next?

451Currently reading:  I’ve made a bit of progress on Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell but I’m stuck in the middle of the book, in the Hawaii section, and so overly uninterested that it’s a struggle to keep going. I’ll keep making my way as best I can.
No progress on I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Stand by.
I’m getting close to finishing The Samurai’s Garden by Gayle Tsukiyama. I might even finish it today I’m so close!
I’m going to jump on Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson as soon as I finish Samurai. I’m excited to get back into it.
I made major progress with Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States by Bill Bryson while driving to and from Indiana for a conference this weekend. I’d like to think my progress with this book makes up for my lack of progress with Samauri and Cloud Atlas but I’m not sure it works that way.
I began a new audiobook for Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury on Sunday. I was going to read my physical copy of this book, but listening to the audio will give me more time to get through some other physical books I’ve been slacking on. So far the narrator’s really good and I’m enjoying Bradbury again.

Talk About RunningRecently finished: I finished up the last twenty minutes What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami as I drove to Indiana. I liked this one and related to Murakami as a writer and athlete. I especially liked when he talked about triathlons! Yes, major geek moments for me.

And two book reviews for you all this week! Please check out my reviews of Bird Box by Josh Malerman (5 stars) and Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (3 Stars). I know a lot of you had been asking me what I thought of these so let me know if you agree, disagree, now hate me, etc. I’m about caught up on reviews and there will be one more tomorrow!

SenseReading Next: For an audiobook on my phone, I still plan to pick up Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Yes, I’m pushing this back a little bit, but I do want to get to it.
I’ve been meaning to read Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen for ages. I have a really cool copy of the book that shows you where to fold the pages to make book-art out of it to spell out Love. That proably doesn’t make a lot of sense, but I’ll be sure to post pictures when I finish.

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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44 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 14-October-2015”

  1. Clare Stone at 2:35 AM #

    I’ve heard of that copy of Sense and Sensibility and it sounds great, I look forward to the pictures!


    • Sam at 5:29 PM #

      I got it at Barnes and Nobel. I’m not sure if they still have them because I got it on clearance but you can look and see what they’ve got now. Happy Wednesday!


  2. Rachel K at 2:44 AM #

    I still don’t understand how you can have so many books on the go at once >.< Two is a stretch for me!
    Here's my Wednesday post: https://onelittlebookshelf.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/www-wednesday-3/


    • Sam at 5:34 PM #

      Different genres and different formats are key for me. I love having a story for every part of my life. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Emily Witt at 3:59 AM #

    I just had to Google that edition of Sense and Sensibility and ah! it looks so cool!

    My post


    • Sam at 5:38 PM #

      Thanks! I’m excited to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Wednesday!


  4. alextheshadowgirl at 4:21 AM #

    So many classics that I have never read. I hope one day I finally catch up to them. ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy reading an here’s my post: https://alextheshadowgirl.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/www-wednesday-14th-october-2015/


    • Sam at 5:40 PM #

      I didn’t even realize I was reading more than one classic. That’s really unlike me! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. I know someone who has a second job making custom book art by folding the pages of books in the way you describe! I hope you enjoy Sense and Sensibility – I always think it’s good, but not Pride and Prejudice ๐Ÿ™‚
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/www-wednesday-14th-october-2015/


    • Sam at 5:43 PM #

      I wasn’t a fan of Pride and Prejudice to be honest. It’s the style, not the story that was hard for me. I’m hoping Sense and Sensibility is better for me now that I’m older. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. bookboodle at 4:28 AM #

    I’ve not read any Bill Bryson before and I heard him being interviewed on a radio station here last week talking about his latest novel The Road to Little Dribbling; sounded really interesting. I hadn’t realised he was Amercian, I thought he was British…ooops
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2015/10/14/www-wednesday-october-14th


    • Sam at 5:46 PM #

      One of his famous books (that I have on my shelf but haven’t read) is about walking the Appalachian Trail in the US. I didn’t know he had a new book coming out! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. rathertoofondofbooks at 5:37 AM #

    I love Bill Bryson’s books but haven’t read Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States as yet so I must add that one to my wishlist. After reading your review of Bird Box I think that is one I’m going to have to get and read soon, it sounds really good.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://rathertoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/www-wednesday-14th-october/


    • Sam at 5:48 PM #

      My book club met on Bird Box on Monday and we all liked it or loved it. I highly recommend it. Happy Wednesday!


      • rathertoofondofbooks at 6:01 PM #

        I think I’ll definitely treat myself to it very soon then. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Wednesday to you too!


  8. Yvo at 7:24 AM #

    It’s good to hear you are enjoying your Fahrenheit 451 reread! And I should start reading Jane Austen at some point as well; you copy sounds beautiful.

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam at 5:54 PM #

      I can’t wait to post pictures of the finished ‘art book.’ I did one for my husband’s classroom before and it came out wonderfully. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Dublin Bookworm at 8:11 AM #

    Enjoy Sense and Sensibility. Here’s my WWW. http://dublinbookworm.com/2015/10/14/this-week-in-books-14-10-15/


    • Sam at 6:27 PM #

      Thank you! I’m always nervous that I won’t like classics. Have a good day!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Ashley at 8:51 AM #

    So many of these books sound really interesting!
    Here is my WWW:

    I hope you have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. I’ve never read Sense and Sensibility. I’ve read Jane Austen, so I think I’ll dredge up a copy of it and use it as one of my classics for the 40 Book Challenge. Happy reading!



    • Sam at 5:58 PM #

      This is my first time through it. We’ll have to compare notes. Happy Wednesday!


  12. The Country Bookworm at 10:21 AM #

    I keep seeing Sense and Sensibility popping up on people’s TBRs. Out Stealing Horses sounds interesting. Here’s my WWW:http://thecountrybookworm.com/2015/10/14/www-wednesday-2-october-14th/


    • Sam at 6:01 PM #

      I hope to get back to ‘Out Stealing Horses’ soon. It had my interest piqued for sure. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. siderealday at 10:55 AM #

    Have fun with your book art. I’m sorry Cloud Atlas stalled out for you, but at least you seem to like everything else you’re reading.
    My WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/www-wednesday-1014/


    • Sam at 6:05 PM #

      I’m really excited about the book art. I’ll post pictures for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Wednesday.


  14. Alana at 11:02 AM #

    Happy Wednesday everyone! Here’s this week’s list: http://alanacking.blogspot.com/2015/10/www-wednesday-october-14.html

    Liked by 1 person

  15. hollykerrauthor at 11:09 AM #

    I’ve never read any of Bill Bryson and I really have to. Looking forward to seeing pics of your Sense and Sensibility book – sounds lovely! Here’s my list http://hollykerr.ca/this-week-in-books-and-what-im-reading/


    • Sam at 6:10 PM #

      He was an author I felt I needed to read. I have another of his books on my shelf so I hope I like this one and start off on a good foot. Happy Wednesday!


  16. curiousdaisy at 11:57 AM #

    I do know what you mean about Sense and Sensibility. I’ve seen it in videos hehe. i hope you’l like the book too. Happy reading! https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/www-wednesdays-october-14-2015/


    • Sam at 6:13 PM #

      Thanks. I’ve seen designs for doing it myself sometime but I’m intimidated. Happy Wednesday!


  17. klgd2008 at 12:21 PM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  18. I really enjoyed Sense and Sensibility. I listened to it on audio and it was a great experience. Here’s my WWW!


    • Sam at 6:15 PM #

      Good to hear! I tend to struggle with classics so I’m a bit nervous going into it but excited, too. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Haley M. (@hmills96) at 3:50 PM #

    451 has been on my list for some time. I really need to get to that one soon! http://ilayreading.com/2015/10/14/www-wednesday-10142015/


    • Sam at 6:18 PM #

      Pick it up now! We’ll compare notes. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Wednesday!


  20. Abby Z. at 8:02 PM #

    I’m glad that I decided to read Bird Box too, when I get the time to write my review I think it will also be a 5 star from me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here is my post for this week: https://bookishbarrister.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/www-wednesday-14/


    • Sam at 9:06 PM #

      I’m so glad you liked it! It was great to read this time of year. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. I’m dearly late worse than the Rabbit but here is my 1st entry whilst your hosting #WWWednesday! I’ll try to get my posts up more timely, but if you see me on Thursdays just know I have a fully booked October! lol

    Read my Current Reads & Literary Explorations


    • Sam at 4:55 PM #

      Glad to have you join in! No worries about being late. I schedule my posts to keep up with the busy schedule.



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