WWW Wednesday, 28-October-2015

28 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 you’ll read next?

AnneFrankCurrently reading:  I’ve had enough long waits at doctor’s offices this past week to make some progress with  Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. I’m at about 60% or so and I’ll make my way to the end soon enough.
No progress with  I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.  It’s coming…
I’m getting close to the end of  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I’m enjoying it a lot. Bradbury makes for good fall reading. Even though he’s not writing horror, his books have a creepy vibe to them that goes well with Halloween.
I started the audiobook for The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank late last week. The play stuck really close to the transcript so there haven’t been a lot of surprises yet and I don’t think there will be a ton. I’m blown away by how insightful Anne is and how well-written her diary is. It’s such a testament to how writing is less of an art these days.
I’ve only got through the very beginning of Sense and Sensibility by Jane AustenI hope to get back to reading this seriously around Christmas.
My book club met Monday night and we’re picking up Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner for our next meeting. We’ve read Stegner’s book The Angle of Repose a few years ago and really enjoyed it so this one should be fun!

Made in AmericaRecently finished: I finished Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States by Bill Bryson on Thursday. I should know better than to do non-fiction in audio because it’s hard to get into it when it’s read aloud. I gave the book 3 out of 5 stars.
Saturday morning I refused to get out of bed until I’d finished Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson. I was hoping for a bigger ending, but I was still happy with how it ended. The writing was beautiful even if I felt the plot was a bit slow for my taste. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars as well.

Two book reviews in this past week. I’ve been keeping up well! The first was What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. I gave the book 4 our of 5 stars.
The second was The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama. I had mixed feelings on that one and gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

SlaughterhouseReading Next: I’m still planning on Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut being my next audiobook. I don’t have a lot of plans besides that because of how many books I’m starting into. Stay tuned for sudden changes in plans.

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.

You can follow me on GoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

55 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 28-October-2015”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks October 28, 2015 at 2:05 AM #

    I’m glad the audio book you have for The Diary of a Young Girl sticks to the original, it is a very powerful read – here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/this-week-in-books-october-28/


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 9:38 AM #

      I’ve enjoyed the play so I’m looking forward to the book. It’s such a powerful work. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Emily Witt October 28, 2015 at 2:11 AM #

    I can imagine that audio non-fiction would be a bit harder to get into.
    Here’s my post
    Happy Wednesday!


  3. bookboodle October 28, 2015 at 4:59 AM #

    Glad that you’re making progress with Cloud Atlas; although I think on this occasion I’ll go for the movie.
    Here’s my post for this week – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2015/10/28/www-wednesday-october-28th 🙂


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 5:27 PM #

      I’m hoping to see the movie as soon as I finish as a reward. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • bookboodle October 28, 2015 at 6:25 PM #

        You will definitely have earned it 🙂


  4. Claire | Art and Soul October 28, 2015 at 5:34 AM #

    I continue to be impressed with how you’re sticking with Cloud Atlas. I found it impenetrable and it’s probably one of those books you need to read a few times before you truly understand what’s going on!
    I’m glad you’re enjoying Fahrenheit 451. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would when I re-read it recently. I’d forgotten that there’s quite a lot of action 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/www-wednesday-28th-october-2015/


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 5:29 PM #

      I’d forgotten how compact the timeline of the book is. That’s what’s sticking with me a lot; it all happens so quickly! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. rathertoofondofbooks October 28, 2015 at 5:52 AM #

    I’m so pleased that you’re enjoying Fahrenheit 451, it’s my all-time favourite book! I admire you for sticking with Cloud Atlas – this is one of the books I’ve put to one side and still haven’t picked back up to finish it.

    Here’s my www: https://rathertoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/www-wednesdays-28-october/


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 5:33 PM #

      I disliked the middle two plot lines the most so I’m hopeful that once I get past them I’ll enjoy the store more. Happy Wednesday!


  6. curiousdaisy October 28, 2015 at 6:05 AM #

    I hate it when my Goodreads lists so many books as currently reading and yet I haven’t touched them in ages. Glad you like Anne, and yes Jane Austen would be a perfect read around Christmas time. Here’s my WWW https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/www-wednesdays-october-28-2015/


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 5:37 PM #

      Glad it will be a good Christmas read. I really don’t know much about the plot. Happy Wednesday!


  7. Clare October 28, 2015 at 6:40 AM #

    Sense and Sensibility isn’t my favourite Austen but I do like it. Hope you enjoy it!


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 5:38 PM #

      Thank you! I’m not big on classics so I’m a bit tentative but I’m hoping for good things. Happy Wednesday!


  8. hollykerrauthor October 28, 2015 at 7:19 AM #

    I do like S & S, so hope you get back to it. I think it would be interesting to listen to the audio of Anne Frank. You’re doing so well with Cloud Atlas! I was confused with the movie, so there’s no way I would ever try the book! Enjoy your books this week!


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 5:43 PM #

      Uh oh, I hope the movie isn’t confusing! It looked so interesting but I can see how this book would make an odd movie. I’m still trying to find the connections between the characters. Happy Wednesday!


  9. Analee @ Book Snacks October 28, 2015 at 7:50 AM #

    Wow, looks like you have a lot on your plate! Good luck with it all, I hope you enjoy at least the majority of your reads. 🙂 Here’s my WWW.


  10. Ashley October 28, 2015 at 8:53 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! 🙂
    I love The Diary of a Young Girl!
    Here is mine:


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 5:47 PM #

      I’m really enjoying it as well. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Yvo October 28, 2015 at 9:12 AM #

    Good to hear you are enjoying Fahrenheit 451! I really need to do a reread soon of both that one and The Diary Of A Young Girl. It has been too long since I’ve read the second one…

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 5:49 PM #

      I really want to travel to Amsterdam now and see the house and museum. I also want to fall in love with a one-legged boy who used his ‘Make a Wish’ to take me there to meet a recluse author… oh wait, I think I got that from a book. 😉 Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo October 28, 2015 at 6:23 PM #

        The Anne Frank house is so impressive to visit! I think every Dutch high school in the area does a field trip at some point and I was lucky enough to go inside twice. Without doubt an experience that leaves you speechless… An interesting experience even without the boy and author. 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  12. A Book Lovers Ramblings October 28, 2015 at 10:03 AM #

    Here is my post https://alexhappydancebooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/www-wednesday-281015/

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Claire aka Coffeeholic Bookworm October 28, 2015 at 10:45 AM #

    Those books are great, especially Slaughter House Five!!

    Have a great wednesday everyone. here’s my www for this week!


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 5:55 PM #

      Thanks for joining us, Claire. I’m excited to start ‘Slaughter House Five.’ Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Kendra October 28, 2015 at 10:51 AM #

    Still haven’t gotten to Fahrenheit 451, but it’s definitely on my list! Happy Wednesday!
    Here’s my WWW: http://readsandtreats.com/2015/10/28/www-wednesday-12/


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 5:56 PM #

      It’s not a terribly long read so I hope you can fly through it once you get a copy. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. siderealday October 28, 2015 at 11:09 AM #

    Sounds like you’ve still got a lot of books going.
    Here’s my WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/www-wednesday-1028/


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 5:58 PM #

      And I never plan on slowing down. Happy Wednesday!


  16. bookwxrm October 28, 2015 at 11:33 AM #

    The Diary of a Young Girl is such a good book I thought. Here is my WWW: https://bookxworms.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/www-wednesday-october-28/


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM #

      I’m enjoying the writing a lot. I’m so impressed with Anne! Happy Wednesday!


  17. cassidygott October 28, 2015 at 11:57 AM #

    I still need to read Fahrenheit 451, I started it, was liking it, put it down to do something and it hasn’t been picked up since. Here’s a link to my www Wednesday https://thelittlebookcottage.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/www-wednesday-1028/


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 6:02 PM #

      Hope you find time to pick up. I’m finding it an enjoyable read. Happy Wednesday!


  18. klgd2008 October 28, 2015 at 12:11 PM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  19. Haley M. (@hmills96) October 28, 2015 at 12:20 PM #

    I haven’t read that Bill Bryson yet, but I read A Walk in the Woods and loved it. I do recommend actually reading it though! Here’s mine that will be posted this afternoon! http://ilayreading.com/2015/10/28/www-wednesday-10282015/


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 6:05 PM #

      I’m glad you liked ‘A Walk In the Woods’ because that’s one I’ve been wanting to read. Happy Wednesday!


  20. anovelglimpse October 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM #

    Wow! You’re reading so many books at once! Very cool! Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://anovelglimpse.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/www-wednesday-october-28-2015/


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 6:06 PM #

      I like to have a lot of things going on. It means I’m never bored. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Dublin Bookworm October 28, 2015 at 2:46 PM #

    Great list. Here’s mine. http://dublinbookworm.com/2015/10/28/this-week-in-books-28-10-15/


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 6:08 PM #

      Thanks, happy Wednesday!


  22. alilovesbooks October 28, 2015 at 5:18 PM #

    Sounds like you’ve made lots of progress this week. Well done on Cloud Atlas.

    I’m going a bit Halloween themed this week.


    • Sam October 28, 2015 at 6:09 PM #

      I’m getting determined the finish ‘Cloud Atlas’ before the end of the year. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. rabbitearsblog October 29, 2015 at 1:37 AM #

    I really want to read Slaughterhouse Five myself! It sounds like an interesting book! Here’s my WWW:



    • Sam October 29, 2015 at 6:29 AM #

      I’m looking forward to it. Happy Thursday!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam October 29, 2015 at 6:32 AM #

      I’m having trouble commenting on your blog from my phone. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Seraphina. I hope you enjoy it! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. lemon123 October 30, 2015 at 2:54 PM #

    I didn’t post this week. Just wanted to read the comments and reflect. I really liked your post. Would like to reread The Diary of Anne Frank. Can’t imagine the audio. Enjoy.


    • Sam October 30, 2015 at 6:58 PM #

      The audio has been really good. I’d recommend it for a reread. Happy reading!



  1. This Week in Books: 28-10-15 | Adventures of a Dublin Bookworm - October 28, 2015

    […] you’ve read recently, what you’re currently reading and what’s at the top of your TBR pile. Taking on a World of Words runs something similar called WWW […]


  2. WWW Wednesday: 10/28 | awayinneverland - October 28, 2015

    […] WWW Wednesday is hosted each week by the lovely Sam over at Taking on a World of Words! It’s just used to update your readers on what you’ve are/have been/will be […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: