WWW Wednesday, 4-November-2015

4 Nov

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?

Crossing to SafetyCurrently reading:  Fewer doctors appointments so fewer chances to read Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Take the good with the bad, I guess.
No progress with  I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai still.
It feels weird to say I’m enjoying The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, but I’m very impressed with it. Anne’s diary is so eloquent and full of great details, two things mine never were.
No progress with Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. It keeps tempting me on the bedside table.
I’m loving Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. He’s a beautiful writer and this is a ‘stay in bed’ book for me. I can’t wait to get back to it.
It turns out what I thought was an audiobook of Slaughterhouse Five was an ebook and I’m not starting one of those right now. So instead I picked up Animal Farm by George Orwell. My husband has recommended this for a long time so I’m looking forward to it.

451Recently finished: I finished off Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury early this week. I’m glad I didn’t remember a lot of the story because the whole thing surprised me and it was fun to keep reading it.

Only one book review this week for Made in America by Bill Bryson. Thank you to those who commented on this saying his other books are quite different. That’s very reassuring to me!

Reading Next: Honestly, I don’t have plans for anything right now! I have two ebooks, two physical books, and I just started an audiobook so I’m actually not thinking ahead right now. This is kind of refreshing.

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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51 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 4-November-2015”

  1. Emily Witt at 1:45 AM #

    I know what you mean about refreshing! I’ve finally whittled down the pile of library books I have out, and I don’t actually have any holds due to come in for about another week. It’s feeling good to feel on top of it again!

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/www-wednesday-and-wippet-wednesday-04-november-2015/


    • Sam at 11:02 AM #

      Amen! My book clubs take a break in December which is my time to catch up. Happy Wednesday!


  2. cleopatralovesbooks at 2:00 AM #

    I first read Animal Farm at school, George Orwell was a very clever man! Here is my Wednesday post for this week: https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/this-week-in-books-november-4/


    • Sam at 11:04 AM #

      I’m still on the introduction so I hope to feel the same soon. Happy Wednesday!


  3. bookboodle at 4:22 AM #

    I’ve never read Animal Farm; one of those I probably should. Glad you enjoyed Fahrenheit 451!
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2015/11/04/www-wednesday-november-4th 🙂


    • Sam at 11:06 AM #

      My husband always raves about it so I was excited. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. SnazzyBooks at 4:42 AM #

    I reallyyy want to read Cloud Atlas, it’s on my (ever growing) To-Read pile! Here’s my post for today: http://snazzybooks.com/2015/11/04/www-wednesday-4-november-2015/


    • Sam at 11:11 AM #

      It’s a slow one for sure but I’m finding the second half of the book easier to read. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. I had a similar experience of pleasant surprise when I re-read Fahrenheit 451. I’d forgotten there’s a whole chase section which is actually quite tense.
    Animal Farm is a work of genius. It’s a great example of how a short, fairly simple and entertaining story can be used to convey many difficult ideas. The 1954 animated version is still one of the most haunting films I’ve ever seen!
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/www-wednesday-4th-november-2015/


    • Sam at 11:13 AM #

      I’ll have to see the film. Thanks for telling me about it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. elenasquareeyes at 5:35 AM #

    I’ve not read Fahrenheit 451 before but it’s one of those books I’m always meaning to read.
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam at 1:02 PM #

      I feel that way about so many titles! I never read classics. Happy Wednesday!


  7. rathertoofondofbooks at 5:35 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed your re-read of Fahrenheit 451. 🙂 I’ve not read Made in America but I’ve now seen quite a few people say they were disappointed with it. His other books really are worth reading though, I’ve read and enjoyed most of them.

    Here’s my WWW: https://rathertoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/www-wednesday-4th-november/


    • Sam at 1:05 PM #

      So glad to hear that. I still have A Walk in the Woods on my shelf to be read. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. alilovesbooks at 5:52 AM #

    I vaguely remember reading (or in my head being forced to read) Animal Farm at school but I suspect I was probably too young to really understand it. I should maybe re read at some point and see what I think now I’m older.

    Happy Wednesday. Here’s my WWW



    • Sam at 1:28 PM #

      It’s a short book so I’m glad to squeeze it in now. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. A Book Lovers Ramblings at 6:30 AM #

    Here is mine https://alexhappydancebooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/www-wednesday-41115/

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Analee @ Book Snacks at 7:22 AM #

    I hope you enjoy Animal Farms once you finish it! Glad you enjoyed your re-read of Fahrenheit 451. Here’s my WWW for this week! Happy Wednesday! ‘3


    • Sam at 1:32 PM #

      I’m still on the introduction of Animal Farm but I hope to start enjoying it soon. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. I vaguely remember reading Animal Farm in school, I think it was good and I enjoyed it better than 1984 at least! Hope you enjoy it too and I’m glad you liked your re-reading of Farenheit 451.

    Here’s my WWW: https://raptureinbooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/www-wednesday-18-4th-november-2015/


    • Sam at 1:33 PM #

      I remember enjoying 1984 so I hope I like Animal Farm even more. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Clare Stone at 9:04 AM #

    I am glad you are liking The Diary of a Young Girl, I remember it having such an effect on me when I was younger and it influenced me to start a diary which I found recently. And yeah, not so eloquent.


    • Sam at 1:36 PM #

      Haha she’s so impressively eloquent that it made me feel bad about my writing. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam at 5:14 PM #

      I’m unable to comment on your blog from my phone. I’m glad Carry On was enjoyed! I hope to read that soon. I was also a bit disappointed in Ms Peregrine. Sorry to hear you were as well. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  13. Great! Are you enjoying Animal Farm? I still need to read it! I finally read Fahrenheit 451 a few years ago, and I agree, it was really fun & interesting 🙂

    Happy reading!

    My WWW: http://my-book-obsession.blogspot.mk/2015/11/wow-179-winter-by-marissa-meyer-www-89.html


    • Sam at 5:30 PM #

      I’m actually stuck in the introduction for Animal Farm still. I didn’t think it would be so long! Happy Wednesday!


  14. anovelglimpse at 10:44 AM #

    I can see why you don’t have any plans for next. You’re working on reading so many good books now. 🙂 Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://anovelglimpse.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/www-wednesday-november-3-2015/


    • Sam at 5:30 PM #

      There are a few on the distant horizon for book clubs, but I’m refusing to think of them yet. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. klgd2008 at 11:40 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! I hope you enjoy Animal Farm. I read it when I was younger and really enjoyed it.



    • Sam at 5:36 PM #

      Glad to hear. I’m still getting through the introduction. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. curiousdaisy at 11:54 AM #

    Not thinking ahead is sometimes exactly what one needs. Happy reading Sam! https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/www-wednesdays-november-4-2015/


    • Sam at 5:38 PM #

      Amen! It’s nice not having an agenda right now. Happy Wednesday!


  17. siderealday at 12:09 PM #

    Animal Farm is great. I mean, well, it’s very strictly and obviously an allegory, so it doesn’t always make plot sense, but it makes overall sense, and it’s very smart and funny in a bad sort of way. I’m glad you’re, ah, enjoying Anne Frank’s Diary. It’s amazing how well she wrote at her age!
    Here’s my WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/www-wednesday-114/
    Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam at 5:42 PM #

      Maybe ‘engrossing’ is a better word for Anne Frank’s Diary. It shows such amazing talent. I’m excited to get more into Animal Farm, but I’m still stuck on the introduction! Happy Wednesday!


  18. bookwxrm at 12:09 PM #

    I have been planning on reading Farenheit 451 and Animal Farm for a while now. Here’s my WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam at 5:44 PM #

      It’s nice to revisit classics some times. Happy Wednesday!


  19. Yvo at 12:33 PM #

    Three great books I want to reread soon: Anne Frank, Animal Farm and Fahrenheit 451. All three are on my all time favorites list! 😀

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam at 6:22 PM #

      Glad to hear them all so highly praised! There’s a reason they’ve stood the test of time. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo at 6:30 PM #

        I can totally agree with that.


  20. aimalfarooq at 2:38 PM #

    Lots of classics and literary fiction in your list. Love it. I remember when I first read Fahrenheit 451; I was blown away by how amazing and ahead-of-its-time it was. Very thought-provoking.

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam at 6:26 PM #

      I love reading books from 30+ years ago and seeing what they thought technology in the future would look like. It’s fun. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Kwizgiver at 5:40 PM #

    Joining in this week: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2015/11/www-wednesday.html


  22. It’s great to see a whole wide range of books! Sense and Sensibility and Cloud Atlas are on my TBR but I’m not getting to them any time soon…

    Here is my WWW!


    • Sam at 6:29 PM #

      I’ve had Cloud Atlas on my list so long it found it’s way to the top. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. The Gal Herself at 7:19 PM #

    You make me want to reread Farenheit 451. I remember the movie so much more clearly than the book, and that’s usually very unfair to the book. Here’s my http://WWW.Wednesday for this week:



    • Sam at 9:48 PM #

      I hadn’t remembered the ending very well from reading it before so I had a pleasant surprise. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam at 9:49 PM #

      I’m having trouble posting on your blog from my phone. My parents have a house in a sleepy Michigan resort town. What a fun setting. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  24. lvgaudet at 7:25 AM #

    Reblogged this on The intangible world of the literary mind.



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