WWW Wednesday, 11-November-2015

11 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?

Animal FarmCurrently reading:  I’ve had the chance to read a little bit of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell during lunch once or twice this week. It’s keeping me moving forward, but I’m still not engrossed enough to power through to the end. Hopefully, that will come soon.
Nothing with I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.
I’ve decided ‘engrossing’ is a good word for how I feel about The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. She’s such a talented writer and I’m always itching to listen to more.
Nothing with Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen but it looks so tempting on my bedside!
I hope to finish Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner very soon. I’m completely engrossed in the characters, but my finals this weekend are taking up a lot of time! I’d love to say I’ll have more time after that, but then I’m doing the second half of NaNo. I can’t wait for December when my world calms down!
I’m slowly getting into Animal Farm by George Orwell. I was stuck on the introduction for a long time and the story is just starting to pick up.

Recently finished: I’m so sad to say I didn’t finish anything this week! I’m ashamed now, but I’m hoping this number goes up a lot when school is over!

On the bright side, I did post one book review this week. Please go and check out my review of Per Petterson’s Out Stealing Horses which I gave 3 Stars.

Station ElevenReading Next: My book club met on Monday and we’ve got our next book. I’ll be reading Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven and I’m really excited about it! Station Eleven was chosen as the Great Michigan Read for 2015-2016 so there will be a lot of discussions and events focused on this book. Get ready for a flood of posts on it!

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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59 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 11-November-2015”

  1. Clare Stone November 11, 2015 at 1:19 AM #

    I can hardly believe you are still going with Cloud Atlas! So impressed. I don’t have the willpower to stick with a book like that! Station Eleven sounds great, I wish I belonged to a book club! There aren’t any where I live and I’ve never seemed to get around to joining an online one! One day!


    • cleopatralovesbooks November 11, 2015 at 2:10 AM #

      I have had Station Eleven on my radar for a while, I do hope you enjoy that one – I hope this next week is better for finishing a book, as you say sometimes life just gets in the way! Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/this-week-in-books-november-11/


      • Sam November 11, 2015 at 6:41 AM #

        I’m so close on Anne Frank so that will likely be what I finish. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 6:32 AM #

      I love book clubs. It’s like how I love book blogging because it gives me a way to keep talking about books I liked with other readers. I hope you can find one someday. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 6:33 AM #

      As usual, my phone won’t let me comment on your blog. I’m glad I’ll Give You the Sun is engrossing. I’ve heard good things. Happy reading!


  2. Margaret @ BooksPlease November 11, 2015 at 2:32 AM #

    I loved Crossing to Safety – a book I’d like to reread. Have you read Angle of Repose by Stegner? I loved that book too – completely enthralling.

    Here’s my post – http://www.booksplease.org/2015/11/11/my-week-in-books-11-november-2015/


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 6:43 AM #

      Yes, I read Angle of Repose about a year ago and absolutely loved it. I was excited when my book club chose this title because I knew I’d like it. Happy Wednesday!


  3. alilovesbooks November 11, 2015 at 2:41 AM #

    I’m kind of curious about Anne Frank now. I’ve never had any inclination to read it as it seemed like it would be depressing but I’m wondering if I should rethink that. Glad you’re enjoying it. My WWW is definitely much lighter reading.


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 6:47 AM #

      It’s only a bit depressing because you know how it will end. What Anne writes is rather upbeat and normal for a girl her age: what’s for dinner and her crush on Petr. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. rathertoofondofbooks November 11, 2015 at 2:48 AM #

    I put off reading Station Eleven for ages and I’m not sure why because when I finally did read it I absolutely loved it. It’s such a brilliant novel and it’s one of the few books that I actually really do want to read again. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    Here’s my WWW:


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 6:49 AM #

      I hope so, too! I bought one of her other books in anticipation of meeting her next year. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Emily Witt November 11, 2015 at 2:52 AM #

    You’re making me feel guilty with all those classics that I still need to get around to! ;p

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


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 6:52 AM #

      I’ve put them off a long time haha. You’ve got time still! Happy Wednesday!


      • authorswilliams November 11, 2015 at 4:47 PM #

        Right?? I love reading classics, but for me, sometimes it’s hard to switch from the contemporary genres to classics because of the completely different writing styles


      • Sam November 11, 2015 at 5:44 PM #

        I find that with Austin specifically. I struggle to read her novels so Sense and Sensibility will be a bit hard for me.


  6. curiousdaisy November 11, 2015 at 3:44 AM #

    I’m surprised you got stuck on Animal Farm. I breezed through it so fast hehe. Here’s my WWW https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/www-wednesdays-november-11-2015/


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 9:42 AM #

      I haven’t been listening to phone audio as fast lately. The introduction was long but now that I’m into the story it’s going quickly. Happy Wednesday!


  7. Claire | Art and Soul November 11, 2015 at 5:01 AM #

    I’ll look forward to hearing what you make of Station Eleven. A very well written book which I suspect isn’t for everyone, so it should be an excellent choice for a group read.
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/www-wednesday-11th-november-2015/


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 9:44 AM #

      It’s an interesting choice for a state-wide reading event. I look forward to hearing a lot of opinions on it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Analee @ Book Snacks November 11, 2015 at 7:26 AM #

    I hope you enjoy Station Eleven! It’s on my TBR and I’ll be interested in seeing what you think. Here’s my WWW. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 5:10 PM #

      I’ve heard good things so I have high expectations. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Alana November 11, 2015 at 7:37 AM #

    Happy Wednesday everyone! Here’s this week’s list: http://alanacking.blogspot.com/2015/11/www-wednesday-november-11.html

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Denise @ Life With No Plot November 11, 2015 at 8:07 AM #

    I still can’t get over the number of books you have going at one time. I wish I could do that! 🙂

    WWW post below. Happy Wednesday!



    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 5:17 PM #

      I love the variety! It makes life more fun. Happy Wednesday!


  11. Maggie November 11, 2015 at 8:18 AM #

    I read Animal Farm for an English class in high school and I don’t think I would have fully understood the symbolism, etc. if I hadn’t had a teacher’s guidance. I loved the story and what it stands for; it’s so interesting! I’ve never read Anne Frank’s diary; I must do that! Happy Wednesday! 🙂


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 5:19 PM #

      I don’t know how I missed Animal Farm in school. It would have been perfect to parallel a social studies class but oh well. Anne Frank’s diary was a good read. I’m finished with the transcript, just finishing up some historical notes now. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. hollykerrauthor November 11, 2015 at 10:05 AM #

    Station Eleven is one book that seems to be on lots of lists – I must check it out! And you have to start Sense and Sensibility! It will be a good switch from Anne Frank. Here’s my list this week – http://hollykerr.ca/this-week-in-books-what-im-reading-writing-and-watching/ Happy Reading!!


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 5:21 PM #

      I’m excited to get back to Sense and Sensibility after I finish Crossing to Safety. So many people love it. Happy Wednesday!


  13. siderealday November 11, 2015 at 10:34 AM #

    I’m glad you’re finding Anne Frank so engrossing. It’s really impressive how well-written her diary is considering her age at the time. Now that you’re out of Animal Farm’s introduction, it should go pretty quickly, too. Happy Wednesday!
    My WWW Wednesday: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/www-wednesday-1111


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 5:26 PM #

      I’m hoping to have Animal Farm finished by next week. It’s pretty short so I don’t think that will be a problem. I’m guessing there’s a long afterward also, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  14. Kwizgiver November 11, 2015 at 10:47 AM #

    Station Eleven is on my TBR. I’ll get to it eventually!

    Here’s my entry: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23433237-everything-i-never-told-you

    Liked by 1 person

  15. missdarcy87 November 11, 2015 at 10:55 AM #

    I love Sense & Sensibility! It’s one of my favorite Austen novels. I hope you get the chance to read it soon! I’ll be interested to see what you think of Station Eleven. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. Here’s my post for the week. Happy reading!


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 5:30 PM #

      I want to finish Crossing to Safety soon so I can get back to it. So many people really love it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. anovelglimpse November 11, 2015 at 11:13 AM #

    Hey, you have a huge currently reading list, so don’t stress about not finishing anything. 😉 Here is my WWW Wednesday: https://anovelglimpse.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/www-wednesday-november-11-2015/


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 5:32 PM #

      Thank you! It’s the downside to having so many going on at once. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. klgd2008 November 11, 2015 at 11:16 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  18. bookboodle November 11, 2015 at 12:55 PM #

    I really enjoyed Station Eleven as my first experience of a post apocolyptic novel. It’ll make for a great discussion for your book group. I hope you enjoy it!
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2015/11/11/www-wednesday-november-11th 🙂


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 5:35 PM #

      Good to hear! I hate book discussions when everyone felt the same way about a book. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. readersandmore November 11, 2015 at 2:12 PM #

    Wow! You read so many books!


  20. hmills96 November 11, 2015 at 2:27 PM #

    Animal farm…GROAN. http://ilayreading.com/2015/11/11/www-wednesday-11112015/


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 5:37 PM #

      Not a fan I’m guessing? Happy Wednesday!


  21. Yvo November 11, 2015 at 2:33 PM #

    I have been wanting to get a copy of Station Eleven for ages now; it sounds like such a great read! I hope you enjoy it.

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 5:38 PM #

      I’m excited to read it after so much hype and praise. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. authorswilliams November 11, 2015 at 4:43 PM #

    Thanks for hosting this blog hop. I love the chance to build community and connect with new people. Here’s my link



    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 5:40 PM #

      Thanks for joining in. Happy Wednesday!


  23. erinsdavis78 November 11, 2015 at 5:46 PM #

    I’ve heard really good things about Station 11. I’m excited to hear what you think of it.


    • Sam November 11, 2015 at 5:47 PM #

      I’m excited to read it. Happy Wednesday!



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