WWW Wednesday, 18-November-2015

18 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?

All The LightCurrently reading:  I’m still trucking through Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell during lunch. I’m actually making decent progress now that it’s back to the characters I’m interested in. I can’t find the connection between future Korea and the old British guy in the nursing home yet. I’m hoping that one becomes clearer soon.
Nothing with I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. If everything goes well, maybe by the end of the year.
I’m picked up again with Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. It’s still early on and I’m reminded what frustrates me about writing from that era, but I’m trying to look past it!
About half-way through Animal Farm by George Orwell. This will have to wait a while before I get into it heavily again because of my new audiobook.
I got All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr on audiobook. I wasn’t expecting it to come in so soon, but I’m excited it did! I only get this for three weeks so I’ll have to work at getting through this chunkster before my hold expires.

AnneFrankRecently finished: Two this week. The first is The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. It ends so abruptly that I wasn’t ready for it and thought I was starting a new disk on my way home. The final disk was a series of afterward and essays. I really liked those because it gave good context to the story. I rated it 5/5 Stars.
Saturday morning I finished Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. He’s a wonderful writer and I’m so glad I read this. I’ve read his two mos popular books now and his other ones seem to be significantly less popular so I’m not sure I’ll get to that any time soon.

One review this past week, for Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I’ll have a book club discussion for this in December so look forward to that as well.

100 yearsReading Next: I’m still planning on Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven after I finish S&S. It’s come so highly recommended by you all that I’m itching to pick it up.
I have another book club book waiting for me by my bedside, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This is a book I recommended to the group so I hope I enjoy it and I hope others do, too. If not, I’ll have a lot to answer for, haha.

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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53 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 18-November-2015”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks November 18, 2015 at 1:24 AM #

    How nice that your audiobook of Anne Frank had additional information at the end to help put into context this poignant diary. Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/this-week-in-books-november-18/


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 8:15 AM #

      I wish some of it had been at the beginning, but I’m glad it was all included. Happy Wednesday!


  2. alilovesbooks November 18, 2015 at 2:11 AM #

    Can’t believe you’re still reading Cloud Atlas. I probably would have given up by now so I admire your perseverance. Will you have a celebration once it’s finished?

    Anyway, here is my WWW


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 8:18 AM #

      I plan to celebrate by watching the movie. I’m curious to see how it was done. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • alilovesbooks November 18, 2015 at 9:53 AM #

        I thought you may burn the book 🙂 Haven’t seen the film but have heard it’s not great so don’t get your hopes up.


  3. The Gal Herself November 18, 2015 at 3:53 AM #

    I’ve been thinking about Anne Frank quite a bit lately. “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” So important to remember that in these dark days.

    I just finished a light mystery. It was too-too light, so I posted about it as a “must to avoid” kinda thing. And now I’m reading a compilation of Dick Cavett’s NY Times columns, which is fun and very well written.


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 12:17 PM #

      I talked about just that in my review. It’s a scary time to live in and I’d hate if our fear turned into anything like what happened to Anne. Happy reading!


  4. bookboodle November 18, 2015 at 4:23 AM #

    I’ve seen All The Light We Cannot See on another blog recently with positive feedback so I hope you enjoy it too.
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2015/11/18/www-wednesday-november-18th 🙂


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 12:19 PM #

      Thanks! It’s had a lot of positive response and I’m excited to see why. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. rathertoofondofbooks November 18, 2015 at 4:40 AM #

    I really must get to All The Light We Cannot See very soon. I bought it when it was released and somehow I haven’t got around to it yet. I hope you enjoy reading it this week.

    Here’s my www:


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 12:22 PM #

      I hope you can get to it soon! I always seem to be on the tail end of big releases like this one. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Claire | Art and Soul November 18, 2015 at 5:02 AM #

    S&S isn’t my favourite Austen, but there are things to like about it. I hope you finish it soon so you can get to Station Eleven! I can’t believe I’ve never read The Diary of Anne Frank. I must put it on my TBR so I’ll be nudged into reading it.
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/www-wednesday-18th-november-2015/


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 12:26 PM #

      I’m glad I finally read it, too! I hope you enjoy it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Nikki SapphiredDragon November 18, 2015 at 6:12 AM #

    Some interesting books there. I really need to read I am Malala.

    You can check out my WWW here : http://www.sapphireddragon.com/2015/11/www-wednesday-17.html


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 12:29 PM #

      I hope to get back into it soon because I was really enjoying it. Happy Wednesday and welcome to WWW Wednesday!


  8. Emily Witt November 18, 2015 at 6:30 AM #

    I’m really impressed with how long you’ve stuck with Cloud Atlas. I would’ve given up long ago. I have All The Light We Cannot See on my TBR, it sounds beautiful, but there are such long queues at my library for both the audio and the physical book.

    Here’s me for this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/wippet-wednesday-and-www-wednesday-18-november-2015/


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 12:33 PM #

      I waited a few months to get the audio so I know there’s no chance of a renewal. Happy Wednesday!


  9. Little Northern Soul (@LauraHolds28) November 18, 2015 at 6:40 AM #

    I have never read The Diary of Anne Frank but always wanted to, I like the idea of listening to it through audiobook and the additional extras sound like a lovely touch.
    My WWW Wednesday post is here: http://littlenorthernsoul.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/www-wednesdays.html


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 12:36 PM #

      I’ve found audio is great for books I never find time to get around to. Happy Wednesday!


  10. Alana November 18, 2015 at 7:07 AM #

    Happy Wednesday everyone! Here’s this week’s list: http://alanacking.blogspot.com/2015/11/www-wednesday-november-18.html

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 12:39 PM #

      In response to your post, I want to read Salinger one of these days but haven’t found the time. Hope you’re enjoying it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  11. Ryna November 18, 2015 at 8:25 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! Go check out my answers to WWW Wednesday

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Alice @ Raptureinbooks November 18, 2015 at 9:10 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! Your copy of Anne Frank sounds really nice. Here’s this week’s post: https://raptureinbooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/www-wednesday-20-18th-november-2015/


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 3:47 PM #

      It was great to have the essays. It really enhanced my enjoyment. Happy Wednesday!


  13. awayinneverland November 18, 2015 at 9:16 AM #

    All the Light We Cannot See was so good! I hope you enjoy it!!


  14. girlinbookland November 18, 2015 at 9:41 AM #

    I loved All the Light We Cannot See. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Here’s my link: https://girlinbookland.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/www-wednesday-7/


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 3:50 PM #

      Thank you. I really like the character so far. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Clare Stone November 18, 2015 at 9:53 AM #

    I’ve heard great things about All the Light We Cannot See, I hope you enjoy it! Here’s mine; http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/wednesday-catch-up-18th-november-2015.html


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 3:52 PM #

      I’m loving it so far. Thanks. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 3:53 PM #

      Hope you enjoy Texts from Jane Eyre! I had a friend who really liked it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  16. Gina November 18, 2015 at 9:54 AM #

    Ahhhhhh! I have missed this! Thanks for hosting us. I love your mix of classics and new soon to be classics! Here is the link to my world of reading:


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 6:49 PM #

      Glad you found it. Welcome back. Happy Wednesday!


  17. readersandmore November 18, 2015 at 10:51 AM #

    Looks like a pretty successful week! I’m going to do a double feature of a late Top Ten Tuesday’s and WWW Wednesday


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 6:52 PM #

      Good luck! I always have trouble posting twice in one day. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • readersandmore November 19, 2015 at 10:48 AM #

        Thanks 🙂 Now I am doing a Meme Double Feature today for Tuesday and yesterday.


  18. missdarcy87 November 18, 2015 at 11:09 AM #

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Station Eleven. I look forward to seeing what you think of it! Here’s my post for the week. Happy reading!


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 6:52 PM #

      I’m looking forward to reading it after hearing so many good things. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. klgd2008 November 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  20. siderealday November 18, 2015 at 12:01 PM #

    Sounds like you’re keeping as busy as always. Sorry I missed you yesterday, but I wanted to get some writing in.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/www-wednesday-1118/


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 6:56 PM #

      I didn’t go either. I was feeling a bit sick and I have Red Wings tickets tonight so I wanted to get better. I got a bit of writing in as well but tonight is useless, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  21. Kendra November 18, 2015 at 12:04 PM #

    I keep hearing awesome things about All The Light We Cannot See. It is definitely being added to my TBR. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 6:58 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it. So far I’m very invested. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Yvo November 18, 2015 at 4:59 PM #

    I have been wanting to get a copy of All The Light We Cannot See for ages now… It sounds like such a great read! And One Hundred Years Of Solitude is without doubt a very interesting, although confusing read. I hope you enjoy your books this week!

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM #

      I’ve been told a family tree helps with One Hundred Years of Solitude. My copy has one in the front cover. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo November 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM #

        Ah yes that will definitely help! I read it the first time for a Uni course (in Spanish), so I guess that helped me understand it better as well. It’s magical realism and quite well done, although it’s not exactly an easy read.


  23. Kwizgiver November 18, 2015 at 6:25 PM #

    I couldn’t get through 100 Years of Solitude, so I wish you luck! I also have Station Eleven to read, maybe I’ll suggest that to my book group. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2015/11/www-wednesday_18.html


    • Sam November 18, 2015 at 7:02 PM #

      I’ve heard it’s a hard treck but I plan to get it done before our group meets in January. If your book does it, the Michigan Humanities Council probably has some great discussion material on their website, I’d check it out. Happy Wednesday!


  24. curiousdaisy November 19, 2015 at 9:07 AM #

    I’m so excited that you’re reading All the Light We Cannot See. It was a wonderful book. My post is a day late this week. Too busy yesterday hehe. Here it is https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/www-wednesday-on-thursday-november-11-2015/


    • Sam November 19, 2015 at 12:58 PM #

      Glad you found us eventually. I love it so far. Happy Thursday!


  25. erinsdavis78 November 19, 2015 at 11:26 AM #

    Was totally late with posting mine this week! Aaah, work keeps getting in the way, but finally got to it. Here it is!




    • Sam November 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM #

      Glad you made it in the end. Happy Thursday!



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