WWW Wednesday, 2-December-2015

2 Dec

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?

SenseCurrently reading:  Still hovering at 80% in Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Thanksgiving didn’t give me a lot of eBook time.
Nothing with I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (still).
I made a lot of progress with Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. I’ve started to care about the characters a lot more and I’m hoping to finish this weekend. It’s hard for me to read a lot of this in one sitting so I read a little bit as often as I can.
Still on pause with Animal Farm by George Orwell.
I’m worried I might not finish All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr before I have to return it. I’ve got it for a few days still, but I’m not yet 75% of the way through! I’ll have to tighten down on listening to it while I do my stretches and cook. I hope that will be enough!

Recently finished: I can’t remember the last time I reported nothing finished for two weeks in a row. This is such a downer.

100 yearsReading Next: Still not change. I’m really excited to start Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel after all the wonderful things I’ve been hearing about it. You guys are getting me to finish Austen as fast as possible!
I hope to be in the middle of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Christmas. I think that would give me enough time to finish it before my book club meets to talk about 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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58 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 2-December-2015”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks at 1:09 AM #

    I have finally started All The Light We Cannnot See, I do hope you get to the end before you have to return it! Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/this-week-in-books-december-2/


    • Sam at 8:21 AM #

      Glad you’ve started it, too! I’m really liking it so I hope I can power through! Happy Wednesday!


  2. Clare Stone at 1:21 AM #

    I am glad you are making progress with Sense and Sensibility! It’s not my favourite Austen (I am more of a Pride and Prejudice/Emma person) but I do still like it! I hope you get to the end of All the Light We Cannot See!


    • Sam at 12:05 PM #

      I’m racing against the clock! Five days till it returns! Happy Wednesday!


  3. Is it crazy that I’m dying for you to finish Cloud Atlas? I am rooting for you! You’re so close! 🙂 I felt the same way about Sense & Sensibility; I couldn’t read extended passages like I can with most other books. I hope you make more progress through your classics this week!


    Liked by 1 person

    • bookboodle at 4:06 AM #

      Same here ref Cloud Atlas. Come on Sam…you can do it!
      I haven’t posted this week because I haven’t managed to finish Fingersmith 😦


      • Sam at 12:13 PM #

        Haha, thanks! Good luck finishing that book! Waters writes some long ones!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Sam at 12:09 PM #

      Thanks for the encouragement! I’m keeping on and actually made it one section closer yesterday! Happy Wednesday!


  4. klgd2008 at 3:06 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  5. At least you’ve made good progress with Sense and Sensibility and you’re starting to enjoy it more 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesday-2nd-december-2015/


    • Sam at 12:14 PM #

      I’m determined to finish up soon! So determined. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. rainandcheese at 5:12 AM #

    Hello! I recently tried out this meme. You could check it out here: https://rainandcheese.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/www-gunslingers-wizards-and-thieves/

    Anyway, I tried reading Sense and Sensibility a few years ago and couldn’t get pass the first page. I loved Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion but I can’t seem to read this one completely. I’m glad you’re making progress and I hope you finish it soon. Go go go!

    Animal Farm is pretty neat too. I found it depressing but a really thoughtful read. Hope you finish that one as well.


    • Sam at 12:17 PM #

      I’m excited to get back to animal farm. I liked the story and how he talked about communism. Happy Wednesday and thanks for joining us!


  7. rathertoofondofbooks at 6:00 AM #

    Station Eleven is a brilliant novel, you’re in for a treat with that. I wish I could read it again for the first time, I loved it so much. I really must try and read All The Light We Cannot See soon, I know I’ll enjoy it but I just haven’t had time to read my own books recently. I hope you get time to finish it before it’s due back.

    Here’s my WWW


    • Sam at 12:19 PM #

      All the good things I hear about Station Eleven are pushing me through S&S. Can’t wait to read it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Emily Witt at 6:26 AM #

    I love the Sense and Sensibility movie from the 90s but I have to confess I have never read the book. I, um, have not even actually read Pride and Prejudice. I have read Emma twice, though, so that counts for something, right?

    Here’s me this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesday-02-december-2015/


    • Sam at 12:21 PM #

      I’ve never read Emma but have read P&P. It for sure counts. Happy Wednesday!


  9. Cathy at 9:03 AM #

    Hi! I just discovered WWWWednesday a couple of days ago and think it’s a great idea so hope it’s ok for me to join in. I know what you mean about Sense and Sensibility – it didn’t have the same pull for me as P&P although after I saw the film adaptation in the 90s I read it again almost straight through in one go. I’ve read Animal Farm and like it a lot; I think “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” was one of the most influential sentences I read when I was growing up. I haven’t read I am Malala but your reference has prompted me to add it to my waiting list so thanks for that. My WWWWednesday is http://indie-bookworm.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/www-wednesday-1.html and thanks again for hosting this great sharing page.


    • Sam at 1:13 PM #

      I hope you end up liking I Am Malala. I’m excited to get back to it. Thanks for joining our community, we always welcome new people. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Happy Wednesday! I’m glad you’re enjoying Sense and Sensibility more than you were.
    Here’s my post this week: https://raptureinbooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesday-22-2nd-december-2015/


    • Sam at 1:40 PM #

      It will be even better when it’s over haha. Happy Wednesday!


  11. anovelglimpse at 10:49 AM #

    Don’t stress not finishing anything. You’ve got a ton of books on your plate! My WWW Wednesday: https://anovelglimpse.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesday-december-2-2015/


    • Sam at 5:01 PM #

      Thanks! I hope this is balanced out with a week of finishing a ton of books. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. siderealday at 11:16 AM #

    I hear you about not finishing anything, trust me. On the other hand, between Thanksgiving and NaNo, I think we can both be forgiven the lack of finishing anything.
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesday-122/


    • Sam at 5:03 PM #

      Amen, sister! It’s a hard time to get anything productive done. Happy Wednesday!


  13. girlinbookland at 11:39 AM #

    I loved All the Light we Cannot See. Such a moving story. Hope you get to finish it! Here’s my WWW Wednesday! https://girlinbookland.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesday-8/


    • Sam at 5:04 PM #

      I’m pushing to the end as hard as I can. Worst case is I go squat at a book store and finish the last few chapters! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. hmills96 at 12:29 PM #

    #ReadWomen has started! And I am reading SO MANY BOOKS RIGHT NOW. http://ilayreading.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesday-1212015/


    • Sam at 5:08 PM #

      I know the feeling! It’s awesome and terrifying at the same time. Enjoy! Happy Wednesday.


  15. Kendra at 12:40 PM #

    I hope you’re able to get to the end of All The Light We Cannot See! Happy Wednesday! http://readsandtreats.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesday-17/


    • Sam at 5:10 PM #

      I’m going to listen to it in a bit while I cook dinner. Yay! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. emilytalksaboutbooks at 1:13 PM #

    I’ve been meaning to read All The Light We Cannot See for a while, and I’m glad that you’ve made some progress in Sense and Sensibility!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://emilytalksaboutbooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesday-december-2/


    • Sam at 5:11 PM #

      Thanks! I hope you can find a copy of ‘All The Light We Cannot See.’ It’s really enjoyable. Happy Wednesday!


  17. hansbookreviews at 1:48 PM #

    This is a great meme that I’ve only just discovered. Here’s my first WWW Wednesday here! It’s been great to read all of your posts!



    • Sam at 5:13 PM #

      Welcome to the community! Glad to have you. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam at 5:16 PM #

      I’m having trouble commenting on your blog. I haven’t read ‘Landline’ yet, but it’s only shelf. I have read ‘Attachments’ and I really enjoyed it! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  18. Yvo at 1:53 PM #

    I hope you will be able to finish All The Light We Cannot See on time! And I really should read a Jane Austen novel some time soon… It’s not my favorite genre, but I might enjoy it anyway.

    Thanks for hosting WWW Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam at 5:16 PM #

      I’m not a fan of the Regency Era writing style, this has been a struggle for me! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. authorswilliams at 2:32 PM #

    Okay, I seriously need to read Clout Atlas. I keep hearing amazing things. And Station Eleven too.
    Anyhow, here’s my link. Happy reading :)https://authorswilliams.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesday/


    • Sam at 5:18 PM #

      It’s not my favorite so far, but there’s still time for it to redeem itself! Happy Wednesday!


  20. authorswilliams at 2:41 PM #

    Ah, my link didn’t work. How strange. I’ll try again 🙂


  21. Aggie Unsworth at 2:59 PM #

    Really enjoyed doing this again. Here is my link 🙂



    • Sam at 5:21 PM #

      Glad you’re joining the community! Your comment was in moderation so it should now be visible on the sites. Happy Wednesday!


  22. Sense and Sensibility is on my TBR list!
    Heres my WWW Wednesday: https://thechroniclesofabookworm.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesday-2/
    Happy reading!


    • Sam at 5:23 PM #

      I hope you like it, it’s been hard for me because of the writing. I’m a fan of more modern writing. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Me too. I dont read classics often. Actually I never read them. Aw well I hope you begin to enjoy it as you continue reading 🙂


  23. erinsdavis78 at 3:50 PM #

    Hi Sam,

    I had the same problem surrounding the Thanksgiving weekend. I was really hoping to get some quality time in with the book and it just didn’t happen. Are you a big Jane Austen fan? Honestly, I really don’t like her, so I’ve never read Sense and Sensibility. How is it compared to Pride and Prejudice?




    • Sam at 5:25 PM #

      I’m not a big Austen fan. I had to read P&P for school and if the copy of S&S I have wasn’t an ArtFolds (pictures to come!) I never would have read it. I’m excited to get to Station Eleven! Happy Wednesday!


  24. lipsyy at 4:42 PM #

    Wow, ive had Station Eleven on my TBR List for so long- thanks for reminding me! 🙂

    My post is here:


    • Sam at 5:26 PM #

      I hope you can read it soon! I sure hope to. Happy Wednesday!


  25. Kwizgiver at 5:04 PM #

    So many good books–I don’t know how you balance them all!

    Here’s mine: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2015/12/www-wednesday.html


    • Sam at 5:28 PM #

      I put a lot of them on hold, haha. I try not to, but it always happens. Happy Wednesday!


  26. alilovesbooks at 5:21 PM #

    Glad you’re enjoying Sense and Sensibility. It’s the one Austen I don’t think I’ve read as it was never my favourite story. Maybe I should give it a go.

    Here’s my WWW


    • Sam at 5:30 PM #

      If you like Austen, go for it. I’m not a big fan of hers. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. A Book Lovers Ramblings at 5:41 PM #

    I haven’t read All the Light We Cannot See yet but I really want to. I hope you are enjoying it 🙂 Here is my WWW Wednesday https://alexhappydancebooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesday-21215/


    • Sam at 6:08 PM #

      I’m loving it but I’m probably going to lose the hold before I finish 😦 Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person


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