WWW Wednesday, 9-December-2015

9 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?

Station ElevenCurrently reading:  Hit 85% in Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. I got another renewal out of it so I hope to keep pushing through and finish it by the end of the year.
Nothing with I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. I want to be back into this by the end of the year and maybe wrap it up early 2016.
So excited to tell you all I started Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel! It’s as great as you all promised it would be and I’m excited to finish this one up quickly because it’s hard to put down.
I just started listening to A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. I got this audiobook for free back when the Ford Audiobook club still existed. I’m excited to get into it because I’ve seen so many good reviews.

IMG_2549 Recently finished: Three! I finished three! I used my half day on Friday to finish Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. Immediately after, I did the folding and finished that up on Saturday. Doesn’t it look awesome?
It was a nail biter, but I finished All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr on Sunday driving back from my writers group meeting. I had a paper copy on hold at the library just in case. Phew!
On Monday, I finished up the end of Animal Farm by George Orwell. I didn’t realize I was so close to the end so it was a nice surprise!

Another two book reviews up. This should keep steady now that NaNoWriMo is over. The first is The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank which I finished before NaNo. I really enjoyed reading (listening) to this book after having seen the play twice. 4 stars.
The second is Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. I wrote this review late and I didn’t finish it up until after my book club met! I’ll have to write up that reflection this week and you should see it next week. 5 stars.

WatchmanReading Next: I’m trying not to get too far ahead of myself. I only have One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on my bedside table though I have an idea what my first book of 2016 will be. There’s a lot of overlap in my book clubs early in the year because of library sponsored author appearances so I’ll have time to read at least one of my choosing. Yay!
I saw that I’m next in line for the eAudio of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee! Eeeeek, so excited!

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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64 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 9-December-2015”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks December 9, 2015 at 1:46 AM #

    I did enjoy All The Light We Cannot See so good to hear you finished it too – and two more book reviews, you’re powering on towards the end of the year! Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/this-week-in-books-december-9/


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 7:31 AM #

      I’ve hit my goal for the year but I’m really enjoying this pause in book club books to get through some personal choice books. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. alilovesbooks December 9, 2015 at 2:00 AM #

    I’ll be interested to see what you think of Go Set a Watchman. I can’t decide whether I want to read it or not.

    Here’s my WWW


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 8:03 AM #

      I won’t lie, I’m nervous to read it. I have very mixed feelings on it being published in the first place. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Chapter One December 9, 2015 at 2:05 AM #

    I can’t wait to finally start reading A Darker Shade of Magic. Every time I look at it I tell myself “I have to read that next!” Then I get distracted and start a different book haha.

    This is my (first) WWW post: https://chapteronebookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/www-wednesday-128/


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 6:52 AM #

      I never intended on reading it till I won the free copy but now I’m really excited about it. Happy Wednesday and welcome to WWW Wednesday!


  4. Emily Witt December 9, 2015 at 3:40 AM #

    Ooh, enjoy A Darker Shade of Magic! Mine is one of the good reviews! I loved it! 😀 I need to get onto Animal Farm; I loved 1984 but haven’t got around to reading any other Orwell since.

    Here’s my post for the week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/www-wednesday-09-december-2015/


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 10:08 AM #

      I preferred 1984 personally. With Animal Farm, I was thinking of Stalinism so much that I didn’t enjoy the story as much. Happy Wednesday!


  5. Claire | Art and Soul December 9, 2015 at 3:44 AM #

    A Darker Shade of Magic is brilliant. I hope you enjoy it. I loved it and I’m looking forward to the sequel coming out in February.
    Getting there with Cloud Atlas! 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/www-wednesday-9th-december-2015/


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 10:16 AM #

      I didn’t realize there was a sequel. How great that it comes out so soon! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Claire | Art and Soul December 9, 2015 at 10:22 AM #

        Exactly – you won’t have the same wait as the rest of us who blundered into it, not realizing what it was about let alone there was a sequel!
        It’s ok though because she doesn’t end on a hideous cliffhanger, which is nice and makes a change 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  6. bookboodle December 9, 2015 at 4:25 AM #

    Great to see you’ve made such progress this week. I loved Station Eleven, so pleased to see you’re enjoying it.
    I’ve listened to the first chapter of Go Set a Watchman and I thought Reese Witherspoon was the perfect choice for narration – I hope you like it!
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2015/12/09/www-wednesday-december-9th 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 10:22 AM #

      I didn’t know Witherspoon narrated it, I hope I have the same copy! Awesome. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Alice @ Raptureinbooks December 9, 2015 at 4:34 AM #

    I hope you enjoy A Darker Shade of Magic. It sounds amazing, and that folding of Sense and Sensibility is so cute.
    Happy reading!


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 10:37 AM #

      I found a good place for the book art on my shelf. I’m in love with it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. arelireads December 9, 2015 at 5:00 AM #

    It’s my first WWW Wednesday! 🙂 https://arelireads.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/www-wednesday-1/


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 7:09 AM #

      Welcome to the community and happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Cathy December 9, 2015 at 5:31 AM #

    I keep seeing recommendations for Station Eleven. It must be good. Hope you enjoy it. I like your Sense and Sensibility folding. Have a great day! Here’s my second WWW http://indie-bookworm.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/www-wednesdays-2.html


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 10:46 AM #

      I’m really enjoying it so far, about 1/3 of the way in. Happy Wednesday!


  10. curiousdaisy December 9, 2015 at 7:16 AM #

    Glad you finished Animal Farm and liked it. It’s a very good book. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/www-wednesday-december-9-2015/


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 10:52 AM #

      I wish I’d read it in school with a teacher to point out every parallel. I got a lot of it, but I’m sure I missed some things. Happy Wednesday!


  11. Denise @ Life With No Plot December 9, 2015 at 7:39 AM #

    It’s always nice to feel like you’ve made some progress. I’m still fighting my way back from a reading slump, while only 3 books away from my GoodReads goal this year. Good times.

    Happy Reading!



    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 10:57 AM #

      You’re so close! Good luck and happy Wednesday!


  12. Analee @ Book Snacks December 9, 2015 at 7:48 AM #

    Glad to hear you’re finding Station Eleven to be as good as it sounds! I’ve been meaning to read it for quite some time. Here’s my WWW. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 10:59 AM #

      The writing is very good to accompany the amazing plot. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Clare Stone December 9, 2015 at 10:22 AM #

    I still haven’t read To Kill a Mockingbird, which I can’t believe. But I hope you enjoy Go Set a Watchman!


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 11:16 AM #

      TKAM is a quick read, I hope you can enjoy it soon! Happy Wednesday!


  14. Ryna December 9, 2015 at 10:39 AM #

    happy Wednesday guys please go check out My WWW Wednesday post

    Liked by 1 person

  15. readersandmore December 9, 2015 at 10:51 AM #

    Sounds like a great week! I’m interested to see what you think of Go Set a Watchman 🙂


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 11:26 AM #

      I’m nervous and excited to start. I have mixed feelings on it being published at all. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. siderealday December 9, 2015 at 12:10 PM #

    Congratulations on all the progress! I hope you ended up liking Animal Farm.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/www-wednesday-129/


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 7:58 PM #

      I was a bit neutral on it. I wish I’d read it in school with a teacher to help me fully understand all of it. Happy Wednesday.


  17. Kwizgiver December 9, 2015 at 12:16 PM #

    My library reading group chose Station Eleven for January. Here is my answer: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2015/12/www-wednesday_9.html


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM #

      Mine as well! I’m looking forward to discussing it with them. Happy Wednesday.


  18. Thechroniclesofabookworm December 9, 2015 at 12:39 PM #

    I want to read To kill a mockingbird! Heres my WWW Wednesday


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 8:02 PM #

      It’s a really good one, I hope you get a chance to soon. Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. erinsdavis78 December 9, 2015 at 12:57 PM #

    Hi Sam,
    I hope you’re having a great day!!

    I’m really interested to hear what you have to say about Go Set A Watchman and 100 Years of Solitude. It is my goal next year to become more well read and expand my horizons a bit in regards to the genres that I read because I read mainly YA right now, so I can’t wait to hear what you think about those two. Here’s my link: https://unironicallyexcitedblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/www-wednesday-12915/



    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 8:04 PM #

      That’s a really admirable goal! I’m a it of the opposite where I’ve realized I’m not reading much YA though that’s the genre I write. Maybe I need a YA goal for 2016. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. girlinbookland December 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM #

    I to would like to read Go Set a Watchman. Though there have been a lot of mixed reviews. I’m still willing to try it though. Here’s my WWW Wednesday- https://girlinbookland.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/www-wednsday/


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 8:06 PM #

      I saw the mixed reviews, too. I’m going the audiobook route because I find I don’t get ‘stuck’ on books when they’re audio. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Aggie Unsworth December 9, 2015 at 1:10 PM #

    Here is now my 3rd WWW Wednesday and I still enjoy this lots! Thank you for hosting 🙂



    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 8:08 PM #

      Glad you enjoy it. Happy Wednesday.


  22. klgd2008 December 9, 2015 at 1:14 PM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  23. Yvo December 9, 2015 at 1:35 PM #

    Congrats with finishing three books and starting Station Eleven and A Darker Shade Of Magic! I have been wanting to start those books for ages now, I hope you enjoy them.

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 8:12 PM #

      I’m really liking Station Eleven. I might not get out of bed this weekend so I can read it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo December 10, 2015 at 11:30 AM #

        Hopefully you’ll keep enjoying it! 🙂


  24. Chapter One December 9, 2015 at 1:45 PM #

    I have heard so many amazing things about Go Set A Watchmen. I think I am going to have to break down and finally read it 🙂 Hope you like it!



    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 8:14 PM #

      Thanks, I’m nervous but excited to start. Happy Wednesday!


  25. emilytalksaboutbooks December 9, 2015 at 3:12 PM #

    I’m also very excited to read Go Set a Watchman! My copy is currently sitting on my bookshelf taunting me to read it, and I cannot wait!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://emilytalksaboutbooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/www-wednesday-december-9/


    • Sam December 9, 2015 at 8:16 PM #

      Don’t let it taunt you for too long. It’s been taunting me too long already. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam December 10, 2015 at 6:29 AM #

      Thanks for participating! Happy Thursday.


  26. SnazzyBooks December 10, 2015 at 2:25 AM #

    Station Eleven and All The Light We Cannot See are definitely on my to read lists, lots of interesting books here. And Cloud Atlas is one I’ve wanted to read for a long time but haven’t got around to yet- I’d like to read it then watch the film too as I’ve heard that’s really good as well.
    Great post! 🙂
    Here’s my version: http://snazzybooks.com/2015/12/09/www-wednesday-9-december-2015/
    Happy reading! Laura


    • Sam December 10, 2015 at 6:32 AM #

      I’m looking forward to the movie after my long slog through a the book. Happy Thursday.

      Liked by 1 person

  27. charliegirlteachergirl December 10, 2015 at 3:35 PM #

    So glad you’ve finished several books! My week has drug. I have Go Set a Watchman still sitting on my shelf. We could read together! lol



    • Sam December 10, 2015 at 5:14 PM #

      I got the email today that the digital audiobook file is available! I’ll be starting it tonight. Jump in! Happy Thursday.


  28. xxertz December 11, 2015 at 11:42 PM #

    I’m so excited that you’re going to be reading Go Set a Watchman. I just finished To Kill A Mockingbird and I can’t wait to wedge this second book in. I’m always afraid to start the sequel to a good book… Maybe I should live through you before I leap. 😛

    (I confess, I know it’s not really a sequel, but I’m not sure how to put it into context with the shared characters and similar content.)


    • Sam December 12, 2015 at 8:20 AM #

      I’ve heard it called a sequel or just the second book in the series. Either way, they’re connected. I’ve seen less than glowing reviews so I’m a bit nervous but will carry on none the less. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • xxertz December 12, 2015 at 2:34 PM #

        Thanks you too! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it. 🙂


  29. Danielle❤️ (@poetrybooksYA) December 12, 2015 at 3:16 PM #

    I’ve never read To Kill a Mockingbird. Ever! Not in school, not in my free time. Nothing. I keep seeing it in B&N, but I haven’t had the courage to read it.

    Anyway, here’s my WWWWednesday list: http://poemsbyayoungartist.blogspot.com/2015/12/www-wednesday-2-list.html


    • Sam December 12, 2015 at 3:59 PM #

      It’s a really quick read that’s influenced a lot of our culture. I hope you find time to read it.


      • daniellepitter December 12, 2015 at 4:50 PM #

        Thanks! I hope to read it soon. 🙂


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