WWW Wednesday, 16-December-2015

16 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?

100 yearsCurrently reading:  I’m almost at 90% of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Still hoping to finish this by the end of the year so I can take it off my list.
On hold with I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Stay tuned.
I put A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab on hold but I’m starting back into it today. I’ll likely interrupt this again for another audiobook. I do that with ones I own. It’s probably not fair to them.
I started One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez a little ahead of when I thought I would. I’m still in the first few chapters, but all I’ve read about this makes me excited and a bit nervous to dive in. We’ll see.

Station ElevenRecently finished: I flew through Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Those of you who said I’d love it were 100% right, it was really amazing. I highly recommend this one to anyone who hasn’t read it yet.
I started and finished Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee! It came in on Thursday morning last week and I finished it last night. It was better than I expcted because I went into it with really low expectations. happy surprise!

No book reviews this week, but they’re piling up for next week so get ready for that.

PrincipeReading Next: Wow, having finally made it through my huge bedside stack, I’m not totally sure what I’ll read next. It might be time to start my Spanish language read of the year, which can take me forever sometimes. It’s time for another Harry Potter read so it will likely be Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling.
If I think I have time to squeeze in another book, it will probably be Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. I’ve had it on my shelf forever and just want to read 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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56 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 16-December-2015”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks at 2:14 AM #

    Good to see your thoughts on Go Set A Watchman – I was so unsure about this book that I haven’t read it, maybe I should? Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/this-week-in-books-december-16/


    • Sam at 7:11 AM #

      I hate to say going in with low expectations made me like it more, but that’s what happened. I read about why this book is being published now and having that background was very helpful. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. alilovesbooks at 2:40 AM #

    Congratulations on reaching 90%. I admire your perseverance. Happy to hear you enjoyed Go Set a Watchman. It’s a book I’ve been thinking about reading. Mostly because it’s so controversial.

    Here’s my WWW


    • Sam at 7:16 AM #

      I think I hit 93% yesterday (I wrote this post early). So close now! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I think we will throw a blog party when you finish Cloud Atlas! 😉 I found it hard to keep track of what was going on so I think it’s great you’ve stuck with it.
    I hope you can keep going with A Darker Shade of Magic because it’s brilliant.
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/www-wednesday-16th-december-2015/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam at 12:47 PM #

      I’m so close with Cloud Atlas! Can’t wait to finish it and get to the movie. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. bookboodle at 4:10 AM #

    I have Go Set a Watchman on my TBR and have been apprehensive about reading because I loved Mockingbird so much. Glad that you enjoyed it!
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2015/12/16/www-wednesday-december-16th 🙂


    • Sam at 12:51 PM #

      The style is the same and there are some good flashbacks to her childhood, but Atticus is very different and so is Cal. Proceed with caution! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. curiousdaisy at 4:12 AM #

    You should power through Malala. It;s definitely worth a read. Here’s my WWW https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/www-wednesday-december-16-2015/


    • Sam at 12:52 PM #

      I’m hoping to, I was enjoying it a lot while I had it. Happy Wednesday!


  6. Emily Witt at 4:42 AM #

    I’ll be interested to hear what you think of Mindy Kalings book – I don’t usually read that style of book, but I’ve seen that one around a few times and thought it looked pretty good.

    Here’s my post for today: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/www-wednesday-16-december-2015/


    • Sam at 12:55 PM #

      I hope I have time to read it. One Hundred Years of Solitude is going slower than I thought. Happy Wednesday!


  7. Clare Stone at 5:41 AM #

    You’re so close to finishing Cloud Atlas! I hope you do finish it by the end of the year! I am glad you enjoyed Go Set a Watchman – I have heard such mixed things.


    • Sam at 12:58 PM #

      I’m determined to finish Cloud Atlas before 2016 starts. I can’t keep dragging it out. Happy Wednesday!


  8. lollyrugs at 5:50 AM #

    Thought I would join in as I found your www Wednesday really interesting


    • Sam at 6:49 AM #

      Welcome to the community! Happy Wednesday.


  9. peculiarb at 6:38 AM #

    I hope you like A Darker Shade of Magic, I’ve heard it a hit-or-miss book but I enjoyed it very much. Here’s my WWW:


    • Sam at 6:52 AM #

      Glad to hear a good review. It’s compelling so far. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Happy Wednesday, and good luck with Cloud Atlas. You can do it!



    • Sam at 1:01 PM #

      Thank you! So close. Happy Wednesday!


  11. SnazzyBooks at 8:57 AM #

    Can’t wait to read Station 11- glad you enjoyed it!
    Great post! Mine is here: http://snazzybooks.com/2015/12/16/www-wednesday-16-december-2015/
    Laura x


    • Sam at 1:03 PM #

      It was really amazing. I hope you love it. Happy Wednesday!


  12. readersandmore at 10:46 AM #

    Sounds like a great week 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed Go Set a Watchman!


    • Sam at 6:50 PM #

      Thank you. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • readersandmore at 10:46 PM #

        You’re welcome. I can’t wait to see an official review 🙂 Happy Reading to you too 🙂


  13. anovelglimpse at 12:10 PM #

    I hope you enjoy Mindy’s book. It was so much fun! Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://anovelglimpse.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/www-wednesday-november-16-2015/


  14. Chapter One at 12:11 PM #

    I still need to read Go Set a Watchmen. I am so glad you liked it 🙂 Mine is here: https://chapteronebookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/www-waiting-on-wednesday-12162015/


    • Sam at 6:53 PM #

      I hope you like it, too! Know that it’s nothing like To Kill a Mockingbird!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. klgd2008 at 12:38 PM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  16. Aggie Unsworth at 12:45 PM #

    I kind of really like those Wednesdays 🙂 here is mine!


  17. Yvo at 2:01 PM #

    I really should get a copy of Station Eleven soon, because I’ve heard only great things about it so far! And I’m glad you are enjoying One Hundred Years Of Solitude! I read it twice during Uni for different courses and it is definitely an interesting read. I’m still not sure if I want to read Go Set A Watchman after reading so many mixed reviews, but the fact that you enjoyed it by reading it with low expectations is a good sign. And I have been saying since January that I want to read Spanish books, but for now the count is still stuck at a big fat 0 haha.

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam at 7:00 PM #

      I hope you can get Station Eleven soon, it’s really amazing. It’s been a slow reading week for me, but I’m liking the parts of One Hundred Years of Solitude I have been able to read. I’m trying to stick to my one book in Spanish per year goal! We’ll see what happens. Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. missdarcy87 at 2:14 PM #

    I’m really glad to hear you loved Station Eleven and Go Set a Watchman! I’ve been on the fence about picking up those books, but I will need to read them soon! Here’s my post for the week. Happy reading!


    • Sam at 7:02 PM #

      Pick up Station Eleven as soon as you can! It’s one of those that’s hard to put down. Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. siderealday at 3:15 PM #

    As usual, you’re reading so much. I’m excited to read Station Eleven after hearing you rave about it. I got Go Set a Watchman as a NaNo prize from the Troy Public Library, so I guess I’ll have to read it now – with low-ish standards so it doesn’t disappoint. 😉
    Here’s my WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/www-wednesday-1214/


    • Sam at 7:06 PM #

      I’m excited for Station Eleven to be the Great Michigan Read so I have the chance to meet Mandel! She’s crafted such a great world, I’d love to know how she does it. Happy Wednesday!


  20. erinsdavis78 at 3:23 PM #

    I’m so glad you liked Go Set A Watchmen! Maybe that’s what I’ll have to do with it, go in with really low expectations. Here’s my WWW: https://unironicallyexcitedblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/www-wednesday-121615/


    • Sam at 7:07 PM #

      Honestly, understanding that it’s a draft and her editor didn’t think it was her best work helped me know how to approach it. Happy Wednesday!


  21. Emily at 3:47 PM #

    I plan on reading another Harry Potter book as well. I still have yet to read Go Set a Watchman, although I’m looking forward to it. I’m glad to see you enjoyed it! Here’s my <a href="https://emilytalksaboutbooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/www-wednesday-december-16/"<WWW Wednesday.


    • Emily at 3:48 PM #

      Oops, I messed it up xD stupid HTML


      • Sam at 7:10 PM #

        I love re-reading and re-watching Harry. My husband and I were watching ‘Chamber of Secrets this evening. Happy Wednesday!


  22. Wow a Spanish version of HP!! Do you speak Spanish?

    Check out my own post: http://poemsbyayoungartist.blogspot.com/2015/12/www-wednesdays-3-marissa-meyers-cinder.html


    • Sam at 7:12 PM #

      I was a Spanish language major in school and reading in the language helps me practice. I don’t get a lot of opportunity to use it nowadays, so the practice is always good. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam at 7:14 PM #

      Maybe not next week, but for sure soon. Happy Wednesday!


  23. Kwizgiver at 6:15 PM #

    Station Eleven is my next book to read! Here’s my entry: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2015/12/www-wednesday_16.html


    • Sam at 7:16 PM #

      I hope you love it! I couldn’t put it down. Happy Wednesday!


  24. Resh Susan at 1:37 AM #

    I have heard so much about Station eleven. Hope you enjoy the whole book.:)


    • Sam at 11:14 AM #

      I really loved it. I recommend it if you haven’t picked it up yet. Happy reading!



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