WWW Wednesday, 6-January-2016

6 Jan

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?

MalalaCurrently reading:  I found a small amount of time to read I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai during some down time through the week. Nothing major and I doubt I’ll finish before it’s due next week. Let’s hope for another renewal.
I finally got to the main adventure in A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. I had a suspicion that it might involve Black London so no real surprise yet, but I’m excited to see what happens to Kell and Lila.
Small progress One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez again. I’m almost 30% through it according to Goodreads and that’s slow progress! I need this one finished by the end of January for the book club discussion that I’m running so fingers crossed I have some time to work on it.
Not much wit Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson again. It’s good, but I haven’t had a lot of time alone in the car to work through it. I’m hoping I find some soon because I can see the sinking coming but can’t wait to hear Lason’s details.

PleaseRecently finished: My first book of 2016 is already complete! On the way home from Columbus, we finished Yes Please by Amy Poehler. It was a good book and it was great to hear Amy narrate, but it didn’t blow me away. I’ll probably have a review up next week.

My book review of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel went up last week. Expect a lot more from this book and author in the next few months as we get into the programming for the Great Michigan Read! I’m so excited.

PrincipeReading Next: Still planning on Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling. I got my book club picks for one through June and there’s a lot of overlap between my other group and some picks I’ve already read. That means I feel good about finding time for books in the 2016 When Are You Reading? Challenge. It’s the only challenge I do where I have to pick books to be successful so it’s hard to plan around book clubs. I host this challenge and you can read the details on this page. I’d love to have you join.

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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65 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 6-January-2016”

  1. klgd2008 January 6, 2016 at 1:22 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  2. cleopatralovesbooks January 6, 2016 at 1:32 AM #

    Good to see you’re making progress on all your books and congratulations on finishing your first read of 2016 – Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/this-week-in-books-january-6/


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 7:25 AM #

      Thank you. I hope your books are going well. Happy Wednesday!


  3. alilovesbooks January 6, 2016 at 2:41 AM #

    I just finished a Darker Shade of Magic and loved it. There is quite a lot of world building at the start but I thought it really picked up once the action started. Hope you enjoy it.

    Here’s my WWW


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 7:40 AM #

      I’m just at the beginning of the action so I’m anxious to get further into the story. Glad you liked it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. alextheshadowgirl January 6, 2016 at 2:52 AM #

    I really enjoyed reading A darker shade of magic. And I can’t wait for the sequel. Happy Wednesday! http://wp.me/p57dGY-nE


  5. Lindsay | Bookboodle January 6, 2016 at 4:10 AM #

    I loved Station Eleven too and enjoyed reading your review.
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/01/06/www-wednesday-january-6th 🙂


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 9:13 AM #

      Thanks! My book club meets on it next week and I’m excited to hear what they thought. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Emily Witt January 6, 2016 at 4:19 AM #

    I think your review is actually the first time I’ve read a synopsis of Station Eleven – I didn’t realise it was a dystopian. I think I need to add it to my own TBR.

    Here’s my post this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/www-and-wippet-wednesday-06-january-2016/


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 9:58 AM #

      It’s a great dystopian and a bit more adult than the genre has been the past few years. I really enjoyed the mix. I hope you do, too. Happy Wednesday!


  7. Ash @ First Dream of Books January 6, 2016 at 4:36 AM #

    Happy Wednesday. Here is my post for this week WWW Wednesday


  8. curiousdaisy January 6, 2016 at 6:17 AM #

    Yes, Please didn’t blow me away either. Happy reading! https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/www-wednesday-january-6-2016/


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 12:10 PM #

      Good to know I’m not alone. Happy Wednesday!


  9. rathertoofondofbooks January 6, 2016 at 6:31 AM #

    I loved Station Eleven, I’d put it off for ages and then when I did read it I absolutely loved it! I’ve got Yes Please on my TBR so must bump it up a bit. Hope you have a fab reading week this week!

    Here’s my WWW post:


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 12:12 PM #

      I’m glad others loved Station Eleven as much as I did. I wish I hadn’t waited to long to read it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Claire | Art and Soul January 6, 2016 at 7:00 AM #

    I felt the same about Yes Please. Good, but nothing extraordinary.
    I’m so glad you’re getting into A Darker Shade of Magic – I love that book!
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/www-wednesday-6th-january-2016/


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 12:13 PM #

      Everyone’s raving about Schwab. I can’t wait for it to pick up. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Denise @ Life With No Plot January 6, 2016 at 7:22 AM #

    Happy Wednesday and Happy New Year!



    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 12:15 PM #

      To you as well. Happy Wednesday!


  12. Cathy January 6, 2016 at 8:16 AM #

    Happy New Year and thanks for reminding me about I Am Malala which I really want to read. My WWW is at http://indie-bookworm.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/www-wednesday-4.html


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 12:17 PM #

      I know it’s been out for a while but it’s still very relevant. Happy Wednesday!


  13. Alana January 6, 2016 at 8:24 AM #

    Will have to add Station Eleven to my to-read list. I’m hearing good things about it.

    Happy Wednesday everyone! http://alanacking.blogspot.com/2016/01/www-wednesday-january-6.html


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 12:23 PM #

      It’s really amazing. I hope you like it. Happy Wednesday!


  14. sarinalangerwriter January 6, 2016 at 8:47 AM #

    I love this, I’ll be joining in next week 🙂
    Happy Wednesday, and happy reading!


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 12:26 PM #

      Great! I’m excited to have you join. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • sarinalangerwriter January 6, 2016 at 1:25 PM #

        I’m excited to join in 🙂 I might only post every two weeks since I don’t think I’ll be able to read a new book each week, and I don’t want to post the same thing twice in a row. Happy reading!


      • Sam January 6, 2016 at 3:54 PM #

        Whatever you do post is appreciated. Happy reading!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 12:26 PM #

      Awesome, welcome! Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 12:30 PM #

      I can’t figure out how to comment on Tumbler. Good luck with #boutofbooks those are so fun! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  15. Clare Stone January 6, 2016 at 8:50 AM #

    I have A Darker Shade of Magic on my TBR, I have only read one book by Victoria Schwab so I definitely need to get to it soon!


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 12:47 PM #

      This would be my first book by her and it’s fun so far. Happy Wednesday!


  16. The Gal Herself January 6, 2016 at 9:43 AM #

    Love Erik Larson but wasn’t aware he’d taken on the Lusitania. Thanks for the tip. Here’s my first WWW for the new year.


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 1:21 PM #

      It’s his newest one and so far it’s awesome. Happy Wednesday!


  17. hollykerrauthor January 6, 2016 at 9:59 AM #

    Congrats on having your first read under your belt! Must put Station Eleven on my TBR list. Here’s my list http://hollykerr.ca/www-wednesdaythese-past-few-weeks-in-books/
    Happy Wednesday!! 🙂


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 2:44 PM #

      I hope you like it as much as I did. Happy Wednesday!


  18. missdarcy87 January 6, 2016 at 10:25 AM #

    I hope you’re able to finish the Malala book before you have to return it! I agree with you about Yes, Please; I enjoyed it, but it didn’t make me laugh quite as much as Tina Fey’s book, which I enjoyed more. Here’s my post for the week. Happy reading!


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 3:51 PM #

      I’m nervous about finishing it. Someone has a hold behind me! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. anovelglimpse January 6, 2016 at 10:46 AM #

    I’ve heard great things about A Darker Shade of Magic. Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://anovelglimpse.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/www-wednesday-january-6-2016/.


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 6:08 PM #

      It’s good so far. I’ll be sure to do a full review when I’m done. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Lioness January 6, 2016 at 10:58 AM #

    I listened to I am Malala and Yes, Please as audiobooks and loved both. Here’s my post for the week.


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 6:36 PM #

      Glad to hear you enjoyed Malala. I hope to get the hold back soon as it’s going away sooner than I thought. Happy Wednesday!


  21. Lauren January 6, 2016 at 11:14 AM #

    I’ve had Darker Shade of Magic on my to-buy-and-read list since it was published. But not yet! I swore I’d buy no book this month!

    Here is my WWW – http://thelaurenest.com/2016/01/06/january-6th-www-wednesday/

    Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 6:39 PM #

      With no buying, you might get to it! Happy Wednesday!


  22. siderealday January 6, 2016 at 11:52 AM #

    All right, so I guess I need to bump Station Eleven up on my TBR list. It’s so hard to find time for everything I want to read!
    Here’s my WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/www-wednesday-16/
    First one of the New Year, yay!


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 6:41 PM #

      Starting 2016 off strong. I’d recommend reading Station Eleven before the GMR events start in March. I’m excited to meet Mandel. Happy Wednesday!


  23. kellysrambles January 6, 2016 at 12:22 PM #

    Darker Shade of Magic is on my tbr and I’m really excited to read it! I’ve seen such good things about it. Yes, Please is on my tbr too, I seem to keep putting it off for some reason. Looking forward to your review!
    Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 6:44 PM #

      I can’t comment on A Darker Shade of Magic because the beginning has been a bit slow though I’m sure the part I’m at is about to pick up. I’ll have to let you all know how it’s going next week. Happy Wednesday!


  24. hmills96 January 6, 2016 at 2:25 PM #

    First WWW of 2016! http://ilayreading.com/2016/01/06/www-wednesday-162016/


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 6:46 PM #

      Happy New Year!


  25. Alicia January 6, 2016 at 5:29 PM #

    I’ve been wanting to read Yes Please for a while. I’m sorry it didn’t blow you away.

    Anyways here’s my link: https://caffeineandbooks42.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/www-wednesdays-january-6th-2016/

    Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 6:49 PM #

      Don’t get me wrong, it’s enjoyable, but I thought it would be better. Oh well. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Kwizgiver January 6, 2016 at 6:02 PM #

    I loved Station Eleven!

    Here’s mine: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2016/01/www-wednesdays.html


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 6:50 PM #

      Glad you did. It was a really fun book. Happy Wednesday!


  27. Yvo January 6, 2016 at 7:31 PM #

    Slow progress is better than no progress! 😉 I really want to read I Am Malala, A Darker Shade Of Magic and Station Eleven this year… And maybe reread One Hundred Years Of Solitude as well.

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam January 6, 2016 at 9:27 PM #

      My favorite of those is Station Eleven. It’s wonderful. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Emily January 6, 2016 at 10:42 PM #

    Happy Wednesday, here is my WWW Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  29. readersandmore January 6, 2016 at 11:46 PM #

    Sounds like a great week! Happy Reading 🙂


  30. xxertz (Fiction is My Addiction) January 9, 2016 at 2:39 AM #

    I’m a little late to the show this week (Friday is the new Wednesday, right?). My WWW.



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