WWW Wednesday, 13-January-2016

13 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?

A Darker Shade final for IreneCurrently reading:  I haven’t had much time for A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab but I’m still enjoying the story. The main action is just starting and Kell and Lila just got to Red London together. I can tell it’s about to pick up quickly.
Again, small progress One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I’m not really getting into this one which is unfortunate because it’s keeping me from the books I want to read after it. I just need to power through but then I have to find the time! Ugh.
Decent progress with Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson due to errands and going out with my girlfriends a few times this week. I can feel the attack coming and I’m super anxious about it. I don’t know as much about this wreck as I do others so I’m not completely sure how devastating it will be.

MalalaRecently finished: I was able to finish I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai faster than I thought. The last 40 pages were a reader’s guide and some pictures which I skipped and flew through respectfully. I liked Malala’s words to describe the situation in Pakistan. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. Look for a review early next week.

I posted a review for David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas last Thursday. I’m glad that one is finally over! It’s been hanging over my head for months.

TruthBeautyReading Next: Still  Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling. As soon as I get through Marquez, I can’t wait to pick this up. I feel like I’m losing my Spanish a bit so reading it will help me with that. I hope.
I need a new ebook now that I’m done with Malala. I put holds on a few titles but I’m hoping the one that comes up next is Truth and Beauty by Anne Patchett. Someone recommended this title to me when I was talking about how much I love writer memoirs so I’m excited 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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63 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 13-January-2016”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks January 13, 2016 at 1:21 AM #

    Oh I like a good writer’s memoir too – sounds like you have had another good reading week. Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/this-week-in-books-january-13/


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 1:59 PM #

      Thanks! I’m hoping I finish something by next week. It’s been slow in that department. Happy Wednesday!


  2. Go4theCookieJar January 13, 2016 at 1:49 AM #

    I want to read the Malala book a lot. I am quite fascinated by her ever since she appeared on The Daily Show (haha) Congrats on reading a book in Spanish! I wish I knew enough to do that! 🙂 Thanks for hosting this meme. Here’s my WWW http://www.greysanatomyblog.com/2016/01/www-wednesday-2-january-13-2016.html


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 2:39 PM #

      That Daily Show interview went viral, she did so well. Happy Wednesday!


  3. Margaret @ BooksPlease January 13, 2016 at 3:05 AM #

    I’m so glad you finally finished Cloud Atlas. Like you I preferred some stories more than others – but it’s an amazing book! Here’s my WWW – http://www.booksplease.org/2016/01/13/my-week-in-books-14-january-2016/


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 2:55 PM #

      I think the stories I didn’t enjoy bogged down my overall enjoyment a lot. If it was all Luisa Rey, I would have loved it. Happy Wednesday!


  4. erisya January 13, 2016 at 3:26 AM #

    Ooohh.. i’m currently flipping through Harry Potter books, just going through and re-discovering favourite passages, moments and quotes =)

    Here’s my WWW this week:


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 3:40 PM #

      How fun! I got the illustrated Sorcerer’s Stone for Christmas and I’m reading it a few pages at a time. Happy Wednesday!


  5. alilovesbooks January 13, 2016 at 4:00 AM #

    I’m going to really miss the cloud atlas updates 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying A Darker Shade of Magic. I thought it was a great book.

    Here’s my WWW


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 3:47 PM #

      I’ll miss updating you all but I’m really glad it’s over!! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Lindsay | Bookboodle January 13, 2016 at 4:21 AM #

    Will you persevere with One Hundred Years of Solitude even though it doesn’t like you’re enjoying it?
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/01/13/www-wednesday-january-13th


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:10 PM #

      I’ll stick with it for sure. I’m leading the discussion for my book club so I’d like to finish it before then, but if I can’t, I’ll still take it to the end. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Cathy January 13, 2016 at 4:35 AM #

    Dead Wake looks interesting. I just followed your link to Goodreads and think I might enjoy reading it. You seem to be good at sticking with a book you don’t particularly like. I can’t do that – I give a book about 50 pages and if I’m not hooked I go on to something else. Apart from War and Peace! Thanks for hosting WWW Wednesday. Mine is http://indie-bookworm.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/www-wednesday-5.html


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:14 PM #

      I have a lot of trouble abandoning a book. I keep hoping it will get better. Plus, a book club book always makes me finish it so I can go to the meeting. I hope you like Dead Wake, I just started the 8th of 10 disks. Happy Wednesday!


  8. Claire | Art and Soul January 13, 2016 at 4:58 AM #

    Good luck if you’re going to persevere with 100 Years of Solitude. I stuck with it even though I wanted to throw it at the wall!
    Hearing you mention ADSOM and the action about the kick off (you’re right: it is) makes me want to find time to re-read it before the sequel comes out. I love that book.
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/www-wednesday-13th-january-2016/


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:19 PM #

      I saw Schwab post about the sequel on Twitter. The cover looks awesome. I hope you enjoy it and ADSOM if you decide to re-read it.
      I’ll get through Marquez but it might take some dedicated time this weekend. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. sarinalangerwriter January 13, 2016 at 4:59 AM #

    I’m finally joining in this week, too ^^ http://sarinalangerwriter.com/2016/01/13/www-wednesday-13th-january-2016/
    I can’t wait to read A Darker Shade of Magic, it’s high up on my reading list for this year.


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:22 PM #

      Glad to have you! I hope you get to it soon, I’m really enjoying the action. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • sarinalangerwriter January 14, 2016 at 3:28 AM #

        Thank you, glad to be here! ^^ I do, too, I’ve got several of her books on my reading list so I can’t wait to get stuck in 🙂


  10. rathertoofondofbooks January 13, 2016 at 6:15 AM #

    I hope you can get through One Hundred Years of Solitude – I read many years ago after really enjoying Love in the Time of Cholera, but I remember it feeling like a bit of a chore to get through. The Ann Pratchett memoir sounds brilliant, I’m definitely going to add that one to my list.

    Here’s my WWW post:


    • patgarcia January 13, 2016 at 6:58 AM #

      I am new. Just joined WIPpet and posted my excerpt.
      I have two books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Memories of My Melancholy Whores and One Hundred Years of Solitude. I plan to read both of them this year.



      • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:31 PM #

        Welcome! I hope you like ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude.’ It’s a long one but has been a journey so far. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:25 PM #

      I’m enjoying it enough, but there are so many characters and some of them come and go quickly while others are around forever. It’s confusing because they all have the same name. Happy Wednesday!


  11. Ash @ First Dream of Books January 13, 2016 at 6:55 AM #

    happy Wednesday hope you enjoy the rest of your reading! go check out my WWW Wednesday

    Liked by 1 person

  12. kay January 13, 2016 at 6:59 AM #

    I’m planning to read A Darker Shade of Magic later this year. I’ve heard great things about it. I have read I Am Malala. Her story is amazing and I think she conveyed it well through her writing. Sometimes it’s hard to get those real emotions across right, but she handled it well. I’m eager to read your review of it! Reading Harry Potter in Spanish sounds interesting. Are there any big differences between the Spanish and English version?

    Here is my post: https://kaywritesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/www-wednesday-january-13-2016/


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:35 PM #

      I thought Malala did well, too. My review goes up on Monday. There’s never a major difference in the translation. If there’s a pun or comment based on a double-meaning of the word (Weasley – Weasel) then the translator will make an adjustment but never something that changes the plot. Happy Wednesday!


      • kay January 15, 2016 at 1:08 AM #

        Awesome, can’t wait! That’s good. Yeah, puns and jokes don’t always have equivolents. I’ve read some books where there’s footnotes explaining what the original joke/pun was and how it’s funny in the original language of the book.


  13. Alana January 13, 2016 at 9:05 AM #

    Good luck with One Hundred Years of Solitude! I hope you’re able to finish. Happy Wednesday everyone! http://alanacking.blogspot.com/2016/01/www-wednesday-january-13.html


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:39 PM #

      Thank you! It will get some dedicated time this weekend. Happy Wednesday!


  14. Clare Stone January 13, 2016 at 9:41 AM #

    I haven’t heard of Truth and Beauty before but it sounds interesting!


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:42 PM #

      You’ll have to share thoughts if you pick it up. I’m really intrigued by it. Happy Wednesday!


  15. siderealday January 13, 2016 at 10:46 AM #

    Sounds like you’ve got a nice variety of books going, as always. I’ve got V. E. Schwab on my TBR in general because I’ve heard such good things about all of her books. Hopefully I’ll get to her soon-ish.
    Happy reading!
    My WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/www-wednesday-113/


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:44 PM #

      I wasn’t aware she had other books out. Are they in a similar genre? I know the sequel is coming out soon which intrigued me to start. Happy Wednesday!


  16. klgd2008 January 13, 2016 at 11:32 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  17. xxertz (Fiction is My Addiction) January 13, 2016 at 11:36 AM #

    I wish I had Internet to post this week!! I’ve been curious about I Am Malala and look forward to seeing your review. Happy Wednesday!


  18. Aggie Unsworth January 13, 2016 at 12:06 PM #

    Its Wednesday again, yay!

    here is my post..


    Liked by 1 person

  19. Ela's Book Corner January 13, 2016 at 12:17 PM #

    My first Wednesday post 🙂

    Happy Wednesday everyone!


  20. rainandcheese January 13, 2016 at 12:53 PM #

    I’ve been seeing V.E Schwab for quite awhile and I’m growing more and more anxious to read his books, and I still have a line of books I need to finish!


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:52 PM #

      Don’t we all! I have a whole shelf at home of unread books. My husband says I can’t have a second, haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Yvo January 13, 2016 at 1:29 PM #

    I really need to get a copy of I Am Malala soon; it sounds like an intriguing read. And I’m hoping to get to A Darker Shade Of Magic next month, although I will wait until I have a copy of the sequel…

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:53 PM #

      I understand waiting till the sequel comes out. It’s fun to read them all in a row. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) January 13, 2016 at 1:32 PM #

    Great list of books you’ve read! Here’s my WWW:



    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 6:08 PM #

      Thanks! Happy Wednesday.


  23. Kwizgiver January 13, 2016 at 1:45 PM #

    Ann Patchett is one of my favorite authors–hope you enjoy!

    Here’s my WWW: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2016/01/www-wednesday.html


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:54 PM #

      Great! I’ve never read one of her books but I’m really looking forward to this one. Happy Wednesday!


  24. hmills96 January 13, 2016 at 2:10 PM #

    Ann Patchett is one of my absolute favorite authors. Bel Canto is my favorite by her, it’s GORGEOUS. http://ilayreading.com/2016/01/13/www-wednesday-1132015/


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:56 PM #

      I wish I knew her work better but I’m really looking forward to getting into the memoir. Happy Wednesday!


  25. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles January 13, 2016 at 4:11 PM #

    I Am Malala is definitely high on my tbr – glad to see you enjoyed it!

    Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 5:58 PM #

      I hope you like it, too. My review will be up Monday. Happy Wednesday!


  26. missdarcy87 January 13, 2016 at 4:30 PM #

    Good luck with 100 Years of Solitude! I’ve read it a while ago, and it took me a while to get through it, but I remember it was pretty good. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW: http://darcysbookblog.com/2016/01/13/this-week-in-books-01-13-16/


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM #

      I’m enjoying it enough, just finding it hard to sit down and get through. It’s a weird one. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Alicia January 13, 2016 at 5:51 PM #

    I hope you enjoy A Darker Shade of Magic as much as I did.

    Here’s my WWW: https://caffeineandbooks42.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/www-wednesday-january-13th-2016/

    Happy reading!


    • Sam January 13, 2016 at 6:03 PM #

      Thank you! So far, so good! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. charliegirlteachergirl January 17, 2016 at 1:23 AM #

    I’ve been in a bit of a slump recently. This is my first read since Christmas!



    • Sam January 17, 2016 at 9:32 AM #

      The holidays are always slow for me. Happy Sunday!



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