WWW Wednesday, 20-January-2016

20 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?

Carry OnCurrently reading:  I’ve tried to make progress with A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab while I’m cooking or working in my model, but it’s a slow process. I’ve got a lot of things I’m focusing on finishing before my semester starts in February and a lot of them aren’t mindless enough to listen to an audiobook. I’m still making forward progress, though!
I dedicated myself to One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the results were okay. I didn’t get to the end, but I made some headway. I’m hopeful I can finish this before the book club discussion but I’m not sure how much prep I’ll be able to do for the discussion.
I’ve gotten past the torpedo in Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson and I’m looking forward to getting to the end! Larson always writes an amazing book and I’m loving this one a lot so far.
I found a new eBook and I’m really excited about it! I was checking back through my TBR to see if there were library eBooks for anything on there and I found the eBook for Carry On by Rainbow Rowell was available! I’m just getting into it but I’m hopeful I’ll fly through it!

Recently finished: Nothing this week. I have a suspicion this section will be full of books in a week or two as they all seem to be getting close to the end.

I’ve managed to get two reviews up this week. The first is Yes Please by Amy Poehler which I gave Three out of Five stars.
The second is I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. This book was well done and I gave it Four out of Five stars.

PrincipeReading Next: I’m waiting to pick up Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling as soon as I finish Marquez. It’s taunting me on my bedside. I miss Harry and I really want to read this soon.

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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79 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 20-January-2016”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks January 20, 2016 at 1:58 AM #

    Good to hear you are making good progress with your books this week – Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/this-week-in-books-january-20/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 6:18 AM #

      Thank you! I’m hoping to finish more than one before next week. Happy Wednesday!


  2. alilovesbooks January 20, 2016 at 2:35 AM #

    I really enjoyed Carry On so I hope you do too. It was quite a quick read.

    Here’s my WWW

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 6:20 AM #

      I’m flying through it already. So glad Rowell wrote this story for us. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Emily Witt January 20, 2016 at 2:52 AM #

    Hope you enjoy Carry On! I wasn’t a big fan of Fangirl, so I’m skipping it, but I’ve seen so many good reviews.

    Here’s my post this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/www-and-wippet-wednesday-20-january-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 6:23 AM #

      I liked Fangirl, though I wish it had a more conclusive ending. Oh well, Rowell never does! I’ve got my fingers crossed for Carry On. Happy Wednesday!


  4. kay January 20, 2016 at 4:43 AM #

    Anxious to see what you think of Carry On! I enjoyed it a lot. Only took me a couple days to read it, which is remarkable since it’s the length of a Harry Potter book. 🙂

    My post: https://kaywritesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/www-wednesday-january-20-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 6:27 AM #

      I’ve seen the physical book and it looks like an atlas it’s so thick. The ebook says it’s less than 400 pages, though. Weird. I’m pretty confident I’ll finish it before my hold runs out. Happy Wednesday!


      • kay January 20, 2016 at 10:13 PM #

        Yeah, I have the physical book. It’s 517 pages, longer than Prisoner of Azkaban but shorter than Goblet of Fire. Ebooks always seem to squish things together. Yeah, you’ll get through it! 🙂 Thanks!


  5. Lindsay | Bookboodle January 20, 2016 at 4:45 AM #

    Glad you’re making progress with One Hundred Years of Solitude, would hate it to turn into another Cloud Atlas for you 🙂
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/01/20/www-wednesday-january-20th

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 6:30 AM #

      Haha, not another Cloud Atlas! I have to have it finished by Monday when I lead my book discussion so I’ll try to power through to the end this weekend. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Claire | Art and Soul January 20, 2016 at 4:50 AM #

    I’m about to finish Carry On and it’s great. Lots of fun and it made me smile. Probably the perfect thing to read while ploughing through One Hundred Years of Solitude 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/www-wednesday-20th-january-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 6:33 AM #

      Haha, they have been quite the opposite of each other. When I can’t make it through another page of Marquez, I read some Carry On and then I’m OK. Glad you’re enjoying it so much. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. sarinalangerwriter January 20, 2016 at 8:05 AM #

    I’m not taking part myself this week since it’d be the same post as last week, but I’ll check out all of your WWWs 🙂 Happy reading, everyone!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 8:08 AM #

      I hope you’re able to finish some of your reads this week. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • sarinalangerwriter January 20, 2016 at 8:10 AM #

        I’ve got fewer than 100 pages left in my current read so I should finish it tomorrow, if not today 🙂


  8. Lauren January 20, 2016 at 8:08 AM #

    One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of those books that has been staring at me forever and I just can’t muster the energy to get it started, so props to you for making that step!

    Here’s my list for the week : http://thelaurenest.com/2016/01/20/january-20th-is-a-www-wednesday/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 11:23 AM #

      It’s a bit intimidating, isn’t it? I’d have put it off for a long time if it wasn’t for my book club. Don’t let it scare you, haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. xxertz (Fiction is My Addiction) January 20, 2016 at 8:23 AM #

    I’m happy you’re liking dead wake. I’m supposed to read it for a challenge this year and I have been worrying that I won’t enjoy it.

    I’ve heard Yes Please was just ok. Its a bummer 😦

    Happy Wednesday!



  10. Cathy January 20, 2016 at 8:35 AM #

    I enjoyed reading your review of I Am Malala which makes me want to read it even more. My WWW is at http://indie-bookworm.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/www-wednesday-6.html

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM #

      I’m so glad. I hope you like it. Happy Wednesday!


  11. Alicia January 20, 2016 at 8:37 AM #

    I’ve been wanting to read Carry On for ages! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

    Here’s my post: https://caffeineandbooks42.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/www-wednesday-january-20th-2016/

    Happy Wednesday!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 1:03 PM #

      So far so good! If I wasn’t reading these posts, I’d have my nose in it right now. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Alana January 20, 2016 at 8:48 AM #

    Looking forward to reading your “I Am Malala” review.

    Happy Wednesday everyone! http://alanacking.blogspot.com/2016/01/www-wednesday-january-20.html

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 1:07 PM #

      Please click on over and let me know what you think. Happy Wednesday!


  13. siderealday January 20, 2016 at 8:50 AM #

    Sounds like you’re making good progress. Carry On is a really fast read, so I’m sure you’ll breeze through it with no problem. Erik Larson is great! I found one of his books (Thunderstruck) in a used bookstore and picked it up, but I’m not sure when I’ll get to reading it.
    Here’s my post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/1042/
    Happy Wednesday!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 1:12 PM #

      I had a copy of In The Garden of Beasts from the library sale, but I leant it to a coworker who got fired! I doubt I’ll ever see it again. Happy Wednesday!


  14. The Gal Herself January 20, 2016 at 8:51 AM #

    Gotta check out your review of Yes, Please. I’ve been tempted to pick it up, but for me, a little Amy goes a long way.

    My WWW includes mid-century fiction, an old-fashioned mystery, and a celebrity bio.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 6:33 PM #

      I liked it, but it didn’t blow me away. I liked Tina’s memoir better. Happy Wednesday!


  15. Ashley January 20, 2016 at 9:09 AM #

    I can’t wait to read Carry On! 🙂
    Here is my post:

    Liked by 1 person

  16. curiousdaisy January 20, 2016 at 9:15 AM #

    Oh, I’ve got to read your review of Malala and see what you thought heheh. Happy reading!


    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 6:42 PM #

      Hope it’s insightful for you. Happy Wednesday!


  17. patgarcia January 20, 2016 at 9:20 AM #

    I haven’t read I Am Malala but I have it on my reading list. Maybe, I will push it up a couple of notches.

    Here is my post. Slowly, I think I am getting the hang on how WIPpet works, but bear with me. It takes time for some things to sink in my brain.



    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 6:46 PM #

      I’m glad you’ve decided to participate in WIPpet Wednesday and WWW Wednesday. It’s great to have you.
      I Am Malala was a good read and it gave me a lot of respect for her. I hope you like it. Happy Wednesday!


  18. Kwizgiver January 20, 2016 at 10:29 AM #

    I really enjoy Rainbow Rowell’s writing. I need to read Carry On.
    Here’s my entry: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2016/01/www-wednesday_20.html

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 6:49 PM #

      I would recommend reading ‘Fangirl’ first if you haven’t yet. It will help you know what to anticipate in ‘Carry On.’ Happy Wednesday!


  19. Ash @ First Dream of Books January 20, 2016 at 10:36 AM #

    happy Wednesday Please come check out my post to www Wednesday: https://firstdreamofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/www-wednesday-3january-20-2016/

    Liked by 2 people

  20. anovelglimpse January 20, 2016 at 10:47 AM #

    I’m going to get it around to reading Dead Wake someday. I’ve heard such great things about it.
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://anovelglimpse.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/www-wednesday-january-20-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 6:53 PM #

      I’m really enjoying it so far. Two disks to go and I have no clue what to pick up next. To the library! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Anette @ Anette Reads January 20, 2016 at 10:52 AM #

    I might pick up the eBook of Carry On too, I’m very curious about it even though I didn’t like Fangirl. Happy reading! 🙂

    Here’s my post https://anettereads.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/www-wednesday-1-jan-20/


    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 1:15 PM #

      At least you read Fangirl. I heard of people picking it up and having no idea what they were getting into. Oh boy. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. hollykerrauthor January 20, 2016 at 10:54 AM #

    The end of Carry on is the best! I found it good reading but a little slow until the 2/3 mark and then it flew. Hope you enjoy it!! My list http://hollykerr.ca/im-reading-im-writing/ Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 6:55 PM #

      I’m glad you like the ending. I feel like Rowell endings are hit-or-miss so it’s a relief to hear you thought that. Happy Wednesday!


  23. CollegiateCatLady January 20, 2016 at 11:55 AM #

    I can’t wait to read both of your Recently Finished. Those are definitely on my TBR list.
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 1:17 PM #

      I Am Malala was really great. She’s a wonderful role model. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. hmills96 January 20, 2016 at 11:55 AM #

    Yaya you’re rereading harry too! http://ilayreading.com/2016/01/20/www-wednesday-1202016/


    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 6:58 PM #

      I will be soon. As soon as Marquez is over, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  25. thedreamcarriers January 20, 2016 at 1:37 PM #

    I’m excited to hear what you think of A Darker Shade of Magic! I’ve heard so much about it.

    Here’s my post: https://thedreamcarriers.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/www-wednesday-1/


    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 7:01 PM #

      I keep thinking it’s going to end and I still have over an hour left of the audio. It’s so close to a climax! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Yvo January 20, 2016 at 2:12 PM #

    I hope you enjoy Carry On! I really enjoyed that book. And good luck with finishing One Hundred Years Of Solitude; I should pick up the Spanish version some time soon… Although I might pick up one of his other novels instead.

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 7:05 PM #

      I’m really liking ‘Carry On.’ It’s very fun and a great flashback to Potter for me as far as style and setting. Good luck with whatever Marquez you pick up. He’s no easy task. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo January 20, 2016 at 7:31 PM #

        I had a Harry Potter flashback as well while reading Carry On, and I guess it’s a good thing. It’s a very entertaining read. And I agree, Marquez is never an easy read… I might pick up some Borges or Cortazar short stories up first to get used to reading in Spanish again. Happy reading!

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  27. erinsdavis78 January 20, 2016 at 2:15 PM #

    Hi Sam,

    Hope you’ve had a great week so far. Carry On has been on my TBR for six months and I still haven’t had a chance to get to it. Here’s my post: https://unironicallyexcitedblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/www-wednesday-12016/


    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 7:07 PM #

      I’m getting to it late in the game, too. It’s a coincidence that it was available from the library. I feel so lucky. Happy Wednesday!


  28. Aggie Unsworth January 20, 2016 at 2:44 PM #

    Its a bit of a late one but glad I still managed to do this 🙂



    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 7:11 PM #

      No worries, I’m just now getting to them. It’s been a long day. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 7:14 PM #

      I’m having trouble commenting on your blog. For the Most Beautiful sounds like a great story. From the cover I thought it would be about Snow White. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  29. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles January 20, 2016 at 4:36 PM #

    I’ve been in two minds about Carry On for a while, but seeing that you and so many others are saying it’s good I might give it a go next month. Malala is high up on my list too.

    Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 7:17 PM #

      A lot of the negative reviews and DNFs I saw were from people who didn’t like or didn’t read ‘Fangirl.’ I liked it so I’m taking the chance. Happy Wednesday!


  30. klgd2008 January 20, 2016 at 6:06 PM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  31. Julie @ Reading Life January 20, 2016 at 6:40 PM #

    My first try at this. Here’s mine WWW Wednesday


  32. EllieTaylor January 20, 2016 at 8:55 PM #

    Carry On was amazing. Highly recommend.
    Here’s what I’m reading. https://ellietaylorbooks.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/www-wednesday-january-20th-2016/


    • Sam January 20, 2016 at 9:28 PM #

      I’m loving to, too. Happy Wednesday!



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