WWW Wednesday, 27-January-2016

27 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?

BellwetherCurrently reading:  A lot of changes this week! I’m super close to the ending of Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. I’m on the last disk and I’m tempted to sit in my car for a while just to finish it!
I grabbed a new audiobook this week, Bellwether by Connie Willis. I read Willis’s novel The Doomsday Book a while back and another blogger (and I, unfortunately, do not remember who) recommended this novella. It’s a short one, only five hours on audio, and I’m looking forward to it.
I’m finally picking up Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling. This will be my Spanish language book for the year and I’ll come and go with it for a while so I’m expecting this book to be on here long-term.
I picked up a new ebook as well. I decided on Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. It’s another classic book I’ve never read and I’m in the mood for a few more before I get over this kick.

A Darker Shade final for IreneRecently finished: Such a good week for finishing books! I finished A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab while cooking and working out early this week. I liked it a lot and I’m not on the bandwagon of those excited about the sequel. Turns out Schwab was in Michigan over the weekend for a con and my friend Rachel met her. Lucky girl.
It was a big push and I feel asleep once or twice in the process, but I finished One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez! My book club met on it on Monday so I cut it close. Phew.
I bunkered down on Sunday and finished Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I might have avoided some blog writing and chores, but it was totally worth it! I was never a slash fangirl, but I still enjoyed the story and know it must have made a lot of other Fangirls really excited.

ShanghaiReading Next: Hm, not anything major lined up now. I’ll probably be starting Shanghai Girls by Lisa See not too long from now. My book club is reading this for March so I’ll pick it up in the middle of April. See is coming to Detroit and I’m excited to meet her!

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, 27-January-2016”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks January 27, 2016 at 2:04 AM #

    Well done for finishing A Hundred Years of Solitude before your book club meeting – Here is my Wednesday post for this week: This Week in Books (January 27) http://wp.me/p3NfGl-1×9 via @cleo_bannister

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:14 PM #

      It was a push, let me tell you! Happy Wednesday.


  2. rainandcheese January 27, 2016 at 2:29 AM #

    Woah, Bellwether looks pretty amazing. Pop culture and chaos theory? I need this book. Also, I love your World War book picks. Will try reading them some time~

    My WWW

    Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:17 PM #

      I’ve found so many of them lately! It’s a period a lot of people don’t remember well now so I think it’s been ‘freed’ a bit for some to take liberties. Happy Wednesday!


  3. Stephanie January 27, 2016 at 2:58 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Carry On! It was one of my faves of 2015 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://outlandishreads.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/www-wednesday-january-27th/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 8:50 AM #

      It was classic Rowell. So good! Happy Wednesday!


  4. Claire | Art and Soul January 27, 2016 at 4:28 AM #

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Carry On as it seems to have divided Rowell fans. And I’m also pleased you enjoyed ADSOM… I hope to have time to re-read it before the sequel comes out (don’t know where I’ll find the time to do that though!).
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/www-wednesday-27th-january-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:19 PM #

      I can see the split on Carry On. I prefer her non-fantasy books, but I’m glad she wrote it. It was a really fun read. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Ela's Book Corner January 27, 2016 at 4:49 AM #

    Here is my WWW Wednesday post 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  6. sarinalangerwriter January 27, 2016 at 4:50 AM #

    I can’t wait to read A Darker Shade of Magic, it’s very high up on my reading list!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post – http://sarinalangerwriter.com/2016/01/27/www-wednesday-27th-january-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:24 PM #

      It’s a quick read, I hope you get to enjoy it soon. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Cathy January 27, 2016 at 5:26 AM #

    I’ve always meant to read Slaughter House 5 so thanks for the reminder. My WWW this week is http://indie-bookworm.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/www-wednesday-7.html

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:29 PM #

      I’ve just started and I’m still not sure what to expect. Happy Wednesday!


  8. Emily Witt January 27, 2016 at 5:50 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my post this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/www-wednesday-27-january-2016/

    Liked by 2 people

  9. alilovesbooks January 27, 2016 at 6:28 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed A Darker Shade of Magic and Carry On they are two of my favourite books of the last few months. I keep downloading Slaughterhouse Five from kindle unlimited and then returning without reading so will be interested to see what you think.

    Here’s my WWW

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:34 PM #

      I like the writing on it so far but I can tell it will take me time to get into. As you say, we’ll see. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Lauren January 27, 2016 at 8:16 AM #

    Bellweather looks really interesting. I might need to add that to my ever growing list… and I’m pretty sure I have Audible credits laying around… hrmmm…

    Anyway, here is my WWW, happy Wednesday!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:37 PM #

      It’s a novella by Willis’s standards, it’s still a 5 hour audio! Happy Wednesday!


  11. Alana January 27, 2016 at 8:39 AM #

    Congrats on finishing One Hundred Years of Solitude. How’d you like it?

    Happy Wednesday everyone! Here’s this week’s list: http://alanacking.blogspot.com/2016/01/www-wednesday-january-27.html

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:39 PM #

      I’m giving it 2 out of 5 stars. It was hard for me to like any of the characters and that can ruin a book for me. Happy Wednesday!


  12. sparklingbooks January 27, 2016 at 8:41 AM #

    I’ve been meaning to read 100 years of solitude for so long now, its actually of my 2016 goals. my parents adore that book and they’ve always recommended it to me. I’m so glad i found that WWW wednesday was still going to b going, i haven’t blogged in so long and then i couldn’t find it i freaked out little haha

    Here is my www: https://sparklingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/www-wednesday-from-a-former-snowed-in-friend/
    have an awesome day everyone! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 8:53 AM #

      Glad you found it! I can’t believe it’s been a year I’ve hosted it. Good luck with Marquez. Having parents who enjoyed it could help enjoyment a lot. I had no one around saying good things. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • sparklingbooks January 27, 2016 at 5:41 PM #

        Thank you! it really helps having parents like that though it gives me little bit of pressure to be honest. Happy Wednesday!


  13. WordsAndPeace January 27, 2016 at 8:49 AM #

    I enjoyed a lt the Marquez one. Dead Wake and the Doomsdays Book are on my TBR. I’m glad to be back, here is my post: http://wordsandpeace.com/2016/01/24/sunday-post-18-1242016/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:43 PM #

      I finished Dead Wake just a bit ago! It’s really great, I hope you enjoy it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Kwizgiver January 27, 2016 at 8:51 AM #

    Congrats on finishing One Hundred Years of Solitude. That was a DNF for me, I just couldn’t do it.

    Here’s my WWW: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2016/01/www-wednesdays_27.html

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:46 PM #

      If I wasn’t leading the book club on it, it might have been for me as well. Happy Wednesday!


  15. curiousdaisy January 27, 2016 at 9:21 AM #

    yaay! you finally finished the Marquez book. Happy reading!


    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:53 PM #

      Thanks! I’m excited about it, too. Happy Wednesday.


  16. xxertz (Fiction is My Addiction) January 27, 2016 at 9:51 AM #

    I hated Slaughterhouse-Five. Like.. HATED it and can’t believe it’s a classic.. I hope you like it more than me, or so it goes.

    I’m excited you’re enjoying Dead Wake though. I’m going to be reading it for a challenge this year. Is the audiobook awesome because of the book, the narrator, or both?

    Happy Wednesday!

    Here’s my WWW: http://xxertz.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/a-week-in-review-8-www-4/


    • xxertz (Fiction is My Addiction) January 27, 2016 at 9:57 AM #

      That so it goes represents the dying of my soul when I read this.. T___T

      Maybe I should go get my coffee before I start posting comments 😉


    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:50 PM #

      Uh oh! I hope I enjoy it a bit. Dead Wake is a great story and the narration was solid. I love the way Larson writes histories. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. anovelglimpse January 27, 2016 at 10:42 AM #

    Congratulations on all the books you finished and almost finished! Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://anovelglimpse.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/www-wednesday-january/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:48 PM #

      Thanks! It was a great weekend for me, haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. siderealday January 27, 2016 at 11:09 AM #

    Carry On was fantastic; I’m glad you liked it, too. I keep hearing a lot about Schwab’s books, especially A Darker Shade of Magic. Might have to pick it up.
    Here’s my WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/www-wednesday-127/
    Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 5:55 PM #

      I had the ebook but I remember seeing how thick your copy was and knew I was in for the long haul. Schwab’s book is really enjoyable and there’s a sequel coming out soon. Happy Wednesday!


  19. Thechroniclesofabookworm January 27, 2016 at 11:21 AM #

    I recently purchased A darker shade of magic and I can’t wait to read it! here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://thechroniclesofabookworm.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/www-wednesday-4/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM #

      I hope you like it! Happy Wednesday.


  20. charliegirlteachergirl January 27, 2016 at 12:02 PM #

    I haven’t linked up in a while and I’ve missed a lot!


    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 6:02 PM #

      Welcome back. Happy Wednesday!


  21. hmills96 January 27, 2016 at 12:15 PM #

    My reading list just keeps GROWING WHAT AM I DOING? http://ilayreading.com/2016/01/27/www-wednesday-1272016/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 6:04 PM #

      You’re realizing that there are too many good books in the world. Good luck and happy Wednesday!


  22. klgd2008 January 27, 2016 at 12:15 PM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 2 people

  23. Yvo January 27, 2016 at 12:34 PM #

    Congrats on finishing all three! I’m thinking about rereading one of the Harry Potter books in Spanish as well since I always love how they change the names in different languages. I haven’t read Slaughterhouse-Five either, so I’m looking forward to hear what you make of it.

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 6:06 PM #

      The name changes always make me laugh. And the phonetics when Ron talks with his mouth full. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Alicia January 27, 2016 at 2:29 PM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed A Darker Shade of Magic and Carry On 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post: https://caffeineandbooks42.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/www-wednesday-january-27th-2016/

    Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. hollykerrauthor January 27, 2016 at 3:05 PM #

    Glad you liked Carry On. 100 years of solitude is one of those books I feel I need to read but can never get in the mood to pick it up! Congrats on finishing it in time! Here’s my list for this week http://hollykerr.ca/my-blog/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 6:11 PM #

      I would wait till you are in the mood to read it, I thought it was a bit tough to get through. Happy Wednesday!


  26. Aggie Unsworth January 27, 2016 at 3:09 PM #

    Sorry its a little late, Wednesdays are always so busy. But here is my WWW Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 6:13 PM #

      I’m just now getting to the responses so no worries! In my time zone, you posted at 3 PM haha.


    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 6:16 PM #

      I can’t comment on your blog! I hope you enjoyed your recent reads. How was ‘Viral?’ It sounds interesting. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  27. Mary January 27, 2016 at 3:45 PM #

    Awesome looking list of reads. I wish I knew a foreign language just to read some of my favorites in a different language and see what it’s like.

    Check out my list here https://theliterarylionessblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/www-wednesday/ I review and read mostly YA on this blog.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 6:15 PM #

      It’s fun to re-read a favorite in another language. If you know it well enough, you can pick out what’s changed. Happy Wednesday!


  28. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles January 27, 2016 at 5:22 PM #

    A Darker Shade of Magic is high up on my list!

    Here’s my WWW.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2016 at 6:19 PM #

      Hope you enjoy it. Happy Wednesday!


  29. Bookish Realm January 27, 2016 at 9:59 PM #

    I really need to get to A Darker Shade of Magic!! Great post. Here’s my WWW: http://bookishrealmreviews.blogspot.com/2016/01/www-wednesday-1.html


    • Sam January 28, 2016 at 7:30 AM #

      There’s a Goodreads giveaway for it right now, see if you get lucky! Happy Thursday!


    • Sam January 28, 2016 at 7:32 AM #

      I can’t comment on your blog from my phone. The cover for Fables is awesome and I’m glad you liked it. Happy reading and thanks for joining WWW Wednesday!


  30. katelynnleanna January 27, 2016 at 10:47 PM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Carry On! It’s become one of my favorite books. Here is my WWW Wednesday: https://katiesjumbledthoughts.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/www-wednesday-1272016/
    Happy reading!


    • Sam January 28, 2016 at 7:34 AM #

      I wonder if Rowell will write more fantasy with the success of Carry On. I think it would be fun. Happy Thursday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • katelynnleanna January 28, 2016 at 7:58 AM #

        I hope she does. Carry On was SO great. Happy Thursday to you too!



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