WWW Wednesday, 17-February-2016

17 Feb

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!

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


This week only: I am on vacation and will not be visiting every blog as I normally do. I will respond to comments here as I’m able and will return to my visits next week. Enjoy!

ShanghaiCurrently reading: I made good progress with Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling but put it down on Friday. It’s a bit bulky to bring on a plane when my space is so limited. I hope to return to it soon.
I’m still lost in Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Will we ever return to the original narrator? He was a lot easier to understand.
I got through the fifth file of A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. Running time has been much more fun with Arya and Tirion along and I find myself enjoying this book a lot.
I just started Shanghai Girls by Lisa See on Saturday. It’s the book I’m taking on vacation because it will fit in my carry on with my massive textbook. Size is key!

Recently finished: Nothing this week. The books I’m in are a bit long so I might not finish anything for a while. I hope that’s not the case, though! I hate these long stretches without finishing anything. And no reviews either! You can tell I’m on vacation.

Reading Next: No plans right now. I want to pick Potter back up when I finish Shanghai Girls so I don’t want to psych myself up over anything new. 🙂 Geez, what a boring week for me!


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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77 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 17-February-2016”

  1. xxertz (Fiction is My Addiction) February 17, 2016 at 1:34 AM #

    Slaughterhouse-Five was so not my friend. It was one of those big “wtf, why is this well read” moments for me.. Hope it gets better for you.

    Fft. Boring week and vacation don’t go along together 😉 Hope you’re having a good one!

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  2. cleopatralovesbooks February 17, 2016 at 1:41 AM #

    I do hope you are having a good holiday Sam – here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/this-week-in-books-february-17/

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  3. kay February 17, 2016 at 2:08 AM #

    Size is definitely important for plane flights! I hope you enjoy Shanghai Girls and have fun on your trip.

    My post: https://kaywritesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-february-17-2016/

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 11:22 AM #

      Thank you. It fit well but I slept on the way down haha. Happy reading!

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      • kay February 17, 2016 at 8:13 PM #

        Well, maybe you can get to it on the way back. Sleep is nice. 🙂 I’m envious that you can sleep on a plane. Happy reading!

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  4. alilovesbooks February 17, 2016 at 2:30 AM #

    Enjoy your holiday 🙂

    My WWW:
    https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-17th-february-2016/

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  5. Claire | Art and Soul February 17, 2016 at 4:06 AM #

    I hope you’re enjoying your holiday. I’m still so jealous you’re at Disney and Universal!
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-17th-february-2016/

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 11:23 AM #

      We had three days at Universal and tomorrow and Friday are at Disney. Happy reading!

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  6. Emily Witt February 17, 2016 at 4:07 AM #

    I have to admit part of the reason I’ve never got very far into ASOIAF is because there are so many POVs and I find it hard to get through the ones I don’t like so much.

    Here’s my post for the week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-and-wippet-wednesday-17-february-2016/

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 11:24 AM #

      I can agree there! I prefer Tirion so getting through someone else is so slow! Happy reading!

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  7. rathertoofondofbooks February 17, 2016 at 4:09 AM #

    I hope you’re having a great holiday and enjoying reading all your books.

    Here’s my post:
    https://rathertoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-17-february/

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  8. alextheshadowgirl February 17, 2016 at 5:48 AM #

    Have a great holiday! http://wp.me/p57dGY-rR

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 11:26 AM #

      Thanks! Happy reading!

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  9. bookshoardergal February 17, 2016 at 7:56 AM #

    It’s my first time to join in your weekly meme. 🙂
    Here’s mine. https://bookshoardergal.wordpress.com/category/memes/

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 11:26 AM #

      Welcome! Any other week is visit every page but this week is vacation so I’m taking it off. Happy reading!

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  10. Alicia February 17, 2016 at 8:29 AM #

    Hope you enjoy your holiday! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post: https://caffeineandbooks42.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-february-17th-2016/

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  11. Kwizgiver February 17, 2016 at 9:28 AM #

    Vacation reading is the best!

    Here’s mine: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2016/02/www-wednesday_17.html

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 11:44 AM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  12. Alice @ Raptureinbooks February 17, 2016 at 9:36 AM #

    Hope you enjoy your holiday!
    Slaughterhouse Five was not a favourite of mine. I hope you enjoy it better
    Here’s my WWW post: https://raptureinbooks.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-27-17th-february-2016/

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 11:44 AM #

      I’ve heard really mixed things. Happy reading!

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  13. hollykerrauthor February 17, 2016 at 10:08 AM #

    Hope you’re having fun!!! Love Arya and Tyrion from GofT series! Best characters! Here’s my list http://hollykerr.ca/my-blog/

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 12:44 PM #

      Ah, is it Tyrion or Tirion? I’ve seen it both ways! Happy reading.

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  14. curiousdaisy February 17, 2016 at 10:11 AM #

    Enjoy your holiday Sam. Sounds so much fun. Happy reading! https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-february-17-2016/

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 12:44 PM #

      I’ll be doing a post on it when I get back. Happy reading!

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  15. Lauren February 17, 2016 at 10:39 AM #

    Have an awesome vacation! I’m going on one myself next week and should probably not feel anxious about not having time to read and write…

    My WWW – http://thelaurenest.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-read-read-read/

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 12:45 PM #

      Taking the week off has been incredible. I recommend it. Happy reading!

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  16. missdarcy87 February 17, 2016 at 10:51 AM #

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday! Here’s my post. 🙂

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  17. kath-reads February 17, 2016 at 11:09 AM #

    Enjoy your vacation ♥ Here’s my WWW : http://kath-reads.com/2016/02/www-wednesday-february-17th/

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 12:45 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  18. siderealday February 17, 2016 at 11:13 AM #

    Glad you’re still enjoying your current reads.
    Here’s my WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-216/
    Happy reading, and have fun down in Florida!

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 12:46 PM #

      It’s so warm here, I’m thinking of all of you. Happy reading!

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  19. Cathy February 17, 2016 at 11:27 AM #

    Trust you’re having a great holiday. I’ve finished Sh-5 now after being reminded of it on your blog and really enjoyed it so – thanks! My WWW is at http://indie-bookworm.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/www-wednesday-9.html

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 12:46 PM #

      Glad you liked it! Everyone is giving me such mixed reviews. Happy reading!

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  20. msethna2012 February 17, 2016 at 11:33 AM #

    It is my first time joining your weekly meme! Here is my WWW: https://msethnablog.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-21716/

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 12:47 PM #

      Welcome! Normally I visit every blog but I’m taking a vacation this week. Join again next week and I’ll be sure to visit. Happy reading!

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  21. Allie February 17, 2016 at 11:52 AM #

    I’ve had Slaughterhouse-Five on my shelf for months to read! Looking forward to your full review of it. Here’s my post for this week! Hope you’re enjoying your vacation 🙂

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 3:12 PM #

      Thanks! It might be a bit till I finish but I’m sure it will be an interesting review. Happy reading!

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  22. Thechroniclesofabookworm February 17, 2016 at 12:09 PM #

    I love The Half-blood Prince! I really want to read Game of Thrones! Happy reading, here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://thechroniclesofabookworm.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-5/

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 3:13 PM #

      Half Blood Prince was always my favorite movie but I only read the book once before. Happy reading!

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  23. cassidygott February 17, 2016 at 12:13 PM #

    I really loved Shanghai Girls, I actually just saw that book in a store and was thinking that I might want to reread it soon. Hope you enjoy!

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 3:14 PM #

      There’s a sequel as well! I have it on my shelf but obviously haven’t cracked it yet. Happy reading!

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      • cassidygott February 17, 2016 at 3:24 PM #

        woah! Hold up! There’s a sequel?! I need to go look into that! Thanks for the tip!

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      • Sam February 17, 2016 at 4:57 PM #

        I think it’s called Dreams of Joy. Good luck!

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      • cassidygott February 17, 2016 at 5:01 PM #

        Thank you!

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  24. erinsdavis78 February 17, 2016 at 12:15 PM #

    Have a great vacation, Sam!
    WWW: https://unironicallyexcitedblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-21716/

    Erin

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 3:14 PM #

      Thanks, Erin!

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  25. klgd2008 February 17, 2016 at 12:29 PM #

    Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re enjoying your vacation. 🙂

    http://wp.me/p4K3uO-1lK

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 3:14 PM #

      Thank you, it’s been great so far. Happy reading!

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  26. wonderfilledreads February 17, 2016 at 1:30 PM #

    Hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

    My WWW post: http://wonderfilledreads.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-february-17th-2016/

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 3:15 PM #

      Thank you, happy reading!!

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  27. Aggie Unsworth February 17, 2016 at 2:09 PM #

    I am always so late 😦 sorry about that. But my post is finally here….

    http://aggiesbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/www-wednesday-17th-february.html

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 3:15 PM #

      No worries! Better late than never. Happy reading!

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  28. Anette @ Anette Reads February 17, 2016 at 2:44 PM #

    I enjoyed Arya’s chapters in A Clash of Kings too 😀

    Mine: https://anettereads.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-3-feb-17/

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 3:16 PM #

      I’m at the point where she’s parading as a boy and it’s really fun. Happy reading!

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  29. Lindsay | Bookboodle February 17, 2016 at 3:19 PM #

    Enjoy your holiday and your reading!
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-february-17th 🙂

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  30. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles February 17, 2016 at 5:28 PM #

    Hope you’re having a great break! I really enjoyed A Clash of Kings so I’m glad to hear the audiobook is also good.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam February 17, 2016 at 6:10 PM #

      Good to hear a good review. The narrator is amazing. Happy reading!

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  31. anovelglimpse February 17, 2016 at 6:20 PM #

    You’re not having a boring week! You’ve got a lot of great books going on. 🙂 Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://anovelglimpse.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-february-17-2016/

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  32. Paige February 18, 2016 at 12:29 AM #

    Slaughterhouse-five was a book I really enjoyed but that was about ten years ago. I wonder how I’d like it now. I’ve read a few Vonnegut and liked them all, but he does have a particular style that’s kind of surreal and absurd and not at all “realistic.” He’s got something to say but…he’s definitely gonna tell it to you HIS way!

    Here’s mine: https://paigereviewsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/481/

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    • Sam February 18, 2016 at 10:23 AM #

      That’s a good way to phrase it. I’m enjoying it so far but I could see the ending being difficult to wrap my head around. Happy reading!

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  33. Jorie Loves A Story (@joriestory) February 18, 2016 at 2:57 AM #

    Hallo, Hallo everyone!

    It took me a bit longer to wrap up my WWWeds today! I had such a lot of joy putting this together because it was quite cathartic for me to write it. You’ll understand if you visit me:

    Jorie’s WWWeds

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    • Sam February 18, 2016 at 10:24 AM #

      Thanks for sharing, Jorie. I’m taking a break from visiting this week to enjoy my vacation but I’ll be around again next week. Happy reading!

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  34. charliegirlteachergirl February 19, 2016 at 12:15 PM #

    I should re-read Harry Potter, now that I have the books. 🙂

    I didn’t put up a post this week due to Yearbook eating me alive, but stop on by anyway!

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    • Sam February 19, 2016 at 1:24 PM #

      Yes! I reread them when I can. No worries if you miss a week, I missed this week. Happy reading!

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  35. wonderfilledreads March 16, 2016 at 12:58 PM #

    I agree, Tyrion and Arya have two of the best POVs in the entire series!

    My WWW Wednesday post: http://wonderfilledreads.com/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-march-16th-2016/

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    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 6:08 PM #

      Glad we have the same favorites! Danni is another favorite of mine but she’s been frighteningly silent so far this book. I’m seeing a bad omen coming. Bran is fun, too. I like his child-man opinions on things. Happy Wednesday!

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