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!


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. 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!


  2. cleopatralovesbooks 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/


  3. kay 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/


    • Sam at 11:22 AM #

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

      Liked by 1 person

      • kay 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!


  4. 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/


    • Sam at 11:23 AM #

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

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Emily Witt 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/


    • Sam at 11:24 AM #

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


  6. rathertoofondofbooks at 4:09 AM #

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

    Here’s my post:


  7. alextheshadowgirl at 5:48 AM #

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


  8. bookshoardergal at 7:56 AM #

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


    • Sam 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!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Alicia 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/


  10. Kwizgiver at 9:28 AM #

    Vacation reading is the best!

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


  11. 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/


    • Sam at 11:44 AM #

      I’ve heard really mixed things. Happy reading!


  12. hollykerrauthor 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/


    • Sam at 12:44 PM #

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


  13. curiousdaisy 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/


    • Sam at 12:44 PM #

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


  14. Lauren 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/


    • Sam at 12:45 PM #

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

      Liked by 1 person

  15. missdarcy87 at 10:51 AM #

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


  16. kath-reads at 11:09 AM #

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


  17. siderealday 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!


    • Sam at 12:46 PM #

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


  18. Cathy 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


    • Sam at 12:46 PM #

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


  19. msethna2012 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/


    • Sam 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!


  20. Allie 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 🙂


    • Sam 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!


  21. 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/


  22. cassidygott 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!


    • Sam 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!

      Liked by 1 person

      • cassidygott at 3:24 PM #

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


      • Sam at 4:57 PM #

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

        Liked by 1 person

      • cassidygott at 5:01 PM #

        Thank you!


  23. klgd2008 at 12:29 PM #

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



  24. wonderfilledreads 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/


  25. Aggie Unsworth at 2:09 PM #

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



    • Sam at 3:15 PM #

      No worries! Better late than never. Happy reading!


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

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


    • Sam at 3:16 PM #

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

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Lindsay | Bookboodle 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 🙂


  28. 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.


    • Sam at 6:10 PM #

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

      Liked by 1 person

  29. anovelglimpse 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/


  30. Paige 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/


    • Sam 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!


  31. 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


    • Sam 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!


  32. 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!


    • Sam at 1:24 PM #

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


  33. wonderfilledreads 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/


    • Sam 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!

      Liked by 1 person


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