WWW Wednesday, 24-February-2016

24 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?

PrincipeCurrently reading: I’ve put Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling on hold for a minute while I work on my book club selection. I’m hoping to jump back on it soon, though. I miss the story in light of the Cursed Child news!
Not sure what’s going on with Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I wasn’t expecting aliens, to be honest with you. Are they going to be here the whole time?
I was able to listen to a bit of A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin while on vacation. It was something to listen to while I did my workouts and my husband slept. It’s still enjoyable, but I feel a build to a war that I wish I could jump to because it sounds like a good plot point.
I’m really enjoying Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. This was a good book to bring with me on vacation and I got through about 200 pages of it while I was gone which is really impressive with how tired I was most of the time we were there. I think 95% of that reading was done on the planes. I passed out from exhaustion at night.

Recently finished: Again, nothing. I’m hoping Shanghai Girls will be here next week. Fingers crossed!

I did manage to get a review up for you all. Many of you were interested in Bellwether so go check out my review to see how much I liked it (4 out of 5 stars).

Hanging OutReading Next: I’ve got a while before another book club selection grabs me so I’m going to get back to Harry. Then I’ve got a Mindy Kaling book on my shelf I think will be a quick read, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Then I’ll try some of my TBR books that I have to get from the library. I skip over those a lot but I want to read them, too!

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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70 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 24-February-2016”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks February 24, 2016 at 2:02 AM #

    Off to read your review of Bellweather which I am interested in. Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/this-week-in-books-february-24/


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 5:33 PM #

      I hope you get a chance to pick it up, I really enjoyed it. Happy Wednesday!


  2. alilovesbooks February 24, 2016 at 2:06 AM #

    I’ve always been quite curious about the Mindy Kaling book so will be interested to see what you think. You’ve also now got me wondering about Slaughterhouse 5. There are aliens??? Anyway here’s my www.


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 5:35 PM #

      Yeah, I wasn’t expecting aliens. I didn’t know what to expect, really, but it wasn’t this. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. klgd2008 February 24, 2016 at 2:09 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  4. kay February 24, 2016 at 2:21 AM #

    So glad to hear you’ve been enjoying Shanghai Girls! I’ll probably add that to my to be read list. 🙂

    My post: https://kaywritesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/www-wednesday-february-24-2016/


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 5:39 PM #

      Awesome, I hope you enjoy it! See is doing an event in my area in April so I’m excited to get to meet her. Happy Wednesday!


      • kay February 26, 2016 at 1:53 AM #

        That is exciting! I hope you have fun when it comes around and that she’s super cool. 🙂


  5. Lindsay | Bookboodle February 24, 2016 at 4:09 AM #

    Love the variety in your choices! I must admit I didn’t think Slaughterhouse 5 was about aliens, funny how we make assumptions about books we haven’t read 😉
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/02/24/www-wednesday-february-24th/


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 5:43 PM #

      I had no idea about the aliens either. It came completely out of left field. I’m hoping it moves on to something else soon, to be honest. Happy Wednesday!


  6. Emily Witt February 24, 2016 at 4:21 AM #

    Wait… there are aliens in Slaughterhouse 5?! I was avoiding it because I thought it was another dull classic I wouldn’t be able to make it through but now I am somewhat intrigued….

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/www-and-wippet-wednesday/


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 5:45 PM #

      Haha, yes! I had ‘Slaughterhouse 5’ and ‘The Jungle’ confused so I thought Slaughterhouse 5 was about meat packing but I was totally off, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  7. Alice @ Raptureinbooks February 24, 2016 at 5:38 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! Off to read your review of Bellweather. Glad you’re enjoying Shanghai Girls



    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 5:47 PM #

      Lisa See’s writing is really great and I’m looking forward to a few more from her. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. sarinalangerwriter February 24, 2016 at 5:40 AM #

    I tend to skip over my TBR books as well. I’ve got a nice small pile at home now and will try to read those before buying any more, but I doubt I’ll be strong enough to withstand the appeal of new books. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…
    I love how different all your choices are! I read Harry Potter many years ago but haven’t read the others.
    Here’s mine, if you’d like 🙂 http://sarinalangerwriter.com/2016/02/24/www-wednesday-24th-february-2016/
    Happy reading, everyone!


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 5:51 PM #

      I have a whole shelf of unread ones and it’s becoming a problem for me. I really need to read at least a few of them this year. Happy Wednesday!


  9. Donna February 24, 2016 at 6:10 AM #

    Mindy’s book is on my TBR too, I’d be interesting in reading your thoughts about it. I didn’t enjoy reading G.R.R Martin’s books but I didn’t want to give up after only a few chapters, so I had tried listening to it, hoping it’d get better later but nothing worked. The writing style was just not for me.
    Here’s my books of the week 🙂 https://chocolatenwafflesblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/this-week-in-books-feb-24th-2016/


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 5:54 PM #

      I really hope to get to Mindy in a timely manner. It’s taken me a few times of having it ‘next’ and putting it back to say it again. Let’s hope I can keep my promise. Happy Wednesday!


  10. Claire | Art and Soul February 24, 2016 at 6:17 AM #

    You did workouts on holiday! Wow, that’s dedication!
    Aliens?! I did not expect that from what I knew about Slaughterhouse-Five.

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/www-wednesday-24th-february-2016/


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 5:55 PM #

      I only did a few because we were walking 8-10 miles a day through the parks! It was crazy. No one expected aliens! So many bloggers have commented on that, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  11. Ashley February 24, 2016 at 9:03 AM #

    Whenever I make a TBR list of books I want to read, I end up not being in the mood for them and skipping them. Everything else looks so much more appealing, lol.
    Here is my post:

    I hope you have a great day!

    Liked by 1 person

    • xxertz (Fiction is My Addiction) February 24, 2016 at 10:50 AM #

      Lol. It’s funny how that works. The best “motivator” I have found is creating a TBR jar and then committing to the one you pick that month. Still, easier said than done!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 5:58 PM #

      I can understand! Sometimes I need a heavy read or a mystery or a comedy or non-fiction etc. I try to stick to the list, but it doesn’t always work. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. xxertz (Fiction is My Addiction) February 24, 2016 at 9:43 AM #

    The aliens are a continuous flashback (flashforward?) In Slaughterhouse-Five. They never hit earth, but he visits them a handful of times. Hope you’re having a wonderful week 🙂

    My WWW – https://xxertz.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/a-week-in-review-12-www-8/


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 6:01 PM #

      Ah, that explains a lot. The timeline is jumping all over the place. Will it stick with him for long enough to glean anything? Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • xxertz (Fiction is My Addiction) February 24, 2016 at 11:08 PM #

        Ehh, I think the aliens are just there to introduce the concept that time is not linear. I’m not exactly a fan of the book tbh.


  13. pagesoftess February 24, 2016 at 10:02 AM #

    Here is my WWW post for the week!

    Now, off to check out your most recent review!


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 6:03 PM #

      Welcome! Happy Wednesday.


  14. Serenity February 24, 2016 at 10:11 AM #

    Lol, I don’t remember aliens in Slaughter House 5, either, but it has admittedly been a loooong while since I’ve read it!

    My WWW – https://bookcharmers.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/waiting-on-www-wednesday-3/


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 6:05 PM #

      It’s not what I was expecting. Another blogger told me it’s a tool to move the character through time freely. I hope they go away a bit, I’m not a huge fan of them. Happy Wednesday!


  15. anovelglimpse February 24, 2016 at 10:38 AM #

    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me is such a quick, fun read. I hope you enjoy it! My WWW Wednesday: https://anovelglimpse.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/www-wednesday-february-24-2016/


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 6:07 PM #

      I’m glad to hear that! I’d love a quick read right about now. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Lauren February 24, 2016 at 10:59 AM #

    I just finished “Why Not Me?” and now think I should grab Kaling’s earlier book too. Hmmm…

    My WWW – http://thelaurenest.com/2016/02/24/what-im-reading-www-feb-24/


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 6:10 PM #

      My impression is that the first is more funny and the second more motivational. Did you feel that way about ‘Why Not Me?’ Happy Wednesday!


  17. Yvo February 24, 2016 at 11:39 AM #

    I have been wanting to pick up Is Everyone hanging out without me as well; I read Why Not Me? last year and it was a really entertaining and quick read.

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 6:12 PM #

      Good to hear. I hope this one is just as fast. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. hmills96 February 24, 2016 at 11:58 AM #

    Picking up after last week’s slump: http://ilayreading.com/2016/02/24/www-wednesday-2242016/


  19. daniellepitter February 24, 2016 at 1:49 PM #

    I love HP even though I haven’t read the books in awhile. Here’s my post: http://poemsbyayoungartist.blogspot.com/2016/02/www-wednesdays-7-cecelia-ahern-inger.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&m=1


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 6:16 PM #

      They’re always fun to revisit and remember why you loved them so much. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • daniellepitter February 24, 2016 at 9:35 PM #



  20. wonderfilledreads February 24, 2016 at 1:54 PM #

    It’s probably time for me to reread Harry Potter. It’s been too long!

    Here’s my WWW post: http://wonderfilledreads.com/2016/02/24/www-2/


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 6:20 PM #

      It’s been a while for me, too. It’s so fun to revisit. Happy Wednesday!


  21. Clare Stone February 24, 2016 at 1:59 PM #

    There are aliens in Slaughterhouse-Five?! Things I never knew till now! Looking forward to seeing what you think when you’ve finished it!


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 6:21 PM #

      Glad I’m not alone. Happy Wednesday!


  22. Aggie Unsworth February 24, 2016 at 2:35 PM #

    WOW its been some time since I read Harry Potter… maybe its time I picked it up. Or even read the first one to my daughter 🙂

    Here is my post…



    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 8:08 PM #

      How great that you’re able to share it with the next generation! Have fun reading together. Happy Wednesday!


  23. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles February 24, 2016 at 3:30 PM #

    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me is also on my tbr, I’ve seen plenty of good things about this and think it will be a fun read!

    Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 8:11 PM #

      I’m hoping so as well. Happy Wednesday!


  24. Margaret @ BooksPlease February 24, 2016 at 3:55 PM #

    Shanghai Girls sounds fascinating!

    Here’s my Wednesday post – http://www.booksplease.org/2016/02/24/my-week-in-books-24-february-2016/


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 8:12 PM #

      I’m enjoying it a lot. Pick up a copy if you’re able! Happy Wednesday.


  25. siderealday February 24, 2016 at 4:05 PM #

    I think I heard somewhere that there were aliens in Slaughterhouse-5 and I didn’t believe it, but wow. Okay then. Hope you enjoyed your vacation. Welcome back in time for yet another snow/ice storm.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/www-wednesday-224/
    Thanks for hosting!


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 8:15 PM #

      Haha, I’m already afraid to venture outside tomorrow. This won’t be a pretty one! Maybe I’ll have more time to read about the aliens. Happy Wednesday!


  26. Stephanie February 24, 2016 at 4:29 PM #

    I’ve been wanting to read one of Mindy Kaling’s books! https://outlandishreads.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/www-wednesday-february-24/


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 8:16 PM #

      I hope to get to it really soon. Happy Wednesday!


  27. Kwizgiver February 24, 2016 at 8:14 PM #

    I listened to Mindy Kaling’s book and enjoyed it. I think she has a new one out, I should pick it up.

    Here’s mine: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2016/02/www-wednesday_24.html

    Happy reading!


    • Sam February 24, 2016 at 8:20 PM #

      Her new one is called ‘Why Not Me?’ I haven’t read that either but others seem to have enjoyed it. Happy Wednesday.


  28. Emily February 24, 2016 at 10:52 PM #

    I’ve been trying to reread Harry Potter but there have been so many new books coming in that I need to get. Best of luck! Here’s my WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam February 25, 2016 at 8:39 AM #

      I’ve been rereading the series off and on since 2012. It’ll take me a while longer still haha. Happy Thursday!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. authorswilliams February 24, 2016 at 10:56 PM #

    Here’s my link. https://authorswilliams.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/www-wednesday-2/ So what do you think of Harry Potter? I have heard from other author friends that they had no idea it was written in such passive tense. Just curious. I notice a lot of YA books geared toward the younger side are sometimes much more passive than NA or adult oriented books. Also, I could never get into Slaughterhouse Five lol.


    • Sam February 25, 2016 at 8:42 AM #

      The past tense doesn’t bother me. I prefer it to present tense books which tend to distract me. I love Potter and I’ve grown up with the series so I’m a bit biased. Happy Thursday!

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Paige February 24, 2016 at 11:39 PM #

    That Mindy book is on my list too… Wonder if I’ll ever get to it! I also got to read/listen to Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal this week, we went over to a friend’s house and passed the book around. Que divertido 🙂

    Here’s mine: https://paigereviewsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/527/


    • Sam February 25, 2016 at 10:19 AM #

      I love reading Harry in Spanish. I learn so many words I never learned in school. Happy Thursday!


  31. Thechroniclesofabookworm February 26, 2016 at 2:25 PM #

    I’m a bit late but here’s my WWW Wednesday https://thechroniclesofabookworm.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/www-wednesday-6/

    Liked by 1 person


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