WWW Wednesday, 9-March-2016

9 Mar

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?

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Black DuckCurrently reading: I’ve made good progress with Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling. Having him finally show up at school is making me read as fast as I can because I love that setting. I’m still a long way out but I know I’ll enjoy the ride.
Not much with Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut this week. I tend to read my ebook while I’m eating lunch at work but last week was a lot of working lunches for me, just trying to get a few more minutes of work done each day!
The audio of A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin is still awesome. I’m doing slow but steady progress with the disks until the eaudio comes back. It makes me want to drive more!
I couldn’t stand waiting around with no audiobook on my phone so I grabbed Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle. My husband brought this book to my attention and thought I might like it a few months ago. It’s short, only about five hours on audio, so should make for some fun listening while I’m doing things around the house.

Recently finished: Nothing finished this week. Sad day.

However! I did post a review of Shanghai Girls by Lisa See on Monday. Go check that one out, I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.

Hanging OutReading Next: I’m still hoping to start Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling before my next book club selection. If I don’t have time, I’ll have to go straight to Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller. Either one will be good by 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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78 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 9-March-2016”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks March 9, 2016 at 1:20 AM #

    Black Duck does sound like a good choice to listen to. Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/this-week-in-books-march-9/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 12:52 PM #

      It’s a good oral story. I’m enjoying it. Happy Wednesday!


  2. kay March 9, 2016 at 1:35 AM #

    So excited you’re reading Harry Potter! HBP was one of my favorites. 🙂

    My post: https://kaywritesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-march-9-2016/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 5:15 PM #

      It’s a great reread. I’m really enjoying these details I forgot before. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Margaret @ BooksPlease March 9, 2016 at 2:38 AM #

    I’m glad I’m not the only person with several books on the go at once.

    Here’s my post: http://www.booksplease.org/2016/03/09/my-week-in-books-9-march-2016/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 5:54 PM #

      I love having a lot going on. It keeps me from getting into a slump. Happy Wednesday!


  4. rathertoofondofbooks March 9, 2016 at 2:42 AM #

    I enjoyed your review of Shanghai Girls this week. I hope you continue to enjoy reading Harry Potter. Have a great bookish week!

    Here’s my WWW post:


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 5:56 PM #

      Thank you, I’m glad you liked it! Potter is going well, it’s a good stress reliever. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. alilovesbooks March 9, 2016 at 3:29 AM #

    Thank goodness. I thought I was doing something really stupid on blogspot sites.

    Anyway, glad to hear you’re making good progress with HP. I always loved the school bits most. I think that’s why I didn’t like the last one so much.

    I’ve actually managed to finish a few books this week. It’s so much easier to find time to read when you don’t have to go to work 🙂 https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-9th-march-2016/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 5:59 PM #

      I have the same thought on HP books. The school structure was my favorite and I missed it in the last book. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Lindsay | Bookboodle March 9, 2016 at 4:06 AM #

    Not heard of Black Duck before but sounds like something I would enjoy….when I get through Dead Wake that is! 😉
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-march-9th


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 6:01 PM #

      It’s pretty good so far, very obviously for a middle grade audience. One of my husband’s students was reading it and that’s why he recommended it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Sya March 9, 2016 at 4:40 AM #

    that Mindy Kaling book looks interesting! 🙂

    here’s mine: https://bookishsya.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/my-week-in-books-1


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 12:39 PM #

      I think it will be a good laugh. Happy Wednesday!


  8. sarinalangerwriter March 9, 2016 at 4:44 AM #

    I haven’t tried Audio Books. They don’t seem like my thing, but I’m glad you’re enjoying them! 🙂

    Here’s mine: http://sarinalangerwriter.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-9th-march-2016/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 6:03 PM #

      If you drive as much as I used to, you might consider it, haha. They’re great for long road trips! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

      • sarinalangerwriter March 10, 2016 at 8:37 AM #

        That would be tempting, haha! I mostly read on my lunch break at work now, or on my way into work on the bus. It’s much easier when I’m not the one driving!


  9. Ela's Book Corner March 9, 2016 at 5:14 AM #

    I have only ever read the first two Harry Potter books and that was ages ago. Really need to find the time to read them all! 🙂

    Here is my post for this week…

    Happy reading everyone! 🙂


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 6:05 PM #

      They’re really great reads, I hope you’re able to find the time. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Claire | Art and Soul March 9, 2016 at 5:16 AM #

    I’m tempted by audio books as I could listen to them while ironing, which might make ironing less painful! I can’t imagine how many CDs just one Game of Thrones novel would need! The narration must be great if it makes you want to spend more time driving 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-9th-march-2016/


    • Emily Witt March 9, 2016 at 6:07 AM #

      I listen to them while I’m doing my folding! It’s great!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 6:08 PM #

      It’s 30 disks! The box is unbelievably large, almost comically so. And the narrator really is that good. I use audiobooks while ironing, cleaning, and cooking. It makes everything much more enjoyable. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Emily Witt March 9, 2016 at 6:10 AM #

    I’m really interested to see what you think of Mindy Kaling’s book when you get to it! I don’t really know much about her, but I’ve heard some good reviews of the book itself.

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/www-and-wippet-wednesday-09-march-2016/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 6:11 PM #

      I liked her a lot in ‘The Office’ and I know she did some writing there. I’ve wanted to watch her other show but haven’t had the time. Maybe when school’s out? Happy Wednesday!


  12. curiousdaisy March 9, 2016 at 8:06 AM #

    You shoudl listen to the Mindy Kaling audiobook. So much better because she reads it herself. Happy reading! https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-march-9-2016/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 6:41 PM #

      Ahh! If I didn’t already own it, I would! Happy Wednesday.


  13. kath-reads March 9, 2016 at 8:25 AM #

    I haven’t tried audiobooks because I’m afraid i’ll fall asleep while listening. 😀 I’m still reading A Clash of Kings. Here’s my WWW Wednesday : http://kath-reads.com/2016/03/www-wednesday-march-9th/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 6:43 PM #

      I try to listen at times when I’m going something mindless like laundry. It helps me stay awake. Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Lauren March 9, 2016 at 9:12 AM #

    I’ve heard the Song of Ice and Fire audiobooks were rough going, but I”m glad to see Clash is working out for you! Just wait till Storm…

    My WWW : http://thelaurenest.com/2016/03/09/its-www-wednesday/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 6:49 PM #

      I liked the first one, too. They’re well narrated, just long. I’m going to have to wait a bit before getting to the next one. I need an epic fantasy break. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Kwizgiver March 9, 2016 at 9:42 AM #

    I also have Norwegian by Night on my TBR. I might even have the audio of it.



    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 6:51 PM #

      I might audio it from the library, I saw that it’s available. Happy Wednesday!


  16. alextheshadowgirl March 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM #

    I don’t really enjoy audiobooks. I actually find them quite boring. WWW Wednesday 9th March – http://wp.me/p57dGY-x4


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 6:54 PM #

      I’m sorry you don’t enjoy them. I like the experience but I have to be doing something simultaneously or else I get antsy. Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. anovelglimpse March 9, 2016 at 10:34 AM #

    I hope you enjoy Mindy Kaling’s book! My WWW Wednesday: https://anovelglimpse.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-march-8-2016/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 6:56 PM #

      Thanks! I’m looking forward to it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Yvo March 9, 2016 at 11:06 AM #

    Good to hear you are making progress with Harry Potter Y El Misterio Del Príncipe! I have been thinking of rereading HP in Spanish as well, although I might pick up one of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s books first. I just finished Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? the other day and it is quite an entertaining read, although I do think her other book Why Not Me? is better.

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 6:59 PM #

      I’ll look forward to Mindy’s other book as well, then. Thanks for the tip. The Spanish reread has been fun but I did take a break to read a Zafon last year and it was wonderful, too. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo March 9, 2016 at 8:13 PM #

        La Sombra Del Viento is one of my all time favorite books and I really want to do another reread… Especially since I want to read the other two books in the series as well. Happy Wednesday!


      • Sam March 9, 2016 at 9:43 PM #

        There are two more?!?! There goes my TBR list control haha.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo March 10, 2016 at 11:17 AM #

        Haha I know! I only recently found out myself and HAD to get copies straight away.


  19. siderealday March 9, 2016 at 11:22 AM #

    Nice to see you’re still keeping busy. And I’m glad I’m not the only one who preferred the chapters at Hogwarts to every other chapter in HP (thankfully that was the majority of 6/7 books).
    Here’s my WWW Post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-39/
    Thanks for hosting, and happy reading!


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 7:04 PM #

      It was a bad way to end the series for me, though. No Hogwarts meant less structure for the reader and it made me uncomfortable. Rightfully so, but, I dunno, it was just really different! Happy Wednesday!


  20. Thechroniclesofabookworm March 9, 2016 at 11:32 AM #

    I’m thinking about re reading Harry Potter but then I remember the amount of other books on my TBR damn! here’s my WWW Wednesday 🙂 https://thechroniclesofabookworm.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-8/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 7:05 PM #

      Haha, I always make room for Potter though there is no space on my list either, haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. klgd2008 March 9, 2016 at 11:54 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  22. rantsandravesofabibliophile March 9, 2016 at 12:04 PM #

    I had a hard time getting into Mindy’s book. I was recommended to listen to the audio instead of reading it. I hope you have better luck than me. https://rantsandravesofabibliophile.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/w-w-w-wednesday-392016/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 12:41 PM #

      Thanks! I’ve got my fingers crossed. Happy Wednesday!


  23. Clare Stone March 9, 2016 at 12:42 PM #

    I haven’t read anything by Mindy Kaling – I’ve only seen The Mindy Project but I definitely want to check it out – will be interested to see what you think if you get to it!
    Here’s mine: http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/wednesday-catch-up-9th-march-2016.html

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 7:08 PM #

      And I haven’t seen The Mindy Project, just her work in The Office. I’m hoping to get to it soon. Happy Wednesday!


  24. wonderfilledreads March 9, 2016 at 12:52 PM #

    I keep wanting to read Mindy Kaling’s books but I never have. I follow her on Twitter and love her show. She’s so hilarious!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: http://wonderfilledreads.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-march-9th-2016/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 7:10 PM #

      I should look her up on Twitter. That would be a good add to my feed. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. hmills96 March 9, 2016 at 1:55 PM #

    Not making much progress this week, but here’s what I do have! http://ilayreading.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-392016/


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 7:14 PM #

      I’m slowed, too. Good luck to both of us and happy Wednesday!


  26. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles March 9, 2016 at 4:28 PM #

    Ahh seeing you talking about Harry Potter makes me want to reread again. Maybe in the summer! I’ve not read any of your other choices but Mindy’s book is also on my list.

    Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 7:17 PM #

      Do the reread! It’s so fun and it’s great to remember what was taken out of the movies. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Michaela Joy March 9, 2016 at 5:39 PM #

    Glad your enjoying Harry Potter and Happy Wednesday! Here’s my post for today…



    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 7:21 PM #

      Thank you, it’s a great relaxer at the end of the day. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. lissyreads March 9, 2016 at 6:47 PM #

    I made my first WWW Wednesday post! Thank you for continuing this cool tradition. https://lissyreads.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-march-9-2016/

    I’m always impressed by people who can read so many books at once. I think it’d overwhelm me. Happy reading!

    PS: Now I want to reread HP D:

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 7:21 PM #

      Welcome! I like having a lot going on so I’m never bored. It’s fun that way. Happy Wednesday!


  29. elissablue March 9, 2016 at 8:26 PM #

    I have been reading Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg’s Fox & O’Hare books for a light, adventurous and fun read. I’m almost done with “The Chase” and because I didn’t go in order I am on to “The Scam” next. My knitting blog has a posting today to follow a “Yarn Along’ on Wednesdays where you post what you are reading and knitting. Come join us! I will be making a “How To” Blog on Thursday on how to knit if you don’t know how and hopefully I can inspire you. Knitting is actually very “in” right now! http://lovelyyarnescapes.blogspot.com/2016/03/yarn-along-wednesdays.html


    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 9:46 PM #

      What a cool link up! I’m a knitter as well but I stick to baby blankets, scarfs, and headbands. It seems your fortunate that the series can be read out of order. Enjoy and happy reading!!


  30. xxertz (Fiction is My Addiction) March 9, 2016 at 8:41 PM #

    I love that you’re keeping busy with books but boo working lunches. Reading at lunch is such an enjoyable rewind session I hope you can get back to it soon. Hope you get to Mindy Kaling’s book before your next book read (but dang girl, I can understand if not 🙂 )



    • Sam March 9, 2016 at 9:47 PM #

      Haha it’s been slow reading in Spanish. My next book club selection might be available in audio but that means putting aside Martin!! So many possibilities… Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  31. dreamzandclouds March 10, 2016 at 12:09 AM #

    even i want to read MINDY KALING, lets see when I can do it……..happy reading! 🙂


  32. Diana March 10, 2016 at 12:25 AM #

    I have seen a number of mentions of the Mindy Kaling book, I would love to read it. Is it fiction?



    • Sam March 10, 2016 at 7:48 AM #

      I believe it’s a memoir based on reading the jacket. Happy Thursday!

      Liked by 1 person

  33. forgottenpumpkinpie March 10, 2016 at 1:10 AM #

    Hello! This is my first time participating in your meme.
    Mindy Kaling’s book is one I would love to read this year so I am putting it up higher on the list for sure.


    • Sam March 10, 2016 at 8:01 AM #

      Welcome! I hope you have time to enjoy Kaling soon. I’m looking forward to it. Happy Thursday!

      Liked by 1 person

  34. Serenity March 10, 2016 at 12:52 PM #

    I have the same problem when it comes to actually getting to the book that I mean to! Something always gets in the way, lol.

    My WWWednesday: https://bookcharmers.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/waiting-on-www-wednesday-5/


    • Sam March 10, 2016 at 2:48 PM #

      Book club always shoved it’s way to the front haha. Oh well. Happy Thursday!



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