WWW Wednesday, 16-March-2016

16 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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PrincipeCurrently reading: I’m a bit farther Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling. It’s been a crazy few weeks but I’m on Spring Break right now with grad school so I’m using it to my advantage and trying to read a bit more.
Still going slowly with Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. My husband has been working late a bit more so I’m eating dinner alone and trying to have this with me and make some progress. I’m on chapter 6 now so it’s coming along.
I’ve gotten through a lot more of the A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin audio than I thought I would. I believe I’m on disk 13 now (out of 30) and I’m waiting to get the eaudio back. I need to start another book soon and it’s going to account for a big jumbling around (that’s totally a thing) of my audiobooks to keep it all going. I have a plan.
Part of that plan involves finishing Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle. I’ve got two hours left on my audio and I’m listening every spare second I can to get through it and hope the A Clash of Kings eaudio comes back so I can make it my phone audiobook and start a new car-audio for my book club.

Recently finished: You all guessed it, no change here. Second week in a row I haven’t finished anything. Yikes!

NorwegianReading Next: My book club met on Monday and our next selection is Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller. I’m hoping to listen to this one on audio so I can keep on with Potter and try to get through it. Let’s hope all the pieces fall into place for me. (Fingers crossed.)

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, 16-March-2016”

  1. kay March 16, 2016 at 2:00 AM #

    Wow lots of audiobooks! Good luck getting through all those. Sounds like they must have good narrators. 🙂

    My post: https://kaywritesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-march-16-2016/


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 12:39 PM #

      GoT has a great narrator. I love his voices for the characters. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • kay March 16, 2016 at 4:28 PM #

        So I’ve heard! My friend listened to all of them in a row. Happy Wednesday!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. samfalston March 16, 2016 at 2:05 AM #

    Here’s my post: https://theliterarysam.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-2/ 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. samfalston March 16, 2016 at 2:07 AM #

    Norwegian by night looks really interesting btw


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 12:43 PM #

      I’ll be starting it soon!! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. cleopatralovesbooks March 16, 2016 at 2:27 AM #

    I hope you manage to finish something this week Sam – I like the look of Norwegian by Night. Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/this-week-in-books-march-16/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 12:44 PM #

      I’m getting really excited for it. Happy reading!


  5. Emily Witt March 16, 2016 at 2:57 AM #

    Good luck with the plan! Here’s hoping you can plow through Black Duck and keep on track!

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/www-and-wippet-wednesday-16-march-2016-2/


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 12:46 PM #

      I’m so close! Maybe tonight? Happy Wednesday!


  6. klgd2008 March 16, 2016 at 3:03 AM #

    Happy Wednesday!


    Liked by 1 person

  7. alilovesbooks March 16, 2016 at 3:40 AM #

    You put me in the mood to re read Harry Potter so I picked up the first one on Monday. I did stick with the English version though 🙂

    Here’s my WWW


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 12:51 PM #

      Haha nice! Enjoy the reread. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. dezocampo March 16, 2016 at 3:51 AM #

    Harry Potter series has been on my TBR like forever but until now I haven’t started it yet. At least you’re making progress. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-march-9-2016/

    Happy Wednesday! 🙂


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 10:52 AM #

      Ah, you have to read it! I love the series so much. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • dezocampo March 16, 2016 at 11:20 AM #

        I will!! Maybe after I finish a song of ice and fire series. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  9. Diana March 16, 2016 at 4:14 AM #

    I think I am the only one yet to read any Harry Porter.I have never read anything from that genre but challenging myself to do so this year.

    Here is my post for today: https://dwgitau.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-2/

    Happy Wednesday.


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 12:56 PM #

      You’re not the only one I’m sure. Good luck expanding your horizons. Happy Wednesday!


  10. Claire | Art and Soul March 16, 2016 at 4:26 AM #

    I’d like to try and read HP in Spanish. It would be a good test of my more obscure vocab because it’s not every day you deal with words related to spells, wizards etc.!

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-16th-march-2016/


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 12:59 PM #

      Haha I had a big learning curve but learning that varita means wand helped a lot! Good luck. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Lindsay | Bookboodle March 16, 2016 at 5:28 AM #

    You do make audio books sound so appealing…I guess the reader/speaker really helps too! I might have to try one some time.
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-march-16th 🙂


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 1:01 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it. I really love them. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. rathertoofondofbooks March 16, 2016 at 5:33 AM #

    I hope you get your eaudio of Clash of Kings back very soon. I go through phases with listening to audio books but every week when I read about the books you’ve listened to it always makes me want to immediately go and start listening to a book. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW:


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 5:37 PM #

      It came in this morning! My master plan seems to be falling into place, now I just have to execute it. Hope you’re enjoying some audio right now! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Margaret @ BooksPlease March 16, 2016 at 6:20 AM #

    Your making good progress! I don’t think I’ve read anything set in Norway – Norwegian by Night is tempting me.

    Here’s my Wednesday post – http://www.booksplease.org/2016/03/16/my-week-in-books-16-march-2016/


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 5:40 PM #

      I read another Norwegian book last year and enjoyed it. Think this one will feel very different with an American author. Happy Wednesday!


  14. Sya March 16, 2016 at 7:55 AM #

    It’s always nice to have that little bit of break from busy lives to just read. Hope you enjoy your break and reading

    Here’s my post: https://bookishsya.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/my-week-in-books-2/


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 5:42 PM #

      Thank you! I’m making good progress on my books, just a lot of them are a bit long. Happy Wednesday!


  15. Inge March 16, 2016 at 8:03 AM #

    If ever I want to start listing to audiobooks, I now where to turn for inspiration :-).
    Thank you for your list, you gave me inspiration for a blog post (I’m new to blogging).
    Here’s my post:



    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 10:54 AM #

      Welcome! I’m a huge fan of audiobooks to fill the quiet moments in my day. Happy Wednesday!


  16. curiousdaisy March 16, 2016 at 8:04 AM #

    I´m a little surprised that Slaughterhouse-Five is taking you so long…it´s quite short. Good luck! Happy reading! https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-march-16-2016/


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 5:45 PM #

      I’m not spending a lot of time on my ebook these days. I used to read during lunch but I’ve been working through lunch more and more in the past few months. Once it’s warm, I’ll eat out side and get more time. Happy Wednesday!


  17. Lauren March 16, 2016 at 8:12 AM #

    Holy smokes! 30 disks! I mean… not really surprised, that book is huge. I’ve just exclusively listened to books from an audible account so my storage capacity understanding is pretty bad…

    my WWW: http://thelaurenest.com/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-316/


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 5:48 PM #

      Haha, I wanted to buy the file on iTunes, but it was $35! I wasn’t ready for that. The case for the 30 disks could be a murder weapon. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Ashley March 16, 2016 at 8:52 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! 🙂
    I read the HP series for the first time last year and I already want to reread it again LOL.
    Here is my post:


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 5:50 PM #

      Yay! So glad you liked it so much. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Kwizgiver March 16, 2016 at 9:30 AM #

    I have made progress on my books this week but haven’t finished anything. 🙂



    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 5:52 PM #

      I know the feeling! It’s super frustrating but I love when I finally get to move them to ‘Read.’ Happy Wednesday!


  20. readersandmore March 16, 2016 at 10:27 AM #

    Good luck with your audiobooks 🙂


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 5:53 PM #

      Thank you! I think it’s all going to work out for me. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • readersandmore March 16, 2016 at 8:57 PM #

        You’re welcome. That’s great! Happy Reading to you too 🙂


  21. faithrivens March 16, 2016 at 10:36 AM #

    Clash of Kings was such a great read! I hope you’re enjoying it!

    Here’s my WWW: https://aliasfaithrivens.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-march-16th-the-1st/


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 5:58 PM #

      I’m liking it a lot, thanks! Hoping to make more progress with it soon. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. CollegiateCatLady March 16, 2016 at 11:01 AM #

    Wow lots of books! Hope you’re enjoying them!
    My WWW Wednesday


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 5:59 PM #

      I love having a lot at once. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. siderealday March 16, 2016 at 11:01 AM #

    Good luck getting Norwegian By Night on audio!
    Here’s my WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-316/
    Thanks for hosting, and happy reading!


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 6:01 PM #

      I grabbed it late last night! So clutch. And CoK came in this morning. I’ve got this plan in the bag, lol. Happy Wednesday!


  24. creativewriter March 16, 2016 at 12:38 PM #

    Nice choices! 🙂 I still have to read the Harry Potter series and all the Game of Thrones books. Here is my post: https://creativewritingforme.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-march-16-2016/


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 6:05 PM #

      I hope you enjoy them. I’m an avid Potter fan and I’m enjoying Martin a lot. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • creativewriter March 16, 2016 at 7:55 PM #

        I can’t wait to read the Harry Potter books and become addicted to them (like I hear so many people do when they read them). 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  25. anovelglimpse March 16, 2016 at 1:48 PM #

    Wow! You’ve got a lot of books going on. I’m amazed by your reading in Spanish. Very cool! Here’s my post: https://anovelglimpse.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-march/


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 6:12 PM #

      I try to read one book a year in Spanish to practice the language. It’s really fun. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Clare Stone March 16, 2016 at 1:56 PM #

    I really need to read the Song of Ice and Fire series!


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 6:14 PM #

      I’m really enjoying it but it’s a long commitment. Happy Wednesday!


  27. Aggie Unsworth March 16, 2016 at 4:29 PM #

    I have had a crazy busy day again. Wednesdays always are, but I always manage my post even if its rather late… here it is



    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 6:19 PM #

      It’s not late in US time zones! Happy Wednesday.


  28. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads March 16, 2016 at 6:14 PM #

    Good luck on finishing a book soon! Here’s my post (my first time participating!): https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/www-wednesday-316/


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 6:23 PM #

      Welcome! Glad to have a new participant. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Bookish Realm March 16, 2016 at 6:24 PM #

    That’s a great idea! I may start looking into listening to the GOT series on audiobook. Happy Wednesday. Here’s my WWW


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 6:25 PM #

      It helps get through them much faster in my opinion. Especially if you drive a lot. Happy Wednesday!


  30. Yvo March 16, 2016 at 7:20 PM #

    Good to hear you are making progress with A Clash Of Kings! Some day I will finally start the fifth book… I hope you’ll find more time to continue with HP; I always love reading the series in Spanish.

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam March 16, 2016 at 7:43 PM #

      It’s really good but I’m getting a little lost in all the characters! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  31. charliegirlteachergirl March 16, 2016 at 11:24 PM #

    I am also using spring break to my advantage! I feel like I’m getting reading accomplished, but I’ve been down on the computer for five days (*cries*) and am just now up and running. I have seven or eight reviews to write and prep. Aaaah! Happy reading!



    • Sam March 17, 2016 at 12:42 PM #

      I’m gathering a backlog of reviews as well. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend haha. Happy Thursday!


  32. rainandcheese March 17, 2016 at 4:05 AM #

    I don’t think I finished any of the audiobooks I have. And I don’t have many to begin with. I find myself struggling very much on keeping my presence of mind.


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

      I can only do it if I’m doing something mindless. If I start thinking about anything else too much, I have to turn it off. Happy reading!



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