WWW Wednesday, 23-March-2016

23 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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BrooklynCurrently reading: I’ve had to put Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling on hold for the moment. I’ve got some other reading obligations to attend to first.
I’ve been making a point to get through Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I’m on chapter 8 of 10 so I know I’m getting close to the end. Maybe I can finish this in a week or two? Maybe?
After some intense audiobook switching, I’m still listening to A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin on CD audio in my car. I’m moving along fine and with some other books requiring my attention, this seemed the best decision at the moment.
I put Potter aside to pick up a copy of Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller. My book club is going through this one right now and I’m only a few chapters in but I’m really enjoying it so far. The writing reminds me of my friend John’s style and it’s making me happy to read it. The premise is a bit different than I expected from the title, but I’m enjoying it.
A sudden decision, I’m listening to Brooklyn by Colm Toibin on my phone. I was sent a copy of the BlueRay movie if I would post a book and movie review by the end of the month. Agreed! I was supposed to get a copy of the book in the mail, but it hasn’t arrived and I had an hour and a half drive on Friday so I jumped into it. So far, so good!

Black DuckRecently finished: I finished off Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle AND got the book review posted on Monday! Look at that efficiency! Super proud of myself and glad I was able to finish a book. Woo!

Reading Next: I’ve got enough going right now that there’s no plan on starting another book anytime soon. I’ll get through what’s in front of me first.

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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68 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 23-March-2016”

  1. rainandcheese March 23, 2016 at 1:50 AM #

    Good job finishing the book (and writing-up the review at the same time). I’ve been knocking off a few books from my shelf, yey! Writing-up the reviews, now, that’s where I should start working on =p

    Happy reading!!!


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 12:58 PM #

      Haha I hear you. I’m going to get a ton in a bit here so I’m trying to stay ahead. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. cleopatralovesbooks March 23, 2016 at 2:02 AM #

    A good week for you by the sounds of things – good to hear Norwegian Nights is going well, even if it wasn’t quite what you expected – I really want to read/watch Brooklyn too – I loved Nora Webster by this author. Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/this-week-in-books-march-23/


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 12:59 PM #

      I’m excited to see what they did for the movie. Great storytelling! Happy Wednesday!


  3. Dublin Bookworm March 23, 2016 at 3:38 AM #

    Enjoy Brooklyn. I’ve read the book and seen the film and personally I enjoyed the film more, which is not something I say often. The cast is absolutely brilliant.

    Here is my WWW Wednesday. http://dublinbookworm.com/2016/03/23/this-week-in-books-23-3-16/


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 1:03 PM #

      Glad to hear it! I’m really looking forward to the film. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. dezocampo March 23, 2016 at 3:59 AM #

    I’m about done with A Game of Thrones but I’m not planning on reading A Clash of Kings after. Well, it depends on how the first book ends.

    Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/www-wednesday-march-23-2016/


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 1:07 PM #

      I thought the ending was great but took a break before picking up the sequel. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Claire | Art and Soul March 23, 2016 at 5:05 AM #

    I’d really like to see Brooklyn – I’ve heard excellent things. Apparently a quiet, but moving film and I like Saoirse Ronan too. Looking forward to hearing if I should read the book first!

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/www-wednesday-23rd-march-2016/


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 2:47 PM #

      So far it’s really great. I’m looking forward to the film now, too. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. alilovesbooks March 23, 2016 at 5:05 AM #

    My Spanish is pretty much non existent but is the translation of the title something other than Half Blood Prince? I can see prince but not sure about the rest. Is it mystery? Sorry, I’m wandering.

    I too am continuing with Harry Potter but have switched to the audio version of Chamber of Secrets. Here’s my WWW


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:01 PM #

      Yes, it is different in Spanish. It translates to “Prince’s Mystery” or “Mystery of the Prince.” Half-Blood Prince is translated to ‘principe mestizo.’ How are the HP audiobooks? I’ve only ever read them. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • alilovesbooks March 23, 2016 at 7:21 PM #

        I thought there was a bit of mystery in there. The audios are really good and I’m not generally a fan of audios. SF is very good at the different voices.


  7. Diana March 23, 2016 at 5:05 AM #

    I have never listened to an audio book, I keep seeing other readers talk about them but I am yet to try one. I think Ill give it a try sometime and see if I will be able to remain focused through it. That is my main worry, getting distracted or sleeping.

    I also need to stop picking more books. I have read three books while reading my current one. I will try not to start any new books until I am done with this one.

    Happy reading Sam.



    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:04 PM #

      Try an audiobook for a book you’ve already loved and want to reread. You’ll be less upset if you’re unable to concentrate on it. Good luck focusing on your current read. Happy Wednesday!


  8. Ela's Book Corner March 23, 2016 at 5:43 AM #

    Here is my WWW Wednesday! Pretty early for a change lol


    Happy reading everyone! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. sarinalangerwriter March 23, 2016 at 5:51 AM #

    Well done finishing the book AND writing the review! I really need to get through my TBR pile, it feels like it’s growing but not going down.

    Here’s my WWW post: http://sarinalangerwriter.com/2016/03/23/www-wednesday-23rd-march-2016/

    Happy reading! 🙂


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:07 PM #

      If mine goes down even one book, I get so excited I buy five more, haha. Oh well. Happy Wednesday!


  10. kay March 23, 2016 at 6:32 AM #

    Ooh I’m excited to hear what you make of Brooklyn. I saw the movie and really enjoyed it!

    My post: https://kaywritesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/www-wednesday-march-23-2016/


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:09 PM #

      I’ve heard so many good things about it today. I’m looking forward to watching it as soon as I finish the book. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Alice | Rapture in Books March 23, 2016 at 7:02 AM #

    You are reading an awful lot of books at once!
    Well done for finishing Black Duck and the review 🙂
    Here’s my WWW Post: https://raptureinbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/www-wednesday-32-23rd-march-2016/


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 11:28 AM #

      Thanks! I enjoy having a lot of books going at once but this is a long list even for me! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. rathertoofondofbooks March 23, 2016 at 7:14 AM #

    I haven’t read Brooklyn yet but I do love Colm Toibin’s writing so hope to get to it soon. I really hope you enjoy the audio of it, I’ll be interested to read your thoughts as I might get it on audiobook too.

    Here’s my WWW / Week in books:


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:12 PM #

      This is my first of his books and I’m loving it so far. The audiobook is really interesting because the narrator is American but does Irish accents when the Irish characters speak. It’s well done, but a bit odd. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Emily Witt March 23, 2016 at 7:25 AM #

    Definitely impressed by your efficiency! I never get reviews up that quickly!

    Norwegian By Night definitely sounds like a good read. I’ll be interested to see what you think of it.

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/wippet-and-www-wednesday-23-march-2016/


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:13 PM #

      I was in need of posts for the week, haha. I’ve got a good chunk done to take me through the next week now so I’m not sure I’ll be that efficient again soon. Happy Wednesday!


  14. Lauren March 23, 2016 at 8:13 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about “Brooklyn.” The movie was absolutely beautiful!

    My WWW: http://thelaurenest.com/2016/03/23/www-wednesday-323/


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:15 PM #

      Glad to hear it. The book’s wonderful so far and I’m hoping to power through it. Happy Wednesday!


  15. Clare Stone March 23, 2016 at 8:20 AM #

    Brooklyn is one of those books thats been on my TBR for ages and I’ve never gotten to it. I didn’t know there was a movie coming out but now that I do it makes me want to read it even more!


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:18 PM #

      The lead actress was nominated for an Oscar! I don’t think she won, but still. I’ve heard great things about the movie. My book club wanted to read it later this year so I’m just jumping the gun a bit. Happy Wednesday!


  16. Ashley @ Sitting In The Stacks March 23, 2016 at 10:12 AM #

    Slaughterhouse Five is so great!! Are you enjoying it? What made you decide to read Harry Potter in Spanish? I’ve been thinking of doing the same, but in French, because my language skills have gotten particularly rusty.

    Here’s my week in books! http://sittinginthestacks.net/2016/03/bogged-down-by-books/


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:22 PM #

      I’m enjoying Slaughterhouse Five, I just wish I had the time to devote to finishing it. I’ve been dragging it out so long. I was a language major in school and when I graduated, I decided I was going to read them in Spanish. That was four years ago, haha. I read about one a year because it’s such a slow go for me but I really love it. Happy Wednesday!


  17. Kwizgiver March 23, 2016 at 10:43 AM #

    So many books, so little time!


    Liked by 1 person

  18. escapefromrealities March 23, 2016 at 11:06 AM #

    wow! That’s a lot of reading your doing there. I have another book now mentioned in the blog post I’ve written which is The Talisman by Stephen King but I keep picking that one up in between me starting new books on my kindle

    Here are my answers to the questions Here


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 11:31 AM #

      I’m doing the same with Potter. It’s my in-between book. Happy Wednesday!


  19. siderealday March 23, 2016 at 11:32 AM #

    Yeah, as always, you seem to be super busy with books. Can’t say I blame you at all for not wanting to add to your pile. At least you seem to be enjoying the ones you’re reading/listening to.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/www-wednesday-323/


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:25 PM #

      I am very much. I like to think a book ahead most of the time, but I can’t even imagine it right now, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  20. Anette @ Anette Reads March 23, 2016 at 12:01 PM #

    I’ve never heard of Norwegian by Night, but it caught my eye since I’m Norwegian myself. Could be an interesting read!

    Here’s mine.


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:27 PM #

      I believe the author is an American living in Norway and two of the main characters follow that setup. It’s been enjoyable so far. Let me know if you get a chance to read it and if you like it. Happy Wednesday!


  21. hmills96 March 23, 2016 at 12:11 PM #

    I remember liking Brooklyn, though I haven’t much liked Toibins others. Here’s my post vacation update! http://ilayreading.com/2016/03/23/www-wednesday-3232015/


  22. wonderfilledreads March 23, 2016 at 12:29 PM #

    Oh, I’ve been wanting to read Brooklyn ever since I saw the film. Such a great movie!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: http://wonderfilledreads.com/2016/03/23/www-wednesday-march-23-2016/


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:31 PM #

      Glad to hear it! I’m excited to watch it as soon as I finish the book. Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  23. missdarcy87 March 23, 2016 at 12:33 PM #

    Brooklyn sounds interesting! I look forward to seeing what you think of it! Here’s my post for the week. 🙂


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:33 PM #

      Good things so far. It’s an interesting look at class and race. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Yvo March 23, 2016 at 12:35 PM #

    I’m sorry you had to put Spanish Harry Potter on hold! But your current reads do sound really interesting; I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:35 PM #

      I can’t wait to get back to it. I loved the part of the book I was reading because it wasn’t in the movie and I didn’t remember it too well. Soon enough… Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. erinsdavis78 March 23, 2016 at 3:47 PM #

    Can’t wait to hear what you think of Brooklyn. Since so many people have said so many great things about it in the comments, I might have to add it to my TBR. Here’s my WWW:



    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:38 PM #

      I hope I’m saying good things by the end as well. So far I really like it. Happy Wednesday!


  26. Thechroniclesofabookworm March 23, 2016 at 4:27 PM #

    Happy reading, here’s my WWW Wednesday https://thechroniclesofabookworm.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/www-wednesday-9/

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads March 23, 2016 at 4:37 PM #

    I’ll be looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Brooklyn.

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/www-wednesday-323/


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:44 PM #

      I’m hoping to have them out soon. Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Aggie Unsworth March 23, 2016 at 5:05 PM #

    In the middle of packing for my holiday I have managed to get my post done. Sorry its once again so late…



    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:45 PM #

      You managed well. Happy Wednesday!


  29. Lindsay | Bookboodle March 23, 2016 at 5:16 PM #

    Glad to hear you’ve finished a book this week, I haven’t managed it.
    Will look out for your review on Brooklyn…I almost bought the book up and then didn’t.
    Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/03/23/www-wednesday-march-23rd 🙂


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 5:46 PM #

      I’ll be sure to post about it soon. I’m on a deadline with that one! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles March 23, 2016 at 6:01 PM #

    I’ve seen the movie Brooklyn and really liked it, I haven’t decided yet whether to read the book so I’ll keep an eye out for your thoughts.

    Here is my WWW.


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 6:35 PM #

      I haven’t seen the movie but I’m really enjoying the book. Happy Wednesday!


  31. Paige March 23, 2016 at 6:26 PM #

    I’ve heard good things about Brooklyn, looking forward to hearing what you think of it too.

    Been a while since I did one of these so I have a large update: https://paigereviewsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/90/


    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 6:38 PM #

      Welcome back! I’m looking forward to reviewing Brooklyn, so many have commented about it. Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  32. charliegirlteachergirl March 23, 2016 at 9:57 PM #

    I set aside my audiobook for a while to finish up more pressing books for review, but now I need to get back to it.



    • Sam March 23, 2016 at 10:15 PM #

      I love getting back to audio. Enjoy. Happy Wednesday!


  33. Sya March 24, 2016 at 1:21 AM #

    I can totally relate with you not wanting to think about what books to read next. Hope you’ll enjoy reading your books this week! 🙂

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    • Sam March 24, 2016 at 7:21 AM #

      Thank you, I’m really enjoying Brooklyn. Happy Thursday!



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