WWW Wednesday, 6-April-2016

6 Apr

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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Child44Currently reading: I’ve been able to return to Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling for the past few days which has been nice. Even in that short reprieve, I missed Harry. This is my comfort food.
I’ve been able to make some headway with A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin during my workouts. It’s not the best pump-up track, but hearing about all the war feels motivating, haha.
Honestly, I haven’t read much of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. There hasn’t been a lot of time for me to read on my phone with the vacation time we’ve had. I guess that’s a good thing? I’m enjoying my vacation so I haven’t had a ton of time for my phone.
I just started Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith and haven’t made much progress with it. I thought I’d listen to it when I drove across the state but my husband and I talked instead. Oh well. I’m on disk 1 of 11 still. We’ll see how this goes, I’m not a huge fan so far.

NorwegianRecently finished: I was able to finish Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller while on my vacation. It was really good, I gave it a full 5 stars! I’m excited to talk about this one with the book club.

My review of Brooklyn went up last Thursday and as I told y’all last well, I really enjoyed it! Let me know what you thought.

Reading Next: No plans now. I’d like to finish Harry before I worry about starting anything new. I’m bogged down with audio right n ow so I won’t be picking another out anytime soon.

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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72 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 6-April-2016”

  1. curiousdaisy April 6, 2016 at 5:26 AM #

    A Clash of Kings is a beat of an audiobook. I know how you feel hehe. Happy reading! https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/www-wednesday-april-6-2016/


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 5:56 PM #

      It’s really long but I feel like I’m finally making progress. I only wish I felt like I was making progress on the series! haha Happy Wednesday!


  2. sarinalangerwriter April 6, 2016 at 5:30 AM #

    How does it feel, not knowing what you’re going to read next? I think Goodreads has made that impossible for me! 😛
    Happy reading! http://sarinalangerwriter.com/2016/04/06/www-wednesday-6th-april-2016/

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    • Lindsay | Bookboodle April 6, 2016 at 5:54 AM #

      Blogging and book reviewing has made that impossible for me too; I usually have an idea of what I’ll be reading weeks in advance. Occasionally it will change but generally I have a selected pile for that month that I choose from.

      Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/04/06/www-wednesday-april-6th 🙂

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      • sarinalangerwriter April 6, 2016 at 6:01 AM #

        I used to have a faint idea of what I’d read next (unless I read a series and there was a sequel published – in that case, I knew!) but now with Goodreads I’ve got over 100 books on my TBR list.. I’ll never run out again!

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      • Lindsay | Bookboodle April 6, 2016 at 7:34 AM #

        But I bet there’s an occasion where none of those 100 quite hit the spot and you get something else. I’ve had that before now as ridiculous as it sounds 😉

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      • sarinalangerwriter April 6, 2016 at 11:57 AM #

        Not just yet but the list grows daily, so it’s bound to happen. Although, I do hate giving up on a book… You know I really, *really* didn’t enjoy it if I give up and move on.

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      • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:01 PM #

        Haha, I’m sure I’ll never run out, I’ll just never know what order LOL.

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    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 5:57 PM #

      Haha, I have my Goodreads list for sure, but it will depend on when I finish Potter and if I have another book club read come up first. I’m a slave to book clubs. Happy Wednesday!

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  3. rainandcheese April 6, 2016 at 5:45 AM #

    I can’t imagine A Clash of Kings as a work-out track. It’s more like I got to work-out just to keep myself awake reading that book.

    Here’s my less strenuous WWW.


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 5:59 PM #

      Haha, in small chunks it’s better! I like audiobooks while I run, it makes it go faster. Happy Wednesday!

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    • Emily Witt April 6, 2016 at 6:05 PM #

      I’m back with a more constructive comment now that it’s Thursday morning here and I’m not falling asleep at my keyboard.

      Hope you get to finish Harry soon! I’ve been thinking for a while I should do a HP re-read, but I wasn’t such a fan of the later books, so while I would enjoy the first chunk of it, I’d quickly get tired of the second half.


      • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:46 PM #

        Sorry my post came out late! I had scheduled it for my normal posting time (10 EST) instead of my WWW time (1 EST) and didn’t realize it until I woke up (5 EST). Ugh.I hope you get to read the Harry you enjoy most soon! Once you’ve read it all, skip to the good parts, haha. Happy Wednesday!

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      • Emily Witt April 6, 2016 at 6:52 PM #

        That’s all good! I was falling asleep quite early! Daylight savings finished here last weekend which probably complicates it further.


  4. The Belgian Reviewer April 6, 2016 at 6:55 AM #

    Glad to hear Norwegian by Night was so brilliant. Might read it too then. I have Child 44 since forever in my booklist. I hope it gets better!
    Here’s my www: https://thebelgianreviewer.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/book-list-www-wednesday-06-04-2016/


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:03 PM #

      It’s still slow but for sure pick up ‘Norwegian by Night!’ Happy Wednesday!


  5. kay April 6, 2016 at 7:05 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed Norwegian by Night! Harry Potter is comfort food for me too. I may have to slip in a reread of the first book or the third this month. When I finish The Name of the Wind, I might pick up A Game of Thrones. (I can’t handle more than one long book at a time.) Happy reading!

    My post: https://kaywritesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/www-wednesday-april-6-2016/


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:06 PM #

      Enjoy the reread if you have the chance. I always love it. Happy Wednesday!


  6. alilovesbooks April 6, 2016 at 7:15 AM #

    I have to admit I haven’t tried listening to an audio book while working out. Cheesy pop and disco music tends to work for me. Knowing me if I was listening to a book I’d get drawn into it, forget what I was doing and fall off the treadmill 🙂

    Here’s my WWW – https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/www-wednesday-6th-april-2016/


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:08 PM #

      Haha, I hope I don’t fall off the treadmill, haha. I tend to focus better than I do with hard rock for some reason. Having to focus on the story instead of the verse makes it easier. Happy Wednesday!

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  7. Claire | Art and Soul April 6, 2016 at 7:42 AM #

    I think Clash of Kings could be quite good in places for exercise. As you say, bring out the inner warrior! 🙂
    I don’t know how you keep so many books going at once. My brain couldn’t cope 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/www-wednesday-6th-april-2016/


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:10 PM #

      Haha, I like to confuse myself! It makes life more challenging and fun. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles April 6, 2016 at 8:03 AM #

    I hope Child 44 will get better for you. I found it quite slow to begin with but once I got more into the story it was much better! I admire the number of books you manage to have on the go at once, any more than two and my brain gets confused! Happy reading! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:12 PM #

      I just got through the arrest at the beginning and if it stays at this pace, I’m sure I’ll enjoy the book. Happy Wednesday!

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  9. Lauren April 6, 2016 at 8:17 AM #

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who listens to audiobooks while working out. Multitasking!

    My WWW ; http://thelaurenest.com/2016/04/06/www-wednesday-46/


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:14 PM #

      Haha, awesome! Glad to know I’m not alone. It makes me really angry when people try to talk to me LOL. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Ashley April 6, 2016 at 9:02 AM #

    I wish I wasn’t in a reading slump, so I could read read read! Great post!
    Here is mine:


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:16 PM #

      Those are the worst. Have you tried rereading a favorite? Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ashley April 7, 2016 at 8:21 AM #

        I have not tried that. I might have to do that, because I need something to get me out of this slump!


  11. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads April 6, 2016 at 9:06 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW for the week: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/www-wednesday-46/

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Agnes April 6, 2016 at 9:11 AM #

    Can’t imagine listening to Clash of Kings while working out! Hope you don’t have to stop or accidentally drop something when you get blindsided by something gruesome or gory, haha.

    Here’s my WWW: http://haphazardbookshelves.blogspot.com/2016/04/www-wednesday-2.html


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:19 PM #

      Haha it usually speeds me up! I love the push of adrenaline. Happy Wednesday!


  13. Sya @ Bookish Sya April 6, 2016 at 9:17 AM #

    Aww… Harry Potter is my comfort food too 🙂 Enjoy your week ahead!

    my www


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:21 PM #

      I’m going to enjoy it like my mom’s coffee cake (my comfort food) haha. Happy Wednesday!


  14. SnazzyBooks April 6, 2016 at 9:53 AM #

    Ahh really looking forward to reading Brooklyn, looks great and your review has definitely made me want to read it!
    Here’s my WWW post! http://snazzybooks.com/2016/04/06/www-wednesday-6-april-2016/


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:23 PM #

      I’m so glad. It was a great read. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Ashley @ Sitting In The Stacks April 6, 2016 at 9:57 AM #

    In the Garden of Beasts is great!! I found it slow to start, because you know what’s coming historically. It definitely picks up though. It was very interesting and scary reading about how some people understood the political and social developments in Germany and unconcerning. Can’t wait to read your thoughts!

    Here’s my week: http://sittinginthestacks.net/2016/04/trenches-spring-finals-time/


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:24 PM #

      Gah, so excited to get further into it. I can’t wait! Happy Wednesday!


  16. Kwizgiver April 6, 2016 at 10:25 AM #

    I’ve got to bump Norwegian by Night up on my list.



    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:26 PM #

      Yay! It’s really great. Happy Wednesday!


  17. anovelglimpse April 6, 2016 at 10:47 AM #

    I bet listening to A Clash of Kings makes your workout go faster! Here’s my WWW Wednesday: http://www.anovelglimpse.com/2016/04/06/www-wednesday-april-6-2015/


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:27 PM #

      For sure, especially the war scenes! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. readersandmore April 6, 2016 at 10:54 AM #

    You always manage to read so much in just a week!

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  19. siderealday April 6, 2016 at 11:31 AM #

    You really do have a lot of audio books right now! Sometimes I wonder how you find time to listen to them all. I’m glad you were able to get back to Harry — for those of us who grew up waiting for the books to come out, I think the series will always hold a special place.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/www-wednesday-46/
    Happy reading, and thanks for hosting!


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:29 PM #

      I try to limit the audiobooks, really, haha. One for the car, one for the kitchen/gym. It’s not too bad, LOL. Happy Wednesday!


  20. charliegirlteachergirl April 6, 2016 at 12:11 PM #

    I also recently finished a long-overdue book. I am trying to listen to at minimum one audiobook each month. I’m hoping I can listen to two, but I need to get better about turning it on while I’m on the drive to and from the boyfriend’s house each weekend.



    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:31 PM #

      The car is my favorite time for audio! When I had a 40 minute commute each way, I got through a lot. Now it’s 7 minutes… a bit less, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  21. cleopatralovesbooks April 6, 2016 at 12:33 PM #

    So glad to hear Norwegian Night worked for you – great selection of books this week! Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/this-week-in-books-april-6/


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:32 PM #

      It was really great. Glad you like the picks. Happy Wednesday!


  22. Yvo April 6, 2016 at 1:02 PM #

    Norwegian By Night sounds really good; I’m glad you enjoyed it! And I totally understand what you mean with Harry Potter being your comfort food; I’m watching a rerun of the first movie on TV as I type this. 😉

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:34 PM #

      Haha, I love watching reruns! I’ll get in moods for certain movies, too. I had a 7 pt2 feeling the other day and HAD to watch it. Happy Wednesday!

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  23. Diana April 6, 2016 at 1:10 PM #

    Glad you liked Nowergian Nights.Like you,last week I had nothing on my ‘what will you read next’ section but I ended finishing my then read and reading two more books during the week.

    Happy reading Sam.Happy Wednesday and stick with Child 44,might end up liking it despite the slow start.



    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:37 PM #

      Wow! I wish I could power through like you did. Happy Wednesday!


  24. erinsdavis78 April 6, 2016 at 1:44 PM #

    In the Garden of Beasts is on my TBR. Gotta figure out when to fit that in to my reading list. Have a great Wednesday! Here’s my WWW:



    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:38 PM #

      I was struggling to squeeze it in, too. I think ebook will be best. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. abookworthbloggingfor April 6, 2016 at 2:06 PM #

    Anything Harry Potter is the best comfort food! I’m excited to start participating in this meme! Here’s my WWW: https://abookworthbloggingfor.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/www-wednesday-april-6th-2016/


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:39 PM #

      Welcome! Glad to welcome a Potter fan. Happy Wednesday!


  26. booklings01 April 6, 2016 at 3:13 PM #

    Happy Wednesday! http://booklings.org/2016/04/06/www-wednesday/

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Aggie Unsworth April 6, 2016 at 3:42 PM #


    Oh wow I almost forgot it was Wednesday. These holidays have been a little crazy. Happy reading everyone!


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:41 PM #

      Haha, no worries. Glad you remembered. Happy Wednesday!


  28. Ann Stone April 6, 2016 at 4:58 PM #

    I love Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince it is amazing. Happy reading here is mine!


    • Sam April 6, 2016 at 6:43 PM #

      It’s my favorite movie but I’ve only read the book once. Happy Wednesday!


  29. forgottenpumpkinpie April 6, 2016 at 11:45 PM #

    I ended up getting so mad about one of the books I am reading, I bleeped myself out! Come check it out here!

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was…just awesome. You are right. Comfort food in a book. Have you tried The Night Circus? That is my comfort chocolate in book form.


    • Sam April 7, 2016 at 11:44 AM #

      I loved the Night Circus. Good choice of book chocolate haha. Happy Thursday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • forgottenpumpkinpie April 7, 2016 at 4:56 PM #

        Happy Thursday to you too!
        Now I want to read the Night Circus again 😀

        Liked by 1 person


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