WWW Wednesday, 20-April-2016

20 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!

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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’ still making my way through Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling and thoroughly enjoying it. There’s so much I’d forgotten about and I’m having a great time reading it all again.
Unfortunately, still on hold with A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. I’m not happy about it. Urg.
I think I read three pages of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. This is just the nature of me and ebooks, we’ll see how it goes.
I’m getting worried about finishing Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith before my book club meets. It’s really not a book for me, I’m not a fan of the thriller genre and this narrator is still grating on me with terrible Russian accents. Blah.
I’m enjoying Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones while I wait to get Martin back. I was hoping to put this one aside and finish Martin if I got the hold back quickly, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. Sigh.

Recently finished: I’m sad to say I haven’t finished anything! I need to buckle down and focus on some of these books but my semester will be over in another two weeks and I’ll be a lot more available then… until the next semester starts. Ugh.

I posted my review of Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg. A lot of you were asking about that so go check it out!

VirginReading Next: I’m still planning on The Virgin Blue by Tracey Chevalier. I’ll put Potter aside for this one so my ‘currently reading’ list is only going to grow, much to my chagrin. I put too many things on hold. Ugh.


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, 20-April-2016”

  1. samfalston April 20, 2016 at 6:59 AM #

    Hey Sam, hello from Sam 🙂

    I hope you enjoy the rest of half blood prince as well as The Virgin Blue.

    My WWW is over at:https://theliterarysam.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/www-wednesday-3/

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 7:06 AM #

      Thanks! I love revisiting Potter. Happy Wednesday!

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  2. Emily Witt April 20, 2016 at 7:23 AM #

    I’m rather jealous your semester finishes up in a couple of weeks. I’ve got to push through until May 18. Good luck with your ever-growing reading list!

    Her’es my post this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/www-wednesday-20-april-2016/

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:15 PM #

      I’ll be a week into my Spring semester by then. I’ll eventually find time to read… Happy Wednesday!

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  3. The Gal Herself April 20, 2016 at 8:01 AM #

    Enjoyed your comment about Child 44. My young nephew and I were just talking about our relationships with our books and I said for me it was chemistry, like falling in love. It can be a well-written, carefully-crafted book that doesn’t grip me, just like I can have a date with a perfectly nice man but not feel “it.” Sounds like you and Child 44 just aren’t feeling “it.”

    This week I’ve got a massive biography and a series of short mysteries.

    http://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2016/04/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:18 PM #

      That’s a good way to put it. I don’t think I’ll have it finished by book club on Monday. Oh well. Happy Wednesday!

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  4. sarinalangerwriter April 20, 2016 at 8:07 AM #

    I’m in the same boat as you, I haven’t finished anything, either 🙂 You’re reading several books at once, though, so I think you can be excused 😉
    Here’s my WWW: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2016/04/20/www-wednesday-20th-april-2016/

    Happy reading!

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:21 PM #

      Haha, I wish it were a valid excuse. The better excuse is my semester is about to end and I’m swamped! Happy Wednesday!

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  5. Diana April 20, 2016 at 8:27 AM #

    My end of semester exams start in a week and then the next semester starts immediately after exams so I get what you mean. All the best with Uni though.

    I got Texts from Jane Eyre after reading your review of it. I hope to enjoy it although I haven’t read a number of books featured in it. Silver Sparrow sounds very interesting. I was intrigued by the author’s name when I first read your post. Tayari is a Swahili word meaning ready 🙂 Just read the synopsis though and definitely adding it to my TBR.

    Here is my WWW post for today: https://dwgitau.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/www-wednesday-7

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:24 PM #

      Thanks for letting me know about the translation of the author’s name! What a cool choice. I hope you enjoy the Texts. I didn’t get all of them, but the ones I was familiar with were pretty funny. Happy Wednesday!

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  6. Claire | Art and Soul April 20, 2016 at 9:13 AM #

    I often get irritated when an author “writes out” stereotypical accents. Sometimes it works, other times it’s just annoying and you wish they’d just report their speech normally and tell us in a tag that the speaker has an accent!

    I hope you find The Virgin Blue up to Chevalier’s standards 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/www-wednesday-20th-april-2016/

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:26 PM #

      I wonder if the accents were written or if it’s the choice of the narrator. I hope it’s the narrator, to be honest. It would make me like the book better! Happy Wednesday.

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  7. Lauren April 20, 2016 at 9:19 AM #

    Oh yuck. Writing out accents can be nice… sometimes. But when it’s just super stereotypical and grating and poorly done it just takes you out of the story 😦

    My WWW : https://thelaurenest.com/2016/04/20/www-wednesday-420/

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:28 PM #

      I’m not sure how much it’s the author writing it or the narrator reading it that way. I hope it’s the former! Happy Wednesday.

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  8. faithrivens April 20, 2016 at 9:30 AM #

    I find it difficult to read ebooks. It takes me so much longer than a normal book. Not sure why. Glad it’s not just me 🙂
    I love rereading Harry Potter. I’m actually hoping to read them in French for the first time this year. We’ll see if I can get to it under the pile of TBR I’m currently drowning in 😉
    Thanks for hosting this! It’s so great to share the love of reading 🙂
    https://aliasfaithrivens.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/www-wednesday-the-third/

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:30 PM #

      My pleasure to host! Good luck reading in French. I love challenging myself to read in another language. Happy Wednesday!

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  9. Sya @ Bookish Sya April 20, 2016 at 10:12 AM #

    Hope the Child 44 gets better for you. I hate it too when I have to read books that are not in the genre that I don’t like.

    My WWW

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:32 PM #

      It’s not encouraging me to read the genre much more, haha. Happy Wednesday!

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  10. Catherine April 20, 2016 at 10:46 AM #

    I thought ‘Clash of Kings’ picked up towards the end, although the different chapter perspectives drive me mad – you just want to skip the boring people, but then you miss things!

    My WWW: http://whenitdoes.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/www-wednesdays-what-ive-been-reading.html

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:34 PM #

      Haha, there are people I wouldn’t mind skipping. Glad to hear you felt it picked up. Happy Wednesday!

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  11. aimzlovezbooks April 20, 2016 at 10:55 AM #

    Hi Sam!
    Love Harry Potter re reads! Think i might need to do one soon!
    Hope Child 44 gets better for you!
    My WWW Wednesday post:
    https://aimzlovezbooksblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/www-wednesday/#more-1235

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:36 PM #

      A reread is always in order with Harry. Happy Wednesday.

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  12. anovelglimpse April 20, 2016 at 11:03 AM #

    I think your library needs to hurry up with Clash of Kings!
    My WWW: http://www.anovelglimpse.com/2016/04/20/www-wednesday-april-20-2016/

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:38 PM #

      Haha, for sure! I’m holding on to the disks, but I need that audio file! Happy Wednesday.

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  13. siderealday April 20, 2016 at 11:12 AM #

    It’s not a bad thing to be reading a lot of books, but it does look like you’re biting off a lot right now. I hope you get Clash of Kings back soon, and good luck with the ebook. At least it’s an author you like, so maybe that’ll help.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/www-wednesday-420/
    Thanks for hosting!

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:40 PM #

      Yeah, a lot going on and I’m not making great progress because of finals week. Eek! I’m hoping to get this under control soon. Happy Wednesday!

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  14. Clare Stone April 20, 2016 at 11:15 AM #

    I haven’t read The Virgin Blue but I do usually enjoy Tracy Chevalier, hopefully you will enjoy it!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/wednesday-catch-up-20th-april-2016.html

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:42 PM #

      I hope so, too. I’m going to lead the book discussion on it. Happy Wednesday!

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  15. Kwizgiver April 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM #

    I had a good reading week! I can relate to your struggle with Child 44.

    Here’s my answer: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2016/04/www-wednesday_20.html

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:43 PM #

      I’m glad you had a good week of it! Happy Wednesday.

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  16. Agnes April 20, 2016 at 12:17 PM #

    I look forward to rereading Harry Potter in September! And I hope you enjoy The Virgin Blue. I think my favorite Tracy Chevalier is either Remarkable Creatures or The Lady and the Unicorn 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: http://haphazardbookshelves.blogspot.com/2016/04/www-wednesday-4.html

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:45 PM #

      I liked ‘The Lady and the Unicorn’ a lot as well. I might have to check out ‘Remarkable Creatures!’ Happy Wednesday.

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  17. Lindsay | Bookboodle April 20, 2016 at 1:41 PM #

    Maybe you should ditch Child 44 and watch the movie instead before your book club meets; somewhat cheating but at least you’ll have a good idea of what happens. Nothing worse than slogging on with a book you don’t like 😉

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/04/20/www-wednesday-april-20th/

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:47 PM #

      That’s a really good idea. I was trying to think about how to give up on it, haha. Happy Wednesday!

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  18. Jenn April 20, 2016 at 1:47 PM #

    I adore Jane Eyre!!! Will have to check that one out!
    This is my first WWW and I have a feeling it won’t be my last 😉

    Here’s my WWW: http://www.quiteanovelidea.com/2016/04/www-wednesday-4-20-16.html

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:49 PM #

      Glad to have you join us. Hope you like the Jane Eyre book. Happy Wednesday!

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  19. Beyond Opinions April 20, 2016 at 2:30 PM #

    I want to read The Game Throne series, but the size of the books are intimidating. I am trying to reread Harry Potter on audio, but it takes so long for them to come available from my library.
    Here is my WWW: https://beyondopinionssite.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/www-wednesday-april-20-2016/

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:51 PM #

      I’m intimidated by GoT, too. That’s why I’m audioing it, haha. It makes it less scary. Happy Wednesday!

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  20. Ashley @ Sitting In The Stacks April 20, 2016 at 2:36 PM #

    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Virgin Blue. Also, do you have any audio book listening advice? I’m struggling with one.

    Here’s my week: http://sittinginthestacks.net/2016/04/last-week-books/

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:53 PM #

      I like audiobooks while I’m doing something with my hands like cooking or when I’m doing something semi-mindless like long drives or running. It helps me focus. Happy Wednesday!

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  21. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles April 20, 2016 at 4:09 PM #

    I think I’m going to do a Harry Potter reread this summer. Those books will always be so magical to me!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:55 PM #

      Summer is a great time for it! Enjoy. Happy Wednesday!

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  22. NerdyWolfReads April 20, 2016 at 4:24 PM #

    Hope you enjoy Harry Potter. I love all of the books. Here is my WWW – https://nerdywolfreads.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:56 PM #

      They’re great fun to reread when I have time. I love the story. Happy Wednesday!

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  23. Aggie April 20, 2016 at 4:49 PM #

    I wish I could read several books at once but I can only manage one at a time. I have finished 4 last week tho. Which is really good for me 🙂

    http://aggiesbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/www-wednesday-20th-april.html?m=1

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 6:58 PM #

      Dang! I wish I could actually finish some of mine, haha. Oh well. Happy Wednesday!

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  24. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads April 20, 2016 at 6:33 PM #

    I get annoyed when authors write in accents. I’d much prefer that they just write it “normally” and mention that the character had an accent. I can’t wait for this semester to end – then I’ll be out of school until September and will have so much more time to read!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday for the week: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/www-wednesday-420/

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM #

      I’m looking forward to my break, which starts in late June and goes through August. I left myself one semester off this year, haha. Happy Wednesday!

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  25. Yvo April 20, 2016 at 7:56 PM #

    I hope you will be able to get A Clash Of Kings back soon! I always hate it when I have to put a story I’m enjoying on hold for long… I hope you will enjoy your other books this week though. 🙂

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam April 20, 2016 at 9:52 PM #

      I hate putting things on hold if I can help it. Sometimes holds make that hard. Happy Wednesday!

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  26. abookworthbloggingfor April 20, 2016 at 10:19 PM #

    Sorry this is so late! I nearly forgot to post my www! I hope you find time during your semester to read! Here’s my www: https://abookworthbloggingfor.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/www-wednesday-april-20th-2016/

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    • Sam April 21, 2016 at 7:48 AM #

      Thanks! I’m finishing up next week so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Happy Thursday!

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  27. annaingall April 21, 2016 at 11:20 AM #

    Enjoy Harry Potter and The Virgin Blue! Hopefully you’ll be able to sneak in some reading time 🙂
    My WWW post

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    • Sam April 21, 2016 at 12:07 PM #

      Thank you. I’m about to sneak in some lunch reading. 🙂 Happy Thursday.

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  28. Thechroniclesofabookworm April 21, 2016 at 2:43 PM #

    I’m hoping to marathon Harry Potter this summer! I miss it! here’s my one day late WWW Wednesday https://thechroniclesofabookworm.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/www-wednesday-10/

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    • Sam April 21, 2016 at 5:29 PM #

      What a great summer! Enjoy. Happy Thursday!

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  29. charliegirlteachergirl April 22, 2016 at 1:56 AM #

    I haven’t been reading recently. Life has been too busy…and the man got me addicted to my own little game all about island life. I did finish a book though!

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    • Sam April 22, 2016 at 8:19 AM #

      Then you’re better off than I am! Happy reading!

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