WWW Wednesday, 27-April-2016

27 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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VirginCurrently reading: I’ve just put aside Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling so I can start a new book. I hope to get back to it soon, I was getting to the meat of it!
I’m really hoping to start back with A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin very soon! Maybe on disk, but it will take me a while to find where I am. We’ll see.
I was so embarrassed about my minimal progress with In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson that I made a point of reading it this week. I’m at 13% now, so much better but still behind.
I wasn’t able to finish Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith before my book club met. I was close, one disk left, but I watched the movie in order to see how it ended. I’ll still finish it, though. I’m looking forward to comparing the book and movie.
It’s not the ideal running book, but I’ve made good progress with Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones while running this past week. I’m getting toward the end so I hope to finish it soon.
I started  The Virgin Blue by Tracey Chevalier on Monday night. Not too far into it yet so no comment but I do love this author! Yes, I realize I have WAY too many books going at once. I hope to clear this list up really soon.

Recently finished: Just one. I finished the quick read of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling and wrote a review which I posted Monday. It’s not much, but it’s something!

Reading Next: No plans again. I’m going to try to get through my massive list before I take on anything new!

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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81 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 27-April-2016”

  1. Emily Witt April 27, 2016 at 4:25 AM #

    I need to read Tales of Beadle the Bard. I recently discovered a copy on my partner’s bookshelves (he moved into the place I was already living in, hence our books all being separate).

    Good luck trimming your currently reading list down a bit! I’m in the middle of two and have about six that I want to start all at once, so I’m going to have to do some prioritising.

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-april-27-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 12:29 PM #

      I’ve made some progress today and finished two already! I’m glad to get it cleared out a bit. Happy Wednesday!


  2. The Gal Herself April 27, 2016 at 4:46 AM #

    Virgin Blue sounds fascinating! Historical and supernatural and romantic, all at once. Look forward to hearing how you like it.

    I just opened new chick lit after finishing a mystery anthology.


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 12:36 PM #

      I’m looking forward to it. So far I’m only reading about the historical character. Happy Wednesday!


  3. Claire | Art and Soul April 27, 2016 at 6:37 AM #

    I need to read Beedle the Bard and Fantastic Beasts (particularly before the film comes out). I’ll look forward to your comparison of the film and book of Child 44. The film had some rather mixed reviews, but the cast is excellent (Tom Hardy!) so I’d like to see it.

    Good luck with reducing the number of books you have on the go at the moment!

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-27th-april-2016/


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 12:38 PM #

      I think I have a weeks worth of posts about Child 44 at this point haha. I’ll be sick of it soon! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. kelly macquire April 27, 2016 at 6:55 AM #

    Hey! I’ve just done my first every WWW and i really enjoyed it 🙂 https://kelmacsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-27-of-april/


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 12:40 PM #

      Welcome and thanks for joining! Happy Wednesday!


  5. Brona April 27, 2016 at 6:59 AM #

    I haven’t read any of the books on your list today, but sympathise completely about trying to finish all those half-read books before starting anything new!

    I haven’t participated in WWW Weds for ages and ages, so glad to see it still going 🙂

    Here’s mine – http://bronasbooks.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/www-wednesday.html

    Please let me know here if you can’t leave comments on my blog. The comments are open to everyone except anonymous comments.


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 12:43 PM #

      I’m trying not to start anything new, but it’s so hard! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 12:44 PM #

      I’m unable to comment on your blog. I need Name/URL available to comment, which might be considered anonymous.


      • Brona April 27, 2016 at 7:50 PM #

        I don’t leave anon comments open as I get too many spammers.

        Maybe you could use (or create) your google or openID account to comment instead? I now have three separate accounts (google, wordpress and discus) so that I can comment on all the different type of blogs out there.

        I’ve actually just researched Open ID and was wondering if anyone out there uses it to combine their accounts for commenting? It sounds really useful, but thought I try to get some feedback before jumping in…http://openid.net/get-an-openid/what-is-openid/

        (I’ll ask this question on my blog too)


      • Sam April 27, 2016 at 8:25 PM #

        I haven’t found a way to use my Google account that I’m happy with. It wants me to create a blogspot blog which I’m not going to do. I have Disqus as well but I don’t have that option on Blogspot blogs. I don’t know anything about Open ID but I don’t want to open another account unless it becomes highly necessary.


  6. Diana April 27, 2016 at 7:12 AM #

    I made an order for Silver Sparrow after I read your last http://WWW.I hope to get it by end of the week. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about it.All the best with your reading, I keep planning on trimming down my current TBR pile without adding new books to it but I haven’t been successful so far.

    Happy reading! Here is my WWW post for today:https://dwgitau.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-8/.


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 12:45 PM #

      I’m trying to get my review up tomorrow, I’ve just finished it! Happy Wednesday!


  7. Beyond Opinions April 27, 2016 at 7:57 AM #

    I still need to read The Tales of Beedle the Bard. I hope you have a good reading week 🙂
    Here’s my www: https://beyondopinionssite.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-april-27-2016/


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 12:50 PM #

      It’s a nice and quick one. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. dezocampo April 27, 2016 at 8:22 AM #

    I haven’t made any progress with A Game of Thrones, too. Anyway, goodluck with us! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-april-27-2016/


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:06 PM #

      I’m restarting it soon and trying to find my place in the book after so much time, haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • dezocampo April 28, 2016 at 7:13 AM #

        My worry is that I won’t be able to remember the characters anymore once I start reading it again.Tsk. I was proud I have their names already memorized but after putting it down weeks ago, I’m afraid I would have to recheck my notes about the characters. Haha.


  9. charliegirlteachergirl April 27, 2016 at 8:33 AM #

    I am reading multiple books right now and I feel I’m barely making progress. I did finish one book, though!



    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:08 PM #

      One is better than none! That’s why I’ve been reading these short ones, haha. I like the feeling of progress. Happy Wednesday!


  10. msethna2012 April 27, 2016 at 8:39 AM #

    I haven’t posted in a while. Trying to keep up with the end of school and reading. Here is my latest WWW – https://msethnablog.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-5/


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:10 PM #

      I’m having the school struggles, too. Good luck and happy Wednesday.


  11. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads April 27, 2016 at 9:34 AM #

    I bought The Tales of Beedle the Bard but haven’t read it yet!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday for this week: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-427/


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:11 PM #

      I know if I didn’t read it right away I’d keep putting it off so I started immediately. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. samfsm April 27, 2016 at 9:41 AM #

    This is so cool! This is my first time trying this, so bear with me…



    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:13 PM #

      Welcome! Always glad to have a new face around here. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • samfsm April 28, 2016 at 8:07 AM #

        Thank you, Sam! I think this is an awesome idea, and I hope to contribute on Wednesdays 🙂


  13. faithrivens April 27, 2016 at 9:46 AM #

    I love Beedle the Bard! I remember being so excited when it was first published. It’s something I can still delight in every now and then. Small tales, but you’re right. It’s something 🙂
    Those are quite a lot of books! Good luck wading through them all!

    Here’s my post:


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:15 PM #

      I finished two today! I’m excited the list is going down though it’s a slow pace, haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • faithrivens April 28, 2016 at 9:45 AM #

        Oh wow! Well done 🙂
        Don’t forget, the tortoise won the race 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  14. Clare Stone April 27, 2016 at 9:48 AM #

    I tend to read a couple of books at a time but I could never manage the number you do!


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:17 PM #

      I can barley handle it myself, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  15. anovelglimpse April 27, 2016 at 10:34 AM #

    You’re definitely making strides with all your books! Great job!
    My WWW: http://www.anovelglimpse.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-april-27-2016/


  16. siderealday April 27, 2016 at 11:03 AM #

    I’m down to only two books right now, but in previous weeks my Currently Reading more closely resembled yours. I don’t think I’ll want to do that again – six books is a few too many to be reading at once. Good luck getting through everything, and I hope you get back to Harry Potter soon!
    Here’s my WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-427/
    Thanks for hosting!


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:22 PM #

      I’m jealous of your two books though I scratched two off my list ‘today!’ It feels great. Happy Wednesday!


  17. Curious Daisy (@curious_daisy) April 27, 2016 at 11:06 AM #

    This is my first time doing the meme on my site. Hope you can check it out hehe. Happy reading! http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-april-27-2016/


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:24 PM #

      Welcome! Always glad to have a new blog around here. Happy Wednesday!


  18. readinaflash April 27, 2016 at 11:17 AM #

    Here is my list:

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Kwizgiver April 27, 2016 at 11:37 AM #

    Sounds like a big reading load! I’ve got two book groups to work on: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2016/04/www-wednesday_27.html


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:27 PM #

      I’m lucky that I’ll get a break from my book groups for a while to try and finish my longer reads. Happy Wednesday!


  20. erinsdavis78 April 27, 2016 at 11:46 AM #

    I so want to read The Tales of Beedle the Bard! Here’s my WWW:



    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:28 PM #

      It’s a fun, fast read. Happy Wednesday!


  21. Margaret @ BooksPlease April 27, 2016 at 11:49 AM #

    I began A Game of Thrones weeks ago, put it aside to read other books and then forgot about it! Here’s my post: http://www.booksplease.org/2016/04/27/my-week-in-books-27-april-2016/


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:30 PM #

      I hope you get back to it! It’s long and hard for me to concentrate on all at once. Happy Wednesday!


  22. rathertoofondofbooks April 27, 2016 at 12:29 PM #

    I’ve not read Tales of Beedle the Bard yet but definitely want to one of these days. Hope you manage to reduce the number of books you are reading at the moment. I managed to finish a few this week, which made me feel a bit better so hope it’ll be the same for you over the next week or so.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:32 PM #

      I finished two today! It was a good day for me and I’m feeling a lot better about getting everything done. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Karena Fagan April 27, 2016 at 12:31 PM #

    I just found this blog hop! I’m excited to participate. Here’s my post. http://wp.me/p3NTfb-fk


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:33 PM #

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


  24. Yvo April 27, 2016 at 1:29 PM #

    I hope you will be able to make progress with your books soon! The Tales Of Beedle The Bard is sure an entertaining read. 🙂

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 5:35 PM #

      I’m turning my paper in TODAY! I’ll feel so free after. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Lauren April 27, 2016 at 1:41 PM #

    Tales of the Beedle the Bard is such a weird little thing, but I love how it opened up the Wizarding World and gave some more context about growing up with magic and it’s stories and traditions (as opposed to Harry’s very muggle life)

    My WWW : https://thelaurenest.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-427/


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 7:51 PM #

      Exactly! It was purely magical without any half-blood or muggle bias. I thought it was really cute. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Agnes April 27, 2016 at 1:45 PM #

    So many books at once! Wonder if having a different “ongoing” book in every room of the house would be helpful :))

    Here’s my WWW: http://haphazardbookshelves.blogspot.com/2016/04/this-memelink-up-is-hosted-by-taking-on.html


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 8:09 PM #

      Haha, it couldn’t hurt. Good luck if you try it! Happy Wednesday.


  27. Lindsay | Bookboodle April 27, 2016 at 2:11 PM #

    Is the Harry Potter starting to feel like Cloud Atlas yet? 😉
    Glad to hear you went with the movie of Child 44, did you manage to keep up with the book group discussion?

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-april-27th/


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 8:11 PM #

      Haha, no! Because I’m enjoying the process instead of dreading it, lol.
      The end of the movie was similar enough but the movie skipped the brother connection, which I had just figured out before I watched it. I think I was ok, haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Lindsay | Bookboodle April 28, 2016 at 11:38 AM #

        Did you confess to not finishing the book and watching the movie? 😉


      • Sam April 28, 2016 at 12:09 PM #

        Yes, for sure! I was also the only one who hated the book lol.

        Liked by 1 person

  28. Aggie Unsworth April 27, 2016 at 2:59 PM #

    I must admit I haven’t read child 44 and I don’t think I ever will. however I did watch the movie and that was pretty good!

    Here is my post…



    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 8:14 PM #

      I liked the movie a lot more than the book, to be honest. It’s probably because I disliked the audiobook narrator so much! Happy Wednesday!


  29. orangerful April 27, 2016 at 3:08 PM #

    Erik Larson is ALWAYS on my to-read list yet I never seem to find the time. I read ‘Devil in the White City’ when it first came out and LOVED it, was sorta unimpressed with ‘Thunderstruck’ and never have managed to finish any of the others. SOME DAY!

    Also, my link: https://readwatchblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-april-27-2016/


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 8:15 PM #

      I haven’t read ‘Thunderstruck’ but I finished ‘Dead Wake’ recently and really liked it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Ashley @ Sitting In The Stacks April 27, 2016 at 4:26 PM #

    As always you have a lot on your book plate. Have a happy reading week!

    Here’s mine: http://sittinginthestacks.net/2016/04/struggling-with-audiobooks/


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 8:17 PM #

      I’m trying to slim it down! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  31. abookworthbloggingfor April 27, 2016 at 5:07 PM #

    I am glad that you got some reading done! Here’s my www: https://abookworthbloggingfor.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-april-27th-2016/


    • Sam April 27, 2016 at 8:19 PM #

      Thank you, I’m hoping for good progress this week! Happy Wednesday.


  32. A Book Lovers Ramblings April 27, 2016 at 6:26 PM #

    Here is my WWW Wednesday https://alexhappydancebooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-27416/

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Sya @ Bookish Sya April 27, 2016 at 9:39 PM #

    I have yet to get The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

    my post: https://bookishsya.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/this-week-in-books-8/


    • Sam April 28, 2016 at 9:41 AM #

      It’s a quick one, you’ll love it! Happy Thursday!


  34. forgottenpumpkinpie April 27, 2016 at 11:33 PM #

    My poor computer struggled to get tonights post up! Its a fairly old one but very well loved. It feels like a while since I linked back but I took a small break on speed reading. I am trying to enjoy the books rather than gobble them up at record breaking speed.


    • Sam April 28, 2016 at 9:49 AM #

      Enjoy the books! I try to read as fast as I can while still enjoying them. Happy Thursday!


  35. readersandmore April 27, 2016 at 11:44 PM #

    How do you have so much time to read? Good luck finishing up some of those books 🙂


    • Sam April 28, 2016 at 10:51 AM #

      Thank you. I don’t rally have much time. I utilize a lot of time for audiobooks. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • readersandmore April 28, 2016 at 9:15 PM #

        You’re welcome. I personally have never listened to an audiobook. Happy reading to you too!



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