WWW Wednesday, 11-May-2016

11 May

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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AskingCurrently reading: I’m finally getting back to Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling and it feels so good! I’m not sure how long it will take for me to finish this, but I’ll enjoy the ride.
I made small progress with In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson again. I’m at about 20% but I’ll get there to be sure. It might take a while, though.
My audiobook now is The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer. It’s nice for runs because music from her band will randomly come on during it but the narration is a bit quiet which is frustrating when I have to play with the volume so much.

ClashofKingsRecently finished: I finished A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin! I’m glad I finished it and I honestly don’t think I’ll get to the next book anytime soon. I felt this one was a lot less exciting than the first book. I dunno. I’ll get to it eventually, but I’m not sure when.
I flew through The Virgin Blue by Tracey Chevalier. The book was a bit more magical than her others books have been, but I still enjoyed it a lot. I’m excited to discuss this one with the book club. I’ve volunteered to lead the discussion.

27 Days_HighResReading Next: I’m posting about this tomorrow, but my friend Kristine Kruppa released a book last week and I plan to read it next. It’s called 27 Days to Midnight and I’m really looking forward to reading it!

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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60 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 11-May-2016”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks at 2:19 AM #

    Ah the audio books didn’t consider the change in volume by the sounds of things for The Art of Asking – which I must say sounds appealing apart from that. Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/this-week-in-books-may-11/


    • Sam at 7:49 AM #

      Yeah, she’s not a vocal actor even though she’s a singer and the sound mixer didn’t make up for it by balancing the volume well. Oh well. It’s interesting to say the least. Happy Wednesday!


  2. kelly macquire at 2:25 AM #

    Oh Harry Potter is the best series I truly hope you’re enjoying 🙌🏻💘


    Liked by 1 person

  3. dezocampo at 3:59 AM #

    The Art of Asking is on my TBR and I can’t wait to see what you think of it. 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/www-wednesday-may-11-2016/
    Happy Wednesday! 🙂


    • Sam at 10:22 AM #

      So far I like it but she’s so different from me that it’s a bit hard to relate to parts. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. alilovesbooks at 4:35 AM #

    I think I’m sticking to the GoT show rather than attempting the book any time soon as I’m loving the new series.

    I do have a new audiobook this week which is truly awful but in a really good way. Here’s my WWW:


    • Sam at 11:45 AM #

      The show might have been the way to go. I think I’d like it better. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. I found that the Game of Thrones books gradually became less interesting/exciting as they progressed. I do wonder if Martin knows this and it’s one reason why it’s proving so difficult for him to write the next one.

    I’m really glad you enjoyed The Virgin Blue. Chevalier comes through again! 🙂

    I hope you enjoy your friend’s book. It sounds great and that cover is lovely.

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/www-wednesday-11th-may-2016/


    • Sam at 12:59 PM #

      I wonder if Martin has less editing to do because some people will read anything he writes! Haha. Happy Wednesday!


  6. Emily Witt at 6:02 AM #

    I know what you mean about having to fiddle around with the volume. I often walk from my workplace into the city in the afternoons rather than catching the bus, but it requires walking over a bridge that gets a lot of heavy traffic, and getting the volume right in that situation is really frustrating!

    Here’s my post for the week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/www-and-wippet-wednesday-11-may-2016/


  7. The Gal Herself at 7:08 AM #

    Your comment about Virgin Blue got me wondering: Would you be as eager to lead the book club discussion if it was a book you hated? Do your passionate feelings have to be positive for you to be anxious to discuss the book?

    Here’s my list: Two good ones and a bust.


  8. Demmi Writist at 7:57 AM #

    Ooh Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was seriously epic! Especially the final chapters! Nothing like the movie. I really hope you’ll enjoy it as much I did! And I’ve been meaning to read A Clash of Kings for like forever but I don’t think it’s gonna happen any time sooner. These books are all huge!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://wordsandlyricss.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/www-wednesday-2/


    • Sam at 11:48 AM #

      I read the English version so long ago that I’ve forgotten the details. I’m really enjoying the rediscovery. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Demmi Writist at 5:10 AM #

        I know the feeling! I originally read the books in Greek because that’s my language but last year I decided to buy and read the English editions as well and it was like reading completely different books!


  9. Ashley at 8:38 AM #

    Looks like you’re having a great week of reading! 🙂
    Here is mine:

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Beyond Opinions at 8:55 AM #

    27 Days to Midnight sounds amazing. Looking forward to your thoughts. Happy Reading.
    Here is mine: https://beyondopinionssite.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/www-wednesday-may-11-2016/


    • Sam at 1:14 PM #

      I hope you fan get your hands on a copy! I’m really looking forward to it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. I wish my library had a copy of the Art of Asking audibook. I’ll have to request it again. Happy reading Sam! http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-may-11-2016/


    • Sam at 1:16 PM #

      It’s on Hoopla if that’s a service your library has. Happy Wednesday!


  12. readinaflash at 10:39 AM #

    Here’s my list! Happy hump day!!! https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/www-wednesday-8/

    Liked by 1 person

  13. anovelglimpse at 11:02 AM #

    Yay for finishing A Clash of Kings! You’re newest audio book sounds really interesting.
    My WWW: http://www.anovelglimpse.com/2016/05/11/www-wednesday-may-11-2016/


    • Sam at 5:35 PM #

      I’m glad I finished it but I’m not sure about the next one lol. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • anovelglimpse at 10:45 PM #

        They’re definitely long and involved, so I don’t blame you!


  14. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads at 12:05 PM #

    The Art of Asking sounds so interesting!

    Here’s mine for this week: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/www-wednesday-511/


    • Sam at 5:36 PM #

      It’s very different from my normal read. I’m enjoying learning so much about her life! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. siderealday at 12:18 PM #

    Glad you’re finally back to Harry Potter. 🙂 Too bad about the volume on your audio book. And yay you got through the second ASoIaF book! Those books are not short, so congratulations. 27 Days to Midnight is also on my TBR but first I have to get through the books I have out from the library.
    Here’s my post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/bout-of-books-16-update-2/
    Thanks for hosting, and happy reading!


    • Sam at 6:03 PM #

      I’m really looking forward to Kristine’s book! I have a nice signed copy on my shelf now. Happy Wednesday!


  16. Agnes at 12:40 PM #

    Glad you liked The Virgin Blue! How would you rank Tracy Chevalier’s books?

    Here’s my WWW: http://haphazardbookshelves.blogspot.com/2016/05/www-wednesday-7.html


    • Sam at 6:04 PM #

      I love Chevalier’s books. She’s one of my favorite authors. Happy Wednesday!


  17. Yvo at 12:54 PM #

    The first A Song Of Ice And Fire book is still my favorite as well. It’s not that the story isn’t interesting in the sequels, but the pace is so slow that it takes me ages to actually finish one… It’s been a long time since I finished the fourth book and even though I have a copy of the fifth, I haven’t been feeling like picking it up so far for that exact reason. And I’m glad you’re back to Harry Potter! I’m hoping to start my Spanish reread some time this month as well.

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam at 6:07 PM #

      Glad to now it’s not just me! I was worried I was missing something great about the books because of how I read it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Stephanie at 12:57 PM #

    I’ve been seriously putting off reading A Clash of Kings! Here’s my WWW: https://outlandishreads.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/www-wednesday-may-11/


    • Sam at 6:08 PM #

      I won’t blame you for it at all. Happy Wednesday!


  19. msethna2012 at 1:12 PM #

    I give you credit for reading all of the Game of Thrones books. I could not get into them. I love love love Harry Potter and have considered rereading all of them this summer!
    Here is my #WWWWednesday: https://msethnablog.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/www-wednesday-7/


    • Sam at 6:10 PM #

      I’m only two in so don’t give me too much credit, haha. I’m not sure I’ll ever finish with how long they are. Happy Wednesday!


  20. Loreen at 1:26 PM #

    I quit reading The Son of Fire and Ice series after the second book because, well, there are so many other books out there I want to read. Martin’s books just require a significant amount of my reading time. And since there is the tv show I can watch it. My brother who read the series is a bit confused by my decision! Oh, well.
    Here’s the link to my WWW: https://coffeeandcatsblog.wordpress.com


    • Sam at 6:11 PM #

      I might go in your direction. I don’t see myself going on to book 3 any time soon. Happy Wednesday!


  21. Clare Stone at 1:59 PM #

    I think I definitely need to do a re-read of Harry Potter! And I just plain need to read Game of Thrones!


    • Sam at 6:13 PM #

      Re-read Potter! It’s more fun. Happy Wednesday!


  22. Sally Allen at 2:47 PM #

    I’m currently reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as well – it might be my favorite in the series. 🙂


    • Sam at 6:15 PM #

      I’m remembering how much of it I forgot (if that makes sense). Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Aggie Unsworth at 3:20 PM #

    I have never listened to an audio book before. I do have one waiting but I have never actually started it. This needs to happen sometime.

    Here is my Wednesday post 🙂


    • Sam at 6:15 PM #

      Oops! Looks like you forgot the link. I hope the audiobook is good for you. I love audio! Happy Wednesday!


  24. Lauren at 3:25 PM #

    Have you read the Song of Ice and Fire series before? “Clash” was alright, but book #3 “Storm of Swords” is the best of the series in my opinion. It’s a looooooonng audio book though!

    My WWW : https://thelaurenest.com/2016/05/11/www-wednesday-511/


    • Sam at 6:19 PM #

      Oh boy! I’ll have to look into that one. Longer than the 31 disks for Clash? Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. samfsm at 3:26 PM #

    How different is the Spanish translation from the English? That is such a cool comparison, and a great accomplishment!

    https://samsbeachreads.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/www-wednesday-5112016/ My week’s contribution 🙂 Thanks Sam!


    • Sam at 6:21 PM #

      I don’t think it’s too different. They had to change some things so the I AM LORD VOLDEMORT thing worked in Spanish. So his last name is Ryddle for example. Other than that, it’s pretty straight forward. Happy Wednesday!


  26. Kwizgiver at 3:34 PM #

    Happy reading! Very cool that your friend published a book.



    • Sam at 6:22 PM #

      I’m so proud of her. I have a post going up tomorrow about it. 🙂 Happy Wednesday!


  27. faithrivens at 4:28 PM #

    A Clash of Kings was definitely lackluster compared to A Game of Thrones. By my recollection, A Storm of Swords (the 3rd book) was far better!

    27 Days to Midnight seems intriguing too. I’m definitely going to go check it out. That cover is just gorgeous ❤

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my WWW: https://aliasfaithrivens.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/www-wednesday-the-sixth/


    • Sam at 6:24 PM #

      I hope you like 27 Days to Midnight! I’m really looking forward to reading it (and I might be totally biased, haha). Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Sally Allen at 7:01 PM #

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is on my “currently reading” list too! Hope you’re enjoying it, and thank you for the fun questions. 🙂 My list is here: http://sallyallenbooks.com/2016/05/fun-wednesday-meme-www/

    Liked by 1 person

  29. readersandmore at 8:57 PM #

    You always do such great reading!


  30. elissablue at 10:04 PM #

    What are you currently reading? “Submerged” (Alaskan Courage Book #1) by Dani Pettrey (Free Kindle read at Amazon)
    What did you recently finish reading? “The Scam” by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
    What do you think you’ll read next? I’m trying to get going reading Outlander for the 3rd or 4th time, love it. And I want to re-read the whole series again so I can read the 8th book, which I haven’t read yet- “Written in My Own Heart’s Blood” by Diana Gabaldon.
    Today’s blog- Wednesday’s Yarn Along- http://lovelyyarnescapes.blogspot.com/2016/05/yarn-along-on-wednesdays.html


    • Sam at 7:38 AM #

      Glad you enjoyed the Outlander series. I couldn’t get into it myself. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  31. Lindsay | Bookboodle at 2:42 PM #

    A very productive reading week! Hope your friend’s book is a good read, it’s a lovely cover!

    Here’s my day late WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/05/11/www-wednesday-may-11th/


    • Sam at 5:01 PM #

      She had a say in the design and I love how it turned out. Happy Thursday!

      Liked by 1 person


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