WWW Wednesday, 25-May-2016

25 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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DiscipleCurrently reading: I’m so close to finishing Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe (Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling! Two chapters left in this one and it’s great to have the end in sight! I’d love to finish this by the end of the month. I haven’t finished my Spanish book until the end of the summer the last two years so this is a great pace for me.
Not much with In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson this week. I didn’t have a lot of waiting time going on to fill with the story and I don’t see a lot coming on this week so it might be a while.
I started a new audiobook that I’m really enjoying so far. It’s The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose. I forget how I heard about it, but in the beginning, Roose mentions interning with A.J. Jacobs, one of my favorite non-fiction writers, so that’s probably it. It’s great to get Roose’s opinion on what he’s witnessing going on around him because, like him, I don’t know many born-again Christians. I find other people’s lives fascinating.

AskingRecently finished: I finished up The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer on Wednesday last week. I’ll have a review up tomorrow. I liked it, but I’m so different from Palmer that some of it was hard to wrap my head around. Four out of Five stars from me. The audio was great because Palmer included a lot of her songs.

27 Days_HighResReading Next: I hope to start 27 Days to Midnight by Kristine Kruppa this week. I had drinks with Kristine last week and after hearing her talk about her book launch, I’m even more excited to read this one! Woop.

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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50 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 25-May-2016”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks May 25, 2016 at 1:56 AM #

    I do hope you get to the end of your Harry Potter soon now the end is so close – here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/this-week-in-books-may-25/


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 12:23 PM #

      I’ve got my fingers crossed that I can finish it this weekend. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Lindsay | Bookboodle May 25, 2016 at 3:56 AM #

    I’d not heard of The Art of Asking but it sounds very interesting 🙂

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/05/25/www-wednesday-may-25th/


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 12:26 PM #

      It’s not my normal read but interesting for sure. She has a TED talk that goes over a lot of the same subjects which would give you an idea of the book. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Margaret @ BooksPlease May 25, 2016 at 4:27 AM #

    I love the variety of the books you’re reading!

    Here’s my post – http://www.booksplease.org/2016/05/25/my-week-in-books-25-may-2016/


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 12:28 PM #

      Thank you, it helps me keep them straight. Happy Wednesday!


  4. alilovesbooks May 25, 2016 at 4:44 AM #

    I have to admit that other than Harry Potter I haven’t really heard of any of your books this week. I should probably broaden my reading and start adding in some non fiction but I find it so hard to find books that appeal. I’ll look forward to your review of The Art of Asking.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/www-wednesday-25th-may-2016/


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 12:31 PM #

      I find memoirs to be the easier a non-fiction to read. Sometimes they seem like fiction. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Emily Witt May 25, 2016 at 5:05 AM #

    I have a feeling I’d probably end up feeling similar about Amanda Palmer’s book. I like her music but even just from the basics that I know about her, I can say that we are polar opposites.

    My post this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/wippet-and-www-wednesday-25-may-2016/


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 12:34 PM #

      It was still good to hear what she had to say but I’m no convert. Happy Wednesday!


  6. Claire | Art and Soul May 25, 2016 at 5:12 AM #

    I’m glad you’re nearly there with Harry Potter. My husband got my 5 books in Spanish for Christmas and I haven’t read any of them yet because I know I can read quicker in English and have so many books to get through! I must make an effort to read at least one this year :/

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/www-wednesday-25th-may-2016/


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 12:36 PM #

      One a year is a good number for me. Any more than that I feel like I’m reading too slow. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. dezocampo May 25, 2016 at 6:18 AM #

    Harry Potter series is listed on the series I should read this 2016 but it’s almost June and I haven’t started it yet. I’m happy that you’re almost done with it! 🙂
    Happy reading and here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/www-wednesday-may-25-2016/


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 12:38 PM #

      It’s my favorite series ever! I hope you can grab it soon because it’s really amazing. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. charliegirlteachergirl May 25, 2016 at 7:24 AM #

    i LOVD 27 Days to Midnight. It was a really great read that I needed.



    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 12:40 PM #

      Kristine was really excited about your review!! Glad you like it, I’m looking forward to it. Happy Wednesday!


  9. Hayley at RatherTooFondofBooks May 25, 2016 at 7:59 AM #

    I hope you manage to finish Harry Potter soon. I like the sound of the Amanda Palmer book – I’ve been thinking about getting that one anyway but I’ll look into getting a copy of the audio book now you’ve said you enjoyed it in that format.

    Hope you have a good reading week this week! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post:


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 12:42 PM #

      Having her read it was great. The sound mixing wasn’t the best, but I’d still recommend it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Anna at A Wondrous Bookshelf May 25, 2016 at 8:30 AM #

    Great selection! I’m curious to read your take on Amanda Palmer’s book. Here is my WWW Wednesday 😃https://awondrousbookshelf.com/2016/05/25/www-wednesday/


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 7:41 PM #

      The review will be up tomorrow! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. erinsdavis78 May 25, 2016 at 8:54 AM #

    I have In the Garden of Beasts sitting in a TBR stack in my bedroom, so we’ll see when I get to that one. Here’s my WWW:


    Have a great day!



    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 8:20 PM #

      I used to have a physical copy but I lent it to a coworker who was let go suddenly and I never recovered it. Hope you get to yours soon. Happy Wednesday!


  12. Kwizgiver May 25, 2016 at 9:46 AM #

    I’ve been in a bit of a rut because I’ve had a rotten cold.



    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 8:22 PM #

      Feel better! Maybe some reading to cheer you up? Happy Wednesday.


  13. Clare Stone May 25, 2016 at 10:17 AM #

    I’m very interested in 27 Days to Midnight and I am so glad you are making such great progress with Harry Potter!


  14. faithrivens May 25, 2016 at 10:29 AM #

    Good luck with Harry Potter! I’m going to be starting to read it in French for the first time soon. I look forward to the challenge 🙂
    I also can’t wait to hear your thoughts on 27 Days to Midnight! I’m really intrigued by this book!
    Thanks again for hosting 🙂
    Happy Reading ❤


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 8:29 PM #

      Have fun with the French! It’s a great challenge. I’m really hoping to start 27 Days to Midnight soon. See if you can grab a copy on Amazon! Happy Wednesday.


  15. anovelglimpse May 25, 2016 at 10:41 AM #

    The Art of Asking sounds interesting. I’ll have to check back for your review. 🙂
    My WWW: http://www.anovelglimpse.com/2016/05/25/www-wednesday-may-25-2016/


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 8:33 PM #

      Interesting for sure. I knew nothing about Palmer before starting this book so it was a lot of new information for me. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. siderealday May 25, 2016 at 12:30 PM #

    I might have to listen to The Art of Asking considering how highly you’re rating it – and I love Amanda Palmer’s music, too, so hearing that her songs are included doesn’t hurt at all.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/www-wednesday-525/
    Thanks for hosting, and happy reading!


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 8:35 PM #

      If you like Palmer, you’ll probably like it more than I did. I didn’t know who she was before we picked it and I really liked her TED talk when I went back to watch it. Happy Wednesday!


  17. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads May 25, 2016 at 12:34 PM #

    I love the cover of 27 Days to Midnight!

    Here’s my post: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/www-wednesday-525/


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 8:37 PM #

      You can find it on Amazon if you want to pick up a copy. I’m excited to start it soon. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads May 25, 2016 at 10:37 PM #

        I might have to do that! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  18. Sally Allen May 25, 2016 at 2:56 PM #

    I’ve heard of The Art of Asking but haven’t read it – looking forward to your review! And happy reading with Harry Potter. 🙂

    Here is my WWW as well: http://sallyallenbooks.com/2016/05/wednesday-reading-roundup-may-25/


    • Sam May 25, 2016 at 8:40 PM #

      It’s an interesting read that really made me think about how I could ask for help and what I’m really doing when I ask. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. stacey0829 May 25, 2016 at 8:12 PM #

    Happy Wednesday. Hope you have a happy reading week. Enjoy.

    Here is mine for this week.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Jorie Loves A Story (@joriestory) May 26, 2016 at 5:03 PM #

    Hallo, Hallo! 🙂

    Joining you a bit late this week – I had a long gap between my No.5 & No.6 #WWWeds posts, however, I’m back to my groove so I look forward to participating again next week! I think I can finally participate on a more regular basis! *whew!*

    Read my Current Reads & Happy Discoveries via #WWWeds No.6


    • Sam May 26, 2016 at 5:23 PM #

      Welcome back! Happy reading.


  21. Random Reads May 26, 2016 at 11:47 PM #

    You always have so much time for reading!


    • Sam May 27, 2016 at 4:54 AM #

      Haha I’m not sure if it’s that I have a lot of time. I make time in Between all my other commitments. That’s why I live audio! Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person


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