WWW Wednesday, 8-June-2016

8 Jun

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm 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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IceCreamCurrently reading: Nothing with In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. There hasn’t been much time when I’m just sitting around lately. My semester is getting crazy and it will be a while before I have any calmness again.
I’m about 2/3 of the way through 27 Days to Midnight by Kristine Kruppa, I wanted to finish it over the weekend but this was a busy one for me. I’ll try to get through it before my post next week.
I started a new audiobook, The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman. I forget who recommended this one to me but I have no doubt it’s because I love historical fiction. I was hesitant when I heard the author narrated it herself, but she’s been doing a great job.

DiscipleRecently finished: I finished The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose late last Wednesday. I really enjoyed this book and Roose’s style. He reminds me of A.J. Jacobs, who he trained under and who is one of my favorite writers. It was a treat of a book. My review will be up tomorrow.

I posted my review of Harry Potter y el misterio del principe on Monday. There’s not a lot to be said about this book that hasn’t been said already but pop on over and let me know how much you love it. The sixth book is my favorite of the movies and I watch it a lot but I think this is only my second time through the book.

DanteReading Next: I’ve changed my mind again. I went to another bookstore in West Michigan and found another book that I’ve been waiting to read for ages so now I plan to pick up In the Hand of Dante by Nick Tosches which has been on my list since October 2012! I went through a phase when I was obsessed with Dante’s Inferno and this intrigued me because of that. It reminded me of Matthew Pearl’s The Dante Club so I wanted to grab this one.


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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57 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 8-June-2016”

  1. Emily Witt June 8, 2016 at 2:01 AM #

    I love the title The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street! I’m always a bit wary when I see that authors have narrated their own books, but glad to hear this one is working out well. So far I haven’t listened to any recorded that way, but I’m sure I’ll come across one at some point.

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/www-and-wippet-wednesday-08-june-2016/

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:02 PM #

      I was surprised that she was so good at narrating. That’s usually something that makes me skeptical as well. A lot of memoirs are like that but this is my first instance of a fiction title being this way. Happy reading!

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      • Sally Allen June 9, 2016 at 12:37 AM #

        This is so interesting! The topic of audiobooks came up at an author panel I attended a few weeks ago. Two of the four authors on the panel said they were unhappy with the audiobook versions of their novels because, they said, the narrators didn’t read the text the way the authors heard it in their heads. Reading this conversation makes me so curious to listen to this book!

        Also, here is my reading roundup for this week 🙂 : http://sallyallenbooks.com/2016/06/wednesday-reading-roundup-june-8/

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      • Sam June 9, 2016 at 3:45 PM #

        I think that’s why this narrator decided to do her own. The character has a very strong voice that the author would have lost with another narrator. Happy reading!

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  2. lipsyy June 8, 2016 at 2:14 AM #

    Great selection of books! In the Hand of Dante looks really interesting, enjoy your week!

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:02 PM #

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to that one. Happy reading!

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:03 PM #

      Welcome, happy Wednesday!

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  3. Diana June 8, 2016 at 3:32 AM #

    The Unlikely Disciple sounds like a good read. In the Hand of Dante has so many mixed reviews. There are people who really loved it and and some who just don’t. I don’t know who Dante is but I am intrigued. I always like to read such books that have different reviews. Enjoy your week of reading and all the best with the semester.

    Here is my WWW:https://dwgitau.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/www-wednesday-13/

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:06 PM #

      Dante is an Italian Renaissance writer best known for The Divine Comedy. He’s very interesting. The Unlikely Disciple is very good, I recommend it. Happy reading!

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  4. Margaret @ BooksPlease June 8, 2016 at 4:28 AM #

    The Unlikely Disciple sounds fascinating – I’m looking forward to your review. And In the Hand of Dante appeals to me too.

    Here’s my post – http://www.booksplease.org/2016/06/08/my-week-in-books-8-june-2016/

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:07 PM #

      The review’s out tomorrow. I’m looking forward to In the Hand of Dante as well. I lived reading his book in school. Happy reading!

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  5. alilovesbooks June 8, 2016 at 4:35 AM #

    Prisoner of Azkaban has always been my favourite Harry Potter but I think that’s because it’s the one where Sirius appears.

    I’m really liking the cover of In The Hand of Dante and would probably pick it up on the basis of that alone. I’ve always thought Dante’s Inferno would be kind of hard going so I’ve never attempted it but there are some fascinating ideas in it that make me curious. Will be interested to see what you think.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/www-wednesday-8th-june-2016/

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:09 PM #

      I had to read Inferno in school and was sickly fascinated by it. It’s been a long time since I’ve read it and I’m looking forward to revisiting the ideas. Happy reading!

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  6. Claire | Art and Soul June 8, 2016 at 4:58 AM #

    Emily beat me to it in saying how great the title of The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street is! Just that would persuade me to read it 🙂

    I am currently operating under a self-imposed book shop and library ban until I have read a few things that have been sitting staring at me for ages. I start with a plan, but then I see something else on the shelf… you know how it goes! In your case, however, it’ll be great to finally read something which has been sitting on your TBR since 2012.

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/www-wednesday-8th-june-2016/

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:11 PM #

      It feels like I’m reading my latest and greatest but with how long I’ve been waiting for it, it feels deserved, too! Ice Cream Queen is fun so far, I’m liking it a lot. Happy reading!

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  7. Alice | Rapture in Books June 8, 2016 at 5:55 AM #

    In The Hand of Dante sounds amazing. I love Dante’s Inferno.

    The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street sounds interesting. I can’t wait to see what you think of it.

    Here’s my WWW: https://raptureinbooks.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/www-wednesday-36-8th-june-2016/

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:12 PM #

      I’m a big Dante fan, too. I saw his house when I visited Italy and totally nerded out haha. Happy reading!

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  8. faithrivens June 8, 2016 at 8:15 AM #

    In the Hand of Dante sounds like something I’d love to read 🙂 I’m definitely going to go check it out. At the moment I have Inferno on my TBR in prep for the movie coming out. I’m not the biggest Dan Brown fan, but the books are always diverting. I’m excited because it’s supposed to reference Dante 🙂

    I’ll also have to check out The Dante Club.

    And my TBR keeps growing… ;P

    Happy Reading 😀

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:
    https://aliasfaithrivens.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/wordly-wise-wednesday-the-tenth/

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:13 PM #

      Inferno was good but didn’t have as many Dante references as if hoped for. I’m. It sure if the movie will have more, I didn’t know there was a movie planned! It will make a good one for sure. The Dante Club had a lot more references that I enjoyed. Happy reading!

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      • faithrivens June 9, 2016 at 8:06 AM #

        Thanks for the heads up 🙂 I think the movie’s due out this summer! I’ll definitely check out Dante Club then!
        Have a great week of words ❤

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  9. Lindsay | Bookboodle June 8, 2016 at 8:54 AM #

    Looks like you’ve started a trend with The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street as it sounds like a book I’d enjoy too…and I like the cover 🙂

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/06/08/www-wednesday-june-8th

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:14 PM #

      Haha, I love introducing the WWW crowd to new books. I wish I could remember who recommended it to me. Happy reading!

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  10. martinarg June 8, 2016 at 9:18 AM #

    The Unlikely Disciple sounds interesting 🙂

    Here is my WWW Wednesday: https://themysterycorner.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:16 PM #

      I enjoyed it a lot. I’ve had a lot of good books lately, I’ve been lucky. Happy reading!

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  11. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads June 8, 2016 at 9:28 AM #

    I might have to check out The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street. I love historical fiction too and I really like the cover. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday for this week: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/www-wednesday-68/

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:17 PM #

      The narrator is awesome, she’s keeping me very involved in the plot. Happy reading!

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  12. Clare Stone June 8, 2016 at 9:41 AM #

    I look forward to seeing your thoughts on 27 Days to Midnight next week!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/wednesday-catch-up-8th-june-2016.html

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:17 PM #

      I’m hoping to have it up in time. This is going to be a very busy weekend for me so well see. Happy reading!

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  13. Anna at A Wondrous Bookshelf June 8, 2016 at 9:45 AM #

    That seems like a good selection. I haven’t heard of any of these titles, but I think the Unlikely Disciple sounds like an interesting read. Happy reading! Here is my WWW Wednesday http://bit.ly/1WEI39r

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:18 PM #

      Kevin is a great writer, I really liked his style. Happy reading!

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  14. hmills96 June 8, 2016 at 10:12 AM #

    Mine hasn’t changed much from last week, but I’m catching up! http://ilayreading.com/2016/06/08/www-wednesday-682016/

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:18 PM #

      It’s always a catch up game. Good luck!

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  15. laurelrainsnow June 8, 2016 at 10:45 AM #

    I was drawn to The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street…mainly because it sounds lovely…and also because I love ice cream. lol.

    Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:19 PM #

      It’s making me want ice cream every time I turn it on which is terrible because I’m lactose intolerant haha. Happy reading!

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  16. Kwizgiver June 8, 2016 at 10:46 AM #

    I’m going to check out The Ice Cream Queen, the cover is cool!

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2016/06/www-wednesday_8.html

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:19 PM #

      The story is great, too. It goes between the narrators upbringing and a lawsuit in the current times. It’s very fun to contrast. Happy reading!

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  17. anovelglimpse June 8, 2016 at 10:47 AM #

    I’m always amazed that you do Spanish books. Wish I could do something like that!
    My WWW: http://www.anovelglimpse.com/2016/06/08/www-wednesday-june-8-2016/

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:20 PM #

      It takes a lot of brain but it’s really fun. Happy reading!

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  18. stacey0829 June 8, 2016 at 11:57 AM #

    Hope you enjoy your books The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street looks like a great read. Have a wonderful week. Here is mine .

    https://staceyschneller06.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/w-w-w-wednesday/?preview=true

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:20 PM #

      It’s fun so far and I like the narration. Happy reading!

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  19. siderealday June 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM #

    I really want to read 27 Days to Midnight but I don’t want to be reading YA right now because I’m worried I won’t give it a fair chance since I’m kind of burned out on the whole genre. So I’m putting it off for a few months, but hopefully I’ll get to it before the end of the year. Good luck with your classes!
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/www-wednesday-68/
    Happy reading!

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:21 PM #

      If you buy a copy, bring it to writers group for Kristine to sign. She’d be more than happy to. Happy reading!

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  20. Yvo June 8, 2016 at 1:21 PM #

    I love the sound of The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street! It definitely looks like an interesting read; I hope you will enjoy it as well as your other books. 🙂

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:21 PM #

      Thanks, I’m loving it so far. Happy reading!

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  21. Loreen June 8, 2016 at 3:12 PM #

    I did participate in the meme this week because I’ve not read anything at all this week. Too much blogging, I think. It looks like you had a good week of reading, though.

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:22 PM #

      Thanks! I heave weeks with no progress and it can be frustrating but I find they’re followed by weeks with a lot of reading to compensate. Happy reading!

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  22. Aggie Unsworth June 8, 2016 at 3:22 PM #

    I don’t really know any of the books in todays post. Other then Harry Potter which I have read many years ago. :/

    Here is my post 🙂

    http://aggiesbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/www-wednesday-8th-june.html

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:23 PM #

      As long as you’re a fan of Harry, the rest can be forgiven. Happy reading!

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  23. Curious Daisy (@curious_daisy) June 8, 2016 at 5:13 PM #

    My favorite book is Goblet of Fire, but favorite movie Deathly Hallows part 2 hehe. Happy reading Sam! http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-june-8-2016/

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:23 PM #

      I cry every time I watch Part 2! I have to limit watching it too much. Happy reading!

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  24. charliegirlteachergirl June 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM #

    Glad you’re enjoying your audiobook! I re-started mine and I’m struggling to get through it.

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/www-wednesdays-june-8/

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    • Sam June 8, 2016 at 7:24 PM #

      Good luck! Some books need a restart. Happy reading!

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  25. Deneé J. June 8, 2016 at 8:29 PM #

    Omg I’m soooo glad I found this weekly meme again, lol! You’ve a very interesting choice of books, & I’ve been thinking of rereading all of the HP books soon *yaaaay!* In the Hand of Dante looks like my type of book, I hope you find it a great read! I’ll look for your opinion when you’ve finished it 🙂
    -Deneé J. at NovelReveries.com
    WWW Wednesday

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    • Sam June 9, 2016 at 1:21 PM #

      Welcome! A reread of Harry Potter is always necessary. Enjoy it! Happy Wednesday!

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  26. Hfineisen June 9, 2016 at 1:18 AM #

    https://worthgettinginbedfor.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/www-wednesday-reads/

    This looks like a fun weekly meme!

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