WWW Wednesday, 15-June-2016

15 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!


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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BeastsCurrently reading: I think I read four pages of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. School is still in session and going crazy. I keep telling myself it will be over in two weeks, but it’s really three more.
I’m getting to the end of 27 Days to Midnight by Kristine Kruppa. I said last week I’d try to have it finished this week but with my bike event and school, that hasn’t happened. Next week?
I’m about half way done with The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman. I kept laughing during a run with a friend while listening to this book. The author does a great job narrating it and I’ve really enjoyed the characters so far.

Recently finished: …Nothing. It’s been a crazy week, I hope to have more to report soon!

I posted a review of The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose. I really liked this book and gave it a full 5 out of 5 Stars.

DanteReading Next:  In the Hand of Dante by Nick Tosches is still my plan. One of my book clubs is off for the summer so I’m hoping to enjoy some books of my own choosing for a bit now!

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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63 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 15-June-2016”

  1. charliegirlteachergirl June 15, 2016 at 2:10 AM #

    I hope you are enjoying 27 Days! I’ll be looking for your review. I finished several books this week! This is a first!



    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 1:17 PM #

      I hope to finish it today or tomorrow. I’m so close to the end! Happy Wednesday.


  2. Emily Witt June 15, 2016 at 3:19 AM #

    Good to hear Ice Cream Queen continues to be enjoyable! I added that to my own TBR after you mentioned it last week.

    Here’s my post for the week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/www-and-wippet-wednesday-15-june-2016-2/


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 1:25 PM #

      I’m glad it piqued your interest! I’m really enjoying it. Happy Wednesday!


  3. Lindsay | Bookboodle June 15, 2016 at 4:37 AM #

    With so much on this week it’s not surprising you didn’t finish one of your reads 🙂

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/06/15/www-wednesday-june-15th


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 1:27 PM #

      Haha I wish I had the time but it didn’t work that way. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. sarinalangerwriter June 15, 2016 at 5:09 AM #

    It sounds like you’ve been very busy with other responsibilities! That’s definitely a good reason to fall behind a little 🙂 Knowing how much you usually get through I’m sure you’ll catch up again soon enough 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2016/06/15/www-wednesday-15th-june-2016/

    Happy reading! (if life allows it) 🙂


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 1:30 PM #

      Thanks! I have two weeks left of this class and I hope it lightens up a bit before then. I’m relying on audio to get through right now. Happy Wednesday!


  5. alilovesbooks June 15, 2016 at 5:39 AM #

    The dangers of listening to audio books while out and about 🙂 I’ve had a few funny looks when something I’ve heard has made me laugh out loud. I hope things calm down for you soon.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/www-wednesday-15th-june-2016/


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 2:07 PM #

      Thank you! I’ll continue to enjoy audio when I can until life calms down. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Claire | Art and Soul June 15, 2016 at 5:48 AM #

    I’m glad The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street is funny so far 🙂

    I always look forward to your 5-star reviews as I know they’re rare!

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/www-wednesday-15th-june-2016/


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 4:54 PM #

      This one’s bordering between four and five stars for me, I’m looking forward to the ending and seeing how the author brings it to a close. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer June 15, 2016 at 6:59 AM #

    3 books at the same time.. way to go! I look forward to hearing more about them.

    Here’s my www: https://thebelgianreviewer.wordpress.com/2016/06//www-wednesday-15-06-2016/


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 4:56 PM #

      Three is low for me. This has been as high as five! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. alextheshadowgirl June 15, 2016 at 7:31 AM #

    Glad you’re enjoying The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street. And I know all about busy weeks, life always gets in the way of reading. Here’s my post https://alextheshadowgirl.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/www-wednesday-15th-june-2016/
    Have a great day!


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 4:58 PM #

      The challenge is to make reading fit around life! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian June 15, 2016 at 8:24 AM #

    I haven’t heard of your current or next reads, but have heard good things about the Larson book. If you haven’t read his book, The Devil in the White City, I highly recommend it.

    This is my first post for WWW Wednesdays: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2016/06/www-wednesdays.html


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:01 PM #

      The Devil in the White City was my first Larson read and I adored it! I always look forward to more now. Welcome and happy Wednesday!


  10. Agnes June 15, 2016 at 8:42 AM #

    I had a reading slump near the end of school too. The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street sounds like such a summery book, just from the title alone 🙂

    Here’s my WWW:


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:06 PM #

      Agreed! It’s got me eating more ice cream to be sure, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  11. Kwizgiver June 15, 2016 at 8:57 AM #

    That’s it! I’m picking up the Ice Cream Queen as audio!



    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:08 PM #

      Woo! I hope you like it, it’s been a fun ride so far. Happy Wednesday!


  12. rantsandravesofabibliophile June 15, 2016 at 9:21 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about Erik Larson’s books. I hope you enjoy it.

    My WWW Wednesday: https://rantsandravesofabibliophile.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/wwwwednesday/


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:11 PM #

      I’ve read a few of his before and really enjoy them. I recommend them as well! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. laurelrainsnow June 15, 2016 at 9:59 AM #

    The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street sounds like one I’d enjoy…I do love a good laugh. Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:13 PM #

      I hope you can enjoy it soon. Happy Wednesday!


  14. dez | the fun in reading books June 15, 2016 at 10:01 AM #

    It’s okay, Sam. When school’s over you’ll catch up.
    Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/www-wednesday-june-15-2016/


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:13 PM #

      That’s what I keep telling myself, haha. Thanks. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads June 15, 2016 at 10:02 AM #

    I finally remembered to look up 27 Days to Midnight on Goodreads and I added it to my TBR. It sounds really good!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/www-wednesday-615/


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:15 PM #

      Awesome! I’m enjoying it a lot but I’m falling asleep with it in my hands and just can’t stay awake long enough to finish it, haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. readinaflash June 15, 2016 at 10:03 AM #

    It’s hard to read in the summer – went away for a few days and never touched my kindle! Here’s my list https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/www-wednesday-2/


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:17 PM #

      I find vacations are either full of reading or completely void of it. Happy Wednesday!


  17. Anna at A Wondrous Bookshelf June 15, 2016 at 10:40 AM #

    Hoping you find some reading time soon. Summer is a busy time and when kids are at home it can get a little harder to squeeze in that extra time. I’m also hoping to get some extra reading time as my book club is also off for the Summer. Happy reading! 😃
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday https://awondrousbookshelf.com/2016/06/15/www-wednesday-3/


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:20 PM #

      I don’t have the kids to contend with but the sun and weather draw me outside and away from my book a lot. I do enjoy the book club break to get back to the books I want to read. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Jenny June 15, 2016 at 11:16 AM #

    It’s always so difficult to fit in time to read when you’re busy- but hopefully you’ll be able to soon.
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday- it’s limited to one trilogy!


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:21 PM #

      Thank you, I’m hoping my schedule opens up really soon. Happy Wednesday!


  19. faithrivens June 15, 2016 at 11:30 AM #

    Crazy weeks can be difficult to navigate through! Hope things quiet down a bit for you this week. It can be quite frustrating to want to read but then not have the actual time to do it ;P
    Thanks as always for hosting WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:23 PM #

      I’m hoping to get back to it all this week because I’ll have down time this weekend to get to things. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Sally Allen June 15, 2016 at 1:05 PM #

    Good luck during your next three weeks! The Ice Cream Queen is on my summer listening list – so glad to hear it’s holding up for you. 🙂

    Thank you for hosting WWW Wednesday, and here is mine: http://sallyallenbooks.com/2016/06/wednesday-reading-roundup-june-15/


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:27 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it. It’s a great summer pick that will have you craving ice cream. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Clare Stone June 15, 2016 at 1:05 PM #

    These all sound great – will have to check out your review of The Unlikely Disciple!


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:30 PM #

      Please do, it was a really enjoyable book. Happy Wednesday!


  22. Yvo June 15, 2016 at 1:19 PM #

    I hope you will be able to read more this week! Your current reads sound really interesting.

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:32 PM #

      They’re great and it makes not spending time with them even worse. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. hmills96 June 15, 2016 at 1:59 PM #

    Here’s today’s update! http://ilayreading.com/2016/06/15/www-wednesday-6152016/

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Random Reads June 15, 2016 at 2:32 PM #

    You did some great reading for being so busy with school!


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:36 PM #

      Thanks! I hope to do even more when my classes end. Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Random Reads June 15, 2016 at 11:47 PM #

        You’re welcome! I hope you’ll be able to. Happy reading to you too!


  25. kaitgoodwin June 15, 2016 at 3:03 PM #

    Happy Reading!
    My WWW post is here!

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Aggie Unsworth June 15, 2016 at 3:25 PM #

    I still haven’t quite figured out how to fir in audiobooks into my life so I find it fascinating how you can listen to them while on a run!!



    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:44 PM #

      A lot of people have said that to me, haha. I don’t need music to set a pace so it’s like someone running with me who doesn’t get out of breath and can tell a story. Happy Wednesday!


  27. stacey0829 June 15, 2016 at 3:26 PM #

    Hope you enjoy your books. Here’s mine for this week. Have a awsome day. 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

  28. Curious Daisy (@curious_daisy) June 15, 2016 at 4:24 PM #

    Hope you manage to read something amazing this week. Happy reading Sam!! http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-june-15-2016/


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 5:46 PM #

      Thank you! I’m so close to finishing 27 Days to Midnight that it hurts. I hope to wrap that up this week. Happy Wednesday!


  29. anovelglimpse June 15, 2016 at 6:54 PM #

    I hope school speeds by and you get your much needed reading time. 🙂

    My WWW: http://www.anovelglimpse.com/2016/06/15/www-wednesday-june-15-2016/


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 7:41 PM #

      Thanks! Last week was unusually stressful and I hope the rest is calmer. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  30. elissablue June 15, 2016 at 7:35 PM #

    You intrigue me with the Ice Cream Queen, I’ll have to check it out. Here’s my answer to the three questions here because my blog today is connected to a “Wednesday Yarn Along” I do where I share my read and knits-
    I’m currently reading Wild Stories: “The Best of Men’s Journal- 2003” and I finished…that’s bad I can’t remember because I actually didn’t finish my last book- “Submerged (Alaskan Courage Book #1)”, I never do that, but I ran out of patience. Was it the book or me? I don’t know. I’ll finish it someday. And I definitely am going to read “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon, but the Wild Stories book got me totally sidetracked with awesome short articles previously published in “Men’s Journal” about so many diverse adventures, but great writing. For guys, but I won’t tell, if you don’t- why should the guys get all the fun? My blog today talks about my current read and knits- http://lovelyyarnescapes.blogspot.com/2016/06/wednesdays-yarn-along_15.html


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 9:49 PM #

      Enjoy the adventure stories! Even more fun that they’re real. I wasn’t a fan of Outlander but I’m still tempted to see the series. Happy Wednesday!


  31. siderealday June 15, 2016 at 7:40 PM #

    Good luck getting through everything. I hope you end up enjoying the books you pick for yourself – maybe you’ll even make a dent (albeit a small one) in your TBR list. 🙂
    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/www-wednesday-615/
    Happy reading and thanks for hosting!


    • Sam June 15, 2016 at 9:52 PM #

      Haha, you’re very optimistic about me getting through my reads. I have a whole shelf of books unread! Happy Wednesday!


  32. Jenn June 21, 2016 at 1:07 PM #

    Thanks for keeping this meme alive! (and for linking back to me!) 😀


    • Sam June 21, 2016 at 4:58 PM #

      No problem! It’s been really fun and I look forward to keeping it up.



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