WWW Wednesday, 22-June-2016

22 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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DanteCurrently reading: I thought about reading In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. I had a lot of working lunches last week and didn’t really have the time to pull it out. I might have accidentally gotten an eReader so that might speed things up…
I’m still really enjoying The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman. The audiobook is superb and I’m starting to see the connections between the current lawsuit she’s facing and the progressing memoir toward that point in time. I’m really looking forward to finding out how they converge.
I started In the Hand of Dante by Nick Tosches and I’m a bit iffy on it. It started off really far from the plot promised and it’s very… blatant? The main characters so far are gruff men who are honest about what they’re doing and feeling and it’s not always comfortable to read.

27 Days_HighResRecently finished: I finished 27 Days to Midnight by Kristine Kruppa! I wish I’d been able to finish it a bit faster, but that’s life. Whatever, haha. School is almost over and I’ll be able to get through these faster. This was a really enjoyable book and I’m really blessed to have been part of the process and watch Kristine grow this book into the great work that it is.

I posted my review on Monday so please go check that out as well!

WingsReading Next: I’ll have to get back to book club books soon. Our next selection is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. I’m excited to say that this will hit the 1800s time period in my When Are You Reading? Challenge so this is a well-timed read for me. I’m not always a fan of such popular book-club-books so we’ll see how this one goes.

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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82 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 22-June-2016”

  1. Geronimo Reads June 22, 2016 at 1:12 AM #

    27 Days to Midnight seems like such an interesting read! I have The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, which I’ve yet to read. I’m so intimidated by it, even though it’s so small lol. I hope you end up liking The Invention of Wings!


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 6:41 AM #

      Thank you! I think I tried reading ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ years ago and couldn’t get through it so I’m a bit nervous but that must have been over 10 years ago so I’m sure my tastes have changed some. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Geronimo Reads June 22, 2016 at 11:13 PM #

        I really hope you enjoy it! Excited to see what you think.


    • Catherine @ Book Club Librarian June 22, 2016 at 7:42 AM #

      I hope you give The Secret Life of Bees a try soon. It is one of my all time favorites. There was also a really good movie made, which stayed very close to the book.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sam June 22, 2016 at 2:46 PM #

        Great to know! I love comparing the books to their movies. I’ll look forward to that.


      • Geronimo Reads June 22, 2016 at 11:13 PM #

        I am definitely planning on getting to it before the end of the year. Glad to know you love it!


  2. cleopatralovesbooks June 22, 2016 at 1:15 AM #

    Some good looking books Sam – I’m taken with The Ice Cream Girl of Orchard Street and by I have The Invention of Wings lurking on the TBR pile – one I do want to get around to reading soon.


  3. martinarg June 22, 2016 at 2:48 AM #

    27 days to Midnight looks amazing I have added to my TBR! Here is my WWW post: https://themysterycorner.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/www-wednesday-3/


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 6:45 AM #

      Awesome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Kristine wrote a great story there. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Anna at A Wondrous Bookshelf June 22, 2016 at 3:10 AM #

    Good selection! The Invention of Wings is on my TBR. Here’s WWW Wednesday https://awondrousbookshelf.com/2016/06/22/www-wednesday-4/


  5. alilovesbooks June 22, 2016 at 3:54 AM #

    I was really drawn to the cover of 27 Days to Midnight so wandered off to read the synopsis and it sounds like my kind of story. Another one for the TBR mountain 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/www-wednesday-22nd-june-2016/


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 2:30 PM #

      Awesome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Claire | Art and Soul June 22, 2016 at 4:52 AM #

    I love that you “accidentally” got an eReader! Happens to us all 🙂

    I’m so glad you enjoyed 27 Days to Midnight. It’s on my TBR.

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/www-wednesday-22nd-june-2016/


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 2:33 PM #

      It’s sitting next to me right now, tempting me to start reading when I’ve got 1,000,000 other things on my mind. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Agnes June 22, 2016 at 5:22 AM #

    I was planning on reading The Invention of Wings too. Hope it’s a good read 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: http://haphazardbookshelves.blogspot.com/2016/06/www-wednesday-9.html


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 2:37 PM #

      Same here! I’ll keep my fingers crossed. I’ll likely start it next week. Happy Wednesday!


  8. alextheshadowgirl June 22, 2016 at 5:50 AM #

    I haven’t heard of any of these books before but I hope you’re enjoying them. Here’s my post https://alextheshadowgirl.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/www-wednesday-22nd-june-2016/


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 2:39 PM #

      Thank you, I am so far. Happy Wednesday!


  9. Bookish Daayla June 22, 2016 at 6:11 AM #

    27 Days to Midnight sounds good, I’ve gone and added it to my TBR now!



    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 9:59 AM #

      Glad to hear it! I hope you enjoy it. Happy Wednesday!


  10. novellover97 June 22, 2016 at 6:50 AM #

    Reblogged this on forthenovellovers.


  11. Emily Witt June 22, 2016 at 7:38 AM #

    It’s late in my time zone so I’m just leaving my link for now. I’ll be back in the morning with a more constructive comment about your books.

    Linky linky link


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 2:41 PM #

      Thanks for visiting! I know the time differences can be hard for some participants but I appreciate it. Happy Wednesday!


  12. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian June 22, 2016 at 7:40 AM #

    One of my book clubs read The Invention of Wings and it was one of our (and my) favorites. Hope you enjoy it.

    My WWW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2016/06/www-wednesdays_22.html


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 2:43 PM #

      Glad to hear it! I’m a bit anxious about it so I feel reassured now. Happy Wednesday!


  13. Deedee June 22, 2016 at 7:47 AM #

    The Inventions of Wings is one of my favorite books this year. It is such a powerful and beautiful story. I look forward to reading your review on it. The time period, strong female protagonist. It had everything that I like. I hope that you will love it as much as I did.

    My www:https://gathigiareads.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/www-wednesday-21st/


  14. laurelrainsnow June 22, 2016 at 9:42 AM #

    The Invention of Wings is on my list. Your other books are new to me, but I hope you are enjoying them. My reading this week has been slow due to other distractions, but I’m loving my choice. Here’s my WWW WEDNESDAY POST


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 2:52 PM #

      It seems Kidd’s book is one a lot of people have intended to read. I hope it’s a good one! Happy Wednesday.


  15. Hfineisen June 22, 2016 at 10:23 AM #


    I love Sue Monk Kidd. Hope you enjoy Invention of Wings!


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 2:52 PM #

      Great to hear! I have my fingers crossed. Happy Wednesday!


  16. Kwizgiver June 22, 2016 at 10:39 AM #

    The Invention of Wings is VERY different than Secret Life of Bees. I enjoyed both but they’re different.

    Here’s mine: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2016/06/www-wednesday_22.html


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 2:54 PM #

      Good deal because I wasn’t a fan of Bees at all. Happy Wednesday!


  17. anovelglimpse June 22, 2016 at 10:55 AM #

    How do you accidentally get an e-reader? That’s my biggest question from this post! I bet it will make things go faster, though!

    My WWW: http://www.anovelglimpse.com/2016/06/22/www-wednesday-june-22-2016/


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 2:57 PM #

      Haha, I went on a time-share sales pitch to get a free weekend camping and it came with a tablet. I didn’t think about it till my husband handed it to me and said “For your books.” Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. readinaflash June 22, 2016 at 10:58 AM #

    Here is my post for this week. https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/www-wednesday-12/

    Liked by 1 person

  19. faithrivens June 22, 2016 at 11:39 AM #

    There are days when I wonder if I should accidentally get an ereader as well 😉 But I’m fighting the urge. If I can get my hands on a print copy, that’s what I’ll always go for 🙂
    Sorry that In the Hand of Dante is proving to be less than what you hoped for.
    I loved Secret Life of Bees and I’ve been meaning to pick up Invention of Wings! Hope you enjoy it once you get to it ❤
    Here's my WWW: https://aliasfaithrivens.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/www-wednesday-the-twelfth/
    Thanks as ever for hosting and Happy Reading 🙂


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 2:58 PM #

      I still prefer paper books and I think I’ll stick to them still as much as I can. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Clare Stone June 22, 2016 at 12:04 PM #

    Excited to read your review of 27 Days to Midnight! I read a Sue Monk Kidd book a while back and loved it, so I hope you enjoy The Invention of Wings.


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM #

      It’s up and ready, go check it out with the link! Happy Wednesday!


  21. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads June 22, 2016 at 12:07 PM #

    I haven’t heard of most of these books before, but they all sound quite interesting. I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/www-wednesday-622/


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 4:02 PM #

      Thank you! I’ve had a good run lately. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Holly.Evans June 22, 2016 at 1:45 PM #

    I haven’t heard of those books but I’ll have to check them out! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post:


  23. stephdc June 22, 2016 at 2:57 PM #

    I haven’t read any of these books! Will definitely check them out!



    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 4:08 PM #

      Happy book exploring on this happy Wednesday!


  24. rabbitearsblog June 22, 2016 at 3:16 PM #

    Wow! These sound like some good reads! I’ll have to check these out myself! Here’s my WWW: http://rabbitearsbookblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/www-wednesdays-8-june-22-2016.html


  25. Aggie Unsworth June 22, 2016 at 3:34 PM #

    27 Days of midnight looks so amazing!! That cover is stunning!!



    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 4:11 PM #

      I love it, too! It goes great with the book. Happy Wednesday!


  26. siderealday June 22, 2016 at 3:37 PM #

    How do you accidentally get an e-reader?
    Oh man I really want to read 27 Days to Midnight!!! But I’m also taking a break from YA, so I probably won’t get to it until September.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/www-wednesday-622/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 4:12 PM #

      I’m posting about it tomorrow, but to summarize, it was free and I don’t know what else to do with it. Happy Wednesday!


  27. charliegirlteachergirl June 22, 2016 at 3:57 PM #

    So glad you enjoyed 27 Days to Midnight. How cool to be part of the process. Loved your review!



    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 4:14 PM #

      Thanks!! I’m glad you enjoyed it as well. Happy Wednesday!


  28. Curious Daisy (@curious_daisy) June 22, 2016 at 4:20 PM #

    I’ve heard great things about Sue Monk Kidd actually. I hope you enjoy that book. http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-june-22-2016/


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 9:51 PM #

      Thanks! I’m looking forward to it after some positive feedback today. Happy Wednesday!


  29. jaleenajo June 22, 2016 at 7:03 PM #

    Your When are You Reading challenge sounds like a great way to branch out in your reading! I might have to get into that next year 🙂 I’m also interested to hear more about 27 Days to Midnight!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 9:53 PM #

      I hope you join in next year! We’ve had fun the last three years and it’s a pretty small challenge. I hope you can read 27 Days to Midnight soon, it’s a really fun read. Happy Wednesday!


  30. stacey0829 June 22, 2016 at 7:21 PM #

    These all look good. I hope you enjoy them. Here’s mine for this week. Have a great week.



  31. Yvo June 22, 2016 at 7:27 PM #

    I have been wanting to read The Invention Of Wings for a long time as well; a shame I already have the 1800s filled if not it would have been a great excuse to finally read it. (I need the 1500s and 1700s first 😉 )

    I hope you’ll enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 9:57 PM #

      I’m excited to have it fill 1800s for me because I’m still missing that and 1500s. That one’s a lot harder than I thought it would be! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo June 22, 2016 at 10:24 PM #

        I have The Time Machine and the Shades Of Magic books for the 1800s, but I still need the 1700s and 1500s as well… That and the 1900-1919 period, but I already have a title for the last one. I should try and find a title for the other two next month though. Maybe another Shakespeare for the 1500s? Happy Wednesday!

        Liked by 1 person

  32. Sally Allen June 22, 2016 at 7:53 PM #

    Invention of Wings has been on my radar for a while – I look forward to hearing your take!

    And here’s my reading roundup for this week 🙂 http://sallyallenbooks.com/2016/06/wednesday-reading-roundup-june-22/


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 9:58 PM #

      I hope I can get through it quickly because my class is ending soon and I should finally have some free time. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  33. Random Reads June 22, 2016 at 10:08 PM #

    27 Days to Midnight has a cool cover! You did some great reading as always 🙂


    • Sam June 22, 2016 at 10:09 PM #

      Thank you! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Random Reads June 22, 2016 at 10:10 PM #

        You’re welcome! Thanks, Happy Reading to you too 🙂


  34. readbynicka June 23, 2016 at 1:14 AM #

    Hello! I just did this and here’s my link! https://readbynicka.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/bookish-memes-www-wednesday-june-22/


    • Sam June 23, 2016 at 6:15 AM #

      Welcome! Happy Wednesday!



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