WWW Wednesday, 10-August-2016

10 Aug

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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OnePersonCurrently reading: I got some solid reading of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson this week. I had to go to the doctor and you all know how much waiting there is involved in that! I’m over 50% now and I can feel the tension building.
I’m really enjoying The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. The advice Chapman gives is very practical and it’s something I can implement in my marriage. Though my husband is getting a little sick of me saying how my actions hit on one or more of the love languages, haha.
I started reading In One Person by John Irving on Saturday. I’m having to write this early because of my vacation so I can’t say too much about it besides I’m excited to read it because I’m a huge fan of Irving. I’m  hoping to power through it while I’m on the beach.

PeaceBreaksRecently finished: I finished Peace Breaks Out by John Knowles on Friday. I enjoyed this book a lot which I was really hoping I would. I loved A Separate Peace when I read it in high school and I thought this book was equally enjoyable. I’ll have a review going up next week or so. I’ve got another lined up before it before I’ll get it posted.

Because of my vacation time, no reviews up this past week but I do have one ready for tomorrow so look out for that!

BoySnowReading Next: I’m still waiting on the audiobook for World Without End by Ken Follett. I might start another one before it comes in because I’ll finish Love Lanaguages soon and need something to listen to. Not sure what that would be.
My next physical book is going to be Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi. This is a book club pick for my club that will meet in September. A librarian friend of mine recommended this about a year ago and I’ve been looking for a reason to read it ever since. I’m excited!

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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71 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 10-August-2016”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks August 10, 2016 at 1:54 AM #

    I do like the sound of Peace Breaks Out – here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/this-week-in-books-august-10/


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 7:32 AM #

      It was a good one! I’m glad I got a chance to read it. Happy Wednesday!


  2. Diana August 10, 2016 at 3:17 AM #

    I am glad that you are enjoying The 5 Languages of Love. I had the same feeling when reading it, I think I like affirmation, gifts and quality time lol.I couldn’t settle on one language at first.

    I hope that you are enjoying your vacation. Have a good one.

    Here’s my WWW for this week:https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-august-10th/


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 7:38 AM #

      I think mine is either Quality Time or Acts of Service. I’m still trying to figure out my husband’s haha. Happy Wednesday!


  3. Julianne August 10, 2016 at 3:25 AM #

    Looking forward to hear what you think about the Irving book. I haven’t read it myself, but I’ve heard it’s really good.


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 7:39 AM #

      I’m loving it right now. I got a good chunk read on the plane. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. alilovesbooks August 10, 2016 at 4:31 AM #

    Sounds like you’ve had a very productive reading week. I hope you enjoy your vacation.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-10th-august-2016/


  5. alextheshadowgirl August 10, 2016 at 5:40 AM #

    I haven’t heard of any of these books but hope you like them! Here’s my Wednesday post http://wp.me/p57dGY-Ow


  6. samfalston August 10, 2016 at 6:28 AM #

    Hello, here is my WWW Wednesday: https://theliterarysam.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-6/

    I’ve been so sick today, but finally managed to get it out! 🙂


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 7:43 AM #

      Feel better! Being sick is no fun. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Claire | Art and Soul August 10, 2016 at 6:48 AM #

    I hope you’re enjoying your holiday and looking forward to an update on the Irving when you get back 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-10th-august-2016/


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 7:46 AM #

      I’ll say now that I’m really liking it. I usually enjoy Irving’s style. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer August 10, 2016 at 6:55 AM #

    All new titles to my ears! Enjoy your vacation !
    Here’s my www: https://thebelgianreviewer.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-10-08-2016/


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 7:49 AM #

      Thank you, this has been a very good stretch of books. Happy Wednesday!


  9. TrainOfThought August 10, 2016 at 7:25 AM #

    Haven’t read any of these, but I hope you enjoy!
    Here’s mine:


  10. Emily Witt August 10, 2016 at 7:26 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my post for this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/www-and-wippet-wednesday-10-august-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Sally Allen August 10, 2016 at 8:37 AM #

    So many great books on your list this week! I hope you enjoy Boy Snow Bird. I read it when it first came out and found the writing mesmerizing. Happy Wednesday reading!

    And here’s my WWW post for this week: http://sallyallenbooks.com/2016/08/wednesday-reading-august-10/


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 9:58 AM #

      I’ve heard such good things, I was excited to see it on our club’s list. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. faithrivens August 10, 2016 at 8:38 AM #

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed Peace Breaks Out! I’ll definitely have to check it out now 🙂 Hope that In One Person & Boy, Snow, Bird prove to be good reads as well!
    Happy Reading 🙂


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 10:02 AM #

      Thank you! I’m liking In One Person a lot right now. It will be an interesting book club talk. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Ashley August 10, 2016 at 8:57 AM #

    I haven’t heard of any of these, but they all sound really interesting!
    Here is my WWW:


  14. siderealday August 10, 2016 at 9:45 AM #

    I hope you’re enjoying your vacation!
    Congratulations on getting through so much of In the Garden of Beasts, since I know you were having trouble finding time to sit down with it. It’s nice to know those ‘hurry up and wait’ times in doctors’ offices are good for getting through books.
    Here’s my WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-89
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 10:07 AM #

      Haha they saw me really fast, but the X-ray tech was late that day so I had to wait for him and the images development. All said, I was out in an hour. Happy Wednesday!


  15. samfsm August 10, 2016 at 9:48 AM #

    I have been meaning to read The Pillars of the Earth series! How did you like the first one?

    Here is my WWW Wednesday: https://samsbeachreads.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-8-10-16/


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 10:10 AM #

      I loved it. It’s slow but like enjoying a meal slowly instead of waiting for water to boil. The whole thing was enjoyable. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. rantandraveaboutbooks August 10, 2016 at 10:04 AM #

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Boy, Snow, Bird. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

    Here’s my Wednesday post: https://rantandraveaboutbooks.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-whats-on-your-tbr-2/


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 10:12 AM #

      Thanks! I’ve heard great things, too, so I’m excited. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. laurelrainsnow August 10, 2016 at 10:06 AM #

    I’m curious about Boy, Snow, Bird. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 10:15 AM #

      I’m excited to start it as well. Happy Wednesday!


  18. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads August 10, 2016 at 10:43 AM #

    I’m glad that you’re enjoying In the Garden of Beasts. I haven’t heard much about it from bloggers, but it looks really good.
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-810/


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 12:59 PM #

      I’ve enjoyed Larson’s other books. This one has the same great style. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek August 10, 2016 at 10:50 AM #

    Ah, my eyes for that cover with the brassiere! 🙂

    Here’s my link: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-10th-august-2016/


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 1:01 PM #

      Haha my book club was a bit out off as well. I just got to a point that starts to explain it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Alex @ Young At Heart Books August 10, 2016 at 10:56 AM #

    I’ve been meaning to read The 5 Love Languages, I’m glad you’ve been enjoying it! I’ve also heard that people find in helpful in their relationships.

    Boy, Snow, Bird also sounds interesting. I’m a fan of any kind of fairy-tale retellings. Hope you enjoy!

    Here’s my WWW:



    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 1:05 PM #

      I hadn’t looked at what Boy, Snow, Bird was about and didn’t realize it was a retelling haha. I really enjoy those so I’m looking forward to it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. carenksr August 10, 2016 at 11:06 AM #

    This meme always gives me more books to read. Thank you. Here is my WWW Wednesday. https://ckrich.com/2016/08/10/wwwednesday-81016/


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 1:08 PM #

      Glad to add to your TBR haha. Happy Wednesday!


  22. anovelglimpse August 10, 2016 at 11:16 AM #

    Enjoy your vacation! I hope you get lots of reading done! 🙂

    My WWW: http://www.anovelglimpse.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-august-10-2016/


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 1:10 PM #

      I got through some on the plane. Not as much as I would have liked, though! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Candy @ So little time... August 10, 2016 at 11:24 AM #

    ‘In the Garden of Beasts’ sounds fascinating! I’ll have to check it out.

    Thanks for hosting! Happy Reading!

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2016/08/what-are-you-reading-august-10-2016.html


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 1:12 PM #

      It’s really great and Larson does a great job of building the suspense. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. readinaflash August 10, 2016 at 11:41 AM #

    Good list; here is mine. Have a great week.


    Liked by 1 person

  25. Clare Stone August 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM #

    I’ve finished so many books in doctor’s and hospital waiting rooms I swear! I look forward to your review of Peace Breaks Out!


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 1:15 PM #

      Haha they should make the chairs more comfortable if we’re going to be doing so much reading there haha. Happy Wednesday!


  26. hmills96 August 10, 2016 at 12:45 PM #

    Hope you’re enjoying vacation! Here’s my post for this afternoon. http://ilayreading.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-8102016/


  27. missbooksandthings August 10, 2016 at 2:58 PM #

    This sounds so fun OFC I will do it on my blog. And it´s a really nice way to find new bookblogs 😀


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 9:09 PM #

      Welcome! Looking forward to having you join us. Happy Wednesday!


  28. Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks August 10, 2016 at 3:39 PM #

    I’ve seen Boy, Snow, Bird around the blogosphere for a little while now. I’m not going to lie – that cover is beautiful, and despite not knowing much about the book, I’ll buy it just to display on my shelves for the moment. 😛 Hope you enjoy it, and happy reading! ❤

    ~ Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 9:09 PM #

      Haha I do love the cover! I hope I like the book as much. Happy Wednesday!


  29. Curious Daisy August 10, 2016 at 4:16 PM #

    I’ve finally posted one of these again. Here it is 😀 http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-august-10-2016/


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 9:14 PM #

      Welcome back. Happy Wednesday!


  30. stacey0829 August 10, 2016 at 5:47 PM #

    All look like great reads. I hope you enjoy them. Have a great week.



  31. maggiederrick August 10, 2016 at 6:54 PM #

    I remember picking up “Boy, Snow, Bird” in the bookstore a few times after it first came out only to ultimately end up leaving without it every time. If you do end up checking it out, I’ll be interested to hear what you think!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday for this week! https://maggiederrick.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-august-10-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 9:20 PM #

      I’ve got a copy on my bedside so I plan to pick it up as my next read. I almost bought it once, too. Happy Wednesday!


      • maggiederrick August 12, 2016 at 10:46 AM #

        Would love to hear what you think of it when you get around to reading it!


  32. Kwizgiver August 10, 2016 at 6:56 PM #

    I’m going to pick up the 5 Languages of Love!

    Here’s my Wednesday post: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2016/08/www-wednesday_10.html


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 9:21 PM #

      I hope you like it as much as I did. Happy Wednesday!


  33. Yvo August 10, 2016 at 7:37 PM #

    Boy, Snow, Bird sounds like a really good read! I will be looking forward to your thoughts on it. 🙂

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam August 10, 2016 at 9:25 PM #

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to reading it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  34. elissablue August 11, 2016 at 12:27 AM #

    Hope you enjoy your vacation, the beach sounds great. I will see the ocean when I visit my son at his college in Oct.in Maine. I haven’t seen the ocean for so long I can’t remember and I love it so, I live in Colorado. Here’s my WWW Wednesday- http://lovelyyarnescapes.blogspot.com/2016/07/www-wednesday-august.html


    • Sam August 11, 2016 at 1:51 PM #

      It had been three years since I saw the ocean. We don’t get much of it in Michigan! Happy Thursday!


  35. Keeana Reads August 11, 2016 at 10:06 AM #

    Great selection of books.. this is my WWW for this week. First time participating https://keeanareads.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/www-wednesday-10th-august-2016/


    • Sam August 11, 2016 at 1:51 PM #

      Welcome! Happy Thursday!



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