WWW Wednesday, 24-August-2016

24 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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BeastsCurrently reading: I got through very few pages of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. I put my ereader on the kitchen table to encourage me to read if I’m eating alone but until school starts back up again, it seems doubtful that will be happening.
I’m trying to get through In One Person by John Irving this week. My book club meets to discuss it on Monday and I’m leading the discussion. I’m planning to leave a lot of time for reading before then and I should be able to power through.
I’m absolutely in love with World Without End by Ken Follett. I was afraid this book would be less enjoyable than the first in the series, but I think it’s even better. I love the characters and the way Follett builds the plot. I can’t wait to listen to more and more of this one.

Recently finished: Sad news! No books finished this week. I knew this would start to happen with a long audiobook so I’m not surprised. I hope to have one for your next week, though!

Just one book reviewed, The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. I thought the advice in this book was amazing and a lot of it made sense to me. Great reading and I gave it Four out of Five Stars.

BoySnowReading Next: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi is still sitting on my bedside table. I’m really excited to start it and I hope I can dive in soon. I just have to finish Irving first. The plan is to finish it before Monday so I hope to say I’m reading this one next week.

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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55 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 24-August-2016”

  1. Annie August 24, 2016 at 1:57 AM #

    Now i’m reading Valley of the moon. So good! I want to read something by Irving!


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 11:46 AM #

      I hope you’re enjoying it. I adore Irving, probably my favorite fiction writer. Happy reading!


  2. alilovesbooks August 24, 2016 at 3:10 AM #

    Don’t really know any of the books on your list this week but I hope you enjoy and manage to make some progress.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/www-wednesday-24th-august-2016/


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 11:47 AM #

      Thanks, looks like I’ll finish Irving this weekend. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. samfalston August 24, 2016 at 3:47 AM #

    Some great books on your list ☺
    In the Garden of Beasts sounds like interesting historical fiction. I need to add it to my tbr!
    Here is my WWW Wednesday: https://samslifeinbooks.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/www-wednesday-7/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 11:49 AM #

      Hope you like it! I’m enjoying it so far. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Claire | Art and Soul August 24, 2016 at 4:14 AM #

    Good luck with making a little progress with In the Garden of Beasts… although it does sound like you’re getting there and I don’t think it’s in danger of becoming the next Cloud Atlas 😉

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/www-wednesday-24th-august-2016/


  5. theadventuresofafangirlblog August 24, 2016 at 4:50 AM #

    I’ve never heard of any of the books you’re currently reading but they sound interesting.
    This is my first time participating in WWW Wednesday :), here’s my link: https://theadventuresofafangirlblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/www-wednesday-24-august-2016/


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 12:13 PM #

      Welcome! Glad to have you. Happy Wednesday!


  6. Bathtime Reads August 24, 2016 at 5:15 AM #

    Sorry to hear you’ve had a bit of a slow reading week. Good luck getting In One Person done by Monday. Happy reading 🙂

    My WWW: https://bathtimereads.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/www-wednesday-24th-august-2016/


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 12:16 PM #

      I think in on pace. Fingers crossed! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Emily Witt August 24, 2016 at 5:56 AM #

    I’ll have to ask my mum if she’s read World Without End. I know she loved Pillars of the Earth. Good luck getting through In One Person in time for book club!

    Here’s my post this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/www-wednesday-24-august-2016/


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 12:19 PM #

      World Without End was a very delayed sequel. She might have just missed it after waiting so long. Happy Wednesday!


  8. Shona August 24, 2016 at 6:58 AM #

    Hi, I’m joining in the fun for the first time. I haven’t read any of the books in your list but Ken Follet is on my TBR list. Here’s my WWW https://shonakinsella.com/2016/08/24/www-wednesday-24082016/


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 12:21 PM #

      Welcome! I haven’t read Follett’s more contemporary works but I’ve heard they’re great too. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian August 24, 2016 at 7:32 AM #

    I’ve been lending out my copy of In the Garden of Beasts to friends to rave reviews. I haven’t read it yet, but I did get it back this week, so now may be the time to read it.


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 12:23 PM #

      A great time to pick it up! I hope you enjoy. Happy Wednesday!


  10. alextheshadowgirl August 24, 2016 at 7:59 AM #

    So glad you enjoyed World Without end. I’ll be checking that one out. Here’s my Wednesday post http://wp.me/p57dGY-Yo


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 12:25 PM #

      You should look at Pillars of the Earth first, it comes first in the series. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Denise @ Life With No Plot August 24, 2016 at 8:20 AM #

    It’s been a slow reading week for me too. Actually, it’s been a slow reading year. It’s picking up though!

    My post: https://lifewithnoplot.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/www-wednesday-for-august-24th/


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 7:33 PM #

      I always think summer will pick up but it slows down! Happy Wednesday!


  12. faithrivens August 24, 2016 at 8:27 AM #

    Glad to hear that you’re really enjoying World Without End. I nearly put Pillars of the Earth on my reads for this week, but I put it off again 😛
    Happy Reading 🙂


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 7:34 PM #

      It’s really great, I think you’ll be happy when you pick it up. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. WordsAndPeace August 24, 2016 at 8:57 AM #

    In the Garden of Beasts is fantastic, I actually listened to it, the narrator was very good. My www is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2016/08/24/www-wednesdays-august-24/


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 7:37 PM #

      I’ve listened to two other Larson and have been impressed with the narrators. Happy Wednesday!


  14. dez | the fun in reading books August 24, 2016 at 9:05 AM #

    You have interesting books this week! Happy reading and here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/www-wednesday-august-24-2016/


  15. siderealday August 24, 2016 at 10:19 AM #

    The only downside I’ve found to reading multiple books at once is making time for all of them. Since I’ve been putting off one of my own in-progress books until this week (for a worse reason than you), I can totally sympathize with trying to make sure you spend a little time on everything each week, if possible.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/www-wednesday-824/
    Thanks for hosting, and happy reading!


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 7:42 PM #

      That’s why I try not to put them off for too long. Even if it’s only once a week, it helps. Happy Wednesday!


  16. laurelrainsnow August 24, 2016 at 10:56 AM #

    It’s amazing that you are getting any reading done, as it’s definitely a busy time for you. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 7:46 PM #

      Thank you, I enjoy the time I make for reading. Happy Wednesday!


  17. Kwizgiver August 24, 2016 at 11:19 AM #

    My reading is slowing down now that I’m back at school. 😦



    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 7:48 PM #

      Ah, that’s the worst. I’ll be back next week so I’m with you. Happy Wednesday!


  18. Ashley August 24, 2016 at 11:44 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! 😀
    Here is my post:

    Liked by 1 person

  19. anovelglimpse August 24, 2016 at 11:49 AM #

    I’m sorry you didn’t get a book finished this week, but maybe next! 😉 You always have so many going at once that any progress is amazing! Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 7:55 PM #

      I’m confident I’ll have one for next week! Just in time for the book club meeting haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. readinaflash August 24, 2016 at 12:06 PM #

    Thanks for hosting. Here is my list.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. hmills96 August 24, 2016 at 12:21 PM #

    Here’s my link for this afternoon! http://ilayreading.com/2016/08/24/www-wednesday-8242016/

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Random Reads August 24, 2016 at 12:28 PM #

    In The Garden of Beasts sounds so interesting!!


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 10:38 PM #

      It’s really great, I wish I had the time to devote to finishing it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Random Reads August 25, 2016 at 8:58 PM #

        I hope you can find some more time to read 🙂 Thanks, happy reading to you too!


  23. Lindsay | Bookboodle August 24, 2016 at 2:12 PM #

    I haven’t taken part in WWW for a few weeks and can totally understand how you still have In The Garden of Beasts on your reading pile having read the Lusitania book. I just finished a non-fiction called The Wicked Boy which although I enjoyed, seemed to take me so much longer to finish than a fiction novel.

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/www-wednesday-august-31st


    • Lindsay | Bookboodle August 24, 2016 at 2:13 PM #

      Just realised my link date is wrong but it still works – doh!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 10:40 PM #

      I feel the same way. It’s different with non-fiction, it’s just harder to be absorbed. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Sally Allen August 24, 2016 at 5:18 PM #

    I love Oyeyemi’s prose. I hope you enjoy Boy Snow Bird!

    Here’s my WWW for this week: http://sallyallenbooks.com/2016/08/wednesday-reading-august-24/


    • Sam August 24, 2016 at 10:42 PM #

      Thanks, I’m really looking forward to my first book by her. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Shoshi August 24, 2016 at 7:19 PM #

    Here is mine:

    Liked by 1 person

  26. lipsyy August 25, 2016 at 4:26 PM #

    Boy Snow Bird looks beautiful, i’m tempted by it myself!

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Christy Luis August 30, 2016 at 9:35 PM #

    Five Love Languages is amazing! 🙂 Thanks for hosting WWW. I’m going to post one tomorrow morning.


    • Sam August 30, 2016 at 9:37 PM #

      Awesome! Glad to have you joining in. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person


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