WWW Wednesday, 31-August-2016

31 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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BoySnowCurrently reading: I read very little of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. I’m hoping I can find a little time to read it this week, but it’s really not looking good for me. I knew this one would be a long, slow read, but I didn’t think it would take this long.
I’ve made decent progress in World Without End by Ken Follett. It’s a long book to be sure, but I’ve been going on some long runs and getting through good chunks of it on each one. It will be a while, but I’ll make it through.
I just started Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi so I can’t say too certainly what I think of it so far. I’m hoping to finish this one quickly but we’ll see what happens.

OnePersonRecently finished: I made it through In One Person by John Irving a day faster than I thought I would! I finished it Saturday afternoon and I was so excited. It was a good read with some small disappointments toward the end. It had all the classic John Irving elements to it that I love so I can’t say I’m too upset with it. My book club met to talk about it on Monday so I’ll have a reflection up soon. My book review went up on Monday.

Henrietta LacksReading Next: It will be another book club book I suspect. We’re picking up The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot for our next selection. This book caught my eye when I was working at a textbook store in college and had to rent it to the entire freshman class of the university across town. I thought it had been out forever because of that but it was probably the year after it was published, in 2011, that this happened. I’m excited to finally see what it’s about!

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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49 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 31-August-2016”

  1. Emily Witt August 31, 2016 at 4:18 AM #

    I love the sound of the Henrietta Lacks book! I think I have actually come across it before but I didn’t note it down. Enjoy it!

    Here’s my post for this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/www-wednesday-august-31-2016/


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 12:03 PM #

      I’ve come across it several times so I’m really excited to finally read it. Happy Wednesday!


  2. theadventuresofafangirlblog August 31, 2016 at 4:22 AM #

    Hope you have a good reading week, here’s my link 🙂 https://theadventuresofafangirlblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/www-wednesday-31-august-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

  3. alilovesbooks August 31, 2016 at 5:14 AM #

    I’m afraid I haven’t really heard of any of your books this week but a couple of them do look interesting. I hope you manage to make some progress and, more importantly, that you enjoy them.

    Here my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/www-wednesday-31st-august-2016/


  4. Aggie Unsworth August 31, 2016 at 5:28 AM #

    I love the cover of Boy Snow Bird! Enjoy your books.



    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 12:16 PM #

      Thanks, I think it’s beautiful. Happy Wednesday!


  5. sarinalangerwriter August 31, 2016 at 5:39 AM #

    Happy reading, Sam! I hope you can finish In the Garden of Beasts soon, it sounds like you’ve been on it for a while.

    Here’s my WWW: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2016/08/31/www-wednesday-31st-august-2016/ I won’t be around much today (day off! woo!) but will reply to everything tomorrow 🙂

    Happy reading, everyone! 🙂


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 12:17 PM #

      Enjoy the day off! I’ve been trying to pick away at it slowly. It might take a bit still. Happy Wednesday!


  6. Juhi💜-Girl who reads August 31, 2016 at 6:03 AM #

    I love this meme 💜.Happy to share my answers.


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 12:08 PM #

      Great! Happy to have you. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. alextheshadowgirl August 31, 2016 at 7:42 AM #

    Happy reading. Hope you enjoy the Henrietta Lacks Book. Here’s my Wednesday post https://t.co/znXZk64cWJ


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 12:19 PM #

      I’m looking forward to it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. faithrivens August 31, 2016 at 8:39 AM #

    Good luck getting through World Without End. Small chunks is a smart way to go — sometimes reading is like sprinting. Short bursts help for the long haul 😉
    Sitting this week out, but I’ll be posting again next week for sure!
    Happy Reading ❤


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 2:21 PM #

      I enjoy coming back to books if I read them in bursts. It’s like seeing an old friend. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Curious Daisy August 31, 2016 at 8:44 AM #

    Boy Snow Bird has a gorgeous cover and sounds very very good 😀 Happy reading! http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-august-31-2016/


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 3:09 PM #

      I’m liking it a lot so far and loving the cover. Happy Wednesday!


  10. Kwizgiver August 31, 2016 at 9:02 AM #

    I added the Irving book to my TBR. I love his works!



    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 6:10 PM #

      Same! He’s had another one come out since this. Happy Wednesday!


  11. Clare Stone August 31, 2016 at 9:31 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Hope you enjoy it!


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 6:11 PM #

      Everyone has had great things to say. Happy Wednesday!


  12. 4thhouseontheleft August 31, 2016 at 9:38 AM #

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an excellent book! Happy Reading!

    Here’s my first WWW Wednesday post: https://4thhouseontheleft.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/www-wednesday-31-august-2016/


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 12:10 PM #

      I’ve heard only good things about it. I’m so excited to dive in. Happy Wednesday!


  13. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads August 31, 2016 at 10:08 AM #

    I hope you enjoy The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks! I only recently found out about this book (maybe last week or the week before), but it sounds incredibly interesting and I really want to read it now.
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/www-wednesday-831/


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 9:02 PM #

      Everyone has said great things about it so I’m excited to read it myself. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. anovelglimpse August 31, 2016 at 10:32 AM #

    That’s too bad that the Irving book was a little disappointing, but it sounds like it was still good at least.
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 9:04 PM #

      It was good, but I have such high expectations for Irving! Oh well. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. laurelrainsnow August 31, 2016 at 11:15 AM #

    I am curious about the Henrietta Lacks book. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 9:05 PM #

      My book club hasn’t done a non-fiction for a while so we’re all looking forward to it. Happy Wednesday!


  16. Alex @ Young At Heart Books August 31, 2016 at 12:57 PM #

    I’ve heard great things about Henrietta Lacks! I’ve never read it yet but I have it on my bookshelf 🙂 Hope you enjoy it.

    Here’s my WWW:


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 9:07 PM #

      I’ve had my eye on it for ages so I’m really excited to have a reason to push it to the front of my list. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek August 31, 2016 at 1:16 PM #

    Here’s my WWW post, an eclectic mix of books for me: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/www-wednesday-31st-august-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

  18. hmills96 August 31, 2016 at 2:02 PM #

    Here’s today’s post! http://ilayreading.com/2016/08/31/www-wednesday-8312016/

    Liked by 1 person

  19. S B Williams August 31, 2016 at 2:13 PM #

    Hey Sam, you sound like me. Reading multiple books at a time, putting one down forEVER until you feel like you can pick it up again haha. If a book is too long in the beginning, it’s difficult for me to get into. If it’s long in the middle, I will usually forgive it. Here’s my WWW post! https://authorswilliams.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/www-wednesday-august-wrap-up/


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 9:14 PM #

      Haha, I try to finish everything I start, even if it takes ages to do it! The case with my ebooks is that I don’t prioritize them, I’d rather get through the physical books. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Candy @ So little time... August 31, 2016 at 2:45 PM #

    ‘World Without End’ sounds good to me! Did you say you were listening to this while running? I’ve tried that before but realized my pace slowed down. I may try it again sometime, but I think I like listening to music a little better. 🙂

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2016/08/what-are-you-reading-august-31-2016.html

    Have a wonderful week, and thanks for hosting!


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 9:18 PM #

      I’ve found no difference in my pace between books and music. My husband insisted on music for the same reason for years but I converted him recently, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  21. Sally Allen August 31, 2016 at 4:51 PM #

    That is a great list of books! I haven’t read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and look forward to hearing what you think of it. 🙂

    Here is my list: http://sallyallenbooks.com/2016/08/unabridged-list-books-read-august/


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 9:23 PM #

      I hope to start it within a week if I’m lucky. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Hfineisen August 31, 2016 at 5:57 PM #

    All good picks this week. I really liked In One Person. https://worthgettinginbedfor.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/www-wednesday-3/


    • Sam August 31, 2016 at 9:25 PM #

      Glad you liked it, too! My book club had one dissenter, but most of us really enjoyed it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. stacey0829 August 31, 2016 at 10:06 PM #

    Enjoy. Have a great week.


    Liked by 1 person

  24. Kay - The Desert Bibliophile September 1, 2016 at 12:16 AM #

    I’m always late to the party! But, I’m hoping to start Boy, Snow, Bird soon so I can’t wait to see what you think of it. Have a great week!



    • Sam September 1, 2016 at 10:28 AM #

      Awesome! So far it’s really enjoyable. I’m hoping to have time this weekend to dive further into it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. siderealday September 1, 2016 at 12:27 PM #

    Sorry you’re still not getting time for Larsen’s In the Garden of Beasts. Better luck next week!
    Here’s my WWW Post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/www-wednesday-831/
    Thanks for hosting, and happy reading!


    • Sam September 1, 2016 at 5:22 PM #

      I’m hoping to make time soon. Happy reading!


  26. Random Reads September 4, 2016 at 1:55 AM #

    Rebecca Skloot’s book looks interesting! I’m glad you got to do some good reading this week 🙂



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