WWW Wednesday, 7-September-2016

7 Sep

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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TidyingCurrently reading: After all of your encouraging last week, I made a point of getting some reading done on In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. I don’t think it amounted to very much, but I made a small dent!
Unfortunately, I’m currently at a loss with World Without End by Ken Follett. I lost the audiobook hold from the library! I went to renew it a few days before it expired and saw that there are two people in front of me on the hold list! I’m really upset because I was enjoying this book a lot and now I’m having to put it on the back burner. Super sad face.
I’m making good progress with Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi. My book club meeting is next week so I’m hoping to finish it over the weekend if at all possible. It shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
While I’m waiting for my audiobook problem to resolve, I picked up a short one. I heard a lot about The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and I was intrigued enough to try it. Unfortunately, I’m not a huge fan. Kondo seems to have no respect for someone who collects anything (even if it brings the person joy) and her minute details about properly folding socks so ‘that they can rest’ isn’t making me want to resort my sock drawer. It’s short, so I’ll get through it but I’ll have to find something fun next.

Recently finished: Nothing new! I’m so saddened by this. I didn’t post any reviews either. I need to start reading shorter books.

Henrietta LacksReading Next: I still plan on reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot next. I wanted to add another book to this list, probably an audiobook, but I realized I don’t know what our book club’s October selection will be. I’ll try to get that figured out soon.

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, 7-September-2016”

  1. charliegirlteachergirl September 7, 2016 at 1:26 AM #

    I have been AWOL for about a month and not reading to boot. School starting is kicking my butt this year. I’m at work until 6, 7 or 8 PM every night. I got a little tiny bit read this weekend, but it was minimal. I need a vacation day to just read!


    Liked by 2 people

    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 12:43 PM #

      A reading vacation sounds superb. Let me know if that ever works out haha. Happy Wednesday!


  2. cleopatralovesbooks September 7, 2016 at 1:30 AM #

    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up doesn’t sound much fun 😉 Here is my Wednesday post http://ow.ly/M5db303XYwc

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 12:44 PM #

      It’s not but now I’m so close to finishing it haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Clare Stone September 7, 2016 at 2:33 AM #

    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up sounds frustrating. I didn’t know my socks needed to get any rest?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 12:46 PM #

      She encourages thanking your things and making them ‘feel’ appreciated. Honestly, it’s making her lose credibility with me. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Emily Witt September 7, 2016 at 3:51 AM #

    Ah, that sucks about the audio book! Hate when that happens, and it’s much worse when it’s something you were really enjoying.

    Here’s my post for the week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/www-wednesday-07-september-2016/


    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 5:23 PM #

      For sure! I thought it might happen with how long this one is but I’m super disappointed. Happy Wednesday!


  5. theadventuresofafangirlblog September 7, 2016 at 4:49 AM #

    The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks sounds really interesting, maybe one day if I come across it I’ll check it out.
    Here’s my link: https://theadventuresofafangirlblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/www-wednesday-7-september-2016/


    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 5:26 PM #

      That’s what’s finally happened to me! I love when this happens. Happy Wednesday!


  6. alilovesbooks September 7, 2016 at 5:46 AM #

    I probably should be reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up as it’s something I could really be doing more of but hate with a passion. My socks do get plenty of rest though as they’re often scattered over my bedroom floor or on top of radiators rather than being folded in a drawer 🙂

    I’ve been reading much less practical but probably more enjoyable books this week:


    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 5:29 PM #

      Haha I think most things would be more enjoyable! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. The Gal Herself September 7, 2016 at 7:15 AM #

    Interested to see your thoughts about World Without End. I’ve never read any Follet, but I know people who are crazy about everything he does.

    This week, my list includes a cozy little mystery and a big, fat biography.



    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 5:43 PM #

      I enjoyed ‘Pillars of the Earth’ a lot and I hope I get to keep reading this sequel soon. Happy Wednesday!


  8. Diana September 7, 2016 at 8:31 AM #

    Kondo’s book sounds like a tough read. I always struggle with books that are too detailed because they tend to be really slow paced. Good luck with World Without End, I hope you get it soon.

    Here is my WWW:https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/www-wednesday-september-7th/


    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 5:45 PM #

      It helps that Kondo’s book is on audio. It keeps it from trudging. Though, I was doing some data entry at work today and thought about popping the ear buds in but realized it wouldn’t help me stay awake at all. Happy Wednesday!


  9. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads September 7, 2016 at 8:42 AM #

    I went to Barnes and Noble last week and found Boy, Snow, Bird for only $5. I bought it because I remembered you talking about it and remembered thinking it sounded really good. 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/www-wednesday-97/


    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 5:47 PM #

      Awesome! I’m about 100 pages from the end and really enjoying it. I almost brought it with me now (before class) to read but decided to respond on here instead. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Kwizgiver September 7, 2016 at 8:54 AM #

    I agree about the Kondo book!


    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 5:49 PM #

      Have you tried reading it? How far did you get through purging 3/4 of your stuff? Haha, Happy Wednesday!


  11. bookishbunhead September 7, 2016 at 9:10 AM #

    Hi! This is my first time in joining this meme, but I’ve had so much fun writing it! Thank you for hosting this 😊

    Here is the link to my post : https://bookishbunheadblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/www-wednesday-august-september-wrap-up-cr-and-tbr/


    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 12:39 PM #

      Awesome, glad to have you join us. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. 4thhouseontheleft September 7, 2016 at 10:39 AM #

    That is always the worst when you don’t finish a book, but there are others waiting on the library holds list! Our public library gives out fine waiver cards as rewards for the summer reading program, and I often use them when I find myself in that predicament! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://4thhouseontheleft.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/www-wednesday-7-september-2016/


    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 10:07 PM #

      If I could I’d pay the fine. Unfortunately with the digital file, it returns on its own! Boo. Happy Wednesday!


  13. anovelglimpse September 7, 2016 at 10:50 AM #

    Oh shoot! I’m sorry you lost your hold. That sucks. 😦
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam September 12, 2016 at 8:47 PM #

      Sorry for the late reply! I was really upset that I lost it, I’m still hopeful it will come back earlier than expected. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. faithrivens September 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM #

    Sorry to hear about World Without End! That’s terrible news! I would be very frustrated as well. I hope your other reads manage to divert your attention until it can be resolved (and I hope that’s very soon!)
    Happy Reading 🙂


    • Sam September 12, 2016 at 8:48 PM #

      Sorry for the late reply! I’m trying to be super hopeful and fill the time in between with fun books. I think I’ll do OK. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. jaleenajo September 7, 2016 at 11:09 AM #

    I read Boy, Snow, Bird a few years ago and looooved Helen Oyeyemi’s writing–it seems like it would be a good book club choice as there’s so much to discuss. I listened to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on audio and thought it was really interesting. Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:


  16. laurelrainsnow September 7, 2016 at 12:02 PM #

    I’m still eyeing the Henrietta Lacks book. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW WEDNESDAY POST


    • laurelrainsnow September 7, 2016 at 12:17 PM #

      Oh, and I hate the tidying up book already! I am a collector. lol. Not a hoarder, despite what my daughter says, but the author of this book would probably be shaking her head. So..not a fan here, either, even though I haven’t read it. But I’ve heard enough.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 12, 2016 at 8:49 PM #

      Sorry for the late reply! I just found a few comments I never got to and didn’t realize it. I just started the book last night and I wanted to stay up late reading it. Happy reading!


  17. Bathtime Reads September 7, 2016 at 12:12 PM #

    How annoying about the audio book, hopefully you’ll not have to wait long before getting it back. 🙂

    My WWW: https://bathtimereads.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/www-wednesday-7th-september-2016/#more-3470


    • Sam September 12, 2016 at 8:50 PM #

      Sorry for the late reply! I just found a few comments I hadn’t gotten to. I’m starting to feel like I might need to get the CDs and put them on my phone. It would be a bit more reliable than waiting for the audio file. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. mreadsbooks September 7, 2016 at 1:13 PM #

    I’ve contemplated giving in and adding “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” but thanks to you I know now that I better spare myself 😀

    I also joined in on the WWW fun now, so here’s my link:


    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 9:21 PM #

      Welcome! I thought it would be a quick fun read but I’m finding myself avoiding it! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Silver's Reviews September 7, 2016 at 1:17 PM #

    I am going to try to join in today.

    I am not sure what you mean about the comments. I do have a blogspot blog. I think other Word Press folks can comment, but let me know.

    Thank you.



    • Sam September 8, 2016 at 5:03 PM #

      Hey, Elizabeth.
      I’m unable to comment on your blog. The ‘comment from WordPress’ feature on Blogspot doesn’t work and for how well known the issue is, I’m surprised it still exists. Try allowing anonymous comments, I believe that’s what another blogger said she had to do. Thanks for joining in!


  20. Silver's Reviews September 7, 2016 at 1:35 PM #

    First Time Participant!!

    Happy Wednesday.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My WWW Wednesday Post


    • Sam September 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM #

      Welcome! Happy reading!


  21. Monica @ Curiously Bookish September 7, 2016 at 1:49 PM #

    Great post! I read Kondo’s book, too, and I agree. There was some good stuff in there, but she really didn’t allow for any exceptions 😛

    My WWW: https://curiouslybookish.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/www-wednesdays-9716/


    • Sam September 7, 2016 at 5:40 PM #

      Haha, I like that she’s strict but she seems like the kind of ‘love to hate’ instructor! Happy Wednesday!


  22. Candy @ So little time... September 7, 2016 at 4:24 PM #

    So sad about ‘World Without End’. I hope you get the audio book back again soon!
    Haha! Letting socks rest? Hmm.. The only reason I match up my socks is so I can grab a matching pair in the dark! 😉 And no, I like my collections – I’m not getting rid of them. I do need some good organization tips, though.

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2016/09/what-are-you-reading-september-7-2016.html

    Have a great week!


    • Sam September 8, 2016 at 5:08 PM #

      Losing the audiobook is killing me! I want to get back to that story so badly. I can’t wait to finish reading about how to let my socks ‘rest.’ Now she’s talking about saying ‘Hello’ to your house when you come home from work. Oye. Happy reading!


  23. Lindsay | Bookboodle September 7, 2016 at 4:42 PM #

    I finished my book club read this month by the skin of my teeth…good luck with yours! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/09/07/www-wednesday-september-7th/


    • Sam September 8, 2016 at 5:10 PM #

      Haha, thanks! I’ve got a bunch of reading to do for school, too, so I’m getting anxious about it, haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person


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