WWW Wednesday, 21-September-2016

21 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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superfreakonomicsCurrently reading: Again, nothing with In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson this week. The fall is ridiculously stressful for me with school and my husband going back to work and coaching. I haven’t had the spare moments to pick this up and it’s really showing.
On hold with World Without End by Ken Follett.
I’m really loving The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Skloot writes a great narrative and I’m not minding the jumps back and forth in time as much as I thought I would. I hope to finish this up this week but it’s a bit longer than I think I can manage. We’ll see what happens.
Not surprisingly, I’m in love with SuperFreakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Just like the first book, I’m constantly going ‘WHAT?!’ in my car while listening. I got a coworker to listen with me while driving back from a job fair and I think I hooked him. Win.

Recently finished: Nothing this week! I’m plugging along after finishing two last week. I did post a review of Boy, Snow, Bird by  Helen Oyeyemi last Thursday. Go give that a look and I hope to have more up soon.

slade-houseReading Next:  Slade House by David Mitchell is on my bedside table so I’m eagerly awaiting it. One of you gave me a negative review of it last week so I’m nervous but I’m hoping that because it’s shorter I have a chance. Fingers crossed.

I have a class after work Wednesdays through November so please be patient with me due to delayed responses. I’m checking as often as I can.

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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53 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 21-September-2016”

  1. bookishdrabbles September 21, 2016 at 1:50 AM #

    I really want to read David Mitchell’s Slade House, too, just out of curiosity. I hope it’ll be a great read for you!

    My WWW Wednesday post here: http://wp.me/p7Q2l1-13


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 6:53 AM #

      Thank you! The blessing is that it’s short haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. cleopatralovesbooks September 21, 2016 at 2:04 AM #

    Good to hear The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is going well! Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/this-week-in-books-september-21/


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 11:38 AM #

      Really well so far. I hope I can finish it this weekend. Happy Wednesday!


  3. theadventuresofafangirlblog September 21, 2016 at 2:14 AM #

    Good luck with your reading week, here’s my post: https://theadventuresofafangirlblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/www-wednesday-21-september-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Emily Witt September 21, 2016 at 2:28 AM #

    I’m really glad Henrietta Lacks is good! I really want to read that one at some point. Happy reading!

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/www-wednesday-14-september-2016/ (It is today’s, even though it has last week’s date in the link)


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 11:42 AM #

      It’s a great read and I’m learning a lot about cell culture! Happy Wednesday!


  5. Agnes September 21, 2016 at 3:03 AM #

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I’ve read lots of great reviews and hope to read it soon.


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 11:44 AM #

      Thanks! I’ll be adding another positive review soon. Happy Wednesday!


  6. dez | the fun in reading books September 21, 2016 at 4:17 AM #

    I hope you enjoy your books this week! Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/www-wednesday-september-21-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Clare Stone September 21, 2016 at 5:18 AM #

    I am glad you are enjoying The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks! And fingers crossed you enjoy Slade House!
    Here’s my WWW


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 11:46 AM #

      Thanks! I’m trying to be positive haha. Happy Wednesday!


  8. alilovesbooks September 21, 2016 at 6:05 AM #

    Love that you’re encouraging/forcing your co workers to listen along with you on work trips. I don’t think that would work for me with my usual choice of paranormal romance audio books 🙂

    This week I’m also venturing into the world of non fiction: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/www-wednesday-21st-september-2016/


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 11:53 AM #

      Haha likely not. I’d told my coworker about it a few days before and he was intrigued. Maybe he’ll start listening now! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Claire | Art and Soul September 21, 2016 at 6:05 AM #

    As you’re so busy, I can understand why you’d put Follett and Larson on the back burner.
    SuperFreakonomics sounds great and a perfect audio book choice 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/www-wednesday-21st-september-2016/


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 11:56 AM #

      It was great on audio. I actually finished it late last night! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Diana September 21, 2016 at 7:14 AM #

    I got Oyeyemi’s book this week.I can’t wait to read it.Glad to hear that you are enjoying one of your current reads.All the best with the schedule.Sorry it hear that its been stressful but I hope all works out.

    Here’s my WWW:https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/www-wednesday-september-21st/


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 11:58 AM #

      Thanks! I have a better handle on it this week than I did so far. Keeping my fingers crossed. Happy Wednesday!


  11. Kwizgiver September 21, 2016 at 8:35 AM #

    I totally relate to not having as much time for reading!



    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 11:59 AM #

      Haha, thanks! I’m finding anyway to make time. Happy Wednesday!


  12. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads September 21, 2016 at 8:41 AM #

    Really glad to hear that you’re enjoying The Immortal Life of Henriette Lacks!
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/www-wednesday-921/


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 12:01 PM #

      Thanks, hoping to power through it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. faithrivens September 21, 2016 at 9:32 AM #

    Hope things become a little less stressful for you. I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying the books that you’re able to read. Better to leave the big monsters lie until time permits 😉
    Happy Reading my dear! And thanks for taking the time to host this. You are a gem!


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 5:42 PM #

      It’ll slow down in December lol. I think I can wait till then haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. anovelglimpse September 21, 2016 at 10:33 AM #

    That’s so cool that you were able to hook your co-worker! I love it!
    My WWW Wednesday.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 5:46 PM #

      Haha, always pushing libraries and library services! I hope it worked for him. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Laurel-Rain Snow September 21, 2016 at 10:59 AM #

    I am curious about Slade House…hope you enjoy it! Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 5:48 PM #

      Thanks! Anxious but we’ll see soon. Happy Wednesday!


  16. 4thhouseontheleft September 21, 2016 at 11:40 AM #

    I’m glad to hear you are enjoying the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Here is my WWW: https://4thhouseontheleft.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/www-wednesday-21-september-2016/


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 5:49 PM #

      Thanks! It’s surprisingly fascinating. Happy Wednesday!


  17. Amy September 21, 2016 at 11:52 AM #

    I’d like to read Slade House too so I’ll be watching your progress. I hope that you enjoy it 🙂

    My WWW Wednesday Post 🙂


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 5:51 PM #

      Awesome! It’s a good time of year for creepy books. Happy Wednesday!


  18. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer September 21, 2016 at 1:38 PM #

    I keep my fingers crossed for you and hope you’ll like Slade House. Haven’t read it myself. Thanks for stopping by my WWW!


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 5:59 PM #

      Haha, thanks! I asked a friend about it and she liked it so I’m hopeful. Happy Wednesday!


  19. Curious Daisy September 21, 2016 at 2:09 PM #

    I hope you’ll enjoy Slade House Sam 😀 http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-september-24-2016/


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 5:59 PM #

      Thank you! Fingers are crossed. Happy Wednesday!


  20. siderealday September 21, 2016 at 2:17 PM #

    I hope things settle down for you as the fall goes on. Good luck with reading time – and classes, of course!
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/www-wednesday-921/


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 6:07 PM #

      Responding from class right now haha. Happy Wednesday!


  21. hmills96 September 21, 2016 at 3:17 PM #

    Here’s the link! http://ilayreading.com/2016/09/21/www-wednesday-9212016/

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Shoshi September 21, 2016 at 5:34 PM #

    Here’s mine: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/www-wednesday3679169

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Amber September 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM #

    I’ve been dying to read Bird, Snow, Bird. I really love the cover of the book. It sounds really interesting too. I’m sorry it was only a 3 star book for you. Hope the book you plan on reading next it excellent! 😀

    Find my WWW Wednesday here



    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM #

      Thank you! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for it. Happy Wednesday!


  24. readinaflash September 21, 2016 at 9:45 PM #

    Help! I need book recommendations! Romance or romantic suspense. Thanks. Here’s my WWW https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/www-wednesday-23/


    • Sam September 21, 2016 at 10:12 PM #

      Not quite my genre, unfortunately. The closest I get is Rainbow Rowell if you’re willing to try her. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Sally Allen September 21, 2016 at 11:26 PM #

    So glad you’re enjoying Henrietta Lacks. I’ve had that one on my radar for a while now!
    Thank you for hosting WWW Wednesday, and here is my roundup: http://sallyallenbooks.com/2016/09/wednesday-reading-september-21/


    • Sam September 22, 2016 at 11:45 AM #

      I hope you can grab it soon, I’ve really enjoyed it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Candy @ So little time... September 22, 2016 at 4:01 PM #

    Forgot to link up yesterday! I hope your week isn’t too stressful, or busy! “Super Freakonomics’ sounds pretty funny.

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2016/09/what-are-you-reading-september-21-2016.html

    Thanks for hosting!


    • Sam September 22, 2016 at 5:30 PM #

      It was really great! I finished it and gave it 5 stars. Happy late Wednesday!


  27. poseidons99 September 25, 2016 at 10:54 AM #

    and here is my link! – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-44-19-09-25-09/ 🙂



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