WWW Wednesday, 5-October-2016

5 Oct

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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Before I start, know my mid-term is this evening after work so I probably won’t get to you all until tomorrow! So sorry.

bookofliesCurrently reading: I think I read one page of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. Yeah, it’s been a slow week for that. We’ll see what the next few weeks hold but I’m not too hopeful this will be a quick one.
Still on hold with World Without End by Ken Follett.
I still haven’t read much of Slade House by David Mitchell. It’s a little creepy so far which is always good for a fall book. It’s not reminding me of Cloud Atlas at all which is a good sign!
I started a new audiobook in the car which is The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer. This is a book where I own a signed copy and I’m very strict about my signed books leaving the house, so I thought it might be better to listen to it rather than limit myself traveling with it so much. I have a long car ride coming this weekend so I hope to get through a lot of it then.
But I still needed an audiobook on my phone so I started Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck. I feel weird about this one because I own the physical book but my shelf is so big that I feel like I’m never going to tackle it without resorting to audio on a few of these. It still feels weird.

aristotleRecently finished:I really enjoyed Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. It was just the YA break I needed from the serious literature and non-fiction I’ve been reading. It was fun and I really enjoyed it! Review coming soon.

My review of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot went up last Thursday. I enjoyed the book a lot and was already able to discuss it with my book club. That post went up yesterday. I gave it Four out of Five stars.

stillaliceReading Next: The plan is still for Still Alice by Lisa Genova. I might squeeze another audiobook or two in before I start it. Or maybe I’ll listen to it on audio! I’ll figure something out.

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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56 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 5-October-2016”

  1. alilovesbooks October 5, 2016 at 3:59 AM #

    I’ll be looking forward to your review of Aristotle and Dante as it’s a book that’s been on my TBR for a while and I haven’t had a chance to get to it. You’ve also got me a little curious about Slade House. I’ve been looking for a creepy book so may need to check it out.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/www-wednesday-5th-october-2016/


    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 8:54 PM #

      My review of Aristotle and Dante will be up tomorrow. I hope you can check it out. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. 1happywhale October 5, 2016 at 5:11 AM #

    Wow! They all look like awesome books! 🙂
    Here’s my WWW for this week:

    Happy reading! 🙂


    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 6:27 PM #

      Thanks, I’m excited about them all. Happy Wednesday!


  3. Claire | Art and Soul October 5, 2016 at 6:14 AM #

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Aristotle and Dante. I thought it was a lovely book. Very sensitively written. I still prefer Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda though – that book made me smile a lot more 🙂
    I haven’t read anything else by David Mitchell since struggling through Cloud Atlas. I’m encouraged to hear that Slade House is nothing like it. Maybe it’s time I gave Mitchell another chance!

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/www-wednesday-5th-october-2016/


    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 8:59 PM #

      It’s similar only in that it’s a lot of short stories connected by a larger theme that makes it a novel. I’m on the third of five. Thankfully, they go in order and don’t ‘slingshot’ back and forth like Cloud Atlas! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Colletta October 5, 2016 at 7:08 AM #

    I hope you do well on your midterms! Here’s my post:




    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 6:29 PM #

      Thank you! Currently waiting for the prof to show… Happy Wednesday!


  5. Clare Stone October 5, 2016 at 8:37 AM #

    I am not reading nearly as many spooky books this year as I did last year – there are too many new releases I am excited for! It definitely seems like a good month to read Slade House then and its good to know it is nothing like Cloud Atlas! Glad to hear you enjoyed Aristotle and Dante and I look forward to your review.
    Here’s my WWW: http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/wednesday-catch-up-5th-october-2016.html


    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 9:09 PM #

      My review will be up tomorrow and I’m rushing to finish Slade House by Monday when my book club meets. Happy Wednesday!


  6. Jade @ Reading With Jade October 5, 2016 at 9:07 AM #

    I just ordered Slade House, and I’m hoping to get to it this month as it seems like a creepier read; perfect for October.

    Still Alice is one of my all time favourite reads, and I only read it last year! I love the movie adaptation also. I hope you enjoy!

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW: http://readingwithjade.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/www-wednesday-001.html.


    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 6:31 PM #

      I’m looking forward to that one! I hope it’s a fast read. Spade House is wonderfully creepy. Happy Wednesday!


  7. msethna2012 October 5, 2016 at 9:20 AM #

    I loved Henrietta Lacks. Our biology teachers have their students read it at my high school. I have heard great things about Still Alice. I look forward to hearing what you think as well. Here is my WWW: https://msethnablog.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/www-wednesday-what-are-you-reading-100516/


    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 9:07 PM #

      How great that you read a book in biology! And what a good one to pick. I hope you enjoyed it. Happy Wednesday!


  8. Laurel-Rain Snow October 5, 2016 at 9:54 AM #

    I enjoyed Call Me Zelda….and I hope you like it, too. I’m also curious about The Book of Lies. Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 9:11 PM #

      Good to know! It’s a bit slow so far but we’ll see how it goes. Happy Wednesday!


  9. Ashley October 5, 2016 at 10:03 AM #

    I LOVED Ari and Dante! I can’t wait for the second book!
    Here is mine: https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/www-wednesday-31/


    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 9:12 PM #

      A second book?!?! When will we be blessed with that? Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ashley October 6, 2016 at 7:28 AM #

        YES! It’s called There Will Be Other Summers. I’m not sure when it’s coming out. I haven’t seen any release date yet. 😦


      • Sam October 6, 2016 at 8:42 PM #

        That’s awesome! I wonder what the focus will be. Perhaps about being open together?


  10. faithrivens October 5, 2016 at 10:11 AM #

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed Aristotle and Dante! It’s on my TBR, hopefully a 2017 read 🙂
    Slade House sounds intriguing! I haven’t read Cloud Atlas. And creepy is always good for this time of year 🙂
    Happy Reading!


    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 9:14 PM #

      I love my book club that picks a creepy book around this time of year, it’s so perfect. I’m so ready for Halloween! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. anovelglimpse October 5, 2016 at 10:49 AM #

    I’m looking forward to your Aristotle and Dante review! I’ve been wanting to read that one for a while now. Happy reading!
    My WWW Wednesday.


  12. Kwizgiver October 5, 2016 at 11:40 AM #

    So many books, so little time!


    Liked by 1 person

  13. maggiederrick October 5, 2016 at 11:41 AM #

    Ari and Dante is on my list this week too! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to do a WWW Wednesday but I’m glad to be back at it: http://wp.me/p7AKj9-Pc


    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 9:23 PM #

      I hope you like it as much as I did. My review is up tomorrow. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Lindsay | Bookboodle October 5, 2016 at 12:42 PM #

    I’ve seen the movie of Still Alice and it made me cry several times….be prepared there may be tears:)

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/10/05/www-wednesday-october5th


    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 9:23 PM #

      I hope to watch the movie right after I read it, I love doing that. Happy Wednesday!


  15. Yvo October 5, 2016 at 1:32 PM #

    I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Aristotle And Dante! I really need to get a copy soon… The Book Of Lies sounds like a great read as well, I hope you will enjoy it.

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 9:26 PM #

      A&D was really great, I think you’d like it! Happy Wednesdsay.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. lipsyy October 5, 2016 at 1:46 PM #

    Aw I loved Ari & Dante so much. I really want to reread it! Have a great week.

    My post is here: https://lipsyy.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/this-week-in-books-5-10-16-twib-horroroctober/


    • Sam October 6, 2016 at 6:54 AM #

      It was a really fun read. My review will be up tomorrow. Happy reading!


  17. Keira October 5, 2016 at 4:37 PM #

    I am hoping to read Aristotle and Dante next summer, so I’m glad to see it getting even more praise 😀
    My post: https://pirateladypages.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/i-dont-know-what-im-doing-www-wednesday/


    • Sam October 5, 2016 at 9:29 PM #

      Awesome! It’s a great summertime read. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Curious Daisy October 5, 2016 at 5:07 PM #

    I should get to Ari and Dante then. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it 😀 http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-october-5-2016/


    • Sam October 6, 2016 at 11:15 AM #

      I hope you can soon! Happy reading!


  19. Candy @ So little time... October 5, 2016 at 6:32 PM #

    Wonderful review for ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’! Sounds like a great way to write history. I’m not a fan of non-fiction, but I might give Henrietta’s story a chance! Thanks.

    I hope you enjoy your books this week! Thanks for hosting. Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2016/10/what-are-you-reading-october-5-2016.html


    • Sam October 6, 2016 at 11:17 AM #

      Skloot did a good job of letting Henrietta’s story read like fiction and memoir rolled together with nonfiction which helped a lot. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. bevbaird October 5, 2016 at 7:25 PM #

    So glad I discovered your blog and this meme. I so enjoyed Still Alice and Henrietta Lacks – both moved me in many ways.
    Here’s my post:


    • Sam October 6, 2016 at 5:21 PM #

      I’m excited to start Still Alice with so many positive comments! Happy reading!


  21. Shoshi October 5, 2016 at 7:58 PM #

    Heres mine: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/www-wednesday4654725

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Random Reads October 5, 2016 at 8:30 PM #

    I’m always jealous of how much you manage to read 😀


    • Sam October 6, 2016 at 5:24 PM #

      Thanks! I’m amazed how many others read so much more than I do! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Random Reads October 10, 2016 at 12:02 AM #

        You’re welcome!! It’s amazing how much people can read in a week. Thank you! Happy reading to you too 🙂 You’re so welcome.


  23. siderealday October 5, 2016 at 9:13 PM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Dante and Aristotle. I’ll have to try and get to it sooner rather than later!
    This is coming late enough that it’s probably ‘I hope your midterm went well’ instead of ‘good luck on your midterm’, but either way, that’s the feeling!
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/www-wednesday-105/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!


    • Sam October 6, 2016 at 8:35 PM #

      Thanks! It went pretty well. I hope you can get A&D soon. The library has it on Hoopla. Happy reading!


  24. the bohemian bookworm October 5, 2016 at 9:14 PM #

    I’m looking forward to your Aristotle and Dante review! And I seriously have to give your credit for the amount you get to read in a week!

    Here is my post for this week


    • Sam October 6, 2016 at 8:37 PM #

      My review went up today! I try to squeeze reading in everywhere I can when I’m busy. Happy reading!


  25. Kay - The Desert Bibliophile October 5, 2016 at 10:54 PM #

    Ari and Dante wasn’t my favorite YA read, but I did think it was a lot of fun and the perfect book to really restart your reading habits after reading a lot of serious books. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Here’s my post! https://thedesertbibliophile.com/2016/10/05/www-wednesday-october-5th/


    • Sam October 6, 2016 at 8:39 PM #

      I’ve definitely had others that are my favorites, but it was, as you say, fun and enjoyable. Happy reading!


  26. poseidons99 October 9, 2016 at 9:05 AM #

    Who else is participating in Halloween Read-A-Thon? 🙂 – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-46-03-10-09-10/


    • Sam October 9, 2016 at 10:29 AM #

      I read one creepy book but that’s probably it from me. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person


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