WWW Wednesday, 12-October-2016

12 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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stillaliceCurrently reading: I read just a little bit of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. I was hoping it would be more, but I think it was two chapters. Not too impressive.
Still on hold with World Without End by Ken Follett. I now have two people in front of me in line. I hope none of them end up checking it out!
I ended up carpooling to my conference over the weekend so I didn’t listen to much of The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer this week. I try to have it on in the car as much as possible but I’ll probably struggle to get through it. I have it on eaudio as well so if I finish my other book, I’ll pick this one up in that format.
I’ve made moderate progress with Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck, mostly from my runs. It’s not my favorite so far but I’m enjoying it enough. We’ll see how this goes.
I started  Still Alice by Lisa Genova on Sunday night. It seems like it will be a fast read so I’m hoping to get through it well before my book club meets.

Phew! What a list.

slade-houseRecently finished:I got through Slade House by David Mitchell on Friday and my review went up on Monday. I liked it more than I thought I would and it actually makes me want to read more Mitchell! I know, shock! After Cloud Atlas, I never thought that would happen. My book review went up on Monday so go check it out!

My book review of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz went up last Thursday. I enjoyed the book a lot so go check out my review. It got 4 out of 5 Stars from me.

stiffReading Next: My book club’s next pick is Stiff by Mary Roach. I’ll see if I can eaudio this one and maybe read a ‘for fun’ book from my TBR! It’s been a while since I knocked one of those 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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65 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 12-October-2016”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks at 1:17 AM #

    Sorry to hear some of your reads/listens haven’t been quite as satisfactory as you’d hoped – I will check out Slade House though. Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/this-week-in-books-october-12/


    • Sam at 5:21 PM #

      I’m hoping to get past this slow-down, I hesitate to call it a slump. Happy Wednesday!


  2. Maggie at 1:24 AM #

    I also enjoyed Slade House! I’m especially a sucker for its pretty cover! Here’s my WWW for the week: http://thenovelorange.com/the-new-memes/


    • Sam at 5:23 PM #

      There were a couple different covers and I liked them all. Glad you also liked it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. alilovesbooks at 4:07 AM #

    Happy to hear you enjoyed Slade House, I’m adding it to my TBR pile as I’ve heard a few good things about it. I don’t know how you manage to juggle reading so many books at once. I can manage maybe a book and an audio but that’s usually about it.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/www-wednesday-12th-october-2016/


    • Sam at 5:25 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it! This is a lot of books right now, even for me. I hope to reduce the pile soon. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Catherine at 4:22 AM #

    Cloud Atlas sounds interesting but I feel like I’ve heard more bad things than good? Here’s my WWW: http://whenitdoes.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/www-wednesday-magicians-kings-and.html


    • Sam at 5:27 PM #

      I was not a fan and one other person I know who read it wasn’t a fan either. But we both liked Slade House! Happy Wednesday.


  5. Kate at 4:31 AM #

    I havent read any of the books. I heard good things about Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of Universe though. My post: http://bookstoreandchill.blogspot.cz/2016/10/www-wednesday-1.html


    • Sam at 5:30 PM #

      Those good things are right! It was a great read. Happy Wednesday!


  6. sarinalangerwriter at 4:39 AM #

    Two chapters of In the Garden of Beasts is still progress! 🙂 I keep hearing about Still Alice, you’ll have to let me know what you thought when you’ve finished it 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2016/10/12/www-wednesday-12th-october-2016/

    Happy reading! 🙂


    • Sam at 5:32 PM #

      I’ve enjoyed Still Alice already but knowing the premise is making all of the build-up to her diagnosis feel like it’s dragging. The writing moves fast, though! Happy Wednesday.


  7. Curious Daisy at 4:59 AM #

    I hope you’ll enjoy your next book club read 😀 http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-october-12-2016/


    • Sam at 5:36 PM #

      I hope so, too! I think I can get it as an eaudiobook. Happy Wednesday!


  8. Reading a lot about Still Alice,I’ll check it out soon.

    Here’s my www- https://juhidwivedi.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/www-wednesday-12-oct-2016/


    • Sam at 5:37 PM #

      It’s good so far! I’m looking forward to seeing the movie adaptation soon after. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Emily Witt at 5:46 AM #

    I need to check out Aristotle and Dante. I also feel like I’m the last WWW person to have not read it! Glad you enjoyed it so much.

    Here’s my post this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/www-wednesday-21-september-2016/


    • Sam at 5:41 PM #

      I felt the same way and that’s why I grabbed it. I hope you like it, too. Happy Wednesday!


  10. I’m so glad you enjoyed Aristotle and Dante. If you ever fancy more YA fiction, I’d recommend Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. It’s not as poetic as A&D, but I found it far more uplifting. A good one if you need cheering up!

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/www-wednesday-12th-october-2016/


  11. Clare Stone at 8:23 AM #

    I’ve got my Uni course just starting and I know I will have to read a lot of books for that so I am trying to squeeze in a lot of “for fun” books now! So glad you enjoyed Slade House!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday


    • Sam at 5:48 PM #

      I did the same in August! I’ll have time again December and January so I’m hoping to finish a lot of these. Happy Wednesday!


  12. 4thhouseontheleft at 8:42 AM #

    I have been wanting to read Stiff for ages! Still Alice is a quick read, at least it was for me.

    Here’s my WWW: https://4thhouseontheleft.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/www-wednesday-12-october-2016/


    • Sam at 5:51 PM #

      It’s going quickly to be sure. I’m looking forward to Stiff and I hope it doesn’t gross me out too much, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  13. Darnell at 8:52 AM #

    This is my first time doing this. Hope you all enjoy it!



    • Sam at 5:52 PM #

      Welcome! Thanks for joining in and happy Wednesday!


  14. dez | the fun in reading books at 9:32 AM #

    You have a lot of books right now but I hope you end up enjoying some if not all. And I’m still looking for the audio of Aristotle & Dante! Haha. Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/www-wednesday-october-12-2016/


    • Sam at 5:54 PM #

      I found it on Hoopla if you have access to that service. I hope at least some of them are winners. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Laurel-Rain Snow at 10:01 AM #

    I enjoyed Call Me Zelda, and, of course, I loved Still Alice. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam at 5:56 PM #

      I’m enjoying Still Alice a lot. Call Me Zelda, not so much so far. We’ll see if it changes. Happy Wednesday!


  16. faithrivens at 10:05 AM #

    Phew! You do have quite a few books going there 😉
    I’m glad you enjoyed your last two reads! I hope to get to Aristotle and Dante next year if I can make heads or tails of my TBR ;P


    • Sam at 5:58 PM #

      Haha, I have a plan for my TBR in the next year. We’ll see how it goes! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. I’m hoping to pick Slade House up this month, and your positive review makes me want to even more! I hope you enjoy your current reads.

    My WWW: http://readingwithjade.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/www-wednesday-002.html


    • Sam at 6:00 PM #

      It’s perfect for this time of year, it takes place in late October. Happy Wednesday!


  18. anovelglimpse at 10:42 AM #

    That is a list! I don’t know if I could keep them all straight! Good luck on finishing Still Alice before book club!
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam at 6:02 PM #

      I had a moment today where I went from reading Still Alice to listening to Call Me Zelda and forgot who had Alzheimer and who was schizophrenic! Haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Ooh I really want to read Aristotle and Dante!
    I’m also on hold for some books right now and the wait is slowly killing me because I’ve been wanting Colleen Hoover’s new book since it got released!
    My WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam at 6:04 PM #

      Waiting on books is the absolute worst. It’s driving me a little bit crazy right now, haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Same! One of my ebooks expired halfway through and now I’m on hold again and there are 3 people in front of me!


  20. hmills96 at 12:30 PM #

    I keep forgetting to do this! Here’s my link for this afternoon’s post: http://ilayreading.com/2016/10/12/www-wednesday-10122016/

    Liked by 1 person

  21. livinginfictionsite at 12:33 PM #

    Just made my first WordPress post with this tag!
    Here’s the link: https://livinginfictionsite.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/www-wednesday-what-are-you-currently-reading/


    • Sam at 6:09 PM #

      That’s awesome! Welcome and happy Wednesday!


  22. Kwizgiver at 1:04 PM #

    I had a great reading week!


    Liked by 1 person

  23. Random Reads at 1:05 PM #

    Stiff definitely has an interesting cover!


  24. bevbaird at 1:43 PM #

    More books to add to my ever growing list!
    Here’s my link for the week:


    • Sam at 6:12 PM #

      Good luck, haha. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam at 6:13 PM #

      Go knock it off soon, it’s great! Happy Wednesday.


  25. siderealday at 3:03 PM #

    Considering the time crunch, I’d say two chapters is still pretty impressive! Much like the length of that list of books you’re in the middle of. And hooray for enjoyable reads. Especially for Mitchell’s Slade House, considering how long it took you to get through Cloud Atlas. To say nothing of your reaction to that book.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/www-wednesday-1012/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!


    • Sam at 6:15 PM #

      Haha, this was lightyears from Cloud Atlas. Another woman in my book club had read both and shared my opinions. Happy Wednesday!


  26. jaleenajo at 3:27 PM #

    I read Stiff last October–it’s a good nonfiction pick for October. It was really informative but well-written, and I found it super interesting. I really want to read Slade House! Glad to hear you liked it.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam at 6:16 PM #

      I’m excited to get to Stiff as soon as I can. It looks a bit creepy, though! Happy Wednesday.


  27. mhmcneill at 6:40 PM #

    I read “Still Alice” in two days. It is extremely fast paced and really hard to put down!


    • Sam at 7:36 PM #

      I’m glad you liked it so much! I’m hoping to find time to binge on it this weekend. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. I’m glad you enjoyed ‘Slade House.’ It sounds good! ‘Stiff’ is an interesting sounding book, but I’m not sure I’d like it. Lol! I hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2016/10/what-are-you-reading-october-12-2016.html

    Thanks again for hosting! Happy Reading to you this week! 🙂


    • Sam at 8:07 PM #

      Slade House is a perfect Halloween read if you need something creepy. Happy Wednesday!


  29. Yvo at 2:09 PM #

    I will be looking forward to your thoughts on Still Alice… And I hope you will enjoy your books this week.

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam at 5:09 PM #

      Great so far! I’m going to go read another chapter before I start my homework and chores. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  30. poseidons99 at 2:56 PM #

    not a bad reading week + Bedlam was awesome! 🙂 – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-47-10-10-16-10/



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