WWW Wednesday, 19-October-2016

19 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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zeldaCurrently reading: No movement with In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. I’ve got a doctor’s appointment which might grant me a little bit of time coming up this week, but I’m, unfortunately, not hopeful. We’ll see how this goes!
Still on hold with World Without End by Ken Follett. I keep thinking about the story and I can’t wait to get the audio back!
I made decent progress on The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer as I did errands this past weekend. I’m hoping to get this done soon because I have some other audiobooks I really want to catch up on but I’m being realistic and I know a car audiobook will take me some time.
I’m really getting close to finishing Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck. I’m not a big fan of this one, to be honest. I’m kind of looking forward to it being over so I can move on to something I think I’ll enjoy more.
As many of you implied, Still Alice by Lisa Genova is great. I’m flying through it and I’m hoping to finish up soon so I can get on to some other titles but this is a great roller coaster to be on!

Recently finished: Nothing! I’m so sad about this. I really wanted to say I’d gotten through at least one of these titles, but no such luck! I’m hoping for a tidal wave of ‘finishing books’ to come in the next week and pack this section to the brim. Fingers crossed.

stiffReading Next: I’m still planning on Stiff by Mary Roach which is sitting on my bedside table and ready to be downloaded on my phone. I’m sure I’ll enjoy it either way but right now, audio is sounding better so I can grab some physical books off of my shelf.

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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62 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 19-October-2016”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks October 19, 2016 at 1:59 AM #

    Better luck on completing a title this week you have some great books on your list, as always! https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/this-week-in-books-october-19/


    • Sam October 19, 2016 at 5:44 PM #

      Thanks! I got one knocked out already. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Jade @ Reading With Jade October 19, 2016 at 2:48 AM #

    Ah, I often find that to be the case when I read multiple books at the time – make progress with them, but of course it takes longer to finish a title because of the number on the go. I hope you finish your reads this week. Happy reading!

    My WWW: http://readingwithjade.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/www-wednesday-003.html


    • Sam October 19, 2016 at 5:54 PM #

      It looks like I’m about to have several of them fall. One did already! Happy Wednesday.


  3. Emily Witt October 19, 2016 at 4:45 AM #

    I’m glad Still Alice is really good! That’s one I’d like to get to at some point. And Stiff sounds quite interesting, I’ll be interested to hear how it goes for you.

    Here’s my WWW: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/www-wednesday-19-october-2016/


    • Sam October 19, 2016 at 10:32 PM #

      I was able to finish Still Alice! I really liked it and I hope to review it next week. Happy Wednesday!


  4. Claire | Art and Soul October 19, 2016 at 5:40 AM #

    I’m “reading” my first audio book this week and it’s brilliant! I can get things done and read at the same time 🙂 I hope your audio books go well and you get your pile of books finished all at once this week!
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/www-wednesday-19th-october-2016/


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 6:53 AM #

      Thanks. So glad you’re enjoying audiobooks! I love them and I don’t know what I did before haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. alilovesbooks October 19, 2016 at 5:53 AM #

    Sorry to hear you haven’t made as much progress as you would have liked but I’m glad you’re enjoying Still Alice. It’s not one I’ve really considered but I may add it to my TBR.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/www-wednesday-19th-october-2016/


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 1:03 PM #

      I was able to finish one already and I think I’ll get through another tonight! Yay! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Colletta October 19, 2016 at 6:52 AM #

    Here’s my WWW WEd.:



    Liked by 1 person

  7. Clare Stone October 19, 2016 at 8:46 AM #

    I’ve heard great things about Still Alice but I am scared to read it as it’s likely to make me sad! It’s a shame Call Me Zelda is disappointing.
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:11 PM #

      I finished Still Alice! It was sad for sure but it was a really quick read which was refreshing for me. Happy reading!


  8. faithrivens October 19, 2016 at 9:25 AM #

    I’m glad that at least Still Alice is proving to be a great read especially as Call Me Zelda isn’t! Good luck finishing some of those books 🙂 I think it’s amazing how you have so many going at once!
    Happy Reading 🙂


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:15 PM #

      I finished two of them already! I’m excited for next week’s post, haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Kailana October 19, 2016 at 9:33 AM #

    The audio of Stiff is so good! I really like the narrator!


    • Sam October 19, 2016 at 12:34 PM #

      Awesome! My coworker is willing to listen to some during a work trip on Friday! Happy reading!


  10. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads October 19, 2016 at 9:34 AM #

    Still Alice sounds incredibly interesting – glad to see that you’re liking it. Good luck getting some of those books finished! 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/www-wednesday-1019/


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:18 PM #

      I got through Still Alice! I’m hoping to watch the movie this weekend while it’s fresh in my head. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Agnes October 19, 2016 at 9:44 AM #

    That “tidal wave” of finished books is so satisfying! But I once put off finishing three pages of a book until midnight of December 31st because I’d already hit my goal for the year, haha.

    Still Alice has been popping up in all the bookstores, and it sounds lovely. Glad you’re enjoying it 🙂

    My WWW: http://haphazardbookshelves.blogspot.com/2016/10/www-wednesday-15.html


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:20 PM #

      Haha, always worth getting the first book of the year finished quickly. Happy reading!


  12. Laurel-Rain Snow October 19, 2016 at 9:54 AM #

    I’m glad you’re enjoying Still Alice. Sorry that you are disappointed in Call Me Zelda. Enjoy the upcoming week! Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:22 PM #

      Still Alice was good, I finished it late last night. Happy reading!


  13. LairOfBooks October 19, 2016 at 10:05 AM #

    I’m curious about Stiff but that cover gives me the creeps LOL!



    • Sam October 19, 2016 at 12:35 PM #

      Halloween perfect? Happy Wednesday!


  14. anovelglimpse October 19, 2016 at 10:37 AM #

    I’ve heard great things about Still Alice, too. I’m happy you’re enjoying it.
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:23 PM #

      I finished it last night and liked it a lot! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. bevbaird October 19, 2016 at 2:05 PM #

    Thanks for new titles and the chance to be accountable for finishing books in a timely manner!


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:25 PM #

      Haha, no problem! WWW always contributes to lengthening my TBR. Happy reading.


  16. Claire @ cupofteapappa October 19, 2016 at 2:24 PM #

    I was obsessed by the Century Trilogy a year or two ago and have been meaning to read more Follett ever since – thanks for the reminder! Shame about Call me Zelda – I’m fascinated by Zelda Fitzgerald, so would have hoped it’d be good!


    • Sam October 19, 2016 at 5:51 PM #

      I think I’m going to pick up another Zelda book next, I think she’s fascinating. Good luck getting back into Follett. I adore him. Happy reading!


  17. readinaflash October 19, 2016 at 2:40 PM #

    Good luck with your classes. Here is my WWW https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/www-wednesday-24/


  18. Curious Daisy October 19, 2016 at 2:50 PM #

    I am interested in reading Still Alice myself as everyone is praising it hehe 😀 http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-october-19-2016/


    • Sam October 19, 2016 at 10:35 PM #

      It’s really great! I finished but up and am looking forward to a movie comparison. Happy Wednesday!


  19. msethnalovesbooks October 19, 2016 at 2:50 PM #

    Our Honors Anatomy students read Stiff as part of their coursework at the high school I work at. They love that book. Here is my WWW for the week: https://msethnablog.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/www-wednesday-101916/


    • Sam October 19, 2016 at 5:51 PM #

      Good to hear! I convinced my coworker to listen to it during our work trip on Friday so I’m hoping to WOW him. Happy Wednesday!


  20. siderealday October 19, 2016 at 3:06 PM #

    Good luck getting through at least some of those books! I’m sure you’ll manage something for next week, even with limited time thanks to school.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/www-wednesday-1017/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:28 PM #

      I got through two already! I’m so awesome, haha. Happy reading!


  21. Candy @ So little time... October 19, 2016 at 4:21 PM #

    I hope you get ‘World Without End’ soon so you can finish it.

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2016/10/what-are-you-reading-october-19-2016.html

    Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week!


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM #

      Thank you! I’ve been thinking about that one a lot the past few days. Happy reading!


  22. Kwizgiver October 19, 2016 at 6:53 PM #

    I had a good reading week. 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

  23. the bohemian bookworm October 19, 2016 at 8:57 PM #

    Good luck finishing up some titles this week! And as always props to keeping up with so many books at one time, I don’t think I could do it!



    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:34 PM #

      It’s become my norm, as much as I don’t want it to, haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Shoshi October 19, 2016 at 9:49 PM #

    Here is my WWW: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/www-wednesday9603245

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Random Reads October 19, 2016 at 10:23 PM #

    I’m sure you’ll get more read next week! We understand you’re busy 🙂


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:37 PM #

      Thanks! I’ve gotten through two already so I’m hopeful about next week’s update. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Random Reads October 20, 2016 at 6:14 PM #

        You’re welcome! That’s awesome 🙂 Thanks, Happy reading to you too!


  26. Hfineisen October 20, 2016 at 1:28 AM #


    Good luck with finding some quality time to read!


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:37 PM #

      Thanks! I’m squeezing it in. Happy reading.


  27. Yvo October 20, 2016 at 1:33 PM #

    I’m glad to hear you are enjoying Still Alice and good luck with finishing your other titles. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:40 PM #

      I finished two already! Woo! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Gina, a book dragon October 20, 2016 at 5:04 PM #

    Usually when I don’t get ANYthing finished during the week it’s because I was too busy reading online serials! I’m all about gay shifters this week my post I’m looking forward to continuing this meme and checking out how everyone is doing


    • Sam October 20, 2016 at 5:43 PM #

      Glad to have you! Whatever you read, enjoy it. Happy reading!


  29. poseidons99 October 23, 2016 at 7:17 AM #

    good luck on finishing something this week! 😀

    Here’s my post – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-48-17-10-23-10/ 🙂


    • Sam October 23, 2016 at 8:28 AM #

      Thanks! Two finished so far. Happy reading!


  30. bookstarterfuss October 26, 2016 at 12:13 AM #

    https://bookstarterfuss.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/www-wednesday-26-october-16/ Here is mine! Hope you’ll check this out. Thank you for this awesome weekly memes!



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