WWW Wednesday, 2-November-2016

2 Nov

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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zCurrently reading: So far not much at all with In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. I’d be happy to finish this before the end of the year, but I’m not sure even that will happen!
Still on hold with World Without End by Ken Follett. I’ve got to be getting it back soon, right? The only problem is when to listen to it now that I have two other audiobooks going!
Stiff by Mary Roach has been a fun read. I’m getting close to the end and it’s safe to say I learned a lot but it hasn’t always been things I think I’ll use in my daily conversations. Roach has a great style and I’m curious about her other books now.
I’m getting close to the end of The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing by Marilyn Durham. There’s only been one part so far I didn’t think was believable but I’ve really enjoyed this book.
It will be a slow go with Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler only because I’m not planning on driving a lot any time soon and this one is in my car only. I like the story and the narrator is great but this will be here a while.

Recently finished: As expected, after last week’s tidal wave, noting finished this week. I think a few will be here next week so I’m optimistic.

lostdaughterReading Next: My book club met Monday and I’ve been reminded that my next book will be The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante. I have another of her books on my shelf that I haven’t gotten to yet but it comes highly recommended so I’m excited to start with this shorter title.
I’m in need of some help to finish my reading challenge this year. Can anyone recommend a book that’s set in the 1600s? It’s the only time period I have left for the When Are You Reading? Challenge. Thanks to anyone who can help!

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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47 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 2-November-2016”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks November 2, 2016 at 2:14 AM #

    I’m not surprised after your sprint last week that you haven’t completed anything this time around. Keep that optimism up for next week 😉 Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/this-week-in-books-november-2/


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 4:59 PM #

      I’ll probably ping-pong back and forth for a while, haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Colletta November 2, 2016 at 6:09 AM #

    That cover for Lost Daughter is CREEPY! lol Here’s my WWW Wednesday:




    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:03 PM #

      I thought it was a bit eerie, too, but the content doesn’t sound particularly scary. Happy reading!


  3. rose November 2, 2016 at 6:15 AM #

    I haven’t heard anything about those books. But I’m looking forward to read more books this year.
    Here is my Wednesday post: https://rosebooksblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/www-wednesday-2nd-november-2016/


  4. 4thhouseontheleft November 2, 2016 at 6:45 AM #

    You have a lot of books going at once right now! I keep hearing about Elena Ferrante, but her Neapolitan novels seem a daunting series to start on (although not as daunting as Game of Thrones, which I plan to start reading next year).

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:06 PM #

      I have the first of the Neapolitan books on my shelf but I haven’t had time to grab it yet. Good luck with GoT!


  5. Kailana November 2, 2016 at 7:24 AM #

    Hope you find some time for some reading this week!


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:08 PM #

      Thanks! I’m going to utilize my runs for sure. Happy reading!


  6. yvonne473 November 2, 2016 at 7:28 AM #

    It’s been a long time since I participated in this meme. The last time was when MizB hosted. This looks like fun.

    You have some interesting books on your list. Enjoy.

    Here’s my WWW post:



    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:09 PM #

      Welcome back! Sorry for the late delay, my class is almost over! Happy reading.


  7. alilovesbooks November 2, 2016 at 7:40 AM #

    I’m afraid I don’t read a lot of historical fiction so can’t really help on the 1600’s recommendation. If you’d said 1700’s I may have been ok 🙂

    I will keep my fingers crossed for you that you get World Without End back out.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/www-wednesday-2nd-november-2016/


  8. faithrivens November 2, 2016 at 8:15 AM #

    Good luck getting through those books! It’s good to be optimistic!

    In terms of books set in the 1600s… have you already read the Three Musketeers? If not, it’s a great classic to read 🙂 If you have, there’s always its sequel: Twenty Years After.
    Or there’s Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier.
    Also Daphne Du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek is set in the 1600s. I love her writing, but I haven’t yet read this one, so I can’t say anything on its quality, but I hear good things 🙂
    Good luck finding a book!

    Thanks as ever for hosting 🙂


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:11 PM #

      The Three Musketeers is one to consider, thanks! I haven’t read any du Maurier yet. Do you have a suggestion for a first one? Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • faithrivens November 7, 2016 at 7:28 PM #

        Rebecca is a great one! And I do love Jamaica Inn as well! But Rebecca is indeed a classic 🙂


  9. Kwizgiver November 2, 2016 at 8:40 AM #

    I’m almost finished the 32 hour book I’m listening to!



    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:14 PM #

      Dang, that’s long! Sounds like a GRRM book, haha. Happy reading.


  10. Yvo November 2, 2016 at 9:50 AM #

    If you are looking for something in the 1600s, maybe something Shakespeare will do? I read The Miniaturist this year, but if I remember correctly you already read that one. I also have only one pending time period to fill (1700s) and I have no idea what to read for it still… Outlander might be an option, but it’s huge and I’m not sure it will be for me.

    I hope you will enjoy your books this week! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:17 PM #

      I read the Miniaturist last year, you’re right. Great memory! I was thinking of a Shakespeare because it’s short and there are so many I haven’t read. Maybe The Tempest? My 1700s book was A Darker Shade of Magic. Have you read that one yet? Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo November 4, 2016 at 12:13 PM #

        I actually did read A Darker Shade Of Magic, but thought it was set in the 1800s?? At least that what I have put both books in the series under (1819/1820)


      • Sam November 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM #

        It spoke about the King going mad and I figured that was King George III whose first bout of madness was in the 1700s. Really, with fantasy, we could both be right or both be wrong! Happy reading!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo November 4, 2016 at 2:08 PM #

        Sounds really plausible as well yes. It’s been too long since I read them to remember properly, but there might have been a date mentioned in the book since I wrote down an exact year. I’m not sure though.


  11. Laurel-Rain Snow November 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM #

    The Lost Daughter caught my eye….and I am still interested in Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, but I won’t be doing it on audio. Not my thing. lol

    Enjoy your books! Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:20 PM #

      The audio has been great because the narrator is very talented. I’m enjoying it very much. Happy reading!


  12. anovelglimpse November 2, 2016 at 10:42 AM #

    I’m happy The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing has turned out to be good. I know it’s her name, but I still love the title and want it to be about a man who loves dancing with cats. 😉
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:22 PM #

      Haha, that’s not at all like the titled man. I’m really happy with it and I heard there’s even a movie! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. readinaflash November 2, 2016 at 11:08 AM #

    Thanks for hosting

    Liked by 1 person

  14. siderealday November 2, 2016 at 11:23 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about Stiff. Glad to hear you’re enjoying it.
    As for the 1600’s… Sorry, I don’t have anything to recommend. Good luck filling that spot!
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/www-wednesday-112/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:25 PM #

      I finished Stiff this morning and it was great! I really recommend it. Happy reading (and writing)!


  15. Clare Stone (@dualreads) November 2, 2016 at 11:26 AM #

    I recently read The Silvered Heart which I thought was really good and it was set in 1648 – it takes place after the Civil War in England. Here’s my WWW Wednesday


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:26 PM #

      Thanks for the suggestion. Happy reading!


  16. bevbaird November 2, 2016 at 1:02 PM #

    Here’s my link for the week:

    Here’s a link to a long list of books set in the 1600’s http://www.historicalnovels.info/Seventeenth-Century.html
    My choice – Susanna Kearsley’s Mariana (goes back and forth in time – from present to 300+ years past) – loved it.
    Also – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:30 PM #

      Thanks for the link. I’ve never read The Scarlet Letter. I didn’t realize the setting was that far back, I was under the impression it was more like the 1800s. Happy reading!


  17. Curious Daisy November 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM #

    Move along with the Ken Follett book. I promise they better as you go 😀 http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-november-2-2016/


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:31 PM #

      I should have the hold back from the library in the next week or so. I’m so anxious for the email! Happy reading.


  18. Candy @ So little time... November 2, 2016 at 3:34 PM #

    I’m rooting for you to get ‘World Without End’ soon! I’m sure you’ve done this, but did you search Goodreads 1600s Book List?

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2016/11/what-are-you-reading-november-2-2016.html

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:33 PM #

      I did search and nothing really stuck out to me. My husband recommended a Shakespeare so I might look toward that. Happy reading!


  19. awellreadplanner November 2, 2016 at 7:31 PM #

    The cover for Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald is beautiful, Here is my post for WWWednesday https://awellreadplanner.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/www-wednesday/


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:35 PM #

      I’m a big fan of it as well. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. msethnalovesbooks November 2, 2016 at 9:37 PM #

    Finally had a moment to get my post up. Here is my #WWW for the week: https://msethnablog.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/www-wednesday-11216/
    Thanks for hosting!


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:37 PM #

      Welcome, happy reading!


  21. the bohemian bookworm November 2, 2016 at 10:15 PM #

    Good luck finishing up some books this week! I felt like I didn’t get anything read this week but I just life gets in the way sometimes! Happy Reading 🙂


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 5:38 PM #

      Darn life! I finished one this morning! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer November 3, 2016 at 5:46 PM #

    I hope you can find some to time to read (and relax) soon! I’m sorry but 1600’s is not really my area of expertise so can’t help you there.. Thank you for stopping by, and here’s my link:


    • Sam November 3, 2016 at 7:34 PM #

      I’m so close to finishing class! Happy reading!



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