WWW Wednesday, 16-November-2016

16 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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paranoidCurrently reading: I got through just a little with In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. I have a bit of time at my new doctors to read a few pages before he’ll come into the exam room. It’s something right?
Still no World Without End by Ken Follett. I’m about in a perfect spot for it. Maybe the book genies are waiting for me?
I’m getting close with Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. I’m starting to see how this book and Zelda in her 20s can lead into the Zelda I read about in Call Me Zelda when she’s older. It’s fun to have read them in this order but maybe chronologically would have been better.
Since The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante is so short, I’m almost done with it. I might have finished it by the time you read this! I’m not a huge fan so far. I hope the ending can bring everything together for me.
It’s been slow with Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove. Business books are never too engrossing but it’s mostly been that I’m so tired when I finally get to bed! I’ll try to buckle down and get some of it read but no promises.

Recently finished: Nothing! I’m falling back into the “tons or none” phase of reading. I need to stop starting so many books at the same time, haha.

Reading Next: My book club will be announcing our next pick soon so that will be the next one I pick up. Maybe I’ll squeeze in a Shakespeare before then? Depends on how soon I find out!

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, 16-November-2016”

  1. Clare Stone November 16, 2016 at 1:38 AM #

    I’m always impressed by how many books you can read at once! I can’t read more than one because I always get more into one book than the others and wind up abandoning them. I think it’s interesting to read the Zelda novels in reverse chronology – it would definitely give a different perspective!


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 4:50 PM #

      If I have more than one eAudiobook or more than one physical book, I have the same problem. Having different mediums helps me with this. Happy Wednesday!


  2. cleopatralovesbooks November 16, 2016 at 2:06 AM #

    What a shame you are not a big fan of My Lost Daughter – I hope the ending saved this one for you – here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/this-week-in-books-november-16/


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 4:52 PM #

      I have about 13 minutes left on the audio and so far, I don’t see how it could be. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. rose November 16, 2016 at 3:10 AM #

    I totally feel that “tons or none” phase of reading. I wish I was a fast reader.
    Anyway, here is my Wednesday post: https://rosebooksblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/www-wednesday-16th-november-2016/


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 4:54 PM #

      Haha, I just seem to finish all of mine at the same time, about every other week, haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • rosebooks November 16, 2016 at 6:06 PM #

        Happy Wednesday!
        It takes me over a week to finish any book. 😂


  4. BJ November 16, 2016 at 7:16 AM #

    You have some really good books your reading right now. 🙂 I love Ken Follett’s historical books, but I haven’t read World Without End yet, but I hope to one day. The Zelda novels also look interesting! Here is my Wednesday post: https://bookalogue.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/www-wednesday-november-16/


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM #

      I’m really enjoying World Without End and I’m hoping to get back to it very soon. I’m next on the hold list! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Sue Johnson November 16, 2016 at 7:47 AM #


    If you are looking for a Shakespeare theme instead of something written by the Bard, Ann Tyler’s Vinegar Girl was a sweet, fun and somewhat brief novel. It is based on The Taming of the Shrew. I rated it four out of five stars on Good Reads, but didn’t write a review as there are a number of well written and thoughtful reviews posted.

    She wrote it as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare tradition project started by Virginia Wolff in 1917 or so.

    Great reading–


    PS Will miss you at Top Shelf Reads later this winter. Best of luck with your MBA.

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 5:03 PM #

      Hi Sue! Unfortunately, I need a true Shakespeare or something set in that time period. I’m doing a reading challenge and need something from the 1600s to finish it. I’ll miss the group as well but I do plan to attend in January so you’re not rid of me yet, haha. Happy reading!


  6. abookdragon November 16, 2016 at 8:18 AM #

    Here’s my post for this week. Word of warning, the first two are erotica but the third is a middle grade book and it looks great. Just scroll down if erotica isn’t your thing


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 5:04 PM #

      Thanks for the warning! I’m not an erotica reader myself but I know we have a few who participate here. Happy Wednesday!


  7. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads November 16, 2016 at 8:54 AM #

    Haha I do most of my reading before I go to bed, so I totally know what you mean about being too tired to make any progress with Only the Paranoid Survive. The past week or so, I’ve been getting almost no reading done because I’ve just been so tired by the time I get in bed! Hopefully we’ll both get more done this week 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/www-wednesday-1116/


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 5:07 PM #

      I don’t know what it is about this time of year that makes me so tired! Maybe it’s the thought of preparing for the holidays. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads November 16, 2016 at 9:55 PM #

        I think for me it’s just that this is the point in the semester that gets ridiculously busy haha No time for anything but homework! 😛


  8. Kwizgiver November 16, 2016 at 9:06 AM #

    I didn’t have a big reading week.



    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 5:08 PM #

      There’s always next week!


  9. dez | the fun in reading books November 16, 2016 at 9:07 AM #

    I have a habit of starting a lot of books at the same time too so in the end I find myself struggling to finish them all. Haha. But it’s okay as long as we finish them, right? 😀
    Here’s my WWW this week: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/www-wednesday-november-16-2016/
    Happy Reading!


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM #

      As long s they get finished, what’s the problem? Haha. I’ll likely have at least two on next week’s list so I better get used to this, haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • dez | the fun in reading books November 17, 2016 at 4:04 AM #

        Thanks, Sam. Enjoy your books! 🙂


  10. faithrivens November 16, 2016 at 9:11 AM #

    I’m trying to balance two books right now and I feel overwhelmed 😅 I am impressed by your ability to start so many at once!

    Happy Reading!



    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 5:12 PM #

      Haha, thanks! It’s a blessing and a curse to be sure. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Birdie November 16, 2016 at 9:42 AM #

    I always feel like a big time reader until I talk to someone reading as many books as you read. I’m a monogamous reader. A one book girl. 🙂


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 5:14 PM #

      Haha, I do tend to read a lot at once. I have a book for every moment of my life! Happy Wednesday!


      • Birdie November 16, 2016 at 8:13 PM #

        Happy Wednesday!


  12. bevbaird November 16, 2016 at 9:50 AM #

    I need to have a number of books on the go – never know what I’ll feel like next.
    Here’s my list:


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 5:16 PM #

      I have that trouble when I travel. I always bring one or two, just in case! Happy Wednesday.


  13. anovelglimpse November 16, 2016 at 10:29 AM #

    I hope The Lost Daughter got better at the end. It’s always disappointing when reads let you down.
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 5:17 PM #

      I’m 13 minutes from the end and it’s not looking good. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. the bohemian bookworm November 16, 2016 at 10:36 AM #

    I am adding Call Me Zelda to my TBR, I enjoyed Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald so it would be interesting to see another book set during a later point in her life!

    Here’s my weeks post! And as always happy reading 🙂



    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 5:19 PM #

      I’m at the end of Z now and it’s starting to overlap with the time period for Call Me Zelda. It’s so fun to see two sides of the same history. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. hmills96 November 16, 2016 at 10:56 AM #

    Trying to get back on track! Here’s my link for this afternoon: http://ilayreading.com/2016/11/16/www-wednesday-11162016/


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 5:20 PM #

      Good luck! Fall is when I fall apart, no pun intended! Happy Wednesday.


  16. WordsAndPeace November 16, 2016 at 11:05 AM #

    I listened to In the Garden of Beasts and found it fascinating. here is my link: https://wordsandpeace.com/2016/11/16/www-wednesdays-november-16/


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 5:22 PM #

      I’m really close to the end, I think I have two pages and the epilogue to go. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Laurel-Rain Snow November 16, 2016 at 11:27 AM #

    Only occasionally do I read more than one book at a time…and they have to be different genres. I recently read a nonfiction book alongside a thriller. That works for me.

    But…not often.

    I still want to read the Zelda book. I read Call Me Zelda, which wasn’t a favorite…I’d like to know more about her earlier days.

    Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 9:26 PM #

      I’m liking Z a lot more. I’d recommend it! Happy Wednesday!


  18. alilovesbooks November 16, 2016 at 3:03 PM #

    I tend to avoid business books but I’m kind of tempted by Only the Paranoid Survive. I work in strategy and planning so might provide some useful tips (I wonder if I can convince my employer to get it for me)

    My plan from last week of reading less has failed spectacularly. https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/www-wednesday-16th-november-2016/


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 9:29 PM #

      Why would you ever want to read less?! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Candy @ So little time... November 16, 2016 at 4:35 PM #

    I’m always impressed by the number of books you are reading at the same time! 🙂

    Here’s my post: https://candy-m.blogspot.com/2016/11/what-are-you-reading-november-16-2016.html

    Have a great week!


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 9:31 PM #

      I’m always overwhelmed by it. Happy Wednesday!


  20. Yvo November 16, 2016 at 6:45 PM #

    I hope The Lost Daughter did get better for you in the end! It’s always disappointing when a book doesn’t live up to expectations.

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 9:33 PM #

      I have 13 minutes left and it has a lot to give me still. We’ll see. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Kailana November 16, 2016 at 8:31 PM #

    I am moody with my reading at the moment which leads to me not really reading anything…


    • Sam November 16, 2016 at 9:34 PM #

      Uh oh. Sounds like a book hangover! Those are the worst. Happy reading!


  22. Flavia November 17, 2016 at 12:42 AM #

    Oh my gosh you are reading a lot of books at the same time! I would not be able to do that because I’d panic and not get any of them done, hahaha. I tend to only be able to read one or TWO max at a time these days.

    Also, here is my WWW Wednesday post 🙂



    • Sam November 17, 2016 at 7:53 AM #

      It’s all about variety for me! Different formats and genres. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Flavia November 17, 2016 at 9:38 AM #

        Ohhh that’s interesting! It makes more sense to me now 😊

        Happy reading to you too!


  23. siderealday November 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM #

    There are definitely weeks where I, too, feel ‘tons or none’. And you still haven’t gotten World Without End back? Man. I hope it shows up soon.
    Sorry about the day late thing – my computer is doing its typical ‘November means misbehave’ shenanigans, but I think I’ve finally got it fixed. Hope your NaNo is going well!
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/www-wednesday-1116/


    • Sam November 17, 2016 at 12:53 PM #

      I feel like it should be coming any day!! I’m so anxious to finish it. NaNo is going… okay. I’ll get there! Good luck with your computer. Happy reading!


  24. poseidons99 November 20, 2016 at 10:04 AM #

    this week turned out to be quite productive for me with 2 audio books and 4 physical ones 🙂 – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-52-14-11-20-11/


    • Sam November 20, 2016 at 1:14 PM #

      Nice! I’m looking at a good one next week. Happy reading!



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