WWW Wednesday, 21-December-2016

21 Dec

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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southofbroadCurrently reading: I have good news about World Without End by Ken Follett. I lost my eaudio hold on it (sad face) BUT it turns out my library has an unabridged copy on CD! I swear when I looked before it was only an abridged copy but I asked and was pointed to an unabridged version. I’ll continue with it on CD but it will take a bit longer to finish this way.
Minimal progress on The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge, mostly during my lunch breaks once or twice per week. The good thing is that this is a shorter book so it won’t take long to finish it even at my slow pace.
I’m still in love with Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell and I wanted to have it finished before now. I’m hoping I won’t drag it out longer than next week.
I needed a new eaudiobook so I started  South of Broad by Pat Conroy. Despite its length, it seems short compared to World Without End because it’s half the length!

Recently finished: Nothing finished this week. (Insert sad face here.)

However, I got a few reviews up. The first was for The Tempest by William Shakespeare which I posted on Monday. I think I need to see the play live to really appreciate and understand it. The audiobook was a little much to follow. 3 out of 5 Stars.
The second was Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove which I posted yesterday. The book felt very dated to me and it was hard to think how Grove’s advice would apply to me. 2 out of 5 Stars.

statesofconfusionReading Next: Gosh, I really don’t know. I guess it’s time to turn to another library book which would leave me with States of Confusion by Paul Jury. I saw a funny video Jury made about his travels that got me interested in this book. It requires an interlibrary loan so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it comes in. If it takes some time, I’m sure I can grab something off my shelf to fill the time.

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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42 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 21-December-2016”

  1. yvonne473 December 21, 2016 at 6:27 AM #

    The Pat Conroy book sounds good. Here’s my WWW http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2016/12/www-wednesdays-december-21st.html

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 11:06 AM #

      I’m really enjoying it so far. It’s making me want to run. Happy Wednesday!


  2. Clare Stone December 21, 2016 at 6:34 AM #

    It’s a shame you weren’t able to follow The Tempest very easily – it’s one of my favourite Shakespeare plays! Although I read it in physical format and watched the play in Literature class!
    Here’s my WWW: http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/wednesday-catch-up-21st-december.html


    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 11:07 AM #

      I’m on the lookout for a stage production of it so I can see it live. Happy Wednesday!


  3. alilovesbooks December 21, 2016 at 6:39 AM #

    Congrat’s on getting World Without End back out even though it’s the CD. I would hate to have to stop mid way through an audio.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/www-wednesday-21st-december-2016/


    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 11:10 AM #

      I’ve done it once before on this title and I’m not doing it again! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Curious Daisy December 21, 2016 at 6:40 AM #

    Shakespeare can be confusing like that sometimes hehe 😀 I’d love to watch a play myself 😀 Maybe one day. http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-december-21-2016/


    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 11:12 AM #

      I’m hopeful some middle school will put it on around me. Happy Wednesday!


  5. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads December 21, 2016 at 9:04 AM #

    I didn’t finish any books this week either which is kind of frustrating since this has been my first week on my winter break and I thought I’d be able to get a bunch of reading done. But my mom has been slacking on Christmas shopping so I’ve been helping her shop instead of reading, haha.

    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/www-wednesday-1221/


    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 11:14 AM #

      I always think I’ll read over vacation and it never happens haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads December 21, 2016 at 4:56 PM #

        Haha when I’m on break, I either read a TON or almost not at all. I’m hoping this break will be one of the former 😉


  6. hmills96 December 21, 2016 at 9:11 AM #

    Morning Lovey! Here’s the link: http://ilayreading.com/2016/12/21/www-wednesday-12212016/


    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 11:16 AM #


      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 11:17 AM #

      Link isn’t working?


      • hmills96 December 21, 2016 at 11:18 AM #

        It goes live in about 10 minutes. I just posted to you a little early lol.


  7. Birdie December 21, 2016 at 9:26 AM #

    My mom read The World Without End and loved it. She’s constantly begging me to read it too.
    My WWWWed: https://birdiebookwormblog.com/2016/12/21/www-wednesday-3/


    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 11:17 AM #

      It’s super good! I won’t beg, but I might plead. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. xxertz (Fiction is My Addiction) December 21, 2016 at 9:47 AM #

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed that your new book will come in soon. So happy you found an unabridged version of your book. I’m not a fan of abridged copies. I’m sure they are just as good, but I feel like I am losing a good portion of the book.

    I did little reading this week too. The week has flown by for me! I’m off next week and hope for more quality R&R time.

    A Week In Review #16, WWW #12 – http://wp.me/p4mJnf-1Gq


    • xxertz (Fiction is My Addiction) December 21, 2016 at 9:48 AM #

      Abridged copy of your other book I mean. Oh boy, looks like I need to get some coffee 😉

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 11:20 AM #

      I think I listened to an abridged copy just once and I was so upset when I found out. I wanted to reread the book because I didn’t like it and wondered if the abridged version was better. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Laurel-Rain Snow December 21, 2016 at 10:13 AM #

    I liked South of Broad….despite how hefty it is. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 11:23 AM #

      Good to know. I’m really loving it so far. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. DebraB December 21, 2016 at 10:22 AM #

    Hi! Here’s my WWW post. https://21lit.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/www-wednesday-what-are-you-reading/

    Liked by 1 person

  11. charliegirl December 21, 2016 at 11:01 AM #

    I think I have South of Broad on ebook. The cover looks so familiar. I’ve read quite a bit of Shakespeare, but I don’t think I’ve read The Tempest. I would prefer to read the script; I find that easier than following that format on audio. While you wrote two reviews this week, I read two books! YAAAYY!



    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 11:27 AM #

      I’d never done Shakespeare on audio before. I’m not sure I would try it again, to be honest. The script is probably much easier. Happy Wednesday!


  12. Yvo December 21, 2016 at 11:30 AM #

    That’s great that you don’t have to put World Without End on hold! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 2:02 PM #

      Thank you! I’m so glad I get to keep reading it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. anovelglimpse December 21, 2016 at 11:47 AM #

    States of Confusion sounds like it would be a cool book! I hope you enjoy all your reads this week. 🙂
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 2:04 PM #

      Thank you. I hope it comes in. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. siderealday December 21, 2016 at 12:19 PM #

    It’s always nice to hear that people are enjoying their reads. As for the Tempest, depending on the live version it is much better viewed than read/listened to. Most plays are like that, I think, although I could be biased given my job.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/www-wednesday-1221/
    Thanks for hosting, and happy reading!


    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 2:59 PM #

      Haha your job would make you very biased. If you hear of a production in the area, let me know! I’d love to see it. Happy Wednesday!


  15. Candy @ So little time... December 21, 2016 at 12:52 PM #

    ‘State of Confusion’ sounds good! I’m glad you found ‘World Without End’ on CD! I hope you can finish it soon.

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2016/12/what-are-you-reading-december-21-2016.html

    Have a great week! Thanks for hosting!


    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 3:01 PM #

      I have my fingers crossed that I get State of Confusion soon. ILLs can take a while. Happy Wednesday!


  16. Flavia December 21, 2016 at 2:01 PM #

    Awesome list this week!! 😀

    Here’s my post: https://flaviathebibliophileblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/www-wednesday-4/

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Alecia @ The Staircase Reader December 21, 2016 at 2:52 PM #

    States of Confusion sounds awesome! I love novels based on road trips with adventure! Another to add to my TBR!

    Here is my WWW Wednesday: https://thestaircasereader.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/www-wednesday-december-21st-2016/


    • Sam December 21, 2016 at 3:08 PM #

      It seems like a great concept and I have high hopes! Happy Wednesday!


  18. dez | the fun in reading books December 22, 2016 at 8:06 AM #

    I also haven’t had the chance to finish anything last week but hopefully I get to finish the two books I’m currently reading! And good thing you were able to put up a couple of reviews unlike me who still have tons of books to review. (Insert sad face here) Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/www-wednesday-december-21-2016/


    • Sam December 22, 2016 at 12:01 PM #

      I’m hoping to wrap one up today or tomorrow so I can take a fresh book with me over Christmas. Have fun writing reviews! Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. poseidons99 December 25, 2016 at 2:50 PM #

    this week I made a list of books that ended up just behind the line of my top books I have read this year and ranked top12 list of the bestest ones (: – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2016/12/25/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-57-19-12-25-12/


    • Sam December 25, 2016 at 5:48 PM #

      Nice! I’ll be putting my top books if 2016 together next weekend. Happy reading!



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