WWW Wednesday, 28-December-2016

28 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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frankieprattCurrently reading: It’s going slower but I’m making my way through World Without End by Ken Follett. The case holding the audiobook is huge! I feel bad for anyone who tries to sit in my passenger seat for the next month or so. I’m really glad to be finishing this one.
Two days of lunch-reading The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge as given me moderate progress. I wasn’t expecting the narration to change between shipmates and I can’t decide if I like it yet.
I’m enjoying  South of Broad by Pat Conroy a lot. It’s making me look forward to my runs, actually. The narrator is excellent which really helps.
While I waited for my ILL to come in, I picked up another ‘available at the library’ book off my list, which is The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time because of the images of the 1920s and its unusual format.

onceuponRecently finished: I finished Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell on Friday. The ending was a bit of a let down after the amazing book but it was still enjoyable. I’m thinking of reading more by this author because I enjoyed the main character, Margo, so much.

Only one book review since last week which is Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass. I really enjoyed Maass’s book and I thought his suggestions were great because they can apply to so many different genres. I’m still planning on going through the workbook one of these days. I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars.

Hanging OutReading Next: I have a loan request out for States of Confusion by Paul Jury but I’m not sure how long that will take to come in. If I finish Frankie Pratt before the end of the year, I’ll pick up Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling from my shelf. If I finish after the new year, I’ll start my customary ‘book in Spanish’ for the year which will be Misterio de la Guia de Ferrocarriles by Agatha Christie, a Poirot mystery. It would be my first Christie book.

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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44 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 28-December-2016”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow December 28, 2016 at 1:53 AM #

    The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt looks good….and I’m glad you are enjoying South of Broad. I love Conroy’s books. Thanks for hosting…and for sharing. Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 10:13 AM #

      South of Broad has been a pleasant surprise, I really love it. Happy Wednesday!


  2. Clare Stone December 28, 2016 at 3:31 AM #

    I am really intrigued by The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt! Glad you enjoyed Once Upon a River although its a shame you were let down by the ending!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday


    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 10:14 AM #

      I’d love to read another of Campbell’s books if I get a chance and see if the writing is similar. Happy Wednesday!


  3. hmills96 December 28, 2016 at 8:47 AM #

    Good morning! Last WWW of 2016! Here’s my link–it’ll go live at 1030 CST. http://ilayreading.com/2016/12/28/www-wednesday-12282016/


    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 10:21 AM #

      I’m looking forward to a lot of books in 2017 as well. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads December 28, 2016 at 9:16 AM #

    Sorry to hear the ending of Once Upon a River was a bit of a letdown. It’s always upsetting/frustrating when an otherwise amazing story has a disappointing ending.

    Here’s my WWW for this week: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/www-wednesday-1228/


    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 10:23 AM #

      I’m hoping I can read something else by Campbell and I’m hoping the ending is a bit more satisfying. We’ll see. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Kailana December 28, 2016 at 9:24 AM #

    I read The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt back when it first came out and really liked it!


    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 10:25 AM #

      I’m glad! I really like it, too. It’s like a graphic novel and I adore the photos and period specific references. Happy reading!


  6. yvonne473 December 28, 2016 at 9:46 AM #

    Looks like some good reading. Have a great week. Here’s my WWW http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2016/12/www-wednesdays-december-28th.html


    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 10:26 AM #

      Thanks, enjoy your books. Happy Wednesday!


  7. anovelglimpse December 28, 2016 at 11:07 AM #

    Ooo! I hope you enjoy the Mindy Kaling book when you get to it. I loved it. It felt like I was listening to my best friend telling me stories.
    My WWW Wednesday.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 11:22 AM #

      Awesome! I’m really looking forward to it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Kwizgiver December 28, 2016 at 11:50 AM #

    Several books I need to check into! Happy reading!


    Liked by 2 people

    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 12:05 PM #

      Awesome, enjoy them!


  9. Alecia @ The Staircase Reader December 28, 2016 at 1:48 PM #

    Yay, i’m so happy your enjoying South of Broad, it’s getting me even more excited to read it 🙂
    Here is my post: https://thestaircasereader.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/www-wednesday-december-28th-2016/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 2:09 PM #

      Nice! I hope you can enjoy it soon. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. xxertz (Fiction is My Addiction) December 28, 2016 at 2:09 PM #

    I’m not too thrilled with Kaling’s books, but it’s not necessarily her fault as I’m not a big fan of short stories.

    I know I don’t say this enough but thank you for hosting WWW! It’s my favorite meme and I’d be lost without you.

    Here is my www for the week: https://xxertz.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/6513/


    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 2:11 PM #

      I’m so glad you enjoy it. I can like short stories if I don’t read them all the time. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. alilovesbooks December 28, 2016 at 4:09 PM #

    So glad you’re still making progress on World Without End. Hopefully you’ll get there eventually.

    Kaling’s book has been on my TBR list for what feels like forever. I don’t tend to go for that type of book but there’s something about it that appeals to me.

    Here’s my slightly later than usual WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/www-wednesday-28th-december-2016/


    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 5:04 PM #

      I’m hoping it can make me laugh. I like comedian memoirs that can make me laugh. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. siderealday December 28, 2016 at 6:52 PM #

    Wow, I’m super impressed by how many books you’re in the middle of. I hope you’re liking them! Happy holidays!
    My WWW Post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/www-wednesday-1228/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!


    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 8:37 PM #

      Thanks! We’ll see how much I can get through before going back to work. Happy Wednesday!


  13. Yvo December 28, 2016 at 7:12 PM #

    The Scrapbook Of Frankie Pratt sounds like such an interesting story! And I hope you will enjoy your new Spanish read; I’ve only read one of her books myself, but I’ve heard her Poirot series is really good. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 8:39 PM #

      Thanks! I’m pumped to start it in the new year. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. rabbitearsblog December 28, 2016 at 7:15 PM #

    I really need to start reading some of Mindy Kaling’s works. I’ve seen one of her TV shows, but I’ve never read her books.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:



    • Sam December 28, 2016 at 8:42 PM #

      This would be my fist book of hers. I love her on The Office. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. dez | the fun in reading books December 29, 2016 at 5:11 AM #

    I hope I can read in Spanish too!! 😀 And it’s good you’re making progress with World Without End no matter how slow it is.
    Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/www-wednesday-december-28-2016/


    • Sam December 29, 2016 at 12:06 PM #

      I’m looking forward to the Spanish read. I hope the language barrier doesn’t make me miss any clues. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. charliegirl December 29, 2016 at 12:35 PM #

    I thumbed through the first 50 or so pages of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and it was hilarious. I need to finish it. I hope you get to it and enjoy it.



    • Sam December 29, 2016 at 7:03 PM #

      Glad to hear! I hope to read it soon. I’ve had a drastic change in reading situation, haha. Happy reading!


  17. faithrivens December 29, 2016 at 3:06 PM #

    Oh! I hope you enjoy Mindy’s book. I haven’t read it yet, but my sister has read both of the and loved them 🙂 She’s amazing!
    Happy Reading!


    • Sam December 29, 2016 at 7:09 PM #

      Great to hear. I hope to start it soon or in the new year. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Random Reads December 29, 2016 at 3:38 PM #

    You always manage to make progress on multiple books at once. Kudos to you for that. I’d get confused on which story and characters go with each book!


    • Sam December 29, 2016 at 7:11 PM #

      Haha, different genres help the most. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Random Reads December 29, 2016 at 7:35 PM #

        That seems to be very true! Thank you, Happy Reading to you as well 🙂


  19. poseidons99 January 1, 2017 at 9:25 AM #

    already have one book down towards my 2017 Goodreads goal! (: – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-58-26-12-01-01/


    • Sam January 1, 2017 at 2:09 PM #

      Awesome! I finished one today as well. Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person


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