WWW Wednesday, 18-January-2017

18 Jan

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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statesofconfusionCurrently reading: I only have three disks left in World Without End by Ken Follett. The audiobook is so big it will be nice to have it out of my car soon, haha. Yay for progress!
Not too much with The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge this week. I had some irregular lunches and not a lot of time waiting at the doctor this week. It’s going pretty fast, though, and I think I’ll wrap it up in the next month or two.
I didn’t listen to South of Broad by Pat Conroy during my long run this weekend. I needed to concentrate on my breathing in the cold weather so I missed out on about an hour of that. Ah well. I need to finish it up in the next couple weeks for my book club meeting but that should be no problem.
I’m back into Misterio de la Guia de Ferrocarriles by Agatha Christie though it’s slow going. I usually take longer to get through my Spanish books so it’s expected. I hope to wrap up soon-ish.
Again, nothing with Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs. We’re going on a road trip next month and to be honest, that might be the next time I listen to it at all.

Recently finished: I finished up States of Confusion by Paul Jury pretty quickly. It was a fun memoir, but not my favorite. My review for it went up on Monday if you want to check that out. I gave it Three out of Five Stars.

I also finished my review for Trap by Robert K. Tanenbaum. It was not a genre I enjoyed, but it was still a fast read. I gave it Three out of Five Stars as well.

Hanging OutReading Next: The plan is still to read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. It’s tempting to put Christie aside and start this, but I’m going to wait it out and try to shrink my Currently Reading list just a bit.

Shameless Plug: If you’re still looking for reading challenges in 2017, take a look at my historical fiction reading challenge, When Are You Reading? Let me know you’re interested and I’ll add you to the participant list. I had 13 people participate last year and I’d love to have a bigger group this year!

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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71 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 18-January-2017”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks January 18, 2017 at 1:32 AM #

    Good to see you’re making progress on the currently reading front! Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/this-week-in-books-january-18/


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 12:07 PM #

      Im getting so close on my audiobooks. I hope to wrap them up soon. Happy Wednesday!


  2. Margaret @ BooksPlease January 18, 2017 at 3:03 AM #

    It sounds as though you’re very busy – but still keeping up with your books! I really enjoyed The Birthday Boys a while back. Here’s my Wednesday post –



    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 12:09 PM #

      Glad to hear you liked it. It’s a fun lunchtime read for me. Happy Wednesday!


  3. Clare Stone January 18, 2017 at 3:30 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about Everyone’s Hanging Out Without Me so hopefully that’ll be a great read! I can only ever read memoirs as audio-books for some reason and I have a ton on my audible account I need to get to!


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 12:11 PM #

      Memoirs read by the author are my favorite. I have a physical copy of this one, though, so I’ll have to imagine haha. Happy Wednesday!


  4. Emily Witt January 18, 2017 at 4:47 AM #

    Here’s my link this week. I’ll be back in the morninng with a more exciting comment!


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 12:14 PM #

      Sweet dreams and happy Wednesday!


  5. whatadifferenceawordmakes January 18, 2017 at 4:56 AM #

    Hello! This is my first time doing WWW Wednesdays, so I apologies in advance if I’ve made any mistakes! I’ve wanted to read Ransom Riggs for a while now but my tbr pile won’t let me. I imagine Everyone’s Hanging Out Without Me is a good read too – Mindy Kaling is hilarious!



    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 5:38 PM #

      Welcome! Thanks for joining in. Your comments will not need to go through approval in the future and will post right away. My TBR has kept me from finishing the series before now, too, so we’ll see how it goes. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. SnazzyBooks January 18, 2017 at 5:17 AM #

    Ooh I really want to read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, lots of great books in this list for my TBR list 😉
    My post: https://snazzybooks.com/2017/01/18/www-wednesday-18-january-2017/


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 12:16 PM #

      It’s keeping me moving through my Spanish read. It will be a fun reward when I finish. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. MarinaSofia January 18, 2017 at 5:29 AM #

    I am amazed how much people are reading – I feel like a real old slouch. I’ve finally caved in, after following so many others with this hashtag, so this is my first link. I may not be able to take part every week, though.



    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 5:41 PM #

      We’ll be glad to have you whenever you’re able to join in. I think I’m reading too much at once right now, haha. I hope to reduce the list by next week. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Diana January 18, 2017 at 6:50 AM #

    Good work on making progress with the Ken Follet book. I have been seeing it on your blog for a few posts. It must be huge but I do hope that you have enjoyed it. I look forward to your review of Kaling’s book. Happy reading.

    Here’s my post: https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/www-wednesday-january-18th/


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 5:46 PM #

      It’s 36 disks on audio, I’m not sure how many pages, but it’s really long. I’m loving it and I think I’ll finish this week. Happy Wednesday!


  9. charliegirl January 18, 2017 at 7:15 AM #

    I thought I was never going to finish my audiobook (Cruel Beauty). I had it through Overdrive, but I don’t even want to know how many disks it would have! I hope you enjoy the last bit of World Without End. Lots of progress – you finished TWO books!



    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 5:49 PM #

      I think I can finish two more this week if I buckle down, haha. I’m really close on both of my audio. Happy Wednesday!


  10. Disappear Into Reading January 18, 2017 at 8:01 AM #

    Oh good, I’m not the only one still reading books from last weeks WWW 🙂



    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 5:52 PM #

      Haha, I never change them all over each week. That will be the day. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. faithrivens January 18, 2017 at 8:15 AM #

    Looks like you’re rather busy with books! I love how you read in different languages. It’s something I mean to do, but rather fail at achieving!
    Happy Reading 🙂


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 5:55 PM #

      I make myself read one per year at least I’m going to have to start buying some soon, I only have one more on my shelf. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • faithrivens January 19, 2017 at 9:06 AM #

        It’s a great resolution. It’ll be fun to find one to buy! Good luck 😉


  12. bookdreamer24 January 18, 2017 at 8:15 AM #

    I’ve been debating on putting Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me on my TBR list for a while now.

    here’s my WWW https://justadreamer24.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/www-wednesday-10/


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 5:53 PM #

      I hope to have some advice on it soon, haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. abookathoughtblog January 18, 2017 at 8:31 AM #

    Here is my WWW of the week! I’m very excited about my currently reading! 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

  14. hmills96 January 18, 2017 at 9:22 AM #

    Here’s my linky (10:30 CST) http://ilayreading.com/2017/01/18/www-wednesday-1182017/

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Kathryn January 18, 2017 at 9:45 AM #

    I’m looking forward to reading Library of Souls within the next few months. Here’s my WWW Wednesday: http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/01/www-wednesdays-1182017.html


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 6:03 PM #

      You might finish it before me, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  16. readinaflash January 18, 2017 at 10:28 AM #

    Happy reading to all!!! https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/www-wednesday-31/

    Liked by 1 person

  17. bevbaird January 18, 2017 at 10:31 AM #

    There are certainly weeks when life takes precedence and reading takes a back burner. Great variety of books you’ve got listed.
    Here’s my week in books:


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 6:06 PM #

      To be true, there are! Sometimes I feel like that for too long. Happy Wednesday!


  18. anovelglimpse January 18, 2017 at 10:47 AM #

    I’m bummed you didn’t start Mindy, but I understand. Plus, it gives you something to look forward to! Happy reading. 🙂
    Here’s what I’ve been reading.


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 6:08 PM #

      It might be a few weeks before I can start it. Life is about to get crazy for me. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Laurel-Rain Snow January 18, 2017 at 11:03 AM #

    It’s great that you are making progress….I’ve only read one of your books: South of Broad. So good! Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 6:10 PM #

      I’m almost done with it and I’ll miss reading it! Happy Wednesday.


  20. Yvo January 18, 2017 at 12:53 PM #

    Good to see you are making progress with your audiobooks! And I hope you will be able to start the Mindy Kaling memoir soon. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 6:13 PM #

      I think I’ll finish both of them this week! Fingers crossed. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Gabby January 18, 2017 at 1:28 PM #

    I’m totally impressed that you’re tackling Ken Follett by audiobook- that many discs intimidates me, haha! This is my first WWW Wednesday, and I just wanted to say thank you for hosting! This is such a great writing prompt, and I’m looking forward to finding new blogs to follow.



    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 6:15 PM #

      I’m so glad you’re joining us. Welcome! I’m almost done and the audiobook is so big I wonder if my gas mileage will get better when I return it, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  22. Denise @ Life With No Plot January 18, 2017 at 2:01 PM #

    Yay for progress! I have never really listened to audiobooks before and have thought about trying to do so. The only one I ever listed to was part of one of the Harry Potter books, and that was because someone else in my workplace was listening to it. I don’t even remember which one it was. Huh. Something to think about. Happy reading!

    My post: https://lifewithnoplot.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/www-wednesday-january-18-2017/


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 6:18 PM #

      I find they’re great for when I’m doing chores around the house. Happy Wednesday!


  23. tmorsecode January 18, 2017 at 2:11 PM #

    Mindy Kaling’s been on my list foreverrrr, but I have yet to get around to even procuring one. Someday! Too many books, so little time.



    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 6:20 PM #

      I found it at a used book sale or I wouldn’t have bought it, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  24. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles January 18, 2017 at 3:26 PM #

    Sorry you’ve not made progress with Library of Souls but seems like you are making plenty of progress elsewhere! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 6:21 PM #

      True that! I’m going to try to get back to it soon. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Kwizgiver January 18, 2017 at 4:37 PM #

    Happy reading!


    Liked by 1 person

  26. mikaela January 18, 2017 at 4:38 PM #

    Ooh, glad to see you’ve made progress! Sometimes, I wonder how I do it, and then I realize that sometimes, I sacrifice homework for reading (even though I really need to stop doing that. XD

    Here’s my link: https://thewellthumbedreader.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/www-wednesday-1%E2%80%A218%E2%80%A217/


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 6:26 PM #

      Haha, I have to make an effort not to sacrifice homework for reading. Thankfully, I’m not in class right now. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Bella January 18, 2017 at 9:48 PM #

    I’m glad someone else shares my love of audiobooks!

    Here’s my link: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/58675618/posts/1303263584


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 10:21 PM #

      They’re great for running and house chores. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Candy @ So little time... January 18, 2017 at 10:04 PM #

    Yay for progress on World Without End! I hope you’re still enjoying it. I checked out your review for Trap. It sounds interesting, but not my type of book either. I’m glad it was a quick read!

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/01/what-are-you-reading-january-18-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week!


    • Sam January 18, 2017 at 10:22 PM #

      I hope to have World Without End finished next week. I think I can. Happy Wednesday!


  29. aryaoneil January 18, 2017 at 11:01 PM #

    Hmmm. I don’t really listen to audio books. Guess they just aren’t for me. 😛
    Here’s my post! Sorry it’s a little late. I had a bunch of homework to do today.



    • Sam January 19, 2017 at 6:56 AM #

      They don’t work for everyone but I love them. Happy reading!


  30. drunkonabook January 18, 2017 at 11:14 PM #

    This is my first time joining and I hope I can keep it up. Hope you get to Mindy Kaling’s book! I love her and her books so much!!



    • Sam January 19, 2017 at 8:14 AM #

      Welcome! I hope to get to her soon as well. I enjoyed her a lot on The Office. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  31. Karen (@wellreadpirate) January 19, 2017 at 12:39 AM #

    A little late, but finally got my post up! http://wellreadpiratequeen.blogspot.com/2017/01/www-wednesday-18-january-2017.html

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Jazz January 19, 2017 at 11:44 AM #

    I’m sorry I’m a bit late to this week’s WWW Wednesday. I’m on night shifts this week and didn’t realize it was Wednesday!

    Just been reading about ‘Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?’ and it looks like something I might enjoy 😀 Definitely going to have to check it out!

    Here’s my post: https://swooningoverfictionalmen.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/www-not-actually-wednesday-19th-january-2017/


    • Sam January 19, 2017 at 11:49 AM #

      Night shift throws off everything haha. I’m looking forward to Kaling when I can get to her. Happy reading!


  33. Random Reads January 19, 2017 at 3:11 PM #

    Glad to see some progress! Your list still seems enormous 😀


    • Sam January 19, 2017 at 6:10 PM #

      It’s really overwhelming right now, haha. I hope I can pull it back a little bit. Happy reading!


  34. Gee Jen January 20, 2017 at 5:02 AM #

    I’ve just finished Pillars of the Earth not sure I’m putting the sequel on my to read list just yet, what century is it set in?


    • Sam January 20, 2017 at 7:19 AM #

      It’s set in the 1300s. I’m loving it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  35. poseidons99 January 22, 2017 at 4:11 AM #

    really enjoying The Dark Tower, currently the third book. It seems you just need to get pass by the first book – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-61-16-01-22-01/

    Liked by 1 person


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