WWW Wednesday, 8-March-2017

8 Mar

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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libraryCurrently reading: No movement with Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs. This might sit on my list for a while.
I keeping creeping forward with The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler. I’ve had to do a lot of reading for school during my lunch breaks so that hasn’t given me a lot of time there to read. I’m still enjoying it and hope to keep making forward progress.
I’ve made steady progress with The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson. It keeps me interested during long runs, which is nice. I think I still have four hours left, though. It’s not great to listen to while cooking and cleaning so it’s been slower than I’d like.
It’s been slow going with Night Soldiers by Alan Furst. I wish this was moving faster, but I don’t like it enough to sit down and power through it. There’s something about the writing style which stays a little above the character’s feelings but rambles that’s slowing me down.

Recently finished: Nothing this week! I’m so sad to report that. I’m not even close on any of these books to think I’ll have one finished for next week. Maybe Bryson, but I’ll have to get in some long runs for that to happen!

I did post a review of You’re Not Doing It Right by Michael Ian Black. Please go check it out! I gave it 4 out of 5 Stars.

Reading Next: I still have nothing planned. I think I’m going to reward myself by picking a book off of my shelf that has been tempting me for a while. I have it narrowed down to two but I don’t want to commit yet! I think a short one will be welcomed after Night Soldiers.

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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72 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 8-March-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow March 8, 2017 at 1:53 AM #

    I approve of taking something tempting off the shelf. I have to mix things up, short books after long ones, light ones after dark. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:19 PM #

      Truth. There’s a shorter one that’s been staring at me for a few years now and I’m having trouble resisting the temptation any longer. Happy reading!


  2. cleopatralovesbooks March 8, 2017 at 2:06 AM #

    I making sure I choose books from my own bookshelf at the moment which has proved to be a great success. Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/this-week-in-books-march-8/


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:20 PM #

      I’m really enjoying it as well. I have a greater sense of accomplishment when I can move the book from my TBR to a ‘read’ shelf. It feels great. Happy reading!


  3. thereaderiswarned March 8, 2017 at 3:26 AM #

    Great to be involved again! This week I look at some golden age classic, one new to me one old:


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:21 PM #

      I’m so terrible at reading classics, haha. I get bogged down in the style and have trouble enjoying the story. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • thereaderiswarned March 11, 2017 at 8:25 AM #

        Maybe you haven’t found the right one for you yet! There are so much good high quality detective fiction out there!


  4. Margaret @ BooksPlease March 8, 2017 at 4:33 AM #

    I’m interested in the Bryson book – will have to look out for it. I should pick something off my TBR shelves too for my next read. Here’s my post for this week – http://www.booksplease.org/2017/03/08/my-week-in-books-8-march-2017/


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:22 PM #

      Bryson has a great style, I’m really enjoying him. If you can take something off your shelf, do! It feels so geat. Happy reading!


  5. sarinalangerwriter March 8, 2017 at 4:38 AM #

    I’m not planning my next read just yet, either. I’ve got so many books on the go right now that it’ll take me a while to get through them, so there’s no point! I’ll probably do what you suggested and just pick a book I’ve been tempted by for a while when the time comes 🙂

    Here’s mine: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2017/03/08/www-wednesday-8th-march-2017/

    Happy reading, everyone! 🙂


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:23 PM #

      Sometimes, thinking of my next read is stressful! I don’t need that stress in my life, haha. I want to enjoy my books more. Happy reading!


  6. alilovesbooks March 8, 2017 at 5:28 AM #

    I’ve been enjoying reading whatever I feel like over the past couple of weeks so I definitely recommend picking up one of the books that have been calling to you from your shelf.

    Here’s my WWW. https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/www-wednesday-8th-march-2017/


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:24 PM #

      Awesome! I’ve been enjoying the freedom of it for a while now, haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Gee Jen March 8, 2017 at 5:33 AM #

    I’m copying you in more ways than one Sam! 4 on the go and audiobooks, all for the love of reading 🙂 Here’s my post https://geejenmotw.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/www-wednesday-8th-march/


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:25 PM #

      Haha, awesome! Multiple on the go has been fun except when I neglect one and forget what was going on in it, haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. whatadifferenceawordmakes March 8, 2017 at 5:41 AM #

    I’ve had a few of those weeks! I hope the Night Soldiers picks up a bit for you! I’ve had the Miss Peregrine’s series on my tbr for a while. I think it’s good not to plan your next read sometimes! It gives you a chance to pick the book that feels right at the time!

    Here’s my post:


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:26 PM #

      I got to a decent part of Night Soldiers last night and I’m hoping to take a big chunk out of it this weekend. I’m trying a ‘no TV’ ban on my self. We’ll see how long that lasts, haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • whatadifferenceawordmakes March 9, 2017 at 11:45 AM #

        TV is one of my biggest distractions from reading too. Good luck, I know the struggle well!


  9. boyishbookworm March 8, 2017 at 5:55 AM #

    It’s normal to have weeks like that. Treat yourself! 🙂

    My WWW post


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:26 PM #

      Haha, thanks! I’ll make it through these eventually. Happy reading!


  10. A Book. A Thought. March 8, 2017 at 6:20 AM #

    Here’s my post for this week !


    Liked by 1 person

  11. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads March 8, 2017 at 8:15 AM #

    I’m glad to hear you’re still enjoying The Book of Speculation. I have that one on my TBR 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/www-wednesday-3817/


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:27 PM #

      I’d love to find some more time to read it. I have Spring Break next week so maybe I can get back to reading for fun during lunch instead of school. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads March 8, 2017 at 8:23 PM #

        I hear you! I’m getting around to my hectic point in the semester and even though I’ve been on spring break this week, I haven’t read as much as I’d like. I feel so burnt out from reading academic stuff that I’m not really in the mood to read for fun 😛

        Liked by 1 person

  12. Clare Stone March 8, 2017 at 8:24 AM #

    I like your idea of picking whichever book most appeals to you to read next! I always feel so pressured to read my books in a certain order!
    Here’s my WWW: http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/wednesday-catch-up-8th-march-2017.html


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:28 PM #

      I’m usually the same way, I read what’s been on my TBR the longest. I’m feeling a bit wild now, haha. Going out of order is going to be scary but I think I’ll manage. Happy reading!


  13. ReadingMaria March 8, 2017 at 8:31 AM #

    I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who hasn’t completed much reading this week! 🙂

    Here’s a link to my WWW Wednesday post: https://mariazuppardi.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/www-wednesday-march-8-2017/


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:29 PM #

      I think I hit my winter/spring slump, haha. I hope to get out of it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. awayinneverland March 8, 2017 at 8:53 AM #

    I’m bummed to hear you’re not loving Night Soldiers, I thought it sounded pretty good.
    Here’s my post for this week:


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:30 PM #

      I’ve been looking forward to it because it did sound so good. I read another Soviet Russia spy novel a while ago that had a similar feel to this one, so maybe that’s just not a time period/genre I enjoy. Darn. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Leona March 8, 2017 at 9:50 AM #

    I’m a bit behind on my reading but weeks like that happen to the best of us.
    Here is my WWW Wednesday post


  16. Maggie March 8, 2017 at 9:52 AM #

    I hope you get out of your reading rut soon! 😀 Here’s my WWWW:


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:30 PM #

      Thanks, I hope it’s gone by the weekend. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. 4thhouseontheleft March 8, 2017 at 10:14 AM #

    I left my Reading Next section blank this week as well. Maybe it’s the time of year, but the two books that I am reading now may take a while, and I want to wait and see what I am in the mood to read next.

    Here’s my WWW: https://4thhouseontheleft.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/www-wednesday-8-march-2017/


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:31 PM #

      Exactly. It seems like there’s no light at the end of these books so thinking of the next one is too far off. Happy reading!


  18. anovelglimpse March 8, 2017 at 10:33 AM #

    Hopefully, you’ll be able to finish something this week. It’s hard when you’re reading so many books at once and have a busy life.
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:33 PM #

      So true. This is my disadvantage to having so many going at once, haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Carol Ann March 8, 2017 at 11:17 AM #

    I’m glad to know that you didn’t finish anything this week, too! I’m a rather slow reader and am impressed with how many books all of you get through so quickly. Sometimes it intimidates me but then I just remember that we’re all reading for ourselves and I sure enjoy what everyone shares.


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:34 PM #

      Exactly. I’m blown away at how fast some WWWers read. I can power through a good book, but I’m not a speed reader at all. Happy reading!


  20. Alex @ Young At Heart Books March 8, 2017 at 11:49 AM #

    I’ve tried twice to get into the Ransom Riggs trilogy and it just starts off so slow! Is it worth it? Here’s my WWW: https://youngatheart1blog.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/www-wednesday12/ 🙂


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:36 PM #

      I thought the first one was OK, the second one was not good for me, and the third so far is a lot like the second. There seems to be very little character development which is a downer for me. Happy reading! (though maybe not Riggs… haha)

      Liked by 1 person

  21. readinaflash March 8, 2017 at 11:56 AM #

    I’m off to a slow start this month too. You’re not alone:) Here’s my WWW https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/www-wednesday-37/


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:37 PM #

      Haha, good to know! Maybe I’ll finish two books this month? Happy reading!


  22. Kwizgiver March 8, 2017 at 12:10 PM #

    I actually had a good week–I finished a long audio.



    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:37 PM #

      That always feels like such a relief. Happy reading (and listening)!


  23. Yvo March 8, 2017 at 12:31 PM #

    I hope you will find more time to read soon! And it’s always great to mix things up a little and give your shelf books some love. Enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:38 PM #

      Thank you. I hope to get some solid book-time in this weekend while my husband is out. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Lori March 8, 2017 at 2:59 PM #

    The Book of Speculation sounds so good. I’ve been wanting to read it for awhile now.

    My Wednesday Post


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:38 PM #

      I’m really enjoying it and I hope to get back to reading it more regularly soon. Happy reading!


  25. Sarah March 8, 2017 at 3:52 PM #

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday for the week!

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles March 8, 2017 at 3:59 PM #

    Seems like you have a few slow books on the go at the moment. I hope you manage to finish them up soon and then find something great on your shelf!

    Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 5:39 PM #

      Thank you. I think once I get through either Furst or Bryson, I’ll pick something up that will help motivate me to get through everything faster. Fingers crossed. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Ryan March 8, 2017 at 4:29 PM #

    Here’s my post for this week 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

  28. Denise @ Life With No Plot March 8, 2017 at 4:57 PM #

    Here’s my post for the week! Happy Wednesday!



  29. Melanie March 8, 2017 at 6:36 PM #

    Thanks for sharing, I’m interested to hear what you end up going for next! I may have to heck out the Michael Ian Black book, soundso good.

    Here’s my Wednesday post


    • Sam March 8, 2017 at 9:13 PM #

      I think something short is in order next haha. Black’s book was great if you know his comedy style. Happy Wednesday!


  30. Kathryn March 8, 2017 at 10:06 PM #

    Just getting this in before the day is over.


    Liked by 1 person

  31. wcs53 March 8, 2017 at 10:23 PM #

    I hope you find something exciting on your shelf. Here is my WWW for this week: https://wcs53new.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/www-wednesday-march-8/


    • Sam March 9, 2017 at 7:45 AM #

      Thank you. I hope I have a few gems tucked away. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  32. Trisha Jenn Loehr March 8, 2017 at 11:09 PM #

    I’m sorry you’re not making progress, but please don’t be too hard on yourself. We all have weeks or months or years like that. I really enjoyed Library of Souls. I listened to it on audio first and then read it in paperback.

    My WWW Wednesday: https://trishajennreads.com/2017/03/08/www-wednesday-march-8-2017/


    • Sam March 9, 2017 at 7:46 AM #

      I have a good chunk of time this weekend I can get some reading in so I’m looking forward to that. Glad you liked Library of Souls. I hope we find time to listen to it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  33. Karen (@wellreadpirate) March 8, 2017 at 11:43 PM #

    I have a hard time being truly spontaneous with what I’m reading. I always have some sort of plan going on in my head and rarely deviate from it unless NetGalley is involved! I may not the exact ORDER of what I’m going to read, but if I don’t plan at least a couple (or 50) choices in advance I’ll spend days debating with myself 🙂
    My WWW is finally up here: http://wellreadpiratequeen.blogspot.com/2017/03/www-wednesday-8-march-2017.html


    • Sam March 9, 2017 at 7:47 AM #

      I usually read what’s been on my TBR the longest so this spontaneity is going to be hard for me lol. Happy reading!


  34. Jazz March 9, 2017 at 2:03 PM #

    Ooo I read some Bill Bryson when I was at university. He’s a talented writer and I enjoyed the books that I read! I’ll have to check out ‘The Mother Tongue’ 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://swooningoverfictionalmen.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/www-not-actually-wednesday-9th-march-2017/


    • Sam March 9, 2017 at 3:33 PM #

      I wish I’d been introduced to him sooner, I’ve enjoyed his work since I started reading it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  35. HeatherAnne March 9, 2017 at 4:46 PM #

    I hear you on not getting anything finished. I usually get at least one book finished a week… a kids’ book while homeschooling! LOL Not sure that counts.

    I shared my WWW Wednesday post here: http://www.purrfectlybookish.com/2017/03/www-wednesday-08-mar-17.html

    Thanks for this great linkup!


    • Sam March 9, 2017 at 6:10 PM #

      Anything you finish counts! I really hope to finish something this weekend. I’ve got some good dedicated time. Happy reading!


  36. poseidons99 March 12, 2017 at 10:52 AM #

    Finished 2nd and 3rd Fables book this week, and currently reading 2nd book from The Saxon Stories series – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-68-06-03-12-03/

    Liked by 1 person


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