WWW Wednesday, 26-April-2017

26 Apr

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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Currently reading: I’m getting so close to the end of The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler! I had to wait 40 minutes to see the eye doctor last Thursday and I got completely sucked in. Without studying to do during my lunch breaks, I think I’ll finish this one very soon!
A Son of the Circus by John Irving is not really picking up. I really hoped it would, but I’m plodding along still. With a week I’ll be without my husband, maybe I’ll find some time?
I started Terra Incognita by Ruth Downie on Saturday. Time will tell how well I remember the plot of the first one I really think it’s been maybe ten years since I read it because I’m thinking it was in high school!

Recently finished: I finished Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See on Friday while driving around for work. I thought the ending was really well done. I got to listen to the end of the story in pretty rapid succession over the last few days which was a really great experience. I adore getting to binge on books, especially ones that are this moving. The story was beautiful and I understand there’s a movie I can watch soon! It will be fun to compare them. When I heard See speak, she said it was very different from the book! I was sad to realize this book wouldn’t count for a new time period in the When Are You Reading? Challenge, but it’s a very new time and culture for me! My review will be up tomorrow so please check that out!

Reading Next: My plan is still The Circle by Dave Eggers. I may have to find an ebook before I get to that, but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. I’m getting more and more excited for this book each week when you all tell me how excited you are as well, haha.

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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61 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 26-April-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow April 26, 2017 at 1:56 AM #

    I want to know more about The Circle. Enjoy your reading, and here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 9:53 AM #

      I really want to start it soon, it looks good. Happy reading!


  2. cleopatralovesbooks April 26, 2017 at 2:45 AM #

    It sounds like Snow Flower and the Secret Fan was a hit with you! Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/this-week-in-books-april-26/


  3. Diana April 26, 2017 at 3:34 AM #

    Snor Flower and Secret Fan seems to have been an interesting read. I hope the movie will be good too. Happy reading.

    Here’s my WWW:https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/www-wednesday-april-16th/


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 9:56 AM #

      Thanks! I grabbed it from the library and I think I’ll watch tomorrow. Happy reading!


  4. alilovesbooks April 26, 2017 at 4:35 AM #

    The Circle seems to be popping up in a few places this week and it’s definitely making me curious. I hope you enjoy.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/www-wednesday-26th-april-2017/


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM #

      The movie comes out Friday. I don’t think I’ll finish it before the premiere haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • alilovesbooks April 26, 2017 at 10:37 AM #

        Ah I thought I’d heard something about a film but didn’t realise it was out so soon.


  5. Sarah April 26, 2017 at 5:10 AM #

    Ooh I keep seeing The Circle pop up and thinking it sounds interesting. Pretty full TBR at the moment but I look forward to seeing your thoughts on it!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday just about to go and be touristy in Edinburgh with my mum as she’s visiting but I look forward on catching up with everyone’s posts this evening!


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 11:11 AM #

      Have fun with your mom. If she’s still around over the weekend, you could go see The Circle in theaters!! Happy reading.


  6. Clare Stone April 26, 2017 at 6:59 AM #

    The one upside of long wait times is getting a lot of reading done! Glad Snow Flower turned out so well!


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 11:12 AM #

      Haha the only advantage I’d say. Happy reading!


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 11:12 AM #

      I hope to start it soon. Happy reading!


  7. Literary Weaponry April 26, 2017 at 7:31 AM #

    I have heard nothing but excitement and positivity over The Circle and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!
    My WWW Wednesday- https://literaryweaponry.com/2017/04/26/www-wednesday-april-26/


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 11:13 AM #

      I’m glad because I heard a bad review when I bought it and I’ve been scared haha. Happy reading!


  8. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads April 26, 2017 at 8:08 AM #

    I really want to read The Circle! I hadn’t heard about it before I heard about the movie, but the movie looks great. And I can’t stand to watch adaptations before I’ve read the book, haha.
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/www-wednesday-42617/


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 11:14 AM #

      I’m the same way! I think Game of Thrones was one of my few exceptions because I couldn’t get through all the books before being sucked in lol. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Melanie @ Bookmarked Bliss April 26, 2017 at 9:07 AM #

    I’m looking forward to reading your review of Snowflower, and I had no idea therewas going to be a movie!

    Here’s my WWW:


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 11:15 AM #

      It came out a few years ago and I was able to snag a copy pretty easily. I think I’ll watch it tomorrow. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. readinaflash April 26, 2017 at 10:15 AM #

    Thanks as always for hosting:) My WWW https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/www-wednesday-43/


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 11:15 AM #

      You’re most welcome, happy reading!


  11. anovelglimpse April 26, 2017 at 10:44 AM #

    Good for you for keeping with John Irving’s book even though it’s not picking up. Sometimes that’s so hard.
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 11:16 AM #

      I might have finally gotten to the action! I’ll find out when I read tonight haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. HeatherAnne April 26, 2017 at 11:21 AM #

    I love your reading challenge! I wish I’d seen it at the beginning of the year when I was picking out challenges. Given my less than stellar progress on the ones I did pick this year, I don’t want to add one at this point… but I’ll definitely watch for it again next year!

    Here is my WWW Wednesday post: http://www.purrfectlybookish.com/2017/04/www-wednesday-26-april-2017.html


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 4:44 PM #

      Awesome! I hope you join in. I’ve had a lot of fun doing it the last few years. Good luck with your challenges, you still have a lot of the year left. Happy reading!


  13. Alex @ Young At Heart Books April 26, 2017 at 12:43 PM #

    Hope you enjoy The Circle! Here’s my WWW Wednesday 🙂 https://youngatheart1blog.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/www-wednesday19/#more-8785


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 4:46 PM #

      I really hope to start it soon, but it’s looking like it will be a while. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. siderealday April 26, 2017 at 1:06 PM #

    I’m really going to have to pick up one of See’s books to give her a shot considering how much you like them. And I really hope Circus picks up for you soon!
    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/www-wednesday-426/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 4:47 PM #

      See does a great job of capturing Chinese culture and I really appreciate it in her writing. I might have finally gotten to the murders in Circus late last night after my post was written. Stay tuned! Happy Wednesday!


  15. Mammabear April 26, 2017 at 1:12 PM #

    Y’all have got me talked into trying Eggers out. 🙂 Thanks for the recommends. Our post is up at http://furchatter.blogspot.com/2017/04/www-wednesday-3.html


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 4:49 PM #

      He’s really great. All of his books are very unique so try one that piques your interest and I hope the others keep you engaged, too. Happy reading!


  16. LisaD April 26, 2017 at 1:41 PM #

    This is my first week participating in WWW Wednesday. Looking forward to meeting new people!



    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 4:49 PM #

      Welcome to the community! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

      • LisaD April 26, 2017 at 4:50 PM #

        Thank you!


  17. A Book. A Thought. April 26, 2017 at 2:35 PM #

    I hope you enjoy your reading! Here’s my WWW post for this week :

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Yvo April 26, 2017 at 3:13 PM #

    I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on The Book Of Speculation! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 4:51 PM #

      I tried to read it during lunch today and I’ve lost the hold!!!!!!! I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do about this. I might die. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Kwizgiver April 26, 2017 at 4:19 PM #

    I had a good reading week! Here’s my answer:

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Jazz April 26, 2017 at 4:35 PM #

    Ooo eagerly awaiting your thoughts on ‘The Book of Speculation’! I read its blurb last week and was very intrigued. Pleased you’re enjoying it so far 🙂
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://swooningoverfictionalmen.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/www-wednesday-26th-april-2017/


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 4:52 PM #

      I lost the hold on it today during my lunch break! I’ve got to figure out a way around it so I can finish it up. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Kathryn Helgren April 26, 2017 at 7:45 PM #

    Glad you enjoyed Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Shanghai Girls and China Dolls are also excellent. http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/04/www-wednesdays-4262017.html?m=1


    • Sam April 26, 2017 at 9:07 PM #

      I loved Shanghai Girls and I have China Dolls in my shelf. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Happy reading!


  22. bumblingaboutbooks April 26, 2017 at 9:36 PM #

    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan sounds interesting! I need to look more into it!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: http://www.bumblingaboutbooks.com/www-wednesday/


    • Sam April 27, 2017 at 11:58 AM #

      I really liked it and I’m going to recommend it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Trisha Jenn Loehr April 26, 2017 at 10:11 PM #

    I just picked up The Book of Speculation again this afternoon! I’m starting to get sucked in.
    My WWW Wednesday: https://trishajennreads.com/2017/04/26/www-wednesday-april-26-2017/


    • Sam April 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM #

      Awesome! I lost my hold so I requested it from another library lol. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. rabbitearsblog April 26, 2017 at 11:41 PM #

    Wow! All of these books look interesting! I need to check them out!

    Here’s my WWW:


    Liked by 1 person

  25. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic April 27, 2017 at 8:49 AM #

    Snowflower and the Secret Fan sounds so interesting. I’m glad you got to listen to the end pretty much all in one shot. I think that’s always nice with an ending! Sorry the John Irving isn’t picking up its pace.

    I was gone yesterday and didn’t get a chance to leave a comment and link my blog.



    • Sam April 27, 2017 at 12:01 PM #

      I feel like I’m close to the pace picking up, I just wish I wasn’t 120 pages in when it happened! Happy reading!


  26. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders April 27, 2017 at 10:43 PM #

    Super late this week…but I’m finally here. I’m glad you enjoyed Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. As the year has gone on I keep seeing these challenges pop up that I didn’t know about before. I thought I made a really informed decision on my challenge choices this year…but there are so many! Good luck with yours.


    • Sam April 28, 2017 at 7:59 AM #

      There are far more challenges than a single person can do! I’ll host mine again next year if you’re interested in it for 2018. Happy reading!


  27. poseidons99 April 30, 2017 at 2:27 PM #

    planning to read The Circle before watching the movie? Here is my reading week – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/04/30/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-75-24-04-30-04/


    • Sam April 30, 2017 at 3:09 PM #

      Yep, that’s the plan. We’ll see if I finish my current read in a timely manner so I can make it happen. Happy reading!



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