WWW Wednesday, 10-May-2017

10 May

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!

IMG_1384-0

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Note: For users of Blogspot blogs, I’m unable to comment on your posts as a WordPress blogger unless you’ve enabled Name/URL comments. This is a known WordPress/Blogspot issue. Please consider enabling this to participate more fully in the community.


Currently reading: I didn’t think it would happen but A Son of the Circus by John Irving is picking up quickly! It took far too long for this to happen, but it’s finally happening. I’m so glad because I was really close to giving up on it. I got through a lot last week with a lot of time to myself but classes have started up again and I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep it up.
I started a new eBook, Love in the Elephant Tent by Kathleen Cremonesi. If it’s not clear yet, I love circus-themed books. I’ll probably be reading this one for a while but it’s a very fast read so far. She’s already fallen in love in the elephant tent so I’m not sure where this one is going to go.
I needed a new audiobook and started Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres. I put several on hold but this was available when I needed it. It’s quite short and I expect I’ll wrap it up quickly so maybe one of those other holds will come in while I’m waiting. I love when things work out perfectly like that.

Recently finished: I got the ILL for The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler and finished the last twenty pages! I thought I might have been exaggerating when I said that was all I had left but I was really close. The book was fun and I’m glad I saw it through to the end. I was able to finish it while I ate lunch the day I picked up the hold. I wish I’d just sat down in a comfy chair and finished it without leaving. I wrote a full review on Monday if you want to go check that out.
I wrapped up Terra Incognita by Ruth Downie on Monday night! I wasn’t expecting to finish it so quickly so that was a pleasant surprise for me. I liked the book and I’m looking forward to reading more about these characters as I continue the series down the road. I’ll have a review up next week.

Reading Next: I still have my eyes set on The Circle by Dave Eggers. I’m having a slow go at my physical book right now but the carrot of seeing this movie is pushing me forward.


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.

You can follow me on GoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

Advertisements

71 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 10-May-2017”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks May 10, 2017 at 2:11 AM #

    So glad John Irving is back on form for you this week. I always think it helps if you can make some solid progress on a book as you get into the rhythm. Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/this-week-in-books-may-10/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:09 AM #

      I think I’ll end up liking this one but the start was far too slow! Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Clare Stone May 10, 2017 at 2:50 AM #

    I love circus books too so will be interested to see what you think of those two!
    Here is mine; http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/bout-of-books-day-2-wrap-up.html

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:10 AM #

      Awesome! I just finished another Circus book, too haha. I just can’t get enough. Happy reading!

      Like

  3. Catherine May 10, 2017 at 3:01 AM #

    I don’t read a lot of autobiographies but I might try the Ellen one, I’ve had a few people recommend it! Here’s mine: http://whenitdoes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/www-wednesday-spring-and-summer-y-reads.html

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:15 AM #

      She has a few out and I’m really enjoying this one. Happy reading!

      Like

  4. Sarah Jane May 10, 2017 at 3:11 AM #

    I’ve got the circle on my TBR too! But I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the movie already, oh well! Here’s my first WWW! https://weavinglife.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-1-may-10th-2017/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:16 AM #

      I haven’t heard how the movie was received since it came out two weeks ago. I’ve been avoiding the news haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. alilovesbooks May 10, 2017 at 4:13 AM #

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a circus book, or at least none spring to mind. I really should fix that. Are there any in particular you’d recommend?

    My www: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-10th-may-2017/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:16 AM #

      Water for Elephants by Gruen is a great place to start! Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:19 AM #

      Or The Night Circus by Morgenstern!

      Liked by 1 person

      • alilovesbooks May 10, 2017 at 11:40 AM #

        I think I might have this one but have never gotten around to it. Must pick it up.

        Liked by 1 person

  6. readwithkatie May 10, 2017 at 4:17 AM #

    The Circle is on my TBR! Here’s my WWW Wednesday https://readwithkatie.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:17 AM #

      Nice! I bet the movie inspired a lot of us. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. whatadifferenceawordmakes May 10, 2017 at 5:21 AM #

    I read the Night Circus last year and got completely swept up in it, so I understand the pull of a circus-themed book! The cover of Dave Eggers book is hypnotic! I hope you’re reading week goes well!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://whatadifferenceawordmakes.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/misc-www-wednesdays/?preview_id=3109&preview_nonce=8e45baa498

    Like

  8. Emily Witt May 10, 2017 at 6:14 AM #

    Love in the Elephant Tent sounds really fun! I hope you continue to enjoy it. 🙂

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-10-may-2017/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:20 AM #

      Thanks! I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Happy reading!

      Like

  9. Hayley at RatherTooFondofBooks May 10, 2017 at 6:33 AM #

    I find with most of John Irving’s novels that I have to wait to start them until I have a chunk of time to just read, otherwise they can be harder to get into. Usually once I’m into a book of his I then don’t want to put it down. I hope you continue to enjoy A Son of the Circus now you’ve got going with it. Love in the Elephant Tent sounds wonderful – I don’t think I’ve heard of this book before but I’m definitely going to look out for a copy now.
    Hope you have a good week of reading ahead 🙂

    My www: https://rathertoofondofbooks.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-10-may-what-are-you-reading-today/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:21 AM #

      Elephant Tent wasn’t a major release so I’m glad I grabbed it! Im so glad this Irving picked up. Im really enjoying it now. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Literary Weaponry May 10, 2017 at 7:07 AM #

    I think the only circus themed book I’ve read is The Night Circus. I bet they can get pretty interesting with all the drama and turmoil that can happen under the big top.
    My WWW: https://literaryweaponry.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-may-10/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:22 AM #

      That’s a favorite but there are a lot of great ones! So much drama haha. Happy reading!

      Like

  11. Ashley May 10, 2017 at 9:10 AM #

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed the Book of Speculations. I really want to read that one! I have so many books and audiobooks on hold with my library right now. It sucks having to wait for them to come in, but it’s nice when they do come in right when you need them too! Hopefully that works out this time once you finish Ellen’s book. 😀

    Here’s my post for the week:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-36/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:23 AM #

      Thank you! I’m playing the hold game haha. I looked at a CD audio copy for one as well. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Shaz May 10, 2017 at 9:33 AM #

    I haven’t read any of these, but I hope that you enjoy them!
    Here’s my WWW.

    Like

  13. Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading May 10, 2017 at 9:38 AM #

    You have a great list lined up. They are all new to me. Here is mine
    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2017/05/what-are-you-reading-wednesdays-11.html

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:24 AM #

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to them. Happy reading!

      Like

  14. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic May 10, 2017 at 10:15 AM #

    I’m glad the Irving book has picked up. It’s great you like circus-themed books. And it’s interesting there are quite a few out there. I think circuses were such an interesting world. I hope you get some time for reading this week.

    http://notesfromareaderholic.com/www-wednesday-may-10/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:24 AM #

      I think they marry well with my love of historical fiction because many are set in the early 1900s or sooner. Happy reading!

      Like

  15. Laurel-Rain Snow May 10, 2017 at 10:52 AM #

    Love in the Elephant Tent has a lovely cover! Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:25 AM #

      Thank you, I enjoy when it opens to that before I read. Happy reading!

      Like

  16. siderealday May 10, 2017 at 10:54 AM #

    I’m glad Circus has picked up for you. Hopefully it stays that way through to the end. Book serendipity is the best kind of serendipity. I love when I finish a book just to hear a hold has come in – or just in time to borrow a book from a friend.
    Here’s my WWW post this week: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-510/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:25 AM #

      Haha, I call it book magic lol. I’m not usually very lucky with it but we’ll see how it plays out. Happy reading!

      Like

  17. readinaflash May 10, 2017 at 10:55 AM #

    Still haven’t read the Circle? I’m curious to know what you think. Here’s my WWW https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-45/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:27 AM #

      Nope, I haven’t been able to start it yet. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Kathryn May 10, 2017 at 11:03 AM #

    I think there is a circus-related book coming out in July. I forget the name, but it is by the author who wrote Coal River. Can’t think of the author either. The book looks good though. I read an excerpt of it back in the winter . Here’s my link: http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/05/www-wednesdays-5102017.html

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:28 AM #

      If you think of it, I’d be very interested. I haven’t heard of Coal River. Happy reading!

      Like

  19. faithrivens May 10, 2017 at 11:07 AM #

    Like you, I was hoping to read the Circle before seeing the movie and my copy finally arrived but seeing the rather horrid reviews I’m going to let it slide for a little. ;P
    Hope that you enjoy it though once you get to it!
    Happy Reading 😀

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:28 AM #

      Oh no! I hadn’t seen the reviews. Of the book or the film? Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • faithrivens May 10, 2017 at 11:38 AM #

        The book has okay reviews as far as I know but the movie is being criticized for not having a consistent tone, floundering between a plot about young people in the work force and a thriller about surveillance. Oh well ;P

        Like

  20. Geybie's Book Blog May 10, 2017 at 11:12 AM #

    I haven’t read any of these books. I hope you enjoy them all. Have a great week. 😁

    https://geybiesbook.blog/2017/05/07/weekly-recap-new-discussions-may-2017/

    Like

    • Sam May 14, 2017 at 1:58 PM #

      Sorry for the late reply here, this got stuck in my spam queue somehow! Happy reading!

      Like

  21. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads May 10, 2017 at 11:18 AM #

    Glad to hear the Irvin book picked up! I hate when books take forever to finally get going.
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-51017/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 11:29 AM #

      300 pages was quite a while! He has a way of linking back to the earlier plot so it becomes important later but this was excessive. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Trisha Jenn Loehr May 10, 2017 at 11:33 AM #

    I’m glad you got to finished The Book of Speculation. I still have it but have put it on hold to read some library books. Hopefully I’ll get back to it soon.

    My WWW Wednesday: https://trishajennreads.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-may-10-2017/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 5:35 PM #

      Library books are always the most urgent so you don’t lose your hold like I did on that one haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. lorrs33 May 10, 2017 at 12:02 PM #

    Great list, my TBR list will not like me!
    https://booked4lifeblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-10th-may-2017/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 5:38 PM #

      Haha. Or maybe it will thank you for helping it grow. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. wcs53 May 10, 2017 at 12:03 PM #

    I’d like to try reading The Circle before seeing the movie, but I might be running out of time! Here is my WWW for this week:
    https://wcs53new.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-may-10/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 5:43 PM #

      I’m feeling the same way. Date night is on Friday and I haven’t even cracked it open yet. Happy reading!

      Like

  25. dez | the fun in reading books May 10, 2017 at 12:32 PM #

    I always see interesting books in your WWW!! I think I’ll enjoy any circus themed book so I’ll probably check out Love in the Elephant Tent. 🙂
    And here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-may-10-2017/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 5:46 PM #

      Glad you found something! I adore circus books and this one has been fun so far. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Alex @ Young At Heart Books May 10, 2017 at 1:41 PM #

    After reading The Night Circus I’m a huge fan of circus themed books. Hope you enjoy! Here’s my WWW https://youngatheart1blog.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-21/#more-8992

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 5:46 PM #

      I think that’s the one that got me on my kick, too! Such a great book. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Novel Thrills and Chills May 10, 2017 at 2:51 PM #

    I am a crime/thriller reader and honestly have not heard of any of those three novels!
    But here is my WWW : https://novelthrillsandchillsreview.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-may-10-what-are-you-reading-today/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 5:47 PM #

      I’m not much of a thriller reader myself. We’re all different! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Melanie @ Bookmarked Bliss May 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM #

    Seriously I’m Kidding is a great choice for an audiobook! I’ve listened to all of Ellen’s audiobooks – I can’t imagine reading them, it’s so great hearing her narrate!

    Here’s my WWW this week
    https://bookmarkedbliss.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-wednesday-7/

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 5:49 PM #

      Haha, good point! It wouldn’t have the same fun tone as it does with Ellen reading it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Sarah May 10, 2017 at 5:38 PM #

    With the exception of The Circle I’m not sure I’ve heard of many of the others.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 5:50 PM #

      WWW Wednesday is a great way to hear about new books. I’m enjoying my current reads. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  30. anovelglimpse May 10, 2017 at 6:12 PM #

    I bet Seriously…I’m Kidding will be such a fun book to listen to! I love Ellen!
    My WWW Wednesday.

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 9:35 PM #

      I don’t think I could read it knowing how good the audio is. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  31. Yvo May 10, 2017 at 7:22 PM #

    It’s great to hear the pace in the John Irving book finally picked up! And I will be reading your The Book Of Speculation review next. Happy reading! WWW>/a>.

    Like

    • Sam May 10, 2017 at 9:35 PM #

      I’m hoping this means I can finish it fast but it’s a long one! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  32. poseidons99 May 14, 2017 at 10:15 AM #

    pretty nice reading week with finishing one audio book, two graphic novels and the seventh book of The Dresden Files series 🙂 – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-77-08-05-14-05/
    Happy reading!

    Like

    • Sam May 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM #

      Nice work! It always feels good to finish some books. Happy reading

      Like

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. WWW Wednesday: 10 May, 2017 – Awayinneverland - May 10, 2017

    […] WWW Wednesday is hosted each week by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words! […]

    Like

  2. WWW Wednesday – May 10th, 2017 – Wonderfilled Reads - May 10, 2017

    […] to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s really just a place to do little update on what all you’ve been reading lately. Anyone is […]

    Like

  3. WWW Wednesday | May 10th, 2017 – The Staircase Reader - May 10, 2017

    […] Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Every week we answer three questions or as we call them the three […]

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: