WWW Wednesday, 13-September-2017

13 Sep

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 think I’ll finish The Detroit Electric Scheme by D.E. Johnson tonight. I’m so close to the end. I honestly can’t wait for it to be over, I’m not a big fan of this book.
I started listening to Still Life by Louise Penny on audio on Friday. The first chapter was a lot of flashbacks and I couldn’t get into it. The second chapter is focusing more on the murder and it’s holding my attention a lot more. I think I’ll start to like it as long as it stays in this timeline.
I started the ebook of Armada by Ernest Cline. To be honest, I thought this one would be set in the future and would fulfill that time period for my When Are You Reading? Challenge. I was slightly disappointed to find out it’s set in modern times, but I’m going to read it anyway. Cline won me over with Ready Player One so I’m excited to see what else he’s thought up. Any recommendations for a book set in the future?

Recently finishedI finally finished Love in the Elephant Tent by Kathleen Cremonesi. The book was really good and how long it took me to read should be no reflection on the quality of the book! I posted my review yesterday so please go check that out. I gave the book 4 out of 5 Stars.
I got through The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz faster than I thought. It turns out the audiobook I borrowed had two Diaz books on it. I only listened to Oscar and then returned it, I was too anxious to get to my next title! I’ll have a review of it up tomorrow.

Reading Next: My next physical book will be The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory. I debated doing this one on audiobook but I think it will be nice to have this one physically in my hand. I do love a good Gregory book when I have the time.

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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66 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 13-September-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow September 13, 2017 at 1:16 AM #

    I enjoyed Still Life…and The Other Queen looks like one I’d like to try. Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 7:15 AM #

      Still Life is okay so far, a little slow for me. But then again, I’m not big on mysteries. Happy reading!


  2. cleopatralovesbooks September 13, 2017 at 1:21 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about The Other Queen so that appeals greatly – Have a great reading week Sam. Here is my Wednesday post http://wp.me/p3NfGl-2yK

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 7:16 AM #

      Glad to hear it! I adore Gregory and in my mind she can do no wrong. Happy reading!


  3. alilovesbooks September 13, 2017 at 1:53 AM #

    I didn’t even attempt Still Life when it was our book club book but then I usually hate book club books on principle (I probably shouldn’t be in a book club).

    I had no idea Armada was set now. I didn’t love Ready Player One so wasn’t in a mad rush to read Armada. Will be interested to hear what you think.

    I have a couple of futuristic books on my WWW this week Nyxia and The Thousandth Floor but am a little wary of recommending as I think our tastes are a bit different. Both are good just a bit YA. https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/www-wednesday-13th-september-2017/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 7:18 AM #

      Haha sounds like a book club is good in theory but not playing out as planned for you. Have you tried a genre book club focused in a genre you like?
      I adored RP1 so I was really excited to start this one. I’ve heard it’s not quite as good but I’m still really enjoying it. Happy reading!


      • alilovesbooks September 13, 2017 at 7:33 AM #

        Probably a good idea but there don’t seem to be many genre ones nearby. My current club is work one and I get the feeling they’re picking book club type books (heavy literary works) rather than books anyone actually wants to read.


  4. booksarge September 13, 2017 at 2:42 AM #

    Looking forward to your review of the Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Lao. Have a great reading week. Here is my WWW: http://www.booksarge.com/2017/09/13/www-wednesday-september-13th/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 7:34 AM #

      I wrote it and it’s ready to post tomorrow. Please check back then. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • booksarge September 13, 2017 at 7:48 AM #

        Will do.


  5. Eve @DreamSleepRead September 13, 2017 at 4:01 AM #

    I want to read Ready PLayer One before the adaptation comes out. Hopefully I can soon!
    My WWW Wednesday

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 7:35 AM #

      I adored that book, I hope you like it, too! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Margaret September 13, 2017 at 4:27 AM #

    I haven’t read any of your books, but I’m interested in The Other Queen.

    Here’s my Wednesday post – https://booksplease.org/2017/09/13/my-week-in-books-13-september-2017/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:03 PM #

      I love Gregory so I’m really looking forward to that one. Happy reading!


  7. Nicole @whatadifferenceawordmakes September 13, 2017 at 4:46 AM #

    I haven’t read a Phillipa Gregory book in forever! I thought The Other Boleyn Girl was brilliant but I don’t think I’ve read any since! I might have to change that soon- I’m a sucker for historical fiction!

    Here’s my WWW post:


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:03 PM #

      That’s a good one. I really liked The Virgin’s Lover, too. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Emily Wrayburn September 13, 2017 at 5:17 AM #

    I like the sound of Armada, though I haven’t even got around to Ready Player One yet. One day! hah!

    Here’s my WWW post this week.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:04 PM #

      I’ve heard RP1 is better but I’m still enjoying Armada so far. Happy reading!


  9. Ryan September 13, 2017 at 6:40 AM #

    If you’re looking for something in a futuristic setting, I recommend Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick. It’s got a dry humour to it and is very odd. Here’s my post for this week!



    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:05 PM #

      Thank you! I read Dick a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Happy reading!


  10. Chloe @ Blushing Bibliophile September 13, 2017 at 7:03 AM #

    I would love to read the Other Queen!!

    I’ve never listened to an audiobook before lol, I’m the kind of person who falls asleep at the middle of a podcast. I’m not a good listener 😛

    Here’s my WWW Post for this week: https://blushingbibliophile.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/09/13/WWW-Wednesday-3


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:06 PM #

      I listen to audio while I run, drive, or cook. I’d have trouble staying awake if I wasn’t doing one of those things, too! Happy reading!


  11. Catherine H September 13, 2017 at 7:19 AM #

    One of these days I;ll get to the Gregory books. As far as a suggestion for books set in the future, it may be a bit old hat, but the J.D. Robb In Death series comes to mind. Eve Dallas is a bad ass character.

    Here’s my WWW update: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2017/09/www-wednesdays.html


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:09 PM #

      Thanks for the recommendation. I adore Gregory and I hope you do when you get a chance. Happy Wednesday!


  12. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books September 13, 2017 at 8:27 AM #

    The Other Queen is really good! I hope you enjoy it! I love all of her books!!


    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:11 PM #

      Good, I’m so glad! I’m a huge Gregory fan, too. Happy reading!


  13. pocketfullofpages September 13, 2017 at 8:36 AM #

    The Other Queen sounds really interesting! Have a great reading week 🙂
    Here is our WWW post:


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:12 PM #

      Thank you. I’m looking forward to it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. WordsAndPeace September 13, 2017 at 9:46 AM #

    Lucky you, you are discovering Louise Penny! I hope you are listening with the narrator Ralph Cosham, he’s unbelievable. Alas, he died after recording 11 or 12 books in the series. I was so disappointed with the new narrator after that, that now I read them, and I’m in fact reading her very last Glass Houses just published last week. What an amazing series!

    Armada was good, but nothing can beat Ready Player One, my most favorite audiobook EVER!

    Here’s my WWW post:

    A book set in the future: I really enjoyed a lot I, Robot; and also The Martian Chronicles. These are amazing classics. The Martian Chronicles is actually a series of short stories on the same theme, and it works beautifully, even for me who usually do not like the short story genre


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:14 PM #

      I do have Cosham! Glad to hear you enjoy him and Penny so much.
      I don’t think anything could top RP1. I loved that books!
      I’ve actually read The Martian Chronicles for a book club a few years ago. Like you, I normally dislike short stories but really enjoyed that collection. Happy reading!


  15. boundtowriting September 13, 2017 at 9:51 AM #

    Armanda sounds like a good book. Happy reading! Here is my WWW Post


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:18 PM #

      Thanks, I’m really enjoying it so far. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Marianna @ Marianna's corner September 13, 2017 at 10:13 AM #

    Can’t wait for you to read and review Armada! I’m still a little indecisive on whether I’ll read it or not so I read all the reviews I can get!
    My post is here: https://mariannascorner.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/www-wednesday-1/


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:19 PM #

      I was a bit indecisive as well but I found a signed copy while visiting Chicago and that decided it for me! Happy Wednesday!


  17. Ryann the Reader September 13, 2017 at 10:40 AM #

    Ooh, I had to read The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao for college a few years ago, and I remember really enjoying it! And it sparked some really great class discussions! My WWW Wednesday post is here.


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:21 PM #

      I can see how it would, it was a really enjoyable read. I almost wish I read it with a book club. Happy reading!


  18. anovelglimpse September 13, 2017 at 10:45 AM #

    I listened to Armada. It’s fairly similar to RP1. I liked it, but it didn’t blow me away like the first book. I hope you end up enjoying it!
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:22 PM #

      I heard the audio is amazing but I’m going ebook this time. I’m not expecting RP1 but I’m still entertained. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. ambiammonia385 September 13, 2017 at 11:11 AM #

    I loved Ready Player One and The Other Queen sounds like one I’d really enjoy…
    Here’s my WWW:


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:23 PM #

      I hope you can pick it up soon! I’m really looking forward to it. Happy reading!


  20. Kwizgiver September 13, 2017 at 12:02 PM #

    I really enjoyed Still Life as an eye read.

    Here’s mine: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/09/www-wednesday_13.html


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 12:24 PM #

      Glad to hear it. I’m finding it a bit slow but I’m starting to enjoy it more and more. Happy reading!


  21. Yvo September 13, 2017 at 1:57 PM #

    I hope you will enjoy Armada! I really have to pick up both of his books soon… Enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 5:04 PM #

      I’m liking it a lot so far. I squeezed in a few pages during lunch. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. theliterarylaboratoryblog September 13, 2017 at 2:45 PM #

    I keep hearing good things about Ready Player One; I should probably add it to my TBR list at some point.
    Anywho, here’s my WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 5:04 PM #

      There’s a movie adaptation coming out next year so I recommend reading it before then. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Leeve September 13, 2017 at 3:47 PM #

    Glad to hear you finished and enjoyed “Love in the Elephant Tent”! Good luck with your next reads!

    Here’s my post for today: W W W Wednesday – September 13, 2017.

    ~L. @ Reviews by Leeve


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 5:06 PM #

      Thanks! I’m glad I read it but sad it took me so long. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. thebrightspark September 13, 2017 at 5:30 PM #

    A ton of what I read is set in the future, so it’s difficult to pick something to recommend! Something about space would probably work…

    My post.


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 6:22 PM #

      I might have found one set in a future riddled with drought. Happy reading!


  25. karenjo46 September 13, 2017 at 6:11 PM #

    My friend has been recommending Ready Player One. He swears it’s the best book he’s ever read. It’s on my TBR but who knows when I’ll get it to it.

    Anyways, here’s my WWW Wednesday post – https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/www-wednesdays-4/


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 6:22 PM #

      Honestly, it is that good. I recommend reading it before the movie comes out next year because it’s so fun to picture it all in your head. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • karenjo46 September 14, 2017 at 12:09 AM #

        That’s what my friend said! Okay I’m definitely going to try and read it before the movie. 😊 thanks!

        Liked by 1 person

  26. readinaflash September 13, 2017 at 8:59 PM #

    Sorry for the very late post. readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/www-wednesday-62/


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 9:03 PM #

      Not a problem! They come in all day with the variety of locations readers come from. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. siderealday September 13, 2017 at 9:02 PM #

    Congrats on how quickly you got through Oscar Wao! And on finishing Love in the Elephant Tent! Good luck getting through the rest of your reads.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/www-wednesday-913/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 9:03 PM #

      Thank you. Wao was really good and I’m glad I read it. Happy reading!


  28. Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading September 13, 2017 at 9:27 PM #

    All are new to me, however I am intrigued by Still Life.
    Here is my post


    • Sam September 13, 2017 at 9:39 PM #

      I’m enjoying it now. I hope you find something new this week. Happy reading!


  29. LairOfBooks September 14, 2017 at 10:21 AM #

    Oscar Wao was an ok read for me however, the follow- up (of sorts) This is How You Lose Her is my fave of his books! Its been a while since I read the Plantaganet novels, left off at #4 but plan to get back to it in the near future 🙂

    My WWW Wednesday 9/13/2017:


    • Sam September 14, 2017 at 11:12 AM #

      Thanks for the Diaz recommendation! I’ve read a lot of Gregory’s books but I’ve been awful at doing it in order haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • LairOfBooks September 15, 2017 at 10:36 AM #

        You’re oh so very welcome 😃💕and thank you 💙



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