WWW Wednesday, 11-October-2017

11 Oct

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 started reading The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison last week. It seems to be going fast because my ereader already says I’m 10% of the way through it after only two lunch readings. I’m thinking this one will move very quickly.
I started Rules of Civility by Amor Towles and I’m very engaged so far. I know it’s set in the 30s but it has a very 20s feel of it to me so far. We’ll see how this goes!
I started Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks on audiobook very recently. It’s still a bit too early for me to make a call on it so stay tuned!

Recently finishedI made great progress to finish Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins. I’m glad I read this one and sorry it took me so long to get to it! It was a better version of Edan Lepucki’s California and I’m glad I found it. My review went up Monday so please go take a look.
I was able to wrap up The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory as well. I can’t say this was my favorite of Gregory’s books, but I still liked it. This was a little heavy on the history and didn’t seem to have much drama to it. I like when Gregory invents scandals (or embellishes the ones that are already there) and romances. This one seemed too teemed in history. A review went up yesterday so you can see my complete set of comments there.

Reading Next: No plan now as I just started three books! I’ll see how these progress before I decide on the next one to pick up.

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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54 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 11-October-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow October 11, 2017 at 1:55 AM #

    I may have to check out Gold Fame Citrus, if it is a better version of Lepucki’s California. (I have that book).

    Enjoy the week, and here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 6:56 AM #

      I enjoyed the characters a lot more in Watkins’ book than Lepucki’s. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. alilovesbooks October 11, 2017 at 2:26 AM #

    Sounds like you’ve made a lot of progress over the last week.

    Based on your comments I suspect The Other Queen would not be for me. Historical fiction only really works for me if it’s light on historical facts and heavy on character/story. I will be interested to see how you get on with Towles. A Gentleman in Moscow was definitely more of a character study.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/www-wednesday-11th-october-2017/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 11:13 AM #

      I’m adoring Towles so far. I’m only putting the book down when I’m practically asleep! Happy reading!


  3. cgwinter1981 October 11, 2017 at 2:27 AM #

    You have done a lot of reading. Looking at “The Bluest Eye” on my own shelves (I own a physical copy) it does seem like a rather smallish book. This is probably why you are already at 10% in it after only 2 lunch readings. I need to add it to my sooner rather than later pile to be read.

    Here is my WWW: http://cassiewinters.com/meme-www-wednesday-for-october-11-2017/


    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 11:14 AM #

      I own a physical copy as well but it seemed I’d get to this well before I got to the physical copy haha. Happy reading!


  4. Clair October 11, 2017 at 5:03 AM #

    Wish I could be so restrained with not picking what to read next. I always seem to have a few books on the go and several “must read nexts”. Have a great reading week.

    Here’s my: https://clairsbookshelfblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/www-wednesday-11-october-2017/


    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 11:15 AM #

      I think I’ll have a library book to pick up soon so that might be it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. lilisblissfulpages October 11, 2017 at 5:25 AM #

    Goodluck with your reading… 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m not a t all familiar with any of the books you featured today…I might check your reviews of them once you’re done.:) 🙂

    Here’s my link: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/www-wednesday-2/


  6. A Book Lovers Ramblings October 11, 2017 at 7:11 AM #

    I hear a lot about Philippa Gregory. Are her books good?

    Here is my post: https://alexsreading.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/www-wednesday-111017/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 11:16 AM #

      I enjoy some more than others. This was not s favorite of mine. The Queen’s Fool was a good one. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. The Gal Herself October 11, 2017 at 7:35 AM #

    Off to read your review of The Other Queen. I’ve been toying with adding that to my 6′ tall TBR pile.

    I’m a little like Goldilocks these days. I went from true crime, that was very heavy, to chick lit, that’s very light. I remain in search of the book that’s just right.



    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 11:17 AM #

      Good luck with the perfect book! If you figure out a formula, be sure to share. Happy reading!


  8. Emily Wrayburn October 11, 2017 at 8:20 AM #

    Sounds like good progress this week!

    Here’s my post: http://wp.me/pfZvb-13h


    • Sam October 15, 2017 at 5:17 PM #

      Sorry for the delay, this got caught in my spam filter somehow. I hope you had a good reading weekend. Happy reading!


  9. hmills96 October 11, 2017 at 8:22 AM #

    THE BLUEST EYEEEEEEEEEEE. Can’t wait to hear what you think. Morrison is intense, I just tried to read Beloved and I’m going to have to give it a second go. But Bluest Eye is so good. Link for 1030 est. http://ilayreading.com/2017/10/11/www-wednesday-10112017/


    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 11:17 AM #

      I hope to devote more time to it soon. I’ve been really busy and not had much time. Happy reading!


  10. Ryan October 11, 2017 at 8:58 AM #

    I’m curious of your thoughts as you get further into The Bluest Eye. Though it’s been nearly a decade since I read it myself, aspects of it have stuck with me. Here’s my post for this week 🙂



    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 11:19 AM #

      I’m glad to hear it! I hope to spend more time on it soon. Happy reading!


  11. kathyscottage October 11, 2017 at 8:59 AM #

    Good morning. I joined in on your weekly meme. Please take a gander. Thanks. 🙂


  12. Jenn @ Bound to Writing October 11, 2017 at 9:43 AM #

    I wish I could read multiple books at once! I’m in the middle of 2 right now (was 3) and I never make enough time to read them equally. Here is my WWW Post


    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 5:16 PM #

      I struggle if there are two in the same format. Having a physical, e, and audiobook going has been my way of dealing with it. Happy reading!


  13. whatcathyreadnext October 11, 2017 at 9:56 AM #

    I’m sure I have an Amor Towles book on my Kindle somewhere waiting to be read but not sure if it’s the one you’re reading, could be A Gentleman in Moscow but I’m too lazy to go searching at the minute!

    Here’s my link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/www-wednesdays-11th-oct-17/


    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 10:21 AM #

      I’ve heard wonderful things about both so I’m sure you’ll enjoy it either way. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads October 11, 2017 at 10:06 AM #

    I hope you’re enjoying The Bluest Eye! It’s a fairly short book so I’m not surprised that you’re getting through it pretty quickly.
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/www-wednesday-101117/


    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 5:16 PM #

      Thanks! I didn’t realize it was so short (#ereaderproblems) but I’m liking it so far. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Ashley @ Caught Reading Redheaded October 11, 2017 at 10:48 AM #

    I love Philippa Gregory. The Other Boleyn Girl is my favorite book! Though her Wideacre trilogy did tramatized me in high school.

    Ashley @ Caught Reading Redheaded


    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 5:17 PM #

      The Other Boleyn Girl is a favorite of mine as well. I’ve never tried her Wideacre series. When is it set? Happy reading!


  16. Priyasha October 11, 2017 at 11:23 AM #

    Hey!! I have participated in WWW Wednesday forward the first time
    Here is my link:


  17. LairOfBooks October 11, 2017 at 12:30 PM #

    I’ve heard wonderful things about the audio-book version for The Bluest Eye which I’d imagine to be true since it’s Morrison herself. It’s been YEARS since I read this one but I’m really leaning towards re-reading via audio-book this time. I’ll keep an eye out for your thoughts on this one 🙂

    My WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 5:19 PM #

      Now I wish I had the audiobook! Darn. Did Morrison do any of her other audiobooks? Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. readinaflash October 11, 2017 at 12:34 PM #

    Good luck getting through your three books! Here’s my list https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/www-wednesday-66/


    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 5:20 PM #

      Thank you, I believe I’ll manage, haha. Happy reading!


  19. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover October 11, 2017 at 3:01 PM #

    I hear so much about Philippa Gregory. I need to pick something of hers up!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/www-wednesday-101117/


    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 5:20 PM #

      I liked The Queen’s Fool, The Virgin’s Lover, and The Other Boleyn Girl. Happy reading!


  20. whimsywriter3 October 11, 2017 at 3:40 PM #

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://whimsywriter3.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/www-wednesday-october-11th/

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Kwizgiver October 11, 2017 at 5:00 PM #

    Happy reading!


    Liked by 1 person

  22. karenjo46 October 11, 2017 at 5:45 PM #

    Sounds like you had a great reading week. I’m still catching up with my TBR and only managed to finish one. BUT I’m currently reading 4 haha.

    Here’s my post – https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/www-wednesdays-8/


    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 7:42 PM #

      Good luck with four! That’s a lot at once. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Cara October 11, 2017 at 7:52 PM #

    Ahhh, reading 2 books at the same time is already a struggle for me. 3 would be such a challenge! It’s my first time with WWW Wednesday!

    Here’s my post: https://littlemisssbookworm.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/www-wednesday-10-11-17/



    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 8:10 PM #

      Different formats is key! Welcome and happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Emily Wrayburn October 11, 2017 at 9:15 PM #

    Oops, I thought that I had posted my link before I went to bed, but it seems not! Here it is:



    • Sam October 11, 2017 at 9:21 PM #

      Better late than never. Still before bed time in my time zone lol. Happy reading!


  25. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders October 11, 2017 at 10:56 PM #

    It’s been a while since I made a WWW post, let alone linked up. You’ve gone through totally new books! I’m kind of in the same place with I’ll pick what to read next later. lol



    • Sam October 12, 2017 at 12:46 PM #

      Haha sometimes it’s hard to think too far ahead with books. It’s more fun to pick up what feels right at the time. Happy reading!



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