WWW Wednesday, 26-September-2018

26 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!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?

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Currently reading: I’m making slow progress on Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. I’ve tried to pull this out of my pocket every moment I can but it’s still a slow go. I’ll have to be a bit better at dedicating time to it in the next few weeks to wrap up before it returns again.
I decided to put The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl on hold for a bit to move forward with some book club picks. I’m afraid those are starting to pile up quite a bit!
I’m in love with A Column of Fire by Ken Follett and am finding excuses to run errands so I can listen to it. I’m almost halfway already. I hope I can renew this one a few more times to finish it up. Driving to and from school so often is helping a lot!
I decided to pick up The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert and try to knock it out quickly so I can get back to Poe. It’s a short book and I’m about a quarter of the way in so far. With luck, this will be finished next week.
I began a new eaudiobook as well and I’m so excited to say that it’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz. I wasn’t sure how to feel about this one when it came out, but my mom liked it so I thought I’d try to go into it impartial. So far, so good.

Recently finished: I was able to wrap up The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri thanks to all my running in the past weeks. I’m revving up for a half marathon so I expect my eaudiobooks to fall faster and faster! It was interesting that I was reading two books at the same time about characters born in India. Thankfully, this did not run together with Umrigar’s book at all. I enjoyed The Lowland, though not as much as I enjoyed Lahiri’s first novel. I’ll read a third if she decides to write it. I posted my review Monday so please check that out. I gave it four out of five stars.

Reading Next:  Artemis by Andy Weir is still my top choice. I hope I can get to it soon but I can feel another book club selection baring down on me soon. I’m trying not to think about it. We’ll see how I do with all these pressures!

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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63 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 26-September-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow at 1:29 AM #

    Enjoy your reading…you have quite a few selections that look tempting. Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam at 7:23 AM #

      I hope you enjoy yours as well. Happy reading!


  2. alilovesbooks at 1:58 AM #

    So many books. I am curious about The Girl in the Spider Web. I loved the original series so will be interested to hear what you think. I also recommend Artemis. I can’t compare to The Martian (I haven’t read it) but I liked it a lot. Little bit too much science at times but I love a heist story.
    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/www-wednesday-26th-september-2018/

    Happy reading.


    • Sam at 7:24 AM #

      So far I think Langercrantz is doing a fine job. The characters seem pretty true to the original trilogy. I hope I can get to Artemis soon. I keep having things come up. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Margaret at 2:00 AM #

    I bought Bel Canto yesterday, so I’m looking forward to seeing what you think of it. The Poe Shadow is so long – but with a lot packed into it – it took me quite some time to read it. So glad you’re loving A Column of Fire, it looks great.


    • Sam at 7:25 AM #

      I’m trying to prioritize Bel Canto so I can finish it soon. I like it, just finding it a bit slow at this point. Happy reading!


  4. whatcathyreadnext at 2:38 AM #

    I enjoyed reading your review of The Lowland. Other reviews of it express the same slight air of disappointment so I think I’d probably read the author’s other book, The Namesake, as I know you loved that. Enjoy juggling all your current books.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/www-wednesdays-19th-september-18-2/


    • Sam at 7:35 AM #

      Yes, I liked The Namesake much more. I hope you like it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. boyishbookworm at 3:50 AM #

    The Children’s Home has a deliciously creepy synopsis and now it’s on my to-read list. Thank you for letting me know it exists!

    My WWW post


    • Sam at 7:36 AM #

      It started getting really creepy last night and I wanted to keep going but sleep took over. Happy reading!


  6. thoughtsofthereader at 4:26 AM #

    Some great sounding books on this list! I’ll have to check some out!
    Here’s my WWW post: thoughtsofthereader.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/www-wednesday-26-09-2018/


  7. It’s really interesting reading the various opinions about The Girl in the Spider’s Web on Goodreads. I haven’t read the previous books, but really enjoyed the films. I’m undecided whether to pick it up, so I’d be interested to see your review.
    Here’s my post this week https://wp.me/p4cm9x-5Fv


    • Sam at 7:37 AM #

      So far it seems pretty close to the writing in the original series. The trust picked Langercrantz because he could mimic it so I had faith lol. Happy reading!


  8. Emily Wrayburn at 5:25 AM #

    I’ll be interested to see what you think of Artemis. I am in that minority that didn’t enjoy The Martian, but I have wondered if Artemis might be different enough fo me to enjoy it.

    Here’s my post for this week.


    • Sam at 7:41 AM #

      I hope I can get to it soon. Happy reading!


  9. Whispering Stories at 6:03 AM #

    I’ve read so many great reviews of Artemis by Andy Weir. Never gotten around to reading it though. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-26th-september-2018/ Happy Reading.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam at 7:42 AM #

      I’ve been avoiding the reviews and I’m nervous to see how it goes. Happy reading!


  10. Ambi at 6:43 AM #

    Hope you enjoy all your books, Artemis is on my TBR too 🙂



    • Sam at 8:37 AM #

      I hope we both get to it soon. Happy reading!


  11. Teri Polen at 8:29 AM #

    I loved The Martian by Weir, but haven’t gotten to Artemis. I’m afraid I’ll be disappointed. Hope you enjoy it! https://teripolen.com/2018/09/26/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-15/


    • Sam at 8:38 AM #

      I’ve got the same fears. I hope it all comes out well. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. sarahrmorrison at 9:56 AM #

    I actually enjoyed “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” more than I thought I would. I think I just really went into it thinking it would not hold up to Larsson’s original. I was pleasantly surprised though. What Lahiri book did you like more than “The Lowland”? I haven’t read anything else by her and would like to. Good luck with the half-marathon training!!! I can barely run a 5k. Here is my WWW post: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/www-wednesdays-september-26-2018/


    • Sam at 12:15 PM #

      I’ve been pleasantly surprised with Spider’s Web also. I think they locked the right person for it. I enjoyed The Namesake more than this Lahiri novel. I’d recommend reading that one. Happy reading!


  13. laurenisreadingblog at 10:10 AM #

    Wow, you’re working on quite a few books! Happy reading!

    My post


  14. Jolie at 10:28 AM #

    Artemis looks interesting!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/09/26/www-wednesday-september-26th-2018/


    • Sam at 12:15 PM #

      I’m hoping it lives up to my expectations. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Lit Listening at 10:29 AM #

    I’m assuming you liked the original “The Girl…” series enough to continue on with the fourth. What did you think of them? They are the books I’ve owned the longest but haven’t read yet.

    My post here: https://litlistening.com/2018/09/26/www-wednesday-weekly-wrap-up-2/


    • Sam at 12:17 PM #

      I don’t read a lot of thrillers but Mikael and Lisbeth sucked me in. It was the characters that kept me interested, as well as the Swedish setting. I don’t read a lot set in that part of the world. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. stephaniereadsweb at 11:42 AM #

    Haven’t posted in two weeks glad I didn’t make it 3.


  17. anovelglimpse at 12:18 PM #

    I, too, have been curious about Girl in the Spider’s Web. I will be interested in hearing what you think about it.

    My WWW Wednesday.


  18. Ryan at 12:34 PM #

    The Children’s Home sounds really intriguing and creepy. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts on it.



    • Sam at 4:17 PM #

      It was really creeping me out before bed last night! Happy reading.


  19. catherine neal at 1:32 PM #

    I’ll have to keep a look out for that Ken Follet one, I keep seeing it and debating whether it would be my sort of thing, but sounds good!


  20. the girl, james at 3:19 PM #

    I hope you get to Artemis soon, I’d like to hear what you think of it!

    My WWW post is here: https://wordpress.com/post/rlprotagonist.wordpress.com/321 🙂


    • Sam at 5:18 PM #

      I’m hoping I do. Books keep piling up. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • the girl, james at 6:56 PM #

        I knooow this is the problem with books. On the one hand I’m overjoyed at having ALL THE BOOKS… on the other I’m like, dear god, I have ALL THE BOOKS.

        Liked by 1 person

  21. Cathy746books at 4:05 PM #

    I enjoyed The Lowland too. I look forward to seeing what she does next.


    • Sam at 5:18 PM #

      Same! I hope we get another novel soon. Happy reading!


  22. Ceri at 4:16 PM #

    I know what you mean about the pressures from book clubs and different things kind of bearing down on you in all directions. I’m feeling that too lately. Don’t blame you at all for putting things on hold. I’ve decided to do the same with a few books.

    My WWW – https://bookmarksandpostcardsblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/www-wednesday-26-09-18/


    • Sam at 5:18 PM #

      It’s unfortunately necessary at times. Sorry you’re under this same pressure. Happy reading!


  23. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover at 7:44 PM #

    I really also want to read Artemis!! Can’t wait to see your thoughts!

    Here is my post for today: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/www-wednesday-9-26-18/


  24. thebibliophilegirluk at 4:28 AM #

    Enjoy your reading!!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post if you want to check it out: http://www.thebibliophilegirluk.com/2018/09/www-wednesday-26-09-18


    Liked by 1 person


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