WWW Wednesday, 17-October-2018

17 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!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: It might be optimistic, but I think I can return to The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl soon! I’ve only got one more book standing in my way. The future is at hand!
Unsurprisingly, I’m still working through A Column of Fire by Ken Follett. I’m getting close now, only a normal-length audiobook to go!
I’m moving slowly through Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson but I think this will be faster than some of my other ebooks. It’s a lot shorter than I thought it would be, honestly. I double checked four times that I didn’t have the abridged version!
I began listening to A Night to Remember by Walker Lord on my phone. I love everything Titanic and I’m honestly surprised I didn’t have this on my radar earlier than I did. It’s a short one and I expect I’ll fly through it.
I began Not Me by Michael Lavigne on Friday. Not too far into it yet but I’ve had such a good run of print books that I’m optimistic that this one will go fast. too!

Recently finished: I finished two again! The first was The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz which was a phone audio. I was happy to wrap it up on my way home from school. It was a very satisfying ending for me and set up well for another one in the series! I gave it Four out of Five Stars and posted my review yesterday, check it out.
The second was Dark Matter by Blake Crouch which I flew through. I was skeptical for about the first 100 pages and then finished it in less than 24 hours. I’m yawning as I type this because I sacrificed a lot of sleep for this book. So worth it. A full Five out of Five Stars and my review will be up tomorrow.

I also posted my review of Artemis by Andy Weir last Friday. It wasn’t The Martian, but it was good. I’ll expect good things from Weir in the future. I gave it Four out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: It seems too optimistic to think about finishing yet another book this week. If I do, it will probably be an eaudiobook and next will probably be That Night by Chevy Stevens. This book haunted me for a while before I found it on clearance when a Barnes and Nobel closed and decided to buy it. We’ll see how it goes.


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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76 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 17-October-2018”

  1. Margaret October 17, 2018 at 2:57 AM #

    I’m looking forward to your review of Dark Matter – it sound compelling reading!

    Here’s my WWW post – https://booksplease.org/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-17-october-2018/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 8:03 AM #

      Coming soon, keep an eye out. Happy reading!

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  2. Louise October 17, 2018 at 3:04 AM #

    I was quite surprised by how short Treasure Island was too. I think I just got into my head that because it was a Victorian book it’d be really long, and sort of forgot that it’s also a children’s book? I hope you’re enjoying it.❤

    https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/wow-my-almost-flawless-tokyo-dream-life/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 8:03 AM #

      Lol very true! Most Victorian books are so long. This is a nice quick exception. Happy reading!

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  3. alilovesbooks October 17, 2018 at 4:44 AM #

    I’m often surprised how short some of the classics are. Don’t know why but I always expect them to be big weighty tomes and often they’re less than 200 pages.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-17th-october-2018/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 8:04 AM #

      I think Jane Austen ruined it for me. George Elliott didn’t help, haha. Happy reading!

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  4. A Book Lovers Ramblings October 17, 2018 at 6:25 AM #

    I hope you enjoy Treasure Island. I’ve been wanting to read it for ages.
    Here is mine: https://libraryofbooksandtea.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-17-10-18/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 8:04 AM #

      It’s been really fun so far. We’re about to set sail! Happy reading.

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  5. Jen - Books on the 7:47 October 17, 2018 at 7:22 AM #

    Treasure Island is one I’ve been meaning to read forever, actually now knowing it’s so short has spurred me on to read it!

    My recent reads are here! > https://booksonthe747.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-17th-october-2018/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 8:05 AM #

      It was a happy discovery to be sure. I’m looking forward to enjoying it. Happy reading!

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  6. Amanda McGill October 17, 2018 at 8:22 AM #

    Yay so happy that you loved Dark Matter!

    My WWW Wednesday – https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-october-17-2018/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 8:23 AM #

      I’m so glad I finally read it. Happy reading!

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  7. whatcathyreadnext October 17, 2018 at 8:33 AM #

    Interesting to see you mention A Night to Remember. I haven’t read the book (although I’ve just added it to my wishlist) but I recall seeing the 1958 film version starring British actor, Kenneth More, on TV a few times. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051994/?0051994
    Have you read Every Man For Himself by Beryl Bainbridge, also set on the Titanic? Got mixed reviews but I enjoyed it.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesdays-17th-october-18/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 12:05 PM #

      I’m a Titanic nerd. I haven’t seen the 1958 film but imagine it had more of a plot than this which if very factual. I read Bainbridge’s book and enjoyed it as well. Happy reading!

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  8. WordsAndPeace October 17, 2018 at 8:39 AM #

    Follett and Steven are great authors. I was actually quite disappointed by Artemis. My post is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/10/15/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-october-15/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 12:06 PM #

      I haven’t read Follett outside of this series but I’m adoring it. Happy reading!

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  9. Rae Longest October 17, 2018 at 8:48 AM #

    What accomplishments you have made from last Wed. until this one. Since Wednesday is my teaching day at the university, I will not be able to post my WWW Wednesday until this evening, but you can find it on http://powerfulwomenreaders.wordpress.com

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 12:07 PM #

      I usually write it in advance and schedules so I can get it up on time haha. Happy reading!

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  10. Victoria @ The Contented Reader October 17, 2018 at 9:23 AM #

    I always love how unique your reads are! They definitely always have me checking out books I haven’t heard of before! Have a great week!

    My WWW: October 17th, 2018

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 12:07 PM #

      My book clubs always help me do that. Happy reading!

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  11. sarahrmorrison October 17, 2018 at 9:25 AM #

    I too am a bit of a Titanic buff. If those books interest you and you like a little nonfiction, you might want to try reading or listening to Erik Larson’s Dead Wake about the Lusitania, another passenger book, which sank under different circumstances after the Titanic. I thought it was full of information I never heard before and really well done. Glad you like the newest Tattoo book all the way through. I did as well. I wonder if the movie will be remotely any good. Here is my WWW post: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesdays-october-17-2018/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 12:08 PM #

      I enjoyed Dead Wake as well. This one has a similar feel. I like everything I’ve read from Larson so far. Happy reading!

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      • sarahrmorrison October 17, 2018 at 12:19 PM #

        Yeah…I really enjoy Larson as well. I’m going to read “Devil in the White City” soon for a book club.

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      • Sam October 17, 2018 at 12:27 PM #

        That was my first of his and adored it. Happy reading!

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  12. Ryan October 17, 2018 at 9:55 AM #

    I’m often quite surprised with how much less there is to a classic novel relative to how I imagined the book in my mind beforehand. Not to diminish any given book, mind you, It’s just knowing it’s a classic all your life has it larger than life in your head, you know?

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-october-17-2018/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 12:09 PM #

      I feel exactly the same. As another reader reminded me, it is a children’s book lol. Happy reading!

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      • Ryan October 17, 2018 at 4:24 PM #

        Yes, of course. There is that too lol

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  13. Saturday Nite Reader October 17, 2018 at 10:27 AM #

    I hadn’t heard of these three before, thanks for sharing! Here are mine for the week: saturdaynitereader.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-october-17-2018/

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  14. macsbooks311 October 17, 2018 at 11:03 AM #

    What an eclectic group of books – from classics to Chevy Stevens. I’ll be watching for your review on the Stevens’ book. They are a hit or miss for me and now I’m curious about this one. Here’s my post for the week – thank you! https://macsbooks311.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/wwwwednesdays-3/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 12:12 PM #

      I’ve never read her before so I’m curious to see what it’s like. Happy reading!

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  15. Sheri October 17, 2018 at 11:07 AM #

    Kudos for reading a classic like Treasure Island!! http://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-10-17-18/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 12:12 PM #

      Thanks! It’s to fulfill a reading challenge. Happy reading!

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  16. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog October 17, 2018 at 11:34 AM #

    Looking forward to reading your Dark Matter review. Here’s my linnk for this week https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesdays-17-10-18/

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  17. Vinny @ Artsy Draft October 17, 2018 at 11:56 AM #

    This is my first time to joined WWW Wednesday and I’m currently using this meme as a motivation for myself to read more every week! So, thank you for hosting this meme, Sam! 🙂 Here’s my post: https://artsydraft.com/2018/10/www-wednesday-1.html

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 12:10 PM #

      That’s wonderful! Welcome and thanks for joining. Happy Wednesday!

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  18. Jolie October 17, 2018 at 11:58 AM #

    I can’t wait to see what you thought of The Girl in the Spider’s Web!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-october-17th-2018/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 12:13 PM #

      I posted my review yesterday so you can check it out at your leisure. Happy reading!

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    • Sam October 19, 2018 at 3:33 PM #

      My apologies for the delay responding, WordPress tagged this as Spam. Happy reading!

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  19. Lit Listening October 17, 2018 at 12:10 PM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Dark Matter! If you like the premise I know of two other books like it (just aren’t as thriller-y)
    Here’s my post: https://litlistening.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-weekly-wrap-up-5/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 12:14 PM #

      Thanks! It reminded me of the TV show The Flash with all the alternate worlds. Happy reading!

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  20. Yvo October 17, 2018 at 12:16 PM #

    I’m so happy to hear Dark Matter was a success for you! It’s one of my all time favorites. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 12:17 PM #

      Really engaging and kept me guessing. Happy reading!

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  21. stephaniereadsweb October 17, 2018 at 12:31 PM #

    I had to DNF Treasure Island 2 years ago it wasn’t for me. I’m trying to get into reading classic, after readind a few for me there will be some classics I will like and others that are not my cup of tea.
    https://stephaniereadsweb.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-17-10-18/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 7:44 PM #

      I’m sorry to hear that! I find most Victorian era books aren’t for me but this one has been fun so far. Happy reading!

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      • stephaniereadsweb October 18, 2018 at 2:39 PM #

        I’m glad to hear you are enjoying it. Victorian era books I’ve never tried.

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  22. shadowriverdaleharley October 17, 2018 at 12:47 PM #

    Glad you liked dark matter here’s mine https://shadowriverdaleharley.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-39/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 7:44 PM #

      It was a perfect fall read. Happy reading!

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  23. anovelglimpse October 17, 2018 at 1:23 PM #

    Chevy Stevens is definitely an author whose books haunt you forever after reading them. I hope you enjoy spending time with this one.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 7:45 PM #

      I’m so excited to try her work! Happy reading.

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  24. Laila@BigReadingLife October 17, 2018 at 2:08 PM #

    I took a short break from blogging (a few weeks) and the WWW Wednesday is the perfect way for me to ease back into it. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW:

    https://bigreadinglife.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-october-17-2018/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 7:45 PM #

      Wonderful, welcome back. I hope you had a good break. Happy reading!

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  25. Michal Lynn October 17, 2018 at 2:42 PM #

    My husband and I really enjoyed The Martian (we listened to the audiobook, which was excellent) so I’m nervous about Artemis (the sophomore slump can be real!). I’m glad you enjoyed it though. Here is my WWW: http://mlvreads.blogspot.com/2018/10/www-wednesday-101618.html

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 7:46 PM #

      My husband and I did the same with The Martian! Don’t go into it expecting the same caliber of story and you should enjoy it. Happy reading!

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  26. Jana T October 17, 2018 at 3:06 PM #

    A Night to Remember sounds so good!

    My WWW post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesday-17-october-2018/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 7:47 PM #

      It’s a joy so far. Happy reading!

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  27. Beware Of The Reader October 17, 2018 at 4:04 PM #

    So dark Matter was really good? I’ve seen it on many feeds with enthusiastic reviews! My WWW Wednesday with a small review of A Star Is Born this week (it never happens but …) http://bewareofthereader.com/www-wednesday-10-17-with-an-enthusiastic-movie-mini-review-too-because-a-star-is-born-was-so-good/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 7:47 PM #

      It was a great read. Gripping and fast paced. I loved it. Happy reading!

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  28. Lola October 17, 2018 at 4:23 PM #

    I am looking forward to your thoughts on Treasure Island – I haven’t read it it, but I got an old copy from my husband’s Great Aunt’s house after she passed away. They were going to give all her books to charity, but I ‘saved’ some lovely ones, including Treasure Island!

    My lot: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/www-wednesdays-17-october-2018/

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 7:48 PM #

      How fun! Sounds like a great copy to hold on to as an heirloom. Happy reading!

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  29. Candy @ So little time... October 17, 2018 at 9:09 PM #

    Wow, so many good books! A Night to Remember’, ‘That Night,’ and ‘The Girl in the Spider Web’ catch my eye the most! I’ve always wanted to read the Millennium series, but haven’t yet.

    Here’s my post: https://candy-m.blogspot.com/2018/10/what-are-you-reading-oct-17-2018.html

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

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    • Sam October 17, 2018 at 9:14 PM #

      It’s a great read! I hope you can find the time to enjoy it. Happy reading!

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