WWW Wednesday, 31-October-2018 [Halloween Edition]

31 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 readingThe Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl looks so good on my bedside table. That’s a reason not to be reading it, right? I’ll get back to it soon…
I’m doing most of my reading of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson during lunch and it’s slow going, but it’s been fun. I’ll likely string this one out until the end of the year. Not by choice, just by slow reading habits.
I hope I can finish Not Me by Michael Lavigne this week. I’m not enjoying it as much as I did at first and I honestly want to finish it and get back to Pearl. I feel like there are too many questions and not enough answers. The main character is languishing, not moving and I’m a bit tired of it.
I was able to start That Night by Chevy Stevens on my phone and I’m using it as my car audiobook until another comes in. So far, It’s been a well-balanced mystery. I know what happened but I don’t. And I know what the future looks like, a bit. It’s muddled and fun so far!

Recently finished: I was able to finish A Column of Fire by Ken Follett on my way home from my swim meet on Saturday. It felt SO GOOD to call it done. I still have to return the huge audiobook to the library but I’m already imagining my car so much more empty. I’ll be writing a review for this next week.
I wrapped up A Night to Remember by Walker Lord, too. It was fun to revisit the Titanic after my trip to the Belfast museum this summer. I feel like a real nerd now. But I loved it. My review went up Monday so please check it out! I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I have my next audiobook on hold at the library and it will be The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway. I’m not usually a fan of short stories, but I am a fan of Hemingway. I think this one will work out well between the two.

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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42 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 31-October-2018 [Halloween Edition]”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow at 1:26 AM #

    I love Chevy Stevens’ books…and That Night was a good one. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam at 8:35 AM #

      Thanks! I’ve enjoyed it so far even though this is not a genre I usually like. Happy reading!


  2. Mani at 5:44 AM #

    Can’t wait to read your review for A Column of Fire by Ken Follett. Happy reading!!!


    • Sam at 8:36 AM #

      I started it last night and I’ll have it posted next week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Emily Wrayburn at 6:19 AM #

    You’ve reminded me I still need to read Treasure Island! I got a free ebook copy not long after I first got a Kindle, but there it has stayed.

    Here’s my post this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2018/10/31/www-wednesday-october-31-2018/


    • Sam at 8:50 AM #

      It’s been a really quick and fun read so far. I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!


  4. Catarina @ Pages & Plots at 6:48 AM #

    Is A Column of Fire worth it? I read The Pillars of the Earth a few years ago and really enjoyed it but Follet’s books are so long, I’m afraid to get into them again.


    • Sam at 8:37 AM #

      I liked Pillars of the Earth and World Without End a lot more than this one, but it was still very good. I’d say Give World Without End a try before you decide on Column if Fire. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Whispering Stories at 7:22 AM #

    I’ve never read Treasure Island. To be honest I haven’t read many classic books Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-31st-october-2018/


    • Sam at 8:51 AM #

      I’m bad at it, too. I have a challenge pushing me to expand my boundaries that convinced me to read it. Happy reading!


  6. Amanda McGill at 7:27 AM #

    I’ve read a few Chevy Stevens novels, but not That Night. I hope you enjoy it!

    My WWW Wednesday- https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2018/10/31/www-wednesday-october-31-2018/


    • Sam at 8:52 AM #

      Thanks! I’ve enjoyed it so far and I’m wondering if all her books are like this. Happy reading!


  7. Ah, Ernest Hemingway! I had to read one of his books in high school and struggled with it. I’d like to revisit his books at some point because I’m curious to see if I’d like him now that I’m older!

    WWW:October 31st, 2018 


    • Sam at 8:53 AM #

      I enjoyed him in school and have continued to since. My husband and I listen to some of his stories on long car trips. Happy reading!


  8. sarahrmorrison at 9:33 AM #

    I am a firm believer that if you put a book on your bedside table, you won’t read it. I’ve had that happen so many times. Did you enjoy the Ken Follett book? I look forward to your review. Happy Halloween! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/10/31/www-wednesdays-october-31-2018/


    • Sam at 10:50 AM #

      I always keep my next book on my bedside. I guess that doesn’t apply to me haha. I really liked the Follett even though it was my least favorite of the trilogy. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Ryan at 10:52 AM #

    Congrats on finishing A Column of Fire. Your post last week certainly made the audiobook sound physically imposing. It must be satisfying to shelve it finally, so to speak. Happy Halloween and happy reading!



    • Sam at 11:14 AM #

      I was glad it fit in the return slot at the library! It was quite the chunk. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Rae Longest at 11:10 AM #

    Today is my teaching day at the university. We will write ghost stories, Halloween limericks and nursery rhymes, and, of course, eat.
    Jack and Jill went up the hill
    To work out all their muscles.
    Near the top, they met ol’ Drac;
    He loved their red corpuscles!

    Happy Halloween!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam at 12:30 PM #

      Love it! How fun to learn poetry this way. Lucky students. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Lit Listening at 11:43 AM #

    Looks like a great list! I’ve been meaning to get into Ken Follett for a while.
    Here’s my post: https://litlistening.com/2018/10/31/www-wednesday-weekly-wrap-up-oct-31/


    • Sam at 12:31 PM #

      It’s a commitment but a worthy one. Happy reading!


  12. Jolie at 12:03 PM #

    Can’t wait to read the review for A Column of Fire and That Night!! Here’s mine: https://wp.me/p3N8sh-5D5


    • Sam at 12:31 PM #

      A Column of Fire should be up next week. We’ll see how soon I can finish That Night. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Vinny @ Artsy Draft at 12:15 PM #

    Wow, I’m not familiar with any books you’ve mentioned but I’d check ’em out once I finished my current reads! Here’s my post: https://artsydraft.com/2018/10/www-wednesday-3.html


    • Sam at 12:31 PM #

      I hope you find sketching new to enjoy. Happy reading!


  14. whatcathyreadnext at 12:20 PM #

    I’m looking forward to you getting back to The Poe Shadow as that’s been on my wishlist for ages and I really want to know if it’s any good!

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/10/31/www-wednesdays-31st-october-18/


    • Sam at 12:32 PM #

      It was going ok when I stopped but I think it was about to pick up. Happy reading!


  15. Beware Of The Reader at 1:18 PM #

    Hi Sam I know how you feel with Ken Follet being finished 😉 I love his books even the bog ones. This week I’ve read Kingdom of Ash which is 980 pages!!! Now happy halloween today. My link https://wp.me/p8cg8e-1Zu


    • Sam at 3:15 PM #

      Yikes that’s a long one! Congrats on getting through it. Happy reading!


  16. anovelglimpse at 4:00 PM #

    That Night sounds good! I might have to do that one on audio.

    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam at 6:20 PM #

      The audio has been really well done so far. I’d recommend it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. the girl, james at 4:36 PM #

    Thanks for hosting!! ❤

    Mine's here: https://rlprotagonist.wordpress.com/2018/10/31/www-eight-queer-vegetarians/

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Yvo at 5:23 PM #

    I’ll be looking forward to your review on a Column Of Fire! Have a wonderful week and happy reading. Here’s my WWW.


  19. WordsAndPeace at 10:11 PM #

    so glad you read Treasure Island! Here is my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/10/29/mailbox-monday-october-29/


    • Sam at 7:19 AM #

      I’m about half way through now and really enjoying it. Happy reading!



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