WWW Wednesday, 7-November-2018

7 Nov

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 should get attention again soon. Really, I swear! I want to get back to it soon and I’m feeling like I will. Eventually…
I’m past halfway in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. It’s a bit more violent than I was expecting for a children’s story, but I should know that censorship has changed since it was written.
I started reading Old School by Tobias Wolff, the next selection for one of my book clubs. It’s a slim book so I’m hoping I can finish it up quickly and get back to Poe! So far, so good. I’m hoping this is done by next week.
I also got to start a new eaudiobook, The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati. This is another book club pick and I was beyond relieved to see it was offered as an eaudiobook because of its length! Over 700 pages and over 31 hours on audio. How perfect toward the end of the running season!
My hold on The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway came in and I started it on Sunday. It’s a nice change of pace to listen to short stories after having gone through some really long books. I hope I can continue to enjoy these.

Recently finished: I wrapped up Not Me by Michael Lavigne and will have a review up next week. I’m a little unsure what to think of it still. There were some big leaps in logic in my opinion and some very unnecessary plot elements that confused the message I got from it. Maybe it’s just not for me, maybe I missed something, and I for sure need my book club to help me figure it out.
I sped through That Night by Chevy Stevens and wrapped it up already. I haven’t read a thriller/mystery novel in a while and I need to remind myself to read one every once in a while. I really enjoyed the tension in Toni’s story and it kept me listening at every opportunity. Review for this one will be up next week, too.

My review of Ken Follett’s A Column of Fire went up on Monday. I really liked this book, but it just didn’t live up to my astronomically high expectations. No wonder. I gave it Four out of Five stars.

Reading Next: No plans right now. It’s a great feeling, really. I’ll see how long I can keep it 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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46 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 7-November-2018”

  1. Emily Wrayburn at 2:15 AM #

    That Night sounds really intriguing! I often have to remind myself how much I enjoy thrillers. I tend to get caught up in fantasy and contemporary and I forget.

    Here’s my WWW for this week.


    • Sam at 1:01 PM #

      I think that’s what happened to me. It was fun to try that again. Happy reading!


  2. Laurel-Rain Snow at 2:23 AM #

    I enjoyed That Night…and I’m curious about Not Me. Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam at 1:01 PM #

      Not Me wasn’t a huge winner in my book. Review to come. Happy reading!


  3. Zoe O'Farrell at 2:43 AM #

    Not heard of these books but they sound good! Here is my http://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/www-wednesdays-7th-november-2018-www


  4. Louise at 2:49 AM #

    Congratulations on your more relaxed outlook for your next reading choices. I tried that last month and it was such a relief! Unfortunately, I couldn’t stick to it, I’m a sucker for my TBRs. But I can definitely understand what you’re saying! ❤



    • Sam at 1:09 PM #

      I’ve got one book to finish a reading challenge but I think I’ll contain it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. whatcathyreadnext at 3:26 AM #

    I was sorry to hear A Column of Fire didn’t live up to your expectations, especially since you invested so much time in it. I’m glad it hasn’t deterred you from tackling another large book, like your new book club selection. I’ve never really got into audio books but I have an eight hour flight next February so I think that might be the perfect time to try one.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/www-wednesdays-7th-november-18/


    • Sam at 1:10 PM #

      It wasn’t that it wasn’t a good book, it just wasn’t as good as the first two. It’s a high bar. Happy reading!


  6. Vinny @ Artsy Draft at 4:14 AM #

    I’m a big fan of mystery/thriller and That Night sounds awesome (and I’m looking forward for your review too!). I just added it to my TBR.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesdays post:


    • Sam at 1:10 PM #

      Great! I plan to have it up next week. Happy reading!


  7. Whispering Stories at 5:19 AM #

    Sounds like your enjoying your books. I haven’t read Treasure Island but I can imaging it being quite horrific in parts. Also That Night sounds like my kind of read. Happy Reading. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/wednesday-reading-7th-november-2018/


    • Sam at 1:11 PM #

      There’s just a lot more death than I was anticipating in a children’s book. Happy reading!


    • Sam at 1:12 PM #

      It’s felt great these past few weeks. Happy reading!


  8. Teri Polen at 8:04 AM #

    Treasure Island – my dad is in his 70s, and still lists this as his favorite book. Hope you enjoy it! https://teripolen.com/2018/11/07/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-16/


    • Sam at 1:12 PM #

      How fun! It’s been really enjoyable so far. Happy reading!


  9. Wow! You’ve got a lot of books on the go! I admire how many books you can read at once!

    WWW: November 7th, 2018! 


  10. WordsAndPeace at 9:00 AM #

    nice list of books in process. here is my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/11/05/mailbox-monday-november-5/


  11. sarahrmorrison at 9:39 AM #

    I love your variety of books. I am glad you enjoyed your revisit to the mystery/thriller genre. I joined a mystery/thriller book club this year, so I read a lot more of that genre than I have in previous years. Remind me, how many book clubs are you in? Here is my WWW post: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/www-wednesdays-november-7-2018/


    • Sam at 1:15 PM #

      I’m in two book clubs that meet 10-12 times a year. I jumped into another one when they read a book I was interested in. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Ryan at 9:50 AM #

    Old School sounds really interesting to me, especially as an aspiring writer. I look forward to reading your thoughts.



    • Sam at 1:15 PM #

      It’s super fun so far. It reminds me of A Separate Peace which is one of my favorite books. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. anovelglimpse at 10:38 AM #

    Not having something lined up next to read is a great feeling. It leaves so many wonderful options! I’m in the same boat this week. Happy reading!

    Here’s what I read this week.


  14. Darnell at 11:42 AM #

    I remember reading Treasure Island, back in grade school. Great picks, here’s mine;



    • Sam at 8:21 PM #

      I wish I’d enjoyed it then but better late than never. Happy reading!


  15. Jolie at 11:55 AM #

    I have always been a fan of Poe. I need to reread some of his works. Here’s mine: https://wp.me/p3N8sh-5El


    • Sam at 8:22 PM #

      It’s been a while since I read him, too. This is a mystery novel surrounding his death. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Lola at 2:35 PM #

    You are always juggling so many books!
    My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/www-wednesdays-7-november-2018/



  17. Sheri at 2:39 PM #

    Good luck with your reading this week:) http://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/11/07/www-wednesday-11-7-18/


  18. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover at 7:05 PM #

    I really want to read That Night by Chevy Stevens! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

    Here is my post: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/www-wednesday-11-7-18/



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