WWW Wednesday, 5-December-2018

5 Dec

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 feel like I’ll be listening to The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati for the rest of my life. It’s very long and I’m only half way through it. I also keep thinking that halfway through this book is longer than most other books I’ve read this year. I’m loving it, so there’s no hardship.
I’m still moving forward with People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks but it’s a slower crawl. I’m glad I’m not spending as much time in the car, but I miss going through books quickly!
I’m finishing up my historical fiction challenge with a Shakespeare and I decided on Henry VIII. I’m not very far along yet and I’m already a bit confused about what is happening, but that’s normal for me in a Shakespeare play. I’m sure I’ll figure it out before long.
I was able to pick a book off of my TBR and grabbed Brainiac by Ken Jennings. If you’re a huge Jeopardy nerd like me, you’ll recognize Jennings as the contestant who had an epic run back in the 2004 time frame. I watched him every night with my mom. I’m so excited to hear what he has to say about other trivia buffs.

Recently finished: I finished Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson during my lunch. I’m so glad I did, I felt like I was dragging in this one and I’d never finish it. But somewhere around 60% I just dug in and powered on. I can’t wait to watch the Muppet version to compare!
I finally wrapped up The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl! Before you ask, no, the ending did not make up for the slow plot. I’ll be reviewing this next week but I already know it won’t score high.

Reading Next: I’ve decided to wait on Before the Fall by Noah Hawley and do it on audio CD when I finish People. I don’t have to get to this one any time soon, so I’ll take my time and wait.

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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45 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 5-December-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow December 5, 2018 at 1:16 AM #

    You have quite a stack of intriguing titles. I’m leaning toward Before the Fall. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 8:21 AM #

      Thanks, I’m excited to pick that one up. Happy reading!


  2. Emily Wrayburn December 5, 2018 at 1:28 AM #

    Do let us know what you think of the Muppet Treasure Island! I’m glad you enjoyed the book. I started it once years ago, but then I got distracted and never finished it.

    Here’s my WWW this week.


    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 8:21 AM #

      I found the beginning a bit slow but it picked up from there. Happy reading!


  3. alilovesbooks December 5, 2018 at 4:36 AM #

    I usually avoid long books but if you’re enjoying it that’s great.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/12/05/www-wednesday-5th-december-2018/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 8:22 AM #

      I’ve had two very long titles this year. I think it’s really slowed down my reading over all. Happy reading!


  4. Gee Jen December 5, 2018 at 5:22 AM #

    I’m struggling to write about books at the moment although still reading some great ones so here is my very basic WWW geejenmotw.wordpress.com/2018/12/05/www-wednesday-4th-december-2018/ I need some comments to fill it up :p Great to read about what you’re up to Sam


    • Whispering Stories December 5, 2018 at 6:18 AM #

      You need to make your link a click through, you will get more comments that way.


      • Gee Jen December 5, 2018 at 6:03 PM #

        Good advice thank you! Not sure why it didn’t actually…

        Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 8:23 AM #

      Good luck getting your writing mojo back. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Gee Jen December 5, 2018 at 4:58 PM #

        Thanks Sam 🙂


  5. Whispering Stories December 5, 2018 at 6:12 AM #

    Congratulations on finally finishing Treasure Island. Have fun with your new books. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-5th-december-2018/


    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 8:24 AM #

      Thank you, I think I’ve got a good bunch. Happy reading!


  6. noreadstoogreat December 5, 2018 at 10:21 AM #

    I actually really enjoyed Treasure Island and usually classics aren’t my thing! Here’s my post https://noreadstoogreat.wordpress.com/2018/12/05/www-wednesday-december-2018/


    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 11:57 AM #

      Same! It was nice to read a fun and lighthearted one. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. anovelglimpse December 5, 2018 at 10:28 AM #

    Great job wrapping up two books this week! That has to feel good. 🙂
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 11:57 AM #

      It felt great! I wonder if I can keep it up haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Andrea Wold Johansen December 5, 2018 at 10:36 AM #

    Oh, Henry VIII is great! I was really confused through the first part, but when I managed to detangle the plot, I loved it 🙂
    And I’ve never read Treasure Island, but the muppet version is great!
    Happy reading! x

    This is my post this week: https://andreawoldjohansen.com/2018/12/04/www-wednesday-5-12-18-some-christmas-reading/ 🙂


    • whatcathyreadnext December 5, 2018 at 11:38 AM #

      Just saw this on the Goodreads description for Henry VIII – not sure if it’s true or not…

      “During a performance of Henry VIII at the Globe Theatre in 1613, a cannon shot employed for special effects ignited the theatre’s thatched roof (and the beams), burning the original building to the ground.”

      Liked by 2 people

    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 11:58 AM #

      I’m getting the hang of the plot now and I’m comparing it to all the other Tudor fictions I’ve read. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog December 5, 2018 at 10:59 AM #

    Muppet Treasure Island is great fun I’m sure you’ll love it! Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/12/05/www-wednesdays-05-12-18/


    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 11:58 AM #

      I hope I can get a copy soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Jess @ Combing Through the Pages December 5, 2018 at 11:03 AM #

    I haven’t read any of the books on your post. Here’s mine: https://jesscombs.com/2018/12/05/www-wednesday-december-5-2018/


    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 11:59 AM #

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

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Ryan December 5, 2018 at 11:08 AM #

    A shame to hear about The Poe Shadow. I remember being curious about it, though admittedly my memory is a little foggy from the last time I looked it up. I look forward to reading your review. Happy reading!



    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 11:59 AM #

      It’s hard to put it in words. I’ll have to work on that when I do the review! Happy reading.


  12. whatcathyreadnext December 5, 2018 at 11:13 AM #

    Sorry to hear about The Poe Shadow and that my wishes for an amazing turnaround at the end didn’t come true. I’ll look forward to reading your review of it at any rate.

    I’m not sure whether to be happy or not that your mention of People of the Book made me look at the book description on Goodreads…anyway it ended up getting added to my wishlist as a result!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/12/05/www-wednesdays-5th-december-18/


    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM #

      It’s been a great read so far, I hope you enjoy it! I can’t wait to get home and be in my car more. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. suzannerogersonfantasyauthor December 5, 2018 at 11:56 AM #

    I really struggled with Treasure Island and have to admit I gave up on it.
    Here’s my link for this week’s https://wp.me/p4cm9x-5H8


    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 12:02 PM #

      I found the beginning slow but it picked up and had a fun ending. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Kristan @ Lit Listening December 5, 2018 at 1:15 PM #

    I’ve mean meaning to pick up that Ken Jennings book forever (I’m a bit obsessed with Jeopardy)! Here’s my WWW post: https://litlistening.com/2018/12/05/the-end-of-the-year-approaches-www-wednesday-reading-wrap-up-dec-5/


    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 1:22 PM #

      It’s been fun to read. He’s really funny. Do you follow him on Twitter? Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kristan @ Lit Listening December 5, 2018 at 1:23 PM #

        I do! Thanks!

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Jolie December 5, 2018 at 1:23 PM #

    Henry VIII is the only Shakespeare play that I didn’t finish. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/11/28/www-wednesday-november-28th-2018/


    • Sam December 5, 2018 at 4:33 PM #

      Uh oh! That’s not a good sign. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Leslie December 5, 2018 at 5:27 PM #

    You have quite the heavy list!! I hope you enjoy them!



    • Sam December 6, 2018 at 9:14 AM #

      Thanks, I like having a lot going at once. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person


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