WWW Wednesday, 15-February-2017

15 Feb

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!

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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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phone-callCurrently reading: My husband and I were finally able to listen to some of Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs. We had four hours in the car and got through some of it. This is a really long book so we might be at this one for a while. We have next weekend to get through a bit more.
I’ve been making steady progress on The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler during lunch and doctor’s appointments. I’ll keep it up at this pace as much as I can. Lunch has also transformed itself into a study time for me which might take over a bit.
I started reading Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling. It’s great reading this now because it’s moving super fast and I can pick it up and put it down easily as school makes other demands on my time. I should finish it soon.
I also started The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom on audio. Albom narrates the story which is a fun twist. He loves basing his books here in Michigan (where he’s also from) which makes fun reading for me!

awayRecently finished: I knocked out Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling really fast. Celebrity memoirs tend to be fast reads and I enjoyed getting through this one fast. My review will come up tomorrow so look out for that.
My review of Away by Amy Bloom posted yesterday. I liked the book but was disappointed by the ending. I thought it seemed like the main character gave up at the end and that disappointed me.

My review of El misterio de la guia de  ferrocarriles by Agatha Christie posted last Thursday. Thanks again to those who commented on it, I’m really excited about having finished it so quickly!

nightsoldiersReading Next: Night Soldiers by Alan Furst is in transit! I should be able to pick it up from the library soon and get started on it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!


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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69 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 15-February-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow at 1:40 AM #

    You’ve got an ambitious list going there. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam at 12:15 PM #

      Thanks! I’m trying to stay disciplined and get to all of them. Happy reading!

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  2. Emily Witt at 1:57 AM #

    Ooh, that’s a Mitch Albom book I haven’t read! I’ve loved a couple of his others so I should definitely check that one out.

    Here’s my post got this week: http://wp.me/pfZvb-Vy

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    • Sam at 12:16 PM #

      I got a signed copy a few years ago. He’s from my local area so that’s not hard haha. Happy reading!

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    • Sam at 12:16 PM #

      I’ve liked some of his other books and this one is fun so far. Happy reading!

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  3. cleopatralovesbooks at 2:21 AM #

    I just realised reading your post that I haven’t read a celebrity memoir in ages! Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/this-week-in-books-february-15/

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    • Sam at 12:17 PM #

      It had been a while for me and I remembered how fun they are haha. Happy reading!

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  4. dez | the fun in reading books at 4:35 AM #

    I haven’t read anything from Mitch Albom but I have his books on my TBR since forever!
    Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-february-15-2017/

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    • Sam at 12:18 PM #

      He’s fun to read. I think this is my third of his. I remember The 5 People You Meet in Heaven but I can’t remember what the other one is, haha. Happy reading!

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  5. Gee Jen at 4:56 AM #

    Good luck with the study, I start next week so my reading will slow down, again too. Here’s my https://geejenmotw.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-15th-feb/

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    • Sam at 12:18 PM #

      It’s always a struggle to balance the two. Good luck! Happy reading.

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  6. alilovesbooks at 6:15 AM #

    I can’t decide whether I want to read fantastic beasts or not so will be interested to see what you think of it. I don’t tend to read screenplays or plays so think I may struggle with the format. Maybe I should just go see the film 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-15th-february-2017/

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    • Sam at 12:20 PM #

      It’s not my norm either but I’m enjoying it still. It goes really fast and there’s some great art inside. Happy reading!

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  7. boyishbookworm at 7:02 AM #

    Mitch Albom is yet another author I haven’t so far had a chance to get familiar with even though I’d like to read something from him…

    My WWW post

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    • Sam at 12:21 PM #

      Some of his books are nice and short, a good chance to see if he’s in your wheelhouse. Happy Wednesday!

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    • Sam at 12:24 PM #

      I’m having trouble commenting on your blog from my phone, but I really hope you like Irving. He’s one of my all-time favorite writers. Happy reading!

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  8. Clare Stone at 7:16 AM #

    Glad you are making progress on Library of Souls! I never continued the series after the first book so I am looking forward to seeing your thoughts!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday

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    • Sam at 12:25 PM #

      I was skeptical after the second but decided to press on. We shall see! Happy reading!

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  9. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads at 8:07 AM #

    I’m still undecided on whether or not I want to read the Fantastic Beasts screenplay. I’m generally not a huge fan of reading screenplays, but I loved the movie and it’s Harry Potter 😛
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-21517/

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    • Sam at 12:26 PM #

      There’s some great art inside of that influences you at all. It’s a fast read, too. Happy reading!

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  10. faithrivens at 8:27 AM #

    I’ve read most of Mitch Albom’s books but not that one. I have the Harry Potter screenplay at home too but I haven’t gotten to it yet. Probably this year, though. I expect it to be a quick one as well.
    I look forward to your review of Mindy’s book 🙂
    Happy Reading, my dear!
    https://aliasfaithrivens.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-15-02-17/

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    • Sam at 12:27 PM #

      This is one of Albom’s newer works and a bit longer than some I’ve read. The screenplay flys by very quickly and it’s really fun. Mindy’s review tomorrow! Happy reading.

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  11. Lori at 8:28 AM #

    You’re reading so many great sounding books! I loved the Fantastic Beasts movie and I’ve been tempted to pick up the screenplay.
    My Wednesday Post

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    • Sam at 12:28 PM #

      The screenplay has some great art inside it. I hear Eddie is going no narrate the audiobook! Happy Wednesday!

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  12. Ashley at 8:33 AM #

    I really need to read Library of Souls. I loved the first two books, but for some reason I have never gotten around to reading the last one. The First Phone Call from Heaven was a good book. It wasn’t my favorite Albom book, but it was good. He’s one of my favorite authors.

    Here’s my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-33/

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    • Sam at 6:04 PM #

      I took over a year off between the 2nd Peculiar Children book and this one but it was easy to pick up, you’ll be fine when you get to it.
      I’m at the end of Phone Call and it’s not going in the direction I expected! I’m curious to see how it ends. Happy reading!

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  13. deannalcooley at 9:02 AM #

    I still have to read Library of Souls. that little boy on the cover keeps starting at me from my bookshelf taunting me. I love Albom’s books I hope you enjoy it. Here’s my post for this week 🙂
    https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-3/

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    • Sam at 6:05 PM #

      Haha, I’d be scared if that boy was watching me! No wonder you haven’t picked it up. I’m enjoying Albom a lot. I’ve read a few of his before and this one has a lot more meat to it that I was anticipating. Happy reading!

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  14. WordsAndPeace at 9:12 AM #

    I have heard about most of your books but have not read them. I was disappointed by another book by Alan Furst I read, maybe I’ll try one more.
    My post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesdays-february-15/

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    • Sam at 6:06 PM #

      Oh no! I hope this one is good, I’ve been waiting to read it for a few years. It looks like I should be getting it in at the library soon. Happy reading!

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  15. hmills96 at 10:21 AM #

    Looking forward to your review of Mindy! http://ilayreading.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-2152017/ (1030cst)

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    • Sam at 6:07 PM #

      Check back tomorrow, I thought it was really fun. Happy reading!

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  16. ReadingMaria at 10:24 AM #

    Mitch! That book was pretty good, I think you’ll definitely enjoy it! As always, great WWW Wednesday post! ❤

    Here is mine: https://mariazuppardi.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-february-15-2017/

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    • Sam at 6:07 PM #

      Thanks! I’ve got an hour left so I hope I can finish it tomorrow. I’m at the ‘big reveal’ moment now and I was not expecting this! Happy reading.

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  17. anovelglimpse at 10:34 AM #

    I’ll definitely be watching for your Mindy review! I can’t wait to see what you thought.
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam at 6:09 PM #

      It’s coming out tomorrow. It was really fun but a bit less organized than I was hoping for. Happy reading!

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  18. readinaflash at 10:35 AM #

    Love Mitch Albom, haven’t heard of this one. Here’s my list https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/__trashed-2/

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    • Sam at 6:09 PM #

      It’s one of his newer titles, I think it came out two years ago or so. Happy reading!

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  19. awayinneverland at 11:15 AM #

    Here’s my post for the week!
    https://awayinneverland.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-15-february-2017/

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  20. bevbaird at 1:04 PM #

    I love Mitch Albom’s books – I hope you enjoy this one.Some great titles once again.
    I’m catching up 2 weeks of reading:
    https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-my-reading-week-2/

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    • Sam at 6:10 PM #

      I’ve enjoyed a few of his before and this one has been fun. Welcome back from your WWW vacation last week and happy reading.

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  21. Really glad to hear you enjoyed Mindy’s book. Will be looking out for your review.
    I really need to read my Fantastic Beasts script soon. I loved the movie and this will be the perfect filler before I can get my hands on a DVD and watch again!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam at 6:11 PM #

      I’m dying for the DVD. I was tempted to go see it again in a second-run theater a few weeks ago but decided against it. Reading the script is just as good. Happy reading!

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  22. Yvo at 3:45 PM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Mindy Kalings book! And I actually have all of your current reads on my TBR pile; I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam at 6:12 PM #

      Haha, that’s so crazy! I hope I don’t spoil any of them for you, then. Rowling has been wonderful. Happy reading!

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  23. The First Phone Call from Heaven sounds great! I hope you continue to enjoy it! I have the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series and haven’t read them yet. Need to do that!

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/02/what-are-you-read-february-15th-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

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    • Sam at 6:13 PM #

      I’ll finish Phone Call tomorrow or Friday most likely. So close! I haven’t been the biggest fan of Miss Peregrine so far but I’m liking them enough to keep going. Happy reading!

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  24. I’m looking forward to your review on the Mindy Kaling book! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://bookishrachel.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-5/

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    • Sam at 6:14 PM #

      It will be up tomorrow. She had a very relatable voice and when I was watching The Office last night, I kept hoping she’d be on screen because I felt like I knew her really well, haha. Happy reading!

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  25. Kwizgiver at 7:07 PM #

    We both had good reading weeks!

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/02/www-wednesday_15.html

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  26. charliegirl at 7:21 PM #

    I’ve been out of the loop for a few weeks. Glad to hear you finished Mindy’s book! It’s still sitting on my shelf.

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesdays-february-15th/

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    • Sam at 9:18 PM #

      It’s a really quick read. I’d say good for vacations when you need something that’s easy to pick up and put down without getting lost. Happy reading!

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  27. wcs53 at 7:26 PM #

    I really enjoyed The Last Phone Call From Heaven. I hope you enjoy it too. I wasn’t able to post a WWW last week as I had been sick for about a week, but I got back to it again this week. Here is my post: https://wcs53new.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-feb-15/

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    • Sam at 9:18 PM #

      Glad you’re feeling better! I hope to finish the book tomorrow, I’m really close. Happy reading!

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  28. Running late with my post today! It’s been crazy!

    Glad to hear that Fantastic Beasts is a good read. I picked up a copy of the screenplay as well. Missed seeing the movie, but will one day get around to it.

    My post: https://lifewithnoplot.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-february-15-2017/

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    • Sam at 9:46 PM #

      The movie was really well done. I can’t wait to buy the DVD! Happy reading!

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  29. Kathryn Helgren at 9:32 PM #

    My husband’s from Michigan, the UP. Here’s my link http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/02/www-wednesday-february-15.html?m=1

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    • Sam at 9:46 PM #

      I’ve had a few great vacations up there, a beautiful place. Happy reading!

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  30. Flavia at 10:33 PM #

    Sorry it’s been a while since I posted one of these, but I got really busy with my jobs (yes, multiple!) and then I also got really sick. But here is my post for this week! And I hope to be able to post more regularly!

    https://flaviathebibliophileblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/www-wednesday-5/

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    • Sam at 7:32 AM #

      I hope you’re feeling better. Good luck balancing your work and happy reading!

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  31. poseidons99 at 8:48 AM #

    this week has been under the sign of The Dark Tower as I finished books #5, #0.5 and #4.5. Two more left 🙂 Might continue with King’s other books in March – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-65-13-02-19-02/

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    • Sam at 9:16 AM #

      I think I’ve only read one of his but it wasn’t Dark Tower. I read his memoir, too, so I guess two haha. Happy reading!

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  32. Random Reads at 8:25 PM #

    You’ve made some amazing progress! Night Soldiers definitely has an interesting cover 🙂

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    • Sam at 9:16 PM #

      I hope it comes in soon, I’ve been waiting a while. Happy reading!

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      • Random Reads at 1:25 AM #

        Hopefully it will come soon! Happy reading to you too 🙂

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