WWW Wednesday, 15-March-2017

15 Mar

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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Currently reading: Again, nothing with Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs. Husband has been traveling a lot lately, which is very unlike him! I’m usually the one out and about, haha.
I think I read five pages of The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler on Friday and I was really excited about it. Still reading has been bogging me down a lot and with Spring Break this week (WOO!) I’m hoping to get back to this a bit.
I made myself read a good chunk of Night Soldiers by Alan Furst over the weekend. I gave myself a no-TV rule and it really worked! It’s still going to be tight to finish it before it’s due, though.
At my library board meeting, I was reminded that we have an author coming to visit soon, David Maraniss, who will talk about his book Once In a Great City about Detroit. I got an audiobook copy of this one over the weekend and started in on it right away.

Recently finished: Was able to finish up The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson during a long workout on Saturday. I’m so relieved to have finished something! My review went up Monday so please go check it out!

Reading Next: Again, nothing planned. I think I’ll need a physical book next and I’ll grab whatever looks right off of my shelf. I’m going to let myself enjoy the freedom in that for once!


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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59 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 15-March-2017”

  1. The Gal Herself March 15, 2017 at 2:41 AM #

    I think Bryson is an interesting man and a prolific writer, so I’ll have to check out your review. And speaking of prolific, I just picked up the latest from Patricia Cornwell, and I just finished a big new bio.

    http://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2017/03/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:28 PM #

      I can’t believe I hadn’t read anything by Bryson before last year. He is, as you mention, very prolific! I love his wit, too. Enjoy the Cornwell book. Happy reading!

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  2. Emily Witt March 15, 2017 at 2:47 AM #

    Long workouts are handy for powering through audio books! I’ve managed it on more than one occasion!

    Here’s my post for this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/www-and-wippet-wednesday-15-march-2017/

    Happy reading!

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:29 PM #

      It helps me look forward to long runs, haha. Without good audio, I’d dread them completely, haha. Happy reading!

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  3. cleopatralovesbooks March 15, 2017 at 3:07 AM #

    Good to hear your no TV rule worked for you – when people ask me how I read so much my answer is invariably, I don’t watch much TV which frees up a lot of time 😉 Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/this-week-in-books-march-15/

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM #

      I’ve tried carrying it forward into the week with moderate success. I allow myself one episode while my hubby and I eat dinner and a movie if it relates to books. Happy reading!

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  4. alilovesbooks March 15, 2017 at 3:19 AM #

    I saw your review of Bryson’s book and it sounds like a fascinating read. I too don’t watch much TV which helps with getting more time for reading.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/www-wednesday-15th-march-2017/

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM #

      Bryson was a really fun read. I’ll have to keep my ‘no TV’ rule until school’s over, I’ve been so productive. Happy reading!

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  5. boyishbookworm March 15, 2017 at 4:43 AM #

    The no TV rule wouldn’t work for me, haha. I wouldn’t be able to keep it.

    My WWW post

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:31 PM #

      It was a struggle, I’ll be honest! Especially because I really wanted to veg out and knit. I had to knit while reading LOL. Happy reading!

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  6. Clare Stone March 15, 2017 at 7:21 AM #

    I haven’t read anything by Bill Bryson before although actually we did study one chapter of one of his books in school! Will definitely check out your review!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/wednesday-catch-up-15th-march-2017.html

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:32 PM #

      I’ve liked the books of his I’ve read so far. He picks subjects that interest me a lot as someone who loves language. Happy reading!

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  7. Literary Weaponry March 15, 2017 at 7:25 AM #

    I’ve been tempted by Library of Souls but I’ve been previously unimpressed by Riggs’ work so I haven’t followed that impulse.

    My WWW post can be found at https://literaryweaponry.com/2017/03/15/www-wednesday-march-15/

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 8:52 AM #

      I’m in the ‘train wreck you can’t stop watching’ boat. Also unimpressed but forging on regardless. Happy reading!

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  8. Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading March 15, 2017 at 7:34 AM #

    All these authors are new to me. I hve tried the no TV rule didn’t work so well, I must admit, though, that for the days I went without the TV I found myself reading more.
    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2017/03/what-are-you-reading-wednesdays-3.html?zx=e85a5680e688cb40

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:33 PM #

      I did read more, but I also got a lot of chores done, which was great! I’d been feeling very behind and now I have some volunteer training done, clean clothes, a bike tune-up, and my taxes done. Yay! Happy reading!

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  9. ~ worldgaze ~ March 15, 2017 at 8:10 AM #

    Had seen a movie directed by French writer Emmanuel Carrère, but never read any of his books. I did after reading an excellent article about him in the New York Times – How Emmanuel Carrère Reinvented Nonfiction – The New York Times: How Emmanuel Carrère Reinvented Nonfiction: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/magazine/how-emmanuel-carrere-reinvented-nonfiction.html. I read My Life as a Russian Novel – 2007 and have ordered 2 more books from the Public Library. Gripping reading.

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 8:55 AM #

      What an interesting move from writer to movie director! Glad you’re enjoying his book and that your library has them for you. Happy reading!

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  10. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads March 15, 2017 at 8:10 AM #

    I swear not watching TV makes me read sooo much more. I used to always watch Netflix before I went to bed and now that’s when I get 99% of my reading done.
    Hope you’re able to get lots of reading done during spring break this week!
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/www-wednesday-315/

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:34 PM #

      I’ve never been good with TV right before bed. I need the non-screen time to wind down with a book. It’s been hard to avoid Netflix, but I’m managing, haha. My house is a lot cleaner now, too! Happy reading!

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      • Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads March 16, 2017 at 8:37 PM #

        Switching to reading before bed definitely made it easier for me to fall asleep. I used to be super stubborn and would insist that it wasn’t watching Netflix before bed that made it take an hour for me to fall asleep, but it totally was, haha.

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  11. Julie at S.Band M.T. March 15, 2017 at 8:33 AM #

    The review of Bryson’s book sounds really interesting.
    Here is my WWW:
    http://julietyuk.blogspot.com/2017/03/www-wednesday-and-library-loot-march_15.html

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:34 PM #

      If you love language, he’s a good author to pick up. Happy reading!

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  12. dez | the fun in reading books March 15, 2017 at 8:59 AM #

    I don’t watch tv much so I have a lot of reading time when I’m at home! And good luck with your books especially Library of Souls. Hope you make progress soon. 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/www-wednesday-march-15-2017/

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:35 PM #

      I do miss TV, but there isn’t a new season of a show I watch on Netflix so I don’t feel as pressed to watch it. I hope to pick up ‘Library’ again soon. Fingers crossed. Happy reading!

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  13. MarinaSofia March 15, 2017 at 9:34 AM #

    Thought I’d left a comment, but my screen froze at the crucial moment. I was going to say that I’ve not read nor even heard of any of these books (I have read some of the authors), so it’s a very fresh list for me! Enjoy!
    My own link is here:
    https://findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/wwwednesday-15th-march-what-are-you-reading/

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:36 PM #

      I hope some of these titles piqued your interest. Which authors are you familiar with? Happy reading!

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  14. Laurel-Rain Snow March 15, 2017 at 9:45 AM #

    If I listened to audio, I might be able to do longer workouts….sounds like a possibility. Enjoy your books, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:37 PM #

      It helps me tremendously. I dread my 8-mile runs a lot less when there’s a book in my head. Happy reading!

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  15. anovelglimpse March 15, 2017 at 10:40 AM #

    That’s awesome that you got a book finished and get to pick something off your shelf next! That’s my favorite thing to do. 🙂 Happy reading!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:37 PM #

      I found myself staring longingly at my shelf yesterday, haha. It’s great motivation to get reading! Happy reading.

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  16. deannalcooley March 15, 2017 at 11:29 AM #

    I need background noise to do anything, sadly it’s usually the TV so I’m not sure if I could force myself to not have it on. I do really need to do a major weekend-long purge of all media to reset myself.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/www-wednesday-4/

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:38 PM #

      I have a lot of trouble concentrating with noise in the background so I’ve never understood people who leave the TV on just to have noise, haha. It distracts me so much! Happy reading!

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  17. Jen E @ mommablogsalot March 15, 2017 at 11:48 AM #

    First time playing along, here’s my post: https://mommablogsalot.com/2017/03/15/www-wednesday-3-15-17/

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:39 PM #

      Awesome, welcome! Happy Wednesday!

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  18. Maggie March 15, 2017 at 12:26 PM #

    Yay for finishing an awesome sounding book! I hope you get out of your reading rut soon! Have a great rest of the week and here’s my WWW post:
    http://thecaramelfiles.com/a-series-of-circuses/

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:42 PM #

      Thanks, I’m trying to drag myself out as fast as possible, haha. I have another weekend at home coming up and I hope to get a lot done. Happy reading!

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  19. themeganerdblog March 15, 2017 at 3:32 PM #

    Our current reads sound vaguely similar, since they are both historical about big cities! (Chicago and Detroit) https://themeganerdblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/www-wednesday-7/

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:45 PM #

      Awesome! Midwest high-five! I’ve read a lot about Chicago, too. I’m trying to write a book set in 1920s Chicago. Happy reading.

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  20. LairOfBooks March 15, 2017 at 4:32 PM #

    my husband gifted me the Library of Souls boxed set 2 birthdays ago & sadly I have yet to crack the spine on the 1st book smh *for shame* I lost a bit of interest once I started coming across so many mixed reviews but I will prob give it a go when the mood strikes lol. Happy reading! 🙂

    WWW:
    https://lairofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/www-wednesday-4/

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:46 PM #

      Boxed sets are pretty! I haven’t been a big fan of this series but I’m interested to see how it ends. It’s also something my husband and I can bond over while driving which is really nice. Happy reading!

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      • LairOfBooks March 15, 2017 at 10:17 PM #

        I think I’ve heard a few other bookworms do the same, hang in there to see how it all ends (hope it ends well) lol. I’m def curious enough to read the 1st book & I love finding books the hubs & I can bond over so I feel ya on that 😉

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  21. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles March 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM #

    I’ve not heard of most of these, only Library of Souls which I thought was an okay read. Hope you have a great reading week!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 5:46 PM #

      Thank you! I hope to make some progress on Library soon, but I don’t have any car trips with the hubs coming up so it might be a while still. Happy reading!

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  22. charliegirl March 15, 2017 at 6:44 PM #

    On Monday I was in the area of a B&N, so I went and used a giftcard I got two Christmases ago. I bought several physical books, including Lonesome Dove since I’ve never read it. I think I will need to start a new audiobook now that I’m all caught up in reviews. My current read (To Move the World) is going gruellingly slow. I am not a skimmer, but I am very tempted to start skimming with that one. Happy reading!

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/www-wednesdays-march-15th/

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 8:41 PM #

      The skimming urge is real! I feel it most with nonfiction but with fiction from time to time. Happy reading!

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  23. Sarah March 15, 2017 at 7:05 PM #

    I hope you enjoy whatever you pick up next!

    My WWW Wednesday

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 8:41 PM #

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to picking something out. Happy reading!

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  24. Yvo March 15, 2017 at 7:41 PM #

    I’ll be reading your review on The Mother Tongue next! It sounds like an intriguing read. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 8:42 PM #

      Thank you. The Mother Tongue was fun and I’m sure I’ll drop a lot of fun facts for a while haha. Happy reading!

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  25. Candy @ So little time... March 15, 2017 at 9:33 PM #

    I’m on Spring Break, too. Doing more scrapbooking than reading this week, but that’s okay, I’m really, really behind on my scrapbooks! Now that I have my stuff set out and semi-organized I’m hoping to be able to scrapbook a little every day when school starts up again. 🙂

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/03/what-are-you-reading-march-15th-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting, and happy reading! Enjoy your Spring Break!!

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    • Sam March 15, 2017 at 9:37 PM #

      Organization can help so much! Having a plan is half the battle. Glad you’re catching up on break. Happy reading!

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  26. Kathryn March 16, 2017 at 6:46 PM #

    After doing my WWW Wednesday post today, I just realized I am a day late. http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/03/www-wednesdays-3152017.html

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    • Sam March 16, 2017 at 7:43 PM #

      No problem, haha. Always welcome. Happy reading!

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  27. siderealday March 17, 2017 at 11:40 AM #

    Sorry for being so late – internet troubles abound, apparently.
    It’s always nice to just grab whatever sounds/looks good, especially after reading a bunch of ‘required’ material, so I hope you find something you like! And that no TV rule sounds especially helpful. If I watched more TV I might try it, myself, but I’m not sure it would make any difference right now.
    Enjoy your Spring Break!
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/03/17/www-wednesday/
    As always, thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam March 17, 2017 at 12:16 PM #

      The trouble is I keep finding other things that need to get done around the house. Yesterday I spent an hour cleaning out my filing cabinet haha. Happy reading!

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  28. poseidons99 March 19, 2017 at 8:26 AM #

    this was a bit better week as I finished The Pale Horsmen and Fables, book four – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-69-13-03-19-03/

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