WWW Wednesday, 22-March-2017

22 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: I’m tempted to take Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs off of this list because I’m barely moving with it. I was only moderately enjoying it while reading it and I don’t feel any pressure to get back to it. Plus, hubs and I usually only listen to these on long car rides and there are none of those coming up soon.
I was really hoping to make progress with The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler during Spring Break but no luck! I read for school during lunch instead of reading at home, which felt like a treat, but meant I was slow on making progress here.
I got through another big chunk of Night Soldiers by Alan Furst this weekend. I’m still not sure I’ll finish it, but it will be close! I’m trying to keep my TV ban, but I did allow myself an hour on Saturday. It’s too hard to resist getting some quality knitting time in, haha.
I was hoping to be further in Once In a Great City by David Maraniss but I forgot headphones for my long workout on Saturday! I was so mad. So there’s 90 of listening time I won’t get back. I’m really enjoying the book and the focus on a city I know so well.

Recently finished: Noting! I’m so sad about this one. I’m really hoping to make progress this week, honestly! I’m in the middle of a few long books now and I swear I’m making steady progress, haha. Maybe next week?

Reading Next: I keep staring longingly at my bookshelf when I walk past, wondering what I will read next. I have it boiled down to two, Lotería by Mario Alberto Zambrano or You Are An Ironman by Jacques Steinberg. The first looks like a quick read and there are beautiful images in it. The second seems like something I should read before triathlon season gets into full swing. What do you guys think?


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62 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 22-March-2017”

  1. Emily Witt March 22, 2017 at 5:38 AM #

    Hate forgetting headphones. There are certain parts of my job where I can wander around listening to stuff, and when I haven’t got my headphones, I get so annoyed!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:26 PM #

      I wish I had parts of my job like that! I used to do a lot of data entry and could, but my new position won’t let me. Lucky! Happy reading.

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  2. SnazzyBooks March 22, 2017 at 5:58 AM #

    The Book of Speculation sounds really interesting – one for my TBR list! And I hate forgetting earphones if I have a good audiobook to listen to (or forgetting my book if it means a waste of precious reading time!)
    Great post, here’s mine: https://snazzybooks.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesday-22-february-2017-2/

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:28 PM #

      I really want to spend more time on Book of Speculation, I just haven’t had the time, unfortunately.
      Losing audiobook time is awful but reading time is even worse! Ugh. Happy reading!

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  3. Clare Stone March 22, 2017 at 6:38 AM #

    I hate when I forget my headphones! Its a shame about Library of Souls but maybe you’ll be able to return to it another time.
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/wednesday-catch-up-22nd-march-2017.html

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:28 PM #

      I really want to be able to devote time to it, it’s just not working in my life right now. I might have a car trip coming up, just popped up. We’ll see… Happy reading!

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  4. alilovesbooks March 22, 2017 at 6:42 AM #

    I have a friend who listens to audio books while knitting on the bus. I can never work out how she manages to do both at the same time and I pity the person sitting next to her 🙂

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesday-22nd-march-2017/

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:29 PM #

      Haha, I wish I could do that! My town has a really bad bus system but if it was better, I’d be all over that. Happy reading!

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  5. Sarina Langer March 22, 2017 at 7:15 AM #

    I’m sorry you haven’t finished anything. If you’re not enjoying Library of Souls and don’t make any progress, taking it off might just be the best thing to do. I don’t like not finishing books but sometimes it can’t be helped. Sounds like you’re enjoying Night Soldiers a lot more! 🙂

    Here’s mine: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesday-22nd-march-2017/

    Happy reading!

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:30 PM #

      Yes, Night Soldiers is a lot better now. The build-up was way too slow but it’s been interesting for a while now. I’m trying, but I’m not sure I’ll make it before the return! Happy reading.

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  6. whatadifferenceawordmakes March 22, 2017 at 8:01 AM #

    I know how you feel forgetting your headphones. I accidentally went into work an hour early yesterday and it was the one day I didn’t bring my book with me. Key reading time lost!

    It can be hard to get back into a book when you lose momentum. I don’t listen to audiobooks, but I imagine its just as frustrating as reading!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://whatadifferenceawordmakes.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesdays-22nd-march-2017/

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:31 PM #

      I almost left the gym when I realized I’d forgotten them. I was just giving up at that point, haha.
      Getting back to audiobooks is very similar. The narrator’s voice can help pick it back up a little, but it’s still tough going. Happy reading!

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  7. Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading March 22, 2017 at 8:19 AM #

    I am sorry that you are not enjoying Library of Souls. Audio books are not my thing, but I do understand the disappointment of not having your headphones at an opportune time.

    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2017/03/what-are-you-reading-wednesdays-4.html

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:31 PM #

      I think I went into Library of Souls a bit down on it. Maybe I didn’t give it a fair chance. Happy reading!

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  8. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads March 22, 2017 at 8:33 AM #

    I’ve been slow to make any progress this week too. I ended up having to put aside the book I was reading so that I could get some of my school reading done. And on top of that, I just really haven’t been in the mood to read which is so weird for me, haha. Hopefully, we’ll both be able to get a bunch of reading done and finish a book or two this week 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: http://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesday-322

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:32 PM #

      I’d love for that to happen! It would make my week for sure, haha. I’ve been reading a lot for school, too, and it’s been rough going! I’m actually posting tomorrow about how terrible my textbook is, haha. Happy reading!

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  9. The Book Filled Day March 22, 2017 at 9:41 AM #

    You’ve got a lot going on! Hopefully you’ll be able to finish something soon. I hate the feeling of not being able to finish anything. So frustrating.

    Here’s my WWW: https://thebookfilledday.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesday-march-22-2015/

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:35 PM #

      It’s the worst because you feel like you’re not making progress even though you are reading. Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

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  10. Jazz March 22, 2017 at 9:46 AM #

    You’re stronger than me with your TV ban! I wake up in the morning and the first thing I do is watch about two hours of trashy morning TV 😛 ‘Loteria’ looks like it might an interesting read. Definitely going to check it out!
    Here’s a link to my WWW Wednesday:
    https://swooningoverfictionalmen.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesday-22nd-march-2017/

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:38 PM #

      Haha, I think not having cable has helped with my TV ban. We only have Netflix and while it’s still tempting, it’s a bit easier to avoid because I can come back to it later. Happy reading!

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  11. nickimags @ The Secret Library March 22, 2017 at 10:11 AM #

    I have a few books I’m making slow progress with as well and I’m not sure if I’m going to continue or give up.

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:39 PM #

      I know I’ll come back to it at some point, but passing on some of these books for now feels like a great idea. Go for it if you want! Happy reading.

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  12. Julie at S.Band M.T. March 22, 2017 at 10:35 AM #

    I wonder if you are not going to DNF Library of Souls at the end))
    http://julietyuk.blogspot.com/2017/03/www-wednesday-and-library-loot-march_22.html

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:39 PM #

      Haha, were you taking bets? I think I’ll finish it eventually, but that time is a bit off when I have some road trips with the hubs planned. Happy reading!

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  13. readinaflash March 22, 2017 at 10:40 AM #

    Forgetting headphones are the worst – especially when you commute on a loud train! Happy reading https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesday-39/

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:40 PM #

      Oh gosh! I don’t have that problem at least. I can always plug in in my car. Happy reading!

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      • readinaflash March 23, 2017 at 10:04 AM #

        Add to that my phone battery stinks, it can make for a bad commute:)

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  14. faithrivens March 22, 2017 at 10:54 AM #

    Though I’ve never listened to an audiobook, the frustration of forgetting headphones is one I can sympathize with! ;P
    Sorry that it’s proving difficult to get through Library of Souls! Hope this week brings more opportunity to finish some books.
    Happy Reading 🙂
    https://aliasfaithrivens.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesday-22-03-17/

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:44 PM #

      Finishing Night Soldiers is a big push for me this week! I think I’ll come close and might just take the library fines. Happy reading!

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  15. anovelglimpse March 22, 2017 at 10:55 AM #

    Don’t worry about not finishing anything. It sounds like you’re still making progress. I would never finish anything if I read as many books at once as you do!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:44 PM #

      Thank you! I do feel like I’m making progress, just slower than I’d like to. Happy reading!

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  16. Laurel-Rain Snow March 22, 2017 at 11:39 AM #

    So sorry about your reading…but the upcoming week might be a better one! Enjoy. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:44 PM #

      I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it is. I can only go up, right? Happy reading!

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  17. Alex @ Young At Heart Books March 22, 2017 at 12:54 PM #

    Do you do triathlons?! I could do the running portion but the swimming…..haha. Its a goal of mine to at least do a smaller triathlon one day 🙂 Here’s my WWW! https://youngatheart1blog.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesday-14/#more-7638

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:46 PM #

      I do! I started swimming competitively when I was 9 so the swim is my favorite! I hired a coach who’s taught me to love running so the bike is now the hardest for me. I hope you try one! (try a tri haha) If you can go a half mile without drowning, you can do one! It’s all about finishing, not winning. Happy reading!

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  18. Melanie @ Ravenclaw Read It March 22, 2017 at 4:52 PM #

    Lotería looks interesting! I look forward to hearing what you think if you do end up reading it! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW for the week
    http://ravenclawreadit.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/www-wednesday-22-march-2017.html

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:46 PM #

      No problem! It looks more and more tempting each day, haha. Happy reading!

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  19. Yvo March 22, 2017 at 4:52 PM #

    Loteria sounds like a fun read! I hope you will have more time for your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:47 PM #

      Thank you. I hope to report I’m starting Loteria soon. Happy reading!

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  20. rabbitearsblog March 22, 2017 at 5:08 PM #

    I hate it when I leave my headphones during my job too, especially when I want to listen to a book I want to listen to!

    Here’s my WWW:

    https://rabbitearsblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesdays-5-march-22-2017/

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 5:47 PM #

      I wish I could listen at work, haha. That would be great but I have to talk to people too much to start-and-stop a book. Happy reading!

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  21. siderealday March 22, 2017 at 5:50 PM #

    Oh, no, I hate forgetting headphones! Good luck getting through something – I know how it feels to be in the middle of a lot with nothing getting finished and I hope you don’t suffer that for too long.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesday-322/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 7:17 PM #

      Thanks! I’m really hoping to make it through something this week haha. Happy reading!

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  22. Kwizgiver March 22, 2017 at 7:14 PM #

    This hasn’t been a particularly good reading week for me.

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/03/www-wednesdays.html

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 7:17 PM #

      I hope next week is better. Happy reading!

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  23. Ryan March 22, 2017 at 8:29 PM #

    Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesday-20170322/

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  24. Disappear Into Reading March 22, 2017 at 9:32 PM #

    Totally late to the game, here is my WWW https://disappearintoreading.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/www-wednesday-34/

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    • Sam March 22, 2017 at 9:35 PM #

      Never too late! It’s still Wednesday in my timezone.

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  25. Agnes March 22, 2017 at 10:19 PM #

    Loteria looks lovely! http://haphazardbookshelves.blogspot.com/2017/03/www-wednesday-17.html

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    • Sam March 23, 2017 at 7:27 AM #

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  26. Candy @ So little time... March 22, 2017 at 10:59 PM #

    My husband has finished a couple Ironman competitions. It takes a lot of training for sure, but he loved it. He’s still riding and running, but not competing anymore.

    Here’s my post: https://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/03/what-are-you-reading-march-22-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting! Happy reading!

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    • Sam March 23, 2017 at 7:29 AM #

      That’s awesome. Congrats to you and your husband. My goal is to finish a half Ironman some day. As you say, it’s a lot of training. Happy reading!

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  27. poseidons99 March 26, 2017 at 11:54 AM #

    Made a little progress by finishing a short story collection, a graphic novel and completing The Dark Tower series –
    https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-70-20-03-26-03/

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    • Sam March 26, 2017 at 1:07 PM #

      Nice work! Better progress than me haha. Happy reading!

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