WWW Wednesday, 29-March-2017

29 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 decided not to take Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs off of this list. Hubby and I are going on a road trip for a friend’s baby shower this weekend so we’ll have six hours in the car and I hope we can make some decent progress on this book!
I’ve been picking up The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler as much as possible because I’m really enjoying the story and I don’t want to forget what I’ve read each time I pick it up. I think I’m getting close to some major action and I can’t wait!
I’ve made steady progress on Once In a Great City by David Maraniss because of long runs and time spent cooking so I’m happy with how this one is going. I think I’ll have it finished next week!
I started  Lotería by Mario Alberto Zambrano! I’m so excited to finally be reading this one. I bought it two years ago because I thought it was pretty, haha. I don’t normally pick books out by their covers so this was a fun treat for myself.

Recently finished: I finally finished Night Soldiers by Alan Furst! It was a mad scramble to finish it over the weekend before I had to return it on Tuesday but I managed and I’m so proud, woo! The review went up yesterday so go check it out!

Reading Next: I think I’ll need an audiobook next and at the top of my list is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. I have a signed copy of this one but I’m making an effort to knock down my TBR through audio whenever possible so I’ll go for it. Besides, then I don’t have to worry about my signed copy getting battered at all!


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?

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54 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 29-March-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow March 29, 2017 at 1:52 AM #

    Loteria does have a pretty cover…hope you enjoy it. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan also looks promising. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 6:56 PM #

      Loteria is a really fast read and I’m liking that, haha. I’ve read another of See’s books that I enjoyed so I’m looking forward to this one. Happy reading!

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  2. cleopatralovesbooks March 29, 2017 at 3:23 AM #

    Good to hear that Night Soldiers was completed before it needed to be returned!! Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/this-week-in-books-march-29/

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 6:56 PM #

      Just barely, haha. If I hadn’t finished it Saturday, I wouldn’t have done it. Happy reading!

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  3. Emily Witt March 29, 2017 at 4:37 AM #

    Haha, Loteria does look very pretty.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 6:56 PM #

      There are black and white pictures inside, too, which I love. Happy reading!

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  4. Clare Stone March 29, 2017 at 6:14 AM #

    Loteria is super pretty! Hope its as good as it looks!
    Here’s mine: http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/wednesday-catch-up-29th-march-2017.html

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 6:57 PM #

      So far, I’ve really enjoyed it. There are some moments I’m not 100% into it, but those are few. Happy reading!

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  5. Literary Weaponry March 29, 2017 at 6:31 AM #

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Night Soldiers. Want to read it myself but would have to get it through interlibrary loan and that takes an age.
    My WWW Wednesday post: https://literaryweaponry.com/2017/03/29/www-wednesday-march-29/
    Happy reading!

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 6:58 PM #

      There are several books in the series and this is the first of them. From what I can tell, they’re not related so maybe you can get a different one instead. Happy reading!

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  6. Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading March 29, 2017 at 7:50 AM #

    Lotharia does have a pretty cover. Great that you completed Night Soldiers in time. Here is my WWW post
    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2017/03/what-are-you-reading-wednesdays-5.html

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 6:59 PM #

      It felt so good to finish that book, haha. I don’t check books out from the library often because of due dates. Happy reading!

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  7. alilovesbooks March 29, 2017 at 8:06 AM #

    Sounds like you’ve made a lot of progress and more importantly enjoying your reads over the last week. I hope it continues.

    Here’s my WWW post: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/www-wednesday-29th-march-2017/

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 6:59 PM #

      Thank you, it’s been a much better week than the few before. I think I’m coming out of the slump. Happy reading!

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  8. Riana March 29, 2017 at 8:35 AM #

    I’m currently reading Hollow City, I plan to get to Library of Souls soon! Heres my WWW Wednesday:
    https://fictionalworldsandme.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/www-wednesday-29th-of-march-2017/

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 6:59 PM #

      I hope you’re liking it. The first was my favorite so far and I’m hoping this last book ends on a high note. Happy reading!

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  9. The Gal Herself March 29, 2017 at 9:25 AM #

    The Snowflower and the Secret Fan looks engaging.

    I wish I could say the same about my book. I gave up on one from an author I used to love, and that makes me sad …

    http://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2017/03/wwwwednesday_29.html

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM #

      Aw, I hate that! A favorite author is only supposed to write good books! No duds allowed. I hope you can find a good pick-me-up. Happy reading!

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  10. anovelglimpse March 29, 2017 at 10:39 AM #

    I’ve wanted to read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan for years. I’ll be excited to see what you think of it! Happy listening!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 7:14 PM #

      Awesome! I met See about a year ago at a local event and have a signed copy. I’m excited to get to the audio, though. Happy reading!

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  11. Sarah March 29, 2017 at 10:50 AM #

    I must confess to not have read any of those! I hope you’re enjoying them though! Here’s my WWW Wednesday

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 7:15 PM #

      Thanks. I’m really enjoying Loteria so far. Happy reading!

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  12. Kathryn March 29, 2017 at 10:52 AM #

    I really liked Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Hope you do too. Here’s my WWW Wednesday:http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/03/www-wednesdays-3292017_29.html

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 7:16 PM #

      Great to know! I’m always glad to hear a book I’m going to read was well received. Happy reading!

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  13. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders March 29, 2017 at 11:09 AM #

    I have no shame in admitting cover love gets to me. Lots of Kindle freebies have sucked me in with the cover! YAY for finishing Night Solider! I don’t use a library anymore – I’d NEVER get anything read before I had to return it.

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/www-wednesdays-march-29th/

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 7:17 PM #

      I’m usually ok with library due dates, but this one caught me during a slump and it dragged on and on haha. Cover love usually doesn’t entice me but it caught me 100% this time. Happy reading!

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    • S B Williams March 29, 2017 at 11:22 PM #

      LOL me too. 😀 Though sometimes ugly books are great reads too 🙂

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  14. siderealday March 29, 2017 at 11:39 AM #

    I’m so protective of the few signed books I have! I rarely (if ever) take them out of the house and, when I do, I take the dust jackets off to protect them, so I can totally understand your decision to go audio with Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
    Good luck getting through some more of your ‘Currently Reading’ list. I’ve had to cut down on how many books I read at a time in order to stay sane this year thanks to life kicking me in the teeth, so I’m super impressed that you’re managing that many books with everything going on in your life.
    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/www-wednesday-329/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 7:18 PM #

      I have a ‘not out of the house’ rule, too! It made the audio call really easy. I’m trying to slug away at the ‘currently reading’ list. It’s a struggle, for sure. I’m sorry I missed our last meeting, I had something come up with another group I couldn’t get out of. I missed you all. Happy reading!

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  15. dez | the fun in reading books March 29, 2017 at 12:14 PM #

    I’m happy you’re making progress with your books! I, on the other hand, am trying to catch up with my books. I’ve been putting them aside for weeks now but I’m determined to finish something this week. Haha.
    Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/www-wednesday-march-29-2017/

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 7:21 PM #

      Good luck getting back to them! I find myself doing that when something comes up in life and it can be really hard to get back to reading. Happy reading!

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  16. Alex @ Young At Heart Books March 29, 2017 at 1:12 PM #

    Congrats on finishing Night Soliders! I know what its like to have a mad scramble to finish before the due date 🙂 Here’s my WWW: https://youngatheart1blog.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/www-wednesday-15/#more-7856

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 7:21 PM #

      I read the last 100 pages in a day, haha. I don’t usually read that much so it was a lot for me. Happy reading!

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  17. The Book-Filled Day March 29, 2017 at 3:03 PM #

    Haven’t heard of any of these books before. Yay for finding new books!
    My WWW: https://thebookfilledday.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/113/

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 7:22 PM #

      I hope you found something that piques your interest. Happy reading!

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  18. Trisha Jenn Loehr March 29, 2017 at 3:43 PM #

    I’m glad you’re still working on Library of Souls. I hope it makes your road trip a little more fun.

    My WWW Wednesday: https://trishajennreads.com/2017/03/29/www-wednesday-march-29-2017/

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 7:22 PM #

      Thanks! I think we’ll make a big dent in it, the ride is a bit longer than I’d like for a 1-day drive, but the listening time will make it worth it. Happy reading!

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  19. Jazz March 29, 2017 at 3:48 PM #

    Excited to hear your thoughts on ‘Loteria’! I saw it mentioned on your WWW Wednesday of last week and thought it sounded pretty good 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://swooningoverfictionalmen.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/www-wednesday-29th-march-2017/

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 7:23 PM #

      So far, so good! The story is slowly coming together and once we find out the history of the main character, I think I’ll be reduced to tears. Happy reading!

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  20. ravenclawreadit March 29, 2017 at 5:48 PM #

    Ooh I read Snowflower last year and loved it! Enjoy all your books!

    My TBR
    https://ravenclawreadit.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/www-wednesday-29-march-2017/

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    • ravenclawreadit March 29, 2017 at 5:49 PM #

      My WWW even 🙂

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 7:24 PM #

      Glad to hear it! I’m looking forward to that one. Happy reading!

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  21. Kwizgiver March 29, 2017 at 6:45 PM #

    I’m excited for my upcoming vacation–I have reading plans!

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/03/www-wednesday_29.html

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 7:25 PM #

      That’s the best! I hope you accomplish all of your reading goals. Happy reading!

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  22. Kareena March 29, 2017 at 8:15 PM #

    I’m not a huge fan of adult but I do know the struggle of finishing a book when it’s due soon! Haha, I’ve got the same problem. I finally gave in and returned a handful because they kept getting pushed back in my to-read pile. Hope Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is good!!

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 8:55 PM #

      I try not to check something out unless I plan to read it right away. I would keep passing on it, too. Happy reading!

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  23. Yvo March 29, 2017 at 8:27 PM #

    I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on Loteria! I’ve been looking for more interesting Spanish reads. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam March 29, 2017 at 8:56 PM #

      This one is fun because it’s in English but the main character is Mexican American and some things are in Spanish with no translation provided. It’s a good read for someone who’s bilingual. Happy reading!

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      • Yvo March 29, 2017 at 9:22 PM #

        Love the sound of that! I’m definitely adding it to my wishlist now. Happy reading!

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  24. Gee Jen March 30, 2017 at 3:49 AM #

    Forget to leave my link last night. Congratulations on getting to the end of Night Soldiers! https://geejenmotw.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/www-wednesday-29th-march/

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    • Sam March 30, 2017 at 6:14 AM #

      Thanks! Finishing that book felt like such an accomplishment. Happy reading!

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  25. poseidons99 April 2, 2017 at 9:23 AM #

    After The Dark Tower, the series on audio that I’ve started is The Dresden Files and the first book didn’t disappoint. Also the memoir Maya by Teren Hanz was good too –
    https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-71-27-03-02-04/

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    • Sam April 2, 2017 at 10:15 AM #

      Have fun with a new series. It’s always fun to starting a nice long series. Happy reading!

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