WWW Wednesday, 5-April-2017

5 Apr

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: My husband and I made some major progress on Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs this weekend! We have about 2:30 left on it and we might just finish it separately because we don’t have another road trip coming up soon. Yay for progress!
I read a few pages of The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler when I forgot my textbook for lunch reading. I’m still really enjoying this book, but it’s slow going for sure.
I think I’ll finish Once In a Great City by David Maraniss  this week. It’s a good one to listen to during my long runs and it’s fun listening to it while I drive because more than once, I’ve been on the freeways or in sight of the buildings he mentions and it’s really exhilarating.
I started a new physical book, A Son of the Circus by John Irving. Many of you know how much I love Irving and I’m also a big fan of circus books so this is one I’m really looking forward to! It’s a long one so I expect it to be here a while.

Recently finished: I finished Lotería by Mario Alberto Zambrano Saturday night. It was a lot faster of a read than I thought and I was glad to get through it. The images in it were beautiful and the story was a big puzzle to solve which was a cool structure. My review is already up so please go check it out. I gave it 4 out of 5 Stars.

Reading Next: The plan is still to listen to Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See on audio, though I may power through Library of Souls before I pick it up, just depending on what the hubby and I decide to do with that one. I’m looking forward to See’s book, though!


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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58 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 5-April-2017”

  1. Clare Stone April 5, 2017 at 1:10 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about Snow Flower! Hope you enjoy that one! And I am glad you made such great progress with Library of Souls – I’m looking forward to your thoughts on it!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/wednesday-catch-up-5th-april-2017.html

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:21 PM #

      I think I’ll finish Library soon! I’m very much looking forward to Snow Flower, too. Happy reading!

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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow April 5, 2017 at 1:11 AM #

    Enjoy your books. Loteria looks like one I might enjoy. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:23 PM #

      It was well done and a quick read. Happy reading!

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  3. cleopatralovesbooks April 5, 2017 at 2:22 AM #

    Have a great reading week Sam – Here’s my choices for the week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/this-week-in-books-april-5/

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:24 PM #

      Thanks, happy Wednesday!

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  4. alilovesbooks April 5, 2017 at 3:24 AM #

    Sounds like you’ve made some good progress this week. It’s a pity you’ll have to finish your audio separately.

    Here’s my www. https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/www-wednesday-5th-april-2017/

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:25 PM #

      We’re both going to try to finish it soon so we can talk about it. I’m really looking forward to seeing how it all wraps up. Happy reading!

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  5. Karen (@wellreadpirate) April 5, 2017 at 3:59 AM #

    Oh! A John Irving I haven’t read yet! I’ll have to remedy that!!!
    Mine is here : http://wellreadpiratequeen.blogspot.com/2017/04/www-wednesday-5-april-2017.html

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:25 PM #

      Haha, sounds good! He’s a go-to for me as well. Happy Wednesday!

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  6. MarinaSofia April 5, 2017 at 4:36 AM #

    It’s been a long time since I’ve read any John Irving and I’m not sure why… I like the sound of Loteria – it sounds like it might be in Spanish, but I suppose it is in English?
    My choices for this week are here:
    https://findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/www-wednesday-5th-april/

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:28 PM #

      I find I can always come back to John Irving, he has so many books!
      Loteria is 95% in English, but there are parts, mostly dialogue with her family, that are in Spanish and not translated. None of it is essential to the plot and can mostly in inferred from context. Happy reading!

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  7. Julie at S.Band M.T. April 5, 2017 at 5:33 AM #

    I love John Irving as well. Hope you will enjoy A Son of the Circus))
    http://julietyuk.blogspot.com/2017/04/www-wednesday-and-library-loot-april-5th.html

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:28 PM #

      Thanks! It seems like the perfect book for me so I’m looking forward to it. Happy Wednesday!

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  8. Emily Witt April 5, 2017 at 6:22 AM #

    I’ve never read any John Irving, but I am intrigued just by the title A Son of the Circus. Does the circus play a big role? I am a fan of circus settings, too.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM #

      I’m still at the very beginning and so far, the circus is prominent but not the central focus. I think it will turn out to be, though. My favorite Irving has been ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany’ if you want to try an Irving book that’s not as long as this one. Happy Wednesday!

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  9. Melanie @ Bookmarked Bliss April 5, 2017 at 7:35 AM #

    Looking forward to hearing what you think of Snowflower when you get to it! And that cover of Loteria is so nice!

    My WWW
    https://bookmarkedbliss.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/1001/

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:32 PM #

      I hope to start it in the next week or so. It’s one I’ve wanted to read for a while. Happy reading!

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  10. Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading April 5, 2017 at 7:59 AM #

    Great list. Glad to know you are trying to complete Library of Souls. Happy reading. Here is my link
    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2017/04/what-are-you-reading-wednesdays-6.html

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:33 PM #

      I think we’ll get through it this week! I’m so pumped. Happy Wednesday!

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  11. Sarina Langer (@sarinalanger) April 5, 2017 at 8:44 AM #

    Well done for making so much progress on Library of Souls! Enjoy A Son of the Circus. It’s always nice to read a new book by an author we love ❤

    Here's mine: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2017/04/05/www-wednesday-5th-april-2017/

    Happy reading, Sam! 🙂

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:36 PM #

      I really think I can finish Library this week! I’d be so excited, haha. I’m enjoying the new book, it’s a long one and I’m ready for it. Happy reading!

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  12. Kwizgiver April 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM #

    Can’t wait to read your review of the Irving book. He’s one of my favorite authors.

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/04/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:36 PM #

      I adore his characters and stories. And there are so many to read he could keep me entertained for ages. Happy Wednesday!

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  13. readinaflash April 5, 2017 at 10:20 AM #

    Light week for me – was on vacation. Thanks as always for hosting! https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/www-wednesday-40/

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:37 PM #

      Vacations can either be heavy or light weeks for me. I’ve read entire books on planes, haha. Happy reading!

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      • readinaflash April 6, 2017 at 10:14 AM #

        I think once I’ve read an entire book on vacation. Too busy relaxing I guess:)

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  14. anovelglimpse April 5, 2017 at 10:56 AM #

    I’ll be excited to see what you think of Irving’s book. I used to love his books. I read a bunch of them back in the day. Happy reading!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:38 PM #

      I went through and binge-read him back in college but I’ve slowed down now. I’m excited to pick one up again. Happy Wednesday!

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  15. Alex @ Young At Heart Books April 5, 2017 at 11:26 AM #

    How is Library of Souls going? Here’s my WWW Wednesday 🙂 https://youngatheart1blog.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/www-wednesday-16-and-top-5-wednesday/

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:40 PM #

      So far, it’s pretty good. I have about two hours left in the audio and I’m curious how it will wrap up! I’m glad this book didn’t introduce so many new characters. Happy reading!

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  16. The Book-Filled Day April 5, 2017 at 11:27 AM #

    I’m totally bad, all of these books are new to me, though Loteria does sound familiar.

    My WWW Wednesday: https://thebookfilledday.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/www-wednesday-april-5-2017/

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:40 PM #

      Glad I can introduce you to some new ones. I hope you see something that piques your interest. Happy Wednesday!

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  17. Candy @ So little time... April 5, 2017 at 11:53 AM #

    I’m glad you made so much progress with Library of Souls! Fantastic! Snow Flower sounds very interesting. I hope you enjoy it.

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/04/what-are-you-reading-april-5-2017.html

    As always, thanks for hosting! Happy reading!

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:42 PM #

      I was really excited to get that far with it. I really hope to finish soon. Happy reading!

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  18. dez | the fun in reading books April 5, 2017 at 12:15 PM #

    Glad you’re making progress with Library of Souls! I haven’t read any John Irving book but I’m a fan of circus too so I might check out his book. Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/www-wednesday-april-5-2017/

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:44 PM #

      I’m really early in this one so I won’t recommend it just yet. My favorite of his was ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany.’ Happy Wednesday!

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  19. siderealday April 5, 2017 at 1:28 PM #

    Congratulations on the progress! Once in a Great City sounds interesting, especially given the ability to see the places Maraniss is talking/writing about. But I have so many other books to get through first… (#ReaderProblems).
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/www-wednesday-45/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:46 PM #

      He’s coming to the area to talk about his book so I figured I’d listen to it when I had time. It was fun driving north on the Southfield while he’s talking about the Glass House and passing Ford HQ! Happy Wednesday!

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  20. Carol Ann April 5, 2017 at 2:09 PM #

    Oh, I loved Snow Flower and the Secret Fan! Our book club read it a while back. We all enjoyed it and boy, did it generate a great discussion. The things women do for what is considered beauty… I can’t wait to learn what you think about it!

    p.s. I posted about this book on my older blog at https://novelgobblers.wordpress.com/snowflower-and-the-secret-fan-guide/

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:48 PM #

      Awesome! My book club read ‘Shanghai Girls’ and See came to visit my town so I’ve been eager to read one of her other titles soon. I’m looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about, haha. Happy reading!

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  21. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles April 5, 2017 at 2:25 PM #

    Glad to see you’ve made some progress on Library of Souls! How are you finding it?

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:49 PM #

      I’m OK on it, not blown away. I was disenchanted with book 2 so this was going to be an uphill battle any way. Happy Wednesday!

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  22. Sarah April 5, 2017 at 3:30 PM #

    Pleased to see you’re enjoying your reading!

    Not much progress in mine this week but here’s mine anyway

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:51 PM #

      We all have those weeks, haha. I had many not long ago. Happy reading!

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  23. judiththereader April 5, 2017 at 5:05 PM #

    I love these posts! Here’s my WWW Post: https://readandreview2016.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/www-wednesdays-what-am-i-reading-3/ 🙂

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 5:51 PM #

      Thanks for joining in! Welcome and happy Wednesday!

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  24. Shannonbookishlife April 5, 2017 at 8:01 PM #

    This is my post for www Wednesday https://shannonbookishlife.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/7562/

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  25. Ryan April 5, 2017 at 9:48 PM #

    Here’s my post for this week! I’m afraid even on a bi-weekly basis I’m gonna be talking a lot of Dark Tower for a while. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/www-wednesday-20170405/

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    • Sam April 5, 2017 at 9:53 PM #

      Haha a long series can do that. Good luck getting through it. Happy reading!

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  26. Kathryn April 5, 2017 at 10:42 PM #

    So glad you made some substantial progress on Library of Souls; I really need to get to that to finish the trilogy. Snow Flower and The Secret Fan is really good. I really like Lisa See. Her new one wasn’t my favorite though.

    Here’s mine http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/04/www-wednesdays-452017.html

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    • Sam April 6, 2017 at 6:12 AM #

      I think I’ll finish Library this week! I got put on See’s mailing list so I knew about the new one but haven’t picked it up. Sorry if it was a disappointment. Happy reading!

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  27. poseidons99 April 9, 2017 at 10:21 AM #

    Didn’t thought that I might read even more than last week but that’s exactly what happened 🙂 – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-72-03-04-09-04/

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