WWW Wednesday, 19-April-2017

19 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: I didn’t have a chapter to read for school this week so I got through some of The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler during my lunch breaks. The plot is really picking up and I’m considering devoting myself to this one when In finish Circus.
A Son of the Circus by John Irving is still a slow go. I’m not completely surprised, but I wish there as a bit more keeping me engaged by now. I’m about 100 pages in and it’s still dragging a bit.
I’m in love with Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. I really hope to put this on my ‘finished’ list next week because I’m listening to it at every opportunity and loving the story. I heard See say that there’s a movie based on the plot that doesn’t follow much at all but I’m curious to see it still.

Recently finished: After such a great showing last week, I’m empty this week! I hope to have Snow Flower here next week. Boo.

Reading Next:  Terra Incognita by Ruth Downie is still next for audiobooks. I’ll pick it up as soon as Snow Flower is over.
For physical books, I’m going to pick up The Circle by Dave Eggers. I’ve been seeing all of the trailers for the movie and my love for Emma Watson is running over now that it’s combined with Eggers. I have yet to read a book of his I didn’t love.


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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61 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 19-April-2017”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks April 19, 2017 at 1:17 AM #

    I like the sound of The Book of Speculation so I hope you get into A Son of the Circus soon so you can devote more time to it. Here is my Wednesday post for this week: https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/this-week-in-books-april-19/

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:05 PM #

      I’m sneaking pages in at lunch because I can’t wait to finish it. Happy reading!

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  2. Emily Witt April 19, 2017 at 2:41 AM #

    I’m really intrigued by The Book of Speculation. I hadn’t heard of it before but I like a good “book about books”.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:06 PM #

      It does have a book central to it, but it’s not as much about a book as a lot of Book Books I’ve read. It’s a really fun story. Happy reading!

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  3. Julie at S.Band M.T. April 19, 2017 at 4:53 AM #

    I have not heard of The Book of Speculation before. It sounds interesting.
    http://julietyuk.blogspot.com/2017/04/www-wednesday-and-library-loot-april.html

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:07 PM #

      It’s a really fun read. I’m thinking of 4 stars for it. Happy reading!

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  4. Jazz April 19, 2017 at 6:07 AM #

    Oo just looked ‘The Book of Speculation’ and I felt my interest peaking simply at the words ‘librarian’ and ‘mysterious old book’. Definitely going to have to check it out! Just added it to my Goodreads ‘Want to read’ list 😀

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://swooningoverfictionalmen.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/www-wednesday-19th-april-2017/

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:08 PM #

      Awesome! My ears perked up in the same way when I heard about it haha. Happy reading!

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  5. Sarina Langer April 19, 2017 at 6:19 AM #

    The Book of Speculation and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan sound like great reads! Enjoy 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2017/04/19/www-wednesday-19th-april-2017/

    Happy reading, Sam!

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:08 PM #

      Thank you! I hope to finish Snow Flower this weekend. I’m really loving it. Happy reading!

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  6. Clare Stone April 19, 2017 at 6:29 AM #

    I really think I’m going to have to check out Snow Flower and the Secret Fan because you make it sound amazing!
    Here’s mine; http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/wednesday-catch-up-19th-april-2017.html

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  7. Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading April 19, 2017 at 8:09 AM #

    Your lost of books this week looks interesting, although I myst confess they are all new to me. Happy reading. Here is my post
    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2017/04/what-are-you-reading-wednesdays-8.html

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:09 PM #

      I hope you’ve found something worth exploring yourself. Happy reading!

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  8. Kathryn April 19, 2017 at 8:52 AM #

    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan was a 5-star read for me. I just checked my Goodreads and I never wrote a review for it; I can’t believe it and that was almost 5 years ago, so a little late now, since the details are fuzzy. I just know I loved it! Here’s my post for today! http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/04/www-wednesdays-4192017.html

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:15 PM #

      I loved another See book so no surprise to me that I’m loving this one. Happy reading!

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  9. deannalcooley April 19, 2017 at 9:29 AM #

    I said this last week, but I love John Irving’s writing. I just wish his books were a faster read. There are so many great books, but they take forever to read. I hope you enjoy it. I’ll be checking out the other books you mentioned this week, you always seem to be reading very interesting things.

    Here is my WWW Wednesday: https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/www-wednesday-6/

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:16 PM #

      Always glad to meet another Irving fan. I have over 500 pages left so there’s plenty of time to get sucked in, I just wish it happened sooner. Happy reading!

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  10. A Book. A Thought. April 19, 2017 at 9:38 AM #

    I can’t wait to hear what you think about The Circle by Dave Eggers !.
    Here’s my WWW : https://abookathoughtblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/www-wednesday-5/

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:16 PM #

      I’m so excited to start it. I hope it’s soon. Happy reading!

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  11. Laurel-Rain Snow April 19, 2017 at 10:16 AM #

    I’m curious about The Circle. Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:17 PM #

      I’ve been leaning toward it for a while now so I’m excited to jump in. Happy reading!

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  12. Shannonbookishlife April 19, 2017 at 10:18 AM #

    Here is my post for this week however I did post it yesterday instead of today https://shannonbookishlife.wordpress.com/2017/04/18/www-wednesday-3/ and I can’t wait to see what you think about the circle

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:17 PM #

      No worries, post when you can. Happy reading!

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  13. LairOfBooks April 19, 2017 at 10:28 AM #

    Can’t wait to hear what you think of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan as well as the movie even if it’s loosely based on the book. Also, saw the trailer for The Circle & yea anything Emma is a MUST! just wish the book didn’t have such low ratings *sobs*

    My WWW Wednesday: https://lairofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/www-wednesday-6/

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:18 PM #

      I had a friend tell me it wasn’t the best Eggers but I’ll live. I’m excited for even more Emma haha. I adore her. Happy reading!

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  14. dez | the fun in reading books April 19, 2017 at 10:29 AM #

    Good luck with your book this week, Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/www-wednesday-april-19-2017/

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  15. anovelglimpse April 19, 2017 at 10:42 AM #

    My best friend read The Circle. She really enjoyed it. Although, it did freak her out a bit because of the subject matter. 😉 I bet you’ll love it.
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:19 PM #

      Haha, I hope so! When Eggers signed my copy, he wrote ‘Stay human.’ So excited to read about that message. Happy reading!

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  16. hmills96 April 19, 2017 at 10:53 AM #

    Here’s my link for today! http://ilayreading.com/2017/04/19/www-wednesday-4192017/

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  17. readinaflash April 19, 2017 at 10:55 AM #

    I didn’t know the Circle was based off a book. May have to check that out. It looks like it’s going to be a good movie. Here’s my WWW https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/www-wednesday-42/

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:20 PM #

      I adore Emma Watson and Tom Hanks so I’m hoping the movie lives up to my expectations. Happy reading!

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      • readinaflash April 19, 2017 at 12:25 PM #

        It’s interesting that Tom Hanks seems like a bad guy in this one. He never plays a bad guy! He’s the good guy!

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  18. Alex @ Young At Heart Books April 19, 2017 at 11:30 AM #

    Oh I am very interested in reading The Circle! Although I have to say the only reason it caught my interest was because of the movie 😀 I’ll be looking forward to seeing your thoughts! Here is my WWW 🙂 https://youngatheart1blog.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/www-wednesday-18/#more-8580

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:20 PM #

      I love Eggers so I grabbed it a few years back but haven’t read it yet. The movie got me reinterested. Happy reading!

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  19. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic April 19, 2017 at 11:49 AM #

    Oh, I do like the sound of The Circle. It wasn’t really on my radar until now, but I’ve added it to my wish list! I hope you enjoy it.

    I’m new to WWW, but looking forward to participating.

    http://notesfromareaderholic.com/www-wednesday-april-19/

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 12:21 PM #

      Welcome! It’s always exciting to have someone new join. I’m excited to start The Circle. It seems creepy/good lol. Happy reading!

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  20. Mammabear April 19, 2017 at 12:31 PM #

    I share the Emma Watson love. Is there an Eggers book you’d recommend I start with? Never read him before. 🙂
    My link this week: https://furchatter.blogspot.com/2017/04/www-wednesday-update-2.html
    and my co-blogger joined me with her answers as well.

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 10:07 PM #

      I really liked A Hologram for the King. All of his books are very different. What is the What is very good too. Happy reading!

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  21. Candy @ So little time... April 19, 2017 at 1:58 PM #

    I’ve seen the trailers for The Circle, too! It looks very intriguing! I didn’t know it was a book! I may have to read it, too!

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/04/what-are-you-reading-april-19-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 10:08 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it. I’m really looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  22. Sarah April 19, 2017 at 2:04 PM #

    I’ve not heard of any of your current reads but I love the sound of The Book of Speculation

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 10:08 PM #

      It’s been great so far, a good mix of reality and a bit of magic. Happy reading!

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  23. Yvo April 19, 2017 at 2:28 PM #

    The Book Of Speculation 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 April 19, 2017 at 10:09 PM #

      I was able to squeeze a bit in during lunch and I’m hoping to read more soon. Happy reading!

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  24. Ryna @ Echoing Books April 19, 2017 at 3:21 PM #

    Looks like good books let me know how they are I always need more recommendations 🙂 Anyway go check out my WWW Wednesday

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 10:10 PM #

      I review every book I read so I’ll be posting reviews as I take them down. Happy reading!

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  25. siderealday April 19, 2017 at 4:35 PM #

    I’m sorry Circus is so slow-going for you, especially when I know how much you love Irving’s other books. Hopefully it’ll pick up.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/www-wednesday-419/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 10:10 PM #

      Thanks. I’m pushing myself forward hoping that it picks up. Happy reading!

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  26. Kwizgiver April 19, 2017 at 5:24 PM #

    I had a good reading week–and I want to read The Circle before the movie, too.

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/04/www-wednesday_19.html

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 10:12 PM #

      I’m hoping all of us with that goal make it. Happy reading!

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  27. Melanie @ Bookmarked Bliss April 19, 2017 at 6:19 PM #

    Glad to hear you’re still loving Snowflower! You’ll have to read Shangai Girls sometime, I LOVED that one too!

    My WWW:
    https://bookmarkedbliss.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/www-wednesday-5/#more-1383

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 10:13 PM #

      I read that one already and really liked it. I have the sequel on my shelf but haven’t cracked it open yet. Happy reading!

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  28. Ryan April 19, 2017 at 7:07 PM #

    My post for this week. I actually ended up finishing reading a lot more than I thought I would 🙂

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/www-wednesday-20170419/

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  29. thebookishmommy April 19, 2017 at 9:44 PM #

    Hi! Thanks for a fun tag. I’m new to the blogging scene so it’s fun to find tags to participate in. Here’s mine! https://thebookishmommy.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam April 19, 2017 at 10:13 PM #

      Glad you’re joining us. Welcome and happy Wednesday!

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  30. poseidons99 April 23, 2017 at 6:37 AM #

    Finished this week Locke & Key series and can strongly recommend it now. Kids picture book Adventures with Andy & Susie: A Stormy Weekend by Donna Hall also was a delight 🙂 – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-74-17-04-23-04/

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  31. faithrivens April 23, 2017 at 11:25 AM #

    I’ve been meaning to read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan for a while! I hope you enjoyed it 🙂 And I also really want to get to The Circle before the movie!
    Happy Reading 🙂

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    • Sam April 23, 2017 at 11:37 AM #

      It was really good, I enjoyed it a lot! I hope we both find time to read The Circle soon. Happy reading!

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