WWW Wednesday, 3-May-2017

3 May

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: You guys, the worst thing ever happened. I lost my hold on The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler! I’m so mad. I put in a request for an inter-library loan for the physical copy and I’m hoping it comes in soon so I can devour the rest of this book. Ugh!
A Son of the Circus by John Irving has got me down. I usually find something in an Irving novel that moves it along for me, but not so far in this one. I’m not reading it much in my down time because I’m so bored with it. Maybe it will pick up? Maybe I’m overly optimistic?
I’m really getting into Terra Incognita by Ruth Downie. I don’t remember too much from the first book but I don’t really need to and I’m still enjoying this book. I think I’ll finish it pretty fast with all the driving and running I’m doing this week!

Recently finished: Again, nothing! Boo long books! I’m so cyclical with books now, I’m either finishing them all or in the middle of them all, haha. I hope to have ‘Speculation’ here next week!

Reading Next: It will be The Circle by Dave Eggers! I’ve been sneaking pages as I walk past my book shelf, but I’m not counting it as started yet. I can’t wait to read this one and go see the movie! I hope I can get through it really fast.


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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68 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 3-May-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow May 3, 2017 at 1:49 AM #

    I haven’t read any of these, but I hope you manage to get The Book of Speculation again. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:40 PM #

      Thank you! It’s being shipped to me but we’ll see when it gets here. Happy reading!

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  2. Clare Stone May 3, 2017 at 2:32 AM #

    I hope A Son of the Circus picks up soon and that you manage to get The Book of Speculation back!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/wednesday-catch-up-3rd-may-2017.html

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:40 PM #

      I managed to read a good chunk of it last night and it’s starting to get a little more interesting. We’ll see. Happy reading!

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  3. cleopatralovesbooks May 3, 2017 at 3:07 AM #

    Sad that you lost your hold!! Here is my reading week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/this-week-in-books-may-3/

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:40 PM #

      I wanted to cry! I hope it makes it to me soon. Happy reading.

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  4. alilovesbooks May 3, 2017 at 3:30 AM #

    I love my library but it is so frustrating when you lose a hold or have to return a book you haven’t finished. Hopefully you won’t have to wait too long.

    Here’s my www: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesday-3rd-may-2017/

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:41 PM #

      Thank you. I wish my library had a physical copy as well! It’s going to be a struggle to find where I left off. Happy reading!

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  5. Karen Q May 3, 2017 at 4:06 AM #

    I’ve had The Circle sitting in my cloud for ages! I figure I probably won’t get to see the movie until it hits Netflix or something like that, though, so I should have time to get around to reading it 😉

    Here’s mine for the week: http://wellreadpiratequeen.blogspot.com/2017/05/www-wednesday-3-may-2017.html

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:41 PM #

      Haha, you should have plenty of time. I’m in need of a movie night out and would love to see it this weekend but I’ve got to read the book first! Happy reading.

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  6. Margaret @ BooksPlease May 3, 2017 at 4:44 AM #

    Sorry about losing the hold on The Book of Speculation and that the John Irving book is disappointing. Terra Incognita sounds good though!!

    Here’s my Wednesday post – http://www.booksplease.org/2017/05/03/my-week-in-books-3-may-2017/

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:42 PM #

      Haha, it’s quite good. I remember liking the first one a lot so I’m happy with how this one is going. There are a lot more in this series to keep me coming back! Happy reading.

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  7. Emily Witt May 3, 2017 at 5:26 AM #

    Noo! Hate it when you lose a hold. I hope the ILL comes in for you soon. Terra Incognita sounds interesting. I haven’t read anything by that author but I have read some of the Marcus Didius Falco books by Lindsey Davis, which it sounds kind of similar to.

    Here’s my WWW: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesday-03-may-2017/

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:43 PM #

      I’ve never heard of Marcus Didius Falco but based on the name alone, I bet it’s similar. There’s a lot of good sarcasm in this series that I’m really enjoying. Happy reading!

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  8. Sarina Langer May 3, 2017 at 5:32 AM #

    Oh no! I’m sorry you’ve lost your hold on the book. I didn’t know that could happen! :O I hope you get it soon. At least Terra Incognita seems to be making up for it for the time being?

    Here’s my WWW: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesday-3rd-may-2017/

    Happy reading! 🙂

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:44 PM #

      That’s the problem with library ebooks, they automatically return. No late fees, but you can get cut off very suddenly. Happy reading!

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  9. The Gal Herself May 3, 2017 at 6:50 AM #

    I haven’t read A Son of the Circus, but I’ll bet it never picks up. But in my experience with Irving, either he grabs me (Cider House Rules) or he doesn’t (Hotel New Hampshire).

    And it’s disappointing, isn’t it? After watching Feud: Bette and Joan on FX, I was inspired to pick up a biography of Olivia deHavilland and Joan Fontaine by Charles Higham. Mistake! Somehow he made three Oscars, five husbands and life on three continents boring.

    So instead I’ve got a light, cozy mystery and an intense biography.

    http://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2017/05/www.html

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:45 PM #

      I was almost grabbed last night but fell asleep before I could be sure about it, haha. I’m sorry the biography was a disappointment. A cozy mystery sounds like just what the doctor ordered. Happy reading!

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  10. Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading May 3, 2017 at 7:13 AM #

    Sorry to her you lost your book. bummer. I do hope you will gwt the copy from the library soon. Here is my post
    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2017/05/what-are-you-reading-wednesdays-10.html

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:45 PM #

      Thank you! The status says it’s being shipped. Happy reading.

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  11. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic May 3, 2017 at 7:19 AM #

    How frustrating you lost your hold on The Book of Speculation. I hope you’re able to get a copy soon. I think I would have put down the Irving book by now–kudos for your perseverance Enjoy your reading!.

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  12. bookmurmuration May 3, 2017 at 7:19 AM #

    I haven’t read any of your choices, but know how annoying it is when you are delayed in getting your hands on something you want to read. Hope you get your copy soon.

    This is my first time participating. My post is at :

    https://bookmurmuration.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesday-03-05-2017/

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:47 PM #

      I’m really hoping it comes soon! The sending library is close by and the site says it’s been shipped. Welcome and happy Wednesday!

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  13. Sharon Taylor May 3, 2017 at 7:42 AM #

    Fun reading Miss Peregrine Trilogy with several granddaughters (one named Emma) Waiting to watch movie with them

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:50 PM #

      How fun! I finished the series just a few weeks ago. I always feel special when I share a name with a character. Happy reading!

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  14. Literary Weaponry May 3, 2017 at 7:54 AM #

    I hate waiting for inter-library loans. They take an age! From what I’ve read that one seems worth waiting for, though.
    https://literaryweaponry.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesday-may-3/

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:50 PM #

      I’m banking on it. And I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this one comes in quickly. Happy reading!

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  15. Kathryn Helgren May 3, 2017 at 8:46 AM #

    Quite a bit of reading, including audio book. Here’s my link: http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/05/www-wedesdays-532017.html?m=1

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:51 PM #

      I’m always a fan of audio. Happy reading!

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  16. deannalcooley May 3, 2017 at 8:54 AM #

    Oh man, when I was moving last year, I lost the book I was reading, which I got as an ARC from the author. I felt so terrible. I ended up buying the audio book finish it. I still haven’t found it. I wish you luck with that Irving novel. They are power through books. I have 2 on my TBR for this year.
    https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesday-7/

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:51 PM #

      I love Irving so I hate that this one is such a dud so far. I hope it picks up and he just needed some strong editing. Happy reading!

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  17. Ashley May 3, 2017 at 8:54 AM #

    I really want to read The Book of Speculation. That really sucks that you lost your hold on it. Hopefully you can get it back soon!
    Here’s my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesday-35/

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:52 PM #

      Fingers crossed, right? Haha. I’m feeling optimistic that it will come in soon. Happy reading!

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  18. Melanie @ Bookmarked Bliss May 3, 2017 at 9:07 AM #

    Ahhhh I hate when I lose a hold! Hope you manage to get your hands on it soon!

    Here’s my WWW for the week
    https://bookmarkedbliss.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/what-are-you-reading-www-wednesday/

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:52 PM #

      Thank you! I’m trying to stay positive, haha. Happy reading!

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  19. Jazz May 3, 2017 at 9:17 AM #

    I haven’t finished a full-length novel this week either, so I feel your pain! I did complete a poetry anthology but because it was micro poetry, I devoured it in one sitting!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://swooningoverfictionalmen.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesday-3rd-may-2017/

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:53 PM #

      Finishing a book that fast always feels so satisfying! Good for you. Happy reading!

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  20. anovelglimpse May 3, 2017 at 10:44 AM #

    I hate when I lose holds! I’m sorry that happened to you. 😦
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:53 PM #

      I’m trying to keep positive thoughts that it will come back soon. Happy reading!

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  21. readinaflash May 3, 2017 at 11:07 AM #

    Losing holds is the worst:) Thanks for hosting. Here’s my WWW https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesday-44/

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:53 PM #

      Send some positive thoughts my way! Happy reading.

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  22. Candy @ So little time... May 3, 2017 at 11:47 AM #

    Bummer about losing the hold on your book! That stinks! And I hope ‘A Son of the Circus’ picks up for you.

    I have to tell you, a week and a half ago, I volunteered at the LA Festival of Books as an author escort, and who do you think was one of my authors? Lisa See! Thanks to you I knew who she was! Lol!

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/05/what-are-you-reading-may-3-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting! Have a fantastic week!

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:54 PM #

      Oh my gosh! That’s so cool. She lives in southern California so that makes sense. I’m glad I could help, haha. Happy reading!

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  23. LisaD May 3, 2017 at 12:21 PM #

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW post for the week

    https://www.sassycatchat.com/2017/05/03/itchy-and-scratchy/

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  24. Alex @ Young At Heart Books May 3, 2017 at 12:24 PM #

    Oh noo! I’m sorry about losing your hold at the library. That is the worst. Here’s my WWW https://youngatheart1blog.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesday-20/#more-8914 🙂

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:55 PM #

      And I think I was so close to the end, too! I hope I can find my spot again, haha. Happy reading!

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  25. Hayley at RatherTooFondofBooks May 3, 2017 at 2:12 PM #

    I hope you can get a copy of The Book of Speculation soon so you can finish it. I’m similar to you at the moment in that I either finish lots of books in a week that I’ve been reading for a while, or I’m still in the middle of the same books from the previous week. I’m currently trying to make myself finish the books I have on the go now before I start any others but it’s tough! I have The Circle on my TBR too and really want to read it soon. I hope you enjoy it.
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://rathertoofondofbooks.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesday-3-may-what-are-you-reading-today/

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:55 PM #

      I’m so tempted to pick up The Circle that it’s comical. I keep reading one or two pages as I walk by my bookshelf… Happy reading!

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  26. Yvo May 3, 2017 at 2:43 PM #

    Oh no! I hope you will be able to get another copy of The Book Of Speculation again soon. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:56 PM #

      Thank you, I hope it arrives soon! Happy reading.

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  27. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles May 3, 2017 at 3:47 PM #

    I’ve not read any of these but I hope that you enjoy them!
    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:56 PM #

      Thank you, enjoy yours as well. Happy reading!

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  28. Kwizgiver May 3, 2017 at 4:18 PM #

    I had a pretty good reading week–lots going on.

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/05/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 5:56 PM #

      Busy weeks are always fun. Happy reading!

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  29. Hayley Reviews May 3, 2017 at 4:32 PM #

    WWW Wednesday…
    WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Sam over at Taking On A World Of Words. Head on over to her blog to see how you can get involved. Leave a …
    https://hayleyreviews10.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesday/

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  30. Ryan May 3, 2017 at 8:16 PM #

    Here’s my post for this week. I wish I’d finished more, but I’m happy with progress all the same.

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesday-20170503/

    Happy Reading

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 9:10 PM #

      Progress means finishing books, be it this week or next. I’m hoping to finish one next week myself. Happy reading!

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  31. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders May 3, 2017 at 9:56 PM #

    I’m sorry you lost your hold on The Book of Speculation. That stinks! I love that you’re sneaking pages but not counting them! haha

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/www-wednesdays-may-3rd/

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    • Sam May 3, 2017 at 9:58 PM #

      I’ll get to it soon enough haha. I can’t wait though. Happy reading!

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  32. poseidons99 May 7, 2017 at 9:11 AM #

    this week finished one graphic novel and one audio book – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-76-01-05-07-05/ Happy Reading!

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    • Sam May 7, 2017 at 10:12 AM #

      Nice progress! I’m having a better week myself. Happy reading!

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  33. Sarah Jane May 9, 2017 at 6:17 PM #

    I think it’s only tuesday for the rest of the world, but it’s Wednesday here in NZ so I wanted to give WWW a go for myself! https://weavinglife.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/www-1-may-10th-2017/

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    • Sam May 9, 2017 at 6:19 PM #

      Thanks for jumping in! My post goes up between midnight and 1am Eastern Standard Time. Check back later to add your link to that post as well. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sarah Jane May 9, 2017 at 6:20 PM #

        Ah thank you for telling me that! I totally will add a comment there then too! Happy Wednesday/Tuesday to you too!

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