WWW Wednesday, 17-May-2017

17 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: I wish I had more time to read A Son of the Circus by John Irving now that I’m enjoying it. School is very fast-paced for this 6-week course and I’m spending a lot of my free time reading for that class. I hate to push books off, but school does, unfortunately, come first.
I’m finding more time to read at work during lunch than I’m getting at home. As such, I’m making decent progress with Love in the Elephant Tent by Kathleen Cremonesi. It’s a little slow, but I’m still enjoying the story of Kathleen’s time in the circus and her time with the elephants.
I started two new audiobooks. The first is Landline by Rainbow Rowell. It was the next eaudio I could download. I picked up a physical copy of this book at a library sale and I’m been wanting to read it for a while. I’ll get to it much sooner as an audiobook than if I’d waited to read the physical book.
I picked up an audiobook for my car, too. I want to get to some of those that have long hold times. I decided to go with Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris. I tried reading a Sedaris book in college and couldn’t stand it but when I listened to it, I was in love. I’m hoping this is the same.

Recently finishedSeriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres was a quick, fun read. I’m glad I listened to this one because, like Sedaris, having the author read it added a lot of fun and humor that reading the words on the page couldn’t add. My review will be up next week so look forward to that.
No reviews this week! I’ll have another one up tomorrow, though, so don’t fret!

Reading Next: I know I’ve had The Circle on here for a few weeks but I got another book club book I have to read first! Unfortunately, I’m going to replace my next up with Tigerman by Nick Harkaway. I’m hoping this is a quick read so I can get to Eggers soon! I’m putting off seeing the movie until I can read this book.


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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76 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 17-May-2017”

  1. Geybie's Book Blog May 17, 2017 at 1:16 AM #

    Wow, I want to read Ellen Degeneres book. Sounds awesome. I love her.
    I hope you enjoy the books you’re currently reading and planning to read. Happy reading and have a wonderful week. 😁

    Here is mine:
    https://geybiesbook.blog/2017/05/14/weekly-recap-netgalley-books-received-bought-may-14-2017/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 12:15 PM #

      Thank you! Degeneres is fun and I think it was better because I listened to the audio. Happy Wednesday!

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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow May 17, 2017 at 1:31 AM #

    I enjoyed Landline….and I would love to read the Ellen Degeneres book. Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 12:19 PM #

      Glad to hear you liked it. It’s been fun so far. Happy reading!

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  3. Clare Stone May 17, 2017 at 1:55 AM #

    I’m looking forward to seeing your thoughts on Landline! That’s one I kind of want to read but can’t find the motivation for so if you enjoy it I might bump it up my priorities!
    Here’s mine; http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/wednesday-catch-up-17th-may-2017.html

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 12:20 PM #

      It seemed a bit weird when I read the concept but it’s growing on me. Rowell can make me care about anyone. Happy reading!

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  4. alilovesbooks May 17, 2017 at 3:07 AM #

    I absolutely love Rainbow Rowell but haven’t read Landline yet although I’m pretty sure I have it. I hope you enjoy.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-17th-may-2017/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 12:21 PM #

      Thank you. I think after this I’m only missing her novella! Happy reading!

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  5. Emily Witt May 17, 2017 at 3:26 AM #

    Good luck with Nick Harkaway. I tried one of his other books at the recommendation of a colleague but I couldn’t get into it.

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-17-may-2017/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 12:21 PM #

      Oh no! At least this one looks short haha. Happy reading!

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      • Emily Witt May 17, 2017 at 5:36 PM #

        That’s a start, at least. The one I was trying to read was over 600 pages.

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      • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:36 PM #

        Oh gosh, I don’t think I’d make it, haha.

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  6. MarinaSofia May 17, 2017 at 5:11 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about Landline and have been tempted to read it myself. Let me know how you get on. Here is my post, I only seem to be able to participate about once a month, but it’s better than nothing, right?
    https://findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesdays-reading-17th-may/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 12:22 PM #

      Everything’s better than nothing. It’s a fun read so far. Happy reading!

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  7. Literary Weaponry May 17, 2017 at 5:51 AM #

    Do you enjoy audio books? I tried one and couldn’t focus on it. Not sure if it was the particular story I picked or if I just can’t focus on the audio enough to follow the story. Maybe I’ll try another one.
    My WWW Wednesday: https://literaryweaponry.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-may-17/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 12:23 PM #

      About half of my books are audio. I love listening to a story while I run or drive or cook. Happy reading!

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  8. Jan May 17, 2017 at 7:19 AM #

    I think I’ve had an ebook of Landlines for quite awhile. I don’t know that I will read it at this point. I’m not reading many young adult books at the moment. I’ve listened to a couple of David Sedaris books and they are fun to listen to. I have an audio copy of Yes Please by Amy Poehler that I think will be a fun book to listen to when I get a chance.

    I hope you have a great reading week!

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:16 PM #

      Landline is one of Rowell’s adult books, like Attachments if you’ve read that one. Sedaris is fun to listen to. I like listening to comedians rather than reading because it’s just funnier, haha. Happy reading!

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  9. Jan May 17, 2017 at 7:19 AM #

    Oh, forgot to leave my link!

    http://notesfromareaderholic.com/www-wednesday-may-17/

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  10. Ashley May 17, 2017 at 8:51 AM #

    I think Landline is the only Rainbow Rowell book that I haven’t read yet, but I do own a physical copy! I hope you enjoy it. I need to check my library for some audiobooks to listen to this week. I haven’t been that into audiobooks this year like I have been in past years, but I just finished two this month and I’m ready to get back into them!

    Here’s my post for the week:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-37/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:20 PM #

      Besides her novella, this was the only Rowell book I hadn’t read yet and I have a physical copy, too! I just got around to the audio faster. Glad you’re enjoying audio again. I couldn’t live without it. Happy reading!

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  11. everythingbooks24601 May 17, 2017 at 8:58 AM #

    I definitely feel you on the school front, uni has not left much time for me to read with so many assignments due and I miss it. I haven’t read Landline but it’s the next Rainbow Rowell book that I want to read (I’ve read Eleanor and Park and Fangirl and really enjoyed both of those, Carry On is the only one of hers I haven’t really liked) here’s my WWW Wednesday https://everythingbooks24601.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-17517/ 🙂

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:21 PM #

      Did you read Fangirl before Carry On? I’ve found that people who read Carry On first hated both. Good luck with your classes. Happy Wednesday!

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      • everythingbooks24601 May 17, 2017 at 9:47 PM #

        I did read Fangirl first and I actually liked the Simon Snow parts in that but I think Carry On was just trying to hard to be like Harry Potter without being Harry Potter. Thanks, good luck with your classes as well 🙂

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  12. Kathryn May 17, 2017 at 8:59 AM #

    Ellen DeGeneres’ book is the only one I might read. I like reading these on audio. Here’s my WWW http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/05/www-wednesdays-5172017.html

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:23 PM #

      The audio with comedians is always better. Happy reading!

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  13. Renuka May 17, 2017 at 9:23 AM #

    I haven’t read Landline yet but really want to. And It’s my first post for this weekly meme.
    Here’s my WWW – https://pastbedtimeblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-1/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:23 PM #

      Welcome! Landline has been fun so far. Rowell has a way of making me care about everyone. Happy Wednesday!

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  14. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads May 17, 2017 at 10:12 AM #

    I still haven’t read any of Rainbow Rowell’s books, but I really should change that considering how many bloggers like her writing.
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-51717/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:27 PM #

      She’s amazing! I think Eleanor & Park is a good one to start with. Happy reading!

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  15. anovelglimpse May 17, 2017 at 10:26 AM #

    I love that you’re listening to Landline! I read that book when it came out and loved it! 🙂
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:27 PM #

      I’m so glad. I heard mixed things and the summary didn’t suck me in so I’m still a bit skeptical. Happy reading!

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  16. WordsAndPeace May 17, 2017 at 10:41 AM #

    I have to say, I enjoy almost all of Sedaris’ audiobooks, narrated by him. My least favorite is Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, which I really didn’t find that funny. The most hilarious was Holidays on Ice, perfect for the holiday season. I have a hold at the ibrary for his upcoming one!.
    My WWW is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesdays-may-17/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:28 PM #

      Awesome! I was lucky enough to meet Sedaris at a bookstore a few years ago. I’ll include the link in my review when I get around to that. Happy reading!

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  17. lorrs33 May 17, 2017 at 11:16 AM #

    Ellen DeGeneres is such a lovely human being, I can only imagine how awesome her book must be!

    My WWW is here: https://booked4lifeblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-17th-may-2017/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:28 PM #

      It’s a perfect reflection of her personality on her show and I really enjoy her humor so I adored it. Happy reading!

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  18. Hayley at RatherTooFondofBooks May 17, 2017 at 11:20 AM #

    Landline was my first Rainbow Rowell book and I really enjoyed it – it’s a lovely, cosy read. I’m glad you’re enjoying the John Irving novel now, I hope you get more time to read it soon. Enjoy your books this week 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://rathertoofondofbooks.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-17-may-what-are-you-reading-today/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:29 PM #

      I adore Rowell and I’m glad you liked this one. I hope to use the upcoming holiday weekend to knock out some serious reading but school is always looming… Happy reading!

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  19. Sarina Langer May 17, 2017 at 11:24 AM #

    I need to read a Rainbow Powell book! I’ve heard so many good things. How are you enjoying it?

    I’m late to the party this week! Here’s my WWW: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-17th-may-2017/

    Happy reading! 🙂

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM #

      I’m liking it so far, but the premise is a bit off for me. Eleanor & Park is a great one to start with if you want to try Rowell. Happy reading!

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  20. A Book Lovers Ramblings May 17, 2017 at 11:41 AM #

    I really enjoyed Landline. Is the audiobook any good? I hope you enjoy it 🙂
    Here’s my www wednesday: https://alexsreading.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-17517/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM #

      The narrator’s pretty good. I think she’s the same one who did Eleanor & Park. Happy reading!

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  21. dez | the fun in reading books May 17, 2017 at 11:58 AM #

    I remember enjoying Rainbow Rowell’s other books but haven’t read Landline yet so I’m interested to know what you think of it. Hope you enjoy your other books too.
    Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-may-17-2017/?preview_id=14177&preview_nonce=750f1dcbab

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:31 PM #

      So far, it’s enjoyable but I’m not completely sucked in like I want to be. I hope it comes with time. Happy reading!

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      • dez | the fun in reading books May 20, 2017 at 7:27 PM #

        Really hope so! 🙂

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  22. readinaflash May 17, 2017 at 12:35 PM #

    School always comes first. Good luck to you! Here’s my WWW https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-46/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:31 PM #

      Thank you, I’m trying to balance! Happy reading.

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  23. LisaD May 17, 2017 at 12:44 PM #

    I’ve never read a Rainbow Rowell book but I’ve heard good things! Enjoy! Here is my WWW post:
    https://www.sassycatchat.com/2017/05/17/headed-for-summer/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:32 PM #

      She has a way of making you care about characters you didn’t think you’d care about at all. It’s really cool. Happy reading!

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  24. bookmurmuration May 17, 2017 at 2:32 PM #

    I love circus settings/characters. If you like Middle Grade, you might enjoy The Boundless. I’ve not read any Rainbow Rowell, but I’ve enjoyed some contemporary YA reccently so perhaps I should give her a try.

    My post is at – https://bookmurmuration.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-17-05-2017/ I’m not 100% sure what I’m reading next, although now I’ve written this it might be The Pearl Thief.

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:32 PM #

      Rowell is great for contemporary YA. Fangirl was great and Eleanor & Park is one of my favorites. Happy reading!

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  25. Candy @ So little time... May 17, 2017 at 3:43 PM #

    I haven’t read Landline, but have enjoyed a couple of other Rowell books! I hope to read it sometime! Enjoy it! Seriously… I’m Kidding sounds fantastic, and I bet it was better listening to Ellen read it!

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/05/what-are-you-reading-may-17-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:33 PM #

      Landline is one of my last Rowell books, I think I have only her novella left. Ellen’s narration made Seriously… I’m Kidding worth it. The book would have been too short of a read! Happy reading!

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  26. siderealday May 17, 2017 at 3:55 PM #

    I”m impressed at how quickly you get through audio books. But I can see why, given the college reading. I remember that there were weeks back in college where I didn’t want to read for fun after all the for-class reading I had to get through. Listening to audio books might’ve made it easier – too bad I didn’t.
    Here’s my WWW post for today: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-517/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:34 PM #

      I abuse multitasking, haha. I listen while running, driving, cooking, and cleaning. When I’m in school, I don’t have much time for anything outside of those. Happy reading! It was great seeing you last night.

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  27. Sarah May 17, 2017 at 5:19 PM #

    Interested to hear what you think of the Rainbow Rowell book – Keep meaning to pick something of hers up!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 5:36 PM #

      Try Eleanor & Park, it’s a good place to start with her. Happy reading!

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  28. Ryan May 17, 2017 at 6:54 PM #

    Here’s my post for this week. Finished up some of the books I was still in the middle of, got a lot of plans upcoming. Hopefully I can stick to the reading load I set myself up for. Happy reading 🙂

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-20170517/?preview_id=3539&preview_nonce=93a7791936

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 9:51 PM #

      Good luck sticking to it. I always find it hard to follow my reading plan. Happy reading!

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  29. Kwizgiver May 17, 2017 at 6:54 PM #

    I hope school goes smoothly for you!

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/05/www-wednesday_17.html

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 9:52 PM #

      Thank you! This is a rough week but I’ll make it somehow. Happy reading!

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  30. Yvo May 17, 2017 at 8:44 PM #

    I’m curious about your thoughts on Landline! I personally prefer her YA books so far, although I still have to pick up Attachments for a proper comparison. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 9:52 PM #

      I really enjoyed Attachments but E&P is my favorite of hers. Happy reading!

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      • Yvo May 18, 2017 at 7:41 PM #

        That’s good to hear! I really enjoyed Eleanor & Park as well, although I loved all her YA stories. Happy reading!

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  31. wcs53 May 17, 2017 at 9:39 PM #

    If I had more time, I’d check out Ellen’s book, but I have too many books to catch up on as it is! Here’s my post for this week:
    https://wcs53new.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-may-17/

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    • Sam May 17, 2017 at 9:53 PM #

      It’s a fun fluff if you ever find time. Stick to your reading plan! Happy reading!

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  32. readwithkatie May 17, 2017 at 10:07 PM #

    Landline is on my TBR, I love Rainbow Rowell! Here’s my WWW Wednesday https://readwithkatie.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam May 18, 2017 at 6:36 AM #

      It’s been on mine for a long time so I’m glad to finally get to it. Happy reading!

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  33. poseidons99 May 21, 2017 at 12:38 PM #

    quite a poor reading week with only one finished book compared to other weeks – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-78-15-05-21-05/
    Happy reading!

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    • Sam May 21, 2017 at 1:12 PM #

      Better than weeks with none! And inside have a lot of those haha. Happy reading!

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