WWW Wednesday, 24-May-2017

24 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 made a push to work on A Son of the Circus by John Irving over the weekend and got maybe 40 pages in. I’m over page 400 now but I’m thinking this might have to go on hold for a bit so I can get through some book club selections in time for the meetings. I hate doing that, but sometimes social pressure get the best of my reading schedule!
I had some technical difficulties with Love in the Elephant Tent by Kathleen Cremonesi over the weekend but they’ve now been solved and I’m back at this one. I’ve had a bit of lunch reading time but not too much. Hope to make some steady progress going forward.
Landline by Rainbow Rowell has been fun. I’m not as engaged as I have been with other Rowell books, but it’s still enjoyable. It’s great for runs and cooking time!
I’m making slow progress with Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris only because I don’t drive a lot. Having this one limited to my car is a bit slow but I’m still liking the humor. I’ll keep enjoying it. The short essays help with my short drives!

Recently finished: Nothing new finished but two book reviews posted! The first is for Terra Incognita by Ruth Downie. This is the second in the series and I really enjoyed both so far. I hope to keep going with these as they’re all on mobile audio. Yay! I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars.
My second review is for Ellen DeGeneres’s Seriously… I’m Kidding. I listened to this on audio and my review may have been different if I’d read the book but I gave the audio 4 out of 5 stars.

Reading Next: Unfortunately, it’s going to have to be Tigerman by Nick Harkaway. I really wanted to get to The Circle but school has been more crazy than expected. I don’t think I’ll make it to the theaters to see the movie anyway. Sad day!


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, 24-May-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow May 24, 2017 at 1:54 AM #

    I like the look of the Ellen DeGeneres book. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 11:07 AM #

      It’s a good pick-me-up read. Happy reading!

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  2. Allison M May 24, 2017 at 2:43 AM #

    Hi, I haven’t heard of any of these books, although the names Nick Harkaway and of course Ellen de Generes are familiar – I’m going to have fun following all your links!
    In the meantime, here is my first WWW post: https://marystewartreading.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday/
    Happy Wednesday!

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 11:08 AM #

      This will be my first Harkaway, I’d never heard of him before this book. Happy Wednesday!

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  3. alilovesbooks May 24, 2017 at 3:13 AM #

    I’ve heard Landline is not as good as some of her other books but I suspect even on a bad day her writing is still enjoyable. I’m hoping to get to that one at some point.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-24th-may-2017/

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 11:12 AM #

      Yeah, not my favorite but I still like it. It’s a bit too magical for what I’m used to with her. Happy reading!

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  4. OrganisedBookGirl May 24, 2017 at 4:01 AM #

    Here is my post. These books you have mentioned look interesting

    https://organisedbookgirl.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-24th-may-2017/

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  5. Literary Weaponry May 24, 2017 at 5:19 AM #

    I swear, I look every week to see if you have been able to read The Circle yet. It’s become a funny little Wednesday game for me that makes no sense. Haha. My WWW Wednesday: https://literaryweaponry.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-may-24/

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 11:13 AM #

      Aw, sorry to disappoint. I was telling my husband last night how much I want to read it! Darn book clubs haha. Happy reading!

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  6. Emily Witt May 24, 2017 at 6:55 AM #

    I know what you mean about social pressures, haha!

    Here’s my WWW for this week.

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 11:14 AM #

      I just with one of my book club books was available as audio. Just one! Happy reading!

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  7. inspirationpie May 24, 2017 at 7:25 AM #

    I put Terra Incognita on my TBR list. Looks awesome! Here’s my very first WWW! inspirationpie.com

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 11:14 AM #

      Awesome! It’s a great read. I’d recommend reading the first in the series first, Medicus. Happy Wednesday!

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  8. The Gal Herself May 24, 2017 at 7:35 AM #

    I bet it was fun, driving around and going about your life with Ellen Degeneres in your head. You seem to lack enthusiasm for Tigerman, but I clicked the link and it looks promising nevertheless. A little lurid, a lot of intrigue, a faraway setting … could be entertaining.

    I’ve got two different mysteries this week — one that’s lighter than air and the other that’s dark and very, very twisted.

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

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 11:21 AM #

      I lack enthusiasm only because I don’t want to put Irving aside for it. I’m hopeful that it will be as engaging as the premise promises and I can speed through it! Enjoy the mysteries. Happy reading!

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  9. thebrightspark May 24, 2017 at 7:41 AM #

    I liked Landline too, but it’s definitely not my favourite of Rowell’s books. It felt… slower, really.

    Here’s my post!

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 11:22 AM #

      I can feel that. I listened an hour this morning and felt like it went no where. Happy Wednesday!

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  10. Clare Stone May 24, 2017 at 7:49 AM #

    It must be tough to fit reading around book clubs! I nearly joined a book club recently but I’m way too mood-focused when I’m reading so can’t read to a schedule terribly well!
    Heres mine; http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/wednesday-catch-up-24th-may-2017.html

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 11:27 AM #

      It’s great and awful at the same time haha. I love some of the books but wish I could read my own at times, too. Happy reading!

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  11. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads May 24, 2017 at 8:09 AM #

    I always hate when I have to put a book I’m reading on hold to get another one finished in time. Thankfully it doesn’t happen to me too often!
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-52417/

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 11:27 AM #

      You’re so lucky, I feel it’s always happening to me! Haha. Happy reading!

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  12. Ryan May 24, 2017 at 8:28 AM #

    I really like how digestible Sedaris’ essays are too. Easy to pick up when you’ve got time between books or a brief sitting to spare. Here’s my post for this week:

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-20170524/

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 11:28 AM #

      I’d forgotten how much I love his sarcasm haha. Happy reading!

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  13. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic May 24, 2017 at 8:39 AM #

    I think an Ellen DeGeneres audiobook would be the way to read it and it sounds like you liked it. Sorry you’re having to put down Son of the Circus. I always have a hard time picking up a book and reading it again after setting it aside.

    I hope you find time for your books and have a great week.

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 11:29 AM #

      That’s part of my fear! The plot is really involved and I don’t want to get lost in it. Happy reading!

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  14. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic May 24, 2017 at 8:58 AM #

    Argh….I always seem to forget to put my link in. Sorry….

    http://notesfromareaderholic.com/www-wednesday-may-24/

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  15. Ashley May 24, 2017 at 9:40 AM #

    I need to check out some of these books on your list! 😀
    Here’s my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-38/

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 5:12 PM #

      I hope you find something you like. Happy reading!

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  16. anovelglimpse May 24, 2017 at 10:27 AM #

    I hope Landline keeps being a great running/cooking book for you. I thought it was one of those fun, relaxing reads. Happy reading!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 5:13 PM #

      It’s been really good for that. I got to listen to it again while running this morning and if I finish responding to these before my husband wakes up from his nape, I’ll get to listen to it while I cook dinner! Happy reading.

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  17. faithrivens May 24, 2017 at 10:50 AM #

    Sorry about the Circle. Hope that you can get to it one day soon.
    Happy Reading 🙂

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 5:13 PM #

      I really hope to. The premise has me intrigued and I won’t see the movie until I read it. Happy reading!

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  18. readinaflash May 24, 2017 at 11:10 AM #

    Thanks as always for hosting:) https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-47/

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 5:14 PM #

      Thanks as always for participating, happy reading!

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  19. Kathryn May 24, 2017 at 11:11 AM #

    Other than Landline, I really haven’t heard of any of these books, other than you mentioning them in previous months and I’m not a Rainbow Rowell fan. Here’s mine: http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/05/www-wednesdays-5242017.html

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 5:14 PM #

      Sorry you’re not a fan. I’m a big advocate for John Irving if you like literary fiction. Happy reading!

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  20. Alex @ Young At Heart Books May 24, 2017 at 12:03 PM #

    I’ve been wanting to pick up a David Sedaris book! Hope you enjoy it. Here’s my WWW: https://youngatheart1blog.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-22/#more-9343

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 5:15 PM #

      He’s really fun! This is my second of his. The essay format makes it good for picking up when you need a laugh. Happy reading!

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  21. thoughtsbytay May 24, 2017 at 12:47 PM #

    Ive been thinking of trying more nonfiction books and I think listening to Ellen would just be a hoot 🙂
    https://bookhappiness.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-week-4-may-2017/

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 5:16 PM #

      It’s a great read. I recommend the audio if you use that format because listening to her read it is the best. Happy Wednesday!

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  22. bookmurmuration May 24, 2017 at 12:56 PM #

    I haven’t read any of these, although I love novels with Circus settings. Rainbow Rowell sounds like one for lazy summer days. My post is at – https://bookmurmuration.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-24-05-2017/

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 5:18 PM #

      The Night Circus is a good circus book if you haven’t read it yet. Rowell’s great for any day in my opinion. I really liked ‘Eleanor & Park’ from her. Happy reading!

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      • bookmurmuration May 24, 2017 at 5:29 PM #

        Loved The Night Circus. Must reread. Especially loved the setting. Lots of great circuses in middle grade – Circus Mirandus, Ned’s Circus of Marvels, The Girl who Walked on Air and Secret Heart are among my favourites.

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  23. Becky May 24, 2017 at 1:13 PM #

    I haven’t heard of most of these books and will definitely have to check them out.

    Here is my WWW: https://booktothebecky.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-may-24th-2017/

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 5:19 PM #

      I hope you find something you enjoy. Happy Wednesday!

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  24. Yvo May 24, 2017 at 1:14 PM #

    I hope you will be able to finish Love In The Elephant Tent without further difficulties! I’m looking forward to your thoughts on that one. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 5:22 PM #

      I hope so as well. I have so much to read at the moment between school, book club, and personal selections! Happy reading!

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  25. Jazz May 24, 2017 at 4:11 PM #

    I’m liking the cover for ‘Tigerman’. Puts me in mind of a movie poster from the 50s!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://swooningoverfictionalmen.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-24th-may-2017/

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 5:22 PM #

      I’m curious to read it and see where those images come from! I’ll probably start it tonight… Happy reading!

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  26. A Book. A Thought. May 24, 2017 at 6:24 PM #

    I hope you enjoy your next readings!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:
    https://abookathoughtblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-8/

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  27. Kwizgiver May 24, 2017 at 6:56 PM #

    I’ve got to pick up the pace on my book group books, too.

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/05/www-wednesday_24.html

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 8:28 PM #

      Good luck with yours! Happy reading.

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  28. wcs53 May 24, 2017 at 6:59 PM #

    I need to read more Sedaris. I’ve only read a couple of his books, but I have a couple more that I haven’t read. Here’s my WWW post for this week:
    https://wcs53new.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/www-wednesday-may-24/

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    • Sam May 24, 2017 at 8:28 PM #

      I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read of him so far. I’m looking forward to the rest of this one. Happy reading!

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  29. poseidons99 May 28, 2017 at 10:36 AM #

    not a bad reading week. Here is what I managed 🙂 – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-79-22-05-28-05/ Happy reading!

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    • Sam May 28, 2017 at 10:42 AM #

      Thanks! I might have something finished next week. Happy reading!

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