WWW Wednesday, 31-May-2017

31 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’m so sorry to say that I’ve put A Son of the Circus by John Irving aside for a while. I have some book club selections I need to get through first. I have all of the intentions in the world of finishing this one up and it makes me really sad to put it on hold.
I made some moderate progress with Love in the Elephant Tent by Kathleen Cremonesi but I’m wondering where this book is going because I’m 1/3 of the way through and they’re not in the elephant tent anymore! Is there another elephant tent coming?
My drive to work is better with Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris. I’m about half way through it now and it’s been a good distraction from traffic.
I started reading Tigerman by Nick Harkaway, one of my book club selections. It’s OK but making me miss the Irving. I was at my parent’s cottage this weekend and found some good time to read.
My husband and I started a car-trip audiobook. I hope this one doesn’t take as long as some of our earlier ones! This time it’s Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. So far, we’re really enjoying it. As much as I have my suspicions about who it could be, I know Poirot will keep me guessing until the end!
I’ve just started Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay on audio. I love the cover of this one and saw it as a popular book club pick for a while so I’m interested to see where it goes!

Recently finished: I was able to wrap up Landline by Rainbow Rowell over the holiday weekend! I’m so glad to have finished a book. With all the ones I have in process, I’m not sure how quickly I’ll finish another one, haha. I think I’m only missing Rowell’s novella now before I’ve read all of her work. I plan to have a review for this one up early next week.
No reviews this week but as I said, Landline will be coming next week so there’s one to look forward to!

Reading Next: With so much going on, I don’t really want to think ahead, haha. I do know my next book club selection will be Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Rober Pirsig. I could only find a print version of this book so I’ll be reading it in that format after Tigerman.


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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78 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 31-May-2017”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks May 31, 2017 at 2:16 AM #

    Sounds like you have a good audio on the go there Sam – Murder on the Orient Express is one of my favourite Agatha Christie novels – and you’ve reminded me that I have a copy of Sarah’s Key to read too.

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  2. Emily Witt May 31, 2017 at 2:21 AM #

    I hope you enjoy Murder on the Orient Express. I have it and Death on the Nile by Christie to read, hopefully this year.

    Here’s my WWW for today.

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:17 AM #

      There’s an Orient Express movie coming out soon so I wanted to read this first. Happy reading!

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  3. Clare Stone May 31, 2017 at 2:38 AM #

    I love Christie and yet have never read Murder on the Orient Express. I have no idea why? Maybe because I’ve built it up in my head too much!
    Here’s mine; http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/wednesday-catch-up-31st-may-2017.html

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:17 AM #

      It’s my second Christie and I’m really enjoying it so far. Happy reading!

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  4. Laurel-Rain Snow May 31, 2017 at 2:44 AM #

    I enjoyed Landline….I am curious about Sarah’s Key. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:19 AM #

      Landline wasn’t my favorite Rowell. I liked Attachments better. Happy reading!

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  5. Literary Weaponry May 31, 2017 at 5:51 AM #

    I’m a tiny bit jealous of your ability to get through audio books. They are so convenient for commutes but I can never keep myself engaged to listening. Within a few paragraphs my mind has wandered off to grocery lists and day dreaming.
    My WWW Wednesday – https://literaryweaponry.com/2017/05/31/www-wednesday-may-31/

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:19 AM #

      I’m sorry you can’t enjoy them. They save me during long drives! Happy reading!

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  6. Nissa | Of Pens and Pages May 31, 2017 at 6:06 AM #

    Landline has been on my shelf since it came out but I haven’t read it yet. :O I should really get to it haha
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday. They’re all Romance novels.

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:20 AM #

      It took me this long to get to it haha. Better late than never. Happy Wednesday!

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  7. alilovesbooks May 31, 2017 at 6:39 AM #

    I’ve never read a Christie but feel like I really should. I thought about getting an audio but they seem to all be full cast rather than someone just reading the book which is what I want.

    Did you see Rowell is releasing an illustrated version of her two short stories? I’ve read them but still kinda tempted.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/www-wednesday-31st-may-2017/

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:24 AM #

      This one is just a single narrator but he is amazing with accents and voices!! I saw Rowell’s announcement. I haven’t read the short stories yet and now I’m really tempted. Happy reading!

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      • alilovesbooks May 31, 2017 at 12:05 PM #

        That’s exactly what I’m looking for. I don’t know if it’s a UK or an overdrive thing but pretty much all classics are full cast. I maybe need to try Audible.

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      • Sam May 31, 2017 at 4:59 PM #

        I’m listening on Hoopla and the narrator is Dan Stevens. I hope this helps!

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      • alilovesbooks May 31, 2017 at 5:53 PM #

        Ooh fab. Love Dan Stevens. Thank you.

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  8. The Gal Herself May 31, 2017 at 7:12 AM #

    I am so jealous of you, going through Murder on the Orient Express for the first time. It was my second Christie and first Poirot and I so loved it. When you get to the denouement, you will see all the clues were there. It’s so carefully crafted! (Also, you picked a good time to read it. A Johnny Depp remake will be released soon, and you never know how much will be given away in promotion leading up to the film release.)

    I’ve got a memoir and a thriller this week:
    http://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2017/05/wwwwednesday_31.html

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:25 AM #

      I wanted to read it before the movie and now I’m even more excited if it’s Depp! I’m getting close to the end and I’m excited to find out who the murderer is. Happy reading!

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  9. Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading May 31, 2017 at 7:52 AM #

    Murder on The Orient Express is wonderful book. Big Agatha Christie fan. Here is my post
    WWW

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:26 AM #

      Glad to hear it. I’m really enjoying it so far. My suspicion keeps changing. Happy reading!

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  10. Sarina Langer (@sarinalanger) May 31, 2017 at 8:07 AM #

    I really need to read a Rainbow Rowell book, people keep recommending them to me. What’s your favourite? 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2017/05/31/www-wednesday-31st-may-2017/

    Happy reading, Sam!

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:26 AM #

      Eleanor & Park is my favorite! I think it’s a great introduction to her writing. Happy reading!

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    • thebrightspark May 31, 2017 at 4:19 PM #

      Gotta chip in — my favourite is probably Carry On, but if you’re a big Harry Potter fan, you might find that one annoying. Or it might enhance your enjoyment. It’s hard to tell!

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      • Sam May 31, 2017 at 5:07 PM #

        I always recommend reading ‘Fangirl’ before reading Carry On. I think it gives the book context. I’m a big Potter fan and the parallels with Carry On annoyed me at first, but I got past it and really enjoyed the story! I’ve heard it go the other way, though.

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  11. Kathryn Helgren May 31, 2017 at 8:23 AM #

    I’ve had Sarah’s Key on my Kindle for a long time. One of these dud, I’ll get to it. Here’s my link: http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/05/www-wednesdays-5312017.html?m=1

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:27 AM #

      It’s been lounging on my TBR for a long time, too! Glad I can finally tackle it. Happy reading!

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  12. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic May 31, 2017 at 8:28 AM #

    The Tigerman cover is really intriguing and I love Agatha Christie’s books. I have a number of them on audio and they’re usually really good that way. Hope you continue to enjoy it and also make progress on your book club books. Have a good reading week, Sam.

    http://notesfromareaderholic.com/www-wednesday-may-31/

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:27 AM #

      Tigerman started getting really interesting! I hope I can fly through it. Happy reading!

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  13. hmills96 May 31, 2017 at 8:39 AM #

    Been too long since I’ve done this! Here’s my link up (1030CST) http://ilayreading.com/2017/05/31/www-wednesday-5312017/

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  14. Stephanie May 31, 2017 at 10:18 AM #

    Landline has been on my TBR list for over 2 yrs, but it sounds like I should read it this summer! Can’t wait to read your review! Love Agatha Christie…Murder on the Orient Express is a fave 😊 I’ve started doing audio books while driving, and I am still trying to decide how I like it. My mind seems to get distracted and I get frustrated because I can read the physical book faster, but I’d rather read than listen to music, lol. I just need to get used to it I think!

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:34 AM #

      I gave up listening to music a while back to have more audiobook time. When I’m in school, it’s well worth it! Landline is set over Christmas so be ready for that if you make it a summer read! Happy Wednesday!

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      • Stephanie May 31, 2017 at 12:29 PM #

        I’m a college professor and back in school finishing my PhD, so maybe audio books are the way I need to go to get my reading time in!! I really hadn’t thought about that since I just started using them in the past month or so. I’m definitely going to try that in August! Ohhh…a Christmas book might not be bad when it hits 110 degrees! I can imagine snow and 35 degrees, lol! Enjoy your day!

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      • Sam May 31, 2017 at 5:01 PM #

        It sounds like audiobooks might give you the story fix you need! 110 is no fun, stay cool! The story has a nice play between winter in LA and winter in Nebraska. Happy reading!

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      • Stephanie May 31, 2017 at 5:34 PM #

        I hope so! I will start stocking up on them for August 🙂 We haven’t quite reached 110 yet, but we will at some point next month, yuck! I think I could do winter in LA…the temps would be nice 🙂

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      • Stephanie May 31, 2017 at 3:18 PM #

        So I did my first WWW Wednesday! I’m very excited 🙂 Here is the link to my post: https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/www-wednesday-may-31-2017/
        Thanks for hosting! That was a lot of fun!
        ~ Stephanie

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      • Sam May 31, 2017 at 5:04 PM #

        Great! Welcome to the community. Happy Wednesday!

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      • Stephanie May 31, 2017 at 5:32 PM #

        Thank you! Happy Wednesday to you too!

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  15. readinaflash May 31, 2017 at 10:23 AM #

    Kudos on managing so many books at one time!! Here’s my list: https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/www-wednesday-48/

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:35 AM #

      Thanks! It’s a bit overwhelming haha. Happy reading!!

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  16. anovelglimpse May 31, 2017 at 10:31 AM #

    I read Sarah’s Key and really enjoyed it. I hope listening to the audio version is just as good! Happy reading!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:35 AM #

      Glad to hear. I’ve only just started so time will tell. Happy reading!

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  17. Becky May 31, 2017 at 10:59 AM #

    Murder on the Orient Express is one I definitely one I want to get around too, especially because it is being adapted again into a film. The film has been getting some buzz so I’m excited for it. Hope you end up finishing something!

    Here is my link: https://booktothebecky.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/www-wednesday-may-31st-2017/

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:36 AM #

      I’m trying hard to finish it before the movie. We’re getting close to the end so I think I’ll be ok. Happy reading!

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  18. Allie Lujah May 31, 2017 at 11:14 AM #

    Can’t wait to read your thoughts on Landline!

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 11:36 AM #

      I plan to write it up this weekend and post next week. Happy reading!

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  19. faithrivens May 31, 2017 at 12:23 PM #

    So many great reads this week my dear! I really need to read Rowell! I love Christie and I hope you enjoy the audio of her. I also have Sarah’s Key at home to read. I’ve heard very good things!
    Happy Reading 😀

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM #

      Eleanor & Park is my favorite of Rowell’s. This is my second Poirot and I’m really liking it. It’s still too early to tell on Sarah’s Key but I’ve heard good things as well. Happy reading!

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  20. Candy @ So little time... May 31, 2017 at 1:01 PM #

    I hope you enjoy Sarah’s Key. It sounds like it will be an emotional read.

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/05/what-are-you-reading-may-31-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting! Enjoy your week and your reads! 🙂

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 5:01 PM #

      I’ve heard good things about it so I’m excited. Happy reading!

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  21. LairOfBooks May 31, 2017 at 1:46 PM #

    I took a little break from Audible but I think I’m ready to come back now, seems like the perfect weather to have books to listen to 😉 I also just purchased my 1st Agatha Christie book And Then There Were None in ebook…now you have me thinking the audiobook would’ve been the better bet lol. Landline is also on my TBR, look forward to your review! 🙂

    My WWW: https://lairofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/www-wednesday-7/

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 5:02 PM #

      I find myself wanting to read more Christie. And Then There Were None might be the way to go from here. I’ll write my Landline review this weekend and hope to have it up next week. Happy reading!

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  22. Yvo May 31, 2017 at 2:04 PM #

    Congrats on finishing Landline! And I’ve been wanting to read Murder On The Orient Express for a long time now. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 5:03 PM #

      I saw on Twitter that the trailer for Murder on the Orient Express comes out tomorrow! What perfect timing. Happy reading!

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      • Yvo May 31, 2017 at 5:38 PM #

        Oh I didn’t know that! Perfect timing indeed. Happy reading!

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  23. Ryan May 31, 2017 at 3:03 PM #

    It’s always unfortunate to have to put aside a book when obligation for another calls. Hope you can get back to it soon. Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading.

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/www-wednesday-20170531/?preview_id=3690&preview_nonce=8cad65e9c7

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 5:03 PM #

      Thank you! I can’t wait to keep reading that story. After 150 pages of build up, it really had me going, haha. Happy reading!

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  24. thebrightspark May 31, 2017 at 4:14 PM #

    I should read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance sometime; my dad loves it, even though he’s not much of a reader anymore!

    My post.

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 5:06 PM #

      Good to hear! One of the two men in my book club recommended it and we’ve done a lot of ’emotional’ books lately so it was time for something different. Happy reading!

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  25. Melanie @ Bookmarked Bliss May 31, 2017 at 4:41 PM #

    Oooh I love David Sedaris books! And Rainbow Rowell! Landline was probably my least favorite of her books, but I still liked it. I’ve heard such great things about Sarah’s Key but for some reason I’ve never got around to reading it.

    My WWW, after missing a week last week:
    https://bookmarkedbliss.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/www-wednesday-8/

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 5:08 PM #

      Sedaris on audio is amazing because he reads it which makes the stories a lot funnier. I think Landline has been my least favorite so far, too. I still have her novellas and short stories to read. I’ve had my eye on Sarah’s Key for a while and I’m glad I’m finally getting around to reading it. Happy reading!

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  26. Kwizgiver May 31, 2017 at 6:43 PM #

    I’m excited to hear about the Johnny Depp film adaptation!

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/05/www-wednesday_31.html

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    • Sam May 31, 2017 at 9:13 PM #

      I’m excited to see the trailer tomorrow! I’m only a half hour from the finish now. Happy reading!

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  27. rabbitearsblog May 31, 2017 at 7:59 PM #

    I haven’t read any of Rainbow Rowell’s books yet, although Fangirl is on my list.

    Here’s my WWW:

    https://rabbitearsblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/www-wednesdays-7-may-31-2017/

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  28. wcs53 May 31, 2017 at 11:03 PM #

    I should really look into getting some audio books, although we usually catch up on some podcasts when we’re driving somewhere. Here is my post for this week:
    https://wcs53new.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/www-wednesday-may-31/

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    • Sam June 1, 2017 at 6:16 AM #

      I’ve never gotten into podcasts because I think it would take me away from audio. Happy reading!

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  29. poseidons99 June 4, 2017 at 10:33 AM #

    Back on track with 3 finished books and a short story this week 🙂 – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-80-29-05-04-06/

    Happy reading!

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    • Sam June 4, 2017 at 3:46 PM #

      Nice! I’m going to finally have some progress myself next week. Happy reading!

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