WWW Wednesday, 7-June-2017

7 Jun

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: No movement on A Son of the Circus by John Irving. Still on hold pending free time and a break in the book club season.
I got through some more of Love in the Elephant Tent by Kathleen Cremonesi because I forgot to bring my school book to read during lunch. It meant more school reading over the weekend, but it was a nice break!
I got into Tigerman by Nick Harkaway this week and I’m really enjoying it now. The trouble is finding more time to read it. I get through a few pages before bed, but all my free time now is for school. It will be over soon…
I made some big progress with Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. I’m finally seeing the two stories converge and I’m looking forward to them really crashing into each other.

Recently finished: Two finished! I feel like I’m winning at reading this week. The first is Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris. My review for this one will be up next week. I enjoyed Sedaris’s commentary on life and I’ll just say here that I’m glad I’m not one of his sisters! I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
I also finished Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. It was perfect timing because my husband and I finished listening to it on Thursday, the same day the trailer for it came out! It looks like they’ve changed a few things around but it will be pretty close to the book based on the trailer. I can’t wait for that one!

I posted my book review for Landline by Rainbow Rowell so please go check that one out! It went up on Monday.

Reading Next: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Rober Pirsig is still waiting on my bedside table. I’ll pick it up as soon as I finish Tigerman.


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Have any opinions on these choices?

Until next time, write on.

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63 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 7-June-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow June 7, 2017 at 2:04 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about Sarah’s Key, and I’ve been wanting to read Murder on the Orient Express. Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM #

      I’m enjoying Sarah’s Key so far. I got through a good chunk yesterday but it might be a few days before I pick it up again. Murder is a quick read, I hope you like it. Happy reading!

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  2. alilovesbooks June 7, 2017 at 2:13 AM #

    Congrats on making so much progress this week. Hopefully school will ease off for you soon. I am very curious about Zen and … Definitely sounds like a quirky read.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/www-wednesday-7th-june-2017/

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM #

      I only have two weeks left of this class so I’m looking forward to less stress and being able to read more. It will be very welcome. Happy reading!

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  3. Margaret @ BooksPlease June 7, 2017 at 2:28 AM #

    Murder on the Orient Express is one of my favourite Agatha Christie books. I didn’t know a new film of it was coming out – I hope it does stick to the book. What a great cast – I’ll look out for it coming to a cinema near me!

    Here’s my Wednesday post – http://www.booksplease.org/2017/06/07/my-week-in-books-7-june-2017/

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:02 PM #

      I heard about it earlier in the year so I wanted to read this one. The casting does look amazing. Happy reading!

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  4. martina @TheMysteryCorner June 7, 2017 at 2:39 AM #

    Murder on the Orient Express is an amazing novel and one of my favorites of Agatha Christie, I’m always glad when people read it and like it 🙂 I can’t wait for the movie, I hope it sticks to the book. Happy reading!

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:03 PM #

      I’d be surprised if they deviate too much. It’s such a great mystery, I’d hate for that to be lost. Happy reading!

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  5. Clare June 7, 2017 at 3:18 AM #

    I’m really looking forward to Murder on the Orient Express! Should be a good movie!

    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/wednesday-catch-up-7th-june-2017.html?m=1

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:03 PM #

      I hope so, too. Amazing casting. Happy reading!

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  6. whatadifferenceawordmakes June 7, 2017 at 5:49 AM #

    I wish I could read more than one book at a time, particularly now that my TBR has gotten so out of hand! I haven’t read any Agatha Christie myself, but I’ve been tempted to pick up some old editions in secondhand shops recently! I love the TV series adaptions, so I’m interested to see what they do with a movie!

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatadifferenceawordmakes.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/misc-www-wednesday-7th-june-2017/

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:04 PM #

      I’ll have to see if the BBC series has an episode for this one. I really enjoyed the last one I watched. Happy reading!

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  7. The Gal Herself June 7, 2017 at 5:58 AM #

    Your comment about Tigerman — “The trouble is finding more time to read it” — really resonated with me! I always read on the train during the commute to/from work, but this evening I had to use the time to catch up on personal emails. I resented it mightily.

    This week, I’ve got two memoirs.

    http://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2017/06/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:06 PM #

      Giving up personal reading time is the worst! I’m so sorry you had to do that. I use lunch to read some days but I have three working lunches this week so I’m losing a lot of that. Happy reading!

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  8. Ryan June 7, 2017 at 6:34 AM #

    I’ve always found the way Sedaris writes about life to be relatable and inspiring of self-reflection. He’s usually good at making me second-guess my own assumptions and prejudices in the situations he presents.

    Here’s my post for this week; a little lighter than it has been lately. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/www-wednesday-20170607/

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:07 PM #

      I love his commentary on foreign cultures and how it makes him reflect on his American upbringing. That made for a favorite chapter in this latest read. Enjoy the light reading!

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  9. Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading June 7, 2017 at 7:47 AM #

    Murder on the Orient Express is one of my favourite Agatha Christie’s novel. Here is my post
    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2017/06/what-are-you-reading-wednesdays-13_7.html?zx=ff79dca41833ff3c

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:07 PM #

      I’ve only read two so far but I’d say this is my favorite of the two. Happy reading!

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  10. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic June 7, 2017 at 9:08 AM #

    It feels good to finish books. This week I only managed one, but last week there were three! David Sedaris is so funny. I find it’s a great break to read something funny sometimes. I hope you find some time this week for your own reading as well as school.

    http://notesfromareaderholic.com/www-wednesday-june-7/

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:09 PM #

      Finishing any book is an accomplishment! I have so many weeks of none that it’s disappointing. I do enjoy reading a bit of comedy, especially with all the depressing WWII books I seem to be reading. I hope I can get one finished for next week, too. Happy reading!

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:09 PM #

      Finishing any book is an accomplishment! I have so many weeks of none that it’s disappointing. I do enjoy reading a bit of comedy, especially with all the depressing WWII books I seem to be reading. I hope I can get one finished for next week, too. Happy reading!

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  11. Stephanie June 7, 2017 at 9:46 AM #

    I love Murder on the Orient Express and can’t wait to see the movie! The trailer looks really good! Although I bet the book is better (I’m one of those were the book is always better than the movie except in few cases, lol)! Here is my WWW post: https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/www-wednesday-june-7-2017/
    Have a great Wednesday!

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:10 PM #

      I’m excited to see how they shoot the movie. I wonder if it will be a lot of flashbacks to the Armstrong family. Happy reading!

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      • Stephanie June 7, 2017 at 7:54 PM #

        Oh! That’s a good question! I do hope they do the movie justice!! Such a wonderful classic deserves it 🙂

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  12. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads June 7, 2017 at 9:54 AM #

    I read Sarah’s Key a couple of years ago. I didn’t seem to enjoy it quite as much as other people do, but I still thought it was a really good book so I hope you’re enjoying it 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/www-wednesday-6717/

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:10 PM #

      So far I’m enjoying it. I got the connection between the two stories well before the author made it obvious but other than that, I’ve found it engaging. I like both plot lines which is a big plus! Happy reading.

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      • Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads June 8, 2017 at 10:37 AM #

        Yeah, the connection between the two was pretty easy to figure out for me, too. Glad to hear you’re liking it 🙂 Happy reading to you, too!

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  13. anovelglimpse June 7, 2017 at 10:23 AM #

    Sounds like you’re getting to the good part of Sarah’s Key. I hope you continue to enjoy it.
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:11 PM #

      Oh good! I’m glad you say that and I’m really enjoying it so far. Happy reading!

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  14. dez | the fun in reading books June 7, 2017 at 10:36 AM #

    I feel like I’m the only one who hasn’t read any Agatha Christie book! 😦 I’ve heard so much about her books and I feel like I need to read at least one of them! Anyway, glad you’re making progress with your books. Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/www-wednesday-july-7-2017/

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:12 PM #

      They’re really quick reads because they keep you guessing about the criminal. I really enjoyed listening to this last one. Happy reading!

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      • dez | the fun in reading books June 8, 2017 at 11:43 AM #

        Will make sure to pick up one of her books soon. 🙂

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  15. lorrs33 June 7, 2017 at 11:11 AM #

    I loved Murder on the Orient Express, and that ending!

    My WWW: https://booked4lifeblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/www-wednesday-7th-june-2017/

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:16 PM #

      Right?! It was a great ending. I just wonder how someone could have thought of it, haha. Happy reading!

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  16. readinaflash June 7, 2017 at 11:45 AM #

    Noticing a theme lol. Here’s my very short list:( https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/www-wednesday-49/

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:17 PM #

      Oh really? I thought I read pretty diversely, haha. Happy reading!

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  17. hmills96 June 7, 2017 at 11:48 AM #

    I remember really liking Sarah’s Key! http://ilayreading.com/2017/06/07/www-wednesday-672017/

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:17 PM #

      Glad to hear it. So far, I’m enjoying the stories. Happy reading!

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  18. Candy @ So little time... June 7, 2017 at 1:09 PM #

    Yay, for finishing two books! Lol! I don’t know how you do it with all that you have going on! Plus, the number of books you have going at the same time is amazing!!

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/06/what-are-you-reading-june-7-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:18 PM #

      My trick is lots of audiobooks, haha. I have a lot more going on than I want to right now. I like to keep it to three but I had to interrupt a physical book for another and the one audio was for the car trip. Happy reading!

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  19. Rachel (Bookish Rachel) June 7, 2017 at 3:21 PM #

    My mom has Sarah’s Key on her bookshelf and I’ve been eyeing it. And I’ve heard about Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence for years, but I’ve never looked into it. I’ve been curious about what it’s about, though.

    https://bookishrachel.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/www-wednesday-9/

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:19 PM #

      I honestly have no clue what Zen is going to be about, haha. I like going into books with no preconceptions. Happy reading!

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  20. Kwizgiver June 7, 2017 at 4:02 PM #

    I enjoyed Sarah’s Key. Hope you do, too.

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/06/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:19 PM #

      Thanks so much. Enjoy your reads. Happy reading!

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  21. Kathryn Helgren June 7, 2017 at 6:17 PM #

    Here’s my WWW today.

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 6:20 PM #

      Did you forget the link? I’m not seeing it. Happy reading!

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  22. Ryann the Reader June 7, 2017 at 8:17 PM #

    Yay! Congrats on the double finish! That’s pretty impressive!
    Here’s my post:
    https://ryannthereader.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/www-wednesday-june-7th-2017/

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 10:03 PM #

      Thanks! It comes after a long time without a finish. Happy reading!

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  23. wcs53 June 7, 2017 at 9:46 PM #

    I’ve never read it, but I have a friend who loved Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it. Here’s my post for this week:
    https://wcs53new.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/www-wednesday-june-7/

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    • Sam June 7, 2017 at 10:03 PM #

      Thank you! I’m really hoping to start soon as it’s kinda long. Happy reading!

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  24. Yvo June 7, 2017 at 10:46 PM #

    Congrats on finishing two titles this week! I really have to pick up another Agatha Christie book soon… Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam June 8, 2017 at 6:13 AM #

      They’re such quick reads because of her great writing. This one was really fun. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. frumiousreads June 8, 2017 at 1:52 AM #

    I found about 20 Agatha Christie books once at a thrift store and was able to buy all of them for less than $7. It was pretty amazing! I have my WWW post here! https://frumiousreadsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/www-wednesdays/

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    • Sam June 8, 2017 at 6:26 AM #

      Wow, what a great find! Nice thrifting. Happy (no longer) Wednesday!

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  26. poseidons99 June 11, 2017 at 8:44 AM #

    By finishing volumes 3, 4 and 5 and almost the sixth one, this week has been spent mostly by indulging in Hellblazer and in John Constantine’s adventures – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-81-05-06-11-06/
    Happy Reading!

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    • Sam June 11, 2017 at 11:45 AM #

      Nice progress! Happy reading.

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  27. Darlene-PGDip Student June 13, 2017 at 11:27 PM #

    Love how your blog post is short, sweet and concise. Here is mine, if you get a chance to read it. https://daysoflostglory89reviews.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/www-wednesday-june-14-2017-and-goodreads-challenge-update/

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    • Sam June 14, 2017 at 8:43 AM #

      Thanks! If you want to join us for this week, my post is now up. Happy Wednesday!

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