WWW Wednesday, 5-July-2017

5 Jul

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: Still nothing with A Son of the Circus by John Irving. I’m hopeful I’ll get back to it soon with my book club being off for a few months and having read one of the future selections for my other club. I want to finish this one soon!
I read a bit of Love in the Elephant Tent by Kathleen Cremonesi during my lunch breaks like I’d wanted to. This one is slow and steady but I’m enjoying it a lot.
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith AKA J.K. Rowling has been going well. I convinced hubby to listen to it while we drove to our holiday weekend vacation. I’m about half way now and I still have no idea who the crook could be. I hope to find out soon!

Recently finished: I just finished Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig while I was Up North (northern Michigan). It was a good read and I really did like it, despite the time it took me to finish. I’ll likely have a review up next week.
I got through Abraham by Bruce Feiler over the weekend. I didn’t like this as much as his other book that I’ve read but it was still interesting. Another review for next week.

Reading Next: I plan to start Commonwealth by Ann Patchett today. I hope this is a quick one and I’m really looking forward to it because it seems like one I’d really enjoy. Fingers crossed!
I’m also about to start The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. I have an audiobook that’s full cast and only two hours so I think this one will be done by next week.


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73 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 5-July-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow July 5, 2017 at 1:25 AM #

    I hope you enjoy Commonwealth as much as I did. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 11:26 AM #

      Thanks! I’m excited to start it tonight. Happy reading!

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  2. whatcathyreadnext July 5, 2017 at 2:09 AM #

    I love the original film version of The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Michael Redgrave. It’s a very funny play. Here’s my link https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesdays-3/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 11:28 AM #

      I’ve seen it on stage before but I haven’t seen a movie version. I’m looking forward to it! Happy reading.

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  3. Anindita@A Bohemian Mind at Work July 5, 2017 at 3:06 AM #

    I have read ‘The Cider House Rules’ by John Irving. It was quite dramatic and good. Will love to read your thoughts on A Son of Circus. Didn’t get that book in our local store. I love that you read classics so much. Oscar Wilde was a clever, clever man. He was so good at sarcasm and satires. Here’s my list for the week. http://bohomind.com/www-wednesday-05-july-2017/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 11:34 AM #

      I adore Irving. Cider House is a good one. I like A Prayer for Owen Meany a lot, too. Happy reading!

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  4. OrganisedBookGirl July 5, 2017 at 3:43 AM #

    Really good post. I haven’t read any of the books you have mentioned but I am going to check them out to see if they are something I would be interested in.

    here is my post for the WWW Wednesday https://organisedbookgirl.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday-5th-july-2017/

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  5. alilovesbooks July 5, 2017 at 4:11 AM #

    I’m never sure about full cast audio books it tends to put me off but will probably work really well for The Importance of being Earnest. I’ve seen the play a couple of times and loved the film. I hope you enjoy.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday-5th-july-2017/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 11:37 AM #

      I’m thinking it will work for a play because I’ve had bad experiences with books, too! Especially a play with so many characters, I think it will help. Happy reading!

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      • alilovesbooks July 5, 2017 at 6:07 PM #

        Definitely. I’ve never listened to a play on audio before so will be interested to hear how you get on.

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  6. whatadifferenceawordmakes July 5, 2017 at 5:17 AM #

    I’ve always wanted to read The Importance of Being Earnest, but it doesn’t feel the same reading a play instead of watching it. A full cast audio book sounds like a great compromise between the two! I may have to give it a go sometime!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://whatadifferenceawordmakes.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/misc-www-wednesday-5th-july-2017/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 11:49 AM #

      I’m excited to start it. I loved the live show. Happy reading!

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  7. silverbuttonbooks July 5, 2017 at 6:58 AM #

    I love Robert Galbraith’s books. I feel that they are so different from JK Rowling that I think of him as a physical person. Here is my WWW Wednesday (my first!) at https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 5:09 PM #

      Welcome! I like how different Galbraith is from Rowling. It makes it easier to separate them in my mind. Happy Wednesday!

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  8. pocketfullofpages July 5, 2017 at 7:02 AM #

    We would really like to try listening to audio books now especially on long car rides!
    Here is our post:
    https://pocketfullofpagesblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday-july-5th-2017/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 5:12 PM #

      It’s so great to keep you engaged on a long trip. I highly recommend it! Happy reading!

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  9. Emily @ Reaching While Rooted July 5, 2017 at 7:15 AM #

    I’ve never actually listened to a play on audio. And had no idea Wilde wrote plays. My favorite work of his is Picture of Dorian Gray

    Here is my WWW: https://reachingwhilerooted.com
    Quite a bit of historical fiction this round

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  10. Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading July 5, 2017 at 8:05 AM #

    I Have not read of these books. I do hope you have fun reading them. Here is my post

    WWW

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 5:14 PM #

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to them. Happy reading!

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  11. Sarina Langer (@sarinalanger) July 5, 2017 at 8:35 AM #

    I’m sorry there’s been no progress on A Son of the Circus. I hope you can get back to it soon, and I hope Commonwealth lives up to expectations 🙂

    Here’s my rather busy WWW: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday-5th-july-2017/

    Happy reading, Sam! 🙂

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 5:14 PM #

      I’m looking forward to returning to Circus. I hope I remember all that was going on! Happy reading!

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  12. hmills96 July 5, 2017 at 8:40 AM #

    I’ve been reading the full collection of Oscar Wilde, and just finished Earnest. Interested to see what you think! Here’s my link (1030 CST) http://ilayreading.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday-752017/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 5:15 PM #

      Nice! What’s been your favorite in the collection? Happy reading!

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  13. Ryan July 5, 2017 at 8:51 AM #

    It’s always good to finish a book you’ve been going through for a while 🙂 Here’s my post for this week:

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday-20170705/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 5:16 PM #

      So good! It’s very liberating. Happy reading!

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  14. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads July 5, 2017 at 9:51 AM #

    Oscar Wilde is yet another author whose work I want to read at some point. If only I actually had the time to read all the different things I want to, hahaha.
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday-7517/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 5:16 PM #

      So true! I read Dorian Gray in school and a friend of mine was on the show of Earnest but I haven’t read it yet. Happy reading!

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  15. Leeve July 5, 2017 at 10:24 AM #

    Glad to see you managed to make some progress with your books! Here’s my post for today: WWW Wednesday – July 5th, 2017

    L. @ Reviews by Leeve

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 11:26 AM #

      Thank you! It feels good to make some progress after feeling stalled for so long. Happy Wednesday!

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  16. j9reads July 5, 2017 at 10:26 AM #

    The Importance of Being Earnest is such a fantastic classic! I hope you enjoy 🙂 Here is my WWW post: https://hersforthereadingsite.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/w-w-w-wednesday-july-5-2017/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 8:28 PM #

      Thank you! I thought I’d have time to start it today but no luck. Maybe tomorrow! Happy reading.

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  17. The Gal Herself July 5, 2017 at 12:52 PM #

    I once loved The Importance of Being Earnest. I should pick it up again!

    My WWW this week has a legal thriller and a good, old-fashioned detective story. Good summer reading (even though one is set at Christmastime).

    http://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2017/07/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 8:32 PM #

      It’s a nice short one you can enjoy quickly. I’m enjoying my mystery, I hope you enjoy yours. Happy reading!

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  18. Rachel (Bookish Rachel) July 5, 2017 at 1:14 PM #

    I would love to read (or listen) to more from Oscar Wilde. The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of my favorites.

    Thanks for hosting this! https://bookishrachel.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday-11/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 8:32 PM #

      I liked that one a lot in school. I’m looking forward to this one as well. Happy reading!

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  19. dez | the fun in reading books July 5, 2017 at 1:54 PM #

    Good luck with your books! Haven’t read any of them but they sound interesting. 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday-july-5-2017/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 8:32 PM #

      Thank you, enjoy yours as well. Happy reading!

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  20. coffeelovingbookoholic July 5, 2017 at 2:36 PM #

    oh, “commonwealth” is also on my list! i hope you like it! 🙂

    here’s my post: https://coffeelovingbookoholic.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 8:33 PM #

      Thank you! I’ll crack it open tonight. Happy reading!

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  21. S B Williams July 5, 2017 at 2:39 PM #

    Listening to an audiobook of The Importance of being Earnest with a full cast sounds awesome! It’s like listening to the play 🙂 sweet! Here’s my link
    https://authorswilliams.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday-june-wrap-up-2/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 8:33 PM #

      That was my hope! I listened to a play late last year with a single narrator and it was hard to keep everyone straight. Happy reading!

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  22. Sarah July 5, 2017 at 4:02 PM #

    I really need to catch up with the Strike books, The Silkworm is sitting on my shelf but I need to catch up with the series before the next one is published!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 8:34 PM #

      I liked Cuckoo more than Silkworm. So far I’m liking this one more, too. Happy reading!

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  23. samfsm July 5, 2017 at 4:55 PM #

    I read the Importance of Being Earnest, but I feel like it would be so much better on audio! Let us know how it is 🙂
    https://samsbeachreads.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday-5-july-2017/

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 8:35 PM #

      I will for sure. I’m starting it tomorrow, I hope! Happy reading.

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  24. thebrightspark July 5, 2017 at 5:23 PM #

    I need to try reading the Galbraith books sometime. I’m not a huge Harry Potter fan (they’re fun, but not at the top of my list), but I hear the Galbraith books are quite different and worth checking out!

    My WWW post.

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 8:37 PM #

      They are very different. It’s hard to think the same person wrote them! They’re not at all for the same audience so I hope you like them. Happy reading!

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  25. Stephanie July 5, 2017 at 5:24 PM #

    I love Oscar Wilde; he is just such a wonderful writer. I hope you enjoy The Importance of Being Earnest. A full cast audio performance sounds interesting! Here is my WWW post for the week: https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesday-july-5-2017/

    Happy Reading! 🙂

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 8:37 PM #

      I’m excited to give it a try. Happy reading!

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      • Stephanie July 7, 2017 at 8:02 AM #

        I hope you enjoy it!! 😊

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  26. Kwizgiver July 5, 2017 at 7:03 PM #

    I had a particularly great reading week! http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/07/www-wednesday.html

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  27. Kathryn July 5, 2017 at 7:11 PM #

    Nearly forgot to post. This holiday week has me messed up on my days.
    http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2017/07/www-july-5-2017.html

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    • Sam July 5, 2017 at 8:38 PM #

      Haha, today was my first day in the office all week and I’m out again tomorrow and back on Friday. Talk about a screwey week. Happy reading!

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  28. Candy @ So little time... July 5, 2017 at 10:20 PM #

    I’m glad you’re enjoying ‘Career of Evil’. I’ve started re-reading the Harry Potter books, love them! I hope you enjoy ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ – I did! 🙂

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/07/what-are-you-reading-july-5-2017.html

    Have a great week, and thanks for hosting!

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    • Sam July 6, 2017 at 6:03 AM #

      Rereading Potter is always the best decision. I hope you’re enjoying it. Happy reading!

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  29. Maggie July 5, 2017 at 10:34 PM #

    I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of Commonwealth! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: 😀

    https://thecaramelfiles.com/challenges-buddy-reads-and-a-fat-book/

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    • Sam July 6, 2017 at 6:04 AM #

      I started it last night and am really liking it so far. I think it will be a winner. Happy reading!

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  30. anovelglimpse July 6, 2017 at 11:11 AM #

    Hopefully John Irving’s book becomes more interesting when you’re in the mood to pick it back up.
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam July 6, 2017 at 1:31 PM #

      It’s very interesting, I’ve just had others I had to pick up for book clubs first. I hope I can get back into it soon! Happy reading!

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  31. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders July 6, 2017 at 6:34 PM #

    *waves shyly* Heeeeyyy! I’m coming back from my hiatus…for real this time. 🙂 I am making little reading progress, but I hope to have a bunch of reviews coming out soon.

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/www-wednesdays-june-5/

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    • Sam July 6, 2017 at 7:08 PM #

      Welcome back! I’m always slow to get back into books after some time off, too. Happy reading!

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  32. Yvo July 6, 2017 at 7:03 PM #

    Good to hear Career Of Evil is going well so far! I really have to continue that series soon… I hope you enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam July 6, 2017 at 7:09 PM #

      I’m reading so many good ones right now, it’s great. Happy reading!

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  33. poseidons99 July 9, 2017 at 1:11 PM #

    didn’t feel like I read a lot this week because of the new job, but because I have to spend quite a lot of time to work I managed to listen to two audiobooks from Temperance Brennan series – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-85-03-07-09-07/
    Happy reading!

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    • Sam July 10, 2017 at 11:20 AM #

      Glad you enjoyed some audiobooks. They’re my favorite. And congrats on the new job! Happy reading.

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