WWW Wednesday, 2-August-2017

2 Aug

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 lot less progress with Love in the Elephant Tent by Kathleen Cremonesi than I’d hoped for. We didn’t have a lot of down time and I was always trying to save phone battery for navigating the public transportation systems! Oh well. I’m still steadily picking at this one and will be for a while.
I enjoyed the part of I’m Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum that I’ve gotten through so far. I did a fair amount of running while I was on vacation (no pool or bike needed!) so this came along with me to keep me entertained.
You all picked my physical book and it ended up being Empire Falls by Richard Russo. This book is a nice, slow burn that I’m really liking so thank you, everyone, who voted for it and picked it. I’m about half way through but I’ll slow down now that I don’t have 5-hour plane rides to devote to it.

Recently finished: All of my projections from last week were correct (yay) but I didn’t finish anything else for this past week. Boo!

I did post a review for Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) on Monday which you can go check out. I’ve got two more I owe you all over the next week or so. Expect a steady stream of them going forward.

Reading Next: Hm, trick question. My book club meets in September to read The Sellout by Paul Beatty so I might pick that up. Alternatively, I’m thinking of reading Chemistry by Weike Wang next. I have a crazy story about this book I’ll be sharing tomorrow when I talk about the Elliot Bay Book Company so come back and check that out!


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, 2-August-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow at 2:12 AM #

    I’ve enjoyed a couple of books by Russo, but haven’t yet read Empire Falls. I am now curious. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam at 12:05 PM #

      It seems he had a number of well liked books. Glad to hear something positive about his writing. Happy reading!

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  2. Emily Wrayburn at 2:18 AM #

    Glad you had a great vacation even if there was less time for reading than you had hoped. Sounds like you still managed to cram in a fair bit!

    Here’s my post.

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    • Sam at 12:05 PM #

      Thanks! I jammed it all in on the planes and bus haha. There was a lot of time involved there. Happy reading!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext at 3:20 AM #

    Glad you’re enjoying Empire Falls. There would be a whole lot of people here feeling guilty if you weren’t, myself included, as that was my choice. I haven’t read The Sellout but obviously heard loads about it.

    I had a busy week of last minute reading for blog tours and, because I’m my own worst enemy, instead of taking it easy for a bit I’ve signed up for #ARCAugust with the objective of reading 6 from my NetGalley stack.

    Here’s my link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesdays-2-aug-17/

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    • Sam at 12:07 PM #

      I don’t think there was a bad pick in the bunch but I’m glad y’all chose this one. Good luck with August, that’s a big goal. Happy reading!

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  4. alilovesbooks at 3:25 AM #

    I keep seeing The Sellout in bookshops and despite having no clue what it’s actually about I have been very tempted to pick it up. I will definitely be looking out for your thoughts.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-2nd-august-2017/

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    • Sam at 12:08 PM #

      I haven’t looked into the plot either haha. I find I like books better that way. I’m looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  5. Vicki_cosybooks at 4:47 AM #

    Hi, this is my first time participating – I haven’t read any of your books but glad you’re enjoying your current read. Here’s my post https://cosybooks.blog/2017/08/02/www-wednedays/

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  6. Ryan at 6:06 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed your vacation. Is it a trick question on what to read next because you probably ought to pick up the book club novel regardless? 😉

    Here’s my entry for this week. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-20170802/

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    • Sam at 12:11 PM #

      Haha possibly! Chemistry is short and I think I can squeeze it in without an issue but I’m not sure. Happy reading!

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  7. I didn’t realize you run! I am training for a fall half marathon right now…

    I read Chemistry some months back. I thought it was ok, but not one that will make any of my best of lists anytime soon.

    Here is my WWW: https://reachingwhilerooted.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-08-02-17/

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    • Sam at 12:12 PM #

      Yay for another runner! I’m doing my first half in October. I do mostly 10Ks now.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Look for my post tomorrow and you can see why I’m hyped to read it. Happy reading!

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  8. pocketfullofpages at 8:03 AM #

    We are so glad you had a great vacation and we just love running as well!

    Here is our post:
    https://pocketfullofpagesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-august-2nd-2017/

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    • Sam at 12:13 PM #

      Yay for more runners! I didn’t realize there were so many running readers haha. Happy reading!

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  9. It sounds like your vacation was good. I’ll have to check your posts to read about bookstores since I’ve spent quite a bit of time inn Portland and Seattle. Elliott Bay Bookstore is a fun place to spend an afternoon (or two!).

    I hope you have a great reading week!

    http://notesfromareaderholic.com/www-wednesday-august-2/

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    • Sam at 12:13 PM #

      My post tomorrow is about Elliott Bay! I adored it and I wish I could go back. Happy reading!

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  10. I haven’t heard of Chemistry but it looks really interesting! I hope you enjoy it!

    https://kristinkravesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-august-2nd-2017/

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    • Sam at 12:14 PM #

      Thanks. My post tomorrow will explain why I’m so psyched about it. Happy reading!

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  11. amheeney53 at 8:27 AM #

    I’m currently reading The Sellout and it’s so good! Finished Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine last week and fully recommend that too! Here’s a link to my WWW post for anyone who’d like to read it: https://lifewithliterature.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesdays-2nd-august/?preview=true

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    • Sam at 12:14 PM #

      Glad to hear it! I’m really looking forward to The Sellout. Will it be good for a book club? Happy Wednesday!

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  12. hmills96 at 8:55 AM #

    Good morning! Here’s my linky for later this morning: http://ilayreading.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-722017/

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  13. deannalcooley at 9:45 AM #

    I have found public transportation equal parts the best and the worst places to read. It’s really a toss up. It’s a feat to get even a little bit done. Your books all look so interesting. I always find myself adding new things to my TBR pile when I read your posts. Here’s my www Wednesday for this week: https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-august-2-2017/

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    • Sam at 12:18 PM #

      Happy to help (hurt?) your TBR! I don’t know if I could do it on a daily bus commute but the four hour drive gave me some good time. Happy reading!

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  14. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads at 9:54 AM #

    I’m glad you seem to have had a good vacation although it sucks that you weren’t able to read as much as you wanted to.
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-8217/

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    • Sam at 12:18 PM #

      The plus side is all the book store time I got! I’m excited to write the posts about it. Happy reading!

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      • Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads at 4:10 PM #

        That’s awesome! I’ll look forward to reading your posts 🙂

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  15. It seems that you had a fun vacation!

    Here’s my link : WWW Wednesday (August 02, 2017)
    https://supercalireader.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-august-02-2017/

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  16. j9reads at 11:11 AM #

    I’m glad you have a good book for the plane! Here is my WWW post: https://hersforthereadingsite.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-august-2-2017/

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    • Sam at 6:39 PM #

      Thanks, it was a life saver. Happy reading!

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  17. anovelglimpse at 11:20 AM #

    I’ve been wanting to read I’m Having So Much Fun Here Without You. It sounds like a hoot! Happy reading!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam at 6:39 PM #

      It’s been a lot darker than I expected, to be honest! I haven’t gotten to how the title ties in yet, but there’s no fun being had! Happy reading.

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  18. Kwizgiver at 11:24 AM #

    My summer break from school is almost over and I’m sad my reading time will be diminished. It’s been a great reading summer for me! Sounds like you had a fun vacation. 🙂

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/08/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam at 6:40 PM #

      Thank you! I start back to classes at the beginning of September so I’m dreading the end of all my reading time as well. Happy reading!

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  19. readinaflash at 11:26 AM #

    Hope your vacation was great!!! https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-56/

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    • Sam at 6:40 PM #

      It was amazing and I’d go back in a flash. Happy reading!

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  20. dez | the fun in reading books at 12:25 PM #

    I also didn’t finish anything last week but it’s okay! At least you enjoyed your vacation. 🙂 Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-august-2-2017/

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    • Sam at 6:41 PM #

      Thank you. I’m hoping I finish something this week but it’s really not looking good! Happy reading.

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  21. siderealday at 2:18 PM #

    You might not have gotten more than you thought, but any progress is good progress! And at least it seems like you enjoyed the novels you read/are reading.
    Here’s my WWW post for the week: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-82/
    I hope you had fun on your vacation and happy reading!

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    • Sam at 6:42 PM #

      I’ve had great luck with books these past few weeks. I’m really excited for some future reads, too. Happy Wednesday!

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  22. Yvo at 3:26 PM #

    Empire Falls sounds like an interesting one! I hope you will enjoy the rest of it. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam at 6:47 PM #

      Thanks. I’m hoping for some time to binge read this weekend. Happy reading!

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  23. papercoconuts at 3:46 PM #

    I haven’t read any of these books, but now I for sure will be adding them to my TBR list! Here’s my WWW for the week:

    https://papercoconuts.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-080217/

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    • Sam at 6:47 PM #

      Glad you found something that interests you. Happy Wednesday!

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  24. Trisha Jenn Loehr at 5:31 PM #

    Saving phone batteries while travelling is very important! I hope you’re having a great time. My WWW Wednesday: https://trishajennreads.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-august-2-2017/

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    • Sam at 6:52 PM #

      The trip was wonderful and I wish I could go back, haha. Work has been VERY hard this week after I enjoyed myself so much last week. Funny enough, I find my battery dying faster now that I’m back. Happy reading!

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  25. Shaz at 5:56 PM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed your vacation!

    Here’s my WWW:
    https://shazreads.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesday-3-2nd-august-2017/

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  26. Laura E Agnella at 6:56 PM #

    Wow! A lot of great reading going on. 🙂
    I’m reading a lot more since it is summer and I am home. Here is my link:
    https://thebooknerd2013.blogspot.com/2017/08/www-wednesday-august-2nd.html

    Have a great day!

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    • Sam at 6:57 PM #

      I do love that about summer! Lounging outside after work when it’s warm AND bright is the best. Happy reading!

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  27. I am glad you enjoyed your vacation in spite of not getting enough reading done. Here is my post
    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2017/08/what-are-you-reading-wednesdays-19.html

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    • Sam at 9:37 PM #

      Thank you! I always think I’ll read more than I do. Happy reading!

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  28. bookandswordblog at 9:37 PM #

    This was really fun!
    Here is my WWW:
    https://wordpress.com/post/bookandswordblog.wordpress.com/179

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    • Sam at 10:00 PM #

      Great! Thanks for joining in and happy Wednesday!

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  29. Leeve at 9:38 PM #

    I’m glad you’re making progress with your reads!

    Here’s my link: W W W Wednesdays – August 2, 2017.

    L. @ Reviews by Leeve

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    • Sam at 10:03 PM #

      Thanks. I’m not sure I’ll finish one this week either. 😢 Happy Wednesday!

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  30. bookandswordblog at 9:39 PM #

    ^ posted a wrong link above, oops.
    Rookie mistake
    Here is my WWW :
    https://bookandswordblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/www-wednesday/

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  31. I’m glad you had a great vacation! I was on vacation too. I traveled across the country on Amtrak, spent a wonderful week in NJ with the family, then traveled back on the train. I was able to get a couple of books read. 🙂

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/08/what-are-you-reading-august-2-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

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    • Sam at 6:45 AM #

      Oh wow, that sounds like quite the trip! I’ve never been on a train ride that long. I hope it was comfortable. Happy reading!

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      • It was, we were in a sleeper car. The beds are a little small and could be a little softer, but for the most part, it was comfortable. 🙂 I love seeing the country. I spent a lot of time staring out the window!

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  32. Alyazyah Alshamsi at 3:56 AM #

    My sister (F of JAF) has read The Sellout and highly recommends it!

    Here’s this week’s post from our end 🙂 http://www.jafink.com/single-post/www3

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    • Sam at 6:45 AM #

      Thank you! I’m glad to hear it’s well liked. Happy reading!

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  33. I got some reading done while traveling this past week, too. Not nearly as much, only an hour or so at a time. I’m glad you’re enjoying the book we picked! YAY!
    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/www-wednesdays-aug-2/

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    • Sam at 7:16 PM #

      Thanks for picking such a good one. Happy reading!

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  34. poseidons99 at 11:58 AM #

    Started The Wheel of Time on audio this week, hopefully I’ll like it enough to complete the whole series without break. Are you participating in Tome Topple readathon 🙂 – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/08/06/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-89-31-07-06-08/
    Happy reading!

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    • Sam at 12:24 PM #

      Good luck! I haven’t done a readathon in a long time. I finished a lot of long ones a few weeks ago. Happy reading!

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