WWW Wednesday, 9-August-2017

9 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: Another slow week on Love in the Elephant Tent by Kathleen Cremonesi. I think I read a chapter? Maybe? Whatever it was, it’s not that impressive. If I have a big week with this one, you’ll all hear about it!
I had a lot of running time with I’m Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum which I’ve enjoyed. I don’t always turn it on in the car if it’s a short drive so I’m sure I could get through more of this but my pace is working well for me!
I’m getting close to the end of Empire Falls by Richard Russo. I really hope I can add this one to my ‘finished’ list next week because I’m itching to pick up my next read!

Recently finished: Another week of not finishing anything for me. I think I’ll knock down two before next week, though!

I am making progress with reviews, though! You can check out my review of A Son of the Circus by John Irving which went up Monday. I have another review coming at y’all tomorrow!

 

Reading Next: I’m determined to pick up Chemistry by Weike Wang before I read my next book club selection,  The Sellout by Paul Beatty. I think I’ll have time due to the short book and my eagerness to get to it!


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, 9-August-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow August 9, 2017 at 1:13 AM #

    Enjoy those books! It is challenging to get through a week of reading when you have some with 400+ pages. Here is MY WWW POST

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:39 AM #

      I’m looking at some shorter books coming up fortunately. Happy reading!

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  2. The Reader August 9, 2017 at 1:16 AM #

    I’m not familiar with any of the books you’re reading or want to read, but the cover of Love in the Elephant Tent looks so nice! Hope you make some more progress! 🙂

    My WWW post for 9th August is here:
    https://forgottenfavouritebooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-3/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:39 AM #

      Thank you! I hope to read a bit during my lunch today. Happy reading!

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  3. alilovesbooks August 9, 2017 at 2:12 AM #

    Sounds like you’ve made good progress this week and have found some enjoyable reads.

    I’ve totally wandered from my reading plan this week https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-9th-august-2017/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:40 AM #

      Thank you! I’m really hoping to report a bit more progress next week. Fingers crossed. Happy reading!

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  4. The Gal Herself August 9, 2017 at 2:32 AM #

    I enjoyed Beautiful Ruins, so maybe (based on the review you linked) I should give I’m Having So Much Fun without You a look.

    Here’s my WWW. I’ve got a timely political bio and a cozy mystery (or three).

    http://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2017/08/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:41 AM #

      I haven’t read Beautiful Ruins but I do love the cover! I’m Having So Much Fun Here Without You has been very compelling but very sad. I’m so close to finishing, I can’t wait to share my thoughts. Happy reading!

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  5. cleopatralovesbooks August 9, 2017 at 3:11 AM #

    Enjoy your reading this week – I have my here https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/this-week-in-books-august-9/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:41 AM #

      Thanks, you too! Happy reading.

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  6. OrganisedBookGirl August 9, 2017 at 4:04 AM #

    Enjoy your reading. I have had a few bad weeks of now finishing anything for the past 2 months.

    Here is a link to my post:
    https://organisedbookgirl.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-9th-august-2017/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:54 AM #

      Oh no! I know I’ve gone through that before. When you do finish a book, though, it feels so good. Happy reading!

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      • OrganisedBookGirl August 9, 2017 at 6:57 AM #

        Thanks. I finally finished one the other day and i was so happy but sad i didn’t have the next book to carry on with.

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      • Sam August 9, 2017 at 7:11 AM #

        Dang! Is it released yet?

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      • OrganisedBookGirl August 9, 2017 at 5:14 PM #

        Yes it’s out I just haven’t bought it. I might buy it next month if I can get my current book and my next read out the way 🙂

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  7. RibbonReviews August 9, 2017 at 4:43 AM #

    Sometimes, it’s just hard to get intonthe world of a particular book. And when you don’t have much time on your hands, progress can be slow but I’m sure there’ll be other days again 😉

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:55 AM #

      Haha thank you. I’m looking forward to moving through these books. I have some exciting titles coming up. Happy reading!

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  8. whatadifferenceawordmakes August 9, 2017 at 6:14 AM #

    I’ve read a couple of the shortlisted books for the Manbooker Prize last year and enjoyed them, but I haven’t read The Sellout yet! I saw Paul Beatty do a reading from the opening chapter last November though and it seemed really good! I hope you enjoy!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://whatadifferenceawordmakes.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesdays-9th-august-2017/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 7:10 AM #

      I’m excited to read that one! I’ve only heard good things about it. Happy reading!

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  9. Emily @ Reaching While Rooted August 9, 2017 at 6:31 AM #

    I think everyone has those busy moments when it feels like you never make headway in a book.

    Here is my WWW: https://reachingwhilerooted.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-08-09-17/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 7:10 AM #

      This should be my productive time, though! I start school at the end of the month and that’s when I expect to slow down haha. Happy reading!

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      • Emily @ Reaching While Rooted August 9, 2017 at 12:18 PM #

        Right??? I am reading all the books Ivan before my school work takes over my life! During the semester I am happy IF I average a book a week

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  10. Emily Wrayburn August 9, 2017 at 7:29 AM #

    Nearly forgot to post my link all together! My WWW

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  11. pocketfullofpages August 9, 2017 at 8:11 AM #

    We aren’t familiar with any of these novels. We hope you have a great reading week and make some more progress! 🙂

    Here is our WWW post:
    https://pocketfullofpagesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-august-9th-2017/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 8:14 AM #

      Thank you! I hope to get some reading time in this weekend. Happy reading!

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  12. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian August 9, 2017 at 8:20 AM #

    Nice selection of books. Here’s what I’ve been reading: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2017/08/www-wednesdays-lazy-days-of-summer.html

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 8:22 AM #

      Thanks, enjoy your reading!

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  13. hmills96 August 9, 2017 at 8:47 AM #

    The only thing I can think of with the Elephant Tent book is Water for Elephants. It would be hard book to follow. Here’s my linky (1030 EST). http://ilayreading.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-892017/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 12:13 PM #

      Haha so true! I’m having that problem reading it. Fortunately there are many years between them for me. Happy reading!

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  14. forgedinink August 9, 2017 at 8:56 AM #

    I’ve been hearing about Chemistry everywhere, so I will have to add this to my list! Here’s my very first WWW!! I’m very excited!

    https://forgedinink.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 12:14 PM #

      Awesome! I posted more about the book last week. I swam with the author in high school! Happy Wednesday!

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  15. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books August 9, 2017 at 9:15 AM #

    It seems like an interesting book! Looking forward to seeing what you think about it when you are finished!

    https://kristinkravesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-august-10th-2017/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 12:24 PM #

      Thanks. I’ll probably finish my audiobook today. Happy reading!

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  16. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads August 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM #

    Empire Falls sounds quite interesting. I’ll look forward to seeing what you think of it once you finish reading it. 🙂
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-8917/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 12:24 PM #

      I so hope I can finish it this weekend. Happy reading!

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  17. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic August 9, 2017 at 10:03 AM #

    I hope you’re able to get some books finished this week. That always makes me feel I’ve accomplished something…lol. Enjoy your week.

    http://notesfromareaderholic.com/www-wednesday-aug-9/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 12:25 PM #

      I think I’ll finish my audiobook tonight. Happy reading!

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  18. ambiammonia385 August 9, 2017 at 10:04 AM #

    Happy Wednesday Everyone!
    My WWW
    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-1/#more-2011

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  19. readinaflash August 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM #

    Good luck with your reading! Here’s my list:) readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-57/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 12:27 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  20. anovelglimpse August 9, 2017 at 11:14 AM #

    I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying I’m Having So Much Fun Here Without You. I’ll be watching for your review. 🙂
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 12:27 PM #

      I think I’ll finish tonight so likely next week or early the week after. I have a big backlog of posts jags. Happy reading!

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  21. whatcathyreadnext August 9, 2017 at 12:06 PM #

    Wow, WWW Wednesday is busy today! Love following all these links. I really hope Chemistry lives up to your expectations since you’ve been looking forward to it for so long…

    Here’s my link, a little late today as I’ve been working on getting up-to-date with reviews (yay!): https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesdays-9th-august-17/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 12:28 PM #

      Thank you. With luck I’ll take it on vacation with me next week. Happy reading!

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  22. jennsie13 August 9, 2017 at 1:10 PM #

    Very cool! My responses are here: https://jennexplainsityall.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:17 PM #

      Happy Wednesday!

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  23. Ryan August 9, 2017 at 1:16 PM #

    Whoops, a little late since I’m out of town. Good luck getting through Love in the Elephant Tent. Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading 🙂

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-20170809/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:18 PM #

      Enjoy your time away from home and I hope you squeeze some reading in. Happy reading!

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  24. Kwizgiver August 9, 2017 at 1:28 PM #

    Happy reading! I’m afraid I’m back to school Monday (boo, hiss) and my reading will slow down dramatically!

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/08/www-wednesday_9.html

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:19 PM #

      Dang! I have until the 31st so I’ll be squeezing in as much as I can. Happy reading!

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  25. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders August 9, 2017 at 1:48 PM #

    I’m hoping to finish both of my books by next week, too. I’ve gotten farther along this month than I expected with school starting and me having to go back even earlier. Happy reading – and listening!

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesdays-aug-9/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:19 PM #

      Have a good school year. I have until the 31st but my husband starts back sooner. Happy reading!

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  26. rabbitearsblog August 9, 2017 at 3:52 PM #

    Hmmm…Love in the Elephant Tent looks interesting! I hope you enjoy your books this week!

    Here’s my WWW:

    https://rabbitearsblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesdays-8-august-9-2017/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:20 PM #

      Thank you. I was able to read a few pages during lunch today. Happy reading!

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  27. Hunida's Blog August 9, 2017 at 4:32 PM #

    I’ve been on hold for a copy of The Sellout by Paul Beatty since May 18! I really can’t wait to read it but I ha e no idea when I’ll be able to! Haha

    I did my first WWW Wednesday today and love the idea! It was fun and simple, I love to check out what everyone else is reading!

    Here is a link to my WWW Wednesday post:
    https://hunidasblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:20 PM #

      Oh geeze. Now I’m worried about getting a copy! I’ll have to check the library soon. Happy Wednesday!

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      • Hunida's Blog August 9, 2017 at 6:54 PM #

        I use the Overdrive library app so I’ve been on hold for the eBook. Maybe if I went to pick up a physical copy I’d have read it by now lol. Happy Wednesday to you too! 😊

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  28. Leeve August 9, 2017 at 4:37 PM #

    I wish you the best of luck with your current reads!

    Here’s my post: W W W Wednesday – August 9, 2017.

    L. @ Reviews by Leeve

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  29. Sarah August 9, 2017 at 5:12 PM #

    Enjoy your books this week! Here’s my WWW Wednesday

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  30. thebrightspark August 9, 2017 at 5:22 PM #

    Itching to pick up the next book doesn’t sound like a great endorsement of what you’re currently reading… I do hate it when the book I’m reading feels like a chore because I just want to get to the next one so badly, though.

    Here’s my post!

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 6:25 PM #

      It doesn’t feel like a chore, I’m just so excited to read a book written by someone I knew in high school! Isn’t that cool?! Happy Wednesday!

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  31. gabster1blog August 9, 2017 at 6:53 PM #

    I must admit that the sellout also intrigues me and I will hopefully one day pick it up, I hope you enjoy it 🙂 http://booksblogsandbusydays.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-09-august-2017/

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 7:04 PM #

      Thanks! I hope to grab it from the library soon. I want to take it on my vacation next week. Happy reading!

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  32. Yvo August 9, 2017 at 8:00 PM #

    Sounds like you will be able to finish two of them soon! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam August 9, 2017 at 9:02 PM #

      I just finished Maum about a half hour ago! Woo! Happy reading!

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  33. Trisha Jenn Loehr August 9, 2017 at 10:26 PM #

    I’m pretty sure the only reason I finished a book this week was because I’d committed to finished it on schedule as part of a buddy read. Hopefully you’ll finish a book soon. 🙂 My WWW Wednesday: https://trishajennreads.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-august-9-2017/

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    • Sam August 10, 2017 at 8:13 AM #

      I finished one last night which felt awesome. Happy reading!

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  34. poseidons99 August 13, 2017 at 9:02 AM #

    the two books I finished this week weren’t that great but atleast the current read Annapolis so far is quite good – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-90-07-08-13-08/
    Happy reading!

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    • Sam August 13, 2017 at 9:33 AM #

      Glad to hear it, enjoy your current read. Happy reading!

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