WWW Wednesday, 23-August-2017

23 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’m still working on Love in the Elephant Tent by Kathleen Cremonesi. I checked yesterday and I’m on chapter 34 of 40 so I really do promise I’ll finish this book!
I started a new audiobook while on vacation, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. I’m really enjoying it so far and I’m looking forward to continuing to learn how wondrous Oscar’s life is.
I have a new physical book as well, The Detroit Electric Scheme by D.E. Johnson. It’s fun to read a book set in your town, but I’m having some issues with this book already. It’s not enough to stop me from reading it, but it will make for a long review.

Recently finishedI was able to finish Chemistry by Weike Wang on the plane to New Orleans. I’m excited to put up a review next week and see if I can talk to Weike about the book a little and share with you all.

Two reviews to share! I posted a review of I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum on Monday. I enjoyed the book but it wasn’t what I was expecting and I think that threw it off for me. I gave the book Three out of Five Stars.
I also posted a review of Empire Falls by Richard Russo yesterday. I understand why this book won the Pulitzer and now I want to see the HBO mini-series! Does aAnyone know if it’s easy to get a copy of that?

Reading Next: It turns out I am going to the conference I mentioned in my last post so I will not be reading for my upcoming book club. Instead, I’ll likely read My Jesus Year by Benyamin Cohen. It feels good to knock some of my own books off my TBR, especially as I build it up while traveling.


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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82 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 23-August-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow August 23, 2017 at 1:42 AM #

    Enjoy your reading! I’m curious about The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which I’ve heard nothing about. Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 3:57 PM #

      I’ve seen it on a number of ‘Must Read’ lists which got me excited about it. Happy reading!

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  2. booksarge August 23, 2017 at 2:52 AM #

    I read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and here is my review of it. Glad your are enjoying it. http://www.booksarge.com/2017/07/25/review-brief-wondrous-life-of-oscar-wao/

    Here is my WWW post: http://www.booksarge.com/2017/08/22/www-wednesday-august-23rd/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 2:58 PM #

      Thanks for sharing! I’m afraid of spoilers so forgive me for not reading this now. Happy reading!

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      • booksarge August 25, 2017 at 12:45 PM #

        No worries, we can exchange notes after you are done. Happy reading!

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  3. alilovesbooks August 23, 2017 at 3:06 AM #

    You’ve made me very curious about Oscar Wao and why his life was both brief and wondrous. I’m going to have to go look it up 😀

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-23rd-august-2017/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 3:59 PM #

      I’m still figuring it out myself haha. Happy reading!

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  4. Diana August 23, 2017 at 3:33 AM #

    My book-club read Oscar Wao in May. Seeing your comment about it makes me eager to find out what you will think about Oscar’s life. I will look out for your review.

    Here’s my WWW: https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-august-23rd/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM #

      Great! I’m enjoying it a lot so far. Happy reading!

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  5. Nicole @whatadifferenceawordmakes August 23, 2017 at 4:28 AM #

    I found Oscar Wao quite difficult to read, particularly with all the footnotes, and I was more interested in his sister and mother as characters, but I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

    I know what you mean about books being set where you live, especially when there are places in the story you recognise! I hope the issues your having with The Detroit Electric Scheme resolve themselves!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://whatadifferenceawordmakes.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/misc-www-wednesdays-23rd-august-2017/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 4:02 PM #

      I’m listening to Oscar Wao so I don’t know about the footnotes. They’re either being ditched or worked in really well. The issues I have with The Detroit Electric Scheme are more about the historical period than anything else. I’ll go into plenty of detail in my review haha. Happy reading!

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  6. Paperback and Flick Chick August 23, 2017 at 4:43 AM #

    chemistry looks interesting! here’s the link to my very first WWW https://paperbackandflickchick.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-23-aug-2017/

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  7. whatcathyreadnext August 23, 2017 at 6:18 AM #

    Looks like you’ve had a great reading week. I’m now really curious to read your review (long or not) of The Detroit Electric Scheme!

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  8. Hunida August 23, 2017 at 6:25 AM #

    Oh I can’t wait to read your review on Chemistry!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://hunidasblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-3/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 4:05 PM #

      I plan to have it up early next week. Happy reading!

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  9. Emily Wrayburn August 23, 2017 at 7:45 AM #

    I’ve had the experience a couple of time this year of being thrown when a book wasn’t what I expected. Glad you still enjoyed I’m Having So Much Fun Here Without You a bit though.

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-august-23-2017/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 4:05 PM #

      Thank you! It was the title for sure. I’m still not sure how it worked into the story. Happy reading!

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  10. pocketfullofpages August 23, 2017 at 8:03 AM #

    We are so glad you had a great reading week!
    Here is our post:
    https://pocketfullofpagesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-august-23rd-2017/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 4:06 PM #

      Thanks! I’ve been fortunate in books lately. Happy reading!

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  11. hmills96 August 23, 2017 at 8:25 AM #

    Good morning! Here’s my linky (1030EST) http://ilayreading.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-8232017/

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books August 23, 2017 at 8:31 AM #

    I have been wanting to read The Brief Wondrous Life for ages! I can’t wait to see what you think about it!

    https://kristinkravesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-august-23rd-2017/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 4:06 PM #

      So far I really enjoy it. Oscar is a really great character. Happy reading!

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  13. deannalcooley August 23, 2017 at 9:04 AM #

    Finding books set in your town is so cool. I live in the area of New Hampshire where most of John Irving Novels are set, so I understand the neat/weird feeling about understanding the setting and how real a novel feels when you can drive or walk down the exact place where a scene is taking place and read about something happening there. Such a fun reading experience. I’m happy to see you are reading books you seem really into.

    https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-82317/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 4:12 PM #

      I love John Irving, I’m so jealous! Finding books set in Detroit is always fun for me. They are few and far in between though haha. Happy reading!

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  14. Ashley August 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM #

    I hope you have fun reading all of your books. They all sound interesting. 🙂
    Here’s my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-43/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 4:13 PM #

      Thank you. I’ve got a good bunch right now. Happy reading!

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  15. bookandswordblog August 23, 2017 at 10:14 AM #

    I love www Wednesdays and always look forward to them ❤
    https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/68861820/posts/1568750736

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 4:13 PM #

      Glad you enjoy it. It’s my favorite day of the week. Happy reading!

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  16. rambling kori August 23, 2017 at 10:23 AM #

    Junot Diaz is a great author, I haven’t read any of his full length books, but I have read his short stories. Best of luck on your reading adventures!!

    Here’s the shortlink to my WWW Wednesday post: http://wp.me/p6DAXh-4PV

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 4:17 PM #

      Glad to hear you like him. This is my first of his work. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. readingwithjessica August 23, 2017 at 10:28 AM #

    I haven’t heard of any of your books for this week. I hope you enjoy them though 🙂
    My WWW for this week

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 2:59 PM #

      Thank you, I’m having a good reading week. Happy reading!

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  18. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads August 23, 2017 at 10:32 AM #

    I really want to read something by Junot Diaz, but I have the hardest time making up my mind on which of his books I should try, haha. Maybe if you end up enjoying this one enough, I’ll pick it up myself!

    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-82317/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 4:18 PM #

      I’ve heard amazing things about this one which got me excited to read it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. City of Novels August 23, 2017 at 10:50 AM #

    I look forward to your review of Chemistry! I’ve been eyeing that book for a bit! https://cityofnovels.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-august-23rd-2017/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 3:01 PM #

      I think it will be up next week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. readinaflash August 23, 2017 at 10:58 AM #

    Did you finish The Millionaires? Here’s is my post https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-59/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 4:19 PM #

      It turns out the copy I had was mislabeled and was an abridged version! I put it aside and I’ll tackle the unabridged version one day but I’m hoping to forget the plot a little first haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic August 23, 2017 at 11:04 AM #

    You’re reading a lot of interesting books! My Jesus Year sounds really good. Hope you enjoy it.

    http://notesfromareaderholic.com/www-wednesday-august-23/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 4:50 PM #

      Thanks, I hope to get to it soon. Happy reading!

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  22. anovelglimpse August 23, 2017 at 11:20 AM #

    I love what a wide range of books you read. That Oscar books sounds interesting. I’ve heard good things about it and hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 5:08 PM #

      Thank you! With reading so many books at once, I need variety to keep the plots straight lol. Happy reading!

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  23. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles August 23, 2017 at 11:25 AM #

    It’s been a long while since I did a WWW but looking forward to checking out everyone’s posts. I’m not familiar with any of the books you’ve talked about but I’m glad you’ve had some good recent reads.
    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 5:08 PM #

      Welcome back. I’ve had a good summer for books and I’m enjoying it a lot. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. katieandbooks August 23, 2017 at 11:56 AM #

    Your books sound really interesting! Here’s the link to my WWW post https://katiejudgesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/596/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 9:22 PM #

      Thank you, I’m enjoying them this week. Happy reading!

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  25. boundtowriting August 23, 2017 at 12:14 PM #

    I read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in my college English course. It is such a good read! Hope you enjoy it!
    Here is my

    WWW post!

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 3:01 PM #

      Glad to hear it, I’m looking forward to the read. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Idontwearahat. August 23, 2017 at 1:47 PM #

    You’ve made me curious about a few of these books! Here’s mine. https://katiecreativewriterblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesdays/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 9:22 PM #

      I’m glad, I hope you enjoy them. Happy reading!

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  27. Ryan August 23, 2017 at 1:54 PM #

    Though there are only a few examples in my case, I always found it a little odd to read a book set in the city I live in. It might just be I find it a little distracting, because it gets me thinking about the place more than I need to.

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

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-20170823/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 9:23 PM #

      It’s more distracting when they get something wrong. That’s the worst. Happy reading!

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  28. allymemes August 23, 2017 at 3:51 PM #

    These all sound so interesting! Here’s mine: https://allywritesthingsblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-august-23/
    🙂

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  29. Candy @ So little time... August 23, 2017 at 4:35 PM #

    I’m so glad you finished Chemistry! I look forward to your review and possible interview with the author.

    Here’s my post: https://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/08/what-are-you-reading-august-23-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting, and have a great week!

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 9:23 PM #

      I’ll post both next week! Happy reading!

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  30. Kwizgiver August 23, 2017 at 5:00 PM #

    I am not sure how I managed to start four different books….

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/08/www-wednesday_23.html

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 9:23 PM #

      Haha now you sound like me lol. Happy reading!

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  31. ER August 23, 2017 at 7:02 PM #

    Loved the review of ‘Empire Falls’ and really looking forward to reading the review of ‘Chemistry’. Here is my post: https://literaryteawither.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/www-wednesday-23rd-august-2017/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 9:24 PM #

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoy writing them. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  32. karenjo46 August 23, 2017 at 7:27 PM #

    This is my first time participating for WWW Wednesdays =)

    Here’s my post! – https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesdays/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 9:24 PM #

      Welcome! Happy reading!

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  33. Yvo August 23, 2017 at 7:51 PM #

    The Oscar Wao book sounds really interesting! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 9:25 PM #

      Thanks, I’m really liking it so far. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  34. Rachel (Bookish Rachel) August 23, 2017 at 9:12 PM #

    This is the first I’ve heard of all of these books!

    https://bookishrachel.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-16/

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    • Sam August 23, 2017 at 10:49 PM #

      I hope some of them spark your interest. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  35. siderealday August 24, 2017 at 12:03 PM #

    Late, whoops. Enjoy your reading – and your trip! I’ve always wanted to go to New Orleans so I’m really jealous. I hope you’re having fun. Sorry I’ve missed the last few weeks – I’ve not had much time to read or blog.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/www-wednesday-823/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam August 24, 2017 at 1:48 PM #

      Glad you’re back! I hope we can catch up on life soon, I’ve been MIA from writers group. Happy reading!

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  36. poseidons99 August 27, 2017 at 11:07 AM #

    Finished this week the first book in The Wheel of Time series. Currently refreshing my knowledge about the Anciet Rome by listening to the S.P.Q.R by Mary Beard and then right back on the Wheel 😀 – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-92-21-08-27-08/
    Happy reading!

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    • Sam August 27, 2017 at 2:58 PM #

      Enjoy the series. Is that a long one? Happy reading!

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  37. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders August 27, 2017 at 5:39 PM #

    Looks like you’ve had a great reading week!

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    • Sam August 27, 2017 at 7:11 PM #

      I did, thank you. Happy reading!

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  38. Chen September 24, 2017 at 12:29 PM #

    Thanks for the insights. Your current reads appears interesting! I’d look for that book, too.

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