WWW Wednesday, 30-August-2017

30 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 feel like I’m making great progress with Love in the Elephant Tent by Kathleen Cremonesi but until I finish it, I have nothing to show for it! I really think it will be soon but with school starting tomorrow, maybe I shouldn’t be as hopeful.
I’m still enjoying The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. I had a cold over the weekend which cut out some long runs that would have given me some great progress on this one. Slowed down, but I’m not stopping! I’ll keep pushing through it.
I slowed down with The Detroit Electric Scheme by D.E. Johnson between my illness and my vacation to New Orleans. I’m back at it now and I think I’ll finish it in the next two weeks.

Recently finished: Nothing! It was a slow week reading for me so I’m not surprised but I wish I’d been able to get through something!

I did post a review for Chemistry on Monday so please check that out!

Reading Next: I’m back to book club selections it looks like. Next up is Still Life by Louise Penny. I don’t think we’ve read a mystery together for some time so I’m really looking forward to this one.


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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69 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 30-August-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow August 30, 2017 at 1:33 AM #

    I enjoyed Still Life, and then went on to the second one in the series, A Fatal Grace. I am hoping to continue with the series. Have a great week! Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 6:43 AM #

      Glad to know you liked it. I found an audio copy so I may go that route to read it. Happy reading!

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  2. Chloe @ Blushing Bibliophile August 30, 2017 at 1:46 AM #

    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao seems quite interesting, I added it to my TBR 🙂 Also here’s my WWW post: https://blushingbibliophile.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/08/30/WWW-Wednesday-1

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    • Sam September 2, 2017 at 11:39 AM #

      Great! I hope you like it. Sorry for the late response. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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  3. The Gal Herself August 30, 2017 at 1:47 AM #

    Feel better! Summer colds can be the worst, and it would be terribly unfair if you don’t feel better in time for the long weekend.

    This week, I’m all about murder. One book is a “cozy mystery,” where the crime is the catalyst for the puzzle. The other is true crime, one of the most famous and gruesome in our country’s recent history, and it couldn’t be grittier or less cozy.

    http://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2017/08/wwwwednesday_30.html

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 6:44 AM #

      Yikes, those sound pretty gruesome. I hope your don’t get nightmares, that seems to always happen to me. Happy reading!

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  4. Chloe @ Blushing Bibliophile August 30, 2017 at 1:57 AM #

    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao seems quite interesting, I added it to my TBR. Also, here’s my WWW post: https://blushingbibliophile.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/08/30/WWW-Wednesday-1

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 7:52 AM #

      I hope you enjoy it. I’m liking the characters a lot so far. Happy Wednesday!

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  5. alilovesbooks August 30, 2017 at 2:08 AM #

    Sounds like you did well considering cold and vacation. I hope you’re feeling better.

    My bookclub chose a Louise Penny but I have to confess I decided to skip it. I seem to do that a lot so I’m starting to think bookclub may not be for me 😂

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-30th-august-2017/

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 8:48 AM #

      I’ve struggled to keep up with my book club, too. It’s good that you recognize what books you can skip! Then it becomes less of a stressor. Happy reading!

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  6. booksarge August 30, 2017 at 2:19 AM #

    Get well soon, and have a great week! My book club chose A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens which I’m currently reading. Here’s my WWW: http://www.booksarge.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-august-30th/

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 8:56 AM #

      I’m still feeling a bit sick but I’d say I’m 95% better. Enjoy your book club read! We don’t do a lot of classics. Happy reading!

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  7. Idontwearahat. August 30, 2017 at 2:19 AM #

    Chemistry looks interesting. I liked reading the Q&A with the author. Here’s my WWW Wednesday http://wp.me/p6YiO5-Yi

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 11:50 AM #

      Glad you enjoyed! The book is a fun, quick read. Happy reading!

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  8. Paperback and Flick Chick August 30, 2017 at 2:58 AM #

    I am glad that your are starting to feel better and able to get back into reading! Here’s my WWW: https://paperbackandflickchick.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-aug-30-2017/

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  9. Sarah August 30, 2017 at 3:06 AM #

    Hope you feel better soon!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday

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  10. whatcathyreadnext August 30, 2017 at 3:37 AM #

    I enjoyed your Q&A with the author of Chemistry. I liked the comment that authors should be aiming to be ‘lean’ in their writing. I wish more authors could achieve that because I often find there’s too much what seems to me to be ‘padding’ in many books.

    I’ve never been part of a book club. I don’t think I’d get along with others making my book choices although I accept it could mean I miss out on unexpected gems. But I do like reading other people’s reviews, even of books I’ve not read, so I guess I would enjoy the discussion part.

    Here’s my link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesdays-30-august/

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 12:00 PM #

      Chemistry is very lean, a huge accomplishment for a novel.
      I like when my book club finds me a book I never would have picked up otherwise. It’s introduced me to some great authors I’ve gone on to enjoy more of. Happy reading!

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  11. Ryan August 30, 2017 at 6:06 AM #

    I hope you feel better. It’s always a drag getting a cold when the weather is nice — or ought to be. It’s been feeling far too much like Autumn where I’m at lately. Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-20170830/

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 12:01 PM #

      We’re feeling some fall here in Michigan to be sure. I’m excited for sweater season lol. Happy reading!

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  12. rabbitearsblog August 30, 2017 at 6:31 AM #

    Awww….I hope you get better soon!

    Here’s my WWW:

    https://rabbitearsblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesdays-9-august-30-2017/

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  13. Emily @ Reaching While Rooted August 30, 2017 at 6:44 AM #

    I am wrapping up book club selections for the month, so will be happy to be able to choose my own books for a little while again. Our classes started last week also, so some solidarity there on everything slowing down!

    https://reachingwhilerooted.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-08-30-17/

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 12:03 PM #

      Good luck with school! I’m sometimes ok with missing my book club so I can pick my own titles haha. Happy reading!

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  14. Emily Wrayburn August 30, 2017 at 7:28 AM #

    I don’t remember you mentioning it before, but I really like the sound of the Detroit Electric Scheme.

    Here’s my WWW post for this week.

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  15. pocketfullofpages August 30, 2017 at 8:27 AM #

    Hope you are feeling better soon! 🙂

    Here is our WWW post:
    https://pocketfullofpagesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-august-30th-2017/

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 12:04 PM #

      Thank you. I’d say I’m about 95%. Happy reading!

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  16. hmills96 August 30, 2017 at 8:47 AM #

    Good morning! Here’s my linky (1030 EST) http://ilayreading.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-8302017/

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  17. deannalcooley August 30, 2017 at 9:05 AM #

    Hope you’re feeling better! Here’s my post this week. Happy reading. https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-august-30/

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 12:05 PM #

      Thanks, I think I’ll be fine by the weekend. Happy reading!

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  18. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads August 30, 2017 at 9:59 AM #

    Louise Penny is another author that I’ve been wanting to give a try. She’s pretty popular so she can’t be too terrible, haha.
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-83017/

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 12:05 PM #

      Haha very true. I found an audio copy so I think I’ll read it that way. Happy reading!

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  19. ambiammonia385 August 30, 2017 at 10:03 AM #

    I’ve been having a slow reading week too despite all my free time 😛 Hope you feel better soon! Here’s my WWW:

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-3-300817/#more-2898

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 12:06 PM #

      I hope your reading picks up. I’ve found that it’s usually a slow book that slows me down if I do have the time. Happy reading!

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  20. boundtowriting August 30, 2017 at 10:07 AM #

    Feel better! Glad you’re enjoying The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
    Here is my WWW post

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 12:15 PM #

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to learning more about Oscar. The narrative switched to his mother and sister. I think we’ll get back to him soon. Happy reading!

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  21. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic August 30, 2017 at 10:16 AM #

    It sounds like you’ve been really busy and with school starting will be even busier. Hope you’re able to finish books you’re currently reading soon. I’ve read Still Life by Louise Penny and really enjoyed so hope you do, too, when you read it.

    http://notesfromareaderholic.com/www-wednesday-august-30/

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 12:16 PM #

      I’m always busy so this is nothing new lol. Glad to hear you liked it, I’m looking forward to the book. Happy reading!

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  22. theliterarylaboratoryblog August 30, 2017 at 10:34 AM #

    I always tried to get my book club to read mysteries, but they never wanted anything too scary or too graphic or too complicated, so it was hard to find something that worked. We eventually ended up reading The Westing Game, and that was a hit, but I get the feeling that that’s the only sort of mystery they’ll ever be able to handle.

    I hope you get to feel to feeling better soon! Here’s my WWW post: https://theliterarylaboratoryblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-week-five-august-2017/

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 12:17 PM #

      My husbands students love The Westing Game! Glad you found a compromise. Happy reading!

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  23. karenjo46 August 30, 2017 at 11:15 AM #

    Aww hope you feel better soon! Here’s mines =)

    https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesdays-2/

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  24. anovelglimpse August 30, 2017 at 11:23 AM #

    You may not have finished anything this week, but it looks like you’ve cleared a lot of books off your plate in the last couple of weeks. 🙂
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 12:18 PM #

      Haha very true. I got through a lot at the end of the summer. Happy reading!

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  25. readinaflash August 30, 2017 at 12:02 PM #

    Feel better – summer colds suck! readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-60/

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 12:19 PM #

      Thanks, I’m feeling better already. Happy reading!

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  26. Leeve August 30, 2017 at 4:31 PM #

    Hope you’re feeling better and enjoyed your vacation!

    Here’s my post for this week: W W W Wednesday – August 30, 2017.

    L. @ Reviews by Leeve

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 4:51 PM #

      Thank you. I’m feeling much better and I think I’ll be recovered my this weekend. Happy reading!

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  27. Kwizgiver August 30, 2017 at 4:44 PM #

    I’ve been sick with a back-to-school cold, too! Hope we’re both better soon–and back to reading!

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/08/www-wednesday_30.html

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    • Sam August 30, 2017 at 4:53 PM #

      Truth! I’m hoping I don’t get another cold. My husband usually brings one home from his students unfortunately. Happy reading!

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  28. Yvo August 30, 2017 at 10:35 PM #

    I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on the Oscar Wao title! I hope you feel better. Enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam August 31, 2017 at 11:25 AM #

      I’m intrigued so far and continuing to enjoy it. I’m feeling much better today, thank you! Happy reading!

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  29. S B Williams August 31, 2017 at 1:53 AM #

    I haven’t read a good mystery in quite a while. Not usually into mystery. Suspense is more my thing and of course they can pair well together. Though if I did start reading mystery, what would you recommend??

    Here’s my WWW link 🙂 https://authorswilliams.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-august-wrap-up-2/

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    • Sam August 31, 2017 at 11:27 AM #

      I’m not much of a mystery person myself. I usually fall into them with book clubs or because a favorite author went to another genre. I’m not really sure what to recommend, sorry. Happy reading!

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  30. Trisha Jenn Loehr August 31, 2017 at 3:58 PM #

    I’m pretty sure the only reason I finished anything last week was because of Bout of Books. Hopefully you can finish something this week. 🙂

    My WWW Wednesday: https://trishajennreads.com/2017/08/30/www-wednesday-august-30-2017/

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    • Sam August 31, 2017 at 5:26 PM #

      BoB is always a good motivator. Glad it worked for you! Happy reading!

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  31. poseidons99 September 3, 2017 at 1:35 PM #

    Finished this week a good nonfiction book about the Ancient Rome written by Mary Beard and also made a progress in The Sandman series – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-93-28-08-03-09/
    Happy reading! 🙂

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    • Sam September 3, 2017 at 2:24 PM #

      Congrats on the progress. Happy reading!

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