WWW Wednesday, 6-September-2017

6 Sep

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: You guys, I honestly think I’ll finish Love in the Elephant Tent by Kathleen Cremonesi before next week. Seriously. I might even finish it today! How crazy is this?!
Good progress on The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. I’ll be running even more in the next few weeks as I train for my first half marathon so I expect to finish this one soon and move through a few more audiobooks quickly, too!
I’m pushing myself to finish The Detroit Electric Scheme by D.E. Johnson. I’m not enjoying it much at all but I feel the need to finish it with how far I’ve come. I’m looking forward to a new book, though!

Recently finished: Ugh, yet again nothing. I really do think I’ll make progress next week, though! It will feel so good when I get to put a book in this section.

Reading Next: I plan to listen to Still Life by Louise Penny on audio as soon as I can. I need to get through some physical books so I’m really glad this one is available on audio.
I need to start focusing on my historical fiction challenge so next up for me will be The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory. It fulfills the 1500s time period which I’m really in need of. Gregory usually comes through for a book in this challenge so I’m excited to pick it up soon!


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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59 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 6-September-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow September 6, 2017 at 1:35 AM #

    I loved Still Life…and I have been wanting to read Philippa Gregory’s books. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 6:46 AM #

      I’m a big fan of Gregory’s books. I’m excited to read another. Happy reading!

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  2. alilovesbooks September 6, 2017 at 2:06 AM #

    I keep considering Gregory’s books but I’m not always keen on historical fiction. Are they quite character driven? Is there one in particular you’d recommend?

    I seem to be buried under a mountain of ARCs this week but making good progress https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/www-wednesday-6th-september-2017/

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 6:47 AM #

      I’m a huge fan of Gregory’s. I’d say they’re equally plot and character driven. The Other Boleyn Girl is a good one. Happy reading!

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  3. cleopatralovesbooks September 6, 2017 at 2:10 AM #

    I haven’t read any of Philippa Gregory’s books but my daughter loves them – enjoy The Other Queen. Here is my Wednesday post http://wp.me/p3NfGl-2y3

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 6:48 AM #

      Thank you! I’m a big fan of Gregory like your daughter. Happy reading!

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  4. booksarge September 6, 2017 at 2:47 AM #

    Happy reading week. Here is my WWW: http://www.booksarge.com/2017/09/06/weekly-wrap-www-wednesday-september-6th/

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  5. whatcathyreadnext September 6, 2017 at 3:17 AM #

    I’ve read quite a lot of Philippa Gregory’s books and enjoyed some more than others. I haven’t read this one so I’ll be interested to hear what you think.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/www-wednesdays-6th-september/

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 6:49 AM #

      I feel the same way, some just don’t move me the way others do. I have my fingers crossed for this one. Happy reading!

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  6. laurabookishblog September 6, 2017 at 5:06 AM #

    Here’s mine! 🙂 https://wordpress.com/post/laurabookishblog.wordpress.com/299

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  7. Emily Wrayburn September 6, 2017 at 5:09 AM #

    Yay for nearly being finished Love in the Elephant Tent! I’ve never read any Phillippa Gregory but my mum loves her!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 6:50 AM #

      I finished it! I’m so glad. Gregory is fun if you enjoy English royalty and lots of drama. Happy reading!

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  8. Chloe @ Blushing Bibliophile September 6, 2017 at 6:14 AM #

    Love the cover of “The Other Queen”! It’s so pretty 😀
    Happy reading, here’s my WWW post: https://blushingbibliophile.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/09/06/WWW-Wednesday-2

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 6:51 AM #

      I think so, too. I’m excited to jump into this one. Happy reading!

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  9. Emily @ Reaching While Rooted September 6, 2017 at 6:23 AM #

    Love Phillipa Gregory! And congrats on the first half marathon! I am running one a week and a half from now, and then another mid-October.

    But yaya for Love In The Elephant Tent! It certainly has been a long time coming, so I know you must be excited! Here’s my WWW: https://reachingwhilerooted.com/2017/09/06/www-wednesday-08-06-17/

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 6:51 AM #

      Good luck with your races! I’m very nervous for mine but everyone I talk to says it will be fine haha. I finished Elephant! So excited. Happy reading!

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  10. Gee Jen September 6, 2017 at 6:38 AM #

    Oooh maybe I should try The Other Queen too for that era…or another of Gregory’s books? Here is my WWW post https://geejenmotw.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/www-wednesday-6th-september/ which features a lot of children’s books!

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 6:52 AM #

      On Gregory’s website, she lists what year each of her books take place. It’s great for finishing the challenge! Happy reading!

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      • Gee Jen September 6, 2017 at 6:53 AM #

        Thanks for the tip Sam!

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  11. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books September 6, 2017 at 8:36 AM #

    I am so intrigued by Love in the Elephant Tent! I haven’t read a lot of books set in a circus buy I have enjoyed all the ones I have read! Happy reading!

    https://kristinkravesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/www-wednesday-september-5th-2017/

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM #

      It was a fun read. It’s even better that it’s a true story. Happy reading!

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  12. hmills96 September 6, 2017 at 8:48 AM #

    It’s that time of year when I’m noticing the challenges that I haven’t fulfilled. Can’t wait to hear what you think of the PG! http://ilayreading.com/2017/09/06/www-wednesday-962017/ (10:30 EST)

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 12:01 PM #

      Thanks! I’m rushing to get through mine as well. Happy reading!

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  13. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads September 6, 2017 at 9:57 AM #

    Ooh, I’ll be really interested to see what you think of The Other Queen. I love historical fiction, but rarely read any that isn’t YA. I’ve been wanting to branch out and give Philippa Gregory a try, though.
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/www-wednesday-9617-an-announcement/

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 12:01 PM #

      She’s really great. I think I started reading her in high school. Happy reading!

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  14. boundtowriting September 6, 2017 at 10:10 AM #

    Love in the Elephant Tent sounds like a great book! Here’s my WWW Post

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 12:02 PM #

      I finished it and can say it was. Happy reading!

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  15. katieandbooks September 6, 2017 at 10:12 AM #

    I’ve tried to read Gregory’s books but I just somehow don’t get them! I hope you’ll enjoy it though! My WWW post is herehttps://katiejudgesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/www-wednesday-6-september-2017/

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 12:02 PM #

      Thank you. I’m a big fan of hers and looking forward to another great read. Happy reading!

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  16. bookandswordblog September 6, 2017 at 10:13 AM #

    I haven’t had much reading time either 😦
    https://bookandswordblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/www-wednesday-september-6th/

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  17. Kwizgiver September 6, 2017 at 10:17 AM #

    Good luck with your training! Hopefully, the audiobooks motivate you.

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/09/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 12:03 PM #

      Haha for sure. They keep me running! Happy reading.

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  18. readinaflash September 6, 2017 at 10:28 AM #

    Hope you make some progress:) Here’s my link https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/www-wednesday-61/

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 12:03 PM #

      Thanks. I think I’ll have a big update next week. Happy reading!

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  19. Ryan September 6, 2017 at 12:36 PM #

    Looks like we’re in for a rush of finished titles from you soon haha! Slow progress can be frustrating, but I find it always feels great to finally finish a lot in a short amount of time. Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/www-wednesday-20170906/

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 7:35 PM #

      I’m really looking forward to it! I finished one already. Happy reading!

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  20. amediatedworld September 6, 2017 at 1:06 PM #

    I’ve just done my first ever WWW post! amediatedworld.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/the-three-ws-bookish-questions/

    Very fun! Looking forward to reading others!

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 7:36 PM #

      Welcome! Look forward to your future posts. Happy Wednesday!

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  21. thebrightspark September 6, 2017 at 1:28 PM #

    I really want to enjoy Philippa Gregory’s work, but somehow none of it has ever worked for me! Hope you enjoy, though. 🙂

    My post.

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 7:48 PM #

      Thank you. I’m a big fan of her books. Happy reading!

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  22. karenjo46 September 6, 2017 at 5:42 PM #

    I’m not a big fan of historical fiction, but I’ve been wanting to try some of Philippa Gregory books. It’s just very hard for me to get into them…but maybe when my TBR opens up a bit.

    Anyway, Happy reading!!!

    Here’s my post! https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/www-wednesdays-3/

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 7:48 PM #

      I hope you get a chance, I really enjoy her work. Happy reading!

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  23. jaleenajo September 6, 2017 at 6:02 PM #

    I feel like I’m in the minority but I wasn’t a huge fan of Oscar Wao. I really wanted to like it but couldn’t. I hope you enjoy it more than I did!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:
    https://beachesandbooks.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/www-wednesday-4/

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 7:49 PM #

      I like it so far and I wish I could see where it was going. Happy reading!

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  24. Yvo September 6, 2017 at 7:31 PM #

    Congrats on almost finishing Love In The Elephant tent! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. Here’s my WWW.

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  25. Candy @ So little time... September 6, 2017 at 7:56 PM #

    Hooray, for finishing Love in the Elephant Tent! (I saw the comment above ;))

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/09/what-are-you-reading-sept-6-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

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    • Sam September 6, 2017 at 8:05 PM #

      Haha thank you! I’m excited to share it next week. Happy reading!

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  26. theliterarylaboratoryblog September 6, 2017 at 10:21 PM #

    I love the idea of a reading challenge based on the time period! I read a lot of books set in the same times–contemporary, 1940s/WWII, Victorian England–so it couldn’t hurt to expand my reading horizons a bit.

    And it’s late, but here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://theliterarylaboratoryblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/www-wednesday-week-one-september-2017/

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    • Sam September 7, 2017 at 7:21 AM #

      You’re welcome to join the challenge any time! I’ve been hosting it for three years now and I enjoy it every year. Happy reading!

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  27. Hunida September 7, 2017 at 5:25 AM #

    Good job on almost finishing the Elephant book finally.😆

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    • Sam September 7, 2017 at 7:21 AM #

      I finished it! It feels so good lol. Happy reading!

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  28. Abbey | threecatsandagirl September 12, 2017 at 9:19 AM #

    I just added Love in the Elephant Tent to my TBR on Goodreads! I loved Water for Elephants and that sold me on adding this book. The Other Queen was so incredibly good (although I love all of Philippa Gregory’s books with Henry VIII, etc.) I can’t wait to see your thoughts!

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    • Sam September 12, 2017 at 9:38 AM #

      So glad you like it. I’ll be starting it soon. I love Gregory, too. Happy reading!

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