WWW Wednesday, 20-September-2017

20 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: Armada by Ernest Cline is going really fast for me. I’m making time to read it a lot because I enjoy it so much. It seems a bit like Ender’s Game mixed with War Games so far. I hope he makes something else happen so it will stand out more.
I decided to go another direction with my next book and I started reading Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins. It’s a book I own that’s autographed, which means I don’t like to take it out of the house unless I absolutely have to. I think I’m going to be home mostly in the next few weeks so that won’t be an issue. Plus side, it’s set in the future! Yay for finding books to finish up my challenge.
I did start The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory though on audio instead of a physical book. I’m still too early to really give an opinion on it but my long runs are sure to get me through it fast!

Recently finishedI was able to finish The Detroit Electric Scheme by D.E. Johnson last week and got my post up on Monday! It feels good to finish a book and even better when I didn’t like the book and I’m finally through with it. I gave the book 2 out of 5 Stars.
I was able to finish Still Life by Louise Penny sooner than expected. I guess my long runs are paying off! I’ll have a post up about it tomorrow. In summary, I enjoyed this a lot more as it went on. It started off a little slow for me but the twists and turns had me itching to figure out the killer before the end! This will be a very different discussion for my book club, I wonder what kind of questions we can ask about a mystery compared to some more traditional literature.

My review for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz went up last Thursday. I really enjoyed this book. Please go check out my review. I know a number of you had read it and I’d love to hear your thoughts on Oscar.

Reading Next: With how early on I am in my books, I haven’t really thought this through yet. I do need to read Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks. This will hit my final time period for the When Are You Reading? Challenge and I’ll be done! That’s likely to come next on audio. We’ll see about other formats.


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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73 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 20-September-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow September 20, 2017 at 1:57 AM #

    Gold Fame Citrus sounds like a book I would enjoy. Have a great week, and thanks for sharing. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:22 PM #

      I like it so far. It reminds me a bit of Edan Lepucki’s California. Happy reading!

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  2. alilovesbooks September 20, 2017 at 2:01 AM #

    I think you’ve just about convinced me on Armada. While I haven’t read Enders Game I’ve read Enders Shadow and absolutely loved it so if Armada is similar it sounds ideal.

    Congrats on being almost finished the When Are You Reading Challenge. Considering it’s September that’s impressive.

    I’ve had a much quieter reading week https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-20th-september-2017/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:23 PM #

      I hope you like it. I can’t wait to keep reading tomorrow. Happy reading!

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  3. booksarge September 20, 2017 at 3:03 AM #

    I read your review on the Oscar Lao book. Great review. Happy reading week. Here is my WWW: http://www.booksarge.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-september-20th/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:23 PM #

      Thanks! It was a really engrossing read. Happy reading!

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  4. Emily Wrayburn September 20, 2017 at 4:36 AM #

    Nice work on being so close to the end of your challenge! I’ve nearly completed my Australian Women Writers challenge, and my diversity challenge-within-a-challenge as well. Only a couple more titles still to read.

    Here’s my WWW for this week.

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:24 PM #

      Nice! This is only a 12 book challenge so it’s really not much to tag about lol. Happy reading!

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  5. Amanda @ Literary Weaponry September 20, 2017 at 5:39 AM #

    I really loved The Other Queen by Gregory. Then again, her books always draw me in. I can’t seem to help in. Hope you love it, too!
    https://literaryweaponry.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-september-19th/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:25 PM #

      Thank you. It was a great companion on my run yesterday. Happy reading!

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  6. whatcathyreadnext September 20, 2017 at 6:42 AM #

    I read your review of The Detroit Electric Scheme and it was interesting to get a writer’s take on a book, especially one you didn’t care for. I was away last week so this week there is a double helping of ‘Recently Finished’ covering my holiday reading. Still got to get around to writing the reviews between loading the washing machine with what seems like a never-ending pile of laundry.

    I’m intrigued by Year of Wonders because I recently read The Smallest Thing by Lisa Manterfield which is a modern day retelling set in Eyam, the original plague village. I enjoyed it but I actually think I’d prefer the story in its original time period.

    Here’s my link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-20-september/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:26 PM #

      I haven’t read much into Year of Wonder besides the setting so I’m ready for it to surprise me. Happy reading!

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  7. Nicole @whatadifferenceawordmakes September 20, 2017 at 6:56 AM #

    I have a couple of autographed books too, and I’m usually not the kindest person to my books so I try to be extra careful with my special ones too! I’m glad you enjoyed Oscar Wao although it wasn’t for me!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://whatadifferenceawordmakes.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-20th-september-2017/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:27 PM #

      I won’t lend out the autographed ones and I try not to take them on vacation. I trust them more on my bedside table haha. Happy reading!

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  8. Kwizgiver September 20, 2017 at 7:35 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed the Louise Penny!

    Here’s mine: http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/09/www-wednesday_20.html

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:28 PM #

      Thank you. I’ll be finishing my review tonight. Happy reading!

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  9. Chloe @ Blushing Bibliophile September 20, 2017 at 7:43 AM #

    Oohh Armada seems nice! Here’s my WWW post: https://blushingbibliophile.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/09/20/WWW-Wednesday-4

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:28 PM #

      It’s a lot of fun so far. Happy reading!

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  10. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian September 20, 2017 at 8:06 AM #

    You’ve had an amazing reading week! I’ve been wanting to read Gold Fame Citrus for a while and actually have a copy in one of my book cases.

    Here’s my WWW post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2017/09/www-wednesdays_20.html

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:31 PM #

      Nice! I met Watkins a year ago at a festival and her presentation convinced me to read her book. Happy reading!

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  11. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books September 20, 2017 at 8:07 AM #

    Oh I love Ready Player One but I have been putting off reading Armada because I am worried it won’t be as good! Maybe I will read it! I am so happy to hear that you are enjoying it!

    https://kristinkravesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-september-20th-2017/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:31 PM #

      The world building is nothing like RP1 just because the setting is no where near as exciting. But it’s very enjoyable. Happy reading!

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  12. Sarina Langer (@sarinalanger) September 20, 2017 at 8:09 AM #

    I’m happy to hear your current read is so good! I flew through my last one, too.

    Here’s my WWW: https://wp.me/p8ppvM-3No

    Happy reading, Sam! 🙂

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:32 PM #

      I’m really hoping to fly through all of these. Happy reading!

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  13. Gee Jen September 20, 2017 at 8:28 AM #

    I’m excited for your new starts Sam and the joy of finished books and reviews. I finished a book that I have been reading FOREVER (or so it felt!) and it felt so good, read more about it here geejenmotw.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-20th-septemeber/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:33 PM #

      Finishing books you slogged through is the best feeling ever. Congratulations! Happy reading!

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  14. hmills96 September 20, 2017 at 8:33 AM #

    Will be interested to hear what you think of Armada! I just reread RPO. My link will be live at 1030 EST: http://ilayreading.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-9202017/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:33 PM #

      How was the second read through? Did you catch more or enjoy it less? Happy reading!

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      • hmills96 September 20, 2017 at 12:46 PM #

        Oh I had some pretty strong feelings! My video review is up on my Facebook today. Facebook.com/ilayreading

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  15. pocketfullofpages September 20, 2017 at 8:56 AM #

    ‘Armada’ sounds really interesting! We can’t wait to see your thoughts on it 🙂

    Here is our WWW post:
    https://pocketfullofpagesblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-september-20th-2017/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 12:34 PM #

      It may be s few weeks until I finish. Ebook is always my slow medium. Happy reading!

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  16. Margaret @ BooksPlease September 20, 2017 at 8:57 AM #

    A good reading week – and I know what you mean about feeling good when you finish reading a book you didn’t like – it’s such a relief. I’d like to read Year of Wonders too, I’ve liked the other books by Brooks that I’ve read.

    Here’s my link – http://booksplease.org/2017/09/20/my-week-in-books-20-september-2017/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 5:46 PM #

      I’m glad to hear that, this will be my first of Brooks’s. Happy reading!

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  17. deannalcooley September 20, 2017 at 9:06 AM #

    I am in such a reading slump it’s nearly ridiculous. It’s nice to see that you’re reaching your reading goals.
    Here’s my post this week.
    https://wordpress.com/post/deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/8860
    Happy reading!

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 5:46 PM #

      I was in a bit of a slump for a while. I think I went three weeks without finishing a book! Happy reading.

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  18. boundtowriting September 20, 2017 at 9:47 AM #

    You’ve gotten so much done! Gold Fame Citrus sounds really cool! Here’s my WWW Post

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 5:47 PM #

      Thank you, it’s been a wonderfully productive week. Happy reading!

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  19. readinaflash September 20, 2017 at 10:12 AM #

    Good luck finishing your challenge. Here’s my list https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-63/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 5:48 PM #

      Thank you, I started being proactive much earlier this year than last year, haha. Happy reading!

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  20. dez | the fun in reading books September 20, 2017 at 10:19 AM #

    I’m not familiar with your books but they sound good except for The Detriot Electric Scheme. Too bad you didn’t enjoy that one. Happy reading and here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-september-20-2017/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 5:49 PM #

      I think I may have liked it more if I didn’t write historical fiction myself. A blessing and a curse, haha. Happy reading!

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  21. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads September 20, 2017 at 10:25 AM #

    Armada sounds really interesting. It’s always nice when a book seems to fly by because it’s so entertaining!
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-92017/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 5:49 PM #

      This is so true. I can’t believe I’m already close to 100 pages in it. I never read ebooks this fast. Happy reading!

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  22. anovelglimpse September 20, 2017 at 10:54 AM #

    Yay! I’m happy you’re enjoying Armada. It was a fun read. 🙂
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 5:50 PM #

      Very fun so far! I hope Cline does some more books soon. Happy reading!

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  23. karenjo46 September 20, 2017 at 11:35 AM #

    Such a great reading week! Oh and congrats on hitting your goal for the When Are You Reading? Challenge. I’ve had a bit of a reading slump for a few days, but I think I’m out of it now.

    Anyway, here’s my post for this week – https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesdays-5/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 5:50 PM #

      Glad you’re out of it. This may be the earliest I’ve finished my challenges yet. Happy reading!

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  24. Taiwo B. September 20, 2017 at 12:04 PM #

    Although, I haven’t read any of these books, I’ll be sure to read them. Some of my WWW’s are Looking for Alaska, Mr Mercedes and so on.
    Please check out my post at WWW Wednesday 20/09/17 – Stuffed Shelves
    https://stuffedshelvesite.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-200917/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 5:51 PM #

      I hope you found something you’ll enjoy. I really liked Looking for Alaska. Alaska is such a great character. Happy Wednesday!

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      • Taiwo B. September 20, 2017 at 6:49 PM #

        I’m not done with Looking for Alaska yet but I agree that she seems to be a wonderful character.

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  25. Shaz September 20, 2017 at 12:43 PM #

    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is on my TBR. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://shazreads.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-4-20th-august-2017/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 5:53 PM #

      I hope you can get to it soon, it’s very well written and enjoyable. Happy reading!

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  26. Ryan September 20, 2017 at 12:49 PM #

    Congrats on being so close to finish your reading challenge. 🙂 Here’s my post of this week:

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-20170920/

    Happy reading!

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 5:54 PM #

      Thank you! I usually cut this one close, haha. Happy reading!

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  27. siderealday September 20, 2017 at 2:56 PM #

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your books so far, regardless of how early into them you are. And yay for finishing a difficult book! I always feel freer after I manage that, like the next book I pick up will be full of possibility.
    Here’s my post for the week: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-920/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 5:56 PM #

      Haha, full of possibility is the best way to describe it, lol. I usually dive head-first into a new book when I finish a bad one. It just better not be bad… Happy Wednesday!

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  28. Casey September 20, 2017 at 3:08 PM #

    Interesting list! Armada looks pretty interesting.

    Here’s mine:

    https://icantfindmypen.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-9202017/

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    • Sam September 20, 2017 at 5:57 PM #

      It’s really good though I still recommend Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’ more. Happy Wednesday!

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  29. Hunida September 20, 2017 at 5:06 PM #

    Happy WWW Wednesday! Here’s my link: https://hunidasblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/www-wednesday-7/

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Yvo September 20, 2017 at 9:22 PM #

    I’m so happy to see you are enjoying Armada! I can’t wait to pick up his books. Enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam September 21, 2017 at 1:27 PM #

      They’re really fun because of the technology tie ins. Happy reading!

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  31. Ashley @ Caught Reading Redheaaded September 20, 2017 at 9:41 PM #

    It sounds like you have some good reading ahead of you! You’ll find my answers @ My Post

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    • Sam September 21, 2017 at 1:28 PM #

      Thanks! Happy reading!

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  32. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders September 22, 2017 at 8:02 PM #

    I bought Armada when my friend dragged me to see him in Austin. I still have never read it.

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    • Sam September 23, 2017 at 8:05 AM #

      I bought it in Chicago two years ago just because it was signed and I loved RP1. Obviously I wasn’t in much of a hurry! Happy reading.

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