WWW Wednesday, 4-October-2017

4 Oct

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 making good progress with Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins. If I wasn’t in school, I’d likely plow through this one a lot faster but as it is right now, I don’t leave a lot of time to read before bed at night because I’m so exhausted! I’ll keep on trucking through this one.
I took some time out from The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory to finish another book (see below). I’m back on this one now and I think I’ll have it finished up by next week! And yes, I’m only reading two books right now. Do you even believe me?

Recently finished: I lost my ebook hold on Armada by Ernest Cline but I was able to find it as an audiobook and I finished it up! I was so excited about this. I had a long run and a long car drive on Saturday and I had only twelve minutes left when I got home. Pretty perfect. I wrote a review which was posted yesterday. Please go check it out! I heard this one was sold as a movie already but no definitive timeline for when it will come out. I wonder if Ready Player One doing well as a movie will help this move forward.

Reading Next: I’ll still get to Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks as an audiobook, no change there.
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles is sitting next to my bed, waiting for me to pick it up.
I haven’t started a new ebook since I finished Armada. I think it’s going to be The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. I won this in a giveaway ages ago and never had a chance to pick it up


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66 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 4-October-2017”

  1. Chloe @ Blushing Bibliophile October 4, 2017 at 6:18 AM #

    I can’t wait for your review of the Other Queen!! πŸ˜€ Also wow, you’re listening to so many audio books! I’ve never tried them before but I think I wouldn’t be able to focus if I did, lol!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://blushingbibliophile.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/10/04/WWW-Wednesday-5

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 6:30 AM #

      I actually grew up with audiobooks. They were something my mom enjoyed while driving on long trips so it feels really natural to me. Happy Wednesday!

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  2. alilovesbooks October 4, 2017 at 6:27 AM #

    I really, really want to pick up Rules of Civility at some point as I absolutely loved A Gentleman in Moscow. I’m also very tempted to give Armada a try. I didn’t love Ready Player One but I think Armada might suit me better. It kind of seems like film makers are buying the rights to just about every book at the moment. Will be interesting to see just how many do become films.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-4th-october-2017/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 12:00 PM #

      Glad you liked Moscow. I’ve heard only great things about this author. RP1 took years to finally move forward. I hope Armada doesn’t take as long. Happy reading!

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  3. Yvo October 4, 2017 at 7:00 AM #

    I’m happy to hear you enjoyed Armada! I really have to pick up both that one and Ready Player One soon. Enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 12:02 PM #

      I’d almost recommend Armada first because you don’t go into it with ridiculously high expectations. Happy reading!

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      • Yvo October 4, 2017 at 8:06 PM #

        That’s good advice! I’ll read Armada first then. Happy reading!

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  4. Nicole @whatadifferenceawordmakes October 4, 2017 at 7:07 AM #

    I still haven’t read any Toni Morrison yet which seems a bit crazy when there are so many of her books I want to read! Hope you enjoy It! I haven’t read Ready Player One either and I’m trying to avoid the film til I do! Enjoy your week!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://whatadifferenceawordmakes.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-4th-october-2017/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 12:03 PM #

      This is my first Morrison, too. I’m excited to give her a try. Happy reading!

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  5. Emily Wrayburn October 4, 2017 at 7:08 AM #

    I still haven’t even read Ready Player One yet, let alone gotten onto Armada.! One day!

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-october-03-2017/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 12:03 PM #

      There’s a movie coming if that prompts you to make the day sooner haha. Happy reading!

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  6. whatcathyreadnext October 4, 2017 at 7:10 AM #

    Looks like there’s quite a queue of us waiting to hear what you think of The Other Queen!

    I was interested to read your thoughts on Armada. I think it’s always difficult when you read a second book by an author you’ve admired and it doesn’t quite hit the heights of the first.

    Here’s my link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-4th-october-17/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 12:05 PM #

      I should have The Other Queen finished next week! I should have had different expectations for Armada but it was still enjoyable. Happy reading!

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  7. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books October 4, 2017 at 8:22 AM #

    I love Philappa Gregory’s books!

    I have been reluctant to read Armada because I have heard mixed things but I definitely want to pick it up- especially if it is going to be a movie!

    https://kristinkravesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-october-4th-2017/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 12:05 PM #

      Looks like the rights have been bought, not sure when it would happen though. Happy reading!

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  8. hmills96 October 4, 2017 at 8:49 AM #

    Need to click over to your Armada review! Saw it yesterday but didnt’ get a chance to read it. Looking forward to your P. G. Review too! Here’s my link (1030 am) http://ilayreading.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-1042017/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 12:07 PM #

      Thanks! It’s hard to review books by authors you like, Gregory and Cline for example, because I keep comparing the books to my favorites! Happy reading!

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  9. lilisblissfulpages October 4, 2017 at 8:50 AM #

    I can’t really read two books at a time. How do you guys do it? πŸ™‚
    By the way, here’s my link: This is my first ever post with this tag and I enjoyed it.
    https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-1/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 12:08 PM #

      I’m always reading more than one. Different formats is key for me! Welcome and happy Wednesday!

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      • lilisblissfulpages October 4, 2017 at 8:35 PM #

        thank you..I think with different format it might work for me too..😊

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  10. Jenn @ Bound to Writing October 4, 2017 at 9:57 AM #

    The Bluest Eyes sounds like a good read. Hope you enjoy it! Here’s my WWW Post

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 12:10 PM #

      Thanks! I just cracked it open and so far, so good. Happy reading!

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  11. Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility October 4, 2017 at 10:08 AM #

    The Rules of Civility is such a fun, entertaining read with some unexpected twists. The Bluest Eye is an absolutely devastating but important read with beautiful prose, and I really want to read Year of Wonder too. Hope you enjoy all of these and have a wonderful reading week!

    My WWW: https://dwellinpossibilityblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesdays-october-4-2017/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 12:11 PM #

      I’m excited to start Rules of Civility! I think it’s a very relevant time to read The Bluest Eye so I’m looking forward to that. Happy reading!

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  12. Laurel-Rain Snow October 4, 2017 at 10:11 AM #

    The Bluest Eye looks good to me. Enjoy! Here is MY WWW POST

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 5:09 PM #

      Thank you, I’m excited for my first Morrison. Happy reading!

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  13. Ryan October 4, 2017 at 10:20 AM #

    I read The Bluest Eye several years ago. It’s quite good, though I remember it being very tragic. Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-20171004/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 5:09 PM #

      I’ll keep a box of tissue near by. Thanks for the warning. Happy reading!

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  14. A Book Lovers Ramblings October 4, 2017 at 10:27 AM #

    I loved Ready Player One, and I’ve been meaning to read Armada for ages.

    Here’s mine: https://alexsreading.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-4102017/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 5:10 PM #

      It’s definitely worth reading, but it didn’t live up to the same standards as RP1. Happy reading!

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  15. anovelglimpse October 4, 2017 at 10:55 AM #

    I hadn’t heard Armada was sold as a movie. That’s awesome! I’m so happy you were able to finish it even though you lost your hold. πŸ™‚
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 5:10 PM #

      Same! I had to get super creative. I wonder if they’re waiting to start the filming until they see how the RP1 movie does. I’m super excited for that and I think it will do well. Happy reading!

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  16. readinaflash October 4, 2017 at 10:56 AM #

    Have a great reading week!! https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-65/

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  17. Sarina Langer (@sarinalanger) October 4, 2017 at 11:16 AM #

    Sounds like you’ve got a lot of good reads recently! Armada sounds amazing, I’ll have to add it on Goodrads ❀

    Here's my WWW: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2017/10/04/www-4th-october-2017/

    Happy reading, Sam! πŸ™‚

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 5:11 PM #

      I hope you do! I really liked it and Cline’s reading is so fun. Happy reading!

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  18. Ambi @Scaredy Engines End of Line Library October 4, 2017 at 11:22 AM #

    Ready Player One was gold for me (even though I wasn’t born in the 80s) and Armada by the same author sounds just as great. Glad you’re having better progress with your reading than I am πŸ˜›

    Here’s my WWW:
    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-5-41017/#more-4276

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 5:12 PM #

      I’m a 90s baby but I still enjoyed RP1 and all the references. Armada had a lot of the references, too. I think it was just a little too realistic to be as immersive as RP1 and that’s the only reason I didn’t like it as much. Happy reading!

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  19. Kwizgiver October 4, 2017 at 12:33 PM #

    I can relate to school interfering with reading!

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/10/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 5:12 PM #

      It’s the worst! Darn education and personal advancement, haha. happy reading!

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  20. karenjo46 October 4, 2017 at 12:41 PM #

    I rarely do audiobooks, but I should probably try it more often since I do a lot of commuting. It’ll probably help me catch up on my TBR…but sometimes I just can’t listen to the narrators and can’t follow along. LOL.

    Going to add Armada on my TBR. It sounds like a fun read!

    Anyway, here’s my WWW – https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 5:13 PM #

      It’s rough if you get a bad narrator! Some people will find a narrator they like and listen to books read by that narrator, it’s a good way to do it! Armada was really fun, I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

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      • karenjo46 October 5, 2017 at 11:12 AM #

        Yea.. the ones I’ve tried I had to pretty much force myself to finish because I just didn’t enjoy the narrator’s voice lol. Thanks,

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  21. whimsywriter3 October 4, 2017 at 12:47 PM #

    I’ve heard a lot about Philippa Gregory, but I’m not sure if I’ve read anything by her.

    Here is my WWW Wednesday: https://whimsywriter3.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-oct-4/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 5:14 PM #

      The Other Boleyn Girl is one of her better known works. She writes a lot about English monarchs around the Tudor era. The Constant Princess is a favorite of mine. Happy reading!

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      • whimsywriter3 October 4, 2017 at 5:15 PM #

        Oh yeah, I’ve heard of that book. Thanks, you too!

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  22. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads October 4, 2017 at 12:49 PM #

    Oooh, I read The Bluest Eye about 5 years ago and loved it. It’s heartbreaking at times, but such a great book. I hope you’ll enjoy it. I need to read more from Toni Morrison!
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-10417/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 5:16 PM #

      I’m so glad to hear positive reviews of it, I’m really looking forward to getting into it. Happy reading!

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  23. bookandswordblog October 4, 2017 at 1:32 PM #

    Have a great reading week πŸ™‚
    My WWW : https://bookandswordblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wedsnesday-october-4/

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  24. siderealday October 4, 2017 at 1:32 PM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Armada since I know you loved Ready Player One. And you’re only reading two books right now? Lies! Just kidding, I know school is really picking up for you right now. Good luck with everything!
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-104/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 5:17 PM #

      I actually started The Bluest Eye after I drafted this post, LOL. I needed something to read during lunch! I’m at a down week for school and I’m taking full advantage of it to get stuff done around my house. Happy Wednesday!

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  25. cgwinter1981 October 4, 2017 at 1:43 PM #

    I want to read more Toni Morrison myself. Hopefully you do get to it soon and enjoy it! Here is my WWW post: http://cassiewinters.com/www-wednesday-for-week-of-october-4-2017/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 5:19 PM #

      I was able to crack it open during lunch! I’m only a few pages in so far but it’s looking promising. Happy reading!

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  26. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover October 4, 2017 at 6:20 PM #

    Happy to hear you enjoyed Armada! I want to pick it up eventually!

    Here’s my WWW:
    https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-100417/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 6:36 PM #

      It was a fun read. The audiobook was well done. Happy reading!

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  27. jennsie13 October 4, 2017 at 6:59 PM #

    I keep forgetting to leave a comment here when I do this on my blog every week! But I remembered today: https://jennexplainsityall.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/www-wednesday-here-comes-october/

    I have had Armada in my TBR for ages now – I really need to pick it up soon, I think!

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 8:08 PM #

      It’s really fun so I hope you do soon. Thanks for leaving a comment and happy reading!

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  28. jaleenajo October 4, 2017 at 8:32 PM #

    I’ve been meaning to pick up Gold, Fame, Citrus for awhile–I love near-future SF! Curious to know your thoughts on it.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:
    https://beachesandbooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/www-wednesday-5/

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    • Sam October 4, 2017 at 8:45 PM #

      I’m reading it right now and loving it! Getting close to the end. Happy reading!

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  29. Ashley @ Caught Reading Redheaded October 5, 2017 at 3:00 AM #

    I adore Philippa Gregory! The Other Boleyn Girl is my favorite book! I refuse to admit how many times I have reread it!

    my post

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    • Sam October 5, 2017 at 3:17 PM #

      It’s a great one. I think it was the first of hers that I’ve read. Happy reading!

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  30. Alyazyah Alshamsi October 5, 2017 at 4:49 AM #

    I remember reading The Bluest Eye in high school, Toni Morrison has this amazing ability to just rip your heart out.

    My newest WWW Wednesday was posted yesterday on our blog! http://www.jafink.com/single-post/www8 πŸ™‚ I’m going for horror next to suite the October mood

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    • Sam October 5, 2017 at 3:34 PM #

      As much as I try to read seasonally, I always fail haha. Good luck with your upcoming list. Happy reading!

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