WWW Wednesday, 25-October-2017

25 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 getting close to half-way in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison but a few busy weeks at work is likely going to make for slow going. I will endure!
I’m really enjoying Rules of Civility by Amor Towles and I think I’ll finish it this week, time permitting. It’s hard to put my finger on what makes his writing so great but this story is amazing.
I started a new audiobook and it’s a quick one! I’m embarrassed to admit I’m a Detroiter who’s never read Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom. I know this is going to be a quick one so I expect it will be on my finished list next week. Fingers crossed!

Recently finished: I finished Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks on Friday during a run. I wish it had ended without an epilogue! I think the story was really good but the epilogue ruined it. I wrote a review and posted it Monday if you want to check out some more of my feelings on the book.

Reading Next: I had another book club selection here, but I might not be going to book club now. I know, I’m a terrible person having missed the last three for this group! I’ve had good reasons each time, I promise. In my defense, it’s an annual meet-the-players night for the Detroit Red Wings. I’ve gone the last two years and loved it and I think I’m going to have to go again in the new arena! TBD still, so I’m saying I don’t know what I’ll read next.


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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56 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 25-October-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow October 25, 2017 at 2:05 AM #

    I’ve been wanting to read Tuesdays With Morrie. Enjoy it, and all your other books, too. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 12:17 PM #

      I’ll probably finish it tomorrow. It’s been short and sweet. Happy reading!

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  2. lilisblissfulpages October 25, 2017 at 2:39 AM #

    Tuesdays with Morrie is on my Re-read list this year.. Albom is one of my fave authors. His books are real treasure with all life lessons and inspiring stories. 🙂 enjoooy!!. 🙂
    And here’s my link: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/www-wednesday-4/

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 5:33 PM #

      I’ve really enjoyed each of his books as well. It helps that he writes about Detroit so much! I hope you get to it soon. Happy reading!

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  3. alilovesbooks October 25, 2017 at 2:39 AM #

    I fully encourage the skipping of book club mostly because I want to skip mine and it’ll make me feel less bad. The book is awful. In fairness I haven’t read past the prologue but nooo.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/www-wednesday-25th-october-2017/

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 5:34 PM #

      Haha, sometimes I dread book club because I hated the book and sometimes I look forward to it when I hated the book. It can be fun to complain with other people, haha. Happy reading!

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  4. cleopatralovesbooks October 25, 2017 at 3:18 AM #

    I really enjoyed The Year of Wonder which I read quite a few years back so I have to confess I don’t remember the details of the epilogue! Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/this-week-in-books-october-25/

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 5:35 PM #

      The epilogue is what happened after she left the plague town. I wonder if you have fonder memories of it than I do if you don’t remember the epilogue, haha. Happy reading!

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  5. whatcathyreadnext October 25, 2017 at 3:19 AM #

    Interesting to read your review of Year of Wonder and the issue with the epilogue. If I read it, I’ll definitely take your advice to skip the epilogue. Funnily enough, I had the same problem with a book I read recently (A Dangerous Woman from Nowhere by Kris Radish). Great book with a really gritty period feel with what felt like a suitable conclusion…and then the author stuck on an epilogue that told you what happened to the characters over the next twenty years and it was all touchy feely, like an episode of The Waltons. Completely unnecessary and quite different in tone to the rest of the book. Anyway, rant over…

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/www-wednesdays-24th-october-17/

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 5:36 PM #

      I think, as a writer, it can feel necessary to tell everyone “It worked out OK in the end!” You really grow to love your characters and feel close to them and while it’s nice to tuck them in at the end, it can really throw a book. I’m sorry you’ve experienced this recently as well. Happy reading!

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  6. Emily Wrayburn October 25, 2017 at 3:22 AM #

    I loved Tuesdays with Morrie. in fact, I’ve loved most of Mitch Albom’s books, I think. They always make me both think and feel.

    Here’s my post for this week.

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 5:36 PM #

      I’ve read three or four and feel the same way. Happy reading!

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  7. SnazzyBooks October 25, 2017 at 6:37 AM #

    Ooh hadn’t heard of Year of Wonders but now I want to read it – added to my TBR list! Some great picks here 🙂 here’s my WWW post: https://snazzybooks.com/2017/10/25/www-wednesday-25-october-2017/

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 5:37 PM #

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy it but be warned, it’s kind of depressing! I don’t know how a plague book could be uplifting, though. Happy reading!

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      • SnazzyBooks October 26, 2017 at 2:21 AM #

        I’ll have to make sure I’m in the right kind of mood to read it then! Happy reading to you too!

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  8. Ryan October 25, 2017 at 6:46 AM #

    It’s a shame A Year of Wonder ended so poorly for you. Nothing worse than a good book ending on a bad note. Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading 🙂

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/www-wednesday-20171025/

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 5:37 PM #

      Thanks, I’m trying to forget the ending, haha. Happy reading!

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  9. The Gal Herself October 25, 2017 at 7:12 AM #

    I enjoyed Tuesdays with Morrie a great deal, but even though it’s slim, it wasn’t a “quick read” for me because I admit I got emotional as I was reading it and had to put it down more often than I do others.

    Here’s my WWW. I’ve got chicklit and a biography.

    http://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2017/10/wwwwednesday_25.html

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    • Chizurue October 25, 2017 at 11:28 AM #

      TRUE. Tuesdays with Morrie does give you that emotional ride!

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 5:38 PM #

      I can see why. I’m listening to it while I cook and I can’t say if it’s the writing or the onions making me tear up! Happy reading.

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  10. coastfamilymom October 25, 2017 at 9:28 AM #

    It`s nice that you are reading so many books! I haven`t really felt like reading lately, but I have so many books that I want to read!
    Here is my WWW Wednesday for this week.
    https://coastfamilymom.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/www-wednesday-oct-25/

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 5:39 PM #

      I’ve found reading is the best way to ground myself during busy times in my life and finishing a book gives me a huge sense of accomplishment! Happy Wednesday!

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  11. Cozynookbks October 25, 2017 at 10:05 AM #

    That’s too bad Year of Wonders was ruined by the epilogue. I saw the movie Tuesday’s with Morrie, but didn’t know there was a book. Nice choices.

    Here’s my www Wednesday post.
    http://wp.me/p41eI2-sY

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 5:40 PM #

      I wasn’t aware there was a movie! Do you know if Mitch Albom was involved in it at all? Happy Wednesday!

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      • Cozynookbks October 25, 2017 at 5:49 PM #

        Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria were in it. Not sure about Mitch Albom.
        Happy Wednesday to you too!!

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  12. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders October 25, 2017 at 10:09 AM #

    I recently read a book where the epilogue just ruined it, too! I think I talked about it last week. I didn’t the epilogue at all, either.

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/www-wednesdays-oct-24/

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 6:02 PM #

      It’s so awful that a great book can be dashed so quickly. How we suffer, haha. Happy reading!

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  13. Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility October 25, 2017 at 10:19 AM #

    Year of Wonder has been on my TBR for a little while now. It seems like a great fall read, but sorry to hear the epilogue ruined it for you.

    My WWW: https://dwellinpossibilityblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/www-wednesdays-october-25-2017/#more-15440

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  14. Ambi @Scaredy Engines End of Line Library October 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM #

    Hmm can’t say I’ve heard of any of the books you’ve mentioned there… Hope you enjoy them though! 🙂
    Here’s my WWW:
    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/www-wednesday-7-251017/#more-142

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 6:03 PM #

      Thank you! Enjoy your reads as well. Happy reading!

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  15. Chizurue October 25, 2017 at 11:24 AM #

    I read Tuesdays with Morrie back in high school and I liked it! Hopefully you will enjoy it too!
    Here’s my WWW post by the way 🙂 thememoryrune.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/reading-progress-www-wednesday/

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 6:04 PM #

      Thank you. I think I’ll finish it today, it’s such a small little book. Happy Wednesday!

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  16. karenjo46 October 25, 2017 at 11:53 AM #

    Haven’t read any of the books in your post, but I was once interested in reading Tuesdays with Morrie.

    Totally did not make any progress whatsoever on my reading…but I did start reading one more book haha. So now I’m reading 3 and making slow progress in all of them…

    Anyway, here’s my WWW post – https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/www-wednesdays-10/

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 6:06 PM #

      There are always weeks with no progress. Sometimes we have to let life take the lead. Good luck with your three. Happy reading!

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  17. anovelglimpse October 25, 2017 at 12:30 PM #

    I haven’t read Tuesdays with Morrie, either. I’m not from Detroit, but I still feel lacking. 😉
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 6:08 PM #

      It’s funny, I didn’t realize Albom had such a history in Boston, where Morrie lives. I’ve always thought of him as a Detroiter but he moved here for a job and has flourished in the city. His wife is from here, though! Happy reading.

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  18. laurenisreadingblog October 25, 2017 at 1:06 PM #

    I haven’t yet read Tuesdays with Morrie either. I’ve been intending to ever since I can remember, but I haven’t ever picked it up. :/

    My WWW Wednesday: https://wordpress.com/post/laurenisreadingblog.wordpress.com/380

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 6:08 PM #

      I felt the same way and finally decided it was time to pick it up. It’s such a short book, I’m sure you’ll eventually find the time. Happy reading!

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  19. readinaflash October 25, 2017 at 1:11 PM #

    Have the tissues ready for Tuesdays with Morrie. Great book. I’m struggling a bit this week, so here is my very short list…https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/www-wednesday-68/

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 6:09 PM #

      I’m getting toward the ‘graduation’ and I can tell it’s going to be harder and harder to keep my eyes dry. Happy reading!

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  20. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books October 25, 2017 at 1:30 PM #

    Tuesdays With Morrie is so good! I love all of his books! Really hope you enjoy it!

    https://kristinkravesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/www-wednesday-october-25th-2017/

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 6:09 PM #

      Thank you. I’ve enjoyed several Albom books so far and this one is really great. Happy reading!

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  21. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles October 25, 2017 at 2:31 PM #

    I’ve not read either of these but I’m glad to see you are enjoying.
    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 6:10 PM #

      Thanks, I’m enjoying reading in this fall weather. Happy reading!

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  22. Kwizgiver October 25, 2017 at 4:53 PM #

    I need to get going on my book group book–the meeting is November 1!

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/10/www-wednesday_25.html

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    • Sam October 25, 2017 at 6:10 PM #

      Shoot! Good luck finishing on time. Happy reading!

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  23. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover October 25, 2017 at 7:27 PM #

    I have not read any of those books, but they sound interesting! Glad you are enjoying! (:

    Here is my post: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/www-wednesday-10251/

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