WWW Wednesday, 1-November-2017

1 Nov

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: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison is still my ebook and I’m really enjoying this during my lunch breaks. It jumps around a bit more than I like, but the short snippets of the story make for good lunchtime reading.
I started a new audiobook, The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer. I’ve read a few Meltzer books before so I’m pretty sure of what I’m getting into with this one. It’s fun to see how similar an author’s books can be and yet how different. This is a long audio so I suspect this will be on here for a while.
I also started a new physical book, My Jesus Year by Benyamin Cohen. I love memoirs and memoirs about travel and religious understanding are always top in my book. Especially when my favorite non-fiction writer, A.J. Jacobs, has a blurb on the cover.

Recently finishedI finished Rules of Civility by Amor Towles on Friday and really enjoyed it. The characters were very real people and Towles writes amazing little details about them. My book club met to discuss this on Monday so I’ll have a summary of that up next week. You can take a look at my review, posted earlier this week, in the meantime.
As I expected, I flew through Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom. It was short and sweet and I understand why this one is consistently on the bestseller lists. I couldn’t stop thinking about how much time and money went into Mitch visiting Morrie for all of those weeks but I think what both men got out of it was more than worth what was put into it. I posted a review earlier this week so please check it out.

Reading Next: I got my next book club pick, which is going to be Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. I’ve seen a lot of positive reviews for Haruf’s novels but this will be my first. I’ll pick it up as soon as I finish Cohen’s book.


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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61 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 1-November-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow November 1, 2017 at 1:51 AM #

    I loved Our Souls at Night…both the book and the Netflix movie. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:30 AM #

      Oh, good! I love watching movie adaptations after I read the book. Happy reading!

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  2. Emily Wrayburn November 1, 2017 at 2:49 AM #

    I think I’ve read about My Jesus Year before. It sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it.

    Here’s my post.

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:30 AM #

      Thank you, I love this style of memoir. Happy reading!

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  3. alilovesbooks November 1, 2017 at 3:38 AM #

    Kind of tempted by Tuesday’s with Morrie, sounds like an interesting read, and I’m definitely picking up Rules of Civility soon. Sounds like you’ve had a good week.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/www-wednesday-1st-november-2017/

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:31 AM #

      I have! Much better than my last few slow weeks. Morris is a very short read, I think you’ll like it. Happy reading!

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  4. Rosie Amber November 1, 2017 at 3:41 AM #

    Not yet read ‘Our Souls At Night’ but looks interesting.

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:31 AM #

      I’m looking forward to cracking it open. Happy reading!

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  5. cleopatralovesbooks November 1, 2017 at 4:12 AM #

    The Toni Morrison gets my vote! Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/this-week-in-books-november-1/

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:32 AM #

      I’d be reading it now if I wasn’t blogging, haha. Happy reading!

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  6. booksarge November 1, 2017 at 4:27 AM #

    Bluest Eye is still on my to read list. Motivation to read it seeing that you are enjoying it. Enjoy your reading week. Here is my WWW post: http://www.booksarge.com/2017/11/01/www-wednesday-november-1st/

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    • whatcathyreadnext November 1, 2017 at 10:59 AM #

      When I click on your link I get a message saying Account Suspended?

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:33 AM #

      Thanks, I hope to read more of it soon. Happy reading!

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  7. thebrightspark November 1, 2017 at 6:36 AM #

    I don’t think I’ve read or really encountered any of these before! Hope you enjoy, though!

    My post.

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:33 AM #

      Thanks, I hope you’ve discovered something new. Happy reading!

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  8. Priyasha November 1, 2017 at 7:24 AM #

    This week I also took part – https://scribbledstories514.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/www-wednesday-2/

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  9. Aislynn d'Merricksson November 1, 2017 at 7:44 AM #

    I’ve been wanting to read Book of Fate. It’s been on my list awhile.
    I decided to try this out 🙂
    http://wp.me/p6C2DX-18T

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:34 AM #

      Welcome! Glad to have you. It’s been fast paced and enjoyable so far. Happy Wednesday!

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  10. pocketfullofpages November 1, 2017 at 8:13 AM #

    We haven’t read any of these before but we will have to check them out :). Hope you enjoy them!
    https://pocketfullofpagesblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/www-wednesday-november-1st-2017/

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:39 AM #

      Thanks, I hope you discovered something new. Happy reading!

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  11. Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility November 1, 2017 at 8:21 AM #

    The Bluest Eye is so good and so heartbreaking, and I really enjoyed Rules of Civility too.

    My WWW: https://dwellinpossibilityblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/www-wednesdays-november-1-2017/#more-16107

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:39 AM #

      I’m not at the heartbreak yet but everyone tells me it’s coming! Happy reading!

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  12. jennsie13 November 1, 2017 at 8:46 AM #

    Rules of Civility sounds great!

    Here is mine: https://jennexplainsityall.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/www-november-the-1st/

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:40 AM #

      It was great, I really recommend it! Happy reading!

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  13. hmills96 November 1, 2017 at 8:49 AM #

    Today’s post kicks off #NaBloWriMo! (1030est) http://ilayreading.com/2017/11/01/nablowrimo-kickoff-2017/

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:41 AM #

      Happy BaBloWriMo! Enjoy. Happy writing!

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  14. deannalcooley November 1, 2017 at 8:59 AM #

    More books to add to my TBR. You’re always reading such interesting things. Here’s my post this week https://wordpress.com/post/deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/9513

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:42 AM #

      I’m so glad you think so! A long TBR is never a bad thing lol. Happy reading!

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  15. Chizurue November 1, 2017 at 10:30 AM #

    Happy reading everyone!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://thememoryrune.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/whats-up-wednesday-my-reading-progress/

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  16. whatcathyreadnext November 1, 2017 at 10:47 AM #

    Really enjoyed your review of Rules of Civility, it’s now on my wishlist.

    Here’s my WWW post: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/www-wednesdays-1st-november-17/

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:42 AM #

      Aw, thank you! The writing is really beautiful. Happy reading!

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  17. Jenn @ Bound to Writing November 1, 2017 at 10:54 AM #

    The Book of Fate looks really interesting.
    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-november-1/

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 11:43 AM #

      It’s fun to listen to during my runs. Happy reading!

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  18. laurenisreadingblog November 1, 2017 at 11:09 AM #

    I do love how detailed Towles’ writing is. Guess I’ll be bumping Rules of Civility up higher on my TBR. 🙂
    My WWW post: laurenisreadingblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/www-wednesday-3/

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  19. whimsywriter3 November 1, 2017 at 12:45 PM #

    Here is my WWW Wednesday: https://whimsywriter3.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/www-wednesday-november-1st/

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  20. anovelglimpse November 1, 2017 at 1:17 PM #

    It sounds like you have a lot of great books going on right now! I don’t know how you keep them all straight!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 4:51 PM #

      Haha the different formats have always helped me keep everything straight. Happy reading!

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  21. M.T. DeSantis November 1, 2017 at 2:45 PM #

    Those look interesting. Might have to try them. My WWW Wed is at the link. http://mtdesantis.blogspot.com

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 4:51 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  22. Kwizgiver November 1, 2017 at 3:53 PM #

    Ah–so many good books!!!!

    Here’s mine! http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/11/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 4:51 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  23. readinaflash November 1, 2017 at 5:26 PM #

    Thanks for hosting as always. Here’s my list https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/www-wednesday-69/

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 5:54 PM #

      Thanks for reading along.

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  24. Ryan November 1, 2017 at 5:59 PM #

    I had a rather long (but fun) Halloween night, so my post is unfortunately a lot more late than normal. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/www-wednesday-20171101/

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 9:17 PM #

      Better late than never. Glad you enjoyed your Halloween. Happy reading!

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  25. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover November 1, 2017 at 8:04 PM #

    Your picks sound great!

    Here is my post for today: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/www-wednesday-11117/

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 9:17 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  26. rabbitearsblog November 1, 2017 at 9:00 PM #

    I haven’t heard any of these books before, but they sound interesting!

    Here’s my WWW:

    https://rabbitearsblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/www-wednesdays-11-november-1-2017/

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    • Sam November 1, 2017 at 9:17 PM #

      I hope you find something to enjoy. Happy reading!

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  27. SpooktasticallyJorie (@joriestory) November 2, 2017 at 2:12 PM #

    Definitely a day late this time round – however, I had quite a bit to share as I was self-directing myself to read more Spooktastic Reads this past October (now extending into November!) whilst tackling my 4th Year of #RRSciFiMonth (my beloved Sci Fi November!) Thanks for hosting!

    My WWWeds List

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    • Sam November 2, 2017 at 5:28 PM #

      It’s never too late! I hope you enjoyed your spooky reads. I missed out on those this year unfortunately. Extending it to November seems quite appropriate. Happy reading!

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  28. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders November 2, 2017 at 9:23 PM #

    I am definitely not a memoir person. Sometimes I wish I was.

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/www-wednesdays-nov-1/

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    • Sam November 2, 2017 at 9:25 PM #

      It’s a more recent love of mine. I find other peoples lives fascinating. Happy reading!

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