WWW Wednesday, 22-November-2017

22 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!


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 readingI’m still going strong with The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer. The story is really intense right now and I’m looking forward to some runs over the holiday weekend when I can listen to this. I’m guessing I need at least another week to finish it.
I was able to start Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Friday night. It’s a really fast read! If all goes well, I’ll finish it today and take a new book with me on my Thanksgiving travels tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
I started a new ebook as well, This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman. I think this book is in the same strain as We Need to Talk About Kevin or Defending Jacob, both of which are really dark but have very thought-provoking plots that I really enjoyed.

Recently finishedTwo this week! When it rains, it pours. The first was The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. This was an ebook and I think reading it in that format was not the best way to enjoy it because I lost some consistency (I read ebooks when I’m waiting at the doctor’s office and during lunch so they take me a while). I wrote a review and published it on Monday. I gave it Three out of Five stars. Please go check it out!
I also finished My Jesus Year by Benyamin Cohen. I really enjoy religious memoirs (yes, a very niche category) and this one was no exception. It was fun to read about a Jew learning about my religion, Christianity, through a year-long immersion experience. It’s interesting to see how you’re perceived from the outside! My review went up Tuesday and I gave it Four out of Five stars.

Reading Next: I’m going to take Singing My Him Song by Malachy McCourt with me to Texas on my Thanksgiving trip. I read the first few pages of this right when I got it and I was intrigued so I’m excited to keep going with the plot. I always love a good memoir.

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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51 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 22-November-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow November 22, 2017 at 1:25 AM #

    I’m curious about This Beautiful Life. Glad you’re enjoying Our Souls at Night…and I highly recommend the movie, too.

    Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 4:55 PM #

      I’ve heard the movie is great. I’m hoping to watch it next week. Happy reading!


  2. Priyasha November 22, 2017 at 1:31 AM #

    Hey Sam , Finally it’s Wednesday and here is my WWW Wednesday post http://wp.me/p88tgm-ef

    I am glad you are Our souls at night 📖


    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 4:55 PM #

      Thank you, happy reading!


    • Sam November 28, 2017 at 5:33 PM #

      I apologize for the delay. Because this is only a link, this got stuck in my spam filter. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. alilovesbooks November 22, 2017 at 2:04 AM #

    I’ve deliberately avoided We Need to Talk about Kevin so I suspect This Beautiful Life wouldn’t be for me either. Just a bit too dark.

    Sounds like you’re flying through books and finding a lot of good ones so I hope it continues.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/www-wednesday-22nd-november-2017/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 4:56 PM #

      Thank you! This streak had been great and I’m really enjoying it. Happy reading!


  4. Rosie Amber November 22, 2017 at 2:33 AM #

    I like the sound of This Beautiful Life, but I’m not too sure, I never got around to reading We Need To Talk About Kevin either, as I was worried about the emotion strings it might pull.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 4:56 PM #

      Kevin was rough but the story was so well written. I’m hoping this one is good, too. Happy reading!


  5. cleopatralovesbooks November 22, 2017 at 3:46 AM #

    Enjoy Thanksgiving Sam – here is my Wednesday post wp.me/p3NfGl-2Dp


    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 5:33 PM #

      Thanks! I’m looking forward to reading on the plane. Happy reading!


  6. lilisblissfulpages November 22, 2017 at 4:05 AM #

    Another great list Sam. 🙂 Enjoy reading. 🙂
    And this is my link:


  7. Emily Wrayburn November 22, 2017 at 6:31 AM #

    I was so engrossed in my current read I nearly forgot to share my link!

    I read your review of My Jesus Year – I’m kind of intrigued by it now as a fellow Christian.

    Here’s my link: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/www-wednesday-november-22-2017/


    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 5:35 PM #

      Reading is the best excuse for missing WWW! Reading My Jesus Year as a Christian was really great. I learned a lot about Orthodox Judaism as well. Happy reading!


  8. Ryan November 22, 2017 at 8:59 AM #

    It’s a shame your experience with The Bluest Eye was a little lukewarm. It left a certain emotional impression on me, but to be fair, it’s been so long there’s a lot I’ve forgotten a lot about it in terms of plot as well. I should give it another read sometime.

    Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading!



    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 5:38 PM #

      It’s a beautiful book to be sure, but I think reading it over such a long period of time took away from its impact. Happy reading!


  9. whatcathyreadnext November 22, 2017 at 9:42 AM #

    I was really interested in your review of The Bluest Eye and the fact that the format (e-book) you felt affected your enjoyment of it. I think you’re right that there are some books that are difficult to pick up and put down and that need to be read, if not in one go, in concentrated chunks.

    Here’s my link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/www-wednesdays-22nd-november-17/


    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 5:39 PM #

      There are other books I’ve read as ebooks (for me, that means strung out over a long period of time). I’ve found in a few that I enjoyed them less and I think the time between picking them up is a major reason why. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Ambi @Scaredy Engines End of Line Library November 22, 2017 at 10:40 AM #

    Still dying to read the Book of Fate but still my tbr is too full 😛

    Here’s my WWW


    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 5:39 PM #

      Haha, what a wonderful problem. Happy reading!


  11. Laila@BigReadingLife November 22, 2017 at 12:48 PM #

    My Jesus Year sounds really interesting!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://bigreadinglife.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/www-wednesday-november-22-2017/

    Happy Thanksgiving!


    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 5:40 PM #

      It was a great read and I’m glad I found a copy of it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. M.T. DeSantis November 22, 2017 at 1:05 PM #

    Happy Thanksgiving and reading! Here’s my WWW Wed post

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Kwizgiver November 22, 2017 at 1:47 PM #

    Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have safe travels and a wonderful visit to Texas.



    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 5:40 PM #

      Thank you! I’m really looking forward to the warmer weather. Happy reading!


  14. Shaz November 22, 2017 at 2:14 PM #

    I hope you enjoy your holiday trip!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://shazreads.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/www-wednesday-6-22nd-november-2017/


    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 5:41 PM #

      Thanks! It will be nice to be somewhere warm. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. The Sassy Redhead Book Reviews November 22, 2017 at 2:56 PM #

    Here are my WWW reads:

    Liked by 1 person

  16. laurenisreadingblog November 22, 2017 at 3:17 PM #

    The Book of Fate and This Beautiful Life both sound really interesting. I hope you’re enjoying everything. Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

    My WWW: laurenisreadingblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/www-wednesday-6/


    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 5:41 PM #

      Thank you! I’m hopeful about finishing the Meltzer soon, maybe over a Thanksgiving-recovery run! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Candy @ So little time... November 22, 2017 at 7:51 PM #

    ‘This Beautiful Life’ sounds very interesting! I hope you enjoy!

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/11/what-are-you-reading-nov-22-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting! Happy Thanksgiving!


    • Sam November 22, 2017 at 8:49 PM #

      Thanks! I’ve read just a little bit so far and I hope to read more on my trip. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. The Cozy Pages November 22, 2017 at 10:13 PM #

    I’ve really been enjoying this meme. have a good holiday.
    Here’s my post: https://wordpress.com/post/thecozypages.wordpress.com/557


    • Sam November 23, 2017 at 7:17 AM #

      Thanks! Enjoy yours as well. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders November 23, 2017 at 9:26 PM #

    I’ve been going slow through almost every other book lately. I can’t figure it out. I’m hoping to finish the one I started today later tonight. I am only 10 books away from my Goodreads goal!



    • Sam November 23, 2017 at 9:56 PM #

      So close! Good luck hitting the goal. You’ve got time still. Happy reading!


  20. Trisha Jenn Loehr November 24, 2017 at 12:23 AM #

    Some of these books sound like intense reads. I’m going to have to go check out your reviews. 🙂

    My WWWednedsday: https://trishajennreads.com/2017/11/22/www-wednesday-november-22-2017/


    • Sam November 24, 2017 at 8:09 AM #

      Thanks! I had a good day yesterday and got a lot of reading done while traveling so I have a lot to write. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. wolflibby0914 November 27, 2017 at 3:49 PM #

    Nice job, i am going to started doing this post


    • Sam November 27, 2017 at 5:10 PM #

      Great, happy to have you.


      • wolflibby0914 November 27, 2017 at 6:02 PM #

        thanks my first post is going up on Wednesday at some point



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