WWW Wednesday, 29-November-2017

29 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 read a lot of This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman while I was on vacation. My in-laws watch a lot of football and I did a lot of reading on my phone while they yelled at the TV. I’m over halfway through this now and really enjoying it.
I’m over halfway through Singing My Him Song by Malachy McCourt as well. This one is OK, not my favorite but for sure entertaining. I’m hoping to have it finished next week.
I finished my audiobook on Thanksgiving so I started a new one right away. I’m listening to Persona Non Grata by Ruth Downie. This is the third book in her Medicus series and I’m loving it as much as the last.

Recently finishedTwo finished! Here’s the progress I’ve been waiting for. The first was Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf which I finished Wednesday night right before my flight. This book was really good and I have a lot to post about it. Look for a review, a movie review, and a book club reflection in the next two weeks! I gave the book Three out of Five Stars.
I also finished The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer on Thanksgiving. My husband and I went on a run so we’d have room for all the yummy food and I finished this as we turned back on my sister-in-law’s street. Perfect timing! I also gave it Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I’ve got two book club selections to read by January so I’ll likely tackle one of those next. The first is The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. I haven’t read a non-fiction book in a while so I’m a bit excited about this one.
The second is Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin. I have a feeling this one is going to pull at my heartstrings so I’ll be sure to keep a box of tissues nearby!

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, 29-November-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow November 29, 2017 at 1:37 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Our Souls at Night. The Professor and the Madman grabs me…I definitely want to know more. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 12:43 PM #

      I’m eager to start it; I hope I can grab my copy soon. Happy reading!


  2. alilovesbooks November 29, 2017 at 2:05 AM #

    Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving. I don’t know how you can read with all of that going on around you. I’m impressed and very jealous. I usually end up sneaking off for an hour or two.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/www-wednesday-29th-november-2017/


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 12:44 PM #

      I was proud of myself, I usually struggle to tune out sounds. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Emily Wrayburn November 29, 2017 at 2:28 AM #

    I’ve never read The Professor and the Madman but my mum loves it. Hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my post for this week


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 12:45 PM #

      Glad to hear. I’m looking forward to it. Happy reading!


  4. Rosie Amber November 29, 2017 at 2:34 AM #

    A really great mix up of books this week. Please Look After Mom looks interesting.


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 12:46 PM #

      Glad you agree. I’m always excited for a translated book. Someone really had to love it to spend that much time translating it. Happy reading!


  5. lilisblissfulpages November 29, 2017 at 2:39 AM #

    Everytime someone mentions thanksgiving I silently ask why Philippines don’t have it. Lol. Anyway, great books you have there Sam. Enjoy reading. 🙂
    Here’s my post: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/www-wednesday-8/


  6. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders November 29, 2017 at 3:19 AM #

    I am so glad The Man is not a sports fan. I HATE watching football and basketball, and listening to people drone on about it or live their life as if these stranger millionaires are the center of their worlds. Give me my book!

    Please Look After Mom definitely sounds like a tearjerker. I think I need to buy copies for each of my brothers. They take my mother for granted so much – it’s a story I know we all need to hear.



    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 12:49 PM #

      I’m a moderate sports fan, but I don’t like a lot of team sports. I’ll have to report how much I cry with Please Look After Mom. Happy reading!


  7. whatcathyreadnext November 29, 2017 at 3:32 AM #

    The Professor and The Madman sounds intriguing, great title! I too am amazed you can concentrate on a book while people around you are shouting at the TV. I find I can’t even have music on in the background while I’m reading. No way would I be able to run (let’s just stop there)…while listening to a book.

    Here’s my link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/www-wednesdays-29th-november-17/


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 12:49 PM #

      I usually struggle with the TV but I was so beyond bored I thought it was worth trying. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Aislynn d'Merricksson November 29, 2017 at 4:29 AM #

    The Professor and the Madam looks interesting. I’ll have to check it out.

    Here’s my link! https://wp.me/p6C2DX-1e3


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 12:50 PM #

      If nothing else, the title is great. Happy reading!


  9. Happywhale November 29, 2017 at 5:20 AM #

    This Beautiful Life and The Book of Fate both look really interesting. This week I’m reading See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng & it’s shaping up to be a really good book. Here’s the link to my WWW for this week: https://ahappylittlebookworm.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/www-wednesday-29-11-17/
    Happy Wednesday! 🙂


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 12:50 PM #

      I’m really loving This Beautiful Life. I hope to get back to it soon. Happy reading!


  10. Ryan November 29, 2017 at 7:14 AM #

    Glad to see you were able to get a good amount of reading done over the long weekend 🙂 I’m really interested in reading Our Souls at Night, I think I may pick it up from the library soon. I look forward to your review.

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



    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 12:51 PM #

      It’s a really quick read, too. I hope you like it. Happy reading!


  11. mhelissalifeinthebooks November 29, 2017 at 7:27 AM #

    Hi Sam first time participating in WWW Wednesday, super excited to be apart of it.
    So here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://mhlissalifeinthebooks.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/www-wednesday-november-29th-2017/


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 5:04 PM #

      Welcome! It’s always great to have new members. Happy Wednesday!


  12. bettylouise31 November 29, 2017 at 7:32 AM #

    is dead mostly mysteries here is my link today


  13. hmills96 November 29, 2017 at 7:55 AM #

    Last week of #NaBloWriMo! (1030EST) http://ilayreading.com/2017/11/29/www-wednesday-11-29-2017-nablowrimo-edition/

    Liked by 1 person

  14. The Gal Herself November 29, 2017 at 8:24 AM #

    I have so much respect for Brad Meltzer. I look forward to hearing how you feel about his book. Here’s my WWW. I’m featuring a wise old dog (Enzo) and a wise old sleuth (Miss Marple).



    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 5:06 PM #

      I met Meltzer when he came to speak in my area and I really liked what he had to say. I think the review will be up next week. Happy reading!


  15. readbykylie November 29, 2017 at 9:13 AM #

    I never read nonfiction but I’d like to start! Any suggestions?


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 5:07 PM #

      I adore Erik Larson, try The Devil In the White City. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • readbykylie November 29, 2017 at 9:44 PM #

        Thanks! I’ll check it out 🙂


  16. The Cozy Pages November 29, 2017 at 9:58 AM #

    That’s a shame A Book of Fate didn’t get higher stars. I’ve been looking forward to trying another one of his books.

    I’m currently reading Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey. You can check it out at


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 5:08 PM #

      It’s not the fault of the book, it’s just not a genre I tend to like as much. I hope you’re liking your current read. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. jennsie13 November 29, 2017 at 10:39 AM #

    I LOVED Professor and the Madman – it was super interesting!

    Here’s my WWW: https://jennexplainsityall.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/www-november-29-2017/


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 5:08 PM #

      Glad to hear it! I’m going to try to get my copy very soon. Happy reading!


  18. anovelglimpse November 29, 2017 at 10:48 AM #

    Yay for finishing two!
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 5:08 PM #

      It was a Thanksgiving miracle, haha. Happy reading!


  19. readinaflash November 29, 2017 at 11:12 AM #

    Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! Sorry I missed last week…https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/www-wednesday-72/


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 5:09 PM #

      I hope yours was good as well. Welcome back after a short break. Happy reading!


  20. whimsywriter3 November 29, 2017 at 1:49 PM #

    I’m going to look up The Professor and the Madman, I love non-fiction and that book looks super interesting!
    My post: https://whimsywriter3.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/www-wednesday-november-29th/


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 5:09 PM #

      I’m excited to read it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. laurenisreadingblog November 29, 2017 at 2:56 PM #

    Reading while other people do sports sounds like my Thanksgiving too haha! Congrats on getting through two this week, I know you been working on The Book of Fate for a while. 🙂

    Here’s my post: laurenisreadingblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/www-wednesday-7/


    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 5:10 PM #

      It was a long audiobook so I’m glad to have finished it up! I’ve also started running less which had a lot to do with it, haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. karenjo46 November 29, 2017 at 6:42 PM #

    Congrats on finishing two books and having a lot of reading time!!

    My week has been dragging and I just want to sleep or read and not be at work.

    Anyway here’s my WWW Wednesday – https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/www-wednesday/



    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM #

      The week after a holiday is always so rough! Good luck making it through. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. M.T. DeSantis November 29, 2017 at 7:45 PM #

    I’m late to the party this week, but here’s my WWW Wed

    Liked by 1 person


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