WWW Wednesday, 13-December-2017

13 Dec

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!IMG_1384-0

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: What a week! I started three new books this week! The first was The Color Purple by Alice Walker. This book was recommended to me a while back and I was excited to grab a copy as an ebook and start reading it. This is a short one and those seem to make better ebooks for me because I read them so slowly. We’ll see how long this one takes.
The second was The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. I’m really enjoying this one so far! It’s been a while since I read some non-fiction that read like fiction. This one is keeping me up at night already and I think I’ll finish it quickly.
My next audiobook is The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. I really enjoyed Middlesex and I hope this one is equally engaging. It will help if it’s also set in Michigan! So far, that’s not looking likely, but I’ll press on.

Recently finished: Three new reads and three books finished! The first was This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman which I finished while waiting at the chiropractor’s office. I enjoyed this one a lot and I thought it was a really great angle on a big problem. Plus, the ending wasn’t predictable which was a huge plus! Look for my review tomorrow.
The second was Singing My Him Song by Malachy McCourt. I didn’t enjoy this quite as much as Schulman’s book but it was still a good read. I had some problems with the pacing and change in topics. My review will be up next week so take a look then at my reasoning.
I also finished Persona Non Grata by Ruth Downie! That’s right, I finished all my books from last week. This is my mini celebration of finishing my class and it feels wonderful. I really liked this historical fiction book and I plan to continue with the series.

Reading Next: The next physical book will be Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin. I wish I could start it sooner but I can’t find an ebook or audiobook of this one so it will have to wait.


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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65 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 13-December-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow December 13, 2017 at 1:51 AM #

    I read The Color Purple many years ago, and really loved it. I also enjoyed The Marriage Plot. Have a great week, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:08 PM #

      Glad you liked The Marriage Plot. It’s a slow start so far and I hope it picks up soon. Happy reading!

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  2. alilovesbooks December 13, 2017 at 2:06 AM #

    3 books finished and 3 started that is impressive. I am so looking forward to the Christmas break so I can get some proper reading done.

    The Colour Purple seems to be popping up in a few places at the moment. It’s not one I’ve read but probably should.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesday-13th-december-2017/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:09 PM #

      I hope to read some more over break, too. What a good time to snuggle with a book. Happy reading!

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  3. cleopatralovesbooks December 13, 2017 at 2:14 AM #

    I love The Colour Purple so I’m sure this one will move quickly for you. Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/this-week-in-books-december-13/

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:09 PM #

      I hope it will, it’s been good so far. Happy reading!

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  4. Rosie Amber December 13, 2017 at 2:15 AM #

    Adding The Color Purple to my TBR list.

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:09 PM #

      Yay! Let me know what you think. Happy reading!

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  5. Happywhale December 13, 2017 at 3:08 AM #

    I’ve heard a lot about This Beautiful Life. The Colour Purple also looks interesting. Three books finished is a good effort, I only managed one. 🙂 Here’s my WWW for this week: https://ahappylittlebookworm.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesday-13-12-17/

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:10 PM #

      This Beautiful Life is really great, I recommend it. Happy reading!

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  6. Aislynn d'Merricksson December 13, 2017 at 3:49 AM #

    The Colour Purple is a great read. I’ve been wanting to reread it.

    Here’s my post: https://wp.me/p6C2DX-1gV

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:10 PM #

      Glad you liked it. I’m still early on. Happy reading!

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  7. Emily Wrayburn December 13, 2017 at 4:18 AM #

    Awesome week! 😀 I really need to get around to reading The Colour Purple myself.

    Here’s my post.

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:11 PM #

      It’s taken me long enough, I figured it was time. Happy reading!

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  8. Sarina Langer December 13, 2017 at 4:53 AM #

    Just judging by the title, Please Look After Mom sounds like it would break my heart! Hope you can get to it soon, and I hope all your new reads prove good! 🙂

    Here’s my last WWW for this year: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2017/12/13/www-13th-december-2017/

    Happy reading, Sam! 🙂

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:12 PM #

      The title has me preparing to read with a box of tissue. Happy reading!

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  9. SnazzyBooks December 13, 2017 at 4:57 AM #

    I haven’t read Middlesex but overall did enhjoy The Marriage Plot so I hope it’s a good read for you 🙂 I’ve always wanted to read The Colour Purple but neber got around to it, so I hope you enjoy it! Here’s my WWW post: https://snazzybooks.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesday-13-december-2017/

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    • SnazzyBooks December 13, 2017 at 4:57 AM #

      *enjoy
      *never – sorry, struggling to type on my phone at the moment!

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:13 PM #

      I loved Middlesex and I hope my expectations aren’t too high for The Marriage Plot. Happy reading!

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  10. Cozynookbks December 13, 2017 at 5:20 AM #

    I’m interested to see what you think of The Marriage Plot.

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:13 PM #

      So far it’s a bit slow. I’m on file 3 out of 13, so still early on. I hope things pick up. Happy reading!

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      • Cozynookbks December 13, 2017 at 3:12 PM #

        I took a break from it. It has highs and lows. I’m still assessing how I feel about it. I’m almost finished.

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  11. Priyasha December 13, 2017 at 7:24 AM #

    Good choice of books
    And I am also participating in WWW Wednesday
    https://scribbledstories514.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesday7/

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:14 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  12. Ryan December 13, 2017 at 7:40 AM #

    The Professor and the Madman sounds great! Had a quick look at it and I’ve added it to my to-read list. I’m interested to hear more of your thoughts on it.

    Here’s my post for this week:

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesday-2017-12-13/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:14 PM #

      It’s my favorite of the current reads. I’m looking forward to getting back to it tonight. Happy reading!

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  13. Jamie @ Fantasy Book Chick December 13, 2017 at 7:43 AM #

    I haven’t read any of these. Happy reading!

    Here’s my post: https://fantasybookchick.blogspot.com/2017/12/www-wednesdays.html

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:17 PM #

      I hope you have fun exploring new titles. Happy reading!

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  14. whatcathyreadnext December 13, 2017 at 9:03 AM #

    Well done on completing three books – I’m please to say I managed the same last week. I read The Colour Purple many years ago and I remember it being powerful, if a little uncomfortable to read at points. Hope you enjoy it.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesdays-13th-december-17/

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:18 PM #

      I suspected that might be the case going in, thanks for the warning. Happy reading!

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  15. Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility December 13, 2017 at 9:13 AM #

    The Color Purple is phenomenal-I need to reread it soon! I really enjoyed The Marriage Plot, but I know it is a divisive book. Hope you enjoy it too!

    Here’s my WWW: https://dwellinpossibilityblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesday-december-13-2017/#more-17582

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:19 PM #

      I’m not super into The Marriage Plot so far. Does it pick up? Happy reading!

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      • Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility December 13, 2017 at 5:21 PM #

        From what I can remember, no not really. It’s a slower novel and I think that’s part of why so many people were disappointed in it. I remember really enjoying Eugenide’s writing and all of the literary references, but it is much more character-based than plot heavy.

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      • Sam December 13, 2017 at 8:38 PM #

        It’s the extended flashback that has me slowing down now. I finally got passed it but I’m afraid I’m getting into another one.

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  16. Incessant Bookworm December 13, 2017 at 9:20 AM #

    Ooh The Color Purple!!! I read that for the OurSharedSelf 🙂

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:19 PM #

      Sounds like you enjoyed it. Happy reading!

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  17. laurenisreadingblog December 13, 2017 at 9:34 AM #

    Congrats on finishing all your books from last week! I’ve been wanting to get to The Color Purple too. Hope you like it!

    My WWW: https://laurenisreadingblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesday-9/

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:20 PM #

      Better late than never, right? Happy reading!

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  18. Ambi @Scaredy Engines End of Line Library December 13, 2017 at 10:03 AM #

    Haven’t read any of those… Happy reading anyway 🙂

    Here’s mine
    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesday-12-13-12-17/#more-5825

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:20 PM #

      Thank you! Happy reading.

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  19. Sheri December 13, 2017 at 10:21 AM #

    Thanks as always for hosting:) https://tvaddictedbookworm.wordpress.com/?p=13079

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:20 PM #

      You’re welcome as always. Happy reading!

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  20. bookandswordblog December 13, 2017 at 10:26 AM #

    Here is my WWW (first one in like 2 months, ickkkk)
    https://bookandswordblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesday-december-12/

    Like

  21. anovelglimpse December 13, 2017 at 10:37 AM #

    Wow! Three new books? That’s a lot of start!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:21 PM #

      I know, right?! I’m so excited. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. bettylouise31 December 13, 2017 at 10:43 AM #

    I think I will need to broaden out My reading. Here is my link to mysteries.https://wordpress.com/post/idahobluebird50.com/23924

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:22 PM #

      Fun! I love a good mystery from time to time. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Jenn @ Bound to Writing December 13, 2017 at 12:06 PM #

    I’ve heard a lot of great things about The Color Purple. Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-december-13/

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 12:22 PM #

      I have, too. I’m excited to read it. Happy reading!

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  24. whimsywriter3 December 13, 2017 at 12:55 PM #

    The Color Purple has been on my list for ages, but I haven’t been able to get it from the library. I will someday! 😀
    My post: https://whimsywriter3.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesday-december-13th/

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 3:22 PM #

      Good luck! With a popular title, it can sometime be a struggle to find a copy. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Trisha Jenn Loehr December 13, 2017 at 8:14 PM #

    I’ve had The Color Purple on my shelf for years and have never read it! I look forward to seeing what you think.

    My WWW Wednesday: https://trishajennreads.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesday-december-13-2017/

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 8:39 PM #

      Thanks. It’s been languishing on my shelf as well. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover December 13, 2017 at 8:29 PM #

    I have heard such great things about The Color Purple! Hope you enjoy!

    Here is my post for today: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesday-12-13-17/

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    • Sam December 13, 2017 at 8:39 PM #

      Thank you. I think it’s going to be a little bit heartbreaking but I’m still looking forward to it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. doriesreadingcorner December 13, 2017 at 11:39 PM #

    Happy Wednesday! I almost forgot to post the link to mine this week.
    https://doriesreadingcorner.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/www-wednesday-december-13-2017/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 18, 2017 at 12:24 PM #

      Better late than never (like this comment). Happy reading!

      Like

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