WWW Wednesday, 7-February-2018

7 Feb

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: I feel like I can say I made good progress with A Widow for One Year by John Irving. I didn’t drive as much this week as I did the week before but I had one or two longer trips where I got through a disk. I hope to finish this up in the next two weeks, I’ve really liked it!
Progress has slowed a bit on Harry Potter y las Reliquias de la Muerte by J.K. Rowling. School is starting up and that’s meaning a lot of nights where I’m too tired to read before bed! It’s a sad situation for me, but a reality some times. I’ll keep pressing forward as I always want to finish one book in Spanish each year and I’m committed now that I’m over 200 pages in.
I’ve gotten through about a third of My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. It’s slow-moving but it has a lot to say about human nature that I’m enjoying. The characters are so realistic that I can almost re-name them to be friends from my childhood!
I haven’t made much headway in The Circle by Dave Eggers. Lunch at work has been cut short a lot so I’ve only gotten through a few pages each day. I think I’m (embarrassingly) still on chapter 1!

Recently finished: No surprise that I didn’t finish anything this week. I’m not sure I’ll have anything here next week either. I did manage to write a review of The Color Purple that went up on Monday so please check that out! I’ll be posting my book-to-film review tomorrow so get ready for that!

Reading Next: My plan is still to read Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire after I finish Irving. I’ll need a refresher on what happened in Wicked before I do. I remember the book and the musical being very different, but not much more than that.


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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78 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 7-February-2018”

  1. camillesbookishadventures February 7, 2018 at 2:03 AM #

    I like to alternate big books and shorter books as sometimes I feel like it’s taking me ages to finish something.
    Here is my WWW post: https://camillesbookishadventures.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-07-2-2018/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 7:43 AM #

      So true, it’s very psychological. Happy reading!

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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow February 7, 2018 at 2:06 AM #

    The Circle looks like one I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 7:43 AM #

      I’m so early into it that I can’t tell yet but I’m liking it so far. Happy reading!

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  3. Mini February 7, 2018 at 2:07 AM #

    I recently came across this meme and loved it. I will definitely pingback my post on this. I hope you like it. 😊

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  4. cleopatralovesbooks February 7, 2018 at 2:37 AM #

    I do like the look of The Circle – here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/this-week-in-books-february-7/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 7:49 AM #

      It’s fun so far. It’s so clearly talking about Google (maybe a little Apple) so I’m interested to see where this goes. Happy reading!

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  5. alilovesbooks February 7, 2018 at 3:33 AM #

    Sounds like you’ve made steady progress this week despite having a lot on. I’ve been working a lot recently so can understand how difficult it is to get a lot of reading done when you’re tired. I have a tendency to change my type of read to something requiring less concentration which probably explains my current read : https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-7th-february-2018/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 8:01 AM #

      Haha I’m too stubborn to do that. I want to finish HP in Spanish even though it’s a tough read and I won’t give up even when it’s hard. Happy reading!

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  6. Whispering Stories February 7, 2018 at 3:36 AM #

    Not read either of these, but they both look interesting. Here is this weeks WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/wednesday-reading-7th-february-2018/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 8:01 AM #

      I hope you’re enjoying your reads, happy Wednesday!

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  7. Sue Featherstone February 7, 2018 at 3:46 AM #

    Been a slow reading week for me too. But did manage to finish one book. https://bookloversbooklist.com/2018/02/07/what-im-reading-come-and-join-me-today-on-www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 8:01 AM #

      Congrats! It’s always a good feeling when you finish something. Happy reading!

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  8. Emily Wrayburn February 7, 2018 at 3:57 AM #

    I feel like this is possibly an unpopular opinion in bookish circles but I liked the musical version of Wicked far more than the book. They are very different.

    Here’s my WWW for the week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-february-07-2018/

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  9. Lisa M February 7, 2018 at 4:04 AM #

    Ooh I’m learning Spanish on my own via Duolingo and one of my goals is to read and finish a book in Spanish. So far, I’m still very early in El Principito–I figure I’d better start with something easy before moving on to novels 😀

    My Wednesday post: http://romanceseverafter.blogspot.com/2018/02/www-wednesday-february-7-2018.html

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 8:03 AM #

      Good luck! I’m not sure I could learn a language online. I tried some German lessons but didn’t get too far. Happy reading!

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  10. Books tales by me February 7, 2018 at 4:30 AM #

    I’d read circle someday.
    Here’s my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday7-february-2018/
    Happy Reading 🙂

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 8:04 AM #

      I’ve been waiting a while to get to it. Happy reading!

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  11. noreadstoogreat February 7, 2018 at 7:49 AM #

    I haven’t read any of those books, but they sound really interesting! https://noreadstoogreat.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-february-7/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 8:06 AM #

      Thanks, I hope you discover something new this week. Happy reading!

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  12. Ambi February 7, 2018 at 8:42 AM #

    The Circle has been on my TBR for a long time and gosh it sounds so good! Hope it picks up for you 🙂

    Here’s my WWW
    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-18-7-2-18/#more-5979

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 10:31 AM #

      Thanks! I’ll have to put some more time into it so I can get into the story. Happy reading!

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  13. Lindsay | Bookboodle February 7, 2018 at 8:59 AM #

    I finally finished a book this week too….seems like it took forever! Hey ho….

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-february-7th

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 10:32 AM #

      Haha, I’m in a similar boat! I hope to have one finished for next week. Happy reading!

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  14. Maxi February 7, 2018 at 9:05 AM #

    I’ve seen The Circle everywhere, I think I’ll check it out soon.
    Here’s my WWW post https://enthrallingumbrellabooks.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-february-7th-2018-grisha-verse-edition/#respond

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 10:32 AM #

      The movie release last year drew a lot of attention for it. Happy Wednesday!

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      • Maxi February 7, 2018 at 11:40 AM #

        :O I didn’t know that it was turned into a movie. Makes sense though 😂😂

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  15. bettylouise31 February 7, 2018 at 9:38 AM #

    I enjoyed your review on THE COLOR OF PURPLE. I have a lot about it. Happy reading.

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 10:34 AM #

      Thank you! I enjoyed reading it and I’ll have a post about the movie adaptation up tomorrow. Happy reading!

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      • bettylouise31 February 7, 2018 at 11:14 AM #

        My eyes don’t allow me watch movies.

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  16. bettylouise31 February 7, 2018 at 9:39 AM #

    My link today is
    https://wordpress.com/post/idahobluebird50.com/24398

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  17. Ryan February 7, 2018 at 10:02 AM #

    The Circle sounds quite intriguing, I’ll have to remember to check out it sometime. I look forward to hearing more of your thoughts on it as you get further along.

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

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-2018-02-07/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 10:35 AM #

      My brother and his fiancé listened to the audio and really liked it so I’m excited to get farther in! Happy reading!

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  18. Sheri February 7, 2018 at 10:40 AM #

    Hope you’re able to make more headway this week. https://tvaddictedbookworm.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-80/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 11:40 AM #

      Thanks! I’m being hopeful. Happy reading!

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  19. anovelglimpse February 7, 2018 at 10:46 AM #

    I’ve heard The Circle is good, but scary in a realistic sort of way. I hope you get to read more of it soon.
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 11:41 AM #

      It’s very realistic so far. I’m excited to read more. Happy reading!

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  20. Musings Of A Bookish Nerd February 7, 2018 at 12:38 PM #

    I listened to The Circle last year on audiobook, actually my first ever. I liked it pretty well, reminded me of Silicon Valley. I grew up there, so kinda of a throw back.

    Here is my WWW Wednesday. Feel free to stop by and check it out. https://musingsofabookishnerd.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesdays-2/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 3:00 PM #

      I’ve never been to Silicon Valley. It sounds really interesting, especially for my field of HR. Happy reading!

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  21. Jenn @ Bound to Writing February 7, 2018 at 1:14 PM #

    I can’t wait to hear more about The Circle! Have a great week! Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-february-7/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 3:14 PM #

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to getting into it further. Happy reading!

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  22. whimsywriter3 February 7, 2018 at 1:35 PM #

    I saw the trailers for The Circle movie but I didn’t realize it was based on a book, that’s really cool. 🙂
    My post: https://whimsywriter3.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-february-7th/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 3:15 PM #

      The first review I heard of the book was negative but everything since has been really great. Happy reading!

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  23. Emily @ Reaching While Rooted February 7, 2018 at 2:45 PM #

    Not much progress over here either! Studies seem to have a way of taking over everything else! Here’s my WWW: https://reachingwhilerooted.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-02-07-18/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 3:15 PM #

      Ugh, so unfortunate true. Good luck in school. Happy reading!

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  24. PhiliBWriting February 7, 2018 at 3:14 PM #

    It is amazing how easy it is for reading to slip down the to-do list isn’t it? Not as easy to have on the background while doing housework (although I guess audio books would work with that?).

    Honestly, as long as you are reading and getting pleasure from it that is the most important thing! Who is to say how much is enough?

    Here is my WWW post: https://philibreading.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-7th-february/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 3:16 PM #

      I love listening to a book while I cook! That’s some of my ‘me time.’ It helps me feel like I’m being doubly productive. Happy Wednesday!

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  25. lalafulton February 7, 2018 at 3:46 PM #

    I tried reading The Circle last year but I just couldn’t get into it, and then I didn’t like the movie so I just….gave up. WHOOPS.

    Here is my WWW: http://www.itsyagirl.com/2018/02/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 5:52 PM #

      Haha sounds like you gave it a fair chance! Not every book is for everyone. Happy reading!

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  26. The Cozy Pages February 7, 2018 at 3:46 PM #

    Como agua para chocolate is my Spanish book for this year.. gotta start it soon!

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 5:52 PM #

      Fun! I saw the movie ages ago but I’ve never read it. Happy reading!

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  27. Taylor February 7, 2018 at 3:48 PM #

    I would like to read The Circle. It sounds really good. I didn’t finish reading anything this week either. Probably cause I keep trying to read multiple books at once. Check out my WWW https://taysinfinitethoughts.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-4/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 5:52 PM #

      Haha that’s always my problem, too! I love having a lot of books going. Happy reading!

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  28. whatcathyreadnext February 7, 2018 at 4:26 PM #

    I’m glad you e joked The Colour Purple and I found your review really interesting. I always like reading your Writer’s Takeaway section. I do sometimes feel diaries are overused as a device but you make some good points in favour of its use in this case.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesdays-7th-february-18/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 5:54 PM #

      I’m so glad you enjoy it! I’m always thinking about what I’ll put there when I’m reading. It helps me feel like I’m learning about writing all the time. Happy reading!

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  29. book_tales February 7, 2018 at 5:40 PM #

    The Circle sounds so interesting! They made a movie out of it right? I wanted to watch it but decided to get to the book first! My post is https://bookishtales.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-february-7-2018/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 5:55 PM #

      Yes, it stars Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. I’m waiting until I finish the book to see it, too. Happy reading!

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  30. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover February 7, 2018 at 5:50 PM #

    I bought The Circle a while back before the movie came out, but never ended up picking it up. I’m interested to see what you think about it!

    Here is my post: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/www-wednesday-2-7-18/

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 5:55 PM #

      I bought it before I knew about the movie but couldn’t find the time to read it. Better late than never! Happy reading.

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  31. sarahinreaderland February 7, 2018 at 6:23 PM #

    Hi All,

    A very brief WWW Wednesday post from me this week;

    https://sarahinreaderland.com/2018/02/07/7th-feb-www-wednesday/

    I haven’t even had chance to look through any of your guys posts but will be sure to catch up tomorrow!

    Enjoy 😊

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 7:16 PM #

      Thanks for finding time to jump in. Happy reading!

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  32. Yvo February 7, 2018 at 8:06 PM #

    200 pages is great progress with HP! Especially this early in the year… I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam February 7, 2018 at 9:07 PM #

      Thanks! I’d love to make some sizable progress again soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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