WWW Wednesday, 14-February-2018

14 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: You’ll notice a pattern in this post. It’s exactly the same as last week. Yep. I’m really close to finishing A Widow for One Year by John Irving and I’m banking on finishing it by next week. I feel like there’s a lot of action still to go, but the disk count shows that I’m close to the end so we’ll see how Irving wraps this one up.
I’m almost halfway through Harry Potter y las Reliquias de la Muerte by J.K. Rowling which I see as a big accomplishment. I did a lot of reading on a snowy day that kept me indoors all day and got through about 50 pages in one day! And I didn’t have to take a nap afterward!
I’m almost halfway through My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. The weather has made it hard to get out for my long runs which is where I make great progress on this one. Maybe the book fairies will give us a break in the weather so I can listen more? Or maybe we’ll get another 11 inches, who knows?
I’m barely making progress in The Circle by Dave Eggers. It’s going to be a long haul on this one. That’s nothing against Eggers or his book, just the nature of my ebook reading that keeps it slow and plodding. This will slowly make its way to the top of this paragraph as it sits on my ‘Currently Reading’ shelf for ages.

Recently finished: Sadly, nothing again. I don’t even have any reviews to report on. It’s just been that kind of week.

Reading Next: I’ll be getting Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire from the library this week so I can start it right away. I hope I remember enough from the first book to dive into this one without too many problems!
I also plan on starting Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver when I finish Ferrante’s book. I read the first book in this duology a few years back but I remember it pretty well. I adored that the small girl was named Turtle! I’m excited to hear more about her.


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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85 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 14-February-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow February 14, 2018 at 2:08 AM #

    I’m curious about Pigs in Heaven. Someday I want to read My Brilliant Friend. Enjoy your week….and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 8:46 AM #

      It’s the sequel to The Bean Trees. Happy reading!

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  2. Rosie Amber February 14, 2018 at 2:17 AM #

    Some weeks are like that, never mind. Here is my link https://wp.me/p2Eu3u-b4s

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 8:46 AM #

      Thanks! I’m trying to look forward. Happy reading!

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  3. alilovesbooks February 14, 2018 at 3:11 AM #

    Even if your post is similar to last week’s it sounds like you’ve made good progress. Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-14th-february-2018/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 8:46 AM #

      Thank you! I wish it showed by finishing some titles! Happy reading!

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  4. Lindsay | Bookboodle February 14, 2018 at 3:16 AM #

    My week has been a bit like yours..not much progress with one book in particular! Moving on 🙂

    Here’s my post >> https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-february-14th

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 8:47 AM #

      Haha just keep reading, just keep reading! We’ll get there. Happy reading!

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  5. cleopatralovesbooks February 14, 2018 at 3:18 AM #

    I hope you have a more successful week in respect of reviewing this week 🙂 Here’s my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/this-week-in-books-february-14/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 8:48 AM #

      Thanks! I’ve got to finish some books first so I can review them. I’m getting close to a few. Happy reading!

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  6. Whispering Stories February 14, 2018 at 3:57 AM #

    Some books need to be read slowly, I’ve not read The Circle so don’t know what it’s about. I’ve heard lots of good things about ‘Son of a Witch’, hopefully you will enjoy it.
    Here’s this weeks WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-14th-february-2018/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 8:48 AM #

      Thank you. The Circle is a bit unnerving because it’s very real to life but shows how things can go badly. Happy reading!

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  7. Margaret February 14, 2018 at 4:29 AM #

    I’ve been meaning to read Pigs In Heaven ever since I read The Bean Trees 2 years ago – I hope you enjoy it.

    Here’s my Wednesday post – https://booksplease.org/2018/02/14/my-week-in-books-14-february-2018/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 10:10 AM #

      Thanks! I’ve been meaning to read it since I finished the first, too. Happy reading!

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  8. Sarina Langer February 14, 2018 at 5:18 AM #

    I’m about to finish my current read, too. Hope you find some more time for The Circle once you’ve finished A Widow for One Year 🙂

    Here’s mine: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-14th-february-2018/

    Happy reading, Sam!

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 10:11 AM #

      Thank you. I’m excited to finish one at least. Happy reading!

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  9. Ibrahim Kareem February 14, 2018 at 6:08 AM #

    What are you currently reading? Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Been reading for over 8 months!)
    What did you recently finish reading? – Origin by Dan Brown
    What do you think you’ll read next? – Pimp by Iceberg Slim

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 10:11 AM #

      How did you like Origin? I want to read that one soon. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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  10. Emily Wrayburn February 14, 2018 at 6:18 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! This is my post for the week.

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  11. Emily @ Reaching While Rooted February 14, 2018 at 7:13 AM #

    I hadn’t heard of Pigs in Heaven! Will need to look it up… I loved Kingsolver’s Poisonwood Bible. I DID make progress this week woohoo! Here’s my WWW: https://reachingwhilerooted.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-02-14-18/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 10:13 AM #

      The Poisonwood Bible was a good one. I think I’ve read it twice now. I liked The Bean Trees so I’m excited to read another one in the series. Happy reading!

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  12. lilisblissfulpages February 14, 2018 at 7:36 AM #

    Looks like your having a busy week Sam. 🙂 Btw, Happy Heart’s Day. 🙂 🙂
    Here’s my post:
    https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-14/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 10:42 AM #

      Thank you!! I hope next week can calm down a bit. Happy reading!

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  13. The Gal Herself February 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM #

    My Brilliant Friend sounds promising. I look forward to hearing about your progress.

    I’ve got two books to discuss this: a biography of a very proper lady, and a true crime book about an infamously improper young man.

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 10:43 AM #

      I really hope to report finishing a few books next week! I hope you enjoy your books this week. Happy reading!

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  14. camillesbookishadventures February 14, 2018 at 8:12 AM #

    I like the cover of Pigs in Heaven.

    Here is my post for this week: https://camillesbookishadventures.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-14-2-2018/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 10:44 AM #

      I’m looking forward to finding out what’s behind the cover. Happy reading!

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  15. Teri Polen February 14, 2018 at 8:22 AM #

    I’d love to curl up with a Harry Potter book on a snowy day – sounds perfect!
    https://teripolen.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-2/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 10:44 AM #

      I can’t think of anything better. It was a great day. Happy reading!

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  16. deannalcooley February 14, 2018 at 8:35 AM #

    I wish I could remember what happens at the end of Widow for One Year, but unfortunately, Irving novels all start to run together since I’ve read most of them. I do remember being satisfied by it.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday, happy reading!

    https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-2-14-18/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 8:44 AM #

      Haha so true! I’m excited to be so close to the end finally. Happy reading!

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  17. bettylouise31 February 14, 2018 at 8:50 AM #

    A nice selection of books Good reading! My link is
    https://wordpress.com/post/idahobluebird50.com/24455

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  18. Ryan February 14, 2018 at 9:06 AM #

    I feel your pain! I really wanted to have more done this week too, just couldn’t juggle it all as aptly for some reason.

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

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-2018-02-14/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 12:12 PM #

      I keep being distracted by the Olympics haha. Happy reading!

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  19. Plot Monster February 14, 2018 at 9:34 AM #

    Hope next week goes a little better for your reviews. 🙂 Here’s my post: WWW: #6 February 14, 2018

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 12:13 PM #

      I think I’ll finish some books so I’ll have something to review haha. Happy reading!

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  20. Hasanthi Navaratne February 14, 2018 at 9:40 AM #

    Hello Sam!!! I know how it feels, not complete books as you expect. I am a slow reader too. But stay strong and work hard. I loved the books that are mentioned.
    Hope you will enjoy mine too!!!
    https://hasanthisbookworld.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-14-february-2018/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 12:14 PM #

      Glad you enjoy them. Sometimes I think I shouldn’t juggle so many books. But whats the fun in that? Haha. Happy reading!

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  21. anovelglimpse February 14, 2018 at 10:48 AM #

    I loved Pigs in Heaven when I read it! I hope you enjoy Turtle.
    A Novel Glimpse

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 12:15 PM #

      Thank you. I loved her in Bean Trees and I’m glad to see her again. Happy reading!

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  22. Jenn @ Bound to Writing February 14, 2018 at 11:33 AM #

    You’ve made such great progress on your current reads! Have a great week!
    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-february-14/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 12:15 PM #

      Thanks! I hope to actually finish them soon lol. Happy reading!

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  23. Ashley February 14, 2018 at 12:06 PM #

    It’s been kind of a slow week with reading for me too. I really need to do a reread of Harry Potter.
    Here’s mine:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-46/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 12:16 PM #

      It’s such a joy to revisit the books. I’m having a lot of fun with it. Happy reading!

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  24. Laila@BigReadingLife February 14, 2018 at 12:22 PM #

    I did like My Brilliant Friend, and Pigs in Heaven, although it’s been AGES since I’ve read that one. Kingsolver is one of my favorite writers.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:
    https://bigreadinglife.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-feb-14-2018/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 12:27 PM #

      I’ve read two of her books before and loved them so I’m looking forward to that. Happy reading!

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  25. doriesreadingcorner February 14, 2018 at 12:24 PM #

    It’s been a slow week for me too. I’ve been re-reading Harry Potter and trying out some short stories to try to get out of my reading funk. Hopefully this next week will be better for both of us!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for today: https://doriesreadingcorner.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-february-14-2018/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 12:27 PM #

      Amen! I’m trying to snap myself out of it and get through my books. Happy reading!

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  26. agoodlittlegirl February 14, 2018 at 12:46 PM #

    Reading, Dr. Gundry’s Diet Revolution, I need to loose a few pounds. Recently read, Ruta Septys , Out of the Easy, and want to read two books waiting on my shelf downstairs so I don’t recall the titles. The fact that I don’t want to venture down the steps right now, well maybe this is why I need to loose a few.
    My link: https://agoodlittlegirl.wordpress.com/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 4:13 PM #

      I hope to read a Sepetys’ book this year myself. How did you like it? Happy Wednesday!

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      • agoodlittlegirl February 15, 2018 at 9:56 AM #

        I loved the setting, characters, the plot, everything about it. Enjoy!

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  27. Lola February 14, 2018 at 1:55 PM #

    Some weeks are like that – at least you’re making headway!

    My post: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-14-february-2018/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 4:14 PM #

      Thank you! I feel like I always have nothing or three books finished in a week haha. Happy Wednesday!

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  28. whatcathyreadnext February 14, 2018 at 2:18 PM #

    I will have a word with the weather fairies to bring you some sunshine to enjoy My Brilliant Friend. I’m on holiday at the moment and have all the sunshine I need for reading but will have a ton of reviews to write when I get back.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesdays-14th-february-18/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 4:19 PM #

      How fun! I’m heading to California later this month so I’ll get some sun then. Happy reading!

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  29. PhiliBWriting February 14, 2018 at 2:24 PM #

    A lot of cutting and pasting for me in my post this week as well. Lets both am to push something new onto our currently reading for next week!

    Here’s my WWW: https://philibreading.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-14th-february/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 4:20 PM #

      Deal! I’m feeling pretty good about finishing at least one. Happy reading!

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  30. WordsAndPeace February 14, 2018 at 2:26 PM #

    I’m late here today.
    Good luck to finish your books. Here is my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesdays-february-14/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 4:20 PM #

      Thanks! And it’s not too late in my time zone, haha. Happy reading.

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  31. Sheri February 14, 2018 at 3:14 PM #

    I got a lot of snow on Friday but used to day to binge a show; good you put it to good use:) https://tvaddictedbookworm.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-81/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 4:21 PM #

      I’ve used a lot of days to binge shows. I was glad I finally used one for books! Happy reading!

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  32. laurenisreadingblog February 14, 2018 at 4:26 PM #

    I bet The Circle is going to go faster than you think. 🙂 It was so hard for me to put it down, I think I got through it in about a day haha! Happy reading!

    My post: laurenisreadingblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-15/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 4:52 PM #

      Oh geeze! I won’t be that fast, I’m only reading it during my lunch break haha. Happy reading!

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  33. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover February 14, 2018 at 8:53 PM #

    You’ve got lots of good stuff to read! Happy reading!

    Here is my post for today: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-2-14-18/

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    • Sam February 14, 2018 at 8:55 PM #

      Thanks! I’m enjoying all the reading I’m getting to do. Happy reading!

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  34. karenjo46 February 15, 2018 at 1:31 AM #

    Hope you’re having a great time reading your books. =)

    Here is my post for this week – https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesdays-20/

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    • Sam February 15, 2018 at 7:50 AM #

      Thanks, I’m enjoying them. Happy reading!

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  35. sarahinreaderland February 15, 2018 at 2:50 PM #

    So glad I’m not the only one that’s had one of those weeks! I couldn’t even post on time!!

    Give my WWW Thursday post a read here…

    https://sarahinreaderland.com/2018/02/15/15th-feb-www-thursday/

    xx

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    • Sam February 15, 2018 at 3:33 PM #

      Haha better late than never. We always have next week. Happy reading!

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  36. Andreea P. February 15, 2018 at 5:49 PM #

    I think you are the 4th blogger that has a hard time finishing books this month – myself included. Maybe it is something in the air!
    https://cheekylines.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/www-15-02-its-not-wednesday/

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    • Sam February 15, 2018 at 9:36 PM #

      Let’s blame February for being a short month. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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