WWW Wednesday, 21-February-2018

21 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: Unfortunately, I’ve had to put Harry Potter y las Reliquias de la Muerte by J.K. Rowling on hold for a short while for a book club selection. I’m hoping I fly through it and can get back to this soon!
I have the saddest news. I lost the hold on The Circle by Dave Eggers! I went to read it at lunch yesterday and it had returned and when I went to check it out again, I couldn’t! I’m so sad that I’ll have to wait to get back to this story.
FINALLY! I’ve just started Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire this week! It’s great to get on to a new audiobook. I’m still getting into it so not much to report here. Trying to remember the first book is taking a lot of my concentration now, haha.
I also started Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver. I remember Taylor and Turtle better than I thought I would. It’s  the side characters I don’t remember well but I’m sure I’ll pick it up quickly.
I started a book club selection as well, X by Ilyasah Shabazz. This is a fictionalized account of the story of Malcolm X as written by his third daughter. Shabazz will be speaking in my area later this year (or maybe early next year) so look for quite a few more posts about this book going forward!
Because I lost the hold on The Circle, I started another ebook. This time I picked The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp. Yes, I realize that means I have six books going right now! This is a lot for me and I’m feeling more than a bit overwhelmed but I will press on!

Recently finished: I finished a book! I’m so excited to be able to say that after a long time of nothing making its way to this list. I wrapped up A Widow for One Year by John Irving. I adore Irving and this book was ‘classic Irving’ and it was great to read something of his. The last Irving book I read was very different from his normal style and topics so it feels like returning to an old friend.
I wrapped up My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante yesterday during my run. Woo! It ended a bit abruptly and I’m unsure if I want to keep reading the series and find out more about what happens to these characters. Let’s call it TBD at the moment.

No reviews this week! I’ll have ones for Irving and Ferrante soon.

Reading Next: I’m going to say I have no plans. I really hope to finish some of my six going on right now before I start worrying about what comes next. I think I have too much on my plate already, haha.


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?

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86 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 21-February-2018”

  1. Kay Wisteria February 21, 2018 at 1:33 AM #

    6 books at once is amazing 😀 I could never keep that many stories straight!
    My WWW Wednesday: https://hammockofbooks.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/www-wednesday-2-21-18/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:04 PM #

      It’s a struggle already haha. We’ll see how I survive. Happy reading!

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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow February 21, 2018 at 1:42 AM #

    So sorry you had to return The Circle…hope you enjoy Son of a Witch. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:04 PM #

      I hope I can get it back soon! I was really enjoying it. Happy reading!

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  3. Rosie Amber February 21, 2018 at 2:09 AM #

    Wow, that’s a lot of books to juggle all at once. Happy reading. I don’t have a post this week.

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:05 PM #

      Thanks! We’ll see how it goes. Happy reading!

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  4. alilovesbooks February 21, 2018 at 2:14 AM #

    Lots of change this week. Sorry to hear you lost your hold but it sounds like you have a lot of new and intriguing books to make up for it. I hope you enjoy.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-21st-february-2018/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:06 PM #

      Thank you! It’s fun starting so many books. Happy reading!

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  5. lilisblissfulpages February 21, 2018 at 2:15 AM #

    Hi Sam… I’m waiting for your review of Irving’s…Have a great week ahead. 🙂 🙂
    Here’s my post:
    https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-15/

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  6. boyishbookworm February 21, 2018 at 2:58 AM #

    I have yet to read my first Irving, but I know it will be the Cider House Rules. Congratulations for your achievements this week 😉

    My WWW post

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:08 PM #

      That’s a great one. I think you’ll like it. Happy reading!

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  7. Lindsay | Bookboodle February 21, 2018 at 3:16 AM #

    I don’t know how you manage to keep track of 6 books – wow!
    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-february-21st

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    • Laurel-Rain Snow February 21, 2018 at 11:24 AM #

      I commented on your blog, but the message disappeared…LOL. Spam?

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      • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:29 PM #

        I see it fine and responded a bit ago. Are you seeing it now?

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:08 PM #

      We’ll see how I manage it! Happy reading.

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  8. Julie February 21, 2018 at 3:40 AM #

    I love John Irving but did not read much from him. Good to know that his style is actually differs.
    Here is my WWW: https://julietyuk.blogspot.com/2018/02/www-wednesday-and-library-loot-february.html

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:10 PM #

      He’s a favorite of mine. I usually read one or two a year. Happy reading!

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  9. Sue Featherstone February 21, 2018 at 4:40 AM #

    Still haven’t managed to finish The Book Thief – going to save it now for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://bookloversbooklist.com/2018/02/21/what-im-reading-come-and-join-me-today-on-www-wednesday-3/#more-3211

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:17 PM #

      That’s a good one to binge read when you have the time. Enjoy. Happy reading!

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  10. Whispering Stories February 21, 2018 at 5:29 AM #

    I don’t know how you manage to juggle so many books. Can’t wait to hear how ‘Son of a witch’ was for you. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-21st-february-2018/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:18 PM #

      I’m still getting into it but I’m excited and glad to finally be reading it. Happy reading!

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  11. Emily @ Reaching While Rooted February 21, 2018 at 6:01 AM #

    Holy cow! I think my mind would be spinning trying to keep up with so many story lines! I too have a problem with taking too long with library books and them coming due before I have a chance to finish them. I just returned a library book yesterday completely unread. Here’s my WWW: https://reachingwhilerooted.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-02-21-18/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:19 PM #

      It would be better unread than just getting to the good part like I was haha. Oh well! Happy reading!

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  12. whatcathyreadnext February 21, 2018 at 6:22 AM #

    Well, six books at once would be a bit much even for me! Three’s about my limit. However, I know you’re able to compartmentalize your reading for different times of the day, activities, etc. Looking forward to reading your reviews of the books you’ve finished. As I’ve been on holiday for the past couple of weeks I’ve read loads of books and now have a stack of reviews to write and publish on my blog when I get home. I’m hoping my notes and my memory will be up to the task!

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesdays-21st-february-18/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:20 PM #

      Haha I’m about to have the same problem. I’m leaving tomorrow for vacation and I might have to put off reviews till I get back. Happy reading!

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  13. scorpiobookdreams February 21, 2018 at 8:13 AM #

    Good luck getting through all your books! Here’s my WWW link: https://scorpiobookdreams.co.uk/www-wednesday-21-february-2018

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:21 PM #

      Thanks! I hope I don’t get too confused. Happy reading!

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  14. rules640 February 21, 2018 at 8:22 AM #

    Here is my Www Wednesday post:
    https://lifeat17.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-2/

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  15. Ryan February 21, 2018 at 9:17 AM #

    I’m sorry to hear about The Circle! I’d be so frustrated if I lost access to a book. Good thing you’ve got so many on the go as it is 🙂

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

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-2018-02-21/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:23 PM #

      True! I’ve got too much going on to be worried haha. Happy reading!

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  16. Jenn @ Bound to Writing February 21, 2018 at 9:48 AM #

    So many new books to me. Sorry to hear about The Circle, I hope you’ll be able to finish it one day!

    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-february-21/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:24 PM #

      I’m sure I will. I’m going one day is sooner rather than later. Happy reading!

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  17. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles February 21, 2018 at 9:51 AM #

    Eek, I’m not sure if I could manage to juggle so many books at one time. The most I usually go with is two if I have one on the go on audio. I hope you manage to get your hands back on The Circle soon!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:24 PM #

      Thanks! Three is my minimum and I’m usually around four. This is a bit higher than I’ve been, though. Happy reading!

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  18. Sheri February 21, 2018 at 10:09 AM #

    I’m sorry you lost your hold! I hate when that happens. Hopefully you will get it back soon. https://tvaddictedbookworm.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-82/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:25 PM #

      Thank you. I hope it’s not the full three weeks! Happy reading!

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      • Sheri February 21, 2018 at 12:44 PM #

        Me too:)

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  19. aquapages // eline February 21, 2018 at 11:15 AM #

    I’m only able to multiple books at once if they’re from different genres, this week it’s one fantasy, one science and one spanish book. https://aquapages.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-21-february-2018/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:26 PM #

      That’s a big help for me, too! Happy Wednesday!

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  20. Andreea P. February 21, 2018 at 11:21 AM #

    Good luck with all the six books. I hope to finally read one Elena Ferrante book this year.

    Here’s my WWW: https://cheekylines.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-21-02/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:28 PM #

      This is my second. I like her writing, but I wouldn’t make a huge fuss about it. Happy reading!

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  21. bettylouise31 February 21, 2018 at 12:05 PM #

    I would be devastated to list a book back to my library of I read it. My age is hitting me this week and I don’t feel well. My link is
    https://wordpress.com/post/idahobluebird50.com/24519

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:30 PM #

      I hope you feel better soon! Maybe a good book can give you a smile. Happy reading!

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  22. PhiliBWriting February 21, 2018 at 12:22 PM #

    I found the ‘what will you read next’ question hard this week as well. I just want to get things finished before I make more plans!

    Here is my WWW for this week: https://philibreading.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-21st-february/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:30 PM #

      Amen! Sometimes I can’t look ahead lol. Happy reading!

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  23. Plot Monster February 21, 2018 at 12:31 PM #

    Wow! What a diverse mix of books. 🙂

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:35 PM #

      Thanks! I like having a lot to choose from haha. Happy reading!

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  24. Maxi February 21, 2018 at 12:45 PM #

    I’m so impressed that you’re reading 6 books all at the same time, sometimes it’s hard for me to even read one 😂 How’s actually The Spectacular Now in book form? I only watched the movie recently and I enjoyed it enough to think about maybe picking it up in book form. Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://enthrallingumbrellabooks.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-february-21st-2018/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 12:48 PM #

      I’m still very early in. The narrator has a very strong voice and I’m still trying to decide if I like it or not. I’m hopeful. Happy reading!

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  25. anovelglimpse February 21, 2018 at 1:29 PM #

    That’s really disappointing about The Circle. I’m sorry you have to wait to finish it.
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 5:43 PM #

      Thanks, I’m hoping I remember the details of it pretty well in the mean time. Happy reading!

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  26. whimsywriter3 February 21, 2018 at 1:49 PM #

    Son of A Witch has such a unique cover!
    My post: https://whimsywriter3.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-february-21st/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 5:44 PM #

      I believe the actual cover has a cut out as well! I’d have to find my copy and check but this chair is so comfortable… Happy reading!

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  27. readarella February 21, 2018 at 2:04 PM #

    I have yet to read Wicked! I’ve seen the musical 14 times but for some reason just haven’t started reading the book yet but I do hope to this year!

    This is my first week participating!
    https://readarella.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-feb-21st-2018/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 5:45 PM #

      Oh wow! I’ve only seen it once but the number of times I’ve heard the soundtrack… I don’t know if I can count that high, haha. Welcome to the meme. Happy Wednesday!

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  28. Taylor February 21, 2018 at 2:39 PM #

    I can read multiple books at once but not that many. I don’t think I’ve read any of the books on your list.
    Check out my WWW;
    https://taysinfinitethoughts.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-5-2/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 5:47 PM #

      I can’t remember having this many on my list ever before. We’ll see how it goes. Happy reading!

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  29. Jamie @ Fantasy Book Chick February 21, 2018 at 2:58 PM #

    I haven’t read any of these. I can’t image reading 6 books at once, wow! Hope you get caught up on all your reading.

    My WWW Wednesday: https://fantasybookchick.blogspot.com/2018/02/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 5:49 PM #

      Thank you! I hope to stop putting books aside so I can finish some. Happy reading!

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  30. Ashley February 21, 2018 at 3:06 PM #

    YAY FOR FINISHING A BOOK! I finally finished one too. I was beginning to give up hope for a little while, haha. I think finally finishing a book got me back into the mood of wanting to read even more again.

    Here is my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-47/

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 5:49 PM #

      That’s great! I know I was feeling a bit discouraged but two in one day was amazing! Happy reading.

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  31. siderealday February 21, 2018 at 5:16 PM #

    Six books is a lot to keep track of! Good luck keeping them straight – and I hope you get The Circle back soon.
    Here’s my WWW post this week: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-2-21/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 5:52 PM #

      Thank you! It was an ebook hold so it felt like it snuck up on me, too! Those pesky ebooks, haha. Happy Wednesday!

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  32. doriesreadingcorner February 21, 2018 at 6:01 PM #

    Happy reading! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week:
    https://doriesreadingcorner.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesday-february-21-2018/

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  33. Yvo February 21, 2018 at 7:44 PM #

    I hope you will be able to get through your book club selection soon so you can get back to Harry Potter. Have a great week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam February 21, 2018 at 8:09 PM #

      Thank you! I’m being optimistic and bringing it on my vacation this weekend hoping I can get back to it. Happy reading!

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  34. karenjo46 February 22, 2018 at 12:43 AM #

    Have fun reading all your books! Late again this week, but here’s my post – https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/www-wednesdays-21/

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    • Sam February 22, 2018 at 5:49 AM #

      Enjoy your books this week as well. Thanks for joining in and happy reading!

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  35. readarella February 28, 2018 at 5:23 PM #

    Ooh I really want to get through the Wicked series, I’ve seen the musical 14 times and Wizard of Oz is an obsession of mine but I just haven’t managed to pick up the Wicked book. I’ve read the beginning half of it but that’s about it. Perhaps the audiobook would be more helpful 🙂

    Here’s my progress;
    https://readarella.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/www-feb-28th-2018/

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    • Sam February 28, 2018 at 5:39 PM #

      The sequel is narrated my Maguire which is fun. I don’t know if the first one would be. Happy reading!

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