WWW Wednesday, 14-March-2018

14 Mar

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: Still moving forward with Harry Potter y las Reliquias de la Muerte by J.K. Rowling. If I keep at it, I could finish next week, but I’m not going to hold my breath. My class has picked up and isn’t leaving a lot of time for reading. I’m hoping to watch both of the movies soon after I finish it.
I feel like I’m making great progress on The Circle by Dave Eggers but it’s such a long book that I’m really inching along. I have the hold for another few weeks and I hope that I can keep it going with another check-out.
I feel like I’m making progress on Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire though it’s a bit slower than I’d like. I still don’t see where this book is going. The arc seems to be weak so I’m wondering if I haven’t gotten to the true arc yet and I’m still wandering through the exposition. If so, it’s too long.
I’m halfway through Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver. Her writing is amazing and I’m glad I’m getting to experience this one in audio. It’s almost better that way! Hearing her turns of phrase out loud is great and I can’t wait to see where this one ends up.
Still holding on The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp. If I lose The Circle hold again, I’ll try to go back to it.

Recently finished: Nothing again! It will likely come as an avalanche of books finished and reviews to write again. I can’s say I particularly look forward to that but it is what it is.

I posted two reviews so at least I’m finally catching up there. I posted about John Irving’s A Widow for One Year on Thursday. I gave the book 4 out of 5 Stars. I watched the movie over the weekend and I’ll be posting about that tomorrow.
I also reviewed X by Ilyasah Shabazz and posted that yesterday. I’ll have two book club discussions and hopefully an author presentation to share for that one! I gave it 4 out of 5 Stars as well.

Reading Next: I found out I can’t get an audio copy of History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund. Drats! I’ll try to finish Potter soon and pick it up then. If not, I’ll start it when I go to my next book club meeting and the issue is forced a bit more. Either way, I’ll get this one next!


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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79 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 14-March-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow at 1:45 AM #

    You have a lot of books to choose from…enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam at 12:51 PM #

      Thanks, I’m enjoying them a lot. Happy reading!

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  2. VSBbooksBlog at 2:08 AM #

    Enjoy your books & happy rest of the week!

    Here’s my www post
    WWW Wednesday

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  3. whatcathyreadnext at 3:47 AM #

    Son of a Witch is not the kind of book I’d read myself (not my genre) but your comments intrigued me so I had a look at some reviews on Goodreads. I can see quite a lot of people commenting they found it slow. I’m someone who tends to finish every book they start but I can still appreciate the dilemma when a book isn’t doing it for you. It must be even more difficult if it’s part of a series you want to read or other aspects are great, like the characters or the world building. However it must be tempting to put it to one side when you have so many other books you are/could be reading.

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  4. cleopatralovesbooks at 4:14 AM #

    Good luck to when the time comes to catch up on all those reviews! Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/this-week-in-books-march-14/

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  5. Lindsay | Bookboodle at 4:16 AM #

    I’ve only read one Dave Eggers book and it was quite hard going.

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/03/14/www-wednesday-march-14th

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    • Sam at 1:04 PM #

      Which one? This is my fourth and they’re all very different; you’d almost think they were different authors. Happy reading!

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      • Lindsay | Bookboodle at 3:57 PM #

        What is the What – it was a book club read!

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      • Sam at 6:09 PM #

        That was my first of his, too. It wasn’t my favorite and it felt very different from his other books.

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  6. Whispering Stories at 4:42 AM #

    I really need to read Son of a Witch, hopefully one day soon. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/wednesday-reading-14th-march-2018/

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    • Sam at 1:05 PM #

      Did you enjoy Wicked already? Happy reading!

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  7. alilovesbooks at 4:53 AM #

    Sounds like you’re still making good progress with your reads. Sorry to hear Son of a Witch isn’t really working for you.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/www-wednesday-14th-march-2018/

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    • Sam at 1:15 PM #

      I’ll push forward, I’d hate to abandon it completely. Happy reading!

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  8. Good luck with all those current reads! I’m once again in awe of you 😀

    Here’s my WWW: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2018/03/14/www-wednesday-14th-march-2018/

    Happy reading! 🙂

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    • Sam at 1:15 PM #

      Haha I’m a bit overwhelmed so don’t think too highly! Happy reading.

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  9. boyishbookworm at 6:18 AM #

    I should start reading in Spanish again too… It takes effort in the beginning but then my vocabulary would grow rapidly and it would become easier. The beginning is always hard, aghh… You’re doing well with the HP book, I keep my fingers crossed that you’ll finish it soon.

    My WWW post

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    • Sam at 1:16 PM #

      Thanks! I’m on the Battle of Hogwarts so not much further to go but other books are pressing. Reading in Spanish gets much easier once you just dive in. Good luck and happy reading!

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  10. I hope you find some time to read all your books!

    My WWW post: https://fantasybookchick.blogspot.com/2018/03/www-wednesdays.html

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    • Sam at 1:17 PM #

      Thanks! It’s a challenge but always rewarding to enjoy so many stories. Happy reading!

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  11. Teri Polen at 8:38 AM #

    I didn’t read The Circle, but could only get through half the movie – great casting, but disappointed with the pacing. Here’s my WWW post – https://teripolen.com/2018/03/14/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-4/

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    • Sam at 1:17 PM #

      I’m still getting a feel of the book and it’s pacing. It’s a long one but I can feel the tension building! Happy reading.

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  12. Mini at 9:30 AM #

    I hope you get through your current reads. Happy Reading. Here is my post: https://bookandcorner.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/www-wednesday-14-03-18/

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    • Sam at 1:48 PM #

      Thanks! I feel like I’m finally starting to make progress on them. Happy reading!

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  13. Ambi at 9:35 AM #

    Hope you enjoy all your current reads 🙂
    Here’s my WWW:

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/www-wednesday-23-14-3-18/#more-6098

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    • Sam at 1:49 PM #

      Thank you! I’m enjoying them a lot right now. Happy reading!

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  14. Ryan at 9:41 AM #

    I kinda know the feeling, I feel like I’ve been reading The Lord of the Rings for way too long. Though in my case I’m more stuck in the middle of a tome rather than juggling different books. Good luck!

    Here’s my post for this week 🙂
    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/www-wednesday-2018-03-14/

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    • Sam at 1:50 PM #

      The middle of a long one is the worst! You feel like you’re never getting to the end. Good luck. Happy reading!

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  15. WordsAndPeace at 9:41 AM #

    One day, I also plan to read HP in Spanish! And on my TBR: HIstory of Wolves.
    Here is mine: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/03/14/www-wednesdays-march14/

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    • Sam at 1:50 PM #

      It’s really fun! There are words I never learned in school that are on every page. (Varita = wand) Happy Reading!

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    • Sam at 2:52 PM #

      Thank you! I’m hoping to shorten it soon. Happy reading!

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  16. anovelglimpse at 10:37 AM #

    You’re finally back to The Circle! That’s awesome! I do hope you get to finish both it and The Spectacular Now.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam at 2:53 PM #

      I’m sure I will in time, it’s just a matter of how long that takes. Happy reading!

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  17. Philippa at 11:40 AM #

    So glad that you and ‘The Circle’ have been reunited.

    Here is my WWW post: https://mystorynotes.blog/2018/03/14/www-wednesday-14-march/

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    • Sam at 6:01 PM #

      Thank you! Though I’m not sure it missed me as much as I missed it haha. Happy reading!

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  18. I hope you’re able to finish something soon! Have a great week! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-march-14/

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    • Sam at 6:02 PM #

      Thank you. I’m trying to be hopeful but it might be a while. Happy reading!

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  19. Kat Ann at 1:09 PM #

    I am loving seeing what everyone else is reading! Here’s what I’ve been up to lately: https://wordpress.com/post/goodbadandsmutty.wordpress.com/124

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  20. whimsywriter3 at 1:50 PM #

    I’m sorry you haven’t really been enjoying Son of a Witch. Also I didn’t realize that The Circle was a book. It makes sense now since the movie just came out, I guess I just don’t pay attention very well sometimes.

    My post: https://whimsywriter3.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/www-wednesday-march-14th/

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    • Sam at 6:04 PM #

      I had my eye on it before the movie came out but I didn’t get a chance to read it before. I’m excited to read it now and watch the movie after. Happy reading!

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  21. Stephanie at 2:34 PM #

    Enjoy your books! I hope classes slow down soon…I’m an English university professor, so it has been crazy for me as well with midterms, etc and April will be crazy with finals and graduation, so it will be a slow reading month ahead! But I can empathize somewhat. Here is my WWW post: https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/www-wednesday-march-14-2018/

    Have a great day!

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    • Sam at 6:05 PM #

      My class wraps up at the end of April and then I have a week off before summer classes. Graduation in December, though! Happy reading.

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      • Stephanie at 6:27 PM #

        I’m teaching 3 classes this semester and they all end the end of April or 1st week of May, so it’s hectic then. I’m teaching a 3 week summer abroad class in London, but it doesn’t start until June, so I’ll have a bit of a break, yay! Graduation…yay!! That will be wonderful. Thank you!

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  22. Christina at 3:24 PM #

    I really want to read The Circle! Here’s my post: https://christinareadsandblogs.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/www-wednesday-march-14th-2018/

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    • Sam at 6:06 PM #

      I’m an Eggers fan and when I saw Watson was in the adaptation, I knew I had to read it. Happy reading!

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  23. Beware Of The Reader at 3:26 PM #

    Enjoy your read! Harry is always a good choice 😉 Here is the link to my post
    http://bewareofthereader.com/www-wednesday-march-14th-and-why-i-feel-a-kinship-with-marie-at-drizzleandhurricane/

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    • Sam at 6:07 PM #

      It’s always great to revisit Harry and I’m really enjoying it. Happy Wednesday!

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  24. Sue Featherstone at 6:31 PM #

    Bit late posting but here’s what I’m reading this Wednesday. https://bookloversbooklist.com/2018/03/14/what-im-reading-come-and-join-me-today-on-www-wednesday-4/

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  25. Kay Wisteria at 6:57 PM #

    So many current reads, that’s amazing 😀 My WWW Wednesday: https://hammockofbooks.wordpress.com/2018/03/13/www-wednesday-3-14-18/

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  26. doriesreadingcorner at 7:09 PM #

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week:
    https://doriesreadingcorner.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/www-wednesday-march-14-2018/

    Happy reading! 🙂

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  27. Kaila at 7:59 PM #

    Wow that’s a giant stack of currently reading! I love it! Especially the Harry Potter pick 🙂 I was slowly making my way through the Spanish version of the first book awhile back … it’s excellent language practice!

    I’m jumping on board this week with my reads, thanks for hosting! https://thetravelinginkwell.com/2018/03/14/www-wednesdays-march-14-2018/

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    • Sam at 8:41 PM #

      Welcome! I live revisiting the series in another language. Like you say, it’s great practice and a fun series. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. gpavants at 4:11 PM #

    Hello Sam,

    I am reading The Universe and Mr. Edison.
    Great start about the real intellient design of the universe. I just finished One Flew Over the Cuckow’ Nest by Ken Kensey. I really enjoyed the deeper understanding of the human mind, how to be part of a society, and what the brain is capable of doing.I think I am going to read, The Aboltion of Man, by C.S. Lewis. I have read Narnia so I am interested in his nob-fiction.

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    • Sam at 11:45 PM #

      I’ve only read Narnia and The Screwtape Letters by Lewis. Both great. Glad you decided to join in. I post every Wednesday so check back next week for the most up to date post!

      Liked by 1 person

      • gpavants at 9:22 AM #

        Great. Thank you, Sam. Keep reading.

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