WWW Wednesday, 28-March-2018

28 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: I’m still on hold with Harry Potter y las Reliquias de la Muerte by J.K. Rowling but not for much longer! I’m speeding through my other books and I think I’ll be back to this one next week.
I’m much further into The Circle by Dave Eggers than I’d thought! I pulled out my physical copy to see and I’m in the last third of it for sure. I’ve been making an effort to pull it out more often in the past week and I think I can wrap it up pretty soon.
Still holding on The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp though I think I’ll start again soon!
I’m loving History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund. It’s creepy enough to keep me reading but not so much that I’m afraid to read it before bed. The perfect mix. This will be a fun one to discuss.
As much as I complain about being in the middle of two books, I’ve started two more. The first is, as expected, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I started it during my long run on Sunday and got through a fair chunk. I’m really looking forward to seeing why so many of you loved this book!
The second is an audiobook for the car and this time around it’s The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. This is available as a CD audio so I’m starting it in the car. I heard Ishiguro read a chapter from it a while back and I know it’s going to be a bit more fantastical than I’m used to with him, but we’ll see how this goes.

Recently finished: The tidal wave is starting and I finished two books! The first was, as expected, Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver. I took a homework break on Friday and finished up the last 20 minutes. I adored this book and I posted my review yesterday if you want to check it out. I gave it 5 out of 5 Stars.
The second was Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire which I finished Sunday. I honestly couldn’t wait for this book to be over. It wasn’t what I expected and I found the plot meandering and without a focus. I got sick of the politics because I wasn’t invested in the characters. I think it’s safe to say I’m done with this series.

Reading Next: It seems strange to think of more books to read with so many going already! I guess I’ll need a physical book next and it’s time for me to start chipping at the physical TBR in my living room. The next one there will be Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs. I adore Jacobs and consider him one of my favorite non-fiction writers. I found this book at a B&N sale a few years ago and I’m sad I haven’t read it sooner!


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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87 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 28-March-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow March 28, 2018 at 1:29 AM #

    I hope you are loving The Nightingale. Have a great week! Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:07 AM #

      Thanks. I’m not on love yet. I’m afraid it will blend in with the other WWII dramas I’ve read over the past few years. Happy reading!

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  2. Kay Wisteria March 28, 2018 at 1:32 AM #

    I’m glad you liked Pigs in Heaven; maybe I should check it out! Happy reading!

    https://hammockofbooks.wordpress.com/2018/03/27/www-wednesday-3-28-17/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:10 AM #

      I’d recommend The Bean Trees first. It’s a great introduction to the characters. Happy reading!

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  3. alilovesbooks March 28, 2018 at 2:06 AM #

    Wow so many books and they sound like such a mixed bag. I am now intrigued by History of Wolves. I love a creepy book so I’m going to investigate.

    Have a great week and here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-28th-march-2018/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:11 AM #

      Beware, it’s also really sad. It will be good for discussion to be sure. Happy reading!

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  4. cleopatralovesbooks March 28, 2018 at 3:13 AM #

    Good to hear that you’ve finished two books this week! Here is my Wednesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/this-week-in-books-march-28/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:35 AM #

      It feels good after such a drought. Happy reading!

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  5. Margaret March 28, 2018 at 3:24 AM #

    I’m hope you’ll enjoy The Nightingale! And as I loved The Bean trees I must read Pigs in Heaven soon – glad you loved it.

    Here’s my Wednesday post – https://booksplease.org/2018/03/28/my-week-in-books-28-march-2018/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:35 AM #

      I think you’ll adore it. Taylor is as fierce as ever. Happy reading!

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  6. SnazzyBooks March 28, 2018 at 5:34 AM #

    Heard great things about The Nightingale but haven’t read it yet myself – hope you enjoy!
    Here’s my WWW post: https://snazzybooks.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-28-march-2018/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:38 AM #

      Thanks. Our book club has been eying it for a while. Happy reading!

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  7. whatcathyreadnext March 28, 2018 at 5:54 AM #

    I really enjoyed reading your review of Pigs in Heaven and how taken you were with the characters. I’ve never read anything by Barbara Kingsolver although I’ve heard of her by reputation.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesdays-28th-march-18/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:39 AM #

      It’s well deserved. She’s a great writer. Happy reading!

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  8. Sassy Brit (PA/VA) March 28, 2018 at 5:55 AM #

    Son of a Witch looks a fun read! Hope you’re enjoying The Nightingale, I’ve heard a lot about it, too.

    Here is my WWW post – bit.ly/FCFwoydw

    Happy Hump Day! 😉

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  9. Aislynn d'Merricksson March 28, 2018 at 6:16 AM #

    The Buried Giant looks good!

    Here’s my link: https://wp.me/p6C2DX-1Au

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:40 AM #

      So far, so good. Like most Ishiguro novels, I’m sure there’s something cooking under the surface I don’t see yet. Happy reading!

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  10. Teri Polen March 28, 2018 at 8:39 AM #

    I’ve seen The Nightingale all over, but haven’t read it – hope you enjoy! https://teripolen.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-5/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:41 AM #

      Thanks. I’m not far enough in yet to make a call either way. Happy reading!

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  11. deannalcooley March 28, 2018 at 8:44 AM #

    You’re reading such a great collection of books! I’m so glad to see you’re finishing some as well.

    https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-3-28-18/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:42 AM #

      Finishing some feels so good after such a drought. I hope to add more, soon. Happy reading!

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  12. Ryan March 28, 2018 at 8:48 AM #

    I read The Buried Giant a few years ago. It was all right, I just remember having some problems with it that I can’t immediately recall the specifics of. I hope you enjoy it regardless!

    Here’s my post for this week 🙂
    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-2018-03-28/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:43 AM #

      Thank you! I know it’s a bit more fantasy than the other Ishiguro books I’ve read but we’ll see how it goes. Happy reading!

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  13. Ambi March 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM #

    Happy reading! Hope you have a good week!

    Here’s mine

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-25-28-3-18/#more-6139

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  14. RiannaPriest March 28, 2018 at 10:01 AM #

    I’ve been meaning to read The Spectacular Now ever since I watched the movie but haven’t ever gotten around to it. And great work on finishing two books this week! That’s always exciting C:

    Here’s my post for this week
    https://wordpress.com/post/thegirlwithinthestacks.wordpress.com/632

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:43 AM #

      I’m excited to watch the movie after I finish the book. I’m hoping to get back to it soon. Happy reading!

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  15. Sheri March 28, 2018 at 10:23 AM #

    Good luck with your reading this week:) https://tvaddictedbookworm.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-3-28-18/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:44 AM #

      Thanks, I hope o can finish something. Happy reading!

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  16. LMOORE March 28, 2018 at 10:36 AM #

    I really hope you love Nightingale!! I loved it so much. I’m so impressed at how many you are currently reading at once 🙂

    My WWW:

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-4/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 11:45 AM #

      I’m afraid it will blend in my mind with all the other WWII fiction I’ve read in the past few years. So far, it’s not standing out. I’m only 2 hours in, though, so there’s still time. Happy reading!

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      • LMOORE March 28, 2018 at 1:59 PM #

        I get that. Hopefully, that changes before you get to the end! 🙂 Have a good week!

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  17. Jenn @ Bound to Writing March 28, 2018 at 12:17 PM #

    Happy to hear that you’re getting through The Circle! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-march-28/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 12:49 PM #

      I’m getting so close to the end. Happy reading!

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  18. Kee the Reader March 28, 2018 at 12:17 PM #

    That’s a lot of books. I want to read Nightingale, can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it.
    here’s my www https://keeanareads.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-mar-28-2018/

    Happy reading

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 12:49 PM #

      So far, I’m very neutral. It isn’t standing out from other WWII literature to me yet. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Sue Featherstone March 28, 2018 at 12:44 PM #

    Rather late in the day but here’s what I’ve been reading and what I plan to read next. https://bookloversbooklist.com/2018/03/28/what-im-reading-come-and-join-me-today-on-www-wednesday-5/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 12:50 PM #

      It’s just after lunch in my time zone. Happy reading!

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  20. whimsywriter3 March 28, 2018 at 12:57 PM #

    Aww I’m sorry you didn’t like Son of a Witch, the cover looked so cool.

    My post: https://whimsywriter3.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-march-28th/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 4:10 PM #

      Just one instance of the cover not being an indication of what’s inside, haha. Happy reading!

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      • whimsywriter3 March 29, 2018 at 6:56 PM #

        Yeah it’s true! Always disappointing when that happens.

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  21. silverbuttonbooks March 28, 2018 at 1:23 PM #

    Drop Dead Healthy looks so interesting! I cannot wait to check it out. Here is my WWW https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-march-28th/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 4:11 PM #

      Jacobs is a great writer. His books are all immersive journalism and I love his voice. Happy reading!

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  22. elnadesbookchat March 28, 2018 at 1:40 PM #

    Here is my WWW for this week.
    https://elnadesbookchat.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-2/

    Liked by 1 person

  23. doriesreadingcorner March 28, 2018 at 3:18 PM #

    I don’t know how you handle reading so many books at once! I struggle with reading just two at the same time. :/

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week:
    https://doriesreadingcorner.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-march-28-2018/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 4:56 PM #

      Haha. This is a bit much for me but 3-4 is my norm. Happy reading!

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  24. shadowriverdaleharley March 28, 2018 at 3:24 PM #

    I also didn’t continue the wicked series for the same reason https://shadowriverdaleharley.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-12/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 4:57 PM #

      Glad I’m not alone! I think the first one was the one not to miss. Happy reading!

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  25. boyishbookworm March 28, 2018 at 3:50 PM #

    I heard amazing things about The Nightingale! Enjoy it!

    My WWW post

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 4:57 PM #

      Same here so I’m excited but trying not to get overly high expectations. Happy reading!

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  26. laurenisreadingblog March 28, 2018 at 4:33 PM #

    You’ve made a lot of progress this week! I hope you enjoy everything you’re working on!

    My post: http://laurenisreading.blog/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-20/

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    • Sam March 28, 2018 at 4:58 PM #

      Thanks, I’m hoping to continue with the good progress. Happy reading!

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  27. Yvo March 28, 2018 at 11:16 PM #

    I hope The Nightingale will be a good one for you! I really enjoyed that book… Have a wonderful week! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam March 29, 2018 at 8:24 AM #

      Ingot through another hour of it this morning and I really enjoyed it. Happy reading!

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  28. Bean March 29, 2018 at 12:11 AM #

    Looks like you have some awesome books lined up! Have a wonderful week 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://beansbookshelfandcoffeebreak.com/2018/03/28/www-wednesday-24/

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    • Sam March 29, 2018 at 8:24 AM #

      Thanks, I’m really enjoying them now. Happy reading!

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  29. lilisblissfulpages March 29, 2018 at 2:27 AM #

    My post is late… 🙂 🙂 here’s my post:
    https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/www-wednesday-17/

    Liked by 1 person

  30. umutreviews March 29, 2018 at 3:06 AM #

    So many books 🙂 My work is full on these days, so I couldn’t do this yesterday. But I’m currently reading The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale, really enjoying it. Also half way through Legendary, sequel of Caraval. Started slow, but now we’re into the action. I listen to The Wicked Cometh on audible. I didn’t expect to enjoy this, but I am really. A 1830s London story. I hope you enjoy Nightingale, so many people love it. I just can’t handle sad books, so I think I will not get to it. Her new book also sounds to contain upsetting elements. I don’t know I just don’t feel the need to make myself upset reading a book 🙂 Happy reading Sam, I really enjoyed your post 🙂

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    • Sam March 29, 2018 at 8:29 AM #

      I’ve heard that The Nightingale is sad, too, but the book club still picked it. I’ll keep a box of tissues close by. I hadn’t realized how prolific Hannah was so I’m excited to explore other books if I like this one. Enjoy your reads and happy reading!

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  31. Stacey March 29, 2018 at 12:47 PM #

    Nightingale looks great. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-28th-march-2018/

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    • Sam March 29, 2018 at 6:41 PM #

      I’m enjoying it a lot. I listened to a good chunk this morning. Happy reading!

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  32. karenjo46 March 29, 2018 at 1:11 PM #

    Whooops… better late than never LOL –

    https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/www-wednesdays-24

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  33. anovelglimpse March 29, 2018 at 2:14 PM #

    I can’t wait to hear what you end up thinking about The Nightingale!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam March 29, 2018 at 6:42 PM #

      Thank you. I enjoyed the portion I listened to this morning. Happy reading!

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  34. jamie @BubblyBooks March 29, 2018 at 10:51 PM #

    I’ve heard good things about the Nightingale so I should probably add that to my overflowing TBR! great post 🙂

    My blog: http://www.bubblybooksblog.blogspot.com

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    • Sam March 30, 2018 at 7:03 AM #

      Thank you. I’ve heard a lot of positive reviews as well and I’m interested to see where this plot goes. Happy reading!

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