WWW Wednesday, 4-April-2018

4 Apr

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’ve started back up with Harry Potter y las Reliquias de la Muerte by J.K. Rowling. and I’m so excited to read about the Battle of Hogwarts! I think this one will be wrapped up soon.
I’ve just started back up with The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp so I hope I can get some momentum going on this one and wrap it up in a few weeks!
I’m enjoying The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah but it has yet to stand out to me as a unique WWII book. I’ve read so many in the past few years that I was afraid this would happen. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a surprising development.
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro is going okay. I wasn’t expecting this to be as magical and as strongly metaphorical as it is. I’m not sure I’m enjoying it as much as Ishiguro’s other books but that’s a high standard to meet.

Recently finished: Two finished and it feels so good! The first was The Circle by Dave Eggers which I stayed up late Thursday to finish. I was expecting the end, so that didn’t blow me away, but it made me think to be sure. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars and I’ll be posting a review next week.
I finished History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund on Friday and, again, the ending wasn’t what I was anticipating. I thought it was going to be a little more sinister than it ended up being. I have a lot of thoughts on this topic so it will make for a good book review and a good discussion group.

I posted my review of Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire yesterday so please check it out if you can. I gave it 1 out of 5 Stars, which I believe is my lowest rating on this blog.

Reading Next: I’m already looking forward to Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs. I hope to finish Potter quickly so I can get started on this fun read!


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, 4-April-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow April 4, 2018 at 1:23 AM #

    Enjoy your eclectic stack of books. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 8:11 AM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  2. Kay Wisteria April 4, 2018 at 1:49 AM #

    I hope you enjoy all your reads, especially HP❤️

    https://hammockofbooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/03/www-wednesday-4-4-18/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 8:11 AM #

      Thank you. I hope to finish it. Happy reading!

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  3. lilisblissfulpages April 4, 2018 at 2:17 AM #

    I watched the adaptation of The Circle and didn’t really like it. I’m not sure about the book but I do have it in my shelf.Bought it when I saw the trailer for the first time. 🙂 I look forward to your review. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednessday-18/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 8:12 AM #

      I picked the movie up from the library yesterday. I hope to watch it Sunday. Happy reading!

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  4. Rosie Amber April 4, 2018 at 2:26 AM #

    Drop Dead Healthy sounds intriguing, I shall look forward to your review.

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 11:57 AM #

      I’m really excited to read it. Happy reading!

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  5. Lindsay | Bookboodle April 4, 2018 at 3:16 AM #

    I liked that you posted a 1* review in your blog! I’ve seen a lot of controversy and blog posts recently on posting ‘negative’ reviews but I like reading them. What one person dislikes about a book might be the thing I like!!

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/04/04/www-wednesday-april-4th

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 11:58 AM #

      True. I try to link to other reviews for every review I do because there are a variety of opinions and I’m only one voice. I think the fact that it’s a major release was another contributing factor to my feeling comfortable doing that. Happy reading!

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  6. alilovesbooks April 4, 2018 at 3:21 AM #

    Congrats on finishing so many books this week. I’ll be keeping an eye out for your reviews and book group discussion in particular.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesday-4th-april-2018/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 11:59 AM #

      X will go up tomorrow. I’ll have two reviews ready for next week. Happy reading!

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  7. cleopatralovesbooks April 4, 2018 at 3:47 AM #

    A great selection as always Sam – here is my Wednesday post https://wp.me/p3NfGl-2Qg

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 11:59 AM #

      Thank you, happy reading!

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  8. Whispering Stories April 4, 2018 at 4:23 AM #

    Shame about ‘Son of a Witch’ it looked so good. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-what-reading-4th-april-2018/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:00 PM #

      There was a huge spread in opinion on the series. Some loved it but it wasn’t for me. Happy reading!

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  9. thebrightspark April 4, 2018 at 4:53 AM #

    Ooh, The Buried Giant. I’ll be curious what you make of it — I liked it with some reservations, but I’m a fantasy reader in general and a fan of the Arthurian myths, which come into it…

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:00 PM #

      I’m getting to that part now. It’s not what I expected but I’m enjoying it so far. Happy reading!

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  10. thebrightspark April 4, 2018 at 4:54 AM #

    Oh, and my post!

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  11. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog April 4, 2018 at 5:07 AM #

    I still haven’t started History of Wolves! lol Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesdays-20/

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  12. Andrea @ Books for Muse April 4, 2018 at 7:31 AM #

    Great list! – https://booksformuse.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesday-6/

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  13. LMOORE April 4, 2018 at 7:34 AM #

    You’ve got a good array of books there! Happy reading 😊

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesday-5/

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  14. Margaret April 4, 2018 at 7:59 AM #

    Finishing two books is such a good feeling!

    Here’s my Wednesday post – https://booksplease.org/2018/04/04/my-week-in-books-4-april-2018/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:01 PM #

      For sure! I hope I’ll feel it again some day haha. Happy reading!

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  15. umutreviews April 4, 2018 at 8:42 AM #

    Hi there! I can’t wait for Circe, so counting the days 🙂 Glad you liked it. Here is my post for today 🙂
    https://umutreviews.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesday-4-april-2018/

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    • The Gal Herself April 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM #

      Your comment about The Nightingale caught my attention. I hadn’t thought about WWII as a genre, more as a setting, but you’re right. It’s such a consequential, dramatic and romantic time that authors just keep returning to it. (Like the Civil War.)

      I’ve got non-fiction and chick lit this week:

      https://samannelizabeth.wordpress.com/category/books/www-wednesday/

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      • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:06 PM #

        I think it’s a bit popular right now because it’s far enough back in history that few have distinct memories so some fabrication is more easily overlooked. Happy reading!

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:02 PM #

      I’ll post my review early next week. I picked up the movie to watch over the weekend. Happy reading!

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  16. Alexia Cambaling April 4, 2018 at 8:55 AM #

    Great post! I decided to try it out as well- https://thebookwormdaydreamer.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:02 PM #

      Awesome, welcome and happy Wednesday!

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  17. Ambi April 4, 2018 at 9:11 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed The Circle I still have yet to read it 😛

    My WWW

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesday-26-4-4-18/#more-6167

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:07 PM #

      It’s a long haul so wait until you’ve got time. Happy reading!

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  18. Steph April 4, 2018 at 9:36 AM #

    I’ve been wanting to read The Buried Giant for a while! Hope it’s good!

    Here’s my first ever WWW Wednesday! https://threepieceheart.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesday-april-4-2018/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:08 PM #

      I have as well I’m glad I’m getting around to it. Happy Wednesday!

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  19. whatcathyreadnext April 4, 2018 at 10:18 AM #

    I found your review of Son of a Witch interesting – in fact, sometimes I find the most interesting reviews are ones where someone sets out what didn’t work for them about a book but, like you, not in a way that is disrespectful of the author. I’ll look forward to reading your review of History of Wolves because I’m pretty sure I have that on my Kindle waiting to be read – at some point!

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesdays-4th-april-18/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:11 PM #

      I never intend to disrespect an author in my reviews and I’m glad you didn’t see it that way. I felt there were some problems that kept me from enjoying the story. Not everyone will feel that way and that’s fine. I hope you enjoy Wolves! Happy reading.

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  20. Ryan April 4, 2018 at 10:36 AM #

    I look forward to hearing more of your thoughts on The Buried Giant 🙂

    Here’s my post for this week:
    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesday-2018-04-04/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:11 PM #

      Thank you. It’s very different from what I expected so far. Happy reading!

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  21. Sheri April 4, 2018 at 10:38 AM #

    Congratulations on finishing two books:) Here’s my post https://tvaddictedbookworm.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesday-4-4-18/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:13 PM #

      Thanks! We’ll see if it ever happens again. Happy reading!

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  22. Sassy Brit (PA/VA) April 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM #

    I loved the circle!

    Happy reading. Thanks for hosting!

    Here’s my WWW – http://bit.ly/2GwOFWh

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  23. Candy @ So little time... April 4, 2018 at 11:11 AM #

    Congrats on finishing two books! Yay!

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2018/04/what-are-you-reading-april-3-2018.html

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:14 PM #

      Thank you! It’s such a relief. Happy reading!

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  24. Aislynn d'Merricksson April 4, 2018 at 11:23 AM #

    I love Rowling’s books! I’m unfamiliar with your other books.

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

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  25. doriesreadingcorner April 4, 2018 at 11:53 AM #

    Congrats on finishing 2 books this week! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://doriesreadingcorner.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesday-april-4th-2018/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:16 PM #

      Thank you! I needed it after such a long draught. Happy reading!

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  26. Beware Of The Reader April 4, 2018 at 12:09 PM #

    Oh I hope The Nightingale will end to be this amazing read that you are expecting as so many are raving about it! Here is my post: http://bewareofthereader.com/www-wednesday-april-4th-already/ Happy Wednesday!

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:16 PM #

      It’s got a lot to live up to now! I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Happy reading!

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  27. Jenn @ Bound to Writing April 4, 2018 at 12:24 PM #

    It’s great that you finally finished The Circle and enjoyed it! Looking forward to your review!
    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-april-4/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 12:51 PM #

      Thank you. I plan to write it this weekend. Happy reading!

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  28. Yvo April 4, 2018 at 12:56 PM #

    Congrats on finishing two books! And the battle of Hogwarts alone makes me want to reread the final book. Enjoy!

    Here’s my WWW. Happy reading!

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 6:23 PM #

      Thank you! I’m so excited to get to the end of the series. Happy reading!

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  29. whimsywriter3 April 4, 2018 at 12:58 PM #

    Ooh glad to know you liked The Circle, I’ll have to try and read it sometime this year now.

    My Post: https://whimsywriter3.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesday-april-4th/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 6:24 PM #

      It’s a long one so make sure you have the time! Happy reading.

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  30. siderealday April 4, 2018 at 9:14 PM #

    It’s been so long that I no longer know what you’ve been reading for how long, but I do know that a lot of the reads you had a month ago are finished, so congratulations! And if you only have one 1-star review, then you’re reading some decent books!
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesday-4-4/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 9:46 PM #

      Welcome back! Glad you’ve returned. I’m glad it looks to you like I’m making progress because it sure doesn’t feel that way haha. Happy reading!

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  31. Elysa April 4, 2018 at 9:47 PM #

    I haven’t done this post before. I figured I would try it out. https://elysathebiblioblogger.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesdays-a-boy-a-magician-and-a-man/

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    • Sam April 4, 2018 at 10:02 PM #

      Welcome! Always glad to have a newbie. Happy Wednesday!

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  32. shadowriverdaleharley April 5, 2018 at 11:18 AM #

    So glad you finished the circle
    Here’s mine https://shadowriverdaleharley.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/www-wednesday-10/?preview=true

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