WWW Wednesday, 18-April-2018

18 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’m. So. Close! I’m on the last chapter of Harry Potter y las Reliquias de la Muerte by J.K. Rowling but my week has been just nuts and I haven’t had a lot of time to read it at night. I swear I’ll get to it by next week, promise!
The Midwestern weather has been terrible so I haven’t done much running and thus not much listening to The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I’m still enjoying the story and hoping something radical happens so I can see why people loved this one more than other WWII fiction. I’m still a bit neutral on it.
To be honest, I’m not enjoying The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro much at all. I know his books keep something hidden from the reader, but I’m lost and confused at this point and I’d really like a clue as to where this one is going. Maybe it will recover, but I’m not counting on it. I’m just trying to finish this one.
I haven’t gotten through much of An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. It’s a rather short book so it shouldn’t take too much longer but I haven’t had lunches to read during. My crazy week involves work and working through lunch. Yuck.

Recently finished: I’m sad to say I have none to report! With two wrapping up last week, it’s not a huge surprise. I’m feeling good about having some for next week, though. Positive thoughts.

I was able to post one review for The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp. It went up last Thursday and I gave the book 4 out of 5 Stars.

Reading Next: I’ll start Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs as soon as I finish Potter. I’m looking forward to a fun read!
Once I finish The Nightingale, I have another book club pick to enjoy as an audiobook. The next one is Mister Monkey by Francine Prose. I know nothing about this one and I’m excited to go into it blind! That’s honestly my favorite way to enjoy a book.


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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91 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 18-April-2018”

  1. Kay Wisteria April 18, 2018 at 1:28 AM #

    I’m interested in reading Spectacular Now so I’m glad you liked it 🙂

    https://hammockofbooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/17/www-wednesday-4-18-18/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 7:51 AM #

      Thanks! It was a fun read and I hope you enjoy it, too. Happy reading!

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  2. Manon April 18, 2018 at 1:28 AM #

    I want to re-read the Harry Potter series now!
    Just did my first WWW Wednesday on my blog and I enjoyed participating. Thank you for this idea!

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 7:52 AM #

      Thanks for joining in! I’m glad you had fun. I’m so close to finishing, it will have to appear on my list next week. Happy Wednesday!

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  3. Laurel-Rain Snow April 18, 2018 at 1:33 AM #

    I hope you are enjoying this great selection of books. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 8:13 AM #

      Thanks, happy reading.

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  4. Margaret April 18, 2018 at 2:58 AM #

    Sorry you’re not enjoying The Buried Giant. I remember there are parts where I was thoroughly confused but overall I enjoyed the book. I hope it picks up for you.

    Here’s my post – https://booksplease.org/2018/04/18/my-week-in-books-18-april-2018/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 8:14 AM #

      Thank you. I guess I’m a little lost as to where this is all going. It seems like a lot of sidetracking in the way to their son’s village. Happy reading!

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  5. cleopatralovesbooks April 18, 2018 at 3:23 AM #

    So glad Harry Potter is coming to an end. Here is my Wednesday post https://wp.me/p3NfGl-2Rb

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 8:20 AM #

      Same here! It’s been a long journey. Happy reading!

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  6. lilisblissfulpages April 18, 2018 at 3:30 AM #

    I’m hesitant to read the Nightingale though I already have it. I’ve heard mixed reviews from my trusted reviewers. 🙂
    Here’s my WWW Sam, and Happy Reading. 🙂
    https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/www-wednesday-19/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 8:21 AM #

      Uh oh! Nothing too bad I hope. It’s still okay for me, nothing special but interesting and well written. Happy reading!

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      • lilisblissfulpages April 18, 2018 at 9:23 AM #

        Oh well then, I might still read it though it won’t be on top of my TBR. 🙂 🙂

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  7. Whispering Stories April 18, 2018 at 4:04 AM #

    Never heard of Mister Monkey, so I know nothing about it either. Cover looks impressive. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-18th-april-2018/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 8:22 AM #

      I know nothing either and I’m excited to learn about it. Happy Wednesday!

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  8. alilovesbooks April 18, 2018 at 4:23 AM #

    It’s rubbish when things like work get in the way of reading time isn’t it but it does sound like you’ve made progress.

    Congrats on almost finishing Harry Potter. I wish I was fluent enough in another language to do that. I remember reading a couple of books in French at school but think I only understood about half of what I was reading.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/www-wednesday-18th-april-2018/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:23 PM #

      I’m on the epilogue now so if I don’t finish tonight I will tomorrow. Happy reading!

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  9. boyishbookworm April 18, 2018 at 5:17 AM #

    I hope you’ll have time to read this week, weekdays can be so busy, ugh 😦

    My WWW post

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:25 PM #

      Truth! Which leaves me playing catch-up on weekends. Happy reading!

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  10. Sassy Brit, Author Assistant April 18, 2018 at 5:23 AM #

    Can’t wait to hear what you think of The Nightingale !

    Here is mine: http://bit.ly/WOYDesk1

    Happy HUMP Day 😉

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    • Sassy Brit, Author Assistant April 18, 2018 at 5:24 AM #

      Oh and your Harry Potter version sounds great!

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      • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:26 PM #

        Thanks! It’s fun to read in Spanish.

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:25 PM #

      Thanks, I hope I can make more progress soon. Happy reading!

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  11. Ryan April 18, 2018 at 7:16 AM #

    Congrats on your progress with Harry Potter. If I’m remembering correctly you’d predicted it would take you a lot longer before you saw the end.

    Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading 🙂
    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/www-wednesday-2018-04-18/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:28 PM #

      I thought it would! I’ve lost a bit of sleep because I can’t put it down but it’s been a great time revisiting the books. Happy reading!

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  12. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog April 18, 2018 at 8:15 AM #

    Interesting about The Nightingale. I read The Lilacs Girls earlier this year and didn’t rate it at all, so I wonder if I’d feel the same about The Nightingale. Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/www-wednesdays-21/
    Also I’ve joined in with your When Are You Reading Challenge but I couldn’t find anywhere to add my link so here it is: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/04/05/2018-when-are-you-reading-challenge/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:30 PM #

      I’m not familiar with The Lilacs Girls, is it the same author?
      I’ll add your link to the page as soon as I can! It’s hard to do from my phone but I should get to a laptop in the next day or two. Happy Wednesday!

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      • nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog April 18, 2018 at 12:32 PM #

        No but it’s a WW2 story that been raved about as well. That’s great about my link and there’s not hurry.

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      • Sam April 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM #

        All set now! Thanks for being patient, it’s been a crazy week.

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  13. Emily Wrayburn April 18, 2018 at 8:34 AM #

    I hope you end up with a less crazy week and more reading time to follow the crazy!

    Here’s my post for this week.

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:32 PM #

      Me, too! Though next week is finals week so I’m not too hopeful haha. Happy reading!

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  14. Hasanthi Navaratne April 18, 2018 at 8:47 AM #

    Happy Reading!!!!
    My post;
    https://hasanthisbookworld.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/www-wednesday-18-april-2018/

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  15. Cathy746books April 18, 2018 at 8:54 AM #

    I have Mister Monkey lined up too and like you, am going in blind!

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:33 PM #

      It’s more fun this way! I hope we both like it. Happy reading!

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  16. Sheri April 18, 2018 at 10:32 AM #

    Mister Monkey sounds interesting! Good luck with your list. Here is mine http://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/04/18/www-wednesday-4-18-18/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:33 PM #

      I’m curious to see what it’s about. I’ve never herd of the author. Happy reading!

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  17. anovelglimpse April 18, 2018 at 10:45 AM #

    I think you’ll like The Nightingale more and more the closer you get to the end. That’s how I felt about it.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:34 PM #

      The characters are really great and I can tell things are changing a lot right now so I’m interested to see what happens. Happy reading!

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  18. Sue Featherstone April 18, 2018 at 11:49 AM #

    I haven’t finished a single book this week – I don’t know where the days have gone…

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:35 PM #

      Oh do I ever have those days! Hopefully time opens up for you. Happy reading!

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  19. whatcathyreadnext April 18, 2018 at 11:51 AM #

    I feel a positive FLOOD of books being finished next week coming from you plus plenty of interesting reviews. Here’s hoping, anyway. And I can talk, I’m part way through quite a few as well…

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

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:36 PM #

      Thank you for the positive wishes! I’m feeling optimistic. And of course, reviews will follow. Happy reading!

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  20. Sofii @A Book. A Thought. April 18, 2018 at 11:57 AM #

    I hope you end up enjoying The Nightingale !, I can’t wait to know what you think about it

    https://abookathoughtblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/www-wednesday-12/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:36 PM #

      Thank you. I think a big change is coming so I’m excited to keep reading. Happy reading!

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  21. Jolie April 18, 2018 at 12:20 PM #

    That is a great selection of books!! Here is mine: https://readwithme2018.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/www-wednesday-april-18th-2018/

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  22. Andreea P. April 18, 2018 at 12:38 PM #

    Now that I think about it I do not think I’ve read any John Green novels! Oh, I did read The Fault in Our Stars, but only because it was so popular and I wanted to know what it was all about. I did cry though.

    I saw The Nightingale on so many blogs! The cover is really pretty.

    Here my blog post: https://cheekylines.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/wednesday-reading-update-18-04-books-im-loving/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 12:40 PM #

      TFioS is my favorite of Green’s books. Looking for Alaska would be second. Happy reading!

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  23. doriesreadingcorner April 18, 2018 at 12:54 PM #

    I hope you’re enjoying your reading! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week:
    https://doriesreadingcorner.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/www-wednesday-april-18th-2018/

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  24. Jenn @ Bound to Writing April 18, 2018 at 1:06 PM #

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed The Spectacular Now! I hope you’re able to finish some of your reads for next week.
    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-april-18/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 2:11 PM #

      Thank you, o think I’ll knock one down! Happy reading.

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  25. Maxi April 18, 2018 at 1:06 PM #

    It sucks when something stands between a reader and their books, especially work. I hope you get to your books soon (especially that you get to finish Harry Potter) and although I don’t know anything about The Buried Giant I hope you end up enjoying it when you find out more about what’s going on 🙂 I also did a WWW Wednesday on my blog if you want to check it out 🤗

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 2:12 PM #

      I’ll start the epilogue tonight so I think I’ll pull it off! It will feel so good to finish it after almost four months! Happy reading.

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  26. pagesandpugs April 18, 2018 at 1:20 PM #

    I’ve had the Nightingale audiobook for years but haven’t listened yet.

    Here’s my WWW! https://pagesandpugs.blog/2018/04/18/www-wednesday-april-18-2018/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 2:13 PM #

      It’s quite long! I’m liking the narrator, though. Her accents aren’t distracting which is always a concern to me when there are non-English speaking characters. Happy reading!

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  27. RiannaPriest April 18, 2018 at 1:43 PM #

    An Abundance of Katherines was the first book by John Green that I ever read and I’ll admit that it took me a little while to get through just because the constant math relations made it a little bit hard to stay interested in.

    My WWW post for this week is below:
    thegirlwithinthestacks.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/www-wednesday-4-18-18/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 2:14 PM #

      I’m not into the thick of the math yet so we’ll see if my opinions change when that happens, haha. Happy reading!

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  28. Lewington_Katie April 18, 2018 at 2:30 PM #

    I just could not finish an Abundance of Katherines. I like some of John Green’s books, but others like that one are … tiring. Here is my WWW Wednesday post https://23poetryhub.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/www-wednesday-music-poetry-and-historical-fiction/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 3:57 PM #

      I keep pushing on! At least it’s a quick read. Happy reading!

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  29. Beware Of The Reader April 18, 2018 at 2:53 PM #

    The Nightingale has been for so long on my TBR! I hope you’ll love it! http://bewareofthereader.com/www-wednesday-april-18th/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 3:58 PM #

      It was on our bookclub’s list for ages before we finally picked it. Happy reading!

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  30. Philippa April 18, 2018 at 3:27 PM #

    Sending you positive thoughts about finishing a book before next week’s link up!

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: http://mystorynotes.blog/2018/04/18/www-wednesday-18th-april/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 3:58 PM #

      I’m onto the epilogue of Potter so the thoughts seem to be working. Happy reading!

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  31. Leslie April 18, 2018 at 4:06 PM #

    Hopefully, you will have more time to read this week!!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/w-w-w-wednesday-7/

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 8:46 PM #

      Thank you. It’s looking iffy but I’ll manage. Happy reading!

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  32. shanaqui April 18, 2018 at 4:24 PM #

    Just the title “Mister Monkey” kind of intrigues me… Hmm!

    My post.

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 8:47 PM #

      Same! I can’t fathom what it’s going to be about. Happy reading!

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  33. Lorna April 18, 2018 at 5:45 PM #

    Here’s mine (includes a giveaway!) https://ginlemonade.com/2018/04/18/recentish-additions-to-my-book-hoard-a-giveaway/

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  34. Cat @ They Used to Dance April 18, 2018 at 8:43 PM #

    I hope you get to finish The Nightingale soon! I really want to read more historical fiction and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on that one 🙂

    Here’s my post: https://theyusedtodance.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/www-wednesday-april182018/

    Thanks for hosting this meme and enjoy your books!

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 8:48 PM #

      I’ve read a lot of historical fiction because it’s one of my favorite genres. I think WWII is overdone so I’m skeptical of this one just because of the genre. I was listening some today and I think things are about to change a lot so we’ll see how it goes! Happy Wednesday!

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  35. Yvo April 18, 2018 at 8:49 PM #

    I’m sure you will be able to finish HP by next week! So close… And I hope The Nightingale will get better for you soon. Have a great week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam April 18, 2018 at 8:52 PM #

      I’m starting the epilogue tonight so it’s looking good. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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