WWW Wednesday, 25-April-2018

25 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: Lots of driving for work and the emergence of spring means that I’ve made significant progress on The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. The book’s really good and I found myself moved near to tears at one point (no, I wasn’t chopping onions). I know the big question is if the older woman in the 1990s timeline is one of the sisters or not and I keep changing my guess. Please, no one tell me!
I’m getting there on The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. It’s still slow for me. This part of the book has been jumping around in time and character and I’m not enjoying it at all. I often find myself confused about who’s talking and if it’s in the timeline or a flashback. I’ll be glad to finish this one.
I’ve made some fair progress on An Abundance of Katherines by John Green but not too much. It’s enjoyable still but not sucking me in yet. John Green tends to suck me in late so I’m waiting for it.
I was able to start Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs and I’m already over half way through it. I adore Jacobs’ writing voice and I’m also a big fan of all the health tips and tricks I’m picking up along the way! I bet this one is off this list by next week. Seriously.

Recently finished: I finally finished Harry Potter y las Reliquias de la Muerte by J.K. Rowling! It was great to finish this one up after so long at it. There’s my Spanish book for the year. Phew. I posted my review of the book yesterday so please check that out when you get a minute. It’s not my traditional review, but I’m guessing if you wanted to read it, you probably have by now. Or at least saw the movie. Either way, you likely know the plot by now and I’m not going to say anything new original that you haven’t heard or thought before. It’s pretty much me gushing, I’ll be honest. Oh well.

Reading Next: I hope to finally start Mister Monkey by Francine Prose soon. I’m getting close to the end of Nightingale so it shouldn’t be far off. I still have no idea what this book is about, but I’m looking forward to finding out!
In my efforts to tackle Mt. TBR, I’ve requested an inter-library loan of the book currently sitting on the top, What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self by Ellyn Spragins. It’s a collection of letters and life advice from successful women in various fields. I think it will be a good pick-me-up as I struggle through finals and get ready to head into an accelerated summer class. At least I hope it is.


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.

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Until next time, write on.

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78 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 25-April-2018”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks April 25, 2018 at 1:26 AM #

    Congratulations on finishing your Spanish read! I loved The Nightingale too and won’t answer your question so as not to spoil it for you. Here is my Wednesday post https://wp.me/p3NfGl-2Rz

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 10:11 AM #

      It feels so good to have it finished. Like a 600-page elephant off my back haha. Happy reading!

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  2. Kay Wisteria April 25, 2018 at 1:36 AM #

    Congrats on finishing Harry Potter! Must feel great 🙂

    https://hammockofbooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/www-wednesday-4-15-18/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 10:11 AM #

      It really does. It’s nice to have gone through the series again as well. Happy reading!

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  3. Laurel-Rain Snow April 25, 2018 at 1:38 AM #

    I like the look of What I Know Now. I am also glad you’re enjoying The Nightingale. Have a great week, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 10:12 AM #

      I keep hoping it will be at the library soon. Happy reading!

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  4. Margaret April 25, 2018 at 2:27 AM #

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying The Nightingale – I did too.I kept changing my mind about who the older sister was as well – I’m not telling who it was! It moved me to tears too.

    Here’s my Wednesday post – https://booksplease.org/2018/04/25/my-week-in-books-25-april-2018/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 10:52 AM #

      I was listening yesterday while working out and the tears were from the book, not the workout! Happy reading.

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  5. Whispering Stories April 25, 2018 at 3:46 AM #

    Congratulations on finishing Harry Potter. I bet you were relieved to reach the last page. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-25th-april-2018/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 10:53 AM #

      It felt good to finish. My arms were tired from holding that book haha. Happy reading!

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  6. boyishbookworm April 25, 2018 at 4:53 AM #

    I like tear-jerker books but sometimes I do ugly crying (yes, I can become THAT emitonal over a book) and that’s messy XD Happy reading!

    My WWW post

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 11:27 AM #

      I had that moment yesterday morning for sure! Thankfully it was when I was home alone and with time to wash up before work. Happy reading!

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  7. suzannerogersonfantasyauthor April 25, 2018 at 5:34 AM #

    Hi. This is my first time taking part here so I hope I’ve done everything right! Here’s the link to my post https://wp.me/p4cm9x-5As

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 11:27 AM #

      Welcome to our community! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Emily Wrayburn April 25, 2018 at 6:24 AM #

    I’ve heard such good things about The Nightingale. I should keep it in mind next time I am in the mood for historical fiction.

    Here’s my WWW for this week.

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:03 PM #

      The audio is really good, too, if you like that. Happy reading!

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  9. Aislynn d'Merricksson April 25, 2018 at 8:06 AM #

    Grats on finishing the Harry Potter book!

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

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:03 PM #

      Thanks! It feels really good. Happy reading!

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  10. Teri Polen April 25, 2018 at 8:06 AM #

    Congrats on finishing Harry Potter – and in Spanish! Amazing. https://teripolen.com/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-7/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:03 PM #

      Thanks, I’ve been working on it for ages. Happy reading!

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  11. Sarina Langer (@sarinalanger) April 25, 2018 at 8:40 AM #

    I’m once again in awe of how many books you’ve got on the go at once! ❤

    I missed the last one since nothing had changed for me, but I've got loads of books on my list today ^-^ Here's my WWW: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-25th-april-2018/

    Happy reading, everyone! 🙂

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:04 PM #

      Awesome! Some weeks I think I should skip because I have nothing new but I love hearing what others have done. Happy reading!

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  12. silverbuttonbooks April 25, 2018 at 8:50 AM #

    I have to read Drop Dead Healthy, I am such a sucker for health tips! Also, congrats on finishing Harry Potter. I should probably issue a challenge like that for myself. Happy Wednesday! https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-april-25th/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:05 PM #

      Healthy has me laughing and staying up late. I adore this author and his research is wonderful. Happy reading!

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  13. The Gal Herself April 25, 2018 at 8:57 AM #

    What I Know Now looks like a winner. This week I have a biography/true crime and a mystery. Here’s my post:
    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/04/wwwwednesday_25.html

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:06 PM #

      I can’t wait for it to come in! I’ve checked the library website twice today haha. Happy reading!

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  14. ivysbooks April 25, 2018 at 8:58 AM #

    Great post! I’ve got The Nightingale on my TBR too. I’m glad you are enjoying it 😊 nice one with the Spanish Harry Potter! I should really do that with my French. Just do one book a year. I keep buying French books thinking “one day…”. One book a year is manageable tho. Great idea. Thanks!

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 11:31 AM #

      I hope you get a chance to read those French books. It’s a big challenge but it’s still really fun. Happy Wednesday!

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  15. Ryan April 25, 2018 at 9:30 AM #

    Congrats on finishing Harry Potter!

    Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading 🙂
    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-2018-04-25/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:06 PM #

      Thank you, it’s a great feeling. Happy reading!

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  16. Leslie April 25, 2018 at 9:33 AM #

    Yay! Congrats on finishing HP!!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/w-w-w-wednesday-8/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:07 PM #

      Thank you! Maybe I need Cursed Child in Spanish now haha. Happy reading!

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      • Leslie April 25, 2018 at 1:12 PM #

        Haha!! You too 🙂

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  17. Maria April 25, 2018 at 9:39 AM #

    I just realized how this could push me to read more so I won’t have to update weekly with the same book on my currently reading.

    Check out my WWW Wednesday! https://adaughterofparchmentandpaper.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-04252018/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 11:32 AM #

      Haha small motivations! I always feel bad saying I haven’t finished something so that pushes me. Welcome and happy Wednesday!

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      • Maria April 25, 2018 at 5:04 PM #

        That’s exactly how I feel. Thank you.☺

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  18. Maddie // Munch Reviews April 25, 2018 at 9:44 AM #

    HI! Wow, spanish – very cool. I took it and grade 10 and sadly did not continue it on.

    Here’s my first WWW Wednesday – thanks for hosting this book meme!
    https://munchreviews.ca/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-amreading/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 11:34 AM #

      I have a degree in it but don’t use it much in my daily life. Reading in it helps keep me practicing. Happy Wednesday!

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  19. Sheri April 25, 2018 at 10:39 AM #

    Congratulations on finishing HP! Good luck with the rest of your reading. http://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-4-25-18/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:08 PM #

      Thanks! It all finally paid off. Happy reading!

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  20. Lola April 25, 2018 at 10:43 AM #

    Well done on finally finishing Spanish Harry Potter!!! 🙂

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:08 PM #

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

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  21. anovelglimpse April 25, 2018 at 10:56 AM #

    I’m so happy you’re loving The Nightingale. I can’t wait to hear what you think of the ending!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:09 PM #

      So. Many. Tears! I’ll be posting a review next week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Jolie April 25, 2018 at 11:05 AM #

    Congrats on reading Harry Potter. Here is my link: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-for-4-25-2018/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:10 PM #

      Thank you! It’s such a weight off my shoulders. Happy reading!

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  23. laurenisreadingblog April 25, 2018 at 11:26 AM #

    Glad to see you’re enjoying The Nightingale! It was one of my favorites last year. Drop Dead Healthy sounds really good, I might just have to pick it up 🙂

    Here’s my post: https://laurenisreading.blog/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-22/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:10 PM #

      I love AJ Jacobs and recommend his books highly. This one is no exception. Happy reading!

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  24. dez | the fun in reading books April 25, 2018 at 11:42 AM #

    I only know the John Green book and the Harry Potter (but the english one lol) and the other books look interesting! I have one Kristin Hannah book but not sure with the title! Will try to see if it’s that book you’re reading. Anyway, good luck with your books.
    Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-april-25-2018/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 12:11 PM #

      I hadn’t heard of her before this book
      but she’s written a lot! It could easily be another title. Happy reading!

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  25. whatcathyreadnext April 25, 2018 at 12:27 PM #

    Lots of us glad The Nightingale is growing on you, as I know you weren’t sure about it to begin with. Well done for finishing HP. How about choosing something easy next time…like reading War and Peace in Russian, lol. Seriously, enjoy whatever you read this week. By the way, how popular is this meme becoming?

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/www-wednesdays-25th-april-18/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 4:49 PM #

      Haha it grew on me a lot at the end. I’ve got a fewer easier Spanish reads lined up for the next few years so no worries there! And I’d love to read War and Peace on the original Russian. I just have to learn Russian first haha.
      The meme is fairly popular, I get about 400 views on a given Wednesday. I hope to grow it some when I have time (aka after I finish school). Happy reading!

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  26. shadowriverdaleharley April 25, 2018 at 12:50 PM #

    I cant wait to read the nightingale
    here’s mine
    https://shadowriverdaleharley.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-16/

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  27. Peachy April 25, 2018 at 1:43 PM #

    So, did you just learn Spanish, that’s why you’re reading a book in Spanish? If so, that is so impressive! And Harry Potter, yay!! LOL I wasn’t sure but I just saw the word “muerte” so did you read the Deathly Hallows? Anyway, congrats on that!!!
    Here’s my WWW link: https://bookdragonlair.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-04-25-2018/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 4:52 PM #

      I have a degree in Spanish so I read in it to keep it fresh. I haven’t used it in work like I’d hoped. Yes, this one was the Deathly Hallows translation. Happy reading!

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  28. whimsywriter3 April 25, 2018 at 2:15 PM #

    Hooray for finishing books! I’ve been behind on my reading and haven’t finished a book in awhile. It’s always nice to finish a book.

    My Post: https://whimsywriter3.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-april-25-2018/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 4:53 PM #

      Very true. I’m excited to have another one for the list next week! It’s been a good few weeks for me. Happy reading!

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  29. Jenn @ Bound to Writing April 25, 2018 at 2:51 PM #

    Great job finishing Harry Potter! I hope your current reads get better for you.
    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-april-25/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 4:53 PM #

      Thank you. I’m loving the Jacobs book. Happy reading!

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  30. Lilivette April 25, 2018 at 4:01 PM #

    Hello again! I am back from the dead!

    Here’s my post for today’s W W W Wednesday!

    ~L. @ Reviews by Leeve

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 4:54 PM #

      Welcome! Happy Wednesday!

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  31. Julie April 25, 2018 at 4:09 PM #

    I am in the mood for Harry Potter too.
    https://julietyuk.blogspot.com/2018/04/www-wednesday-and-library-loot-april_25.html

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 4:55 PM #

      I’m always on that mood haha. I hope you can satisfy it! Happy reading.

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  32. doriesreadingcorner April 25, 2018 at 5:19 PM #

    Congrats on finishing Harry Potter! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://doriesreadingcorner.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-april-25th-2018/

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    • Sam April 25, 2018 at 5:36 PM #

      Thank you, it’s been a long time coming. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  33. Lindsay | Bookboodle April 26, 2018 at 1:11 PM #

    I’m putting The Nightingale on my TBR – sounds great!
    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/04/25/www-wednesday-april-25th/

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