WWW Wednesday, 16-May-2018

16 May

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’ll be finished with The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne pretty soon. I’m really enjoying this memoir and I’m realizing how long it’s been since I read a memoir. Hanagarne’s sense of humor is keeping me reading though he’s going through some very tough times in his life.
I’m not very far into The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver so it’s hard to really say how I’m feeling about it at the moment. I like it so far but I know this one will be on here for a while as I enjoy it slowly.
I haven’t had a ton of time to read The Sellout by Paul Beatty either. The prose is very poetic and I’m reading it slowly because of that. I think I’ll finish it in time for my book club meeting but it will probably be closer than I’d like to admit!
I’ve just started Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson on audio. I think it’s the full book but with it being so short, I’m still a little unsure! I guess we’ll see when my book club meets again.

Recently finished: I finished Mister Monkey by Francine Prose on Friday night. Overall, I enjoyed the book though there were some parts that rubbed me the wrong way or that didn’t flow logically for me. We met to discuss it on Monday but I wrote my review before the conversation could taint my opinions. The review will post tomorrow and my book club reflection will be up next week.

I’ve made a push for book reviews and I managed to post a few. Monday I posted my review of John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines. I gave the book 3 out of 5 Stars.
I also reviewed Ellyn Spragins’ What I Know Now. It’s a collection of letters that she helped famous women write. I gave it 3 out of 5 Stars as well.

Reading Next: I’ll need another audiobook for my car next. With all the driving I’m doing for school this semester, I’ll go through these rather quickly. I’ll be picking up Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club next. I’ve heard good things and I’m excited to enjoy this one while I drive to class.


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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84 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 16-May-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow at 1:34 AM #

    It has been a long time since I read The Joy Luck Club, but it was fabulous! Enjoy…and I also like the look of The Post-Birthday World. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam at 11:03 AM #

      I’m glad you liked it. I’m just waiting on the library to tell me my hold is ready to pick up. Happy reading!

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  2. Lindsay | Bookboodle at 3:06 AM #

    I haven’t read any of your books this week but What I Know Now piques my interest, I love books about letters!

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-may-16th

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  3. alilovesbooks at 3:28 AM #

    You always have such a wide range of books on the go and some really intriguing ones I probably wouldn’t hear of otherwise. I hope you enjoy.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-16th-may-2018/

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    • Sam at 11:12 AM #

      I hope you find something you love. Happy reading!

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  4. cleopatralovesbooks at 3:32 AM #

    The Post Birthday World is worth sticking at – It’s very memorable as I read it quite a few years ago. Here is my Wednesday post https://wp.me/p3NfGl-2SW

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    • Sam at 12:15 PM #

      I’m glad you liked it. I wish I had more time to devote to it. Happy reading!

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  5. lilisblissfulpages at 4:11 AM #

    I’ve always wanted to read Amy Tan’s books but they seems so serious. I always put them off aside. Here’s my WWW:
    https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-22/

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  6. Whispering Stories at 4:24 AM #

    I haven’t read any of the books you have chose. Though I quite like the look of Mister Monkey. Here’s my www – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-16th-may-2018/

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    • Sam at 12:16 PM #

      It was really fun! My book club enjoyed it. Happy reading!

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  7. samslifeinbooks at 7:46 AM #

    Hiya, here is a my link: https://samslifeinbooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-12/

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    • Sam at 12:17 PM #

      I removed the other link, thanks for moving it here. Happy reading!

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  8. Amanda McGill at 8:17 AM #

    Great list! I haven’t read any of the books that you posted, but I’ll check out them!

    My WWW Wednesday – https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesdays-may-16-2018/

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    • Sam at 12:17 PM #

      Thanks, I hope you find something you like. Happy reading!

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  9. Darnell at 8:39 AM #

    I haven’t done one in a while. But here is mine

    https://darnellouis.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-5-16-2018/

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  10. bettylouise31 at 9:24 AM #

    I have not read your books again. MISTER MONKEY Enjoy your books you started. My link is
    https://idahobluebird50.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-may-16-2018/ good.

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  11. Ashley at 9:24 AM #

    I haven’t read any of the books that you are currently reading/have read, but some of them sound interesting.
    Here is my post for the week:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-50/

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  12. whatcathyreadnext at 9:42 AM #

    I found your review of An Abundance of Katherines really interesting. I haven’t read any John Green books so I know about his writing only by reputation. I thought you did a great job of setting out what did and didn’t work for you about the book (and how you responded via your facial expressions!)

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesdays-16th-may-18/

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    • Sam at 12:19 PM #

      Thank you! I try to writer a balanced review no matter my overall feelings on the book. Happy reading!

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  13. I have also heard good things about the Joy Luck Club! Hope you enjoy it!!

    Have a good week!

    Here is my post:
    https://munchreviews.ca/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-3/

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    • Sam at 12:19 PM #

      Thank you, I hope to start it soon. Happy reading!

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  14. Sheri at 10:27 AM #

    Hope you enjoy the Joy Luck Club. Was a good movie. Here’s my post. https://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-5-16-18/

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    • Sam at 12:20 PM #

      I love watching the movie when I finish a book. Happy reading!

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      • Sheri at 12:37 PM #

        I don’t feel the same. The movies are rarely as good as the books.

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  15. Jolie at 10:44 AM #

    Loved The Joy Luck Club!! Here’s my post: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-may-16th-2018/

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  16. sarahrmorrison at 10:44 AM #

    Interesting choices! Here is what my current reading life looks like: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesdays-may-16-2018

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    • Sam at 12:20 PM #

      Great, I’ll check it out. Happy Wednesday!

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  17. anovelglimpse at 10:48 AM #

    I remember loving The Joy Luck Club back in the day. I hope you enjoy listening to it!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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  18. Peachy at 11:25 AM #

    You always read so much, but it’s great (I’m the same way, I just don’t talk about all the books I read in my WWW post, it will take waaaaayy too long!).

    It’s a challenge for me to avoid looking at other people’s reviews of books I’m reading before I review them but now I feel like I shouldn’t because then as you aptly put it, the review will be tainted..

    I realized I don’t even remember that much about An Abundance of Katherines after reading your review – so you might have just prompted me to do a reread! I was like… “what boar hunting scene??!”

    https://bookdragonlair.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-05-16-2018/

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    • Sam at 12:24 PM #

      Haha the boar hunting was great. Funny but nothing moving the plot forward. Happy reading!

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  19. laurenisreadingblog at 11:42 AM #

    Here’s my post: laurenisreading.blog/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-25/

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  20. Can’t believe it’s WWW Wednesday already. I haven’t been very consistent taking part so far, but here is my offering for this week. https://wp.me/p4cm9x-5AY
    I hope to get some time spare this evening to check out some other posts.

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  21. Lorna at 11:59 AM #

    I LOVE Amy Tan! Here’s me for this week: https://ginlemonade.com/2018/05/16/what-im-reading-catching-up-and-a-new-look/

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    • Sam at 12:25 PM #

      This will be my first from her but I look forward to it. Happy reading!

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  22. Sorry to hear that An abundance of Katherine’s wasn’t the best. I hope your other reads end up better!
    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-may-16/

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    • Sam at 3:28 PM #

      Thank you! I’m feeling good about my current books. Happy reading!

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  23. Beware Of The Reader at 3:08 PM #

    Honestly these are all “new to me” books! I just hope you’ll enjoy them 😉 Here is my link of the day http://bewareofthereader.com/www-wednesday-may-16th-short-post-because-i-want-to-resume-my-current-read/

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    • Sam at 3:29 PM #

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

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  24. Ryan at 4:26 PM #

    Here’s my rather late post for this week. Relatively meager showing for myself, I’m afraid. Four days out of town kept me from my books.

    Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-2018-05-16/

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    • Sam at 5:35 PM #

      Being out of town always puts a damper on things. Have fun catching up. Happy reading!

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  25. Stephanie at 4:36 PM #

    Enjoy The Joy Luck Club; it is one of my favorites! Here is my WWW post for the week: https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/19752/

    Have a great reading week! 🙂

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  26. doriesreadingcorner at 4:57 PM #

    I haven’t read any of the books you mentioned this week, but I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: http://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-may-16th-2018/.

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  27. It’s great that you read audiobooks! I’ve tried to get into them but have struggled. I really should start listening to them more to get more reading done!

    Here is my first WWW post! https://rockyreads.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-1/

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    • Sam at 10:32 PM #

      You have to find activities that you can do and still pay attention. Driving, exercise, and cooking all work for me. Happy Wednesday!

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      • Oh, cooking is a great idea!! Never really thought about that! Driving is one that would definitely work for me! I’ll have to try it out.

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  28. I’ve been eyeing The Joy Luck Club for some time now, I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://sprinklesofdreams.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-1-may-releases/ xx

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  29. I haven’t read any of those books. I hope you enjoy them!

    Here is my WWW Wednesdays post: https://fantasybookchick.blogspot.com/2018/05/www-wednesdays.html

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  30. Keri at 7:18 PM #

    Oooh, The World’s Strongest Librarian sounds interesting!
    Here’s a link to my post:
    http://www.areyoumybook.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-may-16th-2018/

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  31. This is my post! : https://abookathoughtblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-13/
    I hope you have a great reading month

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  32. elfkookie at 7:24 AM #

    Hi! I am new to this WWW thing… I wish I could make more use of audio books while driving, but I get frustrated when I notice I have tuned out and missed parts of the book. My post is here: https://aemoranteacher.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/www-wednesday-on-thursday/ (sadly, I don’t know how to make this into a clickable link…)

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    • Sam at 6:14 PM #

      It looks like it became a link for you so no worries. I have to turn an audiobook off if traffic is bad or I’m parking, but I tend to do pretty good, haha. Happy reading!

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  33. Julie at 11:12 AM #

    I greatly enjoyed Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club.
    https://julietyuk.blogspot.com/2018/05/www-wednesday-and-library-loot-may-16nd.html

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    • Sam at 6:16 PM #

      I’m glad, I hope to enjoy it, too. Happy reading!

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  34. siderealday at 5:54 PM #

    It’s been a while since I read it but I remember enjoying The Joy Luck Club. I hope you do, too!
    Missed you on Tuesday – I finally made it to the writer’s group only to find out you wouldn’t be there. Hope everything’s going well for you!
    Here’s my WWW post (late is better than never, right?): https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/www-wednesday-5-16/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam at 6:17 PM #

      Unfortunately I have class on Tuesdays this summer so I’m out for a while. I hope you guys had a good discussion! I’ll miss the group. Happy reading!

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