WWW Wednesday, 30-May-2018

30 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 got a few pages through The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver during my lunch break but not too much. I’m through chapter 1 now and I already had to renew it. This will be a long, slow haul.
I’m really enjoying A Walk In the Woods by Bill Bryson and with all the driving I’m doing for school, I’m going through it pretty quickly. I may even finish it in the next two weeks, pretty fast for me!
I hadn’t gotten far in Critical Chain so I switched audiobooks when one I’ve been anticipating more became available. I started Dreams of Joy by Lisa See. I enjoyed the first book in the series, Shanghai Girls, and I remember it well enough that I’m picking up right where I left off.
I started a new physical book as well. My book club’s next selection is The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. It’s not something I ever would have picked up otherwise and so far, I’m enjoying it. I’m early on but I’m hoping to get through this quickly because I’ve got some other books I want to read.

Recently finished: I finished The Sellout by Paul Beatty last week. It was a day after my book club meeting but the ending wasn’t startling enough that anything was ruined for me by listening to the discussion. I liked it well enough, but the satirical tone wasn’t something I got into.

I also posted my review for The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne. I love a good memoir and this book hit the spot for me. It was a great mix of emotional and funny and I recommend it. I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I forgot about my book club selection so I have a physical book on my bedside table and I’m afraid it will be a while before I get to it. It’s the library copy of Brainiac by Ken Jennings which happens to be large print. It was the only copy the library had so I feel a bit weird about it, but it’s my only option. On the bright side, I’ll get through it much faster than I would another book with the same number of pages.


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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67 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 30-May-2018”

  1. cleopatralovesbooks at 1:36 AM #

    I do like the sound of the World’s Strongest Librarian – here is my Wednesday post https://wp.me/p3NfGl-2Uu

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    • Sam at 4:00 PM #

      I really enjoyed it and hope you do do. Happy reading!

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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow at 1:39 AM #

    I remember my first time reading The Feminine Mystique, back when the ideas had a profound effect on our lives. I hope you enjoy all of your books, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam at 4:01 PM #

      I wish I was reading it back when it was published. Today it seems a little outdated but I can see how powerful it would have been at the time. Happy reading!

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  3. Lindsay | Bookboodle at 3:14 AM #

    I keep meaning to try a Bill Bryson! One day…..
    Here’s this week’s post: https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-may-30th

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    • Sam at 4:02 PM #

      This is my third of his and so far my favorite. Happy reading!

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  4. alilovesbooks at 3:34 AM #

    I love that cover for Bryson’s book but I’d like to hope I wouldn’t meet any actual bears on a walk in the woods 😂 I am very curious about The Feminine Mystique. It’s one I’ve heard of but don’t know much about.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-30th-may-2018/

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    • Sam at 4:03 PM #

      So far, there may or may not have been a bear…
      The Feminine Mystique was a new one for me and I knew nothing about it before I started. I’m intrigued so far but I think I’m hoping for more than it can deliver. Happy reading!

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  5. boyishbookworm at 4:05 AM #

    I love the cute bear on the cover of A Walk in the Woods! Have a nice week!

    My WWW post

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    • Sam at 4:03 PM #

      I’m only comfortable calling him cute from a distance, haha. Happy reading!

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  6. whatcathyreadnext at 4:54 AM #

    I really enjoyed your review of The World’s Strongest Librarian even though it’s a book I don’t think I’d ever read myself – I’m not big on memoirs. I can see how it would lend itself to an audio book though. Your selections are always fascinating.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesdays-30th-may-18/

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    • Sam at 4:04 PM #

      Memoirs tend to make good audiobooks since it’s primarily from one perspective. Happy reading!

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  7. Emily Wrayburn at 5:52 AM #

    I remember doing a bit on The Feminine Mystique when I did Gender Studies at uni, though I’ve never read it in full. Do you think it’s aged well?

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-may-30-2018/

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    • Sam at 4:05 PM #

      So far, not really. It feels a bit outdated because it’s talking about a change that needs to happen and with today’s lens, it already has. Happy reading!

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  8. umutreviews at 6:50 AM #

    I was curious about The Sellout, looks like it’s not for me too 🙂 Here is my post.
    https://umutreviews.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-30-may-2018/

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    • Sam at 4:05 PM #

      I’m having trouble figuring out what his target market is for that one. Happy reading!

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    • Sam at 4:06 PM #

      Thank you, enjoy yours as well. Happy reading!

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  9. Ryan at 8:15 AM #

    A Walk in the Woods sounds pleasant. I enjoy going on walks, but wish I was able to hike some proper trails more. Happy reading!

    Here’s my post:
    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-2018-05-30/

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    • Sam at 4:06 PM #

      I’d love to do some backpacking some day so this book is a bit inspirational for me. Happy reading!

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  10. Amanda McGill at 9:12 AM #

    I love the bear on A Walk In the Woods!

    My WWW Wednesday – https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesdays-may-30-2018/

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    • Sam at 4:07 PM #

      I’m hoping the bear doesn’t come back with a large role later in the book! Happy reading.

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  11. Sheri at 10:23 AM #

    Thanks as always for hosting!! https://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-5-30-18/

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  12. Hope you have another great week of reading! Thanks for hosting!

    https://munchreviews.ca/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-5/

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  13. Jenna M at 11:56 AM #

    https://jennabookish.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-2/
    Here’s my post for this week. Have a great week! 🙂

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  14. I hope you’re enjoying Dreams of Joy! I loved Shanghai Girls, and this was a great follow up.

    My WWW Wednesday https://bookmarkedbliss.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-9/

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    • Sam at 4:12 PM #

      Glad to hear it! I’m looking forward to getting more into it soon. Happy reading!

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  15. doriesreadingcorner at 12:08 PM #

    I have to admit, every time I see the Feminine Mystique, it reminds me of the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, lol. But I really am curious about it and want to read it some day. I’m glad you’re enjoying it!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: http://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-may-30th-2018/

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    • Sam at 4:13 PM #

      Thanks, it’s very different than I expected. Happy reading!

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  16. Jolie at 12:20 PM #

    I feel that I should read A Walk in the Woods, seeing that I live in the Appalachian region…lol. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-may-30th-2018/

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    • Sam at 4:13 PM #

      It’s making me want to visit! Especially Virginia. Happy reading!

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  17. I loved listening to The Road to Little Dribbling also by Bill Bryson earlier in the year and must check out A Walk in the Woods.

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  18. Stephanie at 1:28 PM #

    enjoyed The Feminine Mystique years ago; I hope you do too. Here is my link for the week: https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-may-30-2018/ Enjoy your week!

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    • Sam at 4:15 PM #

      Thank you, it’s been very different from what I expected. Happy reading!

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  19. Some new books for me! A Walk in the Woods sounds really interesting! Have a great reading week!
    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-may-30/

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    • Sam at 4:15 PM #

      I hope you find something you like. Bryson has been really enjoyable. Happy reading!

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  20. sarahrmorrison at 4:20 PM #

    I really enjoy Bill Bryson’s work. I love humorous adventure/travel books. Here is my post for the week: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesdays-may-30-2018/

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    • Sam at 5:31 PM #

      I’m a fan as well. And as someone who wants to backpack some day, it’s making me dream. Happy reading!

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  21. Hâf at 5:53 PM #

    I haven’t actually heard of any of these books!
    Here’s a link to my WWW Wednesday.
    https://librarylooter.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-30-05-18/amp/#click=https://t.co/oTSgPkbNlF

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    • Sam at 9:38 PM #

      I hope you found something new. Happy reading!

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  22. Peachy at 6:18 PM #

    Have not read any of these, but am seriously considering The World’s Strongest Librarian!

    https://bookdragonlair.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-05-30-2018/

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  23. You always choose interesting books! Looks like a great reading week.

    Here’s mine: https://rockyreads.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-3

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  24. Trisha Jenn Loehr at 11:35 PM #

    It sounds like you’re reading quite a range. Enjoy!

    My WWW Wednesday: https://trishajennreads.com/2018/05/30/www-wednesday-may-30-2018/

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    • Sam at 6:53 AM #

      Thanks, I like to be reading a variety of books. Happy reading!

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  25. anovelglimpse at 11:41 PM #

    I think I’m going to be finishing my next book club read after the meeting, too. Sometimes it’s just hard to make the timing work. I’m glad your reading experience wasn’t ruined!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam at 6:54 AM #

      Hey, it happens! Nothing ruined for me. The book was open ended so there want a definitive ending to ruin haha. Happy reading!

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