WWW Wednesday, 6-June-2018

6 Jun

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 haven’t really touched The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver because of school. I thought I might get through some of it, but I’ve only just started chapter two. I think this one will be here for quite a while.
I’m about done with A Walk In the Woods by Bill Bryson. I’ve been really enjoying this story and Bryson’s story about hiking the trail. He does a great job of interweaving his story with the history of the area and leaving me feeling informed and invigorated to go for a hike!
I was sick last week so I didn’t work out much and as a result, I didn’t get through much of Dreams of Joy by Lisa See. I hope to keep making some progress on this during the week and then possibly do more for a long run this weekend.
The only book I’ve made decent progress on is The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. I’m not really enjoying this, per say, but I’m very interested in it and what it has to say. I have to keep remembering that it was written almost fifty years ago and it reminds me how much the world has changed.

Recently finished: I got nothing this week. It’s been very busy and on the bright side, I did well on my midterm! I was able to post my review of Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson yesterday so please check that out.

Reading Next: I’m holding onto Brainiac by Ken Jennings to start when I finish Friedan. I think that one will be a quick read.
I’m hoping to start Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club as my next car audiobook. I’ve been wanting to read something by Tan for a while and I think this hit will be a good place to start.


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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62 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 6-June-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow June 6, 2018 at 1:36 AM #

    I read The Joy Luck Club long ago, and now I’m wondering if a re-read is in order. I also wonder what I would think of The Feminine Mystique if I read it again now. I first read it in the 60s. Enjoy your reading, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 6:39 AM #

      I would have loved to read it in the 60s. The problem seems a bit removed now with feminism having moved to the point it has. I think I would have appreciated it more at the time it was published. Happy reading!

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  2. Kay Wisteria June 6, 2018 at 2:19 AM #

    I hope you enjoy your reads! Really want to read Joy Luck Club 🙂

    https://hammockofbooks.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/www-wednesday-6-6-18/

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 6:39 AM #

      Same! I hope the hold comes in soon. Happy reading!

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  3. doriesreadingcorner June 6, 2018 at 3:38 AM #

    I haven’t read any of these books, but I hope you enjoy them!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week: http://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-june-5th-2018/

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 6:40 AM #

      Thanks, I hope you find something new to enjoy. Happy reading!

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  4. Emily Wrayburn June 6, 2018 at 3:57 AM #

    I’ve heard a lot about the Joy Luck Club but I’ve never picked it up myself. Hope it’s a good one for you!

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-may-30-2018-2/

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 7:01 AM #

      Thank you, I’ve been looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  5. alilovesbooks June 6, 2018 at 4:12 AM #

    I knew the Feminine Mystique was an older book but didn’t realise it was that old. It must be fascinating reading it now.

    I hope you’re feeling better.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-6th-june-2018/

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 7:02 AM #

      It’s really interesting to think how the 60s weren’t too long ago and how much things have changed since. Happy reading!

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  6. Whispering Stories June 6, 2018 at 4:33 AM #

    I’ve not read any of your choices. A Walk in the Woods sounds interesting though, as does The Joy Luck Club. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/wednesday-reading-6th-june-2018/

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 8:32 AM #

      I’m really enjoying A Walk in the Woods and I’m sad to be coming to the end. Happy reading!

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  7. Ceri June 6, 2018 at 6:32 AM #

    Ooh I think I had a copy of The Feminine Mystique years ago but never got around to it. I’ve heard so many good things about The Joy Luck club. 😀

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  8. Ambi June 6, 2018 at 7:02 AM #

    Hope you enjoy all your books! 🙂

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-33-6-6-18/#more-6399

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 8:33 AM #

      Thanks, you as well! Happy reading.

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  9. Teri Polen June 6, 2018 at 8:04 AM #

    I never read The Joy Luck Club, but remember all the hype when it was released. Happy Reading! https://teripolen.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-8/

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 8:33 AM #

      I must have missed it at the time but I’ve heard good things over the years. Happy reading!

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  10. Amanda McGill June 6, 2018 at 8:45 AM #

    I hope you enjoy your reads! My WWW Wednesday – https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-june-6-2018/

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 10:51 AM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  11. whatcathyreadnext June 6, 2018 at 9:10 AM #

    Congratulations on your midterm although, since I’m in the UK, I have no idea what that is actually, lol. Have a good reading week 😀

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesdays-6th-june-18/

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 10:53 AM #

      Most university classes have a mid-term and final exam. It’s a way of saying “test covering half the material worth 1/4 of my grade” haha. Happy reading!

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  12. Maddie // Munch Reviews June 6, 2018 at 9:34 AM #

    Congrats on your midterm!! Hopefully you get to enjoy more reading this week! I saw the movie Joy Luck Club but have yet to read the book!

    Here’s my WWW link! Thanks for hosting as always!
    https://munchreviews.ca/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-6/

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 10:53 AM #

      I hope to watch the movie once I read it. I love comparing the two. Happy reading!

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  13. Jenna M June 6, 2018 at 9:36 AM #

    A Walk in the Woods looks interesting. My 17 year old cousin is currently walking the Appalachian Trail by himself. He’s a couple of weeks into it and just had his first encounter with a bear. It charged at him and he had to smack it with his hiking pole to get rid of it. I’m less than thrilled with him being out there alone now.
    Here’s my WWW post:
    https://jennabookish.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-3/

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 11:07 AM #

      Wow! That’s a very ambitious project! Best of luck to him. I beat its very different now compared to Bryson doing it without a cellphone. Happy reading!

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  14. Darnell June 6, 2018 at 9:47 AM #

    All very good books. I read Joy Luck Club back in college.

    Here is my list: https://darnellouis.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-6-6-2018/

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 11:07 AM #

      I’m looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  15. Hasanthi Navaratne June 6, 2018 at 10:36 AM #

    Happy Reading to you!!!!
    My WWW Wednesday
    https://hasanthisbookworld.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-6th-june-2018/

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  16. anovelglimpse June 6, 2018 at 10:42 AM #

    The Joy Luck Club will be a great audiobook to listen to once you get started!
    A Novel Glimpse

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 11:08 AM #

      I hope the hold comes in soon so I can start. Happy reading!

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  17. Jolie June 6, 2018 at 11:36 AM #

    Loved the Joy Luck Club!!! Here’s my link: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-june-6th-2018/

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  18. shadowriverdaleharley June 6, 2018 at 12:48 PM #

    Interesting reaads here’s mine https://wordpress.com/post/shadowriverdaleharley.wordpress.com/948

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 2:06 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  19. Candy @ So little time... June 6, 2018 at 12:57 PM #

    ‘A Walk in the Woods’ sounds great! I need to get out a hike more, but I don’t think I’d ever do a major hike like that.

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2018/06/what-are-you-reading-june-6-2018.html

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 2:06 PM #

      I’ve done day hiking but never overnight. That’s a lot of gear I don’t have. Happy reading!

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  20. Stephanie June 6, 2018 at 1:24 PM #

    Enjoy your books! I think you’ll really enjoy Joy Luck Club. Here is my WWW post: https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-june-6-2018/ Happy reading!

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 2:06 PM #

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

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  21. Plot Monster June 6, 2018 at 1:26 PM #

    I haven’t read the Joy Luck Club but I have heard it is a really good book.

    Here’s my post: https://wp.me/p960gl-1r7

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 2:07 PM #

      Same, I’m excited to enjoy it. Happy reading!

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  22. Jenn @ Bound to Writing June 6, 2018 at 2:48 PM #

    It’s great to hear that A Walk in the Woods is going well. It sounds really interesting!
    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-june-6/

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 3:02 PM #

      If I’m lucky I’ll finish it tonight. Happy reading!

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  23. Beware Of The Reader June 6, 2018 at 3:51 PM #

    The cover of Lisa See is so gorgeous! happy reading 😉

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 4:02 PM #

      I agree! The books getting really interesting and I’m excited to listen to a big chunk of it tomorrow. Happy reading!

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  24. Yvo June 6, 2018 at 5:53 PM #

    Dreams Of Joy sounds like an interesting one! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. Here is my WWW.

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 8:11 PM #

      Thanks! I think I’ll get through a good chunk of it tomorrow. Happy reading!

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  25. siderealday June 6, 2018 at 6:40 PM #

    Congrats on your midterm! That’s a good reason to not get through anything new.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-6-6/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 8:14 PM #

      Thank you! I’m glad it’s over but I still have two papers and a final to go haha. Happy Wednesday!

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  26. Trisha Jenn Loehr June 6, 2018 at 9:27 PM #

    You always have such interesting reads!

    My WWW Wednesday: https://trishajennreads.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-june-6-2018/

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    • Sam June 6, 2018 at 9:52 PM #

      Thanks, I’m really enjoying them. Happy reading!

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  27. Colleen's Conclusions June 6, 2018 at 11:20 PM #

    Found the right post a little late. Sorry about that. Your book choices sound interesting! https://colleensconclusions.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/www-wednesday-6-6-18/

    Liked by 1 person

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