WWW Wednesday, 13-June-2018

13 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 made better progress with The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver than I expected to, which was a welcome surprise. I figured out what the structure of the book is and I’m really intrigued to keep read it and see what happens!
I got a few runs in and made some decent progress on Dreams of Joy by Lisa See. I’ve enjoyed See’s writing in the past and this book doesn’t disappoint and I’m glad I’ve gotten to read it!
I’m afraid my progress has slowed with The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. I’m not as interested in it as I wish I were and it’s made me read less at night and find other things to do with free time during the days. I’m pushing just to finish in time for book club now.
I started a new audiobook in my car but not the one I thought I would. I’m reading The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer. It’s the second in a series I started a few years ago (I’m seeing a trend) and I remember the previous book well enough but it’s getting mixed up with other Meltzer books to me. I’ll sort it out in time, haha.

Recently finished: I finished A Walk In the Woods by Bill Bryson late last week and I want to go hiking so badly now! It was a fun read and I meant to pick the movie up at the library and totally forgot. Darn! I hope I can watch this one soon, it seems like it would be a pretty funny film.

I posted my review of Paul Beatty’s The Sellout on Thursday and my book club reflection of it on Monday. It wasn’t a favorite of mine or my book club. Unpopular Opinion Alert!

Reading Next: No change on Brainiac by Ken Jennings. I’ve already had to renew it and I haven’t cracked it open. I really hope I can get to it soon!


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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97 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 13-June-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow June 13, 2018 at 1:30 AM #

    I am curious about The Fifth Assassin. I hope you end up liking your other books, too. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:04 PM #

      Thanks, it was a bit difficult to pick up from the first but I’m catching up. Happy reading!

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  2. doriesreadingcorner June 13, 2018 at 1:49 AM #

    I’m sorry to hear you’re not as interested in The Feminine Mystique as you thought you would be (although, to be fair, it is likely due to how long ago it was written and how much everything has changed since then, as you pointed out last week). But I hope you’re enjoying your other books!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week: http://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-june-13th-2018/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:05 PM #

      Thanks! I’m pushing forward with it, just not sure if I’ll finish before the club meeting. Happy reading!

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  3. alilovesbooks June 13, 2018 at 2:07 AM #

    Hmm I think I missed your review of The Sellout I’ll need to go check it out as it’s a book I’ve been curious about. It’s good your club are able to express negative opinions. Mine is much to polite and won’t say anything bad about even the worst books.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-13th-june-2018/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:06 PM #

      Mine is very good about telling it like it is. Some individuals more than others. Happy reading!

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  4. Hâf June 13, 2018 at 2:15 AM #

    I could never read more than about 2 books at a time and even then my brain starts messing up the plots & characters. I’ve been renewing a few of my library books for months! The library probably thinks I’m keeping them by now. I hope you read yours soon. Here’s a link to my WWW
    https://librarylooter.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-13-06-18/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:06 PM #

      I’m close to the point of having to walk in with it to prove I haven’t lost it haha. Happy reading!

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  5. Kay Wisteria June 13, 2018 at 2:48 AM #

    A Walk in the Woods seems fun! Haply Wednesday 🙂

    https://hammockofbooks.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/www-wednesday-6-13-18/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:06 PM #

      It was, thank you. Happy reading!

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  6. Lindsay | Bookboodle June 13, 2018 at 3:04 AM #

    I’ve not read any Lionel Shriver…am interested to read her latest book, Property, though! One day! Have a great week 🙂

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-june-13th

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:07 PM #

      I didn’t know she had another out. I’ll get through this one before I worry about it haha. Happy reading!

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  7. Margaret June 13, 2018 at 3:13 AM #

    I loved A Walk in the Woods too – looking forward to seeing the film. here’s my WWW post –

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:08 PM #

      I hope to watch it this weekend. It looks like your Link didn’t copy. Happy reading!

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  8. Margaret June 13, 2018 at 3:14 AM #

    Sorry here’s my link – https://booksplease.org/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-13-june-2018/

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  9. Whispering Stories June 13, 2018 at 5:12 AM #

    Your books all sound so good. I’ve not read any of them. The Fifth Assassin is definitely my kind of read. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-13th-june-2018/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:09 PM #

      I’m not a big thriller reader so this one is very different from my recent reads. I feel like I’m flying through it. Happy reading!

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  10. Steph P. Bianchini June 13, 2018 at 5:25 AM #

    An interesting list indeed! This is mine:
    http://earthianhivemind.net/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-13-june-2018/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:09 PM #

      Thanks, happy Wednesday!

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  11. Books tales by me June 13, 2018 at 5:34 AM #

    I haven’t read any of these books
    Here is my WWW
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday12-june-2018/

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  12. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog June 13, 2018 at 6:18 AM #

    I do enjoy Bill Bryson’s books, especially on audio! Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesdays-28/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:12 PM #

      The narrator for this one was a great pick. Happy reading!

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  13. Emily Wrayburn June 13, 2018 at 6:37 AM #

    Ooh, Braniac sounds like a fun one! I enjoy a good pub quiz every now and then, though I am no trivia genius or anything. Hope you get to it soon!

    Here’s my post: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-june-13-2018/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:12 PM #

      I’m the same. I hope I can eventually get to it though haha. Happy reading!

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  14. Ambi June 13, 2018 at 6:58 AM #

    Happy Wednesday here’s my WWW 🙂

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-34-13-6-18/#more-6427

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  15. Alexia Cambaling June 13, 2018 at 7:46 AM #

    Brainiac looks great! I love some trivia every now and then.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://thebookwormdaydreamer.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-june-13-2018/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:13 PM #

      Same. I hope it’s full of fun facts. Happy reading!

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  16. MarinaSofia June 13, 2018 at 8:53 AM #

    I’ve been on the fence about The Sellout. I keep picking it up in the library and then putting it back on the shelf again…

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:14 PM #

      Personally I say skip it. I didn’t find it very funny or quite satirical enough. Happy reading!

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  17. Maddie // Munch Reviews June 13, 2018 at 8:56 AM #

    Oh Braniac looks interesting!

    Thank you for hosting as always!

    Here is my WWW Wednesday: https://munchreviews.ca/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-7/

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  18. sarahrmorrison June 13, 2018 at 9:03 AM #

    I’m so glad you liked A Walk in the Woods. Love everything I’ve read so far by Bill Bryson. I can’t believe that your dislike of The Sellout was an unpopular opinion, because so many people I’ve talked to either finished the book and didn’t like it or DNF, which has convinced me not to read it.

    Love WWW Wednesday! Here’s my link: greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesdays-june-13-2018/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:15 PM #

      I don’t get how it won the Man Booker! How did all the judges get through it? Happy reading!

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  19. Hayley at RatherTooFondofBooks June 13, 2018 at 9:31 AM #

    I loved The Post Birthday World so I hope you continue to enjoy it now you’ve got into it. It’s one of very few books that I actually want to go back and re-read at some point. I love the idea of seeing how one decision can make such an impact on the direction life goes in. Hope you enjoy all of your reading this week 🙂

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:16 PM #

      The format it so unique and I’m loving its back and forth. Happy reading!

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  20. deannalcooley June 13, 2018 at 9:50 AM #

    I’ve had The Feminine Mystique on my TBR for a long time, I’m interested to see what you think about it.

    https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-6-13-18/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:16 PM #

      So far, not recommended. We’ll see if something changes by the end. Happy reading!

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  21. whatcathyreadnext June 13, 2018 at 9:51 AM #

    I was interested to read your review of The Sellout – at least that’s one book I don’t need to add to my wishlist! Glad you enjoyed the Bill Bryson much more.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesdays-13th-june-18/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:17 PM #

      Always good to balance out a bad review with a good one! Happy reading.

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  22. Molly @ Molly's Madness June 13, 2018 at 9:58 AM #

    This is my first time doing WWW Wednesday, but I love the idea and the amazing variety of bloggers that participate! I read Wild a couple months ago and I think I would really love A Walk in the Wodds.

    My WWW post: https://mollysmadnessblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:18 PM #

      They’re somewhat similar but Bryson focuses more on the history of the trail and area he’s in and less on his personal journey. Happy Wednesday!

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  23. Sheri June 13, 2018 at 10:05 AM #

    I didn’t know Ken Jennings wrote a book. I will be interested in your review. http://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-6-13-18/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:19 PM #

      He has a few, actually. I was surprised. Happy reading!

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  24. silverbuttonbooks June 13, 2018 at 10:17 AM #

    I read the Feminine Mystique years ago and struggled through it. It is not a book I would relish revisiting. I need to add an audiobook back into my routine. Here is my WWW post for the week / month! http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-june-13-2018

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:20 PM #

      I think we’ll end up with similar views. Happy reading!

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  25. Peachy June 13, 2018 at 10:38 AM #

    Good luck on finally starting Brainiac. That’s happening to me with Tony Robbins’ Money: Master the Game.

    https://bookdragonlair.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-06-13-2018/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:21 PM #

      You just have to believe and it will eventually happen, right? Haha. Happy reading!

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  26. anovelglimpse June 13, 2018 at 10:49 AM #

    I love being able to get back to series that I haven’t had time to finish. I hope you enjoy your Meltzer audiobook!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:21 PM #

      Thank you. I think there is a third when I finally have time for it haha. Happy reading!

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  27. Amanda McGill June 13, 2018 at 11:37 AM #

    Hope you enjoy your reads!

    My WWW Wednesday – https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-june-13-2018/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:21 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  28. carenksr June 13, 2018 at 12:01 PM #

    I read the Feminine Mystique in college (over 20 yrs ago). At that age, it was wonderful. Brainiac looks good.
    https://ckrich.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-june-13/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:22 PM #

      I think it’s time that has brought the book down for me. The changes she calls for are happening or have happened so it feels a bit outdated. Happy reading!

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  29. Kendra @ Dread Between the Lines June 13, 2018 at 12:12 PM #

    Joining in for the first time on my new blog as a former participant of WWW Wednesdays waaaaaay back in the day!
    https://dreadbetweenthelines.weebly.com/home/wwwwednesday-thunderhead-by-neal-shusterman

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:38 PM #

      Welcome back! Glad you found us. Happy Wednesday!

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  30. shadowriverdaleharley June 13, 2018 at 12:17 PM #

    Have fun reading. hopefully you can get to braniac soon 🙂 here’s mine https://shadowriverdaleharley.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-23/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 12:40 PM #

      Thank you! I keep staying positive that I will haha. Happy reading!

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  31. Keri June 13, 2018 at 12:47 PM #

    So impressed you can balance reading 4 books at a time! I can usually only manage one though I will occasionally drift up to 3 at a time if the others are short story collections/rereads.
    Here’s a link to my WWW Wednesday post:
    http://www.areyoumybook.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-june-13th-2018/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 2:43 PM #

      As long as they’re different formats, I can keep them separate pretty well. Happy reading!

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  32. Mini June 13, 2018 at 12:49 PM #

    The Feminine Mystique sounds interesting. I hope it picks up for you. Here is my WWW post https://bookandcorner.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-13-06-18/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 2:44 PM #

      Thanks. I’m hoping the ending will engage me. Happy reading!

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  33. Helen @ Helen's Bookshelf June 13, 2018 at 2:01 PM #

    ooh I’ve not read any of these! I like the sound of a walk in the woods, I’ve been wanting to go walking for a while but never seem to find the time. Here’s mine: http://www.helensbookshelf.co.uk/www-wednesday-13-june-2018/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 2:44 PM #

      It made me want to get out side more for sure. Now I have to find the time, too! Happy Wednesday!

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  34. laurenisreadingblog June 13, 2018 at 2:04 PM #

    Here is my post for the week: laurenisreading.blog/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-26/

    Happy reading!

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  35. bookswithkeri June 13, 2018 at 2:23 PM #

    An interesting list! I definitely want to take a look at The Feminist Mystique! Here’s the link to my WWW Wednesday: https://bookswithkeri.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-june-13th-2018/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 2:46 PM #

      I hope you find something you like. Happy Wednesday!

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  36. Jolie June 13, 2018 at 2:34 PM #

    All of your books this week sound interesting. Happy reading!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-june-13th-2018/

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  37. Ceri June 13, 2018 at 3:18 PM #

    Ah man, what a shame about The Feminine Mystique. I’ve always been curious about that book. Do you think you would have DNF’d it by now if it weren’t for your book club?

    My WWW 🙂 – https://bookmarksandpostcardsblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-13-06-18/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 6:49 PM #

      I almost never DNF a book. I have commitment issues haha. Happy reading!

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  38. Ronnie @ Paradise Found June 13, 2018 at 3:39 PM #

    Enjoy all your current reads! Here’s my WWW post

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  39. siderealday June 13, 2018 at 3:51 PM #

    You’re still reading so much even with classes going on! I’m always impressed by that. Good luck with all of them!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-6-13/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 6:49 PM #

      Thank you! Audiobooks to and from the city are a big part of my reading haha. Happy Wednesday!

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  40. Charleighwrites June 13, 2018 at 4:16 PM #

    A Walk in the Woods sounds good!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post – https://charleighwrites.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/www-wednesday-13june18/

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  41. Ryan June 13, 2018 at 4:27 PM #

    I’m curious as to how A Walk in the Woods would be adapted into a movie. Here’s my extremely late post for this week. Happy reading 🙂

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-2018-06-13/

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 6:52 PM #

      I hope to find out this weekend. It should be a relaxing one. Happy reading!

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  42. Andrea Wold Johansen June 13, 2018 at 4:52 PM #

    Oh, Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods has been on my tbr list for ages! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!
    This is my WWW this week:
    https://andreawoldjohansen.com/2018/06/13/www-wednesday-june-13/
    xx

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    • Sam June 13, 2018 at 6:53 PM #

      I hope you can get to it soon. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

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