WWW Wednesday, 11-July-2018

11 Jul

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’m still slowly making my way through The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver. I have a feeling it’s about to take a dark twist so I’m excited and finding more and more time to devote to reading it. I’ll for sure finish it in Europe if not before!
I started up with Dreams of Joy by Lisa See again. Thankfully I haven’t forgotten anything and I’ve been able to dive back in with no problem. I have the audiobook for another two weeks so I hope I can finish it in time!
It’s embarrassing but I’m still reading The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. It’s hard to read a lot of a non-fiction book like this in one go. I’m doing pretty good, though, and making steady progress. I can’t wait to be done with it.
I’ve just started The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. It’s not as long as I thought it would be but I’ll still be a couple weeks working on this one. I’m just excited to be onto another audiobook, I felt like the Meltzer one went on for too long at the end.

Recently finished: I wrapped up The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer on Sunday morning. It’s the second in a series of three but I’m not sure if I’m going to continue with the series. If I do, I’ll be in no rush to get to it. I’m not even sure what the last book is called if I’m being honest. My review went up yesterday and I gave it Three out of Five Stars.
I also finished Critical Chain by Eliyahu Goldratt over the weekend. It was a good weekend of finishing books and hurriedly writing reviews of them. This one was just what I was expecting and I enjoyed Goldratt’s method of teaching business lessons through a novel. I gave this one Three out of Five Stars as well.

Reading Next: I’ll start Brainiac by Ken Jennings as soon as I can but I’m nervous about finishing it before I leave for Europe! I’ll have to return it to the library before I go. I’m hoping I can fly through it, even though it’s another non-fiction. I’m guessing it will be a lighter topic.


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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94 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 11-July-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow July 11, 2018 at 2:03 AM #

    Enjoy your reading…and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 10:14 AM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  2. alilovesbooks July 11, 2018 at 3:20 AM #

    Sounds like a few of your reads have been a bit of a struggle. Maybe you should consider DNFing, life’s too short for books you’re not enjoying, and finding something fun and easy. Hopefully your new reads will be better.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-11th-july-2018/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 10:15 AM #

      I have a mental block against DNFing a book. Mystique is just a bit dense but it is still interesting! Happy reading.

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      • alilovesbooks July 11, 2018 at 2:09 PM #

        I very rarely DNF too. More often than not I put it down for a bit and never go back to it, or not for a really long time.

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  3. Whispering Stories July 11, 2018 at 5:37 AM #

    The joy Luck Club looks interesting. Not read any of your choices.. Here’ my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-11th-july-2018/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 10:16 AM #

      I’m not too far into it yet so I can’t comment, but it’s set up well so far. Happy reading!

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  4. Gee Jen July 11, 2018 at 6:20 AM #

    Leaving for Europe?? That sounds exciting! Here’s my https://geejenmotw.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-10th-july-2018/

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  5. Emily Wrayburn July 11, 2018 at 6:35 AM #

    I’m intrigued by the idea of business lessons throuogh a novel. I hpoe Brainiac is an easy read for you! Also yay! to finishing two books this week.

    Here’s my WWW post for the week.

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 10:33 AM #

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to a fun, quick read. Happy reading!

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  6. Denise @ Life With No Plot July 11, 2018 at 7:23 AM #

    I’m always so impressed by the amount of books you have going at one time. And a trip to Europe? That sounds exciting! Hope you have a great time!

    My WWW post:

    https://lifewithnoplot.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-for-july-11-2018/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 11:59 AM #

      Thanks! I’m excited to travel but I’ll miss my books haha. Happy reading!

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      • Denise @ Life With No Plot July 11, 2018 at 9:28 PM #

        That’s what e-books are for. Dozens of books, all on my phone! Has saved many a trip for me, I can tell you that! 🙂

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  7. Kaila July 11, 2018 at 7:23 AM #

    Have so much fun in Europe! I have the same difficulties reading a lot of non-fiction in one sitting – but hopefully the ones you’re reading are worth it! My WWW

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 11:59 AM #

      It’s interesting but I think I’m ready for some fiction. Happy reading!

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  8. Amanda McGill July 11, 2018 at 7:56 AM #

    That’s too bad that you didn’t love The Fifth Assassin, it sounds really good. Where are you going in Europe?

    My WWW Wednesday – https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-july-11-2018/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM #

      It was good but I think I was in the wrong mood for it. We’re hitting up Amsterdam, Belfast, Barcelona, Brussels, and Reykjavik. Happy reading!

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  9. Happywhale July 11, 2018 at 8:48 AM #

    The Post Birthday Wish sounds intriguing. https://ahappylittlebookworm.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-11-07-18/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 12:01 PM #

      I hope I can find more time to read it soon. Happy reading!

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  10. Ceri July 11, 2018 at 9:48 AM #

    How are you finding The Joy Luck club so far? I’ve heard good things about that. Gotta love that you’re still working through The Feminine Mystique! Yes, girl! You’ve come this far – you can do it!

    My WWW Wednesday- https://bookmarksandpostcardsblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-11-07-18/k

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 12:02 PM #

      I just started it but the premise so far is good. I getting so close to the end haha. Happy reading!

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  11. deannalcooley July 11, 2018 at 10:16 AM #

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday this week!

    https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-7-11-18/

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  12. Sheri July 11, 2018 at 10:29 AM #

    Good luck finishing before your trip! http://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-7-11-18/

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  13. Jolie July 11, 2018 at 10:35 AM #

    Dreams of Joy sounds like something I would like to read. Here is my WWW Wednesday. Happy reading :): https://readwithme2018.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-july-11th-2018/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 12:03 PM #

      I recommend starting at the beginning of the series with Shanghai Girls. Happy reading!

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  14. Molly @ Molly's Madness July 11, 2018 at 10:41 AM #

    Another great list! Brainiac has been on my TBR for several years, but it just keeps getting pushed back. I can’t wait to see what you think 🙂 Have fun in Europe!!

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  15. whatcathyreadnext July 11, 2018 at 10:48 AM #

    Good to see you’re happy with the progress you’ve made with your reading this week. Nothing like the feeling of satisfaction when you finish a book you’ve been reading for a while AND you complete the review. I’m was in a similar situation with a book (Grace) I’d been reading for several weeks, alongside others, that took me an age to get through because of other competing commitments. Still got to write the review though! I too very rarely DNF a book – it has to be REALLY bad for me to do that. I realise this is anathema to the ‘life’s too short’ advocates. I’m just a persevering kind of person, I guess.

    Here’s my WWW link:
    https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesdays-11th-july-18/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 12:04 PM #

      I like the label of persevering! Much better than stubborn haha. Happy reading!

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  16. Robyn July 11, 2018 at 11:41 AM #

    Nice list of books! I read The Joy Luck Club and I liked it – hope you do too! Here are my books: https://www.autismfamilypower.com/www-wednesday-11-july-2018/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 12:05 PM #

      Great! The beginning has been good so far. Happy Wednesday!

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 12:08 PM #

      So far, so good! Happy Wednesday!

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  17. shadowriverdaleharley July 11, 2018 at 11:43 AM #

    Glad to see you are making progress
    here’s mine
    https://shadowriverdaleharley.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/top-5-wednesday-17/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 12:09 PM #

      Thanks, it feels good. Happy reading!

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  18. shadowriverdaleharley July 11, 2018 at 11:44 AM #

    whoops that was top 5 wednesday not www wednesday
    https://shadowriverdaleharley.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-25/

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  19. Ryan July 11, 2018 at 11:48 AM #

    It’s always great when you come back to a book after a while and it’s like you never really put it down. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-2018-07-11/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 12:09 PM #

      It’s fun to jump back in. Happy reading!

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  20. anovelglimpse July 11, 2018 at 11:51 AM #

    I hope you love The Joy Luck Club. After reading that one, I went on to read many of her books. They are so good!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 12:10 PM #

      I have another on my shelf, getting a little ahead of myself haha. Happy reading!

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  21. Leslie July 11, 2018 at 11:56 AM #

    Have fun in Europe! That sounds like so much fun!

    My WWW

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 12:10 PM #

      Thank you, I’m so excited to leave. Happy reading!

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  22. hollywritingfinch July 11, 2018 at 12:09 PM #

    I love this idea for a blog post! Decided I had to take part too, so here is my first WWW Wednesday post
    You have a new follower/reader!! 🙂

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 12:10 PM #

      Awesome. Welcome and happy Wednesday!

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  23. Casey @ caseydillabooks July 11, 2018 at 12:18 PM #

    I had to follow your goodreads link for The Post Birthday World – the title was too intriguing!! It sounds like you’re making your way through a lot of dense stuff at once… props to you for that!

    My WWW Wednesday: http://www.caseydillabooks.com/2018/07/www-wednesday-2.html

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 12:22 PM #

      That one has me turning pages as fast as I can! I hope it piqued your interest. Happy reading!

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  24. stephaniereadsweb July 11, 2018 at 12:51 PM #

    There is nothing wrong taking your time reading books. It is also difficult to decide whether or not to DNF a book.
    https://stephaniereadsweb.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-11-7-18/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 8:56 PM #

      I haven’t DNFed in years. I’m scared to see what happens haha. Happy reading!

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  25. Beware Of The Reader July 11, 2018 at 2:59 PM #

    Enjoy your read and enjoy Europe!!!! Here is my post http://bewareofthereader.com/www-wednesday-july-11th-reading-alwyn-hamiltons-book-finally/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 8:59 PM #

      Thanks! I’m getting my books ready too haha. Happy reading!

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 8:59 PM #

      Finally haha. Happy reading!

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  26. toomanytoberead July 11, 2018 at 3:14 PM #

    My first WWW Wednesday – Enjoy!
    https://toomanytoberead.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-july-11th/

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  27. Colleen's Conclusions July 11, 2018 at 3:34 PM #

    Nice list! I haven’t read any of them but I hope you liked them! Here’s my WWW Wednesday! 😀 https://colleensconclusions.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-7-11-18/

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  28. Lady of Bookland July 11, 2018 at 3:41 PM #

    Congratulations on finally finishing not only one but two books 😉 I had a great reading week as I read 7 books 🙂 and I’m reading now a New Adult romance The Mistake (off-Campus #2) by Elle Kennedy. I’m enjoying this series so far 🙂 here is my this week’s post https://journeyinbookland.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-july-11-2018/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 9:02 PM #

      Oh shoot! That’s a great accomplishment. Congrats and happy reading!

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  29. etinosa July 11, 2018 at 4:36 PM #

    Havent read any of these books but the joy luck club looks interesting. Here is my WWW wed post : https://uwadis.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 9:03 PM #

      I’m a fan so far but it’s structured a bit differently than I thought. Happy reading!

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  30. Andrea Wold Johansen July 11, 2018 at 5:23 PM #

    COmpletely agree with what you’re saying about non-fiction books; it’s a lot more difficult to get sucked into a non-fic book like you can be in a fiction book! The Joy Luck Club looks really cool, though! Love your “selection” of books this week! Happy reading! Xx
    Here is my post this week: https://andreawoldjohansen.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-july-11th-poetry-on-the-beach/ 🙂

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 9:03 PM #

      I was planning on another nonfiction next but I think I need something fun. Happy reading!

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  31. Kathryn Helgren July 11, 2018 at 6:06 PM #

    I read Dreams of Joy by Lisa See. I much preferred the first book, Shanghai Girls. Dreams of Joy was much more depressing and a difficult read for me. That was at least 5 or 6 years ago, so I don’t remember what I rated it, probably a 2 (ok) or a 3 if I was feeling generous.

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 9:04 PM #

      I liked Shanghai Girls a lot and I see why you thought this one is more depressing. This China isn’t as fun as the one Pearl and Mae left. Happy reading!

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  32. siderealday July 11, 2018 at 7:28 PM #

    Congrats on finishing up a couple novels! And good luck getting through Brainiac before you leave – I know how that can go, when you’ve got a library deadline looming large!
    Here’s my WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesdays-7-11/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 9:05 PM #

      I may just return it and start one I can finish as an ebook in Europe. It can wait for me at the library, right? Happy Wednesday!

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  33. doriesreadingcorner July 11, 2018 at 7:37 PM #

    Congrats on finishing a couple books! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week: http://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/07/11/www-wednesday-july-11th-2018/

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    • Sam July 11, 2018 at 9:07 PM #

      Thanks. It feels good to make progress. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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