WWW Wednesday, 18-July-2018

18 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 didn’t make much progress on The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver. I’m determined to finish it over the next few weeks while I’m on vacation, though! I think this will be a great read for the flights when I’m trying to keep my excitement at bay.
I made decent progress with Dreams of Joy by Lisa See, but nothing noteworthy. I’ll be taking this one to Europe, too.
I don’t know what to say anymore. The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan is taking me forever and I can’t wait to be done with it! It’s staying behind unless I can finish it before we leave in which case it’s going back to the library.
I didn’t finish The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. I’ll have to pick back up with it when I return. I’m checking on keeping it in my car while I’m gone versus returning it and checking it out again when I get home.

Recently finished: Nothing new! It’s these back-and-forth waves that are getting to me more than anything!

Reading Next: I’ve got another book on my phone if needed though I’m hoping I don’t have too much reading time while I’m gone. The one I’m most excited about is Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. I’ve heard such wonderful things about this one and it seemed like a good airplane read.


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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98 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 18-July-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow July 18, 2018 at 1:45 AM #

    I love Ann Patchett’s books. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 1:51 PM #

      Thank you, I’m really looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  2. Priyasha July 18, 2018 at 2:43 AM #

    Beautiful books ❤💛💜
    Happy Reading 💜

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    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 1:51 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  3. Lindsay | Bookboodle July 18, 2018 at 3:07 AM #

    Have a good holiday and enjoy your books that make the cut! 😉

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-july-18th

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    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 2:16 PM #

      Thank you. I’m excited to get some reading done. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. lilisblissfulpages July 18, 2018 at 3:52 AM #

    Goodluck and happy vacation Sam.:)

    Here’s my WWW:
    https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-25/

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  5. Margaret July 18, 2018 at 4:30 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about Bel Canto too. Enjoy your holiday 🙂

    Here’s my WWW – https://booksplease.org/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-18-july-2018/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 2:18 PM #

      Thanks! I’m really excited. Happy reading!

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  6. alilovesbooks July 18, 2018 at 5:00 AM #

    I read Bel Canto years ago and absolutely loved it. I hope you enjoy both your books and your vacation.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-18th-july-2018/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 2:49 PM #

      Thanks! I’ve been looking forward to Bel Canto since I read another Patchett last summer. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Books tales by me July 18, 2018 at 5:21 AM #

    These all are new to me…
    Here’s my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday18-july-2018/
    Happy Reading 🙂

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  8. Whispering Stories July 18, 2018 at 5:55 AM #

    I like the sound of ‘The Post Birthday World’. Hope you a have a fab holiday. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-18th-july-2018/

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    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:03 PM #

      I’m really excited to keep reading it! This will be a great excuse to get reading it. Happy reading!

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  9. The Gal Herself July 18, 2018 at 6:34 AM #

    I’m curious about why you find Feminine Mystique such a slog. I notice you don’t read a lot of non-fiction, so is it the genre? Or do you find it dated or irrelevant, all these decades after original publication?

    Enjoy your vacation!

    My WWW includes non-fiction and a fanciful mystery.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/07/www.html

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    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:05 PM #

      I read a fair amount of non fiction but it’s not my main genre. I’m finding it a slog because it seems so dated to me. It’s interesting but seems like it would have been much more interesting when published. Happy reading!

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  10. Ceri July 18, 2018 at 7:18 AM #

    Ooh, I’ve heard good things about Bel Canto too but I can totally understand why you’re being careful about taking on too many things. I know you’ve been at The Feminine Mystique forever – how far are you into it after all this time?

    My WWW – https://bookmarksandpostcardsblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-18-07-18/

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:06 PM #

      I’m reading the epilogue! I’m so close to finishing but won’t get to for two weeks now. Happy reading!

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  11. Teri Polen July 18, 2018 at 8:15 AM #

    Have a wonderful vacation, and Happy Reading! https://teripolen.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-10/

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    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:06 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  12. Ashley July 18, 2018 at 8:32 AM #

    I hope you have fun in Europe! 😀
    Here’s my post for the week:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-51/

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  13. bettylouise31 July 18, 2018 at 8:39 AM #

    Hi,
    I feel so lost when I read the blogs as I know so little about romance books and I feel the reverse is probably true for others when they read my mystery books. Anyway my link today is
    https://idahobluebird50.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesdays-july-18-2018/

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    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:07 PM #

      I’m not a big romance reader myself so I never know what’s new or popular. I’m no good with mysteries either haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Ryan July 18, 2018 at 9:35 AM #

    Have a wonderful vacation! 🙂

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-2018-07-18/

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    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:07 PM #

      Thank you, happy reading!

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  15. whatcathyreadnext July 18, 2018 at 9:48 AM #

    I think we’re all cheering you on to finish The Feminine Mystique because it will be so fascinating to read what you think about it, having invested so much of your reading time to it.

    I have Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth on my Kindle waiting to be read (along with quite a few, ahem, others) having heard good things about that book. Bel Canto sounds interesting too.

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

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:08 PM #

      I read and enjoyed Commonwealth last summer. I hope you love it as much as I did. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Rae Longest July 18, 2018 at 6:27 PM #

        LOVED The Commonwealth. Since I had family connections to both settings of the novel, it particularly resonated for me.

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  16. laurenisreadingblog July 18, 2018 at 10:16 AM #

    I loved Bel Canto! I hope you enjoy it too!

    My post: laurenisreading.blog/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-27/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:08 PM #

      I’m very excited to get into it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Sheri July 18, 2018 at 10:39 AM #

    Good luck catching up! http://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-7-18-18/

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  18. noreadstoogreat July 18, 2018 at 10:49 AM #

    I haven’t actually heard of any of these books but Bel Canto looks really cool! Here is my post https://noreadstoogreat.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-july-2018/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:09 PM #

      I’ve heard amazing things so I’m excited to read it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. mimireads88 July 18, 2018 at 11:01 AM #

    Happy reading!

    Here is my WWW! 🙂 https://mimireads88.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday/

    PS. Thanks for hosting. I am new to the book blogging world.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. anovelglimpse July 18, 2018 at 11:17 AM #

    I hope you get to finish The Joy Luck Club when you get back. Safe travels!

    My WWW Wednesday.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:11 PM #

      I’m actually going to take it with me in a paperback! Snap decision haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Rae Longest July 18, 2018 at 6:26 PM #

      Anything by Amy Tan is fabulous, AND she’s a very versatile writer–can write many different kinds of books. Joy Luck Club is a good place to start.

      Liked by 2 people

  21. JoBeth @ Blue Binding July 18, 2018 at 11:26 AM #

    I hope you enjoy your vacation and the next books you read!!

    Here’s my WWW:
    https://bluebinding.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-july-18/

    Like

  22. Jolie July 18, 2018 at 11:36 AM #

    Enjoy your vacation!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-july-18th-2018/

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  23. stephaniereadsweb July 18, 2018 at 11:40 AM #

    There are books that take longer to read than others it does happen from time to time.
    https://stephaniereadsweb.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-18-718/

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    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:12 PM #

      I hate when it happens though haha. It always drags me down. Happy reading!

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  24. jessmcombs July 18, 2018 at 12:14 PM #

    Have a great vacation! Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://jesscombs.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-july-18-2018/

    I actually haven’t read any of the books listed in your post! I already told you I’m wanting to read Joy Luck Club though… I’m interested in what you think when you’re done!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:13 PM #

      I’m going to take it with me so I should be able to finish it and report back when I return. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Rae Longest July 18, 2018 at 6:24 PM #

      Joy Luck Club is great!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sam July 18, 2018 at 7:25 PM #

        I’m excited to keep reading it!

        Liked by 1 person

  25. karenjo46 July 18, 2018 at 1:49 PM #

    Happy Vacation and Happy Reading. I haven’t done WWW in a long time, but I’m backkkk. I think. Just been busy with my new puppy.

    Anyway, here’s my post today – https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesdays-july-18-2018/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:14 PM #

      Congrats on the puppy and welcome back. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer July 18, 2018 at 2:14 PM #

    Ooooh I caught you as you’re going on vacation! I hope you have fun and come back totally rested. It really is the pits when you are struggling to finish different books and nothing appeals to you enough to even plow through… Nice to meet you Sam! Happy reading on your trip! ❤

    It's my first time participating! https://perspectiveofawriter.com/2018/07/17/what-wednesday-the-start-of-something-read-watched/ I made a book meme directory on my blog and another blogger said I HAD to include this meme. I have to say I had tons of fun doing it and included things I'm watching and manga too! I hope to participate once a month when I have a ton of things to share like this week.

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    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:15 PM #

      Welcome to the meme. I’m glad you found it and that you’ve decided to join in. Happy Wednesday!

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  27. Yvo July 18, 2018 at 3:03 PM #

    Have a wonderful vacation and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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  28. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog July 18, 2018 at 3:44 PM #

    Choosing book for a holiday is so hard especially when you can’t much luggage! Here’s my link for this week https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesdays-33/

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    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:19 PM #

      I wish I could just bring the last few pages to help me sleep on the plane haha. Oh well. Happy reading!

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  29. Candy @ So little time... July 18, 2018 at 3:58 PM #

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation!

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2018/07/what-are-you-reading-july-18-2018.html

    I just started ‘The Jane Austen Project’ by Kathleen A Flynn. It’s a time travel story where two researchers travel back to 1815 to meet Jane Austen in hopes of discovering another unpublished novel.

    Thanks for hosting!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:20 PM #

      I hope they find one. What a fun idea. Happy reading!

      Like

  30. umutreviews July 18, 2018 at 4:53 PM #

    Great post as usual, I love this meme 🙂 Bel Canto is a book I just purchased and very curious about. Here is my post for this week.
    https://umutreviews.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-18-july-2018/
    Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:20 PM #

      I’ve heard wonderful things and I’m excited to see for myself. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  31. sarahrmorrison July 18, 2018 at 5:04 PM #

    I hope you have a good vacation with lots of relaxing and time to read! I can’t wait to hear what you think of your current reads and “Bel Canto.” Here is my WWW Wednesdays post: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesdays-july-18-2018/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:21 PM #

      I’m really excited to read Bel Canto I’ve heard a lot of good. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  32. Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams July 18, 2018 at 5:12 PM #

    Happy vacation, Sam! I hope you have a great time! 🙂

    I’m so happy to participate again, here’s my post: https://sprinklesofdreams.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-2-second-chances/

    I hope your Wednesday is kind to you! ❤

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    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 5:21 PM #

      Glad you’re here to join us. I’m leaving soon and am pumped. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  33. Maygin Reads July 18, 2018 at 6:08 PM #

    A wonderful assortment of books! This week, I’m still working through a few books for book club! https://notquitealiterarycritique.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-a-meme-3/

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    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 7:25 PM #

      Book club books can be slow at times for me. I’m not as invested in finishing it. Happy reading!

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      • Maygin Reads July 20, 2018 at 10:33 PM #

        In the book club with my friends, I’m usually pretty invested in finishing the book, even if it’s slow going. I really enjoy our discussions. I think that’s the key; does the book club have interesting discussion. If it does, I read fully read the book nearly every time. I doubt that will be true with the library book club, but it has been fun so far! Thanks for hosting!

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      • Sam July 21, 2018 at 6:16 AM #

        I really enjoy my library book clubs. I haven’t been lucky enough to have one with friends in three years. I love discussing books, even ones I hated. Happy reading!

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  34. Rae Longest July 18, 2018 at 6:22 PM #

    Am interested by Bel Canto. Who has read it? Is it good?

    Liked by 1 person

  35. doriesreadingcorner July 18, 2018 at 11:21 PM #

    Enjoy your vacation! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week: http://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-july-18th-2018/

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  36. wcs53 July 18, 2018 at 11:42 PM #

    The Post-Birthday World looks like a good read. Hopefully you manage to get it finished soon. Here is my first WWW post for a long time:
    https://wcs53new.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/www-wednesday-july-18/

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    • Sam July 18, 2018 at 11:43 PM #

      I think I’ll manage with all the flights. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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