WWW Wednesday, 8-August-2018

8 Aug

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 making my way through Dreams of Joy by Lisa See and I’m hoping I’ll have it finished by next week. I need to start running more which means more time to enjoy this book!
I decided to take The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan with me on vacation and read a paper copy before bed at night. I didn’t quite finish it but it’s my main focus now in print. I think this will easily be finished next week.
I started Bel Canto by Ann Patchett as an ebook while I was on vacation but the hold came due and I stopped about halfway through. I’m anxious to pick it up again but I’ll probably wait until the ebook is available rather than find it in another format.
When I lost Bel Canto, I picked up The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar. I’m not far into it at all but I’m hoping to make some steady progress. I’m not sure when, though. My ebook reading will likely drop off now that I’m back from vacation.

Recently finished: I finished two! First was The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver which I finished while I was in Spain. I really loved this one and enjoyed the plot structure more than I anticipated. It was a great one to pick up when I was traveling and I’m looking forward to writing a review to post tomorrow. I’m giving it Four out of Five Stars.
I finally finished The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan! I got home from vacation and decided to plop myself in the armchair until it was finished. It’s one I’m glad I’ve read but that I’ll never touch or be tempted by again. I’ll have a full review for next week but let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. I gave the book Two out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: My book club is meeting at the end of the month so I’ll next pick up Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. I don’t know anything about this one but grabbed a used copy at a fundraiser. We’ll see how it goes!


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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89 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 8-August-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow August 8, 2018 at 1:42 AM #

    Enjoy your books. I’m curious about Ordinary Grace. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 8:11 AM #

      I hope I can start it soon. Happy reading!

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  2. classybooksxo August 8, 2018 at 2:28 AM #

    I havent heard of these, but i look forward to your reviews!

    Classyxbookreviews.wordpress.com

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 8:11 AM #

      Thanks! It will feel good to finish some things and write them! Happy reading.

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  3. Books tales by me August 8, 2018 at 2:34 AM #

    All these books are new to me
    Here’s my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-08-august-2018/
    Happy Reading 🙂

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 8:12 AM #

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

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  4. Lindsay | Bookboodle August 8, 2018 at 3:06 AM #

    I’ve not read any Lionel Shriver but she’s on my bucket list of authors 🙂

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-august-8th

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 8:12 AM #

      We Need to Talk About Kevin was my favorite of the two I’ve read. Happy reading!

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  5. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles August 8, 2018 at 4:11 AM #

    I’ve not read any of your mentioned books but I wish you happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW.

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  6. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog August 8, 2018 at 5:54 AM #

    Great that you finished two books! Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesdays-36/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 8:35 AM #

      Thanks, it feels good to have wrapped them up! Happy reading.

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  7. suzannerogersonfantasyauthor August 8, 2018 at 5:58 AM #

    I haven’t heard of any your book choices, though a few author names are familiar to me. Here’s my WWW post https://wp.me/p4cm9x-5EM

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 8:36 AM #

      I’m lucky to have a few great authors going now. Happy reading!

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  8. Andreea P. August 8, 2018 at 6:32 AM #

    The Joy Luck Club is waiting for me on my bedside table and I am really enjoying it so far. Here is my WWW: https://cheekylines.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/wednesday-reading-update-08-08/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 8:36 AM #

      Same! I think I can finish it this weekend. Happy reading!

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      • Andreea P. August 8, 2018 at 2:17 PM #

        I hope to do the same to, but it’s gonna be a busy weekend! Happy reading!

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  9. whatcathyreadnext August 8, 2018 at 6:47 AM #

    Really looking forward to your review of The Feminine Mystique. Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesdays-8th-august-18/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 8:36 AM #

      It will be a bit hard to write with how long it took me to read. Happy reading!

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  10. alilovesbooks August 8, 2018 at 6:58 AM #

    Well done for finishing the Feminine Mystique. I’ve read a few books like that, I’m happy to have read but never want to go anywhere near again.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-8th-august-2018/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 8:37 AM #

      So true! It felt great to return it to the library. Happy reading!

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  11. Whispering Stories August 8, 2018 at 7:10 AM #

    Hope you had a fab holiday. I like the look of Ordinary Grace. Here’s this weeks WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/wednesday-reading-8th-august-2018/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 11:36 AM #

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

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  12. itsmylifejen August 8, 2018 at 7:26 AM #

    I linked up this week. Thank you for hosting!
    https://wordpress.com/post/itsmylifejen.wordpress.com/97

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  13. Rachael August 8, 2018 at 7:37 AM #

    The only one of these I’ve read was The Joy Luck club YEARS ago. I really enjoyed it at the time, but it’s so long since I read it, it would be an interesting one to read again and see if it’s stood the test of time! I’ve joined WWW for the first time this week, think it’s a great idea! https://bellisdoesbooks.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 11:38 AM #

      Welcome! Glad to have you. Happy Wednesday!

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  14. anmol(alias HA) August 8, 2018 at 7:46 AM #

    Those are some interesting titles — I look forward to checking some of them out. This is the first time I am linking up: https://hareadsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-reading-updates/.
    -HA

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 11:41 AM #

      I hope you find something new. Happy Wednesday!

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  15. The Gal Herself August 8, 2018 at 8:03 AM #

    Ah, The Joy Luck Club! As with The Feminine Mystique, I wonder what draws you to older books that are no longer on everyone’s radar?

    I’ve got two biographies — one about entertainment, the other from the world of sports.

    http://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/08/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 11:46 AM #

      The Feminine Mystique was a book club pick and I wouldn’t have read it otherwise haha. I’ve been wanting to read something by Amy Tan and The Joy Luck Club is an obvious pick. I found a copy at a used book sale that I’m working through now. Happy reading!

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  16. silverbuttonbooks August 8, 2018 at 8:51 AM #

    So glad you are back and…Wow, I can’t believe you finished Betty Friedan. Kudos to you! Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-august-8-2018/ Have a great week!

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 11:46 AM #

      Thank you! It took some discipline as my husband caught me on my phone while I was trying to finish haha. Happy reading!

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      • silverbuttonbooks August 8, 2018 at 4:40 PM #

        I don’t blame you one little bit. I read it before phones and stared at the wall. It was a hard one for me.

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  17. sarahrmorrison August 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM #

    Hope you had a wonderful vacation! Great books on the list! I’m glad to see that The Joy Luck Club is a popular read again. Here is my post: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesdays-august-8-2018/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 11:47 AM #

      I’m excited to share later this month. It was a great time. Happy reading!

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  18. ashley @ socially awkward bookworm August 8, 2018 at 9:24 AM #

    I hope you’re enjoying all of your books.
    Here’s my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-52/

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  19. JoBeth @ Blue Binding August 8, 2018 at 9:35 AM #

    Here’s my WWW! Happy reading!

    https://bluebinding.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-august-8/

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  20. Jolie August 8, 2018 at 10:35 AM #

    Ordinary Grace looks interesting. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-august-8th-2018/

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  21. bethsbookishbackpacking August 8, 2018 at 10:41 AM #

    I quite enjoyed The Feminine Mystique but then again it was one of the lesser boring set texts that I had to read! I probably wouldn’t read it for pleasure! Here is my first ever WWW wednesday https://bethsbookishbackpacking.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday/ hopefully I can make this more of a regular thing as it is really fun!

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 11:48 AM #

      I think it would have been better if I read it for school. It would have had more context at least! Happy Wednesday!

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  22. laurenisreadingblog August 8, 2018 at 10:48 AM #

    Hope you had a great vacation!

    Here’s my post: laurenisreading.blog/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-29/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 11:51 AM #

      Thank you, happy reading!

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  23. Darnell August 8, 2018 at 11:04 AM #

    Here is mine. Great List. https://darnellouis.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-8-8-2018/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 11:51 AM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  24. The Age Of Escapades - by Daisy August 8, 2018 at 11:26 AM #

    This is such a great idea for a post and will definitely do a full WWW post soon 🙂

    For now, though:
    Currently reading: The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter (well, about to start, currently I’m reading travel guides…)
    Just finished: Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh – loved this book, and will be posting a short review soon
    Reading next: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos – I’ve had a pretty pink, clothbound version on my shelf for about 2 years and I think it’s time to read it!

    https://ageofescapades.wordpress.com/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 11:52 AM #

      Traveling where?! Sounds like you have done good reads to take with you. Happy reading!

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      • The Age Of Escapades - by Daisy August 10, 2018 at 3:04 AM #

        Bruges! Me and my sisters are surprising my parents and taking them in September 🙂

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      • Sam August 10, 2018 at 6:14 AM #

        How fun! I hope you have an amazing trip. Sounds like quite a surprise. Happy reading!

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  25. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders August 8, 2018 at 11:39 AM #

    I want to read The Joy Luck Club. Ordinary Grace looks good, too.

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesdays-8-8-18/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 11:53 AM #

      Joy Luck is a lot of short stories connected to each other. I’m liking it a lot. Happy reading!

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  26. shadowriverdaleharley August 8, 2018 at 11:40 AM #

    Glad you finished some books here’s mine https://shadowriverdaleharley.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-29/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 11:53 AM #

      It’s about time haha. Happy reading!

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  27. harasnicole August 8, 2018 at 12:17 PM #

    I haven’t read any of these, but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen bits and pieces of the film adaptation to Joy Luck Club, haha. The Feminine Mystique is one that I’m curious about, but not enough to actually pick it up. Great list.

    Here’s my link: https://theoverbookedblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-aug-8-2018/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 4:50 PM #

      I hope to watch the Joy Luck Club movie as soon as I finish the book. I wasn’t a fan of The Feminine Mystique, I’ll be writing up a review in the next week or so. Happy reading!

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  28. anovelglimpse August 8, 2018 at 1:06 PM #

    That’s awesome that you were able to get some reading done on your vacation!
    A Novel Glimpse

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 4:55 PM #

      Thanks, I feel very accomplished! Happy reading.

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  29. Leslie August 8, 2018 at 1:22 PM #

    Hope you had a great vaca!!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/w-w-w-wednesday-8-8/

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  30. Ryan August 8, 2018 at 2:10 PM #

    Great to hear you were able to get some reading done while enjoying your vacation! I hope you had a great time 🙂

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-2018-08-08/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 4:55 PM #

      It was incredible and I’ll post about it later this month. Happy reading!

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  31. Yvo August 8, 2018 at 2:36 PM #

    Ordinary Grace sounds interesting! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 4:56 PM #

      Thanks! I’m really looking forward to starting that one. Happy reading!

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  32. hollywritingfinch August 8, 2018 at 3:14 PM #

    I don’t think I have heard of any of your choices this week, although some of the authors seemed quite familiar so I will need to check them out! As if my TBR list wasn’t long enough…

    Here’s my WWW (second time taking part!) – http://thewritingfinch.blogspot.com/2018/08/www-wednesday-2.html

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 4:56 PM #

      Haha always happy to fill it up. Happy reading!

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  33. thoughtsofthereader August 8, 2018 at 4:05 PM #

    I’ve just had a look at some of these books on Goodreads, Ordinary Grace sounds very interesting.
    This is my first time taking part in WWW and I really enjoyed writing it: https://thoughtsofthereader.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-08-08-2018/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 4:57 PM #

      I’m excited to start that one soon. Happy Wednesday!

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  34. Amanda McGill August 8, 2018 at 4:14 PM #

    Glad you were able to finish some while on vacation!

    My WWW Wednesday – https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/www-wednesday-august-8-2018/

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 8:03 PM #

      Thank you! I was glad to knock some out, too. Happy reading!

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  35. Sometimes Snarky August 8, 2018 at 5:38 PM #

    Currently reading: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang and 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

    Just finished: Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage (review up at SometimesSnarky.home.blog) and Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein (review forthcoming)

    Next up: Severance by Ling Ma

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    • Sam August 8, 2018 at 9:54 PM #

      These are all new to me. I hope you’re enjoying your current reads. Happy Wednesday!

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  36. doriesreadingcorner August 9, 2018 at 1:29 AM #

    Welcome back! I hope you had a great trip! Congrats on finishing two books and I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on The Feminine Mystique.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week: http://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/08/09/www-wednesday-august-8th-2018/

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    • Sam August 9, 2018 at 7:06 AM #

      I’ll be writing them up soon and posting early next week. Happy reading!

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  37. Rae Longest September 1, 2018 at 7:06 AM #

    You just expanded my TBR list exponentially! Lol. I enjoy reading this post each week—wouldn’t miss it!

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    • Sam September 1, 2018 at 10:23 AM #

      I’m so glad! It’s so fun to explore new reads. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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