WWW Wednesday, 22-August-2018

22 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: Nothing with Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. I hope I can get this back soon!
I’m making decent progress in The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar considering it’s an ebook and I move through those so slowly. I bet it’s still another month before I finish, though.
I’m in love with Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. I honestly thought I might have it finished but I’ll say next week now. I might even finish it today!
I adore The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This book is so powerful but so approachable and it’s really making me think. It will be great for our book club discussion and I’m excited to see how the movie adaptation comes out.
I’ve moved surprisingly slowly through The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. I haven’t run as much as I normally do and I’m not cooking as much as I’d like, both of which could explain it. I hope to make some more progress soon because I think it’s about to get interesting.

Recently finished: Nothing new. I saw this coming but it’s always hard not to finish something. I did manage to post my review of Dreams of Joy by Lisa See on Monday.  Please stop by and take a look when you can.

Reading Next: I made some plans for finishing up my challenge this year so I think my next book will be The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl. This will give me my 1800s time period and move me one step closer to finishing!


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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71 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 22-August-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow August 22, 2018 at 2:00 AM #

    I’ve been wanting to read The Hate U Give for a while now. Soon, I hope. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:04 AM #

      I’m in love with it so far. Happy reading!

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  2. whatcathyreadnext August 22, 2018 at 2:12 AM #

    I like the sound of The Poe Shadow but it sure has divided opinion if you read the reviews on Goodreads. I’ll be interested to hear what you think, although I appreciate you’ve got a few books to get through before that!

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesdays-22nd-august-18/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:05 AM #

      I did read those but I’ve enjoyed the author before so I’m going for it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • whatcathyreadnext August 22, 2018 at 1:25 PM #

        And happy reading to you to…whether whilst running, cooking or just lounging on your sofa!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Lindsay | Bookboodle August 22, 2018 at 2:59 AM #

    I like the sound of The Poe Shadow, not so much for Poe himself, but for the mystery and setting!

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-august-22nd/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:05 AM #

      I like that those are all combined. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. alilovesbooks August 22, 2018 at 3:09 AM #

    I think I’m really going to have to read THUG soon. Everyone keeps saying how wonderful it is.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-22nd-august-2018/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:06 AM #

      Yes! I wish I could drive around in my car all day and listen to it. Happy reading!

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  5. Louise August 22, 2018 at 3:31 AM #

    The Hate U Give has been on my TBR forever! Glad you enjoyed it.
    Here’s my WWW: https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/wow-beneath-the-citadel/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:06 AM #

      I hope you get to it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. thoughtsofthereader August 22, 2018 at 4:00 AM #

    The Poe Shadow sounds quite mysterious and interesting! Here’s a link to my WWW Wednesday post: https://thoughtsofthereader.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-22-08-2018/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:06 AM #

      It’s been a while since I had a proper mystery. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Whispering Stories August 22, 2018 at 4:45 AM #

    I absolutely loved The Hate you Give. Not surprised one bit that it got turned into a movie. I just hope they have done the book justice. Have a great week. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/wednesday-reading-22nd-august-2018/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:07 AM #

      I’m excited to compare as well. I hope they kept to the book. Happy reading!

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  8. Ambi August 22, 2018 at 4:55 AM #

    Happy Wednesday everyone! 🙂

    My WWW

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-41-22-8-18/#more-6637

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  9. bethsbookishbackpacking August 22, 2018 at 4:56 AM #

    I think THUG is my favourite YA read of this year and I’m excited for the movie! I just want everyone to read that book so much! happy reading and here’s my WWW post for this week! https://bethsbookishbackpacking.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-22-08-2018/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:08 AM #

      I hope the movie inspires more people to read it. Happy reading!

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  10. Jen - Books on the 7:47 August 22, 2018 at 5:18 AM #

    I recently read The Hate U Give too (although it’s not the one I’ve talked about in my blog post!) and agree with what you said – really had me thinking about it for ages afterwards.

    Here’s my WWW post: https://booksonthe747.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-22nd-august-2018/

    Jen x

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:09 AM #

      I can already tell it will be one of those. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Ceri August 22, 2018 at 5:31 AM #

    I really enjoyed The Hate U Give. I honestly think it’s such an important book and definitely one that should be taught in schools in the US to give kids an idea of what goes on.

    My WWW – https://bookmarksandpostcardsblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-22-08-18/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:09 AM #

      So far I completely agree. Happy reading!

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  12. Madam Mim August 22, 2018 at 7:33 AM #

    The Hate U Give got universally amazing reviews, so that ought to be good!

    My WWW – https://miminkling.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday/

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  13. Keri August 22, 2018 at 8:28 AM #

    Aaah, I still need to read The Hate U Give! I determined to read it this fall tho & I’m hoping I can get my college bookclub to read it with me before the movie adaptation releases!

    Here’s my WWW post: http://www.areyoumybook.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-august-22nd-2018/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:11 AM #

      People do love to read the book before the movie comes out! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. sarahrmorrison August 22, 2018 at 9:55 AM #

    I too loved THUG and am really looking forward to the movie. The trailers look good at least and Angie Thomas seems to be excited about it. Here is my WWW Wednesdays post: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesdays-august-22-2018/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:12 AM #

      Thomas’s excitement is the best sign. Happy reading!

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  15. Ryan August 22, 2018 at 10:15 AM #

    The Poe Shadow sounds quite interesting. There’s something compelling about a historical fiction book exploring the death of a famous author.

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-2018-08-22/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:13 AM #

      I’m curious how much is drawn from fact. I’ll have to find out! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Jolie August 22, 2018 at 10:43 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed The Hate You Give. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-august-22nd-2018/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 11:14 AM #

      I’m excited to see where the story goes. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. anovelglimpse August 22, 2018 at 11:19 AM #

    I still need to read THUG. It makes me happy that you felt so strongly about it!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 6:03 PM #

      Loving it so much! I look forward to driving so I can listen. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Jenn @ Bound to Writing August 22, 2018 at 11:19 AM #

    I love The Hate U Give! It’s such an eye-opening book. I’m excited to see the movie!
    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-august-22/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 6:04 PM #

      Same. I think the movie will be great. Happy reading!

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  19. Sheri August 22, 2018 at 11:55 AM #

    Sorry I missed posting last week. Work has been extremely busy. https://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-8-22-18/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 6:04 PM #

      I hope you find more time soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sheri August 22, 2018 at 8:12 PM #

        Me too. Thanks

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  20. Sarah Nicole August 22, 2018 at 11:58 AM #

    The Hate U Give is so good, I can’t wait for the movie to hit theaters. I’m trying to refrain from watching anymore trailers for it, haha.

    Here’s my WWW: https://murderbytomes.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-aug-22-2018/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 6:04 PM #

      I hope they don’t change much. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Beware Of The Reader August 22, 2018 at 1:07 PM #

    The Hate U Give was simply fantastic!!!! Here is my post 😉 http://bewareofthereader.com/www-wednesday-august-22nd-reading-crew-by-tijan-and-squeeeeeeee/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 6:05 PM #

      Seems many people loved it. Happy reading!

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  22. City of Novels August 22, 2018 at 1:45 PM #

    I’ve just got the ebook of The Hate U Give! I’m excited to start it, I’m glad you’ve been enjoying it. Here’s my WWW: https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/132948638/posts/3090

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 6:05 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it as well. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Andreea P. August 22, 2018 at 2:20 PM #

    I heard so many great things about The Hate U Give and I am glad you are enjoying it too! I hope to read it soon. https://cheekylines.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/wednesday-reading-update-22-08/

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  24. jessmcombs August 22, 2018 at 2:52 PM #

    I can’t wait to read The Hate You Give! It’s on my list, but I have no idea when I’ll actually be able to get to it!

    I finally got to post after a couple of weeks! https://jesscombs.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-august-22-2018/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 6:30 PM #

      I hope you can before the movie comes out. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • jessmcombs August 22, 2018 at 6:34 PM #

        I know! I’ve already declared that I’m not watching the movie until AFTER I read it, but my entire family is wanting to go see the movie… so if I don’t get on it soon I’m going to be in trouble 😂

        Liked by 1 person

  25. Leslie August 22, 2018 at 3:01 PM #

    I need to read THUG before the movie comes out!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/w-w-w-wednesday-8-22/

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  26. Kyra August 22, 2018 at 5:41 PM #

    I just saw the trailer for The Hate U Give and I really must read it before the film comes out!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday! https://abookboundgirl.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2018/08/22/WWW-Wednesday 🙂

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 6:32 PM #

      I’m trying to get it done, too. Happy reading!

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  27. Yvo August 22, 2018 at 8:50 PM #

    I’m happy you are enjoying THUG so far! Such an excellent read… Enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 9:22 PM #

      Thanks. I’m tempted to drive around just to listen to it! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Fawn & Fern Books August 22, 2018 at 8:54 PM #

    I’m currently reading Heart of Thorns. Here’s my post! https://fawnandfernbooks.com/2018/08/23/www-wednesday-4/

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    • Sam August 22, 2018 at 9:23 PM #

      Great, glad you could join in. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. twosisterslostinacouleereading August 22, 2018 at 11:39 PM #

    Oh, I really need to read The Hate U Give and I’m happy to hear you adored it! Here’s our WWW post: https://twosisterslostinacoulee.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesday-with-what-happened-last-week-this-week-in-a-coulee-travelingsistersread-bookbloggers/

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    • Sam August 23, 2018 at 6:19 AM #

      It’s been a fantastic read. I hope you like it. Happy reading!

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  30. doriesreadingcorner August 23, 2018 at 12:12 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW post for this week: http://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/08/23/www-wednesday-august-22nd-2018/

    Liked by 1 person

  31. carhicks August 23, 2018 at 10:12 AM #

    I need to read The Hate U Give. It has been on my TBR for awhile. Here is my WWW post for today.
    https://carlalovestoread.wordpress.com/2018/08/23/www-wednesday-august-22-2018/comment-page-1/#comment-3972

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    • Sam August 23, 2018 at 11:03 AM #

      It’s a great read, I hope you can pick it up soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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