WWW Wednesday, 29-August-2018

29 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 found out that Bel Canto by Ann Patchett is being turned into a movie soon and now I’m even more eager to finish it up. I hope I get the ebook back soon!
I’ve been making a point of moving forward with The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar so I’ll be done when I get my hold on Bel Canto back. I’m enjoying it a lot and I look forward to seeing where Umrigar goes with these characters.
I find myself making up excuses to drive so I can listen to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I love this book. These characters remind me of myself as a teenager and talk about a lot of fears and concerns I have about racial relations in the US. I’m glad this book is getting so much attention, it’s very deserved.
I’m enjoying The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri but it’s not what I expected. The last novel I read by her was focused on familial relationships and traditions and this one seems very political so far. I think that will lessen a bit, but the beginning had a very political feel to it. We’ll see how this one goes.
I followed my plans and picked up The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl from my shelf. This one has mixed reviews but I’m being optimistic and I’m excited to cross off the 1800s from my reading challenge list.

Recently finished: I finished Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger on Thursday and I absolutely loved it! My review went up Monday, the same day my book club met to discuss the book. Look out for a few more posts about this one and know it comes with a strong recommendation!

Reading Next: No plans at this time. I’m in the middle of a lot of these books. I think I’ll need an audiobook next in my car. I created a list of books that will get me through the rest of my reading challenge but I haven’t decided which of them to start next.


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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66 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 29-August-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow August 29, 2018 at 1:44 AM #

    I read Bel Canto a long time ago, and think I need to read it again. I also want to read The Hate U Give. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:26 PM #

      THUG has been amazing so far, really liking it. Happy reading!

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  2. lilisblissfulpages August 29, 2018 at 2:19 AM #

    Oh you’re reading The Hate U Give…Enjoy. I’m excited to see the movie. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW:
    https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-28/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:26 PM #

      Me too! I hope I can finish it soon. Happy reading!

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  3. alilovesbooks August 29, 2018 at 3:06 AM #

    I didn’t realise Bel Canto was being adapted. I read it years ago but your mentions of it are making me want to pick it up again.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-29th-august-2018/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:27 PM #

      Might be about time. Casting looks great. Happy reading!

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  4. thoughtsofthereader August 29, 2018 at 4:54 AM #

    I think I’ll be checking out Ordinary Grace, it sounds great and I loved your review of it earlier this week! Glad you enjoyed it! Here’s my WWW post: https://thoughtsofthereader.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-29-08-2018/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:28 PM #

      Thank you! My book club adored it. Happy reading!

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  5. Emily Wrayburn August 29, 2018 at 5:55 AM #

    I’m glad you’re loving The Hate U Give! As a non-American I found it really insightful.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:28 PM #

      As an American, it’s still insightful. Happy reading!

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  6. Teri Polen August 29, 2018 at 8:14 AM #

    Glad you’re enjoying The Hate U Give. I read it earlier this year for a book club and thought it was crucial and timely – and I loved Starr’s family! https://teripolen.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-13/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:29 PM #

      I adore her mother! Great mom. Happy reading!

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  7. whatcathyreadnext August 29, 2018 at 8:55 AM #

    I really enjoyed reading your review of Ordinary Grace, especially knowing how rarely you award the elusive five stars to a book!

    I’ve powered through the books in the last week. A combination of rainy days and blog tour deadlines. I’m giving myself a well-deserved break from the latter during September and hoping to be able to make some progress with reading challenges myself, including When Are You Reading?

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesdays/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:30 PM #

      Good luck pushing forward with the challenge! I’ve got a plan for myself in place haha. Enjoy Ordinary Grace! Happy reading.

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  8. sarahrmorrison August 29, 2018 at 9:15 AM #

    I read Lowland for a book club. I think there still is this family element that you will feel more as the book continues. My mom-in-law always says that in families there are goers and stayers and this book explores both with maybe political motivations underneath. Great current reads. Hope you have a good reading week! Here’s my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesdays-august-29-2018/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:31 PM #

      Thanks for the insight. I felt it might be headed in that direction and I’m looking forward to the change. Happy reading!

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  9. Ryan August 29, 2018 at 9:32 AM #

    I’m interested to hear your thoughts on The Poe Shadow. I hear so much good about The Hate U Give that I should probably check that out sometime too. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-2018-08-29/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:32 PM #

      Poe has been a little slow to start but started picking up last night. Happy reading!

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  10. laurenisreadingblog August 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM #

    I loved Bel Canto, and I did not know it was being made into a movie! I am very excited about that.

    Here’s my post: laurenisreading.blog/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-30/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:32 PM #

      I found out last week and I’m super pumped now. Happy reading!

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  11. Amanda McGill August 29, 2018 at 10:33 AM #

    I really enjoyed The Hate U Give and I’m glad you are liking it!

    My WWW Wednesday – https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-august-29-2018/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:33 PM #

      Thank you, it’s been so moving. Happy reading!

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  12. Ceri August 29, 2018 at 10:37 AM #

    I don’t know how you can read so many books at the same time but you do you, queen! 😀 Whatever you can manage. Glad to hear you’re enjoying The Hate U Give.

    My WWW – https://bookmarksandpostcardsblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-29-08-18/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:34 PM #

      Thank you! It helps me from getting bored haha. Happy reading!

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  13. shadowriverdaleharley August 29, 2018 at 10:57 AM #

    I can’t wait to read the hate u give. Here’s mine https://shadowriverdaleharley.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-32/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:35 PM #

      I hope you love it as much as me. Happy reading!

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  14. Sheri August 29, 2018 at 11:04 AM #

    Good luck this week. https://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-8-29-18/

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  15. Ambi August 29, 2018 at 11:44 AM #

    Heard many good things about The Hate U Give, glad you’re enjoying it maybe I’ll give it a go one day 😉

    My WWW

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-42-29-8-18/#more-6661

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:35 PM #

      I feel like there will be a mad rush before the movie. Happy reading!

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  16. anovelglimpse August 29, 2018 at 11:48 AM #

    I love when an audiobook is so good I come up with places to drive. I’ve even been known to bring one in the house and use my daughter’s Frozen karaoke machine to listen to it. 😉 I hope you find lots of reasons to drive this week!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:36 PM #

      Haha that’s awesome! I’m getting a lot of errands done. Happy reading!

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  17. Lauren Becker August 29, 2018 at 12:14 PM #

    I still need to read The Hate U Give but my hope is to do so before the movie, which looks amazing!

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:36 PM #

      Agreed. So pumped for the movie. Happy reading!

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  18. Leslie August 29, 2018 at 12:27 PM #

    I am really hoping to pick up The Hate You Give soon! As always, impressed with how many books you are reading at once! 🙂

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/w-w-w-wednesday-8-29/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 12:37 PM #

      Thank you. It’s the only way I know how to operate lol. Happy reading!

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      • Leslie August 29, 2018 at 12:55 PM #

        Thanks!

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  19. whimsywriter3 August 29, 2018 at 12:59 PM #

    Glad you’re enjoying The Hate U Give!
    My post: https://whimsywriter3.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-august-29/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 1:20 PM #

      Thanks, it’s been really great. Happy reading!

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  20. Jenn @ Bound to Writing August 29, 2018 at 1:11 PM #

    The Hate U Give is such an amazing book!! I found it so relatable too!
    Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-august-29/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 1:21 PM #

      Yeah! Growing up in the suburbs of a major city, it’s interesting for me to see Starr’s perspective when I lived in a more Williamson world. Happy reading!

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  21. Jolie August 29, 2018 at 1:59 PM #

    You always have such amazing and thought-provoking books!! My TBR pile has increased since I’ve been doing this!!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-august-29th-2018/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 2:53 PM #

      I have to try really hard to keep mine in check haha. Happy reading!

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  22. macsbooks311 August 29, 2018 at 2:39 PM #

    I love reading this post each week and seeing what others are posting in return. I finally decided to join you; here’s my post for this week. (Now I just need to learn how to do ping backs.)

    https://macsbooks311.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 2:54 PM #

      Awesome! Thanks for joining in and happy Wednesday!

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  23. Beware Of The Reader August 29, 2018 at 3:55 PM #

    Hahaha driving just to listen to THUG is really a good way to enjoy the road 😉

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 5:09 PM #

      To be sure! Makes traffic less dreadful. Happy reading!

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  24. Yvo August 29, 2018 at 3:56 PM #

    I’m happy to hear you are loving THUG! Have a wonderful week and happy reading. Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 5:09 PM #

      Thank you! I hope I can finish it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog August 29, 2018 at 3:58 PM #

    I love it when an audiobook makes you want to keep driving! Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesdays-29-08-18/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 5:10 PM #

      It makes me hate traffic less, too! Happy reading.

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  26. Lola August 29, 2018 at 4:17 PM #

    I really MUST read The Hate U Give!

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  27. Maggie August 29, 2018 at 7:03 PM #

    I adored THUG! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! Happy Wednesday! 😀
    https://thecaramelfiles.com/as-of-now/

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    • Sam August 29, 2018 at 9:34 PM #

      I’m making up errands to keep listening haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. doriesreadingcorner August 30, 2018 at 12:58 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! I’m glad to see you’re enjoying The Hate U Give. 🙂 Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week:
    http://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/08/30/www-wednesday-august-29th-2018/

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    • Sam August 30, 2018 at 11:04 AM #

      It’s great and I can’t wait to listen to more today. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. dez | the fun in reading books August 30, 2018 at 1:27 AM #

    I’m not familiar with your other books but I loved THUG! Thinking of re-reading it soon before the movie comes out.

    Happy reading and here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2018/08/30/www-wednesday-august-29-2018/

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    • Sam August 30, 2018 at 11:04 AM #

      I can’t wait to see the movie. The trailer looks great! Happy reading.

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  30. carhicks August 30, 2018 at 11:27 AM #

    I have never read Bel Canto, but it sounds like I should. The Hate U Give is also on my TBR. Not sure if you already saw my WWW Wednesday, but here it my link. https://carlalovestoread.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/www-wednesday-august-29-2018/

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    • Sam August 30, 2018 at 4:53 PM #

      It’s a good time to read Bel Canto before the movie comes out. Looks like a good one. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • carhicks August 30, 2018 at 9:10 PM #

        I definitely want to read it before the movie comes out.

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