WWW Wednesday, 5-September-2018

5 Sep

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 impatiently waiting for Bel Canto by Ann Patchett to come back to me. I’ll have to make a tough call about abandoning my current read for it, but I think it would be worth it. Right?
In the meantime, I’ll try to finish The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar so it won’t be abandoned. It’s a wonderful book but I’ve been enjoying these last warm days by eating outside when I can which means visiting with friends. It’s hard to think of it as a bad thing.
I’ve made some good progress with The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri and I’m enjoying it a lot more now. I’m going to be more focused on running in the coming months as I prepare for a fall half marathon so I should start to work through this one quickly soon.
I’m still early in The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl and it hasn’t quite grabbed me yet. I think it will pick up soon given how the last chapter went but I’m not completely invested just yet.
I started a new audiobook for my car that will stay on this list for quite a while. I decided to pick A Column of Fire by Ken Follett to fulfill the 1500s time period of my When Are You Reading? Challenge. It’s a long one, about 30 hours of audio. I think this will take me well over a month to finish. And that’s if I’m lucky!

Recently finished: I absolutely loved The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The audiobook was amazingly narrated and the book itself was well written and thought-provoking. I can’t wait to discuss it with my book club. I’m giving this a full Five out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: No plans again this week. I’m not close to finishing any of my current books and I don’t have any book club picks pressing at this time so I’m going to enjoy not knowing what’s going on.


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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87 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 5-September-2018”

  1. whatcathyreadnext September 5, 2018 at 2:31 AM #

    I’m always glad when I see you’ve given a book five stars as I know how amazing a book has to be for you to do that.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesdays-5th-september-18/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:09 AM #

      Thank you! I really have to mean it to give that rating. Happy reading!

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  2. Lindsay | Bookboodle September 5, 2018 at 3:01 AM #

    My current audiobook, A Treachery of Spies, is about 16 hours long. This is the longest book I’ve listened to and think it will take me to Christmas!! 😉

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-september-5th

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:10 AM #

      Oh boy! Good luck getting through it! The long ones are often very worth it. Happy reading!

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  3. Laurel-Rain Snow September 5, 2018 at 3:03 AM #

    I do plan to read The Hate U Give. Enjoy all of your books, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:10 AM #

      I hope you enjoy it when you do. Happy reading!

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  4. cleopatralovesbooks September 5, 2018 at 3:25 AM #

    The Hate U Give looks like a good read – here is my WWW https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/this-week-in-books-september-5/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:11 AM #

      I really loved it. I think the movie will be great. Happy reading!

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  5. Louise September 5, 2018 at 3:39 AM #

    I’m happy you enjoyed The Hate U Give so much! I really need to read it.

    https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/wow-girls-of-paper-and-fire/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:11 AM #

      I hope you love it. I can’t wait for more from this author. Happy reading!

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  6. thoughtsofthereader September 5, 2018 at 3:50 AM #

    I’ve seen so many posts recently rating The Hate U Give 5/5 stars. I definitely need to check it out! Here’s my WWW post: https://thoughtsofthereader.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday05-09-2018/ 😊

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:12 AM #

      For sure! This is a good time to do it, before the movie comes out. Happy reading!

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  7. Whispering Stories September 5, 2018 at 4:38 AM #

    I loved ‘The Hate you Give’ and gave it 5 stars too. I’m just hoping the film adaptation is good too as too many books to movies don’t work out. Here’s my www – https://whisperingstories.com/wednesday-reading-5th-september-2018/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:12 AM #

      So true. I can’t tell from the trailer if they changed too much. Happy reading!

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  8. Andrea Wold Johansen September 5, 2018 at 4:53 AM #

    The Hate U Give sounds so good, and I still haven’t heard anyone dislike it! Can’t wait to read it myself when I can get my hands on it!
    This is my www post: https://andreawoldjohansen.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-september-5th/

    Happy reading! x

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:13 AM #

      Good luck finding a copy. Happy reading!

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  9. lilisblissfulpages September 5, 2018 at 4:55 AM #

    I’m yet to tread The Hate U Give but I will before seeing the film. 🙂
    Here’s my WWW;
    https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-29/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:13 AM #

      Awesome! I’m hoping they’re pretty similar. Happy reading!

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  10. Emily Wrayburn September 5, 2018 at 4:59 AM #

    I’m intrigued by The Poe Shadow. I hope it picks up for you soon!

    Here’s my post (yes it says the 6th – I don’t know what date it is) -https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-september-06-2018/

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  11. alilovesbooks September 5, 2018 at 6:00 AM #

    Glad to hear you loved THUG so much. I really must pick it up soon.

    Have to confess I’m not a fan of big books. Not sure I could make it through a 30 hour long audio unless I was really loving it.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-5th-september-2018/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:15 AM #

      I’ve already loved the first two long ones in this series so I figured it was worth the risk. Happy reading!

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  12. Amanda McGill September 5, 2018 at 8:17 AM #

    I loved The Hate U Give! Glad you loved it!

    My WWW Wednesday – https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-september-5-2018/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:16 AM #

      I’m praying the movie does it justice. Happy reading!

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  13. Leslie September 5, 2018 at 8:47 AM #

    I’m glad that you enjoyed The Hate You Give! It’s nice to not have plans sometimes!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/w-w-w-wednesday-9-5/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:16 AM #

      Very true! I just want to get through what I’ve got. Happy reading!

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  14. ashley @ socially awkward bookworm September 5, 2018 at 9:11 AM #

    I hope you’re enjoying all of your current reads. Here’s my post for the week:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-53/

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  15. scorpiobookdreams September 5, 2018 at 9:35 AM #

    THUG was a phenomenal book. Can’t wait to see the film adaptation too.

    My WWW: https://scorpiobookdreams.co.uk/www-wednesday-05-september-2018

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:17 AM #

      Same! Looks good so far. Happy reading!

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  16. shadowriverdaleharley September 5, 2018 at 10:47 AM #

    Here’s minehttps://shadowriverdaleharley.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-33/

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  17. sarahrmorrison September 5, 2018 at 10:52 AM #

    I’m so glad you loved “The Hate U Give”. It is one of my favorites. I’ll have to try the audiobook, since I’ve been wanting to reread it. Glad to hear you are also getting in “Lowland”. I remember it taking me a bit as well to get into it. Here is my WWW post: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesdays-september-5-2018/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 11:18 AM #

      I’m listening to a ton of it this week and really getting into it. I adore Lahiri’s writing. Happy reading!

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  18. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog September 5, 2018 at 11:32 AM #

    I’m so glad you enjoyed The Hate U Give it really is an outstanding book! here’s my link: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesdays-05-09-18/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 5:05 PM #

      Glad you agree. I can’t wait for the movie. Happy reading!

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  19. anovelglimpse September 5, 2018 at 11:34 AM #

    Wow! 30 hours of audio is a ton! That’s like 3 long books! Crazy!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 5:05 PM #

      Yeah, this one is a chunk! Happy reading!

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  20. stephaniereadsweb September 5, 2018 at 11:39 AM #

    Make the most of the warm weather while it lasts before the colder months come round. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed The Hate You Give.
    https://stephaniereadsweb.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-5-9-18/

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  21. Jolie September 5, 2018 at 11:56 AM #

    I’m intrigued by Poe’s Shadow but I have to clear up my TBR pile before I even think about even picking up another book. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-september-5th-2018/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 5:06 PM #

      I’ll keep reporting on it if you want to wait to add it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Ryan September 5, 2018 at 12:18 PM #

    I always feel iffy about abandoning reads. I’ve only done it less than a handful of times myself. If having the book is such an inconsistent thing I do understand permanently putting it aside though, such as your case.

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-2018-09-05/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 5:07 PM #

      I’m hoping to get it back and knock it out! Might be some additional dedicated reading time, but I’ll get through. Happy reading!

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  23. macsbooks311 September 5, 2018 at 2:13 PM #

    I’m glad I’m not the only who has yet to read Bel Canto. I’m still waiting on my copy as well.

    https://macsbooks311.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/its-www-wednesday/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 5:08 PM #

      I’m half way through and loving it so far!! Happy reading.

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  24. Trisha Jenn Loehr September 5, 2018 at 2:14 PM #

    I loved THUG! I’m glad you enjoyed it too.

    Here’s my WWW: https://trishajennreads.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-september-5-2018/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 5:08 PM #

      Thanks! Such a great read and so needed right now. Happy reading!

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  25. laurenisreadingblog September 5, 2018 at 2:18 PM #

    I need to get to The Hate U Give soon. I’ve seen everybody saying how great it is. Happy reading!

    My post:
    laurenisreading.blog/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-31/

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  26. Shaz September 5, 2018 at 4:05 PM #

    Yay! I’m glad you loved The Hate U Give! I gave it 5 stars too 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post

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  27. Sheri September 5, 2018 at 4:15 PM #

    Good luck on your reading:) http://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-9-5-18/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM #

      Thanks. I’m not sure how much time I’ll have this week but I’ll try. Happy reading!

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  28. Beware Of The Reader September 5, 2018 at 4:20 PM #

    I so loved The hate U Give and ken Follet is just a fantastic writer! Whatever he choses to write (sci-fi, historical, contemporary …) he just nails it so .. enjoy Here is my post of the day http://bewareofthereader.com/www-wednesday-september-5th-when-i-got-some-much-awaited-arcs-and-finally-read-tower-of-dawn/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM #

      I’ve only read Follett’s historical fiction. Glad to hear his other stuff is equally good. Happy reading!

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  29. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover September 5, 2018 at 5:01 PM #

    I really want to read The Hate U Give, I have no idea why I haven’t picked it up yet!

    Here is my post this week: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-8-5-18/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 5:10 PM #

      I felt the same way. I’m glad my book club forced my hand. Happy reading!

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  30. thebibliophilegirluk September 5, 2018 at 5:46 PM #

    Here’s my post on this weeks WWW Wednesday. It’s my first ever time doing it, and I had a lot of fun!
    https://www.thebibliophilegirluk.com/2018/09/www-wednesday-5th-sept-2018

    xx

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 6:27 PM #

      I’m glad you’ve joined us. Happy Wednesday!

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  31. Sarah September 5, 2018 at 5:53 PM #

    It always makes my heart happy when I see other people enjoy The Hate U Give. 🙂

    My post this week: https://murderbytomes.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-september-5-2018-its-been-awhile/

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 6:31 PM #

      Same! We’ll all have to see the movie soon! Happy reading.

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  32. B Lostinacoulee September 5, 2018 at 6:55 PM #

    Happy Wednesday!

    I am really glad to see The Hate U Give was a good one for you! I really want to read that one.

    Here is the link to our post

    https://twosisterslostinacoulee.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-with-what-happened-last-week-this-week-in-a-coulee-travelingsistersread-travelingfriendsreads-bookbloggers

    Happy reading!

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 8:02 PM #

      It was incredible. I hope you get to it soon. Happy Wednesday!

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  33. Lulu September 5, 2018 at 9:42 PM #

    Ooo, I’m about to start reading The Hate U Give for an online book club, if I ever find the time.

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    • Sam September 5, 2018 at 9:59 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it! I loved it. Happy reading!

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  34. doriesreadingcorner September 5, 2018 at 11:11 PM #

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week: http://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/09/05/www-wednesday-september-5th-2018/

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  35. Jose Ignacio September 6, 2018 at 6:38 AM #

    Though I’m a day late, here are my answers to your meme: https://jiescribano.wordpress.com/2018/09/06/wwwednesday-what-are-you-reading-on-5th-september-2018/

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    • Sam September 6, 2018 at 11:38 AM #

      It’s never too late! Happy reading.

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  36. Rae Longest September 6, 2018 at 7:11 PM #

    I LOVED The Hate U Give, Bought it when it first came out in hardback to support the brick and mortar bookstore I visited in Houston. Going there in person was on my bucket list.

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    • Sam September 6, 2018 at 8:09 PM #

      I’ve traveled for a bookstore, too! Powell’s in Portland. I hope you enjoyed it. Happy reading!

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