WWW Wednesday, 19-September-2018

19 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: Breaking News! I got my hold on Bel Canto by Ann Patchett back! The timing could not be better and I’m ecstatic to get back to reading this book.
I’ve made great progress on The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri during runs. I expect this one two be wrapped up next week. It’s turned into one I’m really enjoying and reminds me what I loved about my previous Lahiri read.
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl is moving forward well and I’m enjoying the mystery now. It seems like a complete dead end but what better time for something ridiculous to happen!
The plot of A Column of Fire by Ken Follett is building fast and I’m excited to see what ends up happening with these characters. Follett is living up to my expectations so far and I know he will continue to amaze me.

Recently finished: I wrapped up The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar during my lunch last week. It perfectly took me the 30 minutes I allow myself to finish. I felt it ended a bit quick, but if it had kept going, it would have been twice as long. I understand why Umrigar ended it when she did but I wish I knew what happened to these ladies I’ve grown so close to. I wrote up a review and posted it yesterday. I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I still plan to pick up The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert next. It’s a short one and I have the audiobook on hold. Maybe I’ll get lucky and have that to follow The Lowland.
I got suckered into another book club. I don’t think I’ll join this one every quarterly meeting, but their next book is one I’ve had on my list and needed a kick in the pants to get to. I’ll be reading Artemis by Andy Weir. After how much I loved The Martian, I have unrealistically high expectations. Let’s see if I’m let down.


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?

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59 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 19-September-2018”

  1. thoughtsofthereader September 19, 2018 at 6:48 AM #

    Artemis sounds good! I’ve still not read The Martian (despite having it on my Kindle for ages) but I will at some point!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://thoughtsofthereader.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-19-09-2018/

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:29 PM #

      The Martin is great! I hope the wonderful writing is repeated in Artemis. Happy reading!

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  2. The Gal Herself September 19, 2018 at 7:22 AM #

    The World We Found looks fascinating. Thanks for the tip.

    I’ve got a memoir and a very inventive, sweet little novel.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/09/wwwwednesday_19.html

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:29 PM #

      I’ve read two Umrigar novels now and liked both of them. I hope you enjoy her as well. Happy reading!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext September 19, 2018 at 7:30 AM #

    Good to see you making progress on the books you’re reading and that you’re enjoying them all in different ways. I get tempted by the idea of joining book clubs as I love discussing books with other people but I have so many books in my TBR pile already. I’m in a couple of online ones and just keeping up with those alongside my blog is enough.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesdays-19th-september-18/

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM #

      I used to run an online book club but that fell to the side when I started grad school. Now that I’m almost done, I’m thinking of reviving it. I don’t think I’ll stay in this third one, but I couldn’t resist with this selection. Happy reading!

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  4. Whispering Stories September 19, 2018 at 7:42 AM #

    I’ve not read any of them but there are some very interesting books you have lined up. I joined a book club once, wasn’t for me. here’s my www – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-19th-september-2018/

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:32 PM #

      I’m sorry to hear that. There are a lot of different kinds of book clubs. I hear the ones you start yourself are the best. Happy reading!

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  5. thebibliophilegirluk September 19, 2018 at 8:29 AM #

    I keep going to read Artemis but then I always pull back, for some reason…I hope you enjoy it! I look forward to seeing what you thought of it!

    My WWW Wednesday post:
    https://www.thebibliophilegirluk.com/2018/09/www-wednesday-19-09-18

    xx

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:32 PM #

      I’m very nervous that I won’t like it as much as The Martian. Nothing to do but try it, right? Happy reading!

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  6. ashley @ socially awkward bookworm September 19, 2018 at 8:42 AM #

    I’ve heard a lot of great things about Artemis. I have that one on my TBR.
    Here is my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2018/09/19/__trashed/

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:32 PM #

      Good to hear! I hadn’t heard much. Happy reading!

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  7. BloggerBooks September 19, 2018 at 8:43 AM #

    I haven’t read any of these three books but OMG they sound sooo interesting! I must add them to my TBR list!
    Here’s the link to my WWW Wednesday post:
    https://bloggerbooks.net/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-weekday-memes/

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:33 PM #

      Good luck keeping your TBR under control with this meme, haha. Happy Wednesday!

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  8. Lindsay | Bookboodle September 19, 2018 at 9:08 AM #

    Oooh I loved The Martian too! Will look forward to your thoughts on Artemis and whether to add to the ever overloaded TBR 🙂
    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-september-19th

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:35 PM #

      I’m nervous but have my fingers crossed for good luck. Happy reading!

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  9. Lit Listening September 19, 2018 at 9:42 AM #

    I’m so wary to start Artemis. I loved The Martian but have heard terrible things about the female main character in this one.

    Here’s my WWW: http://litlistening.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-weekly-wrap-up/

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:35 PM #

      Oh no! I’m nervous myself but I’ll push through it for a book club. Happy Wednesday!

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  10. macsbooks311 September 19, 2018 at 9:51 AM #

    Hurray – so glad you finally got Bel Canto. Maybe that means I’m getting closer too!
    Here’s mine for the week – I love doing this each week, btw.
    https://macsbooks311.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/wwwwednesdays-2/

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:38 PM #

      So glad you enjoy it. I missed my reading time at lunch today. Maybe over the weekend? Happy reading!

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  11. Laurel-Rain Snow September 19, 2018 at 9:54 AM #

    Good news on Bel Canto. Enjoy! I’m eager to see the movie when it arrives. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:38 PM #

      Same here! I think Moore will do a great job as Coss. Happy reading!

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  12. Sheri September 19, 2018 at 10:08 AM #

    Thanks as always for hosting:) http://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-9-19-18/

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  13. sarahrmorrison September 19, 2018 at 10:33 AM #

    So glad you got Bel Canto back. I just saw a preview for the movie last night. My husband and I both love The Martian as well. He read Artemis and thought it was meh, so I haven’t been able to bring myself to read it. I need another opinion! Here is my WWW post: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesdays-september-19-2018/

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:39 PM #

      I haven’t seen the movie trailer yet. I’ll wait until I finish it so nothing is unintentionally spoiled. I’m keeping my expectations neutral for Artemis. The Martian was just so good! Happy reading.

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  14. the girl, james September 19, 2018 at 10:42 AM #

    I fell off the wagon for… a while, but I’m back! (love this meme <3) https://rlprotagonist.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/wwwweds-apocalyptic-internet-president/#respond

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:40 PM #

      So glad to help you connect with other readers! Happy reading and welcome back.

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      • the girl, james September 21, 2018 at 4:56 PM #

        Thank you!!! Also I was in a rush last time I saw this post, and I LOVE THE MARTIAN!! It’s such a great book, and I love the film, too.

        I’ve also read Artemis, and I liked it, although not as much as The Martian. A lot of the humour and the smarts is there, and the MC is compelling for sure, I just remember being like ‘not.. sure about this’ re: Weir trying to write a diverse teenage girl as a MC. But I may also have been biased because nothing is the Martian lol.

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  15. Ryan September 19, 2018 at 10:47 AM #

    I hope Artemis lives up to your expectations! I really need to check out Andy Weir. I really liked the film The Martian and I’ve had the book for a while now. Just need to commit to cracking it open.

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-2018-09-19/

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:40 PM #

      The book is exceptional. A great example of voice and humor. Happy reading!

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  16. anovelglimpse September 19, 2018 at 11:06 AM #

    I’ve always wanted to read Bel Canto and never have. I hope you love it!

    Here is what I’ve been reading this week.

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:40 PM #

      I was pushed toward it by other bloggers. Maybe I’ll push you toward it, too. 🙂 Happy reading!

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  17. laurenisreadingblog September 19, 2018 at 11:18 AM #

    Artemis has been on my TBR for way too long! I also loved The Martian, and have very high expectations, so I hope it doesn’t let us down. I look forward to your thoughts.

    My post

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:41 PM #

      I’m in the exact same boat, haha. I tend to put an author’s new release on my TBR if I enjoyed their previous reads. It may be a bad habbit. Happy reading!

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  18. Michal Lynn September 19, 2018 at 12:26 PM #

    First time doing this, hopefully I can keep it up! http://mlvreads.blogspot.com/2018/09/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:41 PM #

      I hope you make it back for weeks and weeks to come. Happy reading!

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  19. Jolie September 19, 2018 at 12:33 PM #

    All of those look great!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-september-19th-2018/

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:43 PM #

      Thanks, I’ve been luck with good reads lately. Happy reading!

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  20. Yvo September 19, 2018 at 1:04 PM #

    I’m happy that you got a copy of Bel Canto again! You’ve reminded me I need to get a copy of Artemis ASAP by the way. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:44 PM #

      I’m glad to be back to it. I don’t think I’ve forgotten too much, haha. I hope you enjoy Artemis! I want to start it soon. Happy reading!

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  21. jessmcombs September 19, 2018 at 2:16 PM #

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday for the week: https://jesscombs.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-september-19-2018/

    I haven’t read any of the books in yours…yet! I’ve been wanting to check out Artemis, but I don’t think I’ll ever get to it. Maybe in a few years lol!

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:44 PM #

      It woud be years before I started Artemis if this book club hadn’t come up, haha. Happy reading!

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  22. Amanda McGill September 19, 2018 at 3:23 PM #

    I haven’t read any of your books, but I hope you enjoy them!

    My WWW Wednesday – https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-september-19-2018/

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:45 PM #

      Thank you, happy reading!

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  23. Mani September 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM #

    Oh Artemis by Andy Weir is on my list of books I want to read. I’ve reserved a copy at my local library but there is a very long waiting list 🙁

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 5:45 PM #

      Best of luck getting through that list! Those things always seem to happen when an author’s first book is so good. Happy reading!

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  24. doriesreadingcorner September 19, 2018 at 6:07 PM #

    I hope Artemis lives up to your expectations! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week:
    http://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-september-19th-2018/

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    • Sam September 19, 2018 at 7:25 PM #

      Thank you! I’m nervous and excited about starting it. Happy reading!

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  25. Maggie September 19, 2018 at 11:16 PM #

    I still haven’t read The Martian and I’m already excited for Artemis! LOL! Happy Wednesday!
    https://thecaramelfiles.com/whats-bookin/

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    • Sam September 20, 2018 at 7:37 AM #

      How nice to have two to look forward to haha. Happy reading!

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  26. Michelle September 20, 2018 at 12:19 AM #

    I haven’t heard of any of the books on your list except “The Martian” and “Artemis,” but “Bel Canto” sounds AMAZING. I’m about to request it as a library hold!

    Barely finished my WWW Wednesday on time but at least it’s done! https://michellewong90.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-09-19-18/

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    • Sam September 20, 2018 at 7:38 AM #

      Bel Canto has been really enjoyable so far. I hope I get more time with it over the next week. Happy reading!

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  27. Books tales by me September 20, 2018 at 3:02 AM #

    I have read the mixed review of Artemis
    Here is my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-19-september-2018/#more-3249

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    • Sam September 20, 2018 at 7:38 AM #

      Yeah, I’ve heard the same. I have my fingers crossed that it ends up being ok. Happy reading!

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