WWW Wednesday, 3-October-2018

3 Oct

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’ve continued to make progress on Bel Canto by Ann Patchett but I’d really like to wrap it up soon. I’ve been reading this one since I was in Europe in July and I’d love to put it to rest and move on to another book.
I’m still waiting on The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl and finishing up some book club picks in the meantime. I’ll get back to it, but it might not be until November or so.
I finished the first half of A Column of Fire by Ken Follett and am still deeply in love. I want to finish this one, but I want it to drag at the same time.
With my husband working a lot, I’m home alone and doing chores a lot of the time so I’ve been able to make great progress with The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz. I think Lagercrantz has been a good pick to follow Larsson so far. We’ll see if I keep feeling that way, but so far I’m a fan.
I started Artemis by Andy Weir and I’m trying to rush through. I want to get this one finished and go to the discussion but I need to read another book club pick for a group I’m already committed to. I have too many book club problems.

Recently finished: I finished The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert over the weekend. I’m not sure how I felt about this one. Let’s just say I’m glad I have a book club meeting surrounding this book because I’m not really sure what happened in the last third of it and I was so upset by the sudden ending that I don’t want to Google it to find out. I think I’ll skip this author in the future, though. It was not my thing at all.

Reading Next: I have another book club obligation that I need to get to and that’s Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. I think it will be a great Halloween read so I hope I can get to it soon. The meeting isn’t until the end of the month so I’m hopeful I can start it soon, it looks good!


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68 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 3-October-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow October 3, 2018 at 1:15 AM #

    I’m curious about The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Enjoy your reading, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 7:00 AM #

      Really liking it so far, though the beginning was a bit slow. Happy reading!

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  2. Andrea Wold Johansen October 3, 2018 at 2:39 AM #

    Yeah, The Children’s Home sounds intense, but The Girl in the Spider Web looks really good! Hope you get to wrap up Bel Canto soon, too x Happy reading!
    This is my post this week: https://andreawoldjohansen.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-october-3rd/ 🙂

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 7:01 AM #

      I’ve been really focusing on Bel Canto so I can finish it this weekend. Happy reading!

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  3. Rachael October 3, 2018 at 2:47 AM #

    Oh I love books that you want to both drag out and race through at the sane time like you are with A Column of Fire at the moment! Glad you’re enjoying it.
    Here’s my www post https://bellisdoesbooks.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-3-10-18/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 7:01 AM #

      I squeeze in a few minutes during my morning commute so I just got some in now haha. Happy reading!

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  4. alilovesbooks October 3, 2018 at 3:23 AM #

    That’s a shame about The Children’s Home. I just read the blurb and it sounds fantastic but does not seem to get good reviews. Hopefully it’ll at least make for good discussion at book club.
    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-3rd-october-2018/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 7:35 AM #

      The ending wasn’t very definitive so it left a weird taste in my mouth. We’ll see what the club thinks. Happy reading!

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  5. Margaret October 3, 2018 at 3:39 AM #

    It’s good to see that I’m not the only one with several books on the go at once! It’s a matter of juggling them. Dark Matter looks good if rather odd – scary though!

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 7:47 AM #

      I love having a lot going on. A book for every occasion! Happy reading.

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  6. Margaret October 3, 2018 at 4:03 AM #

    Forgot to add the link to my WWW post – https://booksplease.org/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-3-october-2018/

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  7. Whispering Stories October 3, 2018 at 4:29 AM #

    I like the look of ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web, sounds like my kind of book. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-3rd-october-2018/ Happy Reading.

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 7:55 AM #

      The whole series has been good. I think there may be a fifth soon. Happy reading!

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  8. Maggie October 3, 2018 at 6:08 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! I’m looking forward to getting to Ken Follett eventually! I’m so glad you’re loving Column of Fire! Yeah, I got The Children’s Home on NetGalley a while ago and had to DNF it – definitely not my thing either and I didn’t get what was happening! LOL!

    https://thecaramelfiles.com/recently-read/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 7:56 AM #

      The ending of The Children’s Home didn’t make it any clearer what was happening. Maybe someone in my book club figured it out. I can only hope. Happy reading!

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  9. Lola October 3, 2018 at 7:14 AM #

    I still haven’t even read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, let alone have any opinions on any follow-ups, haha! My WWW: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesdays-3-october-2018/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 11:09 AM #

      It’s a good read! The Swedish movies are well done, too. Happy reading!

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  10. lilisblissfulpages October 3, 2018 at 7:23 AM #

    aaaw, Dark Matter have been on my TBR for so long. Hope you enjoy your reads Sam. 🙂 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-32/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 11:09 AM #

      Thanks, I hope to get to it soon. Happy reading!

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  11. whatcathyreadnext October 3, 2018 at 7:24 AM #

    Although I haven’t read it, I’m sorry to hear you didn’t care for The Children’s Home but, as you say, it will at least make a good book club discussion. It’s great though that you’re enjoying lots of the other books you’re reading. I read Dark Matter a while back and thought it was really clever and a great read even if it was a little mind-bending at times.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesdays-3rd-october-18/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 11:09 AM #

      I think that will be a fun one and I hope to start it soon. Happy reading!

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  12. Ambi October 3, 2018 at 8:48 AM #

    I so want to read Dark Matter too! Hope you enjoy! 🙂

    My WWW

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-3-10-18/#more-6803

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 11:10 AM #

      It’s a good time of year for spooky reads. Happy reading!

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  13. Victoria @ The Contented Reader October 3, 2018 at 9:33 AM #

    I’m so glad to hear that you’re enjoying the Girl in the Spider’s Web! I really enjoyed the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series but have always been a bit skeptical about the new writer. Maybe I’ll have to check it out!

    My WWW: https://thecontentedreader.ca/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-october-3rd-2018/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 11:10 AM #

      I was too but my mom liked it so I said I’d try. Happy reading!

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  14. sarahrmorrison October 3, 2018 at 9:56 AM #

    I agree with your current assessment of “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” and hope you continue to enjoy it all the way through. Just out of curiousity, how many book clubs are you in? Here is my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesdays-october-3-2018/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 11:11 AM #

      Im in two clubs now but I’m trying to read for a third just this once because they picked a good book. We’ll see how it goes. Happy reading!

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      • sarahrmorrison October 3, 2018 at 11:19 AM #

        You sound like me. I think I am steadily in two books clubs as well but will go to others if they are reading something good. Good luck!

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  15. Sheri October 3, 2018 at 10:20 AM #

    Good luck with all your reading:) http://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-10-3-18/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 11:11 AM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  16. Denise @ Life With No Plot October 3, 2018 at 10:22 AM #

    You seem to be in a lot of book clubs, or one book club that reads a LOT! If you don’t mind, can share which ones you take part of, if any of them are online? I’ve been thinking about trying to do a group read and wasn’t sure where to look for a good group.

    Here’s my WWW post. Have a great week!

    https://lifewithnoplot.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-10-3-18/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 11:12 AM #

      I’m in two and both are through my local library and meet in person. I used to run a digital book club of sorts but that stopped when I started school. I’m thinking of reviving when I graduate. Happy reading!

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  17. Saturday Nite Reader October 3, 2018 at 10:24 AM #

    I have Dark Matter on my TBR too! Here is mine: https://saturdaynitereader.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-october-3-2018/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 11:14 AM #

      I hope we both enjoy it soon. Happy Wednesday!

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  18. Lit Listening October 3, 2018 at 10:26 AM #

    I think you’ll really like Dark Matter. I read it in August and really enjoyed it, and I’ve only heard rave reviews from others.

    Here’s my post: https://litlistening.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-weekly-wrap-up-3/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 11:16 AM #

      Great! I saw good things when it first cake out but hadn’t seen much since. Happy reading!

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  19. thebibliophilegirluk October 3, 2018 at 10:37 AM #

    I really want to read Dark Matter as well! It’s been on my TBR pile for way too long!

    Feel free to check out my WWW Wednesday post: https://www.thebibliophilegirluk.com/2018/10/www-wednesday-03-10-18

    xx

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 11:17 AM #

      It’s been on my radar for a while but I’m glad my book club is pushing me to read it. Happy reading!

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  20. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog October 3, 2018 at 10:51 AM #

    I really enjoyed Dark Matter when I buddy read it earlier in the year, hope you enjoy it too! Here’s my link for this week https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesdays-03-10-18/

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  21. shadowriverdaleharley October 3, 2018 at 11:26 AM #

    I’ve had dark matter on my shelf forever. Here’s mine https://shadowriverdaleharley.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-37/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 6:29 PM #

      Seems like a good time of year to finally dive into it. Happy reading!

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  22. stephaniereadsweb October 3, 2018 at 11:52 AM #

    I have found a reading routine that works and hope I don’t miss any weeks now.
    https://stephaniereadsweb.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-3-10-18/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 6:29 PM #

      That’s awesome. I hope to become more regular when school ends. Happy reading!

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  23. Jolie October 3, 2018 at 12:02 PM #

    I’ve been wanting to read Dark Matter since it has been published. Also, The Girl in the Spider’s Web sounds like something I would like to read. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-october-3rd-2018/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 6:30 PM #

      Glad I can add to you TBR haha. Happy reading!

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  24. silverbuttonbooks October 3, 2018 at 12:56 PM #

    Ok, I am adding Dark Matter! I am actively on the hunt for scary reads this month. WWW Wednesdays is absolutely my favorite and easiest way to find more books! Here is my post: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-october-3-2018/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 6:30 PM #

      Great place to look. I hope we both end up liking it. Happy reading!

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  25. Ryan October 3, 2018 at 1:24 PM #

    That’s unfortunate to hear about The Children’s Home, it sounded quite interesting to me last week. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts in depth when you review it, assuming it hasn’t alienated you too badly.

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-2018-10-03/

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 6:31 PM #

      I’ll write a review this weekend, likely posting Monday. I have lots of feelings, haha. Happy reading!

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  26. careful of books October 3, 2018 at 1:33 PM #

    Ooo I have Dark Matter on audible, looking forward to hearing what you think.

    http://carefulofbooks.blogspot.com/2018/10/www-wednesday-3rd-october-2018.html

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 6:31 PM #

      I might see if I can get the audio. That sounds like a good option for me. Happy Wednesday!

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  27. Yvo October 3, 2018 at 2:37 PM #

    I’ve been wondering whether I should read The Girl In The Spiderweb or not; good to hear it’s a good one so far. And Dark Matter is one of my all time favorites! I hope you will enjoy it. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 6:32 PM #

      Spider has been fun, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. And I’m glad to hear that about Dark Matter. I hope to read through it. Happy reading!

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  28. thoughtsofthereader October 3, 2018 at 3:27 PM #

    Happy reading! I hope your reading week goes well this week. Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thoughtsofthereader.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-03-10-2018/

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  29. Whimsically Meghan October 3, 2018 at 6:29 PM #

    I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the Girl in the Spider’s Web. I agree David Lagercrantz did a wonderful job continuing on with the series… one of my favourite series! 🙂

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    • Sam October 3, 2018 at 6:39 PM #

      I’m pleasantly surprised with it. I hope there are many more. Happy reading!

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  30. anovelglimpse October 4, 2018 at 12:43 PM #

    I love that you are loving the new Lisbeth book. It’s making me want to read it!

    Here’s my late addition to WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam October 4, 2018 at 5:18 PM #

      Always welcome even if it’s late! I’m really enjoying it and hope I can listen to more soon. Happy reading!

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  31. Michelle October 4, 2018 at 9:17 PM #

    I always post SO late and then pass out so I don’t have a chance to post here until I get out of work the next day! Ahhhh. https://michellewong90.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/www-wednesday-10-03-18/

    Also, all your books sound SO intriguing!! More to add to my never ending TBR list 🙈

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    • Sam October 4, 2018 at 9:52 PM #

      I hope your TBR isn’t too big! Though they always are. Happy reading!

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