WWW Wednesday, 14-November-2018

14 Nov

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 started The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl again! I’m excited to get back to it and finish this one so I can start on some new books.
I’ve made decent progress on Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. I’m going to have to watch the Muppet version of this when I’m done. I wonder how much they kept the same.
I was proud of how much of The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati I’ve listened to but then I was reminded that it’s 31 hours long and I’ll be listening to this for the better part of a month. I’m in for the long haul.
I’ve enjoyed some of The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway more than others. Some are so short I’m not sure what I’m supposed to get out of them. I’m not sure how much Hemingway meant for them to be put together in a collection. They seem to be in chronological order which I don’t think is how they were written. Maybe they’d make more sense in another order.

Recently finished: I finished Old School by Tobias Wolff on Sunday as I recovered from a half marathon. I needed to sit, haha. It was a nice, short book. I was reminded of A Separate Peace which is a favorite of mine so it was almost nostalgic.

I was able to post two reviews, though. Monday I posted about Not Me by Michael Lavigne. The book wasn’t a favorite and the ending upset me so I rated it Three out of Five stars.
I also reviewed That Night by Chevy Stevens. This one was the complete opposite. It grabbed me from the beginning and kept me listening as often as I could. I gave it Five out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I’ve got to get through one more book to finish my When Are You Reading? Challenge. I picked People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. I read another Brooks book for this time period last year as well (1600s) and it’s getting hard to find some. I may have to re-define my time periods going forward to make it a bit easier! I’ll be starting this when I finish Hemingway.


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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73 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 14-November-2018”

  1. Andrea Wold Johansen at 3:12 AM #

    Oh, I love the cover of “People of the Book”! Historical fiction and books set around the 1600s are always interesting reads. And “Old School” sounds great! Happy reading for the next week, I hope all the books you’re getting through stay good til the last page!
    This is my WWW Wednesday post this week: https://andreawoldjohansen.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesday-14-11-18-poetry-and-quiet-nostalgia/ xx

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    • Sam at 5:23 PM #

      I’m excited to start People of the Book soon. It should be a fun one. Happy reading!

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  2. Jen - Books on the 7:47 at 3:50 AM #

    Love your review of That Night. I’ve not heard of it before, but now I think i’ll pop it on my TBR list!

    My WWW Wednesday reads:

    https://booksonthe747.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesday-14th-november-2018/

    x

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    • Sam at 5:23 PM #

      That’s awesome! It was a fun thriller. Happy reading!

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  3. Leanne at 5:02 AM #

    Wow, 31 hours on an audiobook?! Good luck! I can’t face anything longer than about 12 (although you may have inspired me to give it a go). Also congrats on the half marathon! Hope it went well! I’ve got my first one in May, very nervous!

    This is my WWW Wednesday post: https://bookishrevolution.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesday-what-have-you-been-reading-lately/

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    • Sam at 5:24 PM #

      I’m six hours in and it feels like I’ve barley scratched the surface. Good luck on your half! if you’re preparing this early, you should be fine. Happy reading!

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  4. Whispering Stories at 5:07 AM #

    I always love how different your books are. I haven’t seen Muppet’s Treasure Island either, so don’t know what they kept in. Here’ my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/wednesday-reading-14th-november-2018/

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    • Sam at 5:31 PM #

      I’m excited to watch it, though! The Muppets always make me laugh. Happy reading!

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  5. Emily Wrayburn at 5:10 AM #

    I’ve never read Treasure Island (though I do love the Muppets version!). I think it would be a fun one, though, I should try it out.

    Here’s my link: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesday-14-november-2018/

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    • Sam at 5:31 PM #

      It’s been a really good up-beat read. Happy reading!

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  6. Amanda McGill at 6:34 AM #

    I’ll have to check out That Night, it sounds really good!

    My WWW Wednesday – https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesday-november-14-2018/

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    • Sam at 5:32 PM #

      I enjoyed it a lot. Happy reading!

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  7. The Gal Herself at 6:48 AM #

    I’ve never read any of Hemingway’s short stories. I may have to seek Nick Adams out.

    And I love The Muppet Show reference! One of my favorite Christmas shows is Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol. It’s not only fun, it’s really pretty faithful (for a 45-minute animated dramatization).

    Here’s my list this week: https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/11/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam at 5:32 PM #

      The Nick Adams stories have all been set in my home state, Michigan, and I’m enjoying that connection. Happy reading!

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  8. Cozynookbks at 8:35 AM #

    I loved A Separate Peace too. I read it back in H.S. 😊

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    • Sam at 5:33 PM #

      So good! I’ve re-read it since because I enjoyed it so much. Happy reading!

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      • Cozynookbks at 9:53 PM #

        I need to try to re-read it too. It’s been sooo long!! But it’s one of the few books from HS that I remember really enjoying.

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      • Sam at 9:57 PM #

        Same!

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  9. WordsAndPeace at 8:48 AM #

    I definitely need to read People of the Book. My post is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/11/12/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-november-12/

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    • Sam at 5:33 PM #

      I’ll be sure to put up a full review when I’m done. Happy reading!

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  10. noreadstoogreat at 9:10 AM #

    I haven’t read any of those but they look really cool, I love the covers! Here is a link to my post: https://noreadstoogreat.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesday-november-2018/

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    • Sam at 5:33 PM #

      I enjoy adding color to my posts with beautiful colors. Happy reading!

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  11. Stephanie Cox at 9:29 AM #

    I am currently building my 2019 to read list and shared a bit of that today: http://www.wifemommyme.com/2018/11/my-kindle-bookshelf.html

    I am going to visit the links shared and see what goodies I can find to put on my “bookshelf”.

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    • Sam at 11:32 AM #

      Awesome! I hope you find some good reads for 2019. Great time to start planning. Happy reading!

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  12. Ryan at 9:57 AM #

    Your mention of The Muppets reminds me of my odd relationship with A Christmas Carol. I love the Muppet version but have never actually read the book. I really want to, but I wonder how much I’d be able to keep Kermit and the gang out of my head while doing so. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesday-november-14-2018/

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    • Sam at 5:34 PM #

      I’ve never read it either, just seen various plays of it. The Muppet one is one of the best. Happy reading!

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  13. sarahrmorrison at 10:07 AM #

    I agree totally with your assessment of your Hemingway read. I’m actually going to be leading a book club meeting on Hemingway in a couple of weeks, which I am super nervous about. Here is my WWW post: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesdays-november-14-2018/

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    • Sam at 5:34 PM #

      Which Hemingway did your group read? I’ve read a fair number of them but could always add another to the TBR. Happy reading!

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  14. Laurel-Rain Snow at 10:29 AM #

    I am glad you enjoyed That Night. I love this author! Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam at 5:35 PM #

      I hope more of her books come across my desk. Happy reading!

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  15. Jana T at 10:54 AM #

    I hadn’t heard of the Nick Adams Stories, but I usually enjoy short story collections from Hemingway’s time so I’ll have to check that out! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesday-11-14-18/

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    • Sam at 5:35 PM #

      They seem very autobiographical and I’m enjoying them a lot. Happy reading!

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  16. whatcathyreadnext at 11:14 AM #

    I read a lot of historical fiction and I’ve been taking part in your When Are You Reading? Challenge too. I really need to take a look at what gaps I need to fill in the remainder of the year . I have a feeling it may only be one or two but strangely I’ve found the more recent time periods more difficult to slot books into than the earlier ones.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesdays-14th-november-18/

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    • Sam at 5:37 PM #

      If you read a lot of historical, I can understand why! I usualy don’t worry about lining up until October or November. I naurally fill up a lot of them, too. Happy reading!

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  17. Jolie at 11:30 AM #

    Read your review for That Night and Not Me. Great reviews!! Here’s mine: https://wp.me/p3N8sh-5EQ

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    • Sam at 5:40 PM #

      Thank you so much! I love writing those reviews. Happy reading!

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  18. Realms of My Mind at 12:01 PM #

    I just finished SKYWARD by Brandon Sanderson and really enjoyed it! Happy Wednesday!

    https://realmsofmymind.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesday-11-14-18/

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    • Sam at 5:39 PM #

      I’ve heard he’s a very good writer. Glad you liked it. Happy reading!

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  19. Lit Listening at 12:01 PM #

    The People of the Book has always piqued my interest. Enjoy!

    Here’s my post: https://litlistening.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesday-weekly-wrap-up-nov-14/

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    • Sam at 5:39 PM #

      I’ve seen it around, too. This is a good excuse to read it. Happy reading!

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  20. silverbuttonbooks at 1:06 PM #

    A Separate Peace is one of my favorites and so I will happily check out Old School. I am so jealous that you are so close to completing When are you Reading! I have so many left to read. Have a great week!

    Here is my post: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesday-november-14-2018/.

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    • Sam at 5:41 PM #

      I think you’ll love it! Maybe it fits one of your missing time periods, haha. Happy reading!

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  21. anovelglimpse at 1:40 PM #

    Yay! I’m happy you enjoyed That Night. I need to read that one.

    Here’s what I’ve been reading.

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    • Sam at 5:41 PM #

      I hope you race through it as fast as I did. Happy reading!

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  22. Lola at 1:43 PM #

    1600s is not a time period you see lots of books about! 🤔 I can’t think of any!

    My lot this week: https://samannelizabeth.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesday-14-november-2018/

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    • Sam at 5:41 PM #

      Right?! I look up lists for that time period and I’ve read almost all of them. Main focuses are the Salem Witch Trials or the Black Plague. Happy reading!

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  23. stephaniereadsweb at 1:43 PM #

    Well done on sticking with Treasure Island.
    https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/115195478/posts/3234

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  24. Madam Mim at 5:05 PM #

    I love this tag… https://miminkling.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesdays-2/
    Some great books I think I need to consider for my own TBR!

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  25. Hey Sam! My book club loved People of the Book. Hope you enjoy it too. My www https://perspectiveofawriter.com/2018/11/13/reading-slump-what-wednesday/

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    • Sam at 9:57 PM #

      Great to hear. I just picked it up from the library. Happy reading!

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  26. Elysa at 9:50 PM #

    I’m not brave enough to take on an audiobook that’s 31 hours yet. I’m afraid I would forget too much.
    Here’s my link: https://elysathebiblioblogger.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/www-wednesday-november-14/?preview=true

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    • Sam at 9:57 PM #

      I listen to it almost daily which helps. Happy reading!

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  27. Diana @ Thoughts on Papyrus at 10:08 AM #

    I have always wanted to read “Old School”, thanks for the reminder!

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    • Sam at 3:57 PM #

      Sorry for the delayed response, this got caught up in spam. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy reading!

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  28. Rae Longest at 5:31 PM #

    I haven’t read The People of the Book. Can’t wait to see how you found it.

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    • Sam at 6:16 AM #

      Thank you, I think I’ll start it this weekend. Happy reading!

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  29. I have not read any of your current picks, but I wish you happy reading!

    http://itisabooklife.blogspot.com/2018/11/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam at 6:12 AM #

      Thank you and enjoy your books!

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