WWW Wednesday, 12-December-2018

12 Dec

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 a bit slower with The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati now that I can’t run outside. I’m avoiding the ‘dreadmill’ as much as possible. I got a few hours in while running on vacation, though!
Being out-of-town didn’t help me make progress with People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. I’m optimistic about finishing it now that I’m over halfway through. I’ll have to run some errands, I guess!
I made it to Act 2 of Henry VIII by William Shakespeare. I think I’m finally catching on to the plot. It helps a lot to know the time period well! I’ve read too many books, seen too many movies, and watched too many shoes about Henry VIII to be completely clueless!
I just started reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. This was one a writer-group friend brought up constantly and I figured I had it read it. It may have taken me five years, but I’m getting to it!

Recently finished: I utilized my vacation time well and got through a whole book! It was perfect because I finished Brainiac by Ken Jennings while waiting for our ride to pick us up at the airport once we landed in Detroit. I celebrated by starting the Netflix episodes of Jeopardy! that are available. I think Ken will be in the Decade Tournament that’s available. My review will be up tomorrow.

I got a few reviews posted as well. Monday I was able to post about Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. I gave it Four out of Five Stars because I liked the adventure and I appreciate all the pirate references that were taken from this classic tale.
I also reviewed The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl on Tuesday. Honestly, this isn’t one I enjoyed so much. I gave it only Two out of Five Stars and even then I was thinking I might lower the rating.

Reading Next: I’m taking my husband into listening to Before the Fall by Noah Hawley with me when we make our annual Christmas drive to Southern Ohio. To those who have read it, is this one we could both enjoy on a long car ride?


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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55 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 12-December-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow December 12, 2018 at 1:19 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about Bird by Bird. Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 3:27 PM #

      Thank you. I love the tone so far. Happy reading!

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  2. Emily Wrayburn December 12, 2018 at 2:45 AM #

    Nice use of the vacation time! I have a terrible tendency to forget to read and instead play stupid games or mimndlessly browse Facebook when I’m travelling.

    Here’s my link: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesday-12-december-2018/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 3:28 PM #

      My travel buddy was very diligent which helped. Happy reading!

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  3. Ambi December 12, 2018 at 2:50 AM #

    My WWW 🙂 Have a great week!

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesday-12-12-18/#more-7071

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:32 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  4. The Gal Herself December 12, 2018 at 3:33 AM #

    I never finished Treasure Island when it was assigned to me. Looking back, I may have been being petulant. That would be an interesting project to give myself — go back and READ all those books I dismissed as dull, boring and stupid. (Treasure Island, Moby Dick, The Three Musketeers … I think I had an aversion to adventure.)

    Glad Ken Jennings was able to keep you company on the road.

    Here’s my WWW:
    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/12/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:33 PM #

      I never finished The Prince. I don’t feel a need to now haha. Good luck with those! Happy reading.

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  5. whatcathyreadnext December 12, 2018 at 3:58 AM #

    I always think your updates provide the perfect answer to people who feel they don’t have enough time to read because of the way you manage to squeeze reading time into other parts of your day. Off to read your review of Treasure Island as I haven’t read that since I was a child (or more likely had it read to me).

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesdays-12th-december-18/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:33 PM #

      I wish I’d experienced it first as a child. Happy reading!

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  6. Whispering Stories December 12, 2018 at 5:21 AM #

    Great choices. I read Bird by Bird a few years back before I began blogging. it was an exceptional book with lots of useful information. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-12th-december-2018/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:34 PM #

      I’m so glad! I’m looking forward to getting further into it. Happy reading!

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  7. Teri Polen December 12, 2018 at 8:06 AM #

    My hubby enjoyed Before the Fall, and he’s not much of a reader, so that says something. Hope you enjoy it! https://teripolen.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-18/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:34 PM #

      That’s a good omen for sure. Happy reading!

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  8. doriesreadingcorner December 12, 2018 at 8:49 AM #

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesday-december-12th-2018/

    Have a great week! 🙂

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  9. WordsAndPeace December 12, 2018 at 8:54 AM #

    nice program! Before The Fall was big at the BEA in Chicago a few years ago, i have not read it, but my experience is that mysteries are great for audio during road trips.
    By the way, looks like you don’t listen to audiobooks while you exercise? I understand if you run outside, but on your treadmill, should work great. That’s MY incentive to exercise!!
    So glad you are into Shakespeare, though his historical plays are more difficult.
    I don’t have TV, so not sure what this Jeopardy thing is on Netflix. Is it a movie series based on the game? Ifd it’s actually the game itself, you can watch them on youtube, even recent ones. yesterday’s is even there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7khZ91SOS34.

    My post is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/12/10/mailbox-monday-december-10/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:37 PM #

      Yes, I listen to audiobooks while I run both outside and on a treadmill. I even turn them on while I do weights.
      There are some old tournaments on Netflix now, nothing major. I didn’t know they were posted to quickly to YouTube! I’ll have to let my mom know, she’s the big fan. Happy reading!

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  10. alilovesbooks December 12, 2018 at 9:09 AM #

    I love how you convince your other half to listen to audios. I always have to switch to music whenever there’s anyone in the car with me.

    Here’s my www: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesday-12th-december-2018/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:37 PM #

      I got him doing it on his commute for a while. I’m not sure if I can do that again haha. Happy reading!

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  11. JoBeth @ Blue Binding December 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM #

    Here’s my WWW! Happy Reading! 🙂

    https://bluebinding.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesday-december-12-2018/

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  12. Jana T December 12, 2018 at 10:17 AM #

    I know nothing about any of the books you mention today, except the ones that you’ve talked about in the past 😂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesday-12-12-2018/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:38 PM #

      I like reading less popular books. Ones that have been hyped usually disappoint me. Happy reading!

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  13. sarahrmorrison December 12, 2018 at 10:18 AM #

    I feel like I have missed so many books by missing the last couple weeks of WWW. Glad you enjoyed Treasure Island. I read Before the Fall for a book club, and it got both the men and women actively involved in the discussion, so I think that is a good choice for both of you to listen together. Here is my WWW post this week: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesdays-december-12-2018/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:38 PM #

      Great news! I’ll have to be sure I can secure the book for our trip. Happy reading!

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  14. Ryan December 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM #

    I really liked your thoughts on Treasure Island. I think I had a similar experience reading The First Men in the Moon; a of common tropes about space travel related science fiction appeared to originate in that book too.

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesday-december-12-2018/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:39 PM #

      It’s so fun to find the beginning of the trope! It’s amazing to see the influence they’ve had over the years. Happy reading!

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  15. singerofstories December 12, 2018 at 10:34 AM #

    I’ve had my eye on “Before the Fall” for a while. Hope you enjoy it!

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:39 PM #

      Thanks, I’m excited to dive into it. Happy reading!

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  16. anovelglimpse December 12, 2018 at 10:45 AM #

    Congrats on all you accomplished this week!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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  17. Kristan @ Lit Listening December 12, 2018 at 11:13 AM #

    Vacations for the win! Happy reading! Here’s my post: https://litlistening.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesday-weekly-wrap-up-dec-12/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:39 PM #

      I guess I need to take them more often. Happy reading!

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  18. Jolie December 12, 2018 at 11:51 AM #

    I need a vacation!! And interesting reads!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesday-december-12th-2018/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:40 PM #

      We all do lol. Good thing the end of the year is coming up. Happy reading!

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  19. Ryna @ Echoing Books December 12, 2018 at 11:58 AM #

    I need a vacation myself! anyway here is my www this week. https://echoingbooks.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesday-14-12-december-2018/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:40 PM #

      Make sure you grab some time! Happy reading.

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  20. Yvo December 12, 2018 at 12:50 PM #

    I like the sound of Bird By Bird! Have a wonderful week and happy reading. Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:40 PM #

      It’s got a great tone so far. Happy reading!

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  21. Lola December 12, 2018 at 1:06 PM #

    The only thing I am allowed to listen to in the car is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (read by Stephen Fry) over and over and over again. I swear I have heard that book about twenty times this year. My girl is getting Chamber of Secrets (illustrated version) for Christmas (so 2019 will probably be the year we listen to that one twenty times!). Something to look forward to… 🙄

    https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesdays-12-december-2018/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:41 PM #

      Well it will take you seven years to get through it haha. At least it’s a good one! Happy reading.

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  22. Renee December 12, 2018 at 2:35 PM #

    Love, love, LOVE Bird by Bird! Lamott is so great — she’s definitely on my list of people I’d love to meet someday.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday! littlereaderontheprairie.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesday-12-12/

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    • Sam December 12, 2018 at 7:42 PM #

      I love her tone so far! I’m looking forward to it every night before bed. Happy reading!

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  23. Christopher December 12, 2018 at 11:44 PM #

    Well, it’s way late in the day, but it’s still Wednesday! Here’s a link to my post: https://pluckedfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/www-wednesday-12-12-2018-edition/

    Also, I have a writing buddy who keeps recommending Bird by Bird to me as well … One day I’ll get to it.

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    • Sam December 13, 2018 at 4:49 AM #

      Better late than never! I was in the same boat with Bird by Bird. I’m finally at my ‘one day!’ Happy reading!

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  24. Rae Longest December 13, 2018 at 9:06 PM #

    I loved Bird by Bird, and I tend to like anything Lamotte. Too late to post WWW Wed, but will leave here one book per category.
    Currently reading: The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe which should be invaluable in my new volunteer job.
    Just finished: Tru and Nelle, A Christmas Tale, Dec. book club assignment (due Dec. 27th—ahead of schedule…woohoo!
    Going to read next: Evidence of Flossing, a poetry collection by Jennifer Payne, a blogger friend

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    • Sam December 17, 2018 at 1:01 PM #

      Better late than never! Sorry I’m late responding to this. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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