WWW Wednesday, 19-December-2018

19 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 have been utilizing my baking time to listen to The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati. I felt like I was absorbing the story well, but there’s a new character and I can’t remember where she came from. Maybe I’m not as great at audiobooks as I thought.
I’m still making progress with People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks though it has slowed down. I think I’ll finish by the end of the year. I think.
There have been a lot of lunches where I don’t read Henry VIII by William Shakespeare which has slowed me down a bit. I’m determined to finish this one so I can wrap up my reading challenge, so I’m still confident I’ll finish it!
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott has been enjoyable so far. She’s very funny and I like her simple writing advice. It makes me feel like I can still be a writer!

Recently finished: Nothing this week. I’m feeling good about next week, though! I think I’ll have a fair number to put here, at least one with a goal of up to three!

I was able to post my review of Brainiac by Ken Jennings on Thursday. It was a really fun read, great for vacation. I gave it Four out of Five stars.

Reading Next: I found a copy of Before the Fall by Noah Hawley and convinced him it will be an awesome one to listen to in the car. Honestly, it didn’t take a lot of convincing, he’s pretty relaxed and trusts my book recommendations. Smart man.


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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56 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 19-December-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow December 19, 2018 at 1:40 AM #

    Enjoy those books, and thanks for hosting. Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Meeghan reads December 19, 2018 at 1:58 AM #

    I didn’t finish anything this past week either! My post for this week: https://meeghanw.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/www-wednesday-19-dec-2018/

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 4:55 PM #

      I’m keeping my fingers crossed for next week. Happy Wednesday!

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  3. Jen | Books on the 7:47 December 19, 2018 at 3:01 AM #

    Hello!

    Bird by Bird looks very interesting – will give that one a read in 2019. Here are my WWW Wednesday books: https://booksonthe747.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/www-wednesday-19th-december-2018/

    Merry Christmas! x

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:33 PM #

      I hope you like it! Happy reading.

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  4. Louise December 19, 2018 at 3:17 AM #

    I’ve heard great things about the advise in Bird by Bird.
    My WWW for the week is here: https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/wow-crewel-and-unusual/

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:34 PM #

      It’s been great so far. Looking forward to more. Happy reading!

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  5. whatcathyreadnext December 19, 2018 at 3:33 AM #

    Sounds like you’re making great progress on all your current books. Hope your reading week turns out as planned. Thanks for hosting what has become one of my favourite bookish events of the week as I love looking at what other people are reading.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/www-wednesdays-19th-december-18/

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:34 PM #

      Thank you so much! It’s my favorite day of the week, too. Happy reading!

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  6. Café Society December 19, 2018 at 3:55 AM #

    Being new here I’m not sure why you’re reading Henry VIII, but have you thought about listening to it instead? Shakespeare (and Fletcher in this case) intended his words to be heard rather than read and they can often make so much more sense when spoken by an actor who understands the rhythm.

    My post can be found at https://cafesociety956.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/wwwednesday-december-19th-2018/

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:35 PM #

      I’ve listened to them before and I found it hard to tell the characters apart because the voices melded together. I’ll see which I prefer after I finish this one. Happy Wednesday!

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  7. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog December 19, 2018 at 4:40 AM #

    Sometimes lots of characters can be confusing when listening instead of reading books. Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/www-wednesdays-19-12-18/

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:38 PM #

      Yes, it’s a lot easier for me to read some big books. Happy reading!

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  8. Lola December 19, 2018 at 5:03 AM #

    Hope your enjoying your reads! My reads: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/www-wednesday-19-december-2018/

    Happy Humpday!

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  9. Margaret December 19, 2018 at 5:10 AM #

    I often find I’m coming across characters and wondering who they are and how they fit in!

    Here’s my WWW post – https://booksplease.org/2018/12/19/www-wednesday-19-december-2018/

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:39 PM #

      I might have figured it out but only partially. Happy reading!

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  10. Whispering Stories December 19, 2018 at 5:11 AM #

    Another list of great books. I do like the look of Before the Fall. Happy reading and have a wonderful Christmas. X https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-19th-december-2018/

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:39 PM #

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to starting that one. Happy reading!

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  11. The Gal Herself December 19, 2018 at 8:12 AM #

    I’m going to check out your review of Brainiac.

    Here’s my WWW. I’ve got a biography and a mystery with a Christmas setting.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/12/wwwwednesday_18.html

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:41 PM #

      Thanks, I hope you like it. Happy reading!

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  12. alilovesbooks December 19, 2018 at 8:50 AM #

    It’s so difficult to find time for reading at this time of the year but it sounds like you’re managing to squeeze lots in. I don’t think I could bake and listen to an audio, baking takes too much concentration from me and I’d miss big chunks.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/www-wednesday-19th-december-2018/

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:41 PM #

      It’s great during mixing or scooping haha. Happy reading!

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  13. Ryan December 19, 2018 at 9:36 AM #

    Your problem with The Gilded Hour is one of the reasons I’m hesitant about audiobooks. If it’s audio I can rarely just sit and listen, I usually want to be doing something else at the same time. This is fine for podcasts, but I feel like I’d lose my way too easily with a book and constantly need to backtrack.

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2018/12/19/www-wednesday-december-19-2018/

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:42 PM #

      I’m having that issue with People of the Book, too. I want to go back and check if a name matches a part I’m reading now but I can’t. Happy reading!

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  14. Denise @ Life With No Plot December 19, 2018 at 9:44 AM #

    I haven’t heard of any of the books you mentioned, but I do hope you are enjoying them!

    Here’s my WWW post for the week: https://lifewithnoplot.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/www-wednesday-12-19-18/

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:42 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  15. sarahrmorrison December 19, 2018 at 9:45 AM #

    Smart man indeed! I listen to audiobooks but mostly nonfiction because of the characters. Most fiction is character driven and most nonfiction is not. An exception is that I recently listened to Killers of the Flower Moon on audio, which has a lot of characters in it. That made it slightly difficult. Hope you have a wonderful time with family! https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/www-wednesdays-december-19-2018/

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:44 PM #

      Thank you! I think your point about non fiction is a great point I haven’t thought about. Thanks for that insight! Happy reading.

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  16. Leslie December 19, 2018 at 9:51 AM #

    I’ve read Before the Fall and really liked it. The only thing… I didn’t know what it was about. It was a random pickup, when it came out. I was flying on a plan when I was reading it.. not the best move. HAHA! Enjoy!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/w-w-w-wednesday-12-19/

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:44 PM #

      I don’t know what it’s about but I’ll be in a car, am I good? Happy reading!

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      • Leslie December 20, 2018 at 11:04 AM #

        haha! Yes, it’s about a plane crash. You are good!

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      • Sam December 20, 2018 at 12:57 PM #

        Phew! Glad I didn’t take it to Florida with me after all. Happy reading!

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  17. dez | the fun in reading books December 19, 2018 at 11:18 AM #

    I have some weeks I don’t finish a single book but I make sure to make up for it in the following week. Hehe. Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/ww-wednesday-december-19-2018/
    Happy rreading! 🙂

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:45 PM #

      I’m hoping I’ll make up for it! Happy reading.

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  18. Michal Lynn December 19, 2018 at 12:57 PM #

    I always tell myself that I’ll read a book about writing, like Bird By Bird or This Year You Write Your Novel and end up reading fiction instead…must change this!

    My WWW: https://mlvreads.blogspot.com/2018/12/www-wednesday-121918.html

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:46 PM #

      I have to force it, too. Good luck!

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  19. anovelglimpse December 19, 2018 at 2:02 PM #

    I love that you’re listening together in the car. I wish I could get my husband to do that with me!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:46 PM #

      We’ll see how far we get. We often end up talking so long we don’t listen to much. Happy reading!

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  20. Yvo December 19, 2018 at 2:03 PM #

    I hope you are enjoying your current reads! Have a wonderful week and happy reading. Here’s my WWW.

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  21. Emily Wrayburn December 19, 2018 at 2:47 PM #

    That’s my one gripe about audio books. If you forget something, you can’t just flick back to check where someone came from or what they said. I still love them, though.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam December 19, 2018 at 9:47 PM #

      Same. I’m tempted to get a physical copy of People of the Book to check a few things out, though. Happy reading!

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  22. mimireads88 December 19, 2018 at 3:37 PM #

    Looks great!

    Here’s my WWW: https://mimireads88.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/www-wednesday-19-december-2018/

    Liked by 1 person

  23. doriesreadingcorner December 20, 2018 at 1:06 AM #

    I’m a little late this week, but here’s my WWW Wednesday post. 🙂

    https://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/12/20/www-wednesday-december-20th-2018/

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    • Sam December 20, 2018 at 10:41 AM #

      Late comers are always welcome! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  24. MarinaSofia December 20, 2018 at 4:44 AM #

    Hope you have a very enjoyable holiday season, with a good selection of books to keep you going! I’m surprised there’s not pingback from my site to yours for yesterday though! Anyway, here is my WWWednesday: https://findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/wwwednesday-19-december-2018/

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    • Sam December 20, 2018 at 10:43 AM #

      I see a link on your post to my homepage, not this post. Did you change it? Happy reading!

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  25. the Widow December 20, 2018 at 8:49 PM #

    Nice choices! I followed your lead and made my own here: https://widowwatson.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/www-wednesday-dec-19-2018/

    🙂

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    • Sam December 22, 2018 at 8:57 AM #

      Great, happy reading!

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