WWW Wednesday, 2-January-2019

2 Jan

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 been moving slowly through Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott because of the holidays. With no work, my days are much less structured and I’m not getting anything done. Oh well. This has wonderfully short chapters that make it far too easy to put down and take a nap.
Without work, I’m not driving much so The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan has been slow to start. I’m still on the first disk and I know I’ll get into it soon but I’m enjoying the exposition and not rushing it for now.
Bad weather means more indoor workouts and that’s helping me move through Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson quickly. I’m also getting an added ab workout by listening to this while doing other things. It’s kind of wonderful.
My husband and I started Before the Fall by Noah Hawley on the 26th and we made some pretty good progress driving to and from Christmas. I don’t know how much more of it we’ll listen to together before we go our separate ways, but we’re enjoying it for now.

Recently finished: I pushed through and finished Henry VIII by William Shakespeare so I could wrap up my 2018 When Are You Reading? Challenge. I’m so glad I’m done! I’m also glad I rearranged the time periods so I don’t have to squeeze in a late Shakespeare in December to finish it again. It was interesting to get yet another take on the Henry VIII/Katherine of Aragon/Anne Boleyn time. I read a lot about that period already.

No reviews this week though I owe you a few. I’ll work on them and get them out to you next week, promise!

Reading Next: I’ll start my annual Spanish read as soon as I finish Lamott. It’s going to be Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. I bought a Spanish copy last summer when I visited Powell’s and I’m so excited to finally read it!


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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61 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 2-January-2019”

  1. Rachael January 2, 2019 at 1:53 AM #

    It’s years since I’ve read anything by Amy Tan – I’ll be interested to see what you think of The Valley of Amazement.
    My WWW Wednesday is here https://bellisdoesbooks.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-2-1-19/
    Happy New Year!

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 7:35 AM #

      I read/listened to The Joy Luck Club last year and liked it so I’m optimistic about this one. Happy reading!

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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow January 2, 2019 at 1:55 AM #

    I haven’t read Amy Tan in a long while, either; time to try her again? Enjoy. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:27 PM #

      I enjoyed her this summer so I’m looking forward to more. Happy reading!

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  3. Lola January 2, 2019 at 5:35 AM #

    I have been reading much less in the last couple of weeks as well. Lots of family time = much less time to read! My WWW: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-2-january-2019/

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:27 PM #

      So true! And less active time compounds the problem. Happy reading!

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  4. Whispering Stories January 2, 2019 at 5:55 AM #

    I’ve only read Bird by Bird but that was a long time ago. Before the Fall sounds good. Here’s my www – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-2nd-january-2019/

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:28 PM #

      I like Bird a lot. I hope to finish it soon. Happy reading!

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  5. Gee Jen January 2, 2019 at 6:15 AM #

    I really want to read Jenny Lawson’s book…one day. Sounds like you are enjoying your holidays 🙂
    My WWW
    Currently Reading: Australian Politics for Dummies (it’s election year!)
    Recently Finished: Rising Strong by Brene Brown, fx I write up my notes from it, some great learning definitely worth trying to integrate into life
    Reading Next: The Art of Taxidermy (for bookclub)
    Happy Reading

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:29 PM #

      I like listening to Lawson read her own story. She’s a riot. Taxidermy is right up her alley lol. Happy reading!

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  6. Louise January 2, 2019 at 6:36 AM #

    I’ve ben intrigued by Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I hope you enjoy it. Wishing you all the best for the new year!

    Mine is here: https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/wow-death-prefers-blondes/

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:30 PM #

      Thank you. I’m trying to finish all the John Green. Happy reading!

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  7. whatcathyreadnext January 2, 2019 at 7:00 AM #

    Congratulations on completing the When Are You Reading Challenge. The host will be pleased. Oh, that’s you LOL.

    I’ve got reviews to catch up on as well. It’s difficult to find quiet time for writing them over the festive period.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesdays-2nd-january-19/

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:31 PM #

      I also finished a lot right before the holidays which made the problem even worse. Happy reading!

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  8. Teri Polen January 2, 2019 at 8:17 AM #

    I’ve never been much for history, but Henry VIII has always fascinated me. Just don’t think I could read Shakespeare again, lol. https://teripolen.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-19/

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:31 PM #

      It wasn’t as bad as I thought, really. Happy reading!

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  9. Ryan January 2, 2019 at 8:42 AM #

    I’m seeing Furiously Happy pop up on a few blogs lately. It sounds right up my alley. I really ought to check it out too. Happy New Year!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-january-2-2019/

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:32 PM #

      She has another book that I loved as well, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Both are great. Happy reading!

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  10. Maria January 2, 2019 at 9:06 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about Furiously Happy ever since it came out. It has been in my TBR for so long now.🙃

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday.❤ https://adaughterofparchmentandpaper.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-010219/

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:32 PM #

      Same! I’m glad to finally read it. Happy reading!

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      • Maria January 3, 2019 at 12:20 AM #

        I’m looking forward to your review. It might encourage me more to read it.❤️

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  11. silverbuttonbooks January 2, 2019 at 9:24 AM #

    I adored Furiously Happy!!! It was such an amazing audiobook, I hope you continue to enjoy it! Happy New Year! Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-january-2-2019/

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  12. J R Lynn January 2, 2019 at 10:12 AM #

    Lol, reviews are so hard to catch up with. My WWW post.

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:33 PM #

      Amen! It’s my goal this weekend, though. Happy reading!

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  13. stephaniereadsweb January 2, 2019 at 10:50 AM #

    Don’t worry if you haven’t got anything done. Christmas week is the only holiday you can get away with doing nothing. Rest and have fun is what it’s all about. I hope you and your husband get to finish Before the Fall together.
    https://stephaniereadsweb.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-2-1-2019/

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:36 PM #

      Thanks! Though it’s not looking promising… Happy reading!

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  14. Denise @ Life With No Plot January 2, 2019 at 11:22 AM #

    Happy New Year! I absolutely loved Furiously Happy and hope you are enjoying it. Also, hope you really like Will Grayson, Will Grayson – that was a favorite of mine.

    My post: https://lifewithnoplot.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-1-2-19/

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:36 PM #

      Sounds like I’m starting the year off right. Happy reading!

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  15. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog January 2, 2019 at 12:06 PM #

    Yay for finishing the challenge in time! Here’s my link: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesdays-02-01-19/

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:36 PM #

      Thanks, it was a close one. Happy reading!

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  16. Jolie January 2, 2019 at 12:06 PM #

    The cover of Furiously Happy makes me smile every time I see it. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-january-2nd-2019/

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 12:37 PM #

      That’s the point lol. It’s a great choice. Happy reading!

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  17. The Bibliovert January 2, 2019 at 12:51 PM #

    This is my first time participating! Here is a link to my post. https://wp.me/p9Ui7S-dL

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 1:25 PM #

      Awesome, so glad you’re joining. Happy Wednesday!

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  18. Emily Wrayburn January 2, 2019 at 2:18 PM #

    I love the cover of Furiously Happy!

    Here’s my WWW this week.

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    • silverbuttonbooks January 2, 2019 at 2:39 PM #

      That cover was why I picked it up as well and that is a picture of her taxidemied raccoon Rory. How much does that make you want to read this book?!?

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 2:40 PM #

      Same! It’s designed to make you smile lol. Happy reading!

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  19. Renee January 2, 2019 at 3:20 PM #

    I’m eager to hear your thoughts on Before the Fall! Here’s my WWW post! 🙂 littlereaderontheprairie.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-january-2/

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 3:42 PM #

      I’m excited to listen to more of it soon. Happy reading!

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  20. anovelglimpse January 2, 2019 at 3:57 PM #

    Reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson in Spanish is so cool!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 5:26 PM #

      Haha, thanks! I’m excited to read it at all. Happy reading!

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  21. Meeghan reads January 2, 2019 at 6:41 PM #

    Oh I loved Furiously Happy! This was my post this week: https://meeghanw.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-2-jan-2019/

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  22. Kim January 2, 2019 at 8:45 PM #

    Mine is up at https://reads.kim/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam January 2, 2019 at 8:53 PM #

      Happy Wednesday!

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  23. Jessie January 2, 2019 at 9:41 PM #

    Before the Fall has been sitting on my Kindle for a while now, so I’m glad to hear you’ve been enjoying it so far. It does seem like it would make for an entertaining audiobook.

    Here’s my WWW post this week: https://dwellinpossibilityblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-1-2-19/

    Happy 2019!

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    • Sam January 3, 2019 at 7:13 AM #

      The narrator has been good and there are enough secrets to keep me entertained. Happy reading!

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  24. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover January 2, 2019 at 10:10 PM #

    I have been wanting to read Furiously Happy! I’ve heard such good things!

    Here is my post: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-1-2-18/

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    • Sam January 3, 2019 at 7:14 AM #

      She’s a great writer and very funny. Listening or reading in public can be dangerous lol. Happy reading!

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  25. Ijeoma January 2, 2019 at 11:28 PM #

    I’m so glad I found out about this just yesterday! Thanks to The Secret Library Book Blog 🙂

    I’ve only ever watched Amy Tan movies, but I’ve enjoyed them, I think it’s time I actually read one of her books before it gets to the silver screen 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://justhalfanhour.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-january-2nd-2019/

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    • Sam January 3, 2019 at 7:15 AM #

      Glad you joined in! I hadn’t seen any of the movies but I’ll watch them after reading the book first. Happy reading!

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  26. Nori January 3, 2019 at 9:53 AM #

    I’m a day late for this but here’s my WWW for this week: https://samannelizabeth.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/www-wednesday-2-january-2019/#comments

    Happy Thursday! 🙂

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