WWW Wednesday, 9-January-2019

9 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’m moving steadily through The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan and I’m on the third disc now. That doesn’t feel that great when I look at how long this book is, though! I hope I can renew this one a few times.
My husband and I have split our listening to Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. He’s on his own now and I’m heading through by myself as well. I’m still enjoying it and I’m curious what kind of conclusions will come from this book.
I started a new ebook, Origin by Dan Brown. I’ve read and moderately enjoyed the other Langdon books in this series so I’m excited to see what else he can discover and defeat. I expect I’m in this for the long haul.
I’ve only just started Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan, my Spanish read for the year. No word yet on how I feel about it, I’m less than a chapter in!

Recently finished: I’m sad to have finished Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson because I enjoyed it so much. This book made household chores and working out so much better. Lawson talks about mental illness in a very real way but also with humor and love. I love her books and I hope there are more to come.
I finished Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott Sunday night. I would have finished it sooner if I hadn’t been sick and too tired to read. I wish I could have squeezed it into last year, but it’s still a solid book finished.

I wrote reviews, too! Well, one, which I’m considering a major win since I’m rather far behind. I posted a review of Sara Donati’s The Gilded Hour. I didn’t like it in the ending as much as I did at the beginning. I’m having mixed feelings about it now because I’ve heard this is the first in a series, not a stand-alone book. That changes how I felt about a lot of things being left unfinished. I’m going to stick with my original rating, though, of Three out of Five stars.

Reading Next: I know I’m a bit late on this one, but I’m going to listen to Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple next. This one had such hype a few years ago and I’d like to read it before it becomes the movie it’s likely to be. Unless that’s already announced. Then it’s very likely to happen.


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Have any opinions on these choices?

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74 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 9-January-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow January 9, 2019 at 1:53 AM #

    Where’d You Go, Bernadette was a good one. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 6:13 AM #

      Glad you liked it! I’ve got it downloaded and waiting for me. Happy reading!

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  2. Louise January 9, 2019 at 2:52 AM #

    Where’d You Go, Bernadette looks cute!

    https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/wow-the-cerulean/

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  3. whatcathyreadnext January 9, 2019 at 4:09 AM #

    I found your review of The Gilded Hour really interesting, particularly the points you made about the lack of character development and your disappointment at the ending. One of the books I’m reading (or to be precise, listening to) at the moment, The Turn of Midnight, is the second in a series. However I remember being disappointed at the end of the first book because I hadn’t realised it WAS going to be a series and it left a lot of things up in the air.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesdays-9th-january-19/

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 6:15 AM #

      I’m hearing that The Gilded Hour is the first in a series now so maybe that will all be solved. I wish I’d known that going into it. I think I would have expected something different out of it with that knowledge. Happy reading!

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  4. ✩ Ashley ✩ January 9, 2019 at 4:23 AM #

    Trying this meme for the first time! (Newbie book blogger, and loving it!!)

    https://bubblybooknerd.com/www-wednesday-1-9-2019/

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    • Sam January 11, 2019 at 2:37 PM #

      Sorry for the delay, this got caught up in my spam filter. Glad to have you join the meme. Your comment should be approved right away next week. Happy reading!

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  5. Emily Wrayburn January 9, 2019 at 4:33 AM #

    I know a lot of people have really enjoyed Origin so I hope you do, too! I’m listening to a long audio book at the moment, too, so I hear you on feeling like discc 3 isn’t much progress overall.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 6:28 AM #

      Long audiobooks can be so discouraging lol. Good luck making it through yours. Happy reading!

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  6. Whispering Stories January 9, 2019 at 5:27 AM #

    Great choices. I don’t read self-help books but I love the cover of Furiously Happy, it certainly made me smile. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-9th-january-2019/

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 6:29 AM #

      It’s more of a memoir than self help. It’s all about Lawson’s journey. She does impart some advise but I’d say it’s 80% stories of what she’s experienced. Happy reading!

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  7. Lola January 9, 2019 at 5:37 AM #

    The cover for Furiously Happy makes me smile! 🙂
    My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesdays-9-january-2019/

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 6:30 AM #

      It’s sitting on my desk now and I can’t help but smile. Happy reading!

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  8. alilovesbooks January 9, 2019 at 6:17 AM #

    I used to love Dan Brown and read everything he wrote but I started to find them all becoming a bit samey so haven’t picked up any of them in years. Will be interested to see how you find it. I’ve also considered Will Grayson, Will Grayson but was put off by the author. I’m not a fan of John Green. I hadn’t realised David Levithan was a co writer, that encourages me to give it a go.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesday-9th-january-2019/

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 6:31 AM #

      I’ve read all of Brown’s books but it’s very spaced out. The last one I read was more than five years ago. I think that helps me enjoy them more. Happy reading!

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  9. Angela January 9, 2019 at 6:32 AM #

    Bird by bird is one of my all time favorites. I’ve reread it at least three times and it’s one of those rare books that I’ve underlined things and written notes in the margin. I’m intrigued by Furiously Happy! Is it a memoir/self help or a novel?

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 6:59 AM #

      I can see why you’ve revisited it so often! Furiously Happy is more of a memoir than self help. I’d say it’s about 80% memoir and the rest is advise, but it feels more like a memoir. Happy reading!

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  10. Cathy746books January 9, 2019 at 7:11 AM #

    I loved Bernadette! Hope you do too.

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 7:14 AM #

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

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  11. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog January 9, 2019 at 8:25 AM #

    I keep seeing great reviews for Furiously Happy and the fact that you’re sad that you finished it is making me even more curious about it.. Here’s my link for this week https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesdays-09-01-19/

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  12. Leslie January 9, 2019 at 8:41 AM #

    I really enjoyed Where’d You Go, Bernadette! Happy Reading!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/w-w-w-wednesday-1-9/

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  13. Denise @ Life With No Plot January 9, 2019 at 9:17 AM #

    Dan Brown is a bit hit and miss for me. He is a good writer and his books are always fun and interesting, but they get a bit too formulaic after a while. Loved Furiously Happy – Jenny Lawson is a treasure. Reading her books have now gotten me hooked on The Bloggess. I check it every day now.

    Here’s my post: https://lifewithnoplot.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesday-1-9-19/

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 11:18 AM #

      It’s been a few years since I read Brown so I’m less worried about the formula. I haven’t checked Lawson’s site in a while but it’s always good for a laugh. Happy reading!

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  14. Ryan January 9, 2019 at 9:24 AM #

    A strong for the first week and a bit of the year. And here I am happy I’ve finished just one book so far lol Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesday-january-9-2019/

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 11:19 AM #

      One is a good start! I’ll probably slow down from here. Happy reading!

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  15. Stephanie January 9, 2019 at 9:29 AM #

    Bernadette was a great audiobook! I rarely listen to them, but that was a winner. I really enjoy Dan Brown and have had Origin waiting forever to be read. It’s on my list to read this year (trying to read more of my own books and less ARCs). Enjoy! Here’s my WWW post https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesday-january-09-2019/
    Happy Reading!

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 11:19 AM #

      Glad to hear someone else enjoys a good audiobook! I hope you can get to Origin soon. Happy reading!

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      • Stephanie January 9, 2019 at 12:22 PM #

        I definitely do..a great narrator makes a world of difference! I hope so too after I get all these ARCs that I have read; then it’s time for “me” books! Thanks, you too!

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  16. Colleen's Conclusions January 9, 2019 at 11:05 AM #

    I haven’t read most of yours! Hope you like the books you are reading. I did one of these again for the first time in forever! https://colleensconclusions.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesday-january-9-2019/

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 11:20 AM #

      Welcome back! I hope you find something to spark your interest. Happy reading!

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      • Colleen's Conclusions January 9, 2019 at 11:24 AM #

        Thank you! 😀 I hope your holiday season went well! I was on a hiatus during pretty much the whole season.

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      • Sam January 9, 2019 at 5:11 PM #

        Understandable. It was a rough go. Happy reading!

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  17. Sheri January 9, 2019 at 11:50 AM #

    Happy New Year!!! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. I’m back….https://wordpress.com/post/tvaddictedbookworm.com/15584

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  18. silverbuttonbooks January 9, 2019 at 11:57 AM #

    I felt the same about Furiously Happy – it was such a great audiobook! I hope you enjoy Where’d you go Bernadette. That author has such a way with writing real women. Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesday-january-9-2019/

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 5:13 PM #

      I’m really excited to start it with all this positive feedback. Happy reading!

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  19. anovelglimpse January 9, 2019 at 12:01 PM #

    Bernadette was so fun! I hope you love it!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 5:13 PM #

      Thanks, I’m excited to start. Happy reading!

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  20. Mini January 9, 2019 at 12:11 PM #

    Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple seems interesting. The cover is also very pretty. My WWW is:
    https://bookandcorner.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesday-9-jan-2019

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 5:13 PM #

      So many people are saying good things and getting me excited. Happy reading!

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  21. Victoria @ The Contented Reader January 9, 2019 at 12:17 PM #

    What an awesome list of books! Here’s mine this week: https://thecontentedreader.ca/2019/01/09/www-wednesday-january-9th-2019/

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  22. Jolie January 9, 2019 at 12:22 PM #

    I might check out Bernadette. Here’s mine:https://readwithme2018.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesday-january-9th-2019/

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 5:14 PM #

      I’ll let everyone know how it’s going next week. Happy reading!

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  23. JoBeth @ Blue Binding January 9, 2019 at 12:30 PM #

    Where’d You Go, Bernadette, sounds good, and I think there is a movie coming out!

    Here’s my WWW: https://bluebinding.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesday-january-9-2019/

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 5:14 PM #

      Awesome! Glad I’ll get to it before the film. Happy reading!

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  24. bookswithkeri January 9, 2019 at 1:07 PM #

    Furiously Happy’s cover looks amazing haha I hope your reading for the beginning of the year stays positivity!! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post for this month: https://bookswithkeri.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesday-january-9th-2019/

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 5:15 PM #

      I’m trying to set that in motion. Happy reading!

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  25. Cris January 9, 2019 at 4:37 PM #

    Great list! I think the only one I’ve read is Bernadette and I remember enjoying it.

    Here’s my list for the week: http://thebiblioblonde.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesday-1-9-2019/

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 5:15 PM #

      Glad to hear it. Happy reading!

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  26. Yvo January 9, 2019 at 7:40 PM #

    I’m happy to hear you enjoyed Furiously Happy! And you have reminded me I need to read Origin at some point… I hope you will enjoy your books and happy reading!

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 9:12 PM #

      Thank you! Origin is my last Dan Brown. Happy reading!

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  27. samslifeinbooks January 9, 2019 at 7:42 PM #

    Better late than never! Here is my WWW Wednesday – https://samslifeinbooks.wordpress.com/2019/01/10/www-wednesday-january-9-2019/

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  28. Meeghan reads January 9, 2019 at 8:07 PM #

    Some great books!! This was my post this week: https://meeghanw.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/www-wednesday-9-jan-2019/

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  29. Rae Longest January 9, 2019 at 8:59 PM #

    HATED Bernadette…and it looks like I was the only one who did. LOL Liked Valley of Amazement, which was good, but not Tan’s best. Will Grayson, Will Grayson was far from Green’s best as well. It’ll be interesting to see if we agree.

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    • Sam January 9, 2019 at 9:14 PM #

      I’ve only read The Joy Luck Club by Tan before and liked it a lot. I’ve learned that John Green does not always do it for me so I’m going into this one with some skepticism. Happy reading!

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  30. Michelle January 10, 2019 at 2:40 AM #

    Oooh – I’ve been wanting to read Bernadette too! I ALWAYS ADD SO MANY BOOKS TO MY TBR FROM READING YOUR WWW WEDNESDAYS AHHHH.
    Anyway, it’s a little late, but here’s mine: https://michellewong90.wordpress.com/2019/01/10/www-wednesday-01-09-19/ It feels so good to be blogging (and reading) again!

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    • Sam January 10, 2019 at 7:04 AM #

      Lol, it’s the blessing and curse of WWW Wednesday! Enjoy. Happy reading!

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  31. thechroniclesofabookworm January 10, 2019 at 11:02 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about Where’d You Go, Bernadette, I need to check it out! here is my one day late WWW WEDNESDAY https://thechroniclesofabookworm.wordpress.com/2019/01/10/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam January 10, 2019 at 11:47 AM #

      Always welcomed late. Happy reading!

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