WWW Wednesday, 23-January-2019

23 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 at about 1/3 of the way done with The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan. I’m starting to enjoy it a bit more, but this one overall isn’t on a topic I’m enjoying much. That’s what I get for not reading blurbs and blindly buying books by authors I’ve heard positive reviews of or have read one book by. Oh well.
I’m surprised how much of Origin by Dan Brown I’ve been able to read through. My lunch breaks are becoming very productive! Maybe this won’t take me the five months I originally predicted. I’m still less than a third through it, but that’s much faster than I would have predicted.
I’m going to have to stick with YA books for my Spanish annual read because it’s going really well with Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. I’m following the plot and I’m already over 100 pages in and I can’t wait to read some more tonight! I might actually finish this one in a reasonable amount of time. Shock!
I’m trying to power through Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple so I can start a book club pick. It’s easy with a book that’s so enjoyable. I like the diary/email/letter format this one follows and it keeps me pressing forward to learn what happens next.

Recently finished: Nothing new finished but I got some book reviews written so I can catch up! Last week I reviewed Before the Fall by Noah Hawley in anticipating of my book club meeting. I really enjoyed this book and my book club loved it, too. Four out of Five Stars.
I also got the review written for my first book of the year, Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. This was a great laugh and I really comforting read. Lawson’s humor and resilience are amazing. Four out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: Both of my book clubs are reading Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani in anticipation of her visiting the area. I found an eaudiobook copy so I’ll start this as soon as I finish Bernadette. It looks like it will help me knock out another time period to be sure.


Leave a comment with your link and 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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62 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 23-January-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow January 23, 2019 at 2:02 AM #

    I enjoy Adriana Trigiani’s books, so Kiss Carlo looks good to me. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 9:27 AM #

      Glad to hear good things. I hope I can start it soon. Happy reading!

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  2. Emily Wrayburn January 23, 2019 at 2:34 AM #

    I’ve had Where’d You Go, Bernadette? on my TBR for such a long time!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 4:58 PM #

      As have I. I’m glad to finally be enjoying it. Happy reading!

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  3. Louise January 23, 2019 at 3:21 AM #

    I’ve had Will Grayson Will Grayson on my TBR for a while. Hope you’re enjoying them all.
    https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/wow-the-past-and-other-things-that-should-stay-buried/

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 4:59 PM #

      That one’s really fun and I look forward to it each night. Happy reading!

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  4. whatcathyreadnext January 23, 2019 at 6:10 AM #

    I really enjoyed reading your review of Furiously Happy. Great to start the year with a book you liked. And I was interested to see your write-up of your book club’s discussion of Before The Fall although, as I have The book in my TBR pile, I had to skim it 😁

    Here’s my WWW link:
    https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesdays-23rd-january-19/

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 4:59 PM #

      I hope it didn’t ruin anything! The group enjoyed that one as did I. Happy reading!

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  5. Whispering Stories January 23, 2019 at 6:31 AM #

    Great choices, glad to see Dan Brown’s book is going well. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-23rd-january-2019/

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM #

      I’m hoping for more lunch reading time tomorrow. Happy reading!

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  6. Lola January 23, 2019 at 6:41 AM #

    I have found Dan Brown books very readeable, as in they read away quickly!

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM #

      Very true! I enjoy flying through a book from time to time. Happy reading!

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  7. Meeghan reads January 23, 2019 at 6:46 AM #

    Is Origin good?? This is my post this week: https://meeghanw.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesday-23-january-2019/

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 5:01 PM #

      I’m liking it so far. I enjoyed the previous books on the series, especially Inferno. Happy reading!

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  8. WordsAndPeace January 23, 2019 at 8:49 AM #

    enjoy! I’m familiar with many names here, but have never read them. y post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesday-january-23/

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 5:01 PM #

      I hope you find something new to enjoy. Happy reading!

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  9. J R Lynn January 23, 2019 at 9:40 AM #

    Furiously Happy sounds like it’s going to be sooo much fun! My WWW.

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 5:02 PM #

      It was a blast, I really enjoyed reading it and reviewing it. Happy reading!

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  10. Denise @ Life With No Plot January 23, 2019 at 9:41 AM #

    Where’d You Go, Bernadette has always looked good to me. I used to see people reading it on the train a while back. It’s on my TBR, but not sure when I’ll get to it.

    My WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesday-1-23-19/

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 5:02 PM #

      It’s taken me a while to get to it and I’m glad I’m finally finding time for it. Happy reading!

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  11. Ambi January 23, 2019 at 9:41 AM #

    Ooh I look forward to reading Origin someday… Enjoy!

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesday-23-1-19/#more-7166

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 5:03 PM #

      It took me a while as well haha. I wouldn’t be surprised if the next book in the series was already out. Happy reading!

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  12. sarahrmorrison January 23, 2019 at 9:56 AM #

    I loved “Furiously Happy”! I listened to the audiobook, and occasionally replayed sections for my husband. I actually thought “Origin” was better than a few of the other Dan Brown books. https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesdays-january-23-2019/

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 7:50 PM #

      The audiobook was such a joy, I’m glad I experienced it that way. Happy reading!

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  13. silverbuttonbooks January 23, 2019 at 9:56 AM #

    Bernadette and Furiously Happy are both books that I really enjoyed! If you find yourself really enjoying all of Bernadette, Semple’s second book is just as good. I also really enjoyed the audiobook version. Have a great week! Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesday-january-23-2019/

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 7:51 PM #

      Glad to hear her next was fun, too! I’m liking this format a lot. Happy reading!

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  14. La Femme Livresque | A Reader To Whatever End January 23, 2019 at 10:22 AM #

    I might just add Where’d You Go, Bernadette? to my wish list..🙂 Here’s my WWW Wednesday post:
    https://areadertowhateverend.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesday-23rd-jan-2019/

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 7:51 PM #

      From where I am, I’d recommend it. Happy reading!

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  15. anovelglimpse January 23, 2019 at 11:03 AM #

    Kiss Carlo looks like a book right up my alley. I’m going to have to check it out. I might want to listen, too!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 7:52 PM #

      I’ll have a lot of posts about it in the coming months! Happy reading.

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  16. Jolie January 23, 2019 at 11:40 AM #

    I haven’t read Dan Brown in a while. Going to have to go and read his books again. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesday-january-23rd-2019

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 7:52 PM #

      I hope you can enjoy them again. Happy reading!

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  17. Sheri January 23, 2019 at 12:05 PM #

    Good luck with all your reading https://wordpress.com/post/tvaddictedbookworm.com/15651

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  18. Zoé O'Farrell January 23, 2019 at 12:48 PM #

    I need to catch up with the Dan Brown books as I do love them! Here is my WWW http://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/www-wednesdays-23th-janaury-2019-www

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 7:52 PM #

      It’s taken me a while to catch up again. Happy reading!

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      • Zoé O'Farrell January 24, 2019 at 9:15 AM #

        Yeah they aren’t books you can read quickly are they lol. You too!!

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  19. Ryan January 23, 2019 at 1:37 PM #

    Oops! Running late again this week. I’m on a nighttime schedule and I bungled it a bit last night.

    It’s always great when you get through a big book faster than you anticipated, as you are with Origin. I hope I get the same luck with Fire & Blood. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesday-january-23-2019/

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 7:53 PM #

      Good luck reading fast! We have to appreciate it when it comes. Happy reading!

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  20. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog January 23, 2019 at 1:39 PM #

    I can never choose a book without reading the blurb, that’s very brave! Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesdays-23-01-19/

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 7:53 PM #

      It forces me to rely heavily on recommendations. Happy reading!

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  21. Stephanie January 23, 2019 at 1:52 PM #

    I’m glad you’re enjoying Origin; I’ve had the audiobook forever and wonder how it would be on audio–I guess there’s only one way to find out! I do love Dan Brown’s books though. Here’s my WWW post: https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesday-january-23-2019/ Happy reading and have a great week!

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 7:54 PM #

      Is it a narrator who has done his books before? I like when they’re consistent. Happy reading!

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      • Stephanie January 23, 2019 at 8:01 PM #

        I honestly have no idea since I read the previous ones. This will be a 1st listening to one of his on audio! I do too, so I hope this narrator is a good one! Thank you, you too!

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  22. Rae Longest January 23, 2019 at 3:39 PM #

    Am currently reading some of the books you are currently reading; read Tan’s Valley some time ago; thought Will Grayson was ok, but only ok; Hated Bernadette; and haven’t read the others. Will post my WWW Wednesday on https://powerfulwomenreaders.wordpress.com tonight.

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 7:56 PM #

      I’m not sure how I’d feel about Bernadette if I wasn’t listening to the audio. It’s amazing. Happy reading!

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  23. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover January 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM #

    I’ve actually never read any Dan Brown, but I hear so much about it that I feel like it should, haha!

    Here is my post:
    https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesday-1-23-19/

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 7:57 PM #

      He’s had a lot of popular books. It’s not a genre I read a lot but I do enjoy the occasional treat. Happy reading!

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  24. Abby @ Novel Buzz January 23, 2019 at 6:31 PM #

    I’ve been meaning to read a book by Dan Brown ever since I saw the Da Vinci Code with Tom Hanks. I hope you’re enjoying it!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://novelbuzz.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam January 23, 2019 at 7:57 PM #

      I am. This book has the same protagonist that Hanks plays. Happy Wednesday!

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  25. mimich42 January 24, 2019 at 2:23 PM #

    https://wordpress.com/post/bookishmimich.wordpress.com/88

    It’s late but it’s done.

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