WWW Wednesday, 30-January-2019

30 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 made it to the halfway point of The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan. I think I got here quicker than expected so I’m happy with that! It’s still rather slow going because I’m not driving as much, but the book’s moved to a point in the main character’s life that I’m enjoying a lot more. I don’t mind the long drives so much right now!
I’m still making my way through Origin by Dan Brown. I haven’t had as many chances to read during lunch as I would like this past week so I’ll keep my fingers crossed for some more opportunities in the coming week. I’m still liking this one a lot!
My progress through Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan is still impressing me! This book is really enjoyable and the two plot lines have finally intertwined and it’s fun to see what the characters think of each other now that they’ve met.
I was finally able to start Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani. I’m not too far into it yet, so I can’t say quite what I think of it. It’s not what I expected from the cover, at least not yet. I think it may be going somewhere I don’t expect.

Recently finished: I finished Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple in what feels like record time. I really enjoyed this one and I’m glad I finally read it! Worth the wait and I highly recommend the audio! I posted my review yesterday so please go take a look. I gave it Five out of Five Stars.

My review for Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird went up on Thursday. This one is a staple in writing circles. I gave it Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I’ll have some time to pull a book off my TBR instead of worrying about book club selections for a while! I’m going to go ahead and read Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson. Thompson was one of the first bloggers I followed when I started blogging and I’m honored to have a signed copy of her book. I’m also embarrassed it took me so long to get to it! Better late than never?


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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70 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 30-January-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow January 30, 2019 at 1:58 AM #

    Enjoy your books; I’m curious about Minutes Before Sunset. Here’s
    MY WWW POST

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 12:16 PM #

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

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  2. Meeghan reads January 30, 2019 at 2:38 AM #

    I’m so impressed you’re still going with Will Grayson, will grayson in another language!! My post for this week: https://meeghanw.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesday-30-jan-2019/

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 12:16 PM #

      It’s going really well. I think I’ll be finished in a week or two. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. jenchaos76 January 30, 2019 at 3:08 AM #

    Don’t feel bad about books. I only recently read an author request that was asked of me in November. Oops. Well. I’m glad I did, I felt bad about it.

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 12:17 PM #

      It wasn’t an ARC when I got it so I feel a little less bad haha. Happy reading!

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  4. Emily Wrayburn January 30, 2019 at 3:12 AM #

    I’ve never read anyting other than excerpts from John Green’s books because I haven’t been sure I’d like his style. Maybe Will Grayson, Will Grayson would be a good gateway book since it has a co-author… Glad you’re enjoying it, anyway!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 12:17 PM #

      I’ve read most of him and enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars best. Happy reading!

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  5. alilovesbooks January 30, 2019 at 3:14 AM #

    You’re tempting me to give both Origins and Will Grayson a try despite swearing off the authors of both. Maybe at some point I’ll give them a try.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesday-30th-january-2019/

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 12:18 PM #

      Maybe you just need a Green/Brown break. Or just avoid authors with colors in their names. Happy reading!

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  6. bethsbookishbackpacking January 30, 2019 at 5:40 AM #

    I also missed the hype train for Where’d you go Bernadette and I have had it on my list to get to for aaagges so thanks for reminding me to go find a copy!

    Here’s my WWW https://bethsbookishbackpacking.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesday-30-01-2019/

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  7. Whispering Stories January 30, 2019 at 6:20 AM #

    Morning from a Snowy Manchester. Minutes Before Sunset sounds really good. Hope you enjoy it. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-30th-january-2019/

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 12:20 PM #

      Thanks, I think it will be a nice change of pace. Happy reading!

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  8. bookloverkate January 30, 2019 at 6:29 AM #

    Enjoy! Here’s my post (and my first WW Wednesday!) https://bookloverkate.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesday-30-01-19/ 🙂

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 11:43 AM #

      Welcome to WWW Wednesday! I hope you find something new to enjoy. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • bookloverkate January 30, 2019 at 2:21 PM #

        Thank you lovely!

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  9. J R Lynn January 30, 2019 at 7:01 AM #

    I hope you enjoy your books! 💖 Happy Reading

    My WWW

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  10. Teri Polen January 30, 2019 at 8:18 AM #

    That’s a beautiful cover to Minutes Before Sunset – hope you enjoy it! https://teripolen.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-21/

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 12:22 PM #

      I think it was a rereleased cover because mine is slightly different. Happy reading!

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  11. whatcathyreadnext January 30, 2019 at 8:51 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Where’d You Go, Bernadette so much that you talked yourself into giving it that elusive fifth star!

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesdays-30th-january-19/

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 12:23 PM #

      Writing the review helps me work through it. Happy reading!

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  12. silverbuttonbooks January 30, 2019 at 9:37 AM #

    I am so glad you enjoyed Bernadette!! The same narrator does her next book and she does just as amazing a job with that one. I am anxiously awaiting my Bird by Bird from the library – I loved your review of this book. Happy Reading! https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesday-january-30-2019/

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 12:24 PM #

      So glad she used the same narrator! I think you’ll enjoy Bird by Bird. There was a lot of solid advice in that one. Happy reading!

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  13. sarahrmorrison January 30, 2019 at 9:47 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”! I think I’ll be adding “The Valley of Amazement” to my TBR. Hope you have a good week of reading! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesdays-january-30-2018/

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 12:24 PM #

      I’m liking Valley more and more as it goes on. I hope you like it, too. Happy reading!

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  14. Ryan January 30, 2019 at 9:48 AM #

    I see John Green everywhere that’s book related, I should probably check out is work at some point. Hope you get more time for listening and lunchtime reading soon. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesday-january-30-2019/

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  15. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian January 30, 2019 at 10:07 AM #

    Your post is motivating me to revisit my backlog of books. Happy reading!

    Here’s my Wednesday post: https://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2019/01/cant-wait-wednesday.html

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 12:25 PM #

      Good luck tackling them! Happy reading.

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  16. The Gal Herself January 30, 2019 at 10:08 AM #

    Happy to hear you liked “Bernadette.” I wanted to add it to my TBR pile, but my sister hated it. (But then, she and I don’t agree on anything.)

    This week, I’ve got a controversial biography and some melancholy fiction.
    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2019/01/wwwwednesday_29.html

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 12:26 PM #

      Maybe it’s time to ignore your sister’s opinion lol. I can’t recommend the audiobook high enough! Happy reading.

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  17. anovelglimpse January 30, 2019 at 10:46 AM #

    I’m happy you loved Bernadette so much. Your review was very nice.

    Here’s what I read this week.

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 12:26 PM #

      Thanks! It’s easy to review a good book. Happy reading!

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  18. The Bibliovert January 30, 2019 at 11:11 AM #

    Good morning! I enjoy your WWW posts. Here is this week’s WWW post, https://wp.me/p9Ui7S-f7

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  19. Lady of Bookland January 30, 2019 at 11:57 AM #

    Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson sounds good, so I’m adding it to my always growing TBR pile 🙂 Here is my WWW post > https://journeyinbookland.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesday-january-30-2019/

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  20. Stephanie January 30, 2019 at 1:02 PM #

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Bernadette! I was surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did, but I have no idea why although I do think the narrator really made that book and I’d have enjoyed it less if I’d read it. I hope you continue to enjoy your books! Here’s my WWW post: https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesday-january-30-2019/ Happy Reading!

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 7:25 PM #

      That narrator was bomb. I hope to hear more of her. Happy reading!

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      • Stephanie January 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM #

        She really is, and that makes a huge difference when listening to a book.

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  21. mimich42 January 30, 2019 at 1:06 PM #

    Ahhh Bernadette… that was a fun book

    Here is my post:
    https://bookishmimich.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/www-2-january-30-2019/

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 7:25 PM #

      A lot of readers seem to have enjoyed it. Happy reading!

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  22. Jolie January 30, 2019 at 1:09 PM #

    Minutes Before Sunset sounds good!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesday-january-30th-2019/

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 7:26 PM #

      It will be fun to read some more YA! Happy reading.

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  23. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog January 30, 2019 at 1:13 PM #

    Hope you keep enjoying your books. Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesdays-30-01-19/

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 7:26 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  24. Jessie January 30, 2019 at 1:35 PM #

    Glad you enjoyed Where’d You Go, Bernadette. It’s such a charming read and I can’t wait to see the film!

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 7:27 PM #

      Same! The architecture alone will be awesome. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Xstitchbee January 30, 2019 at 3:21 PM #

    Ah need to add some of these to my TBR x

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 7:28 PM #

      Glad you found something new to enjoy. Happy reading!

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  26. Yvo January 30, 2019 at 3:29 PM #

    Good to hear you enjoyed Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 7:28 PM #

      Thank you so much, you as well! Happy reading.

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  27. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover January 30, 2019 at 5:45 PM #

    I’ve definitely got some review books I reeeally need to get to! Happy reading!

    Here is my post: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/www-wednesday-1-30-19/

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  28. TheCaffeinatedReader January 30, 2019 at 7:48 PM #

    I’ve only had the opportunity to read Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club but it was one of my favorite reads of the year that I did read it and I constantly recommend it to people! Thanks for continuing on this meme!

    Here is my link:
    https://thecaffeinatedreader.com/2019/01/31/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam January 30, 2019 at 7:56 PM #

      I read that one over the summer and enjoyed it. It’s part of what sparked me to pick this up so soon. Happy reading!

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  29. Rae Longest January 30, 2019 at 9:54 PM #

    You’ve convinced me that I need to try the audio version of Bernadette. I didn’t like the print version AT ALL and still can’t understand why so many people DID like it. I agree with you on Bird by Bird, and find the “old” composition/writing books more helpful (think the new emphasis period on compositions in the late 70’s and 80’s).

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    • Sam January 31, 2019 at 8:54 AM #

      It may be that the audio was key. I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  30. La Femme Livresque | A Reader To Whatever End January 30, 2019 at 11:49 PM #

    I didn’t do one this week as I haven’t finished any books since last week. 🙈 But hopefully I’ll finish one today and then I’ll have something to post next Wednesday! 🙂

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    • Sam January 31, 2019 at 8:55 AM #

      Awesome! I have weeks with no progress all the time, just keep pushing through. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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