WWW Wednesday, 27-February-2019

27 Feb

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: Still moving steadily through Origin by Dan Brown. I haven’t had a lot of lunch reading time to move through it, but I’m finding as much time as I can. It’s nice to have this to turn to when a little time presents itself.
I began listening to  Books for Living by Will Schwalbe in my car. Since I’ve heard him speak, I keep hoping he’ll suddenly start narrating the book, but no luck with that so far. I’m glad this one is short after the last Amy Tan odyssey I was on.
I grabbed the next book off my TBR shelf and started The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton. It was serendipitous because I grabbed the next book off my shelf to take on a train trip to Chicago and when I looked at what it was, realized I bought it in Chicago the last time I was there in 2015. Too funny!
I started a new eaudiobook. With all the riding I’m doing, they’re going fast. I found a copy of Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys, which has been on my TBR for ages. I guess with one of her books being made into a movie, more copies of her past books are available. Fine by me!

Recently finished: I finished The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan late Wednesday last week. It was a bit of a relief to be done with it, I wasn’t enjoying the middle of the book even after I enjoyed the beginning. The end was good, but I wish it had been more consistent throughout. I posted my review yesterday.
I finished Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson over the weekend while traveling back and forth to Chicago for a conference. I think I may take a break from YA for a bit, I feel a bit ‘teenaged out’ after a few YAs in a row. I also have to decide if I’ll finish the series, but I’m honestly thinking of not doing so. My review will be up next week.
I was able to finish You Are an Ironman by Jacques Steinberg with all of the bike time I had. This book was perfect for me to read right now and I’m so glad I was able to enjoy it while training for my 70.3. It was the perfect thing to keep me motivated during the first few hard weeks while my body was adjusting.

Reading Next: Since I’ve been flying through audiobooks on my phone, I have another one on hold: Thunderstruck by Erik Larson. I love Larson’s writing and it will be fun to have one of his histories to enchant me while I am riding for hours on end.


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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67 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 27-February-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow February 27, 2019 at 1:52 AM #

    I loved The Wednesday Sisters, which reminds me that I have a recent book by Meg Waite Clayton on my Kindle…still unread. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 8:39 AM #

      I saw that there’s a sequel to this one so I’ll keep it on my radar if I end this one still enjoying it. Happy reading!

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  2. whatcathyreadnext February 27, 2019 at 3:09 AM #

    Well done for completing your ‘Amy Tan odyssey’! I enjoyed reading your review and your thoughtful analysis of why the book didn’t work for you. You always have such an interesting variety of books on the go.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesdays-27th-february-19/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 8:39 AM #

      Thank you! I try to keep things interesting. Happy reading!

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  3. Louise February 27, 2019 at 3:32 AM #

    Congratulations on finishing Amy Tan’s book, I’m always tempted to try her writing.

    https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/wow-descendant-of-the-crane/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 8:44 AM #

      I enjoyed The Joy Luck Club a lot, I’d recommend that one. Happy reading!

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  4. fatin ☆ booksforahufflepuff February 27, 2019 at 3:49 AM #

    I know the feeling of just wanting to quickly finish a book and I’m glad you finally got out!

    https://booksforahufflepuff.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-weekly-reading-update-27-feb-19/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:34 AM #

      Thank you. I’m happy to move on. Happy Wednesday!

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  5. Whispering Stories February 27, 2019 at 5:16 AM #

    Thunderstruck looks good, I’ll have to check it out. Hope you enjoy it. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-27th-february-2019/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:36 AM #

      I’ve enjoyed his other books so I’m optimistic. Happy reading!

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  6. Emily Wrayburn February 27, 2019 at 5:38 AM #

    Thunderstruck sounds like it will be a good one! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:37 AM #

      Fingers crossed, Larson hasn’t disappointed me yet. Happy reading!

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  7. samslifeinbooks February 27, 2019 at 6:04 AM #

    Hi Sam, here is my WWW Wednesday: https://samslifeinbooks.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-27-02-2019/

    Thanks again for running this awesome meme!

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:37 AM #

      Thanks for participating, Sam! Happy reading.

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  8. alilovesbooks February 27, 2019 at 7:15 AM #

    I am with you on feeling a bit YA’d out at the moment. I keep saying I’m going to take a break and then look at my TBR and there are loads of them there… lurking 🙂

    I still haven’t read a single Ruta Sepetys book but given how often I keep hearing rave reviews I think it’s only a matter of time. I hope you enjoy it and all of your reads.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-27th-february-2019/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:38 AM #

      This one will be my first. I hope I’m not too YAed out haha. Happy reading!

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  9. hollywritingfinch February 27, 2019 at 7:22 AM #

    I’ve been listening to my first proper audiobook this week too! I’ve never really gave them a shot before if I am honest, but I am surprised by how much I am enjoying it so far. Hoping that it means i’ll be able to fit in even more reading into my day.

    Here’s mine: https://www.thewritingfinch.co.uk/2019/02/www-wednesday-4.html

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:38 AM #

      It’s a great way to squeeze it in! Happy reading (and listening)!

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  10. Zoé O'Farrell February 27, 2019 at 8:03 AM #

    I like the look of Thunderstruck the cover caught my eye! I do love audiobooks!!
    Here is my WWW http://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/www-wednesdays-27th-february-2019-www

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:39 AM #

      Glad to hear from another audio fan! His books have wowed me before. Happy reading!

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      • Zoé O'Farrell February 27, 2019 at 1:55 PM #

        Yeah I love audiobooks! Listen to so many! Keep me company in the car!

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  11. Teri Polen February 27, 2019 at 8:17 AM #

    I’m behind on Dan Brown – really behind. I’ve had Origin since it was released, but haven’t read it yet. Happy Reading! https://teripolen.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-23/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:39 AM #

      There’s still time. I think it’s still the most recent in the series, right? Happy reading!

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  12. Denise @ Life With No Plot February 27, 2019 at 8:53 AM #

    I understand being a bit YA-ed out. I tend to feel that way . . . but then jump right into another one. Oh well.

    My post: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-2-27-19/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:40 AM #

      Like I am with Sepetys haha. Can’t ignore it! Happy reading.

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  13. Amanda McGill February 27, 2019 at 9:06 AM #

    Hope you enjoy your reads! Which 70.3 are you signed up for?

    My WWW Wednesday: https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-february-13-2019-2/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:40 AM #

      Ohio. It’s the flattest bike I could find haha. Happy reading!

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      • Amanda McGill February 27, 2019 at 4:50 PM #

        Good luck and happy training!

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      • Sam February 27, 2019 at 8:54 PM #

        Thank you!

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  14. sarahrmorrison February 27, 2019 at 9:36 AM #

    I definitely want to read Books for Living. Hope you are enjoying it! Also, I recently loved Larson’s Dead Wake, so I hope Thunderstruck is just as good! Have a good week! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesdays-february-27-2019/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:41 AM #

      I liked Dead Wake, too! I’m almost half way through Books for Living already and adoring it. Happy reading!

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  15. J R Lynn February 27, 2019 at 9:42 AM #

    Thunderstruck sounds cool! I love history so I’ll check that one out 🙂

    My WWW

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:42 AM #

      All Larson’s histories are worth checking out! Happy reading.

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  16. anovelglimpse February 27, 2019 at 10:35 AM #

    I’m sorry that Amy Tan’s book became a struggle. That’s too bad. I hope your next book is better.

    Here’s what I read this past week.

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:42 AM #

      Thank you! So far, it’s been an easier time. Happy reading!

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  17. Book Rambler February 27, 2019 at 10:40 AM #

    I haven’t read any of the books that you’ve listed but I’d loved to read Amy Tan’s books. Here’s my WWW: https://bookramblerblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-1-%E2%80%8B-weekly-reading-update/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:43 AM #

      I’m hoping I can find another than I enjoy more than this one. Happy Wednesday!

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  18. Ryan February 27, 2019 at 11:02 AM #

    Congrats on finishing The Valley of Amazement! It’s always satisfying to finish up with a big book.

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-february-27-2019/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 11:44 AM #

      Truth! I feel like I’ve had a few too many long books lately. I’m enjoying a few shorter ones at the moment. Happy reading!

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  19. Sheri February 27, 2019 at 11:53 AM #

    Hi! Here is my WWW Wednesday http://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-2-27-19/

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  20. Sascha Darlington February 27, 2019 at 11:56 AM #

    This is my first time taking part. I’m so glad I found this. Thank you for hosting!

    https://saschadarlington.me/2019/02/27/w-w-w-wednesday-2-27-2019-amreading-amblogging/

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  21. The Bibliovert February 27, 2019 at 12:13 PM #

    Good morning all! Here is my WWW post. https://thebibliovert.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-this-week-in-books-february-26th/

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  22. L.M. Durand February 27, 2019 at 12:36 PM #

    I haven’t read any of these books, but will look them up.
    Here is mine: https://lmdurand.com/www-wednesday-weekly-reading-update-2-27-19-2/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 1:07 PM #

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

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  23. Nandika February 27, 2019 at 1:26 PM #

    Thunderstruck looks like a wonderful book! I’m addign it to my TBR.

    My WWW Wednesday: https://youraveragebooknerd779402918213.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-27-2-19/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 8:15 PM #

      Great! I’m a big fan of the author. Happy reading!

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  24. Jolie February 27, 2019 at 1:44 PM #

    They all look like fantastic choices!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-february-27th-2019/

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  25. laurenisreadingblog February 27, 2019 at 1:46 PM #

    Congrats on finishing that Amy Tan! I hope the rest of your books are much shorter 🙂 Happy reading!

    My WWW Wednesday

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 8:53 PM #

      I purposefully picked shorter books for the time being. I needed a break. Happy reading!

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  26. Julie February 27, 2019 at 2:58 PM #

    I am afraid to pick up another Amy Tam book after The Joy Luck Club, which I loved. They say it is her best so far.
    https://julietyuk.blogspot.com/2019/02/www-wednesday-and-library-loot-february_27.html

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 8:53 PM #

      Then I started on a high note! This one wasn’t close. Happy reading!

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  27. Stephanie February 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM #

    I really enjoyed The Wednesday Sisters and hope you do too! Here is my WWW post for the week: https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-february-27-2019/

    Happy Reading!

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 8:54 PM #

      Thank you, it’s been a great read so far. I look forward to more before bed tonight. Happy reading!

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  28. Lady of Bookland February 27, 2019 at 3:37 PM #

    Hi, here is my WWW Wednesday post >>> https://journeyinbookland.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-february-27-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Becky's Book Blog February 27, 2019 at 6:29 PM #

    Thunderstruck sounds so interesting! Heres my WWW

    https://crooksbooks.blog/2019/02/27/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 8:55 PM #

      I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can start it soon. Happy Wednesday!

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  30. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover February 27, 2019 at 7:47 PM #

    I found Out of the Easy at a bargain book store a while back and picked it up! Can’t wait to see your thoughts. Which of her books is being made into a movie?! I missed that.

    Here is my post: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesday-2-27-19/

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    • Sam February 27, 2019 at 8:55 PM #

      I thought Between Shades of Grey was becoming a movie. I have that on my shelf as well. Happy reading!

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