WWW Wednesday, 13-March-2019

13 Mar

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 getting so close to finishing Origin by Dan Brown! The story picked up and I’ve been reading it really fast to keep going. I’m excited to know this will likely be on my ‘finished’ list next week.
I started Thunderstruck by Erik Larson and made a decent dent in it with some long bike rides this week. I’m honestly thinking this could be finished in a week because of the amount of riding I’m doing. This progress will have to slow down when the weather gets better and I can ride outside.
I grabbed a new audiobook for my car due to some amazing progress reading (see below). I decided to pick up Wonder by R.J. Palacio. I was reminded that I wanted to explore this book by reading Will Schwalbe. When I heard him speak, he mentioned being part of a book club for adults that read children’s and YA books and how much his group enjoyed this one. So far, I have to agree!
I picked up a library copy of Demetri Martin’s This Is a Book. I’m a big fan of Martin’s comedy and I saw him live (gosh, was that ten years ago?) so I’m excited to see what he can do with a book of essays.

Recently finished: A big week for finishing books! First was Books for Living by Will Schwalbe which I finished because of a surprise trip to Ann Arbor (45 minutes for me) to see some friends. The drive gave me time to finish this one and get excited about my book on hold. Look for a review tomorrow!
I also wrapped up The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton which was a surprise and a huge hit for me. I loved the characters and their passion for writing reminded me of some close friends I used to write with. It was a feel-good piece for me, though there wasn’t a lot of feeling good for the characters. Review coming next week.
I was so eager to finish Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys but now I miss it! This was a wonderfully fun book and I’m so glad I added it to my TBR and was introduced to a new and amazing author. I’m looking forward to reading more by Sepetys in the future.

And reviews! The first one I posted was last Thursday where I reviewed Shannon A. Thompson’s Minutes Before Sunset. I don’t think I was the ideal reader for this one, but I read it quickly and enjoyed one of the characters a lot. I gave it Three out of Five Stars.
I also reviewed You Are An Ironman by Jacques Steinberg. I read this book at just the right time in my life and it really resonated with me and gave me something to enjoy while riding. I gave it Four out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I feel it’s too soon to think of anything except an ebook. My next one will be Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min. This is one of the last Book Calendar recommendations I have left and I’m getting excited about finishing the long list that amazing (and awful?) calendar created.


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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83 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 13-March-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow March 13, 2019 at 1:33 AM #

    I’m glad you loved The Wednesday Sisters. It was my first by the author, and I’ve read several of her subsequent books. Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 4:59 AM #

      Glad to hear you continued to enjoy her! Happy reading.

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  2. Meeghan reads March 13, 2019 at 4:21 AM #

    So many finished books!!!

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 5:00 AM #

      Thanks! I know it’s not sustainable but it feels darn good. Happy reading!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext March 13, 2019 at 4:21 AM #

    Great to see your joy at finishing some satisfying reads and I’m looking forward to reading your reviews.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesdays-13th-march-19/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 5:00 AM #

      Thanks! I’m almost caught up, haha. Happy reading!

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  4. I haven’t read any of these books but I did love Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys – it was so sad but beautiful! I haven’t read much historical fiction yet but I hope to read more books by her. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post:
    https://areadertowhateverend.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-13th-march-2019/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 5:01 AM #

      I have that one on my shelf and hope I can enjoy it soon. Happy reading!

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  5. Julie March 13, 2019 at 5:03 AM #

    Wonder is on my TBR for ages((( Great you are enjoying i! I hope to pick it up this year.

    Here is my WWW

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 6:00 AM #

      I hope you can, I’m enjoying it a lot thus far. Happy reading!

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  6. Darnell March 13, 2019 at 6:25 AM #

    Great list of books. Happy Reading!

    https://darnellouis.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-3-12-2019/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 6:27 AM #

      Thanks, you too!

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  7. Whispering Stories March 13, 2019 at 6:32 AM #

    The only one I’ve read is ‘Books for Living’. My hubby has read Origin and loved it, he saw similarities in a book I finished this week called ‘The Quiet at the End of the World’ both apparently are to do with infertility viruses.

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:15 PM #

      Inferno was the Dan Brown book dealing with infertility virus. From what I can tell so far, Origin is more about technology integration into our species. Happy reading!

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  8. The Gal Herself March 13, 2019 at 7:09 AM #

    So much here to comment on! I’ll stick with your first — Dan Brown. I will be interested in seeing how you feel about this latest episode in the Robert Langdon saga.

    I’ve been reading an awful lot of biographies lately, and I have one on my list today. Also some vintage chick lit.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2019/03/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:16 PM #

      I’m glad to be caught up with it, or nearly so. Happy reading!

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  9. Lilyfae March 13, 2019 at 7:38 AM #

    I haven’t yet read anything on your list but they all look interesting especially Wonder
    Mine: https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-13-03/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:16 PM #

      I’m excited to see the Wonder movie when I’m finally able to finish it. Happy reading!

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  10. Kat March 13, 2019 at 7:47 AM #

    Just finished: Misery by Steven King
    Currently reading: Winnie the Pooh: The House at Pooh’s Corner
    Up next: War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:16 PM #

      I haven’t been a big fan of the King books I’ve read and I realize that leaves me in the minority. Happy reading!

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      • Kat March 14, 2019 at 12:08 PM #

        I didn’t care for it either. King wrote masterfully (great foreshadowing, verisimilitude, allusions, and internal monologues), but the subject was too horrific for my taste.

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  11. Louise March 13, 2019 at 7:55 AM #

    Wonder looks really good. I’ve been meaning to read it since the movie came out.

    https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/wow-the-wise-and-the-wicked/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:18 PM #

      It’s been really good so far. I just began part three and I like the storytelling style. Happy reading!

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  12. alilovesbooks March 13, 2019 at 8:04 AM #

    Wow so many books this week. I’ll be interested to hear how you get on with Wonder, it’s one I keep seeing and thinking about reading but somehow never do.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-13th-march-2019/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:18 PM #

      I had been in the same boat! Glad I’m finally getting to it, though. Happy reading!

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  13. J R Lynn March 13, 2019 at 8:08 AM #

    I should actually read Wonder since I’ve already watched the movie and see what the two are like. Thanks for the reminder Sam❣

    My WWW

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:19 PM #

      Any time! I can’t wait to see the film. Happy reading!

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  14. Teri Polen March 13, 2019 at 8:23 AM #

    I’m in an adult book club that reads only YA books, and I love it. Instead of everyone reading the same book, we have a theme for the month and read a YA book that falls in that category. Age ranges for members are from 20’s to 70’s, and we have a fantastic time! https://teripolen.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesdays-what-am-i-reading-amreading-4/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:20 PM #

      That sounds awesome! How are discussions if you haven’t read the same book? Happy reading!

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      • Teri Polen March 14, 2019 at 10:33 AM #

        We each talk about our impressions of the book we read, and usually a couple of people have also read the book at some point. Most of us leave that evening after adding several more books to our TBR, lol.

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      • Sam March 14, 2019 at 10:52 AM #

        That sounds awesome.

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  15. ashley @ socially awkward bookworm March 13, 2019 at 8:35 AM #

    Nice job finishing so many books! It’s always a good feeling when you get a bunch finished.
    Here is my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-57/

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  16. Jana T March 13, 2019 at 9:32 AM #

    I’ve heard so much about Wonder, and I’ve been thinking about reading it but haven’t yet. I’m interested in your thoughts! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-3-13-2019/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:21 PM #

      So far it’s been great. It’s a very layered storytelling style and I love it so far. Happy reading!

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  17. sarahrmorrison March 13, 2019 at 9:37 AM #

    I love surprise trips! Hope you had a lovely time in Ann Arbor. Well done on finishing so many books this week and getting up some reviews. Can’t wait to read your Will Schwalbe review and I’ve added the Ruta Sepetys book to my TBR. Here is my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesdays-march-13-2019/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:21 PM #

      I hope you end up enjoying it! I’m going to have to read her backlog now. Happy reading!

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  18. Lola March 13, 2019 at 9:47 AM #

    AT some point I will read Origin! Here is my slumpy WWW: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-13-march-2019/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:22 PM #

      It’s a quick one so I think you’ll enjoy it. Happy reading!

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  19. JoBeth @ Blue Binding March 13, 2019 at 10:20 AM #

    I really enjoyed Wonder! It brought me back to my elementary school days! Happy reading!

    My WWW: https://bluebinding.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-march-13-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:22 PM #

      It’s forcing me to remember how cruel children can be. Happy reading!

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  20. Ryan March 13, 2019 at 10:27 AM #

    I used to enjoy watching Demetri Martin’s show Important Things. I really liked his style of humour, I’m curious to see how it would manifest in a book. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-march-13-2019/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:23 PM #

      I’ve been a fan of his stand up but never watched his show. I’m not sure how similar this is but I’m really enjoying it all the same. Happy reading!

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  21. Sanjana March 13, 2019 at 10:47 AM #

    Hi.

    I’m new to book blogging, but I decided to jump on the meme bandwagon with your WWW Wednesday.

    Here’s my post: https://threebooksamonth.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-a-summary-of-the-months-reads/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:23 PM #

      What a great way to start. Happy Wednesday!

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  22. Stephanie March 13, 2019 at 11:45 AM #

    I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying Wonder! I’ve not read it but will be reading it soon with my 3rd grade daughter and we’re both looking forward to it! Here’s my WWW post for the week! https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-march-13-2019/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:25 PM #

      What a great book to read and discuss with her! I think you’ll both enjoy it. Happy reading!

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      • Stephanie March 13, 2019 at 10:31 PM #

        Thanks! I think it will be wonderful too, and I think I’ll enjoy it as much as she does. You too!

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  23. Jolie March 13, 2019 at 12:06 PM #

    My 11-year-old read Wonder last year. He loved it!!! https://readwithme2018.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-march-13th-2019/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:25 PM #

      I can see why, it’s very well done. Happy reading!

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  24. The Bibliovert March 13, 2019 at 12:11 PM #

    Looks like you had a great week!

    Here is my WWW post: https://wp.me/p9Ui7S-gF

    Have a good week and happy reading!

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:26 PM #

      Thanks, enjoy your reads this week as well! Happy reading.

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  25. L.M. Durand March 13, 2019 at 12:19 PM #

    That looks like a great week. Mine was completely unproductive.
    https://wp.me/p7RMVp-20D

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  26. anovelglimpse March 13, 2019 at 12:55 PM #

    Wow! You have so many books going on this week! My daughter loved Wonder. She said it was amazing.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:26 PM #

      So many that I might be drowning in them haha. I’m loving it so far myself. Happy reading!

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  27. Nandika March 13, 2019 at 1:27 PM #

    I’ve thought about reading Wonder, it’s on my TBR list and I’ve watched a part of the movie. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

    My WWW Wednesday: https://youraveragebooknerd779402918213.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-13-03-19/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:27 PM #

      Great things so far. I’m excited to see how the movie reflects the book. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Jordyn March 13, 2019 at 2:24 PM #

    Just did my first ever WWW Wednesday! Thanks for hosting!!
    https://jordynroesler.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-march-2019/

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  29. thechroniclesofabookworm March 13, 2019 at 3:36 PM #

    I loved Salt to the sea by Ruta Sepetys, so heartbreaking. Here is my https://thechroniclesofabookworm.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-6/ 🙂

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:30 PM #

      There’s another one of hers I’ll have to read. Happy reading!

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  30. Yvo March 13, 2019 at 3:42 PM #

    I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Out Of The Easy! She’s one of my favorite historical fiction authors. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:30 PM #

      I just adored 1950s New Orleans. It made me want to visit again. Happy reading!

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  31. Stephanie March 13, 2019 at 4:17 PM #

    You’re reading some great stuff! I like that you’re getting to the end of a list of books. I just started doing two reading challenges this year, whereas I’ve shied away from them in the past, and people who finish challenges and lists inspire me so much!

    Here’s my link! https://shesprobablyatthelibrary.home.blog/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-march-13-2019/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:31 PM #

      I feel like I’ll never finish my TBR, but I like chipping away at a challenge each year. It makes me very aware of the books I choose. Happy Wednesday!

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  32. Sascha Darlington March 13, 2019 at 4:17 PM #

    I still need to add Books for Living to my TBR! I’m running behind but I hope to visit y’all’s blogs (so I can add to my TBRs!). Here’s mine WWW Wednesday

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  33. Lady of Bookland March 13, 2019 at 6:03 PM #

    Congratulations on finishing so many books this week! Here is my WWW post > https://journeyinbookland.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-march-13-2019/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:34 PM #

      Thanks, I’ll enjoy it when it comes haha. Happy reading!

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  34. kellyluvsreadin March 13, 2019 at 9:05 PM #

    Wonder is such a fantastic book! I couldn’t put it down!

    Here’s my post: https://booksonthebrain.blog/2019/03/14/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam March 13, 2019 at 9:34 PM #

      It’s making me want to drive around and listen haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  35. Keri March 13, 2019 at 11:42 PM #

    Omg Ann Arbor? I grew up there! Ahh, I love that city. I hope you had a fun time there!
    And oooh, The Wednesday Sisters sounds like an awesome book!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post if you want to check it out:
    http://www.areyoumybook.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/www-wednesday-march-13th-2019/

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    • Sam March 14, 2019 at 9:12 AM #

      I live 45 minutes away and it’s always fun to visit and experience the great literary culture in AA. Happy reading!

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