WWW Wednesday, 20-March-2019

20 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’ve been really enjoying Wonder by R.J. Palacio. The way the plot is told is really engaging and I like how each character reveals a bit more about the plot. It’s making me want to drive around just to listen more.
I began a new ebook and decided on Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min. This was one that was recommended by my page-a-day book calendar in 2013. I’m still working that calendar off. Maybe once every ten years will be good for another one.
My book club’s next pick is Dodgers by Bill Beverly and I’ve grabbed it on audio. I don’t know anything about it, really, I’m just going in blind like I normally do. I’m so early into this one that I’m not ready to form an opinion yet. More to come.
I’m making a great effort to tear down my TBR mountain and I’ve started another one from the list, Midwives by Chris Bohjalian. I’ve been reading Bohjalian for a few years now and my copy of this one is actually autographed. I’m keeping my fingers crossed but I’ve got a feeling this break-out hit will be a win with me.

Recently finished: I finally finished Origin by Dan Brown while I was waiting for my computer to update on Friday. I didn’t realize how close I was to finishing it. I’m glad to be caught up on the series and I’m excited to see what else comes next from Langdon. I’m sure there’s more to tell. I gave the book Four out of Five stars. A review will be up next week.
I was able to finish This Is a Book by Demetri Martin quickly. It was a fun book of essays, drawings, and lists. Not much substance to it but fun all the same. I gave it Three out of Five stars.
I think I’ll have finished Thunderstruck by Erik Larson by next week. I’m getting through it pretty quick with my long bike rides. It’s not my favorite thing to listen to while riding because it’s so technical, but I can tell the plots are about to intersect and I’m excited to see how.

And so many reviews as well! I was first able to review Books for Living by Will Schwalbe. This one was really touching and a great book for book lovers. The post went up last Thursday, please go check it out.
I also reviewed The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton. This was a surprise winner for me and I’m so glad I finally gave it time. I wish I’d gotten to it earlier. Four out of Five Stars.
I also wrote a review yesterday for Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys. Yes, that is a review every day since my last WWW Wednesday! I’ve had so many good books to review. This book blew me away and I think I may soon have a new favorite YA author. I gave the book Five out of Five stars, changing my rating when I started reviewing it and realized I had nothing bad to say about it.

Reading Next: I’ll need a new car audiobook soon and the next up is one I’m very excited about, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while and I’m getting giddy about starting it soon.


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72 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 20-March-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow March 20, 2019 at 1:21 AM #

    I loved Midwives…and I saw and enjoyed the movie Wonder, so I am also eager to read the book. Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 5:16 AM #

      I’ve been waiting to see the Wonder movie until I’ve finished this book so I’m glad to hear you liked the film. Happy reading!

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  2. Lexie March 20, 2019 at 1:22 AM #

    I’ve read some positive review on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I guess I’ll give it a try too. Please let us know what you think of it.

    My WWW Wednesday post: https://bit.ly/2TPvEVQ

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 5:17 AM #

      For sure! I hope I can start it soon. Happy reading!

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  3. Meeghan reads March 20, 2019 at 2:24 AM #

    I hope Wonder is really good, I’ve heard some great things about it!! And I hope you enjoy Simon when you get to it!!

    My post this week: http://meeghanreads.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-20-mar-2019

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 5:20 AM #

      Wonder has been amazing so far. I’m really liking the story telling. Happy reading!

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  4. Louise March 20, 2019 at 3:23 AM #

    I really liked Simon vs! Have you seen the film or are you reading first?
    https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/wow-these-witches-dont-burn/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 5:21 AM #

      I’m reading first but I’m pumped to see the movie, I’ve heard great things! Happy reading.

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  5. whatcathyreadnext March 20, 2019 at 4:22 AM #

    Well done for catching up on writing your reviews. That’s something I need to do. I have four outstanding at the last count but somehow the lure of reading seems to prove more appealing.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesdays-20th-march-19/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 5:21 AM #

      I’ve got a list of posts to write for the next two weeks so I still feel behind lol. I’ll catch up eventually. Happy reading.

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  6. alilovesbooks March 20, 2019 at 5:05 AM #

    Wow you’re really on a roll at the moment. I hope your good book streak continues.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-20th-march-2019/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 5:22 AM #

      Thanks! I might finish one more this week before I hit a lull. Happy reading!

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  7. Lilyfae March 20, 2019 at 5:12 AM #

    Well done on the reviews I’ve got a few to catch up on!!
    This is mine: https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/pause-for-www-wednesday-20-03/

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  8. Whispering Stories March 20, 2019 at 5:41 AM #

    We reviewed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda last year It’s a good book. Glad you have finished Origin, agree I think there is more to tell – I wonder if there will be another film too? Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/wednesday-reading-20th-march-2019/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 5:42 AM #

      Not every book has gotten a movie, but this one seemed especially cinematic so I think so! Happy reading.

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  9. the reading chemist March 20, 2019 at 6:28 AM #

    I just added Out of the Easy to my TBR. It looks really interesting. You’ve definitely had a productive week!

    https://thereadingchemist.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-20-march-2019/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 11:34 AM #

      Thank you! And o think you’ll enjoy it, the book was a great read. Happy reading!

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  10. Fatin @ Books For A Hufflepuff March 20, 2019 at 8:25 AM #

    Simon Vs was the softest and one of the funniest books I read in 2017. It was super good I might re-read it soon. I really hope you will enjoy it!

    My WWW post: https://booksforahufflepuff.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-weekly-reading-update-20-march-19/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 11:35 AM #

      Great to hear! It’s one I’m really looking forward to. Happy reading!

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  11. Incessant Bookworm March 20, 2019 at 8:33 AM #

    Can’t wait to hear what you thought of Origin!! Also, I listened to Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda! Enjoy!

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 11:35 AM #

      Review is scheduled and on its way. I’m excited about Simon. Happy reading!

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  12. J R Lynn March 20, 2019 at 9:03 AM #

    I’m so glad that you’re enjoying Wonder! Happy reading 💖

    My WWW

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 11:40 AM #

      Thanks! I wish I had more time so I could finish it up! Happy reading!

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  13. kellyluvsreadin March 20, 2019 at 9:23 AM #

    I listened to “Simon” last year, and it was really well done. It’s a great book. Hope you like it!

    Here’s my WWW: https://booksonthebrain.blog/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 11:41 AM #

      Thank you, I’ve heard wonderful things. Happy reading!

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  14. mimich42 March 20, 2019 at 9:36 AM #

    Simon vs is one of my favorite books! I read it for the first time in 2015 and it was the second book I owned (first one that I read outside of class) with an explicitely queer protagonist. I really hope you like it.

    Here is my WWW:
    https://bookishmimich.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-6-march-19-2019/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 11:42 AM #

      Thanks! I’m looking forward to it. It’s had so much wonderful press. Happy reading!

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  15. sarahrmorrison March 20, 2019 at 9:52 AM #

    Good luck with your TBR mountain! I’ve been trying to get through my stack as well.Glad you finally finished the Dan Brown book! I actually liked this one more than the last (Inferno), even though I love Florence. Origin seemed more cohesive. Here’s my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesdays-march-20-2019/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 11:42 AM #

      I loved Inferno for the Dante references, but I love the setting in Origin. I’m split. Happy reading!

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  16. Books tales by me March 20, 2019 at 10:40 AM #

    Wonder is so heart wrenching
    Here is my WWW Post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-20-march-2019/
    Happy Reading 🙂

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 11:43 AM #

      Truly! But I’m loving the characters. Happy reading!

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  17. Jak March 20, 2019 at 11:13 AM #

    Excellent selections. I still have yet to read Wonder. I gotta find time for that book! Here’s my WWW Post. Happy Spring! https://childatheartbr.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-3-20-2019/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 11:43 AM #

      It’s taken we a while to find time, also. Glad it’s finally happening! Happy reading.

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  18. anovelglimpse March 20, 2019 at 12:06 PM #

    You’re in for a great read with Simon! I hope you enjoy it.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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  19. Stephanie March 20, 2019 at 12:07 PM #

    Wonder is a lovely book. I want to see the movie, but haven’t managed it yet. My son LOVES Simon and was just talking about that the other day (and today, since he’s decided to perform a monologue from the book for his theater class!). He’s reading something else by the author right now, using his school-issued iPad to read an ebook from his school’s library. I had no idea that the high school library had that option and am SO impressed with their use of technology. Makes my bookish heart so happy!

    My WWW Wednesday post is here: https://shesprobablyatthelibrary.home.blog/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-march-20-2019/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 6:29 PM #

      What a great resource from the high school!! That makes my bookish heart happy, too. I’m waiting to see the movie until I’ve finished the book. Happy reading!

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  20. Deanna March 20, 2019 at 12:16 PM #

    The Simon audiobook is so good! I hope you like it.

    https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-3-19-19/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM #

      Glad to hear it! I’m very anxious to start it. Happy reading!

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  21. Denise @ Life With No Plot March 20, 2019 at 12:31 PM #

    I’ve been looking forward to reading Simon and the Homosapien’s Agenda too – I’ve heard a lot of buzz about it – but just haven’t gotten to it. One day soon, hopefully.

    Here’s my WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-3-20-19/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM #

      I’m in the same boat and hoping my day has come! Happy reading.

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  22. Ryan March 20, 2019 at 12:47 PM #

    Congrats on so many reviews! It must be really satisfying to have one up every day for a week. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-march-20-2019/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 6:31 PM #

      I can’t remember the last time this happened! It’s wonderful. Happy reading!

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  23. L.M. Durand March 20, 2019 at 12:57 PM #

    I loved Simon versus the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I hope you do too. 🙂 I actually did the audiobook on this one, and really liked the narrator.
    https://wp.me/p7RMVp-21o

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 6:31 PM #

      Great! A good narrator is so key. Happy reading!

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  24. Jolie March 20, 2019 at 1:03 PM #

    Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda has been on my radar for a while. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-march-20th-2019/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 6:32 PM #

      The movie finally convinced me to put it on my TBR. I wanted to see it but wanted to read the book first! Happy reading!

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      • Jolie March 21, 2019 at 10:11 AM #

        I want to watch the movie too. That too goes into a TBW list (to be watched…lol).

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  25. Book Rambler March 20, 2019 at 2:15 PM #

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is on my mountain of a TBR too! Here’s my WWW post: https://bookramblerblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-4-weekly-reading-update/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 6:32 PM #

      I added it when it was new and hyped. Now I’m behind the game. Happy reading!

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  26. Stephanie March 20, 2019 at 3:15 PM #

    I’m glad you are still enjoying Wonder and can’t wait to read it soon! The Wednesday Sisters was one I really liked too when I read it! I hope you continue to have some great reads! Here’s my WWW post: https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-march-20-2019/

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  27. Emily Wrayburn March 20, 2019 at 4:39 PM #

    Oops! I wrote my post and forgot to link it! Haha.

    Here it is: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-20-march-2019/

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  28. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover March 20, 2019 at 5:13 PM #

    Happy to hear you enjoyed Out of the Easy. I definitely need to get to it soon! Simon is one of my favorite books, but honestly I love everything Albertalli writes. Wonder is so so good.

    Here is my post today: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-3-20-19/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 6:33 PM #

      Out of the Easy was incredible. I think you’ll like it. Happy reading!

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  29. Nandika March 20, 2019 at 5:14 PM #

    I’m happy you’re enjoying Wonder! I’m considering reading it in a couple of weeks.

    https://youraveragebooknerd779402918213.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-20-03-19/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 6:34 PM #

      I hope you can. I’m about to run some errands to get more listening time haha. Happy reading!

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  30. Audra Edmonson March 20, 2019 at 6:46 PM #

    I work in a bookstore, and Wonder is so popular! Now I’m doubly tempted to read it. Here’s my post:

    https://audraedmonson.com/2019/03/20/www-wednesday-20-march-2019/

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    • Sam March 20, 2019 at 8:25 PM #

      What a great way to see what’s trending! Happy Wednesday!

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  31. Rachael March 20, 2019 at 9:00 PM #

    I’m so glad to read you enjoyed Ruta Sepety’d Out of the Easy – it reminded me that I’d got that marked to read as I loved Salt to the Sea.

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    • Sam March 21, 2019 at 4:57 AM #

      Glad to hear her other books were so well loved, too! Happy reading.

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  32. Julie March 21, 2019 at 8:12 AM #

    Simon is on my TBR most because of the hype. Hope you’ll enjoy it!
    https://julietyuk.blogspot.com/2019/03/www-wednesday-and-library-loot-march_20.html?m=1

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    • Sam March 21, 2019 at 12:34 PM #

      Thanks! I hope I can get to it soon. Happy reading!

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