WWW Wednesday, 27-March-2019

27 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: It’s been slow going with Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min because of a crazy work schedule. I hope to read a bit more of it during my lunch breaks this week, but I’m not planning on it. I work through ebooks slowly and this seems destined to that fate.
I’m making decent progress with Midwives by Chris Bohjalian before I go to bed at night. Though I suspect this book is increasing my anxiety because it seems impossible that someone is put on trial for doing their job and questioned so much!
I needed a new e-audiobook faster than expected and I picked up Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. There were some issues borrowing from the library so it took a bit longer than I hoped before I could start this one, but all is good and I’m going strong! Maybe I’ll finish this one as fast as I’ve finished my last few audiobooks.
I started a new audiobook in my car while I wait on my library hold. This is my next book club selection, News of the World by Paulette Jiles. It’s a nice short one so I’m optimistic that I’ll wrap it up quickly!

Recently finished: I wrapped up Wonder by R.J. Palacio on Saturday and adored the ending! I have some minor quibbles about the style, but the story and premise were wonderful. I’ll be reviewing this in the next couple weeks (because I’m so backlogged on reviews!) and I’m giving it Four out of Five Stars.
I absolutely flew through Dodgers by Bill Beverly. The story grabbed me and made me think about race relations more than I thought it would. East was a great voice to tell this story. This should be a great discussion point for my book club when we meet in April.

Two book reviews to share as well! The first is Origin by Dan Brown. This was a fun read for me and I’m glad I’m caught up on Robert Langdon’s adventures. I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of the professor and I’ll be ready for the next one when it comes. I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.
I also reviewed This Is a Book by Demetri Martin. This was a little harder to review just because there wasn’t much of a plot to this collection of comedic stories. I liked it, though, and it had my husband giving me weird looks as I laughed out loud in bed. I gave the book Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I’m still waiting for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli to come in at the library. I’m hoping it’s soon but not too soon so I can finish my other audiobook first.


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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66 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 27-March-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow March 27, 2019 at 1:41 AM #

    I loved Midwives and I still want to read Wonder, since I loved the movie. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 5:54 AM #

      I hope I can watch the movie soon! I’d hate to forget too much before I see it. Happy reading!

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  2. Emily Wrayburn March 27, 2019 at 2:21 AM #

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Wonder! I’m really behind on reviews, too. My plan is to get caught up this week!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 5:54 AM #

      I wish I had a plan lol. Luckily it means I have a lot of content lined up. Happy reading!

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  3. Louise March 27, 2019 at 3:26 AM #

    I’ve had Daughter of Smoke and Bone on my TBR for ages! I hope you enjoy it. 😊
    https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/wow-magic-for-liars/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 5:55 AM #

      Thanks! It’s a little more fantastical than I was ready for but I’ve been enjoying it all the same. Happy reading!

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  4. The Gal Herself March 27, 2019 at 3:34 AM #

    Have you seen the movie version of Wonder? I’m curious about how they compare.

    Here’s my WWW. I’ve got a brand-new mystery and some (recent) vintage chick lit. https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2019/03/wwwwednesday_26.html

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 5:56 AM #

      I haven’t seen the movie yet, I’ve been waiting to read this first. I can’t wait to see it now. Happy reading!

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    • The Bibliovert March 27, 2019 at 10:22 AM #

      I visited, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to comment. Happy reading!

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  5. the girl, james March 27, 2019 at 4:08 AM #

    Thanks for hosting! 🙂 loving how many YA books are on here.

    My WWW is here: https://rlprotagonist.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/www-so-far-in-2019/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 5:56 AM #

      It’s a bit unusual for me but it’s been really fun. Happy reading!

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  6. whatcathyreadnext March 27, 2019 at 4:36 AM #

    I’ve a backlog of reviews (four, I think) to write as well so good for you on getting two done this week. I really need to force myself to catch up because I know I’ll feel pleased with myself when I do.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/www-wednesdays-27th-march-19/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 5:57 AM #

      So true! I finished one so now I’m only two behind haha. Happy reading!

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  7. Whispering Stories March 27, 2019 at 5:59 AM #

    I’ve not read the book nor seen the movie of Wonder but it has always appealed to me. Think I might have to pick it up at some point this year. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-27th-march-2019/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 6:17 AM #

      It was a really quick read and really sweet. Happy reading!

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  8. Margaret March 27, 2019 at 6:25 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Origin – it’s been ages since I read a Dan Brown book, but I do like their escapism.

    Here’s my WWW link:

    https://booksplease.org/2019/03/27/www-wednesday-27-march-2019/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 12:56 PM #

      It’s perfect for that. Great for getting my head off work during lunch. Happy reading!

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  9. kbraggy March 27, 2019 at 6:27 AM #

    Hi! This is my first time participating in WWW Wednesday but I am certain I’ll be back for more! It’s such a great idea! Here’s my WWW: https://braggkevin.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 12:56 PM #

      Welcome and glad you could join us. Happy Wednesday!

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  10. Sammie @ The Writerly Way March 27, 2019 at 9:16 AM #

    I really need to start reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I bought it several months ago, and the poor thing is sitting on my bookshelf still. Which should surprise no one.

    Demetri Martin’s comedy is really hit or miss for me, but I might have to give the book a shot! Sounds like I’d at least like part of it, and that’s good enough for me.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM #

      I liked Martin’s second book, Point Your Face at This, more. It was all drawings. Happy Wednesday!

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  11. kellyluvsreadin March 27, 2019 at 9:23 AM #

    I’m glad you liked Wonder. I thought it was a delightful book. Here’s my WWW: https://booksonthebrain.blog/2019/03/27/www-wednesday-march-27/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 1:02 PM #

      I hope to see the movie soon!! Happy reading!

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  12. mimich42 March 27, 2019 at 9:26 AM #

    I’ve been playing TBR yo-yo with Daughter of Smoke and Bone for the past few years. Do you think it’s worth the read?

    Here is my WWW:

    https://bookishmimich.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/www-wednesday-7-march-27-2019-and-fantasy-adventureathon-update/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 1:03 PM #

      I’m not sure yet. It’s very fantastical and I’m still learning the world so it’s hard to tell. I’ll be sure to do a full review when I finish. Happy reading!

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  13. sarahrmorrison March 27, 2019 at 9:29 AM #

    I read News of the World when it first came out. Everyone in Texas got excited for it, so it ended up being featured in multiple book clubs in my area. It is a quick read. I enjoyed it, but I don’t think I loved it. It makes for a good book club discussion. Here is my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/www-wednesdays-march-27-2019/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 1:04 PM #

      A good discussion is always good! I’m excited to get through it and see why. Happy reading!

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  14. Books tales by me March 27, 2019 at 9:32 AM #

    I am glad you enjoyed wonder 🙂

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  15. The Bibliovert March 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM #

    Wonder is a great book! I remember reading that with my son. Happy Reading!

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

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 1:05 PM #

      I’m so glad I finally read it. Happy reading!

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  16. Denise @ Life With No Plot March 27, 2019 at 10:25 AM #

    I loved Daughter of Smoke & Bone, although I didn’t do the audiobook for it. Hope you enjoy it! It’s a beautiful story!

    Here’s my WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/03/27/www-wednesday-3-27-19/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 1:05 PM #

      Thanks! The world seems really complex and I’m still getting an idea of what is going on. Happy reading!

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  17. silverbuttonbooks March 27, 2019 at 11:11 AM #

    I read Wonder when our school district used it for their “one books one district.” I know I am in the extreme minority here but I despised this book. I know! I’m mostly alone! But, I grew up with a sister with disabilities and so this is an issue I am very protective regarding. I really loved Simon though and hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/03/27/www-wednesday-march-27-2019/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 1:07 PM #

      Sorry you didn’t enjoy Wonder. It sounds like you might have your own story inside you? I can’t wait to read Simon! Happy reading.

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      • silverbuttonbooks March 27, 2019 at 1:37 PM #

        I just wish the Wonder author had some connection to the disability community other than as a teachable moment for her own kids. It is one of the only books I openly dislike – I still feel bad when I do it though! Happy reading and thanks for always hosting this meme. It is my favorite!

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  18. Jolie March 27, 2019 at 12:19 PM #

    I have been wanting to read Daughter of Smoke & Boone. Can’t wait to read your review. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/03/27/www-wednesday-march-27th-2019/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 1:07 PM #

      Thanks, I hope I can move through it quickly. Happy reading!

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  19. Stephanie March 27, 2019 at 12:30 PM #

    I loved Midwives! I’ve enjoyed most of what I’ve read from Chris Bohjalian.

    My son loves Simon! He’s doing a monologue from there for his theater class, and he’s currently reading Leah on the Offbeat. I’ll get around to reading that one of these days!

    My WWW Wednesday post is over here: https://shesprobablyatthelibrary.home.blog/2019/03/27/www-wednesday-march-27-2019/

    Thanks for hosting!

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 1:08 PM #

      I’ve liked a lot of Bohjalian’s work, too. And I’m really excited for Simon and I hope it comes in soon. Happy reading!

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  20. Ryan March 27, 2019 at 12:39 PM #

    Daughter of Smoke & Bone sounds intriguing. Looking at the summary it sounds like it’s got some oddities to its world that catch my attention. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/03/27/www-wednesday-march-27-2019/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 1:08 PM #

      I’m still figuring out the world and all it’s complexities. It’s very different from the historical fiction I often read. Happy reading!

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  21. L.M. Durand March 27, 2019 at 1:13 PM #

    I’ve always been on the fence with Wonder. For sure why, but I can’t wait for you to read Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda.
    https://lmdurand.com/www-wednesday-weekly-reading-update-3-27-19/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 1:14 PM #

      I’m hoping the hold comes in soon, I’m so psyched about it. Happy reading!

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  22. I really need to get to the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy! And oh, I hope you get to read Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda soon!! It’s adorable! One of my favorite contemporaries. 😍

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://areadertowhateverend.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/www-wednesday-27th-march-2019/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 4:50 PM #

      I’ve only heard good things about Simon so I’m excited to start it as soon as I can. Happy reading!

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  23. alilovesbooks March 27, 2019 at 2:30 PM #

    I own a physical copy and an ebook of Daughter of Smoke and Bone but have somehow never gotten around to either. It seems like it could be the type of book that’s great on audio though. I hope you enjoy.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/www-wednesday-27th-march-2019/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 4:51 PM #

      I’m still making up my mind about this narrator. I like her sometimes and not others. Happy reading!

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  24. anovelglimpse March 27, 2019 at 3:03 PM #

    I enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I bet it would make a great audiobook.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 4:52 PM #

      Glad to hear it! I can’t wait to listen again soon. Happy reading!

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  25. Yvo March 27, 2019 at 3:33 PM #

    I’m happy to hear you enjoyed Wonder! And Simon is one of my all time favorites so I hope you’ll be able to get it from the library soon. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 4:52 PM #

      I’m so anxious to start it! So many positive reviews. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Lilyfae March 27, 2019 at 4:29 PM #

    Some interesting choices here, I like the sound of Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

    Here’s my WWW
    https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/pause-for-www-wednesday-27-03/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 4:53 PM #

      It’s even more fantastical than I thought! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  27. obsessedwithfairytales March 27, 2019 at 5:19 PM #

    I hope you enjoy Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Love that series and the audiobooks are great!

    My WWW
    https://obsessedwithfairytales.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/125/

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    • Sam March 27, 2019 at 8:18 PM #

      Thanks! I’m intrigued so far with the very rich world. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

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