WWW Wednesday, 3-April-2019

3 Apr

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 a little headway with Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min but not much. I’ll be on this for a while, to be sure. I’m still getting used to the style, how it switches from first-person to third-person. I’m not sure I like it yet.
I’ve gotten to halfway through Midwives by Chris Bohjalian. I haven’t been reading as much before bed because I’m making sleep a priority and getting to bed earlier. It’s been great, but it is eating into reading a smidge.
I’m really liking Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor on audio. It’s getting really interesting and keeping me listening as long as possible through each workout. I might be on to a series I’ll finally finish!
Since  News of the World by Paulette Jiles is so short, I’m making great progress with it. I should have this one wrapped up later this week at the latest!

Recently finished: I knew it was coming so no big surprise here: nothing new finished this week. I killed it in March so I’m not surprised with a small slow down. Though I do expect more books finished next week! Also no reviews this week. I’ll be back at them next week so don’t worry!

Reading Next: I’m still waiting for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I’m getting anxious since I’ll be ready to start it very soon. I’ve got my fingers crossed it comes in this week!


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.

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Until next time, write on.

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92 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 3-April-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow April 3, 2019 at 1:25 AM #

    Enjoy your books; they all look good. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:08 AM #

      Thanks, it’s been a good week for this bunch. Happy reading!

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  2. Mini April 3, 2019 at 2:14 AM #

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is very high on my TBR. My WWW https://bookandcorner.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-3-april-2019/

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  3. Louise April 3, 2019 at 2:19 AM #

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying DoSaB. I need to get to that one eventually!
    https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/wow-the-beholder/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:08 AM #

      It’s blowing me away and I can’t wait to get back to it. Happy reading!

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  4. whatcathyreadnext April 3, 2019 at 3:37 AM #

    Interesting what you say about Becoming Madame Mao because I seem to notice changes from first-person to third-person, or vice versa much more than I used to and sometimes it does seem slightly intrusive to the reading experience. The same with switches from past to present tense, especially in books with multiple narrators which seem to be very popular with authors these days. I can’t remember which book now but I read one a while back that had sections set in the past that were in present tense and sections set in the present in past tense. Once I noticed it, it really bugged me!

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesdays-3rd-april-19/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:12 AM #

      Oh geeze haha. This one seems to be a mix of the main characters memories and a narrator filling in the gaps and/or straightening out exaggerations. It’s an odd mix. Happy reading!

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  5. Whispering Stories April 3, 2019 at 4:25 AM #

    The only book we’ve reviewed is Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Your other books do sound good, especially Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor – Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-3rd-april-2019/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:12 AM #

      I can’t wait to read Simon! I hope it starts soon. Happy reading!

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  6. Emily Wrayburn April 3, 2019 at 4:52 AM #

    Ooh! I want to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I read both Strange the Dreamer books by Laini Taylor earlier this year and now I’m keen to read more of her work. I hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:13 AM #

      I hadn’t heard of her other novels. Did you enjoy them? Happy reading!

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  7. Rachael April 3, 2019 at 5:01 AM #

    Everyone I know who’s read Simon… has really enjoyed it, fingers crossed your copy arrives soon!
    My WWW Wednesday post is here https://bellisdoesbooks.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-3-4-19/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:13 AM #

      Thanks! I’ve only heard positive things. Happy reading.

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  8. Lilyfae April 3, 2019 at 5:22 AM #

    Daughter of smoke and bone looks very interesting, I’m more inclined to try it out seeing so many people reading it!

    https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/pausing-for-www-wednesday-03-04/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:14 AM #

      That’s how it made it to my list originally. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. kbraggy April 3, 2019 at 5:26 AM #

    Daughter of Smoke and Bone does sound really interesting! I will have to investigate further. Meanwhile, my WWW Wednesday for this week: https://braggkevin.wordpress.com

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:20 AM #

      It’s been a fun read while I’m biking. Happy reading!

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  10. Meeghan reads April 3, 2019 at 5:30 AM #

    Good luck with Simon!! He’s such a precious cherub!!

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:20 AM #

      I hope the hold comes in soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Robyn April 3, 2019 at 6:57 AM #

    I have been trying to get more sleep as well and not reading as much at night. Totally does eat into my reading time! Books look good – here is mine: https://www.autismfamilypower.com/www-wednesday-3-april-2019/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:22 AM #

      Getting more sleep is exhausting lol. Happy reading!

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  12. alilovesbooks April 3, 2019 at 7:51 AM #

    I think I tried a book by Anchee Min a while back and really struggled to get into it. Hopefully once you manage to get into the style it’ll work a little better for you.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-3rd-april-2019/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:22 AM #

      Thanks, I’m staying positive! Happy reading.

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  13. ashley @ socially awkward bookworm April 3, 2019 at 8:28 AM #

    I hope you get to read Simon vs. soon! I really loved that book.
    Here’s my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-58/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:23 AM #

      Thanks, it’s looks so good! Happy reading.

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  14. Denise @ Life With No Plot April 3, 2019 at 8:32 AM #

    So glad you’re enjoying Laini Taylor! I love that series, and also, she is super nice. I got to meet her at YallFest one year.

    My WWW post: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-4-3-19/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:23 AM #

      How fun! I’d love to go to one of the book festivals some time. Happy reading!

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      • Denise @ Life With No Plot April 3, 2019 at 11:28 AM #

        YallFest is held every year in Charleston, SC – not sure if you are anywhere nearby, but it’s awesome. They have all these panels with authors and other book people (illustrators, publishing folks) plus lots of book signings. The best part – it’s all totally free (except for the money you might spend on books there – but you can bring your own copies for the authors to sign, you don’t have to buy them through the festival).

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      • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:32 AM #

        Unfortunately that’s not driveable for me, I’m in Michigan. I have friends who have gone and said it was amazing, I wish it was more doable for me. Happy reading!

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      • Denise @ Life With No Plot April 3, 2019 at 11:33 AM #

        Yeah, that would be pretty far.

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  15. Teri Polen April 3, 2019 at 8:47 AM #

    Hope you get Simon soon – such a great book with a sweet romance. And I’m not much for reading romance. https://teripolen.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesdays-what-am-i-reading-amreading-5/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:23 AM #

      Me neither so that’s reassuring. Happy reading!

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  16. Hasanthi Navaratne April 3, 2019 at 9:14 AM #

    I am too looking forward in reading Laini Taylor.Hope you are enjoying too!!! Here is mine,
    https://hasanthisbookworld.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-3-april-2019/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:24 AM #

      Thanks, I’ve enjoyed it a lot so far. Happy reading!

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  17. SissyBear @ Girl of 1000 Wonders April 3, 2019 at 9:56 AM #

    I am reading again!! It feels weird to be gone for so long, and weird coming back. I feel like I’m starting all over.

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesdays-4-3-19/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:25 AM #

      Welcome back and happy reading!

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  18. dinipandareads April 3, 2019 at 10:04 AM #

    Daughter of Smoke & Bone was my first read by Laini Taylor and I loved it!
    Wrote my first WWW Wednesday today 😁
    https://dinipandareads.home.blog/2019/04/03/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:25 AM #

      Welcome to the community! It’s my first of Taylor as well. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. sarahrmorrison April 3, 2019 at 10:09 AM #

    How are you liking News of the World so far? Have a great week of reading!

    https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesdays-april-3-2019/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:28 AM #

      It’s good so far. A bit bare in style but good characters and plot. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Ryan April 3, 2019 at 10:20 AM #

    I always have a bit of trouble reading before bed. The other night I wound up falling asleep with all the lights on. I just get too tempted to put the book down for a second and rest my eyes–then that’s it for me. Have a good week!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-april-3-2019/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:28 AM #

      I live napping that way! Happy reading.

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  21. Sammie @ The Writerly Way April 3, 2019 at 10:22 AM #

    So glad you’re enjoying Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I might just have to add it to this month’s TBR. :3 Sorry you don’t have Simon yet. The wait can be so hard sometimes! Hope you get it soon.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:29 AM #

      I’d say grab Taylor if you can. I’m loving the adventure so far. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. mimich42 April 3, 2019 at 10:39 AM #

    Every week I come hoping you’ve started reading Simon vs…. the anticipation!

    Here is my post:
    https://bookishmimich.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/www-8-april-3-2019-adventureathon-wrapup/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:29 AM #

      Tell me about it! I can’t wait to start. Happy reading!

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  23. anovelglimpse April 3, 2019 at 10:47 AM #

    Yay for Simon! You are going to love it!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 11:30 AM #

      I hope I can start it sometime soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. silverbuttonbooks April 3, 2019 at 10:54 AM #

    I’ve had Daughter of Smoke and Bone on my TBR forever – maybe I will make it my next audiobook! I hope you get Simon soon and enjoy it. Here is my post: https://samannelizabeth.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-3-april-2019/

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  25. L.M. Durand April 3, 2019 at 11:39 AM #

    I want to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone too. Sounds like you enjoy it. Enjoy your reading! 🙂

    https://lmdurand.com/www-wednesday-weekly-reading-update-4-3-19/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 6:14 PM #

      Thank you, I can’t wait to get back to it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. J R Lynn April 3, 2019 at 12:09 PM #

    I’ve heard a lot about Daughter of Smoke and Bone so I hope you enjoy it! Can’t wait for your review! Happy WWW!

    My WWW

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 6:14 PM #

      Thank you, I’ve been waiting a long time to read it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Oh yay!! Simon Vs is one of my absolute favorites! It’s adorable!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://areadertowhateverend.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-3rd-april-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Jolie April 3, 2019 at 1:05 PM #

    I am glad that you are liking Daughter of Smoke and Bone!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-april-3rd-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 6:16 PM #

      Loving it and I wish I was listening now! Happy reading.

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  29. samfsm April 3, 2019 at 3:07 PM #

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda was such a good book! I haven’t seen the movie yet, but it looks like they were faithful to the source material. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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  30. Nandika April 3, 2019 at 3:55 PM #

    I’ve thought of reading Daughter of Smoke & Bone because it sounds interesting but I’m not so sure I’ll like it because it doesn’t seem my type of book.

    My WWW Wednesday post: https://youraveragebooknerd779402918213.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-03-04-19/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 6:20 PM #

      It’s not really my type either but I’m enjoying something different. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  31. jess @ crowing about books April 3, 2019 at 4:08 PM #

    I hope you like Simon vs., it’s such a heartwearming book and I loved it 🙂

    Here is my post! https://crowingaboutbooks.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-2/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 6:22 PM #

      I’m hoping the book comes in soon! I’m dying to read it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  32. The Bibliovert April 3, 2019 at 5:51 PM #

    I usually have a slow down the first week of the month.

    My WWW can be found here: https://thebibliovert.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-this-week-in-books-april-3rd/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 6:22 PM #

      Good luck getting past it next week. Slumps are usually short. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  33. the girl, james April 3, 2019 at 6:08 PM #

    I liked Daughter of Smoke and Bone, too! Have you read any other Laini Taylor?

    My WWW Post is here: https://rlprotagonist.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-april-3-secret-graveyard-bras/ 01 🙂

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 6:23 PM #

      This is my first and I’m liking it a lot. Happy reading!

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  34. kellyluvsreadin April 3, 2019 at 8:09 PM #

    I keep going back and for on reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I really liked Strange the Dreamer by Lani Taylor, but didn’t like the sequel. I’ll be interested to see what you think. Here’s my link: https://booksonthebrain.blog/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-april-3/

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    • Sam April 3, 2019 at 9:36 PM #

      Thanks, I hope to power through and finish soon! Happy reading.

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  35. Bean April 4, 2019 at 12:01 AM #

    I’m slowing down a bit as well after the past week! Happy reading!
    Here is my WWW Wednesday. https://beansbookshelfandcoffeebreak.com/2019/04/03/www-wednesday-49/

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    • Sam April 4, 2019 at 6:12 AM #

      Nothing wrong with slowing down as long as we’re moving forward. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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