WWW Wednesday, 10-April-2019

10 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: It’s still steady-going with Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min. I only had two lunches last week to read and this week isn’t looking better. I’ll keep making my way through, though. No rush on this one.
I’m really enjoying Midwives by Chris Bohjalian. I squeezed a little extra reading time this weekend even though I couldn’t afford it. I hope to finish this one soon and not have it linger on this list for more than one more week.
I got my hold on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and was finally able to start it! I hope I have some long drives to get through this one quickly because I’ve been waiting for it forever!
I started reading The Power by Naomi Alderman on Sunday. Not too far into this one yet. I’m excited to stay one step ahead of my book club, though! We didn’t get our copies of this until Monday. Staying ahead is letting me focus on books I want to read, not just those for groups.

Recently finished: I was able to finish up News of the World by Paulette Jiles which was a lovely little book. I hope I remember it well enough for our next meeting because it seems so far away. I’ll get around to a review at some point. I feel so behind in reviews that it could be a week or two before I finally get to it! Better this than struggling for content, though.
I finished Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor Sunday morning. I enjoyed the story but it’s clear this is the first of a series. It was very unfinished and I was a bit disappointed. I hoped there was something more I would get before the book ended, but it was a set-up for the next books. I’m still debating if I’ll finish the series.

I posted two reviews this week. The first was for Thunderstruck by Erik Larson. Not a favorite read, but a solid one. I enjoy Larson’s style but this topic didn’t grab me as much as earlier ones have. I’ll have to try again soon. I gave the book Three out of Five Stars.
I also reviewed Wonder by R.J. Palacio. This book was a joy for me and I hope I can see the movie soon and experience it all over again! I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I’ll grab another book off of my shelves next. I’m feeling great about getting through so many! Next up is Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi. I added a number of concentration camp memoirs to my TBR after listening to Anne Frank’s diary a few years ago. This one was a little harder to come by but I have a copy and I look forward to reading it!


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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72 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 10-April-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow April 10, 2019 at 2:02 AM #

    I am curious about Survival in Auschwitz. Thanks for sharing, and here is MY WWW POST

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 1:56 PM #

      Thanks! I need to keep striking these off my TBR. Happy reading!

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  2. Louise April 10, 2019 at 2:12 AM #

    So glad you finally got a hold of Simon! I know you’ve been waiting a while. Hope you enjoy it 😊
    https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/wow-city-of-girls/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 1:56 PM #

      Thanks! Absolutely loving it so far. Happy reading!

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  3. Diana April 10, 2019 at 2:20 AM #

    I got Wonder on DVD but decided not to watch it until I read the book. Glad it was a great read for you. I hope you will enjoy Simon. I loved it.

    Here’s my WWW: https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-april-10th/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 1:57 PM #

      It’s a real quick one so I think you can get through it fast. Simon is amazing so far. Happy reading!

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  4. Jen | Books on the 7:47 April 10, 2019 at 2:55 AM #

    Hope you enjoy The Power, I thought it was great, such an interesting concept.

    Here’s my WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-10th-april-2019/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:13 PM #

      I’m about two hours in now and it’s really interesting to see how everyone reacts. Happy reading!

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  5. joannechillhouse April 10, 2019 at 3:01 AM #

    Feeling a certain kinship with a blogger similarly pressed to find time to read. Little little full basket as we say where I’m from. Not familiar with any of your picks apart from Simon (saw the movie). Always fun to discover new reads. Oh here’s mine https://jhohadli.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:14 PM #

      I know exactly what you mean! Just keep reading, no matter how little. Happy reading!

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  6. bookloverkate April 10, 2019 at 4:00 AM #

    I hope you enjoy Simon, it was kind of mid of the road for me but I appreciated the representation.

    Here’s the link to my WWW Wednesday – https://bookloverkate.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-10-04-19/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:14 PM #

      I think the dialogue is great so far. It’s taking me back to my high school theater days. Happy reading!

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  7. Whispering Stories April 10, 2019 at 4:04 AM #

    I think I might have to give News of the World a read at some point as it does look appealing. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-10th-april-2019/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:14 PM #

      It was wonderful and quick as well. Happy reading!

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  8. whatcathyreadnext April 10, 2019 at 4:38 AM #

    I have to say that’s an impressive amount of reading getting done despite your time pressures!

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesdays-10th-april-19/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:15 PM #

      I always try to double dip training and listening! Happy reading.

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  9. kbraggy April 10, 2019 at 5:02 AM #

    Great review of Wonder! I didn’t know anything about it and now I’ve added it to my Reading List!

    And a link to my WWW Wednesday post for this week: braggkevin.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-10-04-19/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:15 PM #

      How awesome! I think you’ll like it, it has some universal appeal. Happy reading!

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    • Sam April 13, 2019 at 10:31 AM #

      Sorry for the delay, this got caught in my spam filter. Happy reading!

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      • Susan Crosby April 13, 2019 at 10:32 AM #

        No worries. I know the feeling lop

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  10. Emily Wrayburn April 10, 2019 at 6:42 AM #

    I love the sound of News of the World! I’ve added that to my own TBR.

    Here’s my WWW.

    Have a great week!

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:18 PM #

      Great! It was a fun quick read, I hope you enjoy. Happy reading!

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  11. Lilyfae April 10, 2019 at 7:18 AM #

    Oh that’s very interesting about Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
    Hope you current books are more satisfying!
    My post: https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/pausing-for-www-wednesday-10-04/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:19 PM #

      Thank you. I’ll have to think about finishing the series, they’re such a commitment! Happy reading.

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  12. ashley @ socially awkward bookworm April 10, 2019 at 7:44 AM #

    I hope you enjoy Simon! 😀 I’ve read it a few years ago, but I really want to read it again by listening to the audiobook. Here’s my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-59/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:19 PM #

      The audiobook has been great so far. The narrator has a great voice for it. Happy reading!

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  13. Books tales by me April 10, 2019 at 8:01 AM #

    Happy Reading 🙂
    Here is my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-10-april-2019/

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  14. Julie April 10, 2019 at 8:21 AM #

    I have still did not read Wonder, I am just collecting positive reviews and hoping to get to it one day.
    Here is my WWW

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:20 PM #

      It took me years to do the same. Happy reading!

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  15. J R Lynn April 10, 2019 at 8:40 AM #

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Wonder! I hope you enjoy The Power 😊

    My WWW

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:20 PM #

      Thanks, it’s interesting so far and I can’t wait to see where it goes. Happy reading!

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  16. sarahrmorrison April 10, 2019 at 10:13 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed “News of the World”! It is so easy to get behind on book reviews, isn’t it? I read a lot of Primo Levi when I lived in Italy. He is a good reader that always made me feel all the feels. My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesdays-april-10-2019/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:21 PM #

      I’m so determined to get caught up but I’m so far behind! This will be my first Levi and I’m excited to dive in. Happy reading!

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  17. Susan Crosby April 10, 2019 at 10:44 AM #

    Have you seen the movie Love, Simon?

    https://novellives.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-lets-talk-about-our-reading-lives-7/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:21 PM #

      No, I’ve heard amazing things and I look forward to seeing it when I finish the book. Happy reading!

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  18. Ryan April 10, 2019 at 10:47 AM #

    I’m interested in The Power but I’ve been hearing mixed things about it. I’m curious to read what your thoughts are on it. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-april-10-2019/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:24 PM #

      I bet it makes a good book club discussion. Mixed review books usually do. Happy reading!

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  19. anovelglimpse April 10, 2019 at 11:02 AM #

    I never finished The Daughter of Smoke & Bone series. It’s mainly because I didn’t like that twist towards the end. I think that’s why I didn’t go on. I hope Simon is treating you well. 🙂 Happy reading.

    My WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:24 PM #

      Yeah, it was quite the twist! Not something I saw coming at all. Happy reading!

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  20. Sammie @ The Writerly Way April 10, 2019 at 11:11 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but it sounds like I’d better make sure to have the other book ready before I start that one. xD

    I’m impressed that you got through Thunderstruck! We read that for our book club, but it ended up being a dud. Most of us DNF’d it, and I just couldn’t get into the story, personally. It bored me to tears.

    Survival in Auschwitz sounds like it’ll be a great read. I love those types of books, even though they destroy my feels.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:26 PM #

      Yeah, Daughter ends pretty suddenly so have #2 ready to go! Thunderstruck was not a favorite Larson for me, there was too much about wireless and not enough murder! Happy reading.

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  21. obsessedwithfairytales April 10, 2019 at 12:04 PM #

    I hope you like Simon! I loved the audiobook.

    https://obsessedwithfairytales.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-april-10th-2019/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:26 PM #

      I can’t wait to get back in my car and keep listening. Happy reading!

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  22. Denise @ Life With No Plot April 10, 2019 at 12:12 PM #

    I would say to definitely read the next book in Daughter of Smoke & Bone. The first book does have a lot of set up in it, but the whole series together is really, really good.

    My WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-4-10-19/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:27 PM #

      Ah, so tempting! I feel like I’m already invested… Happy reading!

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  23. Jolie April 10, 2019 at 12:38 PM #

    Loved your review of Wonder!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-april-10th-2019/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:27 PM #

      Thank you! I’m glad you appreciated it. Happy reading!

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  24. mimich42 April 10, 2019 at 12:52 PM #

    I didnt read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but ive heard that the next book is better

    Here is my WWW:

    https://bookishmimich.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-9-april-10-2019-tidyathon/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:27 PM #

      That’s reassuring, thank you. Maybe I’ll need to shelve it. Happy reading!

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  25. Vinny @ Artsy Draft April 10, 2019 at 2:03 PM #

    I still haven’t got a chance to read Simon but I’m obsessed with the movie! Here’s my WWW: https://artsydraft.com/2019/04/reading-round-up-1-2.html

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 2:28 PM #

      I can’t wait to see it when I finish the book. Happy reading!

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  26. Joe Harris April 10, 2019 at 2:28 PM #

    I really enjoyed reading ‘Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda’ I hope that you find just as much joy as I did.

    I’ve also decided to join in on WWW here is mine: https://thenextbigopinion.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-10th-april-2019/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 4:45 PM #

      Thank you! I’m adoring it so far, such relatable writing in his voice and tone! Happy Wednesday!

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  27. thechroniclesofabookworm April 10, 2019 at 3:19 PM #

    I really want to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone! heres my WWW: https://thechroniclesofabookworm.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-8/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 4:47 PM #

      The audio was pretty great if you enjoy audio. Happy reading!

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  28. Nandika April 10, 2019 at 5:39 PM #

    I think I might give Daughter of Smoke of Bone a chance really soon. It looks interesting.

    Here’s my WWW post: https://youraveragebooknerd779402918213.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-10-04-19/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 9:49 PM #

      It’s a well developed fantasy world which was a joy. Happy reading!

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  29. kellyluvsreadin April 10, 2019 at 8:37 PM #

    My mom reads a lot of books about the Holocaust, so I’m always on the lookout for new books to get her. I’ll have to check out Survival in Auschwitz. Here’s my post: https://booksonthebrain.blog/2019/04/10/www-wednesday-april-10/

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    • Sam April 10, 2019 at 9:50 PM #

      I hope she enjoys it if she hasn’t already. Happy reading!

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  30. Meeghan reads April 14, 2019 at 1:52 AM #

    I found Daughter of Smoke and Bone a slow read, but absolutely loved the trilogy when I had finished it. If you can push through, I really recommend it (but I also read it in 2017, which was a while ago now).

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    • Sam April 14, 2019 at 8:54 PM #

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’m still on the fence about the series. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam April 17, 2019 at 5:03 PM #

      There’s a new post for this week where you can share your link. Not many people will check this page from last week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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