WWW Wednesday, 24-April-2019

24 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’m still moving forward with Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min but it’s starting to drag. It feels like nothing has happened in a while and I’m starting to get a little bored of this one. I hope something major happens soon, it feels like it’s due.
I’ve made decent progress on Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton despite being so busy the past week. I try to read a chapter before bed each night, but I keep falling asleep too quickly to finish. I think I can have this one finished next week, though.
I started The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob over the weekend. I’m having flashbacks to Lahiri’s The Lowland so far but I’m not sure if it will continue that way. It’s just something about brothers fighting in India that’s got me comparing them.
I started the long journey that is A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin. This monster is 36 disks long and I’m on disk 3. And I’m happy with that. It will be on here a while longer, I’m sure. This is going to be fun.

Recently finished: I finished Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and absolutely loved it. I can’t wait to see the movie as soon as I find a copy. I adored Simon’s voice and I’m not sure how that will translate to film, but I can’t wait to see them try.
I finished The Power by Naomi Alderman over the weekend. I’m still feeling out how I feel about this book. I liked the idea and how it played out, but I’m not sure how I felt about the characters. Sometimes, it was just a little too much for me.

I’ve got two book reviews posted as well. The first was my review of Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. I’m still vacillating about reading the rest of the series. I have an opinion poll on the review page so please check that out.
I also posted my review of News of the World by Paulette Jiles. My book club will be meeting next Monday to discuss this so I’m glad I was able to review it before then. I’ve been falling so far behind that’s become a problem.

Reading Next: I’ll read Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi as my next physical book. It’s been sitting on my shelf for so long. I’m glad to finally get it off.


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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64 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 24-April-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow April 24, 2019 at 1:48 AM #

    I am curious about News of the World, and your eclectic group of books. Enjoy them all, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 5:50 AM #

      The review should be up if you want to check it out. Happy reading!

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  2. alilovesbooks April 24, 2019 at 3:09 AM #

    Very happy to hear you loved Simon vs. I thought the movie was brilliant too but there was a big gap between me finishing the book and watching it.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/www-wednesday-24th-april-2019/

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 5:51 AM #

      I’m waiting to write my review and then I’ll catch it on HBO. Happy reading!

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  3. Whispering Stories April 24, 2019 at 3:28 AM #

    The Sleepwalkers Guide to Dancing looks good. Love that cover too. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/wednesday-reading-24th-april-2019/

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 5:51 AM #

      The title started to make more sense this morning. Happy reading!

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  4. Emily Wrayburn April 24, 2019 at 4:24 AM #

    Yay, I’m so glad you loved Simon! And now I’m off to read your review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 5:51 AM #

      Thanks, I’ve been lucky to have good books lately. Happy reading!

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  5. Naomi the book girl April 24, 2019 at 4:51 AM #

    I cant wait to go and read your reviews.

    here is my post

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 5:52 AM #

      Thanks, I hope you like them. Happy reading!

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  6. Susan Crosby April 24, 2019 at 5:10 AM #

    I hope you adore Love, Simon. I thought it was fantastic!

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 5:52 AM #

      Awesome. I’m excited to watch it once I wrote my review. Happy reading!

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  7. whatcathyreadnext April 24, 2019 at 5:45 AM #

    It sounds like you’ve had a really productive week! I managed to finish quite a few books as well, although it has to be said the motivation was largely not wanting to miss blog tour commitments. I’m planning a more leisurely reading timetable for May.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/www-wednesdays-24th-april-19/

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 5:53 AM #

      Leisurely reading is the best kind. Happy reading!

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  8. Lilyfae April 24, 2019 at 5:52 AM #

    Ooh looking forward to reading your review Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

    Here’s mine:
    https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/pausing-for-www-wednesday-24-04/

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 5:53 AM #

      I’m still iffy on finishing the series. Happy reading!

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      • Lilyfae April 24, 2019 at 5:54 AM #

        I can see why!!

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  9. Meeghan reads April 24, 2019 at 6:31 AM #

    So glad you loved Simon!!! Can’t wait to hear what you think about the book to film adaptation!

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 1:33 PM #

      I can’t wait to watch it! I just need to write the review first. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. kbraggy April 24, 2019 at 7:16 AM #

    Hi! Great post. I am curious though if there is a point at which you’ll give up on Becoming Madame Mao? And my offering for the week: braggkevin.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/www-wednesday-24-04-19/

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 1:35 PM #

      No, I know it will be a slow read, ebooks always are for me. I’ll finish eventually. Happy reading!

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  11. Zoé O'Farrell April 24, 2019 at 7:21 AM #

    I love the GOT books! I just want to read the next one! I really want to read Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda. Sounds really good! Here is my offering http://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/www-wednesdays-24th-april-2019-www

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 1:35 PM #

      I’ve listened to them all so far and the narrator is amazing. I hope Martin finishes it all soon. Happy reading!

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      • Zoé O'Farrell April 26, 2019 at 2:30 AM #

        I’ve not listened to them but good to know the narrator is good as I might listen to them! Me to!! Happy reading to you ❤️

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  12. Sammie @ The Writerly Way April 24, 2019 at 9:07 AM #

    Wow, I didn’t realize A Storm of Swords was so long. 36 disks? Phew.

    Glad to see your review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone! The ending does sound a bit annoying, so I’ll have to make sure I have the second book available by the time I finish the first, I think, or that would drive me bonkers lol.

    I love World War II books, and Survival in Auschwitz sounds like a heck of a read. Hope you enjoy it. I mean, as much as you can enjoy the subject matter … You know what I mean.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 7:55 PM #

      Long is an understatement! I know this one is a long haul. But so worth it. Happy reading!

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  13. masb2017 April 24, 2019 at 9:14 AM #

    I really really want to read Simon vs the homo sapiens agenda! I think I’m going to have to soon!
    here’s my www post:
    https://masb2017.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 9:26 PM #

      It took me forever and I’m glad I finally read it. Happy reading!

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  14. Denise @ Life With No Plot April 24, 2019 at 9:24 AM #

    I’ve been wanting to pick up Simon for a while – I’ve heard such good things about it! Glad you enjoyed it so much.

    My WWW post: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/04/24/www-wednesday-4-24-19/

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 9:28 PM #

      For sure! I need to get that review written this weekend. Happy reading!

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  15. Ryan April 24, 2019 at 9:45 AM #

    Goodness A Storm of Swords sounds daunting when you count it in disks. I’m sure once you get further into it the story will fly by though. That’s my experience when reading the novels, anyway, despite the page count. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/04/24/www-wednesday-april-24-2019/

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 9:28 PM #

      I get to a point where I wish I could speed up the narrator! Happy reading.

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  16. obsessedwithfairytales April 24, 2019 at 10:33 AM #

    I’m glad you liked Simon! 😀 It has been years since I read The Song of Ice and Fire series, I might reread it via audibooks!

    https://obsessedwithfairytales.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/www-wednesday-april-24th-2019/

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 9:29 PM #

      The narrator is amazing, I highly recommend experiencing them like this. Happy reading!

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  17. Stephanie April 24, 2019 at 11:14 AM #

    I like that you’ll be reading a book that’s been on your shelf for a while as your next read, because I’ll be doing the same! (Which is good, because I just brought home another book from the thrift store yesterday, so I need to start reading and clearing some shelf space!)

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post. Thanks for hosting!!! https://shesprobablyatthelibrary.home.blog/2019/04/24/www-wednesday-april-24-2019/

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 9:29 PM #

      I’m on a quest to take down my TBR mountain this year. Happy reading!

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  18. anovelglimpse April 24, 2019 at 12:08 PM #

    I can’t even imagine listening to any of the GoT books. Those things were MASSIVE!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 9:29 PM #

      The audiobook takes up a whole seat in my car. Happy reading!

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  19. jess @ crowing about books April 24, 2019 at 12:12 PM #

    I’m glad you liked Simon vs., it’s such a cute rom-com!

    My post: crowingaboutbooks.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/www-wednesday-4/

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 9:30 PM #

      For sure! I love the anonymous emails. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. J R Lynn April 24, 2019 at 12:50 PM #

    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on The Power! Happy reading 🙂

    My WWW

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 9:30 PM #

      I hope to get caught up on reviews soon. I hate being behind. Happy reading!

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  21. Joe Harris April 24, 2019 at 2:13 PM #

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed ‘Simon’, I understand your apprehensions with how it translates in the movie – it doesn’t do it justice but is still a fun and emotional film to watch.

    Here is this week’s WWW – https://thenextbigopinion.wordpress.com/?p=182

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 9:31 PM #

      Good to hear! I’ve heard great things. Happy reading!

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  22. You will love Love, Simon too!!! I’m not worried..the movie isn’t exactly the same as the book but it’s still fantastic and adorable! 😍😍💗💗

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post:
    https://areadertowhateverend.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/www-wednesday-24th-april-2019-i-read-some-really-good-stuff/

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 9:31 PM #

      If it wasn’t adorable I’d be seriously disappointed. Happy reading!

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  23. Jolie April 24, 2019 at 6:16 PM #

    I can’t wait to read your review on Hawkes Harbor. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/04/24/www-wednesday-april-24th-2019/

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 9:32 PM #

      I can’t wait to finish it. I’m really wrapped up in the mystery. Happy reading!

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  24. L.M. Durand April 24, 2019 at 6:20 PM #

    YAY! I’m glad you enjoyed Simon. I so love this book.

    https://wp.me/p7RMVp-27m

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    • Sam April 24, 2019 at 9:32 PM #

      It was a great listen for me. I recommend the audio. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • L.M. Durand April 24, 2019 at 11:00 PM #

        yes! I listened to it too, and couldn’t stop! 🙂

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  25. silverbuttonbooks April 24, 2019 at 9:39 PM #

    I’m coming in under the wire! I am so glad you enjoyed Simon. I tried to watch the movie but Simon had become so dear to me that I couldn’t watch for very long. It wasn’t bad! I think I just feared that it wouldn’t be perfect and so I left it alone. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

    Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/04/25/www-wednesday-april-24-2019/

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    • Sam April 25, 2019 at 6:16 AM #

      Oh geeze. Now I’m nervous haha. I hope I can watch soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Bean April 25, 2019 at 12:29 AM #

    I feel like I’m one of the only people in the world who doesn’t want GOT, however, it does prove to be a great time to go grocery shopping! Happy Reading!

    https://beansbookshelfandcoffeebreak.com/2019/04/24/www-wednesday-51/

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    • Bean April 25, 2019 at 12:30 AM #

      Watch…not want

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    • Sam April 25, 2019 at 6:17 AM #

      Haha. I do my grocery shopping during big football games because the stores are abandoned. Happy reading!

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