WWW Wednesday, 1-May-2019

1 May

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 had to work through lunch a lot the past few weeks so I haven’t made much progress on Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min. Partially, it’s because I’m not super interested, but it’s mostly because of time. I hope work slows down and I can get back to it soon.
I’m still moving forward with Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton. I hoped to be done with it by now, but it’s not gripping me. I actually dislike it so far, but I’m hoping things turn around a bit and finish on a better note than they’ve started. I’ll be really disappointed otherwise.
I’ll finish The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob by next week. This one has been enjoyable and I like the back-and-forth timeline it’s using to build suspense. And I keep thinking about the title and all of the things it can mean for the book. I wonder what I’ll finally decide on when I’m done.
As predicted, A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin will be a long haul. I’m on disk four of 36 so I feel like it’s going pretty well. We’ll see if I can keep this pace up for a few weeks and actually finish before it’s due back at the library. I might have to beg for a long renewal.

Recently finished: Nothing new this week, unfortunately. I’m OK with this because I’ve been so far behind on reviews and I finally get a chance to catch up! I think there will be two here next week, though.

I’ve knocked out one more review this week, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I absolutely adored this book and I wish I could imitate Simon’s voice. Albertalli is so talented. I gave it Five out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I’m leaving for a trip tonight and I’m taking Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi with me. I hope to start reading it while I’m gone and on the plane home at the latest.
I’ll need a new eaudiobook soon as well and I’ll be picking up our next book club selection, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. I’ve only heard good things about this one so I’m excited to dive in soon and see what all the fuss is about.


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, 1-May-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow May 1, 2019 at 1:46 AM #

    I haven’t read any of these…hope you are enjoying them. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 5:12 AM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  2. Dee’s Reading Tree May 1, 2019 at 2:09 AM #

    My WWW post will publish later on today
    https://deesreadingtree.home.blog

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  3. Zoé O'Farrell May 1, 2019 at 2:52 AM #

    Apart from the GOT one these are new books for me! Enjoy! Here is my post http://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/www-wednesdays-1st-may-2019-www

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 5:12 AM #

      I hope you find something to enjoy. Happy reading!

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  4. Lilyfae May 1, 2019 at 3:23 AM #

    I’ve had a slow week too, but still some brilliant books
    https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/pausing-for-www-wednesday-01-05/

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  5. alilovesbooks May 1, 2019 at 3:29 AM #

    I’m having similar problems getting into a book this week. I keep wandering off and reading other things instead. Not sure I could face a long haul read like Storm of Swords but I admire your commitment. Hope you enjoy all of your reads.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesday-1st-may-2019/

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    • Sam May 10, 2019 at 2:46 PM #

      Sorry for the delay getting this posted, it fell into Spam somehow. Believe it or not, it’s the short books that have me slowing down! The long haul is very enjoyable. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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  6. rabbitearsblog May 1, 2019 at 4:44 AM #

    I need to read some of George R.R. Martin’s books soon!

    Here’s my WWW:

    https://rabbitearsblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesdays-16-may-1-2019/

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  7. Whispering Stories May 1, 2019 at 5:13 AM #

    Wow that is a lot of discs for A Storm of Swords. I can’t say GOT actually interests me though. I tried the series but didn’t get past episode two and I tried the first book and a few pages in I realised it wasn’t for me. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-what-reading-1st-may-2019/

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 5:14 AM #

      Better to realize it early than late! It’s not for everyone. Happy reading!

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  8. whatcathyreadnext May 1, 2019 at 5:30 AM #

    I’ve had Exit West in my TBR pile for AGES so I’ll be interested to hear what you make of that when you get to it.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesdays-1st-may-19/

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:19 PM #

      I’m hoping that’s relatively soon. Happy reading!

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  9. kbraggy May 1, 2019 at 6:04 AM #

    Great review of Simon, Sam. Your enthusiasm from the novel really shines through the piece. I finished The Long Goodbye and now it’s off to space with KSR’s Aurora. braggkevin.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesday-05-01-19/

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:19 PM #

      Thank you! I have to review the movie soon, too. Happy reading!

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  10. Emily Wrayburn May 1, 2019 at 6:16 AM #

    I don’t think I could manage A Song of Ice and Fire on audio! 36 discs! I take my hat off to you! The one I’m listening to is only 15 hours and that’s proving a challenge at the moment!

    Here’s my WWW for this week.

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  11. Ambi May 1, 2019 at 7:02 AM #

    Happy Wednesday everyone 🙂 Here’s my WWW

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesday-1-5-19/#more-7210

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  12. Naomi the book girl May 1, 2019 at 7:56 AM #

    I am currently reading the 2nd book in the Storm of Swords. I am really enjoying this series so far

    here is my www wednesday post.

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:21 PM #

      I hope to now wait too long before the fourth one. Happy reading!

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  13. Denise @ Life With No Plot May 1, 2019 at 8:08 AM #

    Yeah, the GRRM books are a long haul. I would love to re-read them, but I just don’t have the time.

    My WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesday-5-1-19/

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:21 PM #

      I can see why! They’re a commitment. Happy reading!

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  14. Teri Polen May 1, 2019 at 8:16 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed Simon! That was an easy 5 stars from me, also. https://teripolen.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesdays-what-am-i-reading-amreading-6/

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:22 PM #

      I wonder if the rest of her book are as engaging. Happy reading!

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  15. lilisblissfulpages May 1, 2019 at 8:45 AM #

    These are all in my TBR but I don’t think I’ll read them soon. 🙂 Anyway, here’s my link. I haven’t done a WWW post since October 2018. I missed doing this. hehe.

    https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesday-34/

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:23 PM #

      Welcome back! Glad you could come back. Happy reading!

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  16. Gwendalyn’s_Books_ May 1, 2019 at 9:23 AM #

    Hi I am reading : The widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox.
    I just finished :
    Spin the Dawn
    (The Blood of Stars #1)
    My upcoming Read will be :
    Angel Mage by Garth Nix

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:24 PM #

      I remember reading a Nix book as a kid and absolutely adoring it! Happy reading.

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  17. silverbuttonbooks May 1, 2019 at 9:57 AM #

    The Sleepwalkers Guide to Dancing sounds intriguing. I love when authors play with the timeline – it almost always makes for a fascinating read. Have a wonderful trip – I hope you get loads of reading finished!

    https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesday-may-1-2019/

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:24 PM #

      I finished a book this afternoon and I’ll be starting Levi soon. Happy reading!

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  18. Sammie @ The Writerly Way May 1, 2019 at 10:27 AM #

    I hear you about being behind on reviews! I always feel like I’m running five reviews behind lol. I’d be interested to hear where the title “The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing” came from, too. It’s really quite an interesting title, isn’t it? One that really grabs your attention. Sounds like you’re making really good progress on the GRRM book, too. But gosh, so many disks! lol.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:24 PM #

      I keep thinking about the title as I read and it applies in a lot of cool ways. Happy reading!

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  19. L.M. Durand May 1, 2019 at 11:42 AM #

    I need to finish the Game of Thrones books too. I hope you enjoy them.
    https://wp.me/p7RMVp-281

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:25 PM #

      Thanks, good luck to you finishing them as well. Happy reading!

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  20. Books tales by me May 1, 2019 at 12:18 PM #

    Looking forward to your review of ASTOF…
    Here is my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesday-30-april-2019/

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  21. Ryan May 1, 2019 at 1:29 PM #

    I won Exit West at a book mixer last year. I mean to read it this year too. I look forward to reading your thoughts on it. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesday-may-1-2019/

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:26 PM #

      Thanks, the summary (or the bit of it I glanced) looks great! Happy reading.

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  22. Jolie May 1, 2019 at 1:30 PM #

    I loved your review of Simon!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesday-may-1st-2019/

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:26 PM #

      Thank you, I loved writing it. Happy reading!

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  23. Sascha Darlington May 1, 2019 at 1:50 PM #

    The books I’ve “read” in the Song of Ice and Fire series, I listened to. I found that to be a great experience as opposed to reading them. I loved the voice of the narrator.

    Here’s my entry

    Thanks! 🙂

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:27 PM #

      Dotrice is amazing. I’m so sad he passed and won’t finish the series. Happy reading!

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      • Sascha Darlington May 1, 2019 at 7:33 PM #

        😦 I did not know that he had passed. There was one book in the series that had two versions and I made sure I got the Dotrice.

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      • Sam May 1, 2019 at 7:34 PM #

        It’s a huge shame. He’s a great voice actor. I’m glad he got a second of FaceTime in the series as well.

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  24. Joe Harris May 1, 2019 at 3:03 PM #

    I’ve always wondered whether I should delve into the ‘Game of Thrones’ book series. I love the TV show so much that I don’t want to be influenced by the show.

    Here is my WWW – https://thenextbigopinion.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesday-1st-may/

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:27 PM #

      It’s hard! I keep thinking ‘that’s different’ instead of enjoying the story. Happy reading!

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  25. J R Lynn May 1, 2019 at 3:55 PM #

    The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing sounds good! Good luck with your trip and I hope you enjoy Survival in Auschwitz and Exit West!

    My WWW

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:28 PM #

      Thanks! I’m hoping to read a lot on the plane. Happy reading!

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  26. jess @ crowing about books May 1, 2019 at 5:45 PM #

    A Storm of Swords was the last GRRM book I could get through. I’ve been trying to read A Feast For Crows for years to no avail – it’s just so huge!

    My post: crowingaboutbooks.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/www-wednesday-5/

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    • Sam May 1, 2019 at 6:29 PM #

      Have you tried it in audio? I find it much more approachable. Happy reading!

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  27. kellyluvsreadin May 1, 2019 at 9:30 PM #

    Have a good trip. I hope you get lots of reading done! Here’s my link: https://booksonthebrain.blog/2019/05/01/www-wednesday-may-1/

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    • Sam May 2, 2019 at 12:06 AM #

      Just landed at my destination and I got a good amount done in the air. Happy reading!

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  28. Rae Longest May 2, 2019 at 7:54 PM #

    For someone whose work has piled up/increased, you sure are getting good reading done. I am involved with end-of-semester breakfasts, lunches, and retirement celebrations even though I retired from “paid-teaching” and am volunteering. I am reading mostly for relaxation, but trying to come closer to goals I have for this year. Have a good weekend!

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    • Sam May 2, 2019 at 8:21 PM #

      Thanks! Enjoy the end of year celebrations. Happy reading!

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