WWW Wednesday, 29-May-2019

29 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 made an effort to keep moving through Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min again. Eventually, this will pay off and I’ll have it finished. But I’m enjoying the ride as I go. It’s not a bad book, just a slow read for me.
I’m on my final renewal of A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin. There’s no way I’ll finish it in time, but I’ll make a grand effort. I’m hoping I can go in and show them I still have it and get it renewed again a few more times before I have to give it up.
I was really enjoying A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers but I’m going to have to put it aside for a bit. I’ve got some books with deadlines that are pressing on my time and I know I’ll come back to this one when I can.
My new audiobook is Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray, the second installment of the Diviners series. I read the first in this series a while back so it’s a bit of a struggle to remember what happened and keep up. It’s a fun story, though, and I’m enjoying it.
I picked up Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson on Friday and decided to jump in so I can finish well before the due date. There’s no renewal on this one since it’s part of the Interlibrary Loan system. So far, it’s a nice review but I haven’t picked up on anything that’s going to make me stop and fix my own novel. I guess that’s a good thing?

Recently finished: I finished the audiobook for Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and absolutely loved it. I learned a lot about growing up in South Africa and how people interact there. It’s not a country I’d ever given much thought to outside of Mandela so I’m really glad I read this. Not to mention Noah’s amazing narration and humor shine through.

I did get one review posted (yes, I’m very behind on them). I posted my review of Exit West by Mohsin Hamid on Thursday. Please check it out when you can. I enjoyed the book a lot and my book club has since met to discuss it so I’m excited to continue the conversation.

Reading Next: My next book club selection is Wolf’s Mouth by John Smolens. I was sad to be unable to find this one on audio so it will be my next physical read and means I’m keeping Genius on the backburner for just a bit longer.


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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63 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 29-May-2019”

  1. Rachael May 29, 2019 at 2:13 AM #

    8ve heard great things about Born a Crime, glad you enjoyed it.
    My MG WWW Wednesday is here https://bellisdoesbooks.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/www-wednesday-28-5-19/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 10:56 AM #

      Thanks! I’m recommending it a lot right now. Happy reading!

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  2. Emily Wrayburn May 29, 2019 at 3:06 AM #

    I’m really looking forward to your thoughts on Writing Fiction for Dummies and whether it’s worth picking up.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 10:56 AM #

      Thanks, I’m enjoying making my way through it. Happy reading!

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  3. Lilyfae May 29, 2019 at 3:32 AM #

    Oh you need to get to the library regarding Storm of Swords, it’s very long!! Fingers crossed they let you have it a bit longer.

    My Www this week is here: https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/pause-for-www-wednesday-29-05/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:18 AM #

      I’m try to use my influence to get it a bit longer. I think I can manage. Happy reading!

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  4. whatcathyreadnext May 29, 2019 at 4:06 AM #

    As usual, I’m in awe of the number of different books you’re juggling but glad to know you’re enjoying them all.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/www-wednesdays-29th-may-19/

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  5. Books tales by me May 29, 2019 at 4:23 AM #

    Haven’t read any of these…Happy Reading
    Here is my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/www-wednesday-29-may-2019/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:18 AM #

      I hope you find something to enjoy. Happy reading!

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  6. Whispering Stories May 29, 2019 at 4:34 AM #

    I love wolves so I am eager to see what you think of Wolf’s Mouth. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-29th-may-2019/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:19 AM #

      The summary doesn’t sound like it involves too many wolves so I’m curious. Happy reading!

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  7. kbraggy May 29, 2019 at 5:15 AM #

    That’s great that you liked Born a Crime so much. Trevor Noah is such an interesting/earnest person. My WWW Wednesday complete with a plug for a book I have supported at Unbound. The closer it gets to 100% funded, the quicker I get it in my hands! 🙂 braggkevin.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/www-wednesday-29-05-19/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:20 AM #

      What an interesting concept for publication!! Happy reading.

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  8. Naomi the book girl May 29, 2019 at 5:21 AM #

    I finished a Storm of Swords this week, I did enjoy it and I hope you can renew it again. I am combine reading the last books ( A feast of crows and a dance with dragons 1 & 2) I talk about it in my post

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:20 AM #

      I’m really hopeful to get it finished this summer. Happy reading!

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  9. mistysbookspace May 29, 2019 at 7:30 AM #

    At my library so long as no one else has a hold on the book they will let me check it out again after I’ve ran out of my initial renewals. Here’s the link to my post: https://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/www-wednesday-4/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:25 AM #

      That’s what I’ve heard, too. I’m hoping to pull it off. Happy reading!

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  10. BookCraic May 29, 2019 at 7:41 AM #

    I’m impressed you can read/listen to so many books at a time: I can only manage one! This is the first time to post my WWW Wednesday. My link is:
    https://bookcraic.blog/2019/05/29/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 8:28 AM #

      I use different formats and times to keep things separate. It helps a lot. Happy reading!

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  11. samslifeinbooks May 29, 2019 at 7:50 AM #

    Oh I am keen to read Lair of Dreams. Hopefully it is not as scary as the first book?

    Here is my WWW Wednesday: https://samslifeinbooks.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/www-wednesday-29-05-2019/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:26 AM #

      It’s pretty creepy so far. I planned to listen to it when I run in the dark tomorrow but I might have to change my mind! Happy reading.

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  12. Denise @ Life With No Plot May 29, 2019 at 9:01 AM #

    Good luck with finishing A Storm of Swords – those books are sooooooo looooooong. Good though. Totally worth it. They just take a while. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/05/29/www-wednesday-5-29-19/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:26 AM #

      It’s a good summer project for me. Happy reading!

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  13. Ryan May 29, 2019 at 9:59 AM #

    If further renewals don’t work out for A Storm of Swords, hopefully you can manage to reach a decent stopping point that will make picking it back up later on less jarring. I believe there are some editions that split the novel into two physical books. Perhaps try looking into how they split things up. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/05/29/www-wednesday-may-29-2019/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:27 AM #

      It will be easier with the physical audiobook where I can pick where I am when I return it. With the file, it returned it with no warning lol. Happy reading!

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  14. Sammie @ The Writerly Way May 29, 2019 at 10:02 AM #

    Someone recently recommended The Diviners series to me, and I’m definitely planning on picking it up soonish! I’ll be looking forward to seeing what you think of book two. 🙂 So glad to hear you enjoyed Born A Crime! I’ve never heard of Wolf’s Mouth, but it sounds like an interesting read. Hope you enjoy it.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:27 AM #

      I didn’t realize book three was already out, I’m so behind! Happy reading.

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  15. sarahrmorrison May 29, 2019 at 10:29 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed Born a Crime! One of my favorite memoirs to recommend to people. Also, I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Exit West. I have that book, and it is on my book club’s nomination list, so I have my fingers crossed that we pick it. Here’s my WWW this week: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/www-wednesdays-may-29-2019/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:28 AM #

      It was great for discussion so I think your group will enjoy it. Happy reading!

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  16. Ambi May 29, 2019 at 11:02 AM #

    Happy Wednesday here’s my WWW

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/www-wednesday-29-5-19/#more-7239

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  17. alisbooks May 29, 2019 at 11:04 AM #

    I hope they let you extend A Storm of Swords. I hate when that happens! I once had to wait a couple weeks so I could recheck out a book. Here’s my WWW!

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:29 AM #

      With the show ending, I’m scared that interest has renewed. Happy reading!

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  18. anovelglimpse May 29, 2019 at 11:23 AM #

    I’m excited to hear you liked Trevor Noah’s book. I’ve been wanting to listen to that one for a while now.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:29 AM #

      Listening was great, I’d recommend it in that format. Happy reading!

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  19. Zoé O'Farrell May 29, 2019 at 11:26 AM #

    Good luck with the Game of thrones book! I loved it! Here is my WWW

    http://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/www-wednesdays-29th-may-2019-www

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 11:30 AM #

      Thank you, I hope I can make a big push through it this summer. Happy reading!

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  20. Jolie May 29, 2019 at 11:50 AM #

    Lair of Dreams looks like something I would like!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/05/29/www-wednesday-may-29th-2019/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 2:56 PM #

      The first on the series is called The Diviners. Happy reading!

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  21. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog May 29, 2019 at 12:40 PM #

    I keep seeing great reviews for Born A Crime particularly on audiobook! Here’s my link for this week https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/www-wednesdays-29-05-19/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 4:18 PM #

      Having Noah narrate his own story was great. Happy reading!

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  22. carhicks May 29, 2019 at 2:38 PM #

    I have Born a Crime on audiobook and really need to get to it. Looks like you have some good reading coming up.

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 9:11 PM #

      Thanks! I hope you get to listen soon. It’s beautifully read. Happy reading!

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  23. Stephanie May 29, 2019 at 4:42 PM #

    I so envy your ability to have so many books going at the same time. I’m a monogamous kind of gal when I read, so I’m kind of in awe of your list!

    And your interlibrary loan has no due date? WHOA. That’s so cool. We can order up to four interlibrary loans a week, and often, mine all come in at the same time, so I arrange the order I read them in the order of their due date (since they come from all over, they all have different due dates). It works for me, but no due dates at all sounds magical!

    Thanks for hosting! I got my post up. 🙂

    https://shesprobablyatthelibrary.home.blog/2019/05/29/www-wednesday-may-29-2019/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 9:13 PM #

      It has a due date, and no renewals on top of that. It’s a very firm deadline. I had to stay up late once to finish a book I was only half way through because I didn’t want to wait two weeks to get it back. Happy reading!

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  24. Shantall Elizabeth May 29, 2019 at 5:16 PM #

    Born a Crime is one of my favorite all time books and The Diviners Series is one that I love but struggle to keep up with.
    Thanks for sharing what you’re reading with us!

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 9:13 PM #

      I didn’t realize the third Diviner’s was out, I’m already behind! Happy reading.

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  25. obsessedwithfairytales May 29, 2019 at 5:16 PM #

    I hope you enjoy Lair of Dreams, I love the audiobooks for that series.

    https://obsessedwithfairytales.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/www-wednesday-may-29th-2019/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 9:14 PM #

      This reader is incredible, I’m really enjoying her. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. journeyintofantasy May 29, 2019 at 8:49 PM #

    It took me forever to finish A Storm of Swords as well, but it’s totally worth the time it takes!
    Here’s my post:
    https://worldsunlikeourown.home.blog/2019/05/29/www-wednesday-may-29-2019/

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    • Sam May 29, 2019 at 9:14 PM #

      I’m loving every minute so it feels like no struggle at all. Happy reading!

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  27. Leelynn Brady May 31, 2019 at 4:14 PM #

    Can anyone participate in this weekly? I’d love to start!

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    • Sam May 31, 2019 at 9:01 PM #

      You would be most welcome! Leave a comment on the post from that week to share your link. Happy reading!

      Like

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