WWW Wednesday, 5-June-2019

5 Jun

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 keep thinking I’ making good progress on Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min but I’m moving forward so slowly! I’ll get there eventually, I’m sure, but it’s slow going with my short lunches.
I’ll keep pushing forward with A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin. I’m loving it, so it’s no problem, just a bit sad when I see how much more I have to get through still.
Still holding on A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. I look at it longingly on my bedside daily.
I’m moving forward with Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray and am about halfway done. The biggest problem with this book is that it’s so creepy that I get scared if I’m running in the dark while I listen to it!
I wish I was reading Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson faster, but this week was very busy and I have no such luck. I’ll try again next week.

Recently finished: Nothing new this week. Everything was so busy that I’m not surprised, but I wish I had more to report. Maybe next week? Maybe?

The bright side is that I’m getting caught up on reviews! I posted my review of Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi last week. Please check it out!

Reading Next: I hope to start Wolf’s Mouth by John Smolens soon. It’s not one I’m really excited about, but a reader in our group highly recommended it, so there’s that to look forward to.


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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77 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 5-June-2019”

  1. Margaret June 5, 2019 at 2:26 AM #

    You have quite a lot of books on the go! I wish I was all caught up with reviews too – I’m always behind.

    Here’s my WWW post – https://booksplease.org/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-5-june-2019/

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    • Sam June 5, 2019 at 2:57 PM #

      I’m being optimistic that it will be better next week. Happy reading!

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  2. Louise June 5, 2019 at 2:51 AM #

    Glad your enjoying Storm of Swords. I just started rereading the first book this week.

    https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/wow-gods-of-jade-and-shadow/

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    • Sam June 5, 2019 at 2:57 PM #

      Enjoy the long journey! I’m having a blast with it. Happy reading!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext June 5, 2019 at 3:09 AM #

    I’m behind with reviews as well but hoping to catch up in the next few days while my thoughts about the books are fresh in my mind. Relying just on the notes I take while reading can sometimes be less than satisfactory!

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesdays-5th-june-19/

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    • Sam June 5, 2019 at 2:58 PM #

      At least you take notes! I sometimes find myself completely lost if I wait too long. Happy reading!

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  4. Whispering Stories June 5, 2019 at 3:58 AM #

    I do sometimes wonder how you manage to read so many at once. I can do two at the same time. I know the feeling of being busy and trying to keep up with reading and reviews, it’s been a hectic few weeks here too. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-5th-june-2019/

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    • Sam June 5, 2019 at 3:14 PM #

      I always look forward to summer as a time to relax and it never seems to work out that way! Happy reading.

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  5. Lilyfae June 5, 2019 at 4:47 AM #

    Oh I know that feeling of feeling despondent at the amount of book left, it’s a reason I tend to read shorter books now!!
    https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/pausing-for-www-wednesday-05-06/

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    • Sam June 5, 2019 at 3:15 PM #

      It’s good for me to throw short ones in with my longer books. Happy reading!

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  6. kbraggy June 5, 2019 at 5:21 AM #

    I read the GR blurb for Wolf’s Mouth and it sounds ace! I will be keen to read your thoughts on the book once you get to it!

    My offering for this week. An abandoned novel and a misplaced horse with the very excellent name of Copenhagen. braggkevin.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-05-06-19/

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  7. Lola June 5, 2019 at 7:03 AM #

    I am impressed with your book juggling! For some reason I struggle reading more books at once at the moment, as I used to do all the time! My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesdays-5-june-2019/

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    • Sam June 5, 2019 at 4:49 PM #

      I’ve always done it this way so it just feels natural. Happy reading!

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  8. Laurel-Rain Snow June 5, 2019 at 7:06 AM #

    I am back after more than a month! Enjoy your books, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam June 5, 2019 at 4:49 PM #

      Welcome back, happy reading!

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  9. alilovesbooks June 5, 2019 at 7:18 AM #

    I made the mistake of listening to Lair of Dreams while moving into my new house in December. Listening to it while unpacking boxes on my own in a strange place when it’s dark and stormy was such a bad idea. It’s great but soooo creepy 😱

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-5th-june-2019/

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    • Sam June 5, 2019 at 4:49 PM #

      Oh no! I’m sure it didn’t make your space haunted! Happy reading.

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  10. Teri Polen June 5, 2019 at 8:03 AM #

    I read The Diviners by Libba Bray and loved it, but haven’t continued with the series yet – but I plan to! https://teripolen.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-26/

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  11. samslifeinbooks June 5, 2019 at 8:35 AM #

    Happy Wednesday! Here is my post: https://samslifeinbooks.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-5-6-2019/
    Thank you again for running this meme!

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  12. Stephanie June 5, 2019 at 8:47 AM #

    I so wish I had the kind of brain that let me read multiple books at a time. I could barely handle one last night (uuggggggghhhhh, sickness!).

    Thanks for hosting! I’ve got my post up here:
    https://shesprobablyatthelibrary.home.blog/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-june-6-2019/

    Happy reading! 🙂

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    • Sam June 5, 2019 at 4:50 PM #

      Being sick can be either great or terrible for reading. Feel better soon! Happy reading.

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  13. Ambi June 5, 2019 at 8:58 AM #

    Happy Wednesday, here’s my WWW 🙂

    https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-5-6-19/#more-7255

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  14. sarahrmorrison June 5, 2019 at 9:48 AM #

    I think the whole reason I haven’t read George RR Martin is the length of the books. I don’t do well reading books that are more than 400 pages. Takes me forever even if I am enjoying them. My husband, however, seems to almost always pick books that are 800 pages or more to read and gets through them in a week or two. Really wish I knew his secret. Hope you have a great week! Here’s my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesdays-june-5-2019/

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    • Sam June 5, 2019 at 4:51 PM #

      Let me in on the secret if you find out! Sounds like he’s got it figured out. Happy reading!

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  15. Ryan June 5, 2019 at 10:02 AM #

    I’ve never done it with a full audiobooks, but I love when podcasts that read/perform short horror fiction manage to give me the creeps. It’s a unique sensation. Maybe it’ll give your runs a little boost of adrenaline lol Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-june-5-2019/

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    • Sam June 5, 2019 at 5:11 PM #

      To be sure! I keep speeding up because I’m convinced there is something chasing me! Happy reading.

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  16. anovelglimpse June 5, 2019 at 10:07 AM #

    I know what you mean about A Storm of Swords. I feel like that when I’m listening to an audiobook.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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  17. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog June 5, 2019 at 11:08 AM #

    I’m intrigued by Writing Fiction for Dummies book is it helpful? Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesdays-05-06-19/

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:05 AM #

      So far I’ve found a few good tips I want to use. Happy reading!

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  18. alisbooks June 5, 2019 at 11:20 AM #

    I imagine we all have weeks when we don’t get any books finished! Here’s my WWW!

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:05 AM #

      I sure have my fair share. Happy reading!

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  19. Kay @ It's a Book Life June 5, 2019 at 11:33 AM #

    I haven’t participated in a WWW in a while, so here we go! I hope you find some more time to read this week. 🙂 http://itisabooklife.blogspot.com/2019/06/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam June 5, 2019 at 2:58 PM #

      Thank you, I’m hoping the weekend is a bit calmer. Happy reading!

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:06 AM #

      Good luck! And welcome back. Happy reading.

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:06 AM #

      Thanks! I’ll keep on keeping on. Happy reading!

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  20. Sammie @ The Writerly Way June 5, 2019 at 12:05 PM #

    The problem with reading (or listening to, in this case) long books, in my opinion, is regardless of how much time you put into it, it always seems like there’s a mountain left. xD Even if you enjoy it lol. Not that that stops us from reading them, of course.

    I still need to read that Libba Bray series! Maybe I’ll pick it up soon, since I’ve really been ready for a creepy read. It’s been a while.

    At least you’re getting caught up on your reviews! I didn’t have many books last week AND I’m behind on my reviews, so that’s two strikes lol.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:07 AM #

      I have every intention of getting caught up over the weekend. We’ll see how it actually goes. Happy reading!

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  21. Jolie June 5, 2019 at 12:24 PM #

    They all look like good books (I like the Dummie books). Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-june-5th-2019/

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:07 AM #

      I’ve found them very helpful before! Happy reading.

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  22. Jonny Pongratz June 5, 2019 at 1:53 PM #

    Happy WWW! Here’s mine for the week. 🙂

    https://jonathanpongratz.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-2/

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  23. Mini June 5, 2019 at 2:36 PM #

    I’m glad you had a good reading week. My WWW

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:07 AM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  24. noémie, tempest of books June 5, 2019 at 3:02 PM #

    I’m always impressed with people who read so many books at once! I read two books at once at the beginning of June, and it was really strange for me haha I also need to get to The Diviners by Libba Bray, and it’s good to know it’s scary so I can prepare accordingly 🙂
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://tempestofbooks.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-5th-june-2019-a-rare-reading-mood-and-new-reading-experiences-%f0%9f%92%9c/

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:08 AM #

      Diviners is not one to listen to alone at night in an abandoned house, to be sure! You know, if you hang out in those sorts of places. Happy reading!

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  25. Jess @ Combing Through the Pages June 5, 2019 at 3:03 PM #

    I felt the same way reading through all the Game out Thrones books! Loved them, but they were so long… Here’s my post https://jesscombs.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-june-5-2019/ Thanks!

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:09 AM #

      I keep thinking ‘is this necessary’ when I get to a new scene. Could any of it be cut? I guess we’ll see in the end. Happy reading!

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      • Jess @ Combing Through the Pages June 10, 2019 at 9:11 PM #

        Have you ever seen this video? It’s pretty old, but I thought it was hilarious (and true) when they say “6 page descriptions of every last meal!”

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  26. cleopatralovesbooks June 5, 2019 at 3:22 PM #

    Well you certainly have a variety to enjoy – good luck with getting to Writing Fiction for Dummies 😉 Here is my Wednesday post https://wp.me/p3NfGl-3bR

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:09 AM #

      Thanks! I wish I had more time for it, it’s very helpful. Happy reading!

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  27. Yvo June 5, 2019 at 3:30 PM #

    I think that’s my one struggle with the ASOIAF books: even though they are good, they are so long and it takes ages to get through them! I read the last two on my kindle just so I didn’t have to carry those bricks everywhere with me for a month. 😉 I also didn’t realize Lair Of Dreams was that scary!

    I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:11 AM #

      I wish I had the eaudio file instead of the disks haha. Maybe Lair of Dreams isn’t that bad, I’m just easily frightened. Happy reading!

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  28. mistysbookspace June 5, 2019 at 3:31 PM #

    I seem to always be behind on my reviews no matter what I do. Here is the link to my post. https://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-5/

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:11 AM #

      I’m so hoping to catch up this weekend! Happy reading.

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      • mistysbookspace June 6, 2019 at 12:20 PM #

        I need to set sometime aside so I can just write all the reviews that I am behind on but honestly at this point I’ve probably forgotten most of what I would want to say.

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  29. laurenbodiford123 June 5, 2019 at 8:19 PM #

    Happy Wednesday everyone! This is my first WWW since February 🙈. Hope y’all have a wonderful rest of the week!
    https://laurenbodiford123.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/www-6-5-19/

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  30. L.M. Durand June 5, 2019 at 9:11 PM #

    It’s hard to go through long books at times. I’m going through one I don’t even mention. i’ll mention it when I’m done. It’s good, but long. 🙂
    https://lmdurand.com/www-wednesday-weekly-reading-update-6-5-2019/

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:16 AM #

      If it wasn’t good, would you bail? That’s always the question for me. I’m terrible at putting books aside. Happy reading!

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  31. judieeasley June 5, 2019 at 9:16 PM #

    Amazing! There’s absolutely no way I could keep track of what I was reading with so many books in the mix. Not sure how you do it, but good luck with it.

    Here’s my post: https://athoughtfulreveal.com/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:16 AM #

      Using different formats makes it easy for me. Happy reading!

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  32. journeyintofantasy June 5, 2019 at 10:21 PM #

    I do this all the time – I usually have atleast three books I’m reading simultaneously (all different genres though) and then end up with a huge review backlog at the end of the month.
    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my post:
    https://worldsunlikeourown.home.blog/2019/06/05/www-wednesday-june-5-2019/

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    • Sam June 6, 2019 at 5:18 AM #

      There are worse things, though this always seems terrible. Happy reading!

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  33. Rae Reads June 8, 2019 at 9:50 AM #

    Got here late (Today is Saturday), but was glad to read your update. I’ve got to get back to posting this meme myself. Oh well, maybe this coming Wednesday…

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