WWW Wednesday, 12-June-2019

12 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 made a point of reading Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min during two lunches last week. I think I’m finally past the halfway point! Only a few more months to go…
I passed disk 20 of A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin. It’s great and I’m adoring it, but it feels like such an uphill battle with how long it is.
Nothing with A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, still on hold.
I made good progress with Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray because of my runs this past week. I had to renew it, but there won’t be a need for a second renewal to be sure.
I have to return Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy today or tomorrow. I’m racing to finish it. Wish me luck!

Recently finished: Second week in a row of nothing. I hope I can break the streak soon!

I did post my review of Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime so there’s that at least! This break in finishing books has finally let me catch up on reviews.

Reading Next: I’m a bit nervous that I won’t start Wolf’s Mouth by John Smolens soon. I need to have it finished by the end of the month and I’ve been really slow with physical books lately. I’m hoping it sweeps me away and I finish it in no time!


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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71 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 12-June-2019”

  1. Whispering Stories June 12, 2019 at 4:55 AM #

    How many disc are there for George R R Martin’s books? Sounds like you are enjoying the Writing Fiction for Dummies book. I’ve ever actually read a ‘Dummies’ book. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-12th-june-2019/

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 5:03 AM #

      This one has 39 disks! Super long. I am really enjoying the Dummies book. I used the one on Excel for work a few years ago and it was great, too. Happy reading!

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  2. Naomi the book girl June 12, 2019 at 5:46 AM #

    Getting through the Game of Thrones book is hard, but they are good. I am currently still trying to get through A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

    I hope you manage to finish The Writing Fiction for Dummies.

    Here is my post

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  3. Emily Wrayburn June 12, 2019 at 5:56 AM #

    Ooh, I’m reading Lair of Dreams, too! I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to start this series when I loved some of her standalone books so much.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 5:58 AM #

      How funny! I hope you’re enjoying it as well. I’m hoping to finish up this weekend and be able to write a review soon. Happy reading!

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  4. Books tales by me June 12, 2019 at 6:09 AM #

    Happy Reading 🙂
    Here is my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-12-june-2019/

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  5. Lilyfae June 12, 2019 at 6:21 AM #

    I hope your reading picks up to where you want to soon, we all have slumps!!

    https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/pause-for-www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 6:22 AM #

      Thank you. I think I took on too many long books haha. Happy reading!

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  6. Amanda McGill June 12, 2019 at 6:27 AM #

    Hope you enjoy your reads!

    My WWW Wednesday – https://thelimitofbooksdoesnotexist.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-june-12-2019/

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  7. whatcathyreadnext June 12, 2019 at 6:39 AM #

    Well done on catching up on reviews. Sounds like you’ll have a few more to write before long!

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/www-wednesdays-12th-june-19/

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 7:32 AM #

      I sure hope so. Just a matter of finishing a few things! Happy reading.

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  8. The Gal Herself June 12, 2019 at 7:37 AM #

    Fiction for Dummies! Maybe I should look at that before November and Nanowrimo.

    I’ve got a fun — but rather paranoid — thriller and a memoir this week. https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2019/06/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 8:11 AM #

      I’d say it’s best after nano, when you’re ready to start the second draft. I’ve gotten a lot of editing tips from it to help with a rewrite. Happy reading!

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  9. ashley @ socially awkward bookworm June 12, 2019 at 7:42 AM #

    I hope you get to finish some of your current reads soon!
    Here is my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-62/

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 8:11 AM #

      Thanks, I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Happy reading!

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  10. booksatmidnightt June 12, 2019 at 8:02 AM #

    Happy reading
    Here’s mine https://booksatmidnightt.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-2/

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  11. Denise @ Life With No Plot June 12, 2019 at 8:15 AM #

    Congrats on the GRRM progress! Those books take forever, but they are definitely worth it!

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-6-12-19/

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 8:40 AM #

      So true. I love every part of it and there is so much to love. Happy reading!

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  12. Jana T June 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM #

    Good for you for getting caught up on reviews!
    Here’s my WWW post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-6-12-2019/

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 9:13 AM #

      Thanks! I’m so relieved haha. Happy reading!

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  13. Deanna June 12, 2019 at 9:36 AM #

    Born a Crime is *such* a great book. I adored it. here’s my WWW for this week. https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-6-12-19/

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 9:50 AM #

      My book club loved it, too! Happy reading.

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  14. Chai @ Like Chai Tea June 12, 2019 at 9:51 AM #

    Oh wow, disk 20? That’s…a lot. I remember how it took me forever to catch up to the series but ASOIAF was a ride worth experiencing. And I hope you’ll get out of the slump with physical books soon. It’s hard especially if you’re excited to read the book but the slump’s like “NAH”.

    Here’s my WWW: https://likechaitea.blogspot.com/2019/06/www-wednesday-we-hunt-flame-fortunate.html

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 10:43 AM #

      It feels like life has caused the slump. I’ve got too much going on! Not enough time to sit and read. Happy reading!

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  15. J R Lynn June 12, 2019 at 10:11 AM #

    Good luck with finishing Writing Fiction for Dummies!!

    My WWW

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 10:45 AM #

      Thank you, I’m optimistic that it will be soon. Happy reading!

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  16. alisbooks June 12, 2019 at 10:20 AM #

    Good luck finishing Writing for Dummies!!! Here’s my WWW!

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 10:45 AM #

      Thank you. I did get a renewal on it! Happy reading.

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  17. Stephanie June 12, 2019 at 10:27 AM #

    Good luck on finishing the writing book, I look forward to reading your thoughts about it!

    Just put my post up:
    https://shesprobablyatthelibrary.home.blog/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-june-12-2019/

    Thanks for hosting! Happy reading this week, everyone!!! 🙂

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 10:45 AM #

      I hope to be reviewing it soon. Happy reading!

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  18. obsessedwithfairytales June 12, 2019 at 10:29 AM #

    Awesome! I hope you have a great reading week. 😀

    https://obsessedwithfairytales.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-june-12th-2019/

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  19. Sammie @ The Writerly Way June 12, 2019 at 10:46 AM #

    I’m still amazed at how you can read so many books at once, and so many BIG books. xD Good luck getting Writing Fiction for Dummies finished! Wolf’s Mouth sounds really good, and I hope you do just get sucked in and whiz through it!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 11:14 AM #

      I’m getting nervous about finishing that one. I think it will be a race to finish! Happy reading.

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  20. Jolie June 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM #

    I can’t read multiple books at once. I end up mixing up characters and plotlines…lol. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-june-12th-2019/

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 12:12 PM #

      I make sure each one is very different as far as setting, time period, and genre. It helps a lot! Happy reading.

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  21. lilisblissfulpages June 12, 2019 at 11:48 AM #

    Oooh, I’m very excited to see your thoughts on Writing Fiction for dummies coz it’s in my TBR. 🙂 Happy Reading Sam.
    Here’s mine: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/www-wednesday-35/

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  22. Ryan June 12, 2019 at 12:33 PM #

    So many books on the go! Good luck finishing them all. You’ll soon have an avalanche of finished books, so don’t worry about that space being vacant a couple weeks. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-june-12-2019/

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 2:19 PM #

      It feels like an all-or-nothing situation right now. I hope it’s spread out a bit haha. Happy reading!

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  23. Beth @ Beth's Bookish Thoughts June 12, 2019 at 12:35 PM #

    I never managed to finish the first ASOIAF book — there was some interesting stuff but I just had a hard time getting through it. Glad you are enjoying it though. Happy reading! my post:
    https://bethsbookishthoughts.blogspot.com/2019/06/www-wednesday-june-12-2019.html

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 2:19 PM #

      I think the audiobook helps. I don’t have to lug a heavy book around everywhere. Happy reading!

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  24. mistysbookspace June 12, 2019 at 12:52 PM #

    I had a blog tour scheduled for today so my post is going to be going up in the morning. Off the top of my head I think I’ve only finished one book this week. I will share my link tomorrow.

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  25. Jess @ Combing Through the Pages June 12, 2019 at 2:03 PM #

    Here’s my WWW link: https://jesscombs.com/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-june-12-2019/

    I didn’t get to read much this past week.:(

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 2:20 PM #

      Nothing wrong with a slow week! I’m having a string of them. Happy reading!

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  26. Yvo June 12, 2019 at 2:17 PM #

    I can imagine the audiobooks of The Song Of Ice And Fire series being superlong! You’ve reminded me I should try and pick up Lair Of Dreams some time soon as well. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 2:20 PM #

      I’ve really enjoyed it and I’m glad I didn’t put it off any longer. Now the third one is all ready, too! Happy reading.

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  27. shanaqui June 12, 2019 at 3:03 PM #

    I really do mean to read GRRM’s books someday, but the length puts me off. My wife swears they read really fast, but… Hmmm!

    My post.

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 4:10 PM #

      There’s only so fast you can go through 1000 pages! Happy reading.

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  28. journeyintofantasy June 12, 2019 at 3:05 PM #

    Happy reading! A Song of Ice and Fire books are certainly a task to get through, but totally worth it! Here’s my post:
    https://worldsunlikeourown.home.blog/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-june-12-2019/

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 4:10 PM #

      Agreed! Happy reading.

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  29. Keri June 12, 2019 at 4:31 PM #

    Good luck finishing all of your current reads! How are you liking Writing Fiction for Dummies and the Diviners series?

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post if ya wanna check it out:
    https://areyoumybook.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/www-wednesday-june-12th-2019/

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 9:40 PM #

      I’m enjoying both a lot. And hoping to finish both this weekend! Happy reading.

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  30. anovelglimpse June 12, 2019 at 4:42 PM #

    I hope you finish something for next week and get a book off your plate. If you don’t, I would totally get why. You’re a reading multi-tasking star!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 9:40 PM #

      Thank you! It feels more like a flop at the moment. Happy reading!

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  31. Lyn Webster June 12, 2019 at 9:08 PM #

    I found Writing Fiction for Dummies really useful when I started writing. I borrowed mine from the library, too, but I soon knew I’d want to keep it to hand so I bought a secondhand copy. I’ve just (6 years later) donated it to a charity book fair. It’s been consulted many times in those years. Just a really practical guide.

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    • Sam June 12, 2019 at 9:41 PM #

      Glad you found it so useful! I really like this series and I’ve turned to it many times before. I’m hoping to read the YA specific Dummies book as well. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  32. mistysbookspace June 13, 2019 at 7:05 AM #

    Here’s the link to my post https://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/www-wednesday-6/

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Lilyfae June 26, 2019 at 7:19 AM #

    Wow good going on the Game Of Thrones that’s a lot of discs!!
    https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/pause-for-www-wednesday-26-06/

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    • Sam June 26, 2019 at 8:32 AM #

      Seriously! I hope I can finally knock it down this month. It’s been too long. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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