WWW Wednesday, 19-June-2019

19 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 tried but still made minimal progress in Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min. I’m fine with it being a slow go, really. I should pick shorter ebooks, though…
I was able to renew A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin for another few weeks. I’m being optimistic about how many disks I’ll get through.
Still on hold with A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers.
I’m very close to finishing Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray! I’m enjoying this one a lot and I’m only a little nervous about a plotline that’s a bit similar to my own novel. I’m hoping it’s still dissimilar enough to be unique.
I’ve just started Wolf’s Mouth by John Smolens and I’m trying to get through as much as possible quickly! I’m a little nervous about finishing this one in time but I’ll stay focused.

Recently finished: I renewed Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy and was able to finish it just past the renewal date. Phew! I’m so glad I read this one, it was really helpful and gave me some good ideas for how I’m going to edit my novel. I thought it was ready to submit, but now I’m thinking I need to do at least one more draft before it’s ready to send off. I should have a review for this one up either tomorrow or early next week.

Reading Next: I’m going to start my next book club selection on audio as soon as I can’t so I’m not crunched for time again next month. Our net pick is Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. I have no idea what it’s about but I think it’s our non-fiction selection for the year. I always end up liking these more than I thought I would.


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, 19-June-2019”

  1. Louise June 19, 2019 at 2:18 AM #

    Writing for Dummies sounds really useful. Did you pick up any good tips?

    https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/wow-house-of-salt-and-sorrows/

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 4:51 AM #

      For sure! I talked to my writing group about some of them last night. Happy reading!

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  2. Jen | Books on the 7:47 June 19, 2019 at 2:47 AM #

    I like the sound of Wolf’s Mouth, will be intrigued to read your review of that one!

    Here’s my post: https://booksonthe747.com/2019/06/19/www-wednesday-19th-june-2019/

    Have a great Wednesday! X

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 5:41 AM #

      It’s going well so far. I’m curious how much of it is grounded in history but I’ll wait until I finish to Google it lest I ruin something. Happy reading!

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  3. Lilyfae June 19, 2019 at 3:29 AM #

    Glad that the writing fiction was useful and keep on chugging with the rest! Happy reading 💜

    https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/pause-for-www-wednesday-19-06/

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 5:42 AM #

      Thanks! It’s finally feeling like I can make it out. Happy reading!

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  4. Whispering Stories June 19, 2019 at 3:36 AM #

    I’m looking forward to reading your review of The Wolf’s Mouth as it sounds like a book I’d enjoy. Happy Reading. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-19th-june-2019/

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 5:42 AM #

      So far so good. I’m interested to see where the plot goes. Happy reading!

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  5. alilovesbooks June 19, 2019 at 3:53 AM #

    You definitely have an eclectic mix of books on the go at the moment. Glad to hear you’ve enjoyed Lair of Dreams so much, I really must finish that series. I wouldn’t worry too much about plot lines being similar, not sure there’s anything left that’s truly original. Happy reading.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/www-wednesday-19th-june-2019/

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 5:43 AM #

      I hope to get to book three soon. It sounds like book four (out in February 2020) may be the last. Do we know for sure? Happy reading!

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      • alilovesbooks June 19, 2019 at 4:42 PM #

        I didn’t even know there was gonna be a book 4 until recently, I’d assumed it was a trilogy, but the blurb definitely has the word finale in it.

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      • Sam June 19, 2019 at 6:03 PM #

        Aw perfect! I guess actually reading blurbs would help lol.

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  6. lilisblissfulpages June 19, 2019 at 4:10 AM #

    I’m gonna read your review of Writing for Dummies and I’m too embarrassed to admit that I’m not that familiar with the other books in your list. hehe. Happy reading Sam.

    Here’s mine: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/www-wednesday-36/

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  7. whatcathyreadnext June 19, 2019 at 5:18 AM #

    Sounds as if you’re making good, steady progress with all your books and getting something different from each of them.

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

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 5:57 AM #

      Thanks! I’m finally feeling a little progress. Happy reading!

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  8. Teri Polen June 19, 2019 at 7:54 AM #

    Those Dummy books always offer good, practical advice. Have you read Stephen King’s On Writing? It’s an excellent resource for writers. https://teripolen.com/2019/06/19/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-27/

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 8:30 AM #

      Yes! That was a great one as well. I loved his combination of memoir and advice. Happy reading!

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  9. Incessant Bookworm June 19, 2019 at 8:11 AM #

    Congrats on working on your novel! Can’t wait to see what you thought of Writing Fiction for Dummies!

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 8:30 AM #

      Review up tomorrow! I’m hoping to keep moving forward over the next few months. Happy reading!

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  10. Chai @ Like Chai Tea June 19, 2019 at 8:13 AM #

    It’s always surprising and great when you read a book you have no idea about and ended up liking it. I hope you enjoy that one!!

    Here’s my WWW – https://likechaitea.blogspot.com/2019/06/www-wednesday-these-witches-dont-burn.html

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 8:31 AM #

      Thanks! It’s always a delight. Happy reading!

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  11. Nikki @TheNightIsDarkAndFullOfBooks June 19, 2019 at 9:03 AM #

    Hi Sam,
    You’re reading so many books at once! Props to you! I lose track of things if I go with more than 3 books at a time. I’m currently also reading A Storm of Swords, but I’ll probably be saying that for the next 20 weeks haha!

    I just got back into blogging again after a 9-month break and I started with a WWW Wednesday post: https://thenightisdarkandfullofbooks.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/%E2%80%8Bwww-wednesday-hi-its-me-nikki-yes-im-still-alive/

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 3:12 PM #

      Welcome back! Storm of Swords is a hefty one to be sure. I’m hoping I have less than a month left hah. Happy Wednesday!

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  12. Ryan June 19, 2019 at 10:10 AM #

    I’ve only just scratched the surface with starting my novel and I’m constantly anxious I have no idea what I’m doing. Maybe I should add Writing Fiction for Dummies to my shelf as well. One can always use more resources. Have a great week!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/06/19/www-wednesday-june-19-2019/

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 3:15 PM #

      It’s good for writing the first draft or editing it into the second. Happy reading!

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  13. laurenbodiford123 June 19, 2019 at 10:24 AM #

    Here’s mine for the week! https://laurenbodiford123.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/www-6-19-19/

    -Lauren 🧡💙

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  14. Jolie June 19, 2019 at 10:29 AM #

    I’ve been having the same issues with slow ebooks. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/06/19/www-wednesday-june-19th-2019/

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 3:15 PM #

      I’m glad I can keep renewing this one. Happy reading!

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  15. Jean @ Howling Frog June 19, 2019 at 10:30 AM #

    This is my first time writing a WWW post, hello — https://howlingfrog.blogspot.com/2019/06/new-to-me-meme-www-wednesdays.html

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  16. Naomi the book girl June 19, 2019 at 10:39 AM #

    I am glad you managed to finish the Writing fiction for dummies book.

    here is my post https://organisedbookgirl.blog/2019/06/19/www-wednesday-19th-may-2019/

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    • Sam June 21, 2019 at 1:14 PM #

      Sorry for the late reply, this got caught in spam. I enjoyed it a lot and I posted a review yesterday. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. higgy88 June 19, 2019 at 10:45 AM #

    Love this meme so I’ve had a go. Thanks for introducing it to me.
    https://ladybookdragon.com/2019/06/19/www-wednesday-19th-june-2019/

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  18. Sammie @ The Writerly Way June 19, 2019 at 11:29 AM #

    I’m on hold still for The Diviners, but hearing you talk about how much you’re enjoying the second one makes me want to read it all the more. 😀 Glad to hear you enjoyed Writing Fiction for Dummies! Sometimes it feels like a writer’s work is never done lol. Good luck with your next draft.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 3:27 PM #

      Thank you! I keep thinking I only need one more draft but then something else comes up and it just needs one more… Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sammie @ The Writerly Way June 19, 2019 at 4:14 PM #

        I totally feel you. xD I’m working on yet another draft of mine, too, because betas agreed the ending just didn’t quite work. Which heeey, it could be worse. They liked it, but it didn’t fit the target audience, so … onward! lol.

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  19. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog June 19, 2019 at 12:37 PM #

    Looking forward to your review of Writing Fiction for Dummies. Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/www-wednesdays-19-06-19/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 3:27 PM #

      It will be up tomorrow. Happy reading!

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  20. Yvo June 19, 2019 at 12:59 PM #

    I really like the sound of Wolf’s Mouth… Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 3:28 PM #

      Thanks! I think it’s going to take off soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. sarahrmorrison June 19, 2019 at 1:48 PM #

    Glad you learned some helpful tips that will be useful for your own novel-writing! Here’s my WWW this week: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/www-wednesdays-june-19-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 3:28 PM #

      It was a really helpful book and I’m glad I picked it up. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Mini June 19, 2019 at 2:36 PM #

    Being Mortal sounds interesting. Enjoy your books. My WWW

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 3:28 PM #

      I’m excited to hear his insight. Happy reading!

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  23. Joe Harris June 19, 2019 at 3:48 PM #

    I might have to try the writing for dummies, i’ve always been curious around these books so its good to know that they are genuinely useful.

    Heres my WWW – https://thenextbigopinion.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/www-wednesday-19th-june/

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 5:58 PM #

      I adored the Excel one so I thought I’d give this a try. Happy reading!

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  24. MGrace June 19, 2019 at 4:28 PM #

    Boys, girls, and nonconforming pearls: My top fics and pics of the week ❤

    https://mgrace.world/2019/06/19/www-wednesday/

    I love the idea of this so much! Finding book recs is always hard, and now I have a whole list to go through? YAS. Also I'll be checking out that For Dummies book… those are always super useful.

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM #

      This is a world of book recs so get ready! Happy Wednesday.

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Robyn June 19, 2019 at 4:54 PM #

    Writing Fiction for Dummies sounds like a good choice – I think I would like to check it out! https://www.autismfamilypower.com/www-wednesday-june-19-2019/

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    • Sam June 19, 2019 at 6:04 PM #

      I like the series a lot. They get great experts to write them. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  26. journeyintofantasy June 19, 2019 at 8:13 PM #

    Looking forward to reading your review of Writing Fiction for Dummies – sounds interesting! Here’s my post: https://worldsunlikeourown.home.blog/2019/06/19/www-wednesday-june-19-2019/

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