WWW Wednesday, 3-July-2019

3 Jul

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 more progress than expected with Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min during lunches. This week will be even better because it’s going to be so quiet around the office and I’m only working two days anyway. Maybe I’ll get even more in.
I’m trying to have all positive thoughts about finishing A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin. This book is packed with some of my favorite moments from the show and I’m loving the small differences. I always think I know what’s coming but am always a little surprised as well.
I’m so glad to be reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers again. I adore his humor and I think his story is really fascinating. Thought I wonder how much of it is real and how much is exaggerated.
I didn’t get through as much of Being Mortal by Atul Gawande as I would have liked. I’ve had to take some time off of biking and running due to knee pain. I can’t wait to get back to it and fly through the second half of this book!
My husband and I started Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton during our epic drive this past weekend. We’re almost halfway through it and, unfortunately, it’s not doing much for us. The slow start was ok, but it’s past the start and we’re getting restless. I’m hoping we can listen to a little more this weekend and it picks up.

 

Recently finished: Nothing new this week. It was a busy week so I’m not surprised, but I’m hopeful I’ll have one, maybe two, books here next week. A girl can dream, right?

Reading Next: I think I need a little fiction with all of the non-fiction I’ve been going through. I’m planning on grabbing The Map of Time by Félix Palma. This was a recommended book on a page-a-day book calendar I had a few years ago. I’m still going through them but I’m almost ready for another calendar like that.


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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58 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 3-July-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow July 3, 2019 at 1:25 AM #

    I want to reread the Dave Eggers book, too. Enjoy your week. Here’s my WWW WEDNESDAYS POST

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  2. alilovesbooks July 3, 2019 at 2:47 AM #

    Sounds like you’ve got a lot of good reads on the go at the moment. I hope you continue to enjoy.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/www-wednesday-3rd-july-2019/

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    • Sam July 3, 2019 at 6:56 AM #

      Thanks! I’ve had a good run of them lately. Happy reading!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext July 3, 2019 at 3:36 AM #

    The Map of Time sounds as if it might be really fun.

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/www-wednesdays-3rd-july-19/

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    • Sam July 3, 2019 at 6:56 AM #

      I’m looking forward to it! Sounds like there are a series of them, too. Happy reading!

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  4. Lilyfae July 3, 2019 at 4:51 AM #

    The Map Of Time sounds very interesting! Putting that in the memory banks.
    Sorry you’ve had a bad time with your knee and things 💜
    https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/pause-for-www-wednesday-03-07/

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    • Sam July 3, 2019 at 6:57 AM #

      Thank you! I hope I can enjoy it soon. Happy reading!

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  5. Whispering Stories July 3, 2019 at 5:00 AM #

    I really like the sound of The Map of Time by Félix Palma, that cover really draws you in. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-3rd-july-2019/

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    • Sam July 3, 2019 at 6:57 AM #

      So true! I’m looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  6. The Gal Herself July 3, 2019 at 6:59 AM #

    So your husband was listening to Good Morning, Midnight alongside you. Did he share your take on it?

    Here’s my WWW. I’ve got a pair of biographies. I don’t know why, but I feel like I’m trapped in a non-fiction loop these days!

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    • Sam July 3, 2019 at 9:21 AM #

      We talked it through during the drive and felt similar. It seems something might happen soon but we’re over half way through and it was a long wait. Happy reading!

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  7. thebookgeordie July 3, 2019 at 7:14 AM #

    Loved this post! Everyone seems to be enjoying top class books at the moment. Heres the link to mine https://thebookgeordie.home.blog/2019/07/03/www/

    Would love to chat about books you are currently reading, have read, or will be reading!
    x

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  8. Emily Wrayburn July 3, 2019 at 7:51 AM #

    The Map of Time sounds like a lot of fun!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam July 3, 2019 at 9:36 AM #

      I’m really looking forward to it. I need some fun reading. Happy reading!

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  9. Denise @ Life With No Plot July 3, 2019 at 8:09 AM #

    The Map of Time sounds really interesting, although a page-a-day calendar with book recommendations sounds dangerous. That’s just a way to add 365 new books to my TBR! And that list is out of control as it is!

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/07/03/www-wednesday-7-3-19/

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    • Sam July 3, 2019 at 11:03 AM #

      That’s why I haven’t bought another one lol. I managed to add only 24. But the weekends were combined so take out 52. And I’d read some. It was still bad haha. Happy reading!

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  10. Teri Polen July 3, 2019 at 8:15 AM #

    I read Map of Time years ago, but remember absolutely nothing about it. According to Goodreads, I gave it 3 stars, but I have no idea why. Hope you enjoy it! https://teripolen.com/2019/07/03/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-28/

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    • Sam July 3, 2019 at 11:03 AM #

      Maybe my review will remind you when I get it up. Happy reading!

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  11. laurenbodiford123 July 3, 2019 at 8:26 AM #

    Hope y’all have a great rest of the week! https://laurenbodiford123.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/www-7-3-19/

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  12. Lola July 3, 2019 at 9:14 AM #

    How far into A Storm of Swords are you? I recently bought a pretty edition of A Game of Thrones and against better judgement am considering re-starting the series…

    My WWW: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/www-wednesdays-3-july-2019/

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    • Sam July 3, 2019 at 11:06 AM #

      Im on disk 30 of 39 so a bit over 75%. But I feel so close being in the last ten haha. Happy reading!

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      • Lola July 3, 2019 at 11:27 AM #

        39 disks! 😂😂🤦‍♀️😜

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  13. Robyn July 3, 2019 at 9:19 AM #

    That is good to know about Good Morning, Midnight – I was intrigued by it and will be following your review of it to see if it is worth picking up!

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    • Sam July 7, 2019 at 2:52 PM #

      We got through a little more today. A bit more enjoyable, but the slow start was off-putting. Happy reading!

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  14. Sammie @ The Writerly Way July 3, 2019 at 10:43 AM #

    I think I’m definitely going to have to read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Never heard of the author before, but it sounds so good. 🙂 The Map of Time sounds really interesting, too. I hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam July 3, 2019 at 11:09 AM #

      Eggers has written a lot and they’re all very different. I was curious to see what he’d say about his own life. Happy reading!

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  15. Ryan July 3, 2019 at 11:31 AM #

    I always marveled at how huge, iconic moments were spread out across a few seasons of Games of Thrones yet all took place between the covers of one book. A Storm of Swords sure was a wild ride. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/07/03/www-wednesday-july-3-2019/

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    • Sam July 3, 2019 at 5:36 PM #

      I’m really loving it. I wish they’d stretched the final season out a little longer! Happy reading.

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  16. Jolie July 3, 2019 at 12:17 PM #

    The Map of Time sounds like an interesting read. here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/07/03/www-wednesday-july-3rd-2019/

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    • Sam July 4, 2019 at 1:17 PM #

      It’s ready at the library for me to pick up tomorrow! Happy reading.

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  17. Sascha Darlington July 3, 2019 at 1:15 PM #

    I love the variety of book genres you read. I really need to start reading more eclectically again. Here’s my WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam July 4, 2019 at 1:18 PM #

      It keeps me from getting into a rut. And it helps me try new things to know I have a book going in my favorite genre as well. Happy reading!

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      • Sascha Darlington July 7, 2019 at 4:12 PM #

        When I genre jump, I always think, I loved that, I have to read more of it. It’s very easy to get stuck in a rut, especially when you become a book blogger. 🙂

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      • Sam July 7, 2019 at 4:52 PM #

        So true! Happy reading.

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  18. Aurore-Anne-Chehoke July 3, 2019 at 1:33 PM #

    The Map of Time sounds like a good read. To be added to my TBR soon.

    Here is my WWW post. http://diaryofablackcitygirl.wordpress.com

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  19. alisbooks July 3, 2019 at 2:08 PM #

    My hubs just started reading GOT after watching it, and he’s been surprised at how close the show was to the book. Here’s my WWW!

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    • Sam July 4, 2019 at 1:20 PM #

      I’ve heard it’s further away the deeper you get into it. Especially with the ending haha. Happy reading!

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  20. silverbuttonbooks July 3, 2019 at 10:39 PM #

    I’m always impressed that you persevere even when you are not loving a book – I cannot bring myself to get through audiobooks that don’t thrill. I think I am still new enough to the audible platform that I can be too picky. I do hope it picks up for you!

    https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/07/04/www-wednesday-july-3-2019/

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    • Sam July 4, 2019 at 1:21 PM #

      Thanks! I’ve had books that had slow bits end amazingly so I push through. Happy reading!

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  21. mistysbookspace July 3, 2019 at 11:17 PM #

    Sounds like you have a lot lined up. I hope you end up enjoying all of your reads. Here’s my link: https://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/www-wednesday-9/

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  22. HCNewton July 3, 2019 at 11:29 PM #

    Great idea, I’m glad I was shown it. My 3W’s are at: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2019/07/03/www-wednesday-3-july-2019/

    (and the Instagram photos to the right there have thrown my A1C levels into the stratosphere. Wow.)

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  23. JustBusyreading July 10, 2019 at 11:10 AM #

    This is a fun feature – Sounds like you have some really great reads your working on now! Here’s the link to my post:

    https://justbusyreading.com/www-wednesday-july-10-2019/

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 11:36 AM #

      Thanks for stopping by! There’s a post for today if you want to add your link there as well (this post is a week old). Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

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