WWW Wednesday, 10-July-2019

10 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 moved forward a bit in Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min. I had a lot of coworkers in the office who aren’t normally there and that meant a lot of catching up. Usually, that happens during lunch, unfortunately. Still slow going but the book’s made a big shift in a positive direction.
I’m being positive about finishing A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin before I have to renew it again. I’m on disk 32! I can do it. Only a normal length book to go!
I had all the intentions of reading a lot of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers this weekend, but that didn’t pay off as much as I’d like. I think I’ll finish it this week, but that might be wishful thinking again. It’s just hit a slow point for me and I’m having trouble moving forward.
I’ll be finishing up Being Mortal by Atul Gawande soon. I’m mostly recovered from my injury which means I’m ready to start biking indoors and running again which means more time listening to eaudio. I’m optimistic that this one will be done next week.
My husband and I made more progress on Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton over the weekend. It could have been better, but I kept falling asleep. Fail. We’ll keep pecking away at it while we do a lot of driving vacations this summer.

Recently finished: Nothing for a second week. Big bummer here, I thought I’d have something to report.

I did manage to post my review of Wolf’s Mouth by John Smolens. Having one thing done still feels good! It went up on Monday.

Reading Next: I picked up The Map of Time by Félix Palma from the library and I’m a bit overwhelmed. It’s over 600 pages! It’s quite hefty and I’m excited about the premise, but now also nervous about finding time to read the whole thing. Wowza!


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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50 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 10-July-2019”

  1. whatcathyreadnext July 10, 2019 at 3:35 AM #

    I certainly wish you luck in fitting in a 600 page book alongside everything else you’re reading! I’ll confess long books rather put me off these days although I used to devour them when I was younger.

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/www-wednesday-10th-july-19/

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 5:52 AM #

      If I can find a weekend with little going on, I could devour it. I just done have many of those. Happy reading!

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  2. alilovesbooks July 10, 2019 at 3:44 AM #

    Glad to hear you’ve almost managed to get rid of that injury. It always drives me nuts when I feel like I’m restricted. Hopefully now you can get back to normal (physical activity & reading wise). I am kind of curious about The Map of Time. It sounds like an intriguing story but was just looking at some of the reviews and they are decidedly mixed. Hopefully it’ll work for you.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/www-wednesday-10th-july-2019/

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 5:53 AM #

      I’m hopeful. And I hope to start it soon. Just got back from a run and the knee is markedly better. Happy reading!

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  3. Emily Wrayburn July 10, 2019 at 5:33 AM #

    Ooh, the Map of Time sounds intriguing! And “only a normal book length to go!” made me lol 😀

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 5:54 AM #

      I have to get to a few of those soon to keep myself motivated. Happy reading!

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  4. Lola July 10, 2019 at 7:20 AM #

    You will probably end up finishing a whole bunch one week 🙂

    My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/www-wednesdays-10-july-2019/

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 7:39 AM #

      Don’t I wish! That would be great. Happy reading.

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  5. Denise @ Life With No Plot July 10, 2019 at 7:56 AM #

    I’ll be your GRRM cheerleader – you can do it! Just keep reading .. er .. listening!

    Have a great week! Here’s my WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/07/10/www-wednesday-7-10-19/

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 11:32 AM #

      Haha thank you! I’m being super positive about it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. thebookgeordie July 10, 2019 at 8:11 AM #

    Loving this post! Great selection by a lot of bloggers. I follow everyone that follows me on wordpress.com. This is my second WWW and I love it! Heres my WWW: https://thebookgeordie.home.blog/2019/07/10/www-2/

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  7. ashley @ socially awkward bookworm July 10, 2019 at 8:36 AM #

    I hope you’re able to finish some books soon! I’ve been kind of in a reading slump for the last month and a half, so I haven’t been reading as much or finishing as many books as I hoped.
    Here’s my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2019/07/10/www-wednesday-63/

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 11:33 AM #

      I can see the end in sight so I’m optimistic of getting through. Happy reading!

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  8. Susan July 10, 2019 at 9:24 AM #

    I have great respect for those reading the GOT books. Loved the show but hell no ADD won’t allow for it!

    Here’s my www
    https://novellives.com/2019/07/10/because-it-is-wednesday-www-down-and-dirty-reading-discussion-8/

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 11:33 AM #

      Listening helps me a lot if that’s an option for you. Happy reading!

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      • Susan July 10, 2019 at 7:33 PM #

        I do use audibles with books when I can, yes

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  9. Sammie @ The Writerly Way July 10, 2019 at 9:31 AM #

    Glad to see you enjoyed Wolf’s Mouth! Sounds like a really good read. I wish my book club had some “wins” like that. xD We seem to be stuck in a series of duds. Wow, I didn’t realize The Map of Time was so long! You sure take on a lot of longer reads, which I’m impressed by because I always find them daunting and have to stick them between shorter reads to convince myself it’ll be fine haha.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 11:34 AM #

      I didn’t know this one would be so long. I’m intimidated by it now lol. Happy reading!

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  10. silverbuttonbooks July 10, 2019 at 9:32 AM #

    I’m so glad you’re almost recovered! I requested and received a copy of The Map of Time at the library and immediately returned it – it is HUGE. I will try it again when I have a little more ability to stick to my reading plan. I am having a hard time finishing anything lately so I know I will not complete that huge book. Have a great week!

    https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/07/10/www-wednesday-july-10-2019/

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 11:35 AM #

      I’m hoping that my taper time leading into my race gives me some more reading time. Happy reading!

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  11. kellyluvsreadin July 10, 2019 at 10:13 AM #

    Map of Time sounds fun, but, yes, intimidating because of the length. Hope you enjoy it! Here’s my link: https://booksonthebrain.blog/2019/07/10/www-wednesday-6/

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 11:36 AM #

      It does sound really fun and I’m very opposite about it. Happy reading!

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  12. Ryan July 10, 2019 at 11:46 AM #

    H. G. Wells as a time-traveling investigator sounds like a lot of fun. Not at all what I was expecting as a premise either. I look forward to reading your thoughts on it. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/07/10/www-wednesday-july-10-2019/

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 12:43 PM #

      Thank you! I really hope to start soon. Happy reading!

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  13. mistysbookspace July 10, 2019 at 11:58 AM #

    I’ve only heard of the George R R Martin book. I’ve thought about reading them but I’m not so sure I want to. Here my post:
    https://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/www-wednesday-10/

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 12:44 PM #

      It’s a long term commitment for sure. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. JustBusyreading July 10, 2019 at 12:34 PM #

    i love seeing everyone’s posts! Here is mine:

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

    Liked by 1 person

  15. alisbooks July 10, 2019 at 12:58 PM #

    I love the cover on The Map of Time. Hope you get time to read it!

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 1:57 PM #

      Thank you! I really hope to start it soon. Happy reading!

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  16. Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. July 10, 2019 at 2:33 PM #

    I hope you’re having an amazing month! & Happy Reading! 😊
    https://abookathoughtblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/www-wednesday-22-2019-%e2%9d%84%ef%b8%8f/

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  17. Sascha Darlington July 10, 2019 at 3:07 PM #

    Yay you for taking a 600 page read! Here’s my link: WWW Wednesday

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  18. Jolie July 10, 2019 at 3:23 PM #

    Hopefully, you can finish some books soon. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/07/10/www-wednesday-july-10th-2019/

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 4:56 PM #

      Thank you. I’m optimistic. Happy reading!

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  19. Yvo July 10, 2019 at 3:36 PM #

    That’s great progress with A Storm Of Swords! Have a wonderful week and happy reading. Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam July 10, 2019 at 4:56 PM #

      Thank you! I’m excited about long drives at this point. Happy reading!

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  20. HCNewton July 11, 2019 at 12:14 AM #

    You’re reading makes me feel lazy 🙂 Here’s my WWW: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2019/07/10/www-wednesday-10-july-2019/

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    • Sam July 11, 2019 at 4:34 AM #

      Hahaha. Anyone with a book blog shouldn’t feel lazy! Most people don’t read at all. Happy reading!

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  21. Julie July 11, 2019 at 8:37 AM #

    The Map of Time sounds really interesting.

    here is my post

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    • Sam July 11, 2019 at 12:09 PM #

      Thanks, I hope I can start it soon. Happy reading!

      Like

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