WWW Wednesday, 17-July-2019

17 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: Still going slow with Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min. I keep pecking away. Slowly but surely. I’ll get there.
I think I’ll finish A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin this week. I’ve made some really good forward progress and I’m prioritizing it when I’m in my car. Maybe wishful thinking, but I’ll stay positive.
I really wanted to say that I’d finished A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. I guess the style has started to grate on me and I’m not reading it as quickly as I’d like to. At this point, I just want to finish it so I can move on.
We haven’t had a chance to listen to more of Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. It might be a few weeks before we have a substantial car ride together again. We’ll be driving to Ohio at the end of the month for my Half Ironman so I know we’ll have some time then.
I’ve been listening to The Golden Rules by Bob Bowman while I workout. I’m not sure if anyone outside of the competitive swimming world is familiar with Bowman, Michael Phelps’ and Allison Schmidt’s coach, also named head coach of the Olympic Men’s USA Swim Team. This book seems like it’s trying to appeal to non-swimmers, but swimming is a huge focus of it just due to Bowman’s job. I’m enjoying it, though.

Recently finished: I finished Being Mortal by Atul Gawande quickly after I got back to running and biking. I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected and was able to post my review on Monday. Please go check it out! I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars.
It’s more of a short story than a book, but I listened to Ajax Penumbra, 1969 by Robin Sloan. This is a short prequel to Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore and it was really fun to revisit the world Sloan created for that one. The review for this one posted yesterday and I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. Not a bad week for reading!

Reading Next: I can’t wait to start The Map of Time by Félix Palma. It’s taunting me from my bedside table and intimidating me with its length. I really want to start soon!
I’ve decided on my next eaudiobook since I’ve been flying through them so fast. I want it to be A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab. It’s been more than three years since I read the first one but I think I remember it pretty well and I can’t wait to jump into the world again!


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68 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 17-July-2019”

  1. Larry N Johnson July 17, 2019 at 1:48 AM #

    I’m stuck binging on Ben Aaronovitch’s Peter Grant Series. It’s well written, witty with magic action going on.

    Here’s my list, https://lqlarry.blogspot.com/2019/07/www-wednesday-july-17-2019.html

    What are you currently reading? Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
    What did you recently finish reading? Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch
    What do you think you’ll read next? The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch

    I love finding a good series and sticking with it. I’ve done a lot of series this way, some have stopped and some are still going. Either way, enjoy what you’re reading.

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 6:35 AM #

      I’ve meant to get through some series that way but it’s been years since I have. It’s enjoyable to immerse yourself like that, though. Happy reading!

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  2. Jen | Books on the 7:47 July 17, 2019 at 3:00 AM #

    I’ve read Mr. Penumbras 24 hour bookstore, I didn’t know he’d written anything else around it, very intrigued to read it now. Have a good week!

    Here’s my post: https://booksonthe747.com/2019/07/17/what-im-reading-www-wednesday-17th-july-2019/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 6:35 AM #

      It’s a really quick read, you can probably finish it in about an hour. Happy reading!

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  3. alilovesbooks July 17, 2019 at 3:31 AM #

    Wow, a lot of books this week. I still don’t know how you juggle so many at once. I still haven’t read Mr Penumbras 24 hour bookstore but I did enjoy Sourdough so it’s definitely on my list. Have fun with A Gathering of Shadows. I think it may be my fave in the trilogy but be warned unlike the first book it does finish on a cliffhanger so you’ll probably want to read the final book right after.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-17th-july-2019/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 6:36 AM #

      Penumbra is one of my favorites. I haven’t read Sourdough and I didn’t hear much about it. Glad you enjoyed. I can grab a copy of the third book right away if needed so I’m prepared! Happy reading.

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  4. whatcathyreadnext July 17, 2019 at 4:02 AM #

    I really enjoyed reading your review of Being Mortal, especially the way you responded to it personally and the questions it raised.

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesdays-17th-july-19/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 6:37 AM #

      Thank you! It was a really provoking read and I’m glad we picked it. Happy reading!

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  5. Sakhile July 17, 2019 at 5:31 AM #

    I finished A Darker Shade of Magic a few weeks ago and I loved it, I hope you’ll enjoy it. Here’s my first WWW Wednesday post:
    https://sakhilewhispers.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-nigerian-mythology-urban-fantasy-gay-wizard/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 6:37 AM #

      I really enjoyed the first book as well. I hope I like this one as much. Happy reading!

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  6. Lilyfae July 17, 2019 at 7:00 AM #

    Congratulations on almost making it through storm of swords!! Almost there!!
    https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/pause-for-www-wednesday-17-07/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 7:03 AM #

      I’ll probably do a happy dance when I finish haha. Happy reading!

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      • Lilyfae July 17, 2019 at 7:13 AM #

        You deserve to, it’s a proper epic!!

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  7. Teri Polen July 17, 2019 at 8:21 AM #

    I’m a huge Schwab fan – I’ll read anything she writes. Hope you enjoy it! https://teripolen.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-29/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 8:43 AM #

      Thank you! I’m optimistic after enjoying the first book so much. Happy reading!

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  8. Jana T July 17, 2019 at 8:51 AM #

    I read Good Morning, Midnight a few months ago. I liked it, but didn’t find it spectacular. Interested to see what you think once you finish it! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post:

    https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-7-17-2019/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 10:02 AM #

      I hope we have some more time for it soon. Happy reading!

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  9. Deanna July 17, 2019 at 9:21 AM #

    I really want to get into V.E. Schwab they sound so good.
    https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-7-17-19/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 10:02 AM #

      I enjoyed the first one a lot. YA SFF is always a nice break for me. Happy reading!

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  10. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog July 17, 2019 at 9:28 AM #

    Looks like you’ve had a great week of reading! Here’s my link : https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesdays-16-07-19/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 10:02 AM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  11. Ryan July 17, 2019 at 9:28 AM #

    Good luck finishing A Storm of Swords! I’m sure you can manage it. It will be really satisfying to have such a monster of a book finally done too. Have a great week 🙂

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-july-17-2019/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 10:03 AM #

      Thank you. I’m super optimistic about finishing it soon. Happy reading!

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  12. JustBusyreading July 17, 2019 at 10:15 AM #

    Can’t believe its Wednesday again! Seems like I was just here – I have got to read a V.E. Schwab book they sound so good! So many books – so little time….. Here is my WWW Wednesday link: https://justbusyreading.com/www-wednesday-july-16-2019/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 10:39 AM #

      She’s been pumping out some great titles lately. Happy reading!

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  13. ivysbooks July 17, 2019 at 10:36 AM #

    I hope you like A Gathering of Shadows! I really enjoyed it 🙂
    Here is my WWW Wednesday post: https://ivyslibrarycard.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-17th-july-19/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 10:39 AM #

      Glad to hear it! I need to remember some of the details of the first one. Happy reading!

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  14. sarahrmorrison July 17, 2019 at 11:02 AM #

    I didn’t even know there was a prequel to Mr. Penumbra. I’ll have to get my hands on that. Have a great week! Here’s my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesdays-july-17-2019/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 1:36 PM #

      It’s nice and short. Apparently the ebook is easiest to find. Happy reading!

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  15. Sammie @ The Writerly Way July 17, 2019 at 11:22 AM #

    Being Mortal sounds really interesting! Glad you liked it. Oooh, I haven’t read that Schwab series yet. I look forward to seeing what you think when you start it. :3

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 1:36 PM #

      I recommend Being Mortal, it was really well written. Happy reading!

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  16. thelibrarylane July 17, 2019 at 11:57 AM #

    I desperately need to get to A Darker Shade of Magic series! I’ve heard nothing but good about it. Happy reading! 😄
    https://thelibrarylane.home.blog/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-5/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 1:37 PM #

      I loved the first one and I’m sad it’s been this long between them for me. Happy reading!

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  17. BookerTalk July 17, 2019 at 12:07 PM #

    I’ve been wondering about Becoming Madame Mao. Now your comments are making me think twice – is it hard going because of the style of writing?

    My WWWWednesday features Truman Capote, Louise Penny and Kate Atkinson….. https://bookertalk.com/2019/07/17/reading-horizons-www-wednesday-july-2019/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 1:38 PM #

      The style is different from what I’m used to, but it’s not bad. It’s a combination of first person and third person to tell the story. It’s more a question of time commitment on my behalf. Happy reading!

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      • BookerTalk July 17, 2019 at 1:54 PM #

        Ah yes that universal problem of shortage of time

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  18. mistysbookspace July 17, 2019 at 12:14 PM #

    I haven’t read any of V.E. Schwabs books but I own like 3 of them. Here’s my link: https://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-11/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 1:38 PM #

      Looks like there’s one in your future then. Happy reading!

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  19. The Unseen Library July 17, 2019 at 12:20 PM #

    V. E. Schwabs is one of those authors I really need to get into. Here is the link to my first WWW Wednesday: https://unseenlibrary.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-17-july-2019/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 1:39 PM #

      Welcome! I enjoyed the first of her books so I’m looking forward to this one. Happy Wednesday!

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  20. Julie July 17, 2019 at 12:25 PM #

    I have to read this series by Schwab, but afraid, since I did not like any of her books so far…

    Here is my post

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 1:40 PM #

      I haven’t read anything else by her so I can’t comment on how this compares. Happy reading!

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  21. silverbuttonbooks July 17, 2019 at 12:35 PM #

    I have all of V.E. Schwab’s books sitting on my shelf. I love her middle grade books but I haven’t taken the time to read this series yet. http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-july-17-2019.

    Have a great week!

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 1:41 PM #

      Glad to hear you like her other work. The first in this series is the only one I’ve read. Happy reading!

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  22. Sascha Darlington July 17, 2019 at 1:13 PM #

    Happy Reading! Here’s my link: WWW Wednesday

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  23. Jolie July 17, 2019 at 1:14 PM #

    I haven’t read V.E. Schwab yet. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the book. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-july-17th-2019/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 1:41 PM #

      I’ll be sharing more next week! Happy reading.

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  24. Aymee July 17, 2019 at 1:29 PM #

    I read A Game of Thrones and would eventually like to finish the series!

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 1:41 PM #

      Same here. Though it would help if Martin would write the rest of it haha. Happy reading!

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      • Aymee July 17, 2019 at 1:42 PM #

        I know, right? I’m afraid of getting invested only to never have an ending!

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  25. anovelglimpse July 17, 2019 at 2:44 PM #

    I really hate when a writing style starts to grate on me. I hope you can finish that book and be done with it ASAP so you can move on to something better.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 3:14 PM #

      Thank you! I’m always excited at the idea of finishing and moving on. Happy reading!

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  26. bookloverkate July 17, 2019 at 2:57 PM #

    I hope you enjoy A Gathering of Shadows, I really need to read the series!

    Here’s my WWW post https://bookloverkate.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-17-07-19/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 3:14 PM #

      Thanks, I’m really looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  27. Literary Leisha July 17, 2019 at 4:39 PM #

    I need to read the Shades of Magic trilogy!!
    Happy Reading!
    https://literaryleisha.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-17-06-2019/

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    • Sam July 17, 2019 at 5:04 PM #

      I like it so far and I’m hopeful for the next steps. Happy reading!

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  28. Laurel-Rain Snow July 17, 2019 at 5:41 PM #

    I am late to the party! Here is my MY WWW POST

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  29. Jessie July 17, 2019 at 10:05 PM #

    I’ve only heard excellent things about Being Mortal. It’s probably not the easiest or most uplifting read, but it seems like such an important one. Hope you have a lovely (and cool) reading week!

    Here’s my WWW post for the week: https://dwellinpossibilityblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/www-wednesday-july-17-2019/

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    • Sam July 18, 2019 at 4:35 AM #

      I think that’s a fair way to describe it. Very important to read those things, even if it’s uncomfortable. Happy reading!

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