WWW Wednesday, 7-August-2019

7 Aug

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 had a few lunch breaks to read Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min last week. I can feel I’m getting toward the end of it, but I still have a long way to go. I need to pick shorter ebooks.
I’m about halfway through The Map of Time by Félix Palma which is more than I’d hoped for. The plot is really engaging for this one and I’m liking the narrative style a lot. I keep reading it instead of doing other things I should.
I started running again and listening to A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab. I hope I’m able to listen to the third in this series soon because I’d hate to forget all of the amazing details I’m hearing in this one. Schwab’s writing is amazing.
I’m over halfway through Burial Rites by Hannah Kent already and I’m really liking it. Agnes is becoming more developed and I’m looking forward to where her character will end up. I have an inkling of what will happen and I can’t wait to see it played out!

Recently finished: Nothing new this week. I did post my review of Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton yesterday so please check that out when you can. I gave it Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I still hope to get a copy of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones next. It’s available as an eaudio so that shouldn’t be too hard. Though I have yet another audiobook to get to soon for my other book club so I hope I can power through this one!

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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62 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 7-August-2019”

  1. whatcathyreadnext at 4:20 AM #

    Good to hear you’re enjoying The Map of Time and Burial Rites. They’re both on my wishlist so I’ll look forward to reading your reviews in due course.

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/08/07/www-wednesdays-7th-august-19/


    • Sam at 6:54 AM #

      I wish I was reading more of Map of Time. It’s so interesting. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Burial Rites looks amazing! I hadn’t heard of it before. I’ll have to check it out!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post


    • Sam at 6:54 AM #

      I really hope to have it finished by next week. Happy Wednesday!


  3. phdscientist101 at 6:19 AM #

    I can’t get used to reading ebooks or listening to audiobooks! I just love the feel of an actual book 🙂

    My first WWW link is here: https://mylifeinthelab.home.blog/2019/08/07/www-wednesday-7th-august-2019-1/


    • Sam at 6:56 AM #

      I got used to it when I had a long commute and when I was backpacking internationally. I guess it was forced on me haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 2 people

  4. The Gal Herself at 7:08 AM #

    “I need to pick shorter books” made me smile. I know the feeling!

    I’ve got two short ones this week. One is a mystery, one is chick-lit. I’m unapologetically frothy because I’d been reading so many heavy books lately.



    • Sam at 7:32 AM #

      I think I’m going to be picky with my next physical book. I have a few slim ones I’m waiting to read anyway. Happy reading!


  5. Lilyfae at 7:57 AM #

    Good to hear your making progress with the long books!!


  6. silverbuttonbooks at 7:57 AM #

    I have a copy of The Map of Time on my bookshelf and you make me so excited to check it out! As for lengthy books, there is a certain satisfaction that only comes with finishing a big ‘ol book. I hope you feel it when you finally turn the last page on Becoming Madame Mao.

    Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/08/07/www-wednesday-august-7-2019/


    • Sam at 12:01 PM #

      Does it still feel as good with ebooks? Lol. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • silverbuttonbooks at 1:55 PM #

        Eh, that is true. But, when you see this monster in a library or bookstore you’ll be able to look straight at it and say, “read you!”

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Incessant Bookworm at 8:08 AM #

    I listed to An American Marriage and thought it was phenomenal! Happy Reading! https://incessantbookworm.com/2019/08/07/www-wednesday-120/


  8. scorpiobookdreams at 8:12 AM #

    I’ve got Burial Rites and An American Marriage on my TBR pile too. Here’s my link: https://scorpiobookdreams.co.uk/www-wednesday-07-august-2019


    • Sam at 12:03 PM #

      Are you part of book clubs reading them by chance? Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • scorpiobookdreams at 7:22 PM #

        No I’m not. My friend bought me them and I keep meaning to get around to actually picking them up!

        Liked by 1 person

  9. So glad to hear you’re enjoying A Gathering of Shadows so far! I really need to start that series.

    Here’s my WWW post.


    • Sam at 12:03 PM #

      It’s really fun. I don’t think I’ll get to any today, unfortunately. Soon! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Nicole at 9:03 AM #

    Burial Rites sounds so interesting, I’m glad you’re enjoying it! I’ll have to add it to my tbr. Happy reading! 😀

    Here’s my post: https://theanatomyofabookworm.wordpress.com/2019/08/07/www-wednesday-2/


  11. Ambi at 9:14 AM #

    Have a blessed day and enjoy your reads 🙂



  12. amanda at 9:24 AM #

    I have been DYING to read both Burial Rites and an american marriage. You actually just reminded me about Burial Rites so I thank you lol. Great post 🙂

    My own: https://aelilyreads.home.blog/2019/08/07/wickedly-weird-wednesday-08-07-2019/


    • Sam at 12:04 PM #

      I hope you can get to it soon. Happy reading!


  13. KCR Book Blogger at 9:26 AM #

    Those books sound interesting and it’s always a good feeling when you find a book that you would rather read than anything else.

    Here’s my post:


    • Sam at 12:04 PM #

      So true! I just wish I had the time to do that lol. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. The Unseen Library at 10:25 AM #

    Wow, sounds like you are reading a lot of cool books. Good luck getting through all of them.
    Here is my WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam at 12:06 PM #

      Thank you! I’ve been very lucky lately. Happy reading!


  15. anovelglimpse at 10:37 AM #

    It sounds like you have some great reads going. I hope they continue to spark your interest. Happy reading!

    A Novel Glimpse


  16. Hope you enjoy all your reads! Happy Reading!

    My WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/08/07/www-wednesday-8-7-19/


    • Sam at 12:07 PM #

      They’ve been going well lately. Happy reading!


  17. Jolie at 11:13 AM #

    I’ve heard great things about Burial Rites. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/07/31/www-wednesday-july-31st-2019/


    • Sam at 12:07 PM #

      It’s really good and I like the underlying mystery. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Rae Reads at 12:38 PM #

    Am posting my “Triple W Wednesday” at http://powerfulwomenreaaders.wordpress.com I am so pleased you are continuing this meme!


  19. Aymee at 1:14 PM #

    An American Marriage is supposed to be really good. Hope you enjoy it!


    • Sam at 3:13 PM #

      Thanks, I’m hoping to be able to start it soon! Happy reading.


  20. mistysbookspace at 1:41 PM #

    I really need to read a V.E. Schwab book. I keep putting it off even though I own 3 of her books.

    Here’s my WWW: https://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com/2019/08/07/www-wednesday-14/


    • Sam at 7:48 PM #

      I’ve really liked this series so far but I haven’t read her other work. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Ryan at 1:47 PM #

    The Map of Time pulling you in so much good to hear. My interest is a little more cemented now. I look forward to reading more about it. Happy reading!



    • Sam at 7:49 PM #

      Thanks! I’m really interested in the mystery they’ve presented and the storytelling is superb. Happy reading!


  22. Lola at 2:29 PM #

    Sounds like you’re doing pretty well! This is my lot this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2019/08/07/www-wednesdays-7-august-2019/


  23. Lauren is Reading at 2:32 PM #

    A Gathering of Shadows was so good! Definitely the best of the trilogy. Have you read any of Schwab’s other series?

    My WWW


    • Sam at 8:13 PM #

      No, this is the first I’ve tried. Is there another you recommend? Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Lauren is Reading at 9:55 AM #

        All of them haha! I think my favorite of hers is The Archived series, but it’s unfinished and it’s unlikely it ever will be. :/ Vicious and Vengeful were pretty fantastic too!

        Liked by 1 person

  24. alilovesbooks at 5:51 PM #

    I always think it’s a sign of a great read if you’re reading it when you should be doing other stuff (housework, eating, sleeping etc). Also glad you’re enjoying A Gathering of Shadows, it is probably the best book in the trilogy but you’ll really want to read book 3 as soon as you finish it.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/08/07/www-wednesday-7th-august-2019/


    • Sam at 8:14 PM #

      I hope the third isn’t a let down?! I’m looking forward to it. Happy reading!



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