WWW Wednesday, 18-September-2019

18 Sep

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 got through so much last week that I’m not surprised there’s little movement this week. I’m making great progress with The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory due to the longer commute. I don’t mind it at all, really. It’s just under a half-hour and without too much traffic. Perfect for listening!
I’m still listening to A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab while I run in preparation for a half marathon at the end of the month. I’m liking it a lot and it’s very high energy! Great mood for running.
I’m trying to wrap up Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance quickly due to a library hold. I’m liking it, but parts seem to drag a little more than others. I think this will be a good discussion book for our group.
I’m glad I picked When I Crossed No-Bob by Margaret McMullan for my ebook. It’s moving quickly and the shorter chapters are good for the start-and-stop nature of how I read ebooks.

Recently finished: Nothing finished this week but I’m not at all surprised after the landfall of books listed last week! It has to fall short after such a great week.

I did get two book reviews written! The first is for Writing and Selling the YA Novel by K.L. Going. I liked this book, but it wasn’t the best one I’d read on craft this year. I gave it Three out of Five Stars.
I also reviewed Beautiful Music by Michael Zadoorian. This was a book club pick so I’ll be posting about our discussion soon but it’s safe to say I liked this one but was disappointed in the ending. I also gave it Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: My hold on The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli came in at the library and I’m hoping I can finish Vance quickly so I can dive in to it before the reading period ends! I might be rushing a bit.


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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85 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 18-September-2019”

  1. Just_Me :) September 18, 2019 at 2:21 AM #

    I intend to read Phillipa Gregory’s books! I hope to start with them soon but there’s just too much books, right? Anyway, here’s mine this week:

    https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-18-sept-2019

    Happy Wednesday!

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:06 AM #

      She has so many! Some I’ve liked better than others but all have a good history lesson. Happy reading!

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      • Just_Me :) September 18, 2019 at 8:25 AM #

        Yeah, I was surprised when I first knew about it. Happy day!🙂

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  2. Jen | Books on the 7:47 September 18, 2019 at 2:42 AM #

    I went through such a Phillipa Gregory phase, loved those Tudor dramas! I haven’t read The King’ s Curse yet though.

    Here’s my WWW:

    https://booksonthe747.com/2019/09/18/what-im-reading-www-wednesday-18th-september-2019/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:07 AM #

      This is another focus on Henry VIII. I feel she has a lot in this vein but he’s such an interesting historical figure that I never tire of it. Happy reading!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext September 18, 2019 at 3:47 AM #

    A disappointing ending to a book is the worst thing. Hope all your current reads live up to expectations.

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesdays-18th-september-19/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:07 AM #

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to having a few finished next week. Happy reading!

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  4. Emily Wrayburn September 18, 2019 at 4:27 AM #

    Glad you’re enjoying A Conjuring of Light. I loved the first in the series but just couldn’t get into the rest.

    Here’s my WWW for this week.

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:08 AM #

      Sorry to hear that. I agree so far that the first one was best. I’m not a huge fan of so many narrators in this one. Happy reading!

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  5. Chai @ Like Chai Tea September 18, 2019 at 4:37 AM #

    Oh wow.. who knew audiobooks could be great to listen to when running and a new substitute for music? 😄 Good luck with the marathon!! I agree on the post-great reading week though. This is why I also read as much as I can when my mood to read is on its highest level.

    My WWW: http://likechaitea.blogspot.com/2019/09/www-wednesday-06-love-on-lexington.html

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:09 AM #

      I know some people don’t like the audiobook substitution, but it helps me look forward to long runs. Happy reading!

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  6. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog September 18, 2019 at 4:41 AM #

    Love the sound of Travels of a A T-shirt here’s my link for this week https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesdays-18-09-19/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:09 AM #

      I think I’ll start it tonight! Happy reading.

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  7. Genesis @ Whispering Chapters September 18, 2019 at 4:46 AM #

    I keep saying I need to read the ADSOM series and I never do 😭 I’ll see when I can pick it up!
    http://www.whisperingchapters.com/2019/09/www-wednesday-5-91819.html?m=1

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:09 AM #

      At least it’s all out now so you don’t have to wait for books. Happy reading!

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  8. lilisblissfulpages September 18, 2019 at 4:56 AM #

    Goodluck on the marathon Sam. 🙂
    Here’s mine: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-09-18-19/

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  9. jessicabookworm September 18, 2019 at 5:14 AM #

    I haven’t read The King’s Curse but I have been working my way through Philippa Gregory’s Cousins’ War series – I have not long finished reading The Lady of the Rivers. Here is my first ever WWW Wednesday post: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-18th-september-2019/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:11 AM #

      I liked The Lady of the Rivers! It’s fun how the characters some back in her other novels. Happy reading!

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      • jessicabookworm September 18, 2019 at 10:56 AM #

        Thank you 🙂 I already have The Kingmaker’s Daughter lined up to read, soon hopefully. Although currently, my focus is on suitably spooky, mysterious books for the R.I.P XIV reading challenge.

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  10. readlogy (ikram) September 18, 2019 at 5:58 AM #

    Ohh, I’m glad you enjoy A Conjuring of Light! Happy reading the rest of your TBR!

    Here’s mine: https://readlogy.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-18-september-2019/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:12 AM #

      Thank you, I hope it gives the series a fitting end. Happy reading!

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  11. Sammie @ The Writerly Way September 18, 2019 at 6:53 AM #

    How interesting that A Conjuring of Light is high energy! Never heard it described like that, but I love it and look forward to picking the series up.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:12 AM #

      It’s a battle from the beginning and has kept me really engaged. Happy reading!

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  12. Nicole September 18, 2019 at 7:04 AM #

    I’m glad you’re enjoying A Conjuring of Light! I have the first two books now so I’m really hoping to read them soon. Happy reading! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://theanatomyofabookworm.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-18-09-19/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:12 AM #

      I hope you find the time. I really enjoyed the first one. Happy reading!

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  13. alilovesbooks September 18, 2019 at 7:13 AM #

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying pretty much all of your reads at the moment. A Conjuring of Light is wonderful but I’m not sure I could listen to an audio while running.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-18th-september-2019/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:34 AM #

      I love it. Music changes too much to keep me focused on a long run but a book helps me focus on something besides the monotony. Happy reading!

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  14. Naomi the book girl September 18, 2019 at 7:27 AM #

    I have the A Darker shade of Magic series on my TBR which I am hoping to get to soon. I hope your preparation for the half marathon is going well. Here is my www post.

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:34 AM #

      I had a disappointing run this morning but it’s gone well until now. I think I’ll be okay. Happy reading!

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  15. Laurel-Rain Snow September 18, 2019 at 7:33 AM #

    I liked Hillbilly Elegy a while back. I agree that it would be a good discussion book. Here is MY WWW POST

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:35 AM #

      I just finished it! I live in the Midwest so I think our group will have a lot to say about it. Happy reading!

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  16. Jana T September 18, 2019 at 7:41 AM #

    Sounds like another busy week for you! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-9-18-2019/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 7:42 AM #

      I feel like it’s always a busy week for me haha. Happy reading!

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  17. elizabethjoy September 18, 2019 at 8:19 AM #

    Really enjoy pretty much anything from VE Schwab I pick up, glad you’re enjoying A Conjuring of Light!

    https://complexchaos.blog/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-18th-september-2019/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 8:23 AM #

      Thanks! I’m excited to finish the series. I’m not very good at that normally. Happy reading!

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  18. WordsAndPeace September 18, 2019 at 8:49 AM #

    Your book up next on the T-shirt sounds very interesting, I’m going to look at it. Here is my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-september-18-2019/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 9:04 AM #

      I think I’ll be able to start it tonight! Happy reading.

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  19. Denise @ Life With No Plot September 18, 2019 at 9:07 AM #

    I really need to read V.E. Schwab. I’ve heard so many good things about her.

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-9-18-19/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 9:09 AM #

      This is the only work of hers I’ve read but I’ve enjoyed it so far. Happy reading!

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  20. sarahrmorrison September 18, 2019 at 9:47 AM #

    I too will be making slow progress for a couple weeks as well. It often can happen that when you read multiple books at once, they all wrap up simultaneously. I am in the middle of two dense books, so I don’t expect I will finish much this week. Hope you are enjoying all your reads! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesdays-september-18-2019/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 5:43 PM #

      The chunksters always get you down haha. Good luck and happy reading!

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  21. Ryan September 18, 2019 at 9:50 AM #

    Can’t say I expected a book on economics to grab my attention, but The Travels of A T-Shirt in the Global Economy really does sound intriguing. There’s so much about the world I don’t know. Have a great week!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-september-18-2019/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 5:50 PM #

      I’m excited to see what I learn. Happy reading!

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  22. Literary Leisha September 18, 2019 at 9:58 AM #

    Glad Conjuring of Light is good so far! I really want to binge the series but I have so many other things to read first 😩 The struggles 😂

    Happy Reading! 😊

    My post:
    https://literaryleisha.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-18-09-2019/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 5:51 PM #

      I read the first one and then waited years before I read the second. The third has followed quickly after. Happy reading!

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  23. anovelglimpse September 18, 2019 at 10:49 AM #

    That T-Shirt book sounds like it would be very interesting. I can’t imagine a t-shirt’s journey. Have a great reading week!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 5:51 PM #

      Thanks! I’m excited to see where it goes. Happy reading!

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  24. Morgan September 18, 2019 at 10:57 AM #

    Ooh, interesting idea! Here are my thoughts: https://fictionistasunite.home.blog/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-sept-18-2019/

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  25. Jolie September 18, 2019 at 11:51 AM #

    I had a slow reading week last week. Barely got two books read. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-september-18th-2019/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 5:54 PM #

      My idea of a slow week is none so it sounds like you’re doing great! Happy reading.

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  26. thelibrarylane September 18, 2019 at 11:59 AM #

    Glad you’re enjoying A Conjuring of Light! I’m going to listen to the audiobook for A Darker Shade of Magic soon & I am so excited to finally get into the series!

    https://thelibrarylane.home.blog/?p=1237

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 6:13 PM #

      I loved the audio for that one, enjoy! Happy reading.

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  27. Sascha Darlington September 18, 2019 at 12:30 PM #

    I have never read any Phillipa Gregory. Hopefully I can get one in becomes so many readers seem to love her. I don’t commute much any more which is one reason why my audiobooks take so much longer to get through.

    Here’s my link: https://saschadarlington.me/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-9-18-2019/
    Thanks! 🙂

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 6:13 PM #

      Cooking is good audio time, too! Happy reading.

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  28. Maggie D. September 18, 2019 at 12:53 PM #

    I’m so excited about my first WWW post. Good luck with running 🏃‍♀️

    https://stormereadss.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-september-18-2019/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 6:14 PM #

      Happy to have you and thanks! Happy Wednesday!

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  29. Sandra September 18, 2019 at 1:17 PM #

    I’ve often thought about giving this a try and here I am, with my first WWW Wednesday. https://acornerofcornwall.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-18-9-19/

    All your books are new to me but I do at least know of Gregory as an author. And good luck with the half marathon!

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 6:18 PM #

      Thanks so much and welcome to the community. Happy Wednesday!

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  30. Jorie September 18, 2019 at 3:01 PM #

    *waves*

    I can finally re-join you guys — oy. What a long absence, I know!

    Here’s my WWWeds

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 6:25 PM #

      Welcome back, good to have you again. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jorie September 18, 2019 at 8:17 PM #

        Thanks, Sam! 🙂 Even though I had to cut back my goals for #Mythothon Year Two I am wicked excited about the stories I am reading this month – I have 64/5 pages a day to read “Cycles of Norse Mythology” by the 30th, too!! Somehow that is what is motivating me AND inspiring me forward!! (its close to 825 pgs)

        Glad I could re-join the community.

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  31. BookFox September 18, 2019 at 3:38 PM #

    I’ve enjoyed the Darker shade of magic series, but I forgot everything that happened in those books. They weren’t that memorable.
    https://thewoodlandpages.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/www-wednesday-1-9-18-19/

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM #

      I think I’ll end up feeling that way again, too. I’m enjoying them while they last but they’re not a new favorite. Happy Wednesday!

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  32. BookerTalk September 18, 2019 at 4:36 PM #

    The T Shirt books sounds a fascinating read though I suspect it could bring on lots of feelings of guilt at how I buy my clothes.

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 6:31 PM #

      I’m getting ready for the guilt! Happy reading.

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  33. Disappear Into Reading September 18, 2019 at 5:51 PM #

    The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy seems very interesting, it’s like the Sisterhood of the travelling pants but economical and social labour of a t-shirt without the best friends, love squares and all that. Putting it on my to read list for sure!
    Here is my WWW-Wednesday – http://bit.ly/2lUPwH0

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    • Sam September 18, 2019 at 6:32 PM #

      I’m hoping I like it without friends and love squares, haha. Happy reading!

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  34. Yvo September 18, 2019 at 10:09 PM #

    A Conjuring Of Light sounds like a great book to listen to while running! Have a wonderful week and happy reading. Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam September 19, 2019 at 7:32 PM #

      It’s been very motivating. Happy reading!

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