WWW Wednesday, 25-September-2019

25 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 think I need about another week with The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory. The longer commute is nice to get through these long books faster and sit through traffic. Though I think the construction on my drive is almost done so this shouldn’t be an issue much longer.
One more week of half marathon training to go but I don’t think it will be enough to finish A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab. I’ll wrap this up soon, I hope. I have another book club selection to get through soon.
When I Crossed No-Bob by Margaret McMullan has been a good lunch read for me. I’m really going to try to stick to shorter books so I can remember the beginning better when I finish them!
I’ve started on The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli and I’m enjoying it so far. She’s using a lot of stories and anecdotes to tell the story which makes it a lot more enjoyable! I don’t think I’ll fly through this one, but I’ll enjoy the ride.

Recently finishedI wrapped up Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. I’m looking forward to my book club discussion on this one, I think a lot of people will have a lot to say. My review for this one won’t be up for a while because I have so much planned out on the blog. I’m running about two weeks ahead!

I’ve had two book reviews go up already this week. The first was The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by Josephine Leslie. This was a super cute short book and I enjoyed it though I’m not sure I would have guessed it would get the response it has. I gave the book Three out of Five Stars.
I also reviewed Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min. This one really wasn’t for me and I’m glad I’ve read it but I think a paragraph in a history book could have summarized it better for me. I gave the book Two out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: My next book club pick is We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix. It’s our Halloween pick but our leader thinks it will also be a funny read so I’m excited to see how that combination works.


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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64 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 25-September-2019”

  1. stargazer September 25, 2019 at 2:04 AM #

    I am sorry Becoming Madame Mao was a disappointment, I thought it would have been a good one. The Travels of a T-shirt… sounds interesting. I am hoping you will write a review.

    My WWW: https://stargazer-online.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesday-25-09-2019/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 6:17 AM #

      I’ll always write a review, not to worry! Happy reading.

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  2. whatcathyreadnext September 25, 2019 at 3:17 AM #

    Running about two weeks ahead! I’m envious of you being in that position and it’s something I’m going to try to emulate. Having said that, I did manage to finish a few books last week…writing the reviews, well that’s a different matter 😁

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/wwwwednesdays-25th-september-19/

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

      Good luck getting caught up! It’s a little nice not to have finished something in a while. It gives me a break from reviews. Happy reading!

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  3. Emily Wrayburn September 25, 2019 at 3:29 AM #

    Ooh, a Halloween read that’s also funny? Sounds like something I would enjoy. I will watch for your thoughts on We Sold Our Souls!

    Here’s my WWW this week.

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 6:19 AM #

      I’m really hoping to start it soon! My half this weekend should give me plenty of listening time. Happy reading!

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  4. alilovesbooks September 25, 2019 at 3:33 AM #

    Happy to hear you enjoyed Hillbilly Elegy. It’s always good when you get a book club read that generates a lot of discussion.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesday-25th-september-2019/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 6:19 AM #

      To be sure! I’m really looking forward to discussing this one. Happy reading!

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  5. Genesis @ Whispering Chapters September 25, 2019 at 4:38 AM #

    Good luck marathon training! I how you finish that Schwab novel 🙂
    http://www.whisperingchapters.com/2019/09/www-wednesday-6-92519.html?m=1

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 6:20 AM #

      Thank you. Only a few days left and a few last runs! Happy reading.

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  6. lilisblissfulpages September 25, 2019 at 5:25 AM #

    Your selection of books covers different genres Sam and really, every week you mention books I haven’t heard of before. 🙂 🙂 Happy reading.

    Here’s my WWW: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesday-09-25-19/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 6:20 AM #

      I’m always glad to introduce people to new books! I know I have eclectic tastes. Happy reading!

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  7. Sammie @ The Writerly Way September 25, 2019 at 7:07 AM #

    We Sold Our Souls sounds interesting! I wouldn’t have pegged it as a funny read, but it’ll be interesting to hear how that turns out. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 7:35 AM #

      Our book club moderator said the author’s other books are humorous so we’re guessing this one is, too. Happy reading!

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  8. Robyn September 25, 2019 at 7:19 AM #

    Good luck on your half! https://www.autismfamilypower.com/www-wednesday-september-25-2019/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 7:35 AM #

      Thanks! It’s coming up so fast. Happy reading!

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  9. Teri Polen September 25, 2019 at 8:26 AM #

    I haven’t read We Sold Our Souls, but I did read My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix and really enjoyed it. Happy Reading! https://teripolen.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-33/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 12:24 PM #

      Glad to hear! I think that’s the other book our moderator had read. Happy reading!

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  10. Ryan September 25, 2019 at 8:35 AM #

    Had a look at the Goodreads page for We Sold Our Souls and it has a really interesting premise. I’m intrigued to hear more as you go through it. Have a good week!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesday-september-25-2019/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 12:24 PM #

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

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  11. Denise @ Life With No Plot September 25, 2019 at 8:41 AM #

    We Sold Our Souls sounds good – I like how the cover art looks like a magazine cover. That’s really clever!

    My WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesday-9-25-19/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 12:24 PM #

      I really liked the Rolling Stone knock off. Happy reading!

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  12. jessicabookworm September 25, 2019 at 9:15 AM #

    Sam, looks like you’ve been doing lots of good reading and good luck with the training and marathon. Here’s what I’ve been reading: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesday-25th-september-2019/ Happy reading! 🙂

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  13. Maggie September 25, 2019 at 10:24 AM #

    I’ve been super curious about Hillbilly Elegy; I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday!

    https://thewispyreader.home.blog/2019/09/25/9169/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 12:25 PM #

      I can’t wait to meet with my book club and talk about it. My review will be up soon. Happy Wednesday!

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      • Maggie September 27, 2019 at 8:22 AM #

        Awesome! I’m excited to read your review! Have a great Friday!

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  14. Maggie D. September 25, 2019 at 10:24 AM #

    So I’ve been meaning to read Hillbilly Elegy for ages. I bought it on sale from Kindle, but I still haven’t picked it up. I feel like it taunts me.

    Here’s my post : https://stormereadss.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesday-september-25/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 12:28 PM #

      It taunted me for months before I picked it up. I’m sure you’ll be fine. Happy reading!

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  15. silverbuttonbooks September 25, 2019 at 10:32 AM #

    The Travels of a T-Shirt… looks so fascinating. I focus on non-fiction in November and I will add this to my pile for that month. We Sold Our Souls looks amazing as well…my poor bursting TBR.

    https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesday-september-25-2019/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 12:29 PM #

      I hope it survives haha. I really enjoy learning about the global economy. Happy reading!

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  16. anovelglimpse September 25, 2019 at 10:44 AM #

    We Sold Our Souls does look funny. I hope you love it!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 12:29 PM #

      Thanks, I’m excited to start. Happy reading!

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  17. sarahrmorrison September 25, 2019 at 12:03 PM #

    Glad you are enjoying The Travels of a T-Shirt. It sounds interesting. Congrats on being ahead on your book club reads! I don’t think I’ve ever been ahead on mine and definitely won’t be for my next two book clubs. I think I will have to make that a future reading goal. lol Here’s my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesdays-september-25-2019/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 12:30 PM #

      I always check what the next one is when I finish a book. Happy reading!

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  18. CaffeinatedFae September 25, 2019 at 12:57 PM #

    We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix looks so good!

    Here’s my latest WWW Wednesday! https://caffeinatedfae.com/…/25/www-wednesday-9-25-2019/

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  19. Jolie September 25, 2019 at 1:23 PM #

    I love Philippa Gregory books. Been a while since I read one, though. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesday-september-25th-2019/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 7:50 PM #

      I picked her up about once a year or so. I’m always set to learn something new. Happy reading!

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  20. Sandra September 25, 2019 at 2:37 PM #

    A Halloween-homour read sounds interesting! I’ll be keen to hear how it works out for you. Here’s my offering. Too early for Halloween for me just yet!

    https://acornerofcornwall.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesday-25-9-19/

    🙂 🦇 🙂

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 7:51 PM #

      My book club is always the beginning of Halloween reads for me. I’m excited to start fall. Happy reading!

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  21. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover September 25, 2019 at 3:32 PM #

    Good luck on your half marathon! That’s so fun!

    Here’s my post for today: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesday-9-25-19/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 7:51 PM #

      Thanks! I think it will be pretty great weather so I’m looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  22. BookFox September 25, 2019 at 5:06 PM #

    Good luck on the marathon. We Sold Our souls does look interesting.

    Here’s my post for today:
    https://thewoodlandpages.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/www-wednesday-9-25-19/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 7:52 PM #

      I hope I can start it soon, it seems fun! Happy reading.

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  23. BookerTalk September 25, 2019 at 5:08 PM #

    I’m looking forward to getting your thoughts on the T Shirt book. So hurry up and finish it will you (just teasing). Here’s my WWWednesday post https://bookertalk.com/2019/09/25/reading-horizons-episode-22/

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    • Sam September 25, 2019 at 7:52 PM #

      Haha, I’ll get through it as soon as I can. I’m liking it so it’s no problem. Happy reading!

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  24. Katie Hill September 25, 2019 at 8:32 PM #

    Thank you for this prompt! I’m strictly on Tumblr but I did do my first-ever WWW here! 🙂

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    • Sam September 26, 2019 at 4:43 AM #

      Glad you could join! Happy reading.

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