WWW Wednesday, 9-October-2019

9 Oct

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’ll finish When I Crossed No-Bob by Margaret McMullan soon. Unless it’s Wednesday and I’m responding to comments on this post, I usually get through a few pages during my lunch and there’s not much left. I think this will come off next week!
I continue to move through The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli but no faster than I have been. I’m enjoying it, but it’s a bit dense and not gripping enough to keep me reading when I get tired. I was able to extend my time with it until the end of the month and I feel confident I’ll finish it by then.
I was able to start We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix on Saturday. So far, I like it but I’m not really feeling the horror element to it yet. I think I’ll get through this pretty quickly since I’m listening to it in my car and when I’m running/cooking/doing chores on my phone. I have a few to get through so I want to speed this one up.

Recently finished: I was happy to finish The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory the day of my Friend of the Library meeting so I could return it in the evening! I enjoyed the story and the ending was a bit of a shock to me which was a nice twist. This book will fulfill a new time period in my When Are You Reading? Challenge so I’m super excited to add it to my list!
I was able to finish A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab Saturday during a road trip! So excited to wrap up this series. I liked how it ended though I think there’s more to the story that I’d like to hear. But I always feel that way with good books. I hope more V.E. Schwab comes across my path soon, it’s been a joy.

I also posted my review of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I’m always a sucker for a good memoir and this was no exception. I’ll be posting my book club reflection of the book tomorrow so more to come on this one!

Reading Next: I will start Eastbound from Flagstaff by Annette Valentine as soon as I finish Travels. It will be good to have some historical fiction to motivate me as I do NaNo prep.
I already have another audiobook lined up thanks to book club commitments. I’ll be starting Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter as soon as I finish Souls. I’m really hoping to have a lot of audio time and get through these quickly! I hate feeling rushed for book club.


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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88 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 9-October-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow October 9, 2019 at 1:47 AM #

    I enjoyed Hillbilly Elegy, and I am now curious about Beautiful Ruins. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 6:38 AM #

      I saw it around a lot a few years ago so I know I’m a bit late on it. Happy reading!

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  2. Just_Me :) October 9, 2019 at 2:27 AM #

    I am really looking forward to Philippa Gregory’s books!
    Here’s mine this week:

    https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-09-oct-2019

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 6:38 AM #

      Do you have one lined up to read? Happy reading!

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      • Just_Me :) October 9, 2019 at 7:08 AM #

        I want to read The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels but I don’t have a copy of the first book yet. I have the second and third but I want to start with the first one. Maybe it is vital to read it first? I’m not sure it’s okay not to read in chronological order…

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      • Sam October 9, 2019 at 8:02 AM #

        I haven’t had a problem reading Gregory novels out of order. I’m not even sure they were written in order. I think you’d be fine to dive in wherever you want. Happy reading!

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      • Just_Me :) October 9, 2019 at 10:38 AM #

        Well, that’s good to know. I can get started with the second book! Thank you.😊

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  3. Jen | Books on the 7:47 October 9, 2019 at 2:49 AM #

    Glad to hear The King’s Curse turned out to be a good read! I haven’t read any Philippa Gregory in a while but might dip back in with this one!

    Here’s my WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2019/10/09/what-im-reading-www-wednesday-9th-october-2019/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 6:39 AM #

      It’s a long one to be sure. I thought the ending was well done and the last two discs had me gripping the steering wheel. Happy reading!

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  4. lilisblissfulpages October 9, 2019 at 2:50 AM #

    Good luck on your reads Sam. And by the way, I noticed every week that you have a nonfiction in your list. Have you read non-fiction that’s written by a musician?
    I’m doing the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge this year and it’s one of the prompts but I don’t know what to read. Any recs?

    Here’s my WWW:
    https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-10-09-2019/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 6:41 AM #

      The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer is one I’ve read. I think of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has a memoir called Scar Tissue, but I haven’t read it. I’m guessing you could find some other memoirs but those two are the first I think of. Happy reading!

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      • lilisblissfulpages October 11, 2019 at 8:42 PM #

        Thank you Sam. I’ll check these out. 🙂 🙂 THe Art of Asking intrigued me more because I like the title. 🙂 🙂

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    • joannechillhouse October 10, 2019 at 7:25 PM #

      Quincy Jones’ memoir Q was interesting.

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      • lilisblissfulpages October 11, 2019 at 8:40 PM #

        Oh thank you for the recommendation. I’ll definitely look it up. 🙂 🙂

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  5. Emily Wrayburn October 9, 2019 at 3:57 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed the whole Darker Shades series! Have you already read Vicious?

    I really need to read some Phillipa Gregory at some point soon!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Emily Wrayburn October 9, 2019 at 4:03 AM #

      Argh – screwed up my link. Here it is

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 6:41 AM #

      This is the only Schwab series I’ve read. What else of hers have you enjoyed? Happy reading!

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  6. whatcathyreadnext October 9, 2019 at 4:38 AM #

    Glad you’ve been enjoying your recent reads. Good luck with NaNo.

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesdays-9th-october-19/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 6:41 AM #

      Thanks! I’m overly optimistic. Happy reading!

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  7. Sammie @ The Writerly Way October 9, 2019 at 7:02 AM #

    The King’s Curse sounds really interesting! And I do so love being surprised at the end. Beautiful Ruins has a lovely cover! Makes me just want to dive in.

    Best of luck with your NaNo prep! It’s fast approaching now, isn’t it? xD

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 8:01 AM #

      NaNo is so close! It makes me nervous but I’m also a little excited to dive in. It will be fun to write again instead of focusing on editing. Happy reading!

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      • Sammie @ The Writerly Way October 9, 2019 at 2:19 PM #

        Ahhh, I hear you! I’m doing yet another edit (the final one before querying) and starting to work on plotting something to move on to after this, and it’s so nice to do something other than edit for a change. xD Even if I’m not officially writing it yet.

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  8. Meeghan reads October 9, 2019 at 7:08 AM #

    Oooh! You finished A Conjuring of Light!! I’ve just started ADSOM (for the 5th? time) so I’m hoping it sticks this round!!

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 8:03 AM #

      I really enjoyed the first and second books and the third was a fitting conclusion. Happy reading!

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  9. Naomi the book girl October 9, 2019 at 7:23 AM #

    I really want to start reading Phillipa Gregory. Here is my post.

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 8:03 AM #

      I recommend The Virgin’s Lover and The Constant Princess. Happy reading!

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  10. jessicabookworm October 9, 2019 at 9:35 AM #

    Sam, pleased to hear you finished and enjoyed The King’s Curse – Being a fan of Philippa Gregory, I want to read that but got her Cousins’ War series to finish first. Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-9th-october-2019/ 🙂

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:11 PM #

      I feel like I’ll never catch up! Good luck getting to them all. Happy reading!

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  11. Kathy L. Brown October 9, 2019 at 9:49 AM #

    Currently reading Black Leopard, Red Wolf (hardback) and Witches of New York (Kindle) and enjoying both very much, in different ways. Both good October reads! Most recently finished Taker of Morrows and hope to get into La Belle Sauvage (first Book of Dust) soon. So very behind on my Goodreads challenge as I keep picking up massive tomes!

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:13 PM #

      I sometimes wish it was number of pages so long books didn’t hold me back! Good luck with the long ones. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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      • Kathy L. Brown October 16, 2019 at 10:58 AM #

        Every so often I read a bunch of comic books to catch up! 😉

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  12. sarahrmorrison October 9, 2019 at 9:55 AM #

    I don’t know why I haven’t read Hillbilly Elegy yet, but based on your review, I think I’ll put that on my audiobook list. Also, as someone who formally lived right by Cinque Terre in Italy, I enjoyed Beautiful Ruins for the setting/scenery. My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesdays-october-9-2019/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:14 PM #

      I’m really excited to dig into Cinque Terre because I know so little about it. Happy reading!

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  13. amanda October 9, 2019 at 10:09 AM #

    the king’s curse looks interesting and oooh??? shocking end. must check out.
    my www: https://aelilyreads.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-10-8/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:14 PM #

      Don’t Google the characters to keep it spoiler free! Happy reading.

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  14. Literary Leisha October 9, 2019 at 10:31 AM #

    Glad to hear you enjoyed the Shades of Magic series! I need to read that. I loved Vicious and Vengeful by VE Schwab, I want to read all her stuff!

    Happy Reading!
    My post –
    https://literaryleisha.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/a-very-austen-www-wednesday-9-10-2019/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:14 PM #

      Glad to hear you liked her other stuff. I haven’t tried anything else. Happy reading!

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  15. anovelglimpse October 9, 2019 at 10:35 AM #

    I didn’t think horror when I saw the cover of We Sold Our Souls. I thought musician memoir. LOL. Happy reading!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:16 PM #

      I wouldn’t have thought it either. But this is 100% fiction. Though how close it is to life is part of what makes it scary. Happy reading!

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  16. Sumedha October 9, 2019 at 11:15 AM #

    I’m glad you liked ACOL! It does feel like there’s more that can be done with the world and characters, which is why the author is writing 3 more books in the series! I can’t wait.

    Here’s my WWW 🙂 https://thewordyhabitat.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-9-october-2019/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:16 PM #

      Whaaaaat?!?! I hadn’t heard that. How incredible! Happy reading.

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  17. Storme Reads October 9, 2019 at 11:39 AM #

    I adore Phillipa Gregory. This is my post for the week: https://stormereadss.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-october-9-2019/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:17 PM #

      She’s one I always return to. I usually read at least one per year. Happy reading!

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  18. Jolie October 9, 2019 at 12:06 PM #

    We Sold Our Souls sounds interesting. I might have to check it out. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-october-9th-2019/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:17 PM #

      I don’t recommend it for running alone before sunrise! That got a bit spooky. Happy reading!

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  19. stephaniereadsweb October 9, 2019 at 12:55 PM #

    Not much progress made since last week but I have remember to post my www this week https://stephaniereadsweb.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-9-10-2019/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:18 PM #

      I always consider it a win when my post goes up, even if it has minimal progress! Happy reading.

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  20. KCR Book Blogger October 9, 2019 at 12:56 PM #

    The King’s Curse looks like a goodie! I love stories about the Tudor family! Here is my WWW Wednesday! http://readandreviewbooks.home.blog/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-10-8/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:18 PM #

      This was fun because it was written from the point of view of one of his cousins but focused on the family. Happy reading!

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  21. Hannah October 9, 2019 at 1:01 PM #

    Hey – love the Darker Shade of Magic series!
    Here’s my WWW: https://alphabetahannah.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-08-10-19/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:18 PM #

      I’m so glad I was able to finish it! Happy reading.

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  22. alisbooks October 9, 2019 at 1:33 PM #

    Glad you enjoyed the 2 books you just finished! I need to catch up on my Schwab reading. Here’s my WWW: https://alisbooks.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-10-9-19/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:19 PM #

      I’m behind because this is all I’ve read haha. Happy reading!

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  23. Wine, Tea, & Paper October 9, 2019 at 2:13 PM #

    I swear I thought the face on the Kings Curse cover was Willy Wonka. I’m not even kidding.
    Man I need sleep 😂
    Happy Wednesday! https://wineteapaper.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-10%e2%80%a29/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:19 PM #

      It might have been funnier if it was? I’ll keep picturing it haha. Happy reading!

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  24. Ryan October 9, 2019 at 2:37 PM #

    I hope the horror becomes more prominent for you with We Sold Our Souls before it finishes. It’s not October without some good ol’ horror. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-october-9-2019/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:20 PM #

      It got pretty intense today! I’m glad I was listening in my car during the day! Happy reading.

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  25. Yvo October 9, 2019 at 3:16 PM #

    If you enjoyed the Shades Of Magic books, there are supposed to be three more books set in the same world coming out in the future… I really can’t wait to find out more about those. And I’m curious about your thoughts on We Sold Our Souls once you finish!

    Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:21 PM #

      I’m now very excited for the books in that universe! She did a great job of creating that world, it would be great to see it continue. Happy reading!

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  26. judieeasley October 9, 2019 at 4:22 PM #

    This is what my week in books looked like… https://athoughtfulreveal.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesdays-fun-4/

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  27. alilovesbooks October 9, 2019 at 4:57 PM #

    Glad you enjoyed Shades of Magic and completely agree that more is needed in that world. I’m really hoping that in the next three she ventures out into the wider world a bit more.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-9th-october-2019/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:22 PM #

      Yes! I’d love to see the other countries or explore the seas some more. Happy reading!

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  28. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover October 9, 2019 at 6:24 PM #

    I really, really want to get to the Darker Shades series soon. Glad you enjoyed it!

    My post: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-10-9-19/

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:22 PM #

      I’m heading there are three more coming so now is a great time. Happy reading!

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  29. Incessant Bookworm October 9, 2019 at 6:34 PM #

    Oh! I read “Beautiful Ruins” this past summer! It was a charming story and I loved that it was half set in Italy!

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    • Sam October 9, 2019 at 9:23 PM #

      I didn’t realize it had two timelines! How exciting. Happy Wednesday!

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  30. HCNewton October 9, 2019 at 9:41 PM #

    My WWW for the week is: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2019/10/09/www-wednesday-10-october-2019/

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  31. silverbuttonbooks October 9, 2019 at 9:58 PM #

    Coming in under the wire but still happy to participate!!! I loved Beautiful Ruins, I hope you do as well. Have a great week!

    https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/10/10/www-wednesday-october-9-2019/

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    • Sam October 10, 2019 at 7:26 AM #

      Thanks! I look forward to getting into it. I love the cover haha. Happy reading!

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  32. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books October 10, 2019 at 3:56 AM #

    I’m usually not the type to read a lot of series, and fantasy is still kind of daunting (I read a lot of thrillers). But I really want to try the darker shade of magic series. It just sounds so great!

    Here is my WWW post: https://thenightisdarkandfullofbooks.wordpress.com/2019/10/10/www-wednesday-recently-read-currently-reading-to-read-2/

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    • Sam October 10, 2019 at 7:27 AM #

      The world is really well built. And I hear there are three more coming within the universe! Happy reading.

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