WWW Wednesday, 30-October-2019

30 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’ve made good progress with Eastbound from Flagstaff by Annette Valentine. The character just moved to Detroit so I’m excited to see my home town represented in a book. Obviously, I wasn’t alive and living in the same area at the time but it’s still fun to see.
I’m enjoying My Drunk Kitchen by Hannah Hart during my lunches though I don’t think I’d classify it at all as a cookbook. Her recipes are simplified versions of the things she’s made on her channel and I’m enjoying the parts about her life and how she grew her fame with the channel and her show more. I can see her humor in this part more.
I’m listening to Caveat Emptor by Ruth Downie on audio and enjoying it as I knew I would. I’ve loved this series so far and I’m looking forward to seeing what else Russo gets up to in this one now that he’s back in Britannia.

Recently finished: I finished Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter and I really enjoyed it. I’m glad Walter wrapped it up as well as she did. The story was well crafted and the writing was good. I liked certain characters more than others, but there were enough that I liked that I could still enjoy each plotline.

I posted my review of We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix on Friday. It was an enjoyable fall book, though I’m still pretty sure horror isn’t a good genre for me. I still gave it Four out of Five stars.

Reading Next: I haven’t decided what I’ll read next. I need one more book for a reading challenge and I’m thinking of doing a buddy read and there are a few other considerations I have that are keeping me from making a decision. Maybe I’ll have an idea come next week.

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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40 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 30-October-2019”

  1. alilovesbooks October 30, 2019 at 3:51 AM #

    I seem to be reading a lot of cook books at the moment so I like the sound of My Drunk Kitchen even if it’s not necessarily that practical.

    What’s the challenge you need a book to fill?

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/www-wednesday-30th-october-2019/


    • Sam October 30, 2019 at 7:10 AM #

      It’s my own challenge, When Are You Reading? I need a book from the 1700s. Happy reading!


  2. whatcathyreadnext October 30, 2019 at 4:15 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed the books you finished this week. I have quite a few reading challenges I need to read books for, including the one you host! I need to spend a bit of time working out which challenges I can realistically complete and plan my reading for the rest of the year accordingly.

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/www-wednesdays-30th-october-19/


    • Sam October 30, 2019 at 7:38 AM #

      Same. Though I’m in a pretty good place since I only need one more for my challenge and I finished my Goodreads challenge! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

      • whatcathyreadnext October 30, 2019 at 7:45 AM #

        Well done! My trouble is I get tempted to sign up for challenges – optimism outweighs realism 😀

        Liked by 2 people

  3. The Gal Herself October 30, 2019 at 5:12 AM #

    I remember thinking Beautiful Ruin was crazy romantic! And My Drunk Kitchen sounds like a lot of fun.

    I have a fascinating (if not altogether satisfying) memoir and a cozy little mystery this week.



    • Sam October 30, 2019 at 7:39 AM #

      I don’t think I would have described it as crazy romantic, but it had very romantic elements and a very dream-like feel to it. Happy reading!


      • The Gal Herself October 31, 2019 at 7:39 AM #

        I’m sorry. I should have been clearer. “Crazy” is my lazy slang for “very,” which is the exact word you used. My bad for slipping into vernacular.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. jessicabookworm October 30, 2019 at 5:47 AM #

    Sam, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter – I like the sound of it – so I look forward to seeing your full thoughts on that. 😀

    Here is my WWW post: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/www-wednesday-30th-october-2019/ 🙂


    • Sam October 30, 2019 at 9:06 AM #

      Hopefully soon! With NaNoWriMo coming up, reviews might slow down a bit. Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Sammie @ The Writerly Way October 30, 2019 at 7:08 AM #

    Glad to see you enjoyed We Sold Our Souls. Four out of five stars is pretty good for a genre you’re not normally a fan of!

    Here’s my WWW post.


    • Sam October 30, 2019 at 9:07 AM #

      If you like the genre it could easily be a Five Star read. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. stephaniereadsweb October 30, 2019 at 8:51 AM #

    Beautiful Ruins has a beautiful cover. https://stephaniereadsweb.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/www-wednesday-30-10-2019/


    • Sam October 30, 2019 at 9:07 AM #

      It’s hard to make coastal Italy look bad haha. Happy reading!


  7. Megabunnyreads October 30, 2019 at 9:14 AM #

    I love the sound of My Drunk Kitchen! I love getting new recipes and ideas!!

    My WWW:


    • Sam October 30, 2019 at 9:36 AM #

      The recipes in this one are more of jokes than anything. Things you could make while drunk. Happy reading!


  8. anovelglimpse October 30, 2019 at 10:36 AM #

    That’s awesome that you have some freedom to choose what you read next. You can choose what fits your mood. I love doing that.

    My TTT.


    • Sam October 30, 2019 at 11:55 AM #

      For sure! I have some ideas but I like being able to read what strikes my fancy. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Ryan October 30, 2019 at 11:06 AM #

    Not sure I’d ever read it myself, but My Drunk Kitchen sounds like a lot of fun. Have a great week!



    • Sam October 30, 2019 at 11:55 AM #

      I was a fan of Hart’s YouTube channel so I added it to my list as soon as it came out. She does well at making me laugh. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Keri October 30, 2019 at 11:28 AM #

    Wow, Beautiful Ruins has such a pretty cover and sounds so interesting–glad to hear that you enjoyed it!
    And ooh, what reading challenge are you participating in right now?

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post if ya wanna check it out:


    • Sam October 30, 2019 at 11:56 AM #

      I host my own reading challenge called When Are You Reading? which focuses on historical fiction. I’ll run it again in 2020 if you’re interested in joining. Happy reading!


      • Keri November 2, 2019 at 11:52 AM #

        Oooh, that sounds really cool! I’ll definitely have to look into it–I don’t read enough historical fiction and I wanna branch out more in my reading 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  11. Jolie October 30, 2019 at 12:20 PM #

    Can’t wait to see what book you chose next!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/10/30/www-wednesday-october-30th-2019/


    • Sam October 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM #

      Thanks! I’m enjoying the freedom. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. thebrunettebookwormblog October 30, 2019 at 4:11 PM #

    My Drunk Kitchen sounds like so much fun!



    • Sam October 30, 2019 at 7:15 PM #

      It’s almost more of a memoir than a cookbook. I’m enjoying it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Emily Wrayburn October 30, 2019 at 4:16 PM #

    I haven’t been here for a few weeks and it’s actually Thursday now here but better late than never, right?

    Here it is


    • Sam October 30, 2019 at 7:15 PM #

      It’s still Wednesday in my time zone! Happy reading.


  14. Anna October 30, 2019 at 6:20 PM #

    My list:


    Liked by 1 person

  15. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover October 30, 2019 at 7:07 PM #

    Happy reading!!

    Here’s my post today: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/www-wednesday-10-30-19/

    Liked by 1 person

  16. silverbuttonbooks October 30, 2019 at 10:52 PM #

    I loved Beautiful Ruins! I am glad you enjoyed it.

    I am coming in under the wire here but this is my WWW post: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/10/31/www-wednesday-october-30-2019/


    • Sam October 31, 2019 at 6:07 AM #

      Thanks, it was a fun story. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person


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