WWW Wednesday, 13-November-2019

13 Nov

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 Eastbound from Flagstaff by Annette Valentine will be done by next week. I really enjoyed the first half of the novel but it’s slowed down for me a lot and I’m dragging a bit through the last 100 pages. I thought it would be done sooner but oh well.
I made a great surge with My Drunk Kitchen by Hannah Hart. I had a slow conference with a lot of downtime to read a silly cookbook and this was perfect because the frequent interruptions weren’t a problem. I’m optimistic about getting this one finished this month.
With just one audiobook, I’m moving through The Mortifications by Derek Palacio pretty quickly. The audiobook is well done. I’m noticing a lot of subtle magical realism elements that are often found in Hispanic literature. It’s not a favorite of mine, but I’m still enjoying it and learning a lot about Cuban culture from it, too.

Recently finished: I loved Caveat Emptor by Ruth Downie and I’m so glad there are more books in this series. I recommend this book series a lot because I think it deserves more attention than it’s gotten. It’s funny and well-plotted. I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.

I’ve only posted once since last week and thankfully it was a book review (as I’m growing behind on those). I posted my review of When I Crossed No-Bob by Margaret McMullan on Thursday. I gave the book Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I’m still reeling from all the free time I have to read what I want! I need to be ready with an audiobook and a physical book soon. For my audiobook, I think I’m going to listen to The Maximum Security Book Club by Mikita Brottman. I saw this one at Powell’s and talked myself out of buying it but still wanted to enjoy it eventually. It seems like now is a great time.
I’m also going to get ready with a physical book from the library. The next on my list is Not Without my Daughter by Betty Mahmoody. I’ve heard this is a crazy-true story and I look forward to enjoying it!


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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57 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 13-November-2019”

  1. Lilyfae November 13, 2019 at 5:21 AM #

    I’ve had a rubbish week of reading!! Struggling with whether to DNF one of the most highly anticipated releases of this year 😱

    https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/11/13/pause-for-www-wednesday-13-11/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:36 PM #

      Not everything is for everyone! No worries if you do. Happy reading!

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  2. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books November 13, 2019 at 5:40 AM #

    It’s the worst when the last bit of a book drags on and on and it takes forever to finish! I hope this week it will work out better 🙂 I feel you on being behind on reviews, I haven’t done a proper review in months haha!

    My TTT: https://thenightisdarkandfullofbooks.wordpress.com/2019/11/13/www-wednesday-recently-read-currently-reading-to-read-3/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:37 PM #

      I think I can finish it this week. I think. Happy reading!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext November 13, 2019 at 5:49 AM #

    Free time to read what you want…how brilliant is that? I’ve heard of Ruth Downie’s books so I really must take a look as historical crime is one of my favourite genres. Have you read any of Stephen Saylor’s Roma Sub Rosa series? I’ve read a few and they sound similar.

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  4. Jen | Books on the 7:47 November 13, 2019 at 7:48 AM #

    Such a great feeling to have so much time to read, wish I could say I was there too but not right now! Hopefully I’ll have more time around Christmas (which is scarily close!)

    Here’s my WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2019/11/13/what-im-reading-www-wednesday-13th-november-2019/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:39 PM #

      Audiobooks are my savior when I’m busy like this. At least I have drive time! Happy reading!

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  5. Theresa (Tessa) Pulyer November 13, 2019 at 8:31 AM #

    Enjoy your free time!
    My WWW this week can be found at https://theresapulyer.blog/2019/11/13/www-wednesday/
    happy reading ❤️

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:39 PM #

      It didn’t end up working out like I expected. Maybe next week? Maybe never? Happy reading!

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  6. Teri Polen November 13, 2019 at 8:38 AM #

    Wow – free time to read what you want. That sounds like a dream. Enjoy it! https://teripolen.com/2019/11/13/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-34/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:40 PM #

      I guess I misphrased that. I don’t have free time, I just get to pick my book for once haha. Happy reading!

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  7. The Unseen Library November 13, 2019 at 8:47 AM #

    Another week, another WWW Wednesday. Hope everyone had a good time with their reading:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2019/11/13/www-wednesday-13-november-2019/

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  8. Megabunnyreads November 13, 2019 at 8:51 AM #

    What is this “free time” you speak of? I heard that was just a myth!

    My WWW:
    http://megabunnyreads.home.blog/2019/11/13/www-wednesdays-november-13-2019/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:40 PM #

      Not exactly free time, but no direction on a book to read. Happy reading!

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  9. WordsAndPeace November 13, 2019 at 9:04 AM #

    Nice reading program! I also would like to read The Maximum Security Book Club. My post is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2019/11/13/www-wednesday-november-13-2019/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:41 PM #

      I hope to start it soon and let you know how it goes. Happy reading!

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  10. kellyluvsreadin November 13, 2019 at 9:12 AM #

    Free time, what a luxury! I”m very jealous. Enjoy your reading! Here’s my link: https://booksonthebrain.blog/2019/11/13/www-wednesday-18/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:41 PM #

      I hope I can find that free time I’m anticipating. It’s been missing so far this week. Happy reading!

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  11. Sammie @ The Writerly Way November 13, 2019 at 9:24 AM #

    The Mortifications is such an interesting title, and I’m a fan of subtle magical realism. Might have to check that one out. OH! For some reason, I didn’t recognize the name Ruth Downie, but I was sitting here thinking something about that title sounded familiar. I actually had this series recommended to me by a friend, just haven’t had a chance to pick it up yet. Funny and well-plotted? Sign me up. I’ll have to bump it up my TBR.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:42 PM #

      I’m so glad! She deserves the recommendations, they’re very well done. Happy reading!

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  12. higgy88 November 13, 2019 at 9:25 AM #

    Excellent post as usual. Here is my post:- https://ladybookdragon.com/2019/11/13/www-wednesday/

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  13. silverbuttonbooks November 13, 2019 at 10:05 AM #

    I have a book that is dragging but the problem is me – I’m not sure which is worse, the guilt that I feel about not pushing through or the pull from the books I would rather be reading.

    You are so much better than I about sticking to your reading plans. Meanwhile, I’m such a mood reader…

    I ended up requesting the first Ruth Downie book from the library and I hope it comes in soon! Have a great week!

    https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/11/13/www-wednesday-november-13-2019/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:43 PM #

      That’s awesome! I hope you like it has much as I have. She’s really funny. Happy reading!

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  14. anovelglimpse November 13, 2019 at 10:25 AM #

    I might have to check out The Mortifications. I read Next Year in Havana and I’m listening to When We Left Cuba. It’s been fascinating to learn more about Cuba. Happy reading!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:44 PM #

      I really hope to visit some day. The island has such an interesting history. Happy reading!

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  15. A. Perveen November 13, 2019 at 10:51 AM #

    It’s been a product few weeks for me both reading and work wise. Just came across this tag so thought I’d give it a try!

    https://saraabesukhan.home.blog/2019/11/13/www-wednesday-13th-november-2019/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:44 PM #

      Welcome! Always good to have new voices around. Happy reading!

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  16. Ryan November 13, 2019 at 11:19 AM #

    The Maximum Security Book Club sounds really interesting! I look forward to reading more of your thoughts on it. Reminds me that I keep meaning to check out Reading Lolita in Tehran. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/11/13/www-wednesday-november-13-2019/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:45 PM #

      Also an excellent book! Though that one really isn’t about books as much as culture. I wonder if this will be the same. Happy reading!

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  17. Kristina’s Bookshelf November 13, 2019 at 12:34 PM #

    It sucks when the first half of the book is good, but then it starts to drag. I feel too committed at the point to turn away. I have been there, but a lot of times it picks up. So, hopefully it will get better soon and have an amazing ending! Fingers crossed! Here is my WWW Wednesday! https://kristinaribeiro.com/www-wednesday-november-13th/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:45 PM #

      I only have a few chapters left so it better be fast! Happy reading.

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  18. noreadstoogreat November 13, 2019 at 12:47 PM #

    It’s so nice to have free time to read! Here’s my post: https://noreadstoogreat.wordpress.com/2019/11/13/www-wednesday-november-2019/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:45 PM #

      I wish it was more, just a few weeks before my books are dictated again. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. sarahrmorrison November 13, 2019 at 12:56 PM #

    Glad to hear that you had some downtime to read My Drunk Kitchen. Love her! Also, I am adding so many of your listed books to my TBR this week. Everything sounds good! Here’s my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/11/13/www-wednesdays-november-13-2019/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:46 PM #

      Glad you found something new to explore! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Nicole November 13, 2019 at 3:20 PM #

    The Maximum Security Book Club sounds very interesting. Happy reading. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://theanatomyofabookworm.wordpress.com/2019/11/13/www-wednesday-13-11-19/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 5:46 PM #

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

      Liked by 1 person

  21. kerrimcbooknerd November 13, 2019 at 6:39 PM #

    This is my first WWW Wednesday! This is definitely an interesting meme, I’m glad you brought it back. Here’s my link: https://kerrimcbooknerd.home.blog/2019/11/13/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 9:46 PM #

      Glad you could join in! Always glad to have another reader. Happy reading!

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  22. Rae Reads November 13, 2019 at 9:42 PM #

    A book about a book club? My kinda’ story! I may read this one for sure!

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    • Sam November 13, 2019 at 9:46 PM #

      I’m looking forward to starting it. Happy reading!

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  23. Denise @ Life With No Plot November 14, 2019 at 9:21 AM #

    Late again this week, posting on a Thursday. Hoping next week will get less crazy. Hope your week is going well!

    My WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/11/14/www-wednesday-on-a-thursday-again/

    Liked by 1 person

  24. The Book Hoarder November 16, 2019 at 9:50 AM #

    Happy reading!!

    https://ratherbeinthelibrary.wordpress.com/2019/11/13/www-wednesday-1/

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