WWW Wednesday, 20-November-2019

20 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: Total changeover this week! I started reading Wild Ink by Victoria Hanley on my phone. I’ve been trying to read more writing books lately as I get ready to submit my first novel and work my way through NaNo on a second. We’ll see if this provides any help.
I was able to start The Maximum Security Book Club by Mikita Brottman on audio. This is a shorter one than I thought so I should move through this pretty quickly. I’m looking forward to seeing how Brottman structures this book because it could concentrate on the literature or the men and I’m not sure yet what she’ll pick.
I also started Not Without my Daughter by Betty Mahmoody as planned. I’m a little early in it to make a judgment but I will say I missed reading memoirs and I’m glad to be reading one again.

Recently finished: I finished My Drunk Kitchen by Hannah Hart a little unexpectedly. I didn’t realize so many of the final pages were not part of the text so I finished it mid-lunch one day. I was a little disappointed in this book. It wasn’t really a cookbook nor a memoir. I gave it Three out of Five Stars.
I also wrapped up Eastbound from Flagstaff by Annette Valentine finally. I liked the beginning 200 pages of this book but the last 150 feel flat to me and I left it feeling disappointed. I believe it’s part of a trilogy and maybe more time should have been spent on the second half of the book and another book added to the series. I gave the book Three out of Five Stars.
I also wrapped up The Mortifications by Derek Palacio and was, yet again, a little disappointed in it. The magical realism was stronger as the book went on and it was an element I wasn’t a huge fan of. I usually avoid magical realism and I didn’t realize it would so prevalent here. You may notice a trend here: I gave the book Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I think it’s an audiobook I’ll need next and I’ll have to go with The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. This will help me wrap up my When Are You Reading? Challenge. I also want some more YA in my life, it’s been a while and I miss 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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78 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 20-November-2019”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow November 20, 2019 at 1:37 AM #

    I liked Not Without My Daughter…both the book and the movie. Enjoy your writing challenges. Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 6:15 AM #

      I hope to watch the movie soon after I finish so I can compare the two. Happy reading!

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  2. Kyles November 20, 2019 at 2:03 AM #

    This is my first time joining in with WWW Wednesday and I’m excited to see what everyone has been reading. Here’s a link to my post – https://bookish-me.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-20-11-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 6:16 AM #

      Welcome! Glad to have you. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. alilovesbooks November 20, 2019 at 3:07 AM #

    Sorry My Drunk Kitchen didn’t work out for you. It sounds like it’d be such a fun read.

    The Gentleman’s Guide is wonderful. I hope you enjoy it once you get to it.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-20th-november-2019/

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    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 6:19 AM #

      Thanks! I’m excited to start and I do hope I get into it soon. Happy reading!

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  4. whatcathyreadnext November 20, 2019 at 3:18 AM #

    Glad you managed to find something you enjoyed in all the books you finished this week even if they didn’t completely blow you away. There’s always next week 😀

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesdays-20th-november-19/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 6:19 AM #

      True! It’s nice to start all over. Happy reading!

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  5. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog November 20, 2019 at 5:46 AM #

    It’s so annoying when a book is bulked out with extra reading material, I wish there was warning somewhere. lol Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesdays-20-11-19-%f0%9f%93%9a%f0%9f%93%9a%f0%9f%93%9a/

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    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 6:20 AM #

      Haha so true! Like ‘45 pages remaining (30 real pages)’ haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Sammie @ The Writerly Way November 20, 2019 at 6:58 AM #

    Oh, I actually own Not Without My Daughter. I just haven’t picked it up yet. I look forward to what you think of it! I love that you’re reading The Gentleman’s Guide next! I haven’t read it yet, but I’m sooo looking forward to it. I’ve heard such great things. Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 7:27 AM #

      Sounds like you have a solid TBR! I hope you can get to it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. _forbookssake November 20, 2019 at 7:06 AM #

    This is my first time doing WWW Wednesday! Here’s my post: https://forbookssake.home.blog/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-20th-november-2019/

    Liked by 3 people

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 7:28 AM #

      Welcome, glad to have you! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Ignite A Love of Reading November 20, 2019 at 7:39 AM #

    This is also my first WWW Wednesday! I have been wanting to read the Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. I keep seeing it at the library. Here is a link to my current reads: https://ignitealoveofreading.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/all-the-ws-welcome-and-www-wednesday-nov-20-2019/

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:26 PM #

      Glad to have you! I’ve seen it around a lot, too so I’m excited to dive in. Happy Wednesday!

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  9. Lilyfae November 20, 2019 at 7:44 AM #

    Wow you’ve had a good week!! Good luck with both your novels, I’m inspired by your courage to let the stories out of your head!!

    https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/pausing-for-www-wednesday-20-11/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:27 PM #

      Thanks! It’s taken years to take shape. Happy reading!

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  10. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books November 20, 2019 at 7:46 AM #

    I’m sorry that you’ve only read 3-star books this week. I’m hoping the next one will be better in terms of reading enjoyment! I loved the Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. I listened to the audiobook as well and it was a great experience, such a fun ride. Hope you end up feeling the same way about it 🙂

    Here’s my WWW for this week: https://thenightisdarkandfullofbooks.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-14-recently-read-currently-reading-to-read/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:28 PM #

      Good to hear you liked the audiobook. A good one can make a book so much more enjoyable. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Theresa (Tessa) Pulyer November 20, 2019 at 8:03 AM #

    I like to pick up books on writing too. I’m currently looking at one on world building. Only 10 more days of NaNoWriMo!!!

    My WWW can be found at
    https://theresapulyer.blog/2019/11/20/what-i-am-reading-this-week/

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    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:28 PM #

      Yikes, is that it?! I just passed 30k this morning so I’m a little behind but going strong! I remain optimistic. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Nikita November 20, 2019 at 8:33 AM #

    I hope you enjoy your next read! It’s one of my favorite books!! 😍

    Here’s my WWW post: https://proseandpancakes.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-2/

    Liked by 1 person

  13. higgy88 November 20, 2019 at 9:10 AM #

    First novel sounds exciting! Here is my WWW Wednesday https://ladybookdragon.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-20th-november-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:30 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  14. Denise @ Life With No Plot November 20, 2019 at 9:16 AM #

    Sorry to hear My Drunk Kitchen was disappointing. I love watching Hannah’s videos.

    My WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-11-20-19/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:31 PM #

      I’m a big fan of her videos as well. Sometimes the medium change doesn’t work. Happy reading!

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  15. The Unseen Library November 20, 2019 at 9:16 AM #

    A good week for books, and hopefully next week is even better:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-20-november-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:31 PM #

      Thanks! I appreciate the optimism. Happy reading!

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  16. kellyluvsreadin November 20, 2019 at 9:22 AM #

    I need to start reading more books on writing. I haven’t read any and I’m working on my third novel. I might check out Wild Ink, even though I’m not writing YA. You never know, I might switch age groups one day.
    Here’s my link: http://booksonthebrain.blog/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-19/
    Happy reading!

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    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:31 PM #

      There are a lot of good ones for other genes as well. I’m sure you can find something more up your alley. Happy reading!

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  17. elizabethjoy November 20, 2019 at 9:53 AM #

    May need to copy you with listening to A Gentleman’s Guide on audiobook, hopefully my library hold comes in soon 🙂

    https://complexchaos.blog/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-20th-november-2019/

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    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:32 PM #

      How fun! Happy reading.

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  18. silverbuttonbooks November 20, 2019 at 10:02 AM #

    I couldn’t get into The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue but people love it. I’ll be excited to see your thoughts on the audiobook because I’ll need a new one soon.

    You finished so many books this week! I’m sorry that you didn’t love them all though.

    Have a great week! Here is my WWW:

    https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-november-20-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:32 PM #

      Sorry to hear that. I hope I feel differently, haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Haley @ Stuck In The Stacks November 20, 2019 at 10:09 AM #

    I loved The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Can’t wait for you to read it! The audio is amazing.

    Here is our WWW Wednesday post!
    https://stuckinthestacks.com/2019/11/20/what-were-reading-wednesday-a-snapshot/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:33 PM #

      Good to hear! I look forward to it. Happy Wednesday!

      Like

  20. Literary Leisha November 20, 2019 at 10:28 AM #

    I need to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue I’ve heard such great things!
    Hope you enjoy it 🙂

    Here’s my post for this week:
    https://literaryleisha.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-20-11-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:34 PM #

      Thanks! Everyone has left really positive thoughts on it. Happy reading!

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  21. alisbooks November 20, 2019 at 10:52 AM #

    The Gentleman’s Guide looks interesting. There’s something about the cover that appeals to me, but I haven’t picked it up. Enjoy! Here’s my WWW: https://alisbooks.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-11-20-19/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:35 PM #

      I love YA historical so I’m really excited. Happy reading!

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  22. anovelglimpse November 20, 2019 at 11:02 AM #

    That’s a bummer about My Drunk Kitchen. I had the same experience with Justin Timberlake’s Hindsight this week.

    A Novel Glimpse

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    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:36 PM #

      Sorry that let you down. I was just saying yesterday how big a fan I am of his. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • anovelglimpse November 21, 2019 at 11:01 AM #

        There just wasn’t enough meat to JT’s book. It was super reflective in a way that probably was just for him.

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  23. Robyn November 20, 2019 at 11:14 AM #

    Sounds like you’ve had some disappointing reads. Bummer! Hopefully The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is better! https://samannelizabeth.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-20-november-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:36 PM #

      Thanks! I’m being optimistic for sure. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Robyn November 20, 2019 at 11:15 AM #

    Sorry! Not yours 🙂 Mine https://www.autismfamilypower.com/www-wednesday-november-20-2019/

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  25. Megabunnyreads November 20, 2019 at 12:27 PM #

    The Gentleman’s Guide is a great, fun, read! You’ll want to have The Lady’s Guide on hand for after!!!

    My WWW:
    http://megabunnyreads.home.blog/2019/11/20/www-wednesdays/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 12:36 PM #

      Oh shoot! Sounds awesome. Happy reading!

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  26. Kristina’s Bookshelf November 20, 2019 at 12:33 PM #

    Here is my WWW! Happy Reading! https://kristinaribeiro.com/www-wednesday-november-20th/

    Liked by 2 people

  27. Jolie November 20, 2019 at 12:47 PM #

    I’ve been wanting to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-november-20th-2019-weekly-personal-update/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 8:08 PM #

      I hope we can both enjoy it soon! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. jessicabookworm November 20, 2019 at 12:48 PM #

    Sam, I hope you are enjoying your current reads more than your previous, rather disappointing reads. Here’s my WWW post this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-20th-november-2019/ 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 8:09 PM #

      Three stars isn’t a bad rating for me. I’d probably still recommend them to some people. They just didn’t wow me. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Ryan November 20, 2019 at 4:48 PM #

    Sorry to hear how My Drunk Kitchen turned out. It really does sound awkward for it to not have gone far enough in either direction as a memoir or cookbook. My continued well wishes with NaNo!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-november-20-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 8:10 PM #

      Thank you! I still enjoy Hart’s videos, just not the book. Happy reading!

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  30. sarahrmorrison November 20, 2019 at 5:41 PM #

    Hope your current reads are better than the ones you just finished. Here’s my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesdays-november-20-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 8:19 PM #

      Thank you! I’m hoping for another five star read before the end of the year. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  31. kerrimcbooknerd November 20, 2019 at 6:09 PM #

    I’ve been curious about A Gentleman’s Guide for awhile. I’ll be interested to see what you think of it! Here’s a link to my WWW: https://kerrimcbooknerd.home.blog/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-nov-20th-2019/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 8:20 PM #

      Thank you! I hope I can start it soon because everyone is saying such good things! Happy reading.

      Like

  32. Tina’s Book Blog November 20, 2019 at 6:40 PM #

    I’ve been eyeballing The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue for some time and look forward to how you like it! Here is my WWW Weds: https://teeniesbookies.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-nov-20-2019/

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    • Sam November 20, 2019 at 8:21 PM #

      I’ve seen some things about it but it’s so perfect to finish my reading challenge that I had to snap it up. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  33. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover November 20, 2019 at 10:45 PM #

    Happy reading! (:

    Here’s my post: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-11-20-19/

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Jana T November 21, 2019 at 11:29 AM #

    I’m interested to see what you think of Vice & Virtue; it’s been on my maybe-want-to-read-eventually list for a while (doesn’t everyone have a list like that?)!

    And I’m a day late in sharing, but here’s my WWW post! https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/www-wednesday-11-20-2019/

    Like

    • Sam November 21, 2019 at 12:23 PM #

      I have that list on my head to be sure. I call it one the radar list.’ Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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