WWW Wednesday, 11-December-2019

11 Dec

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 Wild Ink by Victoria Hanley. I realized I get an hour for lunch instead of 30 minutes so I’m spending more time reading each day and it’s been really fun. I like using the time in the middle of the day for myself.
I’m adoring Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. I can already tell it’s a lovely slow burn that I’ll be happy to be going through for the next few months. With how long it is, I think it will be a close one to have it finished by January.
Part of the reason it will be tight to have it finished in time is that I’m doing a Buddy Read with a good friend of mine for The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. She and I were supposed to see Patchett speak in October but I ended up giving her the wrong date and she wasn’t available on the right one. Doh! I bought her a copy of the book and we’re going to read it in four chunks and discuss it throughout.
I’ve just started Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. I’m doing quick work on audiobooks lately so I’m optimistic that this one will be finished very quickly!

Recently finished: I absolutely flew through The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Montey was an amazing example of character voice and the plot was so fun that I was making time to listen to it in even the smallest chunks so I could get further and further through the story. I haven’t had that much fun with a book in a while and it was a very welcome break.

Now that I’m writing real blog posts again, I have at least one book review posted for you all! I reviewed Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins on Monday. I have a lot more reviews to catch up on so expect an outpouring of those over the next few weeks.

Reading Next: It’s been a while since I started the series, but I think my next book would be Sarah’s Quilt by Nancy E. Turner. This is a fun frontier series that is loosely based on a relative of the author. I think I’ll need an audiobook next so this seems the way to go.


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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54 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 11-December-2019”

  1. lisasbooksgemsandtarot December 11, 2019 at 2:21 AM #

    Great post 🙂 Some interesting sounding books there. I’ll have to check them out.

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:34 PM #

      I hope you find something to love. Happy reading!

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  2. Ezza Syuhada December 11, 2019 at 2:23 AM #

    Greta post and selection of books. My recently finished book wasnt so good but I am hoping that the one im reading now is good. Here is my link for www wednesdays http://ezzasyuhada.com/2019/12/11/www-wednesdays-11-12-2019/

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:34 PM #

      I hope it goes well for you. Happy reading!

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  3. alilovesbooks December 11, 2019 at 3:08 AM #

    So happy you loved The Gentleman’s Guide, it really is a wonderfully fun story. I’ll be interested to hear how you get on with the Dutch House, it’s been ages since I read anything by the author so I’ve been tempted to pick it up.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/www-wednesday-11th-december-2019/

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:35 PM #

      I started Chapter 3 last night and I’m liking it. It’s a slow burn, reminding me a bit of Commonwelath. Happy reading!

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  4. Just_Me :) December 11, 2019 at 3:15 AM #

    Nice to know you’re adoring Pachinko. Hope you enjoy it to the end.
    Here’s mine this week:
    https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/www-wednesday-11-dec-2019

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:35 PM #

      I can’t wait to get back to reading it more consistently! Happy reading.

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  5. Jen | Books on the 7:47 December 11, 2019 at 3:37 AM #

    I’m intrigued to know what you think of The Dutch House, will look out for your review!

    My WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2019/12/11/what-im-reading-www-wednesday-11th-december-2019/#like-11317

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:35 PM #

      Thanks! I think this one will take a while because of the buddy read. Happy reading!

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  6. Katie December 11, 2019 at 5:15 AM #

    I thought Dutch House was amazing – it’s one of my top reads of 2019. Sorry you missed Patchett in October because that would have been fun! It’s impressive that you can juggle so many books at once!!

    Here’s my WWW link at The Cozy Burrow: https://katiegilley.com/2019/12/11/wednesday-round-up-12-11-19/

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:37 PM #

      I was able to hear her but my friend missed it. She was incredible and I’d recommend anyone who can goes to hear her speak. Happy reading!

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  7. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books December 11, 2019 at 5:33 AM #

    I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue! I think I might have to re-read that sometime. Hope all your next reads will be just as good 🙂

    Here’s my WWW for this week: https://thenightisdarkandfullofbooks.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/www-wednesday-17-reading-a-bit-of-everything/

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:37 PM #

      I think she has another one in the series? I hope she does? Happy reading!

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      • Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books December 11, 2019 at 12:53 PM #

        Yes it follows Felicity, Monty’s sister. Monty and Percy do show up but it is mostly just about Felicity. I enjoyed it but not as much as the first book. Hope you enjoy it if you end up reading that one! 🙂

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  8. Meeghan reads December 11, 2019 at 5:40 AM #

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Monty and Percy’s story!! I haven’t picked up Felicity’s story yet, but I did finish Monty and Percy’s novella this week 🙂

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:38 PM #

      So there are more! Wonderful. I’m wondering how she’s getting along on the ship. Happy reading!

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  9. whatcathyreadnext December 11, 2019 at 5:48 AM #

    An outpouring of reviews…that sounds like something to look forward to! When I was working I always found a spot of reading at lunchtime was the perfect way to forget any stresses of the morning.

    Here’s my WWW:https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/www-wednesdays-11th-december-19/

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:38 PM #

      Amen! It’s my favorite break. Happy reading!

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  10. Theresa (Tessa) Pulyer December 11, 2019 at 6:16 AM #

    What great reads ❤️! Here is my WWW https://theresapulyer.blog/2019/12/11/look-what-i-am-reading-now/

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  11. ashley @ socially awkward bookworm December 11, 2019 at 7:09 AM #

    I’ve been wanting to read Pachinko for so long now. I thought Gentlemen’s Guide was a pretty fun book too.
    Here’s my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2019/12/11/www-wednesday-67/

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:39 PM #

      I’m loving Pachinko. I hope to focus on it again soon. Happy reading!

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  12. Laurel-Rain Snow December 11, 2019 at 8:03 AM #

    I have The Dutch House on my Kindle…and hope to read it soon. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:39 PM #

      I hope you can, it started off great. Happy reading!!

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  13. higgy88 December 11, 2019 at 8:37 AM #

    Looking forward to your review of The Dutch House. Here is my WWW Wednesday https://ladybookdragon.com/2019/12/11/www-wednesday-11th-december-2019/

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:39 PM #

      It’s probably a long way off still. This will be a slow buddy read. Happy reading!

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  14. _forbookssake December 11, 2019 at 8:42 AM #

    Great post! 🙂 Here’s mine: https://forbookssake.home.blog/2019/12/11/www-wednesday-11th-december-2019/

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  15. Sammie @ The Writerly Way December 11, 2019 at 8:59 AM #

    oh, wow, you’ve finished The Gentleman’s Guide already?! Man, that was fast! I’m actually really excited to hear that you enjoyed it so much … and I think maybe I’ll pick it up sooner rather than later? Sounds like a definite must-read.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:40 PM #

      I listed to it every second I could, it was so fun! I hope you’re able to get to it soon. Happy reading!

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  16. Ryan December 11, 2019 at 9:48 AM #

    I keep seeing The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue across a number of different blogs. I may need to check it out just to see what the fuss is about. Always nice to be able to carve out some personal reading time every day, too. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/12/11/www-wednesday-december-11-2019/

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:41 PM #

      I’d seen it all over and I think it was worth the hype. Happy reading!

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  17. The Unseen Library December 11, 2019 at 10:15 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, I must try to check it out.
    My WWW for this week:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2019/12/11/www-wednesday-11-december-2019/

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:41 PM #

      It was really fun. I miss YA sometimes and this was the perfect thing for it. Happy reading!

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  18. Megabunnyreads December 11, 2019 at 10:44 AM #

    Loved The Gentleman’s Guide!

    My WWW:
    http://megabunnyreads.home.blog/2019/12/11/www-wednesday-december-11-2019/

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  19. Jolie December 11, 2019 at 11:14 AM #

    I can’t wait to read your review on The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/12/11/www-wednesday-december-11th-2019/

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:42 PM #

      It might be a while until I have the bandwidth to review but it will make its way eventually! Happy reading.

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  20. silverbuttonbooks December 11, 2019 at 11:34 AM #

    Oh man, maybe I need to give A Gentleman’s Guide another chance! I’m so glad you realized you get a full hour for lunch – that is a lot of time to read!

    Have a great week! Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/12/11/www-wednesday-december-11-2019/

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:42 PM #

      Did you stop for a particular reason? I love Monty’s voice and the audiobook made it even better. Happy reading!

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      • silverbuttonbooks December 11, 2019 at 9:20 PM #

        No particular reason at all, it just wasn’t meshing with my mood that minute. This is why I don’t write bad reviews, it could very easily be my mood.

        Happy reading to you!

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  21. Deanna December 11, 2019 at 11:53 AM #

    I *loved* The Gentleman’s Guide. I can’t wait for the 3rd book next summer!

    https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/www-wednesday-12-11-19/

    happy reading!

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 12:43 PM #

      I need to get lined up for the second! I’ll go add that now. Happy reading!

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  22. spicygeekreads December 11, 2019 at 1:36 PM #

    A few of your current reads I need to get to at some point. Here’s my WWW https://www.spicygeekreads.com/2019/12/11/blogmas-day-11-www-wednesday/

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    • Sam December 11, 2019 at 9:53 PM #

      There’s time, no worries! Happy Wednesday.

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  23. jessicabookworm December 12, 2019 at 3:39 PM #

    Sorry for the late link in! I did have my post scheduled and posted yesterday morning, but with a terrible headache after work, I wasn’t able to come share my link. All better now so here’s my WWW post: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/www-wednesday-11th-december-2019/ Happy reading! 🙂

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