WWW Wednesday, 18-December-2019

18 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 keep trucking through Wild Ink by Victoria Hanley. This is about the pace I thought I’d read this book so I’m not upset it’s taking this long. I like the steady drip of YA writing advice and I think it’s helping me keep my books in mind.
I’ve been bouncing back and forth between Pachinko by Min Jin Lee and The Dutch House. I’m loving Pachinko and I know it’s going to be a slow burn. The characters and the setting are wonderful so far and I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of this epic unfolds.
Today is the first buddy-read meeting I have for The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. We read the first five chapters and are having dinner tonight to talk about it. It’s fun to read a book this way with a close friend. I hope we can do more of these in the future.
I should finish Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward this week. Audiobooks going quickly for me now with my commute. I’m still unsure how to feel about this one. The writing is really good and the plot is engaging, but I’m not connecting with it for some reason. I’ll see how it’s going next week.

Recently finished: No books finished this week, but I think that will change next week with how fast I get through audio right now. Stay tuned.

I was able to post three book reviews since last week! I first shared my thoughts on Caveat Emptor by Ruth Downie. I adore this series and the characters in it. I can’t wait to get to the next one soon. Four out of Five Stars.
I also posted my review for My Drunk Kitchen by Hannah Hart. I had some issues with this book, honestly. I think I had too high of expectations because I adore Hannah’s YouTube channel so much. Three out of Five Stars.
I also posted a review for Eastbound from Flagstaff by Annette Valentine. This was my first ARC in a while and I enjoyed it, but I didn’t love it. I’m hopefully going to do an interview with the author in the coming weeks so stay tuned for that. I gave the book Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I plan to pick up Sarah’s Quilt by Nancy E. Turner still. I think this will be a good audiobook to wrap up the year. Reading about a quilt sounds nice when it’s so cold outside.


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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60 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 18-December-2019”

  1. Kyles December 18, 2019 at 2:01 AM #

    I loved The Dutch House; particularly because I listened to the audiobook and well…Tom Hanks was brilliant as always.

    Here’s my 3W’s https://bookish-me.com/2019/12/18/www-wednesday-18-12-2019/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 8:49 AM #

      I have to imagine Hanks was amazing! God you enjoyed it. Happy reading!

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  2. alilovesbooks December 18, 2019 at 3:09 AM #

    I love the idea of doing a buddy read in that way although how much talking about the book there would actually be is questionable 😂

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2019/12/18/www-wednesday-18th-december-2019/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 8:49 AM #

      Haha we’ll see how well we keep on topic. Though I have a lot to say about the book! Happy reading.

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  3. whatcathyreadnext December 18, 2019 at 3:44 AM #

    I’m glad you’re enjoying Pachinko and The Dutch House as they’re both in my TBR pile.

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/12/18/www-wednesdays-18th-december-19/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 8:49 AM #

      Both are great! I’ve been blessed with solid reads right now. Happy reading!

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      • whatcathyreadnext December 18, 2019 at 9:51 AM #

        Thanks! By the way, are you running your When Are You Reading Challenge again next year? I’ve just been updating my list with this year’s progress…one more to go!

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      • Sam December 18, 2019 at 12:08 PM #

        That’s awesome, congrats! Yes, I’ll be running it again. My husband is designing the image soon and I’ll be announcing it. Happy reading!

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  4. Cathy746books December 18, 2019 at 4:48 AM #

    Enjoy The Dutch House, I loved it – one of my books of the year for sure.

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 8:50 AM #

      Glad to hear it! I’m enjoying it a lot so far. Happy reading!

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  5. Katie December 18, 2019 at 5:06 AM #

    I am way too scared to do a buddy read. Anytime I commit to a book club or anything similar, I totally freeze up and can’t read the book. It feels like homework!

    Please come visit my Cozy Burrow! https://katiegilley.com/2019/12/18/wednesday-round-up-12-18-19/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 8:50 AM #

      Oh no! This one hasn’t been an issue for me because it’s my best friend and we keep texting about how excited we are for the book. Happy reading!

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      • Katie December 19, 2019 at 4:22 AM #

        Good!! It’s a curse that I have. 🙂 Enjoy your buddy read!

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  6. _tirilu December 18, 2019 at 5:13 AM #

    That’s a lot of books to read at once. 🙂 I have to admit I don’t know any of them. But I hope you have great fun with them.

    https://tirilu.wordpress.com/2019/12/18/www-wednesdays/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 9:41 AM #

      I like to have a lot going at a time. Happy Wednesday!

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  7. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books December 18, 2019 at 6:26 AM #

    I’m also taking the time with some of the books I’m reading, sometimes it just works better that way. Ohhh I really want to read Sing, Unburied, Sing! I totally forgot about that one haha. I guess there are just too many books to keep track of.

    Here’s my www post: https://thenightisdarkandfullofbooks.wordpress.com/2019/12/18/www-wednesday-18-finally-finishing-a-book-i-have-been-reading-for-a-whole-year/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 9:44 AM #

      That’s what I use Goodreads for haha. Happy reading!

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  8. Robyn December 18, 2019 at 7:23 AM #

    I am glad you like Pachinko – I really liked that one too! Here’s mine: https://www.autismfamilypower.com/www-wednesday-12-18-19/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 9:44 AM #

      I’m glad it’s so long so there’s more to enjoy. Happy reading!

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  9. The Gal Herself December 18, 2019 at 7:59 AM #

    I have to check out your review of Caveat Emptor. I’m always looking for a new series.

    Speaking of which, this week, I have the review of Book #1 in a series that’s new to me, and a bio.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2019/12/wwwwednesday_17.html

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 9:45 AM #

      The first in the series is Medicus and is wonderful. Happy reading!

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  10. Tessa December 18, 2019 at 8:12 AM #

    I think Sarah’s Quilt sounds like a great historical fiction novel! Can’t wait to read what you think ❤️.
    My WWW can be found here: https://theresapulyer.blog/2019/12/18/this-weeks-reads/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 11:17 AM #

      Thanks! I’m hoping to start it before the new year. Happy reading!

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  11. Jana T December 18, 2019 at 8:46 AM #

    I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of doing a buddy-read, but I’ve yet to find the right book & friend at the right time. I hope y’all enjoy The Dutch House and the experience of reading it together!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2019/12/18/www-wednesday-12-18-2019/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 11:17 AM #

      Thanks! I haven’t done it in years and Im using a very different format this time. I’m liking it a lot more. Happy reading!

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  12. WordsAndPeace December 18, 2019 at 8:53 AM #

    Have heard a lot of good about Pachinko. How do you find it? My post is here https://wordsandpeace.com/2019/12/18/www-wednesday-december-18-2019/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 11:18 AM #

      I adore it so far. The writing is beautiful. Happy reading!

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  13. Megabunnyreads December 18, 2019 at 9:05 AM #

    I’m a terrible buddy reader because I tend to blast through books as fast as I can, or I linger over them for ages!

    My WWW:
    http://megabunnyreads.home.blog/2019/12/18/www-wednesday-december-18-2019/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 12:07 PM #

      We set a number of chapters to read and then meet to talk about that part. I’d be much further ahead if I was reading it alone. Happy reading!

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  14. Ryan December 18, 2019 at 9:48 AM #

    Always a little strange when you can see what’s good about a book but can’t connect with it. I had that recently with a book having great ideas, but writing I had difficulty actually engaging with. I hope Sing, Unburied, Sing picks up for you. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2019/12/18/www-wednesday-december-18-2019/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 12:07 PM #

      I wonder if the audiobook had anything to do with this one. Happy reading!

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  15. silverbuttonbooks December 18, 2019 at 9:57 AM #

    I have been so into reading books about writing so I’ll need to check out Wild Ink! I’m not writing YA but I always find advice in the unlikeliest places.

    Have a great week! Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/12/18/www-wednesday-december-18-2019/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 12:08 PM #

      I hope there’s something in it for you. What genre are you looking for? Happy reading!

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      • silverbuttonbooks December 29, 2019 at 9:38 PM #

        My book is more suspense / thriller (or I want it to be, that is). Instead, it keeps veering into a romantic comedy. I probably need to start with reading more suspense and thrillers. And, you know, maybe not introduce a love triangle. But it was an accident! Ahh, first drafts.

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      • Sam December 29, 2019 at 9:49 PM #

        Gotta Love first drafts. I rushed through mine. It needs a subplot and I’ve got no idea how to find one. But that’s a decision problem and it’s not time for that yet haha. Happy reading!

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  16. The Unseen Library December 18, 2019 at 10:22 AM #

    Good luck with all that reading.

    Here is my WWW Wednesday:

    https://unseenlibrary.com/2019/12/18/www-wednesday-18-december-2019/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 12:09 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  17. anovelglimpse December 18, 2019 at 10:24 AM #

    I’m sorry your YouTuber book didn’t turn out as good as you wanted. I guess some people don’t transfer well to book.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 12:09 PM #

      I think it’s just that because her humor is great online! Happy reading.

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  18. Jolie December 18, 2019 at 10:30 AM #

    I wish I could commit to a buddy read. I don’t have the time to do one right now. Maybe when my kids get out for summer break. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2019/12/18/www-wednesday-december-17th-2019/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 12:10 PM #

      We did short chunks so we could manage around the holidays. Happy reading!

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  19. kellyluvsreadin December 18, 2019 at 12:04 PM #

    Happy reading! Here’s my link: http://booksonthebrain.blog/2019/12/18/www-wednesday-21/

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  20. sarahrmorrison December 18, 2019 at 12:34 PM #

    Are you listening to The Dutch House on audiobook? I wasn’t actually planning on reading this one, but when I heard that Tom Hanks was narrating, I couldn’t resist. I just started it yesterday. Happy Holidays! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/12/18/www-wednesdays-december-18-2019/

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 4:55 PM #

      I’m reading the text, it’s easier to stop myself when I need to, haha. Happy reading!

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  21. jessicabookworm December 18, 2019 at 2:38 PM #

    Where is the time going?! I haven’t found too much time for reading, but here’s what I did manage in my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2019/12/18/www-wednesday-18th-december-2019/ . Happy reading! 🙂

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    • Sam December 18, 2019 at 4:56 PM #

      Some weeks feel that way to me! Others feel like they’ll never end. Happy reading!

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  22. Sammie @ The Writerly Way December 18, 2019 at 7:56 PM #

    Definitely interested to see your final thoughts about Sing, Unburied, Sing. I’m starting to think I might have the same problem with her work, in general. I’m still so looking forward to checking out Ruth Downie’s series! Sounds fantastic. Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam December 19, 2019 at 7:36 PM #

      I do adore Downie. I hope you like her as well. Happy reading!

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