WWW Wednesday, 1-January-2020 (Happy New Year!)

1 Jan

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: A lot of unusual lunches last week so I’m still making slow progress with Wild Ink by Victoria Hanley. I’ll be fine taking this one through the new year.
I’m still in love with Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. I’m picking it up every second I get because I’m just adoring every second of it. I didn’t know it was possible to make a 600-page book move so fast but wow. I’m really in awe.
Nothing further with my buddy read of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett yet. We’re meeting next week to talk so more to come soon.
I had yet another change of plans for my audiobook. I was offered a free audiobook for review of Colombiano by Rusty Young and downloaded it to my phone, figuring I’d get to it eventually. I didn’t realize how long the book was. At almost 700 pages, the file size is slowing down my phone! I’m deleting the files as I go (there are 164) to hopefully give my phone some more battery life.

Recently finished: I flew through Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys which was welcome with so many other long books on the go. I liked my first Sepetys book first but this was still enjoyable. It will be a while before I get to a review just because I’m so backlogged but I look forward to putting more thought into how this book made me feel.

A few book reviews to round out the year! On Monday I reviewed The Maximum Security Book Club by Mikita Brottman. I enjoyed the book a lot and appreciated Brottman’s focus on the men instead of the books. I gave it Four out of Five Stars.
I also reviewed The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. I absolutely adored this book. Honestly, I wasn’t prepared for something I would enjoy that much. I was just looking to fulfill a time period for my reading challenge. This was a welcome surprise and I gave it a full Five out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: It almost seems silly, but I’m going to keep saying I plan to listen to Sarah’s Quilt by Nancy E. Turner next. I’m in the middle of so many books right now that it almost feels like bad luck to guess what I’ll finish first but I always seem to move quickly on audio so I’ll put my bets here.


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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41 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 1-January-2020 (Happy New Year!)”

  1. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books January 1, 2020 at 3:40 AM #

    Happy New Year! I’m glad you’ve been enjoying all of your reads so much. Thanks for hosting WWW all year ❤
    My WWW.

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    • Sam January 1, 2020 at 8:46 AM #

      My pleasure! I’m hoping to get some serious reading done today. Happy reading!

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  2. Katie January 1, 2020 at 3:41 AM #

    I’m glad that you enjoyed Between Shades of Grey — I’m going to add it to my library list now. And Pachinko! You’ve renewed my intrigue!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://katiegilley.com/2020/01/01/wednesday-round-up-1-1-20/

    Happy New Year!

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    • Sam January 1, 2020 at 8:46 AM #

      Pachinko is amazing! I read for an hour yesterday and didn’t want to stop. Happy reading!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext January 1, 2020 at 4:56 AM #

    Happy New Year! I love taking a peek at what others are reading and any bookish goals they have for the new year. My first resolution must be to catch up on writing reviews!

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/www-wednesdays-1st-january-20/

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    • Sam January 1, 2020 at 8:47 AM #

      A solid book blogger resolution haha. I’ve set my Goodreads goal at 55 so I better get going soon. Happy reading!

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  4. Gee Jen January 1, 2020 at 6:05 AM #

    Happy New Year!! Loving reading all the end of year reading round ups and goals for 2020. My post https://wordpress.com/post/geejenmotw.wordpress.com/4313

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    • Sam January 1, 2020 at 8:48 AM #

      I’ll wrap up the year next week. I always like finding my top 5! Happy reading.

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  5. Small Tomes for Big Minds (@ForTomes) January 1, 2020 at 6:39 AM #

    Hi. This is my first time joining in. Happy new year xx
    https://smalltomesbigminds.blogspot.com/2019/12/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam January 1, 2020 at 8:51 AM #

      What a great way to start the new year! Happy Wednesday!

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  6. alilovesbooks January 1, 2020 at 7:09 AM #

    Happy New Year Sam!!! I think you’ve sold me on Pachinko so adding it to my TBR. I hope you continue to enjoy it and all of your other reads.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/www-wednesday-1st-january-2020/

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    • Sam January 1, 2020 at 8:52 AM #

      I have over a hundred pages left and am thinking of binging it today. Happy reading!

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  7. Sammie @ The Writerly Way January 1, 2020 at 7:15 AM #

    I’m so eager and excited to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (it’s totally happening this year, I swear) after seeing how much you like it. Happy new year!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam January 1, 2020 at 8:52 AM #

      I loved it so much and I hope you do, too! I might have to jump on the sequel. Happy reading!

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      • Sammie @ The Writerly Way January 1, 2020 at 9:54 PM #

        There’s a third book coming out this year, too, in August! I’m debating maybe just grabbing the second this year and just reading them close to the release of the third. :3

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      • Sam January 2, 2020 at 6:11 AM #

        I found that out yesterday! I’m really excited about it now and may have to do the same thing. Happy reading!

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  8. Tessa Pulyer January 1, 2020 at 8:07 AM #

    Loved your review of The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Happy reading this week!

    My WWW: https://theresapulyer.blog/2020/01/01/what-i-am-reading-this-week-3/

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    • Sam January 1, 2020 at 8:52 AM #

      Thank you! It’s easy to review an enjoyable book. Happy reading!

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  9. bethsbookishbackpacking January 1, 2020 at 9:58 AM #

    Happy New Year! I’ve heard really mixed things about Pachinko but I do want to try it for myself. I’ve not really read any fiction featuring Korea or Japan and I love history so I’m sure I’ll love it too!

    Here’s my post- https://bethsbookishbackpacking.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/www-wednesday-01-01-2020/

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    • Sam January 1, 2020 at 1:19 PM #

      I’m learning a lot about Koreans in Japan that I never knew before and I find it really interesting. I hope you like it as much as I have. Happy reading!

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  10. Rae Reads January 1, 2020 at 2:31 PM #

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    First read of the New Year…now let’s see if it will open. LOL

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    • Rae Reads January 1, 2020 at 2:33 PM #

      Oh well…evidently not! LOL First read of the New Year that I started this morning is I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L Sanchez

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sam January 1, 2020 at 2:52 PM #

        I hope it sets a good tone for the year, enjoy! Happy reading.

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  11. Allison Hazel January 1, 2020 at 4:01 PM #

    This is my first time joining in.
    Here is my link: https://smalltomesbigminds.blogspot.com/2019/12/www-wednesday.html?m=1

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    • Sam January 1, 2020 at 5:53 PM #

      Awesome! Welcome to the community and happy reading!

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  12. Nicole January 1, 2020 at 4:57 PM #

    I’ve heard so many great things about The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue! I might have to add it to my TBR. Happy reading and happy new year!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://theanatomyofabookworm.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/www-wednesday-01-01-20/

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    • Sam January 1, 2020 at 5:53 PM #

      It was a great read, I hope you enjoy it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. silverbuttonbooks January 1, 2020 at 9:33 PM #

    Happy New Year! I am so glad you are still enjoying Pachinko. There is nothing like a beautiful book to remind us why reading is so wonderful.

    Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/01/02/www-wednesday-january-1-2020/. Have a great week!

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    • Sam January 2, 2020 at 6:11 AM #

      I wish I could skip work today and keep reading it. I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a while. Happy reading!

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    • Sam January 4, 2020 at 9:55 AM #

      Sorry for the late reply! This somehow got stuck in spam. I’ve whitelisted you so it won’t happen again. Happy reading!

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  14. The Educated Negra January 7, 2020 at 10:03 PM #

    I’ve seen this on so many other blogs and I think this is the week that I’ll finally start doing it 🙂

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    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM #

      Awesome! It would be great to have you join in. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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