WWW Wednesday, 8-January-2020

8 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: I’m moving forward steadily with Wild Ink by Victoria Hanley but no major jumps. I like having one book on the craft of writing going so I’ll keep pushing forward with this one to keep me motivated to write and submit.
My buddy-reader and I are having dinner tonight to talk about the next chunk of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. I’m excited to move forward with this one again, I’m really enjoying it and it’s killing me to keep stopping before I find out what’s happened.
I’ve made better progress with Colombiano by Rusty Young than I thought I would. This is a long one to be sure and it will stay on this list for a long time. It’s given me goosebumps a few times already but I like where it’s going and I think Young has created a great character with Pedro.
I ran around the library on Saturday looking for my next book and finally decided on American by Day by Derek B. Miller. I adored Norwegian by Night and I’m excited to revisit Sigrid for a new adventure. I’m hoping to speed through this one as I’m excited for some book club selections and interlibrary loans!

Recently finished: I just adored Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. I kept staying up late and ignoring responsibilities and social obligations to read this wonderful novel. I’m so glad I got to hear Lee speak last year because having her conversation in my head when I was reading this was incredible and I wish I could hear her speak again because I would get more out of the conversation. Five out of Five Stars, a great way to start 2020!

Reading Next: I’m still planning on Sarah’s Quilt by Nancy E. Turner for an audiobook but it might be a while until I get there.
I put in an interlibrary loan request for The Running Man by Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King). This was recommended to me years ago and I’ve put it off because it needed an ILL but I’m still working to catch up on my reading list and this will be a great next step.

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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71 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 8-January-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow January 8, 2020 at 2:03 AM #

    I hope to begin reading my copy of The Dutch House soon. Enjoy your reading, and here is MY WWW POST


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 11:01 AM #

      I’m so excited to meet with my buddy reader! This book could make any turn and I’m excited to see where it goes. Happy reading!


  2. Emily Wrayburn January 8, 2020 at 2:55 AM #

    Hello and happy new year! I’m back after a two month hiatus. I’ve missed WWW!

    Here’s my link.


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:20 PM #

      Welcome back! Always good to start again. Happy reading!


  3. alilovesbooks January 8, 2020 at 3:10 AM #

    I always love the idea of a buddy read but I do find them frustrating in reality as I like to read at my own pace. I don’t think I could stop if I was really into it so well done you. Hopefully you can persuade your buddy to read a bit faster.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/08/www-wednesday-8th-january-2020/


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:21 PM #

      She’s a slow reader so I’m just testing my patience. It’s fine, we’re really looking for an excuse to hang out more! Happy reading.


  4. Katie January 8, 2020 at 3:36 AM #

    I’m so glad to hear that you’re still enjoying The Dutch House and that you loved Pachinko!

    Here’s my link to The Cozy Burrow!


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:30 PM #

      To be sure! I’ve had good luck with books lately. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. whatcathyreadnext January 8, 2020 at 3:53 AM #

    Well, now I really need to prioritise reading Pachinko after such positive comments.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/01/08/www-wednesdays-8th-january-20/


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:31 PM #

      I hope you like it as much as I did. Happy reading!


  6. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books January 8, 2020 at 4:24 AM #

    I’m so glad you got to start the year off with a 5 star read! That’s great. There are always two sides to buddy reading, it’s so fun to be able to discuss everything in detail, but having to stop when you’re really into the book is no fun at all haha.

    My WWW.


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:31 PM #

      I was doing well with it because I had Pachinko to turn to but it’s going to get harder now haha. Happy reading!


  7. Gee Jen January 8, 2020 at 5:25 AM #

    My WWW:
    Currently reading – The Philosophy Book

    Recently read – The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner

    Reading next – The Bride Test Helen Hoang (my hold came in) and I think I’ll also take The Downstairs Girl Stacey Lee and The Giver of Stars Jojo Meyers on holidays

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:32 PM #

      Have fun on holiday! I’ve got one coming up and am contemplating my books. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Gee Jen January 8, 2020 at 6:35 PM #

        It’s a big decision isn’t it!


  8. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog January 8, 2020 at 6:16 AM #

    I’m glad you’re enjoying The Dutch House I’ve just bought it on audio and I’m really looking forward to hearing Tom Hanks’ performance! Here’s my link this week https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/01/08/www-wednesdays-08-01-20/


  9. Sammie @ The Writerly Way January 8, 2020 at 7:05 AM #

    I hadn’t heard of Wild Ink before, but I’m going to have to look into that one! The Running Man has a really interesting cover, too. Hope you enjoy!

    Here’s my WWW post.


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:33 PM #

      There are so many writing books out there, this is just one I thought could be helpful. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. The Gal Herself January 8, 2020 at 7:06 AM #

    I had no idea Running Man was written by Stephen King! I was coerced into watching the movie more than once (it was a favorite of an old boyfriend’s).

    Here’s my www. All three of my favorite food groups are represented: bio, mystery and chick-lit.



    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:34 PM #

      I wasn’t aware it was a movie! Even better. Happy reading!


  11. Tessa Pulyer January 8, 2020 at 8:09 AM #

    It’s been a while since I read Running Man but I do remember that it was a great read! Hope you enjoy it ❤️
    My WWW this week: https://theresapulyer.blog/2020/01/08/what-im-reading-this-week/


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:34 PM #

      Thanks! I hope it comes in soon so I can start. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Linda Stoll January 8, 2020 at 8:16 AM #

    Here you go

    I’m finding comfort in a whole series of books.

    And yes, Dutch House is waiting patiently for me at the library to be scooped up soon!

    So fun to meet you this morning!


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 11:02 AM #

      Enjoy the series! It’s been a while since I’ve had that enjoyment. Happy reading!


  13. lilisblissfulpages January 8, 2020 at 8:26 AM #

    Pachinko was recommended to me recently too aand I’m planning to read it to cross out a prompt in a reading challenge I’m doing this year. I’m glad you liked it.
    Here’s my link: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2020/01/08/www-wednesday-01-08-20/


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:35 PM #

      I hope you like it as much as I did! The writing was great. Happy reading!


  14. WordsAndPeace January 8, 2020 at 9:48 AM #

    I have heard a lot about Pachinko. So glad it was a great book for you. Here’s my link: https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/01/05/sunday-post-19-1-5-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:36 PM #

      The hype was deserved in my opinion. Happy reading!


    • Silvia January 9, 2020 at 9:03 AM #

      Me too, I’ve also heard a lot about Pachinko.


      • Sam January 9, 2020 at 9:12 AM #

        It’s well deserved, the book is very good!


  15. alisbooks January 8, 2020 at 9:55 AM #

    Pachinko sounds wonderful! Here’s my WWW ~ https://alisbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/08/www-wednesday-1-8-20/


  16. The Unseen Library January 8, 2020 at 10:09 AM #

    I will be interested to see what you think about The Running Man, sounds like a fun read.

    My WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:36 PM #

      I think so, too! A little action will be a nice break. Happy reading!


  17. anovelglimpse January 8, 2020 at 10:22 AM #

    What you’re doing with The Dutch House would be so hard for me, too!
    Happy New Year!

    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:37 PM #

      Haha, it helps to have another good book to turn to between sections. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. sarahrmorrison January 8, 2020 at 10:58 AM #

    So happy to hear that you enjoyed Pachinko. It has been on my shelf for a while, and I hope to read it soon! Have a great week of reading! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/01/08/www-wednesdays-january-8-2020/


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:37 PM #

      I’m so glad I finally read it, it was on my shelf a while as well. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. silverbuttonbooks January 8, 2020 at 12:09 PM #

    I feel the same about reading books about writing – its a reminder of a larger goal. I’ll have to check out Wild Ink. Have a good week!

    Molly @ https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/01/08/www-wednesday-january-8-2020/


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:38 PM #

      I hope to have one writing book going for a while to keep me motivated. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Arya D. @Arya's Fangirl Lexicon January 8, 2020 at 12:34 PM #

    Buddy reads are so hard for me. I like to read as much as I can in one go stopping and going pulls me out of the story


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:39 PM #

      It’s a bit of a challenge but a great excuse to have dinner with my best friend every couple weeks. Happy Wednesday!


  21. Ryan January 8, 2020 at 12:35 PM #

    Really curious to read your thoughts on The Running Man once you finally get ahold of it. I haven’t checked out any of the Bachman novels myself, nor have I heard people talk about them much. Happy New Year!



    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 12:43 PM #

      I only know about them because of a verbal referral. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Jolie January 8, 2020 at 1:06 PM #

    The Running Man was an interesting book to read. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/01/08/www-wednesday-january-8th-2020/


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 4:56 PM #

      Glad to hear it’s not as obscure as it seemed when I decided to read it haha. Happy reading!


  23. At Home With A Book January 8, 2020 at 1:52 PM #

    This is my first WWW post, it is always so hard for me to pick out what I am going to read next until it’s time to actually read it. I have severe Book ADD. But here is my link :


    • Sam January 11, 2020 at 12:22 PM #

      Sorry for the delay in getting this up, you somehow got stuck in spam but I’ve cleared it so this shouldn’t happen again. I find I change my mind about what to read really frequently as well. I like this meme because it helps me remember to put a book on hold at the library before it’s too late! Happy reading.


  24. shanaqui January 8, 2020 at 4:17 PM #

    Here’s my post!

    I really suck at buddy-reads because I always want to read books all in one go (or I don’t get anywhere at all, cough). Sounds like a good book if you’re raring to go on it!

    I do enjoy Stephen King. Not a great prose stylist, perhaps, but I nearly always find his books difficult to put down.


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 4:57 PM #

      I’m hoping it’s a fast paced read, I might be overloading myself with books. Happy reading!


  25. Whitney January 8, 2020 at 4:29 PM #

    Have a great reading week!
    My WWW

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover January 8, 2020 at 6:20 PM #

    Happy reading, and happy new year!

    Here is my post for today: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45186670-twice-in-a-blue-moon?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=kwQZkOP9CB&rank=1

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Katie January 8, 2020 at 7:51 PM #

    Hi! My post is on Tumblr, here!

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Yvo January 8, 2020 at 9:21 PM #

    Colombiano was one of my favorite reads last year! I hope it will be a good one for you. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam January 8, 2020 at 9:34 PM #

      I’m so glad you liked it! It’s a long haul but I’m enjoying it so far. Happy reading!



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