WWW Wednesday, 15-January-2020

15 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: This was a slow week for Wild Ink by Victoria Hanley. I kept having people join me at lunch even though I eat really early. It’s not a bad sign, right? But maybe I need to find someone else to eat and read if I want to get through an ebook in a reasonable amount of time.
I’m onto the next segment of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. My buddy reader and I had a great discussion last week and I’m excited to go even further with these characters. The hard part is going to be stopping when I’m so close to the end!
I’ve reached the halfway mark in Colombiano by Rusty Young. This book is quite the epic and while I know a normal-length book would be over by now, I feel like this one is still ramping up. I’m not sure how this can end because there is so much that needs to be tied up before I feel I can leave Pedro and not be worried about him.

Recently finished: I sped through American by Day by Derek B. Miller. We had some bad weather here in the Midwest so I was happy to stay indoors with some tea and finish this. I had a few hard swims over the weekend that made me ready to fall asleep in my favorite nap chair while reading and this book was just perfect for that. I really enjoy Miller and what he can do with a story. I hope to read more from him soon.

I did finish a review of Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. I enjoyed the story enough, but it didn’t really work for me as a novel. I ended up giving it Three out of Five Stars. I’ll have to try another Sepetys book because I adored the first one of hers that I read and I do love historical fiction.

Reading Next: I’ll keep planning on Sarah’s Quilt by Nancy E. Turner as an audiobook. Eventually.
I haven’t received my copy of The Running Man by Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King) through ILL yet. I’m a bit nervous about it coming in now because I’m not sure I’ll have to get to it.
My book club met on Monday and our next book is The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 by J.B. Morrison. I know absolutely nothing about this book and I’ve never heard of the author so who knows how this one will turn out. I think I’ll have to do this one in print, too.


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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77 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 15-January-2020”

  1. Kyles January 15, 2020 at 2:29 AM #

    Can’t wait to read your thoughts on The Dutch House when you get done. It was one of my favourites of last year.

    My 3 W’s are here: https://bookish-me.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-15-1-2020/

    Happy New Year!!!

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 10:34 AM #

      I’m loving it so much! Can’t wait to meet with my buddy and power through to the end. Happy reading!

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  2. Margaret January 15, 2020 at 2:34 AM #

    Yes, I’d like to read The Dutch House too. It sounds so good.

    Here’s my WWW post – https://booksplease.org/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-15-january-2020/

    Happy New Year!

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 10:36 AM #

      Really great so far, I’d really recommend it. Happy reading!

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  3. alilovesbooks January 15, 2020 at 3:07 AM #

    I keep forgetting that Stephen King wrote the Running Man. Have to admit I’m kind of curious about it. Glad you’re loving the Dutch House. Think am gonna have to add it to my tbr

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-15th-january-2020/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 10:36 AM #

      I hope the hold comes through soon. Happy reading!

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  4. Jen | Books on the 7:47 January 15, 2020 at 3:25 AM #

    I haven’t read any of your choices this week. I think my TBR stack is going to expand a little more!

    Here’s my WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2020/01/15/what-im-reading-www-wednesday-15th-january-2020/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 10:36 AM #

      Good luck keeping it under control. It’s always a struggle. Happy reading!

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  5. Katie January 15, 2020 at 4:22 AM #

    So glad you’re loving the Dutch House. And I know you’ve been planning to read Sarah’s Quilt for a while, but I’m interested in your thoughts because I just finished another book by the author – Light Changes Everything – and ended up really enjoying it. So I’m curious about which of hers I should choose next!

    Here’s my WWW contribution at The Cozy Burrow!

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 10:38 AM #

      I read the first in the series already and liked it so I’m looking forward to more with Sarah. Happy reading!

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  6. whatcathyreadnext January 15, 2020 at 4:25 AM #

    Having people want to join you at lunch is definitely a good sign, even if it does stop you progressing with your book!

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/wwwwednesday-15th-january-2020/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 7:46 PM #

      Very true! I just wish we were all reading together instead of talking, haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. AB_likes_books January 15, 2020 at 4:34 AM #

    Thanks for hosting!
    Here’s my WWW https://iwioab.blogspot.com/2020/01/www-wednesday-15-jan-2020.html

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 7:47 PM #

      Thanks for stopping by, happy reading!

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  8. elizabethjoy January 15, 2020 at 6:07 AM #

    I feel your pain with sometimes wanting a quiet lunch break, it’s great to have people want to join you but I do occasionally want to just sit and read.

    My post is here – https://complexchaos.blog/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-15th-january-2020/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 7:47 PM #

      My job involves a lot of talking so having a few quiet minutes would be nice some days. Happy reading!

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  9. shanaqui January 15, 2020 at 6:13 AM #

    I’ve been really curious about Ruta Sepetys’ work, but not got a chance to try it yet. It sounds like probably not my thing, but then again, it doesn’t hurt to try!

    Here’s my post!

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 7:48 PM #

      I really liked the first book of hers that I read and I think I held it to really high standards because of that. Happy reading!

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  10. Tessa Pulyer January 15, 2020 at 6:25 AM #

    I love that you bring books I wouldn’t normally read to my attention – take me out of my little niche. Hopefully Running Man will make it your way soon. Great story ❤️
    My WWW: https://theresapulyer.blog/2020/01/15/what-i-am-reading-this-week-4/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 7:48 PM #

      I feel my book club does that for me and I’ve read some amazing books because of it. I’m glad I can provide that service as well! Happy reading.

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  11. Sammie @ The Writerly Way January 15, 2020 at 7:18 AM #

    Oh, I’d never heard of The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81, but that sounds like the kind of book I’d enjoy! I’ll have to check it out. :3

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 7:52 PM #

      I hadn’t heard of it before the book club picked it either. That’s the fun of the book club I guess! Happy reading.

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  12. getkidsintobooks January 15, 2020 at 8:16 AM #

    I love this meme and I’m joining in for the first time this week. Here’s mine: https://getkidsintobooks.com/blog-spotlight/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 7:53 PM #

      Welcome! Always happy to have new readers. Happy reading!

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  13. Teri Polen January 15, 2020 at 8:20 AM #

    I’ve never read anything by Ruth Sepetys, but I know she has some big fans out there – sorry the book didn’t work for you. I read the Bachman books years ago – hope you enjoy them! https://teripolen.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesdays-what-am-i-reading-amreading-7/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 7:55 PM #

      Thank you! I’m not a fan or horror but excited to see how King’s writing can translate to a different genre. Happy reading!

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  14. lilisblissfulpages January 15, 2020 at 8:22 AM #

    Have a happy reading week Sam. I almost didn’t post my WWW this week but here it is: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-01-15-20/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 7:56 PM #

      Glad you did post! Have a great reading week, too. Happy reading!

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  15. The Unseen Library January 15, 2020 at 8:39 AM #

    I hope everyone has had a successful week of reading.
    Here is my WWW Wednesday:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-15-january-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Whitney January 15, 2020 at 9:18 AM #

    Happy Wednesday, y’all!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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  17. Anna January 15, 2020 at 9:24 AM #

    My WWW

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  18. WordsAndPeace January 15, 2020 at 9:37 AM #

    I have read some people don’t like the end of Dutch House. Let me know. My post is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/01/12/sunday-post-20-1-12-2020/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 7:57 PM #

      Oh know! I’m loving the middle and can’t wait to get to the last chapter in this section tonight. Happy reading!

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  19. alisbooks January 15, 2020 at 9:38 AM #

    Buddy reads with great discussions are the absolute best. Enjoy!! Here’s my WWW: https://alisbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-1-15-20/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 7:57 PM #

      My buddy reader already wants to plan for another book, she’s enjoying this so much! Happy reading!

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  20. maxinesobsessions January 15, 2020 at 9:50 AM #

    Hi, you are surrounded by fantastic books. I hope they are enjoyable.

    https://maxinesobsessions.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 7:58 PM #

      Thanks! I’m very lucky right now. Happy Wednesday!

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  21. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration January 15, 2020 at 10:11 AM #

    Did you get some snow? The only thing I miss about being in the north and the cold is having a day where it is snowing and I can cuddle up in a blanket with a warm beverage and a book. Glad to hear your buddy read is going well! Have a great week of reading! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesdays-january-15-2020/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 7:59 PM #

      We mostly got ice. It rained like crazy and then the temperatures dropped overnight. We’re supposed to get some snow this weekend, though! Happy reading.

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  22. Jana T January 15, 2020 at 10:55 AM #

    I hope Wild Ink is a beneficial read for you! Here’s my WWW post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-1-15-2020/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM #

      Thank you! I hope it keeps me inspired to keep writing and submitting. Happy reading!

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  23. _forbookssake January 15, 2020 at 11:26 AM #

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-15th-january-2020/ 🙂

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  24. Yvo January 15, 2020 at 11:51 AM #

    I’m happy to hear you are enjoying Colombiano so far! It was one of my favorite reads last year and absolutely worth those 800 pages. I hope the second half works out for you. 🙂 Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 8:01 PM #

      I got through a big chunk today because of a work trip and I feel like I’m getting toward the end, but I still have 35 chapters to go! Happy reading.

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  25. Storme Reads January 15, 2020 at 12:26 PM #

    I’ve been eyeing up Dutch House awhile

    Here’s mine:
    https://stormereadss.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-2-january-15-2019/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 8:01 PM #

      I’m in love with it so far. Patchett is such a gifted writer. Happy reading!

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  26. Andie January 15, 2020 at 1:20 PM #

    Here are my 3 Ws

    http://itsareadingthing.com/www-wednesday-01-15-20/

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  27. Jolie January 15, 2020 at 2:01 PM #

    Hope you can read The Running Man!!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-january-15th-2020/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 8:02 PM #

      Thanks! I’m hoping it comes in soon. Happy reading!

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  28. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books January 15, 2020 at 3:24 PM #

    It’s always nice to have a book you can really fly through like you described with American by Day. I read had the same thing this week with Illuminae, which I read in 2 days (300 pages per day) which is crazy for me! Hope you have another great week this upcoming week.

    My WWW.

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 8:02 PM #

      Thanks! It was a big boost of confidence as I get through such a long audiobook. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog January 15, 2020 at 3:25 PM #

    I can recommend The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys, it’s her latest book and my favourite book of 2019! Here’s my link this week https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesdays-15-01-20/

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  30. Ryan January 15, 2020 at 4:17 PM #

    Yikes, I’m getting this up awfully late today. I hope you have a great week! Fingers crossed that you’re able to get The Running Man in time.

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-january-15-2020/

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 8:03 PM #

      Thank you! I’m responding late since I was out of the country for work and had no internet, haha. We’ll both make it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  31. jessicabookworm January 15, 2020 at 4:23 PM #

    My reading and blogging has been a bit slow because I haven’t been feeling that well and being so busy! Here is my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/www-wednesday-15th-january-2020/ 🙂

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    • Sam January 15, 2020 at 8:04 PM #

      Aw, feel better! Being sick can either accelerate or stop reading, it seems to push to extremes. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  32. _tirilu January 16, 2020 at 3:13 AM #

    Aaaand my sense of time is completely jumbled. This morning I was sure that it’s Wednesday. Oh, well. Guess I have to be glad that I’m writing anything at all, even if it’s a day late.

    https://tirilu.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/www-wednesday-now-on-thursdays/

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    • Sam January 16, 2020 at 12:41 PM #

      I was greatly disappointed today isn’t Friday, haha. This week is getting to ya both. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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