WWW Wednesday, 29-January-2020

29 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 still moving slowly through Wild Ink by Victoria Hanley. Though, I think I’m further than I give myself credit for. The progress bar a the bottom looks like I’m less than halfway but I believe there’s a long index at the end and I’m probably a lot closer to the end than I think. I’ll soldier on!
I can’t wait to read more of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. We’re having dinner tonight to discuss the third quarter and then I can hurry on to the end!
I got about halfway through Sarah’s Quilt by Nancy E. Turner. I really like Sarah as a character and knowing she’s based on a real person makes me like her even more. I hope to have this finished next week but we’ll see.
I feel like The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 by J.B. Morrison is going to be slow for me. There’s some great humor in the writing, but it’s moving slower than I’d like. I’ll keep pressing on.

Recently finished: Nothing new finished, just a new review up. I posted my review of Colombiano by Rusty Young on Monday. This was a heck of a book and really got me to think a lot about problems in other parts of the world and how little I understand about them. I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I picked up The Running Man by Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King) and it’s patiently waiting on my bedside table. A friend told me she owns a copy so if I don’t finish in time, I have a backup option. I hope I can finish, though!


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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75 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 29-January-2020”

  1. lilisblissfulpages January 29, 2020 at 2:32 AM #

    Enjoy your reads Sam…and of course, your writing. We mustn’t forget our writing. Hehe 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-01-29-2020/

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  2. Margaret January 29, 2020 at 2:56 AM #

    The Running Man looks scary! Here’s my WWW – https://booksplease.org/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-29-january-2020/

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 6:14 AM #

      I hope it’s not lol. Happy reading!

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  3. _tirilu January 29, 2020 at 3:54 AM #

    I didn’t get far with my books either. Enjoy your reading. ❤

    https://tirilu.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/wet-wet-wednesday/

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 6:16 AM #

      Thanks! I keep thinking ‘maybe next week’ haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. alilovesbooks January 29, 2020 at 4:33 AM #

    I’ve been looking for a book on a subject I know nothing about so am thinking Colombiano might be a good option for it.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-29th-january-2020/

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 6:17 AM #

      It was something I knew little about for sure. Young does a good job of unpacking a complicated issue. Happy reading!

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  5. Emily Wrayburn January 29, 2020 at 4:35 AM #

    I’m intrigued by Sarah’s Quilt, especially knowing it’s based on a real person.

    Have a great reading week!

    Here’s my WWW this week.

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 6:17 AM #

      The first in the series was a good introduction, These Is My Words. Happy reading!

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  6. Katie January 29, 2020 at 4:37 AM #

    I’m glad to hear that you’re loving Sarah’s Quilt!

    Here’s my WWW post at The Cozy Burrow today..

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 6:18 AM #

      Thank you! I keep using colonial colloquialisms because my head is stuck in that time. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Katie January 30, 2020 at 4:19 AM #

        I know what you mean. I recently finished the Light Changes Everything by the same author and my southeast Texas roots came out pretty quickly!

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  7. whatcathyreadnext January 29, 2020 at 5:03 AM #

    I think you’re being very disciplined with your reading of The Dutch House. It must be very tempting to read ahead to the end.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/wwwwednesday-29th-january-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 6:19 AM #

      I’m going to make a big push tonight after our meeting so I can finish quickly! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Tessa Pulyer January 29, 2020 at 6:25 AM #

    Enjoy Running Man! It’s been a long time since I read it but I do remember that I liked it.

    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/01/29/what-im-reading-this-week-3/

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 6:26 AM #

      Good to know! I hope to start it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. _forbookssake January 29, 2020 at 6:38 AM #

    Enjoy your reading 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post: https://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-29th-january-2020/

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books January 29, 2020 at 6:45 AM #

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your group book so much, it must be difficult to wait until you’ve discussed the current part! I never really do buddy reads or book clubs but I’m planning to start with that this year 🙂

    My WWW.

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 6:46 AM #

      I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! I like being exposed to books I wouldn’t have read and look at books in a different way. Happy reading!

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  11. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog January 29, 2020 at 7:22 AM #

    I managed to get through a few books here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesdays-29-01-20/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 7:24 AM #

      Congrats! I think I’ll have more turn over next week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. The Unseen Library January 29, 2020 at 7:23 AM #

    Enjoy those books.

    My WWW Wednesday:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-29-january-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 7:24 AM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  13. Teri Polen January 29, 2020 at 8:25 AM #

    Hope you enjoy Running Man – I’m a King fan! https://teripolen.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesdays-what-am-i-reading-amreading-8/

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 12:13 PM #

      I like his writing but it’s given me nightmares in the past. I’m hoping this is less scary lol. Happy reading!

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  14. Leslie January 29, 2020 at 8:50 AM #

    Always good to have a backup plan!!

    My WWW: https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/w-w-w-wednesday-1-28-20/

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  15. Sammie @ The Writerly Way January 29, 2020 at 8:58 AM #

    I can’t wait to see what you think of The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81! Shame that it seems to be moving slow, but at least there’s some good humor!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 12:13 PM #

      I was able to finish it and it didn’t do much for me. I gave it three stars. Happy reading!

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  16. Ryan January 29, 2020 at 9:04 AM #

    Finally, The Running Man is acquired. I continue to look forward to reading your thoughts. I’ve only seen the film, once, many years ago, so I’m curious to hear how the book is. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-january-29-2020/

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 12:14 PM #

      I hope I can squeeze it in soon. Happy reading!

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  17. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration January 29, 2020 at 9:45 AM #

    I wondered if The Extraordinary Life of Frank Derrick was going to be a bit slow. Kinda glad I didn’t pick it up. My attention span is not great right now. Hope you have a great time with your buddy read discussion! Happy reading! Here’s my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesdays-january-29-2020/

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 12:14 PM #

      I finished it and it never really picked up. I’m looking forward to speeding through the rest of The Dutch House! So excited. Happy reading!

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  18. silverbuttonbooks January 29, 2020 at 9:55 AM #

    I am so envious of your book club and generally the social aspect of your book reading! How did you find all these great groups?

    I’m sorry to hear that Frank Derrick is slow going. That one had caught my eye. I hope it picks up soon!

    Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-january-29-2020/

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 12:15 PM #

      Two of my groups are through my public library. The buddy read is with my best friend.
      Frank never really picked up for me. I didn’t end up enjoying it much. Happy reading!

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  19. Andie January 29, 2020 at 11:36 AM #

    I hope you enjoy your reads this week!

    Here’s my WWW post: http://itsareadingthing.com/www-wednesday-01-29-20/

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Arya D. @Arya's Fangirl Lexicon January 29, 2020 at 12:26 PM #

    I hope you enjoy your reading in the next week! I’m also impressed by you reading the Dutch House so slowly it would kill me 🙂

    https://fangirlarya.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-january-29th/

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 8:13 PM #

      I’m going to tear through it starting tonight, we just had our dinner and I can’t wait to finish it. Happy reading!

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  21. Jolie January 29, 2020 at 1:18 PM #

    Hope you enjoy The Running Man!! I got a little freaked out when I read it. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-january-29th-2019/

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 8:13 PM #

      Oh no! I hope it’s not too scary, I was hoping to avoid horror. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. anovelglimpse January 29, 2020 at 1:26 PM #

    I love that you’re so excited to get to the end of your buddy read book. I can feel your excitement in this post. I hope it ends spectacularly.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 8:14 PM #

      We had dinner tonight so I’ll start when I climb into bed! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Laurel-Rain Snow January 29, 2020 at 1:31 PM #

    i keep meaning to start The Dutch House. Enjoy! Here is MY WWW POST

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 8:14 PM #

      I’ll be finishing it soon and will give a full review. Happy reading!

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  24. jessicabookworm January 29, 2020 at 2:28 PM #

    Good luck with your book club reads and happy reading. 🙂 Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-29th-january-2020/

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  25. Sascha Darlington January 29, 2020 at 2:56 PM #

    Happy New Year! I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve done a WWW Wednesday! You’re reading some interesting books. I’ll have to check out the Ann Patchett. Running Man has been on my TBR for far too many years along with some other Stephen Kings. Here is my link: https://saschadarlington.me/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-1-29-2020/
    Happy reading!

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 8:15 PM #

      Welcome back! It’s always nice to return to a consistent meme. Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Library of Books and Tea January 29, 2020 at 3:27 PM #

    I hope you enjoy your reads!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://libraryofbooksandtea.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-29-01-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

  27. thegortificator January 29, 2020 at 3:40 PM #

    These books seem super interesting!
    Was wondering if I can get on it too, from the next time!!

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 8:16 PM #

      Of course! You can join whenever and however you’d like. Leave a link in the comments here so others can find your post and see what you’re reading. Happy Wednesday!

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  28. shanaqui January 29, 2020 at 5:48 PM #

    I’m so rubbish with slow books, these days. I’m always so impatient for the next. I’m trying to break myself of the habit… but there’s still such a thing as too slow! Here’s hoping your read picks up.

    My WWW post!

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 8:17 PM #

      Thanks! I’m excited to get back to The Dutch House and see how that one ends. Happy reading!

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  29. bookswithcassie January 29, 2020 at 6:39 PM #

    I have heard such great things about The Dutch House! I have actually never read an Ann Patchett book which is crazy to me. I was at the thrift store over the weekend and I picked up Run by her, so I hope to remedy that soon.

    http://bookswithcassie.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-1-29-20/

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 8:18 PM #

      I read ‘Truth & Beauty,’ ‘Commonwealth,’ and ‘Bel Canto.’ I haven’t read Run so I can’t say anything for sure but if it’s anything like her other books, it will be really enjoyable. Happy reading!

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  30. Keri January 29, 2020 at 8:25 PM #

    Oooh, Sarah’s Quilt sounds super intriguing and like a fun read! I hope your other reads pick up for you!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post if ya wanna check it out:
    http://www.areyoumybook.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-january-29th-2020/

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 9:44 PM #

      Thanks! I’m going to hit Dutch House again until I finish it haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  31. HCNewton January 29, 2020 at 9:34 PM #

    Have been wondering about The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 . . .wondered about it being on the slow side, looks like I might have been right (still may read it, but good to know coming in). Here’s my WWW: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2020/01/29/www-wednesday-january-29-2020/

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    • Sam January 29, 2020 at 9:44 PM #

      Yeah, it’s slow and it didn’t really take off for me. It will be an odd book discussion. Happy reading!

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  32. WordsAndPeace January 30, 2020 at 2:17 PM #

    Those ebook covers are tempting, enjoying!
    My days of soldiering one are over. I no longer hesitate to DNF, instead of wasting my time that books that are not too well written.
    my post is here https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/01/26/sunday-post-22-1-26-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

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