WWW Wednesday, 5-February-2020

5 Feb

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 plugging away with Wild Ink by Victoria Hanley. The part I’m reading is short interviews with YA authors who are sharing their stories and advice. It’s really encouraging, if I’m being honest, and I’m liking it a lot.
I’m excited to have a lot of new books here! My next book club pick is What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha. This book focuses on the Flint Water Crisis. Since I live so close to Flint (less than an hour), this narrative really hits home because I’ve been there and see how differently the people in Flint have to live because of the crisis. And yes, it’s still ongoing.
I’ve decided on my next audiobook being Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard. My husband got me a print copy of this book a few years ago because it combines animals and running and he thought I’d love it. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to pick up the print version yet but I’m excited to experience it in audio.

Recently finished: I finally finished The Dutch House by Ann Patchett! My reading buddy and I were so excited to finish this one that we set a shorter time between our third meeting and this last one because we knew we’d rush to finish it. I’ll be reviewing it in the next week or two. I’m still teetering between four and five stars for this one.
I finally finished Sarah’s Quilt by Nancy E. Turner. It felt like I read this one very slowly though I’m not sure that’s really true. It was a good enough story, but it wasn’t as fun for me as I thought. I’ll still finish the series, though. Again, I’m teetering. This one is either three or four stars.
The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 by J.B. Morrison never picked up for me. It stayed pretty slow-paced throughout and I wasn’t able to get as invested as I wanted to be in the characters. This will be an interesting book club discussion and I’m curious to see what people think when we meet next week.

Reading Next: I’m not optimistic about starting it soon, but I still have The Running Man by Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King) waiting in the wings. I really hope I can start it before my vacation abroad, but we’ll see how it plays out.


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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80 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 5-February-2020”

  1. Kyles February 5, 2020 at 2:15 AM #

    How good is The Dutch House?

    Here’s my 3W’s https://bookish-me.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-5-2-2020/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 11:05 AM #

      I think I’m settling on 4 stars. It was really good but i wasn’t knocked off my feet. Happy reading!

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  2. whatcathyreadnext February 5, 2020 at 3:38 AM #

    I’ll look forward to your review of The Dutch House.

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/wwwwednesday-5th-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 1:45 PM #

      Thanks! I’ll probably write it for next week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Katie February 5, 2020 at 4:28 AM #

    I love your flurry of finishes!! I’m so glad that The Dutch House was such an enjoyable experience for you. I can’t wait to see what star rating you decide to give it. It was easily 5 stars for me!

    Please come visit my Cozy Burrow for my WWW post!

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 5:07 PM #

      I really enjoyed it but I think I’m going with 4 stars. I very rarely give out 5 stars so that’s still a very high rating from me. Happy reading!

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  4. alilovesbooks February 5, 2020 at 4:39 AM #

    Sounds like you’ve had a good reading week. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Dutch House so much and that your reading buddy was happy to rush to the end.

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-5th-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 5:08 PM #

      We need to find another book to buddy read now. We both enjoyed it so much! Happy reading.

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  5. Just_Me :) February 5, 2020 at 4:46 AM #

    Looking forward on your review of The Dutch House. 🙂

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  6. Library of Books and Tea February 5, 2020 at 5:44 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about The Dutch House. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ll keep an eye out for your review.
    Here’s my WWW: https://libraryofbooksandtea.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-05-02-2020/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 5:08 PM #

      I’m thinking next Thursday but we’ll see. Happy reading!

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  7. elizabethjoy February 5, 2020 at 6:07 AM #

    Reading this has reminded me I need to look into if there are any bookclubs near me!

    https://complexchaos.blog/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-5th-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 5:08 PM #

      I found both of mine through my library. Happy reading!

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  8. Tessa Pulyer February 5, 2020 at 6:34 AM #

    Can’t wait to read your review on The Dutch House!
    My WWW is https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/02/05/this-week-in-books/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 5:09 PM #

      Look out for it next week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Robyn February 5, 2020 at 7:10 AM #

    I am really interested in The Dutch House – I think I am going to pick that one up! Here is mine: https://www.autismfamilypower.com/www-wednesday-2-5-20/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 5:09 PM #

      I love Patchett and hope to read some more of her novels soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Robyn February 5, 2020 at 7:43 PM #

        Me too! I just got my hands on Bel Canto and can’t wait to dig in. Happy reading!

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Sammie @ The Writerly Way February 5, 2020 at 8:50 AM #

    I’m glad you’re enjoying Wild Ink! I’m thinking it might be something good for me to pick up. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 5:10 PM #

      I hope I can give it a little more attention soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. The Unseen Library February 5, 2020 at 9:02 AM #

    Congrats on finishing those books.

    Here’s my WWW post:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-5-february-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 5:10 PM #

      Thanks! I’m glad to move on to some new titles. Happy reading!

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  12. Sumedha February 5, 2020 at 9:20 AM #

    I haven’t heard of any of these but they sound great!

    My WWW Wednesday is: https://thewordyhabitat.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-05-feb-2020/

    Liked by 2 people

  13. _forbookssake February 5, 2020 at 9:54 AM #

    Looking forward to your review of The Dutch House!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-5th-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 5:10 PM #

      I hope it will be our next week. Happy reading!

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  14. silverbuttonbooks February 5, 2020 at 10:30 AM #

    I am always so happy when I find a book that is so good – I’m so happy The Dutch House was like that for you. Especially since Derek never picked up. Have a great week!

    Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-february-5-2020

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 5:11 PM #

      Yeah, it’s good that one swept me away while another plodded along. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration February 5, 2020 at 10:43 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed your Dutch House buddy read. I actually don’t know anyone that has read The Running Man, so I am looking forward to hearing what you think of that when you start reading it. Hope you have a great week of reading! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesdays-february-5-2020/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:37 PM #

      It’s an older release which is why I had so much trouble finding it. I hope to start soon. Happy reading!

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  16. Arya D. @Arya's Fangirl Lexicon February 5, 2020 at 10:54 AM #

    I’m glad you ended up enjoying The Dutch House can’t wait to see your review! I recently picked up The Running Man as well it will be my firs Bachman.
    Here’s my link! https://fangirlarya.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-february-5th/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:38 PM #

      It’s my first Bachman but I’ve read King before so I think I know what I’m in for. We’ll see how right I am. Happy reading!

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  17. Lilyfae February 5, 2020 at 11:21 AM #

    Ooh I don’t know anyone who has read the running man but I rather enjoyed the film!!

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:38 PM #

      I hope to watch the film soon after! I’ve been bad about following up with a movie lately. Happy reading!

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      • Lilyfae February 5, 2020 at 7:48 PM #

        Hope you enjoy it! It’s definitely ‘of the time’ but clearly well constructed!!!

        Liked by 1 person

  18. Laurel-Rain Snow February 5, 2020 at 11:35 AM #

    The Dutch House is on my “up soon” list. Enjoy your reading, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:39 PM #

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

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  19. anovelglimpse February 5, 2020 at 12:47 PM #

    I’m sorry that Frank Derrick never got better for you.

    A Novel Glimpse

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:39 PM #

      It was a slow novel and I guess I’m impatient lately. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • anovelglimpse February 5, 2020 at 10:42 PM #

        I get that. I am not a fan of slow. It’s probably why I read so much romance.

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  20. obsessedwithfairytales February 5, 2020 at 1:05 PM #

    Have a great reading week. I recently got The Dutch House and can’t wait to read it.

    https://obsessedwithfairytales.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-february-5th-2020/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:39 PM #

      Enjoy! It’s a great story. Happy reading!

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  21. Jolie February 5, 2020 at 1:07 PM #

    Looking forward to your review of The Dutch House. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-february-5th-2020/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:39 PM #

      I hope to post it next week. Happy reading!

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  22. Stuck In The Stacks February 5, 2020 at 1:36 PM #

    The Running Man sounds so interesting and has been on my TBR for a while! Can’t wait to hear what you think.

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 1:46 PM #

      Thanks! I’m really hoping I can get to it soon. Happy reading!

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  23. jessicabookworm February 5, 2020 at 1:40 PM #

    Sam, well done on finishing what have been some long reads for you – I did that recently when I finished the dark, science-fiction thriller, Cold Fire by Dean Koontz. However I am still plugging away at my non-fiction read from the same time.

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-29th-january-2020-2/ 🙂

    Happy reading! 😀

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:40 PM #

      It’s been a while since o read Koontz! I hope you liked it. Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

      • jessicabookworm February 6, 2020 at 1:57 PM #

        Thank you, Sam – I did enjoy the Koontz book! 😀

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  24. Ryan February 5, 2020 at 2:07 PM #

    “Teetering” is a good word for that feeling when you’re not sure about a rating for a book. I’m going through that a bit with The Year of the Flood right now too. I hope you’re satisfied with your final decision. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-february-5-2020/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:41 PM #

      I think I’ve decided on a 4 for Dutch House but it could still change. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. WordsAndPeace February 5, 2020 at 5:05 PM #

    Glad for you your enjoyed Dutch House.
    My post is here https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/02/02/sunday-post-23-2-2-2020/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:41 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  26. Bean February 5, 2020 at 5:43 PM #

    I am for sure intrigued by the Dutch House as well!

    Here is mine:
    https://beansbookshelfandcoffeebreak.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-71/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:41 PM #

      Patchett is a great writer. Happy reading!

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  27. MomsBookCollection February 5, 2020 at 6:37 PM #

    I’ve been seeing The Dutch House around, thought about getting it.

    Here is my WWW: https://momsbookcollection.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-02-05-20/

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  28. bookswithcassie February 5, 2020 at 6:40 PM #

    I had no idea that the Flint water crisis was still ongoing. I guess I just assumed that because it isn’t being talked about anymore that the situation was fixed. How terrible that we live in such an industrialized country and things like that are still happening.

    http://bookswithcassie.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-2-5-20/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:43 PM #

      Yes, it’s still ongoing. The city is still giving out bottled water to citizens and I believe the citizens can now sue the city. Happy reading!

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  29. At Home With A Book February 5, 2020 at 7:16 PM #

    I keep seeing The Dutch House popping up here and there. I’m not sure if it’s for me though. Here’s my post:
    https://athomewithabook.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-feb-05/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:43 PM #

      It’s a very literary novel so if that’s not your thing, I’d skip it. Happy reading!

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  30. alisbooks February 5, 2020 at 7:35 PM #

    Glad you and your buddy enjoyed The Dutch House! Here’s mine ~ https://alisbooks.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-2-5-20/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 7:44 PM #

      Thanks, I can’t wait to talk about the final chapters. Happy reading!

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  31. Sascha Darlington February 5, 2020 at 8:37 PM #

    Looking forward to your review of The Dutch House!

    Here’s my link: https://saschadarlington.me/2020/02/05/www-wednesday-2-5-2020/

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 9:00 PM #

      Thanks. I hope to talk about it more next week. Happy reading!

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  32. Yvo February 5, 2020 at 9:20 PM #

    I definitely can’t wait to read The Dutch House! It sounds really good. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 9:22 PM #

      Thank you! I enjoyed it a lot and I’m excited to review it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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