WWW Wednesday, 12-February-2020

12 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 think I’m nearing the end of Wild Ink by Victoria Hanley. I’ve been having more days I can dedicate to reading during my lunch which has been nice. I’m going to be optimistic and say I have two weeks left on this one.
I’ve really liked what I’ve read so far from What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha. I thought this book was going to be a lot of science and politics that would be a drag to get through, but Hanna-Attisha has approached it like a memoir. It’s about her interaction with Flint and the water crisis and how she became active.
I’m already halfway through Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard. This is such a cute story and I love that it involves running! I haven’t ready an endurance sport book in a while and this is getting me ready for tri season starting soon.

Recently finished: After such a rush from last week, I’m not surprised that I don’t have any to add here this week. I think next week will see at least one title, though.

I was able to get some reviews written! I posted my review of The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 by J.B. Morrison on Monday. I gave it Three out of Five Stars. I’ll have another post about it soon because my book club met on Monday to talk about it.
I also reviewed The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. I’m so happy I finally finished this one because I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to do another buddy read with this friend because we had a blast. I gave it Four out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I have to change the plan here a bit due to the library due dates (boo). I’m picking out all the formats of books and I think I’ll need a new audiobook first. I’ve settled on Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). It will feel good to be caught up on this series and I’d love to have a little mystery in my life for a bit.
As for an ebook, I’m thinking of The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. I’ve loved his books before and I believe I’m caught up on his fiction after this one.
As for a print book, I think I’ve put off my Spanish read for too long this year. I’m going to dive in with Cuando era puertorriqueña by Esmeralda Santiago. I found this in a used book store in New Orleans a few years ago and I think it’s about time I opened it up.


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.

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Until next time, write on.

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87 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 12-February-2020”

  1. Just_Me :) February 12, 2020 at 2:09 AM #

    I hope to read The Dutch House, too. 🙂
    Here’s mine this week:
    https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-12-feb-2020

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  2. Kyles February 12, 2020 at 3:01 AM #

    I’m happy to hear you’re getting more dedicated reading time. Good luck finishing Wild Ink.

    Here’s my 3Ws
    https://bookish-me.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-12-2-2020/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:24 AM #

      Thanks! I really think I’m closer than it looks. Maybe this week? Happy reading!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext February 12, 2020 at 3:43 AM #

    Really enjoyed reading your review of The Dutch House. As I do intend to read it at some point, I appreciated the spoiler alert!

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/wwwwednesday-12th-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:25 AM #

      No problem! I always try to keep my reviews mostly spoiler free, especially for newer titles. But there are some things that just need to be discussed! Happy reading.

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  4. _tirilu February 12, 2020 at 3:45 AM #

    Finding Gobi sounds really nice. I don’t think I have read a book about sports in a long time either.

    My WWW:
    https://tirilu.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/where-were-we-wednesday/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:51 AM #

      It started off mostly about running but now it’s more about the dog. I’d say that overall it’s more about animals than sports. Happy reading!

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  5. Margaret February 12, 2020 at 4:38 AM #

    Glad you really enjoyed

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  6. Margaret February 12, 2020 at 4:41 AM #

    My fingers flew across the keyboard before I’d finished my comment – Glad you really enjoyed The Dutch House. I must read it too.

    Here’s my WWW – https://booksplease.org/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-12-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:51 AM #

      It was a really great read. I hope you like it. Happy reading!

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  7. Katie February 12, 2020 at 5:04 AM #

    I’ve just started Lethal White — I can’t wait until you get to it and share your thoughts! Cormoran and Robin are great characters 🙂

    Here’s my WWW contribution at The Cozy Burrow. Thank you for the linkup!

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:52 AM #

      Yes! Completely agree. I’m excited to visit them again. Happy reading!

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  8. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog February 12, 2020 at 6:05 AM #

    Looks like your on a bit of a roll Sam! Here’s my post this week https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesdays-12-02-20/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:53 AM #

      Thank you! It’s amazing what happens when you don’t read huge chunksters haha. Happy reading!

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  9. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books February 12, 2020 at 6:17 AM #

    I’ve owned The Cuckoo’s Calling for such a long time… I think maybe 3 years now? I’ve heard such mixed things that my motivation to actually pick it up has kind of lessened over the years. But it’s nice to see you’re planning to read the 4th book in the series, since I assume that that means you enjoyed the previous three :p

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:54 AM #

      I did very much! I enjoy a good mystery from time to time and I think these are set up well. Happy reading!

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  10. Tessa Pulyer February 12, 2020 at 6:33 AM #

    I always forget that J.K. Rowling writes mystery under a pen name. Sounds like a great reading week!
    https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/02/12/my-bookish-week/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 12:04 PM #

      Thanks, I hope to start is soon. Happy reading!

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  11. ashley @ socially awkward bookworm February 12, 2020 at 6:40 AM #

    I hope you enjoy your upcoming reads! Here’s my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-68/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 12:04 PM #

      Thanks, I have a lot to look forward to. Happy reading!

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  12. The Gal Herself February 12, 2020 at 6:53 AM #

    I saw — and appreciated — the movie version of The Virgin Suicides about 20 years ago but never thought to pick up the book. (Did I even know it was a book?) I look forward to seeing your thoughts on it.

    This week I’ve got an intriguing biography — fascinating topic tackled by an infuriating author — and some chick-lit. I don’t mean to demean the novel. We have snow and cold predicted this weekend, and reading about the beaches of South Florida could be good for what ails me.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/02/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 12:05 PM #

      I do enjoy reading about warm weather when I’m somewhere cold. It helps me remember that cold is temporary. Happy reading!

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  13. Jana T February 12, 2020 at 7:26 AM #

    Finding Gobi looks so good! Then again, anything with a cute dog on the cover tends to look good to me.

    Here’s my WWW post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-2-12-2020/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 12:05 PM #

      It’s a very dog-centric book, more than I thought. I’m really enjoying the story. Happy reading!

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  14. lilisblissfulpages February 12, 2020 at 7:35 AM #

    I’ve always wanted to try J.K Rowling’s works as Robert Galbraith, but i’m always hesitant for some reason. 🙂 🙂 Enjoy your reads Sam.

    Here’s my WWW: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-02-12-20/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 12:06 PM #

      I’ve been pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it. Happy reading!

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  15. Teri Polen February 12, 2020 at 8:40 AM #

    I’m a Potterhead, but I’ve never gotten around to reading the Galbraith books. I’m sure I’d enjoy them. Happy Reading! https://teripolen.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesdays-what-am-i-reading-amreading-9/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 12:06 PM #

      Her plotting skills really shine in these books. I think you’d liked it. Happy reading!

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  16. Laurel-Rain Snow February 12, 2020 at 9:05 AM #

    I am glad you enjoyed The Dutch House…that one is up soon on my stack. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 12:07 PM #

      It was a really fun read. I hope you like it too. Happy reading!

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  17. The Unseen Library February 12, 2020 at 9:11 AM #

    Good luck with all your reading.

    My WWW Wednesday:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-12-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 12:07 PM #

      Thanks! Happy reading.

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  18. Ryan February 12, 2020 at 9:18 AM #

    I’m fairly certain that Finding Gobi would make me cry at some point. It looks like an uplifting story, but dogs are a real weakness of mine. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts on it. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-february-12-2020/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 12:08 PM #

      It probably would then. It’s a bit of a tear jerker. Happy reading!

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  19. WordsAndPeace February 12, 2020 at 9:56 AM #

    Curious to see how it goes with Lethal White.
    Good for you with Spanish. I’m currently using Duolingo in Spanish to learn Italian, so it makes me review my Spanish and learn Italian at the same time. I’m actually French, so that helps, lol.
    I can read novels in Spanish, and my goal is now to read some in Italian.
    Here is my post https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/02/09/sunday-post-24-2-9-2020/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 12:09 PM #

      That’s awesome! I took some Italian classes in high school but didn’t follow up on it after. Good luck with the new language! Happy reading.

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  20. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration February 12, 2020 at 10:37 AM #

    I love the sound of Finding Gobi! I read Born to Run a few years ago, and I found a new love of running I never thought I would have. Have a wonderful reading week! Here’s my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesdays-february-12-2020/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 12:09 PM #

      I adore Born to Run. This doesn’t have the same focus but does incorporate ultra running. Happy reading!

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  21. Jolie February 12, 2020 at 10:38 AM #

    I didn’t know that J.K. Rowling was writing police procedurals under a pseudonym!! I’m definitely going to have to check that out. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-february-12th-2020/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 12:10 PM #

      Yes! It’s wonderful to read her writing again. It’s very different from Potter though. Happy reading!

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  22. anovelglimpse February 12, 2020 at 11:20 AM #

    I’ve always wanted to read The Virgin Suicides after seeing the movie back in the day. I hope you enjoy it if you choose to read it.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 12:11 PM #

      I haven’t seen the movie but hope to after I finish the book. Happy reading!

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  23. Lola February 12, 2020 at 12:34 PM #

    That dog on Finding Gobi looks so cute!
    I have had my best reading week in absolute months, so I am very pleased!
    My WWW: https://wordpress.com/post/lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/10612

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:42 PM #

      That’s amazing! Congratulations! Happy reading.

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  24. Kay @ It's a Book Life February 12, 2020 at 12:41 PM #

    I’m always annoyed when my library books don’t renew so I have to change my reading order. lol Happy reading!

    http://itisabooklife.blogspot.com/2020/02/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:42 PM #

      It’s my own fault for not thinking ahead to book club. Oh well. Happy reading!

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  25. Sammie @ The Writerly Way February 12, 2020 at 12:54 PM #

    Finding Gobi looks interesting, and look at the cute little doggo! *melts* Hope you enjoy!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:42 PM #

      I finished it tonight! I should have a review up next week. Happy reading!

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  26. jessicabookworm February 12, 2020 at 1:34 PM #

    Sam, I haven’t managed to finish anything this week either – Here’s hoping we both able to finish off some of the longer term books we’ve had on the go next week. My WWW post: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-12th-february-2020/ 🙂

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:43 PM #

      One down for me! I finished my audiobook while cooking dinner. Happy reading!

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      • jessicabookworm February 15, 2020 at 3:34 PM #

        Ah listening to audiobook while cooking is a great idea! And thank you 🙂

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      • Sam February 15, 2020 at 9:07 PM #

        I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

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  27. alilovesbooks February 12, 2020 at 3:27 PM #

    I’ve been a little undecided on whether to read Robert Galbraith but recently bought the first book so may give it a go. Will be interested to see how you get on with it

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-12th-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:44 PM #

      I liked the first two. I just started the fourth tonight and I’m about twenty minutes in to 22 hours. Happy reading!

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  28. _forbookssake February 12, 2020 at 3:41 PM #

    What The Eyes Don’t See sounds extremely interesting!

    Here’s my post for this week: https://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-12th-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:44 PM #

      I’m adoring it so far. Well written and also a little bit terrifying. Happy reading!

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  29. Library of Books and Tea February 12, 2020 at 4:15 PM #

    The Cormoran Strike audiobooks are so good! I listened to the first one, I just really need to catch up on the series now. I hope you enjoy Lethal White!
    Here’s mine: https://libraryofbooksandtea.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-12-02-2020/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:45 PM #

      Thanks. It took me a while to get to Career of Evil so I wanted to move forward to this nine quickly. Happy reading.

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  30. shanaqui February 12, 2020 at 5:54 PM #

    I’ve always been kinda curious about the Robert Galbraith books… enjoy!

    My WWW post.

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:45 PM #

      I like them. I need a good mystery every once in a while. Happy reading!

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  31. obsessedwithfairytales February 12, 2020 at 6:04 PM #

    I really enjoyed the audiobook of Lethal Whtie, I hope you enjoy it!

    https://obsessedwithfairytales.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-february-12th-2020/

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  32. Sascha Darlington February 12, 2020 at 6:26 PM #

    Loved your review of The Dutch House. I’m adding it to my TBR. Love the cover of Gobi. Here’s mine for the week: https://saschadarlington.me/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-2-12-2020/

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    • Sam February 12, 2020 at 7:45 PM #

      Glad I could spark your interest! Happy reading.

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  33. bookswithcassie February 12, 2020 at 9:14 PM #

    I have only ever read The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. I thought that book was really well done but I have never taken the plunge with any of his other works. Do you have a favorite of his?

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    • Sam February 13, 2020 at 8:12 AM #

      I loved Middlesex. I thought it was really unique and well written. Happy reading!

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  34. Jen E @ mommablogsalot February 12, 2020 at 10:35 PM #

    I’ve been wanting to check out the Dutch House. It seems to be pretty popular.

    Here’s my post: https://mommablogsalot.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-february-12th/

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    • Sam February 13, 2020 at 8:12 AM #

      I think it’s well deserved, I liked it a lot. Happy reading!

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    • Sam February 16, 2020 at 8:43 PM #

      Sorry for the late response, this got caught in my spam filter. Happy reading!

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    • Sam February 16, 2020 at 8:43 PM #

      Sorry for the late reply, this got stuck in my spam filter. Happy reading!

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  35. HCNewton February 13, 2020 at 1:24 AM #

    Lethal White drags a bit from time to time, but don’t give up –it’s absolutely worth it.

    My post is here: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-february-12-2020/

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    • Sam February 13, 2020 at 8:13 AM #

      I started last night and am liking it so far. I’m excited to see more with these characters. Happy reading!

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