WWW Wednesday, 3-June-2020

3 Jun

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’ll eventually finish Fiction Writer’s Workshop by Josip Novakovich but it hasn’t been a priority for me this week. I’m pushing to get through my ebook before the book club meeting so I’ve given that more attention. Unfortunately, this one is easy to put down when I want to so it’s gotten a bit of rest this week.
I keep moving forward with The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits by Emma Donoghue but I’m not sold on short story collections, especially for book club discussions. Some of these have been more interesting than others and I’m moving slowly through them. I hope I finish in time for our meeting!
I was able to start It’s All Relative by A.J. Jacobs and I’m loving it already. It’s great to have Jacobs read the audio because I’m getting a lot more out of his humor hearing it right from his mouth.

Recently finished: I was able to wrap up The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai on Friday and just loved this book. I was put off by the length at first but I never wanted it to end. Yale was an amazing character and I adored following him through the story. I look forward to reviewing this one early next week so I can share what I loved about it. Four out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I think I’ll need a physical book next and I’m torn between two. I just got my copy of the newly released The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins and part of me wants to dive in immediately. Another part of me is calling for patience. The next book on my shelf is also one I’m excited about, Elegy of an Olympian by Anthony Ervin. I’ve been wanting to read this one for a long time, too, and it seems silly to skip past it now when I really need some sports-centric motivation. Anyone have a suggestion?


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55 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 3-June-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow June 3, 2020 at 12:30 AM #

    It’s All Relative looks interesting. Enjoy it and all of your books; here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 5:35 AM #

      Thank you! I might be able to finish it today. Happy reading!

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  2. whatcathyreadnext June 3, 2020 at 3:13 AM #

    You always have an interesting selection of books. As for your next read dilemma, I’d be inclined to pick up both and alternate between them as the mood took me, as they are so different in genre.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/06/03/wwwwednesday-3rd-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 5:35 AM #

      I’ve never been good at alternating, I always seem to pick a favorite haha. Happy reading!

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  3. jessicabookworm June 3, 2020 at 5:48 AM #

    Well being a Hunger Games fan, I am obviously biased and would like you to pick up the newly released The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes next 😉 Happy reading whatever you choose next though!

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/06/03/www-wednesday-3rd-june-2020/🙂

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  4. booksteastories June 3, 2020 at 5:58 AM #

    I am not that big of a Hunger Games fan, but all the hype around the book just might get to me! I look forward to seeing what you think of it if you do decide to read it next!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday:
    https://booksteastories.wordpress.com/2020/06/03/www-wednesday-3rd-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 6:58 AM #

      If not next, I’ll probably read it soon. Happy reading!

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  5. Tessa Pulyer June 3, 2020 at 6:35 AM #

    My daughter read Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and really enjoyed it (she’s pretty picky about books, so that says a lot). I will be curious to see what you think of it after you read it.

    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/06/03/www-wednesday-im-loving-my-reads-this-week-june-3rd/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 6:58 AM #

      Thanks, I think it will be fun to visit that world again. Happy reading!

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  6. elizabethjoy June 3, 2020 at 6:41 AM #

    I’m unsure whether to re-read The Hunger Games before Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, it’s been about 8 years since I read them so I can’t remember everything but its also a prequel so not sure if there’s much to gain from that, looking forward to hearing your thoughts 🙂

    My WWW ~ https://complexchaos.blog/2020/06/03/www-wednesday-3rd-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 6:59 AM #

      I might rewatch the movies. I’d rather not read three books again haha. Happy reading!

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  7. Anna J. Jacobson June 3, 2020 at 6:47 AM #

    I probably don’t plan on picking up the Hunger Games prequel soon because I still need to finish the original trilogy. But I would be interested to find out what you think about it.

    https://jumbledthoughtsofawriter.wordpress.com/2020/06/03/www-wednesday-3rd-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 7:00 AM #

      The original trilogy is so fun, I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

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  8. Lola June 3, 2020 at 7:04 AM #

    I always find short story collection very hit and miss. I prefer it when the stories are interlinked somehow.
    My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2020/06/03/www-wednesdays-3-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 7:05 AM #

      For sure. After each one, I feel like I’m done and need to put the book down. I can’t get into it well. Happy reading!

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  9. _forbookssake June 3, 2020 at 7:09 AM #

    So many people are reading, have read, or are going to be reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and I still haven’t read any of The Hunger Games series… I have seen the films though, haha!

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/06/03/www-wednesday-3rd-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 7:11 AM #

      The movies were pretty accurate to the books. I think you’ll have a pretty good idea if you do decide to do it. Happy reading!

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  10. Jocelyn June 3, 2020 at 7:16 AM #

    Thanks for reminding me I need to look at getting a copy of Fiction Writer’s Workshop!

    My WWW: https://alittlenerdtoldme.wordpress.com/2020/06/03/www-wednesday-3rd-of-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 7:59 AM #

      I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

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  11. The Gal Herself June 3, 2020 at 7:31 AM #

    Loved your overview of The Woman who Gave Birth to Rabbits because I have a friend who keeps recommending short story collections, and I keep telling him they just aren’t my thing. Happy to see I’m not alone.

    I just finished one classic and have picked up another.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/06/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM #

      I’ve never been a big fan. My attention span is too long for short stories, haha. Happy reading!

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  12. silverbuttonbooks June 3, 2020 at 7:32 AM #

    I just re-read and re-watched all of the Hunger Games books recently and I am also torn about the new book. I want to read it so badly but I am not sure I can take that emotional ride with Snow right now. Either way, I understand your conundrum!

    Have a great week! http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/06/03/www-wednesday-june-3-2020/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM #

      I might need to start rewatching the movies soon. I’m looking forward to this book. Happy reading!

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  13. Matt Sweeney June 3, 2020 at 9:21 AM #

    I hope the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes lives up to the hype! Like most, I LOVED the series.

    Here’s mine – with a middle grade focus: https://www.woodpeckerbooks.com/2020/06/03/www-wednesday-middle-grade-featured-titles-3/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 9:36 AM #

      I’m hoping the time she took to write it is a reflection of the effort she put into it. Happy reading!

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  14. Colletta June 3, 2020 at 10:17 AM #

    Enjoy your week! Here’s my post:

    https://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2020/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-6120.html

    Colletta

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  15. The Unseen Library June 3, 2020 at 11:04 AM #

    I actually just finished The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes today (spoiler for my post) and I really enjoyed it. Hope you have a good time reading it.

    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/06/03/www-wednesday-3-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 11:17 AM #

      Good to hear! I think I need some fiction haha. Happy reading!

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  16. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog June 3, 2020 at 11:13 AM #

    Love it when an audiobook is better than the print version especially where humour is in involved. Here’s my link: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/06/03/www-wednesdays-03-06-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif-again%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 11:18 AM #

      The humor is great, I’ve been sharing it with my husband as I go. Happy reading!

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  17. Kathryn @ For the Love of Reading June 3, 2020 at 11:45 AM #

    Have a good week and stay safe1 Here’s my WWW http://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2020/06/www-wednesday-632020.html

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  18. anovelglimpse June 3, 2020 at 11:54 AM #

    I think you should jump into Collins’ book next!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 12:03 PM #

      I’m leaning that way, I think it will be fun. Happy reading!

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  19. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration June 3, 2020 at 12:10 PM #

    I’m so glad you liked “The Great Believers” and am looking forward to your review post. I may be alone in this, butI have no interest in the Suzanne Collins book. I enjoyed Hunger Games and feel satisfied enough with it that I don’t need anymore. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it once you have read it. Maybe you will convince me to give it a go. 🙂 My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/06/03/www-wednesdays-june-3-2020/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 1:48 PM #

      I’m a bit skeptical but still excited. I like that she used the world but not her major characters. It will be cool to see how that develops. Happy reading!

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  20. Ryan June 3, 2020 at 1:24 PM #

    I’ve never thought of it before, but I think you’re right that a short story collection really doesn’t seem like it would make for good Book Club read; who knows which stories will appeal more to who. It may be difficult to determine a more central focus for discussion. I hope things work out, nonetheless. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/06/03/www-wednesday-june-3-2020/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 1:48 PM #

      Yeah, there’s not a lot to talk about as far as characters are concerned. We’ll see how this goes. Happy reading!

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  21. My Book Jar June 3, 2020 at 6:26 PM #

    I love when authors narrate their own audiobooks. A good one to check out is Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, the way he tells the stories really bring them to life.

    My WWW Wednesday is: https://mybookjar.com/2020/06/03/www-wednesday-42/

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 8:33 PM #

      Ooh, interesting. Thanks for the recommendation! A favorite of mine has been Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Hearing him tell his story is very moving. Happy reading!

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      • My Book Jar June 4, 2020 at 1:13 PM #

        I’ve heard good things about that book in general and will check it out in the audiobook format. Thanks for your recommendation!

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  22. Yvo June 3, 2020 at 6:49 PM #

    I like the sound of It’s All Relative! I hope you will enjoy the rest of it. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam June 3, 2020 at 8:33 PM #

      I finished it this afternoon and really liked it. Happy reading!

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  23. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer June 3, 2020 at 10:52 PM #

    I’ve been nervous to pick up Ballad, so I would love to hear what you think of it! Happy Reading!

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    • Sam June 4, 2020 at 7:58 AM #

      I think it will have to be next. All the comments are hyping it for me. Happy reading!

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  24. Katie June 4, 2020 at 1:43 AM #

    I keep wanting to read the Hunger Games prequel but it’s going to have to wait until I finish the Throne of Glass series!

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    • Sam June 4, 2020 at 7:59 AM #

      I love reading an entire series. Enjoy it. Happy reading!

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