WWW Wednesday, 10-June-2020

10 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’m making a push to finish Fiction Writer’s Workshop by Josip Novakovich this week. I don’t think it will be too much of a problem; it should be on my ‘recently finished’ list next week. The only issue is that it hasn’t really inspired me to do any additional writing. Oh well, it was worth a try.
I needed a new ebook and found out I could give myself both the books I wanted to pick up next if I tried Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian by Anthony Ervin as an ebook. I know it will be a slower read but I also see myself motivated to keep moving forward with it, so maybe it won’t take as long as other ebooks have.
I started a new audiobook that I’m really excited about. Stories of Elders by Veronica Kirin is one I’ve been wanting to read for a while and have been putting off. I know Kirin personally and am good friends with her brother. I heard her speak a while back about this book and I’m sorry I put it off as long as I did. She narrates the audiobook herself which is always fun.

Recently finished: I wrapped up The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits by Emma Donoghue just in time for our book club meeting on Monday. I’m not a huge fan of short stories so I’m sure that affected my rating of it. I gave it Three out of Five Stars. I’ll have a review up tomorrow.
I also finished It’s All Relative by A.J. Jacobs on audio. I adored hearing the story in Jacobs voice through the audiobook. I’m not sure what project he has coming up next but I’m guessing that it will make for a great book that I’ll love to read. I posted a review yesterday and I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.

I posted my review for The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai on Monday. This was a great read and I’m so glad I was talked into buying a copy by the signage at the story. It was a beautiful story. I gave it Four out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I can’t wait to pick up The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins as my next physical book. It’s time for some YA dystopian binging and this is the perfect book for it. I hope to have started it by next week.


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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72 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 10-June-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow June 10, 2020 at 1:15 AM #

    I’ve been noticing The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes around the blogs. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 7:16 AM #

      I’ve been waiting for it for months. I imagine other bloggers felt the same. Happy reading!

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  2. jessicabookworm June 10, 2020 at 3:15 AM #

    Sam, I look forward to hearing what you think of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins 😊 Take care and happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-10th-june-2020/ 🙂

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  3. whatcathyreadnext June 10, 2020 at 3:38 AM #

    I hope The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes lives up to your expectations.

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/wwwwednesday-10th-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 7:17 AM #

      I’m trying not to set them too high in case it’s nothing special. Happy reading!

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  4. _tirilu June 10, 2020 at 4:21 AM #

    I feel like I’m seeing Chasing Water everywhere at the moment. I’m not sure why though. I hope it can keep your attention. 🙂 Also, have great fun with The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. 🙂

    My Post: WWW Wednesday

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 7:18 AM #

      That’s awesome to hear! Being out of the pool these past few months has made me think more about swimming so Ervin’s story is something I’m drawn to. Happy reading!

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  5. higgy88 June 10, 2020 at 4:21 AM #

    I loved The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes! Really hope you enjoy it. Here is my www https://ladybookdragon.com/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-10-06-2020/

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 7:18 AM #

      So glad to hear! I can’t wait to dive in. Happy reading!

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  6. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog June 10, 2020 at 6:23 AM #

    Chasing Water looks interesting hope you enjoy it! Here’s my link for this week : https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/www-wednesdays-10-06-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif-again%f0%9f%98%89/

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  7. Tessa Pulyer June 10, 2020 at 6:40 AM #

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes once you get to it.
    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-what-great-reads-am-i-enjoying-6-10/

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 7:19 AM #

      I want to start by this weekend. We’ll see. Happy reading!

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  8. My Book Jar June 10, 2020 at 7:05 AM #

    Interesting, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is newly released. I think Carmen will like it, you’ll have to let us know how it is when you finish.
    Here is our WWW Wednesday: https://mybookjar.com/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-43/

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 7:20 AM #

      I’ll be writing a review for sure. I think we’ll see a lot of reviews for it soon. Happy reading!

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  9. Julie Anna's Books June 10, 2020 at 7:57 AM #

    Chasing Water looks interesting! And it’s weird – physical fitness is a big interest of mine but for some reason I never pick up books about it despite all the non-fiction I read. I think it’s time to change that!

    Here’s my WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-6-10-20/

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 8:29 AM #

      This one is more of a memoir, which might be a good way into books on fitness.
      A personal favorite is Born to Run. I read it when I first started running and loved it. Happy reading!

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  10. Teri Polen June 10, 2020 at 8:05 AM #

    I have The Ballad of Songbirds waiting for me on my Kindle, but I’m not sure when I’ll get to it. I’m glad it’s a long one – more to enjoy. Happy Reading, Sam! https://teripolen.com/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-39/

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 8:29 AM #

      I’m sure I’ll fly through it though haha. That tends to happen with YA. Happy reading!

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  11. Denise @ Life With No Plot June 10, 2020 at 8:18 AM #

    Ohh, I’m currently reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and I am really enjoying it. Such a different take on Panem this time around. Really good.

    My WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-6-10-20/

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 8:29 AM #

      That’s great to hear, I’m so excited to jump into it. Happy reading!

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  12. Astrid June 10, 2020 at 9:07 AM #

    These sound really interesting. I’m glad you finished the fiction writer’s workshop book but sorry it didn’t inspire you much.

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 9:20 AM #

      I’m hoping to wrap it up this weekend. It’s been a slow read. Happy reading!

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      • Astrid June 10, 2020 at 12:04 PM #

        Oh yes, sorry, I misread that you’d already finished it.

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  13. Leslie June 10, 2020 at 9:13 AM #

    Oohh, I can’t wait to see what you think of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes! I hope you enjoy it. I’ve been seeing a lot of mixed reviews!

    My WWW!

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 9:21 AM #

      Hm. I’m hoping to get swept away in it because it’s been a while since a book has done that for me. Happy reading!

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      • Leslie June 10, 2020 at 6:21 PM #

        Thanks, I hope you do!!

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  14. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration June 10, 2020 at 9:30 AM #

    The Suzanne Collins book is literally the only book I recognize on your reading list. I love seeing new-to-me books. I hope you are enjoying them! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/www-wednesdays-june-10-2020/

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 9:37 AM #

      I hope you find something to enjoy. Happy reading!

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  15. Shivi Chinnappa June 10, 2020 at 9:43 AM #

    The ballad of songbirds seems interesting! Happy reading !

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 10:44 AM #

      Thank you, I’m excited to get into it. Happy reading!

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  16. shanaqui June 10, 2020 at 10:23 AM #

    Hmm, I’ve never loved Emma Donoghue’s work, but that does sound like an interesting set of stories! Shame you didn’t love it. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post!

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 10:44 AM #

      My book club discussion helped me sort out my feelings on it. I’ll be blogging about it next week. Happy reading!

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  17. Matt Sweeney June 10, 2020 at 11:02 AM #

    Stories of Elders sounds like an interesting read. Especially if you know the narrator. That would be a treat.

    Happy Wednesday!
    https://www.woodpeckerbooks.com/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-middle-grade-edition/

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 12:20 PM #

      I’m trying to snag an interview to share more about it. Happy reading!

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  18. anovelglimpse June 10, 2020 at 11:14 AM #

    I’ll be interested in hearing what you think of Collins’ book. I hope you love it.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 12:21 PM #

      Thank you, I hope so, too. I look forward to starting it. Happy reading!

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  19. silverbuttonbooks June 10, 2020 at 12:09 PM #

    I’ve put off buying Songbirds and Snakes until I see what your thoughts are (no pressure! hah!). Sorry your writing book hasn’t inspired you to write. Maybe the ideas will percolate under the surface and come back later (hopefully?)?

    Have a great week! Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-june-10-2020/

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 12:22 PM #

      I like that optimism! Let’s hope it’s true. I’m looking forward to the revisions chapter at the end. I’m hoping to dive into Collins very soon! Happy reading.

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  20. Sascha Darlington June 10, 2020 at 12:13 PM #

    I’m probably like everyone else and looking forward to reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. I had been stalking to see if there would be an ARC available….ha!

    It’s been since February, but I’m back. Hope everyone’s been well!

    Here’s a link to my post. https://saschadarlington.me/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-6-10-20/#.XuEF7DpKhPY

    Thanks and happy reading!

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 12:48 PM #

      I ended up getting it as a gift for my birthday in March, but it was just a preorder so it didn’t come until the day after the release. I’m excited to read it! Happy reading.

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  21. Sherrie June 10, 2020 at 12:23 PM #

    Hi,
    My WWW Wednesday is here…

    https://100sweets.blogspot.com/2020/06/wordsor-not.html

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Jocelyn June 10, 2020 at 12:28 PM #

    Well I’m glad to hear the short stories weren’t a total bust!

    My WWW: https://alittlenerdtoldme.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-10th-of-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 12:48 PM #

      No, some gems for sure. I’ll post my book discussion group review next week. Happy reading!

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  23. Sherrie June 10, 2020 at 1:03 PM #

    Hi,
    Haven’t read any of your books…but have downloaded Stories of Elders to my Kindle Fire..I love reading stories from the past…I am an elder myself I thought this book sounded
    like a good book…have a great day!

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 3:21 PM #

      That’s awesome! I emailed Kirin and she responded today that she’ll do an interview for the blog soon. There’s a lot of research behind her stories. Happy reading!

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  24. Rae Longest June 10, 2020 at 1:33 PM #

    Your “soon to be read” intrigues me just from the cover!

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 3:22 PM #

      Thanks, I’m really looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  25. _forbookssake June 10, 2020 at 4:22 PM #

    Stories of Elders sounds really interesting! Looking forward to seeing what you think of it 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-10th-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 5:01 PM #

      Thanks! I just got the author to agree to a quick interview as well. Look for more next week! Happy reading.

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  26. Ryan June 10, 2020 at 4:46 PM #

    Whoops, got this up especially late tonight. Hope you’re having a great week!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-june-10-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Yvo June 10, 2020 at 6:51 PM #

    I like the sound of Chasing Water… I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam June 10, 2020 at 9:17 PM #

      Thank you! I’m really enjoying the story. It’s fun to read about heroes in your sport. Happy reading!

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  28. The Unseen Library June 10, 2020 at 10:41 PM #

    Woops, a bit of a late entry for me, I’m sure it’s still Wednesday somewhere.
    Here is my post:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/06/11/www-wednesday-10-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 11, 2020 at 9:54 AM #

      You were under the wire in my time zone lol. Happy reading!

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  29. Katie June 12, 2020 at 2:16 AM #

    I keep wanting to start The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes next but I’m also in too deep with TOG world!
    Here’s mine:
    http://katiejreads.co.uk/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam June 12, 2020 at 7:32 AM #

      I keep having to push it back just a little bit and I want to start so badly! Happy reading.

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