WWW Wednesday, 9-December-2020

9 Dec

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 actually read a little bit of Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono! About a chapter. It’s not much, but I’m happy with it.
I’m back in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and I’ve still got about 40 pages in our section before I hit our last stopping point. It will be fun to finish this one before the new year.
I’ve taken a break on Golden Glow by Kaitlin Sandeno and Dan D’Addona while I get back to Salinger. I’m sure I’ll be back to it shortly and I should finish it quickly, I’ve taken a big chunk out of it.
I haven’t gotten through a lot of A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger but I’m enjoying it so far. I’m not very worried about finishing it by the end of the month, but it will be closer than I’d like.

Recently finished: Nothing new this week. Though I’m optimistic I’ll have something finished next week. I was able to post my review of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown last Thursday. My book club met last week to talk about it and I’ll post notes from our discussion tomorrow. I really enjoyed this book and gave it a full Five out of Five Stars.

Reading next: I think I’ll need a physical book next and it will be one of two. My library is currently closed and I’ve requested a book via Inter-library Loan. So it will depend on when that’s available. I’ve requested Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais. This is a book club selection that wasn’t available digitally so I’m hoping to get a copy. The group doesn’t meet until January so I have time.
If the library doesn’t open up soon, I’ll grab one from my shelves. It will be A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro. I’ve had this one on my shelves for a long time and I look forward to finally getting to it.


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63 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 9-December-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow December 9, 2020 at 12:24 AM #

    I am curious about Hum If You Don’t Know the Words. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 8:12 AM #

      I am too. It sounds like nothing I’ve read before. Happy reading!

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 8:13 AM #

      It feels like a big deal but I know it’s just a few pages lol. Happy reading!

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  2. Jen | Books on the 7:47 December 9, 2020 at 3:15 AM #

    Great review of the The Boys in the Boat – very intrigued to read it now!

    My WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-9th-december-2020/

    Have a great reading week! X

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 8:13 AM #

      Thank you! My book club reflection is going to be a bit delayed but will be up next week. Happy reading!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext December 9, 2020 at 3:43 AM #

    I enjoyed reading your review of The Boys in the Boat and I’ll be interested to find out what your book club thought of it. It’s fun to see the different things people take from the same book.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/wwwwednesday-9th-december-2020/

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 8:14 AM #

      Exactly! That’s why I love the book club setting. I’m not so optimistic that post will go up tomorrow but you’ll see it early next week. Happy reading!

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  4. Lola December 9, 2020 at 4:32 AM #

    I haven’t read any of the books you mention, so I can’t offer anything useful 😂
    My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/www-wednesdays-9-december-2020/

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  5. _forbookssake December 9, 2020 at 4:47 AM #

    A Burnable Book sounds interesting, looking forward to hearing what you think of it once you’re finished 🙂

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-9th-december-2020/

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 10:36 AM #

      I’m starting to pick up on a few things that are raising some big questions for me. I’m looking forward to this one picking up. Happy reading!

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  6. Catherine December 9, 2020 at 4:52 AM #

    I hope you enjoy A Pale View of Hills! I really want to read a book by Kazuo Ishiguro but have never got round to it! Lots of people love his books but I’ve just not had the chance to pick one up yet.

    My WWW this week: https://catherineellenbooks.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-9-dec-2020/

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 10:37 AM #

      Never Let Me Go has been my favorite. It’s really moving and surprising. Happy reading!

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  7. nbiblioholic December 9, 2020 at 5:55 AM #

    Congrats on the five-star read! I hope you find another one soon 🙂

    Here’s my post: https://www.nbiblioholic.com/2020/12/www-wednesday-december-9th.html

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 10:37 AM #

      Thank you! We have to appreciate them when we find them. Happy reading!

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  8. Tessa December 9, 2020 at 6:19 AM #

    I look forward to seeing the notes on The Boys in the Boat. Your review was excellent! 📚

    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-december-9-2020/

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 10:47 AM #

      Thank you! The book club reflection may be delayed until next week, I think I was a little optimistic about getting it out tomorrow. Happy reading!

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  9. elizabethjoy December 9, 2020 at 6:37 AM #

    Fingers crossed your library is able to open again soon!

    My WWW ~ https://complexchaos.blog/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-9th-december-2020/

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 10:48 AM #

      Thanks! I hope its not a long closure. Happy reading!

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  10. Sue's Musings December 9, 2020 at 7:00 AM #

    Some interesting choices there. I haven’t read any of them yet!
    My WWW – https://suelbavey.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/www-wednesdays-9th-december-2020/

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 10:48 AM #

      I hope you find something new to enjoy. Happy reading!

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  11. silverbuttonbooks December 9, 2020 at 7:47 AM #

    I’m popping over right now to check out your review for Boys in the Boat. Sorry that your library is closed!

    https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-december-9-2020/

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 12:44 PM #

      Thanks, I hope it reopens soon. Happy reading!

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  12. Teri Polen December 9, 2020 at 8:08 AM #

    I’d love to do a reread of Cather in the Rye – it’s been years, and I honestly don’t remember much about it. Hope you’re enjoying it! https://teripolen.com/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-47/

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 1:52 PM #

      Thanks! It’s a wild ride my first time through. Happy reading!

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  13. Denise @ Life With No Plot December 9, 2020 at 8:12 AM #

    I’ve never heard of Hum if You Don’t Know the Words, but I love the title! Hope you can track that one down for your book club.

    Here’s my WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-12-9-20/

    Have a great week!

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 6:04 PM #

      Thanks! I’m hoping I can get a hold of it pretty soon. Happy reading!

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  14. WordsAndPeace December 9, 2020 at 8:15 AM #

    I had a hard time with Salinger, but anything by Ishiguro, yes!
    My post is here https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/12/06/sunday-post-32-12-6-2020/

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 6:04 PM #

      I do love Ishiguro. I’m glad to get to read him again soon. Happy reading!

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  15. Ryan December 9, 2020 at 8:24 AM #

    It’s been a while since I’ve read an Ishiguro book myself, I look forward to your thoughts on A Pale View of Hills. I’ve not heard of that one. Have a great week!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-december-9-2020/

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 6:05 PM #

      It’s one of his earlier books. I’m excited to see what it’s like. Happy reading!

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  16. Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf December 9, 2020 at 8:50 AM #

    I hope you receive your ILL soon!

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 6:05 PM #

      Thanks! Fingers crossed. Happy reading!

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  17. The Unseen Library December 9, 2020 at 10:16 AM #

    Sounds like a really interesting selection of books. Good luck reading them all.
    My WWW Wednesday:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-9-december-2020/

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    • Sam December 9, 2020 at 6:06 PM #

      Thanks. I like to have a variety going. Happy reading!

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  18. SageKnightly December 9, 2020 at 10:41 AM #

    I haven’t heard of these, but ‘A Burnable Book’ looks interesting!

    Here’s my post: https://libraryofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-4/

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  19. Jolie December 9, 2020 at 10:45 AM #

    I’m curious about Lateral Thinking. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-december-9th2020/

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    • Sam December 10, 2020 at 7:59 AM #

      I think I’ll have a stronger opinion when I get further into it. Happy reading!

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  20. Yvonne (It's All About Books) December 9, 2020 at 11:55 AM #

    I’ll be looking forward to see what you think of A Burnable Book! I really like the sound of that one. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam December 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM #

      I’m about four hours in and enjoying it so far. Happy reading!

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  21. anovelglimpse December 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM #

    Hum if You Don’t Know the Words sounds like it could possibly be a very fun or funny book. I hope you enjoy it when you get it.

    <a href="http://the-link-here-no-spaces-between-the-quotes“>My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam December 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM #

      The subject matter makes me think it will be serious but everything else about it seems fun. We’ll have to see. Happy reading!

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  22. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books December 9, 2020 at 2:01 PM #

    I admire how you’re always reading so many books at once! I tend to get distracted when I’m reading more than two haha. Hope you have a great week!

    Here’s my WWW:
    https://thenightisdarkandfullofbooks.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-32-a-short-story-that-surprised-me/

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    • Sam December 10, 2020 at 8:27 AM #

      It helps that they’re different formats. My ebook and physical book don’t often make the same demands on my time. Happy reading!

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  23. Krisha December 9, 2020 at 9:30 PM #

    Lovely post !! Loved all your choices …..here is the link to my WWW Wednesday
    https://thecosycorner1788007.wordpress.com/2020/12/08/announcement/

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    • Sam December 10, 2020 at 8:29 AM #

      Thanks and happy Wednesday (late).

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  24. bookswithcassie December 10, 2020 at 2:02 AM #

    I have a couple Kazuo Ishiguro on my shelves and I want to make it a priority to read them next year!

    https://bookswithcassie.com/2020/12/09/www-wednesday-12-9-20/

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    • Sam December 10, 2020 at 8:33 AM #

      Never Let Me Go is my favorite. I have a passage from it framed on my living room wall. Happy reading!

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      • bookswithcassie December 11, 2020 at 1:28 PM #

        Ooo I own that one! I will definitely have to make that a priority in 2021.

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  25. jessicabookworm December 10, 2020 at 2:32 PM #

    Hi Sam, sorry I am late again – I haven’t been very well this week. I also haven’t read any of your reading selections this week, but I do hope you’re able to get hold of a copy of Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais for your book group. Happy reading! 😃

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/%f0%9f%93%9a-www-wednesday-9th-december-2020/ 🙂

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  26. Louisa Paarsmarkt December 10, 2020 at 8:39 PM #

    Sounds like another good reading week! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2020/12/www-wednesday-504-december-9th.html

    Liked by 1 person

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