WWW Wednesday, 30-December-2020

30 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: Nothing new with Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono. Perseverance. 
I really hope I finish A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger before midnight tomorrow. It’s the last book I need to finish my 2020 When Are You Reading? Challenge and I don’t want to come up so close!
I’m getting into Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais more and more and I’m finally vested in the characters. It took a few lazy mornings ready to get into it but I don’t feel much like stopping anymore.

Recently finished: I wrapped up The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. My reading buddy and I had our final meeting about it yesterday. It’s nice to finish the year up and finish a book, too. I’m sure we’ll start on another one soon enough. I posted my review yesterday. I didn’t love this one and ended up giving it Three out of Five Stars. Hate me if you want. I think I would have liked it better if I read it as a teenager.

Reading next: I’m still planning on Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie next, I just need to get to it! I’m going to run out of time to finish it, I’m afraid.
I hope to start A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro after I finish Hum. Not in a big rush but I am looking forward to this one.


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67 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 30-December-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow December 30, 2020 at 12:18 AM #

    I am curious about A Pale View of Hills. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 11:11 AM #

      I hope to start it soon. Happy reading!

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  2. The Gal Herself December 30, 2020 at 12:27 AM #

    Very interested to hear your take on Catcher in the Rye. This year, I reread Diary of Anne Frank and To Kill a Mockingbird and liked them better than I did when I was young. But I’ve never read Catcher in the Rye and, frankly, have never been tempted to … except that it’s one of those books that I’ve heard everyone should read. I don’t know if that’s a good enough reason.

    This week I’ve got a fascinating biography of a historically dysfunctional couple and a light cozy mystery.

    Happy New Year!

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/12/wwwwednesday_29.html

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 11:11 AM #

      My reading buddy and I weren’t overly impressed. I think it’s one you like more as a teen. Happy reading!

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  3. Just_Me :) December 30, 2020 at 1:53 AM #

    Oh! I’m sorry to know you didn’t like The Catcher in the Rye. It’s one of my favorite books. I even liked it more when I re-read it a couple of years ago. 🙂 I want to read Americanah soon, too. Happy new year to you! 🙂

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 11:12 AM #

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ve heard a lot of mixed opinions on it but it wasn’t a favorite for me. Happy reading!

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      • Just_Me :) December 31, 2020 at 12:18 AM #

        Happy reading and happy new year!

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  4. whatcathyreadnext December 30, 2020 at 3:38 AM #

    I have to say The Catcher in the Rye has never appealed to me so your review has given me the perfect reason to continue to ignore it 😁

    My WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/12/30/wwwwednesday-30th-december-2020/

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 11:13 AM #

      Haha, please do! I don’t feel like I missed something by not reading it. Happy reading!

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  5. Nikki @Night Full of Books December 30, 2020 at 5:19 AM #

    I just wanted to say thank you for another year of hosting WWW Wednesday, especially with all the chaos going on this year. Cheers to another year of great reads!
    (also I did not like The Catcher in the Rye either, and I read it as a teenager)

    My WWW: https://nightfullofbooks.wordpress.com/2020/12/30/www-wednesday-33-the-last-week-of-2020/

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 11:13 AM #

      I guess the theory doesn’t hold haha. Good to know I might not have missed my window for it! Happy reading.

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  6. Becca December 30, 2020 at 5:36 AM #

    https://wp.me/pcip93-mn very interested to see what you think of Americanah when you get to it!

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:15 PM #

      I really hope it’s soon. Happy reading!

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  7. Sue's Musings December 30, 2020 at 5:41 AM #

    I don’t like The Catcher in the Rye either!! Happy New Year! Here is my post: https://suelbavey.wordpress.com/?p=1563&preview=true

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:15 PM #

      I can see how it could appeal to others, just wasn’t for us. Happy reading!

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  8. nbiblioholic December 30, 2020 at 6:52 AM #

    I definitely think I appreciated Catcher in the Rye in high school more than I would now. Happy reading! Here’s my post: https://www.nbiblioholic.com/2020/12/www-wednesday-december-30th.html

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:15 PM #

      I guess I might have missed my window. Happy reading!

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  9. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog December 30, 2020 at 7:25 AM #

    Fingers you finish your last challenge book before midnight tomorrow! Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/12/30/www-wednesdays-30-12-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/
    btw are you hosting the 2021 When Are You Reading? challenge?

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:17 PM #

      Same here! I’ve got about two hours left so there’s hope.
      Yes, I’ll be hosting again! Husband is working on the image today so it will be up soon! Happy reading!

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  10. emandherbooks December 30, 2020 at 7:38 AM #

    I haven’t read any of those yet! Catcher in the eye is on my TBR!

    I’m joining in for the very first time!! https://emandherbooks.com/2020/12/30/www-wednesday-30th-december-2020/

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  11. elizabethjoy December 30, 2020 at 8:11 AM #

    Good luck on completing your reading challenge!

    My WWW ~ https://complexchaos.blog/2020/12/30/www-wednesday-30th-december-2020/

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:19 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  12. Denise @ Life With No Plot December 30, 2020 at 9:32 AM #

    I have never read Catcher in the Rye, despite being a book nerd in high school and an English major in college. It seems to be a book that people either love or hate. Maybe I’ll pick it up one day, but who knows.

    Good luck on finishing up your reading challenge! The new year is almost here! I would also like to echo Nikki’s sentiments above and thank you for hosting WWW every week. Sometimes this weekly post is the only one I can do so I definitely appreciate it. 🙂

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2020/12/30/www-wednesday-12-30-20/

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:20 PM #

      A lot of the other reviews I read we’re really polarizing. It’s controversial for sure. Glad to be here and host for my fellow bibliophiles! Happy reading.

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  13. HerBookishDesires December 30, 2020 at 9:44 AM #

    I have never read Catcher in the Rye. Some people really love it, some don’t and then there are those like me who don’t feel like reading it 😂 Maybe one day, I will feel the urge to read it.

    Good luck with the rest of the reading challenge. 2021 is so close! Time is flying by, I hope your 2021 is filled with happiness, good health, and BOOKS! 🙂

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  14. Rae Longest December 30, 2020 at 9:50 AM #

    You will love Americanah! See my review of it on http://powerfulwomenreaders.wordpress.com

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:22 PM #

      I’m very excited to get to it. I hope I just year through it. Happy reading!

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  15. The Unseen Library December 30, 2020 at 9:56 AM #

    Good luck with your reading and Happy New Year!
    My WWW Wednesday for this week:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/12/30/www-wednesday-30-december-2020/

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  16. _forbookssake December 30, 2020 at 10:13 AM #

    Interesting to hear your thoughts on Catcher in the Rye! I’ve been meaning to read it for a while, and still haven’t!

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/12/30/www-wednesday-30th-december-2020

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:22 PM #

      I was in the same boat. I’d say no rush haha. Happy reading!

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  17. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den December 30, 2020 at 10:22 AM #

    Good luck finishing A Burnable Book! You’re so cloooose to finishing your challenge! You can do it!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:23 PM #

      Thanks! It’s encouraging me to cook just so I have listening time haha. Happy reading!

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  18. Ryan December 30, 2020 at 10:27 AM #

    I’m with you, I gave The Catcher in the Rye 3/5 stars back when I read it too. I stand by my rating, but I developed a strange fondness for the book that has stuck with me going on three years now. Regardless of my frustrations with the writing style, I empathize with Holden despite himself. Have a great week and a Happy New Year!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/12/30/www-wednesday-december-30-2020/

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:24 PM #

      I’m the opposite because I liked the writing style a lot, I just didn’t empathize with Holden. Happy reading!

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  19. Book and Corner December 30, 2020 at 10:48 AM #

    I loved Americanah. It is my second favorite Adichie. I hope you like it. Happy Reading. Here is my WWW

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:25 PM #

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

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  20. silverbuttonbooks December 30, 2020 at 10:58 AM #

    I am usually game for a classic but I have had so many people talk about Catcher in the Rye as a life changer that I have studiously avoided it. I’m a bit ridiculous that way! I will check out your review though. How fun to finish a book right at the end of the year though!! Congratulations!

    Here is my WWW! https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/12/30/www-wednesday-december-30-2020/

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:26 PM #

      I think it would have seemed more life changing if I read it as a teen. I would have been able to relate to Holden a bit more. Happy reading!

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  21. Kristin December 30, 2020 at 11:05 AM #

    I have always felt like I needed to read The Catcher and The Rye. I had a copy as a child but was too young to read it. I need to go through my box of books from my parent’s, I wonder if it’s still in there. Though I am not sure I’ll read it, I’m well passed my teenage years, ha!

    Here is the link to my WWW. http://www.bookschangedmylife.com/2020/12/www-wednesday-december-30.html

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:27 PM #

      I had a similar pressure that I finally gave into. Sad to say it wasn’t for me. I’m sure my mom had a copy somewhere that I also avoided haha. Happy reading!

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  22. Ellie December 30, 2020 at 11:19 AM #

    Americannah has been on my radar for a while, it’s one I want to get to in 2021. I hope you enjoy it! My first WWW Wednesday is here: https://thebooksonmyshelves.wordpress.com/2020/12/30/www-wednesdays-30-12-20/

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:27 PM #

      I hope it ends up being one of my first books of 2021. I’ve heard so many good things. Happy reading!

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  23. SageKnightly December 30, 2020 at 11:32 AM #

    I’m sorry you didn’t like The Catcher in the Rye:/

    My WWW post: https://libraryofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/30/www-wednesday-7/

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:28 PM #

      Hey, it happens. I’m not too upset, I’ve got some great books going on to celebrate. Happy reading!

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  24. Louisa Paarsmarkt December 30, 2020 at 11:37 AM #

    Yeah for finished books before the end of the year! Best wishes on finishing A Burnable Book! Here are my answers:
    https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2020/12/www-wednesday-507-december-30th.html

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:28 PM #

      Thanks, I’m feeling optimistic. Happy reading!

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  25. Jolie December 30, 2020 at 11:37 AM #

    I haven’t finished any of my challenges :(. If you have StoryGraph, they have a huge list of challenges that you can do and track virtually. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/12/30/www-wednesday-december-30th-2020/

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:29 PM #

      I’ve never heard of that, thanks for the tip! I wonder if my challenge has made its way on there. Happy reading!

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  26. Lori December 30, 2020 at 11:41 AM #

    I have not read Catcher in the Rye yet. I need to get it on my reading list. I may not like it either, but I want to read it anyway. My answers are posted at my blog. Happy New Year!

    https://lorisbusylife.blogspot.com/

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:30 PM #

      I had a similar inclination. I’m not mad that I didn’t like it, but it makes me question why this is such an enduring classic. Happy reading!

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  27. Julie Anna's Books December 30, 2020 at 12:52 PM #

    I’m curious to hear your thoughts on Americanah as you start it! I have yet to read Adichie’s books. Happy reading, and Happy New Year!
    My WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-12-30-20/

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    • Sam December 30, 2020 at 2:31 PM #

      It will be my first of her as well. I hope to start very soon! Happy reading.

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  28. Yvonne (It's All About Books) December 30, 2020 at 2:37 PM #

    I didn’t love The Catcher In The Rye either, so you are not alone! I agree that I would probably have enjoyed it better as a teenager too though. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam December 31, 2020 at 8:52 AM #

      So glad I’m not alone haha. Happy reading!

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  29. bookswithcassie December 30, 2020 at 5:15 PM #

    A Burnable Book sounds fascinating! I hope you are able to finish it this year and I’ll be looking out for your review 🙂

    https://bookswithcassie.com/2020/12/30/www-wednesday-12-30-20/

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    • Sam December 31, 2020 at 8:53 AM #

      Thanks! I need to get to it today. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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