WWW Wednesday, 19-February-2020

19 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 haven’t had as much time as I’d like for What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha. My book club meets to talk about this on Monday and I’m not sure I’ll have it finished! I’ll have to make some more time for it this week than I normally would. It for sure is not going on vacation with me!
I started a new audiobook and, as planned, it’s Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). This picked up right where the third one left off and I’m adoring it so far. These characters are great and I’m looking forward to seeing how the tension between them can be resolved.
I had a change of heart about my ebook and decided to pick up White Oleander by Janet Fitch. I listened to the audiobook of this a while back and realized later that it was abridged. It’s been long enough that I’ve forgotten most of what I listened to and I’m ready to read the full book this time. Strap in for a long one!

Recently finished: I was close to finishing Wild Ink by Victoria Hanley! I wrapped it up during lunch on Thursday. It was an OK read, nothing great but still enjoyable. I’ll have a review for it up tomorrow. I gave the book Three out of Five Stars.
I also finished Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard. I have a few quibbles about this one and ended up giving it Three out of Five Stars even when I really enjoyed parts of it. I posted my review yesterday so please go check it out.

I also posted my review of Sarah’s Quilt by Nancy E. Turner since last week. It was a fun story, but I still had some quibbles I couldn’t look over. I ended up giving the book Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I still need to pick up Cuando era puertorriqueña by Esmeralda Santiago as a print book, but it might get put off a bit. I do plan to read it this year as my Spanish-language read, though, so I won’t forget it!
This close to my trip, I think I might grab the book I’ve decided to take with me, Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. It’s a longer book, but I think it will keep me entertained for the long flights and I won’t mind leaving it behind if I finish it and want to pick up another book.


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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84 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 19-February-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow February 19, 2020 at 1:38 AM #

    I love White Oleander! I also love the movie based on the book. Enjoy your reading, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 7:40 AM #

      I hope I can get through it in a decent amount of time. Maybe a little ereading on my trip. Happy reading!

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  2. Maria February 19, 2020 at 1:51 AM #

    I also wanted to read a book in other language it’s like one of my reading goals.😂 Hopefully I will be able to do that in the future.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday.❤
    https://wp.me/p6rQYa-1M8

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 7:40 AM #

      I’m usually on it a lot earlier in the year. Not sure why I’ve put it off. Happy reading!

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  3. stargazer February 19, 2020 at 1:55 AM #

    I enjoyed Lethal White very much, hope you will as well! I do wonder, though, how long this Strike / Robin ‘will they, won’t they romance’ can be dragged out? Oh, you speak Spanish? That must be so useful! My WWW:

    https://stargazer-online.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-19-02-2020/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 7:41 AM #

      Ugh, right?! I do like the character building through the series but I feel like something definitive has to happen at some point. Happy reading!

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  4. Jen | Books on the 7:47 February 19, 2020 at 3:08 AM #

    Lethal White is on my TBR – I’ve read the other Robert Galbraith books but not this one yet! Hope to get to it soon.

    Here’s my WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2020/02/19/what-im-reading-www-wednesday-19th-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 7:41 AM #

      I was in the same boat. I’m so glad I’ve finally started it, I’m in love. Happy reading!

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  5. _tirilu February 19, 2020 at 3:18 AM #

    I have The Coockoo’s Calling at home but it’s still unread. I started it once but I found it rather slow somehow.
    https://tirilu.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-wasps-wolves-and-what-am-i-even-doing/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 7:42 AM #

      The end of that one is a great rush. I think once I was more vested in the characters, it moved more quickly. Happy reading!

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  6. whatcathyreadnext February 19, 2020 at 4:15 AM #

    I hope you enjoy Fingersmith. I love Sarah Waters’ books.

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/wwwwednesday-19th-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 7:42 AM #

      I enjoyed Affinity and I’ve heard her other books are equally engaging. Happy reading!

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  7. jessicabookworm February 19, 2020 at 4:47 AM #

    Sam, I will be interested in your thoughts on Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, as I have only read Waters’ The Little Stranger and really feel I should try more.

    Here’s my WWW: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-19th-february-2020/ 🙂

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 7:43 AM #

      I’ve only read one, too, so I’m excited to see how I feel about this one. Happy reading!

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  8. Katie February 19, 2020 at 5:01 AM #

    I just finished Lethal White and really enjoyed it. I hope you do, too!

    Please come visit me at The Cozy Burrow for my WWW post!

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 8:03 AM #

      Awesome! I like it a lot so far, almost 25% in. Happy reading!

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      • Katie February 20, 2020 at 4:34 AM #

        You’re making great progress!

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  9. alilovesbooks February 19, 2020 at 5:26 AM #

    Lots of change this week. I hope you enjoy all of your reads

    Here’s my www https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-19th-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 8:03 AM #

      Thanks! It’s going well so far. Happy reading!

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  10. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog February 19, 2020 at 5:42 AM #

    You’re on a bit of a roll again, which is fab! Here’s my link this week :https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesdays-19-02-20/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 8:04 AM #

      It feels great! If only I can finish Hanna’s book. Happy reading!

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  11. Tessa Pulyer February 19, 2020 at 6:18 AM #

    Lethal White sounds so good!

    Here’s my WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/02/19/www-wednesdays-my-bookish-week/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 8:04 AM #

      I’m loving it. This series is great. Happy reading!

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  12. Darnell February 19, 2020 at 6:32 AM #

    Oh, White Oleander. I have only seen the movie, and I may also try to read the book when I have the time.

    https://darnellouis.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-2-29-2020/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 8:04 AM #

      I know it’s going to be an emotional one. Happy reading!

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  13. _forbookssake February 19, 2020 at 6:44 AM #

    I’ve not read any of the Robert Galbraith books yet, but I might have to give them a go!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-19th-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 8:05 AM #

      I’ve liked them all though the first was a bit slow to start. Happy reading!

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  14. Literary Leisha February 19, 2020 at 7:09 AM #

    Happy Reading!
    My first WWW Wednesday post in a while! –
    https://literaryleisha.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/uni-books-jane-austen-sci-fi-retelling-www-wednesday-19-02-20/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 8:05 AM #

      Welcome back. Happy reading!

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  15. Robyn February 19, 2020 at 7:20 AM #

    I love Fingersmith – I think it may actually be in my top 10 (if not 10 then 20) books of all time. Hope you enjoy it!

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 8:05 AM #

      Amazing! Looks like I picked a good one for the flights. Happy reading!

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  16. maxinesobsessions February 19, 2020 at 7:43 AM #

    I absolutely love that you always have three books on the go.

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 8:05 AM #

      It keeps me from getting bored haha. I hope!

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  17. WordsAndPeace February 19, 2020 at 8:33 AM #

    Good to know that lethal White is good. Here is my post https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/02/16/sunday-post-25-2-16-2020/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 12:10 PM #

      The fifth one was just announced so I’m getting to this just in time. Happy reading!

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  18. The Unseen Library February 19, 2020 at 9:44 AM #

    I hope everyone is having a good week with their reading.

    My WWW Wednesday:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-19-february-2020/

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  19. silverbuttonbooks February 19, 2020 at 9:48 AM #

    Loved your review of Gobi! I also feel like I may have listened to an abridged version of White Oleander so I will be interested to read your thoughts on the complete book.

    Have a great week! Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-february-19-2020/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 12:11 PM #

      I’m excited to experience what I might have missed. Happy reading!

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  20. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration February 19, 2020 at 9:49 AM #

    Seems like you had a ok reading week but not a great one. Hope you are enjoying your current reads much more. Fingers crossed you make more progress on your book club read. I always tell members of my book club that I am not going to finish the book in time and then somehow I always do. My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesdays-february-19-2020/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 12:12 PM #

      I’m optimistic about finishing it but I’m not going to bet money on it. Happy reading!

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  21. Ryan February 19, 2020 at 9:55 AM #

    I can totally relate to canning a read once you realize it’s abridged. I hope you enjoy all of White Oleander. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-february-19-2020/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 12:12 PM #

      I wish I realized it mid read. It wasn’t until it was over that I found out! Happy reading.

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  22. Sammie @ The Writerly Way February 19, 2020 at 10:04 AM #

    I really need to give the Robert Galbraith books a try. It seems like so many people like them!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 12:13 PM #

      The fifth was just announced so it’s a good time to jump in. Happy reading!

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  23. Leslie February 19, 2020 at 10:20 AM #

    Good luck with your books this coming week! Happy Reading!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/w-w-w-2-19-20/

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  24. Arya D. @Arya's Fangirl Lexicon February 19, 2020 at 10:29 AM #

    I’ve always wanted to be able to read a book in a different language but I’m not at that level yet. Best reading to you!
    https://fangirlarya.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-february-18th/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 12:14 PM #

      Thanks! I’m excited to jump into it soon. It’s always fun to finish a foreign language book. Happy reading!

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  25. anovelglimpse February 19, 2020 at 10:35 AM #

    I remember enjoying White Oleander when I read it. I hope you enjoy the full version this time.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 12:14 PM #

      Thanks! I’m hoping to knock out a few pages today. Happy reading.

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  26. Jolie February 19, 2020 at 1:10 PM #

    I just put White Oleander on my TBR list!!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-february-19th-2020/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 7:01 PM #

      I can’t wait to get more into it. Happy reading!

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  27. elizabethjoy February 19, 2020 at 1:41 PM #

    I really enjoyed Lethal White, I can imagine it being really good as an audiobook 🙂

    My WWW ~ https://complexchaos.blog/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-19th-february-2020/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 7:10 PM #

      I’ve been wanting to see the mini series versions of the books but I haven’t had the chance. Happy reading!

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  28. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books February 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM #

    Good luck with the book club book. I’m sure you’ll be able to finish it in time! I believe in yoooooou haha.

    My WWW.

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 7:10 PM #

      I should be reading now… Happy reading!

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  29. Tina (Teenie’s Bookies) February 19, 2020 at 5:29 PM #

    Enjoy your vacattion and have a safe trip!

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  30. JenniferAlison Jones February 19, 2020 at 6:52 PM #

    I love this and would love to join you on WWW wednesday. Will do my first Post next week and link to you.

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 7:11 PM #

      I’m so glad! Welcome to the community and happy reading!

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  31. Yvo February 19, 2020 at 7:13 PM #

    You’ve reminded me I really need to continue the Cormoran Strike series this year! I hope you will enjoy book four. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 7:18 PM #

      I just saw book five was announced for the fall! I’m so excited. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo February 19, 2020 at 8:08 PM #

        Oh I didn’t know that! I’ll definitely need to catch up soon then. Happy reading! xx

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  32. bookswithcassie February 19, 2020 at 7:47 PM #

    I read White Oleander after seeing the movie in high school and I remember really loving it.

    http://bookswithcassie.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-2-19-20/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 7:49 PM #

      I’m looking forward to getting the full story of Astrid. I remember very little from the abridged version finally. Happy reading!

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  33. Sascha Darlington February 19, 2020 at 8:07 PM #

    Sounds like some excellent reads. I’ve heard good things about White Oleander. Here is my posting: https://saschadarlington.me/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-2-19-2020/

    happy reading!

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 9:10 PM #

      I’m looking forward to getting more out of it. Happy reading!

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  34. HCNewton February 19, 2020 at 9:27 PM #

    Going to have to read up on those non-Galbraith titles, they sound intriguing. Here’s my WWW: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2020/02/19/www-wednesday-february-month-19-2020/

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    • Sam February 19, 2020 at 9:34 PM #

      I hope you find something you like. Happy reading!

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  35. onlineblanketfort February 20, 2020 at 2:31 AM #

    Just started your tag! Here’s mine: http://onlineblanketfort.com/www-wednesday-19th-february-2020 hoping it’ll help me get a read on!

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    • Sam February 20, 2020 at 8:48 AM #

      Welcome! I like how this keeps me accountable. Happy reading!

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  36. Jennifer Jones February 25, 2020 at 11:30 PM #

    My first WWW Wednesday post
    https://bestbookishblog.com/2020/02/20/www-wednesdays/

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    • Sam February 26, 2020 at 8:10 AM #

      Welcome! You may want to consider commenting on today’s post so more people see your link. This post is from last week. Happy Wednesday!

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