WWW Wednesday, 18-March-2020

18 Mar

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: As with almost every aspect of our lives, the COVID-19 outbreak has affected my reading. I’m working from home for the foreseeable future so reading White Oleander by Janet Fitch during lunch isn’t happening. I hope to get to it again int he future, but it’s taking a break for now.
I’m back to Fingersmith by Sarah Waters full time and still loving it. I’m getting a lot more reading time in because I’m staying home more so I hope to get through this one in a reasonable time.
I picked up the audiobook for The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz just in time. My local library has closed it’s doors so I’ve got until early April before I have to worry about a due date on this one. Because I’m not driving to and from work, it might take me a while to polish this one off. We’ll see how life has changed.
I started a new audiobook on my phone to keep me entertained on runs. My husband is working from home so I’m not getting a lot of alone time to listen. So it might take me a while to get through The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib. My next planned athletic event is a run (since I had two swim meets and a run canceled already). So I might as well get running a bit more.

Recently finished: Working from home left me with the chance to listen to an audiobook during lunch so I enjoyed Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) and was able to wrap it up. I’m loving this series more and more and I’m so excited for the fifth book to come out later this year! Maybe I won’t take forever to get to it.
I used a slow weekend to wrap up August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones. The book club meeting for this book has been canceled so I won’t get a chance to discuss it with my group but I still wanted to wrap it up. It wasn’t my favorite but I’ll save all those thoughts for my review.

Reading Next: I should get to Cuando era puertorriqueña by Esmeralda Santiago sooner than expected with how fast I’m getting through physical books right now. I’m glad I’ve got a large store of books to keep me sane through the quarantine and craziness. I’m trying to find the silver linings.

As a reminder, I’m out of the country on vacation. I will not be replying to comments this week in order to enjoy my vacation. I’ll check periodically to approve any new poster’s comments. All reading is suspect, this post is planned well in advance.


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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69 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 18-March-2020”

  1. _tirilu March 18, 2020 at 3:12 AM #

    I have enough books on my tbr to last me two years, if I’m being honest, but I’m still kinda bummed out that our library is closed as well. I kinda wanted to pick up the last two books of that series I started in February.
    And I really have to start the Cormoran Strike books as well. I’ve had the first book at home for ages and still haven’t read it.

    https://tirilu.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-a-post-just-before-i-become-a-everyday-hero-again/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:23 AM #

      Maybe now is a good opportunity if you have it at home! Happy reading.

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  2. Ryan March 18, 2020 at 3:40 AM #

    I often take comfort in having a large enough collection of books to keep me satisfied for a while too. Isn’t it just the way of things that something new is coming out next week that I wanted to pick up at a local store, though? The nature of my job doesn’t let me work from home, but I’m not too worried. Hopefully disruptions don’t become too serious for everybody.

    I hope you’re able to readjust your reading routines in a way that makes you happy. Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:25 AM #

      A lot of stores are offering reduced shipping. Literati near me is doing $1 shipping in the US if you can use that. Happy reading!

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  3. Jen | Books on the 7:47 March 18, 2020 at 4:10 AM #

    Oh these are such weird times. I’m finding it harder to concentrate on reading with everything that’s going on but need the great escapism of reading a great book right now!

    My WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-what-im-reading-18th-march-2020/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:26 AM #

      It’s a really mixed emotion to be sure. I’m trying to read as much fiction as I can and ignore the news. Happy reading!

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  4. elizabethjoy March 18, 2020 at 4:10 AM #

    Will be interested to hear your thoughts on The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, I read the original trilogy but was sceptical of it being picked up by somebody else.

    My WWW ~ https://complexchaos.blog/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-18th-march-2020/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:26 AM #

      I already read Spider’s Web and like it so I’ve ventured further forward. Happy reading!

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  5. lilisblissfulpages March 18, 2020 at 5:10 AM #

    Guys, all I can say is stay safe and let’s not forget to pray. My anxiety is taking over but I’m trying to distract myself from worrying by reading and doing some bookish stuff.

    Here’s my WWW: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-03-18-2020/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:27 AM #

      Amen! Books are a welcome distraction right now. Happy reading!

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      • lilisblissfulpages March 18, 2020 at 7:41 AM #

        Happy reading too Sam and stay safe. 🙂 Oh and you’re still on a vacation. Enjoy. 🙂

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      • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:42 AM #

        A different kind of vacation haha. Not as photogenic.

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  6. whatcathyreadnext March 18, 2020 at 5:28 AM #

    ‘We’ll see how life has changed’ – indeed. At least we have our love of books to sustain us and the sense of community created by memes like this. Glad you’re loving Fingersmith.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/wwwwednesday-18th-march-2020/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:27 AM #

      To be sure! This is a rock in my week that I can count on. Happy reading!

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  7. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog March 18, 2020 at 5:32 AM #

    Thank goodness for massive tbrs at the moment. Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/www-wednesdays-18-03-20/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:28 AM #

      Haha and to think I’ve been trying to shrink mine. Happy reading!

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  8. Katie March 18, 2020 at 5:37 AM #

    I’m so glad you loved Lethal White! I can’t wait for the next Strike novel, either!

    Please visit my Cozy Burrow for this week’s post!

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:35 AM #

      Hopefully I don’t wait so long to listen to it this time haha. Happy reading!

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  9. Tessa Pulyer March 18, 2020 at 6:02 AM #

    Fingersmith sounds so intriguing. The blurb called it Dickensian which piqued my interest even more. Can’t wait to see what you think once you finish.

    My WWW this week: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-my-bookish-week-march-18th/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:35 AM #

      I think that’s a fair comparison so far. And I can’t see that changing before the end. Happy reading!

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  10. The Gal Herself March 18, 2020 at 6:18 AM #

    Yes, the pandemic has had an impact on my reading, too! I reached for a book about baseball, since it’s still spring and I miss our national past time.

    In addition to the baseball biography, I’ve got a juicy historical novel.

    Stay safe, everyone!

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/03/wwwwednesday_17.html

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:36 AM #

      I probably need some escapism reading soon. Maybe a travel book. Or one where there is toilet paper and friends. Happy reading!

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  11. _forbookssake March 18, 2020 at 7:00 AM #

    Coronavirus is causing so much chaos! There’s a chance I may have to postpone my wedding because of it 😦
    But, I’m trying to stay positive, and at least it gives me a chance to get through my TBR!

    I hope you’re doing well, and staying safe.

    Here’s my WWW post: https://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-18th-march-2020/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:37 AM #

      I’m so sorry to hear that! I heard of a couple that is still getting married but with only the family present and delaying the reception until next summer. A wedding is a day but a marriage is for life. But it’s still such a special day! Happy reading, I hope it distracts you.

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      • _forbookssake March 18, 2020 at 9:29 AM #

        Currently, it is still going ahead, so fingers crossed, this all blows over in the next month! We’ve spent so much time making our day perfect, I just don’t want it to all be for nothing. Thank you!

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  12. Sammie @ The Writerly Way March 18, 2020 at 7:21 AM #

    Wow, I love the title The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye! I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying Robert Galbraith’s series, and the more you talk about it, the sooner I want to pick it up. xD

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:42 AM #

      They’re all quick reads so have a few ready when you start. Happy reading!

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  13. jessicabookworm March 18, 2020 at 8:13 AM #

    Sam, I think one of the only positives of social isolating because of this virus is that we will all have more time to read. Keep safe and happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-18th-march-2020/ 🙂

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 8:23 AM #

      Very true! I think I can make a dent in the books I’ve been meaning to read. Happy reading!

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  14. Teri Polen March 18, 2020 at 8:46 AM #

    Guess we all have some extra reading time these days – enjoy your vacation, Sam! https://teripolen.com/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-35/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 9:18 AM #

      Thank you! I’m enjoying more time in my armchair with a book. Happy reading!

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  15. The Unseen Library March 18, 2020 at 9:12 AM #

    Congratulations on finishing off Lethal White and good luck working at home.
    Hope everyone else is doing ok during this difficult time.

    Here is my WWW Wednesday:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-18-march-2020/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 9:19 AM #

      It’s been an adjustment but I think I’m finally getting used to it. Happy reading!

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  16. Library of Books and Tea March 18, 2020 at 9:19 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Lethal White!
    Here’s mine: https://libraryofbooksandtea.co.uk/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-18-03-2020/

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  17. A Darker Shade of Rosie March 18, 2020 at 10:18 AM #

    I’m not working from home, because I work at a daycare… but our numbers are so low there that they’re sending a lot of us home early or calling us in later in the day. It’s crazy. I had the day off today, but my co-teacher texted and said we had NO kids in our room today. Yesterday, we had one. 😳

    I am trying to read as much as I can, but I’m still struggling… especially since I have an almost 2-year-old with me. I can’t focus, hahaha.

    Anyway…here’s my WWW + CWW post! http://adarkershadeofrosie.com/cww-happy-you-know-it/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 10:39 AM #

      I’m surprised numbers are so low. With school canceled, I thought childcare demand would have gone up. Good luck getting some reading done. I’m finding it relaxing in a very crazy time. Happy reading!

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  18. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration March 18, 2020 at 10:32 AM #

    I’m glad you are able to work from home. I don’t think I realized though how much time I invest in reading when I am not at home (commuting, work breaks, etc). Now that I am home, I don’t take enough reading breaks. Looks like you are in the middle of lots of great reads right now. Hope you are enjoying them! https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/www-wednesdays-march-18-2020/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 10:41 AM #

      I miss my commute audiobook time. I think I’ll get through the current one much slower. With pools closed, I’m running more and using that time for stories. I’m seriously missing my lunch reading, though. Happy reading!

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  19. acourtofbooksandbrews March 18, 2020 at 11:05 AM #

    This is our first time partaking in this tag! It was a lot of fun and hope to continue on 🙂
    https://acourtofbooksandbrews.com/category/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 11:25 AM #

      Glad to have you here! It’s a great community of people. Happy reading!

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  20. anovelglimpse March 18, 2020 at 11:26 AM #

    This has definitely affected my reading life, too. I am reading much less, watching news more. I think I need to swap that back soon. Stay safe and well!

    A Novel Glimpse

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 1:03 PM #

      I’ve tried to read when I’m tempted to check the news. I can get really stressed about things beyond my control and that’s how I have been dealing with it. Happy reading!

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      • anovelglimpse March 18, 2020 at 2:16 PM #

        Yeah, things are definitely giving me anxiety. It doesn’t help that I live south of Seattle and the epicenter of everything. No school for 6 weeks.

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  21. silverbuttonbooks March 18, 2020 at 12:05 PM #

    I can’t even begin to tell you how many people have mocked my collection of books through the years and are all jealous now! Obviously, I’m happy to share. Still, no matter how many books I own, not having access to my library is a crushing connection to my community.

    Yesterday I finally put a limit on how long I can look at my phone and turned off my television. I have high hopes that these two moves will decrease my level of worry and increase my reading time.

    Stay safe and healthy!! http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-march-18-2020/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 1:04 PM #

      Sounds like a great plan! I’m happy to look at a book after starring at my work laptop. I need less screen time. I’m still using my library’s digital collection which has been a blessing. Happy reading!

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  22. jabrush1213 March 18, 2020 at 12:52 PM #

    Lethal White sounds like a really great book that could be a movie from the title and the way you described it. Stay safe and healthy!

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 1:05 PM #

      I know the first two have been made into a BCC mini series. I wouldn’t be surprised if this has as well. Happy reading!

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  23. Jana T March 18, 2020 at 1:36 PM #

    Hope you’re staying safe and enjoying your vacation!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-3-18-2020/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 2:49 PM #

      Thanks. It’s a very different kind of vacation on my couch instead of abroad. Happy reading!

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  24. Jacquie Biggar March 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM #

    Enjoy your vacation! I haven’t read Robert Galbraith yet, but it sounds interesting. Audiobooks are hit and miss with me. I’ve tried a couple of times now (I even have my own books in audio!) but can’t seem to keep my focus on the story. Not sure what that says about me, lol
    Here’s my link to your fun challenge: https://jacqbiggar.com/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-read-amreading/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 2:50 PM #

      I know they don’t work for some people, but they’re a huge blessing for me. I love being able to listen while I cook and work out. Happy reading!

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  25. Yvo March 18, 2020 at 4:17 PM #

    I’m happy to hear the Cormoran Strike books are only getting better! I’m hoping to catch up with the sequels myself before the fifth book comes out. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 4:30 PM #

      I hope I don’t wait forever to get to it as I have been. They’re always delightful. Happy reading!

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  26. Keri March 18, 2020 at 5:20 PM #

    Lol, I applaud you on finishing your bookclub read! I haven’t started my bookclub’s read and now that we’re not able to meet I have little motivation to pick it up, whoops
    And I also relate on having lots of owned books to get through! Happy reading! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post if ya wanna check it out:
    http://www.areyoumybook.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/posting-schedule-update-www-wednesday-march-18th-2020/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:10 PM #

      If I hadn’t started it I wouldn’t have picked it up, but I was already half way through. It felt like I was committed at that point. Happy reading!

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  27. bookswithcassie March 18, 2020 at 6:16 PM #

    I read The Girls at 17 Swann Street last year and while it was.a difficult read I enjoyed it. It’s so weird to say enjoying when talking about such a serious topic but I’m sure you know what I mean!

    http://bookswithcassie.com/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-3-18-20/

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    • Sam March 18, 2020 at 7:10 PM #

      It seems well written so far and it’s a good insight to such a terrifying condition. Happy reading!

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  28. Tina (Teenie’s Bookies) March 18, 2020 at 10:13 PM #

    I work in a grocery store so all the additional stress is zapping my energy for books. It’s interesting to hear about people’s work from home experiences though! Have a great weekend Sam!
    https://teeniesbookies.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/www-wednesday-3-18/

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    • Sam March 19, 2020 at 6:32 AM #

      I can’t imagine working in a grocery store right now. I worked in a big box retailer and it was stressful enough without a pandemic. Good luck to you and happy reading.

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      • Tina (Teenie’s Bookies) March 19, 2020 at 10:44 AM #

        Thanks Sam, happy reads to you too!

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