WWW Wednesday, 25-March-2020

25 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: I’ve almost come to a stop with White Oleander by Janet Fitch. I’m working from home for the foreseeable future so reading during lunch isn’t happening the way it normally does. I’ll keep renewing this one and hoping I get through a few pages from time to time, but I think I’ll remain at 5% for quite a while.
I haven’t made much progress with The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz because I’m not driving a lot. And when I am, my husband is with me. We’ll see how long this one takes, but the plus side is that I don’t have to return it to the library until they open again and that could be a while.
I picked up a new eaudiobook, The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This should be a really short one, it’s less than five hours. With how much I’m running to avoid stress, I think it should be done by next week.
I finally picked up Cuando era puertorriqueña by Esmeralda Santiago. I’ve been reading more, which is nice. This one might be a bit slow because reading in Spanish slows me down. But it’s YA, so maybe that will help me get through it in an OK time.

Recently finished: I got through The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib quicker than I thought. I’ve been doing some longer workouts to deal with stress and I got my bike software going again, which means long stretches of listening. I expect to be reviewing this next week.
I flew through Fingersmith by Sarah Waters as well. This had more slow parts to it than I would have liked and it started dragging, which was unfortunate. Luckily, increased reading time helped me power through so I was able to wrap it up. Again, look for a review next week.

Two books reviewed, too! I posted a review of Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) last week. I was surprised so many people were unaware Galbraith was a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling but I’m glad I was able to highlight the amazing series, especially with the fifth book recently announced. I gave it Four out of Five Stars.
I reviewed August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones on Monday. This one wasn’t much of a win for me so I’m almost glad the book club meeting for it was canceled. I gave it Two out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: My Buddy Reader and I recently picked our next book so I’ll be starting in on The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern as soon as we find a time to meet up and I can pass her a copy. We’re dividing this one up into 5 sections and we’ll have to wait until we can meet after work again, but I’m still looking forward to it.

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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66 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 25-March-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow March 25, 2020 at 2:02 AM #

    I’m curious about The Girls at 17 Swann Street. Enjoy your week and may your time at home work for your reading momentum. Here is MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 6:54 AM #

      I was able to post a review yesterday if you want to read my thoughts. Happy reading!


  2. VickYi March 25, 2020 at 3:41 AM #

    Hey, I’ve just found this meme that you guys do. It looks so fun! I recently make my blong duolingual (previously it was only in Bulgarian – my mother’s thongue, and now I’ve also translated it in English as well). I tought, what better way to kick it off, than participate in this meme. Here is my first WWW Wednesday post! http://vickyisreadingjourney.com/en/2020/03/25/www-wednesday-1/

    I am also interested in checking Erin Morgenstern out. I’ve wanted to do so since the “The Night Circus”.


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 6:55 AM #

      Welcome to the meme! I loved The Night Circus which is why I bullied my Buddy Reader into picking this title lol. Happy Wednesday!


  3. Chiara March 25, 2020 at 4:08 AM #

    The Starless Sea looks really interesting I’ll have to add it to my tbr.

    Here’s my list https://bookwormsanonymous.blog/2020/03/25/www-wednesday-6/


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 6:58 AM #

      I hope I can start it soon. It’s taunting me on my bedside table. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. _tirilu March 25, 2020 at 4:18 AM #

    There seems to be a lot of heavy reading on your list today. I can’t say that I have read any of it.
    My WWW Wednesday


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 7:00 AM #

      I’m hoping for something a little lighter soon, it does feel a bit heavy. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Tessa Pulyer March 25, 2020 at 6:30 AM #

    The Starless Sea is on my TBR. Enjoy your buddy read of it ❤️
    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/03/25/www-wednesday-my-bookish-week-march-25th/


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 7:05 AM #

      Thanks! I only hope I can see her soon to give her a copy. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. whatcathyreadnext March 25, 2020 at 6:52 AM #

    I’ve read The Yellow Wallpaper but not any of her other stories. I’ll be interested to learn what you think.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/wwwwednesday-25th-march-2020/


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 7:06 AM #

      Many of them seem to have similar themes so far. I’m certain I’ll finish it before next week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. elizabethjoy March 25, 2020 at 6:59 AM #

    Was hoping to be starting The Starless Sea soon but unfortunately as my library is now closed it’s going to be waiting on the reserve shelf for me for the foreseeable – looking forward to seeing what you think. Glad you enjoyed Lethal White, really looking forward to book 5! 🙂

    My WWW ~ https://complexchaos.blog/2020/03/25/www-wednesday-25th-march-2020/


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 7:07 AM #

      I have a few books that I was hoping to get from the library which are now in limbo as well. We’ll get to them later. Happy reading!


  8. Margo March 25, 2020 at 7:50 AM #

    Reading: Bookish Life of Nina Hill
    Just finished: Station 11
    Next: The Yellow Bird Sings

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 7:54 AM #

      I gave my husband my copy of Station Eleven. It very appropriate right now. Happy reading!


  9. Leslie March 25, 2020 at 8:58 AM #

    I am slowly trying to make my way through Starless Sea. I didn’t even add it to my currently reading this week bc it’s been like 3 weeks and I haven’t picked it up again! lol. I hope you guys enjoy it!!

    My WWW


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM #

      That’s not a good sign lol. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Leslie March 25, 2020 at 7:55 PM #


        Liked by 1 person

      • Leslie March 25, 2020 at 7:56 PM #

        It could also just be my mood.. it’s in a weird place lol. Plus, my 10 month old takes some of my concentration at times! You might love it!


  10. Denise @ Life With No Plot March 25, 2020 at 8:59 AM #

    I’m reading The Starless Sea right now, just started it. I love her writing so much!

    And The Yellow Wallpaper was one of my favorite short stories that I read in college. Hope you enjoy it!

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2020/03/25/www-wednesday-3-25-20/


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 9:01 AM #

      It’s fun listening to a collection of her short stories. If I don’t like one, it will change soon enough. Happy reading!


  11. Sammie @ The Writerly Way March 25, 2020 at 9:39 AM #

    Looks like you got some good reading in this week! I want to read The Starless Sea, too! I’m looking forward to seeing what you think of it. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post.


    • Sam April 4, 2020 at 10:13 AM #

      Looks like this got caught in Spam, I’m so sorry! I got to my first stopping point and I’m loving it so far. I can’t wait to read more. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sammie @ The Writerly Way April 4, 2020 at 10:26 AM #

        Ah, it seems I’ve had my first foray in the wonderful world of spam. xD I’ve seen it happening to some other bloggers lately, so I wondered if that might have been the case. :3 Thank you for rescuing me, my hero.


      • Sam April 4, 2020 at 10:27 AM #

        Haha, no problem. I’m sorry it took so long.

        Liked by 1 person

  12. Ryan March 25, 2020 at 9:43 AM #

    I can relate to falling behind on audio content that way; I often find myself wanting to be busy with something while I listen. I hope the stress management you’ve been practicing works for you. Happy reading!



    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 9:54 AM #

      Thank you! I’ve been as active as I can be which is a major way for me to manage stress. Happy reading!


  13. caseym87 March 25, 2020 at 9:47 AM #

    I loved the yellow wallpaper! It was short and sweet but super interesting and a little infuriating with how women were treated and seen as hysterical. Or at least that’s how I remember it being…..it has been a couple years since I read it!


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 9:55 AM #

      Yeah, her husband was super condescending which was frustrating. That one ended a little supernaturally but so far her other ones have been much more rooted in reality and I’m enjoying them. Happy reading!


  14. The Unseen Library March 25, 2020 at 10:03 AM #

    Good luck with all your reading at home.

    My WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 10:08 AM #

      Thanks! It’s a nice break that I’m trying to enjoy. Happy reading!


  15. jessicabookworm March 25, 2020 at 10:15 AM #

    Sam, while I technically have more time at home to read, I am finding getting into the new routine of working at home has been quite hard for my concentration. Hopefully things will settle down for us and our reading soon.

    Here’s my WWW post: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/www-wednesday-25th-march-2020/ 🙂


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 11:01 AM #

      It’s very different! I’m trying to carve out times to read. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration March 25, 2020 at 10:22 AM #

    I’ve been working from home for almost two weeks, and I am surprised how I read more when I wasn’t working from home. I took my breaks and commute to read, because home was so distracting, and now that I am home all the time I don’t make as much time for reading. I hope to change that soon. I am currently reading the most recent Lisbeth Salander book, which I got on audiobook when I was just browsing. I love that series! Hope you have a great week of reading! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/www-wednesdays-march-25-2020/


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 11:02 AM #

      I’m glad you’re liking it! I know I’m behind on the series and trying to catch up. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. silverbuttonbooks March 25, 2020 at 10:46 AM #

    I love the Robert Galbraith books but I think I trailed off after three. I just need to catch up! I did the same thing with the Flavia de Luce series and I am back into those so there is always hope.

    Stay safe this week! http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/03/25/www-wednesday-march-25-2020/


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 11:02 AM #

      This one was great and number 5 is coming out soon so it’s a great time to catch up. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog March 25, 2020 at 11:21 AM #

    I’m haing to put books aside as well because they’re not going in at the moment. Here’s my list this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/www-wednesdays-25-03-20/


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 3:24 PM #

      I hope I don’t have to do that but it might turn into it soon! Happy reading.


  19. anovelglimpse March 25, 2020 at 11:51 AM #

    Hopefully you can get back to White Oleander soon.

    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 3:24 PM #

      I keep hoping to squeeze in a few pages but it’s fighting me. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. _forbookssake March 25, 2020 at 12:47 PM #

    I’ve heard lots of good things about The Starless Sea, but I’m undecided whether to give it a go or not!

    Here’s my WWW post: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/03/25/www-wednesday-25th-march-2020/


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 3:25 PM #

      Looks like I’ll be starting it soon! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Travis March 25, 2020 at 12:53 PM #

    I’m working on being able to post this to my own site, but until then I’m currently reading:

    What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah (audiobook)
    Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    The Archive of Alternate Endings by Lindsey Drager

    I recently finished:

    The Cows by Lydia Davis
    Tell Them of Battles, Kings and Elephants by Mathias Énard

    And I plan to read next:

    Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor
    Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
    In the Distance by Hernán Diaz
    The Eight Life by Nino Haratischwili


    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 3:25 PM #

      I’ve heard a lot about Americanah but I don’t know if it’s something I’d enjoy. What do you think? Happy reading!


      • Travis March 27, 2020 at 5:34 PM #

        I can’t say if you’d enjoy it, but I can say it is worth reading. It has taken me forever to read, but it looks like I will finally finish it this weekend. So, while I can’t say yet if the end will have been worth the journey, I can say it has been a good novel so far.

        Liked by 1 person

  22. Jocelyn March 25, 2020 at 1:48 PM #

    Unfortunately I didn’t really like The Starless Sea but I hope you do!



    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 3:26 PM #

      Oh no! I hope we enjoy it more. Happy reading!


  23. Cara Teo Ong | thebookingchild March 25, 2020 at 3:05 PM #

    The Starless Sea is something I’ve been eyeing for awhile! Hopefully it’s good, I’n looking forward to reading it.

    My WWW:


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 3:26 PM #

      Same! I’ve just got to find a way of getting it to my friend. Happy Wednesday!


  24. higgy88 March 25, 2020 at 6:38 PM #

    Wonderful post as usual. The Starless Sea is currently on my TBR list, hopefully I get to read it soon. Here is my link https://ladybookdragon.com/2020/03/25/www-wednesday-25-03-2020/


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 6:39 PM #

      I may start it tomorrow! I found a way to meet my Reading Buddy today. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. bookswithcassie March 25, 2020 at 7:15 PM #

    I can’t wait for your review of Fingersmith!



    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 8:44 PM #

      Coming next week! Happy reading.


  26. emeliebooks March 25, 2020 at 7:23 PM #

    Nice update 🙂
    Here’s my post:


    • Sam March 25, 2020 at 8:45 PM #

      Thanks! Happy reading.


  27. Bean March 26, 2020 at 9:41 AM #

    Ooooo! The Starless Sea has always intrigued me and I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!!


    • Sam March 26, 2020 at 12:58 PM #

      I hope I can start it soon! Happy reading.



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