WWW Wednesday, 1-April-2020

1 Apr

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: Yet again, I’ve barely moved forward with White Oleander by Janet Fitch. I did renew the check-out so I’ll have another three weeks of nothing with it. Oh well, it’s there when I do need it.
I keep finding excuses to drive to get dinner so I can listen to The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz. I know as soon as I get to go to work again I’ll start flying through this but for now, I’m happy to have started the third disk.
I’ll be moving slowly through Cuando era puertorriqueña by Esmeralda Santiago but it feels good to finally have my Spanish language book on the move. It takes me a while to finish one of these, but it always feels great to have finished it.
My reading buddy and I ‘met up’ so I could give her a copy of The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. In reality, we met in a park and I put the book down on a hill and backed up before she came forward and picked it up. But anyway, I’ve started reading this in fits and starts. It’s what I pick up when I have a few minutes before something else starts; it lends itself well to that.
I started the audiobook of The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller. This is very different than the other Miller books I’ve read so I’m still unsure what to make of it, but it’s getting interesting and I’m curious to see where this one goes.

Recently finished: I finished up The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman as quickly as I thought. It was a fun group of short stories and I enjoyed reading them. It was even more fun when I realized that the audiobook and my physical copy had different stories so I got to read and listen. I posted a review yesterday. I gave it Three out of Five Stars.

I also posted a review of Fingersmith by Sarah Waters on Monday. I was a little disappointed by the story in the end after enjoying the beginning so much. It was still a fun ride, but I’m not sure I’m going to be recommending this one to may people. I gave it Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I haven’t through too far ahead because I feel like I’m just starting so many books. I guess my next need will be an audiobook.  Next up on my TBR is The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson. I don’t quite remember how this made it to my list, but books about books are always welcome.


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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61 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 1-April-2020”

  1. Just_Me :) April 1, 2020 at 1:29 AM #

    Hello! I have White Oleander, The Starless Sea and Fingersmith on my TBR. 🙂
    Here’s myy WWW this week: https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-01-april-2020

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 6:56 AM #

      Sounds like a great list! Happy reading.

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      • Just_Me :) April 1, 2020 at 3:08 PM #

        Thanks. Happy reading to you, too. Keep safe.

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  2. Margaret April 1, 2020 at 3:11 AM #

    I like the sound of The Starless Sea and glad you were able to ‘meet up’ at a distance with your reading buddy.

    Here’s my WWW – https://booksplease.org/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-1-april-2020/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 6:57 AM #

      I’m liking it so far. I may have to dig in deeper soon. Happy reading!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext April 1, 2020 at 3:51 AM #

    Sorry to hear Fingersmith didn’t do it for you. It’s a while since I read it but I remember enjoying most of Sarah Waters’ books I’ve read.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/wwwwednesday-1st-april-2020/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 6:57 AM #

      I just loved Affinity so this was disappointing. I’d try another in the future, though. Happy reading!

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  4. jessicabookworm April 1, 2020 at 5:03 AM #

    Sam, I was sorry to hear you were disappointed with Fingersmith – Probably won’t be making that my next Sarah Waters read 😉

    Here’s my WWW post – https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-1st-april-2020/ 🙂

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 6:58 AM #

      Yeah, I’m hoping to try another title at some point because the first one was so enjoyable. Happy reading!

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  5. _tirilu April 1, 2020 at 5:26 AM #

    The way you gave your copy of The Starless Sea to your buddy is really sad somehow. On the other hand it also sounds like a secret deal just without the briefcase full of money. 😂

    https://tirilu.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 6:58 AM #

      Haha. It’s the world we live in now. I gave my mom a book in a very similar way last night. Happy reading!

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  6. Library of Books and Tea April 1, 2020 at 5:47 AM #

    I love books about books! Enjoy The Bookseller!
    Here’s mine: https://libraryofbooksandtea.co.uk/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-01-04-2020/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 6:59 AM #

      Thank you! I hope I have time soon. Happy reading!

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  7. Katie April 1, 2020 at 6:03 AM #

    Hate to read that Fingersmith was a bust!

    Here’s the link to my Cozy Burrow for this week’s post.

    Thanks for hosting!

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 6:59 AM #

      I was disappointed, too. I was really looking forward to it for so long. Happy reading!

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  8. Tessa Pulyer April 1, 2020 at 6:29 AM #

    It may have felt weird handing off The Starless Sea like that but at least you know you are keeping the responsible distance. I’ll be curious to hear what you think about the novel going forward. Happy reading this week!
    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-my-bookish-week-april-1st/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 7:00 AM #

      I’m only a little into it and enjoying the writing so far. It reminds me a bit of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore so far. Happy reading!

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  9. Robyn April 1, 2020 at 7:47 AM #

    I’ll be interested on your thoughts on The Starless Sea when you are finished. I am finding you either love it or hate it (and I was the latter) although I loved The Night Circus. Here’s mine this week: https://www.autismfamilypower.com/www-wednesday-april-1-2020/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 8:18 AM #

      So far I really like it. We’ll see if that changes. Happy reading!

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  10. Denise @ Life With No Plot April 1, 2020 at 8:19 AM #

    I’m reading The Starless Sea too, although I didn’t make much progress this week. It’s really good, I’ve just been distracted by other things.

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-4-1-20/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 8:22 AM #

      I keep picking it up during spare minutes which has made it a slow go. Happy reading!

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  11. The Unseen Library April 1, 2020 at 8:20 AM #

    Hope everyone had a good week with their reading.

    My WWW Wednesday:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-1-april-2020/

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  12. Chiara April 1, 2020 at 8:22 AM #

    I’ve also not done as much reading as I would like and I’ve hit a bit of a stalemate but here’s my latest update.
    http://bookwormsanonymous.blog/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-7/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 8:23 AM #

      I’m trying hard to not stall. But I’m afraid it’s coming. Happy reading!

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  13. Teri Polen April 1, 2020 at 8:26 AM #

    My book club ‘met up’ last night on Zoom – such fun seeing everyone and talking about books! Happy Reading! https://teripolen.com/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-36/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 9:54 AM #

      I’m so jealous! We’re going to try a Zoom meeting for our next meeting as well. Happy reading!

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  14. Sammie @ The Writerly Way April 1, 2020 at 9:01 AM #

    Your “meet-up” had me giggling. That’s how we’ve been exchanging things around here, too. Seems like the safest way. I’ve heard good things about Cynthia Swanson, though I’ve never read her myself. Hope you enjoy The Bookseller!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam April 4, 2020 at 10:14 AM #

      Thank you! I might have to re-evaluate my next books due to my book clubs meeting after all. I can’t say I’m mad. Happy reading!

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  15. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration April 1, 2020 at 10:41 AM #

    I’ve done the same thing with a friend of mine when we meet up at a park, though instead of a book, it was puzzle. I too have started too many books. I hope to finish more this week, but I say that every week. I hope you get to The Bookseller soon, so you can tell me about it. It looks interesting. Have a great week! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/www-wednesdays-april-1-2020/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 11:35 AM #

      Thanks! Audiobooks are the only things I’m moving forward with in good time. Happy reading!

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  16. anovelglimpse April 1, 2020 at 10:43 AM #

    Maybe The Bookseller made it on your list due to all the great reviews for it. I feel like it was really popular for a while.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 11:36 AM #

      That must be why. I guess the hype worked. Happy reading!

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  17. Ryan April 1, 2020 at 10:44 AM #

    The precautions for the book exchange were wise, but also rather madcap to imagine, divorced from context. I hope you have yourself a great week.

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-april-1-2020/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 11:36 AM #

      I think most human behavior the past few weeks would fall into that category. Happy reading!

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  18. Jocelyn April 1, 2020 at 10:51 AM #

    I’ve been wanting to read The Bookseller for ages, can’t wait to see what you think of it.

    Here’s my WWW: https://alittlenerdtoldme.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-1st-of-april-2020/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 11:37 AM #

      I hope I can start soon. Happy reading!

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  19. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog April 1, 2020 at 11:07 AM #

    I know exactly what you mean about starting lots of books I’m in the same boat. Here’s my link this week https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/www-wednesdays-01-04-20/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 11:37 AM #

      I think a lot of readers are experiencing short attention spans these days. Happy reading!

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  20. silverbuttonbooks April 1, 2020 at 11:57 AM #

    I’m laughing fairly hard at imagining you putting a book down and then backing away so that you could get it back to your buddy. It is amazing how differently we are acting during this crisis isn’t it? Hope you stay safe!

    Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-april-1-2020/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 1:10 PM #

      I had to do it again yesterday when I lent my mom one! Happy reading.

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  21. Leslie April 1, 2020 at 3:08 PM #

    I do agree that Starless Sea is a good start and stop type of book. I’m going to attempt to pick mine back up this week! 🙂

    My WWW

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 4:07 PM #

      The short chapters are great brain breaks when I’m trying to be productive. Happy reading!

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  22. Travis April 1, 2020 at 3:11 PM #

    My WWW for this week: https://travisennis.com/notes/what-im-reading-one/

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  23. Yvo April 1, 2020 at 3:22 PM #

    I’ll be looking forward to see what you’ll make of The Starless Sea! I’ve been meaning to read that one myself. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 4:07 PM #

      So far it’s sucking me in. Let’s hope it lasts. Happy reading!

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  24. higgy88 April 1, 2020 at 5:17 PM #

    My WWW for this week https://ladybookdragon.com/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-1-04-2020/. Great blog as usual.

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  25. bookswithcassie April 1, 2020 at 9:08 PM #

    That sucks that Fingersmith didn’t blow you away. If I ever get around to it I will try to remember that the beginning is the best part so I can manage my expectations.

    http://bookswithcassie.com/2020/04/01/www-wednesday-4-1-20/

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    • Sam April 1, 2020 at 9:23 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it more than I did. Happy reading!

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  26. The Age Of Escapades - by Lucy April 6, 2020 at 2:19 PM #

    I read The Yellow Wallpaper at school and thought it was brilliant!

    After a long blogging hiatus I’m back and looking forward to taking part in WWW Wednesdays again!

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    • Sam April 7, 2020 at 8:33 AM #

      Glad to have you back! It’s nice to see what others are reading while we’re all shut indoors. Happy reading and looking forward to having you back with us tomorrow.

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