WWW Wednesday, 15-April-2020

15 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: Solid hold on White Oleander by Janet Fitch. I’ve lost the hold on the ebook again. I own a physical copy of this book so I think I might visit it in that medium. The platform I’m using to get it as an ebook tends to have long wait times so I’d rather move to another platform where ebooks are more readily available.
I don’t think I’ve been alone in the car for a week so The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz is still where it was before. I’ll try to find some excuses to drive, but I don’t foresee that happening much.
I pushed my reading buddy to have our second meeting on The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern yesterday. I’m flying through this book and dragging her to keep up with me. I think we’ll get through it super fast since we’re both on lockdown right now and reading fantasy is a great way to escape reality.
I started on The Alice Network by Kate Quinn but have put it on hold because a more pressing hold came in. I was enjoying it a lot before I stopped so I hope to get back to it soon and keep moving forward.
That pressing hold was A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold on audio. My whole book club is fighting for a few copies of this one so I wanted to start it as soon as I could and start making my way through so someone else can get this copy before our meeting next month. It’s a hard book to read/listen to but also very interesting and well written. I think we’ll have a great discussion about it.
I switched my ebook to The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel. This is available on a platform that’s easier to use with my slow ebook-reading habit. I’ve just started and it’s not a long book but it will probably take me a while still.
Just to make this list longer, I started a new physical book as well. My logic is to read through my autographed books since I don’t like those leaving the house and I’m a bit homebound at the moment. I picked up Moby-Duck by Donovan Hohn. I’m interested to see if I can fly through this one or if I need to switch to fiction to keep myself going for a while. Maybe I’ll switch back and forth.

Recently finished: I was able to finish Cuando era puertorriqueña by Esmeralda Santiago Friday morning. It was a great way to start off my Friday! It always feels great to finish my Spanish language read for the year. I was able to write up a review and get that posted on Monday. I gave it Four out of Five Stars.
I also read a short book, Pope Francis Speaks to Our Hearts. It was a collection of quotes from early in his papacy and a nice light thing to get into over Easter weekend. I gave it Three out of Five Stars and posted a review yesterday.

I also reviewed The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller last week. I’m still not sure if this book fell flat for me or if I had unrealistic expectations because of the author’s other books. Either way, I gave it Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: With how long my current reading list is, I’m not looking ahead. It’s too daunting.


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.

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Until next time, write on.

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76 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 15-April-2020”

  1. Meeghan reads April 15, 2020 at 2:27 AM #

    I feel you with the long ‘currently reading’ list!! I think I’m up to 5, but honestly I might have to restart one of them, it’s been so long since I have picked it up!!

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 7:18 AM #

      Yeah, the short attention span I have due to quarantine is making a lot of books seem both right and overwhelming at the same time. Happy reading!

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  2. nanacathy2 April 15, 2020 at 3:07 AM #

    Gosh that’s a lot of books at once. I’m a one at a time reader- currently re-reading Gone with the Wind.

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 7:19 AM #

      It’s more than I like to have, but it is helping me deal with quarantine better. Happy reading!

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    • Casey @ Tayside Book Blog April 15, 2020 at 10:39 AM #

      Gone with the wind is on my tbr list! I keep thinking now is the perfect time to start while I’m self isolated but then I think of how many books I could read that I own instead of 1 big one haha.

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      • nanacathy2 April 15, 2020 at 12:31 PM #

        I already own it- hence the re-read- first read 30 years ago!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext April 15, 2020 at 3:42 AM #

    I have a few books I’m swapping between as well but not as many as you! Escaping from reality in fantasy…at the moment, it seems a bit like the other way round 😁

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/wwwwednesday-15th-april-2020/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 7:20 AM #

      My husband is reading a book about the world ending with a flu. Seems all too real right now. I need a little fantasy to escape to every now and then though the non-fiction I’m enjoying is fascinating. Happy reading!

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  4. evelynb98 April 15, 2020 at 4:06 AM #

    And I thought my current reading was lost! Good luck with finishing all of those!

    My WWW: https://moonlitbooks.home.blog/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-150420/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 7:20 AM #

      I’m sure I’ll finish them all eventually. I’ve got the time right now, haha. Happy Wednesday!

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  5. Katie April 15, 2020 at 5:51 AM #

    I loved The Lola Quartet – I hope you enjoy it. It’s such a weird reading time, isn’t it? But it sounds like you’re doing a great job!

    Here’s this week’s post at the Cozy Burrow. Please say hi!

    Thank you for the linkup.

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 7:24 AM #

      I’m glad you liked Lola! I’m enjoying it so far. It’s good to have some fantasy escapism right now. Happy reading!

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  6. Tessa Pulyer April 15, 2020 at 6:12 AM #

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of The Starless Sea once you finish the buddy read. It’s still waiting for me on my TBR 😊
    My link this week: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-my-bookish-week-april-15th/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 7:24 AM #

      We meet again tonight so I’ll be moving forward soon. Happy reading!

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  7. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog April 15, 2020 at 7:12 AM #

    I’m not reading anything at the moment but I did finish my audiobook at the weekend. 🙂 Here’s my link: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesdays-15-04-20-wwwwednesdays-with-gifs/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 7:24 AM #

      I hope you find something new to dive into soon. Happy reading!

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  8. _tirilu April 15, 2020 at 7:16 AM #

    I’m doing a buddy read at the moment as well and wish I was a little faster. At some point I definitely wanna read The Starless Sea as well. Good to know that you like it so much.

    https://tirilu.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 7:25 AM #

      Enjoy your buddy read! I’m liking this way of connecting with friends from a distance right now. Happy reading!

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  9. Teri Polen April 15, 2020 at 8:15 AM #

    I read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and was fortunate to see her speak at our local library a few years ago – she was wonderful! Hope you enjoy her book. https://teripolen.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesdays-what-am-i-reading-amreading-11/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 8:16 AM #

      I had a similar experience which is when I added The Lola Quartet to my list. Enjoying it so far. Happy reading!

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  10. Denise @ Life With No Plot April 15, 2020 at 8:15 AM #

    I’m making progress on The Starless Sea too. It’s so good! Hope you are enjoying it too.

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-4-15-20/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 8:17 AM #

      I’ll dig back into it tomorrow. My reading buddy and I are connecting tonight. Happy reading!

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  11. Julie Anna's Books April 15, 2020 at 8:27 AM #

    Sometimes I feel like picking up 2-3 books at a time (especially when one book isn’t going so well) but I’ve never done more than that! I’ve had White Oleander on my shelves for a couple months now, I just haven’t picked it up yet.
    Here’s mine (first one!🙂) http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-4-15-20/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 9:30 AM #

      I’m regretting picking up so many lately haha. At least they’re all enjoyable so far. Happy Wednesday!

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  12. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration April 15, 2020 at 10:06 AM #

    It is crazy to think how little we are in the car now! I haven’t bought gas in over a month. Luckily I still listen to my audiobooks, while I do housework. I am following all your current reads as they are all on my TBR, except for the Lagercrantz that I have already read. Have a great week! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesdays-april-15-2020/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 10:25 AM #

      Oh wow, we overlap a lot! The problem with the Lagercrantz is that it’s on CD and I don’t have a CD player in my house (besides my computer) so I don’t have a good way to listen to it indoors. I might have to use my laptop soon, though. Happy reading!

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  13. Sammie @ The Writerly Way April 15, 2020 at 10:17 AM #

    Wow, look at all those current reads! Seems like the quarantine has at least helped with your reading. I’m slightly jealous. 😛 Hope you’re doing well and staying safe!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 10:25 AM #

      I don’t know if it’s helping but it has me dipping my toes into a lot more books at once. Happy reading!

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  14. shanaqui April 15, 2020 at 10:22 AM #

    I really need to start on The Starless Sea! If it’s anything like The Night Circus, it’ll be amazing right now.

    Here’s my WWW post!

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 10:23 AM #

      It’s a bit more grounded but still magical and fantastical at the same time. And a big nod to fiction. It’s been a great escape so far. Happy reading!

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  15. MrsDMVH April 15, 2020 at 10:31 AM #

    I just finished Foul Is Fair and I’m currently reading Truths I Never Told You. I think after this one I’m going to dive in to Keeping Lucy!

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  16. Casey @ Tayside Book Blog April 15, 2020 at 10:50 AM #

    Wow! I don’t know how to manage so many books at once! I know I’d be very overwhelmed so good for you!
    My WWW

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 10:53 AM #

      Thank you. I enjoy having a lot going at once. It keeps me busy. Happy reading!

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  17. jessicabookworm April 15, 2020 at 11:20 AM #

    Wow, it is really good to see you have been reading so much, Sam! Particularly, nice that you got a short faith read in over the Easter weekend. I also hope you’re able to pick up your reading of White Oleander by Janet Fitch in your physical copy. Happy reading! 😃

    Here’s my WWW post: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-15th-april-2020/ 🙂

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 11:59 AM #

      I’m really optimistic about grabbing it soon. Happy reading!

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  18. Read.Dream.Live April 15, 2020 at 11:25 AM #

    I keep meaning to read the Alice Network. It’s been on my tbr for ages!

    Here is my WWW Wednesday https://readdreamlivenow.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-15-04-2020/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 11:59 AM #

      I hope to get back to it this week, I’ve really enjoyed it so far. Happy reading!

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  19. anovelglimpse April 15, 2020 at 11:59 AM #

    I’m sorry you’re having to drag your reading buddy, but at least you’re getting to make more progress! 😉

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 11:59 AM #

      We are meeting tonight so we’ll move forward more very soon. Happy reading!

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  20. silverbuttonbooks April 15, 2020 at 12:15 PM #

    This meme never fails to make me feel better! My currently reading list is also completely out of control! Perhaps I should reconsider my plan with The Starless Sea….. I did love her first book so much but I heard so many mixed reviews about this one I didn’t want to purchase a copy if I wouldn’t love it….

    I hope you get back to The Alice Network soon!

    Stay Safe! http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-april-15-2020/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 12:54 PM #

      It has a different feel but what I enjoyed in The Night Circus, the magical touch everything took on, is still there. Happy reading!

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  21. Jana T April 15, 2020 at 12:27 PM #

    Good luck with everything in your “currently reading” section! Here is my WWW post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-4-15-2020/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 12:54 PM #

      If I’m lucky, the list will be shorter soon. Happy reading!

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  22. Ryan April 15, 2020 at 1:22 PM #

    So many books on the go this week! A confluence of factors stopped me from getting this up earlier and I am exhausted. I hope you have a great week.

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-april-15-2020/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 1:28 PM #

      I hope you find your energy. I’m struggling to keep motivated myself. Happy reading!

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  23. Alejandra April 15, 2020 at 1:27 PM #

    I’ve been meaning to pick up the Alice Network for the longest time!

    Here’s my WWW: https://marcsandarcs.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-15-april-2020/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 1:28 PM #

      It’s been really enjoyable and I hope to get back to it by the weekend. Happy Wednesday!

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  24. _forbookssake April 15, 2020 at 1:27 PM #

    Oh wow, that’s a lot of books to be reading at once! I struggling to read two at once, haha!

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-15th-april-2020/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 3:02 PM #

      I don’t usually have a list this long. It’s intimidating me for sure! I just keep trying to push forward. Happy reading!

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  25. Jocelyn April 15, 2020 at 1:33 PM #

    Glad you’re a reader of multiple books at once, too! What are you thinking of The Starless Sea?

    https://alittlenerdtoldme.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-15th-of-april-2020/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 3:03 PM #

      I’m really enjoying it so far. I’m not sure if I just like the escapism of fantasy while stuck in my apartment or if I’m enjoying it for other reasons, but I can’t wait to get back to it. Happy reading!

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  26. Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. April 15, 2020 at 2:03 PM #

    I read your review of “Cuando Era Puertorriqueña” and I really liked it!
    This is my post of the day ❤️
    https://abookathoughtblog.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-30-owls-edition-💛-2020-☕%ef%b8%8f/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 3:03 PM #

      I’m glad! It’s available in English as well if you’d like to find a copy. The English title is “When I was Puerto Rican.” Happy reading!

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      • Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. April 15, 2020 at 3:05 PM #

        My first language is Spanish, I’m from Argentina so I can read it without problems! thank you anyway ❤️✨😊

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      • Sam April 15, 2020 at 3:10 PM #

        Espero que algún día hablo español con la fluidez que habla inglés ud. Gracias por visitarme.

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  27. Rae Reads April 15, 2020 at 2:41 PM #

    I have picked up and started so many books lately that my “What are you currently reading?” would take up a whole post. I need to take a day (maybe a Readathon?) to finish up odds and ends. Enjoyed YOUR progress.

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 3:04 PM #

      I know the feeling, haha. Good luck wrapping up a few! Happy reading.

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  28. Leslie April 15, 2020 at 6:50 PM #

    I’ve been reading so much fantasy to get away too! This world is crazy right now. I hope you have a great week!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/w-w-w-4-15-20/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 8:15 PM #

      I’m excited to get more fantasy time. Happy reading!

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  29. bookswithcassie April 15, 2020 at 7:59 PM #

    I had no idea that Emily St. John Mandel had another book other than her last two releases. I’ve added the Lola Quartet to my TBR!

    http://bookswithcassie.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-4-15-20/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 8:16 PM #

      They rereleased some of her earlier books after Station Eleven has so much success. I think she had two or three before it. Happy reading!

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  30. Bianca April 15, 2020 at 8:13 PM #

    That’s awesome that you’re reading so many books at the same time! I’m interested to hear what you think about The Lola Quartet.

    My WWW Wednesday post: http://alwaysbringbooks.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 8:16 PM #

      I’m enjoying it a lot. The short chapters keep me more engaged. Happy reading!

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  31. HCNewton April 15, 2020 at 9:18 PM #

    That’s truly an impressive/daunting Currently Reading list…I could not do that. Here’s my WWW: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2020/04/15/www-wednesday-april-15-2020/

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    • Sam April 15, 2020 at 9:38 PM #

      It’s longer than I’d like to be sure. I’m working to finish a few as soon as I can. Happy reading!

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  32. Kathryn April 15, 2020 at 11:49 PM #

    Hee’a my WWWWednesday post https://4thelvofreading.blogspot.com/2020/04/www-wednesdays.html

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  33. Astrid April 16, 2020 at 12:38 PM #

    I really want to read White Oleander (have ever since it came out), but still haven’t gotten down to buying it. I also think I might like that collection of Pope Francis quotes.

    By the way, can I still join in even though it’s not Wednesday anymore?

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    • Sam April 16, 2020 at 1:35 PM #

      Of course! Join whenever you want. The group is most active on Wednesdays but we’re open every day! Happy reading.

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