WWW Wednesday, 22-April-2020

22 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: My plan for White Oleander by Janet Fitch is to pick up my physical copy of it once I finish with Moby Duck. I think I’ll get through it faster this way instead of waiting for holds and losing them so often.
I got through very little of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz but I have a plan for this as well. Once I finish The Alice Network, I’ll put it on my phone and listen to it that way. I’m not going to be in the car much so I might as well find another way to listen to it.
I’m ready for the third meeting with my Reading Buddy on The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. This one has been a great escapist read for me and I keep flying through the sections as soon as I start them. I hope we meet soon.
I’m back to focusing on The Alice Network by Kate Quinn full time as my audiobook. I began my triathlon training plan this week so I suspect I’ll start getting through audiobooks a lot faster as I spend more time running and biking. I expect this one to be finished by next week.
I’ve found ways to keep myself moving through The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel as an ebook. I’ll play a game on my phone and switch between the two so I draw out both. It’s been a good way to kill a lot of time and still move forward with my ebook.
I’m really enjoying Moby-Duck by Donovan Hohn. I didn’t think I’d get so into a non-fiction read just now but this topic is really interesting to me and I’m able to sit and read it for some long periods. It’s quite good.

Recently finished: I finished up A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold as fast as I could so another member of my book club could grab a copy. I wonder how much though our organizer put into picking the timing for this book. The anniversary of the Columbine shooting was this past Monday and I posted my review on the day as well. I initially gave the book Three out of Five Stars but changed my rating to Four after I reflected on it more.

Reading Next: Yet again, no plans for something else. I’m doing double duty on all my books already, it seems overwhelming to think of what’s next. Maybe in a week, I’ll have a better perspective.


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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54 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 22-April-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow April 22, 2020 at 12:53 AM #

    It looks like you are managing several interesting titles in tandem. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

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  2. singerofstories April 22, 2020 at 12:54 AM #

    Woo! You are crushing your current reads! Keeping busy – good for you! I am currently reading an indie titled Curse of Blood and Shadow and listening to Damsel. 🙂

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  3. Just_Me :) April 22, 2020 at 1:30 AM #

    The Alice Network is one of my next scheduled reads. I hope it’s a good one.🙂

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  4. _tirilu April 22, 2020 at 2:36 AM #

    I’m happy you’re still enjoying the Starless Sea. I really need to add that to my tbr pile. 🙂

    My WWW list

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 7:26 AM #

      I’m excited to start reading the next section! Happy reading.

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  5. Lindsay | Bookboodle April 22, 2020 at 5:17 AM #

    Here’s this week’s WWW >> https://bookboodle.co.uk/2020/04/22/www-wednesday-april-22nd-2

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  6. evelynb98 April 22, 2020 at 5:25 AM #

    Good luck on all your current reads! I’m glad you’re enjoying The Starless Sea, I’m hoping to get to it soon so I might bump it up my TBR pile!

    My WWW: https://moonlitbooks.home.blog/2020/04/22/www-wednesday-220420/

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 7:26 AM #

      Thank you. I’m sure I’ll speed through the next part like I did this last. Happy reading!

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  7. The Unseen Library April 22, 2020 at 5:33 AM #

    Here is my WWW Wednesday:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/04/22/www-wednesday-22-april-2020/
    Hope everyone has been going ok.

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  8. whatcathyreadnext April 22, 2020 at 6:09 AM #

    I like how you’re adjusting your reading plans to meet the demands of the current situation. I’ve done something similar in that I’m listening to my audio book for an hour before I settle down to sleep. That seems to help relax me. I guess it’s harking back to being read a bedtime story 😁

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/04/22/wwwwednesday-22nd-april-2020/

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 7:27 AM #

      That’s so true! I used to fall asleep to books on tape as a kid. I think I missed most of the story, but it was still fun. Happy reading!

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  9. Tessa Pulyer April 22, 2020 at 6:17 AM #

    Huh…I had no idea bath toys being lost at sea was even a thing much less book worthy. I will be curious to hear what you think once you finish.

    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/04/22/www-wednesday-my-bookish-week-april-22nd/

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  10. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog April 22, 2020 at 6:20 AM #

    I’m the same I can’t decide what to read next either, just need to focus on what I’m reading at the moment. Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/04/22/www-wednesdays-22-04-20-wwwwednesdays-with-gifs-again%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 7:28 AM #

      One problem at a time haha. Happy reading!

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  11. Astrid April 22, 2020 at 7:40 AM #

    I think I may want to read The Starless Sea too.

    You’rre truly juggling a lot of reading. It’s totally understandable you haven’t decided what to read next.

    Here’s my post: https://astridetal.com/2020/04/22/reading-wrap-up-april-22-2020/

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 11:50 AM #

      I’ve got too much going on now to look ahead haha. Happy reading!

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  12. Julie Anna's Books April 22, 2020 at 7:58 AM #

    I’ve been considering The Starless Sea for months – and I can’t read it now because I’m not really allowing myself to read outside of my physical TBR until I get it down, but once that’s over I’m really thinking about it! I’m curious to see what your final thoughts are.

    Here’s mine: http://www.sincerelyjulieanna.com/www-wednesday-4-22-20/

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 11:50 AM #

      I hope to pick it up again today and move forward. It’s been such a fun book. Happy reading!

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  13. Ryan April 22, 2020 at 9:20 AM #

    I wish I could manage that many books at once. I can barely manage two, sometimes. Hope you have a great week!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/04/22/www-wednesday-april-22-2020/

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 11:51 AM #

      I’m struggling to manage them all. I hope the number will be down significantly by next week. Happy reading!

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  14. silverbuttonbooks April 22, 2020 at 9:50 AM #

    After last week’s WWW posts had you and several other people praising The Starless Sea I will admit, I bought it and started it. I did manage to put it aside and focus on the books I actually need to finish though which is sort of, kind of, self control. Maybe? Anyway, I am about 30% of the way into the book and it is just as good as everyone said it is. Looks like you have so many good ones on your list!

    Here is mine: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/04/22/www-wednesday-april-22-2020/

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 11:51 AM #

      So glad you found it and are enjoying it!! I’m excited to push ahead as well. Our next section is pages 300-400(ish). Getting close. Happy reading!

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  15. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration April 22, 2020 at 9:55 AM #

    I have heard about the Sue Klebold book. I think she did a TED talk that I remember finding very interesting at the time. Last year I read Dave Cullen’s Columbine for the first time. That was an amazing book but a very difficult read. Hope you have a great week! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/04/22/www-wednesdays-april-22-2020/

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 11:52 AM #

      I’ll have to see if I can find the TED Talk, that would be a good follow up. Happy reading!

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  16. jessicabookworm April 22, 2020 at 10:48 AM #

    Hey Sam, looks like you’ve been enjoying a good variety of books/audiobooks. I haven’t read any of them myself, but I am quite intrigued by A Mother’s Reckoning and A Starless Sea, as I feel like I need to try something by Erin Morgenstern. Happy reading in the coming week! 😃

    Here’s my WWW post: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/04/22/www-wednesday-22nd-april-2020/ 🙂

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 11:52 AM #

      The Night Circus is also amazing so I’d recommend that, too! Happy reading.

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  17. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den April 22, 2020 at 12:18 PM #

    I’m glad to see The Starless Sea makes a good escapist read! Maybe I’ll see if I can get a copy of it while this whole mess is going down. xD Moby Duck is a super cute name for a book. I’ve heard of the event, but I hadn’t heard of the book. Sounds interesting!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 1:08 PM #

      I think I’ll finish Moby Duck today. I really enjoyed it. Happy reading!

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  18. anovelglimpse April 22, 2020 at 12:35 PM #

    I need to go look up Moby Duck. I’m super curious what that one is about.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 1:09 PM #

      It’s really well written which helped me get into it. Happy reading!

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  19. _forbookssake April 22, 2020 at 1:07 PM #

    I have no idea how you are coping with all of those books at once!

    Here’s my post: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/04/22/www-wednesday-22nd-april-2020/

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 1:09 PM #

      Not very well. Haha. I should be more under control next week. Happy reading!

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  20. abookishbalance April 22, 2020 at 2:07 PM #

    I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying The Starless Sea! 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post this week
    https://abookishbalance.wordpress.com/2020/04/22/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 2:28 PM #

      Thanks, I hope to read more tonight! Happy reading.

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  21. shanaqui April 22, 2020 at 5:40 PM #

    Ha, Moby-Duck! That’s a great title. I’m really tempted by that, actually!

    My WWW post.

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 9:59 PM #

      Finished it after work today and loved it! Happy reading.

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  22. bookswithcassie April 22, 2020 at 8:29 PM #

    A Mother’s Reckoning sounds so interesting. I will have to keep my eyes out for that one.

    http://bookswithcassie.com/2020/04/22/www-wednesday-4-22-2020/

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 10:00 PM #

      It was really honest and I think we’ll have a good discussion about it. Happy reading!

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  23. Books and Shadows April 22, 2020 at 9:28 PM #

    I agree with you on being overwhelmed with the amounts you’re trying to read at once already. I’m reading 3 books at once right now, and they’re going to keep me busy for while. I actually changed up my WWW responses to fit my life right now lol.

    https://booksandshadows.com/www-wednesday-april-22-2020/

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    • Sam April 22, 2020 at 10:00 PM #

      Yeah, things are very different right now! But we’ll get through. Happy reading!

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  24. Sharon Taylor April 23, 2020 at 9:44 AM #

    Just finished Murder in Black Tie by Sara Rosett (needed an escape to 20s England) Starting A Mother’s Reckoning audio. Hope it is not too much a downer.
    Next choice in queue The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by the awesome Louise Erdrich

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    • Sam April 23, 2020 at 10:01 AM #

      Love 20s England! Hope it was a good one. Mother’s Reckoning is a bit of a downer, I’ll be honest. But it was uplifting in a way, also. I do love Louise Erdrich. I hope you like that one. Happy reading!

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