WWW Wednesday, 20-January-2021

20 Jan

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: Waiting for a lane at the pool seems to be my best reading time for Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono. I got through another chapter. So I’m pushing forward, but still quite slowly.
I’ve made it halfway through Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and I know I’ll finish it but I feel like I’ve been stuck forever. I’m enjoying the story, but at only halfway, I’m curious how the long and winding story can end.
I got to a point in  The Bear by Andrew Krivak that took me by surprise and slowed me down. It’s a twist I wasn’t ready for and I’m not sure how I feel about it. This isn’t a long book and I’ll probably finish it next week, but this is why it’s not done already.
My reading buddy and I started Octavia Butler’s Kindred by Damian Duffy and John Jennings and we’re speeding through it. Neither of us was ready for how fast a graphic novel would read and we’re meeting frequently to talk about it. I suspect this one will be over quite quickly.

Recently finished: Nothing new this week. I hope to have at least one here next week!

I posted my review of A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro on Monday. I gave the book Three out of Five Stars. Please check it out and let me now what you think!

Reading next: Let’s see if I can motivate myself to write again, shall we? I’m going to try reading Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies by Deborah Halverson and see if that works. Sometimes, reading about writing is all I need to want to get back to writing.

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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89 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 20-January-2021”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow January 20, 2021 at 1:04 AM #

    Enjoy all your books and your week! Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:08 AM #

      Thank you, I think I’m on a good run. Happy reading!

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  2. nbiblioholic January 20, 2021 at 1:12 AM #

    Happy reading and I hope you feel inspired to write again! Here’s my post: https://www.nbiblioholic.com/2021/01/www-wednesday-01202021.html

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  3. thesunsetreader January 20, 2021 at 1:18 AM #

    Good luck with your writing!

    Here is mine: https://thesunsetreader.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:09 AM #

      Thank you. I’m feeling optimistic. Happy reading!

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  4. Emily @emilybemilybooks January 20, 2021 at 4:58 AM #

    Happy reading everyone! I created my book blog last Friday and my first WWW Wednesday post can be found here https://emilybemilybooks.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesday-20th-january-2021/
    Thanks for checking it out! xx

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  5. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog January 20, 2021 at 5:19 AM #

    I love the thought of buddy reading a graphic novel!
    Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesdays-20-01-21-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:10 AM #

      It’s fun but we’re meeting a lot more often as we speed through it. Happy reading!

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  6. Catherine January 20, 2021 at 5:22 AM #

    I also didn’t have anything to add for the recently finished question! It’s been a slow reading week for me!

    I’m constantly impressed by how many books you have on the go at once though – I don’t think I could manage to juggle so many.

    Here’s my WWW: https://catherineellenbooks.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/www-wednesday-13-jan/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:11 AM #

      The different formats make it possible for me. It helps me separate the stories. Happy reading!

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  7. whatcathyreadnext January 20, 2021 at 5:22 AM #

    Seems to me you’re making great progress with all your books. I hope Edward de Bono’s book gives you some ideas how they could speed up swim lanes becoming free 😁

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/wwwwednesday-20th-january-2021/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:12 AM #

      Haha that would be a very useful thing to fix! The pool is only three lanes and restricted to one person per lane so you really have to get lucky. Happy reading!

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  8. Sue's Musings January 20, 2021 at 5:53 AM #

    Good luck with writing young adult fiction! Thanks for hosting again. Here is my link: https://suelbavey.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesday-20th-january-2021/
    If you are interested in reviewing for http://www.bookblurb.ca they are looking for book reviewers – I just signed up for one review a month.

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:12 AM #

      I hope it gets me back to writing. Happy reading!

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  9. Lola January 20, 2021 at 5:58 AM #

    I haven’t read a graphic novel for ages. I have a couple on my shelf to read, so maybe I should grab one soon!

    My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesdays-20-january-2021/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:13 AM #

      They’re so satisfyingly quick! It makes me feel like a speed reader. Happy reading!

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  10. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den January 20, 2021 at 7:10 AM #

    Graphic novels definitely go quickly, even if you’re slowing down to smell the roses, as it were! Hope you’re enjoying Kindred. For Dummies books always seem hit or miss to me in terms of helpfulness, so I’ll be interested to hear how you fare with that. Good luck getting back in the writing mood!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:15 AM #

      I’ve had good luck with them before so I’ve got my fingers crossed this one goes well. Happy reading!

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  11. Denise @ Life With No Plot January 20, 2021 at 7:50 AM #

    The graphic novel for Kindred looks amazing! I don’t read as many graphic novels as I’d like to, but the ones I have read did go by pretty quickly. Hope you are enjoying it!

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesday-january-20-2021/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:16 AM #

      I keep wondering how much I’m missing from the original novel but I’m enjoying the story a lot still. Happy reading!

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  12. higgy88 January 20, 2021 at 7:54 AM #

    I hope you get back into writing. Happy reading and writing. Here is my post https://ladybookdragon.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesday-20-01-2021/

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  13. Ryan January 20, 2021 at 8:01 AM #

    I always try to read a good amount of graphic novels every year, so I kick myself whenever my reading of them lags behind, as they’re so often such quick reads. I have no idea why I don’t let myself get through even more of them. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesday-january-20-2021/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:17 AM #

      I’m pleasantly surprised how fast this one is going. As it’s my first, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Happy reading!

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  14. Teri Polen January 20, 2021 at 8:23 AM #

    Hope you get inspired to write again. Happy Reading! https://teripolen.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-48/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:37 AM #

      Thanks, I’m hoping it helps. Happy reading!

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  15. Literary Leisha January 20, 2021 at 8:38 AM #

    I loved the novel Kindred, I’ll have to read the graphic novel at some point!

    I’ve been super busy so this is my first WWW Wednesday of the year:
    https://literaryleisha.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/finally-reading-addie-larue-www-wednesday-20-01-2021/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:55 AM #

      Better late than never. I hope you’re busy with fun things. Happy reading!

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  16. HerBookishDesires January 20, 2021 at 8:39 AM #

    I remember finding that the graphic novel moved really quickly, too! Happy reading. 🙂

    My WWW Wednesday post: https://herbookishdesires.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/www%e2%9d%93wednesday-01-20-2021/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:56 AM #

      I think I like the fast pace but I’m always feeling like I’m going to miss something. Happy reading!

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  17. Leslie January 20, 2021 at 8:45 AM #

    I hope that helps you get back into writing!! Happy Reading!

    My WWW!

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  18. Tessa January 20, 2021 at 8:57 AM #

    I’ll be curious to see what you think of a graphic novel. I have one that I was gifted but have never read that particular style. Happy reading!
    My www: https://wp.me/p9U47P-2yd

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 8:58 AM #

      It’s about what I was expecting which is drastically different from a novel. I’ll have to flush my thoughts out in my review. Happy reading!

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  19. Siena January 20, 2021 at 9:03 AM #

    Americanah is the next book I’m going to read, I hope you enjoy the rest of it! Happy reading!

    Here’s my post: https://booksophobias.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesday-1-20-21/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 9:20 AM #

      I’m really loving it, I just wish I had more time for it. Happy reading!

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  20. _forbookssake January 20, 2021 at 9:07 AM #

    I hope you enjoy everything you’re reading 🙂

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2021/01/20/www-wednesday-20th-january-2020

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  21. The Unseen Library January 20, 2021 at 9:45 AM #

    Good luck with all the interesting sounding books. Hope you enjoy them.
    My WWW Wednesday:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesday-20-january-2021/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 11:56 AM #

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to them. Happy reading!

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  22. Anna January 20, 2021 at 9:50 AM #

    I just pick up a book by Octavia E, Butler a few weeks ago. It was Parable of the Sower.

    My WWW Post:

    https://annabookcritter.blogspot.com/2021/01/stacking-shelves-3-www-7.html

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 11:57 AM #

      I haven’t read any other books by her. I’m enjoying it a lot so far. Happy reading!

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  23. ISHA | paperbacktomes January 20, 2021 at 10:41 AM #

    I hope you finish your currently-reading books and enjoy them. I read your review for A Pale View of Hills, and that’s a lovely pic with Ishiguro. Though you didn’t enjoy this book, I hope you like your next Ishiguro book. Happy Reading!
    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 2:07 PM #

      I think Ishiguro is an amazing author and I look forward to reading more by him in the future. Happy reading!

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  24. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration January 20, 2021 at 11:29 AM #

    Sounds like you are really enjoying your buddy read. I’ve put it on my TBR list. Sounds great! Have a good week! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesdays-january-20-2021/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 2:08 PM #

      I really like our buddy read system and even when a book isn’t my favorite, it’s great to read with her. Happy reading!

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  25. Stephanie @ Bookfever January 20, 2021 at 11:39 AM #

    Happy reading! 😍

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  26. Louisa Paarsmarkt January 20, 2021 at 11:58 AM #

    Boo for a twist that slowed down reading, but yeah for the prospect of finishing it this week! Here’s my answers:
    https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2021/01/www-wednesday-510-january-20th.html

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 2:58 PM #

      It’s so short that it seems silly to let it linger haha. Happy reading!

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  27. lemonylit January 20, 2021 at 1:07 PM #

    Wishing you lots of luck on getting back into writing! 😀
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post!
    https://lemonylit.com/2021/01/20/254/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 5:21 PM #

      Thank you! I’m optimistic I can find some motivation. Happy reading!

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  28. Ruby Jo January 20, 2021 at 1:51 PM #

    Good luck with your writing! I should also do some writing of my own, but I keep procrastinating. I have all the great ideas in my head, but when I sit down to actually put then into words it looks like a mess lol. I hope you enjoy your books ❤

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 5:22 PM #

      I need to find the motivation to send out query letters and do some revising! I find that’s always hard to do haha. Happy reading!

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  29. L.M. Durand January 20, 2021 at 2:32 PM #

    Good luck with your writing! 😊

    https://lmdurand.com/www-wednesday-weekly-reading-update-01-20-2021/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 5:24 PM #

      Thanks! I hope I’m able to find some motivation. Happy reading!

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      • L.M. Durand January 20, 2021 at 5:25 PM #

        I hope you will! 😊 happy reading to you too. 💕📚

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  30. cloudsgirl27 January 20, 2021 at 2:32 PM #

    Thanks for sharing and hosting! My WWW Wednesday can be found here http://bookreviewsbycloudsgirl27.home.blog/2021/01/20/www-january-20-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Constance January 20, 2021 at 3:01 PM #

    I used to work on the For Dummies books and I am very proud of the quality we produced.
    Hope you enjoy the book and find it useful.

    Here is my WWW post: http://perfectretort.blogspot.com/2021/01/www-wednesday-january-20-2021.html

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 5:25 PM #

      That sounds like an awesome job! I’m a fan of the series. Happy reading!

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  32. Jolie January 20, 2021 at 3:14 PM #

    I am a huge fan of the “For Dummies” books. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesday-january-20th-2020/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 5:25 PM #

      I’ve learned a lot from them! Happy reading!

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  33. WordsAndPeace January 20, 2021 at 3:14 PM #

    wow, The Bear sounds really good!
    Good for you for reading Writing YA Fiction!
    Here is my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2021/01/17/sunday-post-34-1-17-2021/

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    • Sam January 20, 2021 at 5:26 PM #

      I’m still not sure about this big twist in the middle of The Bear. I’ll wrap up soon and make a final call. Happy reading!

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  34. libgirlbooks January 20, 2021 at 4:35 PM #

    Look like fabulous reads! Thanks for sharing. Here’s my post. https://libgirlbooks.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesday-january-20-2021-bookishmemes-wwwwednesday/

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  35. Yvonne (It's All About Books) January 20, 2021 at 7:07 PM #

    Kindred sounds like a great read… I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam January 21, 2021 at 7:37 AM #

      Thanks, I’m really enjoying it! It’s fun to read my first graphic novel with a friend. Happy reading!

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  36. silverbuttonbooks January 20, 2021 at 7:39 PM #

    I got so distracted by the inauguration that I forgot to hit “post!” I hope this week you find lots of time to read. I enjoyed the Dummies guide to writing for YA.

    Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2021/01/21/www-wednesday-january-21-2021/

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    • Sam January 21, 2021 at 7:38 AM #

      I was so distracted that I’m getting to comments a day late haha. Happy reading!

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  37. Rae Longest January 20, 2021 at 8:46 PM #

    Happy reading!

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  38. chaoticcolourful January 20, 2021 at 11:11 PM #

    Happy reading!
    Here is mine:
    https://chaoticcolourful.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesday/

    Liked by 1 person

  39. bookswithcassie January 20, 2021 at 11:15 PM #

    I love that cover of Kindred! I’m interested to hear what you think of it when you finish it 🙂

    https://bookswithcassie.com/2021/01/20/www-wednesday-1-20-21/

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    • Sam January 21, 2021 at 7:40 AM #

      I’m curious how different it will be from the novel version. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  40. jessicabookworm January 23, 2021 at 2:54 PM #

    Sorry I am late to the link-in party, but I hope you have continued to enjoy and make progress with your current reads, and that you will have one finished by next week. 😃

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/%f0%9f%93%9a-www-wednesday-20th-january-2021/ 🙂

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  41. chaoticcolourful February 3, 2021 at 10:41 AM #

    I’ve had Kindred and Americanah on my TBR, I’ll see when I actually get to them though.

    Can’t believe it’s already Wednesday, but here’s mine:
    https://chaoticcolourful.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/www-wednesday-3/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:50 PM #

      Story of my life lol. Good luck and happy reading.

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