WWW Wednesday, 27-January-2021

27 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: I guess it’s a good thing that I got a lane quickly so I didn’t read a lot of Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono on the pool deck this week. Still hovering in chapter 4.
I finally feel I’m making some progress with Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I’m taking some time in the morning to listen and do some light strength-building which is helping me move through this faster.
My reading buddy and I are flying through Octavia Butler’s Kindred by Damian Duffy and John Jennings. I’d be done by now if we weren’t stopping to discuss as often as we are. I expect this one to be wrapped up next week.
I’m waiting on my library hold and realized that it’s time to start my Spanish read of the year. This is my final owned book so I’ll have to do some shopping soon for a stockpile for the next few years. I decided on Mil veces hasta siempre (Turtles All the Way Down) by John Green. My reading level in Spanish is pretty well suited for YA so I’m optimistic this will be a good read for me.

Recently finished: I finished The Bear by Andrew Krivak late last week. It became a bit of a chore after the book took a turn I wasn’t a big fan of, but I’m glad I finished it. I think it will be an interesting book discussion and I’m curious to see what others thought of the ending and if I’m alone in my skepticism. I posted my review earlier in the week so please check that out to see all my thoughts. I gave the book Three out of Five Stars.

Reading next: I’m still waiting for my hold of Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies by Deborah Halverson. I’ve been talking to my husband about writing more often, hoping it will help me commit to carving out time for it and that he’ll help me push myself to do it, too. We can only hope.

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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68 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 27-January-2021”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow January 27, 2021 at 12:37 AM #

    Enjoy your books. I am curious about the John Green book. Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 8:15 AM #

      I think this might be his only title I haven’t read yet. Happy reading!


  2. The Gal Herself January 27, 2021 at 4:51 AM #

    I applaud you for finishing The Bear. It’s tempting to bail on a book — I just did it recently — but I bet it was satisfying to see it through.

    I’m offering up some lighter fare this time: both the chick-lit and cozy mystery are infused with distinctly healing vibes.


    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 8:16 AM #

      The Bear was for a book club so I felt obligated to finish it haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. whatcathyreadnext January 27, 2021 at 4:54 AM #

    I’m always impressed by you challenging yourself to read a book in another language. Unfortunately my (long ago) school days French wouldn’t be up to that 😁

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/wwwwednesday-27th-january-2021/


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 8:17 AM #

      I started using Spanish in my job over the past year so it’s easier this time than it has been in years past. What a blessing. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Catherine January 27, 2021 at 5:33 AM #

    Kindred sounds really interesting – I can see why you are stopping to discuss it as much as you are!

    Here’s my WWW: https://catherineellenbooks.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/www-wednesday-27-jan/


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 8:18 AM #

      We’re meeting again tonight and then I can finish it! I’m so relieved. Happy reading!


  5. Lola January 27, 2021 at 5:57 AM #

    Isn’t it horrible when a book decides to go in a direction that stops you enjoying the story! I hate it when that happens!

    My WWW: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/www-wednesdays-27-january-2021/


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 8:19 AM #

      Usually I can get past it but this one was a bit much for me. Happy reading!


  6. The Unseen Library January 27, 2021 at 6:34 AM #

    Sounds like a fun collection of books, enjoy.
    My post:

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Clemence January 27, 2021 at 6:44 AM #

    Wow! That’s so awesome that you are reading Turtles all the way down in Spanish! I hope you enjoy it as much as i did… i think it might be my favorite book by John Green. I’m always so impressed by your posts!
    I hope you are enjoying your readings 🙂

    I started doing this weekly meme a few weeks ago and i’m really enjoying it! ♥

    My Post: https://booksxorxmisery.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/www-wednesday-january-27th-2021/


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 8:20 AM #

      I’m a big Green fan so I’m looking forward to this one a lot. It will be slow going but I hope it will all be worth it. Happy reading!


  8. Tessa January 27, 2021 at 6:57 AM #

    It’s been so long since I read a book in Spanish. I’m probably at a kid’s book level whereas I used to be at an adult level, so kudos to you for making it a yearly commitment. Happy reading!

    My WWW: https://wp.me/p9U47P-2yf


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 8:21 AM #

      It’s been one way I’ve kept up on it as much as I can. I wish I had more opportunities speak but with where I live that’s limited. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den January 27, 2021 at 8:09 AM #

    I love the title Mil Veces Hasta Siempre. So much better, in my opinion, than Turtles All the Way Down. xD I love your idea of reading a book in Spanish every year! I might just have to start doing that myself. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post.


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 8:22 AM #

      I live turtles so I was a little disappointed in the loss of my favorite reptile in the title, but I’ll get over it haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Denise @ Life With No Plot January 27, 2021 at 8:09 AM #

    I read Turtles All the Way Down a few years ago and it was pretty good. Not my favorite of John Green’s work, but a very good read. Hope you enjoy it!

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2021/01/27/www-wednesday-january-27-2021/


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 8:23 AM #

      I find his books are usually pretty solid when they’re not amazing. I’m looking forward to this one. Happy reading!


  11. silverbuttonbooks January 27, 2021 at 8:13 AM #

    I have never read John Green – do you do your Spanish books as new fiction or re-reads? Either way is so impressive but I am re-learning Spanish and wondering if this wouldn’t be a good way to expand my vocabulary.

    Way to finish The Bear! Lately I don’t seem to have the strength to continue when books disappoint / annoy and I need to just push through.

    Have a great week!



    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 8:25 AM #

      My first endeavor with reading in Spanish was rereading Harry Potter. Since then, it’s been new fiction, mostly YA which seems to be the sweet spot of my reading level. Without bookstores to visit, I haven’t come across another title in Spanish for a while so I’ll have to see what I come across in the next year before my 2022 book. Happy reading!


  12. Ryan January 27, 2021 at 8:50 AM #

    I wish you good luck carving out time for writing. It can be such a struggle sometimes. Happy reading!



    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 11:41 AM #

      A big struggle lol. I hope I can. Happy reading!


  13. markdavidson95 January 27, 2021 at 9:11 AM #

    This is a cool idea, I’m new here. Hey.
    Here’s mine: https://whatsthatmarksreading.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/mid-week-update-27-1-21-www-wednesday/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 11:42 AM #

      Welcome, glad to have you! Happy Wednesday.


  14. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration January 27, 2021 at 9:27 AM #

    I love that you are reading YA in spanish! My mother-in-law liked to read Harry Potter in french. Have a great week! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/www-wednesdays-january-27-2020/


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 1:46 PM #

      I reread the series in Spanish a few years ago and it was really fun. Happy reading!


  15. HerBookishDesires January 27, 2021 at 9:32 AM #

    Best of luck with writing and finding time! You can do it!

    Hope you have a great week!



    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 3:55 PM #

      Thanks for the encouragement! Hopefully it works out. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Leslie January 27, 2021 at 10:07 AM #

    Omg.. I’ve been wanting to brush up on my Spanish … a Spanish read is such a great idea for that! I hope you enjoy your reads.

    My WWW!


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 3:56 PM #

      You can probably find some at the library if you want to give it a try. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. M. January 27, 2021 at 10:29 AM #

    Turtles All the Way Down has piqued my interest – I think it’s so neat you’re reading it in Spanish! Have a great Wednesday!



    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 4:34 PM #

      I’ve wanted to read it for a while so this is a fun way to enjoy it. Happy reading!


  18. Musing Of Souls January 27, 2021 at 10:32 AM #

    I’m going to have a year full of blog tours! ❤👀. Also my TBR is going to rise up once i check out all the bloggers!

    Will be visiting everyone at night! Lots of love and a safe one to everyone!



    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 6:58 PM #

      Glad you’re enjoying the community. Happy reading!


  19. chaoticcolourful January 27, 2021 at 10:39 AM #

    Interesting choices, happy reading!

    Here is my post: https://chaoticcolourful.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/www-wednesday-2/

    Liked by 1 person

  20. WordsAndPeace January 27, 2021 at 10:50 AM #

    Hmm, now I’m even more intrigued by The Bear.
    Good for you, YA is a great gene to read in a foreign language. At one point, I read some Harry Potter, also in Spanish
    Here’s my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2021/01/24/sunday-post-35-1-24-2021/


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 6:58 PM #

      I’ve read HP in Spanish, too! That’s how I started this adventure. Happy reading!


  21. Books tales by me January 27, 2021 at 10:54 AM #

    I enjoyed the TATWD.
    Here is my WWW post

    Liked by 1 person

  22. _forbookssake January 27, 2021 at 12:06 PM #

    Hope you have a good week of reading 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2021/01/27/www-wednesday-27th-january-2021

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Yvonne (It's All About Books) January 27, 2021 at 1:25 PM #

    I hope you will enjoy your Spanish read! Mil Veces Hasta Siempre sounds like a good choice… Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM #

      Thank you! I enjoy the challenge every year. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Alex's Books January 27, 2021 at 1:35 PM #

    I hope you enjoy Turtles All the Way Down!

    Here’s mine: https://alexsbooks.co.uk/2021/01/27/www-wednesday-27-01-2021/


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM #

      I really hope to. Happy reading!


  25. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog January 27, 2021 at 2:09 PM #

    Sorry The Bear became a chore for you, hope your next read is better! Here’s my link: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/www-wednesdays-27-01-21-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 7:01 PM #

      Thank you! I’m optimistic. Happy reading!


  26. angelicam2009 January 27, 2021 at 3:33 PM #

    I really like the cover for The Bear!
    Here’s my post: https://angelicam2009.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/www-wednesdays1/


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 4:35 PM #

      Thanks! Happy reading!


  27. L.M. Durand January 27, 2021 at 4:08 PM #

    Not always easy to carve out time to write, but I’m sure you can do this. Good luck on your writing endeavors! 🙂


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 10:34 PM #

      Thanks so much! It’s been an adventure already. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Sascha Darlington January 27, 2021 at 4:49 PM #

    I admire your reading a book in Spanish this year. That’s one John Green I haven’t read. Kindred also sounds like a good experience. I’ve been away for a while, so it’s nice to get back to see what everyone’s reading!

    Here is my link: https://saschadarlington.me/2021/01/27/www-wednesday-1-27-21/#.YBHQnuhKhPY

    Thanks and happy reading!


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 10:35 PM #

      I think I’ve got a good bunch at the moment. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Louisa Paarsmarkt January 27, 2021 at 6:14 PM #

    Yeah, for reading a book in Spanish! Seems like a pretty good reading week 🙂 Here are my answers:


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 10:35 PM #

      I try to do one a year so we’ll see how long I can keep it up. Happy reading!


  30. ISHA | paperbacktomes January 27, 2021 at 9:35 PM #

    I read mostly in English, and it’s good to know that you read in Spanish too. Hope you finish Americanah, and let us know your thoughts on it.

    Here’s my WWW post.


    • Sam January 27, 2021 at 10:36 PM #

      I’m really enjoying it and I feel like I’m finally getting close to the end. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person


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