WWW Wednesday, 3-February-2021

3 Feb

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: Nothing new with Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono this week. I might have to find a time I can read a few pages in the morning so I can keep making my way through this one. The lines at the pool are getting shorter so that’s not a good time anymore.
I think this is my last week with Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. My 20 minutes in the morning is helping me get through it fast and I’m so glad to finally be in what I feel is the final stretch.
I’ve barely started Mil veces hasta siempre (Turtles All the Way Down) by John Green. I honestly can’t give much of an opinion on it yet but I’m looking forward to anything John Green has written.

Recently finished: My reading buddy and I wrapped up Octavia Butler’s Kindred by Damian Duffy and John Jennings over the weekend. My full thoughts will be up tomorrow (I hope). We’re debating what book to grab next and I’m not really sure what we’re in the mood for, but I don’t think we’ll do another graphic novel . This wasn’t good for a buddy read format because it was hard to take notes and it read so fast that we were meeting twice per week.

Reading next: I’m holding for Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies by Deborah Halverson. The mail in my area has been horrible since December and since these are sent via mail to my library, it could be a while before I get my copy.

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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80 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 3-February-2021”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow February 3, 2021 at 12:57 AM #

    I am curious about Kindred. Enjoy your week and your reading. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 8:54 AM #

      I’d recommend the novel, I think this lost a lot in adaptation. Happy reading!

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  2. whatcathyreadnext February 3, 2021 at 4:16 AM #

    I enjoyed reading your thoughts on the experience of reading Kindred as a graphic novel. I can’t say it’s a format that’s ever attracted me.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/wwwwednesday-3rd-february-2021/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 8:55 AM #

      I’m glad I tried it but I’m not sure how often I’d turn to it instead of a novel. It would probably be fine for a story intended for that medium. Happy reading!

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  3. The Gal Herself February 3, 2021 at 4:41 AM #

    Interested to hear how you feel about Turtles All the Way Down. I’ve had c diff, so even the thought of picking up the book is a little complicated for me.

    This week I just finished book #1 in a mystery series and I’m now revisiting a dear old favorite.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2021/02/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 10:02 AM #

      I’m still a bit early in it to have an opinion but it’s not going the way I expected so far. Enjoy the mystery series! Happy reading.

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  4. Books tales by me February 3, 2021 at 5:58 AM #

    Kindred looks interesting…
    Here is mine WWW
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/www-wednesday-03-february-2021/

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  5. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog February 3, 2021 at 6:25 AM #

    I hope your Dummies book turns up soon! Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/www-wednesdays-03-02-21-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:36 PM #

      Thank you. I’ve got my fingers crossed. Happy reading!

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  6. Ryan February 3, 2021 at 6:39 AM #

    I’ve never actually read any John Green and I definitely couldn’t in Spanish, though I’ve heard of him plenty. Is there one book of his you recommend more than any other? Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2021/02/03/www-wednesday-february-3-2021/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:37 PM #

      Call it cliche, but I liked The Fault in Our Stars best. Looking for Alaska would probably be second. Happy reading!

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  7. mirareads13 February 3, 2021 at 8:01 AM #

    Here’s mine :https://mirareads12.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/www-wednesday-1/

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  8. Constance February 3, 2021 at 8:02 AM #

    Here is my post: http://perfectretort.blogspot.com/2021/02/www-wednesday.html

    As I may have mentioned, I used to work at Wiley which publishes the For Dummies books. They are high quality books and I think my friend Tracy was the editor of the one you mentioned. Good luck with your writing project.

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:38 PM #

      That’s awesome! I’m really looking forward to it whenever the loan turns up. Happy reading!

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  9. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den February 3, 2021 at 8:06 AM #

    Shame to hear your buddy read of a graphic novel didn’t go quite as you expected, though the points you raise about it make sense. I’d also think there’d be a little less to talk about, since a lot of it is visual action rather than prose. Hope you enjoy your reading!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:39 PM #

      We had some good dialogue about the pictures which was a nice change. I think we’ll stick to prose from now on though.

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:39 PM #

      Happy reading!

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  10. Leslie February 3, 2021 at 8:07 AM #

    Good luck on your next BR choice! Yeah, I would think GN’s are harder to BR!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/w-w-w-2-3-21/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:40 PM #

      Yeah, I don’t think we thought it through enough. Now if we could just find a good idea for our next one. Happy reading!

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  11. bitchbookshelf February 3, 2021 at 8:21 AM #

    I enjoyed the graphic novel of Kindred! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:40 PM #

      Have you read the novel to compare? I enjoyed it but the format isn’t for me. Happy reading!

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  12. silverbuttonbooks February 3, 2021 at 8:35 AM #

    I haven’t read a single thing that John Green has written! I’m not sure how I managed it for this long but I have. Any favorites you would recommend?

    Yeah for the wait time decreasing but boo for losing your reading time. I hope you find another chunk of time for lateral thinking soon.

    https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2021/02/03/www-wednesday-january-27-2021-2/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:41 PM #

      The Fault in Our Stars is my favorite. Hazel and Gus are amazingly drawn. Happy reading!

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  13. The Unseen Library February 3, 2021 at 8:37 AM #

    Good luck with all the interesting sounding books.
    My Post:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2021/02/03/www-wednesday-3-february-2021/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:45 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  14. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration February 3, 2021 at 8:57 AM #

    I’ve been putting in 20-30 minutes of reading every morning (before I start work), and it has really help my reading life and calms me before a stressful day. Glad to see it is helping you get through your books! Have a great week! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/www-wednesdays-february-3-2021/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:46 PM #

      Morning audiobook time has been a delight! I look forward to it every day. Happy reading!

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  15. M. February 3, 2021 at 9:12 AM #

    Swimming laps is one of my favorite things ever! I wish my town had a YMCA or something similar where I could do so regularly! What is your favorite stroke and did you ever swim competitively? Anyhow, good luck with your reading and happy Wednesday!

    https://lemonylit.com/2021/02/03/now-then-later/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:48 PM #

      I swam competitively from ages 9-18 and I now participate in Masters Swimming so I’m still racing! I used to be a back/breast swimmer. Now infocus on distance, 1000 and mile in the pool. I’ve raced 5K open water and triathlon as well. I adore swimming, it’s so peaceful for me.
      What strokes do you do? Happy reading!

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  16. SHARON TAYLOR February 3, 2021 at 9:16 AM #

    Probably will never have a blog but enjoy seeing what people are reading. So many good books to add to list. I’m currently reading Sense and Sensibility for the umpteenth time and reading (again) Who Let the Dogs In by Molly Ivins. Just finished We’re Better Than This by Elijah Cummings. Next up: The Great Influenza by John Barry…Hopefully not the downer it sounds like it could be.

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:49 PM #

      Haha that does sound like a bit of a dark one. Is it fiction or nonfiction? Happy reading!

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  17. Julie Anna's Books February 3, 2021 at 10:24 AM #

    I’m looking forward to your thoughts on Kindred! I just read it last month but wasn’t familiar with the graphic novel version. Happy reading!
    My WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-2-3-21/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:49 PM #

      My review posted yesterday, check it out! Happy reading.

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  18. Lisa Potter February 3, 2021 at 11:07 AM #

    I like the look of Lateral Thinking, although my non-fiction TBR pile is bigger than my fiction one these days so think I’ll just add it to my wishlist for now!
    My first ever WWW post is here: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/www-wednesday-3-february-2021/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:42 PM #

      Haha good luck finding time for it. TBRs can be so overwhelming. Happy Wednesday!

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  19. _forbookssake February 3, 2021 at 11:35 AM #

    Kindred looks interesting! Happy reading 🙂

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2021/02/03/www-wednesday-3rd-february-2021/

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

      Thanks, it was a very original story which I enjoyed. Happy reading!

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  20. Angela February 3, 2021 at 11:55 AM #

    Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies sounds like a must-read! I didn’t even realize it existed but I’m going to order a copy immediately.

    My WWW post:
    https://fortheloveofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/www-wednesday-5/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:51 PM #

      Writing Fiction for Dummies was great, too. I highly recommend that one. Happy reading!

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  21. HerBookishDesires February 3, 2021 at 1:37 PM #

    I need to check out your review on Kindred! I hope you have a great week. 🙂
    Happy reading!

    My WWW: https://herbookishdesires.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/%e2%9d%93www-wednesday-2-2-2021/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 7:49 PM #

      It went up yesterday, enjoy! Happy reading!

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  22. Jolie February 3, 2021 at 1:55 PM #

    I enjoyed reading your review of Kindred. Too bad you didn’t like it as a graphic novel (I am the same way with mangas!!) Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2021/02/03/www-wednesday-february-3rd-2021/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 7:50 PM #

      I think I’ll eventually try the format again but it’s not my favorite. Happy reading!

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  23. Louisa Paarsmarkt February 3, 2021 at 2:39 PM #

    Sounds like a decent reading week, though I can see why a graphic novel wouldn’t make the best buddy read! Here are my answers:
    https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2021/02/www-wednesday-512-february-3rd.html

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 7:51 PM #

      Haha we’re going to stick to prose for a while. Happy reading!

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  24. Mar @ BOOVIVERSE & ESSENTIAL MATTER February 3, 2021 at 5:03 PM #

    Looking forward to your review of Kindred! That’s the book I’m reading next!

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 12:44 PM #

      I posted it earlier this week but it’s for the graphic novel, not the text novel. Happy reading!

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  25. Mark February 3, 2021 at 5:17 PM #

    Oh, boy, bungled the link. Here’s mine, now: https://whatsthatmarksreading.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/midweek-update-3rd-february-2021/

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  26. Yvonne (It's All About Books) February 3, 2021 at 6:54 PM #

    I’ve been meaning to read Americanah for a long time now… I hope you will enjoy the final part and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 7:53 PM #

      Thank you! I hope to write up my review this weekend. Happy reading!

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  27. maxinesobsessions February 3, 2021 at 10:00 PM #

    I really need to read Kindred. It’s one of those books I’ve always wanted to read but its popularity puts me off.
    Happy reading.
    https://maxinesobsessions.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/www-wednesday-14/

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    • Sam February 3, 2021 at 10:25 PM #

      I think the original text would still be worth a read. A great book and a pioneer author. Happy reading!

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  28. bookswithcassie February 3, 2021 at 11:25 PM #

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of Turtles All the Way Down! I feel like everyone used to love John Green but no one really talks about him anymore 😂

    https://bookswithcassie.com/2021/02/03/www-wednesday-2-3-21/

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    • Sam February 4, 2021 at 5:11 AM #

      He hasn’t published a lot in the past ten years. I hope he’s got something in the works that can bring him back. Happy reading!

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  29. ISHA | paperbacktomes February 4, 2021 at 9:20 AM #

    I recently had to review a graphic novel, which was quite difficult to read because all the pages were jumbled and I’ve to reread it again to review it, so I can understand what you had to deal with Kindred.
    Here’s my link to WWW post.

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    • Sam February 4, 2021 at 9:25 AM #

      I struggled because my brain wanted to read the text and move on. I’d forget to look at the pictures. Happy reading!

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      • ISHA | paperbacktomes February 4, 2021 at 9:27 AM #

        I know, I’m looking forward to reading your review. Happy reading to you too!

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      • Sam February 4, 2021 at 10:37 AM #

        I posted it on Tuesday. Enjoy!

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      • ISHA | paperbacktomes February 4, 2021 at 10:38 AM #

        Oh, Okay. I will check it. Thanks😅

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  30. WordsAndPeace February 4, 2021 at 3:30 PM #

    It’s really cool you have a reading buddy, I hope you enjoy your next read. My post is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2021/01/31/sunday-post-36-1-30-2021/

    Liked by 1 person

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