WWW Wednesday, 3-March-2021

3 Mar

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 got through a few pages of Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono so this is still moving, though at a snail’s pace.
On hold with Mil veces hasta siempre (Turtles All the Way Down) by John Green. Stand by.
I’ve been able to renew Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies by Deborah Halverson so I’m not as stressed about finishing this one. I have a little bit of time that I can enjoy starting my Buddy Read soon!
I started a for-fun audiobook in The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee but I had to put this on hold because I realized my next book club audio is 22 hours! I’m really enjoying this so far, just trying to meet the deadlines I have.
So I started The Overstory by Richard Powers. I hadn’t heard of this one before and all I really know going in is that it has a natural world bend and it’s super long. Here’s hoping I can finish it in time for the book club meeting!

Recently finished: I stayed up late to finish Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe before the file returned. Totally worth it. This was one of the best non-fiction books I’ve read in a while and I really enjoyed it. I wish I’d read this book before my husband and I visited Belfast in 2018. We decided not to do a Black Taxi tour because of our short time, opting for the Titanic Museum and the Giant’s Causeway instead. I’m wishing now we’d scheduled another day there to see more about the city’s history.

Reading next: I’ll be starting The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett soon. I think I need some fiction with so much non-fiction going on and I have a feeling I’ll fly through this one to our stopping points. It will be a nice change of pace and I’m looking forward to diving in.

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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53 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 3-March-2021”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow March 3, 2021 at 12:59 AM #

    You have some interesting titles currently. Enjoy, and thanks for sharing. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam March 3, 2021 at 5:52 AM #

      Thank you. I’m hoping to really get into one soon. Happy reading!

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  2. Lisa Potter March 3, 2021 at 2:34 AM #

    I love the title of your fun audiobook read/listen. Some titles are simply crying out to be read and that’s definitely one of them!

    My WWW post: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/03/03/www-wednesday-5-2-march-2021/

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    • Sam March 3, 2021 at 5:53 AM #

      This is the second in a series. The first also drew me in with the title: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Happy reading!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext March 3, 2021 at 3:38 AM #

    I’m not surprised to see the Mackenzi Lee book on your list as I remember how much you enjoyed the last one.

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

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    • Sam March 3, 2021 at 5:53 AM #

      Yes! I absolutely loved it and I may have been too eager to start the sequel. Happy reading!

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  4. Clemence March 3, 2021 at 4:15 AM #

    I really want to start reading the Mackenzi Lee books, i just have so many books i want to read! It’s really difficult to decide which one goes first!

    Here’s my WWW: https://booksxorxmisery.wordpress.com/2021/03/03/www-wednesday-march-3rd-2021/

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    • Sam March 3, 2021 at 5:54 AM #

      It took me a long time to read the first one and I’m hoping I can start this sequel again soon because I adore her writing. Happy reading!

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  5. _forbookssake March 3, 2021 at 4:47 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Say Nothing. I am desperate to read it!

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

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    • Sam March 3, 2021 at 5:55 AM #

      It’s very well done! I hope you enjoy it whenever you’re able to start. Happy reading!

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  6. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog March 3, 2021 at 5:18 AM #

    Hope you get to renew your Dummies book with out any hassle! Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2021/03/03/www-wednesdays-03-03-21-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam March 3, 2021 at 5:55 AM #

      I got the renewal notification late last night! I’m so relieved. Happy reading!

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  7. Sue's Musings March 3, 2021 at 6:18 AM #

    Have a great week! Here’s mine https://suelbavey.wordpress.com/2021/03/03/www-wednesdays-3rd-march-2021/

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  8. The Gal Herself March 3, 2021 at 7:00 AM #

    The Vanishing Half looks like a change of pace from the fiction I’ve been reading, too! I’m going to look into it.

    This week I’ve got a deliciously dark thriller and a glamorous but oh-so-sad biography.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2021/02/wwwwednesday_24.html

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    • Sam March 3, 2021 at 8:22 AM #

      The Vanishing Half had been on my local bookstore’s bestseller list for months so I’m really excited to explore it. Happy reading!

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  9. Teri Polen March 3, 2021 at 8:08 AM #

    I listened to The Gentleman’s Guide – which was done by a fantastic narrator – but never got around to The Lady’s Guide. Glad you’re enjoying it! https://teripolen.com/2021/03/03/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-51/

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    • Sam March 3, 2021 at 8:56 AM #

      I’m glad there’s more to the series but Felicity isn’t the same as Monty. Oh well. Happy reading!

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  10. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den March 3, 2021 at 8:18 AM #

    My hold for the audio for The Lady’s Guide just came in, too! Shame you had to put it on hold, but a 22-hour audiobook? yikes. I can see why you’d want to get to that one to make sure you can get it done in time.

    I’ve been really curious about The Vanishing Half, so I’ll be interested to hear what you think about it!

    Here’s me WWW post.

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    • Sam March 3, 2021 at 8:57 AM #

      Yeah, 22 hours is daunting. I’m only 2 hours in so I still have forever to go. Happy reading!

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  11. WordsAndPeace March 3, 2021 at 8:20 AM #

    The Overstory has been on my TBR for far too long, I’ll be looking art your thoughts on it. Here is my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2021/02/28/sunday-post-40-2-28-2021/

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    • Sam March 3, 2021 at 9:02 AM #

      So far I’m not getting sucked in which makes the length even more daunting. Happy reading!

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  12. silverbuttonbooks March 3, 2021 at 8:38 AM #

    I am in awe of how you keep track of all the books you have on hold and then pick them back up again. So often, if I put one on the back burner for too longer it just fades away. The Vanishing Half is everywhere and I really need to take a peek at it. Have a great week!

    https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2021/03/03/www-wednesday-march-3-2021/

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    • Sam March 3, 2021 at 9:02 AM #

      I’m afraid of that happening with Mil veces. I might have to restart when I finally pick it up again. Happy reading!

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  13. Julie Anna's Books March 3, 2021 at 9:42 AM #

    The synopsis for Overstory sounds so vague, yet so interesting. It sounds like the kind of book where it’s best to go in knowing less, which I love. I’m curious to hear your thoughts!
    Here’s my WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-3-3-21/

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    • Sam March 4, 2021 at 3:59 PM #

      I’m not a huge fan so far. The stories have been disconnected which is why I believe the summary is so vague. I’ll see if it develops into something more but it’s not a hit for me so far. Happy reading!

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  14. kaitlynscupoftea March 3, 2021 at 10:03 AM #

    I’ve had Say Nothing on my TBR for a few months now; I think I might go and request it from my library! Although I have a lot of library books to go through still. Have a great week!

    https://kaitlynscupoftea.home.blog/2021/03/03/www-wednesday-march-3-2021/

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    • Sam March 4, 2021 at 5:06 PM #

      It’s a great read but quite long so check how long you can check it out for! Happy reading!

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  15. The Unseen Library March 3, 2021 at 11:22 AM #

    Great selection, good luck getting through them.
    My WWW Wednesday:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2021/03/03/www-wednesday-3-march-2021/

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    • Sam March 4, 2021 at 5:06 PM #

      Thanks! It seems a bit overwhelming so far. Happy reading.

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  16. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration March 3, 2021 at 11:39 AM #

    I am glad you enjoyed Say Nothing. It really is amazing! Did you just go to Belfast or did you have time to go to Derry? I went on a very informative walking tour in Derry that concluded with a visit to the Museum of Free Derry, which I highly recommend. I did the hop on hop off bus in Belfast, so we could easily get to the murals, etc. Hope you are enjoying your current reads! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2021/03/03/www-wednesdays-march-3-2021/

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    • Sam March 4, 2021 at 5:08 PM #

      We only had two days and stayed in Belfast. We spent one day at the Titanic Museum (I’m obsessed and this was our main motivation for stopping there) and one taking a tour out to Giant’s causeway. I’d love to go back some day and spend more time. I’ve visited the Republic as well and did a bus tour around the Ring of Kerry which is one of my favorite memories. Happy reading!

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  17. perusewithcoffee March 3, 2021 at 12:11 PM #

    The Vanishing Half sounds so good, I hope you enjoy it! I’ve been wanting to read it for awhile now! And A Lady’s Guide is such a fast read so don’t worry about the length. Happy reading
    Here’s my post: https://perusewithcoffee.wordpress.com/2021/03/03/www-wednesday-2-major-reading-slumps-and-a-huge-tbr-pile/

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    • Sam March 4, 2021 at 5:10 PM #

      I keep looking at The Vanishing Half next to my bed each night and falling asleep before I can open it haha. I know the Lee will be fast but there’s only so fast I can get through audio haha. Happy reading!

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  18. HerBookishDesires March 3, 2021 at 12:25 PM #

    Happy Wednesday! I love the title “A Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy” !
    I hope you have a great rest of your week!
    My WWW: https://herbookishdesires.wordpress.com/2021/03/03/www-%e2%9d%93-wednesday/

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    • Sam March 4, 2021 at 5:12 PM #

      It’s the sequel to a book with an equally great title, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue! Happy reading.

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  19. Ryan March 3, 2021 at 12:26 PM #

    I hope the shift to fiction helps bring the change of pace you’re looking for. Happy reading!

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

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    • Sam March 4, 2021 at 5:13 PM #

      Thank you! I’m trying to be an optimist. Happy reading!

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  20. Priya Bhasin March 3, 2021 at 12:34 PM #

    Looking forward to what you have to say about the vanishing half. Here’s my post: https://thebibliophilicworld.wordpress.com/2021/03/03/www-wednesdays-03-03-2021/

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    • Sam March 4, 2021 at 5:13 PM #

      Here’s hoping I can start soon. Happy reading!

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  21. Sarah Seamans March 3, 2021 at 1:38 PM #

    I loved Overstory, but found it was helpful to jot down each character with a description and something about each chapter so it was much easier to keep track of everything. It is a dense but, but it stayed with me long after I finished it.

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    • Sam March 4, 2021 at 5:14 PM #

      That’s encouraging. I think I’m on the fourth story and I’m growing frustrated about the disconnected nature of the book so far. Do we revisit the stories or they all disconnected? Happy reading!

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  22. Emine L.A. Beasley March 3, 2021 at 3:52 PM #

    Thanks for hosting this it seems fun! Mine is here 🙂 https://eminebeasley.wordpress.com/2021/03/03/www-wednesday-03-mar-2021/

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  23. Tyra Bebel March 3, 2021 at 5:15 PM #

    I’d like to read The Vanishing Half soon!
    http://tyrabebel.video.blog/2021/03/03/www-wednesday-3-3-21/

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    • Sam March 4, 2021 at 5:17 PM #

      Good luck finding time to pick it up. I’m hoping I can soon as well. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Louisa Paarsmarkt March 3, 2021 at 8:44 PM #

    Yeah for an enjoyable non fiction read! Here are my answers:
    https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2021/03/www-wednesday-516-march-3rd.html

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    • Sam March 4, 2021 at 5:17 PM #

      It’s been a while for me so it was very welcome. Happy reading!

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