WWW Wednesday, 31-March-2021 (My Birthday!)

31 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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It’s my birthday! I hope to find some time to read more today (and eat cake).

Currently reading: I got through a chapter or two of Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono while waiting at my doctor’s office this week. It was great to get through a chunk of it. I think I’m getting close to the end but the page count is making me think I’m only half way done. I think there’s a lot of images toward the end that will go quickly.
Still nothing with Mil veces hasta siempre (Turtles All the Way Down) by John Green but I think I’ll be back to it soon!
I can’t wait to get back to The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee. I need a fun read and I’m sure this will be one!
The Overstory by Richard Powers is starting to feel like a bit of a slough. It’s well written, but it’s a bit preachy and really long. I’ll be happy when I’m done with it, honestly.
I’ve made good progress Expecting Better by Emily Oster and really enjoying it. I love the research Oster did about conventional pregnancy rules and myths and how well she explains what she’s found. It’s helping me feel more comfortable with my pregnancy and making decisions about it.

HalfRecently finished: I flew through The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett after my last meeting with my reading buddy. We were both chomping at the bit to get through it! Great read and I was able to post my review on Monday. I gave the book a full Five out of Five Stars.

Reading next: I’m going to leave this blank one more week and give myself time to catch up on the double-duty reading I’m doing before I think about what could be next for me.

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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50 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 31-March-2021 (My Birthday!)”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow March 31, 2021 at 12:12 AM #

    I hope to read my copy of The Vanishing Half soon. Enjoy your books, and here’s MY WWW POST


  2. jyvurentropy March 31, 2021 at 1:13 AM #

    Yeah, you have a ton of books on your plate right now. I don’t blame you for not having your next book planned yet.
    Anyway, here is my post https://jyvurentropy.home.blog/2021/03/31/www-weds-just-over-here-infiltrating-a-cult-and-writing-amazon-filth/

    Thanks for hosting 🙂


  3. The Gal Herself March 31, 2021 at 1:37 AM #

    This is so funny! One of my book buddies was JUST telling me how excited she is to lay her hands on The Vanishing Half.

    I’ve got one book about an iconic villain, and another office romance.



    • Sam March 31, 2021 at 8:43 PM #

      Rightfully so! Great read. Happy reading!


  4. Lola March 31, 2021 at 3:05 AM #

    Happy birthday!!!!
    Glad you enjoyed The Vanishing Half so much 🙂 Good luck this week making progress in your remaining reads!
    My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2021/03/31/www-wednesdays-31-march-2021/


    • Sam March 31, 2021 at 8:43 PM #

      Thanks! I’m optimistic about finishing one tonight. Happy reading!


  5. whatcathyreadnext March 31, 2021 at 3:32 AM #

    Many happy returns of the day 🎉🍰🎁📚 I hope you can squeeze in a least a few pages of one of your books alongside the celebrations.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2021/03/31/wwwwednesday-31st-march-2021/


    • Sam March 31, 2021 at 8:58 PM #

      I think I might finish one tonight! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Lisa Potter March 31, 2021 at 4:56 AM #

    Happy birthday 🎂🥳

    I read your review of The Vanishing Half earlier in the week, it sounds really good and I’ve added it to my wish list.

    My WWW post: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/03/31/www-wednesday-9-31-march-2021/


    • Sam March 31, 2021 at 8:59 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Happy reading!


  7. _forbookssake March 31, 2021 at 5:08 AM #


    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2021/03/31/www-wednesday-31st-march-2021

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Tessa March 31, 2021 at 6:51 AM #

    Happy Birthday! Hope you get to read and eat cake 🎂
    My WWW: https://wp.me/p9U47P-2WK


    • Laurel-Rain Snow March 31, 2021 at 10:17 AM #

      I couldn’t comment on your blog! Even though I am always logged on to Word Press!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Tessa March 31, 2021 at 11:00 AM #

        I’ve been playing around with stuff. I always manage to mess things up when I play. I’ll see if I can figure it out.


    • Sam March 31, 2021 at 9:00 PM #

      Cake had been eaten! Now for the reading. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Stephanie - Bookfever March 31, 2021 at 7:54 AM #

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a great one!


  10. Teri Polen March 31, 2021 at 7:56 AM #

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day and lots of cake. https://teripolen.com/2021/03/31/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-52/


  11. ISHA | paperbacktomes March 31, 2021 at 8:09 AM #

    Happy Birthday. Hope you have a wonderful day!


  12. Catherine March 31, 2021 at 8:18 AM #

    Happy birthday!!
    Looking forward to your review of The Vanishing Half!

    My WWW: https://catherineellenbooks.wordpress.com/2021/03/31/www-wednesday-31-mar/


    • Sam April 1, 2021 at 12:12 PM #

      I posted it Monday if you want to check it out. Happy reading!


  13. silverbuttonbooks March 31, 2021 at 9:19 AM #

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you get loads of time to read and delicious cake. Your enthusiasm for The Vanishing Half has me so interested. Glad you got through more of Lateral Thinking, hopefully the last chunk of the book is all citations and pictures.

    Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2021/03/31/www-wednesday-march-24-2021-2/


    • Sam April 1, 2021 at 12:13 PM #

      I had a pretty yummy cake for sure! Thanks. Happy reading!


  14. Julie Anna's Books March 31, 2021 at 9:39 AM #

    Happy birthday to you! I’m glad you’re finding more time to read and that you enjoyed The Vanishing Half (and hopefully have plenty of time to read today as well!).
    Here’s my WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-3-31-21/


    • Sam April 1, 2021 at 12:14 PM #

      I was able to finish a book which was a great feeling. Happy reading!


  15. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration March 31, 2021 at 10:15 AM #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I just read Nella Larsen for the first time recently, and The Vanishing Half sounds like it will be a similar type of read, so I am looking forward to picking that up. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I hope you have a wonderful birthday! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2021/03/31/www-wednesdays-march-31-2021/


    • Sam April 1, 2021 at 12:15 PM #

      I hope you’ll enjoy it, too! Happy reading!


  16. Becky Ross Michael March 31, 2021 at 12:30 PM #

    Have a wonderful birthday AND year!


  17. SageKnightly March 31, 2021 at 1:36 PM #

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day:)

    My WWW post

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Ryan March 31, 2021 at 1:36 PM #

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a good one. Best of luck catching up on everything you’re currently reading.

    WWW Wednesday – March 31, 2021


    • Sam April 1, 2021 at 9:34 PM #

      I was able to finish a book so I’m feeling good about it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Nicole March 31, 2021 at 3:34 PM #

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day. I’m glad you enjoyed The Vanishing Half, I’ve heard great things about it. 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://theanatomyofabookworm.wordpress.com/2021/03/31/www-wednesday-31-03-21/


    • Sam April 1, 2021 at 9:34 PM #

      All the praise is well deserved. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. bookswithcassie March 31, 2021 at 3:53 PM #

    Happy Birthday!! That is disappointing to hear about The Overstory. I really dislike books that are preachy.

    WWW 3.31.21


    • Sam April 1, 2021 at 9:35 PM #

      Yeah, it’s a bit much. I was hoping the story might come through but no such luck. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Jolie March 31, 2021 at 4:02 PM #

    Happy Birthday!!! I loved your review of The Vanishing Half. I plan on reading that book for a couple of reading challenges and it seems like I will love it. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2021/03/31/www-wednesday-march-31st-2021/


    • Sam April 1, 2021 at 9:54 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Louisa Paarsmarkt April 1, 2021 at 9:47 PM #

    Happy belated birthday! And yeah for reading progress! Here are my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2021/03/www-wednesday-520-march-31st.html

    Liked by 1 person


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