WWW Wednesday, 14-April-2021

14 Apr

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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PunjabiCurrently reading: A slow week on Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono but with a few upcoming doctors appointments, I might make more progress. TBD.
I’ve made a lot of progress with Mil veces hasta siempre (Turtles All the Way Down) by John Green. I’m really liking Aza’s story and this is a good reading level for me in Spanish. I’ll stick with it as much as I can and hope to finish soon.
Unfortunately still waiting on The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee. Not commuting has really cut down on my listening time this past year.
I’ve started another book club pick already, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal. Not very far into this one yet but I’m hoping it will go quickly so I can get back to Piracy!

OverstoryRecently finished: I made a huge push on Sunday to finish The Overstory by Richard Powers in time for my book club meeting on Monday. Finally! This book was not for me by any means. I really disliked the characters and the length was a big turn off. A lot of the characters could have been cut to save on the length and I don’t think there would have been a negative impact. I felt like I was being lectured and it was a big turn off. I’m giving it Two out of Five Stars. I’ll have a review and book club reflection up next week.

RecursionReading next: My reading buddy and I decided on Recursion by Blake Crouch as our next book. I recommended this mostly because we were looking for a paperback option and I’d loved Dark Matter so much. I hope she likes it! We haven’t done SciFi yet (though we touched on fantasy) so this is new territory.

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?

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63 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 14-April-2021”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow April 14, 2021 at 12:39 AM #

    I am curious about Recursion. Enjoy, and here’s MY WWW POST

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  2. Lisa Potter April 14, 2021 at 2:52 AM #

    I hope you and your reading buddy enjoy Recursion.

    My WWW post is: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/04/14/www-wednesday-11-14-april-2021/

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 11:44 AM #

      Thanks! I think we’ll both start it this week. Happy reading!

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  3. _forbookssake April 14, 2021 at 3:04 AM #

    I hope you enjoy your books this week! Happy reading 🙂

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2021/04/14/www-wednesday-14th-april-2021

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  4. whatcathyreadnext April 14, 2021 at 3:06 AM #

    As someone who thought Dark Matter was brilliant, I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on Recursion as the author has a difficult act to follow I think.

    I’ve finished quite a few books recently but I’m rather behind on writing my reviews. I need to concentrate on that this week. Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2021/04/14/wwwwednesday-14th-april-2021/

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 11:55 AM #

      Agree about Dark Matter! Hoping this follow up is just as incredible. Good luck catching up on reviews. Happy reading!

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  5. Nastassja April 14, 2021 at 3:31 AM #

    Recursion is great! I liked it even more than Black matter. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

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  6. The Gal Herself April 14, 2021 at 5:48 AM #

    I know you’ve been reading Lateral Thinking for a long time, but it makes me happy to think of the book as a friend you carry in your purse to keep you company while you’re waiting for the doctor.

    I’ve got a biography and a cozy mystery.
    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2021/04/wwwwednesday_01272128079.html

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 11:57 AM #

      Haha that’s very accurate to how I feel about it! It’s nice to have that to turn to when I have a few minutes to ‘chat.’ Happy reading!

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  7. storiesandsidequests April 14, 2021 at 6:10 AM #

    Hope you enjoy your week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW Post

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  8. Literary Leisha April 14, 2021 at 7:12 AM #

    Oo such interesting books. I need to read some Blake Crouch, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Recursion!
    Happy reading 🙂
    My post – https://literaryleisha.wordpress.com/2021/04/14/reading-romance-www-wednesday-14-04-2021/

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 11:58 AM #

      I’m excited because I adore s Dark Matter so much. Happy reading!

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  9. Catherine April 14, 2021 at 7:32 AM #

    Oooh I’ve heard great things about Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. Enjoy!

    Here’s my post: https://catherineellenbooks.wordpress.com/2021/04/14/www-wednesday-14-apr/

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 11:58 AM #

      It’s fun so far but I’m still early in the story. Happy reading!

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  10. Stephanie - Bookfever April 14, 2021 at 7:34 AM #

    Your current reads sound interesting. I hope you’ll end up enjoy them and your next reads too!

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 12:00 PM #

      Thanks! I’m in a good run right now, hoping it continues. Happy reading!

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  11. Denise @ Life With No Plot April 14, 2021 at 8:08 AM #

    Yay! Glad that you made progress on Turtles and that you are enjoying it! I loved Aza’s story so much.

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2021/04/14/www-wednesday-april-14-2021/

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 12:00 PM #

      I might actually finish it tonight! I’d be so excited. Happy reading!

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  12. Teri Polen April 14, 2021 at 8:32 AM #

    Recursion blew me away – just as good as Dark Matter. Hope you enjoy it! https://teripolen.com/2021/04/13/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-53/

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 12:01 PM #

      So glad to hear it! I’m excited to dive in. Happy reading!

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  13. Rabeeah April 14, 2021 at 8:55 AM #

    I am so curious about The Overstory, but it being longer than it needs to doesn’t sound promising… You have a really nice variety of books!

    Here’s what I’m reading: http://rabeeahreads.com/2021/04/14/what-am-i-reading-www-2/

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 12:02 PM #

      My book club was really mixed on it, which I’ll post about next week. There were others who didn’t like it, but a lot really enjoyed it. Happy reading!

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  14. kaitlynscupoftea April 14, 2021 at 10:25 AM #

    I’ve had Recursion on my shelf for so long! Maybe this month I’ll get around to reading it.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://kaitlynscupoftea.home.blog/2021/04/14/www-wednesday-april-14-2021/

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 12:02 PM #

      Hopefully we can both start it soon. Happy reading!

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  15. mirareads13 April 14, 2021 at 11:22 AM #

    I hope you enjoy your reads♥️
    Here’s mine: https://mirareads12.wordpress.com/2021/04/14/www-wednesday-7/

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  16. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration April 14, 2021 at 11:46 AM #

    So many of the books you mentioned are on my TBR. At least I now feel okay about moving The Overstory down my TBR list a bit to focus on other reads that may be more enjoyable. Have a great week! My WWW:https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2021/04/14/www-wednesdays-april-14-2021/

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 12:03 PM #

      A few people in my book club just loved it, but there were others who disliked it like me. Happy reading!

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  17. WordsAndPeace April 14, 2021 at 12:07 PM #

    Sorry The Overstory didn’t work you. I have heard a lot of good things about it, I still mean to try it one day. I also really want to discover Crouch! I hope it will be enjoyable for you.
    My post is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2021/04/11/sunday-post-42-4-11-2021/

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 7:02 PM #

      I’d try another Powers book even though this one didn’t work. His writing was good and the characters were too. Happy reading!

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  18. Jana T April 14, 2021 at 12:10 PM #

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2021/04/14/draft-www-wednesday-april-14-2021/

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  19. Kwizgiver April 14, 2021 at 12:23 PM #

    I’m having a pretty good reading week. 🙂

    https://www.kwizgiver.com/2021/04/www-wednesdays.html

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  20. Leslie April 14, 2021 at 1:35 PM #

    I can’t wait to see what you think of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows! I have had that on my TBR for, forever.

    My WWW!

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 7:02 PM #

      I’m super early in but liking it so far. Happy reading!

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  21. Yvonne (It's All About Books) April 14, 2021 at 1:50 PM #

    Recursion is a great read! I do prefer Dark Matter, but I like how he makes me enjoy a genre that I’m less comfortable with. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 7:03 PM #

      I’m excited to start it soon! Happy reading!

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  22. Claire April 14, 2021 at 1:55 PM #

    I think that ‘Erotic stories for Punjabi Widows’ is a fabulous title!

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 10:08 PM #

      Agreed! My club got a good laugh at the title and we’re excited to read. Happy reading!

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  23. Lola April 14, 2021 at 2:18 PM #

    A lot of variety in your reading there! Sorry to hear you did not get on with The Overstory. I have heard mixed things.

    My (late) WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2021/04/14/www-wednesday-14-april-2021/

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 10:08 PM #

      My book club was very divided as well. Happy reading!

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  24. Ryan April 14, 2021 at 2:35 PM #

    Sorry to hear The Overstory didn’t really improve for you by the end. I’m still curious about it, but I hope I don’t commit to such a long book and feel similarly. Happy reading!

    WWW Wednesday – April 14, 2021

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    • Sam April 15, 2021 at 10:13 AM #

      I’m happy to have some shorter reads on the go after that bookish marathon haha. Happy reading!

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  25. M. A. Ratner April 14, 2021 at 2:50 PM #

    So many great suggestions Thank you to all!

    Here is my WWW: https://maratner.com/2021/04/14/www-reading/.

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    • Sam April 14, 2021 at 10:09 PM #

      Enjoy finding something new to enjoy. Happy reading!

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  26. Emily S Hurricane April 14, 2021 at 5:02 PM #

    Hi Sam! It’s my first WWW Wednesday and it was so much fun! Thank you for organizing this, and thank you to Jyvur Entropy for making me aware it exists! ❤

    https://emilyshurricane.wordpress.com/2021/04/14/www-wednesday-ill-take-intense-love-stories-for-500-alex/

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    • Sam April 15, 2021 at 10:14 AM #

      Happy to have you! Happy reading!

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  27. bookswithcassie April 14, 2021 at 5:28 PM #

    I own both Dark Matter and Recursion but I haven’t made them a priority! I will need to rectify that soon 🙂

    WWW Wednesday 4.14.21

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    • Sam April 15, 2021 at 10:16 AM #

      Dark Matter was a great read. I’m excited to dive into Recursion. Happy reading!

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  28. HerBookishDesires April 14, 2021 at 7:09 PM #

    I have been wanting to check out Dark Matter! I hope you enjoy your current reads 🙂 Happy Wednesday and happy reading! 🙂

    My WWW post: https://herbookishdesires.wordpress.com/2021/04/14/www%e2%9d%93-wednesday-4-14-2021/

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    • Sam April 15, 2021 at 10:16 AM #

      It’s a good one! I’m excited to try another Crouch. Happy reading!

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  29. Louisa Paarsmarkt April 14, 2021 at 8:46 PM #

    Yeah for finishing another book! And I hope you enjoy Recursion! Here are my answers:
    https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2021/04/www-wednesday-522-april-14th.html

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    • Sam April 15, 2021 at 10:16 AM #

      I should have one more next week! Happy reading.

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  30. The Unseen Library April 15, 2021 at 5:58 AM #

    Good luck with Recursion, it’s a really good book, I had an awesome time reading it a couple of years ago.

    Here is my slightly late WWW Wednesday:

    WWW Wednesday – 14 April 2021

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    • Sam April 15, 2021 at 10:17 AM #

      Glad to hear it! I’m hoping my reading buddy enjoys it as well. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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