WWW Wednesday, 21-April-2021

21 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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Currently reading: Yet again, not much with Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono. I’m fine with this going on a while so I’m in no rush. I just feel bad letting it linger!
Nothing again with The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee but I’m making good progress with other audiobooks so I’ll stay optimistic that I’ll be back to this soon!
The other audiobook is Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal. I’m really enjoying this one so far! It’s funny and has some good points so it’s a win for me. I hope I can get through it quickly.
I started Recursion by Blake Crouch for my reading buddy book! I’m excited to get some SciFi and I hope the quick pace will help me read quickly. I’ve missed some solid fiction in my reading lately.

Recently finished: I was able to wrap up Mil veces hasta siempre (Turtles All the Way Down) by John Green on Thursday. It was a solid story and I enjoyed it a lot. I’ll be posting my review tomorrow. I always feel like my reviews for a Spanish read should be different, but then I realize that’s silly.

I posted my review of The Overstory by Richard Powers on Monday. This book wasn’t a good one for me. My book club met last week so I’ve posted a reflection of our conversation as well. I wasn’t alone in disliking it, but I was a minority.

Reading next: I don’t really have a good idea here. I think it will be a print book to pick up between chunks of the buddy read, though. There’s one book I’ve had on my TBR for years that I got as a Goodreads Giveaway and that’s The Hangman’s Replacement: Sprout of Disruption by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko. I won’t lie, I’ve debated taking this off of my list a few times due to what looked like polarized reviews, but looking again they seem pretty well spread if new in number. I’ll give it a try.

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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54 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 21-April-2021”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow April 21, 2021 at 12:27 AM #

    I am curious about The Hangman’s Replacement. I hope you enjoy it and all your other books. Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam April 21, 2021 at 10:48 AM #

      I’m curious to see how it goes, too. Happy reading!


  2. The Gal Herself April 21, 2021 at 1:14 AM #

    I enjoyed your Overstory story (the post below this one). Book club dynamics interest me.

    I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction lately and today I’m looking at two of my favorite subjects: baseball and movies. I’ll be happy to check out other respondents, looking for a nice mystery or romance for my next book.



    • Sam April 21, 2021 at 10:49 AM #

      It’s always refreshing to hear other opinions on books. Especially ones I disliked so much. Happy reading!


  3. Lisa Potter April 21, 2021 at 2:36 AM #

    There are a lot of good sounding titles on your list, and The Hangman’s Replacement sounds like another one.

    My WWW post this week is: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/04/21/www-wednesday-12-21-april-2021/


  4. whatcathyreadnext April 21, 2021 at 3:07 AM #

    Congratulations on completing your Spanish read. I look forward to reading your review – unless of course you decide to write it in Spanish 😀

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2021/04/21/wwwwednesday-21st-april-2021/


    • Sam April 21, 2021 at 10:50 AM #

      Haha no! It will be in English for sure. Hopefully I find time tonight so I can post it tomorrow. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Jen | Books on the 7:47 April 21, 2021 at 3:37 AM #

    Love the sound of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows – will be popping that one on my list! Hope you have a good reading week – here’s my WWW:

    WWW Wednesday: 21st April 2021



    • Sam April 21, 2021 at 10:50 AM #

      It’s really fun so far, I hope you enjoy it too. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Nastassja April 21, 2021 at 3:39 AM #

    Aw, I really enjoyed Recursion. Happy reading!


  7. Catherine April 21, 2021 at 6:33 AM #

    Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows sounds fun, will look out for that one!
    Here’s my WWW:https://basedonthebook.blogspot.com/2021/04/www-wednesday-wrens-rabbits-and.html


    • Sam April 21, 2021 at 7:24 AM #

      It’s been enjoyable so far. I’m going through it at a good pace so I’m hoping to finish more than a day before the meeting. Happy reading!


  8. Denise @ Life With No Plot April 21, 2021 at 8:18 AM #

    Happy Reading!

    WWW Wednesday – April 21, 2021

    Liked by 1 person

  9. mirareads13 April 21, 2021 at 8:29 AM #

    Happy Reading!
    Here’s mine: https://mirareads12.wordpress.com/2021/04/21/www-wednesday-8/

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Stephanie - Bookfever April 21, 2021 at 8:59 AM #

    Recursion looks fanatastic! I love a good scifi book but haven’t read one in a while. I have one planned though!


    • Sam April 21, 2021 at 1:22 PM #

      It’s been great so far! We’re meeting tomorrow to discuss the first section. Happy reading!


  11. wildnightin April 21, 2021 at 9:10 AM #

    I keep hearing good things about Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows! Guess it’s time to pop it on the TBR.
    Well done with finishing Mil Veces Hasta Siempre. Are you learning Spanish, or is it a mother tongue?

    This week’s WWW is here


    • Sam April 21, 2021 at 10:52 AM #

      I have a Spanish degree but it’s not my native language. Reading in it helps me practice when I don’t have a lot of interactions with native speakers. Happy reading!


  12. Ryan April 21, 2021 at 9:52 AM #

    Glad to see you were able to finish your Spanish read for the year, especially after you had to be on hold with it for a while there. Happy reading!

    WWW Wednesday – April 21, 2021


    • Sam April 21, 2021 at 1:22 PM #

      I was wondering when I’d get back to it! Happy reading.


  13. wolflibby0914 April 21, 2021 at 10:25 AM #

    I am typing up my post for this right now as we speak, You have finished a lot of great books so far, I am currently making my way through my reread of shadow and bone trilogy. I am on Siege and Storm right now hoping to finish it today


    • Sam April 21, 2021 at 1:23 PM #

      Have fun wrapping up the trilogy! Rereads are fun. Happy reading!


      • wolflibby0914 April 21, 2021 at 2:23 PM #

        thanks so much, I can’t wait to finish it either and I love rereads


  14. The Unseen Library April 21, 2021 at 10:50 AM #

    Another interesting combination of books. I hope you and your reading buddy enjoy Recursion.
    Here is my WWW Wednesday for this week:


    • Sam April 21, 2021 at 1:24 PM #

      I’m loving it. We’ll meet tomorrow so I can see what she thinks. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den April 21, 2021 at 11:14 AM #

    I’ve been curious about Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows (and that’s an interesting title, too). Glad to hear you’re enjoying it so far!

    Here’s my WWW post.


    • Sam April 22, 2021 at 8:18 AM #

      Yes! Going through it pretty fast and enjoying the journey. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Kwizgiver April 21, 2021 at 11:19 AM #

    A good week of reading for me!


    Liked by 1 person

  17. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration April 21, 2021 at 11:39 AM #

    Can’t wait to read your thoughts on Recursion. Have a great week of reading! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2021/04/21/www-wednesdays-april-21-2021/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam April 22, 2021 at 8:21 AM #

      So far, great! Can’t wait to press forward with it. Happy reading!


  18. Breanne @ perusewithcoffee April 21, 2021 at 11:46 AM #

    Great post!! I loved Turtles All The Way Down and I am very interested in hearing more about Recursion! Can’t wait to read your thoughts on both those books! Have a wonderful week 🙂 my post: https://perusewithcoffee.wordpress.com/2021/04/21/www-wednesday-8-a-mini-blogging-update/


    • Sam April 22, 2021 at 8:22 AM #

      My Turtles post will be up today. I hope my reading buddy and I can continue to move quickly through Recursion since I’m loving it. Happy reading!


  19. chaoticcolourful April 21, 2021 at 12:53 PM #

    Happy reading this week!

    Here is mine: https://wordpress.com/posts/chaoticcolourful.wordpress.com

    Liked by 2 people

  20. dull hilarity April 21, 2021 at 1:54 PM #

    I really enjoyed Turtles All the Way Down myself & at some point I’ll probably check out Recursion!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Jolie April 21, 2021 at 3:32 PM #

    There are a few titles on your list that I am interested in. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2021/04/21/www-wednesday-april-21st-2021/

    Liked by 1 person

  22. bookswithcassie April 21, 2021 at 4:17 PM #

    The Hangmen’s Replacement sounds so good. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

    WWW Wednesday 4.21.21


    • Sam April 23, 2021 at 9:11 AM #

      I hope to get through it in good time but it’s long! Seems to be going quick so far. Happy reading!


  23. bitchbookshelf April 21, 2021 at 7:37 PM #

    Joining in this week a little late in the day for me. My reading has been sidelined with the side effects of the vaccine. So thankful to have gotten it though! Here is my WWW.


    • Sam April 23, 2021 at 9:14 AM #

      Hope you feel better! Happy reading.


  24. libgirlbooks April 21, 2021 at 9:32 PM #

    Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows was one of my favorites I read and reviewed last year. It’s so much fun but also very poignant. I reviewed it here: https://libgirlbooks.com/2020/10/07/erotic-stories-for-punjabi-widows/. And here’s my submission for WWW Wednesday! https://libgirlbooks.com/2021/04/21/www-wednesday-april-21-2021-wwwwednesday-bookishmemes/ Happy reading!


    • Sam April 23, 2021 at 9:12 AM #

      I was telling a friend about it last night and it was hard to tell her the title and then how serious it was, haha. Glad you enjoyed it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • libgirlbooks April 23, 2021 at 10:10 AM #

        I totally get that! There’s a lot to chuckle about. For instance, I will never see vegetables the same way. But it’s actually a very timely and important book as well l. A great mix, to be sure.

        Liked by 1 person

  25. Emily S Hurricane April 21, 2021 at 9:33 PM #

    Hi! Loving WWW Wednesday, thank you so much for hosting! What a great way to hang out and chat about what I’m reading every week. ❤ https://emilyshurricane.wordpress.com/2021/04/21/www-wednesday-who-is-the-dirtiest-one-of-all/

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Louisa Paarsmarkt April 22, 2021 at 8:11 PM #

    I hope you enjoy Recursion! And yeah that you finished Turtles! Sounds like a decent reading week! Here are my answers; https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2021/04/www-wednesday-523-april-21st.html


    • Sam April 23, 2021 at 9:15 AM #

      I can’t complain! Better than I was expecting, honestly. Happy reading!



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