WWW Wednesday, 5-May-2021

5 May

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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LateralCurrently reading: I didn’t move through Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono this week. I’m really not too worried about it, but I’m hoping I can return to it fairly soon and make some more progress!
I was able to get back to The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee and I’m flying. I love the narrator for this one. While I’m not as enamored as I was with Lee’s first book, I’m still enjoying this and I think I can finish it within the week!
Reading Buddy and I are just about finished with Recursion by Blake Crouch. We met Monday and I’m now reading the last section so we can have our final meeting! Expect a review soon and this should easily be off here next week.
I’m reading The Hangman’s Replacement: Sprout of Disruption by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko between sections of the Crouch. I’m not too far yet and still unsure what to think of it. The style is very different but still enjoyable enough that I’ll keep going.

PunjabiRecently finished: I wrapped up Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal as expected last week. I liked this one more than I expected from the title. It’s a very timely book about culture and understanding and I really liked what Jaswal had to say. I think it will be a good discussion with my book club. I was able to post my review yesterday if you want to read more. I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.

UndergroundReading next: I’m sold on Dollface by Renee Rosen being my next ebook. I just need to get to a point where I’m ready to start one!
I think I’ll need a new audiobook soon, too. Next up will be The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. This was supposed to be a book club pick but got delayed due to COVID and seems to be permanently on hold. I’d still like to enjoy it and if we do eventually read it, I’ll be ahead of the curve.

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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40 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 5-May-2021”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow May 5, 2021 at 12:42 AM #

    I am eyeing The Underground Railroad. Enjoy your books, and here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam May 5, 2021 at 12:30 PM #

      Hoping I can dive in soon! Happy reading.


  2. Lola May 5, 2021 at 3:01 AM #

    Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows sounds so interesting! I am really into reading books from different cultures at the moment. I would love to get to The Underground Railroad as well at some point. I noticed there was a series (or was it a movie?) coming based on it.

    My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/www-wednesdays-5-may-2021/


    • Sam May 5, 2021 at 12:31 PM #

      I hadn’t seen that, exciting! What good motivation to get to it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Lisa Potter May 5, 2021 at 3:06 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. I think the title would have put me off, but actually it sounds good.

    My WWW post is: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/www-wednesday-14-5-may-2021/


    • Sam May 5, 2021 at 12:31 PM #

      There are some stories in the book, but that’s really not the focus. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Happy reading!


  4. The Gal Herself May 5, 2021 at 4:08 AM #

    I’m eager to hear about both your “next’s.” I’ve read Rosen before and enjoyed her, and Underground Railroad looks very good.

    This week I finished an old novel (1956) and picked up a new memoir by an author whose book tour was interrupted by covid. Jill Wine-Banks did a Zoom talk for my public library and I realized I hadn’t given a moment’s thought to how the pandemic affected the book biz.



    • Sam May 5, 2021 at 12:32 PM #

      Glad to hear good things about Rosen. I’m looking forward to it! Happy reading.


  5. whatcathyreadnext May 5, 2021 at 4:14 AM #

    Exciting that you’re so close to the end of Recursion. Looking forward to your review.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/wwwwednesday-5th-may-2021/


  6. Clemence May 5, 2021 at 6:11 AM #

    I’m glad to hear you are enjoying Lee’s books, i’m looking forward to reading them too, i hope i get to them soon enough.

    Here’s my WWW: https://booksxorxmisery.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/www-wednesday-may-5th-2021/


    • Sam May 5, 2021 at 12:33 PM #

      The first one was a true gem. I’m enjoying this one still, but it’s not the same. Happy reading!


  7. Stephanie - Bookfever May 5, 2021 at 7:07 AM #

    I haven’t read The Underground Railroad myself yet but I’ve heard great things about it so I hope you’ll enjoy it!


    • Sam May 5, 2021 at 12:36 PM #

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to it. Happy reading!


  8. Denise @ Life With No Plot May 5, 2021 at 7:46 AM #

    The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy sounds good. Hope you have a good week!

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2021/05/05/www-wednesday-may-5-2021/


    • Sam May 5, 2021 at 12:44 PM #

      Thanks, it’s a fun and quick paced story. Happy reading!


  9. mirareads13 May 5, 2021 at 8:14 AM #

    Happy reading!
    Here’s mine: https://mirareads12.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/www-wednesday-9/

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den May 5, 2021 at 8:24 AM #

    I’m still waiting for my hold to come through again for Lady’s Guide. T_T I’m so glad to hear that you’re enjoying it, though! Hope you enjoy your reading this week!

    Here’s my WWW post.


  11. Ryan May 5, 2021 at 9:28 AM #

    I’m glad to hear getting back to Petticoats and Piracy has been so enjoyable for you. Happy reading!

    WWW Wednesday – May 5, 2021


    • Sam May 5, 2021 at 9:37 PM #

      Very much! I’m optimistic about speeding through it this week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog May 5, 2021 at 10:33 AM #

    Looking forward to your review of Recursion, a book that’s been sitting on my shelf for ages! Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/www-wednesdays-05-05-21-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/


    • Sam May 5, 2021 at 9:37 PM #

      I’m hoping it will be up next week. Happy reading!


  13. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration May 5, 2021 at 11:17 AM #

    I’ve been thinking about The Underground Railroad lately because of the tv series that is coming out. I enjoyed that book a lot. It was not my normal read, and I thought it was really unique and made me want to read more Colson Whitehead. Have a great week! Here’s my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/www-wednesdays-may-5-2021/


    • Sam May 5, 2021 at 9:38 PM #

      Now that I know about the show, I’m inclined to read it even sooner. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. chaoticcolourful May 5, 2021 at 11:36 AM #

    Happy reading! I’ve been eyeing Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy, myself.

    Here’s mine:


    • Sam May 5, 2021 at 9:38 PM #

      It’s a fun ride but I’m not sure I’m enjoying it as much as the first book. Happy reading!


  15. The Unseen Library May 5, 2021 at 11:38 AM #

    Hope you enjoy those books.
    My post for the week.

    WWW Wednesday – 5 May 2021

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Jolie May 5, 2021 at 11:59 AM #

    I can’t wait to read your review of Recursion!! Here’s mine:

    WWW Wednesday: May 5th 2021


  17. Kwizgiver May 5, 2021 at 1:55 PM #

    I enjoyed The Underground Railroad–it was interesting and made me a fan of the author!



    • Sam May 5, 2021 at 9:39 PM #

      I’ve heard great things, looking forward to it. Happy reading!


  18. bookswithcassie May 5, 2021 at 6:07 PM #

    Dollface sounds intriguing!

    WWW Wednesday 5.5.21


    • Sam May 5, 2021 at 9:40 PM #

      I love a good 20s story. Happy reading!


  19. Emily S Hurricane May 5, 2021 at 7:13 PM #

    Thanks for hosting Sam, as always! ❤ Here are my Wednesday recommendations! 🙂 https://emilyshurricane.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/www-wednesday-cinnamon-rolls-with-extra-frosting/

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Louisa Paarsmarkt May 8, 2021 at 5:31 PM #

    Yeah, sounds like a pretty good reading week! Hope you’ve been enjoying your current reads since this posted! Here are my answers:

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Emily S Hurricane June 3, 2021 at 1:21 PM #

    Here’s mine! I had to do two for what I just finished because there are too many awesome Pride Month reads! ❤ https://emilyshurricane.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/www-wednesday-wrap-yourself-in-a-silk-rainbow/



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