WWW Wednesday, 19-May-2021

19 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: Last week was great, this week is slow. I didn’t even open Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono so no progress to report there. It will come eventually, right?
I’m going slow through The Hangman’s Replacement: Sprout of Disruption by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko because it’s so disjointed that I have yet to get into it. There are a lot of characters that seem very loosely connected but it feels like short stories instead of a novel so far and I’m getting frustrated.
The book where I’ve made the most progress is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. This is a well done audiobook and the book took a turn I wasn’t expecting that sucked me in. Not sure I’ll be done next week but I’ll get through it in good time.

Recently finished: Nothing new this week. I’ll be optimistic that I’ll have something next week, but that seems like a bit of a stretch at this point.

DollfaceReading next: I’m hoping to start Dollface by Renee Rosen as an ebook because I need some 1920s in my life! That period always seems to suck me 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.

Have any opinions on these choices?

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54 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 19-May-2021”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow May 19, 2021 at 12:29 AM #

    Enjoy your week and your books. Here’s MY WWW POST

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  2. Clemence May 19, 2021 at 1:34 AM #

    I think i should add Lateral Thinking to my TBR, even if it goes slow it sounds like an interesting book. Hope this week you get to read and enjoy your books!
    Here’s my post: https://booksxorxmisery.wordpress.com/2021/05/19/www-wednesday-may-19th-2021/

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    • Sam May 19, 2021 at 6:48 PM #

      I think that’s completely accurate. I’m glad I’m reading it, even if it’s not grabbing me. Happy reading!

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  3. The Gal Herself May 19, 2021 at 1:38 AM #

    You mentioned wanting to read about the 1920s, and I just finished a mystery set in that decade. It is a fun period! New slang, new clothing styles, new attitudes!

    In addition to the cozy mystery, I also have some chick-lit.

    Here’s my WWW:
    onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2021/05/wwwwednesday_01085901379.html

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    • Sam May 19, 2021 at 6:49 PM #

      I think the cultural shift of the era is fascinating! Happy reading.

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  4. Lisa Potter May 19, 2021 at 1:47 AM #

    I admire your commitment to Lateral Thinking. I tend to find I’m slower reading non-fiction books than fiction, but I also find myself not finishing more non-fiction than fiction.

    My WWW post: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/05/19/www-wednesday-16-19-may-2021/

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    • Sam May 19, 2021 at 6:50 PM #

      I’d agree with being slower. Fiction just seems to grab me in a different way. Happy reading!

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  5. Lola May 19, 2021 at 3:33 AM #

    i would really like to read The Underground Railroad at some point. I will watch the TV show i think and read the book another time. 🙂
    My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2021/05/19/www-wednesdays-19-may-2021/

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    • Sam May 19, 2021 at 9:47 PM #

      I hadn’t realized how well I timed reading the book with the show release! I’m excited. Happy reading.

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  6. whatcathyreadnext May 19, 2021 at 3:35 AM #

    I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying The Underground Railroad and I hope it continues to hold your attention.

    Wouldn’t it be fun if, when you get back to it, there’s a section in Lateral Thinking about how to find more time to read books like… Lateral Thinking 🙂

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2021/05/19/wwwwednesday-19th-may-2021/

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    • Sam May 19, 2021 at 9:48 PM #

      I hope I can finish The Underground Railroad soon, but maybe not by next week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog May 19, 2021 at 4:02 AM #

    I love 1920s settings too hope it’s going well!
    Here’s my link this week:https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2021/05/19/www-wednesdays-19-05-21-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam May 19, 2021 at 9:48 PM #

      I hope to be able to enjoy it again soon. Happy reading!

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  8. booksteastories May 19, 2021 at 5:44 AM #

    I’ve also been having trouble reading in the past few weeks. I’m glad that The Underground Railroad has captured your attention!

    WWW Wednesday 19th May 2021

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    • Sam May 19, 2021 at 9:49 PM #

      Having an audiobook always helps me get some reading done when I feel slow. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Ryan May 19, 2021 at 8:25 AM #

    I hope reading manages to pick back up for you, I can relate to lingering books feeling like a drag. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2021/05/19/www-wednesday-may-19-2021/

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    • Sam May 19, 2021 at 9:49 PM #

      Thank you. I’m optimistic but realize I just may be in a slow spell. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. The Unseen Library May 19, 2021 at 10:13 AM #

    Best of luck getting through all those interesting sounding books.
    I hope you have fun reading them.

    My WWW Wednesday post:

    WWW Wednesday – 19 May 2021

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    • Sam May 19, 2021 at 9:50 PM #

      Thanks, I hope I’m able to give them some more time. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Stephanie - Bookfever May 19, 2021 at 10:53 AM #

    I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Dollface!

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    • Sam May 19, 2021 at 9:51 PM #

      I’m looking forward to starting it. Happy reading!

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  12. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den May 19, 2021 at 10:54 AM #

    Oooh, I love the cover for Dollface! The 1920s is such an interesting period, isn’t it?! Hope you enjoy your reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam May 19, 2021 at 9:51 PM #

      It’s my favorite for historical fiction. Happy reading!

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  13. Bookish Yarn May 19, 2021 at 11:36 AM #

    I love the 1920s too! Happy reading.

    Here’s mine:
    https://bookishyarn.wordpress.com/2021/05/19/www-wednesday-19-may-2021/

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    • Sam May 19, 2021 at 9:52 PM #

      It’s such a good time for fun stories! Happy reading.

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  14. libgirlbooks May 19, 2021 at 12:05 PM #

    Ooh, I’ve been looking for a 1920’s book, so I’ll have to check out Dollface. And Underground Railroad looks really fantastic as well. Enjoy your reading this week. Here’s my post for WWW Wednesday. https://libgirlbooks.com/2021/05/19/www-wednesday-may-19-2021-wwwwednesday-bookishmemes/

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    • Sam May 21, 2021 at 12:09 PM #

      I’m loving Underground Railroad, hoping I can finish it this weekend! Happy reading.

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  15. cloudsgirl27 May 19, 2021 at 1:13 PM #

    The only books I’ve read in the 20s era are Agatha Christie books. Thanks for hosting!

    My WWW Wednesday post is here http://bookreviewsbycloudsgirl27.home.blog/2021/05/19/www-wednesday-may-19-2021/

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    • Sam May 21, 2021 at 12:10 PM #

      I adore those as well! Though America in the 20s was quite different because of prohibition. Happy reading!

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  16. Jolie May 19, 2021 at 1:30 PM #

    I have had those weeks where I get nothing read. Hopefully it picks back up for you. Here’s mine.

    WWW Wednesday: May 19th 2021

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    • Sam May 21, 2021 at 12:11 PM #

      Thank you! Summer tends to be heavier in audio for me because of driving to parks and workouts. Happy reading!

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  17. Catherine May 19, 2021 at 1:40 PM #

    Doll face looks fun, I love the 1920’s for a historical setting!

    My WWW:https://whenitdoes.blogspot.com/2021/05/www-wednesday-reading-and-watching.html

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    • Sam May 19, 2021 at 9:53 PM #

      Same! I always get excited when one comes up. Happy reading!

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  18. Ramblings of a Nobody May 19, 2021 at 1:47 PM #

    Sounds like you’ve got some really fascinating books on the go/coming up.
    Here’s mine http://www.ramblingsofanobody.co.uk/2021/05/www-wednesday-19th-may-2021.html

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    • Sam May 21, 2021 at 12:11 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  19. Louisa Paarsmarkt May 19, 2021 at 1:52 PM #

    Yeah for good audiobook reading! I hope The Hangman’s Replacement gets better for you! Here are my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2021/05/www-wednesday-527-may-19th.html

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    • Sam May 21, 2021 at 12:12 PM #

      I’m trying to remain optimistic. Happy reading!

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  20. _forbookssake May 19, 2021 at 2:32 PM #

    Sorry you have had a slow reading week. I hope next week is better for you!

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2021/05/19/www-wednesday-19th-may-2021/

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    • Sam May 21, 2021 at 12:13 PM #

      Thank you! I’m trying to be optimistic about getting more time for it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Claire May 19, 2021 at 6:16 PM #

    Ah, Edward de Bono – I was discussing his ideas with some teacher colleagues today. My WWW post is here: http://wordywitterings.com/2021/05/19/www-wednesday-wednesday-19th-may-2021/

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    • Sam May 21, 2021 at 12:13 PM #

      I’m so curious what teachers would have to say about him! Happy reading.

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  22. silverbuttonbooks May 19, 2021 at 6:43 PM #

    I have heard nothing but good things about Underground Railroad but I didn’t know that the audiobook version was so good! Sounds perfect.

    Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2021/05/19/www-wednesday-may-12-2021-2/

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    • Sam May 21, 2021 at 12:13 PM #

      I’ve heard this narrator before and she’s a gem. I’m loving it. Happy reading!

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  23. bookswithcassie May 19, 2021 at 6:50 PM #

    The more you talk about The Underground Railroad the more I want to read it! 🙂

    WWW Wednesday 5.19.21

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    • Sam May 21, 2021 at 12:14 PM #

      Now’s a good time with a TV adaptation coming out. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Kwizgiver May 19, 2021 at 8:26 PM #

    So many good books!

    https://www.kwizgiver.com/2021/05/www-wednesday_19.html

    Liked by 1 person

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