WWW Wednesday, 2-June-2021

2 Jun

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: I read a few pages from Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono but not enough to brag about it. I’ll be slow going through this and I’m really okay with that. I know I’ll finish eventually. With all my upcoming doctors’ appointments, maybe that will give me some time.
I made some progress with The Hangman’s Replacement: Sprout of Disruption by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko but I’ve stopped for my buddy read. I’ll get back to it between segments so I’ll keep moving forward but it may be a while.
I was able to start A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and I’m liking it so far! Ready buddy and I are meeting on Friday to talk about the first section and I should be able to finish in time without too much trouble. This one is moving at a good pace.
I had a few false starts with audiobooks this week. Right now, I’m trying my hand at New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson. I’m not won over by the writing just yet but the idea is original and I can see how it could be a fun read. I’ll give it another day or two before I decide if I’m going to stick around for the 22 hours it will demand.

Recently finished: I wrapped up The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead on Thursday and enjoyed the ending. I’m excited to see the screen adaptation soon and I wonder how they portrayed the railroad! I hope to have a review up next week. I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.

Reading next: If I ever finish my ebook, I’ll pick up Dollface by Renee Rosen next. I’m looking forward to some enjoyable fiction so I’m hoping this comes soon!

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.

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45 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 2-June-2021”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow June 2, 2021 at 12:32 AM #

    I like the look of Dollface. Enjoy your week and your books, and here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 8:35 AM #

      Hope I can start it soon. Happy reading!


  2. The Gal Herself June 2, 2021 at 12:53 AM #

    I’m eager for you to get to Dollface, too! It’s on my TBR list, but it’s closer to the top of yours. Here’s my WWW. I’ve got a vintage mystery and a biography.



    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 8:35 AM #

      I’d love some 20s fiction right about now so I’m hoping to start soon. Happy reading!


  3. Lisa Potter June 2, 2021 at 1:55 AM #

    My first reaction when I saw it was a 22 hour audiobook was I didn’t know how you could commit to one that long. Then realised that Stephen King’s The Stand and some of the Harry Potter audiobooks are longer than that, so I’m back to just realising that it’s important you take the time to be sure it’s a book you want to listen to if you’re going to spend that much time with it.

    My WWW post: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/www-wednesday-18-2-june-2021/


    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 8:36 AM #

      22 is like, but not unheard of, like you say. Some of the Game of Thrones books are over 30! Happy reading.


  4. whatcathyreadnext June 2, 2021 at 3:29 AM #

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying A Gentleman in Moscow. I have the audiobook version of it waiting to be started at some point.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/wwwwednesday-2nd-june-2021/


    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 8:37 AM #

      The audio would be fun! I’m liking this one a lot and looking forward to continuing to share it with my reading buddy. Happy reading!


  5. Lola June 2, 2021 at 3:32 AM #

    I am glad you enjoyed The Underground Railroad. I so need to read that! I have also looked at A Gentleman in Moscow several times, but never picked it up. I am curious to see what you will think of that one!

    My WWW this week : https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/www-wednesdays-2-june-2021/


    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 8:38 AM #

      The reviews on it are incredible so I’m excited to get deeper into it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Ryan June 2, 2021 at 9:15 AM #

    Hope you manage to get some momentum with your audio books. Happy reading!

    WWW Wednesday – June 2, 2021


    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 12:18 PM #

      Thanks! I’m hoping to be hooked soon. Happy reading!


  7. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den June 2, 2021 at 9:41 AM #

    I didn’t realize they were making The Underground Railroad into a film! Interesting. I still absolutely love the cover for Dollface! Hope you enjoy your reading this week.

    Here’s my WWW post.


    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 12:19 PM #

      I can’t remember if it’s a movie or mini series but I know I saw an ad! Happy reading.


  8. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog June 2, 2021 at 10:07 AM #

    Good to know you’re enjoying A Gentleman in Moscow. Here’s my link this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/www-wednesdays-02-06-21-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/


    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 5:28 PM #

      Thanks! It’s been really enjoyable. Happy reading!


  9. Stephanie - Bookfever June 2, 2021 at 10:20 AM #

    Oh I don’t think I knew The Underground Railroad was getting a screen adaption!


    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 5:28 PM #

      I could swear I saw it on Goodreads! Happy reading.


  10. libgirlbooks June 2, 2021 at 10:49 AM #

    I’m glad you found Underground Railroad to be a great read. Excited to see it will be a film! Here is the link to my post: WWW Wednesday


    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 5:29 PM #

      I’ll get a review up as soon as I can. Probably early next week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Kwizgiver June 2, 2021 at 11:52 AM #

    Another great reading week for me!


    Liked by 1 person

  12. booksteastories June 2, 2021 at 12:05 PM #

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about A Gentleman in Moscow so I think I’ll check it out again! https://booksteastories.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/www-wednesday-2nd-june-2021/


    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 12:17 PM #

      So far it’s all well deserved. Happy reading!


  13. Yvonne (It's All About Books) June 2, 2021 at 1:30 PM #

    I’m glad to hear you are enjoying A Gentleman In Moscow so far. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 5:30 PM #

      Thanks, I’m excited to give it more time soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Karen Elisabeth Moltubakk June 2, 2021 at 1:33 PM #

    The dollface book seems like a fun and interesting book, might have to add it to my “to be read” list 😀

    Here is my www: http://karenschoice-books.blogspot.com/2021/06/www-wednesday.html

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    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 5:30 PM #

      I hope to start it soon so I can let you know. Happy reading!


  15. Colletta June 2, 2021 at 4:12 PM #

    Here’s my WWW post 🙂



    Liked by 1 person

  16. _forbookssake June 2, 2021 at 4:38 PM #

    I’m glad you’re enjoying A Gentleman In Moscow!

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2021/06/02/www-wednesday-2nd-june-2021/


    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 5:31 PM #

      Thanks! I’m hoping to dedicate more time to it soon. Happy reading!


  17. Leslie June 2, 2021 at 6:10 PM #

    Yay, I’m glad you are enjoying Gentlemen in Moscow! Hope you continue too. Happy reading!

    My WWW!


    • Sam June 2, 2021 at 6:30 PM #

      Thanks! I wish I had more time for it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Claire June 2, 2021 at 7:28 PM #

    The Underground Railway is a great book! My WWW post is here: http://wordywitterings.com/2021/06/02/www-wednesday-wednesday-2nd-june-2021/


    • Sam June 3, 2021 at 7:26 PM #

      It was a solid read. I wish my book club had done it. Happy reading!


  19. bookswithcassie June 2, 2021 at 7:41 PM #

    I really struggle with audiobooks most of the time probably because I prefer listening to music or podcasts haha

    WWW Wednesday 6.2.21


    • Sam June 3, 2021 at 7:26 PM #

      And I’m horrible with music lol. To each their own. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Emily S Hurricane June 3, 2021 at 1:22 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/


    • Sam June 3, 2021 at 7:27 PM #

      I’m horrible with season-specific reading so good for you! Happy reading.


  21. Rae Longest June 3, 2021 at 7:22 PM #

    Good luck with The Underground Railroad. I liked Nickel Boys better.


    • Sam June 3, 2021 at 7:25 PM #

      Good to hear you liked his other work! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Louisa Paarsmarkt June 3, 2021 at 8:18 PM #

    Yeah for progress on all of them, and finished one! Sounds a bit frustrating with the audiobook, so I hope that goes more smoothly! Here are my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2021/06/www-wednesday-529-june-2nd.html


    • Sam June 3, 2021 at 8:51 PM #

      It’s enjoyable so far but I have a feeling it’s going to be one I was was more edited. Happy reading!



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