WWW Wednesday, 21-July-2021

21 Jul

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!


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 keep pushing through with The Hangman’s Replacement: Sprout of Disruption by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko but I have come to a quick stop to try and finish my buddy read before Baby comes. I’ll finish this eventually but I’m in no real hurry.
Reading Buddy and I met on Monday and we’re powering through the final section of A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. We’ll meet early next week to talk about the ending, right before Baby is coming! I’m sure we’ll take a break from this for a month or so but I can’t wait to read with her again, it’s a real joy to make time to talk about books with a good friend.
Some new books! I was so excited to start on The King of Crows (Diviners #4) by Libba Bray. I wanted to listen to this one earlier but my library was having issues with their rental system and I grabbed another book instead. I’m excited to finish this series that I’ve been enjoying a lot for a few years now!
I’m having repeated issues with book availability for my next ebook. I wanted to read Rosen’s Dollface, but it’s no longer available! There’s another title I was looking for that’s not letting me borrow it for whatever reason. So, third string attempt. I started The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson. This is one my sister in law gave me for Christmas years back and I haven’t picked up yet. I’m excited to see what she’s picked for me.


Recently finished: I’m so glad to have finished books! I wrapped up Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono while waiting on a procedure (doctors offices are good for something!). I found it dragged in parts and was fine in others. I gave it Three out of Five Stars overall and posted my review on Monday.
I also finished up New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson on Saturday! I was driving to a workout and it wrapped up as I pulled into the parking lot so you know it was mean to be. This book was a big disappointment for me and unfortunately turned me off to the author in general. I gave it only Two out of Five Stars and posted my review yesterday.
Reading next: I’m just starting so many things that I don’t have any plans at this time. We’ll see what moves fast and where I’ll need another book soon. I’m just so excited to have finished a few things!

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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29 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 21-July-2021”

  1. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog July 21, 2021 at 7:07 AM #

    Well done for finishing two books this week I did as well! Here’s my link:https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2021/07/21/www-wednesdays-21-07-21-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/


  2. JdV July 21, 2021 at 7:15 AM #

    Well done on finishing both books this week. They were both huge reads too. I remember quite enjoying New York 2140 when I read it a few years ago. I read a physical copy though and it’s much easier to skim bits you don’t want to read. My WWW Wednesday for this week is here https://devoil.wordpress.com/2021/07/21/www-wednesday-7/


    • Sam July 21, 2021 at 5:19 PM #

      That’s a great point. There are chunks, mostly the citizen sections, I would have skimmed much faster in print. Happy reading!


  3. whatcathyreadnext July 21, 2021 at 7:42 AM #

    I enjoyed reading your reviews of both the books you finished recently and I’m looking forward to your thoughts, and those of your reading buddy, on A Gentleman in Moscow.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2021/07/21/wwwwednesday-21st-july-2021/


    • Sam July 21, 2021 at 5:19 PM #

      Can’t wait to finish it! We’re aiming for a Tuesday discussion. Happy reading;


  4. silverbuttonbooks July 21, 2021 at 7:56 AM #

    YES! Doctor’s offices are the best for catching up on reading. I am so glad for you that you finished not one but two and I need to pop over and read Lateral Thinking’s review. I have been curious about that one since you started reading it.

    WWW Wednesday: July 21, 2021


    • Sam July 21, 2021 at 5:21 PM #

      Thanks! It’s the silver lining to having so many appointments. Happy reading!


  5. susanlynknits July 21, 2021 at 8:05 AM #

    Great reads! I just joined the WWW Wednesday fun today! http://susanlynknits.com/2021/07/21/www-wednesday-july-21-2021/


    • Sam July 21, 2021 at 5:21 PM #

      Welcome! Excited to have you. Happy Wednesday!


  6. The Gal Herself July 21, 2021 at 9:08 AM #

    I’m glad you finished Lateral Thinking and will check out your review. I’ve got chick lit by Marian Keyes that I really didn’t like, and I wonder how others felt about it. I’ve also got book #2 in a cozy mystery series (so far, so good).


    • Sam July 21, 2021 at 5:33 PM #

      I haven’t read Keyes so I can’t weigh in unfortunately. I’m glad your current read has been a success so far. Happy reading!


  7. Kwizgiver July 21, 2021 at 9:55 AM #

    Hooray for finishing up some titles! I had another good reading week.



    • Sam July 21, 2021 at 5:34 PM #

      Finishing some books has been great! Glad you’re having success as well. Happy reading!


  8. jyvurentropy July 21, 2021 at 10:27 AM #

    Thanks for hosting as always 🙂

    Here is my post! https://jyvurentropy.home.blog/2021/07/21/www-weds-so-much-reading-this-week-xd/

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration July 21, 2021 at 11:41 AM #

    Glad you will get to finish Gentleman in Moscow before the baby! I hope you are enjoying it! Have a great week! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2021/07/21/www-wednesdays-july-21-2021/


    • Sam July 21, 2021 at 5:39 PM #

      It’s been an amazing read, we’re both liking it. Happy reading!


  10. The Unseen Library July 21, 2021 at 11:46 AM #

    Good job finishing those books off. Hope you have another great reading week.
    My WWW post:

    WWW Wednesday – 21 July 2021


    • Sam July 21, 2021 at 5:39 PM #

      Thank you! I’m trying to remain optimistic about it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Ryan July 21, 2021 at 12:31 PM #

    Happy to see you’ve been able to finish up some of those longer reads! Shame that Dollface wasn’t available though, you’ve been wanting to get to that for a while. I hope the third-stringer doesn’t disappoint. Happy reading!

    WWW Wednesday – July 21, 2021


    • Sam July 21, 2021 at 5:40 PM #

      Thanks! I’m still so early in it that it’s hard to tell. Happy reading!


  12. libgirlbooks July 21, 2021 at 4:02 PM #

    Yay on finishing two! I’m sorry that New York 2140 was a disappointment, but now you get to move on to much better things. So excited for you to be able to welcome baby soon! Here’s my WWW post.


    • Sam July 21, 2021 at 5:40 PM #

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to some new reads. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Louisa Paarsmarkt July 23, 2021 at 7:58 PM #

    Yeah for finishing books! And starting new ones, though it sucks about the borrowing issues. I hope you have a good labor and delivery of baby, and both you and baby are healthy!

    Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2021/07/www-wednesday-536-july-21st.html


    • Sam July 23, 2021 at 8:14 PM #

      Thank you. I hope to finish at least one more book first! Happy reading.



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