WWW Wednesday, 28-July-2021

28 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’m dedicated to finishing The Hangman’s Replacement: Sprout of Disruption by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko now, though it may slow down a bit with Baby coming this weekend! My mom insists nursing is good reading time, but we’ll see where my energy levels are. They might be at more of an audiobook level for a while. Here’s hoping I finish it!
I’m loving The King of Crows (Diviners #4) by Libba Bray and I’m flying through it. It’s been a long time since I read a series so finishing one off has a lot of satisfaction tied to it. It helps that the narration on this is spectacular!
I’ve gotten through a little bit of The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson and I’m getting some serious Ghost Bride vibes. Not sure if that’s good or bad yet. We’ll see how this goes. It did start with quite a bang so I hope the tension stays high!

MoscowRecently finished: Reading Buddy and I met Tuesday for our final discussion of A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Finished just in time before Baby! I’m feeling great about this and even managed to post my review on Monday. We both ended up enjoying this one a lot even though my Buddy was a little apprehensive when we started. I gave it Four out of Five Stars. I hope we can start reading together again soon. I told my husband that’s one thing I’d like his support to do as a new parent.

KellyReading next: I’ll likely need a physical book next and I’ll honestly grab the next thing on my shelf because I doubt I have the brain capacity to go to the library or do an Interlibrary Loan any time soon. So next up is likely True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. I’ve had some good luck with true crime books this year (though this one is fictionalized, it’s still making me think of Say Nothing) and I know a bit about Ned Kelly so I’m excited to get into this and see how it goes.

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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52 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 28-July-2021”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow July 28, 2021 at 1:23 AM #

    Yay on finishing A Gentleman in Moscow, and enjoy whatever you read next as you await the baby’s arrival. Here’s MY WWW POST


  2. Lisa Potter July 28, 2021 at 1:59 AM #

    Exciting that your baby will be here soon! I remember doing more binge TV watching than reading while nursing, at least for the first six weeks or so, as it took less concentration. I’d also give a health warning on reading physical books around the baby, my daughter’s grab reflex tore the corners of a few pages of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone while I was re-reading it while holding her. Mind you it gave me an excuse to buy a new copy. The original torn one is still readable and is on her book shelf 14 years later!

    Enjoy your time with your baby, they grow into gangly teens far too quickly.

    My WWW post is: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/07/28/www-wednesday-26-28-july-2021/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lola July 28, 2021 at 3:27 AM #

      My daughter was born in May 2012 and all I remember is that I watched a lot of sport on TV that summer. I watched the football/soccer, Wimbledon, all of the London Olympics, etc – that is my main memory of having a newborn 😀


      • Sam July 28, 2021 at 8:27 AM #

        I’ll be watching a lot of the Tokyo coverage with Baby for sure! Great timing lol.

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    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 8:25 AM #

      I’ve got some TV recommendations as well so we’ll see which way I go. I’ll see about some baby mittens if Baby gets grabby at the pages lol. Happy reading!


  3. JdV July 28, 2021 at 3:09 AM #

    Lovely to see you seem to have your reading mojo back. My post https://devoil.wordpress.com/2021/07/28/www-wednesday-8/


    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 8:25 AM #

      Thank you! It’s great to be moving forward. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Lola July 28, 2021 at 3:21 AM #

    How exciting that you will get to meet Baby soon – exciting (and exhausting) times ahead. I remember those first weeks well – even if it was nine years ago! Enjoy them!
    My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2021/07/28/www-wednesdays-28-july-2021/


    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 8:26 AM #

      Thank you, I’m very excited to meet them. Trying to get some extra sleep before then but it’s not easy with Baby so big. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. whatcathyreadnext July 28, 2021 at 4:36 AM #

    I trust the arrival of Baby is everything you hope for and your books can keep you company in any spare moments.


  6. _forbookssake July 28, 2021 at 4:37 AM #

    So exciting that your baby will be arriving this weekend! I can back up what your mum is saying, it is definitely good reading time 🙂
    Hope you enjoy your books, and more importantly those amazing newborn moments!

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2021/07/28/www-wednesday-28th-july-2021/


    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 9:04 PM #

      Thank you! I’ve got a shelf of books to read while nursing and some audiobooks lined up if I can’t keep my eyes open. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. booksteastories July 28, 2021 at 6:07 AM #

    I’ve been meaning to check out The Diviners for ages, I’m glad you’re enjoying the series!

    WWW Wednesday 28th July 2021

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    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 9:04 PM #

      It’s very fun and well written. I recommend it! Happy reading.


  8. Ryan July 28, 2021 at 6:45 AM #

    Looks like you’ve made some more great progress with your reading. I hope you have a great week!

    WWW Wednesday – July 28, 2021

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 9:05 PM #

      Thank you! I’ll get a little more in but this weekend is kind of a crap shoot. Happy reading!


  9. Teri Polen July 28, 2021 at 7:45 AM #

    How exciting your baby arrives this weekend! Hope you get some rest and a lot of reading done this week, lol. https://teripolen.com/2021/07/28/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-60/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 9:09 PM #

      Thank you! It hasn’t been great for reading but sometimes life comes first. Happy reading!


  10. Karen Elisabeth Moltubakk July 28, 2021 at 8:06 AM #

    Congratulations and good luck with the baby, how exciting! I hope you manage to rest and have some energy to enjoy some books.


    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 9:10 PM #

      Thank you! We’ll see if I can manage nursing and reading at the same time. Happy reading!


  11. susanlynknits July 28, 2021 at 8:23 AM #

    Congrats on baby! Here’s my post for today: https://susanlynknits.com/2021/07/27/www-wednesday-july-28-2021/

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Leslie July 28, 2021 at 9:39 AM #

    Congrats on the baby!! It was a huge transition for me and it’s really hard to find that balance, especially the first year. I’m sure you can figure it out though!! I a glad you enjoyed Gentleman in Moscow!

    W.W.W. 7/28/21

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    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 9:11 PM #

      Thank you. I’m optimistic and trying to be realistic about what in my life will change and what I can cling to. Happy reading!


  13. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog July 28, 2021 at 9:45 AM #

    Great that you finished A Gentleman in Moscow and the Ned Kelly book looks good too! Here’s my link this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2021/07/28/www-wednesdays-28-07-21-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Stephanie - Bookfever July 28, 2021 at 10:56 AM #

    I love the sound of True History of The Kelly Gang!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 9:17 PM #

      It looks like a fun story. Happy reading!


  15. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration July 28, 2021 at 11:38 AM #

    I think it is great that you and your husband are discussing now your wishes/desires for how things will be when you are a new parent and what you may not want to sacrifice. It is better than that being an afterthought. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your buddy read. I think this was a great pick. I’m definitely putting The History of the Kelly Gang on my TBR. Have a great week! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2021/07/28/www-wednesdays-july-28-2021/

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    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 9:18 PM #

      I hope we both like it! And I hope I can get to a new Buddy Read soon. Happy reading!


  16. libgirlbooks July 28, 2021 at 11:49 AM #

    Congrats on finishing A Gentleman in Moscow before the baby arrives! So excited for you to welcome your little one this weekend. Good luck on reading time. I know how challenging that can be. Here’s my WWW post.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 9:46 PM #

      Thank you! We’ll see what I can manage. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Lauren July 28, 2021 at 12:54 PM #

    Well, I tried this for the first time. Take a look and let me know what you think!https://laurencorcur.com/2021/07/28/www-wednesday-july-28th/


    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 9:46 PM #

      Welcome! Happy Wednesday.


  18. Kwizgiver July 28, 2021 at 1:18 PM #

    I enjoyed the book I finished this week–a nice cozy mystery.


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  19. Gina July 28, 2021 at 1:38 PM #

    Congrats & best wishes on the new little one.
    This is my first ever WWW-Wednesday post. I’m now off to read everyone else’s!



    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 10:12 PM #

      Welcome, we’re glad to have you. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Louisa Paarsmarkt July 28, 2021 at 8:27 PM #

    Yeah for finishing the buddy read before baby gets here! Hopefully baby’s arrive is smooth and everybody’s healthy! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2021/07/www-wednesday-537-july-28th.html

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam July 28, 2021 at 10:13 PM #

      Thank you! I’m so excited to meet them. Happy reading!



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