WWW Wednesday, 18-August-2021

18 Aug

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 back, all! Happy to be checking in after a few weeks off. I was a little single-minded with the new baby but we’re starting to develop a routine and get back to a few things. I even managed to read some of The Hangman’s Replacement: Sprout of Disruption by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko and I think this will be the next book I finish. Here’s to hoping!
I’ve found a few minutes from time to time for The King of Crows (Diviners #4) by Libba Bray. It’s mostly while washing bottles and if I do my daily walk without my husband, but it’s something. I’m moving slowly but still really enjoying this one and looking forward to seeing how this series ends.
I find short bursts of time that are good to fill with reading The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson. This book started off a lot differently than I suspected and I’m still interested to see where it goes.

Recently finished: Nothing new here this week and probably not again for a little bit, but I’m fine with the slower pace and expected it.

KellyReading next: I grabbed True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey and even took it to the hospital with me. That was a bit optimistic, in retrospect, but I was basing it on how much sitting around I had at a previous visit. I hope to crack this one open 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.

Have any opinions on these choices?

Until next time, write on.

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48 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 18-August-2021”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow August 18, 2021 at 1:08 AM #

    Your progress on the books is good, which is impressive, since you are extra busy these days. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lisa Potter August 18, 2021 at 3:05 AM #

    An interesting mix of books on your list. Enjoy!

    My WWW post: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/www-wednesday-29-18-august-2021/


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 3:34 AM #

      Thanks! I find it easier to separate the stories when they’re so different. Happy reading!


  3. Stephanie - Bookfever August 18, 2021 at 3:19 AM #

    I hope True History of The Kelly Gang will turned out to be a good one because I really like the sound of it!


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 3:34 AM #

      Thanks! I could use a page turner. Happy reading!


  4. JdV August 18, 2021 at 4:15 AM #

    The Diviners sounds like an interesting series that I need to look into. Here’s my WWW Wednesday for this week https://devoil.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/www-wednesday-11/


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 6:53 AM #

      I’ve really enjoyed it and would recommend it! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Karen Elisabeth Moltubakk August 18, 2021 at 4:39 AM #

    You still manage to read, that’s very impressive! Congratulations on the little one ❤

    Here's my WWW: http://karenschoice-books.blogspot.com/2021/08/www-wednesday.html


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 6:54 AM #

      Thank you! I haven’t read much but it still feels great. Happy reading!


  6. _forbookssake August 18, 2021 at 4:51 AM #

    Glad to hear that you’ve found yourselves a little routine! 🙂

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2021/08/18/www-wednesday-18th-august-2021/


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 6:54 AM #

      Yes, it’s wonderful! They’re a great sleeper haha. Happy reading!


  7. Adira August 18, 2021 at 5:34 AM #

    I’ve been trying to get up the courage to read The Diviners’ series for years now. 😅 I hope your new routine holds! I hope you and your baby have a great week as well!

    Here’s my WWW for this week: https://introvertinterruptedcom.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/six-crimson-cranes-by-elizabeth-lim-we-are-inevitable-by-gayle-forman-tokyo-ever-after-by-emiko-jean-bookreview-www-wednesday/


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 6:55 AM #

      The Diviners is a bit long but it’s very well done a d really enjoyable. Happy reading!


  8. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog August 18, 2021 at 5:49 AM #

    It’s fantastic that you’re managing to getting some reading time Sam!
    Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/www-wednesdays-18-08-21-wwwwednesdays-happyshrugday%f0%9f%98%89/


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 6:56 AM #

      I’m surprised myself! I hope it continues to improve. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Constance Martin August 18, 2021 at 7:35 AM #

    Congratulations on the new baby! That is worth sacrificing a little reading! Here is a book for your TBR that I often give at baby showers – Hungry Monkey by Mathew Amster-Burton. It’s about making your child an adventurous eater.

    I have a few days off from work (hooray) and am working on a project involving Noel Streatfeild, one of my favorite children’s authors. Here is my WWW:



    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 9:44 AM #

      Congrats on your time off and enjoy! Sounds like a rewarding project. Happy Wednesday!


  10. Jana T August 18, 2021 at 8:14 AM #

    Hope you enjoy your books! Here’s my WWW post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/www-wednesday-august-18-2021/

    Liked by 1 person

  11. silverbuttonbooks August 18, 2021 at 8:34 AM #

    I love (LOVE) that you too a book to your hospital trip. I would do the same! Perhaps I will peek into the Kelly Gang as an audiobook. I can’t seem to find one that is drawing me in but I am craving some history.

    Here is my post: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2021/08/18/www-wednesday-august-18-2021/


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 9:49 AM #

      It’s a fictionalized history that I’m hoping can satisfy that wish for me. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. frayedbooks August 18, 2021 at 8:37 AM #

    Glad you’re able to find a little time to yourself, and taking a daily walk, I feel thats so important!

    Here’s my post: https://frayedbooks.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/www-wednesday-august-18-2021/


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 9:50 AM #

      I’ve been feeling great since we started doing it. I think it’s helping recovery a lot. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. susanlynknits August 18, 2021 at 8:41 AM #

    You’re making progress on books with a new baby? That’s amazing! Here’s my WWW for this week: https://susanlynknits.com/2021/08/18/www-wednesday-august-18-2021/


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 9:51 AM #

      Minimal progress, but progress haha. We’ll see if I can finish much of anything in the next few months. Happy reading!


  14. booksteastories August 18, 2021 at 8:42 AM #

    It’s very impressive of you to find time to read while being so busy! Hope everything is well!

    WWW Wednesday 18th August 2021


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 9:52 AM #

      I try to squeeze a few pages in when I can. Some days are easier than others. Happy reading!


  15. Amy @ A Librarian and Her Books August 18, 2021 at 10:56 AM #

    I’m impressed you’ve managed to get a bit of reading in! New mamas desperately need that time to enjoy what they love, as they are often the ones who wind up a bit neglected in the mental and emotional realm. So I’m really glad to see you’ve been able to get that time for yourself. I didn’t make much progress this week, and I don’t have a brand new baby. HA! But here’s my post anyway. WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 12:01 PM #

      Yay for any progress! I’m waiting for the doctor’s clearance to get back in the pool but reading has been a great first step toward me-time. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. whatcathyreadnext August 18, 2021 at 11:36 AM #

    Lovely to have you back and I’m impressed you’re finding any time to read at all!

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/wwwwednesday-18th-august-2021/


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 12:02 PM #

      It’s minimal to be sure, but it’s something. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Leslie August 18, 2021 at 1:26 PM #

    Congrats again on the new baby! I’m glad you are finally finding a routine! Happy reading

    My WWW!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 1:43 PM #

      Thanks! They’re perfect. ❤️ Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration August 18, 2021 at 1:42 PM #

    Congratulations! So happy for you! Hope all is going well. I bet you are mostly sticking with audiobooks. My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/www-wednesdays-august-18-2021/


  19. Louisa Paarsmarkt August 18, 2021 at 2:41 PM #

    Yeah for routine with baby, and getting those little bits in! Enjoy! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2021/08/www-wednesday-540-august-18th.html


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 4:30 PM #

      Thanks. They help me feel like myself again. Happy reading!


  20. Kwizgiver August 18, 2021 at 4:01 PM #

    Welcome back! I hope adjusting to your little one is going smoothly. Just think, a little bookworm in training!



    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 4:29 PM #

      I’ve read her two books already. Thousands more to go. Happy reading!


  21. bookswithcassie August 18, 2021 at 7:49 PM #

    Congrats again on the arrival of your baby! The only reading I managed when my boys were newborns was during night feedings but thankfully they all slept through the night at early ages haha

    WWW Wednesday 8.18.21


    • Sam August 18, 2021 at 9:46 PM #

      That’s awesome! We just moved off times feedings to feeding on demand so we’ll see how soon we get a full night’s sleep. Happy reading!


  22. Ryan August 18, 2021 at 8:58 PM #

    Don’t mind me, figuratively sliding this under the door at the end of the day 😅 Today was busier than normal. Happy reading!

    WWW Wednesday – August 18, 2021



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