WWW Wednesday, 19-July-2017

19 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!

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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 got back to A Son of the Circus by John Irving! I know, it’s been a while. It’s taken me a bit of time to get back into the swing of it and remember everything that’s happening but I’m so excited to be reading it again and I’m really loving it.
A mild step forward Love in the Elephant Tent by Kathleen Cremonesi this week. I plan on going through this slowly so no problem that it’s taking a while.
Things are starting to really ramp up with Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith AKA J.K. Rowling. I hope I can finish this before I head off on vacation because I’ll hate having to leave it behind and not know how it ends for a week!
I was able to transfer Commonwealth by Ann Patchett to my phone easily so I’m working on this as an audiobook now. It was weird going from me ‘reading’ the book in my head to listening to a narrator do it, but I’m over that hump now and still loving this story!

Recently finished: I finished The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde during my run last Thursday and it feels really good to have finished a book! It was really funny and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The review went up on Monday.

Reading Next: So, here’s the thing. I want to take a book or two on vacation with me but I want to take ones that I wouldn’t mind leaving behind. The plan is for them to be sold at used book stores when finished and new ones purchased. This is hard for me because I love keeping all the books I read, even if I don’t like them very much! However, I’m determined not to pay for a lot of bags. I hate to say it, but I likely won’t bring A Son of the Circus because it’s huge and I’m almost done with it. So, I picked out four choices and I want you guys to vote and tell me which to bring!


Leave a comment with your link and a 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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80 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 19-July-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow July 19, 2017 at 1:31 AM #

    I hope you enjoy whatever you take on vacation, and that you have a great time. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:27 PM #

      Thanks! It will be fun to get away. Happy reading!

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  2. Diana July 19, 2017 at 1:35 AM #

    I voted for Madam Mao. I haven’t read it but I have seen it on goodreads and I like the premise. It does have mixed reviews but I do hope that you will enjoy it if you end up picking it. Happy vacation and that is a great idea to swap the books during the trip.

    Here is my WWW: https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-july-19th/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:28 PM #

      Thanks! I’m going to pull whatever’s highest when I go to bed tonight haha. Happy reading!

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  3. alilovesbooks July 19, 2017 at 2:04 AM #

    I’m afraid I haven’t heard of any of the 4 so can’t really vote (I’d be picking at random) but I hope you enjoy whatever is chosen.

    I don’t think I’ve ever gone from reading a book to listening to the audio. I’ve done the reverse and ended up with narrators voice in my head so it must be weird.

    Anyway, hope you enjoy your holiday and here’s my www: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-19th-july-2017/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:29 PM #

      I’m sure any pick will be a good one. I’m more than happy to give y’all some control haha. Happy reading!

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  4. The Gal Herself July 19, 2017 at 2:49 AM #

    I voted Empire Falls. Love your idea about leaving the books behind. I picked up a used copy of “In Cold Blood” en route to the airport in another city, and it became one of my favorite books.

    I’ve got a political non-fcition and two mysteries this week.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2017/07/wwwwednesday_19.html

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:30 PM #

      Thanks! I figure it’s a good way to keep from running out of books haha. Happy reading!

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  5. whatadifferenceawordmakes July 19, 2017 at 5:24 AM #

    Picking books to take away is always a challenge. I have to limit myself otherwise I’d pack every book I own! And there’s always the risk that you won’t be in the mood to read the books you do take or won’t enjoy them. It’s times like those where I see the benefits of e-books. I haven’t read any of the books you’re taking so I don’t think I can help there! I hope you enjoy whatever you do take!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://whatadifferenceawordmakes.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/misc-www-wednesdays-19th-july-2017/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:31 PM #

      I’m hoping I’m in the mood for what I bring haha. I think five hours on a plane will put me in the mood for anything haha. Happy reading!

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  6. Emily Wrayburn July 19, 2017 at 5:41 AM #

    I’ve never sat down and read The Importance of Being Earnest but I have seen it performed a couple of times. So many great lines.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:32 PM #

      I saw the performance many years ago and loved it. This was a fun way to revisit. Happy reading!

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  7. whatcathyreadnext July 19, 2017 at 6:08 AM #

    So glad you enjoyed The Importance of Being Earnest. Haven’t voted in your holiday reading poll yet because I need to research the titles first. Choosing your holiday read is an important business!

    Here’s the link to my post https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesdays-19717/

    Wednesday is fast becoming my favourite day of the week because I’m always curious about other people’s reading choices (like, ‘they chose that?’ or ‘wow, that looks great’) and it’s a great way to discover new blogs.

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    • whatcathyreadnext July 19, 2017 at 6:12 AM #

      OK, I went for Empire Falls on the basis it looks interesting and more people may like it if you’re planning to leave it behind.

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      • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:34 PM #

        Haha, solid reasoning! Thanks for voting.

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:33 PM #

      I’m sure I’m leaving my reading in very serious hands by polling this crowd! Wednesday is always a favorite day for me, too. I’m glad you enjoy it so much. Happy reading!

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  8. Ryan July 19, 2017 at 6:35 AM #

    I always have trouble letting books go, so I’m honestly not sure which I should tell you to bring and leave behind. I’ve only really done it with collections of excerpts, like a book of Greek texts I didn’t need because I had the complete Herodotus, Thucydides, etc. texts instead. Enjoy your vacation!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-20170719/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:36 PM #

      It’s not something I’ve ever done before but I reason it will give me great reasons to visit some bookstores! Happy reading!

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  9. Amanda @ Literary Weaponry July 19, 2017 at 6:51 AM #

    I’m not sure I could even leave a book behind. It could very well kill me. Also voted Empire Falls. The plot of that one sounds fantastic. Have a good vacation!
    https://literaryweaponry.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-july-18/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:37 PM #

      I made sure the ones I listed weren’t gifts. If I really like it, I may end up bringing it home lol. Happy reading!

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  10. pocketfullofpages July 19, 2017 at 8:09 AM #

    Have a lovely vacation! We hope you enjoy your holiday reads! 😊
    Here is our post:
    The questions include:
    https://pocketfullofpagesblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-july-19th-2017/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:50 PM #

      Tank you so much! I’m excited to get away. Happy reading!

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  11. Kwizgiver July 19, 2017 at 8:51 AM #

    I figured you can’t go wrong with Richard Russo! Have a great vacation. 🙂

    http://www.kwizgiver.com/2017/07/www-wednesday_19.html

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:50 PM #

      I haven’t read him before but I’m looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  12. coffeeandink July 19, 2017 at 8:51 AM #

    https://coffeeandink.blog/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-at-coffee-and-ink-5/
    and my vote is on Empire Falls, love that novel. Met Mr. Russo also, he’s lovely 🙂

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:51 PM #

      Awesome! Glad to hear it recommended to highly. Happy reading!

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  13. hmills96 July 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM #

    Good morning! Can’t wait to hear what you think of commonwealth! Haven’t been able to read it yet, but love AP! Here’s my link! 1030 EST! http://ilayreading.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-7192017/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:51 PM #

      I’m looking forward to wrapping it up. I’m adoring the story. Happy reading!

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  14. deannalcooley July 19, 2017 at 9:34 AM #

    I, too, unfortunately, have not read the books in your poll so I can’t give you a proper answer. I’m very happy that Son of the Circus has taken a turn for you, though! Happy travels. 🙂 Here is my WWW Wednesday this week https://deannawritesabout.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/6848/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:52 PM #

      I think I’m going to bring it with me despite the bulk. I’ve got to know how it ends! Happy reading!

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  15. Leeve July 19, 2017 at 9:44 AM #

    Hello, everyone! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for today:

    W W W Wednesday – July 19th, 2017.

    L. @ Reviews by Leeve

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  16. silverbuttonbooks July 19, 2017 at 9:53 AM #

    I haven’t read any of the books on your voting list and so I will not muddy the waters for you. I hope you have a great vacation and enjoy whatever you choose to read! Here is my WWW Wednesday for this week https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-july-19/.

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 3:54 PM #

      Thanks so much. I’m sure any pick will be a good one. Happy reading!

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  17. j9reads July 19, 2017 at 10:12 AM #

    My kindle has become my best friend when packing for vacation! I hate limiting books and choices, especially when I know I will have free time to read! I have not read your poll choices to vote, but I am glad you finished The Importance of Being Earnest and enjoyed it!

    Here is my WWW Post: https://hersforthereadingsite.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/w-w-w-wednesday-july-19-2017/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM #

      This is one of the few times I’ve wished I had a good Kindle! I have an ebook on my phone but the screen is just too small haha. Happy reading!

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  18. Emily @ Reaching While Rooted July 19, 2017 at 10:20 AM #

    On vacation in New Orleans now and my poor copy of A Dog’s Journey will need to stay. The beach and purse have not been very gentle on it. In it’s place I bought a copy of A Confederacy of Dunces from a local used bookstore, so I too can relate to needing to travel light!

    Here is my WWW post: https://reachingwhilerooted.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-07-19-17-new-orleans-edition/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM #

      Nice! I’ll be heading to NoLa next month. Do you have a bookstore recommendation? Happy reading!

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      • Emily @ Reaching While Rooted July 19, 2017 at 6:17 PM #

        I enjoyed the Librarie Bookshop. It was a small gem off the beaten track. Hoping to make it to Maple Street Book Shop as well before we leave

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  19. anovelglimpse July 19, 2017 at 11:09 AM #

    I wouldn’t want to lug a big book on vacation either. I love that you’re going to use that as an opportunity to read, sell and get something new. So cool! Have a great vacation!
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 4:05 PM #

      Thanks! If I get a smaller book, it gives me more space for other souvenirs. Happy reading!

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  20. readinaflash July 19, 2017 at 11:25 AM #

    I hope you find time to read on vacation. I always plan to but it never works out. https://readinaflash.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-54/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 5:01 PM #

      We have a lot of travel that I think will make for good reading time. Happy reading!

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  21. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads July 19, 2017 at 11:43 AM #

    Glad to see you liked the Oscar Wilde book! I’ll have to check out your review of it.
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-71917/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 5:02 PM #

      Please do. It was really funny and a pretty quick read, too. Happy reading!

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  22. dez | the fun in reading books July 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM #

    I’m not familiar with the choices but I hope you do end up enjoying the ones chosen! Have a nice trip and happy reading. Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-july-19-2017/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 5:02 PM #

      Thank you. I think I’ll enjoy any of them. Happy reading!

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  23. siderealday July 19, 2017 at 12:04 PM #

    I’m not familiar with any of your choices so I rolled a 4-sided die to decide which one to pick. I hope you enjoy whichever one(s) you take!
    I’ve never gone from one format to another with a book – other than physical to e-pub – so I can only imagine how it must feel to go from reading to audio. I’m glad you were able to make the adjustment.
    Here’s my WWW: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-719/
    Thanks for hosting and have a good trip!

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 5:03 PM #

      Haha, thanks for voting! The switch took a bit to get used to but it’s great now. I think I’ll finish Commonwealth Friday at the latest. Happy Wednesday!

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  24. Candy @ So little time... July 19, 2017 at 12:16 PM #

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation! Sorry, I can’t help you with your book choices – haven’t read any of them.

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2017/07/what-are-you-reading-july-19-2017.html

    Thanks for hosting! Happy reading!

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 5:07 PM #

      Thank you, I’m really looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  25. mediashadowreads July 19, 2017 at 1:09 PM #

    I haven’t read any of your possible 4 so I wouldn’t be able to suggest one unfortunately but either way I hope you enjoy your vacation!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post;
    https://mediashadowreads.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/meme-www-wednesdays-july-19th-2017/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 5:07 PM #

      Thank you! It seems I’ve picked some rather unusual titles that a lot of people haven’t read haha. Happy reading!

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  26. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders July 19, 2017 at 1:32 PM #

    I voted for Empire Falls. I have trouble letting books go, too. I did it this summer, though! I went through and picked out a small stack of books, maybe a dozen, to rehome.

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesdays-july-19/

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    • Sam July 19, 2017 at 5:08 PM #

      Congrats! I haven’t done it in ages so it’s weird to think about selling any lol. I’m a bit excited to see what I can find, though. Happy reading!

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  27. Ashley July 19, 2017 at 1:44 PM #

    I hope you have fun on your vacation! 😀
    Here is my post:
    https://sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-42/

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  28. Yvo July 19, 2017 at 2:07 PM #

    I hope you’ll have a lovely vacation! Here’s my WWW. Happy reading!

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    • Sam July 20, 2017 at 4:46 AM #

      Thank you! I’m getting ready to hit up the airport! Happy reading!

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  29. Sarah July 19, 2017 at 2:14 PM #

    Glad you’re still enjoying Career of Evil I recently downloaded two books in the series from Audible so I’m looking forward to getting a chance to start them!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday

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    • Sam July 20, 2017 at 4:46 AM #

      I liked this one best and I’d say Cuckoo second best. I’m excited for the fourth one. Happy reading!

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  30. Nina Carboni July 19, 2017 at 3:41 PM #

    I always bring books on vacation and never get to read them! UGH! Anyway have fun!
    Here is my www post.
    WWW Wednesday – Yeah, I Read!!
    https://yeahiread.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam July 20, 2017 at 4:47 AM #

      I’m hoping I don’t end up in that boat. I have five hours on a plane each way plus a four hour bus ride in the middle. Happy reading!

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      • Nina Carboni July 21, 2017 at 10:04 AM #

        oh then you’ll have pkent of time! enjoy!!!

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  31. Agnes July 20, 2017 at 4:32 AM #

    Love in the Elephant Tent and The Importance of Being Earnest look really interesting. Glad you’re enjoying them.

    https://haphazardbookshelves.blogspot.com/2017/07/www-wednesday-18.html

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    • Sam July 20, 2017 at 6:42 AM #

      Thanks! Love in the Elephant Tent has been a fun time. I’ll be languishing through it for a while. Happy reading!

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  32. Alyazyah Alshamsi July 20, 2017 at 7:54 AM #

    I’ve always wanted to read The Importance of Being Earnest, especially after having seen the movie and loving it.

    I was struggling to pick books to take on my one week off (three seems to many, but two to few) so polling seems like a great idea.

    Here’s the link to my first WWW Wednesday post!

    http://www.jafink.com/single-post/www1

    Thanks for an awesome tag/meme

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    • Sam July 20, 2017 at 9:39 AM #

      I haven’t seen the movie but I’m imagining it’s just as funny as the play. It’s a quick read if you get a chance. Good luck picking out books for your vacation. Happy reading!

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  33. Gee Jen July 21, 2017 at 4:56 AM #

    I didn’t have time to write my WWW this week – too busy reading! I finished An Almond for a Parrot (4/5 stars) and have now almost finished Outlander #4 Drums of Change (?). Enjoy your holiday! Unfortunately I didn’t know any of the books on your poll but I think I was too late to help anyway!

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    • Sam July 21, 2017 at 8:59 AM #

      Better late than never! Reading is the best excuse for missing a book meme. Enjoy the rest of your book. I’m close to finishing one myself that I hope to get through today or tomorrow. Happy reading!

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  34. TheCleverReader July 21, 2017 at 2:02 PM #

    I love Career of Evil! That is one of my favorite book series!! I hope you continue enjoying it! I’ll have to add those others to my TBR!!

    Here is my July 19 WWW Wednesday Post!
    https://thecleverreader.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam July 21, 2017 at 3:44 PM #

      I’m excited for the fourth in the series. I like where it’s going. Happy reading!

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      • TheCleverReader July 21, 2017 at 3:48 PM #

        Me too! I wish I didn’t have to wait so long though!! Happy Reading to you too!!

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  35. poseidons99 July 23, 2017 at 8:15 AM #

    the second book in Bill Hodges Trilogy was just as great as the first one. Currently reading The Genius Plague, hopefully for San Diego Book Review, to which anyone can sign up – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-87-17-07-23-07/
    Happy reading!

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