WWW Wednesday, 12-September-2018

12 Sep

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’ve got to be close to getting Bel Canto by Ann Patchett back! I’m determined that it will line up perfectly with me finishing The World We Found. Determined.
I’m getting really close to finishing The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar and it’s getting really good! I’m running out of warm days to eat outside and read it but I’m still able to enjoy it at lunch. Fingers crossed I wrap this one up soon!
I’ll be running a lot more and focusing on The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. It’s really enjoyable and I’ve gotten past the highly political section and it’s reminding me more of the other Lahiri book I read and adored.
I’ve gotten deeper into The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl and am starting to enjoy it. The style isn’t my favorite, but I’m liking the plot a bit more as it picks up. I’m hoping I can move forward with this one and I don’t need to put it aside for my next book club pick.
I’m still early on with A Column of Fire by Ken Follett and it already feels very different from the first two in this series. Those focused almost exclusively on the town of Kingsbridge but this one is weaving in the royalty of the time in Paris. It’s very different and I’m curious to see how it all comes together.

Recently finished: Nothing new finished this week. I was able to post my review of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas yesterday so go check that out if you get a chance. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars.

Reading Next: My book club’s next pick is The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert. I’m not sure if I’ll do this one as audio or physical yet, TBD based on how finishing my other books is going. I might burn it to a playlist on my phone. It’s either that or putting aside Poe and I’m not sure I want to do that.


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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95 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 12-September-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow September 12, 2018 at 1:36 AM #

    I’m curious about The Children’s Home. Enjoy your books and your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 11:54 AM #

      Thanks, I’m curious as well. Happy reading!

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  2. Margaret September 12, 2018 at 2:23 AM #

    I enjoyed The Poe Shadow, but it took me a while to get into the story – Poe was such a fascinating person. I’ll be interested to know what you think of Follett’s A Column of Fire – I’ve read his first Kingsbridge book, but not the second – they are so long!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 11:54 AM #

      I’m starting to get into it now, about 100 pages on. Follett is long but SOOO worth it. Happy reading!

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  3. The Gal Herself September 12, 2018 at 2:44 AM #

    This week I’ve just started a touching novel about the struggles of a family in Boston. So far it’s highly relatable and moving. I just finished a severely overwritten mystery. Now I’m off to check off your review of The Hate U Give.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/09/wwwwednesday_12.html

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    • whatcathyreadnext September 12, 2018 at 9:32 AM #

      I tried to leave this comment on your blog but I don’t have a Google account. I laughed at your Coco Chanel quote about taking one thing off because I’m convinced that more – shall we say – ‘assertive’ editing could reduce quite a lot of books by 50 pages without any loss of story line or characterization. It’s on my mind because the next three books on my reading schedule are pretty big…

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 1:01 PM #

      Glad you can put that mystery behind you. Happy reading!

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  4. Lindsay | Bookboodle September 12, 2018 at 3:02 AM #

    Good to hear The Poe Shadow is picking up as this is the one I’m most curious about!

    Here’s my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-september-12th

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 1:02 PM #

      I hope to find time to read it this weekend. Happy reading!

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  5. alilovesbooks September 12, 2018 at 3:10 AM #

    Sounds like you’re making good progress. Will keep my fingers crossed that you get Bel Canto back soon. I’m giving up putting holds on audios as for some reason they automatically check out on a 7 day loan which is useless.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-12th-september-2018/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 1:03 PM #

      Are you using Overdrive? You can change that setting. I use non-automatic check outs (so I can delay it) and a 21 day loan period. Happy reading!

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      • alilovesbooks September 12, 2018 at 1:08 PM #

        Libby which I think is overdrive in disguise. Thanks for the tip. I’d tried changing the settings but didn’t think to move to non automatic check out.

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      • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:26 PM #

        Yes, Libby is the new app for Overdrive. I refuse to update myself and get the new app lol.

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  6. Maggie September 12, 2018 at 3:30 AM #

    I am so curious about Bel Canto and I’m thrilled you loved THUG! It’s such a great book! Happy Wednesday!
    https://thecaramelfiles.com/at-this-moment/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 1:10 PM #

      I hope to get Bel Canto back soon. I’m ready to finish it! Happy reading.

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  7. Emily Wrayburn September 12, 2018 at 3:33 AM #

    I’ve never read any Ken Follett but my mum always raves about Pillars of the Earth. I wonder if she realises there are sequels. I’ll have to tell her.

    Here’s my post for this week.

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 1:39 PM #

      Yes! The second one was great and this one has been ok so far, though already different. Happy reading!

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  8. Jen - Books on the 7:47 September 12, 2018 at 4:44 AM #

    I am v.impressed by how many books you can read at one time – any more than 3 and I just can’t do it! I’ve been meaning to read Jhumpa Lahiri for a while now, so maybe The Lowland is a good place to start!

    Here’s my post for this week: https://booksonthe747.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-12th-september-2018/

    xx

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 1:40 PM #

      I loved The Namesake as well. That was my introduction to Lahiri. Happy reading!

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      • Jen - Books on the 7:47 September 12, 2018 at 1:49 PM #

        Thank you!

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  9. Louise September 12, 2018 at 5:25 AM #

    The Children’s Home looks pretty menacing. Great choice for the lead up to Halloween.

    https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/wow-the-dark-days-deceit/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:14 PM #

      Our leader always tries to find a spooky read for this time of year. Happy reading!

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  10. suzannerogersonfantasyauthor September 12, 2018 at 5:37 AM #

    I have heard lots of good things about The Hate You Give, and ladies in my former book group raved about Ken Follett, but I haven’t tried any of his books yet.

    Here is the link to my post this week. https://wp.me/p4cm9x-5Fa

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:15 PM #

      The Hate U Give is outstanding. I love Follett’s historical novels, I haven’t tried his other genres. Happy reading!

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  11. Whispering Stories September 12, 2018 at 7:12 AM #

    Great choices. Love the look of The Children’s Home. The Hate you Give is an amazing book too. Here’s my WWW – https://whisperingstories.com/www-wednesday-reading-12th-september-2018/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:16 PM #

      I hope to start The Children’s Home soon. I think it will be a quick read. Happy reading!

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  12. Teri Polen September 12, 2018 at 8:15 AM #

    I read the first two books in the Pillars of the Earth series, but not sure if I realized there was a third. Hope you enjoy! https://teripolen.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-14/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:17 PM #

      It came out in the past year or so. I hadn’t realized there was a second in the series until a few years after reading the first. Happy reading!

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  13. thoughtsofthereader September 12, 2018 at 8:33 AM #

    There’s some interesting books on this post, will be checking them out on Goodreads! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://thoughtsofthereader.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-12-09-2018/ 🙂

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  14. Jackie September 12, 2018 at 8:54 AM #

    Hi, all. Here are my entries for this week. https://mrsjackieo.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesdays-september-12-2018/
    As usual, a mixed bag!

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  15. Jana T September 12, 2018 at 9:12 AM #

    As usual, everything you’re reading sounds interesting!
    Here’s My WWW Post for today!

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:17 PM #

      I try to keep a good mix. Happy Wednesday!

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  16. whatcathyreadnext September 12, 2018 at 9:14 AM #

    I wasn’t sure if The Hate U Give would be a book for me but your review has convinced me I want to – probably need to – read it so I’ve just added it to my wishlist.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesdays-12th-september-18/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:19 PM #

      That’s awesome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy Wednesday!

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  17. WordsAndPeace September 12, 2018 at 9:23 AM #

    I really enjoyed a lot Bel Canto.
    Here is my WWW post today: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesdays-september-12/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:22 PM #

      I hope to get back to it soon. Happy reading!

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  18. sarahrmorrison September 12, 2018 at 9:43 AM #

    Interesting book club choice. I can’t wait to hear more about that one. Here is my WWW post: greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesdays-september-12-2018/

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  19. Robyn September 12, 2018 at 9:51 AM #

    I am excited to get my hands on The Hate You Give based on your review. Sounds like a really good book. Here is my link: https://www.autismfamilypower.com/www-wednesday-12-september-2018/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:24 PM #

      It was really great. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy reading!

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  20. Denise @ Life With No Plot September 12, 2018 at 9:51 AM #

    I read Jhumpa Lahiri when I was in college and absolutely loved her. We only read her short stories though, never her novels. I’ve always meant to go back and read one.

    Here’s my WWW for this week – https://lifewithnoplot.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-9-12-18/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:24 PM #

      I’m the opposite. I’m not a big fan of short stories so I’ve only read her novels. I liked The Namesake a lot. Happy reading!

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  21. Ryan September 12, 2018 at 10:03 AM #

    I regret not reading outside much at all this summer, though the humidity didn’t help any. Maybe some warmer autumn days. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-2018-09-12/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:25 PM #

      It’s already getting cool where I am so I might be past joining you for those. Happy reading!

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  22. Sheri September 12, 2018 at 10:26 AM #

    Good luck with your list:) http://tvaddictedbookworm.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-9-12-18/

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  23. anovelglimpse September 12, 2018 at 10:48 AM #

    The Children’s Home looks like it might be a tad bit creepy. I hope you get to listen to it.
    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:25 PM #

      Fingers crossed! Though it might not be good for early morning runs! Happy reading.

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  24. Ceri September 12, 2018 at 12:52 PM #

    The Poe Shadow seems like something I’d really be into reading. I love that you have so many books on the go at once. I feel overwhelmed if I do that.

    My WWW – https://bookmarksandpostcardsblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-12-09-18/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:26 PM #

      It helps me read throughout my day and I love that. Happy reading!

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  25. macsbooks311 September 12, 2018 at 1:27 PM #

    I’ve added The Hate You Give to my line-up for Banned Book Week. The Children’s Home looks terrific too!! I love reading everyone’s posts!

    Here is mine for this week: https://macsbooks311.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/wwwwednesdays/

    Happy Reading to All!

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:27 PM #

      Awesome! I love Banned Book Week and think that’s the perfect choice. Happy reading!

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  26. Yvo September 12, 2018 at 1:34 PM #

    I’m glad THUG was a 5 star read for you! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:27 PM #

      Thanks, it’s been a while since I had one. Happy reading!

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  27. Jolie September 12, 2018 at 1:42 PM #

    The Children’s Hour looks like something I would read. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-september-12th-2018/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:28 PM #

      I hope I can start it soon. Happy reading!

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  28. laurenisreadingblog September 12, 2018 at 2:36 PM #

    I’m hoping to find the time to pick up THUG this week, and I’m really hoping it’ll live up to the really high expectations I have thanks to you and everyone else praising it so much! 🙂 Happy reading!

    Here’s my post

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:28 PM #

      I feel confident it will! Especially if you’re a fan of YA. Happy reading!

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  29. thebibliophilegirluk September 12, 2018 at 3:03 PM #

    Here is my WWW Wednesday post for this week!
    https://www.thebibliophilegirluk.com/2018/09/www-wednesday-12-09-18

    I absolutely LOVED THUG and I AM SO EXCITED for the movie to come out.

    xx

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:29 PM #

      Same! I can’t wait to see it in theaters. Happy reading!

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  30. Beware Of The Reader September 12, 2018 at 3:03 PM #

    Enjoy Ken Follett! He is a master at writing! http://bewareofthereader.com/www-wednesday-september-12th-immersed-in-a-fantastic-retelling-of-beauty-and-the-beast/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:29 PM #

      He really is. I don’t know if any other 1000 page novels that never drag. Happy reading!

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  31. Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams September 12, 2018 at 4:03 PM #

    SO happy you enjoyed THUG! I can’t wait to see the movie.

    Here’s my post: https://sprinklesofdreams.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-3 🙂

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  32. Keri September 12, 2018 at 4:16 PM #

    So glad to hear that you enjoyed THUG! My book club has decided to read it so I’ll (finally) be reading the book next month!
    Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: http://www.areyoumybook.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-september-12th-2018/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 5:31 PM #

      I love when book clubs kick you into gear like that. Happy reading!

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  33. jessmcombs September 12, 2018 at 6:26 PM #

    The Children’s Home looks interesting. I hadn’t actually heard of it before.

    https://jesscombs.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-september-12-2018/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 8:58 PM #

      I hadn’t until it was picked for next month. Happy reading!

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  34. doriesreadingcorner September 12, 2018 at 6:40 PM #

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week. 🙂
    https://doriesreadingcorner.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-september-12th-2018/

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  35. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover September 12, 2018 at 8:26 PM #

    I am so jealous of your ability to read multiple books at one time. That is just a skill I haven’t mastered yet, hahaha. Happy reading this week!

    Here is my post: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-8-12-18/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 8:59 PM #

      It keeps me reading all day long which I adore. Happy reading!

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  36. Leslie September 12, 2018 at 9:14 PM #

    I am really interested on how you end up liking the Ken Follet book! I need to get back into his books. I have them but have only read in the Pillar series.

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/w-w-w-wednesday-9-12/

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    • Sam September 12, 2018 at 10:03 PM #

      Same here. I love historical fiction and he’s one of the best. Happy reading!

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  37. Michelle September 12, 2018 at 11:38 PM #

    I JUST started reading “The Hate U Give,” and it’s been so good so far! I’ve almost ugly cried on the subway twice whilst reading (stopped just before I started sobbing) so I think I’ll just finish it at home on Friday. However, you’ve got me rather intrigued about “The Children’s Home!”

    Here’s my very first WWW Wednesday! https://michellewong90.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-09-12-18/

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    • Sam September 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM #

      It is an amazing book. I think you’ll continue to enjoy it. Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

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  38. Rachael September 13, 2018 at 2:43 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed The Hate U Give!
    I don’t know The Lowland but it sounds good too.
    My www Wednesday post for this week is here https://bellisdoesbooks.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-12-9-18/

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    • Sam September 13, 2018 at 11:02 AM #

      Lahiri is a great author. So far I’ve liked her other novel, The Namesake, better. Happy reading!

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  39. Candy @ So little time... September 13, 2018 at 11:33 AM #

    Hey there! I’m late linking up! I haven’t read any of your books, but The Children’s Home looks good!

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2018/09/what-are-you-reading-sept-12-2018.html

    Thanks for hosting! I hope you have and great week, and happy blogoversary!

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    • Sam September 13, 2018 at 12:22 PM #

      Thanks! I’m so happy with this community that I’ve been able to grow. Happy reading!

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  40. carhicks September 14, 2018 at 7:54 AM #

    I am curious about The Children’s Home, I just checked it out on Goodreads and it looks really good. Enjoy all you books, you have some heavy reading going on.

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    • Sam September 14, 2018 at 9:43 AM #

      Thanks! I’m hoping that one gets me in the mood for Halloween. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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