WWW Wednesday, 17-June-2020

17 Jun

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’m in love with Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian by Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides. The style jumps between Ervin’s memories and sports journalist Constantine Markides’ narration of his swimming career. Now that I’m swimming again, this is pumping me up and I’m ready to get back to racing.
A lot of new books for the list this week! I began a new audiobook, Semper Fidelis by Ruth Downie. This is the fifth book in the Medicus Investigation series. I lent the first three to my mother at the beginning of COVID and she’s loving them as well. I recommend this series a lot, it’s well deserved.
I began my Buddy Read of The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. We split the book into four sections and this first one is the longest. I should wrap it up very soon and be able to move on to another book until my buddy is ready to meet and we can move forward.

Recently finished: I was able to push through and finish Fiction Writer’s Workshop by Josip Novakovich over the weekend. I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I wanted to. I’d hoped it would inspire me to write but I found it geared toward short stories more than toward novels and that didn’t help me. I’ll have a full review up tomorrow.
I finished the audiobook of Stories of Elders by Veronica Kirin and was able to post a review yesterday. It was really fun hearing Kirin read her own story, especially knowing her and having heard her speak about this project. I’ve done an email interview with her and will be posting that next week so stay tuned for even more!

I posted my review of The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits by Emma Donoghue last Thursday. Our book club met and I posted my book club reflection on Monday. It seems this collection has been taking over the blog this week!

Reading Next: I’m so close to starting The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins! It’s been here longer than I’d like but it will be what I escape to between sections of my Buddy Read so it’s coming 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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76 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 17-June-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow June 17, 2020 at 12:30 AM #

    You have some intriguing titles here. I am curious about The Glass Hotel. Enjoy your reading and your week. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 5:57 AM #

      The Glass Hotel has been really enjoyable so far. I’m looking forward to discussing it. Happy reading!

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  2. Jen | Books on the 7:47 June 17, 2020 at 3:31 AM #

    Are you enjoying The Glass Hotel? I really want to read The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, adding it to the list!

    My WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-17th-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 5:57 AM #

      I’m liking The Glass Hotel a lot. It’s hard to stop at our agreed points! If you’re a fan of short stories, Rabbits is a good choice. Happy reading!

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  3. Lola June 17, 2020 at 3:36 AM #

    I love the variety of books you read – I hope you find some inspiration for your writings somewhere, even if this one did notr eally work for you!
    My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesdays-17-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 5:58 AM #

      Thank you, I’ll keep looking. Happy reading!

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  4. whatcathyreadnext June 17, 2020 at 3:36 AM #

    Gosh, you have been productive this week with so many new books started! I hope you enjoy them all.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/wwwwednesday-17th-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 5:58 AM #

      Thank you! I’ve been able to devote a lot of time to reading this week. Happy reading!

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  5. ems_shelflove June 17, 2020 at 4:25 AM #

    I’m so excited to hear what you think of The Glass Hotel, I loved Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel! I’ve just posted my first ever WWW Wednesday https://emsshelflove.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/my-first-www-wednesday-post/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 5:59 AM #

      I read another Mandel book a few weeks ago and didn’t love it so I was nervous going into this one but I’m really enjoying it. Happy Wednesday!

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  6. Tessa Pulyer June 17, 2020 at 6:28 AM #

    I loved The Glass Hotel! Hope you enjoy it too.

    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-what-a-fun-reading-week-6-17/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 7:10 AM #

      Thanks! It’s been really fun so far. Happy reading!

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  7. _forbookssake June 17, 2020 at 6:42 AM #

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-17th-june-2020/

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  8. Julie Anna's Books June 17, 2020 at 7:58 AM #

    I’ve been seeing The Glass Hotel around quite a bit lately! One of these days I need to finally pick up one of Emily St. John Mandel’s books.

    Here’s my WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-6-17-2020/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 7:59 AM #

      Station Eleven was great. Maybe I’ll be able to recommend this one when I’m done. Happy reading!

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  9. Darnell June 17, 2020 at 7:58 AM #

    Oooh, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, I have that on my shelf with my Hunger Games collection, I may read it soon. Great list!

    https://darnellouis.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-6-12-2020/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 8:20 AM #

      I hope to pick it up tonight! Happy reading.

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  10. Denise @ Life With No Plot June 17, 2020 at 8:14 AM #

    I’ve never heard of The Woman Who Gave Birth To Rabbits, but I want to read it for the title alone! Also, I can’t wait for you to read The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. I finished it last week and it was so good!

    My WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-6-17-20/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 8:21 AM #

      So glad to hear you enjoyed it! I plan to pick it up tonight. Happy reading!

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  11. Matt Sweeney June 17, 2020 at 8:18 AM #

    I totally understand how it feels to have a book on this list for far too long! Hah!

    Anyways, happy Wednesday!
    https://www.woodpeckerbooks.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-middle-grade-edition-2/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 8:21 AM #

      Hopefully it will come off soon. Happy reading!

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  12. The Unseen Library June 17, 2020 at 8:55 AM #

    I hope you get to The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes soon. It is a really good book, especially if you are a big fan of the original Hunger Games books.

    Here is my post for this week:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-17-june-2020/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 8:58 AM #

      I am and I think I’ll be able to start it tonight, I’m so excited! Happy reading.

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  13. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den June 17, 2020 at 9:28 AM #

    I’m loving hearing how much you’re enjoying the Medicus Investigation series! I really need to bump that up my TBR at this point. You’re making me want to pick it up immediately. xD Bummer that Fiction Writer’s Workshop didn’t work for you. Doesn’t sound like something for me, either, so I think I’ll probably pass on that one.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:33 PM #

      The first book is called Medicus and I really recommend it! I got my mom hooked currently and another friend a few years ago. I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

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  14. Angie June 17, 2020 at 10:17 AM #

    I’m intrigued by the Medicus Investigation series and how it blends historical fiction, detective and thriller elements. Might give that one a go!

    My WWW post: https://angiesbookmarks.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-june-17-2020/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:34 PM #

      I really like the series. The first is called Medicus and it’s really fun. I picked it randomly up at Borders back when Borders was a thing. It’s still going strong. Happy reading!

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  15. Ryan June 17, 2020 at 10:20 AM #

    I’m sorry to hear Fiction Writer’s Workshop didn’t work out for you. I hope you find something to help give you that spark to write soon. Have a great week!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-june-17-2020/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:34 PM #

      Thank you. If it’s the one thing that falls apart during quarantine, I can live with it. But I’d love to pick it up again soon. Happy reading!

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  16. JLS Hall June 17, 2020 at 10:51 AM #

    You’ve got a really intriguing bunch of books there. I’ve been seeing the Emma Donoghue book mentioned a lot lately – I’ll take a look at your review. Happy reading this week!

    My WWW is here: https://jlshall.blogspot.com/2020/06/www-wednesdays-17-june-2020.html

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:35 PM #

      I’m surprised it’s been around lately, it’s from a few years ago. I know she’s still publishing and her only novel that I’ve read was Room which I adored. Happy reading!

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  17. MrsDMVH June 17, 2020 at 11:24 AM #

    It’s always fun to pick up a book you’ve had sitting on your shelf just staring at you, haha. I hope you enjoy The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes!

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:35 PM #

      Thank you; I think I’ll start it tonight! Happy reading.

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  18. Allie Bock June 17, 2020 at 11:38 AM #

    The Glass Hotel sounds so good. I hope you are enjoying it. Buddy reading sounds like fun! And thank you for your take on the Fiction Writer’s workshop. I have it on my TBR and I’m not sure I’m going to spend time reading it!

    My WWW https://bloodrosewritings.blogspot.com/2020/06/www-wednesday.html?m=1

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:36 PM #

      If you haven’t read a lot of other writing books or if you want to do some exercises, it’s a good read. Unfortunately, I’m not in either of those categories. I’ll have a full review up tomorrow if you want to hear more of my thoughts. Happy reading.

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  19. anovelglimpse June 17, 2020 at 11:45 AM #

    I hope you have fun with that buddy read and enjoy Collins’ new book.

    My WWW Wednesday

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:37 PM #

      I hope my reading buddy is ready to talk soon. This book is so much fun. Happy reading!

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  20. silverbuttonbooks June 17, 2020 at 11:47 AM #

    The Ruth Downie series looks intriguing! I probably don’t need to start another series and not finish it but I’ll happily add it to the TBR.

    Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-june-17-2020/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:37 PM #

      I think it’s going to be going for a while, it’s not a set trilogy or duology or anything like that. When you have time, they’re really fun. Happy reading!

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  21. booksteastories June 17, 2020 at 11:57 AM #

    Thank you for hosting WWW Wednesday! The Glass Hotel seems fascinating and very intense.
    Here’s my post: https://booksteastories.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-17th-july-2020/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:38 PM #

      It’s a good read so far. I can’t wait to discuss with my reading buddy. Happy reading!

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  22. Sherrie June 17, 2020 at 12:24 PM #

    Hi,
    Great list of books…I’ll be adding a few of them to my TBR list.
    Have a great day!!
    https://100sweets.blogspot.com/2020/06/wednesday-stuff.html

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:41 PM #

      Glad I could give you some recommendations. Happy reading!

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  23. jessicabookworm June 17, 2020 at 12:39 PM #

    Oh do please start The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes soon! I am so dying to hear you’re thoughts on it! Take care and happy reading! 😃

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://samannelizabeth.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-17-june-2020/ 🙂

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  24. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration June 17, 2020 at 12:42 PM #

    How are you enjoying Glass Hotel so far? I hope it is good. I loved Station Eleven! Have a great week of reading! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesdays-june-17-2020/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:42 PM #

      I loved Station Eleven as well. I’m liking this one a lot so far. I can’t wait to meet with my reading buddy so we can keep moving forward. Happy reading!

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  25. Jana T June 17, 2020 at 1:05 PM #

    I’m currently reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and I’ve been surprised at how well the writing pulls me back into the world of Panem, despite how much my reading preferences have changed since the original trilogy.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-6-17-2020/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:42 PM #

      That’s good to hear because that was a concern of mine. I’m hoping I fly through it as fast as I did with the original trilogy. Happy reading!

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  26. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog June 17, 2020 at 1:38 PM #

    Looking forward to your review of The Glass Hotel! Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesdays-10-06-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif-again%f0%9f%98%89-2/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:43 PM #

      It will take us a while to get through it. If it was just me, I’d have torn through half of it by now, haha. Happy reading!

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  27. shanaqui June 17, 2020 at 1:56 PM #

    Ooh, I’m curious about the Medicus Investigation series now. Might have to take a look!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 2:43 PM #

      I highly recommend it! Downie has a way of making me laugh. Happy reading!

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  28. My Book Jar June 17, 2020 at 3:06 PM #

    Other than The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, we haven’t heard of the others; however, The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits seems like an interesting collection of stories!

    Here is our WWW Wednesday https://mybookjar.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-44/

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 3:14 PM #

      It wasn’t great for a book club but some of them were enjoyable. Happy reading!

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  29. Yvo June 17, 2020 at 4:41 PM #

    I’ve been meaning to read The Glass Hotel! I hope you will enjoy it. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam June 17, 2020 at 6:36 PM #

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to enjoying it with my reading buddy. Happy reading!

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  30. bookswithcassie June 17, 2020 at 10:55 PM #

    I finally got The Glass Hotel in from Libby but now I’m struggling to find the time to read it!

    http://bookswithcassie.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-6-17-20/

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    • Sam June 18, 2020 at 7:38 AM #

      I hope you do soon. I just wrapped up part one and really enjoyed it!

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  31. thetravelfreak2000 June 18, 2020 at 12:02 AM #

    You read so many uncommon books. Got some good book recommendations from this post of yours. I’ve also taken part in WWW Wednesday and here is my link to that. Do check that out. Thank you ❤
    https://thetravelfreak2000.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/www-wednesday-17-06-2020/

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    • Sam June 18, 2020 at 7:40 AM #

      Thank you, I enjoy having a lot of different books going on. It keeps me from getting bored. Happy reading!

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