WWW Wednesday, 8-July-2020

8 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!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 haven’t been doing great with Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian by Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides but I’m still moving through it. I’m at the point where Tony is starting to swim again which helps keep my interest so I hope I’ll be back into it soon.
I got to the end of the section my buddy and I are reading in The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. So I’m paused with this one until she catches up and we can talk again. I’m loving this book so I’m really looking forward to it.
I started two new books and I stuck to my reading plan! I started the audiobook of The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. I knew nothing about this one before I started so it’s been a bit confusing getting into it and learning about Cussy. I don’t think this one will take too long so I should be through it in a week or two.
I also started my physical copy of How to Speak Midwestern by Edward McClelland which has been such fun. I have family from a lot of different regions of the Midwest and I’ve lived in two dialectal regions so I can pick out the differences he’s talking about in the people I know.

Recently finished: I was able to finish These Women by Ivy Pochoda on Wednesday like I thought. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it completely because I think I was supposed to get a little more out of it than I did. I’ll have a review up tomorrow; maybe that will help me sort through how I felt about it.

Reading Next: Since Midwestern is so short, I’ll probably need a physical book next. I want to keep pushing forward with my shelf so I’ll probably pick up In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner. I’ve had this on my TBR for ages since I picked it up used at a library sale. I love knocking down these books that have been there for ages!


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75 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 8-July-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow July 8, 2020 at 12:22 AM #

    I like the sound of The Book Women of Troublesome Creek, and I’m curious about How to Speak Midwestern. Enjoy your week and your books, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:13 AM #

      I’m still deciding how I feel about Bookwoman. I’m about half way through now and a little confused about the plot. Midwestern wasn’t what I expected but I’m enjoying it and about done. Happy reading!

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  2. natalijalm July 8, 2020 at 2:11 AM #

    Good on you for tackling your TBR. I should really be doing the same 😀

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

    Happy Reading! xo

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:13 AM #

      Thanks! It’s one thing quarantine can’t stop. Happy Wednesday!

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  3. whatcathyreadnext July 8, 2020 at 3:09 AM #

    In the Shadow of the Banyan sounds like my kind of book so i’ll be interested to hear what you think of it. I also agree about the satisfaction of finally reading a book you acquired a while ago.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/wwwwednesday-8th-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:15 AM #

      I’m excited to start it soon! I’m trying to read more diverse books and I think this is a good one to start with. Happy reading!

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  4. Leslie July 8, 2020 at 4:38 AM #

    It’s so satisfying getting books read that have been on the TBR forever! I’ve been working on that this year! Happy reading!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/w-w-w-7-8-20/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:17 AM #

      It’s been a goal of mine as well and one that’s going better than I expected. Happy reading!

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  5. ems_shelflove July 8, 2020 at 5:11 AM #

    Great reads this week! Here’s my WWW Wednesday https://emsshelflove.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-2/ happy reading ☺️

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  6. Tessa Pulyer July 8, 2020 at 6:22 AM #

    In the Shadow of Banyan looks interesting. It does feel good to finally read a book that has been on your shelf for awhile. Happy reading!

    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-books-im-reading-during-the-second-week-of-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:18 AM #

      Thanks, I’m excited to start it and to move one off what has felt like a never-ending TBR. Happy reading!

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  7. evelynb98 July 8, 2020 at 6:32 AM #

    In The Shadow of the Banyan sounds really interesting, I’ll definitely add it to my TBR!

    My WWW: https://moonlitbooks.home.blog/2020/07/08/wwwwednesday5/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:18 AM #

      Glad you found something new to enjoy here. Happy reading!

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  8. elizabethjoy July 8, 2020 at 6:39 AM #

    I’m quite interested in reading The Glass House, I really enjoyed Station Eleven so great to hear you’re enjoying it 🙂

    My WWW ~ https://complexchaos.blog/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-8th-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:35 AM #

      Yes, enjoying it a lot! I should be able to get back to it tonight! Happy reading.

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  9. _forbookssake July 8, 2020 at 7:10 AM #

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-8th-july-2020/

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  10. Julie Anna's Books July 8, 2020 at 7:40 AM #

    I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on These Women and The Glass Hotel!
    Here’s my WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-7-8-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:55 AM #

      My review of These Women will be up tomorrow, I wrote it last night. Happy reading!

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  11. Teri Polen July 8, 2020 at 8:05 AM #

    I’ve heard good things about The Glass Hotel – hope you can get back to it soon. I read Station Eleven years ago and loved the fresh perspective on a post apocalyptic novel. Happy Reading! https://teripolen.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-41/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:56 AM #

      I think I’ll be able to start back up with The Glass Hotel tonight or tomorrow. Happy reading!

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  12. The Gal Herself July 8, 2020 at 8:12 AM #

    I’ve heard conflicting things about These Women. I look forward to your review.

    This week I’ve got a biography and some Christmas chicklit to cool me off.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/07/wwwwednesday_7.html

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:56 AM #

      It was good, but I just didn’t connect with it the way I should have. I’m not sure what kept me distant, the book was really good. Happy reading!

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  13. Denise @ Life With No Plot July 8, 2020 at 8:19 AM #

    How are you enjoying The Glass Hotel? I’ve been hearing a lot about that one.

    My WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-7-8-20/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:56 AM #

      I’m loving it so far. I’m about half way through and excited to keep reading. Happy Wednesday!

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  14. silverbuttonbooks July 8, 2020 at 8:52 AM #

    I have to read How to Speak Midwestern! I’ve lived in three different areas of the midwest so I’m definitely interested. And yahoo for following your reading plan! I am just trying to get back into reviewing consistently and, so far, so good.

    Happy reading! Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-july-8-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:57 AM #

      I’ve lived in Michigan and Indiana my whole life so it was really interesting to read about the different regions. Reading the glossary of terms from Ohio had me laughing at things I’d heard my cousins say. Happy reading!

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      • silverbuttonbooks July 9, 2020 at 9:48 AM #

        I’ve lived in Illinois, Ohio and Minnesota and most recently moved back to Illinois. When I first moved to MN people kept saying “welcome to the midwest,” which was so confusing – where was I before? I’m putting in a library loan right now!

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      • Sam July 9, 2020 at 10:26 AM #

        That is so strange haha. I think there are some states I sometimes think of as the Midwest and sometimes not, but I’d say Ohio and Illinois are for sure Midwest!

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  15. Jolie July 8, 2020 at 9:58 AM #

    I’ve been tackling my TBR also. Its a one step forward, two step back deal. I take books off but add them back just as fast….lol. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-july-8th-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 12:44 PM #

      I got the discipline to stop adding well before I got the discipline to actually read from it haha. Happy reading!

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  16. dearbookshelves July 8, 2020 at 10:10 AM #

    I love being able to get through a ton of books you’ve had for ages. I’m trying to do that now but my Libby holds keep sabotaging me lol

    Here’s my post https://dearbookshelves.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-july-8-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 12:45 PM #

      Haha those tend to do that! I try not to put too many things on hold because I’m not good at maneuvering those changes. Happy reading!

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  17. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den July 8, 2020 at 11:08 AM #

    I’d never heard of In the Shadow of the Banyan, but I love that title and the cover! I’ll have to check that out. Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 12:45 PM #

      I hope to start soon so I can report back. Happy reading!

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  18. anovelglimpse July 8, 2020 at 11:26 AM #

    Great job on your TBR! I’ve been trying to work on mine, too!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 12:45 PM #

      It’s a long journey, I’ll probably be here for years. Happy reading!

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  19. The Unseen Library July 8, 2020 at 11:37 AM #

    Good luck with all that reading.

    Here is my WWW Wednesday post for the week:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-8-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 12:46 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  20. Books tales by me July 8, 2020 at 12:10 PM #

    You current read sounds intriguing.

    Here is my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-08-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 12:46 PM #

      I’ve been lucky with some good reads lately. Happy reading!

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  21. Dr Namrata, Ph.D. July 8, 2020 at 12:18 PM #

    Here is my very first www Wednesday. I hope you will like it.
    https://penofhearts.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-1-july-8-2020/

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  22. booksteastories July 8, 2020 at 12:21 PM #

    Looking forward to your review of These Women!
    My post: https://booksteastories.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-8th-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 12:49 PM #

      It’s scheduled for tomorrow. Happy reading!

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  23. Ryan July 8, 2020 at 12:25 PM #

    That’s something I really love about writing reviews; the opportunity to just pick apart and organize how I sincerely feel about a book when initially I might be reeling from having finished or left with mixed feelings. I hope reviewing works out well for you in the case of These Women. Have a great week 🙂

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-july-8-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 12:50 PM #

      I realized I like a lot of the parts, ideas, and messages. I just didn’t like how they came together and it fell flat. Happy reading!

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  24. Colleen's Conclusions July 8, 2020 at 2:50 PM #

    I haven’t heard of any of those books you are reading but I hope you enjoy your reading time! ❤

    Here's my WWW Wednesday post! https://colleensconclusions.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-7-8-20/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 4:08 PM #

      Thank you. I’m enjoying the extra down time. Happy reading!

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  25. jessicabookworm July 8, 2020 at 2:52 PM #

    Hey Sam, I like the sound of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek… I just had to Google ‘blue people’! Happy reading! 😃

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-8th-july-2020/ 🙂

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 4:08 PM #

      I Googled it and was so blown away! What a unique trait. I thought it was just fiction at first. Happy reading!

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  26. I’m glad you’re enjoying The Book Women of Troublesome Creek, who’s narrating it? Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesdays-08-07-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif-again%f0%9f%98%89/

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  27. alilovesbooks July 8, 2020 at 3:41 PM #

    I’ve been very tempted by The Glass Hotel but I’ve come across some mixed views on it. Glad to hear you’re loving it, will be keeping an eye out for your review once you finish it.

    Here’s my WWW: https://abookishlife.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-8th-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 5:14 PM #

      So far, all good and looking forward to more. I might even start back at it tonight. Happy reading!

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  28. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration July 8, 2020 at 4:48 PM #

    I loved Book Woman so much. It made me google so many things that I didn’t know were true. Hope you have a great week! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesdays-july-8-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 5:15 PM #

      It’s interesting to hear about life somewhere so secluded. I think I’m about half way in now. Happy reading!

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  29. bookswithcassie July 8, 2020 at 6:25 PM #

    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek has such an interesting title. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

    http://bookswithcassie.com/2020/07/08/www-wednesday-7-8-2020/

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:27 PM #

      Very mixed at the moment. Though it has time to turn around. Happy reading!

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  30. shanaqui July 8, 2020 at 7:17 PM #

    I’m curious about The Book Women… from the title, but I don’t know anything about it! I’ll have to look that up.

    My Wednesday post.

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    • Sam July 8, 2020 at 8:28 PM #

      I was shocked when I looked it up and found out some of this was based on history. Happy reading!

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  31. Yvonne (It's All About Books) July 8, 2020 at 11:21 PM #

    I hope you will enjoy The Book Women Of Troublesome Creek! I really enjoyed that one myself. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam July 9, 2020 at 8:23 AM #

      Thanks! I feel like it’s been off to a slow start so I’m hoping it picks up here soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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