WWW Wednesday, 15-July-2020

15 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 made a little bit of progress through Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian by Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides. I’m trying to be conscious about reading this a bit more. I enjoy it when I remember, but I often forgot to read it when I should.
My reading buddy and I met so I read our third section of The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. We had a lot of predictions about what will happen in the back half of the book and I’m starting to see which of our guesses were right and which were a bit off. I’ll be excited to finish it soon!
I’m very early with In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner. It feels so good to pull books off my shelf that have been sitting there for so long!
I also started a new audiobook, which I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do this week but I’m happy I could. I was able to find Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray as an eaudiobook. My library had made it unavailable at one point but it seems it’s there again! I’m glad to be able to read this one and continue on with the series.

Recently finished: I finished up The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson after some long runs and drives. It wasn’t one I really enjoyed, but I didn’t dislike it either. I had some issues with the structure of the book, not the plot or characters. I wrote a review of it yesterday if you want to hear more. I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.
I finished off How to Speak Midwestern by Edward McClelland, as I expected. This book was a small let down as well, being more about regional vocabulary and food than it was about pronunciation and accents. Oh well. I still liked it and gave the book Four out of Five Stars. My review went up on Monday.

I posted my review of These Women by Ivy Pochoda on Thursday. Check it out if you want to hear more. This book got Three out of Five Stars from me.

Reading Next: Maybe I’m optimistic, but I think I need to pick out an ebook to read soon. I’m hoping to snag a copy of Dollface by Renee Rosen. I love 1920s flappers so this is right up my ally!


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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71 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 15-July-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow July 15, 2020 at 12:34 AM #

    I love the look of Dollface. Enjoy, and thanks for sharing. Here is MY WWW POST

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 7:45 AM #

      Thanks! I should have access to a digital copy soon. Happy reading!

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  2. nbiblioholic July 15, 2020 at 2:02 AM #

    I love flappers! They make me think of the dance classes I took as a child, learning the Charleston and the Fox Trot. Enjoy your choices 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 7:45 AM #

      Before the Devil Breaks You is a 20s novel as well so I’m surrounded by it haha. Happy reading!

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  3. The Gal Herself July 15, 2020 at 3:05 AM #

    Dollface looks like fun! I’m not just (as they say) judging a book by its cover. I read/enjoyed Rosen’s White Collar Girl.

    I’ve got the first in a new (to me) mystery series and a dollop of chick lit.

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

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 7:46 AM #

      Glad to know you enjoyed another Rosen book! She’s new to me so I’m not really sure what to expect. Happy reading!

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  4. Jen | Books on the 7:47 July 15, 2020 at 3:45 AM #

    Excited to hear your thoughts on The Glass Hotel when you’re finished. Emily St. John Mandel has such a unique voice in her novels, love how she’s so lyrical.

    Here’s my WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-15th-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 7:48 AM #

      I loved Station Eleven but wasn’t crazy about The Lola Quartet. I’m liking this one a lot so far! I can’t wait to do a full review. Happy reading!

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  5. Lola July 15, 2020 at 3:45 AM #

    In The Shadow of the Banyan has a cover that would definitely pull me in. I keep meaning to read something by Libba Bray again. It has been many many years!

    My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesdays-15-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 7:49 AM #

      Bray’s Diviners series has won me over completely. I really recommend it. Happy reading!

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  6. whatcathyreadnext July 15, 2020 at 3:52 AM #

    What great progress you’re making with all of your books and with writing your reviews.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/wwwwednesday-15th-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 7:53 AM #

      Thanks! It’s been fun reading as much as I have. Happy reading!

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  7. Books tales by me July 15, 2020 at 5:55 AM #

    All of these books are new to me.
    Here is my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-15-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 8:11 AM #

      I hope you find something new to enjoy. Happy reading!

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  8. Tessa Pulyer July 15, 2020 at 6:21 AM #

    Dollface sounds like a great, and maybe even intense, read. Such an interesting period in history. Happy reading!
    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-books-im-reading-during-the-third-week-of-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 8:12 AM #

      I’m fascinated by the 20s so I’m really excited to read it. Happy reading!

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  9. Julie Anna's Books July 15, 2020 at 7:46 AM #

    I saw Dollface a while back and I was curious about it! I hope you enjoy reading it.
    Here’s my WWW: http://www.sincerelyjulieanna.com/www-wednesday-7-15-20/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 8:12 AM #

      Thanks, I hope I can start soon. Happy reading!

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  10. Jacob Collins - Hooked From Page One July 15, 2020 at 8:28 AM #

    It looks like you have some interesting titles to read. Here’s my WWW Wednesday https://hookedfrompageoneblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-15-06-2020/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 8:29 AM #

      I’m excited to explore them more. Happy reading!

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  11. Yvonne (It's All About Books) July 15, 2020 at 9:47 AM #

    I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on The Glass Hotel! I’m hoping to read that one soon myself. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW. xx

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 12:18 PM #

      I can’t wait to finish it! Next week probably. Happy reading!

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  12. Jolie July 15, 2020 at 9:57 AM #

    Dollface looks interesting!! I love books set in that era. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-july-15th-2020/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 12:18 PM #

      Same! Before the Devil Breaks You is also 1920s. Happy reading!

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  13. masb2017 July 15, 2020 at 10:13 AM #

    Dollface looks great – just added it to my TBR list! Great post! 🙂
    here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://masb2017.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-5/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 12:17 PM #

      Thanks, I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

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  14. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog July 15, 2020 at 11:12 AM #

    I really enjoyed your review of The Book Women of Troublesome Creek!
    Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesdays-15-07-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif-again%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 12:18 PM #

      Thank you! I look forward to the book club discussion. Happy reading!

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  15. silverbuttonbooks July 15, 2020 at 11:49 AM #

    I too love Flappers! I was so excited that we were in the ’20s again but 2020 has not quite been going the way I thought it would. I’ll be excited to see what you think of Dollface!

    Have a great week! Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-july-15-2020/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 12:59 PM #

      I didn’t think we’d repeat the Spanish Flu for sure! I hope the Charleston comes back into fashion, though. I’m excited to get into Dollface. Happy reading!

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  16. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den July 15, 2020 at 12:12 PM #

    You know, I’ve been thinking lately of maybe trying The Diviners as audiobooks, since I’ve been trying to listen to more. Do you think the series works well as audiobooks (keeping in mind I’m a person with attention issues, so if the plot is slower, I need to read it and focus on the words to pay attention)?

    I love flappers, too (my great-grandmother was one, which is hilarious, because it seems so unlike the woman I knew haha). I’m really loving the cover of Dollface!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 1:02 PM #

      I think the audiobooks are very well done, the narrator is great. The pace isn’t slow but I wouldn’t say it’s very fast either. The books are long but a lot happens in them. I think it’s a series worth trying.
      How fun about your great grandmother! I didn’t have the pto lodge to know mine, how special that you remember yours. Happy reading!

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  17. _forbookssake July 15, 2020 at 12:14 PM #

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-15th-july-2020/

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  18. Leslie July 15, 2020 at 12:17 PM #

    I have Dollface on my TBR! I can’t wait to see what you think of it! Happy Reading!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/w-w-w-7-15-20/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 1:02 PM #

      Awesome, I’m excited to get started. Happy reading!

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  19. The Unseen Library July 15, 2020 at 12:18 PM #

    Good luck with all that reading, getting through four books at once is really impressive.
    Here is my WWW Wednesday for the week:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-15-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 1:03 PM #

      I like to have a lot going at once so four books is really the middle of my comfort zone. Happy reading!

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  20. alilovesbooks July 15, 2020 at 12:37 PM #

    I started listening to Before the Devil Breaks You but put it on hold for a bit while I listened to something else and forgot to go back to it. Not sure what it is about that series, I love it and think the narrator is brilliant, but it always takes me ages to finish them.

    Here’s my www https://abookishlife.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-15th-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 1:03 PM #

      This one is 21 hours so I don’t blame you for taking a break! I hope I can finish it somewhat timely. I’m liking it so far, about 2 hours in. Happy reading!

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  21. dearbookshelves July 15, 2020 at 12:43 PM #

    Ooo! 1920s flappers sounds exactly like my kind of book!

    https://dearbookshelves.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-july-15-2020/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 1:05 PM #

      I’m a big flapper fan. I’m excited to gets to the era more with these books. Happy reading!

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  22. Rachel @ Pages & Pinnacles July 15, 2020 at 1:17 PM #

    I’ve not read anything by Libba Bray yet but I really want to – hope you love the audiobook!

    My WWW (and first ever :D) http://www.rachelwithablog.com/2020/07/www-wednesdays-150720.html?m=1

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 3:55 PM #

      This is the third in a series and I’m hooked. Happy Wednesday!

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  23. carryabigbook July 15, 2020 at 1:31 PM #

    Thank you for hosting WWW Wednesdays! This was my first time joining in. Here’s the link to my post.
    https://carryabigbook.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/392/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 3:57 PM #

      Welcome! And happy Wednesday.

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  24. Sandra July 15, 2020 at 2:14 PM #

    It’s been a while since I joined in but I hope to be around more regularly now. You have a fabulously eclectic range of books in this post! Banyan is one I’m keen to read. My post is here: https://acornerofcornwall.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-15-7-20/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 3:59 PM #

      I wish I had more time to read it, this week has been busy. Welcome back and happy reading.

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  25. Dani | My Heart is Booked July 15, 2020 at 2:23 PM #

    Dollhouse looks so good. I hope you can grab a copy! Here’s my post: https://www.myheartisbooked.com/www-wednesday-15-july-2020/

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 3:59 PM #

      I think the library put it on order for me so I hope to soon. Happy reading!

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  26. jessicabookworm July 15, 2020 at 2:40 PM #

    Hey Sam, sorry to hear the books you finished recently let you down a little, but the sound of flappers in Dollface, so I hope you’re able to get a copy of that. Happy reading! 😃

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-15th-july-2020/ 🙂

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  27. Sherrie July 15, 2020 at 3:47 PM #

    Hi,
    Great looking books…I’ll have to
    check them out…have a great day!

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    • Sam July 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM #

      I hope you find something new to explore. Happy reading!

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  28. Ryan July 15, 2020 at 4:57 PM #

    I was on track to have my post up after work this morning, but I passed out! Better late than never. I hope you manage to secure yourself a copy of Dollface. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-july-15-2020/

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    • Sam July 16, 2020 at 11:17 AM #

      Thanks, I’m optimistic it will be available soon. Happy reading!

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  29. Andie July 15, 2020 at 5:04 PM #

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s mine:

    http://itsareadingthing.com/www-wednesday-07-15-20/

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  30. Jana T July 15, 2020 at 6:49 PM #

    I also recently finished The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, and found it a mixed bag. Here’s my WWW post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/www-wednesday-july-15-2020/

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    • Sam July 16, 2020 at 11:17 AM #

      I can’t wait to hear what the rest of the club thinks. Happy reading!

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  31. shanaqui July 15, 2020 at 6:52 PM #

    Huh, interesting that you rated the book four stars even though you didn’t really enjoy it! I’ll have to check out your review. 😀

    Here’s my post!

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    • Sam July 16, 2020 at 11:18 AM #

      The plot was what kept it from five stars. The characters and setting were great! Happy reading.

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