WWW Wednesday, 22-July-2020

22 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’m charging through the home stretch of The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. My reading buddy and I are excited to finish this one and see how a few elements are revisited and come back into the story to tie it up. I’m excited to finish this one and get a review up for you all.
I didn’t read much of In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner. This week has been crazy busy and I haven’t had time to read before bed. I’ll look forward to getting more of this read in the next week once life slows down.
I’m loving Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray so much. This series is a ton of fun and we’re getting more into the characters and seeing how they work as a team, which is wonderful. I can’t wait to finish this series soon!

Recently finished: I didn’t think it would happen, but I finally finished Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian by Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides! I realized I was really close when I started a few section before work one morning. I enjoyed a thunderstorm on my porch and finished reading this. I miss swimming a lot right now and reading this was a bit cathartic because I got to relive the joys of competition and teammates. I’ll post my review soon. I’m giving it Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I haven’t started yet, but I still hope I can grab Dollface by Renee Rosen as my next ebook. Maybe it’s an overload of 1920s, but I’m not sure that’s really possible. I love flapper books!


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.

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71 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 22-July-2020”

  1. Davida Chazan at 12:53 AM #

    Doll Face sounds wonderful. I finally did this one myself! https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2020/07/22/tcls-1st-www-wednesday-july-22-2020/

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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow at 1:10 AM #

    I am still interested in finding out more about Dollface. Enjoy your books and your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam at 7:51 AM #

      Thanks, I’m hoping to dig in soon. Happy reading!

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  3. bookbosomedlondoner at 1:56 AM #

    Before the devil breaks you sounds great, will have to check it out.

    Here’s my WWW https://bookbosomedlondoner.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-22nd-july-2020/

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    • Sam at 7:51 AM #

      It’s the third in a series. The first is called The Diviners and it’s wonderful. Happy reading!

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  4. singerofstories at 1:57 AM #

    I haven’t really heard of these except for the Libba Bray books. I have been seeing this series everywhere these days! I hope you are enjoying your books!

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    • Sam at 7:52 AM #

      I think the fourth and final book either just came out or is about to. I’m excited to see how it all ends. Happy reading!

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  5. Margaret at 2:01 AM #

    Dollface looks interesting. It’s been a while since my last WWW post – here’s today’s – https://booksplease.org/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-22-july-2020/

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    • Sam at 7:52 AM #

      Welcome back. I hope to get into it soon because I’m excited for it. Happy reading!

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  6. Yay for finishing Chasing Water, looking forward to your review!
    Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesdays-22-07-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif-again%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam at 7:53 AM #

      Thanks! I plan to be back to regular blogging next week. Happy reading!

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  7. The Gal Herself at 3:52 AM #

    I thoroughly Renee Rosen’s Working Girl and keep meaning to pick up another of her books. She’s so good at creating a specific time/place. I’ve got a warm and fuzzy memoir and a fast-moving mystery.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/07/wwwwednesday_21.html

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    • Sam at 7:53 AM #

      Glad to hear you enjoyed her other work! I’m looking forward to this one. Happy reading!

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  8. whatcathyreadnext at 4:14 AM #

    What great progress you’re making with all your different books. Looking forward to reading your reviews.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/wwwwednesday-22nd-july-2020/

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    • Sam at 7:54 AM #

      Thanks! With so many long ones it’s felt like I’m not moving anywhere at times. Happy reading!

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  9. Ali@abookishlife at 4:53 AM #

    The highlight of Before the Devil Breaks You for me was the characters finally coming together. I love their interactions. I have really got to start listening to it again.

    Here’s my www https://abookishlife.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-22-july-2020/

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    • Sam at 7:54 AM #

      Yeah, it’s good to have them all working together. Ling is a great addition to the group. Happy reading!

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  10. Tessa Pulyer at 7:40 AM #

    Before the Devil Breaks You does sound good. Glad you are enjoying so much. Happy reading!

    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-what-books-am-i-escaping-with-this-week-7-22/

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    • Sam at 7:55 AM #

      If you’re interested, I’d start with the first in the series, The Diviners. Happy reading!

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  11. Julie Anna's Books at 7:49 AM #

    I’ve never read The Diviners but I see so many people reading the series now. I should give it a try! Happy reading!
    My WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-7-22-20/

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    • Sam at 7:55 AM #

      It’s a fun ride. If you enjoy a audio, it’s very well done. Happy reading!

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  12. Teri Polen at 8:03 AM #

    I’ve read the first book in the Libba Bray series, but haven’t gotten around to the second – I need to bump it up the TBR pile. Happy Reading! https://teripolen.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-42/

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    • Sam at 8:55 AM #

      It’s a great series, I’m really enjoying it. Happy reading!

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  13. elizabethjoy at 8:12 AM #

    Excited for your review of the Glass House! 🙂

    My WWW ~ https://complexchaos.blog/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-22nd-july-2020/

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    • Sam at 8:55 AM #

      I’m excited to finish it! Happy reading.

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  14. ems_shelflove at 8:35 AM #

    Wow you’re making such fab reading progress! Happy reading! Here’s my WWW Wednesday https://emsshelflove.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-3/

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    • Sam at 8:56 AM #

      Thanks, I’ve felt like I’m crawling this week. Happy reading!

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  15. Leslie at 9:06 AM #

    I read the first book in the Diviners series and loved it!! I need to continue it asap!! Glad you are enjoying it! Happy Reading!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/w-w-w-7-22-20/

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    • Sam at 9:53 AM #

      This series is great, I’m really loving the character development we get as it goes on. Happy reading!

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      • Leslie at 5:43 PM #

        Agreed! Thanks, you too.

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  16. Before the Devil Breaks You looks interesting. Here’s my WWW Wednesday https://hookedfrompageoneblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-22-07-2020/

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    • Sam at 9:53 AM #

      It’s a great series. I’ll be sad when it ends. Happy reading!

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  17. I am so looking forward to your thoughts on The Glass Hotel, since I really want to read that one. Hope you have a great week! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesdays-july-22-2020/

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    • Sam at 9:54 AM #

      I’m flying through the end of it. Happy reading!

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  18. _forbookssake at 10:43 AM #

    Before the Devil Breaks You looks interesting!

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-22nd-july-2020/

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    • Sam at 10:52 AM #

      It’s really fun. The Diviners series is becoming a new favorite. Happy reading!

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  19. Reading during a thunderstorm sounds absolutely perfect! I miss going swimming, too.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam at 10:56 AM #

      If you have access to a lake, I recommend it. Lake swimming has been saving me the past few months. Happy reading!

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  20. Rae Longest at 11:44 AM #

    Liked Banyan tree so much, I recommended it to my book club. They liked it too. Powerful story.

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    • Sam at 12:06 PM #

      Glad to hear that. I’m early on and it hasn’t grabbed me yet. Happy reading!

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  21. dearbookshelves at 12:05 PM #

    Ooo! I’m loving all the 20s books! They’re usually a good time!

    https://dearbookshelves.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-july-22-2020/

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    • Sam at 12:06 PM #

      It’s my favorite decade by far. I’m looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  22. anovelglimpse at 12:33 PM #

    Dollface sounds really interesting. I haven’t read many books in that era, I don’t think. I hope it’s good when you get to it.

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam at 2:59 PM #

      I love 1920s books. I’m excited to enjoy another one. Happy reading!

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  23. bookswithcassie at 1:57 PM #

    I read the Diviners but never continued on with the series even though I really loved that book 🤔

    https://bookswithcassie.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-7-22-2020/

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    • Sam at 3:00 PM #

      Lair of Dreams was great and I’m liking this one a lot. I’m excited to get to King of Crows. Happy reading!

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  24. nbiblioholic at 2:07 PM #

    I hope you’re able to grab Dollface 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Sam at 3:00 PM #

      Thanks! I’m hopeful, too. Happy Wednesday.

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  25. Jolie at 3:08 PM #

    Before the Devil Breaks You looks something I would love to read!!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-july-22nd-2020/

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    • Sam at 7:19 AM #

      The series is great. The first book is The Diviners. Happy reading!

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  26. I’ll be looking forward to your review of The Glass Hotel! I’m hoping to read it myself some time soon… And I’ve been meaning to continue the The Diviners series too. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam at 7:20 AM #

      I should finish The Glass Hotel really soon. I could have kept reading last night if I wasn’t so tired. Happy reading!

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  27. silverbuttonbooks at 5:26 PM #

    What joy it is to read during a thunderstorm! I need to set myself up a nest or somewhere to go and read that is away from my work station…anything to break out of my funk!

    Have a great week! Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-july-22-2020/

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    • Sam at 7:21 AM #

      Amen! I have to get away from my computer during lunch. It keeps me sane for the afternoon. Happy reading!

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  28. Ryan at 5:47 PM #

    Sheltered reading outside during a thunderstorm sounds lovely. I should take advantage of my balcony next time one rolls in here. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-july-22-2020/

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    • Sam at 7:21 AM #

      It was a joy, I recommend it. Happy reading!

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  29. The Unseen Library at 10:37 PM #

    Woops, bit of a late entry this week.
    Oh well, I’m sure it’s still Wednesday somewhere.
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/07/23/www-wednesday-22-july-2020/

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    • Sam at 7:22 AM #

      Thank God for time zones lol. Happy reading!

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