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!


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

  1. Davida Chazan July 22, 2020 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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    • Sam July 22, 2020 at 7:51 AM #

      Nice! I hope I can start it soon. Happy reading!

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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 at 7:51 AM #

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

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  3. bookbosomedlondoner July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog July 22, 2020 at 3:33 AM #

    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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 at 8:55 AM #

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

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  13. Books tales by me July 22, 2020 at 8:05 AM #

    Happy Reading….
    Here is my WWW
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-22-july-2020/

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  14. Denise @ Life With No Plot July 22, 2020 at 8:11 AM #

    Hope you have a great week!

    My WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2020/07/22/www-wednesday-7-22-2020/

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  15. elizabethjoy July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 at 8:55 AM #

      I’m excited to finish it! Happy reading.

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  16. ems_shelflove July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 at 8:56 AM #

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

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  17. Leslie July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 at 5:43 PM #

        Agreed! Thanks, you too.

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  18. Jacob Collins - Hooked From Page One July 22, 2020 at 9:12 AM #

    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 July 22, 2020 at 9:53 AM #

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

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  19. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration July 22, 2020 at 9:45 AM #

    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 July 22, 2020 at 9:54 AM #

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

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  20. _forbookssake July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 at 10:52 AM #

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

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  21. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den July 22, 2020 at 10:53 AM #

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

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam July 22, 2020 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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  22. Rae Longest July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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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  23. dearbookshelves July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 at 12:06 PM #

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

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  24. anovelglimpse July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 at 2:59 PM #

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

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  25. bookswithcassie July 22, 2020 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 July 22, 2020 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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  26. nbiblioholic July 22, 2020 at 2:07 PM #

    I hope you’re able to grab Dollface 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Sam July 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM #

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

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  27. Jolie July 22, 2020 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 July 23, 2020 at 7:19 AM #

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

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  28. Yvonne (It's All About Books) July 22, 2020 at 3:32 PM #

    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 July 23, 2020 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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  29. silverbuttonbooks July 22, 2020 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 July 23, 2020 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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  30. Ryan July 22, 2020 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 July 23, 2020 at 7:21 AM #

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

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  31. The Unseen Library July 22, 2020 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 July 23, 2020 at 7:22 AM #

      Thank God for time zones lol. Happy reading!

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