WWW Wednesday, 29-July-2020

29 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 back to In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner full time as my print book. It’s picking up and I’m becoming more interested now so I’m hoping to fly through the rest of this one rather quickly.
I should finish Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray very soon! This one has been a complete joy and I’m really enjoying the character development Bray gave the Diviners in this book. I’m already looking forward to the end of the series because I think it will knock my socks off.
I began a new ebook, though not what I expected due to availability. I started Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald. I like Jill’s perspective on racing and I think after having so much time away from sport, it’s a good spin that I’ll need going forward.

Recently finished: I finished up The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. Honestly, I wasn’t in love with the ending and I waited several days before I decided on a rating for this one. I’m going with Four out of Five Stars. I’ll be writing a review to go up next week with more thoughts. I think meeting with my reading buddy will be helpful as well.

I posted my review of Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian by Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides yesterday. I watched a lot of swim races while writing the review and it was so encouraging. I need to watch those races more often. I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I need to start another book club pick soon. We’re reading Old Baggage by Lissa Evans. We had planned to read this before but had a change of heart. I’m glad we’re going back to it and finally reading it because I’ve heard good things.

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?

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59 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 29-July-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow July 29, 2020 at 12:43 AM #

    I have Old Baggage on my TBR shelf and started it a while ago, but got distracted by other books. I’ll be watching for your thoughts on it. Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 7:46 AM #

      I hope I can start soon, it’s a long one! Happy reading.


  2. Leslie July 29, 2020 at 12:57 AM #

    So glad you are enjoying Before the Devil Breaks! I really need to continue. Happy reading!



    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 7:46 AM #

      I’m trying to speed through to the end, it’s got me sucked in. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. jessicabookworm July 29, 2020 at 3:37 AM #

    Sounds like you have been doing some good reading, Sam and I hope it will continue in the coming week! 😃

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/07/29/www-wednesday-29th-july-2020/ 🙂


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 7:47 AM #

      Thanks! I hope I have enough time to finish some books this weekend. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Lola July 29, 2020 at 3:39 AM #

    Always love the variety of your reads! I keep meaning to read The Diviners series and never get round to it! I bought a used copy of the first book, which hopefully will arrive soon. Have a great reading week!

    My WWW this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2020/07/29/www-wednesdays-29-july-2020/


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 7:47 AM #

      I hope it does! I’ve really liked the Diviners story. I hope to be able to finish the series soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. whatcathyreadnext July 29, 2020 at 5:36 AM #

    I hope you enjoy Old Baggage as much as I did. I’m shortly going to be reading the author’s new book, V For Victory, for the blog tour.

    Here my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/07/29/wwwwednesday-29th-july-2020/


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 7:49 AM #

      Very cool! I’m looking forward to starting it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog July 29, 2020 at 6:01 AM #

    Loved your review of Chasing Water, and I’m looking forward to your thoughts on The Glass Hotel! Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/07/29/www-wednesdays-29-07-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif-again%f0%9f%98%89/


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 7:49 AM #

      I’m going to write my review tonight, I’ll post it early next week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. elizabethjoy July 29, 2020 at 6:48 AM #

    I think The Glass House is going to be one of the first things I request from my library once the request system is back up and running, looking forward to the review – such a shame you didn’t love the ending though!

    My WWW ~ https://complexchaos.blog/


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 7:50 AM #

      The Glass House and The Glass Hotel are quite different so make sure you get the one you want! I did enjoy both, however. Happy reading!


  8. Julie Anna's Books July 29, 2020 at 7:41 AM #

    I’m curious to hear your thoughts about In the Shadow of the Banyan! I haven’t read it but I remember hearing quite a bit about it a while back but haven’t heard about it in a while. Happy reading!
    My WWW – http://www.sincerelyjulieanna.com/www-wednesday-7-29-20/


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 7:51 AM #

      I’m having trouble getting into it and I can’t say why. I think it’s the writing style? Maybe? I’m hoping I can get sucked in soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. nbiblioholic July 29, 2020 at 7:52 AM #

    You’re always introducing me to new reads!

    My WWW Wednesday post.


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 8:41 AM #

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


  10. The Gal Herself July 29, 2020 at 8:35 AM #

    Running with a Police Escort looks like a lot of fun. I could use the inspiration, as I’ve added quite a bit of loveliness to my lovely form during quarantine.

    I’m all warm and fuzzy this week, with an affectionate memoir and a cozy mystery.


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 8:42 AM #

      So far, I’m enjoying her love of running. It’s not always about winning against others if you’re winning for yourself. Happy reading!


  11. bitchbookshelf July 29, 2020 at 8:42 AM #

    I honestly haven’t heard of any of these! Thanks for sharing and happy reading.

    Here’s my post for this week: https://bitchbookshelf.com/2020/07/29/www-wednesday-july-29-2020/


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 8:43 AM #

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


  12. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den July 29, 2020 at 9:07 AM #

    So glad to hear you’re enjoying the Libba Bray book still! I’d never heard of it before, but I do love the title “Running with a Police Escort”. Definitely one that grabs my attention and makes me ask questions. Enjoy your reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 9:44 AM #

      I hope to wrap up Libba Bray soon. I’m really liking it. Grunenwald’s book was recommended to me by a librarian who runs and I couldn’t pass it up. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. _forbookssake July 29, 2020 at 9:15 AM #

    Hope you enjoy everything you’re reading!

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/07/29/www-wednesday-29th-july-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

  14. silverbuttonbooks July 29, 2020 at 9:22 AM #

    I really wanted to check out Running with a Police Escort because the except I read from her book was so positive and funny. I can’t wait to see your thoughts on it. Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/07/29/www-wednesday-july-28-2020/


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 9:45 AM #

      I’d say that’s spot on from what I’ve read so far. She’s really honest and I love her humor. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. booksartjournal July 29, 2020 at 9:23 AM #

    I have Before the Devil Breaks You on my tbr. I am glad that you are enjoying it.
    Here’s my first WWW Wednesday Post :


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 9:46 AM #

      Did you like the first books in the series as much as I did?! Happy Wednesday.


  16. ems_shelflove July 29, 2020 at 10:18 AM #

    I’m looking forward to your review of The Glass Hotel as it’s been on my wish list for ages – I loved Station Eleven! Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://emsshelflove.wordpress.com/2020/07/29/www-wednesday-4/


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 11:57 AM #

      I need to write it today. I plan to post next week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. dearbookshelves July 29, 2020 at 10:32 AM #

    That cover for Old Baggage is beautiful!!



    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 11:58 AM #

      I’ve seen a different one, but this is my favorite. Happy reading!


  18. cloudsgirl27 July 29, 2020 at 10:36 AM #

    My first time participating! Thanks for hosting!



  19. The Unseen Library July 29, 2020 at 10:45 AM #

    Good luck with all those books.
    Here is my WWW Wednesday:


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 12:02 PM #

      Thanks, I hope to find the time. Happy reading!


  20. anovelglimpse July 29, 2020 at 11:29 AM #

    I’m sorry the end of The Glass Hotel let you down. That’s a bummer. Happy reading!

    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 12:03 PM #

      I’m looking forward to talking through it with my reading buddy. Maybe her insight will change my mind. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Jolie July 29, 2020 at 12:14 PM #

    I can’t wait to read your review of Before the Devil Breaks You!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/07/29/www-wednesday-july-29th-20202/


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 12:40 PM #

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


  22. Ryan July 29, 2020 at 1:12 PM #

    Running with a Police Escort reminds me of when I used to do cross country running in high school. I am not fast lol Happy reading!



    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 1:26 PM #

      It’s all about the joy of running! Happy reading.


  23. bookswithcassie July 29, 2020 at 1:39 PM #

    I’ll be keeping my eye out for your review of The Glass Hotel!



    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 1:40 PM #

      I’m working on it now! Happy reading.


  24. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration July 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM #

    Sorry to hear that the end of The Glass Hotel was not all you had hoped it would be. I am definitely adding Before The Devil Breaks You to my TBR. That one sounds good. Happy reading! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/07/29/www-wednesdays-july-29-2020/


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 8:55 PM #

      It’s the third in a series that I’m loving. The first one is The Diviners. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Yvonne (It's All About Books) July 29, 2020 at 7:15 PM #

    You make me want to continue the Diviners series ASAP! I hope the rest of the story will be good for you too. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam July 29, 2020 at 8:56 PM #

      I’ve got three hours left. I’m hoping I can finish before the hold returns! Happy reading!


  26. Davida Chazan July 30, 2020 at 7:49 AM #

    I really enjoyed Old Baggage, hope you do too!



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