WWW Wednesday, 5-August-2020

5 Aug

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 moving slowly through In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner. It’s not gripping me yet and I’m struggling with it. I keep hoping it picks up soon, but I’m running out of hope (and pages) for this to happen.
I’m enjoying the funny tone in Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald. During a time where I feel like I’ve lost a lot of joy in multisport, it’s nice to have this book which is reminding me why I do love it.
I began listening to Old Baggage by Lissa Evans on audio. I’m not a huge fan so far, but I’ll give it a chance. I’ve got to get through this one pretty quickly since my book club meets to talk about it on Monday!

Recently finished: I finished up Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray on Saturday and absolutely loved it. I can’t wait to finish the series soon! Bray has created some really memorable characters in this one and I’ll be sad when they’re gone.

Reading Next: Nothing planned right now. It feels like I’m at the beginning of everything so we’ll see what the next week brings us.


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92 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 5-August-2020”

  1. JoAnne August 5, 2020 at 12:17 AM #

    So far, I’ve only read The Diviners.

    Sharing with you my post: https://www.theskippedprologue.com/book-nerd-yoga-2-on-bookish-memes/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 5:43 AM #

      Loved that one! The rest of the series has been great and I hope to finish it soon. Happy Wednesday!

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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow August 5, 2020 at 1:05 AM #

    I am curious about Before the Devil Breaks You. I am also eager to return to reading Old Baggage, but so far it hadn’t really grabbed me either. Enjoy your books, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 8:56 AM #

      Before the Devil Breaks you is part of Bray’s Diviners series and it’s great. Old Baggage is just starting to pick up but still isn’t a favorite. Happy reading!

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  3. nbiblioholic August 5, 2020 at 2:04 AM #

    I’m really intrigued by The Diviners series. It looks really good (I’m actually on Amazon right now looking into it).

    My WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 8:56 AM #

      The final book came out earlier this year and I’m giddy to start it. Happy reading!

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  4. Books tales by me August 5, 2020 at 4:14 AM #

    Before the Devil Breaks you caught my attention.
    Here’s my WWW
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-05-august-2020/

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  5. _forbookssake August 5, 2020 at 4:23 AM #

    Definitely going to check out Before the Devil Breaks You!
    Happy reading 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-5th-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 8:57 AM #

      The series is great and I’m excited to read the final book soon. Happy reading!

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  6. jessicabookworm August 5, 2020 at 4:31 AM #

    Sounds like a mixed-bag of reading for you, with two your struggling with a little and two you’ve enjoyed. I hope some of these pick for you soon. Take care and happy reading! 😃

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-5th-august-2020/ 🙂

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 8:57 AM #

      Thank you. I wonder if I’m not giving Banyan a fair chance. It’s been hard to read before bed lately. Happy reading!

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  7. Davida Chazan August 5, 2020 at 5:05 AM #

    I enjoyed Old Baggage, but it does take a while to kick in…

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 8:58 AM #

      I think I’m just about there some major revelations about The Flea happened right before I stopped listening last night that finally helped me get interested in the character. Happy reading!

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  8. Lola August 5, 2020 at 5:46 AM #

    I managed to get my hands in a cheap used copy of The Diviners (lovely naked hardback!) and I hope to start that series soon!
    My WWW for this week: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesdays-5-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 9:08 AM #

      I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! It’s a fun ride. Happy reading.

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  9. whatcathyreadnext August 5, 2020 at 6:12 AM #

    I enjoyed Old Baggage and loved its characters so I hope it picks up for you as you read on. I shall be reading the author’s latest book, V For Victory, soon for the blog tour.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/wwwwednesday-5th-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 9:08 AM #

      Enjoy! The style isn’t my favorite but I’m slowly getting into the story. Happy reading!

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  10. Tessa August 5, 2020 at 6:18 AM #

    Running with a Police Escort sounds very inspiring in many ways. Hope you continue to enjoy it! Happy reading!
    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-look-what-im-reading-this-week/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 9:09 AM #

      Thanks! It’s been hard to find time to read but I want to get back to it soon. Happy reading!

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  11. samanthajaynex August 5, 2020 at 6:52 AM #

    My WWW Wednesday: https://abookhavenxx.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-5-august-2020/

    Libba Bray has been on my TBR for ages I really need to get to it.

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 9:09 AM #

      She’s wonderful and I really enjoyed the books so far. I’m excited to see how she ends a series. Happy reading!

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  12. Darnell August 5, 2020 at 7:42 AM #

    Ooh, Before the Devil Breaks You, seems like a good pick. I need to get back into that series. Happy reading!

    https://darnellouis.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-8-5-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 9:37 AM #

      I’ve got one more to go! I’ll be sad when the series is over. Happy reading!

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  13. Julie Anna's Books August 5, 2020 at 7:48 AM #

    I feel like I need to finally give Libba Bray’s books a try. I only hear amazing things about The Diviners series!
    My WWW: http://www.sincerelyjulieanna.com/www-wednesday-8-5-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 10:28 AM #

      The series is a blast. I’m looking forward to getting to the final book. Happy reading!

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  14. The Gal Herself August 5, 2020 at 7:57 AM #

    I’ve never been in a book group so I’m curious: how is it to tell the member who selected the book that you didn’t like it? Or how does it feel when you share your favorite and it doesn’t go over well?

    Here’s my WWW. I’ve got a memoir from a woman I greatly admire and the first installment of a cozy mystery series. https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/08/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 10:30 AM #

      We usually recommend books we haven’t read yet based on recommendations or top seller status. That way no one is usually heartbroken. I’d say we very often have at least one person who doesn’t like a book that someone else loved. My groups are very respectful about saying why they didn’t like something and I’ve never been hurt when a book I liked was disliked. It helps you see the faults. I usually come away from the group liking books I disliked a bit less and seeing problems in books I enjoyed. Happy reading!

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  15. Teri Polen August 5, 2020 at 8:18 AM #

    Hoping to get to the second book in the Libba Bray series sometime this year? Maybe? Glad to hear you’re enjoying it! https://teripolen.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-43/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 10:31 AM #

      One more book to go and it was released in February so I hope o can get to it soon. This year might be too tight but I will when I can. Happy reading!

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  16. evelynb98 August 5, 2020 at 8:30 AM #

    I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling with ‘in the shadow of the bunyan’ because it sounds like such an interesting read! But it’s good to hear you loved a book in The Diviners series, I haven’t read it yet but I hear so much about it that I really need to give it a go!

    My WWW: https://moonlitbooks.home.blog/2020/08/05/wwwwednesday7/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 10:31 AM #

      I keep hoping Banyan will pick up but no luck so far. Diviners is wonderful, I hope you can enjoy it. Happy reading!

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  17. Victoria @ The Contented Reader August 5, 2020 at 8:30 AM #

    I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying The Diviners series! I’ve heard great things about it but I’ve never tried it. I might have to add it to my TBR!

    Here’s myWWW Wednesday Happy reading!! 😊

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 10:59 AM #

      I’m really enjoying it and the last book came out earlier this year so no waiting! Happy reading.

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  18. Margaret August 5, 2020 at 8:44 AM #

    Sorry that some of your reading is not gripping you at the moment!

    Here’s my WWW post – https://booksplease.org/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-5-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM #

      Thanks. I might need a really light read next to keep me moving. Happy reading!

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  19. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den August 5, 2020 at 8:46 AM #

    I know I keep saying this, but I really NEED to pick up Libba Bray soon. Every time I see you talk about the series in your WWW, it makes me want to read it more. xD Hope you have a great week!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM #

      She’s wonderful and I enjoyed the book a lot. Can’t wait to pick up the final one! Happy reading.

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  20. overtheshill August 5, 2020 at 9:31 AM #

    I haven’t read these ones but the Libba Bray series sounds good! Here’s my WWW: https://overtheshill.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-august-5-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 11:01 AM #

      It’s super fun and I can’t wait to finish it. Happy reading!

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  21. silverbuttonbooks August 5, 2020 at 9:55 AM #

    I really need to learn to stick with things that don’t interest me or grab me right away like you do….I wonder if that mentality is why you are so much better at running and swimming as well. Either way, I envy you this! My WWW is full of books that I cast aside mid-read that I need to return to this week.

    Have a great week! Here is my post: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-august-5-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 11:02 AM #

      Haha, I’m great at doing something moderately miserable for a while without complaining haha. That’s a pretty accurate description of running and an uninteresting book. I hope I power through to something good. Happy reading!

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  22. dearbookshelves August 5, 2020 at 10:31 AM #

    I def want to try Libba Bray’s books!!

    https://dearbookshelves.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-august-5-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 11:05 AM #

      She’s delightful. I hope you find a way. Happy reading!

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  23. Siena August 5, 2020 at 10:34 AM #

    Before the Devil Breaks You seems really interesting.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://booksophobias.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-8-5-20/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 11:03 AM #

      It was great and I can’t wait to continue the series. Happy Wednesday!

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  24. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog August 5, 2020 at 10:56 AM #

    I tried Old Baggage ages ago but it didn’t grab me and so I never returned to it. Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesdays-05-08-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif-again%f0%9f%98%89/

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  25. Alex @pareads August 5, 2020 at 11:09 AM #

    I started the Diviners awhile back and ended up not finishing it, I think I was in a reading slump at the time😅. I’m glad to see you are enjoying the series though, I might have to pick it up again!
    Here is my WWW post: https://pareads.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday/ (my first one!)

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 11:54 AM #

      Sorry it didn’t work for you before. I’m loving it and excited for the final book. Happy reading!

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  26. Ryan August 5, 2020 at 11:11 AM #

    Glad to hear Running with a Police Escort is making for some good reading, since some of the others don’t sound like they’re doing as much for you. Hope the next books you pick up trend more positively for you too. Happy reading!

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-august-5-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 11:56 AM #

      Thanks, this does feel like a bit of a slump. I hope it’s short. Happy reading!

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  27. The Unseen Library August 5, 2020 at 11:35 AM #

    Good luck getting through those books, I hope you enjoy them.

    Here is my WWW Wednesday for this week:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-5-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 11:57 AM #

      Thanks! It might be a slog but I’ll get through. Happy reading!

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  28. anovelglimpse August 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM #

    I hope that your current reads all turn out to be good — especially that audiobook you’re not loving. Happy reading!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 2:55 PM #

      Thanks. The audio is starting to pick up but I’m still skeptical about Banyan. Happy reading!

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  29. Arya D. @ Arya's Fangirl Lexicon August 5, 2020 at 12:04 PM #

    I still need to read The Diviners series! I’ve heard great things!
    My WWW Wednesday post:
    https://fangirlarya.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-08-05-20/

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  30. Colletta August 5, 2020 at 1:11 PM #

    Here’s my weekly bookishness:

    https://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2020/08/my-weekly-bookishness-73120.html

    Colletta

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  31. obsessedwithfairytales August 5, 2020 at 1:12 PM #

    Have a great reading week! I can’t wait to finish the Libba Bray series as well!

    https://obsessedwithfairytales.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-august-5th-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 2:55 PM #

      I’m glad the final book is out so I don’t have to wait. Happy reading!

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  32. bookswithcassie August 5, 2020 at 1:20 PM #

    I really need to reread the Diviners and then continue on with the series!

    https://bookswithcassie.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-8-5-20/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 2:56 PM #

      Especially with all of them finally published! Happy reading.

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  33. Books and Shadows August 5, 2020 at 2:53 PM #

    I am with you on the nothing planned to read next… I have my hands full for August reading, so I’ll see how everything goes after I get them all finished.

    Before the Devil Breaks You looks really good though. I’m going to have to check that one out.

    Here’s my WWW: https://booksandshadows.com/www-wed-netgalley-edition/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 2:56 PM #

      It’s the third in the Diviners series which I’m loving. Happy reading!

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  34. Jolie August 5, 2020 at 3:20 PM #

    I can’t wait to read your review of Before the Devil Breaks You!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-august-5th-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 3:35 PM #

      I’ll write it this weekend so expect it next week. Happy reading!

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  35. ari August 5, 2020 at 6:25 PM #

    I loved Before the devil breaks you. Definitely a favorite saga of mine, so I hope you enjoy the rest.
    Here’s my post: https://readwithari.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-august-5th-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 6:28 PM #

      Thanks! I’m excited to dive into it. Happy Wednesday!

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  36. booksartjournal August 5, 2020 at 6:43 PM #

    I need to checkout “Running with a Police Escort”. The title is so intriguing.
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post for this week:
    https://booksartjournal.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-5-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 7:36 PM #

      It’s a really fun tone. I wish I had more time for it lately. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  37. L.M. Durand August 5, 2020 at 7:20 PM #

    Hope you enjoy your current reads 🙂 https://lmdurand.com/www-wednesday-weekly-reading-update-08-05-2020/

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  38. Kwizgiver August 5, 2020 at 7:31 PM #

    I haven’t played along in a while so I thought I would!

    https://www.kwizgiver.com/2020/08/www-wednesdays.html

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    • Sam August 5, 2020 at 7:36 PM #

      Welcome back, happy reading!

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  39. HCNewton August 5, 2020 at 10:04 PM #

    Wondering about the Bray book, intriguing looking. Here’s my WWW: https://irresponsiblereader.com/2020/08/05/www-wednesday-august-5-2020/

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    • Sam August 6, 2020 at 8:39 AM #

      It’s the third in her Diviners series and I’m loving the characters. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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