WWW Wednesday, 19-August-2020

19 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 forcing myself to read a chapter of In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner each night and I think it’s helping. I’m a bit more engrossed in the story now and it may have been a lack of attention that was keeping me from enjoying this before. I’m optimistic that I can finish it this week.
I’ve been bad about reading my ebook so Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald has been neglected. I’ll try to find time to read it this week but I’ve failed to fulfill that promise before.
I’m enjoying but not enthralled with The Narcissism of Small Differences by Michael Zadoorian. It feels very true to life which is almost a bad thing in this case because it captures the struggles of everyday life really well. This should be finished next week.

Recently finished: Nothing. This slump is really getting to me. Yikes.

Reading Next: I changed my mind a bit about my next audiobook. I think I have time for a for-fun book before I start my next book club read. I was gifted a review copy of The Tory by T.J. London on audio. I used to be in a writers group with London so I’m excited to read her book and get some more insight into the characters I heard her talk about for so long.
I picked up my copy of The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides from my library. This is pushing me to keep reading Ratner!


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80 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 19-August-2020”

  1. Book and Corner August 19, 2020 at 1:32 AM #

    I hope these books help you to overcome this slump.
    Here is my WWW

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 7:37 AM #

      Thanks! I can feel it slowly fading. Happy reading!

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  2. nbiblioholic August 19, 2020 at 1:35 AM #

    I just went through the blurb for The Tory and WOW! That sounds like one intriguing read and I’m interested in what you have to think about it. I’ll be looking for your review 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 7:37 AM #

      I was able to start it this morning! Yay for long runs. Happy reading!

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  3. Laurel-Rain Snow August 19, 2020 at 1:51 AM #

    Running with a Police Escort looks tempting. Enjoy your week and your books, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 7:38 AM #

      I hope to dedicate some time to it this week. Happy reading!

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  4. Jen | Books on the 7:47 August 19, 2020 at 2:51 AM #

    Sorry to hear you’re in a slump, I’ve had weeks like that too in the past few months – turning to a classic (like an Agatha Chrisite) helped for me! Hope you break through soon!

    Here’s my WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-19th-august-2020/

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  5. Leslie August 19, 2020 at 3:26 AM #

    I hope you get out of your slump soon!! Happy Wednesday!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/w-w-w-8-19-20/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 7:38 AM #

      Thanks! I’m trying to push through it. Happy reading!

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  6. jessicabookworm August 19, 2020 at 4:43 AM #

    Sam, I really hope you’re able to get out of your reading slump soon – An audiobook for-fun sounds like a good way to do that. Take care and happy reading! 😃

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-19th-august-2020/ 🙂

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 7:39 AM #

      Thank you. I’m hoping to snap out of it soon, this is not a good headspace for me. Happy reading!

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  7. whatcathyreadnext August 19, 2020 at 5:14 AM #

    I hope the books you’re currently reading end your slump. Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/wwwwednesday-19th-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 7:39 AM #

      Thanks! They’ve been helping for sure. Happy reading!

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  8. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog August 19, 2020 at 5:23 AM #

    Sorry your in a slump Sam hope it doesn’t linger! Here’s link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesdays-19-08-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 7:39 AM #

      Thank you. I’ve got my fingers crossed that it’s gone by next week. Happy reading!

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  9. JoAnne August 19, 2020 at 5:43 AM #

    Same here. I think I started reading around five books, finished none. 😦

    Here’s my link: https://www.theskippedprologue.com/book-nerd-yoga-4-on-cleaning-white-kindles/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 7:40 AM #

      That’s rough. Good luck finding something that sticks. Happy reading!

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  10. _forbookssake August 19, 2020 at 5:46 AM #

    I hope you overcome your slump soon 🙂

    here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-19th-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 7:40 AM #

      Thanks! I’m trying to think positively. Happy reading!

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  11. samanthajaynex August 19, 2020 at 5:48 AM #

    I’m with you on the slump it’s definitely sucking!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://abookhavenxx.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-19-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 7:40 AM #

      COVID problems, am I right? Happy reading!

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  12. Tessa August 19, 2020 at 6:19 AM #

    The Tory looks very good. Maybe the perfect book to turn things around. Happy reading!

    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-check-out-my-fantastical-week-of-reads/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 7:41 AM #

      I’m hoping so. If nothing else, fulfilling a time period for my reading challenge. Happy reading!

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  13. Julie Anna's Books August 19, 2020 at 7:40 AM #

    I hope you’re out of your reading slump soon! That’s cool that you get to read The Tory after being in a writer’s group with the author – it sounds really interesting to be able to go into a book with the insights you have from that group!
    My WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-8-19-20/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 7:42 AM #

      I did a few workshops with her, too. It was so long ago that I don’t remember the scenes we worked on. Maybe I’ll remember when I get to them. Happy reading!

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  14. elizabethjoy August 19, 2020 at 8:05 AM #

    Sorry to hear you’re in a bit of a slump, I felt like that a couple of weeks ago 😦

    My WWW ~ https://complexchaos.blog/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-19th-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 8:42 AM #

      I know it will pass eventually but it’s horrible while it’s here. Happy reading!

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  15. Teri Polen August 19, 2020 at 8:06 AM #

    Hope you can get out of your reading slump soon. I’ve never had one, so I can’t even imagine what it’s like, lol. https://teripolen.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesdays-what-am-i-reading-amreading-13/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 8:42 AM #

      Lucky! I don’t get them often but they drag when they’re around. Happy reading!

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  16. Denise @ Life With No Plot August 19, 2020 at 8:17 AM #

    I’m heading into a slump myself. It’s awful. Hope we can both get out of it soon!

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-8-19-20/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 8:43 AM #

      Good luck recovering! I think I’m about to break out. Happy reading.

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  17. Literary Leisha August 19, 2020 at 8:38 AM #

    I feel you on the slump 😢

    My WWW Wednesday post –
    https://literaryleisha.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/rereading-a-fave-contemp-kick-wednesday-19-08-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 8:43 AM #

      Good luck escaping it. Happy reading.

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  18. silverbuttonbooks August 19, 2020 at 10:08 AM #

    I hope this is your week to clear the slump as well! I’m so glad your chapter a night is working for getting you into The Shadow of the Banyan! I am trying a similar attack on the books I can’t seem to clear off my shelf. Have a great week!

    Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-august-19-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 10:09 AM #

      I think being consistent has helped pull me into the book. I’m starting to enjoy it more. Happy reading!

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  19. samfsm August 19, 2020 at 10:37 AM #

    The slump is so real. I think a lot of us are experiencing it because of continued COVID precautions. I know for me, my reading is down because my commute to work used to be prime time for reading. Hope you end up enjoying Virgin Suicides! In the Shadow of the Banyan sounds beautifully written too.

    https://samsbeachreads.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-august-19-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 10:42 AM #

      I’m excited to start it and heard the movie is great so excited to see that when I finish. Happy reading!

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  20. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den August 19, 2020 at 10:47 AM #

    I like the cover of The Tory. Looks like it’ll be an interesting read!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 3:14 PM #

      Thanks! I was able to start it today and I’m excited. Happy reading!

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  21. Alex @pareads August 19, 2020 at 10:52 AM #

    I’ll be looking forward to your review of Virgin Suicide when you pick it up! I am also feeling a reading slump coming on, I read too many books last week and now have less interest in reading this week haha. Here’s my post: https://pareads.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-august-19th-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 3:14 PM #

      I’m motivated to get to it and get through Banyan. Happy reading!

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  22. The Unseen Library August 19, 2020 at 11:04 AM #

    Best of luck getting through all those books.
    Here is my WWW Wednesday for this week;

    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-19-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 3:15 PM #

      Thank you. I hope I can stay motivated. Happy reading!

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  23. thelondonfaerie August 19, 2020 at 11:06 AM #

    I feel you with the slump, I’m just in and out of one this year 😦

    My WWW is https://thelondonfaerie.home.blog/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-19th-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 3:15 PM #

      Quarantine hasn’t been good for my reading consistency. Happy Wednesday!

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  24. Steph - overtheshill August 19, 2020 at 11:35 AM #

    Sorry you’re in a slump! Hope these books help you break it! Here’s my WWW: https://overtheshill.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-august-19-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 3:17 PM #

      Thanks. I’ve got my fingers crossed. Happy reading!

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  25. JLS Hall August 19, 2020 at 11:47 AM #

    Those all sound like interesting reads. I just started reading The Virgin Suicides last night, for some reason. It’s been on my TBR list for many years now. Hope you enjoy it!

    My WWW Wednesday:
    https://jlshall.blogspot.com/2020/08/www-wednesdays-19-august-2020.html

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 3:18 PM #

      How wonderful. I hope we both enjoy it. Happy reading!

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  26. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer August 19, 2020 at 12:01 PM #

    Reading slumps are HARD. I hope you find the right book to get you through it. ❤

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 3:18 PM #

      Thanks! I’ll keep pushing through. Happy reading!

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  27. Linaria August 19, 2020 at 12:22 PM #

    This is my first WWW Wednesday! https://linariaslibrary.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-august-19th-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 3:18 PM #

      Welcome and happy Wednesday!

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  28. anovelglimpse August 19, 2020 at 12:25 PM #

    It’s always fun to fit in a just for fun audiobook. I hope it’s a good one!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 3:20 PM #

      Amen! I’m excited to give this one a whirl. Happy reading!

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  29. Becca August 19, 2020 at 12:44 PM #

    Here it is! My first ever one
    https://toastiebooks.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-19th-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 3:20 PM #

      Welcome to the community! Happy Wednesday.

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  30. Jen E @ mommablogsalot August 19, 2020 at 12:52 PM #

    Hope your book slump improves! I wrote about my recent and current reads here: https://mommablogsalot.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-august-19-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 3:22 PM #

      Thank you. I’m optimistic that I can push through it. Happy reading!

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  31. dearbookshelves August 19, 2020 at 1:09 PM #

    I’ve always been intrigued by The Virgin Suicidesbut haven’t picked it up.

    https://dearbookshelves.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-august-19-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 3:22 PM #

      Same here and I felt like I should finally fix that. Happy reading!

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  32. Ryan August 19, 2020 at 2:28 PM #

    I feel that slump, I had a really bad week for reading too. We’ll turn it around. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-august-19-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 3:23 PM #

      I hope we both get over this. It’s been rough. Happy reading!

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  33. Jolie August 19, 2020 at 4:39 PM #

    Hope you overcome your slump!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/08/19/www-wednesday-august-19th-2020/

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    • Sam August 19, 2020 at 7:47 PM #

      Thanks! I’m trying to be optimistic about it. Happy reading!

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