WWW Wednesday, 26-August-2020

26 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 so close to finishing In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner. I’m confident I’ll wrap it up this week. It will feel good to finally finish it. The subject is really dark and I think anything else will feel like a warm breeze by comparison.
I tried to be better about reading Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald but I can’t say that was a success. Work has been tough lately and at the end of the day, I have no desire to look at a screen anymore. I have a feeling this will linger a bit.
I’ve gotten myself into two audiobooks. I started listening to The Tory by T.J. London but had some issues with the ARC file and stopped. Luckily, the PR rep I was working with was able to help me resolve my issues so I’m back to listening to this as my primary audiobook. It’s done with multiple narrators and I’m excited to explore the variety of characters involved. It’s still early days and this one is quite long so expect this to be on the list for a while.
To entertain myself on a long run while the audio problems were ongoing, I started listening to Joy, Inc. by Richard Sheridan. I don’t listen to business books often but it’s always enjoyable to find one that speaks to me. I’d love to be able to help build a culture like the one Sheridan has achieved. I’m not sure if it’s completely possible in my current role, but it’s given me a lot of ideas for any managing I might get to do in the future. This one is on pause while I finish The Tory but I’m looking forward to returning to it.

Recently finished: I was able to wrap up The Narcissism of Small Differences by Michael Zadoorian and posted a review of it on Monday. It’s fun to read a book set in your hometown and know all the references to locations and companies. There was a business mogul referred to by a fictionalized name and I was laughing to myself because I was so easily able to figure out who the real-life person was. I gave the book Four out of Five stars and I’m looking forward to my book club discussion of it.

Reading Next: I’m eager to start The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides since the book is staring at me from my bedside table. I really should be able to start it this week. I don’t want to put it off any longer!


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Have any opinions on these choices?

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65 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 26-August-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow August 26, 2020 at 12:20 AM #

    I am curious about The Narcissism of Small Differences; I’ll be watching for a post about the book club discussion. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:26 AM #

      I’m excited to hear what others thought of it. Happy reading!

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  2. JoAnne August 26, 2020 at 12:54 AM #

    In the Shadow of the Banyan looks interesting but really depressing. The Cambodian killing fields…

    Here’s my WWW post: https://www.theskippedprologue.com/book-nerd-yoga-5-on-nursing-book-hangovers/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:26 AM #

      Yeah, it’s really dark. That’s par of why it’s taken me so long, I’m more anxious to see what happens next than excited. Happy reading.

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  3. Book and Corner August 26, 2020 at 2:04 AM #

    I’m curious about The Narcissism of Small Differences. Surely will check review. Here is my WWW

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:27 AM #

      Thanks, I think it was a solid read. Happy reading!

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  4. _forbookssake August 26, 2020 at 3:21 AM #

    I am definitely adding The Virgin Suicides to my TBR! Happy reading 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-26th-august-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:27 AM #

      I really hope I can start it soon! It’s taunting me at this point haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. whatcathyreadnext August 26, 2020 at 3:43 AM #

    In the Shadow of the Banyan sounds interesting but I’ve read a few books that were quite dark (Holocaust memoirs, etc) in the last few months so I think this is one for the future.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/wwwwednesday-26th-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:27 AM #

      Yeah, I’d say spacing it out from some other dark reads is a good idea. Happy reading!

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  6. Margaret August 26, 2020 at 4:35 AM #

    In the Shadow of the Banyan sounds a tough read!

    Here’s my WWW post – https://booksplease.org/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-26-august-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:28 AM #

      That’s a good way to describe it. I’m so close to the end and that scares me more than anything. Happy reading!

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  7. ems_shelflove August 26, 2020 at 4:52 AM #

    I’ve seen The Virgin Suicides on Bookstagram quite a bit this last week and it sounds really intriguing! Have a great week! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post https://emsshelflove.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-5/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:28 AM #

      How cool that it’s still getting so much attention. Happy reading!

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  8. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog August 26, 2020 at 5:51 AM #

    Glad you managed to sort out the problem with your audiobook, it’s a pain when things don’t work as they should. Here’s my link for this week https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesdays-26-08-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:29 AM #

      Truly. Especially when you have a chunk of time you want to dedicate to reading and have technical difficulties. Happy reading!

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  9. jessicabookworm August 26, 2020 at 7:15 AM #

    Sorry to hear you’ve had some technical difficulties this week, but pleased they’re all resolved now. Good luck with finishing those looong reads! 😃

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-26th-august-2020/ 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:30 AM #

      On the bright side, finishing a long read is so satisfying. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Julie Anna's Books August 26, 2020 at 7:51 AM #

    You’re making me interested in audiobooks again! They’re not my preferred way of reading, but the amount of eye strain I get sometimes (and not wanting to look at screens anymore as you mentioned with Running with a Police Escort) makes me think this may be a great alternative for the days I just can’t look at anything. I might just have to give them a try again!
    My WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-8-26-20/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:57 AM #

      I’ve found they’re great for helping me focus on something when my mind could easily wander. And to keep me calm while running. Happy reading!

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  11. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den August 26, 2020 at 8:37 AM #

    I really like the title “The Narcissism of Small Differences”. Just grabs my attention! Hope you enjoy your reading this week.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 8:48 AM #

      It’s a really good title. There are some awesome chapter titles throughout as well. Happy reading!

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  12. Ryan August 26, 2020 at 8:45 AM #

    The Virgin Suicides sounds quite interesting, I’m surprised I haven’t heard of it before. I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-august-26-2020/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 8:48 AM #

      I’ve been told the movie adaptation is wonderful so I look forward to that soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Victoria @ The Contented Reader August 26, 2020 at 9:30 AM #

    I’m quite curious about all these books! They’re all so new to me, so I’ll have to look into them. I hope you have a great reading week!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday. Happy reading!

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 11:35 AM #

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

      Liked by 1 person

  14. elizabethjoy August 26, 2020 at 9:32 AM #

    Had almost forgotten it was Wednesday until I saw this post in my feed! Hope you have a good week 🙂

    My (very quickly throw together WWW) ~ https://complexchaos.blog/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-26th-august-2020/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 11:37 AM #

      I thought yesterday was Thursday if it’s any consolation. Happy reading!

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  15. Alex @pareads August 26, 2020 at 10:02 AM #

    Hooray for finally starting The Virgin Suicides! I’ll be looking forward to reading your review of that. Here’s my WWW: https://pareads.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-august-26th-2020/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 11:38 AM #

      I hope to crack it open really soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. nbiblioholic August 26, 2020 at 10:03 AM #

    I’m looking forward to your final thoughts when you get to the end of In the Shadow of the Banyan.

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 11:38 AM #

      I’m so close! I know it will be finished by next week. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. dearbookshelves August 26, 2020 at 10:04 AM #

    I’m definitely excited to see your thoughts on The Virgin Suicides

    https://dearbookshelves.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-august-26-2020/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 11:38 AM #

      I’m also excited to see the movie and compare the two. Happy reading!

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  18. samfsm August 26, 2020 at 10:51 AM #

    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Virgin Suicides! I have another book by the author Jeff Eugenides on my TBR called the Marriage Plot; I hope it is as good.

    Here is my WWW: https://samsbeachreads.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-august-26-2020/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 11:39 AM #

      I listened to The Marriage Plot a few years ago. I enjoyed it enough, but his book Middlesex is a favorite. Happy reading!

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  19. Ryan @ Ryan Read What? August 26, 2020 at 11:16 AM #

    Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’ve heard wonderful things about The Virgin Suicides! Putting that on my TBR.

    Here is my WWW: https://ryanreadwhat.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/tag-www-wednesday-1/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 11:39 AM #

      I really hope to start it soon. Happy reading!

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  20. anovelglimpse August 26, 2020 at 11:34 AM #

    I’m sorry work has been hard and it’s taking away from wanting to read. That’s tough. I hope it gets better!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 11:39 AM #

      Thank you. I keep hoping it will but it doesn’t seem likely. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Becca August 26, 2020 at 11:58 AM #

    Here is my post! https://toastiebooks.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-26th-august-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Jen E @ mommablogsalot August 26, 2020 at 12:21 PM #

    How fun about the book set in your town. That sounds like a good time! I need to get back to my audiobooks. I mostly listen to them in the car and I’m almost never in my car long enough these days. 2020 problems. 😁

    Here’s my post:
    https://mommablogsalot.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-august-26th/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:09 PM #

      Good luck with audiobooks. I find cooking is a good time to listen. Happy reading!

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  23. Jolie August 26, 2020 at 12:56 PM #

    I’m having the same issue with not wanting to read at the end of the day. I also need to listen to more audio books. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-august-26th-2020/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:11 PM #

      I’m really trying to push through and finish some reading. It’s a struggle, though. Happy reading!

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  24. The Unseen Library August 26, 2020 at 1:05 PM #

    Good luck with your reading.
    Here is my post:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-26-august-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Dr Namrata, Ph.D. August 26, 2020 at 1:08 PM #

    Here is my WWW Wednesday. https://penofhearts.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-5-august-26-2020/ Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Alex's Books August 26, 2020 at 3:30 PM #

    I hope you enjoy your reads 🙂
    Here’s mine: https://alexsbooks.co.uk/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-26-08-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

  27. urlphantomhive August 26, 2020 at 3:45 PM #

    I joined for the very first time. I saw it everywhere and it is so much fun to read everyones answers. https://urlphantomhive.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-1/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:11 PM #

      Welcome! Gals to have you. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Victoria August 26, 2020 at 5:03 PM #

    I’ve never listened to audiobooks with multiple narrators, but I can imagine how much more interesting that would be 🙂
    Here’s mine: https://victoriajaynesbooks.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday/

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:14 PM #

      It’s really fun, especially one like this that has male and female pints of view. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Leslie August 26, 2020 at 6:25 PM #

    I’ve been going back and forth on The Virgin Suicides lately!!

    My WWW!

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:16 PM #

      I hope to get into it soon and share what I think. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Yvonne (It's All About Books) August 26, 2020 at 7:38 PM #

    I’ve been curious about The Virgin Suicides for a while now… I hope it will be a good one for you. Have a great week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:43 PM #

      I hope it’s a fun, quick read. I need something fun. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  31. Linaria August 26, 2020 at 7:49 PM #

    Thanks for hosting, here’s my post. https://linariaslibrary.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/www-wednesday-august-26th-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Katie August 29, 2020 at 3:42 AM #

    I remember reading The Virgin Suicides years ago. Pretty sure I liked it then!

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    • Sam August 29, 2020 at 6:22 AM #

      I stayed up later than I should have last night to read it. I think I’ll finish this one quickly. Happy reading!

      Like

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