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WWW Wednesday, 2-September-2020

2 Sep

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 was a bit better about reading Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald this week. I had a bit more time in the mornings and would sit down to read a few pages. It’s helping me stay motivated for triathlon despite this rough season. I’m remembering that I do love to just run and that races will happen again, someday.
I dedicated a lot of my listening time this week to The Tory by T.J. London. I’m enjoying the story a lot and I’m over halfway through it, though I may have to take a break to get through a book club pick (see my Next list). I’m confident I’ll finish it quickly when I return to it. I should have more car-time coming up where audiobooks will be welcome.
On hold with Joy, Inc. by Richard Sheridan until I finish other audiobooks. I’m sure I’ll return to it soon, though!
I was finally able to start The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides and I’m loving it! I forgot how much I adored Eugenides writing. I think I’ll finish this one within a week. I keep making time to read so I can keep hearing more.

Recently finished: I finally wrapped up In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner and posted my review on Monday. This book was hard to read only because it was very dark and haunting. I cried at the end upon realizing how much of it was Ratner’s memories. Knowing that these horrible things happened to her made it difficult for me to view the book as just a story. I gave it Three out of Five Stars.

I posted my review of The Narcissism of Small Differences by Michael Zadoorian on Thursday of last week. My book club met Monday to talk about it so expect a summary of that discussion next week. I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.

Reading next: I’ve got another book club pick on my horizon that I need to get started on soon. This time, it’s In the Distance by Hernán Díaz. No idea what to expect and I’m excited to get started.


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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53 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 2-September-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow September 2, 2020 at 12:56 AM #

    I am curious about In the Distance. Enjoy, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 7:29 AM #

      Thanks, I’m optimistic that I can start it soon. Happy reading!

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  2. Books tales by me September 2, 2020 at 7:09 AM #

    Your recent finish looks intriguing.
    Here is my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-02-september-2020/

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  3. _forbookssake September 2, 2020 at 9:03 AM #

    Here’s my WWW post: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-2nd-august-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Teri Polen September 2, 2020 at 9:12 AM #

    Kudos to you for the triathlon and staying motivated! I’d rather do just about anything than run, lol. https://teripolen.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-44/

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 9:40 AM #

      I’d rather do just about anything than bike but they put it in the middle so I can’t bail lol. Happy reading!

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  5. samfsm September 2, 2020 at 10:05 AM #

    In the Distance sounds like a good read! I feel like the American journey is too often written about from someone that has been living in the US forever, so this is a really cool take. Happy reading!

    My WWW: https://samsbeachreads.wordpress.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-september-2-2020/

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 10:20 AM #

      Thanks, I’m excited to get to it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Ryan @ Ryan Read What? September 2, 2020 at 10:25 AM #

    In the Shadow of the Banyan seems interesting!

    Here’s my WWW: https://ryanreadwhat.wordpress.com/2020/09/02/tag-www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 10:36 AM #

      It taught me a lot and I’m glad I read it but it was a slow process. Happy reading!

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  7. Book and Corner September 2, 2020 at 10:26 AM #

    A daunting read like the Shadow of the Banyan really troubles for some time. I hope you subside it with happy reads. Here is my WWW

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 10:36 AM #

      Maybe The Virgin Suicides wasn’t the best follow up then… Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. The Unseen Library September 2, 2020 at 10:35 AM #

    Sounds like a good week of reading.
    Keep up the good work.

    My WWW Wednesday:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-2-september-2020/

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 10:36 AM #

      Thanks, I think it’s finally picking back up. Happy reading!

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  9. Ryan September 2, 2020 at 11:16 AM #

    In the Distance sounds really interesting. I also find the cover quite dizzying lol I look forward to reading more of your thoughts as you discover it. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-september-2-2020/

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 11:26 AM #

      Thanks! I’m excited to get started with it. Happy reading!

      Like

  10. nbiblioholic September 2, 2020 at 11:20 AM #

    Congrats on finishing In the Shadow of the Banyan! Happy reading 🙂

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 11:28 AM #

      Thanks. I’m glad I finally got through it. I struggled to get sucked in to something so dark. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 11:33 AM #

      Thanks! It was a hard review to write because the topic is very important and I learned a lot, I just didn’t engage with the format as I would have liked. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Siena September 2, 2020 at 11:43 AM #

    In the Distance sounds like an interesting read! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://booksophobias.wordpress.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-9-2-20/

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 1:01 PM #

      I look forward to getting started on it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Siena September 2, 2020 at 7:55 PM #

        Happy reading to you too!

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  12. silverbuttonbooks September 2, 2020 at 11:50 AM #

    I’m glad that (even in little bits) Running with a Police escort is helping you stay motivated for your triathlon. I recently started a couch to 5K program and I can honestly say that I do not like running. At all. But, I do like the idea of running a 5K for a friend so I persevere.

    Have a great week! Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-september-2-2020/

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 1:02 PM #

      The author uses the C25K program in the memoir! I never used the program but what I’ve heard about it has been wonderful. Good luck with your run! Happy reading.

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  13. Jolie September 2, 2020 at 12:19 PM #

    In the Distance looks interesting. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-september-2nd-2020/

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 1:03 PM #

      Thanks, I’m excited to start it. Happy reading!

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  14. Julie Anna's Books September 2, 2020 at 12:31 PM #

    I still have yet to read a book by Eugenides! I have Middlesex on my shelves – would love to pick that one up before the end of the year.

    My WWW: https://www.sincerelyjulieanna.com/www-wednesday-9-2-2020/

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 1:03 PM #

      That’s one of my favorite books. I hope you love it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. anovelglimpse September 2, 2020 at 1:07 PM #

    I’m glad to hear The Virgin Suicides is good. I’ve always been temped to read that one after seeing the movie. I hope more time pops up for you to read it.
    Happy reading!

    My WWW Wednesday.

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 1:43 PM #

      I’m excited to see the movie after I finish reading! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. bargainsleuthbookreviews September 2, 2020 at 1:10 PM #

    I read the Virgin Suicides after I saw the movie. I actually have a tee that I got from Target that says The Book Was Better Than the Movie. I definitely like to compare when there’s a movie version of a book I’ve read, and I highly recommend you check out the movie, too.

    I decided to join the fun so here’s my blog post; thanks for the idea!

    https://bargainsleuth2010.wordpress.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-september-2-2020/

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 1:44 PM #

      I’ll be watching the movie as soon as I finish the book. I like to compare as well. Happy Wednesday!

      Like

  17. Yvonne (It's All About Books) September 2, 2020 at 1:28 PM #

    I definitely love the sound of The Virgin Suicides! I hope you will keep enjoying it. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 4:49 PM #

      Thanks! I think I’ll easily finish it before the weekend. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Becca September 2, 2020 at 1:52 PM #

    Here’s mine! https://toastiebooks.wordpress.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-2nd-september-2020/

    I haven’t heard of any of the books you posted, I’ll have to check them out

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 4:50 PM #

      I hope you find something new to enjoy in today’s posts. Happy reading!

      Like

  19. jessicabookworm September 2, 2020 at 2:48 PM #

    Sam, I am pleased to hear you have found more time for reading and listening to audiobooks in the last week – I hope this continues this coming week, too! Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-2nd-september-2020/ 🙂

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    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 4:50 PM #

      Thank you! I’m hoping to spend some time at my parent’s vacation house so I foresee lots of down time. Happy reading!

      Like

  20. dearbookshelves September 2, 2020 at 5:16 PM #

    I’m also in the middle of a lot of books for some reason. It’s fun but stressful somehow lol

    https://dearbookshelves.wordpress.com/2020/09/02/506/

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  21. followinggoodbooks September 2, 2020 at 5:24 PM #

    Running With a Police Escort looks very entertaining. That cover is pretty great. My post:
    https://followinggoodbooks.wordpress.com/2020/09/02/www-wednesday-9-2-20/

    Like

    • Sam September 2, 2020 at 5:32 PM #

      It’s a good read and Jill is really open about difficult feelings. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

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