WWW Wednesday, 9-September-2020

9 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 made a little progress through Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald but, again, not as much as I’d hoped to. I like this book, I just don’t spend too much time reading on my phone so it goes slowly. I know I’ll get through it eventually.
I’m still on hold with Joy, Inc. by Richard Sheridan but plan to return to it really soon!
I started In the Distance by Hernán Díaz which is my next audiobook pick. It’s not what I expected but I’m enjoying it so far. I hope to finish this one quickly before my book club meets Monday so keep your fingers crossed that this is off the list by next week!
Quarantine has helped me work through my TBR immensely and next up is Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni. It’s been a while since I got into a good memoir and I’m hoping this one can whisk me away.

 

Recently finished: I was able to finish off The Tory by T.J. London on Saturday which was the silver lining of a very bad run for me. The book ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, which isn’t my favorite, but it’s made me want to continue forward with the series for sure. I’ll post my review tomorrow. In more fun news with this book, I’m part of the media blitz and I’ll have a second post for that up today by 11am EST so please check back for more on The Tory!
I flew through The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. This was the book I needed to get me out of my reading slump and I’m really glad I finally read it. This is the third Eugenides book I’ve read and he’s 2/3 for me now. I hope I’ll find some more to read soon. My review will be up next week.

Reading next: I’m on a small vacation at my parent’s Lake House right now and I brought along The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer if I get into a reading slump and need something fast-paced to keep me going. I’m hoping I need to pick it up before I return home.


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Have any opinions on these choices?

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55 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 9-September-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow September 9, 2020 at 1:23 AM #

    Enjoy your books! The Millionaires has piqued my interest. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 7:42 AM #

      I’m glad to have it with me if my interest shifts. Happy reading!

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  2. Leslie September 9, 2020 at 1:36 AM #

    So glad you got out of your slump! I’ll definitely have to try The Virgin Suicides sometime.

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/w-w-w-9-9-20/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 8:06 AM #

      I really liked it and the approach Eugenides took. I’ll have to see if he has some other books I can enjoy soon. Happy reading!

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      • Leslie September 9, 2020 at 7:11 PM #

        I know a lot of people talk about Middlesex!

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  3. Book and Corner September 9, 2020 at 1:40 AM #

    I hope you enjoy your vacation. Stay Safe. Here is my WWW

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 8:06 AM #

      Thanks! I like it here because there’s no one around! I only saw the neighbor once yesterday so it’s very peaceful. Happy reading!

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  4. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog September 9, 2020 at 3:54 AM #

    I hope you don’t ave to wait too long for the next book in The Tory series! Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/www-wednesdays-09-09-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 8:07 AM #

      I’m bad at binging series so I’ll probably read a few more books that have been lingering before I think of getting back to it haha. Happy reading!

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  5. Tessa September 9, 2020 at 6:28 AM #

    It’s always good to get away and The Millionaires sounds like the perfect book while there. Happy reading!
    My www: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/09/09/www-wednesday-great-reads-in-september/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 8:08 AM #

      Thanks! I’m not sure I’ll fly through Lipstick Jihad fast enough to start it but it’s good to know it’s waiting for me if I do. Happy reading!

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  6. silverbuttonbooks September 9, 2020 at 7:21 AM #

    I cannot wait to hear what your thoughts are on The Tory! I’m glad you’re getting the chance to get away, I hope it restores you.

    My WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/09/09/www-wednesday-september-9-2020/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 8:08 AM #

      I need to finish writing that review today! Oh boy. Happy reading!

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  7. Literary Leisha September 9, 2020 at 7:22 AM #

    Yay for getting out of your reading slump! I hope mine passes soon.

    My post this week –
    https://literaryleisha.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/finally-reading-again-www-wednesday-09-09-2020/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 8:08 AM #

      Good luck getting through it. Happy reading!

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  8. Julie Anna's Books September 9, 2020 at 7:47 AM #

    I’m so glad you liked The Virgin Suicides! I definitely want to get to his books on my TBR sooner now.
    Here’s my WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-9-9-2020/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 8:09 AM #

      Middlesex is still my favorite but this was a close second. Happy reading!

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  9. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den September 9, 2020 at 8:38 AM #

    Ooooh, The Millionaires sounds good! I haven’t read a Brad Meltzer book in a while. Not sure why. Should totally pick up something of his again. Hope you enjoy your vacation!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 8:56 AM #

      He has a lot and I’ve read a handful that I enjoyed. I’m hoping this one is a winner for me. Happy reading!

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  10. Alex @pareads September 9, 2020 at 9:33 AM #

    I want to go on a vacation at a lake house, that sounds wonderful! I will definitely check out The Millionaires, hope you enjoy it! Here’s my WWW: https://pareads.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/www-wednesday-september-9th-2020/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 9:48 AM #

      It’s weirdly quiet here after the holiday weekend. The weather dropped like Mother Nature knew it was the end of the summer. Happy reading!

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      • Alex @pareads September 9, 2020 at 10:20 AM #

        Haha same over here – we went from 90 degrees to 30 and snowing in one day! I’m not ready for summer to end 😅

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  11. previouslyunread September 9, 2020 at 9:51 AM #

    I hope you enjoy your holiday – sometimes we all need a break 💛

    I took part for the first time today 😊 https://previouslyunreadblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/www-wednesday-09-09-20/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 12:15 PM #

      Welcome! Glad to have you. Happy reading!

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  12. nbiblioholic September 9, 2020 at 10:59 AM #

    Congrats on getting out of your reading slump!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 6:09 PM #

      Thanks! I just hope I stay out of it haha. Happy reading!

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  13. dearbookshelves September 9, 2020 at 11:46 AM #

    I can’t wait to see your review for The Virgin Suicides!

    https://dearbookshelves.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/www-wednesday-september-9-2020/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 6:10 PM #

      I hope to write it this weekend to post next week. Happy reading!

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  14. The Unseen Library September 9, 2020 at 11:51 AM #

    Good luck with all your reading. I will be interested to see what you think of the Brad Meltzer novel. I am a big fan of several comics that he wrote and I wouldn’t mind checking out some of his novels at some point.
    Here is my post for the week:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/09/09/www-wednesday-9-september-2020/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 6:11 PM #

      I’ve read a few of his other books and enjoyed them a lot. I’m not a huge fan of thrillers but his are good for me from time to time. Happy reading!

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  15. samfsm September 9, 2020 at 12:08 PM #

    So happy you enjoyed Virgin Suicides and got out of your slump! It is so nice to find something you can sink your teeth into and jumpstart reading.

    My WWW: https://samsbeachreads.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/www-wednesday-september-9-2020/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 6:11 PM #

      For sure. I hope my good streak lasts longer than the slump. Happy reading!

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  16. Becca September 9, 2020 at 1:13 PM #

    You always have such unique choices. Here’s mine
    https://toastiebooks.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/www-wednesday-9th-september-2020-2/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 6:11 PM #

      Thanks, I like to be into a few different styles at once. Happy reading!

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  17. Lulu September 9, 2020 at 2:53 PM #

    Ooo! I’ve been wanting to read The Virgin Suicides for ages! I might just keep it in mind for the next time I hit a reading slump! ♥

    My WWW: https://thebookrookery.com/weeklies/www-wednesday-september-9-2020/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 6:12 PM #

      It was a great antidote. Happy reading!

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  18. Ryan September 9, 2020 at 3:30 PM #

    Happy to hear you’re getting out of the reading slump! I hope you enjoy your time at the lake house too. Happy reading 🙂

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/09/09/www-wednesday-september-9-2020/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 6:12 PM #

      Thank you. I just wish it would stop raining haha. Happy reading!

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  19. bargainsleuthbookreviews September 9, 2020 at 6:55 PM #

    Ooh, The Tory is right up my alley, I love any sort of American Revolution stories, fiction or non-fiction. Adding it to my ever-growing TBR list.

    Here’s my WWW: https://bargainsleuth2010.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/www-wednesday-september-ninth/

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    • Sam September 9, 2020 at 8:02 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it! There are two sequels and a prequel as well. Happy reading!

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  20. The Gal Herself September 9, 2020 at 9:34 PM #

    I’ve never read any Brad Meltzer, but I feel like I have because he’s all over my Facebook and Twitter feeds! I look forward to hearing what you think.

    I’ve got a mystery, chick-lit and a political thriller this week. While they’re all light, they’re also all winners.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/09/wwwwednesday_4.html

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    • Sam September 10, 2020 at 7:24 AM #

      Meltzer is involved in a lot of different things. I’ve enjoyed his books before so I’m looking forward to it. Happy reading!

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  21. bookswithcassie September 9, 2020 at 9:56 PM #

    I’m also working myself out of a reading slump. Thrillers seem to be my cure 😂 I’m so glad you loved The Virgin Suicides! Sadly, I haven’t read anymore Jeffrey Eugenides. I think that needs to be a goal of mine for next year!

    https://bookswithcassie.com/2020/09/09/www-wednesday-9-9-20/

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    • Sam September 10, 2020 at 7:25 AM #

      Thrillers are great for slump cure because they’re so fast paced. I hope you can find some time to enjoy Eugenides. Happy reading!

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  22. Jorie September 10, 2020 at 11:25 AM #

    Hallo, Hallo, Sam,

    After a very long absence I am returning to this lovely meme as I love how it keeps me organised – however, like a lot of the commenters I too, restored my readerly blissitude recently and have an INSPY readathon to thank for that! I am also embarking on a new journey into listening to audiobooks via NetGalley and sorting out my reading life past migraines and personal health emergencies affecting my family. Thankfully we have the stories to restore our spirits and our blogging lives to help offset the imbalance of our lives – as I find my blog has always been a saving grace for me and a true uplift during the most adverse of times.

    You can see what I’ve been gravitating towards this week and where I hope to be next week as well – Jorie’s WWW

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    • Sam September 10, 2020 at 2:23 PM #

      Welcome back, Jorie! Glad you’re able to join us. I wasn’t aware there were audiobooks on NetGalley and now I’m really interested in getting in on that. Good luck with your books and happy reading!

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      • Jorie September 11, 2020 at 11:41 AM #

        They just started releasing them in July Sam, I have noticed a considerable reduction in those avail right now as I think this was the first cycle of them offering them. However, there are still quite a few to request and/or start hearing now. I hope you’ll soon find some you’ll love as for me its been a bit hit/miss but the ones I am enjoying are wicked brilliant!! You do have to set your profile to being either “open to or am listening to audiobooks”. Good luck!!

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      • Sam September 11, 2020 at 8:13 PM #

        I haven’t signed up for NetGally before so I’ll have to look into getting started on it. Happy reading!

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      • bargainsleuthbookreviews September 12, 2020 at 8:18 AM #

        I’m so disappointed in the NetGalley audio book program. Right now, their app isn’t compatible with my Kindle, and my Apple iPhone is too old. Hopefully that changes soon.

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      • Sam September 12, 2020 at 12:18 PM #

        I’d likely have the same problem, this iPhone is ancient. Happy reading!

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