WWW Wednesday, 16-September-2020

16 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 got through none of Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald last week. I was on vacation and didn’t want to look at a screen after my work day was over so I didn’t and this is very much paused. I hope I get back to it soon.
I should be back to Joy, Inc. by Richard Sheridan this week, but not yet just!
I’m finishing In the Distance by Hernán Díaz and should be able to wrap it up today. I didn’t finish it before my book club meeting which I’m disappointed about but I’m determined to wrap it up anyway.
I’m working through Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni and enjoying it pretty well. It’s a good mix of memoir and history which I’m enjoying.

Recently finished: I finished The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides while I was on vacation and just loved it. I have the movie on hold at the library now and I’m hoping I can watch it soon and see how well the story was translated to screen. My review went up on Monday and I know a lot of you were asking for it. I gave it a full Five out of Five Stars.

Reading next: I still plan to start The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer soon. I think a thriller will be good for my reading pace. And I finished almost all of my autographed books during quarantine which is a huge win for me!


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73 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 16-September-2020”

  1. Books tales by me September 16, 2020 at 1:54 AM #

    The Virgin Suicides looks interesting.
    Here is my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-16-september-2020/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 7:27 AM #

      I really liked it and hope to watch the movie this week. Happy reading!

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  2. Becca September 16, 2020 at 2:18 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed your books. Mine is here! https://toastiebooks.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-16th-september-2020/

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  3. Book and Corner September 16, 2020 at 2:24 AM #

    The Virgin Suicides looks interesting. I will check out the movie. Hope you enjoy your books. Happy Reading
    Here is my WWW

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 7:27 AM #

      I’m planning to watch it this week. Happy reading!

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  4. My Book Jar September 16, 2020 at 2:29 AM #

    I’m interested to see what you think about the screen adaptation of The Virgin Suicides. Will you be doing a post? -Sash

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  5. whatcathyreadnext September 16, 2020 at 3:33 AM #

    I hope you get time to make progress with the books you’re part way through. Although, of course, finishing lots of books means it’s review writing time! Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/wwwwednesday-16th-september-2020/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 7:28 AM #

      I feel ready for a slew of reviews. Some books have been lingering too long!! Happy reading.

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  6. nbiblioholic September 16, 2020 at 4:31 AM #

    I think it’s wonderful that you put effort into enjoying your vacation 🙂
    I love books about one’s search for self and Lipstick Jihad sounds like a fascinating read. Enjoy!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://www.nbiblioholic.com/2020/09/www-wednesday-september-16.html

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 7:29 AM #

      I’m enjoying it more each time I open it. She’s very reflective and has good perspective. Happy reading!

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  7. elizabethjoy September 16, 2020 at 5:52 AM #

    Always great to read a 5 star book while on holiday – hope you had a great break!

    My WWW ~ https://complexchaos.blog/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-16th-september-2020/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 7:29 AM #

      I wonder if that’s why I liked it so much haha. Happy reading!

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  8. Nicole September 16, 2020 at 6:19 AM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed your recent read! I’ll have to check it out. Happy reading! 🙂 Here’s my post: https://theanatomyofabookworm.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-16-09-20/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 7:29 AM #

      It’s been a while since I liked a book that much. Happy reading!

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  9. Tessa September 16, 2020 at 6:28 AM #

    I can’t wait to see what you think of Millionaires when you get to it. Happy reading!
    My www: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-more-great-reads-in-september/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 7:30 AM #

      Hopefully that’s soon. I think a thriller will be a great change of pace. Happy reading!

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  10. JoAnne September 16, 2020 at 7:21 AM #

    The Virgin Suicides look like something I would read. Thanks!

    My Post: https://www.theskippedprologue.com/book-nerd-yoga-8-on-tumblr/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 7:32 AM #

      It was really enjoyable. Happy reading!

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  11. JoAnne September 16, 2020 at 7:22 AM #

    The Virgin Suicides looks great. Thanks!

    My Post: https://www.theskippedprologue.com/book-nerd-yoga-8-on-tumblr/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 7:32 AM #

      I can’t wait to watch the movie. Happy reading!

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  12. Denise @ Life With No Plot September 16, 2020 at 7:36 AM #

    I’ve heard of The Virgin Suicides but never read it. It’s been on my TBR for years though. Glad to hear that it was a good read.

    My WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-9-16-20/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 8:03 AM #

      It had been on my TBR forever, too. I’m glad I finally got around to it. Happy reading!

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  13. followinggoodbooks September 16, 2020 at 7:37 AM #

    Ooh, the Virgin Suicides looks interesting. Hope you had a good vacation! Happy Wednesday. 🙂

    My post: https://followinggoodbooks.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/9-16-20-www-wednesday/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 8:03 AM #

      It was nice to have a different view for the week, even if I was still working. Happy reading!

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  14. Julie Anna's Books September 16, 2020 at 7:51 AM #

    Lipstick Jihad sounds like a great memoir. I feel like I haven’t read a memoir in such a long time whereas I was regularly reading them last year – I really need to read them more regularly again. Enjoy!
    My WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-9-16-20/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 8:04 AM #

      I really like memoirs from time to time. It had been a while before I grabbed this one. Happy reading!

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  15. Teri Polen September 16, 2020 at 8:02 AM #

    I read The Millionaires several years ago. Can’t remember one thing about the plot, but I know that I liked it. Happy Reading, Sam! https://teripolen.com/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-45/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 8:04 AM #

      Good to know! I’m hoping I feel the same way. Happy reading!

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  16. _forbookssake September 16, 2020 at 8:11 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed your books!

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-16th-september-2020/

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  17. The Gal Herself September 16, 2020 at 8:37 AM #

    I’ve seen Jill Gruenenwald interviewed and she’s a delight. I look forward to her book.

    I’ve got chick lit described as a political thriller and a vintage mystery that kept me guessing.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/09/wwwwednesday_15.html

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 9:36 AM #

      I hope I can find time to get back to her book, I’m really enjoying it. Happy reading!

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  18. bargainsleuthbookreviews September 16, 2020 at 8:52 AM #

    I think I need to add a thriller to my TBR pile as well, to get out of a rut, Here’s a closer look at my list this week
    https://bargainsleuth2010.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-september-sixteenth/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 9:36 AM #

      Let’s hope it works for us both. Happy reading!

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  19. Laurel-Rain Snow September 16, 2020 at 9:05 AM #

    I am late to the party! I’m curious about Lipstick Jihad. Enjoy your reading, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 9:39 AM #

      You’re usually first, I hope all is well. Lipstick Jihad used to be in my library’s book club collection but was removed and available at a book sale. I think it would have made for a good discussion. Happy reading!

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  20. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den September 16, 2020 at 9:17 AM #

    I totally agree that now seems like a good time for a thriller! I hope to pick one up in the next week, too. Here’s to hoping they help both of our reading paces. xD Enjoy your reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 9:39 AM #

      For sure! I hope I can fly through it. Happy reading!

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  21. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration September 16, 2020 at 10:01 AM #

    Great reading list! Glad you enjoyed Virgin Suicides. Hope you had a great vacation! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/www-wednesdays-september-16-2020/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 10:15 AM #

      The vacation was so needed and we were glad to escape. Happy reading!

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  22. silverbuttonbooks September 16, 2020 at 10:54 AM #

    Just the nanosecond that the air starts to crisp I think, “ahhh, time for some fall reads.” A thriller sounds like a great bridge between summer reading and fall! I’ll have to pop over and read your full review of Virgin Suicides but I’m glad you enjoyed it so much!

    Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-september-16-2020/

    Have a great week!

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 11:18 AM #

      I love curling up with a good book when fall strikes! It’s the perfect time for cozy blankets and slippers. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Jana T September 16, 2020 at 12:14 PM #

    I’m barely keeping up with reading anything at the moment, but here’s my WWW post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-september-16-2020/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 12:56 PM #

      I just got out of a funk myself. Good luck getting through it. Happy reading!

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM #

      Thanks! It was a small goal of mine during COVID. Happy reading!

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  24. The Unseen Library September 16, 2020 at 1:06 PM #

    Sounds like you had a good week of reading.
    Hope you get through all your current books soon.

    My WWW Wednesday Post:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-16-september-2020/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 1:15 PM #

      Thank you! I’m hoping to keep moving through them quickly. Happy reading!

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  25. Yvonne (It's All About Books) September 16, 2020 at 1:30 PM #

    Oh wow I definitely need to get to The Virgin Suicides some time soon now… I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 2:55 PM #

      Thanks! I think I’m on a good streak. Happy reading!

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  26. james (she/her) September 16, 2020 at 2:32 PM #

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    • james (she/her) September 16, 2020 at 2:34 PM #

      Trying again! Mine is here!, I did it as an ARC edition.

      Also will be interested to see what you think of Running with a Police Escort! I think that one is on my TBR.

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      • Sam September 16, 2020 at 2:55 PM #

        I’m liking it a lot so far. I hope I can find more time to focus on it. Happy reading!

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  27. samfsm September 16, 2020 at 3:28 PM #

    So happy you ended up loving Virgin Suicides! If you haven’t already, I definitely recommend watching the movie. Sophia Coppola does a really good job with the material. Happy reading! 🙂

    My WWW: https://samsbeachreads.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-september-16-2020/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 4:30 PM #

      I got it from the library and hope to watch it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Angela September 16, 2020 at 4:44 PM #

    These saved my butt today when I really wanted to write something but couldn’t come up with anything I felt like talking about. WWW Wednesday to the rescue!
    You can check out mine here: WWW

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 4:44 PM #

      We’re here every week haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. shanaqui September 16, 2020 at 5:33 PM #

    I liked The Virgin Suicides a lot, and totally hadn’t expected to! Glad you loved it too. 😀

    My WWW post.

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 7:35 PM #

      Sounds like we had similar experiences. What a great read. Happy reading!

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  30. Ryan September 16, 2020 at 6:08 PM #

    Happy to hear you enjoyed The Virgin Suicides so much. Have a great week!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-september-16-2020/

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 7:35 PM #

      Thank you. I hope I enjoy another book as much again soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  31. Kelsey @ There's Something About KM September 16, 2020 at 6:19 PM #

    Just published my first WWW Wednesday post – looking forward to participating again! Happy reading!

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 7:35 PM #

      Wonderful! Welcome to the community. Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  32. Alex @pareads September 16, 2020 at 8:42 PM #

    The Virgin Suicides sounds great, I definitely want to read that. I also have Middlesex on my kindle, you enjoyed that as well right? Here’s my WWW: https://pareads.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/www-wednesday-september-16th-2020/ 😊

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    • Sam September 16, 2020 at 8:55 PM #

      I adored Middlesex. It’s one of my favorites. This was really good, too. I hope he puts out some more novels. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Alex @pareads September 16, 2020 at 8:56 PM #

        Ah good, I will definitely read it soon. Thanks!!

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