WWW Wednesday, 23-September-2020

23 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 minuscule progress on Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald. I’d hoped that with my triathlon season over, I’d find more time to read but I haven’t gotten there just yet. I’ll keep looking.
I’ve almost finished Joy, Inc. by Richard Sheridan now that I’m back in it. I’m enjoying the book a lot and wondering if there’s a way his company could use my skillset. It’s less than 30 minutes from my new house! I should easily have this finished next week.
I’m steadily moving through Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni but I’m finding it hard to binge this one. There’s a lot of information to unpack in Moaveni’s story. It’s well researched and clearly a personal story for her. I’m enjoying it but I’m looking forward to a fast, fun book after this.

Recently finished: I posted my review of In the Distance by Hernán Díaz yesterday. This book was a rare miss for me. My book club met before I’d finished it but I pushed through to the end and I don’t think knowing the ending ruined much for me. There wasn’t much anticipation to be ruined. I gave the book Two out of Five Stars. I think this might be the first time I’ve posted a book club reflection before a book review! That went up on Monday.

Reading next: I’ve packed a lot of my books but I’m leaving The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer on top of the pile so I can grab it and start soon. I’m looking forward to a thriller!
My next audiobook will be for my book club. We’ve picked The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo. Usually, we read a horror book in October, but I don’t think that’s what this one will be about. It sounds like an interesting read, though.


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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67 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 23-September-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow September 23, 2020 at 1:12 AM #

    I am curious about Joy, Inc., as well as In the Distance. Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 7:25 AM #

      I’ll be reviewing Joy Inc. next week so keep an eye out for that. Happy reading!

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  2. My Book Jar September 23, 2020 at 2:20 AM #

    You always have such interesting reads, I love it! Here is our WWW Wednesday post https://mybookjar.com/blog/www-wednesday-48/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 7:25 AM #

      Thanks! I like a good variety. Happy reading.

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  3. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog September 23, 2020 at 2:33 AM #

    Sorry In the Distance was only a 2 star book hopefully your other reads with be more enjoyable! Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesdays-23-09-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 7:25 AM #

      I’ve got my fingers crossed. Happy reading!

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  4. Becca September 23, 2020 at 2:39 AM #

    Can’t believe it’s Wednesday again! Here’s my post
    https://toastiebooks.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-23rd-september-2020/

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 7:26 AM #

      This week has been so for me so I’m glad it’s finally Wednesday haha. Happy reading!

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  5. Jen | Books on the 7:47 September 23, 2020 at 2:51 AM #

    I was on the lookout for a chilling October read and now I think The Ghost Bride might be it. I haven’t heard of it before, so thank you for the rec!

    My WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-23rd-september-2020/

    Have a great day! X

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 7:27 AM #

      I’m not sure if it will be all that spooky but I’ll find out soon. Happy reading!

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  6. whatcathyreadnext September 23, 2020 at 3:37 AM #

    I’ll be interested to find out what you make of The Ghost Bride when you get to it as I read her next book, The Night Tiger, not so long ago and added The Ghost Bride to my wishlist at that point.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/wwwwednesday-23rd-september-2020/

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 7:27 AM #

      Great to hear! I think I’ll start it very soon. Happy reading.

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  7. nbiblioholic September 23, 2020 at 4:23 AM #

    Sorry to see that In the Distance didn’t work out for you. I hope your upcoming reads are better 🙂

    Here’s my post: https://www.nbiblioholic.com/2020/09/www-wednesday-september-23.html

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 7:28 AM #

      Thanks. I’m optimistic as well. Happy reading.

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  8. Tessa September 23, 2020 at 6:16 AM #

    Joy Inc sounds very inspiring. You never know, you may find yourself with a job opportunity there one day soon. 🤞 Happy reading!
    My www: https://wp.me/p9U47P-1TO

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 7:29 AM #

      I was thinking about it haha. But with their unique work style, I wonder how they’ve handled COVID. Happy reading!

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  9. Victoria @ The Contented Reader September 23, 2020 at 7:20 AM #

    I absolutely love seeing your posts every week because it always introduces me to new books I need to add to my TBR! The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer sounds very intriguing!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday. Happy reading! 😊

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 7:30 AM #

      I’m optimistic that I’ll get to it soon. Happy reading!

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  10. Julie Anna's Books September 23, 2020 at 7:51 AM #

    I was just looking at The Ghost Bride the other day – I’m trying to pick out some books for October but there’s always too many I want to read! I’m curious to hear your thoughts on it. Happy reading!
    My WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-9-23-20/

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 8:58 AM #

      I should be able to start soon and I’m optimistic about getting through it fast. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. trappedinsidestories September 23, 2020 at 7:51 AM #

    Today is my first day joining this and I enjoyed it so much. Here it is: https://trappedinsidestoriesonline.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-1-%f0%9f%8d%822020/ . The Ghost Bride sounds interesting to me!

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 8:58 AM #

      Welcome! Always glad to welcome a new member. Happy Wednesday!

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  12. The Gal Herself September 23, 2020 at 8:17 AM #

    I get what you mean about Lipstick Jihad. I recently read a well-researched, well-written book about Jim Jones and Jonestown and, while it was a good and worthy book, it was tough going for this time in my life.

    This week I’ve got a so-so biography and a surprisingly entertaining political thriller.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/09/wwwwednesday_22.html

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 2:45 PM #

      I hope to get to my thriller soon! I’m looking forward to something fast paced. Happy reading!

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  13. bargainsleuthbookreviews September 23, 2020 at 8:25 AM #

    Brad Meltzer is one author I’ve read, but haven’t read that one. I’m curious. For October’s read’s, I’m going out of my way to read a couple of ghost/witch/supernatural books. Here’s this week’s WWW: https://bargainsleuth2010.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-september-twenty-third/

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 2:45 PM #

      I’ve read a few of his so far and enjoyed them for the most part. I’m looking forward to something fun. Happy reading!

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  14. Denise @ Life With No Plot September 23, 2020 at 8:30 AM #

    This week has gone by so fast. Wish I had made more progress, but I do have a lot of irons in the fire right now. Hope your week is going well!

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-9-23-20/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 2:46 PM #

      I hear you! This has been a busy week for me as well. Happy reading!

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  15. Nicole September 23, 2020 at 9:32 AM #

    The Ghost Bride has been on my tbr for a while — I hope you enjoy it!
    Here’s my WWW: https://theanatomyofabookworm.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-23-09-20/

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 2:46 PM #

      Thanks! I hope you can get to it soon. Happy reading.

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  16. Alex @pareads September 23, 2020 at 9:42 AM #

    The ghost bride sounds really interesting! I really enjoy books based in history with a paranormal aspect to it. I hope you enjoy it. Here’s my www: https://pareads.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-september-23rd-2020/

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 4:46 PM #

      Thanks! I’m looking forward to starting it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Yvonne (It's All About Books) September 23, 2020 at 9:51 AM #

    I really like the sound of The Ghost Bride! I hope you will enjoy it. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 4:46 PM #

      Thanks, I should be able to start soon. Happy reading!

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  18. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den September 23, 2020 at 9:57 AM #

    Oooh, I’ve been wanting to read The Ghost Bride since I read the authors other book, The Night Tiger. I hope your book club enjoys it! Looking forward to seeing what you think of it. 😀

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 4:47 PM #

      Awesome, glad her other book was enjoyable. Happy reading!

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  19. Siena September 23, 2020 at 10:16 AM #

    Lipstick Jihad sounds really interesting, and I hope you enjoy it! Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://booksophobias.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-9-23-20/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 4:58 PM #

      Thanks! It’s really interesting and I’m enjoying it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. followinggoodbooks September 23, 2020 at 10:41 AM #

    The Ghost Bride looks so interesting! And does it say it’s coming to Netflix? Exciting. 🙂 Hope you enjoy it! Happy Wednesday.

    My post: https://followinggoodbooks.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-09-22-20/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 4:59 PM #

      Ooh, I hadn’t seen that. Fun! Happy reading.

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  21. silverbuttonbooks September 23, 2020 at 11:02 AM #

    Now you have me curious about Joy, Inc! And, obviously I am interested in anything even remotely Halloween-themed. Have a great week!

    https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-september-23-2020/

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 4:59 PM #

      I’ll post a review next week. It was an interesting read for sure. Happy reading!

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  22. Book and Corner September 23, 2020 at 11:36 AM #

    Lipstick Jihad is so intriguing. Happy a great reading week ahead.
    Here is my WWW

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM #

      So far I’d recommend it. Happy reading!

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  23. The Unseen Library September 23, 2020 at 11:46 AM #

    That is a really interesting collection of books you are checking out. Hope you enjoy them all.

    Here is my WWW Wednesday post:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-23-september-2020/

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM #

      I like a wide variety at once. Happy reading!

      Like

  24. dearbookshelves September 23, 2020 at 1:01 PM #

    The Ghost Bride looks interesting! I am familiar with the author but don’t think I’ve read anything by them.

    https://dearbookshelves.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-september-23-2020/

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM #

      The author is new to me so I’m excited to get into it. Happy reading!

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  25. jessicabookworm September 23, 2020 at 1:13 PM #

    I hope you’re able to get to some shorter and more fun reads soon, Sam! 😃 Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-23rd-september-2020/ 🙂

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  26. Ryan September 23, 2020 at 1:23 PM #

    I hope one of your next planned reads gives you the fast-paced fun you’re hoping for at the moment. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-september-23-2020/

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 5:01 PM #

      Thank you. I’ve got my fingers crossed that it will. Happy reading!

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  27. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration September 23, 2020 at 5:24 PM #

    You always have some interesting book club reads. Have a great week of reading! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesdays-september-23-2020/

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 5:53 PM #

      Thanks! I like to have a good mix. Happy reading!

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  28. Maggie September 23, 2020 at 5:32 PM #

    Hi! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post! I hope everyone is having a great day! 😀

    https://crumblingbookshelf.com/?p=215

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 5:53 PM #

      You as well. Happy reading!

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  29. shanaqui September 23, 2020 at 7:15 PM #

    I’ve been meaning to read The Ghost Bride for sooo long. I hear very good things about it!

    Here’s my WWW post!

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    • Sam September 23, 2020 at 7:18 PM #

      I was able to start it tonight! Happy reading.

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  30. samfsm September 24, 2020 at 9:54 AM #

    I have heard only amazing things about the Ghost Bride! I think it is spooky, but not necessarily horror. Hope you enjoy. Happy reading 🙂

    My WWW: https://samsbeachreads.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/www-wednesday-september-23-2020/

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    • Sam September 24, 2020 at 10:49 AM #

      Thanks! I was able to start it and can’t tell so far. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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