WWW Wednesday, 30-September-2020

30 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 tried to read Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald. Does anyone even believe me anymore? I’m horrible at picking up physical books, even ones I’m enjoying like this. I really hope to get back to it soon. I need to stick to short ebooks, haha.
I’ve made steady progress on Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni but the physical exhaustion of moving has kept me from reading a lot before bed this past week. It’s going to be a long move so this might keep up for a while. I hope it doesn’t slow me down too much.
I started listening to The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo and I’m trying to figure out how much of a ghost story this really is. I’m not far in yet so that’s still TBD but I’m enjoying the fantastical elements so far.

Recently finished: I wrapped up Joy, Inc. by Richard Sheridan and posted my review of it yesterday. Sheridan has created a very unique and positive culture in his company. It would be amazing to see that culture in some other industries but I don’t think there’s a solid idea of how it would translate to less technical industries, like manufacturing or even medical. I’d love to see it at my office, but I’m not sure that’s realistic. I gave the book Four out of Five Stars.

Reading next: I still plan to pick up The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer as soon as I can. I think a thriller with short chapters will be good for me when I’m exhausted before bed.


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73 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 30-September-2020”

  1. Becca September 30, 2020 at 1:55 AM #

    Joy Inc looks interesting! Here is mine https://toastiebooks.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-29th-september-2020/

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 9:04 AM #

      It’s been a while since I read a business book so it was a nice change of pace. Happy reading!

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      • Becca September 30, 2020 at 10:55 AM #

        I have been reading Dare to Lead!

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  2. Margaret September 30, 2020 at 2:27 AM #

    I’ve decided that shorter books suit me better, especially those with short chapters. I hope your move doesn’t interfere too much with your reading!

    Here’s my WWW post – https://booksplease.org/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-30-september-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 9:04 AM #

      Thanks. It’s exhausting me more than anything. Though I finally finished cleaning baseboards last night so maybe my next tasks will be less exhausting haha. Happy reading!

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  3. nbiblioholic September 30, 2020 at 2:58 AM #

    I wish you much luck with your move. I do believe you’ll get to really reading Running With a Police Escort some day lol. I do find it harder to read physical books than ebooks and I still don’t know why. Happy Reading!

    Here’s my WWW post: https://www.nbiblioholic.com/2020/09/www-wednesday-september-30.html

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 9:06 AM #

      Everyone has a preference haha. I don’t mind pecking away at it but I’m enjoying it and wish I had a bit more time to dedicate to it. Happy reading!

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  4. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog September 30, 2020 at 3:14 AM #

    Really enjoyed your review of Joy Inc and have recommended it to my husband! Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesdays-30-09-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 7:29 PM #

      Thanks for the reference! I hope he likes it. Happy reading!

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  5. whatcathyreadnext September 30, 2020 at 4:19 AM #

    I think it’s quite understandable that moving has disrupted your reading. I’m sure you’ll pick up your customary routine again soon.

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/wwwwednesday-30th-september-2020/

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 7:29 PM #

      I’m hopeful as well. It’s a long process but one I’m excited about. Happy reading!

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  6. _forbookssake September 30, 2020 at 4:28 AM #

    The Ghost Bride looks so interesting!

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-30th-september-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 7:29 PM #

      I’m enjoying it so far. And it’s delivering in spooky! Happy reading.

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  7. Books tales by me September 30, 2020 at 5:02 AM #

    The Ghost Bride looks intriguing.
    Here is my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-30-september-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM #

      I’m enjoying it so far and hoping to find more listening time soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Nicole September 30, 2020 at 5:45 AM #

    I look forward to seeing what you think of The Ghost Bride!

    Here’s my WWW: https://theanatomyofabookworm.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-30-09-20/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM #

      So far so good. I wish I had some more listening time, though. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Tessa September 30, 2020 at 6:36 AM #

    The Ghost Bride looks like a good read. I think I’d enjoy it. Happy moving and reading!
    My www: https://wp.me/p9U47P-1TR

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM #

      I’m liking it so far and the audio is well done. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Gee Jen September 30, 2020 at 7:34 AM #

    Good luck with the move. Enjoyed your Joy inc. review

    Currently reading – Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. Have borrowed this before and not started but getting through this time and appreciating his writing

    Recently read – The Bards of Birchtree Hall – absolutely loved this soon to be released fantasy

    Next read….perhaps A Dictionary of Lost Words, next book club pick.

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:01 PM #

      Glad you liked the review! Enjoy your reads!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. bargainsleuthbookreviews September 30, 2020 at 7:41 AM #

    Moving is never fun; it gets worse the older you get because you’ve accumulated so much stuff. Good luck!
    Here’s my post for the week: https://bargainsleuth2010.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-september-30/

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:01 PM #

      We’re trying to get rid of a lot, too! Happy reading.

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  12. bargainsleuthbookreviews September 30, 2020 at 8:02 AM #

    I just added The Guilty Feminist to my TBR list; sounds interesting! Happy reading.
    Here’s my WWW https://bargainsleuth2010.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-september-30/

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:01 PM #

      Enjoy your new finds, happy reading!

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  13. The Gal Herself September 30, 2020 at 8:03 AM #

    You enjoy thrillers before bed? They would keep me up! I keep coffee table books — ones with lots of pictures — by my bed.

    This week I have to biographies: one entertaining, one unpleasant. I suppose I was due to hit a clunker. I’ve had such good luck with my reading lately.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/09/wwwwednesday_29.html

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:02 PM #

      Coffee table books before bed is a fun idea. I might have to try it. Happy reading!

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  14. Denise @ Life With No Plot September 30, 2020 at 8:32 AM #

    Have a good week! My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-9-30-20/

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  15. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den September 30, 2020 at 9:06 AM #

    I assumed that The Ghost Bride was some sort of a ghost story, since it’s in the title, but now I’m super curious about it, too. xD

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:02 PM #

      It is, but the idea of a Ghost Bride isn’t inherently spooky. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den October 3, 2020 at 9:22 AM #

        That’s true. I just thought, based on the synopsis, that it would involve ghosts/spirits of some kind, but maybe not. xD The ghosts are a lie!

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      • Sam October 3, 2020 at 9:26 AM #

        There are ghosts for sure! The title has a couple different meanings. Happy reading!

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  16. elizabethjoy September 30, 2020 at 9:09 AM #

    I think Joy inc needs to be added to my TBR – could do with a bit more positivity at work at the moment!

    My WWW ~ https://complexchaos.blog/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-30th-september-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:03 PM #

      Amen! I’m wishing I could incorporate it as well. Happy reading!

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  17. Alex @pareads September 30, 2020 at 9:31 AM #

    I think the Ghost Bride sounds so interesting and will definitely pick it up if you end up liking it. I agree about the physical books! I’ve been buying more lately because I enjoy having physical books in my house but sometimes I end up reading 3 kindle books at the pace it takes me to read 1 physical book🤣. Here’s my WWW: https://pareads.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-september-30th-2020/ Happy reading!!

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:04 PM #

      I’m enjoying it so far but moving slower than I would like just because I’ve been so busy. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. dearbookshelves September 30, 2020 at 10:27 AM #

    I feel!!! I have been reading so many ebooks that now when I want to pick up something physically, I find myself not wanting to read for longer than a few minutes. It’s a struggle!

    https://dearbookshelves.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-september-30-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:04 PM #

      I wish I had some more time for reading. I feel like it’s a friend I’m missing right now. Happy reading!

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  19. Laurel-Rain Snow September 30, 2020 at 10:31 AM #

    I also love thrillers with short chapters. I’ll be watching for your thoughts on The Millionaires. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:05 PM #

      I’m so hoping to start it soon! Happy reading.

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  20. samfsm September 30, 2020 at 10:32 AM #

    Nothing beats a good quick thriller before bed. Do you have issues reading your Kindle in bed, though? I tend to leave my physical books for bedtime reading so that my eyes don’t strain. Either way, sounds exciting! Happy reading 🙂

    My WWW: https://samsbeachreads.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-september-30-2020/

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:05 PM #

      I always read physical books before bed for exactly that reason. I need some screen-less time before sleep. Happy reading!

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  21. silverbuttonbooks September 30, 2020 at 11:37 AM #

    I am going to add Joy, Inc to my November reading – I always like to have a big stack for NonFiction November.

    Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-september-30-2020/

    Have a great week! Molly @ SilverButtonBooks

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:06 PM #

      It would be a good one for a month of nonfiction. I’m not sure I could go that long without some fiction, though. Happy reading!

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  22. The Unseen Library September 30, 2020 at 11:57 AM #

    Interesting reading list, hope you enjoy them all.

    Here is my week’s entry:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-30-september-2020/

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:06 PM #

      Thanks, happy reading!

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  23. anovelglimpse September 30, 2020 at 12:25 PM #

    I have a hard time picking up physical books now, too. I don’t know what it is about them that makes me shy away.

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:07 PM #

      Mine is mostly time constraints and exhaustion. I’m not sure I could hold the book up haha. Happy reading!

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  24. The Broken Spine September 30, 2020 at 12:28 PM #

    I just finished The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo and really enjoyed it. I look forward to exploring more of her work in the future. Hope you enjoy Ghost Bride.

    Here is my WWW Wednesday https://wp.me/p5aJYh-3TR

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:07 PM #

      I heard good things about that one! I’m hoping I enjoy the rest of this story, it’s off to a good start. Happy reading!

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  25. Jolie September 30, 2020 at 12:54 PM #

    The Ghost Bride looks interesting. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-september-30th-2020/

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:08 PM #

      Thanks, I’m enjoying it so far. Happy reading!

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  26. Julie Anna's Books September 30, 2020 at 1:05 PM #

    I feel like whenever I read so many books at once there’s always that one book I’m slowly chipping away at. But I think that’s okay – nothing wrong with spending lots of time on a book as long as you’re enjoying it 🙂
    Here’s my WWW:
    http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-9-30-20/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:08 PM #

      Haha, thanks! I’m liking Running and it reminds me why I run, too. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. coupleofbees September 30, 2020 at 2:32 PM #

    I haven’t heard of THE MILLIONAIRES, but I do love a good thriller. Here’s what I’ve got:

    https://coupleofbeesread.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-3/

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 9:58 PM #

      I like this author so I’m excited to jump in. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Ryan September 30, 2020 at 2:34 PM #

    I’m always a little disappointed when something is less of a ghost story than I at first thought. I hope it turns out ideally for you. Happy reading!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-september-30-2020/

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:08 PM #

      It’s getting spookier so there’s still hope! Happy reading.

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  29. james (she/her) September 30, 2020 at 3:29 PM #

    Mine is here: https://jamesleahgdi.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-arc-edition-sep-30/

    I JUST heard about The Ghost Bride today! It sounds interesting… does it not actually have a ghost vibe to it then?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:09 PM #

      It does! More than I expected. I listened to it on my run this morning and it got even spookier. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  30. shanaqui September 30, 2020 at 6:53 PM #

    Ooh, Joy, Inc sounds kinda interesting given stuff I’ve been reading lately about how non-optimal our modern workplaces are. I’ll have to think about getting that!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:10 PM #

      They are VERY non-optimal! I think Sheridan has some good ideas though a lot of it would have to be top down change. Happy reading!

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  31. Yvonne (It's All About Books) September 30, 2020 at 8:26 PM #

    I’m curious about The Ghost Bride! I hope you will enjoy it. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam September 30, 2020 at 10:10 PM #

      Thanks, I hope I find more time for it soon. Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  32. bookswithcassie September 30, 2020 at 10:53 PM #

    The Ghost Bride sounds so interesting!

    https://bookswithcassie.com/2020/09/30/www-wednesday-9-30/

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    • Sam October 1, 2020 at 8:06 AM #

      It’s been good so far, I’m excited to spend more time with it soon. Happy reading!

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  33. trappedinsidestories October 1, 2020 at 5:28 AM #

    I’m glad you’re already reading The Ghost Bride, I’m excited to know your thoughts about it. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://trappedinsidestoriesonline.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/trappedinside-www-wednesday-2/

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    • Sam October 1, 2020 at 8:07 AM #

      I’ll have them posted as soon as I can. Happy reading!

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      • trappedinsidestories October 1, 2020 at 8:57 AM #

        You too! ❤

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