WWW Wednesday, 21-October-2020

21 Oct

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: With all the moving craziness of last week, I haven’t touched Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald. I hope to get a bit more in, but it may be a bit before I find the time. I’m liking this one a lot and I hope to finish it this month but I’m not holding myself too that too strongly.
I’m enjoying having The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer to turn to for some escapism. The fast pace is wonderful for my short attention span right now.
I started a new audiobook and had a ton of time to listen to it while driving back and forth on moving day! It’s my next book club pick, The Rise of Wolf 8 by Rick McIntyre. It’s been a while since we did some non-fiction so it’s a nice change of pace. I’ll have this one finished up by next week easily.

Recently finished: Nothing this week but after having two last week, I’m not worried. I did write a review for The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo which posted on Monday so please check that out!

Reading next: I need to start focusing on my reading challenge so I’m going to try and get a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. It’s been a while since I read a MG/YA book and this time period setting is perfect for my 1500-1699 slot in the historical fiction challenge!


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Have any opinions on these choices?

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71 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 21-October-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow October 21, 2020 at 12:58 AM #

    Interesting titles. I am curious about The Rise of Wolf 8. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:01 AM #

      It’s not what I was expecting but I’m still enjoying it. Happy reading!

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  2. Just_Me :) October 21, 2020 at 1:46 AM #

    You always have interesting titles on your posts! Noting each of them now. 🙂
    Here’s mine: https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-21-oct-2020/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:03 AM #

      I hope you find something new to enjoy. Happy reading!

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  3. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog October 21, 2020 at 2:30 AM #

    Hope you can get a copy of that book for the challenge I really need to read my two books as well. Here’s my link: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesdays-21-10-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:03 AM #

      Good luck! I find these time periods are usually a bit harder to fill. Happy reading!

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  4. Becca October 21, 2020 at 2:56 AM #

    October has been a slow reading month for me. https://wp.me/pcip93-eC

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:44 AM #

      I hope it picks up a bit heading into November. Happy reading!

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  5. Diana October 21, 2020 at 3:04 AM #

    I hope you’ll enjoy ‘The Witch of Blackbird Pond. All the best with the challenge x

    Here is my post for this week: https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-october-21st-2020/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:45 AM #

      Thanks! Looks like one that’s been really well reviewed before. Happy reading!

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  6. whatcathyreadnext October 21, 2020 at 3:32 AM #

    I’m impressed you managed to get any reading done at the same time as moving house so well done! I enjoyed reading your review of The Ghost Bride. I haven’t read it but I have read her second book The Night Tiger and it had the same mix of historical fiction with supernatural elements.

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/wwwwednesday-21st-october-2020/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:45 AM #

      I utilized the time driving between the two to listen to audio which was extremely helpful. Happy reading!

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  7. _forbookssake October 21, 2020 at 4:23 AM #

    I’m really curious about The Rise of Wolf 8, and The Witch of Blackbird Pond! Hope you enjoy them both 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-21st-october-2020/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:46 AM #

      Wolf 8 has been different than I expected. Not sure exactly what I think yet. Happy reading!

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  8. evelynb98 October 21, 2020 at 4:42 AM #

    The Ghost Bride sounds really interesting, I’ve never heard of something like that before! I’m sorry that you didn’t enjoy it that much!

    My WWW: https://moonlitbooks.home.blog/2020/10/21/wwwwednesday9/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:46 AM #

      The concept was kind of like the Disney movie Coco. I liked the cultural side of it, just not as much the plot. Happy reading!

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  9. Ali@abookishlife October 21, 2020 at 5:05 AM #

    I don’t know how you managed to focus enough to read anything while moving. I hope you’re settled into your new home.

    Here’s my www https://abookishlife.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-21st-october-2020/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:47 AM #

      More or less haha. I’ve mostly unpacked my books! Happy reading.

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      • Ali@abookishlife October 21, 2020 at 9:58 AM #

        Well they are the most important thing. I found when I moved that it only felt like home once I had books on shelves.

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      • Sam October 21, 2020 at 9:45 PM #

        I started organizing them tonight and should finish tomorrow. It’s very relaxing!

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  10. Books tales by me October 21, 2020 at 6:10 AM #

    Your next read looks interesting.
    Here is my WWW
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-21-october-2020/

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  11. Margaret October 21, 2020 at 6:29 AM #

    My attention span is very short right now too – and I’m not moving house, so I’m impressed by the amount of reading you have managed.

    Here’s my WWW post – https://booksplease.org/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-21-october-2020/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:47 AM #

      Thank you. The thriller is helping because I’m flying through it. Happy reading!

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  12. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den October 21, 2020 at 6:56 AM #

    The Rise of Wolf 8 sounds like a really interesting read! I read The Witch of Blackbird Pond a long time ago, when I was a little, and I remember liking it? Who knows what I’d think of it now, though. xD I’ll be interested in your thoughts on it, since I actually don’t remember anything about it.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:48 AM #

      I feel the same way about a lot of books I read in childhood haha. We’ll see how it’s aged. Happy reading!

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  13. jessicabookworm October 21, 2020 at 7:10 AM #

    Sam, I hope everything has been going well with the move and that you will have a bit more time for reading once you’re settled. 🤞📚😃

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/%f0%9f%93%9a-www-wednesday-21st-october-2020/ 🙂

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:57 AM #

      Thank you. The unpacking is still a bit crazy but it’s starting to feel like home. Happy reading!

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      • jessicabookworm October 21, 2020 at 9:16 AM #

        Thank you, Sam and good to hear its starting to feel like home now 😊

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  14. ems_shelflove October 21, 2020 at 7:29 AM #

    Great post! Happy reading all! Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://emsshelflove.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-6/

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  15. Julie Anna's Books October 21, 2020 at 7:52 AM #

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond looks so good! It’s been so long since I’ve read a historical fiction novel before 1800 and I’d love to read more historical fiction in general. Happy reading!
    My WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-10-21-20/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:58 AM #

      I host an annual challenge that helps push me to read a wider variety of historical fiction. I hope you might consider joining us for the When Are You Reading? Challenge in the future. Happy reading!

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  16. The Gal Herself October 21, 2020 at 8:22 AM #

    Looking forward to hearing more about the Meltzer book. I follow him on social media and feel like we’re buds, but I’ve never actually read any of his work.

    Here’s my WWW. I’ve got a thriller, a memoir, and a non-fiction classic.
    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/10/wwwwednesday_20.html

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:59 AM #

      I’ve read a handful before and enjoyed them. That’s part of why I wanted to read this one now. I knew it would be fast paced and help pick me up after a slump. Happy reading!

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  17. Ryan @ Ryan Read What? October 21, 2020 at 8:54 AM #

    Been having a great reading month lately, so hopefully can keep that up for the rest of October!

    Here’s my WWW: https://ryanreadwhat.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/tag-www-wednesday-10-19-20/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 8:59 AM #

      Good luck and happy reading!

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  18. Book and Corner October 21, 2020 at 10:17 AM #

    I will definitely checkout the review on The Ghost Bride. Here is my WWW

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 9:45 PM #

      Thanks, let me know what you think. Happy reading!

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  19. Jolie October 21, 2020 at 11:15 AM #

    I think I might check out The Witch of Blackbird Pond!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-october-21st-2020/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 9:45 PM #

      I hope we can both start it soon. Happy reading!

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  20. silverbuttonbooks October 21, 2020 at 11:34 AM #

    I think my TBR pile for October will topple over if I add anything but I just can’t resist adding The Witch of Blackbird Pond! I hope you get loads of time to read this week.

    Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-october-21-2020/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 9:46 PM #

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy it. I think I’ll be able to start soon. Happy reading!

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  21. The Unseen Library October 21, 2020 at 11:58 AM #

    Hope everyone is having a good reading week.
    Here is my WWW Wednesday article:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-21-october-2020/

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  22. samfsm October 21, 2020 at 12:26 PM #

    Wolf 8 sounds so interesting! I didn’t know they had made a series about these wolves; their story is so compelling. Also, I hope you love The Witch of Blackbird Pond; it was one of my favorite books for school. Happy reading!

    My WWW: https://samsbeachreads.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-october-21-2020/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 9:47 PM #

      I believe there’s a pending second book my McIntyre about the wolves. Glad to hear you liked Blackbird, I’m getting excited to start it. Happy reading!

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  23. Alex @pareads October 21, 2020 at 1:06 PM #

    Wolf 8 sounds really interesting – I haven’t heard about these wolves but was reading about them when I looked it up! It gives me some Call of the Wild vibes 🙂 Here’s my WWW: https://pareads.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-october-21st-2020/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 9:47 PM #

      Agree for sure! It makes me want to revisit London haha. Happy reading!

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  24. anovelglimpse October 21, 2020 at 1:08 PM #

    I read your Ghost Bride review, and it was nice to know you enjoyed it as much as I did.

    My WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 9:48 PM #

      I’m glad you liked my review. It was a really interesting way to explore a culture. Happy reading!

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  25. carryabigbook October 21, 2020 at 1:19 PM #

    A bit of escapism is what I need right about now. Intrigued by Meltzer’s Millionaires and might have to add Yangsze Choo’s Ghost bride to my TBR.
    Here’s my post for this week. A little late as I am posting between classes but hoping to make my way to everyone’s pages before the end of the day.
    https://carryabigbook.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesdays/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 9:49 PM #

      Millionaires has been a great escape and I’ll pick it up in a few to read before sleeping. Happy reading!

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  26. elenasquareeyes October 21, 2020 at 2:22 PM #

    Happy reading! 🙂
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday

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  27. Angela October 21, 2020 at 2:33 PM #

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond sounds really good!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post:
    https://fortheloveofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-3/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 9:49 PM #

      It’s gotten some rave reviews. Happy reading!

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  28. Rhonda October 21, 2020 at 2:37 PM #

    I am reading a historical fiction about Samoa, Leaves of the Banyon Tree, by Albert Wendt. Recently finished a superb sci fi by Octavia E. Butler, Parables of the Sower. Next . . .the last book on my reading-around-the-world project: My Husband by Macedonian author Rumena Buzarovska.

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 9:50 PM #

      Congrats on wrapping up your project! Did you do a book by an author from every country? Happy Wednesday!

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  29. libgirlbooks October 21, 2020 at 2:51 PM #

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond looks quite intriguing! I look forward to hearing what you think about it. Here’s my contribution to WWW Wednesday!
    https://libgirlbooks.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-oct-21-2020/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 9:50 PM #

      I hope o can speed through it, the audio isn’t very long. Happy reading!

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  30. Yvonne (It's All About Books) October 21, 2020 at 4:17 PM #

    The Witch Of Blackbird Pond sounds interesting! I hope you will enjoy it. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 9:51 PM #

      Thank you, I’m hoping I can start soon. Happy reading!

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  31. Ryan October 21, 2020 at 7:27 PM #

    The Rise of Wolf 8 sounds really interesting. Based on the blurb, it’s hard to believe it’s nonfiction. I hope you enjoy it!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/10/21/www-wednesday-october-21-2020/

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    • Sam October 21, 2020 at 9:52 PM #

      The book reads a lot more like non fiction than I expected. There are a lot of field notes from observing the wolves. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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