WWW Wednesday, 28-October-2020

28 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: I made an effort to make some progress on Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald this week and it’s gone well! I’m getting closer to the end and I’m optimistic I’ll finish this one in November. Fingers crossed!
I’m moving quickly through The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer and think I can finish it within a week. The short chapters make it easy to think ‘Just one more’ a few times before turning in for the night. My husband is usually snoring before I put it down.
I was able to start a new audiobook over the weekend and snagged a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. It’s not terribly long and I’m hoping I can finish it in a week or two. It looks like I was the only person not to read this as a child so I’m glad I’m finally catching up!

Recently finished: I finished The Rise of Wolf 8 by Rick McIntyre while I was cooking dinner one night. It felt so good to finish a book with my house in boxes all around me! At least one thing was done. I was able to post my review on Monday so please go check that out. I gave the book Three out of Five Stars.

I also posted my review for Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni on Thursday. I liked this book but it wasn’t a good fit for reading right before bed. I ended up giving it Three out of Five Stars.

Reading next: I’m looking to finish up my reading challenge with my next audiobook. Some detailed Googling led me to A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger. I don’t know much about it except the setting but I’m so pumped to finish the challenge that I’ll jump in with two feet.
I’ll likely need another physical book soon. This may sound crazy, but I haven’t made it to our new library to get a library card yet, so I’ll be taking from my personal stash for at least one more book. Next on my list is Knitting Yarns by Ann Hood. A friend of mine bought this for me years and years ago and I’m sorry it’s taken me this long to get to it.


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?

Until next time, write on.

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77 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 28-October-2020”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow October 28, 2020 at 12:32 AM #

    I am curious about A Burnable Book. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 8:52 AM #

      I hope I can start it soon. Happy reading!

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  2. nbiblioholic October 28, 2020 at 1:09 AM #

    I hope you continue to make progress with your reads! Here’s my WWW post.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 8:52 AM #

      Thank you. I’m feeling optimistic about it. Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Just_Me :) October 28, 2020 at 1:33 AM #

    A Burnable Book… hmmm, that got me curious…
    Here’s mine this week: https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesday-28-oct-2020/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 8:52 AM #

      Right?! I’d like to think we don’t want to burn any books so I’m intrigued. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Astrid October 28, 2020 at 2:56 AM #

    Lipstick Jihad sounds like an interesting read. I’ll post my reading wrap-up later today.

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  5. Diana October 28, 2020 at 4:29 AM #

    I hope you enjoy A Burnable Book. Happy Reading.

    Here’s my WWW: https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesday-october-28th-2020/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 8:53 AM #

      Thanks, I’m excited for it. Happy reading.

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  6. higgy88 October 28, 2020 at 4:30 AM #

    Hope you have a good reading week. Here is my post https://ladybookdragon.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesday-28-10-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

  7. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog October 28, 2020 at 4:41 AM #

    Knitting Yarns has intrigued me as I used to do a lot of knitting. Here’s my link this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesdays-28-10-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 8:53 AM #

      Same! I’m excited to pick it up. Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Tessa October 28, 2020 at 6:11 AM #

    A Burnable Book has a very intriguing title. I look forward to hearing more about it. Happy reading!
    My WWW: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/10/28/www-wednesday-october-28-2020/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 8:54 AM #

      Thanks! I’m excited to start it. Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. _forbookssake October 28, 2020 at 6:58 AM #

    Some interesting looking books on your list! Happy reading 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2020/10/28/www-wednesday-28th-october-2020/

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  10. LairOfBooks October 28, 2020 at 8:10 AM #

    A Burnable Book sounds interesting, haven’t read a historical thriller in a while. I hope you enjoy the read!

    My WWW: https://lairofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesdays-10-28-2020/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 8:54 AM #

      It’s been a bit for me, too. I’m excited to grab one again. Happy reading!

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  11. The Gal Herself October 28, 2020 at 8:17 AM #

    I love that you’re returning to The Witch of Blackbird Pond. This weekend, I intend to rewatch my favorite “scary” movie of my girlhood (The Ghost and Mr. Chicken) and now maybe I’ll see if my local library’s website has my first-ever “chapter book,” The Little Leftover Witch, available.

    This week, I’ve got a thriller and a historic retelling of a story (we think) we all know.

    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/10/wwwwednesday_27.html

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 8:55 AM #

      Those both sound adorable. I proposed watching Casper the Friendly Ghost to my husband and he refused. Maybe I’ll have to find a book to read for nostalgia instead. Happy reading!

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  12. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den October 28, 2020 at 8:17 AM #

    I don’t know anything about A Burnable Book, either, but that title sure grabs your attention, doesn’t it? Enjoy your reading this week!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 8:55 AM #

      Yeah, I’m loving this title. Happy reading!

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  13. silverbuttonbooks October 28, 2020 at 8:51 AM #

    So close to your reading challenge – such joy! I need a new audiobook as well, perhaps I will check out the Witch of Blackbird Pond.

    Here’s my WWW post! https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesday-october-28-2020/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 8:56 AM #

      The audio is well done so far and I’m enjoying it. I hope I keep moving quickly. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Ryan @ Ryan Read What? October 28, 2020 at 9:11 AM #

    I love it when books have short chapters – it makes the reading experience fly by.

    Here’s my WWW: https://ryanreadwhat.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/tag-www-wednesday-10-28-20/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 9:57 AM #

      So true. I wonder how much shorter a book would be as far as page count if they didn’t use short chapters, though. Happy reading!

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  15. elizabethjoy October 28, 2020 at 9:27 AM #

    Knitting Yarns sound right up my street – possibly one for my Christmas wish list! Reading & knitting/crochet is how I spend most of my spare time at the moment 🙂

    My WWW ~ https://complexchaos.blog/2020/10/28/www-wednesday-28th-october-2020/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 9:58 AM #

      A great way to do it! I need to start knitting again as my move settles down and the weather gets colder. Happy reading!

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  16. Sarah @The Great Morrison Migration October 28, 2020 at 9:40 AM #

    I recently realized that there is a lot of children’s lit that I have never read. My husband’s parent’s house still displays all the literature from when their kids were younger, and I found a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond. I don’t know why I didn’t pick that up this month. That would have been a perfect read. Can’t wait to hear what you think! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesdays-october-28-2020/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 9:59 AM #

      I hope you can enjoy it soon! I’m enjoying the story even if I’m skeptical of the setting. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. shanaqui October 28, 2020 at 9:56 AM #

    Bruce Holsinger taught a MOOC I did once about historical fiction, and he had a lot of fascinating insights to how historical fiction works! I hope you enjoy the book; I still haven’t read it, myself, oops…

    Here’s my post!

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 9:59 AM #

      That sounds fascinating. Glad you enjoyed it. Happy reading!

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  18. Barb Stevens October 28, 2020 at 9:59 AM #

    I’m reading Ken Follett’s new prequel to Pillars of The Earth. It’s called The Evening and the Morning and I’m loving every word

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM #

      Didn’t know that was a thing! I’m adding to by To Read list immediately. Happy reading!

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  19. Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf October 28, 2020 at 10:11 AM #

    Ooh, I love The Witch of Blackbird Pond!

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 2:08 PM #

      I’m enjoying it myself. Happy reading!

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  20. whatcathyreadnext October 28, 2020 at 10:20 AM #

    Added The Burnable Book to my wishlist as from the description it sounds just my kind of thing. I see it’s biiled as the first in a series but there seems to be only other subsequent book featuring the same characters…

    Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/wwwwednesday-28th-october-2020/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 2:09 PM #

      Maybe it’s still in progress? Some writers take longer than others so I’ll stay hopeful. Happy reading!

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  21. Constance October 28, 2020 at 10:48 AM #

    This is my second WWW post! https://perfectretort.blogspot.com/2020/10/www-wednesday-october-28-2020.html Thanks for keeping this project going.

    I am also a fan of Brad Meltzer – I met him when I worked in publishing and he had just written The Tenth Justice. I wonder where he stands on expanding the Supreme Court? A reluctant yes, I suspect.

    Coincidentally, I just decided to reread The Witch of Blackbird Pond. I didn’t make it to the library yesterday to pick up the copy that is waiting for me so annoyingly I have to wait until Friday, but I plan to review it soon. I hope you enjoy it! I don’t think anyone is too old to read it for the first time.

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 2:47 PM #

      I haven’t read The Tenth Justice yet. Is it one you enjoyed?
      How funny we both thought to read it now! I’m enjoying it so far and I hope you’re able to pick it up and start enjoying soon. Happy reading!

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  22. The Unseen Library October 28, 2020 at 11:15 AM #

    Best of luck getting through all those books. Hope you enjoy them all.

    My WWW Wednesday article:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesday-28-october-2020/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 2:47 PM #

      Thank you. I’m happy to find time for reading again. Happy reading.

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  23. Jolie October 28, 2020 at 11:33 AM #

    I am curious about A Burning Book. Also, I read while cooking too!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesday-october-28th-2020/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 2:47 PM #

      Listening while cooking and cleaning make those chores so much more enjoyable. Happy reading!

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  24. Jacob Collins - Hooked From Page One October 28, 2020 at 11:49 AM #

    Looks like you have some interesting reads here. Here’s my WWW Wednesday https://hookedfrompageoneblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesday-28-10-2020/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 2:48 PM #

      Thank you. I’m excited to spend more time reading soon. Happy reading!

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  25. Book and Corner October 28, 2020 at 11:52 AM #

    A Burnable Book sounds really nice. I hope you like it. Here is my WWW

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 2:48 PM #

      Thank you. I’m looking forward to it soon! Happy reading.

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  26. Lolly October 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM #

    Ooooh burnable book sounds really good! Here is my WWW! https://trippingontales.wordpress.com/2020/10/27/www-wednesdays-28th-oct-2020/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 2:48 PM #

      The title hooked me and I’m looking forward to it. Happy Wednesday!

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      • Lolly October 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM #

        Love when that happens! Looking forward to hearing what you have to say about it!

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  27. Leslie October 28, 2020 at 1:03 PM #

    Hope you have a great reading week!!

    https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/w-w-w-10-28-20/

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  28. Bookish Rising October 28, 2020 at 1:29 PM #

    Sounds like a great reading week for you! Here’s my post https://bookishrising.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesday-lets-celebrate-my-lack-of-reading/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 2:51 PM #

      Thanks, I’m having a blast with my books. Happy Wednesday!

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  29. Yvonne (It's All About Books) October 28, 2020 at 1:52 PM #

    I like the sound of A Burnable Book! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 2:53 PM #

      Thank you. I’m optimistic about starting it soon. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Ryan October 28, 2020 at 2:45 PM #

    Congrats on all the progress despite how busy you are! I hope you have a great week.

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesday-october-28-2020/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 2:53 PM #

      Thanks! I’m actually really excited about progress in these crazy busy weeks. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  31. jessicabookworm October 28, 2020 at 4:36 PM #

    I’m glad to hear you finished you first book, even with all the craziness of settling in, unpacking and boxes everywhere! Take care and happy reading. 👋📚😃

    Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/%f0%9f%93%9a-www-wednesday-28th-october-2020/ 🙂

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 4:58 PM #

      Thank you. My reading time are night has been my saving grace. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  32. carryabigbook October 28, 2020 at 4:52 PM #

    Burnable Book looks interesting. What challenge are you using it for?

    Here’s my WWW post:
    https://carryabigbook.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesdays-10-28/

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 7:06 PM #

      I run a historical fiction challenge called When Are You Reading? It’s a challenge to read historical fiction from a wide variety of time periods. I really enjoy pushing my historical horizons. Happy reading!

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  33. Jen October 28, 2020 at 7:42 PM #

    Hi Sam and everyone! I am new and have been out scouting for new “reads” and I came across WWW Wednesday, so this is my very first one. =D I posted a bit ago and you can find mine WWW below. A Burnable Book sounds very interesting and I have to add that to my ‘to read’ list. I love the Medieval era.

    https://www.jens-chaos.com/post/www-wednesday

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    • Sam October 28, 2020 at 9:16 PM #

      Welcome! I find it hard to get books from the Medieval time period so I’m glad to have found this one. Happy Wednesday!

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  34. bookswithcassie October 28, 2020 at 10:52 PM #

    Knitting Yarns sounds right up my alley! I’m definitely going to have to get myself a copy 🙂

    https://bookswithcassie.com/2020/10/28/www-wednesday-10-28-20/

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    • Sam October 29, 2020 at 7:30 AM #

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

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