WWW Wednesday, 4-November-2020

4 Nov

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’ve been making steady progress with The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare on audio. Without commuting, I’m getting creative with my listening time and have utilized going to the gym to get a lot in. I should have this book wrapped up next week.
I surprised myself by finishing my ebook! I grabbed Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono for my next read. I like the idea of teaching creative thinking and I wonder if it will help me with writing at all.
I pushed to finish my physical book as well and was able to start Knitting Yarns by Ann Hood on Friday. It’s a nice collection of essays and while it’s not overly gripping, I’m moving forward through it well. With the cooler weather, I’m thinking more about knitting and this has gotten me in the mood for it.

Recently finished: My final push to finish Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald was successful! Hearing Grunenwald’s story was good for me right now as I feel a drop off in running coming with the winter months. I’ll probably switch to swimming, but her motivation will carry over and I hope I can keep it up. My review for the book will be up tomorrow.
I got caught up in The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer and finished that on Friday as well. It was a good day for me! I was a bit disappointed in the ending which seemed to fall a bit flat, but it was a fun ride along the way. Meltzer is a good place for me to turn when I need a book to pick me up. My review will be up early next week.

Reading next: I still plan to read A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger but it doesn’t look like it will be my next audiobook due to some book club demands.
My book club decided on reading The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. I can’t believe I haven’t read this one yet after all the good press it’s gotten. I’m excited to dive in soon and see what the hype is about.


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Have any opinions on these choices?

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55 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 4-November-2020”

  1. Just_Me :) November 4, 2020 at 12:42 AM #

    Oh! Now I remember I also have a copy of The Boys in a Boat, bought it a few years back… should get to it, too!
    Here’s mine this week: https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2020/11/04/www-wednesday-04-nov-2020/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 7:46 AM #

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

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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow November 4, 2020 at 12:48 AM #

    Lateral Thinking looks like a good one, and I’m also curious about The Boys in the Boat. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 7:46 AM #

      I think Lateral Thinking is going to be slow. But most of my ebooks are so that shouldn’t change much haha. Happy reading!

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  3. carryabigbook November 4, 2020 at 12:50 AM #

    I’ve read quite a few of de Bono’s books and found them quite interesting.
    Here’s my post http://carryabigbook.com/?p=1285

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 7:47 AM #

      Great to hear! This will be my first one. Happy reading.

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  4. The Gal Herself November 4, 2020 at 12:57 AM #

    I’m glad you finally finished — and enjoyed — Running with a Police Escort! I know you’ve been working on that one for a while.

    I’m all nonfiction this week.
    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2020/11/wwwwednesday.html

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 7:47 AM #

      Longer than I’d like to admit haha. Thank you. Happy reading.

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  5. Diana November 4, 2020 at 12:58 AM #

    I need to read Running with a police escort. I need some motivation right now to get off the couch after a year of being inactive. All the best with the swimming.

    Here is my WWW: https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2020/11/04/www-wednesday-november-4th/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 7:48 AM #

      I’ll post my review tomorrow! It helped me keep getting up when I didn’t want to. Happy reading!

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  6. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog November 4, 2020 at 2:32 AM #

    Hope you enjoy the Edward de Bono book his critical thinking course is amazing and very helpful. Here’s my link for this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2020/11/04/www-wednesdays-04-11-20-wwwwednesdays-with-that-gif%f0%9f%98%89/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 7:48 AM #

      I hope the book is equally helpful. Happy reading!

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  7. _tirilu November 4, 2020 at 3:17 AM #

    I don’t think I have read or even heard of any of the books on your list, Sam. Running with a police escort sounds interesting though. Also the Edward de Bono book.

    Here’s my link for the week: https://tirilu.com/2020/11/04/www-wednesday-6/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 7:49 AM #

      I’m not good at reading popular titles often lol. I’m usually at least 5 years behind. Happy reading!

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  8. whatcathyreadnext November 4, 2020 at 3:39 AM #

    I’d never heard of The Boys in the Boat before seeing it mentioned here but it sounds fascinating. Congratulations on making so much progress with your books. Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/11/04/wwwwednesday-4th-november-2020/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 7:50 AM #

      I know it’s received a lot of praise but was always just off my radar until now. Happy reading!

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  9. Tessa November 4, 2020 at 6:14 AM #

    Lateral Thinking looks very interesting. I’m surprised it’s never crossed my path. I’ll have to check it out ❤️ My www: https://tessatalksbooks.blog/2020/11/04/www-wednesday-november-4-2020/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 7:50 AM #

      I think I heard it mentioned in another book which got me to add it here. That’s the problem with books about books. Happy reading!

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  10. Astrid November 4, 2020 at 6:51 AM #

    Lateral Thinking sounds interesting. I’m glad you’re getting creative with your listening.

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 7:51 AM #

      Thank you. I’ve got to get in as much listening time as I can! Happy reading.

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  11. Julie Anna's Books November 4, 2020 at 7:34 AM #

    Lateral Thinking sounds really good! I’d love to read more books on creativity. It’s been a long time that I’ve had a creative block so it sounds like it’s a really helpful book. I hope you enjoy it!
    Here’s my WWW: http://www.julieannasbooks.com/www-wednesday-11-4-2020/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 7:51 AM #

      Thank you. I hope to get more into it this week so I can form an opinion. Happy reading!

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  12. silverbuttonbooks November 4, 2020 at 8:24 AM #

    I also love the idea of Lateral Thinking – I need to add it to my pile. I hope you enjoy it and have a great week!

    Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/11/04/www-wednesday-november-4-2020/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 9:29 AM #

      Thank you! I hope to give it some more time this week. Happy reading!

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  13. Yvonne (It's All About Books) November 4, 2020 at 8:48 AM #

    I like the sound of The Boys In A Boat! I hope you will enjoy it. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 9:29 AM #

      Thanks, I’ve heard great things. Happy reading!

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  14. Ryan November 4, 2020 at 9:34 AM #

    I’m happy your final push for finishing up Running with a Police Escort worked out. I can relate to a lingering book nagging at you. Great to hear it was so motivating too. Have a great week!

    https://musewithmeblog.com/2020/11/04/www-wednesday-november-4-2020/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 11:45 AM #

      Sometimes I just get fed up with how long a book lingers. Happy reading!

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  15. HerBookishDesires November 4, 2020 at 9:44 AM #

    I have not heard of any of the books you mentioned, but I will have to check them out! 🙂

    My WWW: https://herbookishdesires.wordpress.com/2020/11/04/www%e2%9d%93wednesday%f0%9f%a4%94/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 1:56 PM #

      I’m bad at reading popular books haha. Happy Wednesday!

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  16. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den November 4, 2020 at 9:52 AM #

    Bummer that Meltzer’s ending was a bit disappointing, but I’m glad you enjoyed the ride anyway! Enjoy your upcoming reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 1:58 PM #

      The final hill of a rollercoaster can be lame and still be a good rollercoaster, right? Happy reading!

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  17. The Unseen Library November 4, 2020 at 10:03 AM #

    Good job finishing those books off, hope you enjoyed them.
    Here is my WWW Wednesday for the week:
    https://unseenlibrary.com/2020/11/04/www-wednesday-4-november-2020/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 1:58 PM #

      I did, thank you! I hope I can keep the momentum going. Happy reading!

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  18. Jolie November 4, 2020 at 11:24 AM #

    A Burnable Book and The Boys in the Boat sound very interesting. Also yay on finishing Running with a Police Escort!! Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2020/11/04/www-wednesday-november-4th-2020/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 1:59 PM #

      I think I’ve got some great audio on deck. Happy reading!

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  19. libgirlbooks November 4, 2020 at 1:04 PM #

    The Boys in the Boat has been on my TBR list for a while, so I’ll be very interested to hear your thoughts. Here’s my WWW post for this Wednesday.
    https://libgirlbooks.com/2020/11/04/www-wednesday-november-4-2020/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 1:59 PM #

      I’m excited to start it and let you know. Happy reading!

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  20. nbiblioholic November 4, 2020 at 1:16 PM #

    Woo hoo! Congrats on finishing Running With a Police Escort!! I hope you have a great reading week 🙂

    Here’s my WWW post: https://www.nbiblioholic.com/2020/11/www-wednesday-november-4.html

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 1:59 PM #

      Thanks! My review of it will be up tomorrow. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Nicole November 4, 2020 at 1:52 PM #

    I hope you enjoy all of your upcoming reads. They sound very interesting! Have a great week 😀

    Here’s my post: https://theanatomyofabookworm.wordpress.com/2020/11/04/www-wednesday-04-11-20/

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    • Sam November 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM #

      Thanks, I think I’ve got a solid bunch. Happy reading!

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  22. Siena November 4, 2020 at 6:19 PM #

    I hope you enjoy your future reads! Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://booksophobias.wordpress.com/2020/11/04/www-wednesday-11-4-20/

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  23. bookswithcassie November 4, 2020 at 9:58 PM #

    You’ve gotten a lot of great reading done recently!

    https://bookswithcassie.com/2020/11/04/www-wednesday-11-4-20/

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    • Sam November 5, 2020 at 12:07 PM #

      Thank you! It feels great to have made some progress. Happy reading!

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  24. Jen November 5, 2020 at 1:47 AM #

    Well, I am late to the party! Everyone has some great reads listed. I am shifting gears here a bit from actual historical romance and going straight historical fiction. =) We will see where I end up. Happy reading!

    https://www.jens-chaos.com/post/www-wednesday-1

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    • Sam November 5, 2020 at 12:08 PM #

      I’m a huge fan of historical fiction. I run a reading challenge for it each year to push myself to read more genres. Happy Wednesday!

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