WWW Wednesday, 6-December-2017

6 Dec

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!


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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CurrentlyreadingI made slower progress in This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman this week. I got to read some during lunch at work but nothing like the great progress I made the last week. I think this will be two weeks or so for me to finish it. It’s really good now so it’s hard to think it could be that long.
I’m so close to finishing Singing My Him Song by Malachy McCourt! I won’t be surprised if I finish this one today. I’m still enjoying it, but I’m also looking forward to reading something new. I think my review will explain that a bit better than this rambling.
I’ve gotten into the mystery of Persona Non Grata by Ruth Downie. I like these characters a lot so I’m enjoying the back-and-forth and seeing Russo struggle to figure out what’s going on. I think I’ve got a week or two left on this one, too.

Recently finished: Nothing this week. After two last week, I’m not sad about this at all, it’s how things work. I was able to write a review, though. My review for Our Souls at Night by Ken Haruf was posted yesterday. Please go check it out. I have two more posts coming about this book next week, a movie review and a book club reflection.

Reading Next: I nabbed my copy of The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester from the library over the weekend. It looks like a shorter read than I was anticipating so I’m hopeful of getting it started and finished before the new year. My book club meets in early January and I’m excited to see that group again, I’ve missed the meetings in six months of this year!
I’ll start Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin as soon as I finish Madman. Unfortunately, neither of these were available as audiobooks through my library so I’ll be reading both in print and it will probably take me right up until the meeting to finish them!

Leave a comment with your link and a 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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56 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 6-December-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow December 6, 2017 at 1:42 AM #

    Oh, I like the look of Persona Non Grata. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 7:20 AM #

      Thanks, I really enjoy this series. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. alilovesbooks December 6, 2017 at 2:06 AM #

    Happy to hear you seem to be loving all of the books you have on the go at the moment. That so rarely happens.

    I have a RL book club meeting this week but I think there’s going to be trouble. Should be fun.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/www-wednesday-6th-december-2017/


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM #

      Uh oh! What kind of trouble? If there something worth fighting over, it is books! Happy reading.


      • alilovesbooks December 6, 2017 at 11:43 AM #

        We have a hat we draw the next book from. Was supposed to make it fairer but it’s gotten out of control. Some people have put multiple books in, and they are the ones who never attend or read the book. The faithful few are getting a bit angry that their book is never picked. One of them has control of the hat this week….


      • Sam December 6, 2017 at 2:41 PM #

        Oh shoot! I hope you pick a core member’s book. Happy reading!


  3. lilisblissfulpages December 6, 2017 at 2:23 AM #

    Ahm Sam, I noticed the title and I’m thinking if you just miswritten it.. 🙂 🙂 I was copying your link when I noticed it.


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 11:01 AM #

      I noticed as well, thanks for catching it! The link will remain the same but the title has changed.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. whatcathyreadnext December 6, 2017 at 3:07 AM #

    I really enjoyed reading your review of Our Souls At Night, especially your thoughts on it from a writer’s perspective.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/www-wednesdays-6th-december-17/


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 1:23 PM #

      I’m glad you like it! I always try to reflect on what reading teaches me about writing. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Happywhale December 6, 2017 at 4:12 AM #

    The Professor and the Madman looks interesting. It’s a shame you couldn’t get the books in audiobook format :(. Here’s my WWW for this week: https://ahappylittlebookworm.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/www-wednesday-06-12-17/
    Happy Wednesday 🙂


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 2:14 PM #

      I’ll find something else to listen to, not to worry. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. The Gal Herself December 6, 2017 at 7:29 AM #

    I’ve heard only good things about Singing Him My Song. Now that I see you’re enjoying it, too, I may have to ask Santa for a copy.

    I’ve got a Victorian-era Christmas mystery and a canine philosopher.



    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 2:15 PM #

      Victorian era books are always fun, I hope you enjoy. Happy reading!


  7. hmills96 December 6, 2017 at 7:30 AM #

    Here’s my link for 1030 est: http://ilayreading.com/2017/12/06/www-wednesday-12-6-2017/

    Liked by 1 person

  8. bettylouise31 December 6, 2017 at 8:39 AM #

    These books are all new for me. They sound interesting. My link is


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 2:37 PM #

      Thanks, I’m enjoying a lot. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. dez | the fun in reading books December 6, 2017 at 8:50 AM #

    I haven’t made a lot of progress with my books myself but like you said, it’s how things work. I’m just thankful I can still read a book despite my work schedule. But good luck with your current reads! Here’s my www this week: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/www-wednesday-december-6-2017/


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 2:38 PM #

      Thanks! I think I’ll finish one tonight which will feel great. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Ryan December 6, 2017 at 9:21 AM #

    I enjoyed your review of Ours Souls at Night. I’m going to make an effort to pick that up and read it in the new year.

    Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading 🙂



    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 2:38 PM #

      I’m glad you liked it! The book is a quick read. Happy reading!


  11. bookishpuffcorn December 6, 2017 at 9:27 AM #

    The Professor and the Madman sounds interesting! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post: https://bookishpuffcorn.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/www-wednesday-12-06-17/


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 1:24 PM #

      Thanks, I’m hoping to start it tomorrow! Happy reading!


  12. Jenn @ Bound to Writing December 6, 2017 at 10:35 AM #

    I like the sounds of Persona Non Grata. A good mystery is always fun to read. Here’s my post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-december-6/


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 2:39 PM #

      Thanks! I like how she ties in the historical setting. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. laurenisreadingblog December 6, 2017 at 10:47 AM #

    Sounds like a lot of good books! Hope you enjoy them. 🙂

    My post: https://laurenisreadingblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/www-wednesday-8/


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 2:40 PM #

      Thanks, I’ve had a good run lately. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Sheri December 6, 2017 at 11:28 AM #

    It’s me, Sheri. I have a new blog name and look, but it’s still me:) Thanks as always for hosting. https://tvaddictedbookworm.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/www-wednesday-73/


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 2:40 PM #

      Have fun with the new blog format. Happy reading!


      • Sheri December 6, 2017 at 3:19 PM #



  15. whimsywriter3 December 6, 2017 at 12:42 PM #

    Please Look After Mom has a stunning cover!

    My post: https://whimsywriter3.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/www-wendesday-december-6th/


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 2:48 PM #

      Thanks, I hope to start it before Christmas. Happy reading!


  16. Laila@BigReadingLife December 6, 2017 at 1:01 PM #

    I’ve not read any of your books this week, but happy reading!
    Here’s mine:


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 2:48 PM #

      Thanks! I’m enjoying them a lot. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Emily Wrayburn December 6, 2017 at 4:33 PM #

    I’m late! But better late than never! And it’s still Wednesday in most of the world!

    Here’s my link.


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 4:49 PM #

      It’s still Wednesday where I live, haha. Happy reading!


  18. Kwizgiver December 6, 2017 at 4:36 PM #

    Taking a week or so off from blogging = major reading!!!



    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 4:50 PM #

      Awesome! I hope they were all enjoyable. Happy reading!


  19. doriesreadingcorner December 6, 2017 at 4:55 PM #

    I’m joining for the first time this week. 🙂 Here’s my link: doriesreadingcorner.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/www-wednesday/


  20. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover December 6, 2017 at 5:57 PM #

    Ooh Persona Non Grata sounds really interesting! I went back and looked at the first book summary. I’m intrigued! Happy Reading!

    Here is my WWW post for today: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/www-wednesday-12-6-17/


    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 7:43 PM #

      The writing is really great, I recommend the series. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. anovelglimpse December 6, 2017 at 7:26 PM #

    That’s disappointing that the books weren’t available on audio. It always makes multiple books easier when at least one is an audio book.
    My WWW Wednesday.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 6, 2017 at 7:43 PM #

      Thanks, I’m hoping I still finish everything in time. Happy reading!


  22. karenjo46 December 7, 2017 at 1:27 AM #

    Mines super late today but better late than never… Here’s my post https://sincerelykarenjo.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/www-wednesday-2/



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