WWW Wednesday, 20-December-2017

20 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!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 haven’t had much time to read The Color Purple by Alice Walker. I usually read my ebooks during lunch at work but with the holidays coming up, we’ve been having a lot of office lunches or lunches out so I haven’t read much.
I’m really enjoying The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester but, again, my reading has slowed down a bit. I’ve been so tired before bed that I spent four days on a single chapter. I’ll keep pushing on and I hope this is finished before the new year.
I have made some good progress on The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. I’ve been baking a lot and wrapping presents and there’s nothing better than having a book in your ear to make those things feel like they’re flying by.

Recently finished: Little surprise, but nothing finished this week. After finishing three last week, I didn’t expect much from myself.
On the bright side, I got all three book reviews written! Last Thursday was This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman. I really enjoyed this one and gave it Four out of Five Stars. Pick it up if you can, it’s short and poignant.
This week I wrote about Persona Non Grata by Ruth Downie on Monday. I really enjoy the series and I plan to continue on with the fourth one. I gave this one Four out of Five Stars
Yesterday I posted about Singing My Him Song by Malachy McCourt. It wasn’t my favorite, but I still liked it. Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: My plan is still to read Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin. I’ll be starting as soon as I finish Madman.
I also picked out a book for my road trip to Ohio with my husband Christmas morning. We’re going to listen to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I’ve seen really good things about this one and with a movie coming out soon, I want to read/listen to it before I see the film.

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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45 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 20-December-2017”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow December 20, 2017 at 1:48 AM #

    Enjoy your books! You have some good ones there. Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 8:22 AM #

      Thank you, I think they’ll carry me through the holidays well. Happy reading!


  2. Andrea @ Books for Muse December 20, 2017 at 2:06 AM #

    I aodre Simon vs.!!! Great list 😊https://booksformuse.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/www-wednesday-4/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Andrea @ Books for Muse December 20, 2017 at 2:11 AM #


      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 8:22 AM #

      Glad to hear! Happy reading!


  3. alilovesbooks December 20, 2017 at 3:10 AM #

    I can’t wait for the holidays to start. Like you I seem to be spending most of my time going to work functions and I’m exhausted.

    Simon vs is a brilliant book. I hope you and your other half enjoy and have a great Christmas.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/www-wednesday-20th-december-2017/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 8:23 AM #

      I’ve got family obligations to go. So far, I’m surviving on cookies and living in an ugly sweater. Happy reading!


  4. cleopatralovesbooks December 20, 2017 at 3:42 AM #

    Enjoy your road trip with Simon versus the Homo Sapiens Agenda Sam – Happy Christmas. Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://wp.me/p3NfGl-2G6

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 8:24 AM #

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to it. Happy reading!


  5. Priyasha December 20, 2017 at 6:38 AM #

    Happy reading 📖
    Good choice of books 📖
    My WWW post : https://scribbledstories514.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/www-wednesday8/


    • Sam December 22, 2017 at 8:40 PM #

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to another week of some good reading. Happy reading!


  6. Emily @ Reaching While Rooted December 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM #

    Can’t lie, sometimes writing a review is harder than finishing the book! The semester actually just finished for me, so the holiday season is actually one of my less-busy times of the year! Been reading tons of holiday stories lately: https://reachingwhilerooted.com/2017/12/20/www-wednesday-12-20-17/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 8:29 AM #

      Exciting! I feel like my semester ended and all the holiday preparations took over in force. I’ve been swamped. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Jamie @ Fantasy Book Chick December 20, 2017 at 8:19 AM #

    Enjoy your road trip to Ohio, that’s where I live! Hope you enjoy your book on the way and have a great Christmas!


    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 8:37 AM #

      Awesome! My mom’s side of the family is living in Cincinnati so we go down there for Christmas. Happy reading!


  8. bettylouise31 December 20, 2017 at 9:22 AM #

    I haven’t read any of your books, some day in the future. Link today is https://wordpress.com/post/idahobluebird50.com/23998


    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 9:48 AM #

      I hope some of them seemed appealing to you. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • bettylouise31 December 20, 2017 at 9:54 AM #

        Book covers can help a lot of selling a book.


  9. whatcathyreadnext December 20, 2017 at 9:34 AM #

    I really enjoyed your review of This Beautiful Life. It sounds like one of those books that really draws you in and makes you think. Perhaps a good book club choice?

    I hope your husband enjoys your book pick for your road trip.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/www-wednesdays-20th-december-17/


    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 9:49 AM #

      I think it would make a great book club pick! It’s nice and concise, too. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. jennsie13 December 20, 2017 at 10:01 AM #

    Simon is one of my FAVOURITE books EVER! I hope you love listening to it!!

    Here’s my WWW: https://jennexplainsityall.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/www-december-20-2017/


    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 10:02 AM #

      I’m so glad! Thanks for participating and happy reading!


  11. Bookish Matters December 20, 2017 at 10:08 AM #

    You have some interesting reads. I also enjoy listening to an audiobook while doing chores and what not makes it more enjoyable.
    Check out my WWW https://bookishmatters.com/2017/12/20/www-wednesday-december-20-2017/


    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 10:13 AM #

      I’m glad you enjoy audio as well! It makes house chores so much more bearable. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. laurenisreadingblog December 20, 2017 at 10:11 AM #

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, so I’m looking forward to what you think. I just read another of Becky Albertalli’s books, The Upside of Unrequited, and I really liked it.

    My post: https://laurenisreadingblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/www-wednesday-10/


    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 10:16 AM #

      I believe that’s her new one. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Kee the Reader December 20, 2017 at 10:35 AM #

    Can’t wait to hear what you think about Simon!!
    here’s mine https://keeanareads.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/www-wednesday-december-20-2017/


    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 11:08 AM #

      Thanks! I hope I can get to it soon. Happy reading!


  14. Jenn @ Bound to Writing December 20, 2017 at 11:18 AM #

    I want to read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda before the movie comes out. Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-december-20/


    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 12:08 PM #

      I always try to read the book first. Happy reading!


  15. anovelglimpse December 20, 2017 at 11:58 AM #

    I’ve always wanted to read The Marriage Plot! I hope you enjoy it.
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 12:09 PM #

      I’m enjoying it more and more as it goes on. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Ryan December 20, 2017 at 3:14 PM #

    Been a bit of an odd day, but better late than never getting this up. I hope you have a Merry Christmas! Here’s my post for this week:



    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 3:30 PM #

      The same to you! This time of year always screws everything up. Happy reading!


  17. Woolly Muses December 20, 2017 at 6:47 PM #

    So pleased to not someone else has Blog Spot commenting issues. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. I would like to join WWW Wednesday although my posts will be irregular, I think, as I am not a fast reader.


    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 7:33 PM #

      Welcome! I thought it was because I use my phone but I have trouble on a laptop as well. Glad you’re thinking of joining us. Happy Wednesday!


  18. Emily Wrayburn December 20, 2017 at 7:12 PM #

    I tried reading Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda a while back but I wasn’t in the right mood for it. I’ve been thinking I should revisit it with the movie coming up. Hope you enjoy it on your roadtrip.

    Here’s my post for this week.


    • Sam December 20, 2017 at 7:55 PM #

      Thanks! I hope you can get back to it soon. Happy reading!


  19. Step Into A Book World December 20, 2017 at 7:33 PM #

    Enjoy your trip and be safe! 🙂




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