WWW Wednesday, 27-December-2017

27 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 made some good progress on The Color Purple by Alice Walker during lunch last week. There was no one in the office to talk to me so I took a little longer reading and wasn’t sidetracked as often. Yay for the holiday slow down!
I’m flying with The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. This plot is a great slow burn and it has me seriously hooked. Eugenides is a great writer and I love the small nods to Detroit he adds.
My husband said I came home mad when I listened to NPR in the car so to counteract that, I got an audiobook on CD. It’s one I’ve wanted to read for a while, A Widow for One Year by John Irving. Irving is a favorite author of mine and I’m always excited to read one of his books. It’s slow going during the holidays when I’m not driving a lot, but I’ll get through it.
I just started Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin. It’s still too early to tell if this one is going to be as heartbreaking as the title and cover make me think!

Recently finished: I wrapped up The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester on Sunday morning. It feels so good to have another book finished before the end of the year. I didn’t think I’d finish this one before I left for vacation so I’m really glad to see it wrapped up and counting toward my 2017 total. I probably won’t have a review for it up until next week. I’m a bit bogged down with the holidays and party hosting at the moment.

Reading Next: I always pick a book to read in Spanish each year and for 2018 I’m returning to the world of Harry and I’ll be reading Harry Potter y las Reliquias de la Muerte by J.K. Rowling. I’m really looking forward to finishing my Spanish read-through of the series. I may have to start over at the beginning!

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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34 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 27-December-2017”

  1. Emily Wrayburn December 27, 2017 at 1:35 AM #

    I’m planning on doing a Harry Potter re-read in 2018, though mine will be in English. A while ago I probably could have tried them in French, but I’m too rusty now. Enjoy!

    Here’s my WWW: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/www-wednesday-december-27-2017/


    • Emily Wrayburn December 27, 2017 at 3:30 AM #

      Eek! Correct link!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 27, 2017 at 9:29 AM #

      It’s amazing how quickly it comes back to me when I read in it. With such a familiar story, I’m sure you could do it. Happy reading!


  2. Laurel-Rain Snow December 27, 2017 at 1:42 AM #

    I liked The Marriage Plot….enjoy them all, and here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam December 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM #

      Thanks! I hope to have it finished by next week. Happy reading!


  3. whatcathyreadnext December 27, 2017 at 3:28 AM #

    I’ll look forward to your review of the Simon Winchester, sounds intriguing. Once you’ve stopped partying, of course… 🎄🎉🎶

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/12/27/www-wednesdays-27th-december-17/


    • Sam December 27, 2017 at 9:31 AM #

      Haha the party has slowed. I actually have work tomorrow! Happy reading!


  4. alilovesbooks December 27, 2017 at 4:47 AM #

    My Spanish is almost non existent. Is that Deathly Hallows?

    I’ve never read a Eugenides but feel like I really should. I hope you enjoy all of your reads.

    Here’s my WWW https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2017/12/27/www-wednesday-27th-december-2017/


    • Sam December 27, 2017 at 9:32 AM #

      It is! This is my second Eugenides. I prefer Middlesex so far. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. bettylouise31 December 27, 2017 at 9:03 AM #

    Thanks for sharing. My link is

    Liked by 1 person

  6. camillesbookishadventures December 27, 2017 at 9:50 AM #

    That’s brilliant, I love this meme!
    I’ve just published my first one here: https://camillesbookishadventures.wordpress.com/2017/12/27/www-wednesday-27-12-17/


    • Sam December 27, 2017 at 9:53 AM #

      Awesome! Welcome and happy Wednesday!


  7. Emily @ Reaching While Rooted December 27, 2017 at 9:55 AM #

    I read Middlesex by Eugenides and loved it! Here’s my link: https://reachingwhilerooted.com/2017/12/27/www-wednesday-12-27-17/


    • Sam December 27, 2017 at 9:55 AM #

      Me, too! This one is good, too, but I still liked Middlesex better. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Andreea P. December 27, 2017 at 11:13 AM #

    A Harry Potter rereading <3, ah, just thinking about it makes me nostalgic. I am interested in reading pretty much everything my Jeffrey Eugenides so I am looking forward to your opinion on The Marriage Plot!

    Here is my post: https://cheekylines.wordpress.com/2017/12/27/www-27-12-2017/


    • Sam December 27, 2017 at 12:21 PM #

      It’s always in order. Happy reading!


  9. Molly December 27, 2017 at 11:59 AM #

    Alice Walker’s The Color Purple is a favorite of mine. I have re-read it so often the cover has disintegrated. You know I love this meme – here is my contribution! https://wordpress.com/post/silverbuttonbooks.com/4548


    • Sam December 27, 2017 at 12:22 PM #

      I’m so glad to hear that! I’m enjoying it so far and I’m really invested in the characters. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Ryan December 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM #

    I’m looking forward to reading your review of The Professor and the Madman. It’s really caught my interest. No idea when I’ll get to it myself, but it’s definitely on my radar.

    Here’s my post for this week. Have a Happy New Year 🙂



    • Sam December 27, 2017 at 12:23 PM #

      I’m glad! It was very well written and I liked it a lot. Happy reading!


  11. RiannaPriest December 27, 2017 at 12:04 PM #

    You can honestly never go wrong with Harry Potter. Or magic in general!
    Here’s my WWW:

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 27, 2017 at 12:23 PM #

      Never! I reread one of them every year. Happy reading!


  12. Books tales by me December 27, 2017 at 12:10 PM #

    Thanks for Sharing.
    Here is mine https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2017/12/27/www-wednesday-27-december-2017/

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Jenn @ Bound to Writing December 27, 2017 at 1:20 PM #

    Have fun reading Harry Potter! I’m planning on doing a read through of Harry Potter in 2018. Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-december-27/


    • Sam December 27, 2017 at 2:48 PM #

      Fun! It’s been a long time since I read them all. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. anovelglimpse December 27, 2017 at 1:44 PM #

    How cool is it that you read a book in Spanish! That’s amazing! 🙂
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam December 27, 2017 at 2:48 PM #

      Thank you, I try to read one per year. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. doriesreadingcorner December 27, 2017 at 3:56 PM #

    I really like the idea of doing a book a year in Spanish and love that you’ve chosen Harry Potter for your 2018 pick! I just received a new complete set of Harry Potter books for Christmas and plan on doing a re-read as soon as I get through a few of the ARC’s I’ve been sitting on. But I’m sticking to English personally. 😉

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday for today: https://doriesreadingcorner.wordpress.com/2017/12/27/www-wednesday-december-27-2017/


    • Sam December 27, 2017 at 6:17 PM #

      An HP reread is always in order! Enjoy your new copies. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover December 27, 2017 at 8:31 PM #

    That is really awesome that you’re reading HP in Spanish! I so wish I was able to do that. Haha! Happy Reading!

    Here is my post for today: https://katelynpdickinson.wordpress.com/2017/12/27/www-wednesday-12-27-17/


    • Sam December 28, 2017 at 8:19 AM #

      It took a four-year degree to get there haha. I’m just trying to keep it fresh. Happy reading!



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