WWW Wednesday, 26-December-2018

26 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’m out of lunch breaks for the year and I really have to finish Henry VIII by William Shakespeare! This is my last book for the When Are You Reading? Challenge 2018. If this isn’t finished before the end of the year, I’m going to be very mad at myself.
I’m enjoying Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott but the holidays have kept me busy and away from it more than I’d like. I’m sure I’ll get it wrapped up, it may just be in January.
I started two new audiobooks! I finished my physical audiobook in my car and decided to start on another whopper, The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan. It’s a whopping 21 disks long (though I swear the book doesn’t look that long!) so I’ll be on this one for quite a while.
I started a new eaudiobook as well, Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. I read Lawson’s first book for a book club a few years ago and loved it. My brother gave me a signed copy of this book for Christmas a few years ago and I’m finally listening to it because I’m paranoid about a signed book being damaged.

Recently finished: I was able to finish up The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati while baking Christmas cookies, which was a wonderful way to finish a book. I was really disappointed in the ending despite great writing and good characters. I debated my rating for a while but ultimately ended on Three out of Five Stars. I’ll be reviewing more books in the new year.
I wrapped up People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks over the weekend as well. I liked the ending of this one more, but there was one flaw in the main character that really peeved me right at the end. Another Three out of Five Stars rating.

Reading Next: I’ll start Before the Fall by Noah Hawley later today as my husband and I head to Ohio for family Christmas. I’m getting excited!

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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23 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 26-December-2018”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow December 26, 2018 at 1:57 AM #

    I’ve been curious about Bird by Bird. Enjoy your upcoming reads, and congrats on the ones you finished. Here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam December 26, 2018 at 11:06 AM #

      Thank you. I’m liking it and enjoying short chapters haha. Happy reading!


  2. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog December 26, 2018 at 5:30 AM #

    Wow 21 discs is very long, hope you enjoy it! Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/12/26/www-wednesdays-26-12-18/


    • Sam December 26, 2018 at 11:06 AM #

      Thank you. I’m in for the long haul. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. jenchaos76 December 26, 2018 at 9:11 AM #

    I should read more Amy Tan, she is so wonderful. However, I don’t think I can do audio. I’ve tried and I cannot lay attention.


  4. whatcathyreadnext December 26, 2018 at 9:42 AM #

    Wow, you’re a tough one to please when it comes to endings of books! Seriously, you’re right to be because it’s important I think how a book leaves you feeling. Good luck with finishing off Henry VIII. Obviously, a lot of his wives would have been very disappointed by the endings, LOL.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/12/26/www-wednesdays-26th-december-18/


    • Sam December 26, 2018 at 11:07 AM #

      Lol. Very true. I find it interesting he wrote about Henry VIII since he overlapped with Elizabeth I a bit. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Keri December 26, 2018 at 12:04 PM #

    Oooh, Bird by Bird sounds really interesting!
    And I hope you have a great time visiting family!

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post:


    • Sam December 26, 2018 at 1:57 PM #

      Thank you. I’m really enjoying the trip so far. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. anovelglimpse December 26, 2018 at 1:17 PM #

    I love Amy Tan books! I hope this one is going well for you. Belated Happy Holidays!

    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam December 26, 2018 at 1:57 PM #

      Thanks! It’s a bit early to tell. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Jolie December 26, 2018 at 2:50 PM #

    I am curious about The Valley of Amazement. Here’s mine: https://readwithme2018.com/2018/12/26/www-wednesday-december-26th-2018/


    • Sam December 27, 2018 at 9:11 AM #

      It’s too early to tell for me. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Kristan @ Lit Listening December 26, 2018 at 3:17 PM #

    Gotta love/hate deceptively long audiobooks! I just started The Mists of Avalon which is only 800 pages, but somehow is 51 hours long on audio.

    My post: https://litlistening.com/2018/12/26/good-riddance-to-2018-www-wednesday-wrap-up-dec-26/


    • Sam December 27, 2018 at 9:13 AM #

      Geeze! Good luck with that one. That narrator must take their time lol. Happy reading!


  9. Heather December 26, 2018 at 6:56 PM #

    21 disks sounds like a lot for an audiobook! I’ve only listened to them digitally through Audible–I couldn’t imagine dealing with 21 disks of book. Have fun with your family!

    My post: https://thewriterlykind.wordpress.com/2018/12/26/www-wednesday-6/


    • Sam December 27, 2018 at 9:16 AM #

      It’s a nice thick box haha. It’s hard to find a spot in my car for it. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Yvo December 26, 2018 at 8:09 PM #

    I hope you will enjoy Furiously Happy! It’s one of my favorites. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam December 27, 2018 at 9:17 AM #

      It’s really fun so far. I’m going to flip through the book for pictures I’m missing with the audio. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person


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