WWW Wednesday, 25-December-2019 (Merry Christmas!)

25 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’ll continue to move through Wild Ink by Victoria Hanley at my slow pace. I’m getting some good advice as I go but nothing earth-shattering so far.
I’m adoring Pachinko by Min Jin Lee and I’m getting as much as possible in between sections of The Dutch House. This is a book club pick for me and I’m getting a little nervous about finishing it in time. I’m not going to complain about the length, though, because I’m adoring it so much.
I finished the second part of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett for my buddy read. We’re doing four sections and we already met to talk about the first part. We’ll meet in early January to discuss the second part. It’s so tempting to speed ahead!
Change of plans for my audiobook. I had a long-term hold on Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys that came in unexpectedly. I started it and should finish it this week; it’s a rather short one. I’m not liking it as much as the last Sepetys book I read, but I still like it.

Recently finished: I wrapped up Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward on audio. It was good, but I didn’t connect with it as much as I’d hoped to. The language was beautiful but I kept thinking about what everything in the book could mean symbolically and it kept me from enjoying the story. I gave it Three out of Five Stars.

A few more book reviews are done! I got a review of Derek Palacio’s The Mortifications posted last week. I liked the book enough, but wasn’t blown away by it. I gave it Three out of Five Stars.
I also reviewed Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody this week. Again, I liked it, but it came off as very biased and I couldn’t connect with it. Another Three out of Five Stars.

Reading Next: I still think I’ll listen to Sarah’s Quilt by Nancy E. Turner next. This might be my first book for the 2020 When Are You Reading? Challenge (more to come on that soon!). I don’t have any more books waiting to come in so this should be a safe bet.

Leave a comment with your link and 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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17 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 25-December-2019 (Merry Christmas!)”

  1. Priyasha December 25, 2019 at 1:50 AM #

    Merry Christmas 🎄⛄💕

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Katie December 25, 2019 at 4:11 AM #

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of Between Shades of Gray. Sepetys has been hit or miss with me, so I feel a little nervous about picking that one up!

    Come visit my list at my Cozy Burrow! https://katiegilley.com/2019/12/25/wednesday-round-up-12-25-19/

    Happy Holidays!


    • Sam December 25, 2019 at 7:43 AM #

      This one might be a miss for me. But I think it’s more the narrator. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. whatcathyreadnext December 25, 2019 at 4:21 AM #

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. Here’s to more great reading in the New Year.

    My WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/12/25/www-wednesdays-25th-december-19/

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books December 25, 2019 at 5:22 AM #

    It’s a shame you didn’t end up enjoying Sing, Unburied, Sing that much. I was really looking forward to that one. Merry Christmas & I hope your last reads of the year will be great! 🙂

    My WWW.


    • Sam December 25, 2019 at 7:43 AM #

      Yeah, I wanted to like it more than I did for sure. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Nikita December 25, 2019 at 7:02 AM #

    Have a wonderful Christmas!🎄 I hope you eventually end up enjoying Between Shades of Gray. I want to read this one and I’ve heard so many good things.

    Here’s my WWW post:


    • Sam December 25, 2019 at 7:44 AM #

      It’s very ok at this point. I was hoping for a little more. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. The Unseen Library December 25, 2019 at 9:02 AM #

    Hope everyone is having an amazing Christmas.

    My WWW Wednesday:

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Ryan December 25, 2019 at 10:50 AM #

    Merry Christmas! I hope you and yours have a great one. See you in the new year 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

  8. Yvo December 25, 2019 at 11:53 AM #

    I’m curious to see what you will make of Between Shades Of Gray! It’s not my favorite Sepetys, but I still enjoyed it personally. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful week! xx

    Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam December 25, 2019 at 2:02 PM #

      I’m liking it but not as much as my last read from her. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person


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