WWW Wednesday, 15-December-2021

15 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!

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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 hope I still remember where I am in The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson when I can pick it up again. I was enjoying this one and I’d hate to feel lost in it.
I think I read two pages from True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. I’ll get to it eventually.
I made some good progress in The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott with a doctor’s appointment I had. It was far away and I had to make a long detour on the way home so this one is actually making some good progress!
Many of you expressed interest in me talking about the children’s books I read Baby each week. I’m trying to think of the best way to incorporate this so stay tuned!

Recently finished: I’m sure there will be something here eventually!

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Reading next: It’s looking like Tabula Rasa by Ruth Downie might be my first book of 2022 instead of my final one of 2021. Nothing wrong with that! Though, I will be a bit sad not to have finished my reading challenge for the first time. There are other priorities this year, though!

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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57 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 15-December-2021”

  1. Karen @ The Well-Read Pirate Queen December 15, 2021 at 1:47 AM #

    I can’t recall reading much of anything at all when mine was that little! Now he’s bigger than I am, though, so it does get easier.
    Here’s mine for this week : https://wellreadpiratequeen.blogspot.com/2021/12/www-wednesday-15-december-2021.html

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    • Sam December 15, 2021 at 7:13 PM #

      Audio has been my savior haha. Happy reading!

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  2. Lisa Potter December 15, 2021 at 1:51 AM #

    At least getting time to listen to your audiobook gave a silver lining to an otherwise frustrating road diversion.

    My WWW post: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/12/15/www-wednesday-36-15-december-2021/

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    • Sam December 15, 2021 at 7:13 PM #

      So true! Making progress on a book made it all better. Happy reading!

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  3. JdV December 15, 2021 at 2:17 AM #

    Diversions aren’t so bad if you have a good book to occupy the time. I’m sure that you will be able to read more as baby gets older. My WWW post is here https://devoil.wordpress.com/2021/12/15/www-wednesday-15th-december/

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    • Sam December 15, 2021 at 7:15 PM #

      I’m hoping so! There’s only up from here. Happy reading!

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  4. whatcathyreadnext December 15, 2021 at 3:24 AM #

    I think we’re all lucky if we can find time to read anything in the run-up to Christmas – shopping, preparing for guests (Covid permitting), etc. Hopefully the time between Christmas and New Year, when the pressure is off a little, will allow us all to relax with our books.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2021/12/15/wwwwednesday-15th-december-2021/

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    • Sam December 15, 2021 at 9:30 PM #

      For sure! We have a long drive to visit family so I’m hoping for some solid audio time if nothing else. Happy reading!

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  5. evelynb98 December 15, 2021 at 3:34 AM #

    I love the sound of The Ghost of Eden Park! Good luck with the rest of your year, I hope you have a good holiday season:)

    My WWW: https://moonlit-books.com/2021/12/13/wwwwednesday12/

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    • Sam December 15, 2021 at 9:31 PM #

      It’s been really fun and I’m enjoying it a lot. Happy reading!

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  6. The Gal Herself December 15, 2021 at 3:42 AM #

    How cool that Ghosts of Eden Park is your “doctor’s office” book. I dropped a book into my bag before I got in the VERY long line to get my first vaccination shot, and whenever I see the book now I flash back to that day and I’m glad I had it for company.

    I’ve got nothing but Christmas chick lit this week:
    https://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2021/12/wwwwednesday_01194321902.html

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    • Sam December 16, 2021 at 9:29 PM #

      I had a book when I had to do my gestational diabetes test and I’m so glad I did! Happy reading.

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  7. Emily Jane December 15, 2021 at 5:26 AM #

    Yay for making progress on books. I won’t reach my reading goal this year but there is always next year!

    My bookstagram account was originally a fun way of showing what I library books I was reading to my baby (now 3 year old). Since the pandemic we haven’t been to a library so it has turned into a more serious book account, however I still do the odd Toddler Reads posts. My blog also contains ‘what my toddler recommends’ posts and I am planning on doing a page with books that he likes (if that helps you at all!).

    Happy reading!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My WWW Wednesday post:
    https://budgettalesblog.wordpress.com/2021/12/15/www-wednesday-10/

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    • Sam December 16, 2021 at 9:31 PM #

      Thank you! We haven’t taken Baby to the library yet so all our books would be ones we own all far. I’m afraid it will get repetitive quickly. Did you have that issue?

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      • Emily Jane December 17, 2021 at 5:35 AM #

        Of course! I forget how long covid has been around. Babies love repetition apparently. My son has loads of books, but he will go for the same ones over and over again. The only person that gets bored is you! Every birthday and Christmas (he is 3 so this will be his 4th Christmas) we ask for books so we have built up a fair few. Have you tried The Gutenberg Project? There are free books that you can print out from there but they are the classics like Alice in Wonderland and The Fairy Books.

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      • Sam December 17, 2021 at 10:31 AM #

        We haven’t tried that yet, thank you! When we finally get through our baby shower books, that will be a great place to turn. We also asked for books for Christmas for them! Great way to build up a variety. Happy reading!

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      • Emily Jane December 17, 2021 at 11:22 AM #

        No problem. I’ve only just discovered it myself in the past year.

        Exactly and a book is a lovely gift in my opinion!

        Same to you and baby!

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  8. Rabeeah December 15, 2021 at 5:40 AM #

    It’s funny how places where you have to sit around for a while (appointments, bus journeys) are actually great for reading. Good luck finishing your books!

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    • Sam December 16, 2021 at 9:32 PM #

      Thanks! It makes long waits a little more bearable. Happy reading!

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  9. Lola December 15, 2021 at 6:00 AM #

    It sure has been an eventful year! I am glad you are enjoying your reads though.
    My WWW this week after a couple of weeks’ absence: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2021/12/15/www-wednesday-15-december-2021/

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    • Sam December 16, 2021 at 9:33 PM #

      Welcome back! Let’s hope next year gives us some peace. Happy reading!

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  10. Laurel-Rain Snow December 15, 2021 at 7:22 AM #

    Enjoy your reading! Here’s my skimpy reading post: MY WWW POST

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    • Sam December 16, 2021 at 9:37 PM #

      Skimpy is better than nothing! Happy reading.

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  11. Stephanie - Bookfever December 15, 2021 at 7:22 AM #

    Oh Ruth Downie, I love her! 😀

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    • Sam December 16, 2021 at 9:37 PM #

      She’s the best! Looking forward to her humor again. Happy reading!

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  12. Jana T December 15, 2021 at 8:13 AM #

    Good for you working on what you can, when you can, and keeping things reasonable. Here’s my WWW post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2021/12/15/www-wednesday-dec-15-2021/

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  13. Colletta December 15, 2021 at 8:26 AM #

    Here’s my bookish post: https://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2021/12/my-weekly-bookishness-12102021.html

    Colletta

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    • Sam December 17, 2021 at 4:43 AM #

      I think I’d honestly be without any progress if not for audio. Happy reading!

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  14. silverbuttonbooks December 15, 2021 at 9:52 AM #

    Audiobooks are the absolute best! Time and again they have saved my reading. This week my audiobook took me to Scotland.

    Have a wonderful week!

    WWW Wednesday: December 15, 2021 and Blogmas

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    • Sam December 17, 2021 at 10:23 AM #

      A great way to travel, too! Happy reading.

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  15. natpatreads December 15, 2021 at 9:52 AM #

    It is great that an annoying stituation like a detour can be some much better when listening to an audiobook – almost always have one on the go.

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  16. Ryan December 15, 2021 at 10:26 AM #

    Glad to hear you were able to make some good progress with one of your books. Have a great week!

    WWW Wednesday – December 15, 2021

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    • Sam December 17, 2021 at 10:25 AM #

      Slow and steady, I’ll get there eventually. Happy reading!

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  17. The Unseen Library December 15, 2021 at 10:31 AM #

    Here’s my post for the week:

    WWW Wednesday – 15 December 2021

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  18. susanlynknits December 15, 2021 at 10:35 AM #

    Baby books would be fun, there are so many good ones! Here’s mine: https://susanlynknits.com/2021/12/15/www-wednesday-december-15-2021/

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    • Sam December 17, 2021 at 10:26 AM #

      We’ve been lucky to get a lot as gifts, too. It’s so fun to read to Baby! Happy reading.

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  19. Amy @ A Librarian and Her Books December 15, 2021 at 12:17 PM #

    Three cheers for car rides that help us with audiobook progress. That’s most of what I’ve accomplished lately as well. Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Sam December 17, 2021 at 10:27 AM #

      It’s the one thing I miss about working in an office. I would fly through audio! Happy reading.

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  20. Louisa Paarsmarkt December 15, 2021 at 1:56 PM #

    Yeah for appointments to get reading in! And nothing is wrong with it being the first read of 2022! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2021/12/www-wednesday-557-december-15th.html

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    • Sam December 17, 2021 at 10:28 AM #

      I knew those year would bring a lot of challenges to getting my reading done. I should have front loaded my reading more haha. Happy reading!

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  21. _forbookssake December 15, 2021 at 2:08 PM #

    I’ve not read much this week either. Hopefully we’ll have more time for reading soon! 🙂

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2021/12/15/www-wednesday-15th-december-2021

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    • Sam December 17, 2021 at 10:28 AM #

      I’m hoping for some down time around the holidays. Happy reading!

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  22. bookswithcassie December 15, 2021 at 2:36 PM #

    I hardly read anything at all when I had my first kid so I think you are doing wonderful!

    WWW Wednesday 12.15.21

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    • Sam December 17, 2021 at 10:29 AM #

      Thank you! I knew it would slow down but I miss it. Happy reading!

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  23. Kwizgiver December 15, 2021 at 4:40 PM #

    I’m still heavy in Christmas chick-lit!

    https://www.kwizgiver.com/2021/12/www-wednesday_15.html

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  24. Rae Longest December 16, 2021 at 8:42 AM #

    I’ve not read any of the books you mentioned, but am getting a great deal of reading done during my Blogmas Readathon. I just finished Wintering by Katherine May. It is a BEAUTIFUL book and very helpful.

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    • Sam December 17, 2021 at 10:30 AM #

      I’m so bad at reading seasonably appropriate books and I’m always jealous of those who can pull it off. Congrats! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

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