WWW Wednesday, 24-August-2022

24 Aug

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!


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 better progress in Soldiers’ Pay by William Faulkner this week. Nothing incredible, but I kept reminding myself to pick it up so I got through it. I’m enjoying it a bit more now so I’m going to stick with it and see where it gets me.
I started Vessel by Lisa A. Nichols and am enjoying it so far! It has an interesting premise and I can tell there’s a lot of mystery to it which I’m curious to see develop.
I had put in an ILL for my next physical book (see below) but it was too slow to come in so I’ve picked up The 158-Pound Marriage by John Irving. Irving is a perpetual favorite of mine so I’m excited to read one of his earlier works and see what I think of it.

Recently finished: I found a stride in Rebeldes (The Outsiders) by S.E. Hinton and wrapped it up on Friday. The ending grabbed me more than I thought. It’s quite different from the movie, which I’ve seen more recently than I reread it so I was intrigued because it felt like reading a new book for a minute. I’ll work on a review eventually but this one might be a while.
I wrapped up Dollface by Renée Rosen, too! I even found time to write and post a review. I impress myself. Please check it out. I gave the book Three out of Five Stars.

Reading next: I put in an ILL for Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa but it didn’t arrive before I wanted to start it. I’ll pick it up when it does come in, probably putting Irving on hold. It shouldn’t be too much longer, but I can’t figure out how to look up the status.

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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35 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 24-August-2022”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow August 24, 2022 at 12:24 AM #

    Great reading this week. I’ll be checking out the review of Dollface. Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

  2. booksteastories August 24, 2022 at 1:47 AM #

    Vessel sounds interesting!

    WWW Wednesday 24th August 2022

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  3. Adira August 24, 2022 at 2:21 AM #

    Happy Wednesday, Sam! Congratulations on finishing The Outsiders! That ending always gets me when the infamous line, “stay golden, Ponyboy,” gets uttered. I hope you’re able to continue to have a good reading week.

    Here is my WWW post:

    #WWWWednesday – 30 Things I Love About Myself by Radhika Sanghani & Mika in Real Life by Emiko Jean #BookReview

    Liked by 1 person

  4. whatcathyreadnext August 24, 2022 at 3:35 AM #

    I really enjoyed reading your review of Dollface, especially your observation that the author seemed to have tried to pack too much into the book. I often have this feeling, that a book would have been just as good, if not better, with a hundred or so pages trimmed from it. Especially with historical fiction, it’s as if the author’s thinks I did all this research so I want to include it. Sometimes less is more.

    I hope your great reading progress continues.

    My WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2022/08/24/wwwwednesday-24th-august-2022/


    • Sam August 24, 2022 at 8:33 AM #

      Thank you! I get the feeling with historical fiction most often, too. As someone whose tried to write it, I get it, bit I still find it annoying. Happy reading!


  5. Emily Jane August 24, 2022 at 3:40 AM #

    It’s a good feeling when you get a stride in a book. I also find that sometimes if a book has a great ending that can change my mind on the whole book!

    Have a great week and I hope you continue to enjoy what you are reading ☺️

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jen | Books on the 7:47 August 24, 2022 at 4:44 AM #

    Good to hear you had a good reading week!

    My WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2022/08/24/www-wednesday-24th-august-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Margaret August 24, 2022 at 4:52 AM #

    I see you’re reading a great variety of books! I hope you have a great week. Here’s my post:

    WWW Wednesday: 24 August 2022

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Janette August 24, 2022 at 5:14 AM #

    Glad that you’ve had a such a good reading week. I can never tell when my library loans are going to arrive. I just get told how many people are in the queue ahead of me but sometimes books where I am the only one in the queue take longer than books where there are several people ahead of me. Here’s my WWW post for this week https://witchyreading.wordpress.com/2022/08/24/www-wednesday-aug-24/


    • Sam August 24, 2022 at 8:34 AM #

      I’ve had that! I always feel like the person in front of me must have lost it and they’re afraid to tell the library haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. _forbookssake August 24, 2022 at 5:38 AM #

    Glad to hear that you’re enjoying Faulkner a little more now 🙂 Happy reading!

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2022/08/24/www-wednesday-24th-august-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  10. The Gal Herself August 24, 2022 at 6:56 AM #

    Off to check out your review of Dollface. In the meantime, here’s my WWW. I’ve got a memoir and a romance, and neither is conventional.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Bina August 24, 2022 at 9:01 AM #

    Vessel sounds really good – I hope you enjoy it!

    Here is my WWW: https://topazreads.com/2022/08/24/www-wednesday-august-24-2022/#more-900

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Ann August 24, 2022 at 9:13 AM #

    My WWW:

    Wednesday Weekly Challenge

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Ryan August 24, 2022 at 11:34 AM #

    I’m happy you were able to get your Spanish language read for the year finished up. Congrats! Have a great week.

    WWW Wednesday – August 24, 2022

    Liked by 1 person

  14. The Unseen Library August 24, 2022 at 12:49 PM #

    Good job reading those two books, I hope you have more reading time this week to get through more.
    My post below:

    Waiting on Wednesday – Falling Sky by Harry Sidebottom

    Liked by 1 person

  15. The Unseen Library August 24, 2022 at 12:51 PM #

    Woops, wrong link:

    WWW Wednesday – 24 August 2022

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  16. Teri Polen August 24, 2022 at 2:07 PM #

    It’s been so long since I read The Outsiders that I can’t remember how the ending differs from the movie. Now I’ll have to check. https://teripolen.com/2022/08/24/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-79/

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  17. Sherrie August 24, 2022 at 2:54 PM #

    Currently reading A Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Kwizgiver August 24, 2022 at 4:27 PM #

    Hooray for finishing two books! Now that school’s back in session, I’ve got to find a reading groove.


    Liked by 1 person

  19. Abi @ Scribbles and Stories August 24, 2022 at 4:38 PM #

    This is my first time doing a WWW Wednesday post, and I had so much fun with it! Here’s my link: https://scribblesstories.wordpress.com/2022/08/24/www-wednesday-24-08-22/

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sam August 24, 2022 at 4:45 PM #

      Welcome! So glad to have you. Happy reading!


  20. R. Kennedy Escott August 24, 2022 at 5:32 PM #

    Hi Sam! I’ve only this week moved my blog over from Wix to wordpress, so I can be more involved with other bloggers! I just found out about this through a few blogs I follow, and had to jump in! Well done for finishing two books, I am hoping I can keep up with at least one book a week, as I love this “challenge”! 🙂

    Here is my post:


    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam August 24, 2022 at 9:33 PM #

      Welcome! So glad to have you. Enjoy our community and happy reading!


  21. Louisa Paarsmarkt August 24, 2022 at 6:57 PM #

    Yeah for 2 finished books, it sounds like a great week! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2022/08/www-wednesday-593-august-24th.html

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Jorie August 25, 2022 at 12:45 PM #

    Hallo, Hallo everyone,

    Mine includes a general life update as I took an unexpected and unplanned sabbatical this Summer from blogging, reading and engaging whilst I also talk about the stories (including audioreads) which I am stepping back into now that I can resume where I left off in May.

    My WWW post

    Liked by 1 person

  23. J-LBRBSBLOGS August 27, 2022 at 12:03 AM #

    Hi, congratulations on your reading week! Have a good weekend – to you and your readers.

    My #20booksofsummer2022 and #WWWWednesday – 24 August

    Liked by 1 person


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