WWW Wednesday, 7-September-2022

7 Sep

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 read just a bit of Soldiers’ Pay by William Faulkner while I was at the doctor’s office. Not great, but progress. I’m afraid I’m getting back to my habit of moving slowly with ebooks, but I’m picking up in other places!
I made good progress in Vessel by Lisa A. Nichols. I’ve been running more and finding productive cleaning/cooking time after the baby goes to sleep that I’ve been able to listen. I think I’ll have this one finished next week!
I got back to The 158-Pound Marriage by John Irving but haven’t been flying in it. It’s a bit similar to Hotel Iris (see below) and I think that they’re running together a bit too much for me to enjoy. I’ll keep moving but I may be slow down a bit.

Recently finished: I wrapped up Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa and got it back to the library. I wasn’t sold on the book. It was a little more explicit than I’d expected and it took me by surprise. I’m not sure how to process it. I gave it Three out of Five Stars and posted my review on Tuesday if you want to read more about my thoughts on it. It was very different from the other Ogawa book I’ve read.

Powering Up Book Cover

Reading next: I still plan on my next audiobook being Like No Other by Una LaMarche. With luck, I’ll start it soon!
I’m feeling I might need a new physical book, too. I have a few unread books on my shelf and the next up would be Powering Up by Anne Doyle. I got this as a free giveaway at a conference for women in business during my MBA program. We’ll see how it goes!

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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19 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 7-September-2022”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow September 7, 2022 at 12:21 AM #

    Congrats on your reading progress, and enjoy your upcoming books. Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

  2. whatcathyreadnext September 7, 2022 at 3:36 AM #

    I was interested to read your review of Hotel Iris. I admired the way you managed to identify positive points even if it’s clear you didn’t really enjoy it. Pretty sure it’s not a book I will read.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2022/09/07/wwwwednesday-7th-september-2022/


    • Sam September 7, 2022 at 7:58 AM #

      I liked The Housekeeper and the Professor and this had the same style, but the subject was so different. I’d recommend her other works. Happy reading!


  3. Emily Jane September 7, 2022 at 4:35 AM #

    It’s good to make any sort of progress. I read two pages on my phone whilst waiting to pick up my son from school and I had to count that as progress as it has been a stressful few days (just the usual first day of school stresses!) with very little reading time to be had!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:

    WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next


    • Sam September 7, 2022 at 7:59 AM #

      Hey, take what you can get! Congratulations on the progress. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Emily Jane September 7, 2022 at 3:27 PM #

        Very much so 🙂 Thank you. I was impressed that I got that much read! Same to you 🙂


  4. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog September 7, 2022 at 4:47 AM #

    It’s great that you’re finding more time to listen to your audiobook Sam! Here’s my link : https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2022/09/07/www-wednesdays-07-09-22-happyshrugday%f0%9f%98%89-wwwwednesdays-booktwitter-secretlibrarybookblog/

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  5. The Gal Herself September 7, 2022 at 7:33 AM #

    Happened upon an old interview with Tennessee Williams. He spoke of how, when he met Faulkner, he could tell by Faulkner’s eyes that he was sensitive. That may be, but I still find reading him a slog! I hope you have an easier time with Soldier’s Pay.

    This week I have a biography and a mystery.


    • Sam September 7, 2022 at 8:00 AM #

      Thank you! I’ll keep pushing forward, though it may be slow. Happy reading!


  6. Denise @ Life With No Plot September 7, 2022 at 7:43 AM #

    Yay for progress! That always feels good, doesn’t it.

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2022/09/07/www-wednesday-september-7-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  7. WordsAndPeace September 7, 2022 at 8:57 AM #

    Nice diversity of books. I have Faulkner and Ogawa, but not these titles, I’m going to check them.
    Not sure why, but personally, I notice I read ebooks much faster than paper books at this point.
    Here’s my post, with another Japanese author, and other classics: https://wordsandpeace.com/2022/09/04/sunday-post-65-09-04-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Ryan September 7, 2022 at 11:18 AM #

    Have a great week!

    WWW Wednesday – September 7, 2022

    Liked by 1 person

  9. The Unseen Library September 7, 2022 at 12:07 PM #

    Enjoy all those awesome books.

    WWW Wednesday – 7 September 2022

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Melissa The Reading Nerd September 7, 2022 at 1:20 PM #

    Hope you enjoy all your books! Here is my link for this week https://melissathereadingnerd.blogspot.com/2022/09/www-wednesday-september-7-2022.html

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Kwizgiver September 7, 2022 at 4:51 PM #

    Cheers to you for slogging away at Faulkner! I think I would have abandoned it. I managed to read two books this week.


    Liked by 1 person

  12. CLM (@ConMartin) September 7, 2022 at 8:01 PM #

    Enjoyed your review of Hotel Iris. It is interesting that Yoko Ogawa was inspired by The Diary of Ann Frank – I don’t think Ann would have liked Hotel Iris! However, it is always interesting to be exposed to a new author. I am afraid I read very little in translation.

    Here is my WWW: http://perfectretort.blogspot.com/2022/09/www-wednesday-september-7.html

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Louisa Paarsmarkt September 9, 2022 at 1:25 AM #

    Sounds like a decent week! Gives and takes, but overall, yeah, progress! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2022/09/www-wednesday-595-september-7th.html

    Liked by 1 person


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