WWW Wednesday, 28-September-2022

28 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 keep reminding myself to pick up Soldiers’ Pay by William Faulkner when I find a minute. It means I read a few screens worth of it at a time, but I’m picking my way through it slowly.
I’ve been making good progress in Like No Other by Una LaMarche during drives and runs. I’m over half way through this one and the plot has been really enjoyable!
I picked up Powering Up by Anne Doyle finally! I’ve been looking forward to a change to non-fiction for a while so I’m excited to get into this.

Recently finished: I wrapped up The 158-Pound Marriage by John Irving during a vacation day last Friday. I wanted to like this book, but it really wasn’t for me. I like some of Irving’s other work so I was optimistic, but after a start I didn’t really enjoy, it didn’t get better for me. And the ending left me wanting more so I was disappointed. I’ll get more thoughts together in a review eventually. I’m giving this one Two out of Five Stars.

Speaking of reviews, I finally finished mine for Vessel by Lisa A. Nichols! It went up on Monday. I couldn’t bring myself to change my rating on this from my original call at Three out of Five Stars. I can’t say why, but it just didn’t do it for me.

Reading next: It looks like I’ll need an audiobook next. Next on the docket is Easy Prey by Catherine Lo. This is another YA book that I got as a library download a few years ago. I’m into that part of my TBR. I’m going to reserve the right to switch this one out, though. I might need a bit of a change of genre and I’ll make that call later.

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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28 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 28-September-2022”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow September 28, 2022 at 12:37 AM #

    Congrats on your reading progress! The John Irving book looks good. Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Janette September 28, 2022 at 2:10 AM #

    Glad that you are enjoying Like No Other and well done for finishing the John Irving. He’s not an author that I have heard of before. My WWW post is here https://witchyreading.wordpress.com/2022/09/28/www-wednesday-september-28/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam September 28, 2022 at 6:56 AM #

      Irving is one of my favorites. I loved A Prayer for Owen Meany but he’s best known for The Cider House Rules. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Janette September 28, 2022 at 7:34 AM #

        I’ve heard of the film. I need to check out the book.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Margaret September 28, 2022 at 2:44 AM #

    I like some of Irving’s books, but I haven’t read The 158-Pound Marriage – it doesn’t sound as though I would like it. My WWW post is here –

    WWW Wednesday: 28 September 2022


    • Sam September 28, 2022 at 6:57 AM #

      It’s one of his really early works and I think he was still refining his style. Happy reading!


  4. thebookdutchesses September 28, 2022 at 3:09 AM #

    Even if not everything was amazing, it’s great you got to finish a few things.
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://thebookdutchesses.com/2022/09/28/www-wednesday-20/

    Liked by 1 person

  5. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog September 28, 2022 at 3:38 AM #

    I loved your review of Vessel and look forward to your thoughts on the John Irving. Here’s my link this week: https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2022/09/28/www-wednesdays-28-09-22-happyshrugday%f0%9f%98%89-wwwwednesdays-booktwitter-secretlibrarybookblog/

    Liked by 1 person

  6. whatcathyreadnext September 28, 2022 at 4:04 AM #

    I enjoyed reading your review of Vessel and I think you did a great job of explaining the three star rating, It happens quite often to me that I enjoy a book but can’t say it’s a great one.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2022/09/28/wwwwednesday-28th-september-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Emily Jane September 28, 2022 at 4:40 AM #

    Yay for progress. It is annoying when a book is disappointing. I try to power through unenjoyable books just in case it gets better at the end!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:

    WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Denise @ Life With No Plot September 28, 2022 at 8:02 AM #

    Sounds like you had a really good week! Hope this week is good as well!

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2022/09/28/www-wednesday-september-28-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  9. silverbuttonbooks September 28, 2022 at 8:17 AM #

    I also loved your review of Vessel. It sounds like you are having a good week and working through all your books. I hope this week finds you with lots of time and energy to keep doing the same!

    Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2022/09/28/www-wednesday-september-28-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Morgan September 28, 2022 at 10:07 AM #

    John Irving’s work is always hit or miss with me. Have a great week, and happy Wednesday!! Here’s a link to my www Wednesday too 🙂 https://disorderlydaydreams.blog/2022/09/28/www-wednesday-september-28-2022/


    • Sam September 28, 2022 at 7:36 PM #

      I feel the same! I’m always very opinionated on Irving, haha. Happy reading!


  11. deanne01 September 28, 2022 at 10:52 AM #

    Easy Prey looks interesting to me. Enjoy your reads. Here’s my WWW.

    WWW Wednesday

    Liked by 1 person

  12. booksteastories September 28, 2022 at 11:11 AM #

    Powering Up sounds interesting! https://booksteastories.wordpress.com/2022/09/28/www-wednesday-28th-september-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Kwizgiver September 28, 2022 at 12:50 PM #

    You always have such interesting book choices. I’ll have to go read your review of Vessel. I know what you mean about Irving trying out his style in his early works. I’m not sure if I could pick a favorite–there’s such a difference between The World According To Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and his other works.

    I had a great reading week: https://www.kwizgiver.com/2022/09/www-wednesday_28.html

    Liked by 1 person

  14. The Unseen Library September 28, 2022 at 1:08 PM #

    Enjoy your reading.
    My post for the week:

    WWW Wednesday – 28 September 2022

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Books Less Travelled September 28, 2022 at 5:03 PM #

    Congrats on the reading progress, too bad about the Irving book though.


    Liked by 1 person

  16. Louisa Paarsmarkt September 28, 2022 at 5:38 PM #

    Sorry you didn’t enjoy the book, but yeah that it was finished! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2022/09/www-wednesday-598-september-28th.html

    Liked by 1 person

  17. sweigel102 September 28, 2022 at 8:08 PM #

    Congratulations on your reading progress. I think when your on vacation you can get a lot of reading done.
    Here is my WWW Wednesday Post: https://samanthasbookblog.com/this-weeks-www-wednesday-cant-wait-for-this-upcoming-book/

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Ryan September 28, 2022 at 8:47 PM #

    Have a great week!

    WWW Wednesday – September 28, 2022

    Liked by 1 person


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