WWW Wednesday, 16-November-2022

16 Nov

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 tried to think about reading Soldiers’ Pay by William Faulkner but I’m not sure it helped. This isn’t one I’m enjoying much, but I’m starting to see more of a cohesive plot now so it is becoming more enjoyable. I’ll keep trying to make time for it and see where I end up. Slow going, but going.
I made some great leaps forward in My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand due to some extensive driving around. I was able to go on a short vacation with some friends this weekend so the time getting out of town was enjoyed with this audiobook. The narrator is fantastic.
My start on Sophie’s Choice by William Styron has been slow. It’s not the fastest start to a story and the book seems formidably long so I’m a bit intimidated at this point. My library hold was renewed, so I’ve got a good chunk of time on this one.

Recently finished: Nothing new finished but I posted my review of Powering Up by Anne Doyle on Monday. I gave it Three out of Five stars and enjoyed the message. I think it came at a time when I needed it.

Reading next: I think I’ll need an audiobook next and I’m going to keep pushing to finish my reading challenge. Next up on that list will be The Birth of Venus by Sarah Durant. I’m keeping my fingers crossed it remains available at the library until I’m ready to pick it up.

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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31 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 16-November-2022”

  1. The Gal Herself November 16, 2022 at 12:56 AM #

    I gotta admit I always found Faulkner a bit of a slog. I really appreciated Sophie’s Choice, though. Admired it? (Because of the subject matter, it feels weird to say I “enjoyed” it.)

    Thinking of heavy subject matter, this week I’ve got a lot of murder going on. One was literally the crime of the 20th century, the other is an Agatha Christie whoduunit.



    • Sam November 16, 2022 at 7:36 AM #

      I love myself a good Christie! Enjoy and happy reading.


  2. Janette November 16, 2022 at 2:14 AM #

    I enjoyed your review of Powering Up. Hope you have a good reading week although I’m fairly sure that I would have given up on the Faulkner by now. Here’s my WWW post for this week https://witchyreading.wordpress.com/2022/11/16/www-wednesday-november-16/


    • Sam November 16, 2022 at 7:37 AM #

      I realized I need it for a reading challenge so I feel a bit stuck with it haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Janette November 16, 2022 at 10:57 AM #

        In that case I hope that you manage to make some progress on it soon X

        Liked by 1 person

  3. whatcathyreadnext November 16, 2022 at 3:38 AM #

    You’ve reminded me I’ve read a couple of Sarah Dunant’s novels in the past – although not the one you mention – and really enjoyed them. I might have to explore her backlist again as she doesn’t seem to have written anything new for a few years.

    My WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2022/11/16/wwwwednesday-16th-november-2022/


    • Sam November 16, 2022 at 7:38 AM #

      I hope you find something to enjoy. Happy reading!


  4. Emily Jane November 16, 2022 at 5:29 AM #

    I hope you had a lovely time away.

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:

    WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lola November 16, 2022 at 7:18 AM #

    I have a Faulkner book on my shelf, but I have no idea whether I am ever going to be honest. Good luck with that one!

    I finally got round to doing a WWW for the first time in forever: https://lolaetlavie.wordpress.com/2022/11/16/www-16-november-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  6. silverbuttonbooks November 16, 2022 at 8:34 AM #

    I really struggled with Sophie’s Choice but I have faith you will persevere! I need to pick My Lady Jane back up.

    Here is my WWW:https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2022/11/16/www-wednesday-november-16-2022/


    • Sam November 16, 2022 at 9:34 AM #

      Of all my books at the moment, My Lady Jane has grabbed my attention beat. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Laurel-Rain Snow November 16, 2022 at 10:58 AM #

    The Birth of Venus looks good. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

  8. _forbookssake November 16, 2022 at 12:58 PM #

    Sorry to hear that you’re not enjoying Soldiers’ Pay much, fingers crossed it will get better.

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2022/11/16/www-wednesday-16th-november-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Kwizgiver November 16, 2022 at 1:11 PM #

    Sounds like you had a very nice weekend!

    I had a pretty good reading and listening week. https://www.kwizgiver.com/2022/11/www-wednesday_16.html

    Liked by 1 person

  10. emccartney November 16, 2022 at 2:59 PM #

    I just recently learned that WWW Wednesday was a thing! I love it! This is an incredible exercise in maintaining your reading goals and just being able to write more! Thank you for hosting it and I am looking forward to more insight and finding some new reads. I’m looking forward to what you think of The Birth of Venus. The Renaissance period has always been incredibly fascinating to me, as well as the power dynamics between a Medici Florence and that of the fundamentalist church.



    • Sam November 16, 2022 at 6:29 PM #

      I adore the Medici history! I haven’t watched the TV show yet but I intend to. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • emccartney November 17, 2022 at 9:01 AM #

        Thank you! I highly recommend the show. I actually fell in love with the theme song for the show and listened to it alot a couple years back.

        Liked by 1 person

  11. Nikki @Cozy Moon Atelier November 16, 2022 at 3:21 PM #

    Hope you had a great vacation weekend with friends. That sounds like a lot of fun 🙂 Maybe you could DNF Soldiers Pay? It sounds like a slog. I’m really trying to drop the habit of having to finish every book I start just to tick something off. But it’s definitely a challenge being such a completionist haha. Wish you a great week!

    My WWW Wednesday post:

    WWW wednesday #38 || A book about social media content monitors


    • Sam November 16, 2022 at 6:32 PM #

      I realized I need it for a reading challenge, which is keeping me from the DNF, unfortunately. Happy reading!


  12. Louisa Paarsmarkt November 16, 2022 at 3:27 PM #

    Yeah for a vacation and more My Lady Jane! Hopefully Soldier’s Pay goes on an upward trajectory! Here’s my answers:

    Liked by 1 person

  13. WordsAndPeace November 16, 2022 at 6:54 PM #

    Faulkner can be challenging. I don’t know this one, but I enjoyed As I Lay Dying, and I recently also enjoyed The Sound and the Fury.
    Here is my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2022/11/13/sunday-post-70-11-13-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Ryan November 16, 2022 at 7:38 PM #

    I hope you enjoyed your trip. Happy reading!

    WWW Wednesday – November 16, 2022

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Rae Longest November 16, 2022 at 9:29 PM #

    Some worthy choices, friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. bookswithcassie November 16, 2022 at 10:05 PM #

    I read Sophie’s Choice when I was in high school and I loved it. I wonder if I would feel the same if I read it now haha

    WWW Wednesday 11.16.22

    Liked by 1 person


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