WWW Wednesday, 14-December-2022

14 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!


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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But Wait! First thing before we dive into it. I announced my 2023 When Are You Reading? Challenge on Monday and I’m so excited about it! If you want to learn more, please view that post or check out the Challenge Homepage. I hope some of you will choose to join in!

Currently reading: I made some progress Soldiers’ Pay by William Faulkner this week, but probably not enough. I hate reading on my phone before bed so I’ve found some other time to pick this up, but not a lot. I really need to focus on it if I want to finish my challenge!
I’m kind of bored in Sophie’s Choice by William Styron right now. I’m about 100 pages in and nothing has been very compelling so far. I hear this story gets very emotional at the end, but I’m not there yet and I’m wishing I was because this is dragging on and on.
Fortunately, I’m still moving forward well in The Birth of Venus by Sarah Durant and I expect I’ll have it finished by next week! This one picked up for me and I had some long car rides where I was able to knock out a few hours last week. With the weather getting colder, runs are less frequent so I’m appreciating the longer drives for that reason.

Recently finished: I feel more confident I’ll have something next week so stay tuned!

Reading next: I think I’ll still be able to squeeze in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho by the end of the year. It should be a fast one but I’ll be cutting it close.

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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27 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 14-December-2022”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow December 14, 2022 at 1:02 AM #

    Sounds like a good challenge ahead for you. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The Gal Herself December 14, 2022 at 1:02 AM #

    I simply cannot read on my phone, either! Glad to know I’m not the only one.

    This week I’m immersed in holiday chick lit. Neither is the conventional Hallmark fare, and I’m glad!


    Liked by 1 person

  3. Janette December 14, 2022 at 2:03 AM #

    I don’t like reading on my phone at all. It is definitely a last resort for me as the screen is just too small. I use a very outdated mini tablet which is about the same size as a paperback. Good Luck with completing your challenges in the next couple of weeks. My WWW is here https://witchyreading.wordpress.com/2022/12/14/www-wednesday-december-14/

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Nikki @Cozy Moon Atelier December 14, 2022 at 3:17 AM #

    Glad to hear The Birth of Venus picked up for you! I hope you still get to finish/read all of the books you want read before the end of the year. Have a great week! 🙂

    My WWW:

    WWW wednesday #41 || Adding Sign Here to the currently reading pile

    Liked by 2 people

  5. whatcathyreadnext December 14, 2022 at 5:19 AM #

    I can’t imagine trying to read on my phone so it’s Kindle all the way for me. I’ll definitely be taking part in your When Are You Reading challenge again.

    My WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2022/12/14/wwwwednesday-14th-december-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  6. thebookdutchesses December 14, 2022 at 6:11 AM #

    Sounds like you’re making good progress!

    My WWW Wednesday: https://thebookdutchesses.com/2022/12/14/www-wednesday-27/

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Denise @ Life With No Plot December 14, 2022 at 7:46 AM #

    That challenge sounds like fun! Wish I could join in, but I have so many other challenges for next year. Good luck!

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2022/12/14/www-wednesday-december-13-2022/

    (Yes, I originally had the wrong date on the post. I don’t know what day it is anymore.)


    • Sam December 14, 2022 at 9:21 PM #

      I’ve been at it for ten years and I plan to keep it going so you can join some time in the future. Happy reading!


  8. Emily Jane December 14, 2022 at 8:08 AM #

    Horray for progress. My reading has slowed right down and I haven’t finished anything this week.

    Have a great week.

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:


  9. The Unseen Library December 14, 2022 at 10:29 AM #

    Good luck getting through those books.
    My post:

    WWW Wednesday – 14 December 2022

    Liked by 1 person

  10. _forbookssake December 14, 2022 at 10:58 AM #

    I really need to read The Alchemist! Hope you enjoy it when you read it 🙂

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2022/12/14/www-wednesday-14th-december-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Kwizgiver December 14, 2022 at 5:36 PM #

    I’m busily readying holiday fare.


    Liked by 1 person

  12. Louisa Paarsmarkt December 14, 2022 at 5:37 PM #

    Well, at least one book is going well! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2022/12/www-wednesday-609-december-14th.html

    Liked by 1 person

  13. silverbuttonbooks December 14, 2022 at 6:11 PM #

    I am really hoping to participate (and complete!) next years challenge! I think I tried in 2019 and didn’t quite make it. But, my organization has gotten better since then so, fingers crossed.

    I felt the same about Sophie’s choice. I hope you find something to catch your interest soon.

    Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2022/12/14/www-wednesday-december-14-2022/


    • Sam December 14, 2022 at 9:28 PM #

      My organization was lacking this year. I’m hoping I scrape through! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Ryan December 14, 2022 at 7:37 PM #

    I hope Sophie’s Choice becomes a better read for you. Have a great week!

    WWW Wednesday – December 14, 2022

    Liked by 1 person

  15. bookswithcassie December 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM #

    I plan on stopping by on Monday to check out your challenge!

    WWW Wednesday 12.14.22

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Davida Chazan December 15, 2022 at 5:49 AM #

    I really enjoyed Sophie’s Choice and read it back when it was first published. Just a word of warning – the movie is CRAP! I know, Meryl Streep, but still… back then I hated her. I still dislike her in dramas; she’s much better doing comedy.


    • Sam December 15, 2022 at 8:38 AM #

      Thanks for the warning! It feels like I’ll never finish this one haha.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Davida Chazan December 15, 2022 at 10:06 AM #

        You know what… if you’re that not into it, then just set it aside. It might not be for you. That said, you might like the movie (if you don’t mind Streep having a really BAD accent, wandering around stiff as a board, and only having sex fully clothed).


      • Sam December 15, 2022 at 10:09 AM #

        It’s more having time with a toddler in the house than enjoyment. I’ll probably still watch the movie. Though I tend to tear movie adaptations apart because the book is better lol. Happy reading!

        Liked by 1 person


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