WWW Wednesday, 28-December-2022

28 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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Currently reading: I’ m finally feeling motivated to finish Soldiers’ Pay by William Faulkner. I was unsure I’d finish my reading challenge so my motivation to get this one checked off was low for a while. Now that I see the light, I want this one done! I’ll keep pushing on but it will be close!
I’ve let Sophie’s Choice by William Styron take a bit of a back seat while I finish my ebook. I’ll get back to it in the new year.
I’m happy to say I’m flying through The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It’s a short audiobook and I was over half way through it the first day I downloaded it! That felt so good after feeling like I wasn’t going to complete this challenge for so long. Sometimes, you just need a short book to be motivated again.

Recently finished: I was able to wrap up The Birth of Venus by Sarah Durant! There was some holiday baking that lent itself well to powering through this audiobook. Combine that with traveling to see a friend’s new baby (I will drive pretty far to hold a 6 day old child) and I threw myself a little party for finishing another book. The review is not a priority for me right now as I try to finish other books first, so it might be a week or so. So far, I’m giving it Three out of Five Stars, but my ratings sometimes change as I dwell on them so we’ll see if that’s where I ultimately land.

Reading next: I’m hoping to get lucky with an eaudiobook of Any Way the Wind Blows (Simon Snow #3) by Rainbow Rowell. There’s only one copy available and I hope it’s available when I need it. These books are fun and I need some fun reading after having a few books I slogged through. Wish me luck!

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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23 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 28-December-2022”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow December 28, 2022 at 12:34 AM #

    I am curious about Any Way the Wind Blows. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

  2. whatcathyreadnext December 28, 2022 at 3:49 AM #

    I’ll look forward to reading your review of The Birth of Venus, when you get time to write it, as I’ve enjoyed other books she’s written.

    My WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2022/12/28/wwwwednesday-28th-december-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  3. margaret21 December 28, 2022 at 3:56 AM #

    Thanks to What Cathy Read next, I’ve just discovered your blog, and look forward to joining in on Wednesdays from time to time.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Janette December 28, 2022 at 4:13 AM #

    Well done of finishing The Birth of Venus and good luck with finishing the Faulkner. The Rainbow Rowell books look like fun reads. Here’s my WWW post for this week https://witchyreading.wordpress.com/2022/12/28/www-wednesday-december-28/
    Happy New Year Sam. I hope 2023 brings you lots of reading time.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. _forbookssake December 28, 2022 at 5:18 AM #

    I hope you get Soldier’s Pay finished in time for your reading challenge 🙂

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2022/12/28/www-wednesday-28th-december-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Denise @ Life With No Plot December 28, 2022 at 8:15 AM #

    Hope you had a lovely holiday and wishing you a very happy new year!

    My WWW: http://lifewithnoplot.com/2022/12/28/www-wednesday-december-28-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  7. jessicabookworm December 28, 2022 at 8:41 AM #

    It is good to be back after a long break from this great meme – Here is the link to my WWW post: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2022/12/28/%f0%9f%93%9a-www-wednesday-what-i-have-been-reading-this-week-28-dec-22/ 🙂

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  8. The Unseen Library December 28, 2022 at 10:35 AM #

    I hope you get to start Any Way the Wind Blows soon, I’ve heard good things about that series.
    My post for the week:

    WWW Wednesday – 28 December 2022

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Steph-paigesofnovels December 28, 2022 at 11:10 AM #

    I really enjoy The Simon Snow Trilogy. I hope to get to book 3 next year.


    • Sam December 28, 2022 at 4:06 PM #

      I struggled a bit with the first one, but I’ve come to enjoy them more as the series progresses. Happy reading!


  10. Kwizgiver December 28, 2022 at 2:05 PM #

    Happy reading! I have read The Alchemist several times–at different stages in life, and get new or different meaning every time. I hope you enjoy it.


    Liked by 1 person

  11. Louisa Paarsmarkt December 28, 2022 at 2:11 PM #

    Yeah for a finished book, a quick audiobook, and more motivation! I love the Simon Snow series, so I hope you enjoy! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2022/12/www-wednesday-611-december-28th.html

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  12. holley4734 December 28, 2022 at 4:00 PM #

    The Birth of Venus looks interesting. Hope to read your review soon! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Cassie December 28, 2022 at 4:43 PM #

    Ooh Fangirl is high on my list of ‘books I started in 2022 but didn’t finish, so I’m going to finish them ASAP’ and I’m looking forward to starting the Simon Snow books!

    My post is at https://www.bibliollama.uk/2022/12/28/www-wednesday-28-december-2022/

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Ryan December 28, 2022 at 5:58 PM #

    I hope you enjoy whatever New Year’s celebration you may partake in. Have a great week!

    WWW Wednesday – December 28, 2022

    Liked by 1 person

  15. frayedbooks December 29, 2022 at 10:05 AM #

    Glad you’re flying through The Alchemist! I remember reading that a few years back and flying through it as well – I love short audiobooks to make you feel really motivated 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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