WWW Wednesday, 4-January-2023

4 Jan

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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REAL QUICK! If you haven’t heard, I’m running the When Are You Reading? Challenge for the tenth year! Please consider joining in for this landmark year!

Currently reading: I’m back to Sophie’s Choice by William Styron now that my challenge-related priorities have wrapped themselves up. Maybe I won’t need a fourth renewal of this one from the library? Though I probably will.
I started the audio for Any Way the Wind Blows (Simon Snow #3) by Rainbow Rowell. It’s no surprise I’m absolutely in love with it. I love Rowell’s writing and this is no exception. It’s a longer story, which I’m excited about since it will last me a while.
I was a bit iffy on what my next ebook would be. I ended up putting holds on five books and I was excited when the first hold to come in was Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline! I hope this one doesn’t wallow in ebook purgatory as some others have.

Recently finished: The push to finish my reading challenges paid off! I wrapped up Soldiers’ Pay by William Faulkner on December 30th with little time to spare! I think some of my unenjoyment was because of how choppy my reading was. Maybe in a shorter time span, I would have liked it more. My review is forthcoming (I know I’m behind!) but I’m giving it a 2 out of 5 Star review for now.
Thankfully, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho was a short audiobook so I was able to fly through that as well! I took advantage of cleaning and driving time to make it happen. It was a great story and I can see why it’s studied in schools and popular for people to read more than once. Another review that needs to be done. For now, I’m giving it 4 out of 5 Stars.

Reading next: I’m at a loss for what book format I’ll need next. Knowing me, it will probably be either an ebook or an eaudiobook. I’m up in the air on ebooks since I put so many on hold. I have no idea what the next one to come in will be. For an eaudiobook, I think I’ll go for Mexican White Boy by Matt de la Peña. It’s one I got as a free download from my library that’s been lingering on my list for far too long.

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, 4-January-2023”

  1. Janette January 4, 2023 at 2:16 AM #

    Happy New Year Sam. I’m glad that you got your challenges successfully wrapped up before the end of the year. Hope you enjoy whatever you decide to read or listen to next. Here’s my first WWW post for 2023 https://witchyreading.wordpress.com/2023/01/04/www-wednesday-january-4/

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  2. whatcathyreadnext January 4, 2023 at 3:17 AM #

    I’ll look forward to reading those reviews and well done for managing to finish the books you wanted to get done.

    My WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2023/01/04/wwwwednesday-4th-january-2023/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 4, 2023 at 7:36 AM #

      That’s the plan! It’s set just post WWII. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. _forbookssake January 4, 2023 at 5:34 AM #

    I’m glad you finally got to finish Soldiers’ Pay, and The Alchemist 🙂

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2023/01/04/www-wednesday-4th-january-2023/

    Liked by 1 person

  4. thebookdutchesses January 4, 2023 at 5:54 AM #

    Happy New Year! That’s awesome you got your challenges done.
    My WWW Wednesday post this week: https://thebookdutchesses.com/2023/01/04/www-wednesday-29/

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ashleigh Mordew January 4, 2023 at 5:59 AM #

    Happy new year hope you have a great reading week heres mine https://thelittlebookishchick.wordpress.com/2023/01/04/www-wednesday-4th-january-2023-booktwt-reading/

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  6. Denise @ Life With No Plot January 4, 2023 at 6:46 AM #

    I need to read more Rainbow Rowell. I read Eleanor & Park years ago and loved it, but haven’t read her since.

    Happy New Year!

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2023/01/04/www-wednesday-january-4-2023/


    • Sam January 4, 2023 at 7:37 AM #

      I adore that one! Fangirl was really fun, too. Happy reading!


  7. susanlynknits January 4, 2023 at 8:34 AM #

    Happy New Year! Glad you hear you met your goals. Here’s my post: http://susanlynknits.com/2023/01/04/www-wednesday-january-4-2023/

    Liked by 1 person

  8. silverbuttonbooks January 4, 2023 at 9:15 AM #

    Happy New Year! Congratulations on completing your challenge – especially with all the ups and downs you have experienced this year.

    Here is my WWW: https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2023/01/04/www-wednesday-january-3-2023/

    Have a wonderful week!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. busybusylearning January 4, 2023 at 1:12 PM #

    Ow Ready Player Two is one on my wish list. This is my first week joining in – thanks for having me – https://busybusylearning.com/www-wednesday-books-yoto-kindle-more-reading/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam January 4, 2023 at 4:42 PM #

      Welcome! Great to have you. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Louisa Paarsmarkt January 4, 2023 at 1:56 PM #

    Yeah that you’re enjoying Any Way the Wind Blows! Sounds like a pretty great week, finally finishing out Soldier’s Pay, though it sucks that it wasn’t enjoyable! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2023/01/www-wednesday-612-january-4th.html

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  11. jessicabookworm January 4, 2023 at 3:24 PM #

    A very happy and blessed new year to you, Sam 🎆 Here’s my WWW post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2023/01/04/%f0%9f%93%9a-what-i-have-been-reading-this-month-december-2022-wwwwednesday/ 🙂

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  12. Kwizgiver January 4, 2023 at 5:21 PM #

    Hooray for finishing a few books! I managed to squeeze in a few, too!


    Liked by 1 person

  13. Karen @ The Well-Read Pirate Queen January 5, 2023 at 2:14 AM #

    I’m back again! Totally forgot to come back and share. I’ll remember next time when it’s actually still Wednesday 🙂


    Liked by 1 person


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