WWW Wednesday, 18-January-2023

18 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 made a decent dent in Sophie’s Choice by William Styron on vacation! I’m over half way through it now. I can’t say I’m absorbed by any means, but I’m slightly more invested than I was and I’m hoping that carries me through to finishing it.
There wasn’t a lot of time for audio so I haven’t done too much with Any Way the Wind Blows (Simon Snow #3) by Rainbow Rowell. I’m still liking this one a lot and I know I’ll push through and finish it soon.
I had a change of plans with my ebook. I’d put in a bunch of holds and way too many of them came through at once! I ended up going with Why We Swim by Bonnis Tsui. I love swimming so when this one came out in 2020, it was on my radar. Reading it on the beach with waves crashing was wonderful. I’m already half way through and hope to keep pushing on.

Recently finished: I finished a book! I was loving Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline and sped through it on my vacation. It was really fun, though not as much as the first book. I didn’t expect to as I find the sequels to hugely popular books are rarely as good at the first. I’m very behind on reviews right now though I’m trying to catch up! I’m giving this one Four out of Five Stars for now. Cline is a fun writer and so imaginative. I’ll look forward to other books he writes in the future.

I also (finally) wrote a review! Please check out my thoughts on The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant. I gave it Three out of Five Stars.

Reading next: I still plan on Mexican White Boy by Matt de la Peña being my next eaudiobook. I’m looking forward to getting through many of these Summer Reading Downloads I have. I’m not sure about my next ebook at the moment so I’ll refrain from guessing here just yet.

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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32 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 18-January-2023”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow January 18, 2023 at 12:50 AM #

    You had a great week. Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Janette January 18, 2023 at 2:02 AM #

    Well done on getting a review done. Good Luck on completing the others soon. Why we swim sounds interesting. Here’s my WWW post https://witchyreading.wordpress.com/2023/01/18/www-wednesday-january-18/

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jen | Books on the 7:47 January 18, 2023 at 2:43 AM #

    Why We Swim looks like a really interesting read – enjoy!

    Here’s my WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2023/01/18/www-wednesday-18th-january-2023/

    Have a great reading week!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Karen @ The Well-Read Pirate Queen January 18, 2023 at 3:26 AM #

    I haven’t had great luck with anything since last week …. until I picked up the gem I’m “Currently Reading” ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. whatcathyreadnext January 18, 2023 at 3:48 AM #

    Reading while listening to waves crashing on the beach is what I hope to be doing in a few weeks time. First foreign holiday for four years!

    My WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2023/01/18/wwwwednesday-18th-january-2023/

    Liked by 1 person

  6. thebookdutchesses January 18, 2023 at 4:29 AM #

    I’ve heard that a lot about Ready Player Two, but I’m still really curious.

    My WWW Wednesday this week: https://thebookdutchesses.com/2023/01/18/www-wednesday-30/

    Liked by 1 person

  7. _forbookssake January 18, 2023 at 4:38 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed Ready Player Two 🙂

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2023/01/18/www-wednesday-18th-january-2023/

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Janni January 18, 2023 at 5:29 AM #

    Here’s my WWW post. Wolf Hall is missing off the lists. I gave up. https://janni10.wordpress.com/2023/01/18/www-wednesday-18-jan-2023/

    Liked by 1 person

  9. CaroleHeidi January 18, 2023 at 8:41 AM #

    My son (who isn’t much of a reader) LOVES Ready Player One and RP Two. I really must read them one day!

    Here’s my post: https://caroleheidi.com/2023/01/18/w-w-w-wednesdays/

    Liked by 1 person

  10. susanlynknits January 18, 2023 at 9:16 AM #

    Reading on the beach is my favorite! Im jealous, it’s freezing here and there are no waves. Here’s mine http://susanlynknits.com/2023/01/18/www-wednesday-january-18-2023/


    • Sam January 18, 2023 at 6:03 PM #

      I’m back in a similar climate haha. I miss being warm. Happy reading!


  11. Lola January 18, 2023 at 10:07 AM #

    I’ve not even read Ready Player One! As usual, I’d like to, but when? So many books, so little time!

    Happy reading!

    WWW Wednesday: 18 January 2023


    • Jana T January 18, 2023 at 10:23 AM #

      I’m in the same boat! I would love to read Ready Player One, and I even checked it out from the library a while ago, but I ended up returning it unread as there was just too much going on.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Sam January 18, 2023 at 6:03 PM #

      It was so fun and a really fast read. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Jana T January 18, 2023 at 10:22 AM #

    Here’s my WWW post: https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2023/01/18/www-wednesday-23-1/
    Happy Reading!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. The Unseen Library January 18, 2023 at 11:13 AM #

    Glad you enjoyed Ready Player Two, I’ll have to get into that series at some point.
    My post for the week:

    WWW Wednesday – 18 January 2023

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Louisa Paarsmarkt January 18, 2023 at 2:30 PM #

    Ah, library holds! They’re a help, but they can also come in an inconvenient times! And yeah for another finished book! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2023/01/www-wednesday-614-january-18th.html

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Emma January 18, 2023 at 3:51 PM #

    I’m glad you enjoyed Ready Player Two – those books are definitely ones I want to get to at some point!

    My post is here: https://emwithpen.com/2023/01/18/www-wednesday-18-january-2023/

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Kwizgiver January 18, 2023 at 8:12 PM #

    I managed to finish one this week–but it was a good one!


    Liked by 1 person

  17. bookswithcassie January 18, 2023 at 9:51 PM #

    I’ve been ambivalent about picking up Ready Player Two. It’s reassuring that you gave it a high rating.

    WWW Wednesday 1.18.22

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Ryan January 19, 2023 at 2:59 AM #

    Pardon the late contribution. Have a great week!

    WWW Wednesday – January 18, 2023

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Jorie January 20, 2023 at 1:14 PM #

    Hallo, Hallo everyone,

    I am finally returning back into reading even if it is at a slower pace than I have in the past. Just to sort out a reading queue and to find my way back into stories is a blessing after everything that has transpired in my life since October between my cats and my father. There is link to separate post for those who are not familiar with my life right now but this post in particular is about the stories calling to me to read and how I’m sorting out how to get back into reading overall.

    My WWWeds post

    Liked by 1 person


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