WWW Wednesday, 25-January-2023

25 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’ve kept moving in Sophie’s Choice by William Styron now that we’re back. I’m noticing significant improvements in my sleep reading on paper before bed instead of a screen so I’m pushing myself to read a few pages each night. I’ll get through this eventually!
I’ve been grabbing all the time I can to listen to Any Way the Wind Blows (Simon Snow #3) by Rainbow Rowell. This is a fun book, though I’m not sure I’m enjoying it as much as the first two. I like Rowell’s writing but I think I’m ready for some different characters.
I haven’t made much progress in Why We Swim by Bonnis Tsui this week. I’ve not been spending as much time on my phone. Catching up at work has me exhausted and wanting away from a screen as soon as it hits 5pm.

Recently finished: Nothing finished this week. Maybe next week, but I’m in the middle of all of my books right now. I was able to post a review of Soldiers’ Pay by William Faulkner. It was my last book of 2022 so I’ve finally wrapped that year up! I gave the book Two out of Five Stars.

Reading next: I think an audiobook will be my next need and I’m sticking with Mexican White Boy by Matt de la Peña for that. I’ll start planning for future ebooks and physical books next week if I make some good progress in my reading. Fingers crossed!

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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28 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 25-January-2023”

  1. Janette January 25, 2023 at 2:05 AM #

    I have noticed before that if I read ebooks too often in the evening, that it affects my sleep. It’s OK every so often but I try to read physical books as much as possible in the evenings. Have a good week Sam. Here’s my WWW post for this weekhttps://witchyreading.wordpress.com/2023/01/25/www-wednesday-january-24/

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  2. Diana January 25, 2023 at 2:20 AM #

    I am glad that reading on paper has made a positive change to your night reads. I can understand not wanting to read on phone after spending all day in front of a screen. Have a good reading week. Here is my WWW post for this week: https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2023/01/25/www-jan-25th/

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  3. whatcathyreadnext January 25, 2023 at 3:59 AM #

    I never read ebooks on my phone, more than anything because the screen is so small. It’s Kindle all the way for me. It’s more likely to be the content of a book that keeps me awake!

    My WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2023/01/25/wwwwednesday-25th-january-2023/

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  4. Karen @ The Well-Read Pirate Queen January 25, 2023 at 5:28 AM #

    If I have an actual physical book that I’m reading I almost always look to see if it’s also available in digital via my library in case I want to keep reading somewhere not physical-book-friendly. Which reminds me …. I haven’t checked on the one I’m currently reading yet!

    (Oh, and I’m definitely going to be doing the When Are You Reading challenge!)


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    • Sam January 25, 2023 at 5:03 PM #

      Excited you’re joining the challenge!!


  5. Janni January 25, 2023 at 5:38 AM #

    It’s ebooks and magazines all the way for me. I struggle with physical books if the print is too small for comfort. I use Kindle, Borrowbox and Libby apps and they all work well on my tablet and phone.

    Anyway here’s my WWW post for this week. My current read is from NetGalley. I think it will be available 9 February.


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  6. Janni January 25, 2023 at 5:41 AM #

    Hmm. Does the link to my blog post work? It looks different at my end.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. _forbookssake January 25, 2023 at 6:52 AM #

    I try to avoid reading ebooks before bed for the exact same reason!

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2023/01/25/www-wednesday-25th-january-2023/

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  8. Jen January 25, 2023 at 7:11 AM #

    I have to have the brightness on my kindle turned down as low as it can and the colour as yellow as it can go if I’m reading at night! I used to read on my phone but that seriously messed up my sleep. Good luck with your reading!
    Here’s my WWW post 🙂


    • Sam January 25, 2023 at 5:22 PM #

      My ebook reading is on my phone so I don’t have those awesome Kindle settings to help me. Glad it works for you! Happy reading.


  9. CLM (@ConMartin) January 25, 2023 at 7:43 AM #

    I really liked Eleanor & Park but couldn’t get into the Simon books.

    Here is my WWW:


    and here is a great article about Eleanor & Park: https://boingboing.net/2016/11/05/eleanor-park-a-terrifying-y.html


    • Sam January 25, 2023 at 5:22 PM #

      I think you need to read Fangirl to get into Simon. They’re very connected. Happy reading!


  10. Louisa Paarsmarkt January 25, 2023 at 8:32 AM #

    Yeah, reading physically before bed is a good idea! Sounds like a pretty decent week! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2023/01/www-wednesday-615-january-25th.html

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  11. deanne01 January 25, 2023 at 8:35 AM #

    I read physical books or books on my phone before bed nightly.
    Here’s my WWW https://veganbookblogger.wordpress.com/2023/01/25/www-wednesdays/

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  12. CaroleHeidi January 25, 2023 at 8:40 AM #

    I am plodding through a book of local folk tales as my ‘last thing before bed away from a screen’ thing at the moment and it has definitely made a difference. Although I’ve definitely had a few folk tale-influenced dreams!!


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  13. crystalbooksnob January 25, 2023 at 9:20 AM #

    Audio books are the only reason I’m currently finishing books. Good luck finishing all the books you’re reading! Here’s my link: https://crystalbooksnob.blogspot.com/2023/01/www-wednesday-january-25-2023.html


    • Sam January 25, 2023 at 5:24 PM #

      Audiobooks are my savior! I can go months between other books, but those turn over quickly. Happy reading!


  14. WordsAndPeace January 25, 2023 at 3:59 PM #

    oh wow, Sophie’s Choice is intnse (emotionally)>
    Here is my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2023/01/22/sunday-post-75-01-22-2023/


    • Sam January 25, 2023 at 5:24 PM #

      It’s wearing on me! Happy reading.


  15. WordsAndPeace January 25, 2023 at 4:01 PM #

    I was going to congratulate you for running that challenge for 10 years, but comments don’t seem to be open there. So congrats!


    • Sam January 25, 2023 at 5:25 PM #

      Oh how odd! I’ll look into that, thank you!


  16. Kwizgiver January 25, 2023 at 8:40 PM #

    I ended up finishing two books today! https://www.kwizgiver.com/2023/01/www-wednesday_25.html

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Ryan January 25, 2023 at 9:01 PM #

    Have a great week! 🙂

    WWW Wednesday – January 25, 2023

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  18. Davida Chazan January 26, 2023 at 3:21 AM #

    Sophie’s Choice is a classic. I read it years ago, but the movie was dreadful! As for reading on paper instead of a screen before bed – I totally agree. I read at least 10 but try for 20 pages before bed, and I too think it helps me fall asleep better (together with this pillow spray I use). I keep my Kindle for reading during the day.

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