WWW Wednesday, 1-March-2023

1 Mar

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 keep finding a few minutes here and there to move forward in The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. It’s not a great pace forward, but it’s working for me. I’ll get through this eventually and I’m not in a hurry.
My reading buddy and I got started on Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir! We were planning 70 page chunks, but with how fast we flew through the first one, I’m thinking we might have to make them longer. Maybe we should go 100 pages at a time. We’ll be starting the second chunk soon!
I’m going all in on a long audiobook. I started The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett late last week. I’m over an hour in already and the writing is absolutely wonderful, again. Follett has blown me away over and over. I really enjoy his books.
I needed to start my Spanish read of the year and picked up Lágrimas en el mar (Salt to the Sea) by Ruta Sepetys. My sister in law recommended this one to me and I know it’s a tear jerker. I like the short chapter style which will make it a lot easier for me to pick up and put down.

Recently finished: This was a great week for finishing books! I finished the audio for Mexican White Boy by Matt de la Peña and found the time to write a review! It went up on Monday. The book was a little disappointing to me because it felt like it was going to try to tackle so many topics only to leave a lot of them unfinished. I gave it Three out of Five Stars.
On Friday, I wrapped up The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo. This one surprised me a lot. I loved the racing finish that I expected from a crime novel. I thought I had it figured out but I was off by a little bit and couldn’t figure it out until the big reveal. The style wasn’t my favorite, but it was still enjoyable. I’m unsure how I feel about the mix of folklore into the story, but I’ll sort that out when I do a review over the weekend.

Reading next: It seems hard to think about a ‘next’ book when I’m at the beginning of so many books! I’ll skip this for a week and enjoy the books I’m reading instead of thinking about what’s coming up.

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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24 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 1-March-2023”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow March 1, 2023 at 1:02 AM #

    The Evening and the Morning sounds good. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Janette March 1, 2023 at 2:24 AM #

    It’s brilliant that you are making such good progress on your books at the moment. I’m glad that you are enjoying the Ken Follett. I’ve never managed to get into his books for some reason. Here’s my WWW post for this week https://witchyreading.wordpress.com/2023/03/01/www-wednesday-march-1/


    • Sam March 1, 2023 at 7:19 PM #

      I’m always intimidated by the size bit end up loving them. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. whatcathyreadnext March 1, 2023 at 3:55 AM #

    Good to hear about the great progress you’re making with your books. The nearest I’ve ever got to a buddy read is with a book club although obviously then you only talk about the book at the end.

    My WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2023/03/01/wwwwednesday-1st-march-2023/


    • Sam March 1, 2023 at 7:20 PM #

      I love being able to ask “What do you think will happen next?” when we meet. So fun to speculate! Happy reading.


  4. Janni March 1, 2023 at 4:16 AM #

    I like Ken Follett’s Kingsbridge series. I’ve read all of these but none of his many other titles. Here’s my WWW post https://janni10.wordpress.com/2023/03/01/www-wednesday-01-03-2023/


    • Sam March 1, 2023 at 7:21 PM #

      Same! I love this series. Happy reading!


  5. CLM (@ConMartin) March 1, 2023 at 7:43 AM #

    I should have included Salt to the Sea among my “just finished” but it was several weeks ago. I really liked it, although it certainly was sad! I did not like the short, jerky chapters at first but then saw them as mirroring the uneven, upset lives of the protagonists. If you liked All The Light We Cannot Sea and he way he wove the characters’ lives together, you will like this.

    Here is my WWW: https://tinyurl.com/2rrunjfn


    • Sam March 1, 2023 at 7:22 PM #

      Amazing! That was a great read. Happy reading!


  6. AuntGem March 1, 2023 at 7:56 AM #

    I’m blown away by how fast you read! And I love Follett too – I’ll have to try that one. Here’s my WWW link: http://auntgem.com/2023/03/01/its-www-wednesday-3/

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Denise @ Life With No Plot March 1, 2023 at 8:00 AM #

    Yay for making good progress! Hope you have a great week!

    My WWW: https://lifewithnoplot.com/2023/03/01/www-wednesday-march-1-2023/

    Liked by 1 person

  8. _forbookssake March 1, 2023 at 8:39 AM #

    Glad you had such a good reading week! 🙂

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2023/03/01/www-wednesday-1st-march-2023/

    Liked by 1 person

  9. WordsAndPeace March 1, 2023 at 1:20 PM #

    Oh yes, you are going to want to devour Project Hail Mary faster and faster! I really enjoyed it.
    Here is my post:

    Sunday Post #80 – 02/26/2023


    • Sam March 1, 2023 at 7:23 PM #

      I just got to a great part! Ah, loving this!


  10. Iseult Murphy March 1, 2023 at 1:31 PM #

    Lots of good books there. Interested in a reading more in depth review of The Invisible Guardian.

    Here’s my post for this week: https://iseultmurphy.com/2023/03/01/www-wednesday-2/


    • Sam March 1, 2023 at 7:24 PM #

      I hope to have it up next week! Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Kwizgiver March 1, 2023 at 4:25 PM #

    I’m hoping to have another good week. I’ve got to pick a new audiobook.


    Liked by 1 person

  12. Louisa Paarsmarkt March 1, 2023 at 5:33 PM #

    Sounds like a fantastic week with finished books and going quickly through the buddy read! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2023/03/www-wednesday-620-march-1st.html

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Ryan March 1, 2023 at 6:46 PM #

    I don’t have experience with reading non-English books, but short chapters does sound perfect for that. I’ll have to keep that in mind if I ever expand my horizons that way. Have a great week!

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