WWW Wednesday, 3-May-2023

3 May

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 found a new technique to finish up The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss in a reasonable amount of time. I’m still waiting on an interlibrary loan and instead of starting something new, I got a physical copy of this to read. I’m reading it before bed at night and getting through it much faster than I was on my phone. I’ll try to find the right spot in the ebook should I need to switch back, but I think this might be how I finish it up.
My reading buddy and I started The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab and I’m in love so far! We did a short first section to see how fast we’d read it, but I think we’ll have to do longer sections on this so we’re not meeting multiple times per week! This is a really fast read for such a long book.
I needed a new audiobook and something to make me laugh sounded like a good plan. I grabbed Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson. I’m a big fan of Lawson and looking forward to this one! I have a signed copy at home, but she reads me the audiobook, so I still think it’s an upgrade.

Recently finished: What a big week for me! Lágrimas en el mar (Salt to the Sea) by Ruta Sepetys late last week which was an amazing feeling. It’s always great to finish my Spanish read of the year! This one took me almost two months, though I had some interruptions. I posted my review on Monday so please go check it out! I gave the book Four out of Five stars.
I was able to finish The Rebel Wife by Taylor M. Polites, too! I went for a longer run on Saturday and knocked out the last bit of it. I really wasn’t a big fan of this one. The confusion I had at the beginning about who was who was a bad first impression. However, the character relationships didn’t develop in a way I found believable and I never connected with the main character. I’ll write my review this weekend but my initial rating is Two out of Five stars.

Reading next: I’m waiting on my loan of Scene & Structure by Jack M. Bickham. Hopefully it will be in soon and I can get started! It’s been a while since I had some non fiction on my plate.

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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16 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 3-May-2023”

  1. Janette May 3, 2023 at 2:19 AM #

    Well done for finishing two books this and I hope that having the physical copy of The Name of the Wind lets you get through it quicker. I really loved The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue and hope that you enjoy it too. Happy Reading Sam. My WWW post is here https://witchyreading.wordpress.com/2023/05/03/www-wednesday-may-3/

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  2. whatcathyreadnext May 3, 2023 at 3:29 AM #

    I can sense your pleasure at finishing two books and making progress with the others you’re reading. Great stuff!

    My WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.co.uk/2023/05/03/wwwwednesday-3rd-may-2023/

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  3. _forbookssake May 3, 2023 at 4:54 AM #

    Glad you found a way to get through The Name of the Wind 🙂

    My WWW: http://forbookssake.home.blog/2023/05/03/www-wednesday-3rd-may-2023/

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    • Sam May 3, 2023 at 8:49 AM #

      It made me laugh so hard during my run that I had to walk. That’s a huge compliment. Happy reading!

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  4. BonnieReadsAndWrites May 3, 2023 at 6:28 AM #

    Enjoy your new audiobook. I also like to get audiobooks of books I have read and loved. I always hear something new that I missed when I was reading. Here’s my WWW: https://bonniereadsandwrites.com/2023/05/03/www-wednesdays-what-am-i-reading-whatimreading/

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  5. Ryan May 3, 2023 at 8:35 AM #

    I hope the technique to help with finishing up The Name of the Wind works out for you. Happy reading!

    WWW Wednesday – May 3, 2023

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  6. The Unseen Library May 3, 2023 at 1:38 PM #

    Enjoy those fantastic sounding books.
    My post:

    WWW Wednesday – 3 May 2023

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  7. deanne01 May 3, 2023 at 2:14 PM #

    I hope you enjoy your upcoming reads.
    Here’s mine for this week

    WWW Wednesday

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  8. Louisa Paarsmarkt May 3, 2023 at 2:52 PM #

    Sounds like a really great week, yeah for 2 finished books, and physically reading The Name of the Wind and quickly reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue! Here’s my answers: https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2023/05/www-wednesday-629-may-3rd.html

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  9. Kwizgiver May 3, 2023 at 4:52 PM #

    I tried Addie LaRue but it wasn’t the right time. I’ll have to pick it up again.


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  10. Janni May 3, 2023 at 6:41 PM #

    A bit late but better late than never. Here is my WWW Wednesday post with 20 mins to spare. https://janni10.wordpress.com/2023/05/03/www-wednesday-03-05-2023/

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  11. Arya D. @ Arya's Fangirl Lexicon May 4, 2023 at 12:21 AM #

    Salt to the Sea is the last book I have from Ruth Sepetys. I’ve loved her other books! Looks like you had a great reading week. I loved The Name of the Wind and I’m trying to drag my feet to read the 2nd books since we don’t have a release date yet for the 3rd book.

    WWW Wednesday 5/3/23

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