WWW Wednesday {12.18.2019}

Jingle all the way into today’s WWW Wednesday! I wish I could make everything in today’s post Christmas-themed, but I’m still working on enough other reading goals that I can’t quite swing it this time around. There are a lot of good books up this week though, so read on!

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. The three W’s stand for the following questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? To participate, make a post or comment answering the three questions, link up to the host (Sam)’s post, and check out what others are reading and talking about! I typically participate once a month, approximately in the middle of the month, as a halfway check-in on my monthly reading goals.

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What am I currently reading?

Radium Girls coverThe Radium Girls by Kate Moore (audiobook) – 71% done

I’m realizing that it really is a significant struggle for me to read anything that is sad or disappointing in tone. I’m just barely going to finish this in time.


Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron – 36% done

On the complete opposite side of things, Dewey is an incredibly fun book so far! Of course, I love cats and I love libraries, so just about any story about a library cat is sure to be a hit for me!

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

I expected to like Song for a Whale, but I did not anticipate it being as fun and moving as it is! I’m about half way through and I already highly recommend this book!


40796125What did I recently finish reading?

I am flying through books this month! So far in December I have read:

Red Boots by Kate Willis ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Finding Christmas Joy by Amanda Tero ⭐⭐⭐

Confessions by Augustine of Hippo, translated by Sarah Ruden ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell ⭐⭐⭐

Stand on the Sky by Erin Bow ⭐⭐⭐⭐


The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson coverWhat do I think I will read next?

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Candy Cane Murder by Joanne Fluke

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I hope you are all having a wonderful week! The first two weeks of December have brought more than a fair amount of chaos my way, but it’s the good kind of chaos where most of the things that need to be done are fun and vaguely celebratory. I drove (well, carpooled) halfway across the state to celebrate Christmas with a few of my college roommates last weekend, and it was so good to hang out with people I hadn’t seen in a while. This week my work is having a potluck. There has also been sickness in my family recently, so not all of the chaos is positive, but I am sure we will get through. I’m doing all I can think of to help everyone be healthy in time for Christmas proper. I’m also still working on the sweater I’ve been knitting as a Christmas present. Of course I’m stressing over that a bit, but I still believe I will have it done (barely) in time.

How is your month going so far? Are you ready for Christmas, or do you still have much to do to prepare? Also, have you watched any good new Christmas movies this year? I love most classic Hallmark Christmas movies, but I’ve been a bit disappointed in a large portion of what I have seen this year.

Until the next chapter,


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    1. You’re right, it is good to know, especially with nonfiction books about lesser-known crises. I think I’m going to try to avoid overly sad fiction books next year, though. There’s enough of that in the real world!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your post!


  1. I don’t think you could go wrong with any of your read next books. I love the cat on the cover of Christmas Cat. Mere Christianity is really good – made me reflect a lot on my volunteer work and faith in general. And Joanne Fluke is perfect for a winter read. I’ve read a few in that series. Happy Reading! ❤️

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    1. Thanks, Tessa! I haven’t read any of Fluke’s books yet, although I watched the movie adaptations. I’m actually taking the audio of Candy Cane Murder in the car while my family travels for Christmas next week, so I hope everyone likes it!

      I’ve heard a lot about Mere Christianity, so I’m very interested in reading it myself. So far I’ve only read Lewis’ fiction.

      And I am such a sucker for cute animals on book covers! I agree that The Christmas Cat looks especially precious and I can’t wait to read the story.

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    1. I keep trying to convince my library managers we should have a library cat or dog, but they won’t go for it yet! So I have to be content with reading about Dewey and other libraries with animals in residence. So far I’m enjoying the book, but I have heard the ending is sad…I’m not looking forward to that!

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