WWW Wednesday is a blog hop that I discovered last week, which asks three questions: what have you finished reading, what are you currently reading, and what are you about to start reading. It’s hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Answer the questions and share your post in a comment on that one to join in.
- What are you currently reading?
I’ve recently started Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. It’s a retelling of Peter Pan, narrated by Tinker Bell and focusing on the character of Tiger Lily. It’s interesting enough, but I started it nearly a week ago and am less than 50 pages in… that said, a lot of the reviews say that it starts off slow and you have to get used to the TInker Bell point of view, so maybe it’ll pick up.
I also started The Island of Doctor Moreau, but that’s on a hiatus due to the fact that I own that book and Tiger Lily and a couple of others are from the library.
- What did you recently finish?
I finished The Madman’s Daughter last Friday. It’s the adaptation of Doctor Moreau that I mentioned in last week’s post. It had a great twist at the end that I didn’t see coming at all (though on reflection, probably should have figured it out a bit sooner). I’m keen to pick up the next book in the series.
- What do you think you’ll read next?
I have Dorothy Must Die out from the library but I don’t think I really want to read it. I’m not in a Wizard of Oz mood, really, and I’d rather put it off until I’m more likely to enjoy it. I think I’ll try and get the sequel to the Madman’s Daughter (which is based on Jekyll and Hyde) from the library.
Onto WIPpet Wednesday. As most frequenters of this blog are aware, WIPpet Wednesday involves posting an excerpt from your WIP that somehow relates to the date, and then linking up here and reading what others have offered. I’m going to follow on from last week’s post, in which Grace was given an ambiguous pieces of advice regarding her unwanted immortality. Everyone wonders what it means, and in this one line for the 1st of July, Grace surmises.
“I think he meant that I’m the only one who can kill me.”
Essentially, in Grace’s case of immortality, illness cannot kill her and neither can another person with any kind of violent act, but if she wanted to kill herself with a bottle of pills or a knife through the heart or whatever, that would work. The thing is, though, Grace doesn’t actually want to commit suicide as such. She doesn’t necessarily want to die, she just wants the opportunity to grow old like everyone else.
I’m going to head off now and try to read some more Tiger Lily. I can’t promise that I’ll manage to visit too many of your blogs over the coming week, as my mum is visiting for the weekend, but I’ll do my best! Until then!