I’ll get WIPpet Wednesday out of the way first this week, as it is much shorter than the WWW part. WIPpet Wednesday is a blog hop wherein writers share an excerpt from the current WIP that somehow relates to the date. The linkup is here.
You may remember last week, I mentioned that I had decided to try my hand at a contemporary romance. It is somewhat based on my experiences in living on campus during my first year of university, though the romance is an addition. And my MC isn’t studying art history. But anyway. That’s what I’m drawing on.
This is part of Bea’s first day at… okay, I’m going to use the word “college” because that’s what we call them on Canberra, but I’m actually referring to the residential hall. Semester starts the following week. Twelve lines from my notebook (my handwriting is rather large) for the 12th of the month.
Feeling the need for a break, she fished a mug out of the box containing her kitchen gear, and a box of teabags out of her supply of groceries. She knew there was a small kitchen at the end of the corridor, though she hadn’t visited it yet. She hoped it at least contained a kettle.
She found not a kettle, but an instant hot water tap at the sink and grinned. Not having to wait for boiling water at 3am when she was working on an essay was okay by her.
She hasn’t even started uni yet and she already knows what she’ll be like.
Onto WWW Wednesday, a reading meme hosted by Sam.Visit her blog and link up with others.
- What are you currently reading?
Erm… more things than I usually let myself read all at once.
The Viper and the Urchin by Celine Jeanjean and it continues to be fun. I really like both main characters, and their uneasy relationship is being well-developed. But the book is quite light-hearted, which is nice. Also, I want to visit Susie’s Coffeehouse. If you like steampunk and/or assassins and/or street urchins, you should read this book.
I’m about 35 pages into Dust Girl and really need to devote some more time to it. The main character, Callie, is the daughter of a white woman and a black man in 1930s Kansas; though her father disappeared before she was born [I’m fairly sure this is a plot point]. As I said, I’m not very far into it, but I do know that the Fey are soon to be involved, in the form of the Seelie and Unseelie Courts. I really like the non-traditional setting for this type of story, and I think I’ll enjoy it a lot.
I’m also listening to the audio book of Jane Austen’s Persuasion and… okay, confession time: I really struggle to read classics. I love the stories they tell, and I will happily sit through a BBC adaptation of any of them, but the writing style and I just don’t agree. Even listening to the audio, I am finding this a bit much. Also, my iPod randomly stopped working today, so I might have to take an enforced break either way, depending on whether I get it going again.
And I started Balanced on the Blade’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker today, because I could get the first three books in the series for 99 cents, and then the audio to companion to said three books for another $3. A pretty good deal, you must admit. And it was something to replace Persuasion when my iPod broke. Having said that, I was listening to it while working on reasonably annoying things at work, and I only figured out what was going on when I read the synopsis on GoodReads. I think I’ve got the hang of it, though, now. What I listened to on the way home made more sense.
… Wow, this answer ended up long. I talk too much.
- What did you recently finish reading?
I didn’t exactly finish Throne of Glass, but I did give up on it. The main character was making silly decisions I disagreed with or didn’t feel made much sense, and I read some spoilery reviews and it seemed she was going to keep doing that. So I stopped wasting my time.
- What do you think you will read next?
Still have the library’s copy of Crewel sitting on my bedside chest, so I should get on to that. And then I should get my “Currently Reading” back down to one or two before I pick anything else up.
I worked the late shift tonight (as in, didn’t leave work until 8pm because I was on the desk until then), so I really need to go to bed now. I’ll catch you all soon!