The weeks are flying by and it’s once again time for a Wednesday blog post. How does that keep happening? Anyway. First up this week is WWW Wednesday, a blog hop in which we answer three questions about what we’re reading. This is hosted by Sam, and you can visit her blog to take part. Here are my answers:
I’m still reading A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab. It took a little while to get into but now that I’m there, it’s becoming quite enjoyable. I’m also listening to Blood Charged by Lindsay Buroker. This series is a great deal of fun. Though every time I go to that page, I get distracted by the attractive man on the cover.
- What did you recently finish reading?
I dropped The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (the style and language just weren’t doing it for me), but it’s been a slow reading week, so I haven’t actually touched anything else.
- What do you think you’ll read next?
My colleague has loaned me The Gone-Away World, so I should probably start that. It’s fairly long, though, so I’ll probably have something else going at the same time. No idea what, though. I also have a bunch of audio books, including The Museum of Thieves and A Ghost in my Suitcase, because I’m going to Melbourne on the weekend and there will be about eight hours of travelling all up, plus airport waiting time. Oh! And the Hollow Boy comes out next week! I’ve only been waiting a year!
… I think that’s the shortest WWW I’ve ever managed. You can tell it’s been a slow reading week for me.
I had a breakthrough last night with the new fantasy story I shared from last week. And that breakthrough led to more breakthroughs, which has been quite delightful. It does mean that a lot of what I had already written doesn’t actually work anymore, but I should still be able to incorporate the gist. And sometimes you need to write the stuff that never gets used in order to find the plot that will. For my WIPpet math this week, I’m taking nine (handwritten) lines from my notebook. Nell is overhearing a wee-hours conversation between Jasper and a stranger at the door.
“Jasper Cortain?” A young woman’s enquiring voice floated up the stairs, and Nell saw her foster father nod. “Sir, I’m sorry to wake you up so late, but I need your help.”
She paused, and Nell saw her open her hand out towards Jasper. Nell couldn’t see what was in it, but as soon as Jasper saw whatever it was, he bowed low.
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I only have four pages left in my notebook! Could I fill them tonight? Maybe. It’s always really exciting getting to start a new one. It is late though. I should probably just head to bed. I have first aid refresher training all day tomorrow, but I have had a sore throat for most of today. It’s still hanging around, but since this training is only once every twelve months, I really feel like I should only skip it if I’m dying. I’m not sure if work would pay for me to go do one of the external refresher courses if I miss the internal one. Anyway. I should stop rambling! Goodnight everyone!