Happy Wednesday! Can you believe it’s the last day of September already? August dragged on by for me, but September has positively flown past. I’m still working on Operation: Sugarplum, slowly but surely. I’m trying to work out exactly how the final battle/confrontation/whatever is going to go down. At the moment, Clara’s causing a distraction, but I’m probably going to have to re-work that as well.
Anyway, for today’s WIPpet Wednesday, I have three sentences for the 30th. Clara has just tried explaining her phone to the Creelan King, who along with his minions, is now occupying her house. He’s from a magical kingdom; they don’t have phones there.
If the Creelan King didn’t understand – and Clara suspected he probably didn’t – he hid it very well. With a thoughtful “hmm”, he tucked it into his own pocket, no doubt thinking of ways he could make use of it later. Clara chose not to mention battery life at this point.
Since typing the above, I have gone and played a game of volleyball, and by the time we finished, dropped a friend home and got home ourselves, it was already 10pm. So now I’m going to do a bit of a rushed WWW Wednesday so I can go to bed. WWW Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Sam over at A World of Words, in which we answer questions about what we’ve been reading this past week. You can drop by Sam’s blog for more posts in this vein.
- What are you currently reading?
Still Evensong by Krista Walsh and The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway. I am not very much further along in Evensong than I was last week, and I finally made it past page 50 on the Gone Away World today. That one is going to be a slow-burn. I was worried about carrying it around in my work bag what with it being borrowed from a colleague and also being quite large, as books in my work bag tend to get tossed about. But I have taken it to work and left it there for reading on breaks, since I am doing most of my reading at work at the moment.
- What have you recently finished reading?
I finally finished Blood Charged by Lindsay Buroker. As I said, I left this one aside for a little while and read some other books, and when I went back, my interest had waned. I might pick up the series again (there are another three books), but not right now.
I also read The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil, which I just picked up at the library out of curiosity. I would have read it in one sitting if not for little things like needing to sleep and friends coming over. I related to everything in it. I don’t usually read contemporary YA, but wow, this one was good. I felt like I was part of the main character’s circle of friends. I got choked up more than once.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I have finally converted one of the Doctor Who audio books I have from the library so I can put it on my phone. I also got Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell from the library, but I don’t know if it’s smart to read it right now when I loved Cinnamon Girl so much and it’s still so fresh in my mind and I will not be able to help comparing. So we’ll see about that.
And now it is way past time for me to go to bed!