#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – October 07, 2015

Wednesday has somehow already rolled around again, and I have to apologise for visiting very few of your blogs last week. First up this week, I’m doing WWW Wednesday, a weekly book meme in which we answer three questions starting with W. This meme is hosted by Sam over at A World of Words and you can join in by leaving a link to your own post on today’s post.

  • What are you currently reading?

I’m still going on The Gone Away World by Nick Harkaway. I’m nearly at page 100! Of 531! It’s a very slow read, this one, but I do like it. It’s a lot denser than anything I usually read, though.

No movement on Evensong by Krista Walsh so far this week.

I started Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth. It’s a historical adaptation of Rapunzel, and was recommended to me by a colleague. I’m only about 20 pages in so far. It was one of the two picked for me on the Pick for Me community on LiveJournal (a community where you are paired up with a buddy who chooses two books from your TBR for you to read during the month).

I’ve also started listening to the audio of Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. The audio is quite long, though; I’m wondering if it might be quicker to grab a copy of the physical book.

  • What did you recently finish reading?

I listened to the audio of Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, which is a bit of an Australian classic. I thought it was interesting, and it definitely had some beautiful descriptions of the Australian landscape, but overall, I wasn’t that fussed. Probably partially because I’m not really the type who enjoys things labelled “classic”.

I also finished to The Crawling Terror, a Doctor Who novel read by Neve McIntosh, who plays Madame Vastra in the show. It may have had the 12th Doctor and Clara, but it felt like a Third Doctor adventure. Giant insects from outer space and top secret Nazi technology. Fun stuff.

And then there was another Doctor Who story, The Day of the Cockroach, which was read by Arthur Darvill, who played Rory. He had Amy and the 11th Doctor’s voices down perfectly. It was awesome. Also, it had nuclear bombs and giant cockroaches. Also awesome. Other cool thing about Doctor Who audios is that they put sound effects and stuff through them as well. When the Doctor uses the sonic screwdriver, you get the sound effect underneath the narration. Ditto the TARDIS. There was a scene in this one where they were all banging on the walls with pots and pans and those sounds were used, too.

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I still haven’t started Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, and I also picked up The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker up from the library (it’s the second of the two Pick for Me books), so probably one of those.

Lol, this post has already taken up a whole page in the Word document I’m typing it in. Sorry guys. I do go on sometimes.

wednesdaybannerNext up is WIPpet Wednesday, in which writers share exerpts from their WIP that somehow relate to the date. You can join in on this one, too; our linky is over here. Many thanks to K. L. Schwengel for being an awesome host.

Scrivener is currently downloading updates, so I can’t access my typed up Operation Sugarplum file. In the meantime, I give you ten lines from my notebook for the 10th of the month. It’s handwritten, so it is quite short. Clara has been taken hostage in her own house by the Creelan King and his minions.

“Max will come for me. And he will beat you.” Clara was pleased to note she sounded far more confident than she felt.

“We expect him to come, Clara. That’s the entire point.” The other creatures sniggered. The King continued, “In the meantime, you will do everything I say, to the letter, or I will kill you on the spot and let him come to us with revenge in mind instead. Is that understood?”

For once I have managed to get my Wednesday blog post out of the way well before my evening sport match (soccer tonight, bleergh), so I really feel like I should also go and write my book review for this week before I have to leave. On that note, I will leave you, and see you on your own blogs soon!

~ Emily



18 thoughts on “#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – October 07, 2015

  1. Clare Stone says:

    I loved Inkheart when I read it, although I didn’t love the sequels as much. I’m not sure about the physical book compared with the audiobook but I read a physical copy and flew through it if that helps!? I really love Fangirl so I hope you enjoy it!


    • Emily Witt says:

      The audio is fifteen hours long, but I’m fairly sure I could probably get through a hard copy in an afternoon, given the target age group and the way it’s written. I’ve been hearing nothing but good reports of Fangirl so I hope it lives up to them all! 😉


  2. L. Marie says:

    I really enjoyed Fangirl, so I hope you do too.
    I read some of the old Doctor/Martha books. Would love to read the ones you mentioned.
    Poor Clara! I hope her faith in Max proves justified. 🙂


  3. Yvo says:

    I really didn’t enjoy Evensong myself; I hope you end up liking it better! And I should do a Fangirl reread soon before I get my copy of Carry On… Happy reading!


    • Emily Witt says:

      Kinda glad to hear you say that about Evensong. All my GR friends who’ve read it gave it 4 or 5 stars, but I’m 17% in and not really that fussed. I thought I might give it to 25% and then decide if I want to keep going.

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      • Yvo says:

        I gave it only a 1.5 rating so you are not the only one who didn’t like it. 😉 To be honest, I don’t remember why I even bothered to finish it…


  4. shanjeniah says:

    Clara is in a bind. And I think Max might just be in a bigger one…looking forward to seeing where all this leads them!

    The last book I read was Slave Again by Alana Terry. Loved loved loved it. She left just enough unanswered questions to make me ready to dive into other books….to learn more.


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