#WWW Wednesday and #WIPpet Wednesday – 25 November, 2015

I’ve been writing today’s date all day and yet it was only when I typed it up there in the title that I had a moment of “Wait… how is it the 25th already?!”

At least it’s Wednesday, which means fun things like WWW and WIPpet Wednesdays. WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam over at A World of Words. You can join in over there by leaving a link to your own WWW Wednesday on today’s post. All you need to do is answer the three questions.


  • What are you currently reading?

I’m still working my way through The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth. I haven’t had a huge amount of time for reading this week, though I’m now within 100 pages of the end, so I should finish it tomorrow or the next day. I would finish it tonight, but I need to prepare a vegetarian shepherd’s pie so we can have it for dinner tomorrow.

  • What did you recently finish reading?

I finished listening to The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Ness is quickly becoming a new favourite. Though I’m rather glad that I listened to it, because I got a narrator using an adorable working class English accent which suited Todd and the other Prentisstown characters perfectly. I read the first few pages of the preview on Amazon and I’m not entirely sure I would have stuck with it with the odd spellings of words and all of that.

Also, at the end of the book: “Bolinda Audio is popular with travelers, families and people on the run.” I LOL’d.

Two reviews also went up this week: Winter by Marissa Meyer, and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I have The Ask and the Answer, the sequel to Knife of Never Letting Go, ready to go. I also have The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth from the library, so that will be my next physical book.

Also! Speaking of Patrick Ness, there is now a teaser trailer for the movie of A Monster Calls. I am… cautiously optimistic? I thought Liam Neeson’s voice would be all wrong, but it’s not, and Patrick Ness has written the screenplay himself, so… maybe it’ll be okay?

After two weeks of barely making it around to WIPpet Wednesday participants, I nearly skipped it this week, but with actually having both days at home this weekend, I am hopeful that I will actually be able to make the rounds this week. So here I am. To join in on WIPpet Wednesday, simply post an excerpt from your WIP that somehow relates to the date, then click here to link up and see what others are sharing. I am taking the five from 25 and sharing 5 lines.

This time, no one met her at the door. She stepped over the threshold and paused, taking in the scene before her and waiting to be noticed. One of the Creelans was cowering before the King, and the King’s arm was raised, as though about to strike. He let it dropped when he noticed Clara in the doorway, and his expression changed instantly. The anger disappeared from his eyes and that smug smile reappeared.

I’m going to leave it there and go chop vegetables. I’ll see you all soon!

~ Emily


15 thoughts on “#WWW Wednesday and #WIPpet Wednesday – 25 November, 2015

  1. Claire | Art and Soul says:

    Patrick Ness is marvellous. You’re right about finding the typography and formatting in the printed version of The Knife of Never Letting Go annoying. It started to irk me towards the end. There are also a lot of pages
    of one
    or two
    on every
    for dramatic effect. Ugh!
    I think audio book – if the accent is good – is the way to go! The Ask and Answer is very good indeed.
    Thanks for visiting my post and happy reading πŸ™‚

    P.S. I hope the vegetarian shepherd’s pie turns out well. Sounds delicious. I was planning to make carrot cake this afternoon but the kettle just broke and, in a British household, that is a code red emergency. Shall be out this afternoon replacing it!

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    • Emily Witt says:

      I assume he’s going for a visual emulation of the Noise? But yeah, I think I would have been put off by that.

      Oh no! That is an emergency. I remember when my old housemate moved out and suddenly I was without a kettle, DVD player and a few other things. I was boiling water on the stove for hot chocolates until it was pay day.

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  2. Yvo says:

    I loved The Knife Of Never Letting Go as well! I really need to get a copy of the sequel soon… I’m not really into audiobooks, but your version sounds great!

    Happy Wednesday! Here’s my WWW.


  3. Sam says:

    Glad you are liking Ness. That title keeps coming up on my Goodreads recommendations but I haven’t put it on the list yet. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  4. shanjeniah says:

    I find myself liking the Creelan King more than I want to. And thinking that Clara is very brave, and maybe just a bit too naive…though I’m hoping to be wrong about that.

    I just finished the last essay in The Writer and Her Work. I reached into one of my TBR stacks without looking – I’ll be starting Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington next.

    Still reading Write. Publish. Repeat. – but now on a brand-new Kindle!

    And, btw, I love shepherd’s pie – veggie or otherwise! Enjoy a bite or two for me! =)


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