First up today, some really exciting news! The cover reveal for my novel, A More Complicated Fairytale, was yesterday. If you missed it, you can go sneak a peek here. If anyone fancies a review copy, let me know your email address and preferred format and I’ll send you one. Or if you’re like me and sometimes prefer to pay for a book because then you’ll feel less bad if you don’t like it, you can pre-order the ebook here. You can also mark it as to-read on Goodreads!
Onto more regular Wednesday things, next up is is WWW Wednesday, a blog hop in which we answer questions about what we’ve been reading this past week. This is hosted by Sam over at A World of Words. You can join in by commenting on today’s post over on her blog.
- What are you currently reading?
Finally, after having it on my Kindle for goodness knows how long, I am reading Chameleon in a Mirror by fellow WIPpeteer, Ruth Nestvold. I only started it today so I am not very far in, but I am definitely enjoying it so far, especially the descriptions of the 17th Century theatre.
I’ve also got back into the Doctor Who audio books, and am listening to The Blood Cell by James Goss. It’s a bit different to most of these novels, in that it’s got a first person narration from a secondary character’s POV. It does mean we’re a bit distanced from the Doctor, but it’s not too bad. I’m about 30% in and things are picking up a bit.
- What did you recently finish reading?
I read a lot this week! Firstly, I finished Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil. It was a really cute book, though the love interest, Camilla, did strike me as a bit Manic Pixie Dream Girl, which annoyed me a bit. Review goes up on Friday.
I was trawling through Borrow Box trying to find an audio book to listen to and found Animal Farm, read by Simon Callow. I didn’t enjoy it as much as 1984, but I appreciated what Orwell was doing. I had it in my head that each animal in the book represented a different political ideology, rather than the whole thing being an allegory for Stalinism, so it wasn’t quite what I expected.
And then, over Sunday and Monday (we had a long weekend here), I finished Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. I’ve got to admit, while it was pretty good, it didn’t really feel like a thriller to me, more a standard crime novel.
- What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m hoping to read The Bloodshade Encounters/The Songspinner, which combined make up Book 2 of the Shadeborn series by K. C. Finn, and then move onto The Potioneer, which is Book 3. I reviewed Book 1 back in January. Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat also arrived at the library for me today, but I’d like to finish some of these ebooks first. I also picked up two other Doctor Who audios, as I decided to start at the start of the 11th Doctor ones and work through them. My library has at least the first five, so I’m hoping they have a lot of them.
Also, my library has A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab on order! And guess who is at the top of the queue for it? Meeeeeeeeee! Not that this means I will get to read it in the next week, I just wanted to squee.
Next up is WIPpet Wednesday, a blog hop we writer types do each week, in which we share snippets from our WIP that somehow relate to the date. You can find our linkup by clicking the little blue guy to the right. I’m sharing three lines for the third month. This follows on from last week; Jasper is being interrogated by Eli Masden.
“Would I be correct in assuming that it is you and your associates that the Princess has had dealings with in the past?”
“Is the Princess in the business of running away? I would have thought you’d have a better eye on her than that. Especially as it seems the King’s laws regarding magic are rather lax around here.”
Out of the corner of his eye, Jasper saw Helena cringe and look down at her hands. She always did object when he used sarcasm, and he supposed she would consider him using it here to be worse than usual.
That’s it from me this week! Let’s see if the new goals I set myself at the start of this week regarding blogging will mean that I actually get to your blogs this week! Fingers crossed.