#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – 08 June, 2016

It’s time for WWW Wednesday! This is a blog hop hosted by Sam over at A World Of Words. Link up with us by commenting on Sam’s post for today, and just answer the three questions.

  • What are you currently reading?

wwwwednesdayI’m actually properly reading Edge of Darkness by K. L. Schwengel now! I think I’m nearly at 60% at time of writing.

And I’m technically listening to the audio of ArchEnemy by Frank Beddor, but I’m going a bit slowly with it. I think I’m just not as interested in Princess Alyss and co. after listening to the first two books in quick succession.

  • What have you recently finished reading?

I finally finished A Gathering of Shadows, and while I feel it was a bit Middle Book Syndrome-y, I feel like the next book will be epic! (When it comes next February). My review goes up on Friday.

I also read Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge, which was silly, but I do love the idea of alcohol-induced superpowers/magic. I posted my review on Monday and the book is now available for sale.

My review of Viral by Helen Fitzgerald also went up on Friday.

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I figured I’d just post the photo I posted on Instagram after a visit to the library to collect six holds last night. Good thing I have a weekend trip away and also the whole of next week off, eh? Also, add Anne of Green Gables to this list, though I’ll be reading it electronically.


wednesdaybannerAnd now for WIPpet Wednesday. This is another blog hop in which writers share excerpts from their current WIP that somehow relate to the date. Clicking the blue guy on the right will take you to the linkup for this one. Today is 8/6/16, and I have eight paragraphs for you. Carrie and Jasper are discussing how best to help the memory-less Princess who is currently in the next room.

“You need to go with her,” he said. “She has no hope of getting there on her own. She’s lost everything we taught her; she wouldn’t know how to light a fire or how to barter. She’d just hand over that gold if it was asked for.”  

“Are you sending her to Milton Nethercote?”  

“Yes. I think we can safely assume that her memories are being tampered with. I wasn’t being dishonest when I said he was one of the few that could help her.”

“But what if this is some kind of trap? Is it wise to send the Princess to the leader of the resistance when she’s still so loyal to the King?”  

“If he can help her, and I believe that he can, isn’t he the perfect person for her to be with when she realises how much her own father has lied to her?”  

“That’s true.”  

“If you don’t want to go, we can find someone else. But we shouldn’t shelter her here for very long. Ideally, you should leave again tonight.”  

“But she’ll be exhausted. And I will need to prepare.”

That’s it from me, see you on your blogs!

~ Emily

34 thoughts on “#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – 08 June, 2016

  1. Claire | Art and Soul says:

    That’s exactly what I thought about A Gathering of Shadows. My enjoyment of the book was only dampened because of all the Holland chapters and me thinking, “Oh wow! This stuff is going to be amazing!” and then realizing it’s all in the final book and we have to wait until next year for it! Ah well… something to look forward to 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/www-wednesday-8th-june-2016/

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    • Emily Witt says:

      I read one of Kate Grenville’s other novels, The Lieutenant, earlier this year and really loved it, so I hope I enjoy this one, too. I did listen to the audio book for a bit but it seems they are quite different so time will tell.


  2. patgarcia says:

    I wonder will they leave or stay there another night and I’m curious to know how the Princess will react when she finds out about her father.

    As for your books, happy reading.

    Shalom aleichem,


  3. shanjeniah says:

    I’m really starting to wonder what’s going to become of our poor princess! And I keep thinking of that “flashy-thingie” from “Men In Black.”

    I love that lush image of stacked spines. I just joined Instagram, and thought I couldn’t share my images taken using the app – then, while doing something unrelated on my laptop, I found an Instagram folder I don’t think I put there! And there they all were!

    It made me so happy, I put one right up as my Twitter header!

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  4. Amelia E. Browne says:

    Ooh this sounds like it’s about to get really complicated. 😀 …I probably shouldn’t be so gleeful. Apologies to the princess.
    I’m interested to see what you think of the Secret River. I read it a while ago now and it was one of the few books I’ve read that I actively dislike. It was just a bit too brutal for my tastes.


    • Emily Witt says:

      I read The Lientenant, which is apparently The Secret River’s “spiritual sequel” and I really loved it, but then the MC in that one is sweet and shy and nerdy and actually befriends the local Indigenous people, and I gather from the bit of Secret River I listened to on audio that William Thornhill is not like that, so I’ll see how it goes!

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  5. alilovesbooks says:

    I don’t know how I’m supposed to wait till next year for the follow up to A Gathering of Shadows. I thought the author had a policy of no cliffhangers but I think she made an exception in this one. Poor Kell, I feel so sorry for him and just want to adopt him (or give him a really big hug).


    • Emily Witt says:

      There was something in her acknowledgments about “I made it to nine books without an awful cliffhanger!” I don’t know if she means this is her tenth but she’s pretty pleased she made it this far or whether she honestly doesn’t see this as a cliffhanger, but I don’t know what else you could call it!

      Poor Kell, he puts up with so much crap. I’d probably try to offer him a week off but he’d probably get all restless and jittery with nothing to do.

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  6. Diana says:

    I look forward to your review of The Gathering Shadows. I have been seeing the book being mentioned around although I am yet to pick it. I read our review on Viral, definitely adding that to my TBR. Happy reading.


    • Emily Witt says:

      The series Gathering of Shadows is a part of is actually probably one that would benefit from waiting until all the books are out and reading them together. There’s a lot of really lush details but I had forgotten a lot from the first book and I think that affected my enjoyment a bit, too.


  7. Eden says:

    It’s been a long time since I read Anne of Green Gables but I remember it being sweet and comfortable… I felt fulfilled after reading it, even though it lacked a lot of the adventure and magic I tend to prefer I hope you enjoy it.

    Your princess definitely needs someone to help her now. Will Milton be able to do anything… and will he want to? 😀


  8. Yvo says:

    I Hunt Killers, YES!!! That series is definitely one of my all time favorites. Most of the other titles are on my TBR as well. Except for A Gathering Of Shadows, which I’ve already read and enjoyed. (Although I agree the first book is definitely stronger.) I hope you’ll enjoy your books this week!

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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      • Yvo says:

        If you are going to enjoy it as much as most people I know, I think you will have trouble to stop reading in the first place. 😉


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