#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – 13 July, 2016

Hey guys. Just letting you know that except in a couple of cases, due to blogging technology being against me, I am having trouble commenting on posts on non-Wordpress blogs. I am not ignoring you, I just can’t get them to post! 😦

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?

wonderwomencoverI am back to reading Wonder Women by Sam Maggs. I’m still really appreciating learning about all these awesome women who history has forgotten, but I am still a little irked by the Tumblr-esque writing style. It’s fine if I’m on Tumblr, but I’m trying to read a book. I should finish this over the next few days and hopefully have a review up on Monday.

Also just started the audio book of Paper Daisies by Kim Kelly. Early days yet, and while there are a couple of things already irking me about the writing style, I think they might stop once the story really gets going, so I’m continuing for now.

  • What have you recently finished reading?

Nothing,  unfortunately, apart from DNFing The Secret River by Kate Grenville. I was disappointed because I loved her other book, The Lieutenant, but this one was just so dull!

I did, however, post reviews both for All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and Game (Jasper Dent #2) by Barry Lyga. Click the links to read them.

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

islasinheritanceI’ve decided to start trying to whittle away at the unread stuff on my Kindle, and I plan to start with Isla’s Inheritance, the first in a series by local author Cassandra Page. My aim is to try to get through one or two Kindle books a month, along with everything else. I’m also trying to nut out how to approach my reading challenges in the second half of the year, so I have a few other things on my immediate radar for that.

And 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. I’m still sharing from my July Camp NaNo project. The night before, Frederick Merrow had been showing Grace some of his magic, which led to Grace being awake all night thinking about it, and being unfit for work the next morning. Seven paragraphs for the seventh month.

“It’s Frederick,” the voice outside replied, startling Grace into leaping out of bed. “I heard you were unwell. Is there anything I can do to help?”

Grace opened the door. She must have still looked exhausted because he took a step back to take her all in and then said, “I hope I am not to blame for your current state.”

“I couldn’t sleep last night,” she said. “I kept thinking about everything you showed me. So I suppose it is your fault in a way.”

Frederick barked out a laugh.

“Sir, surely you shouldn’t be down here.”

Frederick shrugged. “Why ever not? This is my house, isn’t it? I can go where I please.”

“Yes, but… going to the bedroom of one of your female servants. What would people think?”

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

~ Emily



32 thoughts on “#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – 13 July, 2016

    • Emily Witt says:

      I was also a bit dissatisfied sadly (my reviews are queued up a bit behind my reading – I actually finished it last week). It was very messy and the stuff with the Crows seemed very far-fetched to me.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Diana says:

    All the Light we Cannot See was really popular yesterday on the Top Ten Tuesday Blog Hop. Something to do with the setting. I am sorry it was not for you though. I think I will use your idea for my TBR. I have so many wonderful books on my tablet but I keep getting ARCs and buying new books. I will try and read them though. Happy reading.


  2. paulabroome427 says:

    I’ve been wanting to read All the Light…but simply haven’t gotten into the best mood. I’m currently finishing up The Little Paris Bookshop which has turned out to be absolutely perfect.

    I’m following your blog and look forward to your posts. Happy Reading! And Writing!


    • Emily Witt says:

      All the Light… is definiitely one you have to be in the right mood for, otherwise it is a lot of hard work. I just looked up The Little Paris Bookshop and it sounds absolutely lovely! 😀

      Thanks for the follow! I hope you enjoy what you read here.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. AJ says:

    bahaha yes, just what would be think?? Probably the truth of the future. I can’t wait to read more of these two and the world you’ve created.


  4. Sam says:

    I don’t know if I could deal with Tumblr writing. You’re brave to even try it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


    • Emily Witt says:

      It could have been worse, I guess. It was just a really conversational tone, which got annoying after a while. It sounds like the author’s other books are similar, though, so I don’t think I’ll be picking them up.


  5. alilovesbooks says:

    I was just off visiting your review of All the Light We Cannot See and think it’ll be a hard pass from me. It’s not a title that’s really appealed anyway and I don’t think I’ve seen a great review yet.


  6. Yvo says:

    I hope your current reads will pick up for you! It’s always a shame when various books in a row can’t completely convince you… I personally loved the Jasper Dent series, although I agree the first book is by far the best of the bunch. Happy reading!


  7. AM says:

    Hm, I definitely couldn’t read a whole book in Tumblr style writing. That sounds…painfully annoying, unfortunately.

    Love the snippet. I definitely think people would talk if they saw him go to her bedroom, but I’m guessing they would talk more about the magic he showed her.


  8. charliegirlteachergirl says:

    Wonder Women looks so fantastic! I don’t think I could endure Tumblr writing, though. I am also focused on my Kindle reads for the rest of the year, specifically my NetGalley (over)load. Hopefully you hit stride with Paper Daisies soon. Happy reading!


  9. Eden says:

    “What would people think?”

    I bet he knows exactly what people would think, and that has been carefully calculated into his plans. Sometimes, having the public suspect a woman’s reputation was the best way to get a hold on her and make sure she “behaved”. And it sounds like Frederick isn’t above using what tools he can to control her.


    • Emily Witt says:

      I actually managed to post a comment on Blogger this morning! It’s fine if people have the Name/URL option, but usually they don’t. But today I managed to use my WordPress identity so huzzah!

      I realised about halfway through Camp NaNo that I needed Grace ot be more outspoken. She was a bit too insipid to start off, but she’s got a bit more spark now, and I’ll be weaving that through in revisions.

      Liked by 1 person

      • ReGi McClain says:

        I had a character like that. She came across too damsel in distress to be interesting. She’s still a D.I.D. in the most recent version, but she’s also calling the shots as to how she’s going to be rescued. 😛

        Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s very hit or miss. When it does let me, it seems to give me a limit of 1 for the day.


  10. patgarcia says:

    I love these seven paragraphs. Could see Grace standing before her door in her nightgown and Federick standing before her. It seems as if he is interested in Grace and she’s trying to keep him in his proper place.
    Shalom aleichem,


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