A quick announcement, before I get onto today’s blog hops. The Kindle edition of my novel, A More Complicated Fairytale, will be free this weekend. The GoodReads page is here, if you feel inclined to add it to your TBR, and I’ll do another post here when the promo goes live, as well as remind you on my Facebook page. Just so’s you know. 😉 And now, on with the show!
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 have you recently finished reading?
It’s been a terrible reading week for me this week, and unfortunately, the only thing I finished was The Real Book Thief: (How To Steal an Author’s Work and Nearly Get Away With It) by Ingrid Black, which is the story of how the duo behind Ingrid Black discovered that their books were being plagiarised and published on Kindle under another author’s name. It was interesting also reading the reviews from people who had been friends with Joanne Clancy (the name the plagiarist published under) through social media and had reviewed the books, and seeing how betrayed they felt when this all came out.
I also posted my review of Mara Wilson’s memoir, Where Am I Now: Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame this week.
What are you currently reading?
Still going with The Rook! But I’m on the downhill run now. It’s got a bit more interesting again. I am kind of tempted to ignore all responsibiliities for tonight and finish it, but if I do that, I will have no curry to take for lunch tomorrow, and that would make me sad.
I’ll include these as well, even though I’m only up to about page 6 on each of them: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, which is about some archivists who protected priceless manuscripts from destruction by Al Quaeda, and Artie and the Grime Wave by Richard Roxburgh (yes, the actor). Richard did a talk at work last night and I got my book signed. We stood in line for an hour so I started reading the book in the queue.
I’m also beta reading for two members of my writing group, which is fun!
What do you think you’ll read next?
I picked up Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by Newt Scamander/J. K. Rowling from the library today. I’ve realised that I need to get a bit of a wriggle on with some of my reading challenges this year, and this is nice and short and fits the “a book that’s becoming a movie this year” prompt. And evne though it’s not like it’s the type of book where you read the book first to know the plot going into the movie, the movie does come out soon, so it’ll be good to have this under my belt.
What are you reading this week? 🙂
The other blog hop for this week is WIPpet Wednesday. If you’re a writer, you are very welcome to join us in this one by posting an excerpt from your WIP that somehow relates to the date. You can click the blue guy on the right of this blog to be taken to the link up. This scene follows on from last week’s. General Bauer is the he in question at the start of this. Nine sentences, which I got by adding the digits of 2016 together.
He looks down at me and he’s all smugness and smarm. I feel sick. But I don’t look away.
“We’ve got a surprise for you, haven’t we, gentlemen?”
I look around, and realise there are two men standing at his shoulders. They aren’t soldiers. They’re not his minions. They’re wearing the robes of the Aligar Mages, a group of magicians who swore to protect my family until I came of age and was trained in my powers. They look guilty.
That’s all from me! See you on your blogs.
12 thoughts on “#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – 19 October, 2016”
I still have to read Fantastic Beasts. I’ve read the whole HP series a couple of times, but never got round to the spin off.
I love the sound of The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu – I hope you enjoy it.
I hope you have a better reading week this week.
Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/www-wednesday-19th-october-2016/
Well, that doesn’t look too good. Want to know what they’re feeling guilty about. Great snippet!
Really looking forward to the Fantastic Beasts movie – it looks like it’s going to be incredible!
Here’s my WWW Wednesday
Another wonderful excerpt!
I also have to read Fantastic Beasts. I have it at home and I plan to get on it just in time for the movie which I’m superbly eager for 🙂
These books are all new to me…thanks for sharing, and enjoy. Here’s MY WWW POST
What an excellent way to spread the word about A More Complicated Fairytale! I am very intrigued about The Real Book Thief as this real story fascinated me at the time it all came out – I can’t believe the humiliation and loss of trust could possibly have been worth it!
I haven’t heard that plagiarism story but now I want to know more. Also, so excited for the Fantastic beasts movie hehe 😀 http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-october-19-2016/
I read Fantastic Beasts with my kids. There’s a lot of humor in there, and I love all the little notes in the margins.
Plagiarism has been big in indie/small press authors lately. It seems like a lot of authors have had their work stolen. There was even a weird case where an author “stole” her own work–she republished it under a different title with all the names changed, a slightly different setting, and a few scenes added.
Interesting snippet…I wonder what they have to feel guilty about.
I still haven’t read Fantastic Beats. Looking forward to it though! Looks like you had a good reading week. happy reading!
Here is my WWW: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/www-wednesday9603245
I hope you were able to make curry while finishing The Rook! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!
Well that’s an ominous snippet. i wonder what they have planned?
Guilty mages cannot be a good thing!
I didn’t know Mara Wilson had a book – but I loved her as a child actor, and renewed that love when we started listening to the Welcome to Night Vale podcasts (her Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your House has her own Netflix account here!).
Something else to add to MY TBR, since I already have a copy of AMCFT!