#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – 23 November, 2016

Hi all! I’ve finally finished the three week run of The Merry Widow, which really knocked me out. Even on nights I wasn’t performing, I was just exhausted and not doing anything useful. Now that the run is completed, though, I should be able to get back to reading and blogging regularly. I’ve missed you guys!

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?

girl4coverI finished reading Doctor Who: Big Bang Generation by Gary Russell. It was, to be honest, pretty awful, but I ticked off another challenge item with it. My review will go up on Friday.

I have also finished the audio book of Girl 4 by Will Carver, which was a thriller with a serial killed on the loose. It was an interesting format, and definitely gripping. I enjoyed it. I’ll have a review up next Monday.

I review Artie and the Grime Wave by Richard Roxburgh last Friday. You can read that here.

What are you currently reading?

sixofcrowscoverSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo came in from me at the library, so I’m finally getting to see what all the fuss is about! I had thought it was a trilogy so I was holding off reading it, but when I learned that it was only a duology and that Crooked Kingdom is the conclusion, I decided to get onto it sooner.

I’m also listening to the audio of The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen. I’m enjoying it, but the narrator has a sort of whiny voice which is a bit annoying. It’s fairly short, though (a bit over 8 hours) so I’m putting up with it.

What do you think you’ll read next?

heatandlightcoverI picked up Heat and Light by Ellen van Neerven fro m the library today, so I’ll probably pick up that next. It will be one of my books for the Australian Women Writers Challenge. I also have a feeling this is going to be one of those weeks where I end up with a whole heap of my library holds coming in at once, so I will have a few more in the next few days. Oh, and I picked up a couple of graphic novels today as well, beacuse they had a display of them  when I walked into the library and I couldn’t resist. They won’t take long to get through.

thetwocoverOn audio, I think I’ll pick up the sequel to Girl 4, which is called The Two, once I finish The False Prince. I think it’s a trilogy in the vein of I Hunt Killers, rather than a long series of unrelated stories with the same investigator, if that makes sense. Though if I really love The False Prince I might want to immediately continue with that one. We’ll see.

What are you reading this week? 🙂

wednesdaybannerThe 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. Today I added the digits of 23/11 together, then also threw in the 2 from 2016, for nine paragraphs.

The last sections I shared from Operation: Sugarplum were from Clara’s POV. Now it’s time for something from Max’s. He’s just walked in on a conversation between the people intent on taking over the palace and the Kingdom.  He’s a member of an Order called the Aligarian Mages, and the room is half-filled with them.

“And you are?” asked the man who had been speaking.

“Maxwell Drosselmeier, Aligarian Mage, second level. Who are you?”

“My name is Josef Bauer, and as of this morning, I am in charge of your order, as well as your country.”

“You led the attack?”


Max looked around the room. “And the rest of you are just letting this happen because…” The unfinished statement hung in the air.

“Max, perhaps you should wait until General Bauer is ready to address all of the Mages,” said a woman, Sofia, finally.

Max bristled. He was often talked down to by virtue of being significantly younger than the rest of the  Mages, and the newest addition to the Order, but in this case, it seemed more condescending than usual.

“Fine,” he said finally. “I’m sure this is all just some grave misunderstanding and everything will become clear soon enough.”



22 thoughts on “#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – 23 November, 2016

  1. Fallon says:

    I absolutely loved Six of Crows! I actually got the audio after I had the e-book, and have listened to it several times. I loved Crooked Kingdom, too. Hope you enjoy it.

    Yeah, Max, I don’t think it will be that simple.


    • Emily Witt says:

      I’m definitely enjoying it so far. Kaz is still getting his team together to perform the heist where I’m up to, so I haven’t quite reached the meat of the story just yet, but that will come soon.


  2. Claire | Art and Soul says:

    I’m keeping everything crossed you enjoy Six of Crows. If nothing else, you have to admire the planning that must have gone into it. I like to imagine that Bardugo had to give over a wall of her house and cover it with notes joined by various criss-crossing lines! 🙂

    After quite a long break, I’m finally back with a long list of what I’ve been reading… https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/www-wednesday-23rd-november-2016/


    • Emily Witt says:

      I like that mental image! 😀 Definitely enjoying it so far, though I am still heading towards the real meat of the story.

      Glad that you’re back! I have missed reading your posts each week. I’ll check out your post now

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  3. alilovesbooks says:

    Happy to hear you’re reading Six of Crows it is a brilliant book. I absolutely love Leigh Bardugo’s writing and don’t think she ever goes too far wrong. I didn’t actually realize it was a duology until I was almost finished Crooked Kingdom and went looking for when the next one was out 🙂


  4. Diana says:

    I have heard so much about Six of Crows. It s not a genre that I read but the hype has gotten me intrigued in it. I look forward to your review.Enjoy your books this week.


    • Emily Witt says:

      One of the ones I picked up was a graphic adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The other was Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen which I’ve just finished today and it was good, but I think the story got a bit lost in the message. If you haven’t read Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, that’s a good one to start with. This is the review I wrote for it when I read it earlier in the year.

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  5. Yvo says:

    Good to hear you are reading Six Of Crows! I decided to read the sequel sooner as well after I found out it was just going to be a duology. In fact, I have just finished rereading Six Of Crows today and will be diving into Crooked Kingdom as soon as I finish my current ARC. 😀 I hope you will enjoy your books this week! Here’s my WWW. Happy reading!


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