#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – 25 January, 2017

Oh, look, it’s, um… Thursday. In this part of the word. However, it’s only 8am on Thursday here, which means it’s still Wednesday in pretty much every part of the world where this blog has readers. I did have plans of writing this post last night before bed, except then I fell asleep on the couch. Oops.

Anyway. Let’s just pretend it’s still Wednesday and start off with WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam over at A World Of Words. Link up with us by commenting on Sam’s post for this week, and just answer the three questions.

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What have you recently finished reading?

Jcreepingshadowcoverust one finished this week – The Creeping Shadow, which is book 4 in the Lockwood and Co. series by Jonathan Stroud. I actually ended up being a bit disappointed in it, but it’s the 7th Stroud book I’ve read and the first one to let me down, so I can’t really complain. My review will be up on Friday.

I posted reviews for Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket this week. Click the titles to read them.

What are you currently reading?

darkunwindingcoverI’ve got about two hours left on the audio of The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron. This is a very character-driven book but I’ve ended up really enjoying it. And at risk of sounding like a teenager on Tumblr, pretty sure I found my first book boyfriend of 2017 in Lane Moreau.

unspokenlynburncoverI started Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan yesterday. It is the first in the Lynburn Legacy series. I wasn’t supposed to be getting anything else from the library but I’ve had this on  my TBR forever and when I saw it on the shelf I figured why not.

What do you think you’ll read next?

heartofbrasscoverI don’t know why I keep answering this question, since I have not once this year gone on to actually read the book I’ve mentioned under this heading. I think I will probably return to Heart of Brass by Felicity Hall, which is sitting on my currently reading shelf with only 60-odd pages read. I also have no idea what audio I’ll pick up; I will have to go on a hunt for one.

What are you reading this week? 🙂

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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.

In this scene, Clara’s been chased down the street and grabbed by some strangers in purple robes. She’s stopped struggling because they seem willing to tell her some things about herself that her so-called friends so far have not, but she’s still not entirely buying it. Also, quick reminder because it’s been a while since he showed up in a WIPpet, General Bauer is the bad guy. He’s not really worried about her. Seven paragraphs beacuse 2+5 =  7.

She stopped struggling against her pursuer’s grip. Seeing that she was following his instructions, the man lowered his hand from Clara’s mouth. Three other figures stepped into Clara’s line of sight. They were all wearing dark purple robes and looked like they must be melting. Even after dark, the heat was still oppressive.

“Your Majesty,” said one of them, a woman. “General Bauer has been extremely worried about you these past six months. Come back to Thelidon with us. He looks forward to doing great things for the Kingdom, with you by his side.”

Clara bit her lip. “Look, um, it’s not that I don’t believe you about this, okay? Because some weird stuff has been happening to me lately, and at this point I’m willing to believe I’m the Queen of some far off country I’ve never heard of. But you’re going to have to explain things to me very slowly, because I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

The three people in front of Clara glanced at each other, as well as at the fourth person over her shoulder.

“You don’t remember Thelidon at all?” asked another woman.

Clara racked her brain. There was something about that word. And the robes these four were wearing. It was like a scrap of memory waving in the wind at the back of her mind, but when she tried to reach out to it, it was gone. She shook her head.

“Sorry.”

That’s it from me this week. As I’m late to the party now, and also since it’s a public holiday so I can spend my morning doing what I want, I shall visit your blogs straight away. Toodles!
~ Emily

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22 thoughts on “#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – 25 January, 2017

  1. Fallon says:

    I have a tendency to fall asleep on the couch, usually while reading. Especially if I’m under a blanket with the puppy curled up in my lap.

    I have a bad feeling they may use her lack of memory against her. Intrigued as to what happens next.

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  2. Sam says:

    I hope you got something out of A Diary of a Young Girl (enjoy seems like the wrong word). I found it really moving. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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  3. Candy @ So little time... says:

    I read your review of ‘A Diary of a Young Girl’. It was good. I have this book on my Kindle, or I think I do, now I’m wondering which version I have. I’ll have to check and see. I’ve always wanted to read her story, but I keep putting it off. I really should bump it up on my TBR list. Thanks for the reminder!

    I enjoyed your WIPpet! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy reading and writing! 🙂

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    • Emily Witt says:

      Thanks, and you’re welcome. I put off reading it for ages, and to be honest, I only got to it finally because I was using it for a reading challenge. I’m glad that gave me the impetus to finally get to it. I think I always expected it to be more depressing, but she was surprisingly upbeat considering her circumstances.

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  4. Yvo says:

    How are you enjoying Unspoken so far? I’ve had it on my TBR for ages as well and still nead a copy… I will be going to your Anne Frank review next. 😉 I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    • Emily Witt says:

      Due to having very little reading time, I’m only page 35, but I am definitely liking it so far! The main character is very frothy and snarky, which I am enjoying. I was just looking at the author’s blog and her MC basically talks exactly the same way she does on her blog, and it’s very endearing. I’m just reaching the part where she’s about to meet the imaginary friend and find out he’s not imaginary, but the story has already been going full tilt since page 1.

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  5. Jazz says:

    Oh don’t worry, I did my WWW Wednesday on Thursday last week too 😛 I was on nights at work and failed to notice it had become Wednesday! You’ve got some pretty awesome books listed. I keep seeing the Lockwood & Co series at the bookstore. I might have to give it a go at some point!

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  6. debbiemcgowan says:

    I intentionally read in bed to make myself fall asleep and then have to catch up the next day because my brain makes up half the words.

    I’m really enjoying reading about Clara. That would be quite a shock, though I suppose if odd things have been happening already, it might soften the blow a bit.

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  7. Eden says:

    Hmm… Sounds fun, in a “Let us take you away to face some really nasty thing you don’t remember and wouldn’t want to, because if you don’t–we’re taking you anyway”… :-/

    Poor Clara.

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  8. whatadifferenceawordmakes says:

    The cover of Unspoken is so cool! I always try not to let that affect my choice to read a book but I’m weak, and sometimes it does! I’ve wanted to read Anne Frank’s diary for a while but I think I’ve held back because if it upsets me I can’t brush it off as a story. I want to read it soon though.

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