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While I’m back to working on With Memories and Magic, I thought I would continue sharing from my Wizard of Oz retelling for the rest of March. In this scene, Dora is talking to Julia Lyons, a fellow actress, about auditions and particularly the one she has coming up. I’ve added 2+2+3 for seven paragraphs.
“That’s the spirit! Hey, maybe you could come along to this one I’m going for next week.”
“What is it?”
Dora fished in her handbag and pulled out a battered library book. It was called A Hero’s Mission and the cover showed a half-naked man wielding a sword.
Julia raised her eyebrows. “It’s looks terrible,” she said frankly.
“It’s… pretty terrible, yeah,” Dora agreed. “But there’s this princess that he rescues at the start, and that’s the role I’m going for. It’s being directed by Oliver Zamik -”
“Oliver Zamik who directed A Pirate Tale? Dora, this will be terrible!”
“I know! His movies are always awful. But think about it. A small role in a crap but popular fantasy movie could be my big break!”
And that’s why I’ll stick to community theatre and never bother trying it professionally. 😛
And now it’s time for WWW Wednesday! This blog hop is 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.
What have you recently finished reading?
Nothing finished this week, but I did DNF Adverbs by Daniel Handler. It’s not that it was bad, just one of those cases where I wasn’t really digging it and I had other books that I wanted to get to. In another time and place, I may well have read it right through.
My reviews of A Tangle of Gold (Colours of Madeleine #3) by Jaclyn Moriarty and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson went up this week. Click the titles to read them.
What are you currently reading?
Currently reading A Conjuring Of Light by V. E. Schwab. I think this is definitely back up to the standard of the first book (I found the second one incredibly dull and it took me forever to read). Having said that, I was thinking about this series as a whole yesterday and I don’t think I’ve loved it overall as much as others have, but I am glad that I’m seeing it through. It is nice to actually tick a complete series of my TBR.
What do you think you’ll read next?
A colleague leant me the first four books of the Parasol Protectorate series ages ago, so I want to start Soulless and finally see if I like it or not. I’m generally not the biggest fan of vampires, werewolves, etc, but I understand this is quite a witty series and I am a fan of that. So we’ll see.
What are you reading this week? 🙂