What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join us, you will find the link widget at the bottom of Jaime’s post. We really hope you will take part!
What I’m Reading
I finished Hush, Hush and reviewed it here. (TL;DR I liked it more than I should have, given how creepy the boys were, as well as the possibly rapey undertones. On the other hand, it was better than Twilight.) I also read Fairest by Gail Carson Levine and didn’t like it as much as Ella Enchanted, but it was still a cute book.
Right now I’m wrapping up with two books: The Essence by Kimberly Derting (which I’m not liking as much as The Pledge) and Serena by Ron Rash, which is okay, except I don’t really like two of the three main characters. The writing reminds me a lot of Steinbeck’s stuff, though, so if you like John Steinbeck, you’ll probably like Serena.
What I’m Writing
Right now I’m looking at my character descriptions in SHARDS, since multiple people have told me they’re really vague or nonexistent. I also worked a little bit on FIRE this week, although SHARDS has been my main focus.
What Inspires Me Right Now
This is a continuation of last week, but fall. The weather isn’t really reflecting it right now – it’s supposed to get to 90 degrees today! – but school has started, we’re getting things like sweaters and scarves and boots in at Other Job, football has started at long last, and my annual quest to consume as many pumpkin flavored things as possible is underway. So it definitely feels like fall, even though I’m still wearing shorts.
What Else I’m Up To
I’ve been reading a lot of books and watching a lot of How I Met Your Mother on Netflix since school started last week, now that I’m on call for Day Job during the day and only work Other Job at night and on the weekend. We’ve been continuing to have drama with our house (we got rid of the squirrels only to have them replaced by mice). We were finally able to hook up our cable, though, just in time for me to catch most of the Seahawks game before work on Sunday. It was a messy game and a hard-fought victory, but at the end of the day, all that matters is that I get to bathe in the tears of my enemies.
What have you been up to this week?