What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk as a way for writers and readers to stay in touch!
What I'm Reading
My reading's been going really well this past week! Last week I read Tim Manley's Alice in Tumblr-Land, which was a lot of fun, and over the weekend I reread Tim Burton's The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories for the Hogwarts House Reading Challenge, then read Mitch Albom's The Time Keeper, which was a fantastic read. Last night I finished Affinity and it broke my heart. I was hoping to finish it last week, but I decided to leave it until this week so that it could be my paranormal read for the Hogwarts House Reading Challenge. Next week the challenge is to read a book with an eccentric character, so I'm thinking of finally reading Derek Landy's Kingdom of the Wicked. That series is full of eccentric characters!
On Monday I also started reading Maria V. Snyder's Scent of Magic, the second book in the Healer trilogy. I reviewed the first book, Touch of Power, on Monday - you can find that review here if you're interested! While I'm on a reading kick I'm hoping to cross a few other YA books off my TBR list: Half Bad by Sally Green, which I found in my local library, Vivian Versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle, which I received for Christmas, and The Host by Stephenie Meyer, which I've owned and not finished for far too long. I don't know if I'll read all those books over the next week, but I'd like to at least cross Half Bad off my list so I can return it to the library!
What I'm Writing
Considering it's over a week into Camp NaNoWriMo I'm pretty behind, but I'm not letting it get to me. I'm having such a good reading month, and such a good time just relaxing, that I'm not stressing out too much. Given that my goal is 15,000 words I'm hoping to write three 5,000 word short stories, and when I get into it I can write a short story in an afternoon so there's still plenty of time!
Right now I'm working on an LGBT retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in 17th century Virginia, both for Camp NaNoWriMo and for the competition I mentioned last week!
What Inspires Me Right Now
To be honest all the reading I've been doing is pretty inspirational! Nothing inspires me to write more than reading.
What Else I've Been Up To
Game of Thrones returned on Sunday night and it was amazing! I might be a little bit in love with Oberyn Martell, I still love the dynamic between Jaime and Brienne, and to be honest I'd be happy if Olenna Tyrell ended up on the iron throne. That woman is amazing.
Last week's episode of Hannibal brought with it a few surprises, too, and even though certain aspects of New Worlds annoyed me this week (such as the ridiculous instalove) it looks as though the series is starting to get good. Basically TV is awesome right now!
This Saturday I might be meeting up with one of my friends from university, which will be lovely because I haven't seen him in months. I love going into Cardiff - it's a great place for shopping, and right now I need to try and find myself a jar so I can make myself a TBR jar.
What's new with you?