What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk as a way for readers and writers to stay in touch!
What I'm Reading
I'm currently taking part in Bout of Books 10, but sadly I got no reading done yesterday or on Monday because I've had a surprisingly busy start to my week. Things are slowly starting to settle down, though, so hopefully I'll get a lot of reading done by the end of the week.
At the moment I'm reading Philip Pullman's Northern Lights which, despite not being on my Bout of Books TBR, was calling to me. I'm ashamed to say I've never read the His Dark Materials trilogy. I tried once when I was younger but I just couldn't get into it. I've heard so many fantastic things about the trilogy, though, so I thought I'd give it another try and this time around I'm enjoying it!
What I'm Writing
As usual, I'm working away on Bloodroot and Bracken!
What Inspires Me Right Now
Is it cocky to be inspired by your own work? I remember a time when I doubted myself so much I thought I'd never be able to write a novel, and now I have a story that I love with characters that I love and a lot of loose ends of the plot that were bothering me are starting to fall into place. It's a great feeling.
What Else I've Been Up To
On Friday myself and a friend went to see Pompeii, and I really enjoyed it. It wasn't exactly a cinematic masterpiece - it was part Gladiator, part Titanic, part disaster movie - but it was fun, and even though parts of it were a little funny I actually thought they did a pretty good job of treating the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and its consequences quite tastefully. It wasn't over-done.
It was nice to see Kit Harington somewhere that wasn't snowing, too, and Emily Browning's just gorgeous.
Other than that I've been buying myself some cheap books online. I decided to buy myself a copy of Tanya Huff's The Silvered because I stumbled across it the other day and it sounds really cool, then I managed to find very cheap, second hand copies of Victoria Lamb's Witchstruck and Marc Sedgwick's Witch Hill. I'm constantly on the look out for more books that could be useful for my portfolio's bibliography!
What's new with you?