What I'm reading I went on a bit of a reading binge this past weekend. I finished both The Great Gatsby and Neverwhere (yay!) and then I read Fever and Sever by Lauren DeStefano (books two and three of The Chemical Garden Trilogy).
I loved the writing in The Great Gatsby. Gorgeous! I'm saving my opinion on Neverwhere for a review I'm writing later this week and The Chemical Garden Trilogy is something I both love and hate. I hated what happened to some of the characters. I loved the writing, the setting and the emotional bonds between the characters.
I'm still working through Writing 21st Century Fiction by Donald Maas and I've started the first book for my TBR book challenge (The Fault in Our Stars). Since I finished The Great Gatsby I am now reading Anna Karenina as my chapter a day classic. I'm actually reading about three a day. I've never seen a book with so many tiny chapters! My children and I are reading The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis every night and they love it as much as I always have.
What I'm Writing I'm afraid that I spent my writing time reading. It was refreshing though. I feel creativity swirling in my brain and I can't wait to use it!
What Inspires Me Right Now This does!
What Else I've Been Up To I have been baking bread. Lots and lots of it. It is part of my goal of living intentionally. I want to feed my family healthful foods and making most of our bread it a great way for me to make sure that they are getting a variety of grains and wholesome ingredients.