It's time for What's Up Wednesday!
WHAT I'M READING
I'm still working my way through Great Expectations. It's an enjoyable read but I'm glad I'm taking it a chapter at a time. Heir of Fire finally came in to my local library so I'm devouring it. I love it just like I knew I would and I'm finding that I like Dorian much more than I did in the previous books. Until recently I have always preferred Chaol.
The children and I are reading The Princess and the Goblin. They like it but its easy to loose them in-between action scenes so I find myself adding as much drama to my voice as I can so they stay focused. I have never read it before and I am surprised at how much I am loving it.
Two weeks full of Christmas cards to write, presents to wrap and all the usual household chores sent me on an audio book binge. I listened to both The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson and The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski. Why aren't either of the sequels out yet?!?
The Kiss of Deception was my favorite. I loved the way it utilized multiple points of view and the depth and drama that technique added to the story. I also love pretty much anything with a princess in hiding and an assassin... so I was a goner from the start. The Winner's Curse was excellent too but I wasn't "quite" as lost in it as I was the other one.
WHAT I'M WRITING (+ ONE WRITING GOAL)*
Addresses on Christmas cards? Yeah, that really doesn't count. My goal this week is to actually work on my WIP every day for at least 15 minutes. That seems to be the best sort of goal for me during this busy season.
WHAT WORKS FOR ME**
Sigh. It's hard to fill this section in when I didn't get anything written this week.
WHAT ELSE IS NEW
My oldest son and I both had birthdays this week so that made for the best sort of craziness.
We also attended a musical production of The Shoemaker and the Elves at our library which was very fun and seemed to inspire my already theatrical and musical children. Oh and I won signed copies of Counting to D and The Evolution of Emily by Kate Scott!!! They arrived yesterday. I may have skipped home form the mail box. Thank you Kate Scott :)