1) What I'm Reading
Since last week I finished The Unicorn Crisis by Jon Rosenberg which I gave 4/5 stars to on Goodreads. Overall, I really liked it. The world Rosenberg had built was fascinating. In The Hidden Academy series some people have the power to summon things, basically being known as Summoners. These summonings can range from the simple things that exist in our world such as bacon sandwiches (which does get summoned in the book at one point) to mythological creatures from other worlds such as unicorns (hence the title) and dangerous beings like Fire Lords. Great book! But it's only available on kindle.
After The Unicorn Crisis I read The Drifter by Richie Tanskersley Cusick. I only gave that 2/5 stars. If that had been the first and only book by the author I probably would have given it a higher rating. But after reading Trick or Treat and Fatal Secrets it's way too similar. Paranoid female heroine. Mysterious, creepy boys. Absentee parents who don't listen. Ghostly happenings that may not be that paranormal. It's the same plot with a different location and a different ghost story behind it. I was a bit disappointed.
Currently I'm reading The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa. Ash is still my least favourite character. He's not so much a dick in this book but now he's all boring and mushy. Bleurgh. Give me Puck any day. I'm about 60% into the book.
2) What I'm Writing
Overall goal for Ready. Set. Write!: Complete July Camp NaNo to finish off the story I started in April's Camp NaNo and decided to put aside for a bit of a chill out. Also complete the round of edits I'm doing for Beast Inside. I'd like the 2nd and 3rd edits which I'm doing back to back to be finished by the end of summer.
Weekly goal for 7/8/2013 I'll be away for a week without my laptop so I'll be leaving Consequences for now. I just want to get Chapter 27 finished for next week.
I managed to write Chapter 27, along with Chapters 28 and 29.
Weekly goal for 15/8/2013 Chapter 30 of Beast Inside, make sure I'm caught up on the 3rd edits on the computer for BI, and go over what I've done so far for Consequences so I can get back into writing that.
3) What Else I've Been Up To
I went to Rome for a week which was absolutely amazing. The city was so beautiful and historic.
|Colosseum at night|
I've been catching up on everything I've missed in the last week. Lovely news in real life with friends getting married and engaged. Always nice to hear. The biggest excitement was the reveal of the 12th Doctor. I quite like the look of Peter Capaldi already so I'm looking forward to see what he brings to the show. I really hopes he does well. The Doctor must be an intimidating role to be given. There's so much pressure surrounding the character.
I'll most likely be doing posts on Rome, Pompeii, and Doctor Who so I'll leave my ramblings there. ;)
4) What Inspires Me Right Now
Pompeii was a very inspiring place which I'll show you pictures of in a future post. WriteOnCon is coming soon (August 13-14th) which always gets me in the writing bug. The program looks amazing!