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28 Jan 2015

What's Up Wednesday


What's Up Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk. Perfect for readers and writers who want to share what they've been up to on a weekly basis and right now the place to share your goals.

WHAT I'M READING
Finished The Woman in Black: Angel of Death a week or so ago.  Overall, I quite liked it and thought
the film was also quite good as well.  Definitely a lot of tense, jumpy moments and the scenes I thought would transfer well from page to screen met my expectations.  The writing was probably not as great as Susan Hill herself but it was a decent sequel.  Now I've moved onto another paranormal called The Ghost Hunters by Neil Spring.

WHAT I'M WRITING (+ ONE WRITING GOAL)
Did a little bit more writing on a chapter for supernatural university WiP.  Not a lot but I managed to have a little bit of time to add more.  Again, no writing goals because I can only write when I can. 

WHAT WORKS FOR ME
Not making any goals when it comes to reading and writing.  When there's teaching and uni work to fit in, making writing and reading another set of goals that have to be done I'm just going to stress myself out.  Fitting it whenever I can takes away some pressure away.

WHAT ELSE IS NEW
I've been teaching year two for two weeks now.  I had one of my mentor observations today for maths and last week my link tutor from the uni came to do an observation for literacy last week.  The link tutor observation is by far the scariest every time but both lessons went well and I got graded a 2 last week and this week.  Observation grades sort of follow Ofsted grades.  So I'm a 'good'! Yay! The school still isn't on my list of favourite schools to work in but at least the teaching is going well and I'm passing so far. :)

7 Jan 2015

What's Up Wednesday

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk. Perfect for readers and writers who want to share what they've been up to on a weekly basis and right now the place to share your goals.

WHAT I'M READING

Over Christmas I read the sequel to The Woman in Black called Angel of Death.  Overall I quite liked it and I'm more eager to see the film now.  There were quite a few parts that I can see being jumpy on screen so looking forward to seeing that.  It doesn't beat the original book of course and it's a shame it wasn't written by the same authour but this one did a good job of sticking to the ghostly creepy.  At times it did fall a bit flat on really setting that spooky atmosphere but still an enjoyable read and I got quite hooked into it.  Full review to follow.

I haven't chosen a new book yet to read so looking forward to doing that this weekend.  I always find that the most exciting part! ^^

WHAT I'M WRITING (+ ONE WRITING GOAL)

I'm quite pleased with myself because over the holidays I took some time to write.  I decided to keep going with the NA supernatural university WiP but doing it long hand.  I won't make any writing goals though because I honestly don't know if I'd have any time to keep going this week when I have quite a few assessments to complete.

WHAT WORKS FOR ME

Long hand seems to working.  Sometimes a word document on the computer screen can be daunting and I definitely find it easier to sit down with a notebook and write.

WHAT ELSE IS NEW

Honestly, not a lot.  It's been back to placement this week and starting to get prepared to start teaching.  Have to admit, not enjoying this school, the children, or the staff but hey ho.