It’s been another week! (And I totally didn’t post on Monday like I said I would. Sadface.) This week I’ll just jump right in.
WHAT I’M READING:
I finished THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN (Holly Black) and THE ARCHIVE (Victoria Schwab) in the past week! They were both splendid reads, and I recommend them if you like your fantasy with a little grit, a little gloom, and a lot of wonderful.
I wasn’t expecting to like COLDEST as much as I thought I would because I’m not a huge vampire person, as I shared last week. But really, for this book, it was easy to go with the vampirisms. They’re not overt, they don’t romanticize being a vampire (or not being a vampire!), and it’s a good read overall. My thoughts align pretty exactly with Veronica Roth’s on this book, so rather than rehash all that, check out her review here.
As for THE ARCHIVE, I went in knowing I’d like it. I’m a fan of Schwab’s work (and I’m a fan of Black’s, too, for that matter), but check out the hook: Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. I mean… YES times a million. It’s definitely a great read, and very twisty, which I loved.
Next up are my books on villainy (hehehe) and the assorted books I’ve accumulated on my Kindle app. That is, as long as I can restrain my fingers, which love placing holds on library books.
WHAT I’M WRITING:
I’m still working on the same story I was working on last week, but I’ve added on 3ishK in the last week! Not a ton, by any means, but still. More words!
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW:
Nice weather. Rainy weather. Windy weather. Weather. Our world is so cool.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO:
I received my SCBWI packet in the mail the other day, so I’ve been poring over The Book that came with it, basically just exploring anything I can get my hands on. I’ve also started exercising again, which is something I sorely needed (keyword here being “sore”), and I’m working on making exercise part of routine. Because if you’re sitting at a desk all day writing words, you need something to make sure your body doesn’t deflate due to lack of muscle.