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WWW Wednesday | 11.02.16

Happy Wednesday friends!

It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! I missed last week, but wouldn’t dare miss today’s! Hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words,  it’s one of my favourite weekly blog hops! I love being part of the a great community of readers.

Why not join in with us?

All you have to do is answer THREE questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

With NaNoWriMo and other events claiming my life this November, I’m not sure how much reading I’ll be getting done, but I’ll be doing my best!


CURRENTLY READING

The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch # 1) by Rin Chupeco

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When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

This is one of the outstanding ARCs I have from NetGalley. I realize I actually have a few, so I’ll be having to do a bit of e-reading this month! I haven’t gotten far into it yet, but I’m definitely interested in seeing where this one goes.

RECENTLY FINISHED READING

Siege and Storm (The Grisha Trilogy #2) & Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo

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I won’t post the blurbs because they contain spoilers for the series. If you’re interested, here’s a link to the Goodreads page of Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy #1)

It’s been a long time since I actually binge-read a series. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I did! But I was glad I did for this series. Why?

Well, the second book, Siege and Storm wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. There was too much preoccupation with the love triangle – er, square (I’m not even sure) — and nothing really happened until the end.

On the other hand, Ruin and Rising, proved to be a stellar conclusion to a lacklustre series, proving that Bardguo had more up her sleeve. I was impressed by the level of maturity and the thematic resonance of the final chapter. Definitely makes me excited to read more of her novels (i.e. Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom!).

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)Blurb:

Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected…

Part of my annual reread of my favourite fantasy series! There’s so much to love about this novel, and yet it’s one of my least favourite in the series. I’ve realized why more this time than ever before because I’ve approached it with a more critical eye. Still, a very enjoyable read 🙂

 

READING NEXT

Here’s a look at my November TBR from a post on my Instagram. Not sure which I’ll turn to next…

Are there any you’ve read or are looking forward to read?


Okay, that’s it from me! Share your WWW links in the comments or let me know how you’ve been keeping occupied with books!

May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,

Faith quill-ink

This Week in Review | The Twenty-Forth

Happy Monday Friends!

It’s time for another This Week in Review. And, hey! Look at that! It’s August 1st! How in the world did that happen? With July done, I can officially look at my goals and how I succeeded or failed with them. I’m ashamed to say that I’m leaning more towards the latter…


ON MY BLOG:

Book Reviews: Reviewing the Sequel

WWW Wednesday

Pirate Eyes: #PimpMyBio & Beautiful People July 2016

In Writing:

Most of this past week has been devoted to me working on Pirate Eyes. I’ve managed to write a whole new chapter which reads so much better than anything I’ve come up with before. The second chapter is in the process of being altered as well. It’s the only other one that will need to be rewritten. Then everything is done and ready for submissions to #PitchWars. Well, except for the synopsis. But that will be done by tomorrow, just in time for submitting August 3rd! Then it’s a long wait until August 25th to find out if I was picked. I’ll be looking for a way to fill up that time while waiting….

Otherwise, I’ve been working on a new project, one that I’m keeping under wraps until I have a better idea of what I’m going to do with it. My goals for July were not exactly met as I hoped, but I do have a good sturdy draft of Heritage and my screenplay that I plan to finalize by August’s end. What I’ll do with them after that remains to be seen.

In Entertainment:

I watched two movies this past week. One was a rewatch, the other was completely new.

The rewatch was Corpse Bride. My sister and I were in the mood for something along the lines of a dark comedy, and decided upon the Tim Burton animated feature. It’s been a while since we last watched it, and did we ever enjoy rediscovering the true beauty of the cinematography and animation. The last scene honestly is stunning. And Danny Elfman is a brilliant composer.

The new film was Tracks starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. It is based on the true story of a woman (Robyn Davidson) who crossed through the Australian outback with three camels and a dog. I should have known better than to watch it. I’m usually good to avoid movies where animals outmatch humans in starring roles because the odds are never good for survival. But I decided to overlook my normal doubts. It was a beautiful film. Slow paced. Thoughtful. Mia and Adam were on top form. But the ending was heartbreaking. If you love animals and can’t stand to see bad things happen to such innocent creatures, please avoid this film. It will save you a lot of pain.

In Life:

Things have been happening….

On Thursday, I left a cryptic message on Facebook hinting of an announcement to come on Saturday. Well Saturday came and went and there was no announcement. I have to apologize for creating intrigue and then not coming through. I never meant to deceive. I really thought I would be able to announce something, but then things didn’t quite land the way they should have. Consequently, what I had planned to announce no longer existed.

All that to say, I’m never going to promise an impending announcement, unless I’m certain that it’s 100% cemented in stone.

On a happier note, I gifted myself with a little something this weekend…

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Image from Goodreads

Oh Harry. I have missed thee 🙂


Any other Harry fans excited to dive into the latest adventure of the boy-now man- wizard?  No spoilers in the comments, please 😉 Let me know how your week’s been. Has anything exciting happened? Anything inspiring? 

May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,

Faith    quill-ink