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WHAT I'M READING
I'm doing the best I've been doing all year with my reading! I just finished Ruin & Rising, which was so good! I'm still thinking about it. Very fitting and satisfying end to the trilogy - and no, I wasn't the biggest fan of the first book (though I thought the world was fantastic & Leigh Bardugo's writing quite lovely), but the 2nd and 3rd have completely won me over.
I bought the B&N Special Edition because it comes with a Darkling prequel story, and oh, it just makes me love him more. (To quote Book 2's tagline: DARKNESS NEVER DIES) But I love Nikolai too, and at the end of this whole journey, I think I might love him as much as I love the Darkling. Basically, I usually go for 2 types of dudes in books and the Darkling & Nikolai are those 2 types. I had no chance.
I also finished reading Francesca Lia Block's Psyche in a Dress, which is a book written in free verse and it plays with one of my most favorite things - classical mythology. I liked the motifs and themes, and it was definitely helpful to me since I'm working on a verse story.
I'm now reading the creepy Long Lankin at the behest of April Tucholke. I think we're on the same creepy wave-length when it comes to these things. We're sort of book-clubbing this thing.
WHAT I'M WRITING
Still the verse novel, but also tinkering with some older things (things that sadly still have no plot). For more detailed writing updates, swing by on Mondays when I post for Ready.Set.Write! Here's this week's update: RSW Week 5
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Good reads and poetry! It always makes me want to write.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Fourth of July weekend was fun times because yay! 3-day weekend and actually being able to watch some World Cup games. There was also food and puppy play time and fireworks. I even bought this amazing star-spangled skirt for the occasion (I saw it randomly & it was on sale!)
Speaking of the World Cup, yesterday Germany played an unbelievable semi-final game against Brazil. 7 goals, 5 of them in the first half in a crazy goal-blitz! My Twitter feed kept blowing up with goals. It was something else. I feel bad for Brazil, but yay Deutschland! Fingers crossed for them in the final!
Loki would like to eat 1 milkbone for every goal that was scored. (We didn't let him eat all 7.)
Lastly, I've been having a lot of fun with Jaime's YA Photo A Day challenge. Here are my entries so far.
What's up with you?