Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What's Up Wednesday: All The Reading

What I'm Reading
I finished All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill which was so so great and should really be made into a movie. Such a great paced novel. I did have an issue with the very end (how did [redacted] happen? how did [redacted] not [redacted]?) but oh well. I'll make the hubs read it and then I'll have someone to commiserate with. I've just barely started Teardrop by Lauren Kate. Also, I got an email from the library telling me Allegiant is ready for pick-up. AHHHHH!!!! While this is halfway a scream of excitement, it's also a scream of panic. I need to finish Teardrop then another book I've got out from the library, then I want to reread Divergent and Insurgent before I even get to Allegiant. Guess I better get reading.

What I'm Writing
Nothing! It's my month off! I finished On Writing by Stephen King. A lot of what he had to say I'd heard before, but he did have some interesting views on writing. I'm glad I read it. I've read a whole one paragraph of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers. Guess I better get on that too.

What Else I've Been Up To

Two words: THE HOBBIT: The Desolation of Smaug (guess that was more than two words). So psyched I got to see it on the weekend and it didn't disappoint. The ending was GRMPHDSGF but I knew it would be because there's still another movie coming. I REALLY loved it. A lot. Then again, I think I'd love anything Peter Jackson creates inside Middle Earth.

What Inspires Me Right Now
I know I've done these two questions backwards, but The Hobbit has inspired me this week. The whole world Tolkien created and then brought to life by Peter Jackson is amazing. I want to step inside, put on some elf ears, and just get lost in the world. Of course I'd probably get butchered by an Orc about two seconds in, but that's beside the point. I hope one day I can create worlds that people want to get lost in like that.

What are you up to this week? Head over to Jaime's blog to link up.


  1. Wow, it sounds like you've got a lot of reading lined up for the next few weeks. Fortunately, your list is full of great books. So you should be thoroughly entertained the entire time. Happy Holidays and Happy Reading.

  2. I know exactly what you mean about the end of that book (haha, yes, no spoilers! Phew, talk about ruining something). I wasn't mad keen on its time travel theory to begin with... and then *that* happened. No, nope, no. Plus one of my favourite episodes of The X-Files has the exact same premise and worked better... I also felt it was a real stand-alone and it works like that, but then I found out it's part of a series. Personally, I think leaving it as it is works really well. I love an open ending.

    Have a wonderful week! :D

  3. I can't wait to watch the second Hobbit film! I love creating fictional worlds readers can get lost in - it's why I write. :) Enjoy the holidays and all the reading!

  4. Hello, Melanie! I've heard great things about the newest Hobbit movie, and I'm really looking forward to seeing it. Everyone seems to have the same reaction about the end!! Thanks for visiting my blog today. :)

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  5. i can't wait to see The Hobbit, jealous you did already! Tolkien really did create a fantastical world, and whole new language! Don't think I'll ever be able to do that, Looks like you have a whole lot of reading to do, which is a good thing!

  6. I loooooved ALL OUR YESTERDAYS. I'm the same way - I immediately wanted people to read it so that I could talk about it. Especially the ending!!!

    The Hobbit! I can't wait to see the new movie. Cannot. Wait. Such a great story, and I'm sure the movie is amazing.

    Happy holidays!

  7. I still haven't seen the first Hobbit film. I did just hear a great interview with Martin Freeman and it sounds great.

    Enjoy all your reading.

  8. Have you managed to avoid ALLEGIANT spoilers so far? If so, I'm very impressed, Melanie! :) I hope you enjoy it. I had mixed feelings about it, but it's still a good book and worth reading.

    Have a great Christmas. :)