Wednesday, 23 April 2014

What's Up Wednesday

Welcome to What's Up Wednesday, a weekly meme run by Erin L Funk and Jaime Morrow. Here's what I've been up to this past week!

What I'm reading

I was lucky enough to snag a few e-ARC's from Netgalley, so I've been working through my list and writing reviews! I read Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore, which was brilliant - look out for my review coming soon! Also, I read The Fearless by Emma Pass, which I'll also be reviewing soon. I loved her first book, ACID, so I was happy I loved this one, too!

I also read Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge, which is bizarre but highly creative and imaginative! Finally, I read Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne, a fantastic new YA fantasy.

What I'm writing

Still working on my YA post-apocalyptic sequel. Slow and steady progress!

What inspires me

Uh...I've not been feeling very inspired over the past week...

What else I've been up to

How did I have time for so much reading? Well, I was struck down with two viruses at once. Boo! So I wasn't up for doing much last weekend - my one consolation was that most people were off for the long Easter weekend, so I didn't fall too behind - though I'm still catching up. Ugh. Still, I had time to marathon all eight Harry Potter films!

Other than that, I've a holiday booked for the 3rd May, which I'm ridiculously excited about (please let this virus be gone by then!). A friend and I are going to Majorca for a week in the sun! Which will be very welcome after a tough month. 


  1. I hope you recover fully soon, Emma. At least you were able to spend your "down-time" with some good books and movies. :)

  2. Hope you feel better soon, Emma! That's rotten timing to be hit by illness. :(

  3. Oh, Emma, I hope you are feeling better, but at least you got to do all the reading. Slow and steady progress on an MS is great. It's how you get to the end. Have a wonderful week!

  4. It's good to hear The Fearless is a good read, I want to get my hands on a copy some time this year. :)

    Have a lovely time in Majorca!

  5. I'm sorry to hear you're sick. I hope you feel better soon. At least you can get some reading done while you lie around recouperating.

  6. So sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Rest up and feel better soon. A holiday sounds lovely :D

    Slow and steady progress is great.

    Have an amazing week!

  7. Two viruses?! Eek. Hope you're feeling better soon! I guess having the chance to get some reading in is kind of nice. (Not if the price is being sick, though, right?) Fingers crossed you're feeling 100% for your trip. That sounds fantastic!

    I'll definitely have to check out that YA fantasy you mentioned. I can't get enough of the genre, to be honest.

  8. Yuck to being sick - hope you're feeling better soon!

  9. Ooo, I saw DARK METROPOLIS on Goodreads recently and the premise really grabbed my interest! I've read MAGIC UNDER GLASS by Jaclyn Dolomore and enjoyed it, but I still need to read the sequel.

    That stinks about being sick, but extra reading time is nice at least. An HP movie marathon sounds like so much fun, minus the virus part, of course. Hope you're better on time for your trip! :)

  10. I'm sorry you were so sick! Hope you're feeling better and good for you for getting so much reading done! Hope your next week is illness free!

  11. Ooh, Majorca!
    I hope it's cleared off the weekend! You're making such great use of yout down time though.

  12. So sorry that you've been sick, but hooray for ARC's to keep you company! Hope you're all better for your trip to Majorca. *fingers and toes crossed for you* :)

  13. Nothing worse than trying to write when you're sick. Hope you feel better soon. All eight Harry Potter movies? That would be hard even for me. I'd keep getting new ideas for my fan fiction and go running to the computer instead of watching.