I'm baaaaack! :)
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 just got back from holiday, and I had lots of time for reading with no internet connection! :) I read the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima (The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne and The Crimson Crown) and I loved it! I'm adding it to my all-time top fantasy series list. Very, very highly recommended. *adds all her other books to TBR list*
I also read more of the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, starting with Magic Bites and Magic Burns. I'm loving this urban fantasy series!
I also really enjoyed The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan, and I'm now reading the Return to Camelot trilogy by Donna Hosie.
What I'm writing
I had the best writing week when I had no internet! 17,000 words in a week, and a ton of brainstorming for a potential new project (a plotbunny found me!). I'm heading for the home stretch in my YA post-apocalyptic sequel, and I'm also a decent way into my next draft, a YA contemporary fantasy. YAY WORDS! :D
What inspires me
Words! Holidays and sun and pretty places. :)
What else I've been up to
Well, I went away for week with a friend to S'Illot in Majorca/Mallorca, a sunny Spanish island! ^_^ And it was fantastic! As well as spending plenty of time in the sun (and reading a ton of books/writing a ton of words!), I also had adventures! We went on a really great boat trip along the coast, seeing all the pretty beaches and caves. :)
We also went to the safari zoo, where we got to ride around in a train and have close encounters with all the animals! (A baboon rode on the roof at one point!) We also saw baby zebras and were followed by a demon goat in the petting zoo. Eep. But we also saw baby goats, newborn baby piglets, tigers and lions basking in the sun, and a lot more!
And that wasn't the end to our animal encounters! An animal show came to our hotel, so we ended up getting our photos taken with barn owls, parrots (which tried to eat my hair!), and a gigantic two-metre-long python. Hey, I have to do at least one crazy adventurous thing per holiday! :D
On a less pleasant note, I now have flu...again. Less than 24 hours after returning to England. So I'm holed up in the nest again, only two weeks after recovering from the last bout of Plague. A curse on my nonexistent immune system!