What's Up Wednesday is a nifty little blog-hop over at Jaime's blog.
What I'm Reading
I finished off Wolflore by Annaliese Matheron, and boy was it a struggle! I really don't like criticising authors as I know how difficult it is to write a book, but I really do have to question her editing team. I have no idea how so many punctuation and grammar mistakes were allowed to slip through the net. One or two throughout the entire book are forgivable, but not one or two on every page! It's a shame because it could be a really exciting story, but it's ruined by the errors.
So now I've moved on to A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. It's this month's book for Lowestoft Library Book Group. I don't think I'll finish this one by the time we have our next meeting. It's quite a large book with very small writing, and those books scare me! It doesn't matter how great the book is, if it has loads of pages with small writing, I have a bit of a psychological block. I'll read as much as I can so I'll at least have something to talk about at group!
What I'm Writing
This week I'm writing e-mails with regards to Lowestoft Library Literary Festival. I'm also writing the agenda for the festival meeting next week. I also need to catch up on my blogging. I've let myself slip with posting about my Teen Writers writing group, and Lowestoft Library Writers' Group. I usually blog the day after, letting everyone know what we've done and what we've got to do before the next meeting. But I've been a bit naughty and haven't finished my writing prompt pieces. So once they're done, I can get to it and write my blog posts. Plus I've been writing a lot of Postcrossing postcards. And finally, a work colleague has written a screen play and has asked me to have a look over it for him. I'm always excited to read work written by someone I know, so I will be writing some constructive criticism notes for him.
What Inspires Me Right Now
The weather! The absolutely beautiful summer weather that we've been lucky to experience this week. We've waited a very long while for the sun to come out so I'm going to enjoy it while it's here. Lily (my dog) and I have been spending a lot of time sitting down by the sea's edge - well, I've been doing the sitting and Lily has been running after stones and playing in the sand. And we've enjoyed every second of it.
What Else I've Been Up To
On Friday I had a fun night out with work peeps, followed by a nice, relaxing weekend. And this week I've been to the gym for swimming and Pilates. I even bought myself one of those Pilates resistance bands so that I can stretch myself at home. My leg muscles are always so tight and sometimes I find it really difficult to straighten them, so hopefully these extra exercises will help my flexibility. This morning was quite grim and grey, so I thought I'd cheer myself up by watching a great (ha!) British zombie film, 'Gangsters, Guns & Zombies'. It's rubbish, but in a funny way. The acting is dreadful, but it was well worth a watch on a cold and wet Wednesday morning.
What's up with you?