Things I am loving lately

Things I am loving lately:

  • THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss.

I finished THE NAME OF THE WIND this morning, and just–wow. I closed the book and had to take a moment of stunned silence in an attempt to sort my thoughts out. It’s the most amazing thing to find a gem of a fantasy tome to work through, a fully developed and detailed world to get lost in for hours and days. I wasn’t entirely sure where everything was going towards the end of the novel, but all the revelations towards the end–! After a year of putting off reading this in case the hype didn’t live up to my expectations, I’m as desperate as everyone else for THE WISE MAN’S FEAR to come out. *wants!*

  • Glee

Glee has been airing in Ireland and the UK for the last few weeks, so my housemate and I have been watching it every week. I’m loving it so far, and my love only increases with every new episode (no spoilers, please!). We’re watching the episodes that are aired on Monday evenings, so I have something to look forward to on Mondays now. It’s a win-win situation. The way the teenagers are portrayed and the dialogue, and the way the darker issues are handled–it’s skillfully done and kind of, well, epic. Two thumbs up, and I’m looking forward to buying Volume 1 of the soundtrack soon.

  • My Writing Workshop

I’ve been attending a writing workshop that specialises in children’s and YA fiction for the past few weeks. It’s been brilliant so far. The other people in the class are lovely and there are so many good ideas being worked on. I’ve also been taking a few stumbling steps towards sucking less at reading my work aloud. It’s a massive change, being able to talk about writing with people who aren’t online, but it’s incredibly freeing at the same time.

  • My book

Heh. When the editing is good well. šŸ˜‰ Over halfway through now, almost there!

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2 thoughts on “Things I am loving lately

  1. Hi Helen,
    I have to admit, Glee is like an obsession for me (even though it’s on hiatus here in the USA). That show is just made of win – I cannot wait for it to start airing again!

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your workshop and I’m adding The Name of the Wind to my TBR list (thanks)! Good luck with the rest of your edits!
    -Rosalind

    • Hi Rosalind,

      I’m thrilled it’s going to be airing again, and that it was renewed for another season. Sue may be my favourite character–I end up laughing almost every time she speaks!

      I hope you enjoy THE NAME OF THE WIND. Alas, it looks like Patrick Rothfuss’ next book won’t be out until 2011… something to look forward to, I guess.

      Thanks for commenting, and for the good luck on my edits. šŸ™‚

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