What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk that allows us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up.
WHAT I’M READING
WHEREVER YOU GO by Heather Davis
It’s told from three perspectives – the ghost of a teen who was killed six months earlier in a car accident, his grieving girlfriend, and his best friend. The gf’s grandfather, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, claims he’s communicating with the ghost.
Even though it’s all connected, there are essentially two stories (at least that’s what I’m getting from the first 100 pages) – the gf/bff and their blossoming romance and the grandfather/ghost and their blossoming friendship. So far I am enjoying the friendship way more than the romance which feels a little random/quick.
WHAT I’M WRITING
I finished my synopsis for JULES!!!
Now I’m working my way through the final read-through.
WHAT INSPIRES ME NOW
I wouldn’t say I was happy to see more snow yesterday, but once it got dark and the streets were quiet, it was pretty. I like looking up at the stars and catching the scent of wood smoke.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
Still watching Buffy (I’m the slowest binge watcher ever, I know) – I’m several episodes into the third season. At the rate I’m going I may be done by Christmas. I’m really enjoying it, although it can be painful to watch sometimes because Buffy’s loneliness and isolation is written so well. Yes, she has a family and, yes, she has friends who know her secret, but she’s ultimately alone. The whole “in every generation a slayer is born” thing is pretty literal.
It makes me feel all the feels for her and it also reminds me that one of my former co-workers recently posted on Facebook about movies that make us cry. It was interesting to see the various answers (from Titanic to Be Kind Rewind), although it seems to be universally accepted that no one can watch “Up” without crying. I’m generally a mess over any kind of coming-of-age story (Angus, My Girl, etc.) or sports flick (Rudy, We Are Marshall, etc.) .