WHAT I’M READING
I’m taking part in the YA Buccaneers Summer Reading Challenge. There’s a cool bingo board and everything. I’ve marked off a few squares and I’ll try to remember to post a complete update, with brief reviews, on Friday.
I just started GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn and the characters are already making me feel antsy and apprehensive.
Also, I counted up the number of books on my must-read summer list and there are WAY more than I thought, mostly because I kept thinking of series as one instead of three or however many, so my SummySeries will most likely extend until Christmas. Not that I’m complaining, it has been great catching up on all these books I’ve been meaning to read for years.
WHAT I’M WRITING
I finished my JULES revision! And now she’s off at beta camp for the summer. At some point, I’ll polish my query and stop hiding from my synopsis. Will it be today? We’ll see.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Unplugging for the whole weekend. It’s been a long time since I’ve voluntarily gone two days in a row with no Internet. The last time was probably during a move, which doesn’t count. I know I haven’t where I live now, but back when I was in my beloved apartment (with the hardwood floors and the inexplicably pink-walled office, remember?), I chilled a lot more. I loved sprawling on the floor and listening to records for hours. Because in my mind it’s the 1970s. You dig?
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
My husband and I bought a new (used) car! We’d been sharing the same vehicle for two years which had been more than a little inconvenient at times. It’s actually been an adjustment to have 24/7 access to a car because I’m so used to being stuck at the apartment most of the week, unless the place I wanted to go was within walking distance.
Enjoying fresh veggies from my cousins’ garden. My cats are also thrilled – I caught my tabby batting around one of the beets.
Not pictured: green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, and one cute little radish