School started this week. Yay? Thankfully, it hasn’t been much work (yet), so I have time to write this post. Please, do join me as I cover my mad week and assuage your worst fears about Books and Bark (or, rather, what I think they are).
Instead of discussing the really cute little sparkly alien in the graphic on the left, I am going to skip over my genetic urge and continue writing what you actually want to hear.
What I’m Reading
Well, I finished The Queen of the Tearling, for one. I’ll be posting my thoughts on that sometime this week (Thursday? Friday? I’m actually writing this post on Tuesday, because tomorrow, we’ll start getting math homework.) I’m currently reading A Wolf Called Romeo, which is a very nice piece of work about a wolf called Romeo (well, I’m sure you knew that…) that befriends the town of Juneau, Alaska. I also gulped down Once We Were today, as I have to be prepared for the release of Echoes of Us this September! 😀
In case you’re interested in my TBR, I’m reading Parallel Universes, and Space and Time in Special Relativity for physics this year (it’s supplemental material). I actually want to read these and bought them both myself. I’d planned to read them over the summer, but I got caught up in my summer reading for English class and didn’t have time. In terms of fiction, I’m planning on reading The Innocent Assassins by Pema Donyo next, and, after that, Susan Dennard’s Something Strange and Deadly trilogy.
What I’m Writing
Currently, nothing. 😥 I’m still trying my best to edit The CyberWorld. I still want to finish it this month, but my course load for school is pretty heavy, and I may have to wait till Thanksgiving break to rip it apart. Of course, I’ll be writing essays for school. With my teacher’s permission, maybe I can even post a few of them? We’ll see. Of course, new ideas are always popping into my head, and I’m trying to write them down as best as I can, but, alas! School.
What Inspires Me Right Now
This week, I think sleep takes the cake. I haven’t woken up at 6:30 AM for months. And last year, my classes were closer to the front end of the school, so I could wake up at seven and dash out the door. (This year, my teacher threatens detention and a report with the school if we’re tardy three times. Which is school policy. But still. He even made us sign contracts he can present to the administration to get things cited.)
And to think my mom gets up at 6:00 AM every morning?!? I have a deep and newfound respect for that. Yes. I’m already looking forward to my pillow… (Zzzz… Oh, sorry. Um, I wasn’t asleep.)
What Else I’ve Been Up To
Well, you know. School. In case you hadn’t heard. 😛 I’m taking two advanced science classes, Pre-Calculus/Calculus, advanced English, French, advanced band, and advanced history. So, basically, S-C-H-O-O-L. I got a lot of good teachers this year, though, which surprised me. 🙂 At the very least, if they’re boring, they’re the teachers who teach the most, with the exception of my English teacher, who quit to move away a month before school started. We have a sub and they’re trying to get us a teacher, but it might be a while. I think the only bad thing about school that my favorite teacher, who was my English teacher last year, moved up to teach my grade… and I didn’t get her. 😦 This year will also be different, because most of my close friends are only taking six classes, while I’m taking seven, which means that they leave school before me. That’s very new to me.
Due to school, I may not be able to do What’s Up Wednesday every week from now on. Since it’s on a school night (I write my posts Tuesday nights most days), I sometimes won’t have time to write a post. I’ll still be posting my novel excerpts when I do WeWriWa every Saturday, and I’ll be aiming to do one or two other posts throughout the week.
I’ve also been slowly weaning myself off free time and Doctor Who whenever I want (something which I am apparently not very good at, because I am doing this instead of preparing for school tomorrow, like I should be). It is very hard with the new series coming up, oh, say, this Saturday.
If there are any Whovians following my blog out there, please do talk me to me! I love hearing from you 😀 And yes, I did think that was important enough to bold. (Also: would anybody be interested if I blogged about Doctor-Who-related topics? These could be anywhere from episode reviews to “5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Doctor Who” posts to “An Analysis of the Doctor” [love analyzing things!].)
TARDIS, dinosaur, Big Ben? Mr. Moffat, I am expecting great things from you!
Have a great week, and to all you Whovians out there… take a Deep Breath! (No, seriously. Don’t forget to breathe in all your excitement.)