What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme to let bloggers check in and share what they're reading and writing. Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk host, so check out their blogs to sign up!
What I'm Reading:
I'm re-reading my egalley of Starglass by Phoebe North. Yes, the book isn't even out yet and I'm already re-reading. I loved it that much. But I also wanted to re-read because I'm participating in a blog tour closer to the book's publication date, and I need to get ready for that. My original review is here, but: a generation ship with Jewish culture, cats, LGBTQ elements, and an amazing heroine? How could I love a book more than this?
I usually need quite a while between re-reads of a book. I'm thinking Starglass is one of the rare exceptions, because I'm just as absorbed the second time around.
What I'm Writing:
This week is kind of funky, since I'll be traveling from Saturday to Tuesday. I'm giving myself those days off from both running and writing, so I can enjoy my time seeing friends and watching my old students graduate. So I think I'll try amping things up: for the next three days (today through Friday) my challenge goal is 1500 words each day. If I can do that on two of the days this week, I'll have made up for my two days off next week.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
I spent some time yesterday putting together my office. I finally got a comfy desk chair and a rug and another chair for reading. I'm waiting for a few last touches before I share pictures of the whole space, but I love that I finally have this poster framed and on my wall. It's maybe my favorite thing anyone has ever said, and it's blue, and it's SIGNED BY JOHN GREEN. (I know he signs, like, everything. But I still get excited.)
What Else I've Been Up To:I've been working on plans for next year--it's looking pretty likely that I will be teaching at not one but TWO awesome schools. I have yet to finalize all the logistical plans and officially sign contracts, but I've accepted the offers and I'm getting really, really excited. (Oh: if anyone has recommendations for either fiction or non-fiction reads that will dunk me into US History headfirst, let me know--it looks like I will be teaching a section of that in the fall! You can bet I'll be glued to John Green's Crash Course videos all summer!)