What I'm Reading
My GoodReads "Currently Reading" shelf is quite cluttered at the moment. I just finished rereading MOCKINGJAY (I liked it a lot more this time. I think I finally "got it," which feels good.) and immediately afterward started HOW TO LOVE by Katie Cotugno, which I've heard nothing but good things about. I'm also reading two books for school right now: GOOD FAITH by Jane Smiley (so far it's earned a "meh" rating from me) and THE GIRL IN THE FLAMMABLE SKIRT, Aimee Bender's first short story collection (which I'm LOVING).
What I'm Writing
My short story professor is having us bring in five new pages of something each week for small group workshops, so I've started a new story through that. It's pretty different from my normal style, much more sensory detail than I usually include. The idea came from an in-class excercise about sensory detail, so I guess that makes sense. I'm the first to go up for full class workshops in February (guess who the sign-up sheet reached last?) so I'm looking forward to getting that over and done with!
What Inspires Me Right Now
Both this semester and last semester I've responded really well to in-class writing exercises. Normally I hate them and spend ten minutes staring at a blank piece of paper and get absolutely nothing from the prompts, but something is different at Chatham. I don't know what it is, but I've gotten multiple stories from in-class prompts.
What Else I've Been Up To
|Afghan I made.|
|My school colors!|
Crocheting EVERYTHING. I finished an afghan that I'd started during winter break and then made some granny squares to eventually include in a blanket and then made a cozy for my coffee cup. It's an ADDICTION!
Hope everyone is having a good week so far!