Wouldn’t you know it, the library starts getting in all of the books on my hold list just as I’m getting ready to spend two weeks watching the Olympics. I confess: I am a sports nut and every two years I go bonkers for the Games. It actually borders on addiction because I will binge on every hour of coverage and live stream I can find. I don’t sleep a whole lot, and I don’t get much work done. But I love it! Everyone laughs at me, but that’s fine. We all have our “things,” right?
There’s not much news this week, other than I’m drafting a new book that’s not tied to the Threads of the Moirae series. And it’s actually an adult novel, not YA. I don’t know yet how it’s going to go or if it will be publishable, but the change in perspective is refreshing and challenging.
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling. What is there to say about this one? The next (and apparently final) Harry Potter story. It’s a screenplay, so my brain will have to work overtime to fill in all the details that the actors and props would bring to the stage. I hope it’s a good story, but I have a feeling it’s going to be one of those that you get out of it what you put into it. (And how you adjust your expectations.)
- And I Darken, by Kiersten White. A YA novel about the son and daughter of Dracula after they’ve been cast out of Wallachia and sent to live with the Ottomans? I’m on board. This one sounds like it’s part fantasy and part historical fiction. I hope it’s awesome because Dracula is one of my favorite stories of all time.