What´s Up Wednesday? The “So many awesome books out” edition…

WUW Winter Holly 1

What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog.

What I´m reading

I’m halfway through THE PIPER’S SON by Melina Marchetta and I fell hard for this book.
“She misses him more now than when he was away”
― Melina MarchettaThe Piper’s Son
Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca – but five years have passed, and now it’s Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can’t forget. Shooting for oblivion, he’s hit rock bottom, forced to live with his single, pregnant aunt, work at the Union pub with his former friends, and reckon with his grieving, alcoholic father. Tom’s in no shape to mend what’s broken. But what if no one else is either? An unflinching look at family, forgiveness, and the fierce inner workings of love and friendship, The Piper’s Son redefines what it means to go home again.

What I’m Writing

Thanks #WriterRecharge (more info here if you want to join), I’ve been quite productive these past days:
  • I have 1000 words of my new WiP ALWAYS SECOND BEST and I’m in love with the characters already
  • I revised one chapter of DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL.
  • And on Sunday, I finished a round of revision for ONE TWO THREE, and sent it off to a certain someone 🙂

What else I´ve been up to

  • So many things. Some of which I still cannot say. I thought I might be able to announce it on Friday but it looks like it’s going to be next week. Stay tuned.
  • I’ve helped celebrating the launch of ALIENATED by Melissa Landers yesterday and you can still win a NOOK here 🙂

What inspires me right now

My friends who also happen to be writers 🙂 and who I have been pestering with emails these past two weeks. Thank you! ❤

#WriterRecharge  which comes really at a perfect moment of time.

And then…the release of Rebecca’s book!

And the release of Erin Bowman’s novella STOLEN...and Melissa’s ALIENATED.

This oh-so-honest blog post by Dahlia about how she “does it all” and putting a bit of perspective into that very particular concept.

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

21 Comments

  1. katyupperman says:

    Oh, THE PIPER’S SON… How I love that book! I think it’s about time for MM to publish a new contemporary. 🙂 Have you read her Lumatere trilogy? If not, you must. I’m not a huge fantasy girl, but they are some of the absolute best. Best of luck with all of your #WriterRecharge goals, Elodie. You’re totally going to rock this month!

    • Elodie says:

      Yes she needs to publish a contemporary very soon like the story of Frankie’s brother and Tom’s sister…I have her Lumatere trilogy but haven’t started it yet 🙂 Thank you so much for the encouraging words, Katy!

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  2. I don’t know why but I think Melina Marchetta’s books will be too slow for my taste. They sounds incredible though ..

    Yay for loving your new characters!

    Good luch with #WriterRecharge!

    • Elodie says:

      Those books do build up slowly but I get so attached to the characters I don’t want to let go once the story is over…hope you’re enjoying the snow 🙂 and yay for getting your e-ARCs ready 🙂

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  3. So we’re all going to be on pins and needles now waiting for your news! 😉

    And hooray for 1,000 words and being in love with your characters! Best part about being a writer (in my oh-so-humble opinion) *grin*

    Hope you have an amazing week and good luck with Writer Recharge!

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks 🙂 I’m quite excited about this new WiP…and it’s fun to write new words! I was all ready to come out with my news this Friday but it just seems like I won’t have everything I need until next week. 🙂

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  4. Colin says:

    Wow, you have been busy, Elodie! I’m inspired by the success of others, so to see you rise to the Writer Recharge challenge this well spurs me on. Thanks! 🙂

    I hope you can make your announcement soon–it sounds like you’re dying to tell everyone… 😀

  5. Stephanie Scott says:

    When Audrey Met Alice has the cutest premise! I’m impressed how you are juggling at least 3 writing projects. Not easy.

  6. Kate Scott says:

    I’m curious now. Given that mini teaser, I’m now have every expectation that your upcoming week will be great. Happy writing, and reading.

  7. Erin Funk says:

    I’m looking forward to reading ALIENATED and WHEN AUDREY MET ALICE too. Have a great week and good luck with your revisions! 🙂

  8. Alison Miller says:

    I can’t wait for you to share your good news! And I am very happy to take a look at what ever you need me to! I’m hoping *fingers crossed* to have my revision beta-ready soon so I’ll need some quality reading while I wait for CP feedback! Have a great week!

  9. Jaime Morrow says:

    You’re making awesome progress on your writing and revising, Elodie! Very inspiring. 🙂 You’ve also reminded me that I need to get back to another Marchetta book: FROI OF THE EXILES. I read FINNIKIN awhile back and even bought FROI but still haven’t read it. She’s a great author, so I’m looking forward to it! Hope you’re having a great week!

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