Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What's Up Wednesday: October 16

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk to help writers stay in touch.

What I'm Reading
I am well into book 2 of Tolkien's The Two Towers and hoping to finish it by Friday. After that, I'll be immediately leaping into Return of the King. I thought I would have time for House of Hades by Rick Riordan this weekend but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. It arrives in the mail tomorrow and will be my reward for finishing the LOTR trilogy. I'm also making my way through B.F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior for a research paper and, I have to say, it's fairly fascinating.

What I'm Writing
Papers for class. CK revisions have been put on hold while I read LOTR and write a paper for Tolkien and another paper for Grammar. Hopefully in another day or two I can get rolling again.

What Inspires Me
There's a song, Light 'Em Up by Fall Out Boy, and I'm completely obsessed with it right now. It took me about four days to realize the reason why I felt like I'd heard it before was because I did, it's in the Sea of Monsters movie. It's really upbeat and catchy and I've pretty much been listening to it every morning to wake myself up.

What Else I've Been Up To 
I watched the series finale of Heroes on Thursday and now I'm stuck in that weird state where I really want to watch more but there isn't any more to watch. I know a lot of people bash the show as it goes on through the seasons and while, no it's not as good as the first season, I still really loved it. If things ever settle down again, I'm going to start watching Star Trek the original series again. I took a break midway through the second season to watch the first season of Heroes and "the first season of Heroes" somehow turned into "all four seasons of Heroes."

I hope you all have a great week!


Miss Cole said...

Oooh there is nothing worse than wanting more of something and there being no more.

Whee, Star Trek! I love TOS. Once you get past the 60sness of it, it's an amazing show. There's some fantastic stories. And I just love Bones. His snarkiness is brilliant.

Have a great week!

Melanie Stanford said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Light 'Em Up! The song is on my WIP playlist and I loved that they put it in Sea of Monsters. It was also on the commercial for The Originals they used to play so you might have heard it there too.
I reserved House of Hades for my daughter at the library- we're number 120-something. :/ I haven't read this series yet, but I loved Percy Jackson and the first two Kane Chronicles books.

Juliana Haygert said...

I stopped watching Heroes in the middle of season 3 - at first, I thought it was genius. Then, it became such a huge mess ... it got to a point when I didn't have the will to turn on netflix and watch it - and that's what happened.

You asked me if I watched The Last Airbender? Yes, 3 or 4 times lol I love that show too - but I don't know, maybe I identify myself with Korra's impulsive personality? I think I like Legend of Korra a tiny bit more ;)