It’s been a sleepy January. Literary. Normally, I try to get by on as little sleep as possible as I squeeze every bit of life out of the time I have available every day. Often, I’m done with the computer by 9 and I turn it off and read. Here’s what I’ve been reading lately:

Prospero in Hell by L Jagi Lamplighter. This is the second volume in the Prospero’s Children series, which looks to be a trilogy. Like the previous book, I loved it, but there were some things about it that drove me crazy. I’m going to ask Kat if she wants me to review it for her at Fantasy Literature. If I do, I’ll put a post linking to it here.

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. I’m a quarter of the way into this novel and it is very enjoyable. I find Sanderson’s writing to be entirely invisible. That’s a compliment. No clever turns of phrase that gets me thinking about the author (even in a good way) rather than the story. It’s total immersion. I do wish I could get even deeper into the heads of the two main characters, Vin and Kelsier. However, maybe that’s just be because I’ve been reading a lot of romances lately, where the POV tends to be much deeper.

In Enemy Hands by KS Augustin. I’m reading this on my iPod Touch via the iFlow reader (which I LOVE. The text flows, and you control the speed of the flow by tilting the iPod. Very cool and highly readable.) I’m only in the opening chapters, but so far I’m intrigued!

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I’ve also been writing. I finished the first draft of my Cinderella prequel, and I’ve done one editing pass with a red pen. I’m now incorporating those edits back into the text. That will require only one or two additional nights. Then I’ll read it aloud, make any finishing touches and send it to my beta readers.

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My daughter is working very hard on a poem. It’s not making much sense to me at this point, but she’s definitely getting an A for effort. I am bemused by this because I too, wrote poems when I was a child, but when I was three years older! So am I a proud mama? I am.

Oh, and she insists its a cheer, not a poem. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Read anything good lately? Got any kid brags?