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WWW Wednesday (June 6)

This is a weekly bookish meme from MizB at Should be Reading.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I am reading We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver right now.  It’s disturbing enough that I can only stand it in little chunks.  Every parent must somehow at some time in their parenthood worry that their child might not grow up to be the angel you hope they continue to be.  That’s why I can only take this book in small doses.

Otherwise, I’m listening to Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs on CD.  It adds a little humor to my drive after I’m depressed from reading the book listed previously!

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished Wool 5: Stranded by Hugh Howey, an excellent dystopian climax to the Wool series.  There is a “prequel,” First Shift – Legacy, I intend to read, too.  I hope many more post-apocalypse and dystopia fans discover Howey’s work!

What do you think you’ll read next?

Even though I’ve had this title on my Kindle since I first bought it three years ago, I still have yet to read Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.  It kicked off a YA series that I’m not sure about following, but this one was free.  Why not?

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A small triumph!

It takes so little to make me ecstatically happy in life.  I try to go by the motto, “There’s nothing more to happiness than having something to look forward to.”  Even with the sentence ending in a preposition, it’s a good mantra.  The saying has gotten me through some rough moments.

Yesterday’s mail delivery sent me into exhilaration mode, though.  I received my first royalty check from Amazon for my e-book/novella, Contained!  It’s not so much a nerd’s euphoria, but I’m very pleased with the wee little amount of money from sales so far.  Amazon KDP apparently pays out ever six months — as long as there are some sales.  Fortunately, I’ve had a few now.

She thought they were the only survivors.

It’s a humble beginning, and I hope there are future royalties.  Topping my wish list, though, are more ideas for stories to come.  Writing inspiration and many future works are definitely things to which I can certainly look forward!

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