Reading: Finishing up White Shanghai before I read Rich People Problems, the final book in the Crazy Rich Asians series by Kevin Kwan. White Shanghai is very good — it’s the story of Russian emigres in Shanghai in the 1920’s. The style is very Russian, which is great, but there are a few small translation errors (like using Ms. when they should, historically speaking, use Miss — it’s almost like the translator thinks Ms. is an abbreviation for Miss). I find this whole period in history very interesting and I would love to read more about it.
Watching: The Handmaid’s Tale and The Wall and Victorian Slum House. I also found Mommy Dead and Dearest very interesting and I want to start watching The Keepers on Netflix. I really like having documentaries (usually historical or true crime) on in the background while I write.
Listening: Enjoying the Beatles station. It’s awesome.
Doing: Attending all kinds of family events…graduations, anniversary celebrations…so, so busy. (That’s why this post is short.)
Planning: An exciting announcement here on the blog!
Writing: The Lion and the Eagle is my main project at the moment. It started out as a NaNoWriMo manuscript but is now getting an entirely new voice and style.
Obsessing Over: The tracking updates for my new Kindle Manga Edition, shipped from Japan.