The box o' advance reader copies is proving a treasure trove. Well - I'm two for two, and Pratchett is no surprise. A Hat Full of Sky, the sequel to Wee Free Men is every bit as smart and compelling. That man can write. He is by turns laugh-out-loud funny and *blink, blink!* insightful. For those who are familiar with his works, you get to see Granny Weatherwax from a rather different perspective. How wonderful! Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel, was the second of the books I've read. Nicely done, that, though now whenever I see/read of/hear of zeppelins I immediately think of Chant. I intend to foist this book off on him, whether he will or no. Hey, anything that involves airship pirates is worth a read!
As for writing... ugh. I need to take a second look at this year's NaNovel. I did just reread a bit of 2003's attempt, and it doesn't utterly suck. Some of it is all right. I desperately hope the publisher thinks so. Just one more month, and I should know. *wince*
In the meantime, I need to write more. Chant mentioned collaborating with me on a topscotch story. I just have to think of what superhero I want to write about. Maybe Jade; I rather like her. Or Zatanna... underused. Suggestions?