I shouldn't complain. The nasty weather has given me the legitimate excuse to stay inside and write. I've been putting together materials for an introductory 3-week community education class on writing for children (which, alas, was also cancelled the other night because of the weather!). I'm also working on two scholarship applications for weeklong intensive writing workshops. And then there's the manuscript, always the manuscript.
Reading-wise, I have a handful of books on my nightstand. My book club is reading Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan, and I'm loving it so far. The setting, 1970s London during the Cold War, is the backdrop for a British intelligence agency's new recruit as she is assigned to infiltrate the literary society of an author whose work the agency hopes will help steer the political discussion of the times. To complicate the matter, she falls in love with him.
There's also the new Newbery and Honor books — Ulysses and Flora, by Kate DiCamillo, One Came Home, by Amy Timberlake, and Doll Bones, by Holly Black — that I'm looking forward to reading (especially excited to read One Came Home by a fellow Illinoisan - yay, Amy!)
What have you been working on and reading?