I finished Naomi Novik's Victory of Eagles last night and actually caressed the cover after I closed to book. So delicious. I love that series so much. I love Temeraire. I love Laurence. I love Jane. I love Tharkay. I love Maximus. I love a lot of the characters. Lovelovelove. I couldn't quite hold out reading this one until the next one came out, but it's out soon, at least. I realized it's kind of dumb to pre-order a book in hardcover and then hold on to it so long it's almost or already in paperback, but...I am a book addict. What can I say.
1000 words last night, sitting in a gelato place (I had kiwi and cream cheese gelatos, the latter surprisingly delicious, slightly tangy; the former tart and seedy). I got my protagonists captured by the castaway islanders, then did the rest of the scene where they figure out what the castaways have in mind for them.