I’ve been addicted to the library lately. Every time I go in to the library to return or pick up one book, I end up leaving with three more. In the last couple weeks I’ve brought home The Art of Eating In by Cathy Erway, Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction by Charles Baxter, My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster, Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku, Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye and Zahra’s Paradise by Amir and Kahlil. I haven’t read any of them yet, but soon I hope.
Have any of you heard of Smash Books? I just came across them this week, and now I really, really want one. Anyone have one? Worth the money?
I officially went back on a diet this week, which is not my favorite thing. I was last on a diet my last couple years of college and lost 30 pounds exercising and counting calories. I quit dieting formally when I moved to Madison, but slowly gained some weight back after I started my desk job after graduation and then some more after I moved to Morris. I finally decided to do something about it, but the first couple weeks counting calories always puts me in a mood.
I’m so, so tired of PR people sending press releases marked important with the big red exclamation point that shows up in Microsoft Outlook. There is absolutely no reason any press release needs to be marked important. None! For whatever reason, that drove me crazy this week.
I’m back on my The West Wing kick. My brother bought me season five for Christmas, and I’ve been watching it all week. I’m also in love with Parks and Rec, which is probably the funniest and sweetest show on television right now. It is the one show that I make sure to never miss. The first couple seasons are on Netflix Instant right now — go watch them!
I got all caught up on reviews yesterday morning while I was writing from a local coffee shop. Well, not totally done — I still have to add some formatting and clean up some rough patches — but basically done. I’m really starting to like my Saturday morning writing time. I can usually get a lot done over a couple big mugs of tea and a pastry. It feels good to be caught up, for the moment.
Today I’m going to go start week two of Couch to 5K, once I get off the couch and make my way to the gym. I’m also planning to keep reading The Social Animal by David Brooks, my second book from the Indie Lit Awards nonfiction short list. Other than that, I anticipate another quiet Sunday at home. I could get used to this!