Currently: March 3, 2013

by Kim on March 3, 2013 · 23 comments

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Time //8:15 a.m.

Place // My desk.

Eating // Mini-marshmallows.

Drinking // Whittard of Chelsea English Rose Tea, same as last Sunday morning.

Reading // I decided to have a personal, mini-readathon this weekend. I have four books on my list: Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman, Lessons from the Heartland by Barbara Miner, Big Data byv Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier, and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

I finished Eighty Days and Me Before You yesterday, and I think I can finish the other two this afternoon.

Thinking // About Me Before You, the book I finished laaaate last night before I went to bed. It made me just sob like a baby (which is what I wanted, I haven’t had a good book cry in awhile), but I don’t think it made me cry for the reasons you might expect. I just loved the main character, Louisa Clark, and was so proud of her as the book progressed. I really want to talk about this one (but it’s hard without spoiling the plot… dilemma)!!

Listening // To the audio book of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. After I finished A Discovery of Witches last week, I decided I wanted some more epic fantasy romance. Since The Estella Society is hosting a read-a-long of the book (hashtag #NakedJamie), I decided I might as well give it a try. I’m only a little ways in (and the audio book is like 32 hours long), but I’m liking it so far.

Hoping // That I can get two more books read, plus three posts written for the week. And cook a pot roast. And clean out my inbox. It’s going to be an enjoyably busy day.

Experimenting // With some different photo-editing apps for my new phone (Samsung Galaxy S III). Anyone have suggestions of a favorite?

Anticipating // Starting Possession by A.S. Byatt for the readalong Lu and I are hosting. Details are in the linked post, but our first (completely optional and pressure-free) check-in is for chapters 1-6 on Monday, March 11. And breakfast… I’m hungry.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

bermudaonion(Kathy) March 3, 2013 at 9:36 am

I had a book cry this week too. Carl came home to me sobbing Friday and was concerned until he found out I was crying about The Fault in Our Stars – after that, he laughed.

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Sheila (Book Journey) March 3, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Kathy – oh my gosh I cried at that one too!

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Kim March 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I sobbed too! Oh, John Green, you kill me!

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Bryan March 3, 2013 at 10:43 am

I really like the format of these posts…I need to get here more often and sure am going to try, at least on Sundays, if not other days. As for photo-editing apps, I’ve heard Snapseed is good, but I haven’t tried it. As for other photo apps, I’ve been enjoying Paper Camera this week.

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Kim March 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Thank you! I was getting a little worn out of Sunday Salon, so I’m going to try this for awhile and see how it goes. They come together quickly, which is nice on a Sunday morning when I’m itching to read :)

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Vasilly March 3, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Me Before You sounds like my kind of book! :-) I love it when a book makes me cry.

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Kim March 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm

It was a sob. I loved it.

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Tanya Patrice March 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm

No suggestins on the photo edition phone app – but had to say – sweet phone!!!

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Kim March 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm

It is! I just got it a few weeks ago and I am in love.

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Ash March 3, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I’m hoping to have a mini-readathon soon as well. I also think I’m going to join in our your Possession read along–I’ve been meaning to read it for awhile!

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Kim March 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm

That’s awesome, I’m really glad you’ll be joining in!

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softdrink March 3, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Mini marshmallows, breakfast of champions? ;-)

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Kim March 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm

I almost made that joke again :) Clearly, I’m on a healthy eating kick.

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Care March 3, 2013 at 7:28 pm

OH! Somebody on twitter was just talking about a fun phone photo app. CA meaning… Can’t remember…

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Kim March 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Oh well! I’m trying a few different ones out, but I usually end up just going back to Instagram.

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Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm March 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I just finished 11/22/63 on audio… it was like 36 hours long or something ridiculous. And it made me bawl like a baby about 3 different times. Also, now my life feels strangely empty without the characters around… :P

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Kim March 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Really? I had no idea that one was a tearjerker? How did I miss that?

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Sheila (Book Journey) March 3, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I cant wait to read Me Before You! What I have been eating today? Black jelly beans…they are an Easter time weakness. :D

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Kim March 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I always wary of black jelly beans… my Easter weakness is Cadbury Creme Eggs. I cannot stop eating them.

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jennygirl March 4, 2013 at 7:36 am

Hope you enjoyed your Sunday and got everything accomplished. Or at least most of it!
Have a great week.

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Kim March 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Thanks, you too!

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Belle Wong March 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm

It’s been a while since I’ve had a good book cry. Will have to look into Me Before You!

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Kim March 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I sobbed like a baby at the end, but it was perfect.

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