Place // At my very messy desk. I need a system for corralling paper.
Eating // Strawberries, powdered sugar donuts, and peach Greek yogurt
Drinking // Blood Orange Cinnamon tea
Reading // I had a crazy week at work, so I didn’t have as much time to read as I would have liked. I did finish Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins and the first section of Telegraph Avenue for #readchabon. Yesterday I also read a few chapters of A Chance to Win by Jonathan Schuppe, a book about a little league baseball team in Newark, N.J.
Watching // Nate (the boyfriend) and I watched a couple of movies this week, Argo and Moonrise Kingdom. And yesterday I started watching Fringe, which is FINALLY on Netflix Instant. I’ve had that on my “To Watch” list for a long time so that was exciting.
Listening //At the moment, I’ve got music from the ABC drama Nashville playing the in background (that show is a guilty pleasure — I have a big crush on Connie Britton). I’ve also been listening to the audio book of Mockingjay this week.
Blogging // It was a quiet-ish week on the blog this week with just two reviews, one for The New Republic by Lionel Shriver (didn’t love) and The Outsourced Self by Arlie Russell Hochschild (thought provoking).
Promoting // There have been a bunch of good posts recently about the question of what readers “owe” authors or entities in the reading world. For different takes on this I suggest posts by The Picky Girl (which I may have already recommended… I can’t remember) and Brenna and Andrew over a Book Riot.
Writing // I also have a couple of my own Book Riot posts I’d like to point out: Roger Ebert’s Best Reviews of Movies Based on Books and Paperback Releases: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em. I’m proud of how both of those posts turned out.
Researching // Some girlfriends and I are planning a girls weekend for this fall and, because they are kind and indulge me, we’re planning a “book club” for the weekend. I’m in charge of finding a book for us to read together which is an interesting challenge. I want it to be something discussable, but not too deep or dark because we’re having a nice weekend together. I’m open for suggestions if anyone has them.
Hating // The weather, still. We got almost five inches of snow on Thursday and it hasn’t warmed up since. We were supposed to get several inches of ice/sleet last night, but that doesn’t appear to have arrived yet. I took that picture of Hannah on Thursday afternoon — she appeared defeated by the weather too. I’m this close to buying a cheap plane ticket to somewhere warm for a long weekend. Vacation suggestions?
Avoiding // I have to clean Hannah’s litter box today… a chore I hate. I also have to do laundry, but I hate that one a little less.
Anticipating // Watching Possession tonight with the rest of the #readbyatt folks. We’re starting at 7 p.m. CST if you want to join us!
Happy Sunday! What are you reading today?