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Currently: April 14, 2013

wpid-IMG_20130413_103707.jpgTime // 9:40 a.m.

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?

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  • Bryan G. April 14, 2013, 10:57 am

    What did you think of Argo and Moonrise Kingdom? I enjoyed both, but Moonrise Kingdom, especially for its quirkiness. Also what did you think of Catching Fire? My favorite of the series was the first, but I can’t tell you why I didn’t like the third one as much. I can tell you that I thought the novelty of the premise had worn off a little by the second and third. However, I still liked them and still want to see the movie versions.

    • Kim April 18, 2013, 6:16 pm

      I liked both of the movies a lot, but for different reasons. But yes, Moonrise Kingdom was really wonderfully quirky. It made me smile.

      This was a reread of Catching Fire for me, and I think I liked it better this time than the first time. I’m listening to Mockingjay and definitely appreciate it more now that I did when I tore through it when it was published.

  • Vasilly April 14, 2013, 11:04 am

    I’m going to check out your paperback releases posts. I was going to ask the same thing as Bryan, what do you think of Argo? Enjoy the rest of your day.

    • Kim April 18, 2013, 6:17 pm

      I thought Argo was great. Really tense, especially already knowing that everything was going to be fine. I’d recommend it.

  • Anastasia @ Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog April 14, 2013, 1:59 pm

    Eek, snow! It’s gotten weirdly cold here in Anaheim, too, though of course we don’t get snowfall here.

    Going to go check out your Book Riot posts now!

    • Kim April 18, 2013, 6:17 pm

      It must be weirdly cold everywhere, although I think the level of snow we have is rather unprecedented. Ugh, winter.

  • bermudaonion(Kathy) April 14, 2013, 2:34 pm

    Oh my gosh, that tea sounds delicious!

    • Kim April 18, 2013, 6:18 pm

      It is! I am down to only one more serving and I am going to be disappointed when it’s gone.

  • susan April 14, 2013, 4:13 pm

    Yeah I need to read Catching Fire; how does it compare to HG? & I’ve seen the soap opera-y Nashville too — I’m guilty of it too. cheers.

    • Kim April 18, 2013, 6:18 pm

      It’s hard to compare the two. The second part of Catching Fire seems like a rehashing of the first book, which I don’t love, but I think there’s some good character development. I’m excited to see the movie version.

  • Jennifer April 14, 2013, 9:32 pm

    Ahh, those chores are the best to avoid. I did laundry today but I didn’t manage to get to the litter box 😉 But then, I have teenagers to boss around. I’ll make them draw straws for that lovely job tomorrow.

    The weather has been junky here too. We got more snow today and we’re supposed to get it on and off this next week. Wahh!

    • Kim April 18, 2013, 6:19 pm

      I wish I could pass on the chorse to someone else! Oh well. The weather has been awful. I think we’ve had one nice day this spring… it sucks.

  • Laurie C April 15, 2013, 5:32 am

    I miss our cat but I don’t miss cleaning the litter box! I’ll check out your review of The New Republic. I’m a Lionel Shriver fan, so maybe I was too ready to be indulgent, but I did like it. I tend to forget plot details of books not long after reading them, but the story and characters from TNR has stuck with me.

    • Kim April 18, 2013, 6:20 pm

      That’s interesting! I’m hoping that the book really didn’t click and the reaction wasn’t just me being cranky. I just had such a hard time with Edgar and I wished that he were different. But, to each her own 🙂