Time // 11:30 a.m.
Place // My desk. Nothing exciting here.
Eating // Nothing at the moment. I’m trying to decide what to have for lunch after I finish the post.
Drinking // Egyptian mint green tea
Reading // It’s been a strange week, reading and otherwise. I haven’t really been able to settle into a book, so I’ve been dipping in and out of a few different ones — A Chance to Win by Jonathan Schuppe, Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon and You by Austin Grossman.
Tiny Beautiful Things, in particular, has been wonderful. I’ve been very, very out-of-sorts and depressed because of the weather here in Minnesota and all of the craziness happening in the world, but Strayed’s columns have been comforting.
Watching // I’ve been watching a lot of Fringe this week (I’m already a few episodes into season two). I love Olivia, and I think I have a little crush on Peter Bishop. I think I’m hooked.
Listening // I’m still making my way slowly through the audio book of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, narrated by Carolyn McCormick. I might finish it this week, we’ll see.
Making // I’m not working on any projects right now, but I really want to work on a cross-stitch piece. I don’t have any supplies though, so I’ll have to buy a kit of some kind if I want to get started.
Blogging // It was a very slow week on the blog. I was in such a bad mood, I just couldn’t come up with anything to say about books. I did post mini-reviews of The Round House and Sharp Objects, but that was it. I’m hoping to get a few posts written this afternoon.
Hating // The weather, still. But, the 10 forecast says it’s supposed to be 60 degrees by the weekend, so I am trying to be cautiously optimistic about spring. I need sunshine and warm weather before I lose my mind.
Loving // One of my favorite things is recommending books to other people; I just love when you can put a book in someone’s hand they they connect with. Over the last several months, a friend in town has let me be a bit of a personal librarian, basically shoving books into his hands in the hopes that he’ll love them. I suspect this is more fun for me than it is for him, since I’ve loaned him more books than he has time to read.
Anyway, last month I saw some buzz about You by Austin Grossman and immediately thought he might like it because of how much he enjoyed Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I e-mailed him a link and some info about the book and he, right away, pre-ordered it. On Friday he stopped by my office to drop off the book so I could read it first. It was the nicest thing, and I can’t wait to read it this week.
Anticipating // I am super excited for Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon next weekend. I’ve already started gathering books to read, planning out my snacks, and wishing fervently that it’s warm so I can read out in my backyard. I have a very busy week at work coming up, so taking Saturday to just read is going to be awesome.
Happy Sunday! What are you reading today?