Place // Back at my desk in my office, of sorts, in small town Minnesota.
Eating // A fried egg on toast, contemplating finishing off my Easter candy.
Drinking // Bigelow Lemon Lift tea
Reading // I should be reading The New Republic by Lionel Shriver because I am reviewing it for TLC Book Tours on Wednesday. But I’m actually reading Catching Fire because I watched The Hunger Games on Netflix last night.
Overall, I had a very productive reading week (mostly because I had a couple of books almost finished at the end of March that I actually finished this week): The Outsourced Self by Arlie Russell Hochschild, The Round House by Louise Erdrich and Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. I can’t wait to write reviews for all of these.
Watching // At the moment, I’m catching up on some clips from last night’s Saturday Night Live. Peter Dinklage drunkenly singing Foreigner with Bobby Moynihan is priceless.
Listening // I also finished listening to Contagious by Jonah Berger (really interesting), and am back at Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie and Claire just got married, so I’m hoping it’ll pick up a little bit now.
Making // I’m not making anything at the moment, but I really want to bust out my dormant cross stitching skills to make this sampler.
Blogging // This week was a busy one on the blog. I did a review, of sorts, of Possession, reviewed one of the best books I’ve read so far this year, Does Jesus Really Love Me? by Jeff Chu, announced a new readalong of Telegraph Avenue with Florinda (The 3R’s Blog) and did my March recap post. Whew!
Promoting // Rebecca Joines Schinsky wrote a fantastic post for Book Riot this week: books to read through your quarter-life crisis. It is such a smart list, covering a huge variety of topics and accompanying book suggestions. Being 26 and in the middle of my own stress and insecurity, I basically want to read all of these books right now.
Enjoying // I got a lot of book mail this week (enough that the boyfriend actually commented on it), including a shipment from Powell’s that included Margaret Fuller by Megan Marshall and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The picture above is the note that came in Margaret Fuller — a free upgrade to a new edition even though I’d ordered a used book. It was such a nice surprise!
Avoiding // I had to work for quite while yesterday which really kicked my butt. I didn’t get any of my chores done, so I’m going to have to get caught up with that today which I am not especially excited about.
Anticipating // Our local gym is hosting a free Zumba class this afternoon, which I’m excited about. They normally don’t offer classes on Sundays, and since I missed Zumba yesterday because of work I’m looking forward to getting some exercise today.
Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?