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Currently: April 7, 2013

wpid-IMG_20130403_210545.jpgTime // 10:45 a.m.

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?

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  • Charlie April 7, 2013, 1:30 pm

    That’s awesome they sent you a new copy of the book! I love how that sampler is such a contradiction of styles, I think you should definitely go for it. Also, I really like your posting schedule, enjoying reading more of your posts 🙂

    • Kim April 11, 2013, 6:35 pm

      I like the contradiction in the sampler too 🙂 That might be my favorite part.

  • Trish April 7, 2013, 1:43 pm

    Oh I like the “Avoiding” category! I might have to add that into my mix. 😉

    I saw some folks talking about the cross-stitching sampler on twitter the other day. Too funny! I used to cross-stitch but it’s been about ten years and while I’m pretty close to being done with the project I was last working on, I just don’t have the energy to figure out where I stopped. Ha! Maybe one of these days. Handsewing hexes has kind of taken it’s place.

    Hope you have a wonderful Sunday. You’ve been reading lots of great books lately! I’d really like to read Round House. Maybe I’ll suggest to my book club.

    • Kim April 11, 2013, 6:37 pm

      I think we were both eavesdropping in on the same Twitter conversation 🙂

      I haven’t done a cross stitch project in forever, probably high school. I started crocheting in college and haven’t really gone back to it.

  • bermudaonion(Kathy) April 7, 2013, 2:05 pm

    I’m not reading anything yet, but hope to read Amity & Sorrow after dinner.

    • Kim April 11, 2013, 6:38 pm

      I hope you had a nice Sunday!

  • Sheila (Book Journey) April 7, 2013, 4:34 pm

    LOve the upgrade – that is fun! I was supposed to be reading the book club book today but seems like the day got away from me. I wrote an authors chat, uploaded pictures to Facebook, looked around on You Tube for a decent video of Power Balladz but none was to be found, wrote emails, made a couple phone calls…. uhhh…. thats about it.

    • Kim April 11, 2013, 6:37 pm

      I’ve had more days like that then I care to admit! It’s funny/sad how we can get involved with technology and just lose track of time.

  • Lu April 7, 2013, 7:51 pm

    I adore that sampler! So awesome. Also, I don’t know if I commented on it, but your review of Does Jesus Really Love Me? made me want to go out and get it asap. If I didn’t have a billion books checked out from the library right now, I totally would. But I need to get a few of these knocked off the list first.

    • Kim April 11, 2013, 6:38 pm

      I hope you can read that one. It’s SO good. I borrowed it to a friend, but if you have problems with the library let me know and I’ll mail it to you.

  • Laurie C April 8, 2013, 4:36 am

    I had time to read on Sunday but I frittered it away on a Weekend Cooking post and reading other people’s posts instead. I just started Frances and Bernard and I’m reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle for Ti’s readalong. Listening to The Dinner, and wow! Excellent audiobook!

    • Kim April 11, 2013, 6:39 pm

      I saw the Wind-Up readalong too late to think about joining. The discussion on Twitter has been so interesting to eavesdrop on — the book sounds great!

  • Jennifer April 8, 2013, 7:08 am

    Nice upgrade, sweet! How do you like Zumba? I’ve often thought of giving that a go.

    I’m reading Mary Coin by Marisa Silver. I’m around 75% in and I’m digging it 🙂

    • Kim April 11, 2013, 6:40 pm

      I like Zumba a lot. I was very self-conscious at first (I am not a good dancer), but as I’ve gotten more comfortable with the steps it’s gotten easier. I still feel like an awkward dork most of the time, but it is a good workout.

  • Belle Wong April 8, 2013, 10:38 am

    So nice that they upgraded the book for you! And I really really love these Currently posts of yours. It’s such a nice peek into your life and I’m always tempted to write my own after reading yours. I started Elly Griffith’s A Room Full of Bones yesterday but have a deadline later this week so probably won’t get a chance to dip back into it until Friday (meaning, I don’t trust my self-discipline enough to dip back into it because I know I’ll be so tempted to read and not work!).

    • Kim April 11, 2013, 6:41 pm

      Thank you! I was getting a little worn out with TSS, so I thought I’d try this format out for awhile. I’m really enjoying it as a sort of structured rambling. I hope your week went smoothly!

  • Nikki Steele April 8, 2013, 11:55 am

    I loved Rebecca’s list! It made me want to jump out right away and add so many books to my TBR list.

    I think I’m reading like seven books right now — The Sparrow by MDR re-read, Death Interrupted by Jose Saramego, Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port, The Gunslinger by Stephen King, and Macbeth. I need this focus thing…

    • Kim April 11, 2013, 6:41 pm

      Wow, seven books! That is a lot. I can’t focus when I get that many books started at once, although lately it seems like I have about four going at a time.

  • Care April 8, 2013, 1:14 pm

    Lovely update. You have some good news to be excited about – and what about your weather? Is Spring springing there?
    I mulched and weeded yesterday (Sunday) and then I made a lovely pie – a strawberry crumble with lemon verbena whipped cream which is probably the best one yet out of this cookbook. And an easy one if you want the recipe. 🙂

    • Kim April 11, 2013, 6:42 pm

      It was a little spring-y… and then we got like 6″ of snow today. Gah! I saw your pie in Instagram, maybe? It looked yummy!

  • jennygirl April 8, 2013, 2:29 pm

    Love Zumba! Good luck getting all your reading done in time 🙂
    Have a great week!

    • Kim April 11, 2013, 6:42 pm

      Thanks, same to you!

  • Florinda April 8, 2013, 3:31 pm

    I’m putting you on alert that I am stealing your “currently” format for a post template. Since my blogging activity is likely to drop well below normal levels for the next couple of months, I think it’ll be a good tool for occasional check-ins. Speaking of check-ins, I’m excited about starting TELEGRAPH AVENUE with you–and whoever else we’ve managed to coerce into joining us!

    • Kim April 11, 2013, 6:43 pm

      Alert noted! I love using them as a way to ramble, which is how my brain is functioning on Sunday mornings, without getting too out of control.

  • susan April 8, 2013, 9:09 pm

    Look forward to your thoughts on Margaret Fuller book; it looks interesting. cheers. http://www.thecuecard.com/

    • Kim April 11, 2013, 6:43 pm

      I am looking forward to that one!