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Currently: May 5, 2013


Time // 8:30 a.m.

Place // Back at my desk… it’s too chilly to be out on the porch today.

Eating // Nothing yet. But I am hungry. I might break in the middle of this to grab some food, but we’re pretty low on anything delicious right now. I suspect I’ll be going to the grocery store this afternoon.

Drinking // Lemon-flavored black tea.

Reading // I had a great reading week to follow up last weekend’s Readathon. Since last Sunday I finished three books: Divergent by Veronica Roth, The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne and Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon. The top quote above is by George Orwell from The World’s Strongest Librarian.

Today I need to finish Pain, Parties and Work by Elizabeth Winder so I can post a review for a TLC Book Tour tomorrow (items five and six on my weekend to do list, bottom right photo). It’s very interesting so far, so I’m excited to share more about it with all of you. After that, I’m not sure what I’ll read next, probably one of my library books (Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg or A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan — I decided I’m going to hold off on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs until the October Readathon).

Watching // I finished season three of Fringe this week and I’m not feeling especially drawn into season four so far. Part of what I love about the show is Peter and Olivia and Walter being together, so the fact that they’re not is sort of annoying. I know things get back to “normal” eventually, but I’m not really excited to get there.

Nate and I also watched a couple of movies this week, Hitchcock (which we both liked a lot) and Iron Man 3 (where a lot of stuff gets blown up).

Listening // I started listening to Insurgent by Veronica Roth (the second in her YA series after Divergent). It’s pretty decent YA that holds my attention when I’m exercising. I’ve been trying to run more, but the chilly weather has left me pretty unmotivated.

Blogging // I didn’t get a lot posted this week, just a review of Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff and my April 2013 wrap-up, but I’m more optimistic about getting some posts up this week. I went to a local coffee shop yesterday and got drafts of several posts started — hooray!

Promoting // I’m looking forward to participating more fully in Armchair BEA, a way for book bloggers to participate in Book Expo America from the comfort of their living rooms. I am not going to BEA this year (a combination of money and wanting to travel other places), so I’m excited to try this out fully at the end of the month.

Avoiding // I have to work on a couple of small issues with my health insurance company, which I have been putting off for a couple of weeks now. I really need to get on the phone and take care of it today or tomorrow

Anticipating // I’m working on a really fun story for the newspaper this week, so I’m anticipating the time it’ll take that to get put together. If it works out like I’ve planned it in my head, it’s going to be really neat. I was inspired to try a more visual story by a new book I bought, The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook, which has the best dedication I’ve seen in awhile (bottom left photo).

Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?

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  • Jennifer May 5, 2013, 9:15 am

    I watched Hitchcock last week. I enjoyed it, except for the weird parts where he was talking to Ed Gein. Wth man? 😉 I’m hoping to get to Iron Man 3, perhaps today. As far as movies go I’m looking forward to Gatsby so much that I can’t stand myself!

    Happy Sunday, have a great week!

    • Kim May 5, 2013, 6:53 pm

      I’m excited about Gatsby too. It just looks so amazingly frenetic and rich. Fitzgerald is so restrained as a writer, but I feel like this is the the spirit of what he was trying to do.

  • bermudaonion(Kathy) May 5, 2013, 9:33 am

    What is with the crazy weather. We haven’t seen the sun in forever. I am so over the gloom.

    • Kim May 5, 2013, 6:54 pm

      We had about four nice days in a row and it’s been chilly and cloudy since. It’s not snowing, but that’s about all the good I can say at the moment 🙂

  • Julie Merilatt May 5, 2013, 12:02 pm

    I did a Currently Sunday post today, too, using your template. Thanks Kim!


    • Kim May 5, 2013, 6:54 pm

      Of course!

  • Bryan G. May 5, 2013, 1:32 pm

    So I’m gathering that you didn’t like Iron Man 3? Is that what I hear you saying? 🙂

    • Kim May 5, 2013, 6:56 pm

      No, I liked parts of it a lot, but the last fight sequence was completely off-the-wall. I liked the evolution of Tony Stark though, it felt like a convincing story arc through the three films.

  • Athira May 5, 2013, 2:00 pm

    My husband also stopped at season three and didn’t proceed. I was quite surprised by that because he has been watching Fringe nonstop for so many days/weeks and then suddenly, it all stopped. I hope you’ll share with us the story that you’re planning for your newspaper.

    • Kim May 5, 2013, 6:58 pm

      You should tell your husband to pick it back up after about episode five. Once Peter is back in the picture, things seem to get better. And now there’s another Big Bad, so to speak, and I like the show better when it’s got the mythology going.

  • Rebecca @ Love at First Book May 5, 2013, 2:57 pm

    Cute K stationary!

    • Kim May 5, 2013, 6:58 pm

      Thanks! The boyfriend’s mom gave it to me a few years ago 🙂

  • Jenny May 5, 2013, 3:45 pm

    How was Iron Man? I wasn’t initially expecting much — Iron Man 2 wasn’t very good — but after reading so many glowing reviews I’m starting to get a bit excited after all.

    • Kim May 5, 2013, 6:59 pm

      I liked it. There are A LOT of explosions and special effects, but the story arc that they give Tony Stark is really good. He’s actually not in the Iron Man suit much of the movie, which is a fun change.

  • Laurie C May 6, 2013, 4:54 am

    We stopped watching Fringe at some point, too, and I’m guessing now that you’ve explained the reason why! I’m reading The World’s Strongest Librarian and loving it so far, but I’m not fitting much reading time into my weekends these days. Too much writing to feed the maw of the blog!
    Thanks for reminding me about Armchair BEA! This year it comes too close on the heels of my daughter’s college graduation for me to take the time off work and spend the money, both.

    • Kim May 8, 2013, 8:15 pm

      It took me a bit to figure out why I went from watching 2-3 episodes per day to abandoning it almost overnight. But I do think it’s because Peter/Olivia/Walter are less interesting without each other. After about episode 5 or 6 the season really picks up again.

      And yes, the eternal struggle to balance reading and writing. One way I do that is to forcefully limit my number of posts per week. Even if I have enough content/ideas to write every day, I don’t and try to save those posts for when I’m fresh out of ideas. It seems to be helping.

  • Sheila (Book Journey) May 6, 2013, 6:39 am

    I cant wait to sit our on the deck! Someday I will be home doing Armchair BEA too… I think it is such a cool thing!

    • Kim May 8, 2013, 8:15 pm

      I’m excited! Last year I did some posts, but didn’t get to participate in the community because I was at BEA. I’m hoping a non-BEA year will make it even more fun.

  • Charlie May 6, 2013, 11:37 am

    Jennifer’s reminded me of Gatsby. I read it recently in readiness and though it wasn’t quite as I’d thought it would be, I’m really excited for the movie. Happy for you that you’ve read lots following the readathon, hope it stays that way this week 🙂

    • Kim May 8, 2013, 8:16 pm

      I’m excited about the movie too. I can’t believe all of the hype it’s been getting!

  • Nikki Steele May 6, 2013, 3:45 pm

    I can’t wait to see your review on Lean In when you read it. It’s been on the list, but haven’t had a chance to get to it yet. Many businesswomen I look up to though have already been racing through it 😀

    I definitely need to get out the low spot I’ve been in lately, maybe Armchair BEA (dreaming and wishing about towers of books) will help me?

    • Kim May 8, 2013, 8:17 pm

      I’ve had a few friends read and recommend it, so I’m looking forward so it. I hope I can read it next week, maybe, I got distracted with some other books this week.