≡ Menu

Currently: Happy Birthday to Me!


Time // 11:30 a.m. on my 27th birthday!

Place // At my desk, back in small town Minnesota after nine days away

Eating // Nothing for now, but the boyfriend did make me eggs and bacon for breakfast.

Drinking // Cranberry blood orange tea

Reading // Right now I’m reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Hothouse by Boris Kachka. I got four books read on vacation though — Lexicon by Max Barry, Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, She Matters by Susanna Sonnenberg, and The Boys of Winter by Wayne Coffey. Yep, I know most of those aren’t on the list of books I brought with me… I am easily tempted by all the new books I picked up!

Listening // I finished one audio book on my trip, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, which I liked a lot. I also made some progress in Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness, but the Elizabethan intrigue is still pretty slow going for me.

Blogging // I have a lot of comments to catch up on… so many that I may just admit defeat and start from scratch today. I loved all the comments on my guest posts last week, so thank you all for being so welcoming to new faces.

Loving // I’m so happy I decided to take today off from work. It’s lovely to have a full day to myself to get settled and enjoy my birthday. I did get sucked into a work issue this morning, but I think it’s settled until I can address it more fully tomorrow.

Anticipating // I have a couple of small birthday celebrations today, lunch with a friend in an hour or so and a small party with friends tonight. I still have some house cleaning and grocery shopping to do, so I should get on that!

Happy Monday, everyone!

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Flo July 8, 2013, 12:03 pm

    Happy birthday to you! Have a very nice day 🙂
    Mine was on Saturday (and it wasn’t my 27th :S)

    I’ve finished ‘Everybody Was So Young’ since the end of June but haven’t find time to write my review yet. It was really interesting: thank you!

  • Bryan G. Robinson July 8, 2013, 12:11 pm

    Sorry that you got sucked into a work situation on your birthday, but hope the rest of your day is going well and that you’re able to chill now. Sounds like you had a good nine day respite. …and happy birthday to you!

  • Savvy Working Gal July 8, 2013, 12:19 pm

    Happy Birthday Kim! I hope you have a great day. I’m mixed about checking email while on vacation. I’ve had a vacation day completely ruined by work, but then sometimes you can heed off a major meltdown by answering a couple of questions.

    • Kim July 16, 2013, 6:52 pm

      The second one was this situation — a little bit of back and forth and I headed off something that could have been unpleasant.

  • Jennifer July 8, 2013, 1:04 pm

    Happy happy birthday Kim!! 27…sigh 😉

    Thanks for asking me to guest post, I had a good time with it!

    Enjoy your celebrations today!!

  • bermudaonion (Kathy) July 8, 2013, 1:24 pm

    Happy birthday, Kim. I hope you’re having a terrific day!

  • Andi @ Estella's Revenge July 8, 2013, 1:40 pm

    A day off sounds like a great way to wrap up the vacation and celebrate your birthday! You did some great reading, and I’ll be tackling Life After Life before the month is up for my in-person book club.

  • Meg July 8, 2013, 2:26 pm

    Happy birthday, blogging twin! To compound our similarities, I didn’t realize you’re also a July baby (and fellow cancer). My birthday is July 18. Wahoo!

    • Kim July 16, 2013, 6:52 pm

      I didn’t know that either! How fun 🙂

  • Amy July 8, 2013, 3:24 pm

    Happy birthday! Mine was yesterday. And I’m a big advocate of taking your birthday off from work.

    Life After Life–oh, I loved that one.

  • Leah @ Books Speak Volumes July 8, 2013, 4:08 pm

    Happy birthday! It sounds like you have some fun things planned for the day — and a very sweet boyfriend to make you breakfast!

  • Ali July 8, 2013, 5:04 pm

    Ah, you were in Madison–I have many memories of long summer days sitting in those Union terrace chairs. It’s been ages since I’ve been “home.”
    Happy birthday!

  • Athira July 8, 2013, 6:51 pm

    Happy Birthday! Woohoo for Cancerians. You are the second person to mention Lexicon – I can’t wait to read it.

  • Rebecca @ Love at First Book July 8, 2013, 7:49 pm

    Oh my goodness!!!! Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!! Enjoy your day!!!

  • Laurie C July 8, 2013, 8:04 pm

    Love the photos! I had to return my copy of Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life to the library before I got very far into it. Need to get back on the wait list for it. Happy birthday!

  • Vasilly July 8, 2013, 8:59 pm

    Happy birthday! It sounds like your day has been on to a wonderful start.

  • Kelly from Readlately.com July 8, 2013, 9:47 pm

    Curious about She Matters – read a really flattering review of it in the NYT Book review a few months ago. And I think Rebecca from Book Riot touted it too.
    Happy Birthday and Welcome back from vacation! The blogosphere has missed you 🙂 Also, 4 books read in 9 days – that’s pretty impressive! (And Life after Life is a big one!)

    • Kim July 16, 2013, 6:53 pm

      I think I picked it up because of Rebecca too, maybe from her quarter life crisis reading list.

  • Charlie July 9, 2013, 11:04 am

    Belated happy birthday! I found Life After Life a chore but really like reading what others thought no matter what the opinion as it’s created so much discussion.

  • Heather July 9, 2013, 1:23 pm

    Happy Birthday, Kim!

  • Kristin July 9, 2013, 2:35 pm

    Happy birthday! Gotta love that view from the union terrace in Madison 🙂 aaahhh!

  • Nikki Steele July 9, 2013, 3:06 pm

    Happiest of birthdays Kim! Sounds like you have a stellar day of reading planned out 😀

  • Allison @ The Book Wheel July 9, 2013, 3:18 pm

    I’m a little late, but happy birthday! Looks like you had a good one!

  • Happy birthday again! I hope you had awesome birthday celebrations.

  • Maphead July 9, 2013, 8:58 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

  • Diane@BibliophilebytheSea July 9, 2013, 9:21 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday — many many more:)

  • Julie Merilatt July 10, 2013, 8:04 am

    Happy Birthday! Sorry I didn’t know about it in advance, I would have sent you a card. Now you’re on my calendar. Enjoy 27 youngin!

    • Kim July 16, 2013, 6:53 pm

      You’re sweet. I still owe you a letter back, I believe. I am the worst pen pal 🙂

  • jennygirl July 10, 2013, 9:36 am

    Happy Belated Birthday Kim!!!!

    Start from scratch on the comment thingy. Hope you enjoyed your special day and I say make a birthday week 🙂

  • Jeanne July 10, 2013, 9:40 am

    Happy (shared) birthday! I just found out that Jenny from Shelf Love also shares this birthday!

  • Susan July 10, 2013, 11:15 pm

    Happy birthday, Kim! I love how you did the photographs from your day. I wish I had done something like that for mine, back in May. Next year, maybe…..meantime, I hope the birthday goodness is continuing for you. Lots of cake, and books, and a good year to come, I wish for you.