Time // 9:30 a.m.
Place // At my desk in my office.
Consuming // At the moment, just some cranberry blood orange tea. But this week was our local county fair, so I’ve been indulging on lots of food on a stick, plus the most insane thing of all — deep fried cookie dough. Seriously, it was to die for.
Reading // I finished three books this week: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosch, The Hunt for Hitler’s Warship by Patrick Bishop (reviewed on Friday for a book tour), and Son of a Gun by Justin St. Germain (for another book tour coming up this week).
I normally try to only do one, maximum two, book tours each month, but interesting books and some delayed deliveries meant I have a tour stop every week this month. Sometimes I like being on a tour because it forces me to read and finish a book that I might have otherwise passed over. But other times it makes me cranky because I feel obligated to finish a book that I’m not entirely enjoying. The best way to deal with this crankiness is to limit the number of tours I am on, which is what I’ll be trying to do better in the future.
This week I’m going to try and finish Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Katy Butler. It’s great, but I’ve had to put it aside to finish up tour books this week. After that, I’m not sure what I am going to pick up next… there are so many good options!
Watching // Last Sunday I visited a friend and her new baby and we got talking about one of our favorite shows, Avatar: The Last Airbender. I got the itch to re-watch the show and was pleasantly surprised to find it available on Amazon Instant Video. So, that’s when I’ve been watching obsessively this week.
Making // Last weekend while I was helping my grandma move, she gave me the rest of her pretty extensive yarn stash. I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it and I think finally settled on a chevron throw pattern. I’ve got a ton of yarn remnants, so I’m hoping to make it with a lot of crazy colors just for fun.
Blogging // It was a really quiet week on the blog. I had to do a lot of other writing this week and just couldn’t muster the energy for book reviews. But, the boyfriend is working three evening shifts this week so I’m hoping I can use the time at home to myself productively and get caught up (and read a lot, and drink some good wine).
Hating // Storms! We had a really strange storm roll through this week — it went from a clear day to about 15 minutes of just terrible wind, pounding rain and enormous hail. I have an appointment with my insurance company later this morning to assess the damage to my car, so we’ll see what happens there.
Loving // Thanks to inspiration from my friend Erin, I finally came up with a name for a new fantasy football team: Touchdownton Abbey (or maybe it should be TouchDownton Abbey?)! I’m so nerdy excited about that, I can’t even tell you.
Avoiding // The gym. I know that I should be getting there more often to exercise (or at the very least getting outside for a walk in the evenings), but I’ve been totally unmotivated lately. And my e-mail… it needs a good cleaning out, but I haven’t bothered to open it all weekend!
Anticipating // I think it’s going to be a fun week at work. I have a lot of interviews already scheduled and a few fun stories to write. I like when I feel like I’m getting ahead and that I’m telling good stories. I’m also excited about two upcoming readathons: the Dog Days of Summer and Bout of Books 8.0. I don’t plan on setting goals for a specific number of books read, but I am going to try and limit my tv intake over the nine days to squeeze in as much reading as possible.