Time // 8:45 p.m.
Place // At my desk in my office.
Eating // I just got back from a work potluck, which was amazing. The ladies I work with can make some awesome salads and deserts.
Drinking // Water.
Reading // I had a great week of reading, thanks in part to the Bout of Books. In case you missed it, I challenged myself to turn off the television for the week and, overall, I think I did pretty good. I slipped up a bit this weekend, but I was so busy with other things I don’t think it made much of a difference.
Anyway, this week I finished Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed and Night Film by Marisha Pessl. I’m about half way through Why Have Kids? by Jessica Valenti and just started a re-read of Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.
My plan for this week is to finish Oryx and Crake, then read Year of the Flood so I can read Maddaddam over the weekend (I’m practically squealing with excitement that I got approved for an egalley). I also need to get going on Visiting Tom by Michael Perry for a tour after Labor Day.
Watching // I slimmed way down on television this week, but the boyfriend and I are still watching Breaking Bad and I’ve been revisiting White Collar when I need a little low-brain entertainment.
Blogging // I think this week the blog was mostly Bout of Books. I’m planning a wrap up for tomorrow and then, I hope, a couple of reviews for some July/August books I’ve been lazy about — Pilgrim’s Wilderness by Tom Kissa, Hothouse by Boris Kachka or The Distraction Addiction by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. We’ll see what I feel like writing about this week!
Hating // The weather! I feel a bit like Goldilocks… first too cold, and now too hot. But oh my gosh, it’s been just brutally warm this weekend and will stay that way through the week. Our poor window AC units are struggling to keep up!
Loving // I loved getting so much reading done this week. Night Film totally creeped me out in the most wonderful way — I highly recommend that one.
Avoiding // I need to clean Hannah’s litterbox… but ugh, I hate that.
Enjoying // This video — An American Coach in London — made me laugh a lot.
Wanting // A new camera. I think I’m going to use a little bit of the insurance money I got for my car to splurge on a new DSLR camera. I’m a little overwhelmed at the number of choices, so any camera experts that can offer some advice on a basic, easy to use camera would be welcome.
Anticipating // Next weekend my sister and I are going to the State Fair, then up to the family cabin for the long weekend. After our slow spring, I’m optimistic the water will have warmed up enough to go swimming. I can’t wait! I’m also excited for my fantasy football drafts this week. I’m in more leagues than is advisable (three), but I think it’ll be a fun season anyway.