Time // 9:00 a.m.
Place // My sister’s kitchen table in Uptown with her orange tabby, Merlin.
Consuming //We have plans for bacon and eggs soon, but for now I’m eating a VitaTop and a banana with a glass of milk.
Reading // It felt like I got a lot of reading done this week, but a look over to Goodreads tells me I only finished one book, The Distraction Addiction by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang (out Aug. 20). It was a very helpful look at how to bring mindfulness to our use of technology. This week I need to finish a book for a tour, The Hunt for Hitler’s Warship by Patrick Bishop. I am also excited to start The Cuckoo’s Calling, which I found on the bottom of a pile of ARCs I’d set aside earlier this year (it felt like uncovering a treasure, seriously).
On the ereading front, I’m in the middle of two ARCs, Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosch and Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Katy Butler (out in October and September respectively).
Listening// I finished Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (loved) and started Countdown City by Ben Winters (really like so far).
Watching // I didn’t watch much this week, but did discover that the final seasons of two shows I love finally showed up on Netflix: Fringe and Merlin. So, you have a good idea of what I’ll be doing over the next month or two! The boyfriend and I also got back into the fourth season of Breaking Bad.
I supposed you could also count my trip to the Guthrie Theater to see Pride and Prejudice as watching too. My sister and I got tickets because she loves everything P&P and I’m starting to love it too. The actor who plays Pete Campbell on Mad Men played Mr. Darcy and was surprisingly good — not as brooding as other Darcys but still sufficiently terse and vulnerable. He hit the first, failed proposal to Elizabeth just perfectly.
Concluding // I have a few more thoughts, but I’m typing on the screen of my tablet and it’s starting to hurt my hands… so I’m going to call it good. Happy Sunday, everyone!
Pictured but not mentioned: Cat cuddles with Hannah and Saturday morning’s breakfast on the go with my sister.