It’s been a strange week and I have a really awful summer cold, so we’ll see where this post ends up going!
Time // 11:15 a.m.
Place // At my desk in my office, a typical Sunday morning.
Consuming // Water
Reading // I had a really good reading week, finishing three books that I’m rally excited to write about. The first was Slow Getting Up by Nate Jackson, a book about what it’s like to be one of the more “average” players in the NFL today. The second was Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Katy Butler, a look at how the medical system and fighting for a “natural death.” This morning I finished a third, Pilgrim’s Wilderness by Tom Kizza, a “true story of faith and madness on the Alaska frontier.” It’s really been a great week of reading.
Watching // I was hoping to start my Bout of Books-inspired television diet this weekend, but I ended up spending nearly all of yesterday afternoon finishing up Avatar: The Last Airbender because my cold-addled brain just couldn’t focus on reading. The cold is worse today, but I feel more focused than yesterday. We’ll see what happens.
Listening // All is quiet on the audio book front, but I am going to experiment with audio books and crafting this week. I normally craft and watch television, but I think it will be fun to try audio books instead to see how I like it.
Blogging // After not getting much blogging done last weekend, it was a surprisingly busy week here on the blog. I had a couple of posts go up elsewhere — a guest post about my bookshelves and a professional book review — and still managed to write two reviews. I call that a win.
Hating // The boyfriend picked up extra shifts at both of his part time jobs this week, so I’ve spent a lot more time by myself this week than I normally do. It was nice for the first couple days, but after awhile it got lonely. It’ll be nice to be back to a more normal schedule this week.
Loving // Insurance! My hail-damaged car was declared a total loss when I took it to the adjuster last weekend. While I’m sad about that, the settlement check I got my from insurance company is cheering me up. I’m going to put most of it in savings for when I decide to get a new car, but have a couple of things I may splurge on in the mean time.
Avoiding // I want to write a couple of book reviews for the week, but my brain is feeling pretty mushy because of this cold. I’ll have to settle in at some point this afternoon, maybe after lunch.
Waiting // I splurged and pre-ordered a copy of Night Film by Marisha Pessel, which comes out this Tuesday. After all the good reviews this one has gotten from bloggers, I can’t wait to read it!
Anticipating // I am also excited for the Bout of Books this week! I am working on a goals post that I’ll probably put up tonight or tomorrow morning, but my biggest plan for the week is to try and cut out all my extra television watching and devote that time to reading. I’m curious to see how that affects the number of books I’ll finish.