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I missed checking in last Sunday and yesterday because I’ve been traveling every weekend and sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to try and come up with a post when I’m off doing something else. Last weekend I was up at a cabin with five of my best friends from high school which was just amazing and reinvigorating. It’s nice to spend time with people who really know you and love you anyway. Yesterday I was out having clearance book sale adventures with my sister in the Twin Cities (more information on that later this week), then driving home. I am traveling again next weekend, then I have a weekend at home. Woo!

Time // 7:25 a.m.

Place // My office

Eating // Chobani Greek Yogurt

Drinking // Blood Orange Cinnamon Tea

Reading // Since my last update two weeks ago I’ve finished a grand total of… two books! The first was Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood and the second was Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink. They were both amazing in their own ways and really do represent the different genres that I love to read. I’m hoping I get my review-writing mojo back soon so I can tell you about Fink’s book, especially.

Since I just finished a book last night, I’m really not sure what I will pick up next. I’m leaning towards starting a few November releases to decide which one I want to read completely for Bloggers Recommend next month. At the moment I’m considering Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie and Anything That Moves by Dana Goodyear.

Watching // I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve let myself get sucked into Dancing With the Stars. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I’m loving a ton of network sitcoms: Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine Nine, New Girl and The Mindy Project, especially.

Blogging // Last Friday I posted about my reading in September and some plans for October. Since I finished Five Days at Memorial yesterday night, I’m one-third of the way through my listed reading plans for the month!

Surveying // Are you a current or former book blogger? If the answer is yes, please take a minute to fill out the book blogging survey that Shannon (River City Reading), Jennifer (Literate Housewife) and I put together. I’ll be open until this Friday. We’re already at almost 300 responses, but we want to keep going and get as many as we can.

Wanting // I could really use another bookshelf, but our house really isn’t big enough for one. #bookaddictproblems

Loving // We got a hand-me-down bedroom set from my grandma, that we finally got moved in and organized last week (for awhile it was all sitting downstairs in my office…). It feels weirdly grown up to have furniture that matches. I also recently rediscovered a favorite pair of gray shoes that I forgot I owned. I also had a story I wrote picked up in a pretty big publication, which was exciting!

Hating // The weather took a definite fall-like turn this week. While I’m excited for boots and sweaters weather, seeing pictures of feet of snow just west of where I live was very distressing.

Anticipating // My sister and I have tickets to go see Wicked next Sunday night. I can’t wait!

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  • Julie Merilatt October 7, 2013, 10:19 am

    You will love Wicked!

  • Meg October 7, 2013, 11:28 am

    It’s definitely way too early for snow, though the temperatures here have been more summer-like than fall. It was 91 on Saturday — craziness! Especially considering we were at a fall wine festival, haha. I was sweating like mad. And I relate to the sophistication of having matching bedroom furniture . . . Spence and I are assembling a set of Ethan Allen rather piece-meal, and it’s so fun finding pieces to go with the ones we have and looking at all of it together. 🙂 Happy Monday!

    • Kim October 9, 2013, 10:37 am

      My grandma passed on her bedroom set to us after she downsized into an apartment. I’m so oddly thrilled to have matching nightstands, especially since they go well with a cedar chest Nate’s mom gave to me. Next on the list: matching lamps.

  • Jess -A Book Hoarder October 7, 2013, 12:37 pm

    A cabin with high school friends sounds like a blast and a good way to love into Fall. Which for you sounds like it could include snow pretty soon! And…the shoes in the pic are adorable.

    • Kim October 9, 2013, 10:47 am

      It was wonderful — the first time we’ve been able to get the six of us together for an extended period of time in years. I felt really rejuvenated when I got home.

  • bermudaonion (Kathy) October 7, 2013, 2:55 pm

    That tea sounds wonderful! DWTS has been one of my guilty pleasures for a while but I don’t think this season is as good.

    • Kim October 9, 2013, 10:52 am

      I’ve never watched a full season of DWTS, but got sucked in with one of the first episodes because I was home alone and too sleepy to read. Now I can’t stop watching! It’s ridiculous 🙂

  • Shannon @ River City Reading October 7, 2013, 5:00 pm

    Cuuuute shoes! I loved Five Days at Memorial, too – looking forward to your review!

  • Jenny @ Reading the End October 7, 2013, 6:08 pm

    Ah, New Girl. I’m so pleased it’s back. I introduced my sister and her fiance to it over the weekend, because I cannot stop spreading the joy. :p

    • Kim October 9, 2013, 10:59 am

      After an annoying first few episodes, that show has gotten really, really funny. I really like where they’re taking Jess and Nick’s relationship this season.

  • Kelly from Readlately.com October 7, 2013, 8:51 pm

    It’s been a slow couple of reading weeks for me too. There are so many great October releases though – I feel like it’s just a matter of picking the right one and flying through it.

    • Kim October 9, 2013, 11:36 am

      Definitely. There are so many October releases that look wonderful. I’m sad I won’t get to them all!

  • Jennifer October 8, 2013, 8:23 am

    Love those shoes, so cute! Congrats on your story being picked up, that’s exciting!

  • Belle Wong October 8, 2013, 5:09 pm

    Love that you rediscovered favourite shoes you’d forgotten about! And congratulations on your story in a big publication.

  • Katie @ Doing Dewey October 8, 2013, 5:32 pm

    My sister and I just went to see Wicked a few months ago! I hope you and your sister have as much as fun as we did 🙂

  • Christy October 8, 2013, 7:22 pm

    Cute shoes! That’s all. 🙂

  • Bryan G. Robinson October 9, 2013, 9:37 am

    I’m guessing probably what you need is a box or two (or more) to take out those books. 🙂

    My wife and I are going to her 25th high school reunion this weekend so she’ll be doing a similar thing to you in getting together with high school friends. It ought to be a fun weekend (for her anyway 😉 ).

    • Kim October 9, 2013, 11:41 am

      I definitely need to do a book purge. I’ve been organizing and culling in little bits lately, but I need something a little more comprehensive if I’m going to live in a place that’s not entirely consumed by books 🙂

  • Athira October 9, 2013, 7:45 pm

    Whew..you’ve been busy. I hope you get a lot of downtime soon. The book sale sounds like it was a lot of fun though!