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Time // 2:30 p.m.

Place // My desk

Eating // I just finished some chips and guacamole, which were delicious, and a box of raspberries that I splurged on at the grocery store.

Drinking // Cranberry Blood Orange Black Tea from The Republic of Tea

Reading // It’s been a wonderful week for reading, although I haven’t finished any books. I’m in the middle of several great reads, but since I keep switching between them I haven’t managed to finish a single one. Here’s what I’m working through: Breasts by Florence Williams, Going Clear by Lawrence Wright, In Praise of Messy Lives by Katie Roiphe, and Orange is the New Black by Piper Kernan.

And then there are all of the new books tempting me. I went on a bit of a book-buying being last week and picked up Hunting Season by Mirta Ojio (a look at “immigration and murder in an all american town”) and Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson (a look at how technology is making us smarter). I also received a review copy of Pinkerton’s Great Detective by Beau Riffenburgh, which will be out at the end of this week.

Watching // My desire to READ ALL THE THINGS wasn’t helped by my desire to WATCH ALL THE THINGS yesterday afternoon. I caught up on the entire current season of Once Upon a Time (has that show gotten weird or what?) and rented a movie, The Way Way Back, last night.

Cooking // I have some barbecue pulled pork going in our slow cooker and plan to make some oven fries for later tonight. I’m excited!

Blogging // In addition to answering the first weekly question for Nonfiction November, I manged to post two reviews last week — Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg and Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink. Both books were truly excellent, so I hope you’ll check them out.

Promoting // Nonfiction November is off to an amazing start! My co-host, Leslie at Regular Rumination, posted a wrap-up with 13 different posts about favorite nonfiction. I can feel my TBR growing already. I’ll have the next discussion topic up tomorrow, so stop back!

Hating // I feel like I should just change this prompt to something about the weather, since now that Winter Is Coming I basically hate the outside all of the time. But for real, I’m hating that I impulse bought some donut holes at the store yesterday that are tempting me… I’m doing pretty well with Weight Watchers so far (down about six pounds and want to keep the momentum going!).

Loving // The boyfriend and I celebrated our five year anniversary on Monday. I left work a little early so we could go out to dinner at a fancy little Italian place and see a movie. For a present, he stained and customized a step stool for me (I’m short and can’t reach anything our kitchen). The top picture is his etching of Hannah, our cat. It was such a sweet present.

Avoiding // I have like 100 unread e-mails to go through and (mostly) delete, as well as about a weeks worth of comments to catch up on. Procrastination, you are not my friend!

Anticipating // I’m trying to remain optimistic about the week ahead, but I’ve got a lot of personal and work obligations in the evenings that I am not entirely excited for. But that’s ok, since there’s another quite weekend at home waiting for me on the other side!

Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?

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  • Care November 10, 2013, 5:49 pm

    Happy Sunday! Happy 5 years!!

  • bermudaonion (Kathy) November 10, 2013, 6:41 pm

    Wow, you’re doing terrific with Weight Watchers! Keep up the good work!

  • Julie Merilatt November 10, 2013, 7:05 pm

    We are trying Ina’s oven fry recipe tonight. Yum!

  • susan November 10, 2013, 7:25 pm

    I’m reading Catching Fire now — getting ready for the next Hunger Games movie! Good luck with the week.

  • Bryan G. Robinson November 10, 2013, 8:00 pm

    Congratulations on the weight loss and the 5-year anniversary and even though you’re not finishing it, it sounds like you’re having a great week reading too. So what movie did the two of you watch?

    • Kim November 17, 2013, 2:39 pm

      We went to see Gravity. We both liked it, although I was a little under-impressed with the over-use of obvious symbolism 🙂

  • Shannon @ River City Reading November 10, 2013, 8:27 pm

    Phew, Going Clear is craaaazy, but SO good. Did you end up watching The Way Way Back? It was such a sweet movie!

    • Kim November 17, 2013, 2:39 pm

      I did! It was adorable.

  • Laurie C November 11, 2013, 11:01 am

    We saw The Way Way Back in the theatre. Parts of it were filmed in our local area. Fun movie that both my husband and I enjoyed. It’s nice when you know there’s a quiet weekend coming to get you through a hectic work week. I can’t say that for myself, though. Between now and New Year’s looks pretty busy all the way through! 🙁

  • Andi @ Estella's Revenge November 11, 2013, 11:57 am

    Happy anniversary to you guys! It sounds like you’re doing some great reading. I hate it when I’m in the middle of a bunch of books and can’t finish anything. That happens more than I’d like to admit, and it probably bothers me more than anyone else in the world. lol

  • Debbie Wong November 11, 2013, 1:30 pm

    Happy anniversary! I’ve really been enjoying your blog recently. terrific reviews!

  • Sandy November 11, 2013, 3:48 pm

    Wow, way to go on the 5 years and the 6 pounds! And if you like the Lawrence Wright book, I would highly recommend “The Looming Tower” also written by him. Probably the best book about 9/11 and how and why it happened.

    • Kim November 17, 2013, 2:40 pm

      Thank you for the recommendation! That book sounds really good.

  • Jeanne November 11, 2013, 7:33 pm

    Aw. I always like a picture–or etching–of Hannah.

  • Katie @ Doing Dewey November 12, 2013, 9:30 am

    Aw, your anniversary sounds wonderful 🙂 Today it snowed here and I completely agree with you that the hate category is rapidly becoming synonymous with the weather. It makes me want to go back to bed and just stay there all day!

  • Jenny @ Reading the End November 12, 2013, 8:23 pm

    Happy 5 year anniversary!!

    You should start watching Sleepy Hollow. It is a wonderful show for winter time. It is all crazy and silly and I love it.

    • Kim November 17, 2013, 2:41 pm

      I love it too! I binged on the first four episodes a bit ago and am now addicted. Crane is so cute!

  • Kimberly @ Bookmark To Blog November 12, 2013, 9:56 pm

    Oh my gosh. Chips and guacamole. I need that right now. I watched the 1st Season of Once Upon a Time but then got side tracked for some reason. I need to catch up with it and check out the other show they’ve got based on Wonderland. That looks good too.