Time // How did it get to be 4:30 already?
Place // Reluctantly sitting at my desk after spending most of the weekend away from the computer. I’m going to make this quick!
Consuming // Raspberries and some water
Watching // My sister, Jenny, drove out to my small town this weekend so we could go see Catching Fire. We headed out to the local one-screen theater on Saturday night for a 7 p.m. show. But when they went to start the movie, we got sound but no picture. After waiting around for an hour, a theater employee told those of us who were left that they were having projector issues and wouldn’t be able to show the movie… ugh!
After some back-and-forth, Jenny and I decided to drive 45 minutes to the next closest town with a movie theater so we could catch the 9:40 p.m. showing. We made it. The movie was great. Then we had to drive home, getting us back through the door just after 1 a.m. I’m exhausted.
Reading // I finished one book this week, Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson. It was really interesting, and a wonderful companion to one of my other favorite books from the year, The Distraction Addiction by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. I’m in the middle of Pinkerton’s Great Detective by Beau Riffenburgh, but it’s pretty dense. While I was being lazy this morning, I started some YA fiction, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
Making // My brain has been a little fried today (see: Catching Fire adventure), so I’ve been mostly working on a craft project while watching football. Unfortunately, I can’t share a photo because it’s a Christmas present and I want to keep it a bit of a secret. After the holidays, I promise.
Blogging // As part of Nonfiction November, I shared a fiction/nonfiction pairing related to video games, along with mini-reviews of Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosch and Why Have Kids? by Jessive Valenti.
Promoting // This week is the last topic for Nonfiction November: sharing some new nonfiction you heard about this month. I’m excited to see what books fellow bloggers helped bring attention to this month.
Anticipating // For the first time in, perhaps, forever, I’m not going to be at home for Thanksgiving. My parents have been very supportive of the decision (which is so good because otherwise I would been feeling deeply guilty), but I’m still a little sad to spend the holiday away from my family. To help make up for it, I’m planning an entire day of reading — I’ve already got a pile set aside that I’m excited about.