Time // 9:30 a.m.
Place // In my office in small town USA, where I hope I will be every Sunday for the rest of the month! I traveled for five of the last six weeks, so I’m glad to be spending some quality time at home.
Consuming // Blueberry yogurt, a banana, and caramel chai tea (a new flavor)
Reading // It’s been a good week of reading. I finally (finally!) finished The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (lovely and Dickensian and long) and started and finished The Preservationist by Justin Kramon (creepy as hell).
In anticipation of Nonfiction November (which kicks off officially tomorrow), I put together a list of books I’m hoping to read this month. Right now I’m switching between In Praise of Messy Lives, a collection of essays by Katie Roiphe, and Breasts, a science-y book about books by Florence Williams. I’m really excited to start Going Clear by Lawrence Wright, which I discovered my library has as an ebook.
Watching // I thought Kerry Washington killed on SNL last night. My favorite sketch was the video parody “What Does My Girl Say?” but she hit every sketch she was in (even the ones that weren’t especially well-conceived).
Listening // Since YA seems to be a sweet spot for audio books, I started listening to Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. So far, so good (although I have no idea where the story is going). I’ve also been listening to a Sara Bareilles mix on Spotify because it makes me happy.
Cooking // The boyfriend has been in the kitchen a lot this week, but I’m planning to make some minestrone this afternoon. The weather turned this week (accumulated snow!) which makes it seem like soup weather.
Blogging // I didn’t get much bookish content on the blog this week — it was mostly blog-related, with the announcement for Nonfiction November and my two contributions to the results on the book blogging survey that Shannon (River City Reading), Jennifer (Literate Housewife) and I put together last month. In case you missed it, here are all of the results posts:
- Part 1: Your Blogs (River City Reading)
- Part 2: Some Blogger Attitudes (Sophisticated Dorkiness)
- Part 3: The Voice of Former Bloggers (Literate Housewife)
Part 4: Reading Habits and Blogger Milestones (Sophisticated Dorkiness)
Promoting // In the midst of all my traveling, I forgot that I had a guest post for Jessica at Quirky Bookworm about re-reading Harry Potter with my sister. As a quick update on that, we’ve read through book six, but are procrastinating on book seven (I think because we’re both sad we’ll be done soon).
Hating/Loving // My love/hate relationship with the Minnesota Vikings has reached a whole new level this season. I want to cheer for my team, but my God are they painful to watch.
Avoiding // I have to work on a couple of writing projects this afternoon that I’ve been putting off most of the weekend. It would have been smart to do them yesterday, but I had more fun reading and being lazy.
Anticipating // Tomorrow the boyfriend and I are celebrating our five-year anniversary of dating. Our first date was November 4, 2008, when he came over to my apartment to watch election returns. I remember they called the race pretty early, so we went out to get a drink and bought chocolate chip cookies from a street vendor. I’m not sure, at that point, if either one of us thought we’d be together five years later, but I know my life is better today because he’s in it. </mushiness>
Happy Sunday! What are you reading today?