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currently february 9 2014Briefly // This post is getting up awfully late on Sunday because I spent the entire morning cuddled up on my couch with a couple of great books. That was the best way I could have spent Sunday morning, although perhaps not the best use of my time.

Time and Place// 1:30 at my desk

Eating and Drinking // Mediocre strawberries and enjoyable black tea

Reading // I finished four (four!) books this week: Marketplace of the Marvelous by Erika Janik, Savage Harvest by Carl Hoffman (March 18 from William Morrow), Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala, and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. It seems like a lot, but I’ve been slowly working on two of them for a couple of weeks and finished two in a binge this morning. I’m honestly not sure what I’ll pick up next.

Watching // The Olympics! I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m one of those people who gets into the Olympics. I love learning these little stories about the athletes and getting to participate, however superficially, in these moments they’ve worked so hard to achieve. It’s fun. The boyfriend and I are also whipping through the first season of Orphan Black… so good!

Listening // At the moment, I’m digging the Your Favorite Coffeehouse playlist from Spotify.

Making // Before he left for work this morning, the boyfriend got a craving for cream cheese brownies, so I might head out to the grocery store in a bit to pick up ingredients for those. That all depends if I can force myself out of my (relatively) warm house into the frigid outside temperatures.

Blogging // I put up two posts last week, a reading list for books about sleep and a review of The Undercover Economist Strikes Back by Tim Harford. But my real life was totally hectic, so I’m super behind on responding to comments… sorry!

Loving // Despite it being a crazy hectic week, I made it to the gym three times. I feel good about that.

Avoiding // I need to clean the litter box today which is truly one of my most hated chores.

Wanting // I’d love to find someone who can write a bunch of posts for me, vacuum my living room, and make dinner. I’ll pay them in books.

Anticipating // The possibility for my next read is totally open, and I am really excited about that. I have a few books I should read, but I think I’ll probably pick something random from my personal stacks just for fun.

Happy Sunday! What are you reading today?

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  • Melissa February 9, 2014, 3:14 pm

    I’m doing the exact same thing. It’s snowing here (again) so it has become a reading day. Finished Maile Meloy’s short story collection “Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It” and I’ve been spending the majority of the afternoon with “The True Secret of Writing” by Natalie Goldberg. Both of these were books in progress, but they are overdue at the library so it’s nice to finish them up.

    Oh, and I need that person to vacuum the living room, too.

    • Kim February 10, 2014, 9:29 pm

      Sounds like a wonderful day! It’s hard for me to decide whether I prefer sub-zero temperatures or a ton of snow. For now we’ve had more cold that precipitation, but who knows what the next few weeks will bring!

  • Bryan G. Robinson February 9, 2014, 5:20 pm

    Why wasn’t that the best use of your time? It sounds like a great use of time to me. I spent part of the morning at the desk here, to where I have returned, and on the couch, reading blog posts and I have no regrets. I did get outside briefly, for a couple of photos, but otherwise have been inside much of the day, even taking a nap.

    And REAL LIFE got in the way?! How dare it interfere with this? 😉

    Hope your evening is still relaxing there. 🙂

    • Kim February 10, 2014, 9:29 pm

      I have a bunch of writing I need to finish this week, which I should have done on Sunday so I wouldn’t be rushing around to finish it later. But oh well — it’ll all get done eventually 🙂

  • susan February 9, 2014, 5:57 pm

    Good job on finishing 4 books in a week. I’ve never done that. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on Wave which I’m deciding whether to read. thanks.

    • Kim February 10, 2014, 9:30 pm

      I puttered around with three of them for a couple of weeks — it was just a perfect storm to get them all done within a few days of each other!

  • Kailana February 9, 2014, 7:20 pm

    I want to watch the Olympics! I am lucky I got to watch the Opening Ceremony… Since then there has been a Walking Dead marathon on…

  • Kelly from Readlately.com February 9, 2014, 7:44 pm

    that wide-open-read feeling is the best!

  • bermudaonion (Kathy) February 9, 2014, 8:28 pm

    It sounds like you had a terrific week in books and workouts!

  • Trisha February 9, 2014, 9:27 pm

    Cleaning a litter box sounds like a really really good reason to not have a cat… 🙂 And cream cheese brownies sound fantastic.

    • Kim February 10, 2014, 9:30 pm

      The litter box is definitely the grossest chore with a cat. But at least I don’t have to take her outside like a puppy? Trade offs.

  • Jennine G. February 10, 2014, 6:43 am

    Did you read Eleanor and Park? Was Attachments as good as everyone seemed to say Eleanor and Park was?

    • Kim February 10, 2014, 9:31 pm

      I have not read Eleanor and Park, although I have read Fangirl. I liked Fangirl more, but I have a soft spot for geeky YA. Attachments is more of an adult, chick flick-ish book, which was fun but not quite as charming to me.

  • Meg February 10, 2014, 3:12 pm

    I just read a great review of Wave this morning, and it definitely has me intrigued to learn more. Hope you liked it!

    And even a non-sports-lover like me has been super into the Olympics. I love the back stories and tales of triumph . . . so inspiring! And figure skating is so fun to watch. I’m on the edge of my seat most of the time!

    • Kim February 10, 2014, 9:32 pm

      Wave was a really harrowing, heartbreaking book. I just can’t even imagine her experience or how she would have coped with that immense loss.

  • Katie @ Doing Dewey February 11, 2014, 7:17 pm

    I am enjoying the olympics so much! Sports aren’t something I like to watch all the time, but the winter olympics in particular have so many fun sports I don’t typically get to see. I love it 🙂

  • Lu February 15, 2014, 4:37 pm

    I feel like I haven’t talked to you in forever! We should catch up. Congratulations on the gym 3 times last week! And on finishing four books. I adored Attachments, even though it has a slightly creepy premise, so I’m excited to hear what you thought about it.

    • Kim February 15, 2014, 4:59 pm

      Attachments isn’t the kind of book I might usually read, but since it was Rainbow Rowell I gave it a shot. It was charming, but I didn’t love it as much as I loved Fangirl.