Time and Place // 5:45 p.m. at my desk… this is the fourth weekend in a row I haven’t been traveling, which is glorious.
Eating and Drinking // I caved on my cravings and stuffed my face with salsa con queso and tortilla chips all weekend. For the moment, I’m just drinking green tea.
Reading // This week I finished A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki and started Hope Street, Jerusalem by Irris Makler, a memoir by a foreign correspondent in Jerusalem. I was really enjoying A Tale for the Time Being until there was this section of magical realism (maybe?) that I didn’t quite get. I have to think about it more. I’m reading Hope Street, Jerusalem for a book tour this Thursday, so I’m hoping to finish it up tonight.
Watching // Last Sunday I binge watched the rest of season two of House of Cards, which was exactly what I needed that day. It also turns intentional binge watching may actually be good for you, in some cases, which I find validating. I wanted to watch something new yesterday, so I started and finished the first season (three episodes) of The Bletchley Circle, a series about four women who worked as code breakers during World War II who reunite to catch a serial killer. I’ve always had a think for books on code breaking, so this show was great. It also inspired my next read, The Secret Lives of Codebreakers by Sinclair McKay
Listening // I adored this parody of “Let it Go” called “Just Don’t Go” — watch it!
Hating // Nothing. I have been in a great mood all week, thanks in no small part to the three wonderful, warm days we had mid-week. It was above freezing! Snow was melting! I went outside without a coat on (although I live in Minnesota and we’re crazy about how soon we abandon winter clothing)! It was glorious.
Loving // I bought new sweat pants and some new slippers that are actually boots. They are amazing.
Avoiding // I was scheduled for federal jury duty in two weeks, but I got a letter this week that it was postponed until April. Given the current staffing situation at my day job, this is amazing news. I guess I’m not technically avoiding it since I still have to go eventually, but avoiding for now?
Anticipating // I am going to Los Angeles in April to visit my dear friend Florinda (of The 3R’s Blog) and go to the LA Times Festival of Books. We want to organize a blogger meet up, so if you are in the are let me know and we can start to work something out!
Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?