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Briefly // After all of the fun with the Readathon yesterday, I’m feeling rather content and lazy today… I expect this will be a short little update.

Time and Place // 4:00 p.m. at my desk

Eating and Drinking // Water

Reading // I finished three books during the Readathon yesterday: Hunting Season by Mirta Ojito, Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett, and An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCraken. I also finished all three volumes of the comic book Saga by Brian K. Vaughan (writer) and Fiona Staples (illustrator) this morning. That puts me at 10 books for the month, hooray! If I do read more later today, it’ll be Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, but my brain feels a little too mushy for that.

Watching // I watched the second three episodes of the first season of The Hour today — great BBC show. I think series two is on Amazon Prime… so I have an idea of what I’ll be doing later.

Listening // I spent a little time with the new Veronica Mars book on audio yesterday, but I still have about a third to go before I’m finished.

Blogging // This week I posted about connections between Boy, Snow, Bird and Postcards from Cookie, as well as a couple of posts on the Readathon — my book pile and my progress throughout the day.

Promoting // The folks over at Book Riot (a site where I am also a contributor) have had some really spectacular posts this week about the diversity problems at BookCon, a reader-focused day planned for this year’s Book Expo America. Please do read these three pieces and share your thoughts:

Anticipating // I think this week at my day job is going to be easier than last week. I don’t anticipate any late nights (I had three last week) or major projects, which will be a good break after how the rest of April went. Fingers crossed for a chill week where I can get caught up in some other areas of life.

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  • Trisha April 27, 2014, 4:59 pm

    I’ve heard good things about The Hour; it may be what I tackle after I finish Veronica Mars. That or the BBC Sherlock show…

    • Kim April 30, 2014, 8:21 pm

      It’s a short show to watch, two seasons of six episodes each. I loved it though… it reminded me a bit of Mad Men meets The Newsroom.

  • Kelly from Readlately.com April 27, 2014, 9:44 pm

    How was the McCracken? I’ve heard great things about the author but haven’t read her – so I’m curious.

    • Kim April 30, 2014, 8:21 pm

      It was lovely and sad. I think reading it late in a Readathon means I missed a bit of it (reading in a haze tends to do that), but it was good.

  • Vasilly April 27, 2014, 11:34 pm

    You read a lot this month!! Saga seems to be in everyone’s tbr pile. Keeping my fingers crossed that you’ll have an easy week. 🙂

    • Kim April 30, 2014, 8:22 pm

      Saga was really fun to fly through on Sunday morning. Now I’m just bummed I have to wait so long to read more!

  • Bryan G. Robinson April 30, 2014, 7:30 am

    So how is your week going so far? Hope it’s going well after last week…but glad that you had the readathon this past weekend to catch up on books. It helped boost my numbers, even if it was only by two books.

    • Kim April 30, 2014, 8:22 pm

      It’s been a nice week. I haven’t caught up as much as I wish I had, but oh well. It’s relaxing to have time to actually read a book (aside from, you know, Readathoning).