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.
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:
- Readers Deserve Better Than BookCon
- What BookCon Should Be Saying
- Blindingly White: BookCon, John Green, and Knowing When It’s Time to Speak Up
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.