Currently | Welcome to a New Week

by Kim on June 16, 2014 · 14 comments

Time and Place // 7:45 a.m., back at my desk in Morris after another weekend with my family. My sister and I took my grandma to see The Little Mermaid on Saturday, which was so much fun. I need to see more live theater.

Eating and Drinking // Greek yogurt and black tea, the breakfast of sophisticated dorks everywhere.

Reading // I had a very, very slow week of reading thanks to all of the watching I’ve been doing. I did finish On a Full Sea by  Chang-rae Lee, a lovely and surreal dystopian novel I’m still trying to wrap my head around. This week I anticipate spending a lot of time reading submissions for a regional literary journal that I’m helping with. I have to have all of my pieces read and judged by July 1. 

Watching // My sister and I are well into our rewatch of Merlin. Seasons one and two are excellent, but the show really picks up steam in season three. I love it.

Listening // I’ve been listening to the first two books in Leigh Bardug’s Grisha trilogy – Shadow and Bone and Seige and Storm — ahead of the release of Ruin and Rising tomorrow… I won’t get them done in time to start the third book right away, but listening to them again has reminded me why I loved this series so much.

Cooking // The boyfriend and I have been obsessed with egg sandwiches lately. Our favorite combo is a fried egg on toast with some mashed avocado. Yum.

Blogging // The blog had a very busy week last week. I shared my second update from Book Expo America, the 12 books I’m most excited about from the conference, and had a little rant about reader expectations. I expect the blog to be a little more quiet this week.

Promoting // Teresa (Shelf Love) had a great post exploring ideas about what it means to be a book critic and the role of criticism in the book world.

Hating // I didn’t take any photos this week. I hate that this post is going to go up without a single picture!

Loving // I have to cover an event for a good portion of the evening tonight, which means I get to go in late to the office this morning. I love having a few hours in the morning to myself.

Anticipating // My family hosts a bit fourth of July celebration at our cabin every year. Planning for the weekend is underway already. Since the boyfriend is finally on a regular work schedule he’s going to be able to come — I am so excited about this!

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bermudaonion (Kathy) June 16, 2014 at 9:40 am

Enjoy your morning!

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Bryan G. Robinson June 16, 2014 at 10:07 am

I’m not going to lie. I’m a bit disappointed about not seeing any photos either, BUT I know you’ll have more later. I especially wanted to see your cat. :) Really.

Oh, and your Fourth of July sounds great. Glad that your boyfriend is able to go with you. Sadly, my wife will be working the Fourth of July (midnight shift and then sleeping during day) before going back on day shift (unusual for her) on the 5th and 6th, but we’ve had other days off. In October, we’re going to her sister’s wedding too so we have that to look forward to. :)

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Kim June 17, 2014 at 8:52 pm

I promise to have a picture of Hannah in my next “Currently” post. She is awfully photogenic. Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays at the lake — I can’t wait.

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Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf June 16, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Yum, an egg sandwich with avocado sounds fantastic!

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Anita June 16, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Hope your reading week is better. Love fried egg sandwiches.

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Jeanne June 17, 2014 at 7:27 am

Merlin gets better? Walker and I have watched a few episodes from the first season, and we found them pretty cheesy, as we did when the series originally came to our attention, during a tour of Warwick Castle, where they use the series to drum up interest in the castle.

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Kim June 17, 2014 at 8:55 pm

It stays cheesy, but I think the characters get more defined and their relationships become more engaging in the third season versus the first two seasons.

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Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader June 17, 2014 at 10:21 am

The fourth of July is my very favorite holiday, I always (loudly) sing happy birthday to America ;)

I’ve had some slow reading issues lately too. Netflix!! Ugh.

Mmmm egg sammies. Love those! (Try one with strawberry jam/jelly, yummo!)

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Kim June 17, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Netflix is almost always the cause of my slow reading! There are just so many good shows to consider!

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Jenny @ Reading the End June 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Oh, anything with mashed avocado has to be a good idea.

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Rory June 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday of the year (it helps that my birthday is July 3rd). It’s such a low-key fun celebration, it’s warm, there’s fun food – what’s not to like?

If your family’s cabin is on a lake, I think you will be celebrating in my dream location.

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Kim June 17, 2014 at 9:10 pm

My birthday is July 8, so that may be why I love it too — it’s like an awesome kick-off to my birthday week. And yes, it’s awesome because it’s so low-key, just food and friends and relaxing. Love.

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Sheila (Book Journey) June 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm

I love egg and avocado too. The weekend of the 4th sounds like it will be a lot of fun!

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susan June 21, 2014 at 2:35 pm

I guess I was conflicted a bit by On Such a Full Sea — some of the imagery and story I liked and some of the narration just meh. But it was different. Here’s some of my thoughts on it at http://www.thecuecard.com/node/800

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