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!