Briefly // Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes on last week’s Currently post. I had a nice day off on Monday and a generally chill day on my actual birthday, Tuesday. Twenty eight is gearing up to be a good year.
Time and Place // About 8:45 a.m. at my desk. This weekend is our annual city festival, so this is the first time I’ve really had time to sit down in front of a computer in the last couple of days.
Eating // An apple and Zhena’s Ultimate Green green tea.
Reading // Despite having a crazy week at work (putting in time in the evening four out of five weekdays), I managed to get a lot of reading done. I finished up a couple of collected volumes of Y:The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn (awesome, can’t wait for the rest to come for me at the library). I also finished World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters (out Tuesday from Quirk Books — loved it) and How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer (enjoyed it a lot — weirder than I was expecting). I’m in the middle of Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay and, so far, I’m loving that too.
Listening // I’ve been on a major fiction kick over the last month, so I decided to get into some nonfiction with my audio books. I used one of my Audible credits to get Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and so far I absolutely love it.
Watching // The boyfriend and I went to see Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt after the folks on the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast gave it a “pretty hearty thumbs-up.” We both really liked it, especially as a smart, action-packed summer blockbuster type of movie. I especially loved that the entire film didn’t focus on destroying things a la every superhero movie in the last three years.
Buying // This is a new “-ing” for this post to share some of the books I’ve been acquiring. This week I bought The Rook by Daniel O’Malley on the recommendation of a friend and The Shining Girls by Laura Beukes because her upcoming book, Broken Monsters, has been getting so much buzz among the writers over at Book Riot.
Blogging // This week I shared a post on books about life in the business of death (all great reads). I’m also hosting a giveaway of Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Katy Butler (big thanks to Katy for contacting me and offering to send five paperbacks to winners).
Promoting // I thought this piece from the New York Times about the ongoing dispute between Hatchette and Amazon was a good read — pretty fair to the arguments on the many sides of this issue.
Avoiding // I’ve been trying to get back into my One Little Word (curate) over the last couple of months. In June I put myself on a strict spending freeze and was happy with how that went. This month I’m experimenting with a social media freeze on my cell phone. Instead of browsing Twitter or Tumblr of Facebook when I’m bored and waiting, I’m going to try catching up on articles I’ve saved or reading a few pages in an ebook. I’ll keep you posted.
Loving // The high temperature today is only supposed to get into the mid-70s. That is beautiful July weather and will make covering a parade this afternoon so much more enjoyable.
Wanting // I’m so behind on comments. I wish I could just be caught up. I may have to admit defeat and start over from today.
Anticipating // I’m hoping that this week’s work schedule will be a little less brutal — I think it will be, but in the news business you can never quite tell. Fingers crossed!
Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?