Time and Place // About 9 a.m. at my desk at home. The company I work for gives employees an extra day off for their birthday each year. Mine is technically tomorrow, but I decided to take my vacation day so I can recover from vacation for the Fourth of July. I have an exciting day of laundry, cleaning and reading planned before I have to go to a school board meeting tonight.
Eating and Drinking // Water and strawberry yogurt
Reading // Despite packing a bunch of books for my trip to the cabin for the Fourth of July, I only finished one during the trip — The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman (I absolutely loved it). Earlier in the week I also finished The Fever by Megan Abbot (I thought it was a good read, but not very memorable).
Reading, Part II // I’ve been on a huge comics kick lately. Since I figured out how to use the ComiXology app on my tablet, I’ve been diving into comics (collected editions and single issues). I feel like this warrants a full post (someday, maybe), so for now, here’s what I’ve been enjoying: Saga, Y: The Last Man, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye and The Wicked + The Divine. I’m really enjoying it, but I can see how reading comics might get expensive…
Listening // The boyfriend and I finished the audio book of Countdown City Ben H. Winters on our drive to the cabin. Detective Hank Palace is one of my favorite characters, and I love the big questions this series is asking — How do we act when the world is falling down around us?
Cooking // I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies last week. They were good.
Blogging // Last week I shared a wrap-up of books read in June and shared some plans for July.
Promoting // Slate’s “Who Won the World Cup of Arm Folding?” made me laugh just a little bit too much.
Loving // I brought a bunch of old books up to the cabin this weekend and let people go through and take what they wanted. I managed to give away a bunch, which was so fun — I love seeing books find new potential readers.
Avoiding // I probably should go grocery shopping today, but I think I’m going to put that off until tomorrow.
Wanting // I want today to be a relaxing but productive day. I’d like to start off being 28 feeling calm rather than mildly frazzled.
Anticipating // I don’t have any special plans for my birthday tomorrow, but I think it’ll be a fun day — I know we’ll be getting ice cream at work in the afternoon!