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currently october 12 2014

Time and Place | 12:15 p.m. on my couch with my laptop and the Vikings game

Eating and Drinking |  Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups — I need to find some real lunch soon.

Reading | I didn’t have nearly enough reading time this week, but when I did grab a book I picked up The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentice (Oct. 14 from New Harvest). I’m on a book tour for the book tomorrow, so I’ll share thoughts then. I’m not sure what I’ll pick up next.

Watching | It’s been all Gilmore Girls all the time this week.

Listening | I needed a light audio book, so I grabbed Rob Lowe’s memoir Stories I Only Tell My Friends. So far it’s really delightful — just the right mix of true confessions, Hollywood gossip, and self-reflection that I like in a celebrity memoir.

Cooking | One of my coworkers gave me a huge bag of apples — I see a lot of apple sauce and apple crisp in my future.

Blogging | This week I shared some of my thoughts on why I think it’s important to pay attention to diversity in reading. I even made a chart to help illustrate my point.

Promoting | Nonfiction November is coming back again this year! I’m excited to be hosting this fun event with three other bloggers — Leslie (Regular Rumination), Katie (Doing Dewey), and Rebecca (I’m Lost In Books). It should be a lot of fun.

Hating | It is definitely fall in Minnesota… I woke up to frost on my windshield a couple of mornings this week. Ugh.

Loving | My sister and I went to go see Home Free, a country a cappella band, in concert this week. It was delightful.

Preparing | A professor friend of mine invited me to speak to her book publishing class about book blogging this week. It feels a little weird to be talking to non-bloggers about book blogging, but I’m also excited about it.

Wanting | I would really love for the Vikings to get a win today.

Waiting | We have a really great one-screen movie theater in my town that does a decent job of bringing in new releases. But… no Gone Girl yet. I’m excited to see that one.

Anticipating | I am still super excited about the Readathon coming up next weekend. I’m starting to put my book pile together — I’ll be sharing it this week!

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  • Athira October 12, 2014, 2:05 pm

    I hope you will post about your experience talking about blogging to non-bloggers! I find that always to be a challenging topic to talk about so I’m eager to hear your thoughts!

    • Kim October 15, 2014, 8:23 pm

      It’s so challenging — hard to share the interesting things about blogging without getting too bogged down in the strange details 🙂

  • Jess - A Book Hoarder October 12, 2014, 5:40 pm

    I’m in the middle of reading Gone Girl before I see the movie and I’m finding it hard to break away for grocery shopping. Everyone I see a trailer I want to run to the theatre.

  • Trisha October 12, 2014, 8:58 pm

    Now I want peanut butter cups….and apples.

  • Bryan G. Robinson October 13, 2014, 9:14 am

    Gilmore Girls and Gone Girl…two that my wife and I want to get to, but probably not this week. We’re just recuperating from a wedding (financially too) so Gilmore Girls probably later in the fall and winter (long one here in Pennsylvania too) and Gone Girl on DVD. But if you get to see Gone Girl in the theater, will look forward to hear what you thought.

    • Kim October 15, 2014, 8:25 pm

      Gilmore Girls would be a good long winter show — there are plenty of episodes to get you all the way through a long, cold season.

  • susan October 13, 2014, 11:51 am

    Sorry about the Vikings. I follow the Broncos and so far so good. Enjoy your week. http://www.thecuecard.com

    • Kim October 15, 2014, 8:25 pm

      Oh, Vikings… always so sad. It would be fun to be a Broncos fan! I love Peyton Manning.

  • Christina October 14, 2014, 6:43 am

    It’s been all Gilmore Girls all week here, too. Rory keeps reminding me of how well-read she is and how much further I have to go. Hope Gone Girl arrives soon. My parents live in a small town and it hasn’t arrived there either. People are so anxious there have even been letters to the editor in the local paper about it.

    • Kim October 15, 2014, 8:25 pm

      Letters to the editor? That is amazing! I wish I got some letters about that for our local paper.

  • Leah @ Books Speak Volumes October 14, 2014, 9:23 am

    Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups are my kryptonite. SO GOOD. I’ve been bingeing on Gilmore Girls, too.

    Good luck with your talk to the publishing class!

  • Jenny @ Reading the End October 14, 2014, 3:10 pm

    Make sure you give us an update on how your speaking to the class goes! That sounds very interesting, and I bet you will do awesome.

    TJ’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups are SO GOOD. I want to buy them all the time, but instead I buy them rarely (the sister has an allergy, so although she’s not at my place THAT often, I still get antsy about having peanut products in the house).

    • Kim October 15, 2014, 8:27 pm

      I have been stuffing my face with them… I’ll only stop when they’re gone 🙂