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currently november 2 2014

Time and Place | Just time for a quick post today. It’s about 8:30 a.m. and I’m sitting at my dad’s computer at my parents’ house. I’m home this weekend for a training with a youth program I help out with and to celebrate my grandma’s birthday.

Eating and Drinking |  Nothing yet, but we have spaghetti and cupcakes coming up for birthday lunch.

Reading | After the boyfriend and I saw Gone Girl last week, I decided to reread the book. It was so great. I’m also close to finishing The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg.

Listening | I started listening to Amy Poehler’s new book Yes Please on my drive to the Twin Cities and I am in love. I’m actually kind of excited to get back in the car this afternoon.

Blogging | It was a quiet week on the blog, although I did share a look back at my reading in October. November is going to be busy, since we’ll be celebrating Nonfiction November!

Promoting | f you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow #nonficnov, our hashtag for Nonfiction November. It’s already really full of great conversations about nonfiction. And I love how many people are sharing their nonfiction reading piles for the month. It’s so cool.

Sharing | If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch this video of Daniel Radcliffe rapping on Jimmy Fallon. It’s amazing.

Loving | Everyone in our office gets dressed up for Halloween. I needed a “no buy” costume, so I went with Rosie the Riveter (chambray shirt, jeans and a borrowed bandanna). It was a fun costume! And of course I also love Hannah, but you already knew that.

Wanting | My sister and I stopped at Caribou Coffee for breakfast yesterday and I had the most amazing sausage, egg and cheese biscuit. I want another one!

Anticipating | I am seriously so excited about Nonfiction November. It’s going to be so much fun. I’ll be hosting the first discussion this week, all about your year in nonfiction. If you are not a blogger (or just aren’t interested in our discussion topics), be sure to check in on Twitter or join us for one of our readalongs — we’ll be chatting about The Restless Sleep by Stacy Horn here on Nov. 19.

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  • Bryan G. Robinson November 2, 2014, 9:12 am

    Oooh, that cider drink looks good. <- Sorry, shiny! 😉

    I just put Yes Please on hold on ebook at the library so I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it. We just finished watching Parks and Recreation on Netflix so I think this is just the right time. Plus with the weather changing here (not for the better), I think I might need something funny.

    I was thinking Rosie the Riveter when I saw the photo. Nicely done. It really suits you.

  • Beth November 2, 2014, 9:54 am

    You make a very cute Rosie. 🙂 Looking for to joining in Nonfiction November with you all. And can you believe I’ve never read Gone Girl? Clearly I’m behind the times!

  • BermudaOnion(Kathy) November 2, 2014, 10:29 am

    Rosie the Riveter is a genius costume! I know you were adorable!

  • Shannon @ River City Reading November 2, 2014, 11:42 am

    I’ve been wanting to re-read Gone Girl since seeing the movie, too! Glad to hear it holds up after a read and a watch. So excited for all the Nonfiction November festivities!

  • Andi November 2, 2014, 1:02 pm

    I’m so stoked about Nonfic November! I spent some time on the computer this morning moving some additional nonfiction titles over to my ereader. And that Dan Radcliffe video CRACKS ME UP! So impressed. I watched it last week at work and cackled.

  • Emma November 2, 2014, 1:13 pm

    Love the costume. It will be on my list next year as I never want to spend money i don’t need to. I loved Gone Girl but not sure I could re-read now I know the end, though I have told my hubbie we need to see the film.

  • Bettina @ Books, Bikes, and Food November 2, 2014, 2:49 pm

    Go Rosie! What an awesome costume 🙂

  • Stephanie November 2, 2014, 4:40 pm

    I’m not sure what this says about me but I immediately zeroed in on the booze. I am really digging the cider this fall and my recent enjoyment has been with the Strongbow Honey and Apple cider. Mmmm…. Looking forward to reading about all the nonfiction in non-fiction November!

  • Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf November 2, 2014, 6:40 pm

    Wait… a Stacy Horn book?! I missed that! I LOVED her book Imperfect Harmony. Looooooooved. It was my first NetGalley book, too. 🙂

  • Trisha November 2, 2014, 8:11 pm

    I really must pick up Gone Girl. I own it for heaven’s sake, and yet I keep bypassing it for other books.

  • Leah @ Books Speak Volumes November 3, 2014, 10:12 am

    I’m waiting for an audio copy of Yes Please from the library, and I can’t wait! I’m so excited that it ties in perfectly to Non-Fiction November.

    I love your Halloween costume! I was Rosie the Riveter last year and loved how easy it was.

  • Jenny @ Reading the End November 3, 2014, 10:18 am

    Soooo excited for Nonfiction November! And I love your Halloween costume. I’m crap at costumes and didn’t do anything for Halloween and no one tried to make me and it was great, BUT I love seeing other people’s costumes.

  • Jennine G. November 3, 2014, 5:36 pm

    That video is awesome! I sent it to fellow HP lovers!