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currently november 9 2014

Time and Place | 9 a.m. at my desk

Eating and Drinking |  Black tea and a donut (ok… two donuts)

Reading | This week was really hectic, mostly because of work and election coverage. After I finished The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg, I had a hard time settling into my next read — especially when I only had small bits of time to actually read. Yesterday I finally made some time for books and made good progress in The Restless Sleep by Stacy Horn and started and finished Rooms by Lauren Oliver (a break from nonfiction since it needs to go back to the library soon).

Watching | The boyfriend and I are trying to decide on our next television show. He’s advocating for The Sopranos, I’m still exploring options. Suggestions welcome!

Listening | I am really close to finishing Yes Please by Amy Poehler, but I’m avoiding finishing it because I’ll be sad when it’s over. Maybe I’ll get to that today.

Cooking | I have big plans in the kitchen today, starting with a slow cooker pot roast and finishing with a batch of my favorite minestrone soup.

Blogging | This week was the first week of Nonfiction November, so it was busy on the blog with the original post and my wrap up. I’m still behind on commenting on the 62 posts that were linked up this week (so great!), but I’m hoping to catch up while watching football today. I also posted a review of Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? by Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek.

Promoting | Leslie (Regular Rumination) will be the host for the second week of Nonfiction November, so make sure to check out the posts linked there. This week’s topic — Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert — was probably my favorite topic last year.

Hating | I haven’t gotten into a mental space where I can accept that we are going to get from six to 12 (maybe more) inches of snow tomorrow. Winter is here.

Loving | The boyfriend and I celebrated our sixth anniversary of dating this week — our first date was watching the 2008 election returns and going out for a drink to celebrate.

Avoiding | We’ve got a long-ish list of winter storm prep chores to get done today. I can only avoid thinking about them until the boyfriend wakes up…

Anticipating | Despite not being ready for winter, I am getting excited about the holiday season. I think it’s going to be a good one.

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  • Bryan G. Robinson November 9, 2014, 9:31 am

    I’m in denial about winter, but here in Pennsylvania (so far) we’ve only had a dusting of snow. I’m trying not to get too down about it, but I guess it could be worse. I could live in Minnesota. 😉 But seriously, good luck with your winter prep chores and hope you can get them out of the way soon so you can listen to the rest of Amy Poehler and watch The Sopranos. 🙂 Yep, that’s my vote too. I’m with your boyfriend. I’m just waiting for HBO streaming next year and hope they’ll have it so we can watch it again. The writing is so amazing.

  • BermudaOnion(Kathy) November 9, 2014, 10:19 am

    Ugh, all that snow sounds awful. We had a dusting last weekend and I’m still whining about it. Stay warm!

  • Trisha November 9, 2014, 10:25 am

    I love that you are avoiding reading a book to prolong the enjoyment. I do that all the time; sometimes I even stop with no more than a chapter left.

  • susan November 9, 2014, 5:05 pm

    We got hammered by snow today. Yikes. So I know what you mean. Happy anniversary …

  • Diane@BibliophilebytheSea November 9, 2014, 6:00 pm

    We’ve been through the entire Sopranos series 4 times and love it each time we see it…..go go go

  • Leila @ Readers' Oasis November 10, 2014, 5:50 am

    Thanks for all your work on hosting Week 1 last week! I’m looking forward to everyone’s Expert posts today.

    The Underground Girls of Kabul–GAH! So good. Kinda wish there was a read-a-long for that one!

  • Sandy November 10, 2014, 6:24 am

    Our “winter” has arrived in Florida, which means highs in the 70’s. This is about the time I like living here. On the topic of non-fiction, I read “In the Kingdom of Ice” by Hampton Sides, and it was awesome. Definitely what non-fiction reading is all about. And I would strongly vote for watching “The Killing”. Only 4 seasons, you can blast through it, and you would because it is totally addictive. I’m in a bit of a lull now that I’ve finished. As much as I love American Horror Story and The Walking Dead, that show really had me in its grip.

  • Leah @ Books Speak Volumes November 10, 2014, 8:22 am

    Happy anniversary!

    Ew, 6-12 inches of snow doesn’t sound fun. We’re supposed to get our first snow here in Buffalo this week, and I am sooo not ready for it.

  • Jenny @ Reading the End November 10, 2014, 7:44 pm

    I’m sorry about the snow! Way down here, we’re still waiting for a night when it freezes. I’m ambivalent about the whole thing — I’d be excited if it weren’t so expensive to heat my drafty old apartment in winter.

    Shows — Have y’all watched Parenthood yet? I am watching it now and enjoying it a lot more than I expected to.

  • Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf November 11, 2014, 1:41 am

    Happy 6th anniversary to you and your boyfriend! 🙂 By the way, C looooooves seeing pics of your cat.