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currently april 26 2015

Time and Place | It’s about 2 p.m. and I’m sitting in my favorite chair with the windows wide open behind me. It’s a beautiful day and I’m a little brain dead so this is going to be short!

Reading | I read a lot yesterday. Thank you, Readathon. I’m not sure how much I will read today, but if I do pick up a book it’ll be Lesser Beasts by Mark Essig (May 5 from Basic Books) or The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Watching | My current favorite show is iZombie on The CW. It’s delightful. And, for the moment, the actor who played Arthur on Merlin is on the show in a recurring role. He’s damn charming. The boyfriend and I are also watching the third season of Orphan BlackTatiana Maslany continues to be amazing.

Listening | I’ve got two audio books going at the moment, Missoula by Jon Krakauer and God Help the Child by Toni Morrison.

Blogging | In addition to post about the Readathon yesterday and sharing my potential book stack, I wrote about an awesome memoir — It’s What I Do by Lynsey Addario.

Hating | I’m tired of having bad things happen to good people. It’s been like six weeks of bad news and I am just over it. Work last week was also pretty stressful, so that’s put me in a mood.

Loving | Two things that made me happy this week: Disney songs remixed as 90s slow jams and Obama’s anger translator showing up at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

Avoiding | I need to get my eating habits back in shape… but I just made chocolate chip cookies. So… yeah.

Anticipating | We’re supposed to have gorgeous weather this week… maybe even into the 80s by next weekend. I anticipate many long walks and an evening or two eating outside. Joy.

Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?

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  • Shannon @ River City Reading April 26, 2015, 3:26 pm

    Really excited to hear what you think about Missoula! My library’s copies are still on order, but I’m really anxious to read it.

  • BermudaOnion(Kathy) April 26, 2015, 4:02 pm

    I hear you on the bad news. We need something joyful in our lives!

  • Vasilly April 26, 2015, 8:15 pm

    I hope the bad news come to an end soon. That crap gets draining. Here’s hoping plenty of good news follows.

  • Trisha April 26, 2015, 9:48 pm

    Crap. Now I’m going to have to start recording iZombie. 🙂

  • Heidenkind April 26, 2015, 9:48 pm

    i heard iZombie was really good! I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet though. Right now I’m making my way through The Mindy Project.

  • Sarah's Book Shelves April 27, 2015, 11:24 am

    I’m dying to read Missoula…love me some Krakauer!

  • Leah @ Books Speak Volumes April 27, 2015, 12:52 pm

    I hear you on the readathon hangover! I think I’m finally caught up on sleep.

    I just put a hold on Missoula; I can’t wait to read it!

  • Isi April 27, 2015, 1:45 pm

    You can’t put “avoid” and “cookies” in the same line!
    Hope you have a great weather this week and you can enjoy some walks. I’m thinking of doing that too!

  • Amanda April 27, 2015, 1:48 pm

    Oh my Orphan Black! I am going out of my mind that I have to wait a whole week to see another episode. I almost want to quit and just binge on it at the end – but I can’t because I just have to know! My heart hurts for Helena.

    I look forward to hearing how Missoula is. I so want to read, and yet am so afraid.

  • Michelle April 27, 2015, 9:12 pm

    I’ve heard great things about Missoula and Toni Morrison’s latest. I really want to listen to both now. I also hear amazing things about Orphan Black I have been meaning to watch it. One of these days…

    I hope you recovered from your readathon hangover. I think mine was delayed by 24 hours. I really struggled today at work. Have a great week!

  • Laurie ac April 28, 2015, 12:09 pm

    I’m reading Life from Scratch, a food memoir which I’m enjoying but which hasn’t grabbed me yet. I think I might listen to the new Toni Morrison book on audio, too. Thanks for the idea!

  • C.J. @ebookclassics April 28, 2015, 12:13 pm

    Sounds like you had a great read-a-thon! I love Orphan Black, but trying to finish a few other shows first before jumping into this season. I’ve been curious about iZombie. Is it funny or more dramatic?

  • Jillian April 30, 2015, 2:01 pm

    I also experienced extreme readathon hangover the next day, and unfortunately I had to come into work on a sunday! It sounds like you had a great readathon though. And ah, I really want to read Missoula!