Time and Place | About 9:45 on my couch. This is one of my happy places.
Reading | It felt like a relatively quiet reading week, although I guess I did finish a couple books since last Sunday — Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel and Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid. Northanger Abbey is part of The Austen Project, pairing six contemporary authors with Jane Austen’s six novels for contemporary retellings. I thought it was fun — nice and lighthearted — but also felt like the dialogue was stilted. I kind of wish I’d just read Austen’s Northanger Abbey instead! I’m not sure what’s in the cards for reading today… the possibilities are nearly endless.
Listening | I finally finished my first audio book of the year, Missoula by Jon Krakauer. I think it worked well on audio, although I’m curious about the choice to have it narrated by a woman rather than a man. But in audio I don’t think I got a sense of how much of the book was taken from court records and transcripts, and I have lots of questions on sourcing and how it was reported. I feel like I need to get a print copy to skim over before I can gather my thoughts.
Cooking | The boyfriend made beef stroganoff last night, and I’m making stir fry this week. Yum.
Blogging | Last week was a week of lists: Seven of my Favorite Things About Being a Reader, followed by 10 Books on My Summer Reading List. This week I’m going to try to write a review and do a May reading recap.
Pondering | Speaking of reviews… I’m having a really hard time writing them. Now that it’s finally nice outside, I just want to spend time reading rather than writing. I’m not quite sure what the solution is for this — I’d love your thoughts.
Hating | This month, I fell off the wagon of exercising/hitting my step goal every day. I’m approaching June with renewed vigor.
Loving | I have a new favorite yogurt flavor, Chobani coconut with dark chocolate and honey roasted sea salted almonds. It’s delicious.
Loving II | I finally found a brand and style of jeans that I love, Ruff Hewn Classic Rise Bootcut Jeans. My two favorite pairs of jeans got holes in them at the same time and it was a bit of a struggle to find these new ones.
Adjusting | I got some new glasses from Coastal this week. I like them, even though they’re a little more “flashy” that I typically go for with eye wear. It’s nice to have more options anyway.
Wanting | Despite being an introvert, I do love spending time with friends. I got to hang out with a couple small groups of new friends last night and thought it was so great (even if I’m super tired today from being up well past my bedtime). I want more of this.
Anticipating | It’s supposed to be a beautiful day today, just a little cool for the end of May. I finished most of my chores yesterday, so I hope it’ll be a day of reading and relaxing.
Happy Sunday, everyone. What are you reading today?