Briefly | I was going to get this post up yesterday afternoon, once the boyfriend and I got back from a quick trip to the Twin Cities. But we arrived home to standing water in our basement followed shortly by a wind advisory and a power outage. It was not the most relaxing way to end the weekend.
Reading | My reading pace has been pretty sluggish since the Readathon. Over the last couple of weeks I finished The One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, My Chinese-America by Allen Gee, and The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. This week I’m hoping to finish God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson and some nonfiction, maybe Lesser Beasts by Mark Lessig or a new one I just bought, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship Between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture by Whitney Phillips.
Watching | I’m almost midway through watching the entire series of Friends on Netlix. After 4.5 seasons, I have the following thoughts: Ross is the absolutely worst (what a whiny baby), Rachel is bonkers but so funny, and yay, Monica and Chandler.
Listening | The boyfriend and I checked out a random audio book from the library for our drive this weekend, Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel by Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg. It’s pretty interesting so far, but I’m not sure when we’ll sit down to actually finish it.
Promoting | I try not to get too excited for television marketing trailers, but wow, does this trailer for Supergirl look totally awesome or what?
Thinking | Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor for The New York Times, wrote a piece about the relationship between book reviewers and the books they’re asked to review, looking at what editors of the Book Review consider to be a conflict of interest. I’m amused at the idea that readers are looking for “neutral reviewers,” but I’m so zonked I can’t quite put my finger on more coherent thoughts.
Hating | Rain. Bring out the sun, please.
Loving | I got a bunch of great recommendations for finishing the Read Harder challenge — thank you! I’m thinking of doing a round up of suggested titles in an upcoming post.
Anticipating | We’re in the early stages of planning a weekend up at my parents’ cabin for mid-June. I am so excited.