Briefly | I didn’t get a chance to update last Sunday because I was in the Twin Cities for the weekend and we had a busy day — breakfast at a fancy donut shop, the Half Price Books Fall Clearance Sale (more on that later this week), a visit to my grandma at her new nursing home, and some other shopping for fall clothes. It was a good day!
Reading | It’s been a good, if slightly slow, couple of weeks in reading. I finished The Residence by Kate Anderson Brower, an inside look at the staff who serve at the White House. It was a random grab off the New Books shelf at the library, but pretty great. I was also really excited to get an ARC of my friend Chrissy Kolaya’s debut novel, Charmed Particles, in the mail. The plot is a little hard to describe — it involves theoretical physics, gentleman explorers, and local government controversy in a small town — but the novel as a whole was delightful. I can’t wait to write more about it. And finally, I just finished up Blackout: Remembering Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola. It was excellent.
Watching | Fall tv is back! While this doesn’t bode well for my participation in #15in31, I am looking forward to a couple of new shows. The premier of Quantico was delightfully silly, and I laughed a lot at Rob Lowe and Fred Savage in The Grinder. I’m reserving judgement for everything else.
Watching II | We went to see The Martian yesterday. It was great! Definitely a faithful adaptation of the book — Matt Damon was pretty much perfect as Mark Watney.
Listening | I finished Cinder by Marisa Meyer and started in on the second book in the Lunar Chronicles series, Scarlet. Good stuff, so far.
Cooking | Slow cooker pot roast! My favorite.
Blogging | Over the last couple weeks I shared some highlights of my trip to London, gave an update on my progress for the Read Harder Challenge, and decided I’m going to join Andi’s (Estella’s Revenge) #15in31 reading project for October.
Loving | I didn’t need new fall clothes, but new clothes can be satisfying. I grabbed a few new short from Old Navy that are making me happy (but I cannot find links online to share… so annoying!).
Avoiding | I’m still not happy about going into my (home) office. It’s such a mess and I have no motivation to do anything serious about it.
Wanting | I hope we get to stick with fall weather for awhile. It’s been chilly, but overall pretty nice. Winter can just wait.
Anticipating | I’d really like to get a bunch of writing done this morning. The Vikings don’t play until the late afternoon game, so I think I can get ahead on some work before settling in to crochet and enjoy the game.
Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?