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Briefly | It’s been the laziest of lazy weekend. I feel a little bad about the fact that I spent the entire afternoon finishing up season six of The Good Wife on Amazon Prime… but sometimes that’s what you need.

Eating and Drinking | What I would really love today is a Bloody Mary, but I don’t think that’ll be happening.

Reading | This week’s reading was all about young adult books. I flew through Leigh Bardugo’s newest book, Six of Crows, a heist story set in the same universe as The Grisha Trilogy. I loved being back in that universe, but with new characters and a new type of story. I kept scratching the YA itch with a book that’s been popular over at Book Riot — Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. It was really sweet and also, I think, important and honest in the way it portrays a fat main character who doesn’t care that she’s overweight. I’m not sure what is up next today, maybe jumping back into Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho.

Making | I finished up “Katniss Cowl” for a friend of mine. No photos yet, but as soon as I give it to her I’ll take some pictures to share.

Cooking | I was planning to make Crock Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from Iowa Girl Eats today, but it’s supposed to be like 90 degrees this afternoon… not soup weather.

Blogging | I went to a book sale earlier this month and finally got around to sharing some of my finds. I love a good book sale.

Promoting | I like this piece from Linda Holmes at NPR talking about Slaughterhouse 90210, a Tumblr turned book that I am also really excited about.

Hating | I didn’t take any interesting pictures this week. I don’t normally take a ton of pictures, except of Hannah, but normally I have at least a couple fun things to share. I think I spent a lot of the week feeling grumpy and inside my own head… not great.

Loving | BANG! is my current favorite card game — “The card game BANG! recreates an old-fashioned spaghetti western shoot-out, with each player randomly receiving a Character card to determine special abilities, and a secret Role card to determine their goal.” It’s not that complicated, but really fun when you get a good group together.

Avoiding | I was avoiding doing the dishes, but I broke down and cleaned my entire kitchen earlier this morning. So now I guess I’m avoiding answering emails and going to the grocery store. Being a grown up is hard.

Anticipating | I’m hoping to get outside later today to take a walk. It’s important to get some Vitamin D on this unseasonably warm day (especially since I missed most of it yesterday).

Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?

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  • AnneL October 11, 2015, 2:02 pm

    Just finished (!) the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge yesterday with “All the Light We Cannot See” – half on my Kindle and half on audiobook in the car. It was especially powerful to listen to – amazing language. Just started the third of Phil Rickman’s Merrily Watkins gothic mystery series which feels especially appropriate for October reading.

    I really want to read “Six of Crows” but I have promised myself that I won’t buy or borrow any more books until the end of November – between my Kindle and the pile of books next to my bed, I actually don’t need to buy or borrow anything for the next six months…or more.

    • Kim October 11, 2015, 7:38 pm

      Good for you! I certainly don’t need to be adding more books but… can’t keep me away 🙂

  • BermudaOnion (Kathy) October 11, 2015, 3:02 pm

    I’m not reading much but I need to get with it because my book club is discussing Newport this week.

  • Sarah's Book Shelves October 11, 2015, 5:43 pm

    I just heard about Slaughterhouse 90210 on the All the Books podcast and it sounds brilliant! Also a bit like Julianne at Outlandish Lit’s Grapes of Trash feature pairing classic books with trashy reality TV shows.

    • Kim October 11, 2015, 7:37 pm

      Yes, very similar — the Tumblr is one of my favorites, so I’m excited to browse through the book.

  • Jenny @ Reading the End October 11, 2015, 7:16 pm

    Oo. I didn’t realize Six of Crows was a heist book. I love heists! If I haven’t read the previous trilogy by Bardugo, could I still understand all what happens in Six of Crows?

    • Kim October 11, 2015, 7:35 pm

      Yes, Six of Crows can definitely be a stand alone — different characters, and very little connection to the big arc of the trilogy. I think you’ll like it!

  • Lindsey October 11, 2015, 7:34 pm

    Lazy weekends are the best and The Good Wife is a great pick for binge watching!

  • Andi October 11, 2015, 9:16 pm

    Dumplin’ is calling to me! I had a fairly lazy weekend after several weeks of crazy life things. Readathon next weekend may take me down!

  • Amanda October 12, 2015, 1:39 pm

    Bang sounds super fun! I’m off to look that up!

  • Leslie October 15, 2015, 5:09 pm

    I can’t wait to see your Katniss Cowl!!

  • Katie @ Doing Dewey October 18, 2015, 4:31 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe you’re finished the Katniss cowl already! I feel as though you were just starting that and it seems like a big project.

    • Kim October 25, 2015, 2:20 pm

      It came together really quickly, probably because you use pretty thick yarn.

  • Jennine G. October 18, 2015, 9:01 pm

    I can’t wait to see the Katniss cowl – a friend made some for my daughters and I when the last movie came out!