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currently march 13 2016

Briefly | It’s been a slow day around here, evidenced by how late in the day this post is going up. After rolling out of bed pretty late this morning, I spent most of the day sprawled out on the couch binge watching the first season of Jane the Virgin on Netflix. I’ve got a theory that everyone (or maybe just me?) needs a total day of sloth every few months — today was mine.

Reading | I got a lot of reading done this week — I finished both Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart by Claire Harman and The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell as part of a Brontë sisters binge. Now I’m working my way through Lucky Us by Amy Bloom (historical fiction) and planning to jump into Girls and Sex by Peggy Orenstein, Spinster by Kate Bolick, or All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister — seems fitting, given that it’s Women’s History Month.

Listening | My writing soundtrack for the last week or so has been Soft Pop Hits on Spotify. It’s been good, if sometimes also distracting because I want to sing along.

Blogging | This week I wrote about Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes and shared some March 2016 books on my radar.

Promoting | I’m just going to keep throwing this out there: Are you a book blogger who will be attended Book Expo America 2016 in Chicago? Join the Facebook group we’ve started to help bloggers connect and ask questions before the conference.

Hating | Tons of people around me are sick right now… and I don’t want to catch anything!

Loving | The weather was beautiful yesterday — sunny, upper 60s, with just a little breeze. Hannah and I got outside for while and were both very happy about it. Today’s been cloudy and threatening rain, which makes me feel less terrible about camping out on the couch for most of it.

Avoiding | I had planned to go to the grocery store today, but those plans got derailed by many, many hours of Jane the Virgin. Maybe I’ll run out quick before dinner… ugh, I don’t know.

Anticipating | Next weekend I’m heading up to the cabin with my high school girlfriends. The weather is supposed to keep being unseasonably warm, so we should be able to hang out outside while we enjoy each others company.

Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?

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  • BermudaOnion (Kathy) March 13, 2016, 7:00 pm

    It’s been gorgeous here too but it’s supposed to cool off to the 60s by the end of the week.

  • Kailana March 13, 2016, 7:45 pm

    Yeah… The other person in my house has a really bad cold and I am trying so hard to not catch it! I think the fact that we lost an hour and that will cut into my sleep is bad timing. Hope you miss out on it!

  • Emma March 13, 2016, 9:17 pm

    In Australia we’re heading into Autumn so the weather is supposed to be cooling down – but we’ve just had another heat wave this weekend when it got to 39 degrees (celsius) yesterday and again today! But to be honest I don’t mind the heat so I’m not really complaining…

    Today I’m going to hopefully read some of Drown and The Brothers Karamazov.

  • hillary roberts March 14, 2016, 6:25 am

    I got outside one day last week also. It was soooo nice. I can’t wait until I can write outside every day.

  • Chelsey March 14, 2016, 12:12 pm

    Jane the Virgin is amazing! I can totally picture a day full of it. And I completely agree that every once in a while you have to have a total bumming around day. I took a day off this week to do just that. A “me” day lol.
    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Spinster. It has such a strong divide.. you either love it, or despise it entirely. I’m on the love side, so I’m really looking forward to seeing where you fall!
    Have a wonderful week!

  • Julie @ Smiling Shelves March 15, 2016, 7:50 pm

    Is that your cat on a leash? Brilliant! I have a kitty who would absolutely love that. 🙂

  • Jenny @ Reading the End March 15, 2016, 8:21 pm

    Jane the Virgin! You’d never seen it before? Isn’t it fun? My sister and I are gradually watching it together, and I love it very much. My only complaint is I wish it had more Bridget Regan. I love her, and she’s sooooo pretty in this show, and also cause I want her and Luisa to run away together.