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currently may 8 2016

Briefly | Hello, friends! This update is coming to you from the suburbs of Milwaukee. The boyfriend and I came out yesterday to spend a few days with his mom, after which I’ll be heading solo to Chicago for Book Expo America. A vacation from real life couldn’t have come at a better time.

Reading | It’s been a quiet week of reading. Stress in other parts of life seemed to bleed over, and so I struggled to get into any book. My primary read for this weekend has been LaRose by Louise Erdrich, her newest coming out this month from Harper. It’s stellar so far. I’m also hoping to get through a re-read of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, in preparation for an interview I have scheduled with her during BEA this week — I’m so freaking excited! (And major thanks to the folks at Book Riot for the opportunity!)

Watching | I really want to start watching Batman: The Animated Series, but I haven’t been able to convince the boyfriend it’s a good idea.

Blogging | This week I shared an April reading wrap up and quick thoughts on three fun comics. I think this week the blog will be pretty slow, although I’d like to get up some sort of Book Expo preview post with some of the books/authors I’m excited about for the conference. We’ll see how it goes.

Hating | I’m glad we’re in Milwaukee, but I’m also bummed that I’m not at home today celebrating Mother’s Day with my mom and grandmas. I shouldn’t complain though, I get a lot of time with my family and this has already been a fun trip.

Loving | My sister and I had a good kvetching session on the phone Friday night. I definitely needed that after the week it’s been.

Avoiding | I need to figure out how to navigate the Chicago public transit system… but I’m also kind of lazy and hoping I can just wing it using Google. Tips welcome!

Anticipating | Book Expo America! After missing the conference last year, I’m so looking forward to catching up with all my bookish friends this week.

Celebrating | I almost forgot — Tuesday is my eight-year blogiversary! In all the craziness of work and vacation prep, it totally slipped my mind until just now. Craziness.

Anyway, happy Sunday everyone! What are you reading today?

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  • kelly May 8, 2016, 10:09 am

    Chicago transit tip: the red line is your main artery north-south through downtown. It’s pretty easy to wing, honestly, though if you do get lost, ASK the transit people who are in the stops — if you’re lucky, you’ll get someone who’ll tell you straight where to go and where to avoid. Last time I was downtown, a friend and I were a little lost on transit and the woman at the booth was rad and told us “she’d never go on this line as a woman” and gave us a workaround. Have fun!

  • hillary May 8, 2016, 11:28 am

    i hope you have a wonderful time at BEA!

  • Kailana May 8, 2016, 11:48 am

    I am sure you will have a wonderful time at BEA!! Have a great week!

  • Joss May 8, 2016, 2:47 pm

    Sort of random, but I really enjoy reading these posts. Would it be a problem if I do something similar on my blog?

  • Athira May 8, 2016, 4:04 pm

    Happy road tripping and happy blogiversary in advance! I wish I could help you about Chicago public transit system but I mostly walked when I was there. They have plenty of biking opportunities though, if you want to try that.

  • iliana May 8, 2016, 5:33 pm

    I hope you have a great time at BEA and what perfect timing to celebrate your blogiversary 🙂 Can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures at BEA.

  • susan May 8, 2016, 5:46 pm

    LaRose seems interesting & dramatic. I look forward to your review of it. BEA will be fun I hope. I finished & reviewed a few books last week and I’m about to start Jane Hamilton’s novel The Excellent Lombards.

  • Sarah's Book Shelves May 8, 2016, 7:51 pm

    My personal life bled into my reading last week as well…I hope LaRose pulls you out of it and have great time at BEA! I wish I could be there 🙁

  • Jeanne May 9, 2016, 10:03 am

    Congratulations on 8 years!

  • Heather @ Capricious Reader May 9, 2016, 12:36 pm

    I wish so very hard I was going to BEA. You guys are going to have SO MUCH FUN.

  • Jenny @ Reading the End May 9, 2016, 6:45 pm

    Good luck on the public transit, and wow, eight years! Happy happy blogging birthday! I am just in the middle of writing a post about a book you recommended (Secret Life of the American Musical) — thanks for all the wonderful book recommendations over the years, friend!

    • Kim May 21, 2016, 3:08 pm

      YAY! I was so excited to read that review.

  • Marisa @ The Daily Dosage May 9, 2016, 9:48 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! Looking forward to BEA as well. As far as public transport, the buses might be your best bet if you’re planning on sight-seeing a bunch, I usually just take a cab everywhere. I’ve also had success with Google.

  • Leah @ Books Speak Volumes May 10, 2016, 10:34 am

    Happy blogoversary, and have a great time at BEA!

  • Amanda May 10, 2016, 1:07 pm

    Google is super easy with the CTA! I live here w/ no car and use it all the time to confirm where I’m going. Have fun at BEA!

    • Kim May 18, 2016, 8:58 pm

      It ended up being much easier than I anticipated, thanks Google!

  • Deb Nance at Readerbuzz May 15, 2016, 8:12 pm

    Somehow I skipped compiling a list of bloggers to try to meet at BEA. I will not forget to do that next year.

    • Kim May 18, 2016, 8:57 pm

      I probably should have been more organized about that — I feel like I saw a lot of people, but then am seeing now I missed a ton too!

  • Kerry May 16, 2016, 9:58 am

    Oh, LaRose is on my list–can’t wait to get to it.

    Great to see you briefly at BEA this year; hope you had a good show!!

    • Kim May 18, 2016, 8:57 pm

      I wish we’d have gotten to hang out more, but it was nice to see you for a bit!

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