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currently  july 25, 2016

Briefly | This week it felt like all of the big changes coming up finally became real. We settled on my last day at the current job, and I finally got around to posting the news on Facebook. As it turned out, I made “the announcement” almost exactly five years to the day I shared that I was hired for the job I have now. Life is a little weird and coincidental sometimes.

Reading | Even though I didn’t officially sign up for the 24 in 48 Readathon, I spent most of Saturday reading. I finished two books I had in progress, The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore and Sleeping Giants by Sylvian Neuvel, and a book I’d set aside earlier this year, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero and Michelle Burford. They were all great, although I was reading them in kind of a blur so I’m not sure I’ll have much to say about them.

Watching | The last time the boyfriend and I made a major move (out of one city and into another), I spent the period when I was packing and emotionally vulnerable binge watching Prison Break. This time around, my network drama of choice is Madam Secretary. It’s a refreshing political show in a time when current politics feel out of control.

Blogging | This week I shared mini-reviews of some books about modern womanhoodThe Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood, You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein, Something New by Lucy Knisley, and Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam.

Loving | There were lots of great moments in Something New, but this piece of advice — “We Make Our Own Adulthood” — resonated with me a lot this week.

Anticipating | My breakfast routine is getting boring, so I’m trying overnight oats this week. I’m starting with this basic recipe, but I would love some suggestions for good adjustments or additions.

Can’t Let It Go | The folks behind the AP Stylebook are really good at Twitter, but I particularly loved that they decided to respond to this question during the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night:

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  • Shannon @ River City Reading July 25, 2016, 6:31 am

    I loooved that AP Stylebook tweet. Good luck with the move! I’m definitely with you in seeking out some comfort TV during the packing and stress – it helps!

  • Sarah's Book Shelves July 25, 2016, 6:45 am

    Glad you got a lot of reading done this weekend…despite getting ready to move. Hope it goes smoothly 🙂

    • Kim July 27, 2016, 5:46 pm

      I think I buried my head in books all weekend so I could avoid all of the work we have to do to get ready to move. It’s overwhelming.

  • bermudaonion (Kathy) July 25, 2016, 8:27 am

    I don’t want to think about (or watch) anything political right now. I am over it all! I hope the move goes smoothly.

  • Meg July 25, 2016, 10:34 am

    Thinking of you as you pack and get ready for the next adventure! I’m sure it’s a stressful but exciting time. And that’s too funny about dumpster (and, er, dumpster fires) — taking that knowledge back to work with me right now!

    • Kim July 27, 2016, 5:45 pm

      AP Stylebook on Twitter is pretty great. They’ve got a sense of humor and provide some good information.

  • Amelia July 25, 2016, 10:54 am

    Did you like The Other Wes Moore? I read it, and went to a book talk he gave and it was great. He’s such a great guy.

    • Kim July 27, 2016, 5:45 pm

      I like it! It was interesting to parallel their lives and think about what factors make a difference for young black men.

  • Bryan G. Robinson July 26, 2016, 8:17 am

    What is your new job? Are you still in newspapers? And oh, congratulations on the new job, whatever it is. 🙂

    I did 24 in 48 too and finished two books.

    • Kim July 27, 2016, 5:44 pm

      Yep, I’m still in newspapers, moving to a different (and slightly larger) community in the same company I work for now. It’s an exciting change. Thanks!

      • Bryan G. Robinson July 28, 2016, 8:28 pm

        Good to hear that you’re still involved with newspaper journalism. Your voice is needed.

  • susan July 26, 2016, 2:06 pm

    Good luck on your move!

  • Kailana July 26, 2016, 9:13 pm

    Hope the next chapter goes wonderfully for you. Have a great week!

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