The place: // my living room. The heater is going and for the most part, it’s quiet.
Eating: // nothing yet.
Drinking: // I plan on starting on my first cup of coffee in a minute
Reading: // I’m in the middle of four books right now: a collection of poetry called Chasing Utopia by Nikki Giovanni, Why Teach? by Mark Edmundson (essays), This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett (essays), and The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt for the read-along. The nice thing about dipping in and out of the nonfiction books is that I can’t lose my place. I can read an essay by Patchett on writing, read another essay by Edmundson on teacher evaluations, and go back and forth without having to remember a plot or character’s name. We’ll see what happens once I get deep into The Goldfinch.
Blogging: // I’m pretty proud of myself for blogging a few times this week. I shared:
- a poem by Nikki Giovanni
- Let everyone know about The Goldfinch read-along that’s going on from now until the end of the year
- Posted my list for the Chunkster Challenge (a reading challenge about reading thick books).
I’m thinking about: // my resolutions for 2014, reading and otherwise. I’m still working on my list, but I think I’m going to start working on my resolutions now instead of waiting for the new year to arrive. The kids are out on Christmas break so I can focus on the things that I want to change or get done. I plan on sharing my list sometime this week.
Now I’m off to: // read and enjoy my cup of coffee. What have you been reading/writing/listening to this week?