Monday, August 05, 2013

Currently Reading and Stuff

Time // 7:45 am
Place // Work.
Eating // Cinnamon Crunch cereal. Not the breakfast of champions, but quick and painless. 
Drinking // Sierra Mist Natural. 
Reading // I finished up Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen, this weekend for the Austen in August event. Now I'm reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier.


 Watching and Listening // I am almost done with Orange is the New Black on Netflix. Absolutely hilarious and awesome all-around. David bought this one on audio, so we'll see how long it takes me to listen. 

Hating // Texas heat. Seriously. You can poach just walking outside. 
Loving // MY WEDDING DRESS!!!! I can't believe I can mark that to-do off the list. :D
Anticipating // The Sparrow! The Dog Days of Summer Readalong! Bout of Books 8.0
How's your week starting out? 




39 comments:

  1. Congrats on finding your dress! what an exciting moment!

    I had cereal this morning too. Monday is just not a fancy day...

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    1. Thank you! It was very exciting. And much quicker/easier than I thought it would be.

      Monday is definitely not fancy.

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  2. Fangirl! Rebecca! Awesome reading! I swear, Rebecca picks up. I'm so excited about the wedding dress! It's so purty!!! Now I have to find MINE! Woot!

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    1. As in bridesmaid dress. Don't want anyone thinking I'm getting married. LOL

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    2. LOL, I can't wait to see what you pick for your dress, Heatheroo. Rachel is leaning coral, so you can do a blue or another hue of coral. Up to ya.

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  3. Oooh, the dress! Congrats on finding it. My mom sewed mine for me and right before the wedding, I got horribly sick and lost weight. She had to take it in twice, bless her heart.

    Nice reads too. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Fangirl and Rebecca!

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    1. Thank you! I have about 5 months until fittings start, and that makes me CRAZY. lol

      That's amazing that your mother could sew your dress. That talent passed my family over, for the most part.

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  4. Oh yay for finding the dress! That's such a big milestone. It makes it so much more real. And I loved me some Fangirl, so I'm looking forward to hearing what you think!

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    1. I thought it would be a big stressful undertaking, but I found like 3 dresses I liked and narrowed down from there! Fun fun.

      Fangirl is a lot of fun so far. I'm enjoying it less than Eleanor and Park, but I'm only 1/3 of the way in. We'll see how it all shakes out!

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  5. Maybe you should stop reading Rebecca if you want to stay happy with that wedding dress ;)
    Have a great week!

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    1. LOL, good point there. ;)

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  6. Northanger Abbey, Rainbow Rowell and Rebecca, what a fantastic selection! I just watched all of Orange is the New Black too. Not I'm really curious about the memoir.

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    1. Right?! So much fun reading going on. I'll let ya know what I think of the memoir if I can ever get further into the audio. They take me forever!

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  7. I can't wait to see what you think of Fangirl.

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  8. I didn't realize Orange is the New Black was based on a book, cool! (Haven't watched it yet but now I'm compelled to read it first)

    CONGRATS on finding your dress!!!

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    1. Yes ma'am! David (fiance) watched the whole series and downloaded the audio. A little slow to start, but I've heard it picks up.

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  9. I REALLY want to read/see Orange is the New Black!

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    1. It's amazing! The first episode was a little slow, but it gets much better. As for the book, it'll probably take me FOREVER to listen just because I'm slow with audiobooks. I spend most of my time in the car on my commute chatting with my son. :)

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  10. I'm about half way finished with OITNB and I want to read the book so bad now! I'm really curious how much well the show aligns with the book - you'll have to fill us in!

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  11. I've been watching your weather and I feel for ya! As I recall, it just doesn't cool off in the evening, which makes it even more unbearable. We've been having such a strange summer up here. This weekend we were in the 70s! Still getting a lot of rain, which is nice. Our lawn has never looked so nice in July, let alone the beginning of August. Almost feels like we might get a long autumn. Fingers crossed!

    I'm very envious of that Rainbow Rowell book! Hope it's as good as Eleanor & Park.

    Most importantly, do we get to see a picture of your dress????!!!!! :)

    Enjoy The Sparrow!!

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    1. OMG it's hot. Hot hot HOT. I'm glad y'all have had a milder summer. Ours really wasn't too bad until August kicked in, but it's making up for any mildness now.

      I just finished the Rainbow Rowell book last night. I stayed up WAY too late, honestly. lol

      I cannot find your e-mail address! I want to send you a pic!

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    3. So RR's book must be good if your stayed up way too late. Can't wait to read it!

      Yes, send me a picture! lscher (at) neb (dot) rr (dot)com

      I sent you an email a week or so ago (about Rod's book). Do I have your current addy?

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  12. I'm right there with you regarding the Texas heat. I'm over it!

    Can't wait to hear what you thought of Northanger Abbey.

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    1. SO over it. So so. Northanger Abbey was super cute! I'll post a review next week.

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  13. Congrats on picking a dress! That must be a relief to have done.

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    1. It is a huuuuge relief, and it was a much simpler, more pleasant process than I'd expected.

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  14. Yay for wedding dress success! I haven't read Northanger Abbey in a few years. Need to add that to the reread soon list. Love, love Orange is the New Black so need to get the book soon!

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    1. YAY! Really enjoyed Northanger Abbey, and I have Persuasion next up on my pile. I was hoping to get to it this month, but it might be September before I can tackle it.

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  15. Texas heat is the worst! I'm a baby (which is probably why I'm in Cali). ;-) Congratulations on finding your wedding dress!

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    1. LOL, it's pretty terrible. Luckily, this year has been better than most. And thank you! It's SO HARD for me not to post pics. lol

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  16. I realllllly want to watch Orange is the New Black as well. I'm sure I'll get around to it soon :D Congrats on finding THE dress, yahoo!!

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    1. It's super fun. David and I both have whipped through it.

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  17. Yay, dress!!!

    The boyfriend and I watched the first episode of Orange is the New Black and were a little bored by it. But everyone who has watched the series really liked it. Does it get better?

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    1. Yay!

      It definitely picks up. Try some more!

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  18. Can't wait to hear your thoughts about Fangirl!

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    1. I finished it last night, Lisa. It was a fun read, though I don't think it lived up to E&P.

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