Good morning booknerds!
It’s been a pretty good week. Last Sunday for date night we saw This Is the End, a new comedy out about comedic actors surviving the apocalypse, and it was pretty funny. I ALSO watched Les Miserables FINALLY and liked it, especially for knowing pretty much nothing about it going in. But it did feel SUPER abridged, like there was a lot more happening between the characters than I was really seeing, so I’m looking forward to reading that GIANT ASS novel sometime this year. So yeah, I watched 2 movies in week! That’s so rare for me.
I ran outside for the first time this week! Twice!
I liked it, because it was nice to be outside and I could go as fast or slow as I wanted. Buuuut on the downside, the back of my left knee hurts afterwards. It doesn’t even hurt really bad, just hurts a bit to straighten my leg and it’s annoying me. Still looking forward to running outside more with the honeyman though. Ironically, his knee hurts on the treadmill but doesn’t hurt running outside. I’m hoping we can try running on a track this week and find some middle ground there in terms of knee issues.
I hung out at the beach for a couple hours with my mom and L on one of my days off, and that was nice – got a very slight sunburn on my shoulders, but it was relaxing and I read my book and it was all lovely. But I was kind of really bummed that I was just in jeans and a tank, so I ended up ordering a bathing suit. Yayyyyy. First one in years – mainly because I don’t swim and because I was too self-concious to go just lay out on the beach. But I am SO looking forward to doing that this summer and not being super pale for once!
Aaaand the best thing right now is that today is my Friday and then I’ll have a wonderful 4 days off!
I’m not going to do CRAP this week. Especially since it’s supposed to be really hot but rainy all week, so even if my bathing suit came early enough I wouldn’t be able to have a beach day yet. I foresee a lot of bumming around the apartment this week – reading, blogging, taking naps with Gabby, eating food, and generally being lazy. It’s going to rock.
Bookish update: I finished The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu this week, which was super awesome and you should read it! I DNF-ed The Doomsday Vault by Steven Harper. That’s a bummer because it was a steampunk book I was really excited to try, but halfway through it I just didn’t care about the characters still and didn’t want to waste anymore reading time on it.
I started East of Eden by John Steinbeck on Thursday. I planned initially to read at least 7 chapters every week until finishing, and because the sync read at the Classics Club doesn’t end till the end of August. Well I’ve read 21 chapters so far. I am liking it SO MUCH MORE than The Grapes of Wrath, I think because it’s not so political agenda-y. I actually might finish it this week, who knows.
I also started First Among Sequels, the 5th Thursday Next book. Ideally I’d finish that today, but we’ll see. And I’m REALLY hoping that by next Sunday I can finish that, East of Eden, Paradox, and A Natural History of Dragons. The likelihood of me finishing 4 books (2 of which I haven’t even started yet) is not great, but hell I got 4 days off so I can try! It would just make me happy to cross more books off of my TBR pile for this month.
Sooooo I’m gonna go work on that now!
How have you guys been? Plans for this week? Anyone seen World War Z yet? Is it good?