Currently | 08-02-2017

I’m having a hard time remembering to post with any regularity this summer – it’s like my kids want me to look at them all day or something. Ugh. I’ve checked in a few times with some pictures of summer fun and talking about books, per usual, but that’s about it. That’s What She Read posted a Currently post recently and I thought – perfect! What better way for me to slow down and write about everything going on these days.

So here you go. Right now I am…

Currently reading: If you look at my list of books currently being read, you are probably thinking, “Wow, Jen reads a lot of books at once!” but the truth is that I’m only giving my full attention to two books right now.

20603758I jumped back into reading Ready Player One by Earnest Cline after seeing a trailer for the movie coming out. I had already read about half of it before I put it down to prioritize a book club pick and then couldn’t get back into it. But I had been enjoying it and it was rankling me. The movie trailer lit a fire under my butt to get back to it. (Speaking of the trailer – I’m not loving it. It looks much more action adventure and much less nerdy 80’s kid dream story. But I know it’s a lot of plot to cram into a trailer and maybe 2 minutes of Wade geeking out over a Rush album wouldn’t have been as globally compelling.)

24388326My book club is discussing The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood this month and my library copy just came in! Yay! This is the same author who wrote The Handmaid’s Tale which you probably know was turned into a mini series on Hulu (unless you are that actual person who lives under a rock – nice to meet you!). This one is another dystopian story about America after a pretty brutal financial collapse that has it’s main characters living out of their car before agreeing to join a society that promises them a nice house, steady job, good life for 6 months out of the year – the other 6 months they are in prison. Obviously things only get more interesting from there.

Currently listening to: a healthy mix of the Trolls soundtrack, John Mayer’s new album and whatever the radio station deigns to play between commercials and terrible talk radio shows.

Currently watching: Howl’s Moving Castle with the kids and it was so good that I want to watch a whole lot more movies by the writer, Hayao Miyazaki. But none of them are really available streaming and this was the only one I noticed at our video rental place. Since I can’t afford to buy them all, I think this leaves the local library. Fans of Miyazaki, which ones should we watch first?

20479562_10101317581308706_7582190183688617313_nCurrently eating: a lot of fun exotic food. I’m teaching the kids about different Asian cultures this week so we’ve had ramen of course, bubble tea, chinese food from our favorite buffet and tonight we’re ordering Indian food. Next week I’ll need to plan dinners a little more frugally but we’ve been having a lot of fun with it.

Currently drinking: Throwback Mountain Dew because I’m far too obsessed. I’ve also been making iced coffee with these new pods from Nespresso. So basically I don’t sleep anymore.

Currently rewatching: Scrubs with my husband. I’ve never watched it in order before so I’m loving it more than before and especially loving all the cameos from actors that I wouldn’t have recognized back then. Mike Heck as the Janitor that harasses JD is basically everything.

Currently opened tabs: You so don’t even want to see all of them but highlights include gmail of course, a blog tag at Birdie Bookworm that I’m thinking about playing along with, 5 Things Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy Learned Last Month, a comic from Hedger Humor, and blogging prompts from Mama Kat.

Currently on my book to-buy list: I preordered a copy of Anne Bogel’s book, Reading People, which comes out next month. Other than that I don’t have any big book purchases planned except that I’ll probably break down and buy book two in the Throne of Glass series very soon because – seriously hooked.

28763485Currently on my TBR list: I have been meaning to really crack into The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon for a few weeks now. Once my reading pile clears out a bit, I’m planning to make that a priority along  with Always & Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han which showed up on my doorstep recently after a moment of weakness of the hardcover persuasion.

Currently recommending: the cheesecake at Costco because it is outrageously delicious but make sure you have an army to help you eat it because it is massive and decadent.

Currently talking about on the blog: I’m wringing my hands over how old my children are getting after my daughter’s 8th birthday, talking about the difference between my kids’ summer and my summer, discussing slip covers on books (which I hate but some people love), and other reading habits and literary would you rather questions.

What are you currently loving, reading, doing? 

One response to “Currently | 08-02-2017”

  1. Birdie Avatar

    I haven’t read The Sun is Also a Star yet either, but it’s on my TBR. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.