|my Stats from Goodreads, with a bit of Beautiful Mess applied
. It’s where I keep track of everything I want to read and everything I’ve read and my first stop for recommendations. I guess it’s kind of like Ravelry for readers, isn’t it? (except there’s a real app for my iPad and iPhone!)
♥ Reading (and listening). 20 books year-to-date for 2013 is a far cry from where I was back in January
when I hadn’t read anything for months. Love how many 4 and 5-star books I’ve added to my shelves – 14 in total (and even though a few are re-reads, I’ve savored them anew). I finished American Gods (a full cast recording to commemorate the book’s 10th anniversary) on Sunday; it was so good I haven’t wanted to start anything else (of course today is only Tuesday and I’m sure I’ll have something else picked out in a day or two!)
♥ Short stories. I need to do a proper post to share more about this little project. Since I started it last month, I’ve read 29 stories in at least a dozen different books and on-line publications. Honestly, I’m kind of obsessed!
♥ Coffee with almond milk and a half packet of splenda, over ice. Funny how that last cup of lukewarm coffee from the 5am pot doesn’t really seem like leftovers when it’s ice cold (on purpose).
♥ Finishing (knitting) projects. I didn’t have any FOs from the end of June through the beginning of last week. And in those ten days, I’ve finished a sweater and a scarf (modeled shots soon, I hope) and I have four more projects on my needles that I’m cautiously optimistic I’ll finish before the month is over.
♥ and thinking about what to knit next. (for sure Boxy
, and maybe Flourishing
or the Churro Top
?) Pleasantly surprised those three “maybe” projects all use yarn from my stash!
♥ House of Cards on Netflix (on my iPad). I know Kevin Spacey’s South Carolina accent leaves a lot to be desired, but his character is so interesting – complex, likable, unlikable, unpredictable all at once – and I adore Robin Wright.
♥ My iPad. I bought it last summer to help with my classes – easy access to patterns, and Ravelry and IMDb and Goodreads and Google (all of which we regularly refer to during class). Until recently, that’s really all I used it for. Whoa, was I missing out! (I still wish it were easier to blog from here – I know I’ll have to put the finishing touches on this post from my laptop, but at least the words are easy to get down and that’s a good start).
♥ The running group at the Y. Hard to believe it’s been five months since I joined up for a twice weekly mid-distance run. I’ve made friends (a few of them even knit, but most don’t, and I have yet to mix this group with my knitting friends…fall is coming, though 🙂 and learned to enjoy the easy company of a run filled with conversation about any and everything you could imagine. Seriously nothing is off limits when you’re on a run. Seriously. Nothing!
♥ Summer. finally maybe it’s here? School started yesterday, but for me, I’m giving it at least until Labor Day. Heat, humidity, sunshine, fresh tomatoes with basil, chilled white wine, sandals…I think I probably need a trashy book, too!
What are you loving right now?