the twelfth week

What I’m Reading…

Fewer long-form articles this week, as I’ve been traveling a lot. I am catching up on my #52books goal for the year though!

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I was immediately taken with this book and its 70s vibe. Well - it is set in the 70s, so that vibe was a big part of the story… still, I was charmed immediately. I loved how the characters grew throughout the story and gave me such a surprising and rather emotional ending. I can see the movie (or mini-series) in my mind, and I’m sure that can’t be far off since this was Reese Witherspoon’s book club pick for March, too!

Just the Funny Parts: …And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club by Nell Scovell. I had been reading this phone in random bursts, from the Kindle app on my phone. When I found myself with a four-hour airport delay, I pulled this up and devoured the last half. I couldn’t say if the second half was that much stronger, or if it was just the right time and place, but I very much enjoyed this book.

I have two new books in progress, The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding and Palaces of the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Equality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg. Thus far, both are equally engaging and for very different reasons. I like to have a book on hand to meet every time/place/mood opportunity for reading.

What I’m Cooking…

Nothing. Really. I haven’t been home for dinner in seven days, and tonight is all about laundry and sleep to gear up for more travel. I have been thinking a lot about pie though. I haven’t had any pie, but I have been thinking about it.

What I’m Doing…

Traveling! While I got to make a quick trip to D.C. for work last week, the highlight was our girls weekend away in the Atlanta area.

We danced with Kacey Musgraves at the gorgeous Tabernacle in Atlanta. We strolled and dined and read throughout the almost offensively adorable downtown of Athens, GA. I sampled more than a few very interesting beers at Creature Comforts. (I could plan a solid long weekend trip there centered completely on this amazing brewery.) What a delightful “spring break” getaway.

the eleventh week