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this week

I am listening to This Love (Will Be Your Downfall) by Ellie Goulding (thanks, Lizzie!).

I am reading an ARC of Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith.

I am watching the new season of this show, starring my celebrity crush Nathan Fillion:

At least my celebrity crushes are age appropriate.

I am packing to go to Frankfurt for the Book Fair. I have never been to Germany before but I’ve taken a total of four years of German in high school and college. So I should basically be fluent. Or else I can just quote that scary Rammstein song about hating people. That could also work. (For those who are interested in such things, I am sponsoring my own trip to Germany. It’s such a great chance to meet a lot of my foreign publishers in one fell swoop. Plus, I get to sneak over to Munich and visit my in-laws, who live there, and one of my best friends in the whole world lives in London and is coming to meet up too. I can’t wait!)

I am eating lots of these:

because they are my son’s favorite cookie to make and he asks to make them every single day. And who am I to tell him no? He’s really into the smashing with the fork part.

What are you listening to, reading, watching, eating, doing?




+ comments (18)
  • Susan
    September 28, 2010

    Reading: absolutely nothing. Sad, I know.
    Watching: The Mentalist. I love that show so very much.
    Eating: Hot fudge sauce that has hardened in the fridge and is not just fudge. And yes, it’s that good.
    Doing: Working on my WIP and playing with my kids.



  • Sara B. Larson
    September 28, 2010

    I’m just about to start reading INCARCERON, I need to watch DTWS from last night and look forward to GLEE. (Yay for DVR!) Eating homemade salsa and lasagne. I was on a cooking kick yesterday.

    Wishing I was going to Germany, too! You’ll have to say hi to Hannah for me while you’re there at the fair sometime. Then at least someone I know will have met my agent, ha ha! πŸ˜‰ Hope you have a fabulous time!!



  • Sandy Shin
    September 28, 2010

    I am re-reading THE HUNGER GAMES, and will be reading the next two books in the series — hopefully soon. That way, I won’t have to keep closing my eyes to MOCKINGJAY spoilers. πŸ™‚

    I hope you’ll have a wonderful time at the Book Fair!



  • Keary Taylor
    September 28, 2010

    Reading: Nevermore
    Watching: Old episodes of Veronica Mars on Netflix
    Eating: Peanut butter covered pancakes πŸ˜€
    Doing: Editing 2nd in series, Forsaken, thinking I need to get my visiting teaching done before the end of the month….



  • Amanda
    September 28, 2010

    Did you know that Richard Castle’s Nikki Heat books are actually being released? I found Heat Wave at Borders last night. That kind of made my day. I think book two, Naked Heat, is being released today, actually, but only in hardcover. Castle is a fantastic show!

    I just finished up the ARC of Where the truth Lies by Jessica Warman (on sale today! go get it!) and will be starting the ARC of Black Wings by Christina Henry in about five minutes. All while listening to The Weepies. Fun fun fun!



  • Melinda J. Carroll
    September 28, 2010

    The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan.
    Watching Survivor.
    Eating sheet cake.
    Live is good.



  • Enna Isilee
    September 28, 2010

    WHAT?! You already have Emily’s new book? JEALOUS!

    And Nathan Fillion is the BOMB!

    LISTENING TO: Whatever is free on iTunes.

    READING: City of Bones

    WATCHING: EVERYTHING, namely Castle, Fringe, House, Modern Family, The Amazing Race, the Biggest Loser, 30 Rock, The Office, Outsourced, Warehouse 13, Glee, Survivor, Community.

    My dear. I like TV.

    EATING: Leftover birthday icecream cake.

    DOING: Studying for a linear algebra and induction proofs test. Ew.



  • Shari
    September 28, 2010

    I just finished reading The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simon. I am watching Friday Night Lights off Netflix. I am about to make chocolate cookies. I am avoiding an overweight cat who is stalking me for more food.



  • HeatherSmith
    September 28, 2010

    Say hello to the best friend from London! I hope you have a great trip. So fun.

    Reading: Clockwork Angel (Just finished to be honest)
    Watching: Nothing really…did watch some of Hoarders last night. It makes me feel like my cleaning skills are the bomb!
    Eating: Red Plums, Peanut M&Ms
    Doing: Just planted some gorgeous Mums, getting ready to put the boy to sleep



  • Rachel+Co
    September 28, 2010

    so exciting! a trip to germany. ser gΓΌt (at least i think that’s what i should say. i only took 2 years in high school). it’s my ancestral home, so say hello for me.

    read: THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO (this book scared me in a way few have. intense, incredible voice, but so horrifying i think i would never want to read it again. have you read it?)

    listening: to my 4 year old build a fort out of couch cushions while making up a story out loud.

    watching: not a thing. i have a self-imposed writing deadline, this was the easiest thing to toss.

    doing: canning salsa and writing while it’s cooking.



  • KristaBulloch
    September 28, 2010

    Listening: Sufjan Stevens. Kirk got us concert tickets for next month so I figure I should see what it’s all about.

    Reading: Jigsaw Jones. I’m also trying to finish a Pissaro biography before my Amazon order arrives. I know I’ll get distracted by my new stuff.

    Watching: Have you heard of Toddlers and Tiara’s? It’s kind of an old show but I just found it. It’s sad and hilarious and makes me feel like a good parent.

    Wish I could help you with the German. At least you can say ‘ich’ correctly. Maybe Matt Aaron is available.



  • Julie Dixon
    September 28, 2010

    I love that you’re going to Germany! Sounds so fun. I wish your book was out–I’m taking a YA Lit class and I’m in the dystopian group. Sigh. Where is your book when I need it? I just finished Freak the Mighty which I loved.



  • M.J. Horton
    September 28, 2010

    Ooh, Ellie! I’m new to her music. Love ‘Starry Eyed.’

    Reading As The World Spins for class, I’m starting to get into The Vampire Diaries (slowly), eating iced oatmeal cookies (mmm…well not right now, but that’s for dessert), and I should be revising (I will in about 15 minutes. Promise.). πŸ˜€



  • Cass
    September 28, 2010

    Reading: Early finished copy of Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen (thx Penguin) & A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler (tour)
    Watching: Um…glee? That, and the usual repeats, whatever is on.
    Eating: Nothing right now, but I’m STARVING.
    Doing: Browsing blogs, thinking about finishing BYT…



  • Stacey
    September 28, 2010

    Ally I am BEYOND jealous of you!

    Reading: ARC of The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

    Watching: CASTLE! Right there with you, love that man! I have way too many other shows I follow too!

    Eating: Dieting. Trying, TRYING to be good and not eat simple carbs.

    Have SO much fun in Germany. Eat A Dooner Kebab or 100 for me okay?



  • Samantha
    September 28, 2010

    Reading: Pippi Longstocking, La’s Orchestra Saves the World

    Watching: Just finished Princess and the Frog with the Preschooler

    Eating: Ice Cream. Making Peking duck for the husband’s birthday on Friday, though!

    Happy Germany! Say hi to the country for me. I was born in Augsburg. So very happy to hear about your exciting happenings!



  • CharlotteCondie
    September 28, 2010

    Reading: Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza (I am boring right now)
    Watching: Heroes (never watched when it was on TV)
    Eating: Vegan/GF Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (still perfecting the recipe)



  • Sarah McCoy
    September 29, 2010

    We love Castle too. It’s one of the few shows that both Rob and I like.

    Have fun in Germany and with Josie…I assume that’s whose visiting you πŸ™‚




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