Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What I'm into--July 2013

I am joining Anne in linking up with Leigh Kramer to share what I've been into for July.

reading:  I will be linking up with Anne on the 15th for the Twitterature updates.  I have read seven books in July, and I am currently reading two books right now.

We are going away next week with my husband's mother, sisters, and their families, and the four of us ladies have decided to read the same book while we're on the beach. We chose The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan.  My mother-in-law and I have also read Maine by this author.  I am looking forward to a shared reading experience because most of my reading is solitary.  It will be nice to be able to discuss a story as we're reading it.  I am also going to pack a few other books in my bag.  There will be some nonfiction reads as well as Cuckoo's Calling.

tv/movies:  With our regular shows on hiatus, there really is nothing we are watching right now.  I have been watching reruns of The Mindy Project, and I am enjoying it.  I may move it into the DVR recording schedule in the fall. We experimented with Netflix earlier this summer, but Rob and I could not find any series that we wanted to commit to watching.  We only watched a couple of the new episodes of Arrested Development, and that was the reason we tried Netflix in the first place.  I have been reading instead of channel surfing this summer, so I consider that a win.

And movies?  The family went to see Monsters University this summer, and that has been it.

music:  I have been desperately searching for new music.  My kids love to commandeer the radio when we drive around town, and the radio makes me crazy because it seems that the stations only play the same six songs over and over and over.  We are going to be taking a long family drive together soon, so I hit the library in search of some tunes to take with us because even our tried-and-true road trip CDs are getting old.  Bobby requested some Beatles, so I picked up a couple of CDs, and I have discovered Punch Brothers and Kurt Vile.  I don't know whether Rob will like them, and I expect the kids to complain, but we have to have something else to listen to besides Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke.

things I am loving right now:
moleskine notebooks
school supply displays
eating dinner outside
walking the dog around the neighborhood in the mornings
eating ice cream cones
sleeping on freshly changed sheets

So how about you?  What are you into?


Shana Norris said...

What a fun idea for everyone to read the same book on vacation. That should make for some great discussion. I hear it's a great book.

HopefulLeigh said...

Love the idea of reading a book together on vacation! Mindy Project is such a great show. It had occasional missteps but I think it's hitting its stride now. Definitely add it to the DVR this fall.

Thanks for linking up with What I’m Into!