Thursday, October 29, 2015

October Currently . . .

I’ve been debating with myself over whether or not to include personal posts on this blog. Part of my brain says, “Nobody cares about you. They come here to see books.” The other part of my brain says, “But I like reading personal posts on other people’s blogs.” So, instead of arguing with myself like a weirdo, I thought I’d do a personal post and see how it goes.

I’ve seen versions of this “Currently” post on a bunch of different blogs. I first saw this version on Sarah’s Chapter. I added a “Stalking” category to spread some bookish love.

I’m Currently . . .

Reading: Printz Award winners. You probably already know about this because I blather about it constantly.

Watching: 90 Day FiancĂ©. I know that this is melodramatic trash TV, but I’m hooked. I’m also loving The Great British Bake-Off. I wish that American TV would show the most-recent seasons. I’ve only seen old episodes because I don’t like watching TV on the computer.

Stalking: I know I mentioned Sarah’s Chapter already, but I really like this blog. It’s well-designed, well-written, and full of pretty pictures.

Planning: Trips. I won’t be home for most of November. I’m going to California for a few days and then Kentucky for a few weeks. There won’t be many posts on this blog next month.

Making: Toaster s’mores. A lot of people around here have fire pits in their yards. Campfire smoke makes me crave s’mores, but I don’t have my own fire pit, so I make them in the toaster.

Stocking up on: Travel supplies and winter clothes.

Wishing for: Calm. It always feels like there are a million things going on, and I can’t keep up.

Enjoying: Walking my dogs. The leaves are changing color, the weather is cooler, and there is a lot of wildlife around my house. This makes the walks more interesting.

Trying: To make more time for reading. I got a lot more reading done this month because I’m trying to make it a priority. More time spent reading; less time spent screwing around on the Internet.

Eating: Halloween candy and junk food. I know it’s bad for me, but I’m busy. That’s my excuse. (Also, I really, really like chocolate.)

Goal setting: To survive the beginning of next semester. I’m on a nontraditional school schedule, so I start my third semester of graduate school in November. The first few weeks of every semester involve traveling and doing a lot of stuff outside of my comfort zone. It’s hugely stressful and unpleasant, but hopefully it’ll be worth it in the end.

Learning: To change the things that make me unhappy instead of living with them.


  1. WE TOTALLY CARE ABOUT YOU! I've been debating doing monthly recap posts for AGES so I know what you mean though :) I love reading more personal posts from bloggers I follow! And I enjoyed the layout for your here^^ Enjoy all the lovely trips you're planning for November and HAPPY HALLOWEEN AJ ♥

  2. Reading is always tough to have time for. I know I'm constantly battling with my time to read.

  3. I love personal posts!! And I love this one a lot and might add it myself. Wishing for calm is an excellent one. "Learning: To change the things that make me unhappy instead of living with them." That is an excellent one!

  4. I really love personal posts too. I try and do them on my own blog when I can. It's really cool to get to know the blogger behind the blog. :) Good luck with graduate school - I'm in the middle of my final semester right now, so it's super stressful. hah

    You're visiting Kentucky?! I'm from there, so that's awesome. ;)


  5. I enjoy reading personal posts. It helps to get to know the blogger better, I think. This is a good setup as well, flows nicely and is easy to read.

  6. This is a fantastic way to share some fun personal things about yourself without writing a long, drawn-out post (if you're not feeling like sharing that much - or writing that much). I love it!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  7. I LOVE personal posts! Thank you so much for stalking me haha :) I'm so pleased to see my little blog mentioned.
    The Great British Bake Off is just everything. It's so great, I hope you get to see the most recent season!
    I've also been loving dog walks in the countryside around my village, it's not even cold here in the UK yet which is crazy! But we've had some lovely autumn leaves and some quite creepy mist!
    Have fun travelling, I'm sure it'll be amazing :)

    Sarah | Sarah's Chapter