Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Currently reading and more

I've seen these "Currently" posts on other blogs and decided to give it a try.  I added a new "currently" to this list, too.

currently reading -  I've just started Parallel, by Lauren Miller (YA SF) and The Rules of Disappearing (YA contemporary). I often start two books at the same time, reading a chapter from one book one night, the other book the next night. This goes on for about a week until eventually one of them really hooks me and I've been known to stay up until 2 am to finish reading it! So far I haven't reached that point with either one of these. I'm still reveling in the after-glow of reading Burning by Elana K. Arnold. 
A YA contemporary about a gypsy girl, oh my I haven't fallen in love with contemporary like this in a long time! Review coming here on Thursday.

currently watching - Star Trek: Into Darkness.  I don't watch TV (though I wouldn't mind if a complete DVD set of Dr Who or Torchwood or Primeval magically showed up on my shelf - I do love British productions!!!)  It's been a week now since I saw Star Trek on opening night and I'm ready to see it again. From my Facebook last week: I am not the most responsible mom. My husband didn't think he could handle the midnight showing of Star Trek Into Darkness with a big work day the next day, so what does this Trekkie do?? She takes her 11 and 9 year old daughters to the midnight showing last night and here we are all late for school/work the next morning. SOOOOO WORTH IT!!!!! A true Trekkie film! Doing the best to make my daughters Trekkies too.

currently loving -  my daily walks: my neighborhood is on the edge of town - and the edge of prairie that turns into mountain foothills. Now that it's spring (yes, it's just now spring in Wyoming), I can get off the paved roads and up into the sagebrush hills where wildflowers are blooming and meadowlarks singing. 

currently anticipating - my stepdaughter's high school graduation! where or where has the time gone??? She was only 4 years old - my flower girl - at our wedding. 

currently thinking about - I have an idea for a homemade graduation card for my stepdaughter that I'm envisioning as a sort of collage of some of my favorite pins from Pinterest. I have this board called "the Best of Life" - a collection of inspirational quotes and things I've learned over the years. Wondering if it would seem too preachy as a graduation "card" though? 

currently wishing -  tornadoes were just mythical creatures instead of real events. Having nightmares about them after Moore, Oklahoma - and praying for all the families trying to rebuild their lives there. 

currently making me happy - my long-time writing friend, NLW,  just finished reading my YA SF novel's second draft and said "definitely publishable!" In our 12 year writing friendship, the first time I've heard that verdict! 

currently thrilled for someone else - (my addition to the "currently" list) - one of my dear friends just officially adopted two girls, six year old and two year old sisters she and her family have been fostering for over a year now. There's a huge long story behind this that makes this event so amazing and my heart so grateful!

What's your "current" from any one of these categories? I'd love to hear!


  1. Burning sounds interesting. I haven't heard of it. I'll have to go checl it out. And how wonderful to hear that from a crit partner. That's great! Best of luck with it!

  2. Time does fly by so quickly! Kind of stinks, yet there's lots to look forward too. My oldest graduated last year and just completed his first year of college. OMGosh...I now have a college sophomore. WTHeck???

  3. Great currently's. I wish tornadoes were mythical too.



  4. Currently reading your blog post and loving it! Yay! Awwww huge congratulations to your step daughter! How lovely!! And yay for your friend and her new daughters!

    And yes please to more trekkers!! :-) Take care

  5. Congrats on your stepdaughter's graduation!! It's crazy how fast the time flies, isn't it? My baby brother will be entering his senior year of COLLEGE this fall. *jaw drop* I am currently wishing that Memorial Day weekend had been longer!

  6. Jack Lewis BaillotMay 29, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Everyone needs more Doctor Who in their life. And Into Darkness was wonderful! I liked it much more than the first one, but I still can't get over the fact that William Shanter will always be Captain Kirk to me. I mean, this new fellow is cool - and he played Jack Frost - but I just can't get used to him as Kirk. Simon Pegg is a wonderful Scotty though, I adored him. He needs to be in more movies.

  7. So many things to be grateful for!

    I haven't seen the newest Star Trek, but I'm dying to. I hope I have the chance soon. And that's exciting about your MS. It's always great to have a writing friend praise your work. Congrats!

  8. What a fun idea for a post! I think I'll have to try it. And I'm so impressed you can read two books at once. I would get too confused I think, but I'd certainly get more reading done!

  9. I know what you mean, it kind of stinks but it's kind of wonderful at the same time.

  10. I know! We need to start a petition for more Simon Pegg movies!

  11. I do sometimes get confused! It's a weird habit, don't know why I do that, I guess I like doing "the Battle of the Books" :)

  12. Holidays are never long enough. Glad you still call him your "baby brother" :)

  13. Yup, on a mission to make more trekkers! You gotta influence them while they're young :)

  14. Cancer should be mythical too! And tsunamis!

  15. I hope you do check it out! It hasn't gotten much buzz, which is a shame, but it's not out yet for another few weeks



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