Reading |I’ve been positively binge-reading This Is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick, which I’ll write about soon. I’ve started to read and take notes on Start with Why by Simon Sinek. And on my iPhone: the ARC of the compulsively readable memoir The Clancys of Queens by Tara Clancy. (Thanks, NetGalley!) I feel awash in wonderful books.
Listening (the books) | My third time reading The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, and this time I listened to it. And I gotta say… this book works better for me on the page. I prefer my interpretation of Eli’s tone — way funnier and sadder. My iPhone listening: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, which I’m liking as much as Julz said I would (and that’s a lot).
Listening (the non-books) | The Presidential podcast entered my consciousness over the past couple of weeks, and I’m completely wild about it. Each President gets his own episode, hosted by Washington Post reporter Lillian Cunningham, who often interviews people like David McCullough and Bob Woodward. (Did I squeal? Yes, I did.)
Learning | Speaking of Presidents… While visiting the Museum of Broadcast Communications, we saw the exact camera that was used to film the Kennedy-Nixon debate. (I nearly passed out.)
Watching | Olympic swimming trials… Anthony Ervin, whose book I fully adored,
qualified for the Olympics. AGAIN! And it was only mostly awkward when
the post-race interviewer asked him 3 times (!) about the fact that he
qualified for the Olympics at the remarkably advanced age of 35.
Celebrating | On some recent glamorous vacation days, I KonMari’d my household cleaning products, hardware, and linens. I know: way too much of a good time. But dang, things are lookin’ good.