A whole lot of reading & a whole lot of weekend.

by katelin on January 9, 2012

So those weekends. Where you need to sleep and you do and you read a book because you can and you clean your aparment like a crazy person. Yes those weekends. They are so needed sometimes. And it so happened this past one for me.

Friday: After a particularly busy day at work I was content to just stay home, drink wine and watch TV. However Matt persuaded me to leave with the promise of tasty tasty Mexican food (seriously, my weakness). After running into some friends and hanging out for a bit we came home to wine and When Harry Left Hogwarts (thank you Target holy shit HP7:2 DVD combo pack) and I teared up like a sap. The rest of our night was spent curled up with our books (you guys, Matt is reading Hunger Games and this makes me way too excited and he better like it or we will have words) and then our pillows, goodnight Friday.

Saturday: The day with all of the cleaning. Actually, back up. Before I became a mad woman of cleaning I made a quick trip to the library and picked up some new reads. Seriously, my taste in books could not be more random:

So after I have secured my reading for the next month or so I decided to de-Christmas the place. Sad, yet needed. After several hours of stressing out over where the hell do I fit all of this stuff and watching The Help (so good!), the cleaning was done. And instead of putting my feet up and relaxing, by the time I was done it was time for a quick shower and change and Matt and I were off to dinner to celebrate his dad’s birthday and retirement. It was a great dinner with my parents, some of our friends, my brother & sister-in-law and her family and just good times. Excellent food and so much alcohol and basically we were a show, haha. It was awesome though and quite the way to spend a Saturday night.

Sunday: Managed to make some baked oatmeal (also. SO GOOD), paint my nails, tear up while watching Grey’s and throw an assortment of clothes and things into a bag before a frazzled exit from my apartment to the LACMA to meet Lan. Like the gem that she is, Lan offered to take some portraits of me and so we did. And it was loverly. Once I made my way home I kicked back and relaxed and read and made dinner and Matt and I ended the night watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 because you know, I’m obsessed now apparently. And the Sunday night was superb.


And how was your weekend? Any trips to Hogwarts? Or new books to add to my ever growing list?


happy monday!

Posted in My Crazy Life
  • Okay. OKAY FIRST of all. I’m too excited here. THE BOOK THIEF is one of my all time favorite books. When I see someone reading it I want to hug them LOL.

    SECOND OF ALL. Just Kids was an AMAZING book. I read that in Greece this summer and it was just beautiful.

    Your books are making me nostalgic for when I read those books! Is that weird? I know, it’s weird. I just can’t help it.

    I know how you feel about wanting Matt to like Hunger Games though, as you can see, haha :) [and clearly because it’s HG and everyone needs to love it or else]

  • Okay, everyone I know has been talking about The Book Thief. I’m going to have to check it out asap!

    Your weekends seem so busy, but so fun!

  • I just finished The Book Thief–what a beautiful book. I hope you enjoy all of your reads! I’ve never heard of When Harry Left Hogwarts… is that a movie? Book? Must research!

    • ooooh “When Harry Left Hogwarts” is a min documentary about the filming of the last movie, it came with HP7:2 we bought. It’s a little under an hour but so good & so fascinating. Highly recommend checking it out.

  • Life of Pi is one of my all-time favorites! It can be challenging at times, but I thought it was very rewarding in the end.

  • I love The Book Thief and I loved Life of Pi until about the last 3 pages…although, thinking back on that book (I read it 3-ish years ago) I think I appreciate it more now than I did then, so that’s something. ;)


  • Okay, PLEASE report back on The Book Thief! Everyone has raved about it, but I think I am the only one who didn’t love it! Even looking at these comments, I am clearly in the minority! I liked it, but didn’t love it…just like with The Help. I didn’t love that either, though I liked it. Hmmmm.

    Have you read any of Kate Morton’s books? She has three, and I really enjoyed them all!

  • Kiersten

    I’m working on the Night Circus and it’s awesome so far. I’m definitely needing to hit the library soon too. Glad you have a great weekend sweetie.

  • Oooh — “Just Kids” is one of the books I’m going to read next. And this post has also reminded me that I never finished “Life of Pi.” I should reread that! Sounds like you had a relaxing yet productive weekend! :)

  • I defer to you for all my reading. You better pick good ones!

  • Love love Life of Pi! Also, spent one of my insomnia nights last week reading the first Hunger Games book. Totally loved it and I’m already halfway through book 2! I’m totally jealous that you’ve seen “When Harry Left Hogwarts” I so want to watch it.

  • Life of Pi is one of my all-time favorites!

  • I love weekends like that. Enjoy Just Kids!

  • I’ve got my husband reading the Hunger Games as well and he’s obsessed. He’s taken over my Kindle and is refusing to give it back to me until he’s finished with all three books.

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