it’s monday! what are you reading?

It’s Monday, what are you reading? What am I NOT reading, is more like it! I’m having attention issues. And just busy—it’s the holidays after all, and for musicians that means lots of gigs. And I’m excited about some new developments, more on that at a later date. Anyway, as for reading, I was having a lot of trouble committing to anything for the last month or so but finally buckled down with my latest borrow from the library, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein. It’s really great so far, I’m about a third through it and can already recommend it.


Last week for Thanksgiving I went up to Wisconsin with my husband to spend the holiday with my family. My mom’s side celebrated up in Green Bay, and I was lucky to go to the (nasty wet, cold) Packer game on Thanksgiving night! It was an ugly loss to the Chicago Bears but my dad, brother and I had a lot of fun anyway, as always. It was the night that Brett Favre‘s number was officially retired and unveiled in the stadium, so he was there, and Bart Starr was in good enough health to attend, too, so it was a really special, once-in-a-lifetime experience for us. The game was so bad that we teased: Brett Favre’s up in the box, suit him up! Haha 😉

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My husband and I had a great time tooling around Madison for a couple of days, too. First, we got old fashioneds and fried cheese curds at The Old Fashioned on the Capitol Square, hung out on State Street and shopped at Ear Wax Records, stopped by the Wonder Bar to say hi to my uncle and One Barrel Brewing Co. and Karben4 Brewery, a couple of newer joints. The next day, we played putt-putt at Vitense Golfland, shared flights at Capital Brewery in Middleton, and hit up my old stomping grounds on Willy Street, including Weary Traveler and Crystal Corner Bar.

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Now for the final stretch of the semester at work, holiday gigs and parties here in KC, and then back up to Wisconsin for Christmas.

What are you reading this week? Happy December!

3 thoughts on “it’s monday! what are you reading?

  1. I’ll be adding Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl to my TBR. I’ve not read much — and probably won’t this week since I seem to be coming down with the flu, annoyingly — but I read a sample of It by Stephen King since I’m reluctant to spend £7.00 on an e-book. I’ve also been reading A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, which is . . . okay so far. A quick read, not sure if I’ll finish it, but onwards anyway. Great post; hope you enjoy the rest of your book!

    • Ooh yeah, King’s awesome, but I don’t think I’ve ever paid more than $2 for an ebook. Just can’t bring myself to pay full price for something I’m technically just borrowing (however indefinite the time length!). I haven’t heard of the Chambers book, I’ll have to check it out on Goodreads. Have a great week! 🙂

      • Thanks for the comment! He is, but even for him I can’t bring myself to buy something of that amount; might as well buy the paperback. Have a great week, too!

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