Keep Calm and Fly On

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Last night was so much fun, but I didn’t get into bed until 3 AM and had to wake up at 7:30 AM to make my flight – oof!


However, it was totally worth it to stay out late with the girls! I am really going to miss Lauren when she moves to Asia… hopefully, we’ll still G-Chat and Skype all the time, despite the time difference.


I woke up feeling rather… groggy this morning.  After showering, I piled my luggage into a cab and headed for the airport.  It was a rainy and foggy morning in Philadelphia.


I had planned ahead and packed a banana and Clif bar in my purse to eat during the ride.


But truthfully – it wasn’t enough.  I had woken up starving and by the time I checked in, went through security, and found my gate, I decided I needed more food.  I really feel like it’s so important to listen to your hunger cues and eat – even when it’s not “time.”


Breakfast #2 was an Everything Bagel with egg.


On the flight, I read this EXCELLENT book.  It’s loosely based on Laura Bush and is absolutely so intriguing.  Curtis Sittenfeld is the best writer – the language is so vivid and descriptive.


After a layover in Cleveland (don’t ask why I’d fly from Philly to Ohio to Charlotte), the Husband picked me up from the airport and I practically BEGGED to go to Big Daddy’s for lunch.  My hunger won’t stop today (I don’t think I ate enough on Saturday while shopping and whatnot).




A black bean burger with extra pickles on a whole wheat roll.


And a side salad with Napa cabbage, corn, feta, pecans, and balsamic.




By the way, the Hus just found my glasses, which I have been unable to locate for a week and thought I had lost at the Healthy Living Summit in Chicago… they were in the fridge in the vegetable drawer. (Don’t ask.)


What are you reading right now?



  • Sonja August 22, 2010, 3:34 pm

    I loved American Wife… I also thought it was excellent! I am currently reading Born to Run. Have you read it? It’s kind of an adventure tale/mystery about the Tarahumara Indians and their amazing abilities to run ridiculous distances without any of the modern trappings of running culture ($150 shoes, Garmin watches, etc). I am thoroughly enjoying it!

    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 9:00 am

      I’ve heard about it… think I need to pick up that book next!

  • Shayna August 22, 2010, 3:36 pm

    I always pass that book at Borders and never pick it up. I just might! I’m reading Wicked. It hard to follow and boring, but I’m persistent. Thank God it’s a library book or I’d be really irritated 😉

    • Amber K August 22, 2010, 11:57 pm

      Wicked – GREAT musical, incredibly long and boring book. I feel ya! I made it all the way through, but I’d much rather just pop in the CD.

  • Freya (Brit Chick Runs) August 22, 2010, 3:37 pm

    Oof you must be so tired!!
    I’m reading ‘Trading Up’ by Candace Bushnell or whatever she’s called – the lady who did Sex and the City. It’s EXACTLY like Valley of the Dolls..but it’s ok 🙂

  • Allie August 22, 2010, 3:37 pm

    Mmm that black bean burger looks SO good

    I’m reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Amazing writer, amazing book. It’s mystical and strange but I love it! Highly recommend :).

    • Katie August 22, 2010, 8:22 pm

      I JUST finished that book. I LOVE the way he writes, but it was a little strange at points.

  • Michelle August 22, 2010, 3:39 pm

    I’ve got that book on my list to read. Looks great. I’m currently reading Eat, Pray, Love– wanted to read it before I see the movie. It’s decent so far, but I haven’t had time to sit down and really get into it.

  • Heather August 22, 2010, 3:41 pm

    Ooh, I totally want to read that book, but I’ve got a lot in my que right now. I’m reading Bitter is the new black by Jen Lancaster right now, good so far but haven’t really dug into it yet.

    And too funny that your glasses were in the fridge!

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair August 22, 2010, 3:42 pm

    Oh I loved American Wife. I’d say it was probably my favourite book EVER actually. SO well-written.

    Right now I’m reading Born to Run. It’s so great and makes me really want to try barefoot running – or at least Vibram Five Fingers!!

  • Sana August 22, 2010, 3:42 pm

    Yeah after HLS I flew to the twin cities and then to MD. It seemed like a good choice when I booked the flight. I regretted it when I was actually on the plane.

    No comment abt the glasses.

  • Whitney August 22, 2010, 3:42 pm

    haha! In the vegetable drawer? That’s hilarious. I’m glad I’m not the only one who leaves things in weird places unintentionally.

  • Evan Thomas August 22, 2010, 3:42 pm

    I am reading Cooking For Geeks which is an excellent, all-encompassing cookbook and the Author is a graduate from my school–double win.

    What I really should be reading is an atlas, because first I did not realize Chicago was on Lake Michigan and second I thought Singapore was in South America. Fail.

  • Jacqueline August 22, 2010, 3:43 pm

    I’m not reading anything right now, but I want to read Eat, Pray, Love when I get my hands on a copy.
    OMG your glasses! That is way too funny!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) August 22, 2010, 3:44 pm

    I love that book. I picked it up after seeing it on Jenna’s blog. LOVED IT! Currently I’m reading Elements of style to help with my grammar but for fun I’m reading The Kite Runner.

    Don’t worry about the glasses we’ve found Hunni’s keys in the freezer before.

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 22, 2010, 3:49 pm

    HAHA, I love that your glasses were in the fridge. My mom lost a set of keys and found them in a flower pot on the porch about a year later. So random. Glad you made it home safely!

    I’m currently re-reading the Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty. So funny and witty!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 22, 2010, 3:51 pm

    I just finished reading
    The Sweetness atthe Bottom of the Pie which is a suspense (mystery?) novel. It is such a fun book, the main character is a witty, clever 11 year old “detective”

    I’d recommend it.

    • eatmovelove August 22, 2010, 4:24 pm

      I’ve seen that one and was wondering what it was about. Maybe I should check it out…

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini August 22, 2010, 3:52 pm

    I also leave my glasses in bizarre places. Unfortunately I don’t wear contacts so kind of need them every day!

    I am reading The Eternal City by Domnica de Rosa. It’s about an Italian family copying after the death of their father. It’s funny and sad and cleverly written and set in London, Brighton and Rome.

  • Amanda August 22, 2010, 3:53 pm

    I just finished The Host by Stephanie Meyer’s which was really good. I found a random book on my bookshelf called QBVII that I think I stole from my parent’s house awhile back and looks like it has potential.

  • Cate August 22, 2010, 3:54 pm

    Spending time with friends is the best. It sound like you had a great time.

    I am currently reading Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah and it is really good so far.
    I LOVE Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep and American Wife are two of my favorite books. She is such a great writer; you just get drawn into the world of the book so easily, which is the best. 🙂

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats August 22, 2010, 3:56 pm

    I’m reading an AMAZING book.. think you might know it 😉 Operation Beautiful!!!

    looks like you and the chicas had a fun weekend! never seen a side salad like that before, but it looks freaking gewwwwwd

  • lisasfoods August 22, 2010, 3:56 pm

    I find I get extra hungry when I don’t get enough sleep too. No amount of food seems to keep me well satiated when I’m sleep-deprived.

    I’m halfway through The Food of a Younger Land, which is a nonfiction book that documents the various regional foods from the 1940s in America. There are some really interesting articles in there, and I like to understand American history better through food. 🙂

  • Courtney August 22, 2010, 3:57 pm

    Born to Run 😀

  • Shanna, like Banana August 22, 2010, 3:58 pm

    That black bean burger looks beyond delicious. Yes please!

    I’ve been downloading my books on my Kindle and it’s so hit or miss. Right now I’m reading a murder mystery by Lisa’s just okay.

  • AndreaClaire August 22, 2010, 3:59 pm

    I love that you found your glasses in the vegetable crisper. I found my cell phone in the freezer once 🙂

    I just (stayed up too late last night to) finished ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ which I really enjoyed once it took off. The first part sets up all the characters but if you stick with it, it’s awesome. I’ll read the next one as soon as I get my hands on it.

  • Rosey Rebecca August 22, 2010, 4:08 pm

    Your glasses were in your fridge? HA! That’s totally something I would do.

    Thanks for the book suggestion! Sounds like an awesome read!

  • Shari August 22, 2010, 4:13 pm

    Ooh, so many good book suggestions from reading through the comments!

    I’m reading Leah Stewart’s “The Myth of You and Me” — almost finished, actually. I’m really impressed with the way she weaves past and present together to tell the story. It’s seamless!

  • Camille August 22, 2010, 4:14 pm

    I love American Wife!
    You should read Prep, the other book by Curtis Sittenfeld. I actually like it more 🙂

  • 'Dee August 22, 2010, 4:14 pm

    OMG, I love the glasses in the veggie drawer. I once put my watch in the cupboard and it took me days to stumble across it. Of course, I had been *ahem* under the influence that night and I’m sure it made some kind of warped sense to me at the time.

  • Britney August 22, 2010, 4:14 pm

    I’m reading Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster. This is the second book by her I’ve read and I’m not sure if I like her memoir style.

    I read American Wife last year and I loved it. I hope Curtis Sittenfeld comes out with a new book soon!

  • Nicole - yuppie yogini August 22, 2010, 4:16 pm

    Lol….I think someone needs a real vacation!

  • Carly (Swim, Run, Om) August 22, 2010, 4:23 pm

    I love “American Wife” … one of my fave books! Right now I’m reading “The Concubine,” which is based on the life of Anne Boleyn.

  • eatmovelove August 22, 2010, 4:26 pm

    LOL – yes you need to fuel properly while SHOPPING girl – that’s hard-core stuff!!…and I’m being serious here 🙂

    Reading? Oooh….touchy subject. I love to read and have a dozen books here to choose from; but can’t seem to focus my mind. At all. And everytime I pick up one, I start to look at another…I have been reading through a book I reviewed on my site recently “The mindful way through worry and rumination”.

  • The Hot and Fit August 22, 2010, 4:30 pm

    The glasses were in the FRIDGE?? 😀
    Can’t believe you managed to get through with so little sleep – you’re a star!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous August 22, 2010, 4:30 pm

    Looks like you had a great weekend! I do that too…go out hard the night before I have to catch a plane. It’s the worst, but usually worth it 🙂 I’m (finally) reading the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. So far so good!

  • ashleigh August 22, 2010, 4:30 pm

    What an interesting side salad! Much different than regular burger joints. Glad you had a fun trip!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog August 22, 2010, 4:36 pm

    loved american wife!! such a good book. It makes me want to read laura bush’s autobiography.

    Right now I’m reading the girl who played with fire — the second book in the girl with the dragon tattoo series. It’s good!

  • Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) August 22, 2010, 4:37 pm

    Glasses in the salad drawer, I’ve never heard that one before!! Glad you found them.

    You only live once so you may as well stay up late once in a while; you can always rest later. 🙂

  • Kath August 22, 2010, 4:57 pm

    I’m reading the same book!

  • Jennifer@ knackfornutrition August 22, 2010, 5:00 pm

    I woke up feeling…groggy this morning too. 🙂 Reuniting with college friends magically had the same effect on both of us!

    I just finishing reading Sh!t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern. It is a hilarious and easy read, but the underlying relationship between the dad and his kid is very sweet.

  • Dynamics August 22, 2010, 5:06 pm

    Glasses in the vegetable drawer lost for one week. Does that mean you have not had any veggies in one week. LOL…J/K. I am reading Runner’s World Complete Book of Beginning Running by Amby Burfoot. Have you read it? I figured it would be good since it was by Runner’s World.

    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 9:03 am

      I have not read it – Is it good?

      • Dynamics August 23, 2010, 12:01 pm

        I will let you know once I get further into it. Chapter 1 – 47 reasons to run. Chapter 2 – No more excuses. Looks like it will be an amazing book.

  • Lauren August 22, 2010, 5:13 pm

    Being able to listen and respond to your hunger cues is definitely one of the most healthy qualities any one can have. I think so many people get caught up in the opposite of hunger cues (when to not eat when your not hungry) that they forget that it’s also about listening to your hunger when you are hungry.

    Glad you are home safe and even more happy you had a wonderful weekend!

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa August 22, 2010, 5:13 pm

    Right now I am reading “One Day” which is about two friends on one day a year over 20 years. Its super readable and very interesting. A must read.

  • Theodora August 22, 2010, 5:19 pm

    The glasses in the vegetable drawer totally sounds like something I would do. It still baffles me that I live in a studio apartment and manage to lose things.

  • Cathy K August 22, 2010, 5:23 pm

    i have PREP on my To Read list…unfortunately, my list keeps getting longer, and i can’t keep up with all the books i want to read!
    currently reading “living oprah” by robyn okrant. very enjoyable!

  • lynn August 22, 2010, 5:23 pm

    oh i love that your glasses were in the fridge, it’s just as much fun as finding the milk in the pantry!
    I just picked up my THIRD copy of Operation Beautiful as I gave two away and didn’t want to wait to borrow it back from my daughter. Also 2/3 through Eat Pray Love and Skinny Bitch and “Thrive Diet” by Brenden Brazier (very easy and informative with some great looking recipes). I tend to have at least three books on the go at any time.
    Welcome home!

    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 9:04 am

      Thank you so much!

      I loved Thrive too.

  • Amanda August 22, 2010, 5:23 pm

    Just finished that book on Friday – I LOVED it and kept staying up way too late to read it!

  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) August 22, 2010, 5:26 pm

    lmfao! glad to know i’m not the only one who loses things and finds them again in odd places. last semester i lost my glasses for a week and then found them in my trash can. it was also around the time that my phone fell into the toilet…..

  • kristin August 22, 2010, 5:27 pm

    I just finished reading “The Paris Wife”, by Paula McLain. It’s not out until next February (I love working in a bookstore and getting to read advance copies!), but I’d recommend it when it does. It’s about Ernest Hemingway’s first wife and their life in Paris- well written and engaging.

  • Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt August 22, 2010, 5:29 pm

    Ahh…I am the master of putting things where they shouldn’t be. As long as you find them in the end, then that works out. Right?

    I’m reading “Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany” by Bill Buford. So far so good!

  • Sheila Viers | Live Well 360 August 22, 2010, 5:33 pm

    That bean burger looks insaaaane.

    I am finishing up “Pour Your Heart Into It” Buy Howard Schultz. It’s all about Starbucks, and how the company grew to what it is today. Really good.

  • Rachael August 22, 2010, 5:39 pm

    I’ve heard good things about that book – I’d also recommend “Fortunate Son” as another thinly veiled portrait of the Bush family.
    Currently reading The Brothers Karamazov….I read it when I was about 18 during a Russian-literature-obsessed phase, and I figured I might have a different take on the characters ten years later!

  • Annie (Delicious Wellness) August 22, 2010, 5:49 pm

    Ok, so I might have been waiting to hear about the socially awkward situation that you were tweeting about last night, but I guess it’s not going to happen! 😉

    I just finished the young adult’s book, Crank (I read it for a book club). It’s written entirely in free verse poetry, which makes it really interesting to read, but it’s definitely a really sad book. Very well written, though!

    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 9:04 am

      Hahah I cannot possibly explain it (too long and convoluted) but trust me.. it was awk.

  • Callie August 22, 2010, 5:52 pm

    Hmm. Never heard of glasses in the salad drawer. 🙂
    I’m currently not reading anything, but that book sounds good.

  • Erica August 22, 2010, 5:53 pm

    Glad you made it home safe and had tons of fun with your friends! I think its fabulous that y’all got together for one more party before your friend had to leave. And what a great lunch to come home too. I agree that listening to your hunger is super important- your body knows what it needs.

  • Liza August 22, 2010, 5:53 pm

    I’ve also been trying to just listen to when my body wants to eat! Mostly when I feel “it’s not times” but also a little bit when I feel “it is time” but I’m not hungry at all!
    That burger looks insanely amazing and the salad– wow. Corn cut off the cob + pecans?! WOW.
    I’m trying to decide what book to read next because I recently finished Eat Pray Love. I saw that book in an airport and thought about buying it– good to know it’s good!

  • Nicci August 22, 2010, 5:57 pm

    I just finished snacking on a cocoa coffee Simply Bar and a glass of Almond milk.

  • Tina August 22, 2010, 5:57 pm

    Okay the glasses in the fridge thing…I have totally done that. I also one time found my camera’s memory card on the back of the toilet last week. I scare myself sometimes with my scattered brainness.

    Hope you get some rest tonight!

  • Chelsea at Striking Balance August 22, 2010, 6:13 pm

    That is a very short sleep! Good for you for making it to your flight, I don’t know if I could have done it!

    Your burger looks like a great lunch. Glad you are listening to your hunger cues, you inspire me to do the same!

    I am reading Eat, Pray Love. I wanted to read it before the book came out, but the movie is out and I’m only half way through. I can’t get into the India part, which makes it hard for me to want to go read when that’s the part I’m at! Maybe I should skip that section altogether.. hmm.

    Have a great day!


  • Lauren August 22, 2010, 6:18 pm

    That’s hysterical, I can’t think of any scenario in which your glasses would end up in the veggie drawer haha!

  • Priyanka August 22, 2010, 6:27 pm

    I am well known between my family and friends to keep my stuff in unusual places! But your situation definitely tops mine!

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing August 22, 2010, 6:28 pm

    I was in the Cleveland airport for like 8 hours last week. You should have tried their burrito place. Whole wheat tortillas, brown rice, and tofu. It was SO delicious! I want to purposely layover in Cleveland from now on.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) August 22, 2010, 6:30 pm

    OMG I LOVE THAT BOOK!!!!! I couldn’t put it down! I’m now reading “The Help” which is also brilliantly written.. I recommend it !

  • Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul August 22, 2010, 6:42 pm

    Good thing you made it out of Philly before the storm… It felt like the rain was going to come right through our windows!

  • Rachel August 22, 2010, 6:44 pm

    Glad you had a great time in Philly!! I laughed out loud when I heard where you found your glasses – hey, glad to know it happens to all of us!!

  • Bonnie August 22, 2010, 6:47 pm

    I just got done reading ” my Maasai Life” by Robin Wiszowaty. It’s a great story about the journey of finding your way in life.

  • Amy @ Amy Starts To Run August 22, 2010, 7:08 pm

    Love the glasses in the vegetable drawer. Thats fantastic.

  • Chelsey August 22, 2010, 7:25 pm

    ahahahaha the fridge in the veggie drawer? How in the world does that even happen? Oh dear…

  • Tiffany August 22, 2010, 7:28 pm

    I was about five posts behind in my Reader for your blog and I’ve just now caught up to realize that I (and two other readers of your blog) were literally like 3 blocks away from where you were this weekend! We had a conference in Philly and I walked through that intersection on Arch in the 3rd pic more times than I can count! What a small world.

    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 9:06 am

      Haha aww!! Too bad we missed each other 🙁

  • Jen August 22, 2010, 7:32 pm

    mmmm Big Daddy’s! Want. Glad you had a fun weekend 🙂

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 22, 2010, 7:37 pm

    There are definitely some days where I eat non-stop.

    And I absolutely love that you found your glasses in the fridge veggie drawer. That seems like a practical place for a veggie-loving girl like yourself 😉

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 22, 2010, 7:38 pm

    So glad you found your glasses – I have been there too and it sucks!

    I have found my car keys in the freezer — so I know it happens like that sometimes!

    Right now I am reading one of the Sookie Stackhouse books (I can’t even think of the name!) It is an easy and fun read. But I can’t wait to get into something new soon.

  • michele August 22, 2010, 7:40 pm

    I read Prep and wasn’t a fan. I’m re-reading The Hunger Games series since the final book is coming out Tuesday. They’re young adult novels, but totally crossover into ‘adult’ books. Worth checking out if you’re into dystopian reads.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit August 22, 2010, 7:42 pm

    That’s hilarious that your glasses were in the fridge! I just finished (today) reading a memoir called Accidentally on Purpose. It was a great read and very insightful into motherhood and relationships.

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life August 22, 2010, 7:47 pm

    I’m reading “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall. I’m glad you found your glasses, even if they were with the vegetables.

  • Tonyne @ The Unlikely Success Story August 22, 2010, 7:49 pm

    I am reading “Eat Pray Love” because I desperately want to read it before seeing it in the theater. Before someone loaned it to me I had just started “Little Earthquakes” by Jennifer Weiner and I plan to finish that after “Eat Pray Love”. 🙂

    Glad you had a wonderful trip!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 22, 2010, 7:49 pm

    I just bought The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. I love his writing, but am not interested in the movie. So glad you had a great time! That bean burger looks so good with that salad on the side! Glad you found your glasses too. Enjoy your hubby tonight!

    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 9:07 am

      Do you like it? I listened to the audiotape and almost shot myself by the end. LOL

  • Susan August 22, 2010, 7:51 pm

    Bahaha, yes, I woke up feeling rather “groggy” this morning too 😉 That burger and salad look great though!!

    I will have to look for that book at the library. I just started Generation A by Douglas Coupland. He’s one of my favourite Can Lit authors. His characters are always weird and hilarious.

  • Caitlyn @ A Spoonful of Life August 22, 2010, 7:51 pm

    That is such a good book! I had so much trouble putting to down when I was reading it!

  • Meghan August 22, 2010, 7:52 pm

    I just finished “Pillars of the Earth” which is very long but so good-tons of plot twists and you really feel for the characters. It takes place in the MIddle Ages, and they just made a mini-series about it, so I might have to check it out.

  • Stacey@ August 22, 2010, 7:56 pm

    That looks like the best lunch EVER. I am obsessed with black bean burgers right now.

  • Wei-Wei August 22, 2010, 8:17 pm

    LOL. I love the tidbit about how you found your glasses in the fridge. Do they smell veggie-like? I’m glad you had a safe flight! Go get some sleep 🙂

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward August 22, 2010, 8:28 pm

    I’m reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo… and the Operation Beautiful book!

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. August 22, 2010, 8:32 pm

    I just started “Every Last One” by Anna Quindlen and I am loving it!

  • Sarah August 22, 2010, 8:39 pm

    Wow, the black bean burger looks delicious! I had the same thing today with hunger – on my way home from the gym, I was so hungry I dug into a bar in the car!

    I am reading The Empathy Gap by JD Trout. Such an amazing book – I highly recommend it!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 22, 2010, 9:04 pm

    Yikes, you must be exhausted!

    I’m reading Omnivore’s Dilemma right now. It’s been such an eye opening read!

  • Wendy August 22, 2010, 9:14 pm

    LOL at your glasses in the fridge. I found my misplaced driver’s license in the fridge just a couple weeks ago! I’m currently reading one of the Bride Quartet novels by Nora Roberts, but Born to Run is the next one in my stack. I enjoyed Prep, so I’ll have to check American Wife out next!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef August 22, 2010, 9:24 pm

    funny where we lose things, huh? and i love american wife! such a great book.

  • Heidi - apples under my bed August 22, 2010, 9:32 pm

    Wow…..your lunch looks AMAZING!! I want that for my lunch. I agree re hunger cues, trust your body.
    I just wanted to say a belated congratulations on your book. Im in Australia, and we dont have it over here, but Im planning on inquiring whether we’ll get it at Borders. It has a really great message and I think it is really important! Bring on the mind/body revolution! Congratulations and well done 🙂
    Heidi xo

    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 9:08 am

      Thank you so much!!

  • Heidi - apples under my bed August 22, 2010, 9:33 pm

    ^ EEP! my link didnt work. it will now. new blogger here, me bad…still learning 🙂

  • Danielle August 22, 2010, 9:39 pm

    I’m currently going back and forth between Eat, Pray, Love and Interactive Science Notebooks to help me figure out how in the world I’m going to do these this school year 🙂

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope August 22, 2010, 9:40 pm

    I am currently reading three books. “Balancing Acts: A Novel” by Fishman; “Yoga for Depression” by Weintraub; and “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” by Wroblewski!

  • lindsay August 22, 2010, 9:42 pm

    Love reading all these book recommendations! I’ve been wanting to read American Wife since it was on Jenna’s site. I am reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Its awesome! It was slow in the start, but now I can’t put it down.

  • Michelle... August 22, 2010, 9:48 pm

    Looks like it was an awesome trip to Philly! My sister moved there this weekend for grad school and I’m hoping to make a trip to visit her soon!

    Just finished reading: The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever…loved it
    Just started reading: On Architecture by Ada Louise Huxtable…probably not interesting unless you’re an architecture buff 🙂

  • Scargosun August 22, 2010, 9:51 pm

    I loved that book! We read it for my bookclub last year. I am actually not reading anything new right now. I actually enjoy reading classics or at least my classics. I fly through books so I like to go back sometimes to make sure I didn’t miss anything. 🙂 I am really glad you had fun in Philly!

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place August 22, 2010, 9:53 pm

    I just finished Good in Bed by jennifer weiner, and now I’m reading the sequel, Certain Girls. I love all of her books! Good in Bed actually is a great book to promote a positive body image for women…if you haven’t read it, you should!

  • Mandy A August 22, 2010, 10:18 pm

    I’m reading, “Women, Food & God”… just started yesterday! We have a book club going… I think it’s going to be a great learning experience for myself and friends.

    That black bean burger looked SO good!!!

  • 45before35 August 22, 2010, 10:35 pm

    Never heard of Big Daddy’s but wow – now, that is a meal!

  • Amber K August 22, 2010, 11:58 pm

    I just finished Sloane Crosley’s How Did You Get This Number. The essays are funnier than the ones in her first book.

    Now I’m back to reading more of Sue Grafton’s alphabet series. Ooh and I just read Sandra Brown’s Smash Cut. I love suspense/thrillers!

  • amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler August 23, 2010, 12:21 am

    I’m reading “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls. It’s very interesting so far. I prefer to read memoirs, especially about peoples’ strange lives. (My favorite author is Augusten Burroughs and I also like David Sedaris.)

  • Lorin August 23, 2010, 1:25 am

    I’m reading Lord of the Rings: Two Towers. Although I won’t admit it to my dad, it so far is a great book, but the first and second books always start out so slow! It’s getting better though and I enjoy reading it. Haha, that is a random place to put sunglasses:)

  • Natalie of (Nat Attacks a Balanced Life) August 23, 2010, 6:59 am

    I have been looking for the American Wife at Library’s all around New Zealand and cannot seem to locate it. I will keep trying though..

    hahahhahahaha. sunnies in the veggie drawer. i dont even doubt this as a possibility that this is true. sounds like something i would do, we must hang out a lot in the veg section 😉 better then the snack drawer

  • Natalie of (Nat Attacks a Balanced Life) August 23, 2010, 7:01 am

    I forgot to mention.

    I am reading: Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body By: Courtney E. Martin.
    very girl should read this book.

  • Coco August 23, 2010, 8:48 am

    read anything by Chris Bohjalian! he is incredible!

  • Stina @ Girl Can August 23, 2010, 10:37 am

    I’m going home and checking my veggie crisper for my currently missing glasses. (Though I’m 95% sure I dropped them on a CTA bus.)

    I’m currently reading Eating Animals. It’s really interesting and the first book (or movie or what have you) that’s actually got me seriously, seriously considering vegetarianism.

  • Jess @JessCantCook August 23, 2010, 10:48 am

    I just started the third book in the Stieg Larson series, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest and it is AWESOME. I love the first two books in the series also: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire. SO GOOD!

  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black August 23, 2010, 11:02 am

    I LOVED that book… if you liked that one, any of her books are good, just because she’s an excellent author.

  • Gwen August 23, 2010, 11:29 am

    I read American Wife this spring at Jenna’s suggestion and REALLY enjoyed it! I just wrapped up Nanny Returns on the plane this weekend and started Eat Pray Love last night. I go through phases with reading but have gotten so into the library! Saves so much money!

  • AngelaOSG August 23, 2010, 11:46 am

    Your glasses were in the fridge in the veggie drawer…LMAO!!

  • Jolene ( August 23, 2010, 1:02 pm

    I am reading the 4th book in the Twilight series! I have really spaced them out … typically watching each one right before the movie comes out. I am so excited for this last one – I am only on the 3rd chapter!

  • Lisa August 23, 2010, 1:21 pm

    I’m currently reading “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky” by Heidi Durrow.

  • Stephanie August 23, 2010, 1:35 pm

    I just read American Wife. Amazing. I’m working on “The Majestic Twelve” about a combat group in Iraq in 2004. Very technical, but very good.

  • Dee August 23, 2010, 2:07 pm

    I am reading “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson. It’s all the rage right now and now I know why. It’s quite good 😛

  • Lacey @ Lake Life August 24, 2010, 10:34 am

    Lol @ the glasses in the fridge! 🙂

    Right now I’m re-reading (for probably the 10th time) “Practical Magic” by Alice Hoffman. It’s my favorite book and I read it every summer.

  • Corinne August 25, 2010, 4:14 pm

    I am reading and loving The Help!

    I love the awesome random place the hus found your glasses! I think that tops the most random place I have found mine!

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