Currently in September

ceb687ebc711fc850509de359daa4b3aReading: Spry Literary Journal submissions and only Spry Literary Journal submissions. Our reading period closes after 9/30, which means we are getting an influx of submissions. So much great writing is coming through the submissions manager, and I couldn’t be happier.

Listening: to books on CDs while I drive to work. Currently I’m listening to Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt. I only own two audiobooks (which I’ve already listened to during graduate school), so I need to purchase more. I really like listening to them during my commute. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can purchase cheap audiobooks? I don’t want to break the bank, but I would like some new ones.

Excited: that so many people I know are getting pregnant. I love babies.

Watching: Blacklist. We are on the 3rd episode of Season 1, but I’m really enjoying it so far.

Wearing: Still holding on strong to my flip flops. I’ll probably keep them until the end of October if possible, but I just love flip flop season.

Wishing: For a few extra hours of sleep or down time every day.

Drinking: Sangria. Coffee. Water. Cranberry and grape juice.

Loving: that I finally finished and mailed out my wedding thank you cards.

Loathing: All the noises from the construction at work lately. I try to be patient, because obviously they are working too, but it can get loud.

Admiring: Wolverine. He just won MVP of his Minor League baseball team, and they said a little speech about why he won. I’m so very proud.

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  1. Michele says:

    I really love the monthly observation posts. I’ve only done one “Right Now” type post but it’s a great idea to mark each month with one!

    Re: audiobooks, have you tried Audible? I know you can try it free for a month or get two free downloads through a bunch of podcasts (This American Life used to be one of them, not sure if they still are.) Then it’s kind of like a Netflix subscription service – good if you read/listen to a lot of them.

    • erin says:

      I will definitely look into Audible. It’s funny, as a creative writer, I totally shunned audiobooks, but they keep me calm in traffic (and less “numb”) so I am a convert!

  2. KrissyCos says:

    Audiobooks are my jam! Have made commuting to Newport for 6 years so much more bearable. I second audible, also I get most of my audio book CDs via the library. Job Lot has a decent, but random, supply of audiobooks too and the BookOutlet in Fall River also has a great selection.

    • erin says:

      I really need to be more proactive about the library. I was actually going to make a trip to Book Outlet this week, and I love OSJL, but you are right, it is mostly hit or miss. Thanks, pal!

  3. fromatopink says:

    I just started The Blacklist, too! Due to my inability NOT to binge watch, I’m halfway through the first season. Oops.

    Seconding the Audible recommendation. I haven’t used it, but my mother-in-law is a big audio book listener and loves Audible.

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