Currently June 2017 + Instagram Giveaway

Posted June 7, 2017 by shooting in Giveaway, Personal / 30 Comments

I’m here today with Anne from In Residence to share my latest Currently post. Feel free to share your answers in the comments!

Planning: My trip to Chicago. I’ll be attending ALA for the first time and I’m so excited. I have a hotel and everything, but I’m currently looking into places to eat so I can do a blogger dinner with some people that are also attending. I can’t wait to meet/see them again! Any dinner ideas for Chicago? Anything close to McCormick Place (where ALA is hosted) would probably be the best!

Wishing: That I was feeling better and/or knew what was wrong. I’ve had abdominal pains for about a week now and I even went to the ER Sunday. They did a couple tests – blood and the like – and couldn’t find anything wrong. I’ll be visiting with a couple other doctors in the next day or so, and I really hope they have an answer! I hate when something is obviously wrong but nobody knows what.

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Learning: All things WordPress. As you may know, I recently made the switch from blogger to wordpress. While I’ve used wordpress before, this is definitely pretty different for me. It’s been cool realizing all that I can do via wordpress though!

Browsing: Online publisher catalogs. I’m currently waiting to see what authors/books will be featured at ALA, but since that hasn’t been listed on the website yet, I’m biding my time by checking out the fall 2017 book catalogs for various favorite publishers. I like to see what’s coming out. I even make little lists here and there of books that I want to read in the future. These aren’t necessarily things I even request – I just like to have them down for when the books come out. I’ll have to share some soon!

Going: Well, besides Chicago, I hope to be going to the drive-in soon. I really wanted to go this past weekend but I didn’t feel good, so hopefully things will look better this weekend. They are showing Wonder Woman and then Everything Everything so it would be a good time to go!


If you don’t follow me on Instagram, I wanted to make sure that you knew about this great loop giveaway that I’m a part of where you can win either $110 via PayPal or $110 to Amazon. Imagine how many books you could get with that! It’s U.S. only, I’m afraid, and it ends June 10th at 7 p.m. EST so don’t delay!! You can enter the giveaway here.

30 responses to “Currently June 2017 + Instagram Giveaway

  1. Jen

    Oh dang that is so scary! Have they checked you for kidney stones? Those suck and can be easily missed in initial exams. I hope you find some answers soon.

  2. Da

    That’s so frustrating that they can’t figure out what’s wrong. I hope they are able to find out and help you soon. Have so much fun in Chicago! As for food, I would suggest Eataly and of course anywhere where the have deep-dish pizza.

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  3. Here’s to you feeling better soon! I’m currently browsing colleges for visits with my 16-year-old daughter. I’m going to the library tonight after work to get a new audiobook (exciting). I’m wishing I could have a day to write all the stuff I want to write!

  4. Oh I hope you feel better soon! Have you ever had kidney issues? Maybe it’s something like that? Chicago will be fun! I would love to go to the Eataly restaurant there, I hear it’s amazing.

  5. I switched to WordPress and then switched back. It’s a good platform but can be confusing and too much for some people. Happy Wednesday! thanks for stopping by my space!

  6. I’m so very sorry to hear about your abdominal pains/issues πŸ™ It sucks when there is clearly something wrong and frustrating when you have no idea what that is so I hope you find some answers soon. Please keep us posted!

    I hope you have a wonderful time at ALA! I’ve heard great things and I imagine you’ll absorb and learn SO many things! Don’t forget pen and paper and a ton of business cards. Give them out like candy πŸ™‚

    Hope you’re getting the hang of WordPress. So many plugins and updates that I need to familiarize myself with, too.


  7. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    ALA and Chicago sounds so awesome. I so want to go to an ALA one day. I do hope you feel better though!

  8. OHHH! You just gave me another summer idea to do with the kids, visit the drive in! They have never been. I hope you get some relief from the abdominal pains… that has to be frustrating! I went to Chicago last fall for my marathon and there were a few good places we ate at and I can’t remember their names. Jill from Doused in Pink lives close to Chicago and I met her! You could ask her for recommendations, she helped me when I went. I’m nervous to move to WordPress soon! Eek!


  9. So jealous that you get to attend ALA! I attended my state’s library conference in April, but I’ve never been to the big leagues! Have fun!

  10. I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling good. I hope they can figure out what’s wrong and get you back to feeling great in time for Chicago. The drive-in sounds like so much fun. I think they’ve closed all the ones around here, but we do have an outdoor movie night at my son’s school tomorrow, so I’m excited for that.

  11. Have fun in Chicago! I haven’t been since I was a teen, but we loved the original Billy Goat’s. Also China Town! πŸ™‚ I want to go back as an adult so badly! πŸ™‚ You’ll have to post your recommendations once you are back!! Sorry you haven’t been feeling well. Hope you are again soon! πŸ™‚ I want to go to the drive-in this summer too. I want to see Wonder Woman! We saw Everything, Everything. It was pretty good. Some of the way they did the text conversations was weird to me. But you’ll have to tell us what you think! Overall super cute. πŸ™‚ XO – Alexandra

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  12. Praying that you feel better and get the answers you need, my friend! I can’t wait to see Wonder Woman. Hopefully, the hubby and I can get out for a date night soon to watch!

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