Currently…

(I plan to do a “Currently…” post every other Tuesday. You should join me! Find the origins of the idea HERE.)

Currently

Loving

The National Gallery of Art… We went last weekend for my birthday and it was so cool. We saw work by Picasso and Matisse and Van Gogh, among many, many other artists — the gallery is enormous! I highly recommend checking it out if you’re ever in DC. Beautiful, and free to view. 🙂

Reading

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo, which is fantastic so far. Nikki is such a relatable, complex protagonist, and love interest Pax… all the swoon, guys. I’m loving the premise of this book — the fallout of a terrible cyberbullying incident — and I can’t wait to see how Nikki’s story plays out.

Watching

Fuller House, obvs. It’s so cheesy, but I’m kind of loving it. I’m also going catch up on Project Runway All Stars this week, and hopefully start The Fosters. I turned in my first round of Kissing Max Holden edits the other day, so I’ve got a sudden abundance of free time. 🙂

Listening To

I recently listened to Cristina Moracho’s Althea & Oliver, which I reviewed in yesterday’s February Reading Wrap-Up. The condensed version: A gritty story set in the late nineties that made my heart hurt bad. Now, I’m listening to Marie Rutkowski’s The Winner’s Crime (I read the novel last year) in preparation for this month’s release of The Winner’s Kiss.

Thinking About

The Author Bucket List I recently created. It’s got all sorts of professional goals on it (short-term and long-term) and I’m so looking forward to crossing items off as I accomplish them. (Speaking of bucket lists, I revised my Thirty Before 35 list, and I’m now calling it my Life List. Find it HERE, if you’re interested.)

Anticipating

The NoVaTEEN Book Festival! It’s this Saturday, and I’m volunteering my time to help with registration and room monitoring. Mostly, I’m just excited about all the fan-girling I’ll get to do, because the author line-up is aMaZiNg.  If you live in the area, you should come — it’s not too late to register, and it’s free. 👍

Wishing

You’ll check out the debut group I belong to, The Swanky Seventeens. We’re growing every day, our members’ books sound fantastic, and we’re currently featuring interviews with 2016 debut authors on our blog. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, too.

Making Me Happy

My friend Jessica Love‘s second novel, In Real Life, releases today! Guys, I read an early version of this contemporary YA romance (think Catfish set in Vegas) a few years ago, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the finished copy. It’s an incredible story! Find its summary, advance praise, and order links HERE. Congrats, Jess! ❤

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Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be sure to visit! 

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14 responses to “Currently…

  1. I *love* the idea of a life list so much. I may have to borrow it 😉

  2. An author bucket list is a great idea! Awesome that you already got some checks on that list. =)

    On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 3:12 AM, WordPress.com wrote:

    > Katy Upperman posted: “(I plan to do a “Currently…” post every other > Tuesday. You should join me! Find the origins of the idea HERE.) Loving The > National Gallery of Art… We went last weekend for my birthday and it was > so cool. We saw work by Picasso and Matisse and Van Go” >

  3. I’m about to start a Winner’s trilogy reread too…can’t believe THE WINNER’S KISS is finally almost here! But first, I’m reading THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS!!!!! I just started last night and there’s something so intoxicating about the mermaid-swimming/tree-walking performance aspect. So gorgeous so far, thank you again for the rec!

    I can’t wait to hear about your experience at the NoVaTeen festival. Such a great line-up of authors!

    Have a great week, Katy! Here’s my Currently post: http://kaitlinbartlett.blogspot.com/2016/03/currently.html

    • I’m dying to hear what you think of FEATHERS, Kaitlin! “Intoxicating” is a perfect word to describe it, I think. I finished listening to THE WINNER’S CRIME this morning and oh-my-gosh it’s just as heartbreaking the second time around. I can’t wait to finish this trilogy, but at the same time, I know I’ll be sad it’s over.

      Hope you have an awesome week!

  4. The book fest sounds awesome! I’m so jealous!

    • One of the few perks of living in a big city is the book events. 🙂 I hope to blog about the book fest next week — I’m excited! Have a great week, Jennie!

  5. Oh your posts make me miss D.C! I’m glad you had a lovely time.

    I’m going to look up How To Keep Rolling After a Fall as I absolutely loved The Love that Split the World, keep the great recommendations coming Katy!

    Enjoy NoVaTeen, sounds great.

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    • I’m so happy to hear that you loved THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD! I’m always hesitant to overhype books, but that one… SO GOOD. Karole Cozzo’s HOW TO KEEP ROLLING AFTER A FALL comes out this August. I finished it last night and enjoyed it so much! It’s a cross between a Sarah Dessen novel and a Miranda Kenneally novel, I think. 👍 Have an awesome week, Alexa!

  6. Hey there! I have been missing in action for awhile, but was pretty excited about the Currently idea. I LOVE your list! I actually have one of those as well. I have a LOT of it checked off already but…I need to revisit and re-prioritize it. Happy Tuesday!

    • Welcome back, Kim! I’m inspired that you’ve got so much checked off your list. Mine feels miles long and very empty of check marks right now, but I know I’ll get there. 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful week!

  7. I loved the National Gallery when I visited. That Van Gogh is so simple and beautiful. Did you see the Gilbert Stuart presidential portraits? There’s a Trumball Hamilton in the same wing too. 😉

    I love that you transformed your 30 Before 35 List to a “Life List.” Have fun at the festival this weekend!!

    • We missed the presidential portraits! That place is HUGE, and we took C, and after about two hours, she was going a little stir crazy. We’re going to go back soon to catch the wings we missed. 🙂