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The Reader's stay-at-home chronicles: day 11

What we're reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.


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At 5 PM Saturday, March 21, Governor J.B. Pritzker's COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8, aka the Stay at Home order, took effect. Here's a daily-ish journal of how Reader staff, our friends, family—and our pets—are spending our time.

Day 11: March 31

What we’re reading:

  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

What We’re Listening to:

  • FANTI podcast
  • Netflix’s Con Todo podcast
  • Trina’s The One

What We’re Watching:

    • The Circle Brazil (much, much better than the U.S. version)
    • They’ve Gotta Have Us documentary
    • Twenties
    • MTV Shuga (If anyone has the post-season 4 plug, email!)
  • The Bold Type
  • Elite on Netflix
  • Aka everything!

What We’re Playing:

  • Words for iMessage: Having fun and keeping tabs on family at the same time.

What We’re Cooking:

  • Chocolate cookies with pecans and caramel

What We’re Exercising:


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