Summer Reading

Summer Reading

I didn't manage to do much writing on this blog over the summer (¯\_(ツ)_/¯), but I did read quite a lot, so now I'm going to write about that! Here is a recap of some of the books I tackled this summer, with recommendations for ALL types of readers (well all types who like either really good books or really engaging borderline-trashy psychothrillers...). This is going to be a bit long, since I've saved up a baker's dozen books to talk about all at once. In the future, I'll try to do more regular book reports when something is worth talking about. 

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What's Making Me Happy This Week/Five Things Friday

I've been wanting to do this kind of post for quite a while, but I never seemed to get around to it. I've seen other bloggers use this sort of trope and of course it's a central section every week on my favorite podcast, Pop Culture Happy Hour. It just seems like a nice way to talk about some things that have been making my life better lately and that you might be able to enjoy, too.

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Listen to This - Spring

Listen to This - Spring

I am always seeking out new music, especially when the season are changing. Different times of year definitely call for different types of music. Lately, my standards for new go-to songs have been pretty high, but here's a playlist with a few that I've been enjoying. They are all over the place, but I make no apologies. Not even for the weird, haunting modern choir arrangement of the Depeche Mode classic, or for the one song that was inspired by my recent and very much ongoing rewatch of Grey's Anatomy.... Just give it a try. This isn't exactly what spring sounds like, but the weather has been weird in New England over the last month or two, so the vibe is a little weird, too. What songs are spring to you, this year or every year? What have you been listening to lately? I'm definitely still looking for new tunes. 

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2015: The Year That Was (PART 2)

2015: The Year That Was (PART 2)

Welcome to 2016, everybody! Hopefully this post will sneak in under the wire as a Timely and Relevant Hot Take on great things from 2015 before we get too far into this exciting new arbitrarily designated temporal unit! Here, without further ado, some more of my favorite things from this past calendar year! (Check out Part 1 for notes on books and music and please leave a note if you have favorites from 2015 that you want to share!)

**NB: These are things I enjoyed this calendar year, not necessarily things that were released/created in the last 12 months. I'm behind the curve pretty much always, but on the assumption that you might be, too, I hazard that some of these might still be useful!**

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