Welcome back to the monthly linkup where we talk about all the things we’ve been currently reading, watching, listening and following.
:: READ ::
Oh boy. Again, I haven’t read actual books, choosing instead to listen to them.
I started The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson because I loved Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand so much. However, I’m only getting through one page per night because I keep falling immediately asleep. Plus, I so enjoyed the audio version of Major Pettigrew that I have now requested The Summer Before the War on audio on Overdrive. (Do you know about the Overdrive app? If you don’t you need to get it! You can check out audio books and ebooks from your library! Saves you money and keeps you free from clutter!)
:: WATCH ::
Yes, I was one of the crazy people who binge-watched the new Gilmore Girls the day it came out! But first I finished up Parenthood because Lauren Graham was in both and I was so close to the end of that one too. It was like I was sick because I stayed in my jammies all day and laid on the couch. However, I didn’t feel awful so it was fun! I need to have an all-day marathon watching break once a year. I don’t think I could do it more often than that.
Michael and I are still catching up on This Is Us. We both really like it. Since I really like having something I can watch on my own, I started the Crown this week but I as I suspected, I think Michael will like this one too so I need to save it for when we are caught up on TIU and need something else to watch. I still need my own show so I may try the Good Wife based on Christy’s recommendation. Actually, I just searched it on Netflix and it isn’t available to stream?? Found it on CBS’s website but only the first 15 episodes are free. I guess I’ll have to keep looking. Any recommendations? I like shows about families. They can be comedies like Modern Family or serious like Parenthood.
:: LISTEN ::
I finished listening to Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin which was part of our school curriculum. It’s the story of a white man who turns himself black under the supervision of a dermatologist and lives life as a poor black man in the south. It’s an amazing story and I can’t believe how brave he was to do it. He revealed a lot of what it was like to be black and live in the south during the late 50s.
I tried Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan but I abandoned it. I wasn’t loving it and who has time to listen to something you aren’t loving when you have so many other books on the TBR list?
I wanted to reread the Mitford series so I got At Home in Mitford but ran out of time before I could finish it. I have it on hold again. I just love these characters and their stories. *happy sigh*
In the meantime I got Penny from Heaven to listen to. It’s a YA novel and so far it’s good. A little sad.
:: FOLLOW ::
This month, for “follow” I thought I would share some of my favorite Instagram accounts. These are also house related. I see a trend developing here…
That’s it for this month folks! What have you been reading, watching, listening to or following? If you are a blogger, you can link up your posts below. If you aren’t, won’t you let me know in the comments?
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