what I’m into: the basically-the-whole-first-third-of-2014 edition

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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what I read:
These past few months I read almost every single one of Sophie Hannah’s books – some are better than others, but I enjoy a good psychological mystery, and these helped pass some lengthy baby-holding hours

I heard Beth Guckenberger speak at the adoption conference I went to in March, and her book Reckless Faith is just like her speaking – full of stories and bible teaching, and I loved every minute of it.

Anne Lamott is my favorite, and I’m predisposed to like every single word she publishes. Stitches was no exception.

Other things I read: I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai, The Hypnotist’s Love Story – Liane Moriarty, Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter – Jennifer Grant, Unglued – Lysa Terkeurst, The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution – Trudy Scott, Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe – Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson, The Epic of Eden – Sandra Richter

 

what I listened to:
the new All Sons and Daughters is streaming on The Drop at Relevant Magazine. It’s phenomenal, as is all their work.

Borderland by John Mark McMillan. His best yet, and I do not say that lightly. Amazing.

Rivers in the Wasteland by Needtobreathe. I think this is their best yet. I listen to it nearly daily.

 

what I watched:
You know, the standards: Brooklyn 99, Parks and Rec, Community, The Vampire Diaries (boring right now, amirite?), Reign (it’s “history”, so it’s excusable), The Blacklist, Arrow

Parenthood has redeemed itself a bit. Mostly because of Lauren Graham and Ray Romano. Their scenes together are the most human, tender, honest things I’ve seen on TV for a very long time. They’re just really great actors.

The husband and I obliterated the first season of Orphan Black last week. As we are not wealthy cable subscribers, we are left hanging while the second season just started on BBCAmerica. I highly recommend it. Not to give too much away, but one actress plays the majority of the characters and it is breathtaking how they do some of the filming. It reminds me, quite fondly, of Buffy.

The Veronica Mars movie did not disappoint. We rented it the weekend it came out, and it was everything I wanted it to be. Boy, do I miss that show.

 

So there you have it. The broad strokes of the past three months. For the first time in awhile, I’m linking up with Leigh. Hop over there to get some more recommendations for your reading/listening/viewing pleasure.

What have you been into lately? Hit me up with some recommendations!

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