Favorites and Not so Much!!! – November

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Good-bye Fall

Books

Most of you know that my favorite book of the month was A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.  I cannot say enough good things about it.  In fact, I think you are all sick of hearing me gush about it.

As for which one was my least favorite……The Sellout.  I had really high hopes for this book but I did not enjoy it at all.  I read it, mostly out of respect for the author and for the people who judge the Man Booker Prize.  But….. Wow, I thought it was bad. See my review here.

Music

Favorite Music –  I discovered early in the month Half Moon Run.  Go listen……. You’re welcome 🙂

TV, Movies, Shows ….

I have, once again, fallen in love with Downton Abbey.  And can you blame me?  I have been watching it on DVD.  So happy that I was able to find it in my library and I can watch it as many times as I want.  Actually, I have added the seasons to my wish list for Christmas….. in case you’re wondering what to give me.

The day after Thanksgiving we were “blessed” with four episodes of Gilmore Girls.  Let’s be honest, not the best acting in the world and some of the things were very difficult swallow.  I tend to stop paying attention with I am unable to relate what is going on to what my view of reality is.  This is supposed to be a show about a mother and daughter and family relationships — yeah, it has some crazy things going on and in some ways those unbeliveable occurrences are what make the show so endearing…. There is a limit though…. don’t you think?  This time around, the unbelievable things were a little too much….. personal opinion.  However, having said all that, I cannot think of many things on television for which I would consider staying up past my bed time.  There is something about this show that brings back my own history and brings to the surface some of those things I could not imagine saying or perhaps even go as far as feeling.  The way the show ended???  I’m hoping it means we will be seeing a little more of Lorelai and Rory.  Here’s to dreaming high this Christmas.

Blog/Podcast

I am always looking for some career inspiration.  This month I found Career Girl Daily

Although I am always interested in politics this election year has made it even more interesting for me…… turns out, I think everyone felt the same way….. now I will admit I’m a bit sick of what is going on.  However, this is about a Podcast that I have found super interesting ….Pantsuit Politics.  The content is very timely but the fact that these two women from different sides of the isle are able to have these discussions is possibly the most important thing about this Podcast.  Yes…. They are both extremely intelligent and the Podcast is amazing (go subscribe, I’ll wait).    We can and should have opinions and disagree but we need to be respectful.  Ohhh Yeah, and they have a blog so go here if you want to read it

Instagram

I was introduced, early in the month to Fablekings go take a look.  I know you will love it as much as I have been.  Yes, it is about books but I can’t get enough of the artist way in which she sets up her photos.

Most of you know that I have entered into a love hate love relationship with bullet journaling.  For a while I was in the closet and didn’t want anyone to know.  Then there are times when I want the world to know about my obsession …. @bulleteverything has the best layouts, if you’re looking for some inspiration.

@Gianlucavacchi — Obsession……need I say more?

Quotes

Don’t judge my story by the chapter you walked in on – @Mandelash

Mid- month, while I was feeling sorry for myself and scrolling through Instagram I came across a quote that changed my life.  this quote now lives in my brain forever.

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Quote by Cheryl Strayed

Scent

Autumn Wreath, is a Yankee Candle scent I discovered early in the month.  It smells of freshly made apple cider and spices.  It’s the perfect cozy Fall scent and I can’t get enough of it.  I love when the weather starts getting this cool and everything is one big canvas of earth tones.

Coffee Flavor

So if you follow me on Twitter you know that I tasted for the first time the Chestnut Praline Latte and I regret to say that I’m so over the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  This Fall it’s all about the Chestnuts for me.

Wow, there are a lot of favorites this month and I do hope that I can keep this up for next month.  I want to thank myself for having the frame of mind to keep track of all these throughout the month of November.  Seriously, the minute I learned of something new I would jot it down and then include in this scheduled blog as soon as I got home…. Basically this post has been in progress since the first of the month.  How is that for a show of love for you all 🙂

 

 

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