Joining in for the first time with Leigh Kramer and her monthly What I'm Into linkup! Head over to her site to see all the other great bloggers participating.
Loved, loved, loved The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. It tells the story of Ernest Hemingway's first wife and their years in Paris before he was a success. Their relationship was fascinating and flawed, but McLain made every moment compelling. Now I'm dying to dig in and find out more about Hadley's later life and read more by Hemingway himself, which to me is sign of a really good historical novel.
Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss is a half grammar how-to book, half funny diatribe about modern punctuation (or lack there of!). Sometimes hysterical, sometimes a bit slow, but a good refresher either way.
I'm still reading The BFG with my boys, though my goodness it is dragging! I loved it as a child but there just isn't enough action to keep us hooked as a read-aloud. Any suggestions for favorite read alouds for boys? I always need to add to my list.
Since I'm somewhat randomly headed to a Luke Bryan concert this weekend I've been listening to his album and similar music on iTunes radio to brush up. I was pathetically excited when a song popped up by Darius Rucker (aka Hootie minus the Blowfish) and I realized he made a country album! Excuse me while I turn into a 90s fangirl for a moment.
Sherlock is back!! Sunday night was the most fabulous Best Man's speech ever. Now if only this season had more than 3 episodes. Of course, I'm watching Downton too. Frankly, the storyline with Anna really is putting me off this season. I wish Julian Fellowes could have left well enough alone for at least one season!
The Bachelor. Total guilty pleasure. It was really fun watching this week's episode where they all went to South Korea and we could see some of the same sights we saw when we picked up Ben.
Hot chocolate dates with my boys and snuggling my dogs in the cold weather, and sneaking a few minutes outside to read when it's been warm.
Comfort cooking: Nigella's Rice Pudding, cinnamon sugar scones, homemade pizza, and spiced brownies and drinking hot toddies and warm tea.
Classic movies: Finally convinced my husband to watch some of my old favorites…not sure if it was the end of football season or canceling our cable package that finally made him say yes. First up The Thin Man, The Uninvited and lots of Alfred Hitchcock!
Wishing for these shoes, an excuse to make this hostess gift, and a local source for Ginger Beer so I can make this drink (in that fabulous mug of course!)
The holidays always makes me want to clear out my clutter. I've got one thrift store donation run down and a bunch of clothes loaded into Poshmark to sell and my closet looks so much better! Now to add a few new things into it :)
What are you into this month? Check out Leigh's blog for more fun posts!
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