5 on Friday: 5 Things I’m Loving Lately

Welcome to 5 on Friday, a little list of things I’m enjoying lately.  I got this idea from Tim Ferris who sends out his 5 Bullet Friday posts to all his email subscribers and Laura Tremaine’s Secret Posts. If you’re interested you can check out Tim’s website at Tim.blog and Laura’s at 10thingstotellyou.com . I thought it would be fun to do a short and simple posts of things I’m enjoying lately. Every week you’ll find different content…could be books I’m reading, movies, tv, recipes, quotes, skincare, articles, household items etc….anything I’m enjoying to pass along in the hope that you might also find something you’d like.

Amazon Show I Recently Binged 
Red Oaks  If you love shows set in the late 1980s, this is for you. My husband and I binged all the seasons in 2 days and we were pretty disappointed to see it end. This is a comedy that brought back SO many memories. I was a teenager in **cough, cough** 1986 when this show is set and I loved everything about revisiting the hairstyles, leg warmers, music, corded phones, answering machines etc. So fun! The characters were great as well, I just highly recommend giving this show a try if you haven’t already.

Bachelor Recap I’m OBSESSED with Listening To This Week 
Friend of the Show  by The Popcast, available through their patreon page. You guys know, I love The Bachelor & Bachelorette shows, they are my ultimate guilty pleasure. I’m not sure why I wasn’t listening to this Bachelor Recap podcast before because it’s hysterical. Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden provide the best sarcastic, witty dish on all aspects of the show. This is the best $3 a month I’ve ever spent!!

Book I’ve Added To My Summer TBR (Friends, It’s never too soon to think about our summer reading😉)
We Came Here to Forget  by Andrea Dunlop, publishing July 2 from Atria Books. I love the sound of this one…a young Olympic skier who loses everything and escapes to Buenos Aires, where she reinvents herself, meets a colorful group of ex-pats, and is swept off her feet by a mysterious young man with dark secrets of his own.

My New Favorite Organic Fair Trade Dark Roast Coffee For Brewing At Home
Sweetwater’s Midnight Blend  . This coffee is from a local coffeehouse but they do sell online if you’re interested. I love dark roasted coffee and have tried many varieties but lately this is my very favorite! (I’m not an affiliate, just sharing the info)

Article About Cat Ownership I Enjoyed 
10 Scientific Benefits of Being a Cat Owner  I thought this article was really cute, I’ve had cats for the past 27 years and I couldn’t imagine not having one (or more) in my life.

Do you have thoughts on my favorites this week? Feel free to share them in the comments below!

Have a great weekend!!

 

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Podcast Fun: Talking Mystery/Thriller Book Recommendations with Sarah from Sarah’s Bookshelves LIve

Hi All! Did you know my friend Sarah from the blog Sarah’s Book Shelves has a new bookish podcast called Sarah’s Book Shelves Live?  Today I’m Sarah’s guest and I’m talking about some of my favorite mystery/thriller reads as well as one I wasn’t crazy about. I had the best time talking with Sarah and I hope you’ll enjoy our book chat!

 

 

Sarah’s Book Shelves Live is a weekly show featuring real talk about books and book recommendations from a featured guest. Each week, Sarah of the blog Sarah’s Book Shelves will talk with her guest about: 
 

– 2 OLD BOOKS THEY LOVE
– 2 NEW BOOKS THEY LOVE
– 1 BOOK THEY DON’T LOVE
– AND 1 NEW RELEASE THEY’RE EXCITED ABOUT

 

Sarah gets real about all things books and serves you up a bit of snark on the side.

 

You can subscribe to Sarah’s Book Shelves Live anywhere you normally subscribe to podcasts: iTunes, Casts, Stitcher, etc., or click on one of the links (in blue ) which will take you directly to Sarah’s Book Shelves , where Sarah has provided you with various ways to download the episode. She’s also provided the show notes for our episode so you don’t miss any of our fun conversation. I hope you enjoy listening and find some new mystery/thriller recommendations! Let me know what you think in the comments below

Happy Listening!

5 on Friday: 5 Things I’m Loving Lately

Welcome to 5 on Friday, a little list of things I’m enjoying lately.  I got this idea from Tim Ferris who sends out his 5 Bullet Friday posts to all his email subscribers and Laura Tremaine’s Secret Posts. If you’re interested you can check out Tim’s website at Tim.blog and Laura’s at 10thingstotellyou.com . I thought it would be fun to do a short and simple posts of things I’m enjoying lately. Every week you’ll find different content…could be books I’m reading, movies, tv, recipes, quotes, articles, household items etc….anything I’m enjoying to pass along in the hope that you might also find something you’d like.

ARTICLE ON BOOKBUB.COM
16 Heartbreaking Books Hitting the Shelves This
Fall Anyone else like books that make you cry? I sure do and I’ve already read 1 book on this listThe Dream Daughter review next week) and have MANY more coming up over the next couple months

MY MUST HAVE READING APP
The Libby App for Overdrive  I read almost exclusively on my kindle and the Libby App lets you download free ebooks and audiobooks straight from your library! I repeat, free books. You can read through the kindle reading app on your phone or iPad or through the Overdrive app.  The app will send the books directly to your kindle as well. I love it!

Movie I Enjoyed Recently 
Searching starring John Cho and Debra Messing. I thought this was a very clever take on the missing child storyline. It put my detective skills to the test… I failed. Two Thumbs Up! P.S my husband didn’t have it figured out either 

PODCAST I’M LISTENING TO THIS WEEK
Serial Season
3on Apple Podcasts. I’m from Ohio and the entire season will be a year inside a Cleveland, Ohio courthouse. I’ve listened to the first 2 episodes and it’s GOOD! 

AUDIOBOOK I’M ENJOYING
Disclaimer 
by Renee Knight. I love audiobooks but I’m very picky about the narrator. This story has 2 British narrators, a man and a women which makes for great listening as the story is very much a he said/she said psychological thriller. I can’t figure out where it’s going which is even better

Have A Great Weekend! 

 

5 on Friday: 5 things I’m loving lately

Welcome to my first 5 on Friday, a little list of things I’m enjoying lately.  I got this idea from Tim Ferris who sends out his 5 Bullet Friday posts to all his email subscribers and Laura Tremaine’s Secret Posts. If you’re interested you can check out Tim’s website at Tim.blog and Laura’s at 10thingstotellyou.com . I thought it would be fun to do a short and simple posts of things I’m enjoying lately. Every week you’ll find different content…could be books I’m reading, movies, tv, recipes, quotes, articles, household items etc….anything I’m enjoying to pass along in the hope that you might also find something you’d like.

Article from Bustle,com 
Flowers Lower your Stress Levels More than Candles or Nothing at All    Now I know why I love picking out fresh flowers every week! I’ve never stopped to think about why I enjoy having fresh flowers around more than fake arrangements but this makes sense. My favorite place (and most reasonably priced) to buy fresh flowers: Trader Joes.

Tv Show I Recently Binge Watched 
Jack Ryan, available on Amazon Prime . I like pretty much anything John Krasinski has starred in and this was no exception. Fast paced and well casted, this was a really good show. Maybe not as high a level of production as Homeland but if you liked Homeland I think you’ll enjoy Jack Ryan

Book I’m Enjoying This Week
The Wildlands  by Abby Geni. I’m not that far but this story of a family torn apart after a Category 5 tornado in Oklahoma is proving to be atmospheric with such good characterization. I can’t wait to pick it back up which is always a good sign

To Go Cup I NEVER Leave Home Without 
Aladdin Insulated Tumbler  is my go to water bottle all day every day. I try to drink a lot of water daily but I hate when it doesn’t stay cold. Problem solved with this tumbler. I’ve left this cup in my car in 90 degree temps for hours, come back and it’s still cold! It’s elongated for car cup holders and comes with its own straw which you CAN leave in and your drink will still stay cold. I just love this!

New Favorite Podcast I’m Listening To
Dr Death by Wonderly on Apple Podcasts. This podcast! I can’t remember the last time I’ve been shocked by what I’m hearing  (not counting politics:). It’s about a Dr, a neurosurgeon no less, who had no business, zero, operating on people. What happened to the patients unfortunate enough to come across his path and how he was able to keep practicing is investigated in this podcast. Prepare to be shocked by what you hear.

 

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Thanks for reading & Happy Friday!