12/1/15

November Book List

Here's what I've read in November:


I was more in the mood for non-fiction this month, probably because I was distracted what with moving & I find it easier to pick up and put down non-fic after reading only a few pages without it breaking the flow of the story. I absolutely loved the Liz Gilbert book I have to say. I thought it was just a great pep talk, and one I kind of needed to hear honestly. I don't know if I agree with everything she has to say, but mostly it was so positive it made me feel good, while at the same time being very real. I kind of love Elizabeth Gilbert actually, she's so unashamed to be sincere and be a huge geek & I honestly find that kind of refreshing (I know other people may find that insufferable).
Mindy Kaling's book was okay, much the same as her last one, but somehow just not as charming. I think she's too busy and too mid-career, I bet she could do better in a few years after she's had time to process and reflect.

Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling
Plumdog By Emma Chichester Clark
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear By Elizabeth Gilbert
A Room of One's Own By Virginia Woolf
Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times Jennifer Worth

Movies & TV Watched in September
• The Great British Baking Show Season 1 <3 <3 <3
• Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (episodes from various seasons)
• Master of None Season 1
• Friends (part of) Season2

11/1/15

October Book List


I feel like I didn't read much too much this month, although maybe it was more that I wasn't that invested in any of the books and was preoccupied with preparations to move. I thoroughly enjoyed the Adam Gopnik book though, I will definitely have to read more from him (or listen rather, I've found I really love listening to food related writing on audio)

The Scarlet Letter and Other Tales of the Puritans By Nathaniel Hawthorne
All the Light We Cannot See By Anthony Doerr
The Beauty Myth By Naomi Wolf

Audio Books
Stumbling on Happiness By Daniel Gilbert
The Table Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food by Adam Gopnik

Movies & TV Watched in October
• Friends Season1
• Doctor Who Season 8
• Morse Series 5
• The Berbs
• Tales From The Royal Bed Chamber

10/14/15

More Delights of Autum

chia

autum-leaves

autum-flowers

astor

I wish I had something more interesting than snaps from some recent walks, but my mind is too full of work or anxiety, or anxiety about work, lately so this is all for the time being.

10/7/15

Delights of Autumn

backyard-sunfowers
fall-crocus
persimon
salmon-brunch

Some photos taken in September from my phone.

Some delights of Autumn:

•Lighting candles on cloudy dark mornings
•Listening to the Fleet Foxes
•Having some Squash and sweet potatoes roasting in the oven for dinner
•Getting to wear rain boots again
•The smell of crunchy fallen leaves on a sunny day
•Woodsmoke on the air

10/5/15

September Book List



The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets (Enola Holmes Mysteries, #3)
Dune by Frank Herbert by Nancy Springer
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan (Enola Holmes 4)by Nancy Springer
The First Bad Man by Miranda July

Another mixed bag this month! I tend to read books that generally interest me and I want to read, but I like to have a cozy palate cleansers in-between.
I've decided to keep track of Audiobooks here (since I'm listening to more lately), but make them a separate list.

Audio Books
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler (read for my book club. None of us liked it!)
The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism by Olivia Fox Cabane
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao by Wayne W. Dyer
Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Movies & TV Watched in September
•Chef's Table Season 1
• Somm
•The Mind of a Chef (part of) Season 1
•Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Series 3