I’m linking up with Leigh Kramer and friends for another edition of What I’m Into!
A Jane Austen Education: How SIx Novels Taught Me about Love, Friendship, and the Things that Really Matter by William Deresiewicz: Jane fans – This is a must read. I’m right in the middle of it, and it’s all kinds of awesome.
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles: Anne Bogel from Modern Mrs. Darcy has yet to steer me wrong. You should check out her Ultimate Beach Reading Guide for a great list of books to read. This one is just so pretty.
On My Book Stand:
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham: Gilmore Girls and Parenthood fans should check out this debut novel. I grabbed a copy on reserve from my library last week, and I’m anxious to dive in.
Movies & Television:
Emma: I checked out this BBC series from the library while my husband was out of town (I had seen it once before – you guessed it – when my husband was out of town.) Dare I say it? I love this one more than BBC’s Pride and Prejudice and Colin Firth jumping in a fish pond and all of that.
Catching Fire: Have you seen this? Seriously, November cannot come soon enough.
On the Internet:
My nephew rocks. He’s a future photographer in the making, and you should read about his awesomeness.
This list about Foods Texans Can’t Live Without is spot-on, and it reminds me of my college days when my roommate from Tennessee had to live with three Texans. She never understood why we had so many packages of tortillas in the apartment.
Things that have happened since the end of Harry Potter (in honor of both J.K. Rowling’s and Harry Potter’s birthdays at the end of July).
This list about being married to your best friend pretty much sums up my marriage, which we celebrated 11 years on Saturday. And as proof that we totally fit the mold of this list, two pictures from Halloweens past. We dressed up as a camper and campfire with a baby S’more, and the next year as a coach, basketball (preggo belly), and little All-Star.
As a DFW resident, I have to mention the sad passing of its beloved DJ Kidd Kraddick. I listened to Kidd Kraddick via syndication on my 50-mile-one-way-per-day commute during my first two years of teaching. His voice will be missed.
On the Blog:
Book Lovers will like this list of memoirs. Several people clicked on this classic: “Warning: Don’t Read with Your Eyes,” and the post most likely to help you pass your next English test: “Why Do Authors Use Symbolism in Novels?”
Favorite Pins: If You Can’t Be Kind, Be Quiet.