Thanks to one of Lindsay’s recent posts, I checked out Overdrive and started listening to audio books from the library. I don’t think new technology always makes media (books, music, TV, etc.) better, but streaming audio books is really awesome, especially when it’s completely free. I may finally be sold on audio books.
I’ll be talking more about the books I’ve read in 2016 this winter. But I had to mention one of my most recent audio reads, Modern Romance. Blown away. If you listen to one audio book this year, it should be Modern Romance. I share more of my thoughts in a short review.
I also have to mention Flipped, which I bought on a whim as part of a Barnes and Noble deal and read while I was in New Orleans. With the exception of First Comes Love by Emily Giffin and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, basically all of the adult fiction I’ve read this year has been mediocre at best. But all of the young adult fiction I’ve read has been great. (I’ve also read a lot of GREAT non-fiction and look forward to talking about it more soon.) Flipped is just so simple and well-written. It isn’t bogged down with descriptions and way too much detail about feelings. It also isn’t mind-numbingly predictable, which I can’t say about most of the fiction I’ve read in recent months.
The second season of The Jim Gaffigan Show. The first episode aired on Father’s Day. Ultimately, it’s all about Jim’s calling as a father. It includes multiple dialogues between Jim and his priest, and it’s dedicated to Jim’s late father. Also, the very first scene opens with Still Fighting It by Ben Folds. It felt like an old school Simpsons episode. I can’t remember the last time I saw something so refreshing on TV. Guest stars in the second season include Jerry Seinfeld, John Mulaney, Will Ferrell, and Andy Richter. Epic. Go check it out on Hulu.
I’m sure that some of you are tired of me talking about Jason Peterson and his photos. I could share one of his photos on every single favorites post, but I try to switch it up sometimes. On Niume, I talk about three of my favorite Instagram photographers I think everyone should follow. Check it out if you want to know a little more about other photographers who inspire me weekly, if not daily.
The new Norah Jones album. Fabulous. Check it out on Prime.
Finally, Lisa Frank art prints on allposters.com. Someone please stop me from buying one.
What have you been loving lately?
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2 thoughts on “Friday Favorites – 10/28/16”
I love audio books! If I didn’t get to listen, I would never be able to “read” as many books as I do. I listen in the car and I have a CD player at home. I often listen as I cook .
I’ll have to check out your recommendations.
PS: I love K. Punkka’s bear photo.