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Living life from cover to cover

Three things

Steph started this idea. I’ve copied it before. And even though I planned to do a Judging Covers today, that didn’t happen so instead I bring to you another installment of Three Things. 

Three books I’ve loved this year

  1. The Hate U Give
  2. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
  3. (tie. I do what I want) Confessions and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Three books I’m looking forward to reading

  1. Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions (Amy Stewart)
  2. Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)
  3. Artemis (Andy Weir)

Three podcasts I enjoy

  1. True Crime Garage
  2. Homecoming
  3. Alice Isn’t Dead

Three podcasts I want to try

  1. Conversations with People Who Hate Me
  2. My Favorite Murder
  3. Mogul

Three current regular TV shows I love

  1. Better Call Saul
  2. Fargo
  3. Orphan Black

Three current Netflix/Hulu/Amazon shows I love

  1. Sneaky Pete
  2. The Path
  3. (tie) Stranger Things, Longmire

Three shows worth a binge

  1. The Wire
  2. The Shield
  3. Sons of Anarchy

Three places I’m excited to visit this year

  1. The Strand bookstore
  2. Dealey Plaza
  3. Steph’s beach house

Three recipes I want to try

  1. This slow cooker Mediterranean eggplant salad
  2. This pina colada chicken salad
  3. This Greek pasta salad with crab and feta although I’ll use real crab. None of that imitation shit for me

Three apps I’m loving

  1. Duolingo
  2. At Bat (how I keep up with my beloved Mets)
  3. Lose It! (a calorie tracking app)

Three things I’m glad I’ve done this year

  1. Started boxing
  2. Learned to make cold brew coffee
  3. Donated to causes I believe in

Your turn! What are three things going on in your life?


  1. Linda Sheridan

    Amen on using real crab. My favorite seafood ❣️
    Steph’s beach house is a dream come true for me❣️
    Have a happy and peaceful day.
    Love , Steph’s Momma

  2. Teh Megan

    I’m having a crisis with my Duolingo lessons. I’ve been doing German since Oct 2015 and, at one point, I had everything completely maxed out, then we went to Germany and I gave it a rest for several months. Then I got back on the train and never maxed everything out again. Now I’m going back to school in August and I’m taking German class and I can’t decide if I’m going to keep going with my Duolingo lessons or just give it up. I appreciate the vocabulary I’ve built with the app but I still haven’t figured out the rules.

  3. Nadine

    I still need to read Hate U Give and Twelve Lives. Loved Evelyn Hugo!!! Those recipes sound delicious! Calorie tracking, I need to be doing that again!

  4. Tonya@Budget and the Beach

    I might have to steal this idea since I’m having a block for Monday’s post! 🙂 I might have to change some of the sub-headers though because I’m not as into books as you are! I just bought a ticket to Boston/Vermont for Sep, so I’m really excited about that because I’ve never been!

    1. Jana (Post author)

      Steal away!

      I loved Boston and definitely want to go back

  5. Elizabeth

    I love Duolingo but I want to learn all the languages! so while I have a degree in German, I’m doing that one (for review and a self-esteem builder), plus French and Italian. I need to pick ONE and go to the end, then try another one. Stranger Things and Longmire – yes!

    1. Jana (Post author)

      I figure French is enough for me right now

  6. Confuzzled Bev

    I love Alice Isn’t Dead!

  7. Rebecca Jo

    I always love seeing people’s podcast lists – I have found some great ones through recommendations.
    It seems everyone loves the murder/mystery ones…

  8. Tanya @ A Mindful Migration

    I used to love Orphan Black (Tatiana Masleny is amazing) but fell off the wagon during season 3. I know it’s the last season so I’m tempted to restart because I am curious how it will end. Better Call Saul was amazing this year. I’m not a big podcast listener, which makes me feel somewhat bad since all my friends rave about them but they are just not for me. I can’t wait to dive into Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions and I adored Evelyn Hugo. So good! That eggplant salad recipe sounds delicious. Hehehe … I’m from the land of 10,000 lakes that have no crabs so I’m used to eating fake crab. But I know that always, in particular, horrifies easterners. 😀
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I live near the Eastern Shore so the IDEA of fake crab hurts me.

      I did not know this was the last season but I’m glad. It needs to stop before it becomes a mockery of itself. And Tatiana Maslany is phenomenal

  9. Stephanie

    You’re going to the beach house?! I’m so jealous!

  10. Audrey

    I’d like to do one of these posts. Maybe I’ll combine some from yours and Steph’s and make up a few of my own…
    Jealous that you’re visiting Steph’s beach house! That’s awesome!
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  11. Kay

    Ive heard true crime garage is really good. Im gonna check that out! Also duolingo is REALLY good!

  12. Ashley

    I want to do one of these too! I have to admit that I was never into Breaking Bad so I didn’t get into Better Call Saul, but my husband is obsessed with it!

  13. alyssa

    I started Duolingo recently too. I’m not great at making it a daily appointment, but I’m hoping to build it into my routine bit by bit. What language are you learning?

    Coming to NYC? If you have time for a coffee, let me know!

  14. Laura

    Ugh, yes! I binged Sons of Anarchy and loooooved it! I’m really interested in the TJR books, since I’ve seen them everywhere this year, and those recipes looks delicious.

    1. Jana (Post author)

      I adore TJR. All of her books.

      SOA is one of the greatest shows ever. I bawled during the last episode and I am not a crier

  15. SMD

    Might have to borrow your prompts!

    I’ve been thinking (and talking) about The Wire so much recently. LOL

  16. Heather Lockhart

    Love My Favorite Murder! I saw them live in Austin, and they’re just as funny in person!

    Have you used My Fitness Pal? I wonder about it vs. Lose it…

  17. Christina

    I might have to steal this idea from you via Steph. Haha! I’m finally going to pick up Confessions at the library tomorrow! I am also looking forward to all those books and need to look into your podcast recs. I downloaded Homecoming so long ago and haven’t started it yet. I think I’m the last person on earth to see The Wire. I want to! I just haven’t had the time.

  18. Laura

    Yes, The Wire. So good.


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