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Living life from cover to cover

Weekly six-pack, 2017, v8

Reading. Finished Thirteen Reasons Why and All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. Started A Head Full of Ghosts and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (TJR’s new book. It’s on NetGalley. Highlight of my week, getting that book). Still haven’t picked up anything from the library. Full rundown of the library diet next week. 

Watching. Schitt’s Creek. I have no idea what compelled me to start this show but it’s so damn hysterical I can’t stop watching. I adore Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara together and everyone is funny, too. Even Chris Elliott, who I generally cannot stand. The show has a dry, sarcastic humor so really, perfect for me. It’s on Netflix and Amazon for those who are interested in checking it out.

Eating. Almond flour chocolate chip muffins. I think next time I’ll replace the chocolate with blueberries and possibly make it as bread but in their current condition, they’re my new favorite breakfast food. One of those with coffee and almond milk has become my go-to weekday breakfast (oh, and yes. I made a whole batch. Occasionally, I’ll do a weekly meal prep). 

Listening. True crime podcasts, all day, every day except for when I listen to Show Us Your Books. I’m currently working through The Accused, which is about a murder in Oxford, Ohio in 1978. Fascinating stuff because the main suspect was acquitted both criminally and civilly and it still remains unsolved. 

Ranting. I don’t even know where to start this week. The fact that, once again, we care where kids go to the bathroom? Or the fact that a Jewish cemetery was destroyed? Or the people who think the president doesn’t need to speak up or out about how fucking horrid it is? Or the new immigration policy that’s not really all that different from the one that was ruled against? Or oil being more important than land and clean drinking water? The level of hatred, and the need to continually institutionalize that hatred, towards anyone and everyone different is beyond what I can handle anymore. But at least that shitfuck of a human Milo Yiannopolis had his book deal revoked (because being a racist, misogynist pig wasn’t enough for Simon and Schuster to not give him the deal in the first place) and no longer works at Breitbart. You know you’re bad when you can’t work there anymore. It’s nice watching you go down in flames, motherfucker. 

Celebrating. My daughter was inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society. I have strong opinions on the fact that this is a thing but regardless of those, I’m so proud of her. She works ridiculously hard at school and to be honored in this way is amazing. I never put expectations on her for her grades other than she try her hardest and she definitely does. The best part is that she’s proud of herself and is never, ever ashamed of being smart. I’m pretty sure that means I’m doing something right. 

No big plans for the weekend other than driving to the beach to check out a new (to us) sushi restaurant while the child is at a sleepover. I’ll be back on Tuesday with my bookish recommendations to link up with Lauren and Bre for Add It to My List. 


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  1. Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders

    Congrats to your daughter for being inducted into the Elementary National Honor Society! That’s so awesome that she’s the main driver behind her good grades. And hooray for all of the reading of books lately! I feel like I’ve been on a roll too, and I’m loving it!

  2. Linda Sheridan

    Schitts Creek sounds hilarious. Richie and I need to start watching this stuff on special tv.
    Congrats on National Honor Society.
    Both Steph and Sean were in the middle school and
    High school honor societies. Twitter and The Skimm
    Keep me informed. Milo was trending and Jesus. Mary. And Joseph. DT defended him initially. Jmj.
    God save the universe. Enjoying this warm weather to the max. No plans for this weekend, either. Love
    Steph’s Momma

  3. SMD @ Life According to Steph

    I keep forgetting to watch Schitt’s Creek. It’s on my Amazon watchlist.

    I am exhausted by the political fuckery that is really no longer political. It’s a divide between who we are as people.

    I got that TJR from Netgalley too!

  4. Rebecca JO

    I’ll have to check out Schitts Creek – that sounds like my kinda show. Those two… makes me think of Best in Show – probably one of my favorite comedies.

  5. Heather

    Ahhh so excited to hear what you think of the new TJR. I can’t wait to read it. Congratulations to your daughter, and to you!! I love that she is not ashamed to be smart.

  6. Tanya @ A Mindful Migration

    I love that your daughter is proud to be smart. It’s a whole new crop of girls coming up and they are going to change the world. Oh Milo. Karma sure is a bitch. I am still pissed at Simon and Schuster because come on. You should know better. He’s not a conservative; he’s a hate monger. My library has a terrible selection of TJR. I should see if I could get her new one on netgalley.
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  7. Mackenzie

    Your rants make my day. Seriously.

    Have a good weekend 🙂
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  8. ShootingStarsMag

    Oh, I feel you on all the rants. And the fact that various media outlets were banned from the news conference with Spicer? Like – freedom of press people. It’s a constitutional right. Sigh.

    Yay for your daughter though! That’s great she’s doing so well in school and it’s definitely a cool honor at the very least.

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  9. Lauren

    I’ve been closing twitter more and more because of the insanity is too much. It’s like I’ve barely processed one piece of crazy and there are three more. The TJR synopsis doesn’t make it sound like my kind of book but I love her and trust your opinion so I’m so glad you’re reading it first so I don’t ignore it. Excited to read your post tomorrow!

  10. Nadine

    Sounds like I will be adding Schitt’s Creek to my list of things to watch. The title alone appeals to me. Is the almond flour chocolate chip muffins recipe in a link form that you can send me? I need something I can make and eat on it all week. Making breakfast every morning is not a thing right now lol. Congrats to E on her induction!!! That is awesome!

  11. Allison

    Everyone is talking about Schitt’s Creek! I feel like I need to start it. I also still have to watch the Slenderman doc. Oh, and on a not-so-light note, I continue to hate everyone in this WH/administration and am just grossly disgusted every single day with our POTUS. That’s all.


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