i.e., what I’m filling my mind with as of late.
I have a love/hate relationship with the library, as in I love the library and they probably hate me. I am constantly putting books on hold that I then forget to pick up, or returning books a few days late after renewing them three times. Part of the issue is that I have no portion control when it comes to books, and usually have 5 or 6 on hold, and 3-4 queued up in my nightstand at home.
Here are the four I currently have checked out:
Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will for Your Life
Is my millennial showing? This is a non-gimmicky book with a gimmicky title: it’s about how to stop looking for God’s will in worldly pursuits and instead focus on loving God, obeying Him, and serving Him in whatever sphere you’re in.
This is the third installment of a four part series called ‘Uglies’ about a dystopian society where everyone is given plastic surgery at 16 to make them beautiful. It’s some seriously good YA fiction.
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin
I’m about halfway done with this truly terrifying (and very true) story about the American ambassador to Germany during the mid 1930’s, just after the Nazi’s came to power. I’m both really enjoying it and really ready to be done with it.
Hot to Not Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
Michael Greger & Gene Stone
If you saw a book called ‘How to Not Die’ you would want to read it too, right?
At least my tastes are diverse? And my late fees must go to fund something at the library. I like to think it’s ice cream for the staff on Fridays.
Hamilton, Hamilton, and more Hamilton.
I can’t even. I’m not sure I could make a top 5 list at this point. I will say that I am particularly fond of ‘History has it’s Eyes on You,’ ‘Cabinet Battle #2,’ ‘Stay Alive Reprise,’ ‘Burn,’ ‘One Last Time,’ and ‘Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells your Story.’
Again, where to begin? Obviously Alexander Hamilton. And Aaron Burr. And Eliza. Oh, and then Angelica. But then Thomas Jefferson is so exquisitely sassy… and Jonathan Groff is so precious as King George…and the guy who plays George Washington is unbelievable….I’ll stop now.
Also, not to be overshadowed, the new Lumineers CD came out and it’s folksy sad at it’s very best. Cleopatra is my current favorite front runner, but I’ve honestly loved the whole album so far.
Ever since Will and I finished Friday Night Lights, we have had a Texas shaped hole in our hearts that no new show can fill. We’ve sporadically watched the fourth season of New Girl on Netflix but I think we’re just holding out until JoJo’s season of the Bachelorette starts in May.
My sisters and I watch The Walking Dead, and now Fear the Walking Dead together, and I’ve got to say, I don’t know why I inflict this stress on myself. It’s essentially a car accident you know you shouldn’t look at, but you have to keep looking at or else someone might rise up from the wreckage and eat you when you look away. No wait, those are just the zombie related dreams I have been having consistently for the past four years since starting to watch this show.
Oh Carol. I would want to be your ally in the Zombie apocalypse. That is, until I inevitably come down with swine flu and you murder me in my sleep and burn my body out in the open. Then I would probably regret our friendship. But maybe not. I do not have grand aspirations of surviving the zombie apocalypse. I would probably be one of those people who goes down in the first wave, bit while checking the mail before they even realize it’s zombies and not crazy homeless people.
Anyway, I was temporarily more excited about Fear the Walking Dead than about The Walking Dead, mostly because I am a sucker for origins stories and I thought it would be interesting to see how society breaks down in the aftermath of the first zombie outbreak. Which it was, for about 7 episodes. Now they are in full blown apocalypse mode and it feels a lot like ‘The Walking Dead, The Early Years’ which I ALREADY GAVE 1 YEAR OF MY LIFE TO, I CANNOT DO IT AGAIN. I had tons of questions after watching the first season of the Walking Dead, that I guess were kind of answered by the first season of Fear the Walking Dead, kind of? It seems like they have answered all the questions they feel like answering and that makes me sad (I have trust issues after watching Lost).
Now my main question is this: Seriously, Nick. It’s time.