Currently: Things I'm Enjoying

Books

Uncommon Type, by Tom Hanks

Picked this one up to read with my boyfriend, and I'm already very impressed that Tom Hanks' writing isn't something I can easily pick apart. (I'm an awful person to be in a book club with. Ask gRegor, and then ask him why Tom Hanks is so important to our friendship.)

Swann's Way, by Marcel Proust

The only other person who can stand to read books with me is my best friend, Tyler, and we mostly vacillate between classics and science fiction. The particular translation we are reading is such a labor of love, and my only complaint is that I have to read every paragraph twice to make sure I fully appreciate the beauty of it.

What Color Is Your Parachute?, by Richard N. Bolles

I picked this book up from the library in 2015 after quitting a miserable job in a toxic work environment. In a time when I felt creatively drained, directionless, and hopeless, this book helped me find the courage and self-confidence to pursue new job opportunities, rock my interviews, and start my next job with a smile. Reading it again now because it's time to start a new chapter of the Skirts saga.

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Music

Lover, by Taylor Swift

Obvs. I'm not someone who goes out of my way to listen to Taylor Swift or any current music (my heart belongs to big band jazz from the 1940s), but my boyfriend keeps me in the know by sending me the best of the best. I'm really enjoying this album.

"You Say," by Lauren Daigle

I've been doing a lot of reading lately about the enneagram, and I am feeling seen for the first time in a while. This song speaks to my Type Eight heart when I am just tired of being the strong one, ya know?

"In My Blood," by Shawn Mendes

I don't think I've ever had a song on repeat for so many days in a row before. There are things in my life right now that just absolutely wear me out—caretaking, isolation, etc.—and this song is my anthem when I need the encouragement to keep going.

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Podcasts

My Brother, My Brother and Me

This podcast makes me belly laugh every week, and I need that. Enough said.

This Might Get Weird

Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart have been two of my favorite women on YouTube for years, and their podcast is magical. Another one that makes me belly laugh every week.

Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend

This was another recommendation from my boyfriend (the man has good taste, okay?), and every episode is truly perfect. This is true whether I already love the guest (and am worried the interview won't live up to my own hype) or barely know the guest (and am afraid I won't be interested in the interview). Thank you, Conan.

Where is the podcast version of Goodreads when you need it?


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