Shiny Objects

Why, yes, I am easily distracted by shiny objects and all things Ryan (Gosling and Reynolds).

Why, yes, I am easily distracted by shiny objects and all things Ryan (Gosling and Reynolds).

As you may have noticed, I am doing something different for Friday posts. Friday is the perfect day to focus on “shiny objects”—things and ideas that distract me or lead me to discover something new or different. (Don’t worry—my “So I’ve Been Thinking” feature hasn’t disappeared completely. Stay tuned!)

So anyway . . .

How has your week been? I’ve been mostly focused on work (and getting over jet lag), so I am ready for some distractions.

I usually kick off the holidays during Thanksgiving weekend but since I’ve been traveling, I’m kicking the holidays off this weekend instead. The weekend is filled with holiday parties, shopping for gifts, and putting up the Christmas tree. (Yes, I feel so behind already.) What are you up to this weekend?

Oooh, look at these shiny objects . . .

I’ve been reading . . . The Sellout by Paul Beatty. It’s a wonderfully written satire. I love this book so far, but it’s not one of those page-turner books. It’s taking me time to read it.

Also it’s that time of year when I read my holiday stories. First one I read and finished was Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes. Possibly the worst book I’ve ever read. I know these holiday books are not literary fiction but, wow, this was bad, bad, bad. Truth be told, I didn’t even really read it—I skimmed it. Next holiday book up is Winter Storm by Elin Hildebrand.

I’ve been watching . . . The Good Place. Well, I finally found a show that isn’t that bad. And at my brother’s suggestion, I watched Black Mirror on Netflix. That is one seriously whacked out show—really messes with your mind. It’s smart, relevant, and gripping but I am not sure I can watch a mind-f*ck kind of show right now.

I’ve been listening to . . . peaceful piano music AND Christmas music! Just started listening to my holiday playlists yesterday.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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