Read::Watch::Listen::Follow – October

Read::Watch::Listen::Follow – October



It’s time for the Read::Watch::Listen::Follow link up!  And since I’m in the middle of the Write 31 Days Challenge, Michael Ann’s Kitchen, I’m going to swing this one in a kitchen-y direction!

READ: I like to read while I eat, and sometimes I eat at the island in the kitchen.  (Subtle, right?)  I was trying to read Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, but I had to put it aside.  I think Liane’s stuff is just not going to be my favorite.  With all the emotional drain that Hurricane Matthew brought, I wanted something more gentle.  And that’s when I remembered Karla’s recommendation of a book by Grace Livingston Hill.  I purchased this Grace Livingston Hill Collection after I read Karla’s post, and right now I’m reading Exit Betty, one of the books in that collection.  It’s been a lovely, gentle read.  Just right for my tired heart!

WATCH:  I’m a big fan of the Great British Baking Show.  Right now PBS is between seasons, but they ARE showing the Masterclass episodes, and I’m enjoying watching those.  The judges from the regular season demonstrate how to properly bake the challenges from the previous season.  And recipes are posted online!

LISTEN:  I enjoy listening to podcasts while I’m working in the kitchen, and two of my podcast worlds collided this week!  Annie from The Bookshelf bookstore in Thomasville, Georgia and the From the Front Porch podcast was interviewed by Anne Bogel from Modern Mrs. Darcy on HER podcast, What Should I Read Next?  (Did you follow all that?)  This episode was lots of fun, and you can listen to it here.  Check it out!  These are two nice, fun ladies talking about books!

FOLLOW:  The Write 31 Days blogging challenge has been a fun way to scope out new-to-me blogs.  One I’m following more closely these days is *not* new to me, but I’m especially enjoying its 31-day focus right now.  It’s 31 Days in my Italian Kitchen by my friend Sheila!  I’m learning a LOT!  She’s making me want to get in my kitchen and cook up a storm!


Thanks for stopping by my blog/kitchen today!  Please come back again soon!  This is Day 14 of Michael Ann’s Kitchen and the Write 31 Days blogging challenge.  Stop by Making the Most of Every Day to see what others are reading, watching, listening to, and following!

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8 thoughts on “Read::Watch::Listen::Follow – October

  1. I guess I need to start listening to podcasts. How does one find podcasts to listen to? I will start with the one you’ve mentioned and linked to but after that???

    1. You have an iPhone, right? There’s a podcast app that comes on the phone. Open it and search What Should I Read Next. Then click subscribe. Voilá!

  2. I’m sorry you aren’t liking Big Little Lies! I listened to that on audio and I did like it! I learned of GLH from Karla too but haven’t read any of her stuff yet. Adding to my TBR. I wonder which one I should start with? I am unfamiliar with that show! Do you watch it on the PBS site or do you catch it on TV? I have *not* heard that podcast yet! Maybe tomorrow! I did just start a new audio on my drive today and I thought of you. Have you read Major Pertigrew’s last stand??? Thank you for featuring me as your follow! I’m honored! And thanks for linking up!

    1. I’m laughing because we hardly ever agree on books! How funny is that! I’m not sure which GLH book to start with. They were all written in a gentler time, and that is reflected in the stories. Exit Betsy was a good one that I can recommend though. I’m just starting the one that Karla recommended. I do watch the Great British Baking Show on PBS. I can’t remember if it’s on Netflix or not. I’ve not read Major Pettigrew yet, but I keep hearing about it. Let me know what you think!

      1. I am LOVING Major Pettigrew and I think you will enjoy it too! I am really enjoying the audio (British accent!) but I really want the print copy too! Some beautiful phrases that I want to savor again!

  3. I’m glad you’re enjoying GLH. They are kinda like comfort food, huh? Not something you’d want all the time, but just right every now and then. I think I read all her books when I was a teen. Two of my favorites are The Enchanted Barn (the one I reviewed this summer) and Crimson Roses. I don’t remember what Exit Betty was about. I may have to give it a re-read next time I’m in the mood for GLH.

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