Each and every Friday, Michelle of the blog That’s What She Read shares what makes that Friday a Fabulous Friday for her and has a Mister Linky where you can share your own post of what makes your own Friday fabulous. Click on the image at right to be taken to Michelle’s post for today. Today’s post from me is a mish-mash of Fabulous Friday, The Sunday Salon, and a wrap-up for August/look ahead to September as they all sort of coincided. So what makes this a Fabulous Friday for me? First, books, as always, make it fabulous.
All The Books!
I read six in the past month. I started a new series, the Quinn Colson series, by Ace Atkins with The Ranger and The Lost Ones and enjoyed them enough that I picked up the third, The Broken Places, from our library. I continued another series, the Jack Taylor series, by Ken Bruen with Purgatory and Green Hell and have his latest, The Emerald Lie, on hold at our library. In addition to Atkins and Bruen, I also read the first Gideon Oliver, Fellowship of Fear, by Aaron Elkins and the eighth Joe Ledger, Kill Switch, by Jonathan Maberry. Both were good, but I’ll probably wait to continue the Oliver series.
Along with continuing the Quinn Colson series and Jack Taylor series in September, I plan on a reread of A Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl. The reread was one of two I wanted to get done by Labor Day as I mentioned in “7 Things I want to do in my 47th summer,” based on Debi’s 53 things she wanted to do in her 53rd summer. I finished a reread of The Hobbit earlier this summer.
Probably sometime later today, I’ll finish Forever Rumpole, a collection of short stories, by John Mortimer, which I have been thoroughly enjoying.
And of course, what else makes this a Fabulous Friday is life itself, in particular time spent with neighbors and family this past month, which will continue this weekend, another four-day weekend for me as I have off today from work and also Saturday. On Monday, our neighbors Mike and Kathy have invited us over for a picnic.
All The Life!
Not that things don’t happen for me during the week…
but most things happen on the weekends or on days off. This past month was no exception as the highlights happened on the weekend (as usual, for those reading this in a feed reader, please visit the blog to see the featured image at the top of this post for photos of the highlights):
- A backyard movie night with our neighbors on the first weekend. We watched The Martian on a screen on the back of our neighbors’ garage, in the yard. This Saturday, they have another movie planned: Identify Thief with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman and I’ll be watching Krush Groove with a group of online friends for a drinkalong after that.
- A visit to Corning Museum of Glass with my neighbor Mike, my sister and her two children on the third weekend.
- Also on that same weekend, my wife and I went to a film festival in our town after one of the actors in one of the movies stopped by the library with a director friend. We also were able to meet with him after the movie and he was very down-to-earth.
- This past weekend, my neighbor Mike and I went “antiquing” (well, he did more than I did, but I did get some ideas at some secondhand shops) in a nearby town, where I also picked up a new pair of shoes.
TV-wise, we’re still watching (via Netflix streaming) Bob’s Burgers, NCIS, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Death in Paradise, to name a few. We also watched the first six episodes of The Get Down and can’t wait to see the next half next year.
I’ll leave you with something fun that is mash-up of scenes from The Get Down with the theme of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
So what were the highlights of your reading, your life, from August? Any new TV shows or movies to recommend? And what makes this a Fabulous Friday for you? Share in the comments or on Michelle’s post with your answer to that last question.