WATCH / READ / LISTEN (november '16)

I thought I'd start a new series that I'll try my best to update monthly, on things I'm reading, watching, and listening to. I always want to share when I find a great new show, podcast, or book, but I often forget until I have so many recommendations to rave about that a collection-type post just makes the most sense. So here we go!

Right now I'm reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, I just finished The Course of Love by Alain de Botton for my book club, and I'm hoping to start Legacy: How French Canadians Shaped North America very soon.

Jane Austen is such a treat to read! Her wording is just gorgeous. The Course of Love was such a strong recommendation by my brother Mike that he actually gave me a copy (and has done so for many of his friends!). I suggested it to my book club and everyone was intrigued right away. It's part coming of age journey for a couple as well as philosophical musings about love and marriage. Fascinating! And Legacy looks incredibly appealing, especially if you live in Quebec.

I've been loving two podcasts lately: Mom and Dad Made A Podcast by Hailey (of Householdmag.com fame) and her husband, and Here's the Thing by Alec Baldwin. Mom and Dad is two hilarious parents talking about current events and hot button issues from a parenting angle. I do a lot of nodding and me-tooing as I listen, and it's a fun light thing to listen to while you're folding laundry or doing the dishes. Here's the Thing is really good, too. Alec Baldwin, being who he is, has access to so many interesting people be it Hollywood elite, politicos, or NYC movers and shakers. Some of my favourite people he's had on the show have been Rosie O'Donnell, Kristin Wiig, and Rob Morris, co-founder of Love 146.

Lastly, and I'm sure you already know, but you've got to watch The Crown. I'm watching the Netflix miniseries for the second time and I'm truly in love. It's beautiful to watch. The costumes, the accents, the setting, the history. I'm IN TO IT. And John Lithgow as Wintson Churchill. There are no words. Watch it, love it, and join me on your second lap.

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