January 9th, 2020
On My Mind

Procrastination Tactics

I swore that once the holidays were over I’d start picking out paint colors and counter tops…   Instead, I’m racing through ‘Normal People’ because I need to read ‘Educated’ by mid-month 😬 and the 3rd season of ‘The Crown’ and ‘Trapped’ are nice diversions. Next week…

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  • I inhaled Educated. Loved it. It will be easy to read.

    DebbieJanuary 9th, 2020  12:31 PM

     
  • I didn’t think I would love Normal People… but I did. Sally Rooney is a great writer. It less deft hands the plot could have become too melodramatic or even shallow. It didn’t. Educated… is wonderful and you will race through it. I read it in two days. Is this for your next book club? Great ideas for discussion in this book. Nothing like January for procrastination, I always say. I’ve been sick with a killer cold and have hardly emerged from the world of books this past week. Sigh. What would we do without books, eh?

    Sue BurpeeJanuary 9th, 2020  12:36 PM

     
  • I preferred Conversations with Friends to Normal People but would read anything by Sally Rooney. I’m also here to help with paint colors if you need a push! XO

    Habitually ChicJanuary 9th, 2020  12:51 PM

     
  • Preston, I too have caught the Post Holiday Procrastination Bug! Too much fun with family and friends in Palm Beach!!! My husband has the Killer Cold so I am trying my best to avoid getting it. I just got caught up by binging Billions on Showtime. Now I am in to Peaky Blinders on Netflix. Also on Netflix, Grace & Frankie if you want to laugh out loud at Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. 3 very different shows. Happy New Year, Love, Pamela Taft

    Pamela TaftJanuary 9th, 2020  12:52 PM

     
  • Have you watched The Politician?

    JoniJanuary 9th, 2020  3:12 PM

     
  • Paint colors and countertops….I hope you’ll keep us in the loop!

    DawnJanuary 9th, 2020  3:17 PM

     
  • I was so underwhelmed by both of Sally Rooney’s novels. Perhaps my impression might have been more positive if I hadn’t been aware of the massive hype. I’m like a broken record on this, but the best contemporary fiction I’ve read in the past few years is Rachel Cusks “Outline” trilogy. Her recent collection of essays called “Coventry” is also very good. Pain and Glory was wonderful, Almadovar is so special. I don’t watch The Crown, real-life British royal drama is interesting enough as it is! I really enjoyed the tv show “Derry Girls” on Netflix; it’s laugh out loud funny and also quite touching. Worth watching if you’re in the mood for something light-hearted but not lightweight.

    IoJanuary 9th, 2020  3:40 PM

     
  • I’m not sure I should be thanking everyone for the great recommendations (and diversions)… But, I am thankful.

    PrestonJanuary 9th, 2020  3:57 PM

     
  • Thrilled to have more diversions, thanks everyone….and I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s having a hard time getting moving into 2020.

    KathyJanuary 10th, 2020  8:35 AM

     
  • I have both Normal People and Conversations with Friends on my list…haven’t gotten there yet. I do recommend Season 3 of The Crown…took me a little while to appreciate it, but then I got caught up. My husband had that cold…I tried to avoid it, but got it the day after Christmas…thankfully it’s gone…but I did read a lot. I’ve been working my way through the first seasons of Outlander…loved the books years ago, and the series is good, but I’m moving slowly through it.

    SharonJanuary 10th, 2020  9:12 AM

     
  • Derry Girls is hysterical especially for anyone who went to a convent school.

    AntoinetteJanuary 11th, 2020  2:27 AM

     
  • Rachel Kusk’s trilogy (Outline, Transit, Kudos) was one of the best reading/listening experiences I ever had (I read them on my Kindle and listened to them on Audible and recommend both experiences. ) Reading and listening to Kusk’s work was, eclipsed only by reading/listening to Magda Szabo’ shockingly goo novel The Door.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/books/review/the-door-by-magda-szabo.html

    Laura Zinn FrommJanuary 11th, 2020  10:32 PM

     
  • Just came back to this post to thank you for Trapped. My husband and I are hooked.
    Love to see what you come up with on your posts- they are nice diversions too!

    LeeJanuary 21st, 2020  4:52 PM

     
  • Trapped is so good and I actually liked the second season better. My sister is hooked too. Weirdly, it flew under the radar. Only problem is you can’t check your phone or even turn away from the tv unless you speak Icelandic 🙂 I had to go back a rewatch so many scenes.

    PrestonJanuary 21st, 2020  5:24 PM

     

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