Hey, it’s Feelin’ It Friday! In an attempt to post more regularly, I’m going to try out regularly scheduled posts so here’s FIF! What do you think of the name? Yes? No?
Books: I have so many books on my to-read list. And I keep checking out more from the library, putting e-book holds, and buying a few at the bookstore. Two current releases I would like to read are Timothy Egan’s A Pilgrimage to Eternity and Chanel Miller’s Know My Name. Two upcoming new releases I’m looking forward to are Suzanne Collins The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a Hunger Games prequel and Kimmery Martin’s The Antidote to Everything. Martin is an ER doctor turned author and I’m excited to see how to successfully navigate medical fiction. It gives me ideas!!! And, in an attempt to sound highbrow, after reading Lara Prescott’s The Secrets We Kept, which was a book, in part, about Boris Pasternak’s writing and publication saga of Doctor Zhivago, I now want to actually read DZ.
Music: Shout out to the former President! His end of the year round-ups for music, books and movies are quite good. I did like an Instagram meme that parodied him as having a transition to Instagram Influencer: “Hi everyone! My Hawaii vacation was great. I know you’re asking about my skincare and music recs!!”
Influencers: Speaking of Instagram, I’ve also started using my Instagram account to follow more commercial/inspo/influencer type content, mostly in the realm of home decorating and some fashion. For the longest time, I was just following people I know but it really is a good source for hearing about and learning new things! I haven’t quite figured out how to use it successfully for trip planning but I will try!