Whelp, we made it through February and all the SNOW, so I'm happy it is now March. I'm not fooling myself, I know March is still very much winter and there is more snow to come but at least we should have a few nice days! At least I have a new calendar page to enjoy and lots of monthly plans to dive into. It will be a busy month. But before we look ahead, let's take a look back a the week that was!
Enjoy hearing people talk about their creativity, both the triumphs and the challenges? If so, have a listen as my sisters Jamie, Suzie and I chat all about what we are getting up to creatively on our podcast stART: Creating As We Go. You can listen below or watch the show over at our YouTube Channel.
In addition to recording stART together, it was great to have sister time with Jamie and Suzie this week! We had an Art Day working on the Year of Collage: Carla Sonheim's Year long class with her, Lynn Whipple and Anne Marie Grgich which was so much fun. We also got some movie time watching time in with watching Big Eyes, which focuses on the story of Margaret Keane and Walter Keane. It was a very engaging watch with great performances and a very powerful story. What a treat to spend so much art-y time together!
One of the super fun things that happened this week was watching Izzy's live show for The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket. She has been hosting a readalong for the Series of Unfortunate Events books, and this is the 12th of 13 books! I jumped into the readalong last year and have been having so much fun participating. It's a first time for me reading this awesome middle grade series, which is quite dark but also very insightful about human nature. Plus, it's very clever with language and words, which I think both encourages younger readers to be curious about words and keeps an adult audience entertained. I am both happy and sad that March will bring the final installment of the series and the readalong. I can't wait to find out what happens.
Made some food this week! Roasted veggies and also muffins. Nothing fancy, but trying to add some healthier (than convenience) options with ingredients that have a longer shelf life. Both ended up being pretty successful!
The push to finish titles was definitely the theme of the week for this Friday Reads!
I have decided to try a new method for created my TBR this month by created A Page Budget TBR! Instead of picking ALL THE BOOKS I want to read, I look back through the months and see how many pages I actually read in a month, and from there add in books that meet (but don't exceed) that number. I hope it works Wish me luck!
I talk about my not-great-reviews in a bit more detail in the episode of stART noted above.
The first of my not-great reviews that match the disclaimer above. These are books I read back anywhere from 2016 to late 2018 all for my Shannon Reads "Those Books" Exploration.
I'm excited to re-invigorate the project this year and hope that proactively choosing the titles to read will help me reach that goal! Here are the 15 science fiction, fantasy and weird titles I plan on diving into in 2019.
It was so fun to do a movie vlog! In this one, I re-watch the original Skyline plus watch it's sequel Beyond Skyline. Lots of fun was had.
That was my week! I hope you had a good one, even if it snowed (or didn't snow) where you are.