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Friday, August 3, 2018

My Friday Five...

1.  I'm turning 40 this Saturday and I'm not freaking out about it - Hurrah!  I honestly thought I would not want to celebrate my birthday this year, but after reading all of those Joel Osteen books and focusing on positive thinking, I'm feeling good. I'm excited about aging another year and what that means. I'm excited about celebrating with my family and just relishing those moments of togetherness.  I feel like 40 means that great things are in store for me and that my future is wide open, which I find thrilling. So, here's to turning 40!!

2.  Books, books, books.  Yep, I've been reading quite a bit lately and enjoying every minute of it. Here are some the titles I recently devoured:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35068524-not-that-bad?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36677950-smoking-kills?ac=1&from_search=true

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35887193-the-perfect-mother?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35480518-the-female-persuasion?ac=1&from_search=true

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32333026-love-luck?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40390756-before-she-knew-him?ac=1&from_search=true

3.  TV shows.  Yes, I'm still watching the Housewives. I can't help it, but I'm addicted to their drama.  I'm watching NYC and OC - both are really good this season. I also watched Southern Charm - it was ridiculous and delicious!  I'm excited about the new seasons starting up for some of my favorite shows like, Fear The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul - woo hoo! Oh, and I LOVE the show, Ghosted - I just find it hilarious.

4.  More books.  These are the books that I can't wait to get my hands on - hurry up, Fall!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38355410-elevation?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35438675-seventeen?ac=1&from_search=true

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38633563-just-kids-illustrated-edition?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39334140-midsummer-mayhem?ac=1&from_search=true

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38744839-becoming?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37859267-women-talking

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38820047-killing-commendatore?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38658159-the-colors-of-all-the-cattle?ac=1&from_search=true

5.  The Beatles. After watching James Corden's Carpool Karaoke episode with Sir Paul McCartney, I have found myself unable to stop listening to The Beatles. I've always loved their music and now I appreciate it even more.  If you are a Beatles fan, definitely check out this video:


And now, I'm off to read some magazines. I have Vogue, Real Simple and O sitting right next to me. Hope you have a great weekend! Happy reading!!

5 comments:

Bellezza said...

Oh, those books all look delicious! I am eagerly awaiting Murakami's latest as well. As for turning 40, I'm glad you're not unhappy. And for me, I have really been enjoying my 50's. There's something about actually becoming wiser as one ages, and the unimportant things seem to fade away. I don't take what people say/think/do quite as seriously as I did. That said, Happy Birthday dear Nadia!

Nadia A said...

M,thank you for the birthday wishes - xx, my dear friend. I think its great you are enjoying your 50s - I agree that the unimportant things do seem to fade away (they become less important and I love that). You start to realize what is truly important and what isn't. And as for the Murakami book - I can't wait! I'm sure we will both LOVE his latest effort :)

Brandie said...

Happy Birthday, Nadia! I'm glad to hear you're happy and excited about what's to come! You will have an amazing year!

That video is awesome. I love Paul and The Beatles.

Lark said...

Happy 40th! May this year bring you happiness, joy, and lots of really good books! :D

Nadia A said...

Brandie, thank you! I really appreciate your birthday wishes :) I'm excited about 40 and what's to come :) I'm glad you liked the video - Paul and The Beatles rock!!

Lark, thank you so much! :)