The Walking Dead. I'm still recovering from losing both Abraham and Glenn. I had an inkling Glenn would be killed after watching the episode from last season where they kill Negan's men at the drop off place that the Hilltop used. After he kills someone in their sleep, he looks up and posted on the wall are Polaroids of people that Negan's killed. Talk about foreshadowing. Except, I didn't want to believe it. So, when Abraham got Lucille'd I was happy it wasn't Glenn. And then Daryl had to react to Negan's taunts - ugh! Why did he have to punch Negan?! Poor Glenn. That death broke my heart. Especially with that scene at the end where they are all sitting at the dinner table - major tearjerker!
Magazines. I've been flipping through my latest issues of O, Real Simple, and Food Network. They all talk about Thanksgiving. Ack! So, now I have it in my head that I need to plan Thanksgiving already. How big should the turkey be? What sides should I make? What flowers should I get for the table setting? The list goes on. So many decisions and it seems like I'm being rushed to make them. Luckily, the calendar disagrees and I have plenty of time.
Speaking of rushing the holidays, Hallmark is going to start showing Christmas movies day in and day out as of 10pm (EST) on Friday (28th). Christmas in October....hmm....what happened to Halloween? Truth be told, I do love Christmas, so I'm pretty excited to kick off that holiday season early. In fact, I may just have to dig out my Christmas decorations earlier this year to join in on the fun. What do you think? Is it too early for eggnog?
Books. Too many books to choose from. I was on a reading jag and loving it. Now, I'm stuck trying to figure out what to read next. I was going to read The Mothers, but I'm just not in the mood. I was thinking of diving into Ann Patchett's first book, The Patron Saint of Liars, but I'm not sure I want to read that right now. Ugh! Its frustrating me that I can't decide what to read. Usually, I pick up something easy like a YA or chick lit novel to get me going, but this time that trick didn't work. I read All Laced Up and The Bad Boy Bargain, but they were ridiculously predictable and didn't spark my reading mojo. So, now I'm thinking that maybe I need to pick up an old favorite and read that instead. Something by Vonnegut maybe. Hmm...what do you recommend?
Lady Gaga's new album, Joanne. I bought it on a whim and haven't stopped listening to it since. I love the feel of the album and the songs are just terrific. I'm crushing hard on two songs in particular - Joanne and Million Reasons. I have them both on repeat. Have a listen:
There you have it, my list of Five Things Friday. And now, I'm off to keep listening to Joanne while I look through my bookshelves for my next read. Hope you have a great weekend! Happy reading!!