Friday, April 28, 2017

My Friday Five...

1.  I won the Signature Reads competition, Read the Book First Oscar Nominees Sweeps!!  How cool is that?! Here's what I won:

2.  TV shows. The one show that I've been watching every night is Seinfeld, which I LOVE. I need my fix of funny and this show works perfectly.  Of course, I'm still watching the Housewives NYC, Southern Charm and Better Call Saul.
  • The Housewives are still being crazy for no reason.  Ramona went off on B at dinner, because she didn't automatically tell her that she looked beautiful in a photo.  Lu loved B getting mad at Ramona, so now the two have bonded.  Dorinda is upset with Sonya for talking trash about her and plans on confronting her at a dinner party.  What is with all the dinner party fights?  Oh, and Carole is dis-inviting Ramona to her election night party (the show was shot during last year's election), because she's not pro-HC.  So far, the show has really sucked me in.  Can't wait for the next ep! 
  • As for Southern Charm, Cam is obsessed with getting Shep to date her friend Chelsea.  The only problem is that Chelsea is in deep like with Austen (the new Shep).  And Naomie is upset that Craig is not studying for the bar and is spending his time lunching and napping.  The drama is building up for a fight - I can feel it! 
  • Better Call Saul is sooo good this season.  Jimmy found out that Chuck secretly recorded him and he went to confront Chuck.  The only problem, Chuck had witnesses and decided to press charges against his brother.  Jimmy decided to defend himself.  In the end, he found out that Chuck is willing to forgo a trial if Jimmy confesses his crimes and gets disbarred.  Yep, Chuck is still not happy that Jimmy is practicing law and he wants his brother to stop.  How crazy!  As for Trout, he's met up with Fring and plans were put in action.  Things are heating up!
3. Havaianas.  I love this brand of flip flops.  I live in South FL, so flip flops are staples.  I have several pairs and keep buying new ones. I bought three new pairs of Havaianas in Key West this past weekend and my sister bought five new pairs. We are both addicted!  So many cute designs to choose from! 

4.  AbeBooks.  I found a copy of Cat's Cradle I want to purchase.  I've just never used this site before. I was wondering if any of you have used Abe before and if so, how was your experience? Let me know if this is a good site to use.  Thanks!

5. Yo-Yo Ma.  OMFG, the man is talented. After finding a video of him performing at Ann Patchett's bookshop, I went looking for more Yo-Yo Ma videos.  I am now addicted to his foray into bluegrass music and immediately downloaded The Goat Rodeo Sessions.  Check it out:

And now I'm off to continue reading Auster's excellent new novel, 4 3 2 1.  Happy reading!!


bermudaonion said...

What a fabulous win!!

Nadia said...

Kathy, I know, right?! I was so excited :)

Ti said...

Three words: Yo Yo Ma.

Isn't he fabulous?? I sometimes catch him on a PBS special and it's like he is playing right there in my living room.

Congrats on your winnings!! That's pretty cool.

This Friday I am starting the day with a stomachache! WTH? Last night I had a migraine. It's still lingering a little. Maybe that has something to do with my stomach!

Brandie said...

Awesome win, congrats!!! I have a copy of A Man Called Ove, but have yet to read it. I hear it's fantastic. Enjoy!

I have used Abe Books many times. It's a great site! Just make sure you know the condition of a book (it will say new, used, etc) before you purchase. They will tell you if it's a library book, etc. I've gotten a few books in less than stellar condition, but I knew they had wear and tear because I got them for $2.00! You can do a search for free shipping, too. I always filter the free shipping first to see what I can find. Reminds me a lot of using Amazon's used section. But I always get my books from Abe in a timely matter and have used them quite often!

Have a great weekend, Nadia!

Lark said...

Congrats on winning! Those are some great prizes. :) I really loved the movie Lion.
I've also had good luck purchasing books from ABEbooks; I haven't purchased anything from them recently, but I never had any problems with them in the past.

Nadia said...

Ti, he most definitely is :) Thank you! And I hope your stomach ache went away :(

Brandie, thanks! I heard the same - hopefully it is :) Thanks for letting me know about Abe - I've been curious and found a Vonnegut I want to get, so I'm glad I asked. Hope you have a great weekend, too :)

Lark, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed LION - I want to see that one and now I can :) That's good to know about Abe - thanks!