Thursday, March 10, 2016

5 Things Thursday

Happy Thursday, everyone! My staycation is flying by and I am getting lots of nagging tasks done that I've been putting off for awhile, like vacuuming out my car and ironing. While some of the tasks aren't 'fun' it feels good to get things done!

Last week Emily of The Many Thoughts of a Reader posted this 5-things survey so I thought I'd play along!


5 of my blog posts I think you should read:
- Sleep Training for Adults (Because if you struggle with sleeping and do what I did, you should sleep much better!)
- Sorry, I'm Not Sorry (On defining and owning what you consider "fun")
- On Schedules and "Shouldless" Days (On giving yourself permission to have an obligation-free day)
- Why (One of my most vulnerable posts about a break-up)
- Traveling with Pomegranates (Another vulnerable post that combines a book review with reflections on a period of my life when I struggled with depression)

5 podcasts I listen to:
- Bookriot's All the Books podcast (+ 2 other BR podcasts)
- Books on the Nightstand
- I Feel Better
- Starr Struck Radio
- Happier

5 recent books I've read:
- It Starts with Food
- In the Time of the Butterflies
- Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant
- The Devil in the White City
- The Art Forger

5 places I want to visit (outside the U.S.):
- Croatia
- Italy
- Argentina (especially the Patagonia region)
- Thailand
- Spain (especially the Seville area as that's where Phil studied abroad!)

5 foods I could eat every day:
- Pickles
- Raspberries
- Carnitas tacos (roasted pork)
- Salted caramel gelato
- Reese's peanut butter cups

5 movies I can watch on repeat:
- You've Got Mail
- Pretty Woman
- Definitely, Maybe
- Sex and the City (the first movie)
- Sleepless in Seattle

5 books I recommend:
- Without Reservations
- City of Thieves
- Every Last One
- The Book of Unknown Americans
- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
 
5 books I want to read:
- The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
- The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
- Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen
- Evicted by Matthew Desmond

5 kids books I love:
- Corduroy
- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
- Charlotte's Web
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Ramona Quimby, Age 8
 
5 beauty products I use every day:
- Bare Minerals make-up
- Maybelline mascara
- Arbonne Daytime Moisturizer
- Aveda Smooth Infusion Styling product
- Burt's Beeswax Chapstick

5 authors I love:
- Anna Quindlen
- Khaled Hosseini
- J.K. Rowling
- Lisa Genova
- Elizabeth Strout

Ok, your turn!  Pick a couple to answer yourself, or do it on your blog!! Have a great weekend, everyone! I'll be back with a recap of Nora's visit (she flies in tomorrow morning!!!)!

15 comments:

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Are you on Netgalley? A couple of books on your want to read list are available on there. You could read them on the kindle app/kindle before they are released.

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I just went back and read the "why" post. I remember reading it back in 2011, but it's so interesting read now 5 years later. Probably for you too!

I'm glad you are enjoying your staycation. I think the idea of getting a bunch of stuff done so it doesn't have to be done on weekends is a great one, ha ha.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Carnitas tacos!! Yeah! That caught my eye. I love these list posts; they give me such good ideas of what to read etc... I have not read any of the books that you recommended OR any of the ones that you "want to read" OR any of the recently read ones, although I own Devil in the White City, but just have not gotten around to reading it. It's about Chicago politics, right?

I should have a staycation....or maybe I should just plan a gosh darn weekend with NO plans...sigh...it's hard to do sometimes! This weekend I will go running on Saturday and then will likely try to get some yard work done if it's not raining. If it is raining, I have some inside projects to do, but either way I will try to do stuff around the house. However, a friend is trying to convince me to go out Saturday night... we shall see. Sunday my brother is coming over to help work in the yard and take a couple of Home Depot trips with his truck. So that will be productive...

Charbelle4 said...

So fun!!! I love this one! Have fun with Norah!!!

Stephany said...

I'm glad you are enjoying your staycation and I am having all of the jealousies about you and Nora's weekend! :)

Let's see... five books I want to read: Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson, Good on Paper by Rachel Cantor, Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison, Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon, and Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari... and about a million more books, ha!

Marlys said...

I have been wondering how your staycation is going and sounds like you are getting lots done, which is always such a great feeling! It sounds like the weather will cooperate for your visitor, and that will make it a plus experience!

If I could pick 5 places to visit outside of the USA, it would be: The Holy Land, Italy, France, Scotland & Germany.

Five foods I could eat everyday include: popcorn, spaghetti, raspberries, blueberries & fresh veggies.

Fun post!


Nora said...

A little more than 24 hours until I'll be there! YAY!

This is such a fun idea; I think I'll borrow it for tomorrow because, well, I haven't blogged in forever :)

Amber said...

Oh this is a fun survey. I have only read 2 of the 5 books you love so I need to get on reading the other three!

Have an awesome weekend with Nora!!

Linda said...

Thanks for listening to I Feel Better!!

5 foods I can eat every day: coffee? is that food? coffee, noodles, warm chocolate chip cookies, snickers ice cream, chips

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I love posts like this :-)

Five things I could eat everyday:

- Bee bim bop
- Tacos
- Mac and vheese
- Fried chicken
- Greek salad

Raquelita said...

These are great lists! I love your list of places you want to visit outside the US. I'd love to go to Croatia and Argentina, too. Belgium and Turkey are also on my list. I'm hoping to return to Spain this summer. Five foods I could eat every day: pizza, oatmeal, cucumbers, strawberries, ice cream.

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I love Ramona as well. I also need to check out more Anna Quindlin books because I usually love them. I used to be into Maeve Binchy as well!

Jenny said...

What a fun post and I'm looking forward to your recap of Nora's visit :D

5 movies I could watch on repeat: 10 Things I Hate About You, Working Girl, Accepted, Groundhog Day, Die Hard.

5 foods I could eat every day: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Vanilla ice cream, Penne arrabiata.

Jeanie said...

Five movies I could watch repeatedly: Singin' in the Rain, White Christmas, Love Actually, Sleepless in Seattle, Notting Hill.

Five Everyday Foods: shrimp, lemon sorbet, eggs, homemade bread, cheese.

Very fun post!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Have you seen The Intern? If not I highly recommend. Its one of my top favorite movies.
I spent a week in Seville when I did semester at Sea. I remember talking to Phil about this now. Was a really pretty city.