One of my absolute favorite things is getting an inside look at the products, books, podcasts, charities, etc. that bloggers use and love. I have a running list on my phone of blogger–recommended items to try throughout the year. Last summer, I introduced a new series to ElizabethMae called Currently Crushing, a post sharing our must-haves, must-reads, must-dos with you. Keep reading for the five things I’ve been loving this month. *This post contains affiliate links.
I am a little late to all the rage on this one, but I started watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel a few weeks ago, and I binged all the way through the end of season two and now I. Can. Not. Wait. for season three to air on Amazon Prime. It is worth the hype. It is beautifully shot and written and is equal parts hilarious and dramatic. If you haven’t jumped on this bandwagon yet, you definitely should!
I have been playing these two songs on repeat for the past few weeks. Giant by Calvin Harris & Ran ‘n’ Bone Man has been my go-to song of 2019, so far. It’s such a catchy tune, with an empowering message. Another song I can’t stop listening to is Devil in the Backseat by Lostboycrow. Add these two to your winter playlist and they are sure to get you singing along.
I understood loneliness / Before I knew what it was / I saw the pills on the table / For your unrequited love / I would be nothing / Without you holding me up / Now strong enough for both of us
Calling me blind / Silhouettes in the neon lights / I think you like me out of focus / And I think I like you in the moment
These were three of my favorite reads of 2018. The Last Mrs. Parrish (4/5) is a psychological thriller that actually caught me off guard. The first half of the book follows Amber as she befriends Daphne Parrish, in an attempt to steal her wealthy husband. The second half of the book details that same time, through the eyes of Daphne, where you learn the inner works of her marriage to Mr. Parrish. This book is dark and shocking, but you will not want to put it down. On a lighter note, Yes Please, is my favorite celeb read. Comedian Amy Poehler is equal parts hilarious and insightful and there are so many great takeaways from this book. Another must-read is Stay With Me. This is a unique story about a husband and wife, who have trouble conceiving and the journey they take to become pregnant. This novel had a twist I did not see coming and an ending that was equally shocking. All three of these books are great beach time reads for the summer!
Growing up, I frequented my local public library weekly and actually worked at my university library while in college as well. Now as an adult, I visit my local library weekly and have come to appreciate everything they have to offer. Most people know that libraries offer books, free of charge, to the public. However, they also offer several other things as well: free WiFi, study rooms, DVDs, CDS, audiobooks, digital e-books, digital magazines, STEM classes for kids and teens, computer classes for adults, gardening programs, book clubs, microfilm, and research capabilities. Libraries are great for providing a safe place for the community, providing access to information to a wide range of demographics, and promoting literacy. Stop by your local library and show your support!
That concludes Vol. 14 of Currently Crushing. Check back next week for all the best in products, TV, reading, etc.