What I'm Into Right Now (April 2018)

Spring is finally showing it's blossoms around here and we're picking daffodils and hyacinths. Since it's been a couple of months since I've posted a "what I'm into" post I've got lots of good stuff to share, so let's get to it!

Listening:

My sister got me hooked on West Cork, a new true crime series in the tradition of Serial. You can find it on Audible and download it for free and listen to it on the Audible app. Loving so far, although I'm only four chapters in. To listen to a trailer and find out more, go here.

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Also, I was so happy to discover a new-to-me duo who can officially take the place The Civil Wars left behind. We heard them on an episode of Longmire and Josh and I immediately looked at each other and said, "who is that?" The song that was featured was the haunting Carry Me Home. Well, they are The Sweeplings, and their newest album is basically on repeat. A few other titles I'm loving is My Oh My and Under Your Spell

Watching:

Speaking of Longmire, Josh and I absolutely fell in love with this series on Netflix. I loved the characters of Absaroka County. The plot has twists and turns, the characters are fascinating, and I really liked the Native American aspect of the show, that deals with reservation issues. After six seasons, by the time it ended it felt like a good novel was coming to a close.

I'm not sure what our next series will be, but so far we've tried one episode of Flint Town, which is a documentary series. And the kids and I are loving A Series of Unfortunate Events. It never ceases to amaze me how cleaver and witty it can be!

Reading:

I recently read Dreamland Burning which was a pretty good; a quick read with a nice twist at the end. It's YA and felt like it too. At first I wasn't sure I'd stick with it but due to the subject matter about the Tulsa Race Riots I really wanted to. I'm glad I did, because I felt like the story gained strength as it went.

I just recently finished the second Flavia de Luce book, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag. The titles of Alan Bradley's books are as delightful as the novels are. If you can call murder mysteries delightful, which these are. The books take a while to get rolling but once they do! They have what so many books these days seem to lack, attention to detail. The detail that Bradley includes in his book are very much rooted in the place and time period and I love that it doesn't seem like the characters are modern and were just stuck back in another time period. Flavia is, of course, so smart she's a bit on the unbelievable side, but I don't really mind. 

Eating: 

Kielbasa and Roasted Vegetables is an easy week night meal we've enjoyed several times and this is a favorite "breakfast for dinner" option. But honestly, we're in that weird "in-between" season where I'm tired of soups and stews and eager for more springish options. If only our weather would work with me! We were still having almost-freezing overnight temperatures last week!

Tell me what YOU are into right now?