I love lists. I especially love recommended book lists. I am sure that the local librarians must know when I have read another recommended list, because the section containing my library holds blossoms. One of the book lists that I enjoy reading is my critique partner’s list of books that she reads every week. I usually find something that I want to read.
I also love lists in the style of Gretchin Rubin’s “5 things making me happy this week” and Courtney Bemorewithless “Weekend Favourites”, so I have decided to start making my own lists. Mine will be five favourites of the week.
So here we go, my first list.
Adult Book: “Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related”
This moving memoir written by Jenny Heijun Wills is about being born in Korea but adopted by a white family in Ontario and then reuniting with her Korean family.
Having recently decided that I would be concentrating more on creative nonfiction rather than children’s writing, I have been reading a lot of memoirs. This is one of the better ones. I especially appreciated the structure, a series of short vignettes.
This memoir won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. You can read more about the memoir here.
Movie: “This Beautiful Fantastic”
A librarian who is an aspiring writer has to put her garden in order or vacate her home. So many things I love are present in this movie: libraries, books, writing, horticulture, gourmet food. Best of all, I laughed. A lot. Then I cried.
Game: “Magic Maze”
I appreciate that my local library now has a selection of games that you can borrow. I can add to the diversity of our fairly large selection of games without making another sometimes disappointing purchase. It’s nice to be able to try a game out to see if it would work for our family before purchasing it.
This cooperative game, for ages 8+ and between 1-8 players, was nominated for the 2017 “Spiel des Jahres”, an international contest.
It’s fun, but it also makes you really think at times. Sometimes my brain hurts; that’s how hard I am concentrating to get my moves correct. Below is a picture of a game that I played by myself.
Article: “How a rocking chair can help you heal”
I am going to be using my mom’s rocking chair more often after reading about the health benefits of using one.
Food: Pistou Sauce
In the restaurant I went to on Saturday, instead of using hollandaise on their eggs benedict, they used pistou sauce. Yum! But what is pistou sauce? It’s similar to pesto, but there are no pine nuts. As well, cheese is not required. Why have I never heard about this? I am planning on making this version at home.
I really enjoyed making this list! I think I will make this into an occasional series.
What about you? Do you have any favourites of the week that you would like to share?
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Great list Linda. Will definitely be checking out the book, movie, game and sauce! I already use my rocking chair a lot now.
I look forward to hearing what you think!
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