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Podcasts of the Month! More like months.

Since I missed July and August, I thought I’d do the two months together. I would just skip July, but I listened to some truly great casts and I just have to tell you all about them. Sooooo…

July

Classical Classroom, Episode 173: Mozart’s Death Demystified – If you’ve seen the BRILLIANT movie Amadeus…it didn’t happen that way. That doesn’t make Mozart’s death any less mysterious. And fascinating.

Singing Bones: The Red Shoes – I cannot being to tell you how much I love this podcast. It is the ONLY one I can think of that I have listened to each cast more than once. EACH CAST. The Red Shoes is the newest episode and boy did it deliver. I love how Claire, the host, gives such thorough background on each story and still makes it interesting.

Very Bad Words: The C-Word – Yes, I have a potty mouth. No, I don’t say the C-Word. Yet, the feminists the hosts interviewed for this episode make a very strong case for doing so.

Human Race: Episode 25 – Rosco’s Runners – People running with donkeys? Hell yes!

August

Curiosity Podcast: Why the 2017 Solar Eclipse is Such a Huge Deal – I listened to this podcast with the kids before the podcast and it really added a layer of scientific fascination to the experience. Even though the eclipse is past, it’s still a good listen. I learned a lot.

Criminal : Episode 73 – Carry A. Nation – I’ve heard of Carry A. Nation. I had no idea what she did. This was a great look at this amazing lady and early pioneer of feminist’s life.

I have so many podcasts to listen to right now, because I have just finished a long audiobook. I hope I have lots of great casts to share with you in September. 

Books

Monthly Review – August 2017

I could not be more delighted with August. Rat Queens is back y’all! And I indulged!

42. Rat Queens 2017, Issue 1 by Kurtis Wiebe
43. Rat Queens 2017, Issue 2 by Kurtis Wiebe
44. See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
45. Rat Queens 2017, Issue 3 by Kurtis Wiebe
46. Rat Queens 2017, Issue 4 by Kurtis Wiebe
47. American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse
48. The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future by Joselin Linder, read by Khristine Hvam

My other books were great. See What I Have Done, an imaging of what happened before, during, and after the Borden killings was fascinating. American Fire was just the way I like my nonfiction; it felt like reading a novel. And The Family Gene could not have been more interesting. Here’s hoping September is just as readerly awesome!

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Currently \\ September 3, 2017

Reading: I have started my RIP reading! I started Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett today.  I have tried to read it several other times, but it has never stuck. It’s time has come because I was immediately hooked today!

Watching: For the first time in YEARS, we have TV! We have relied on Netflix and Hulu for several years, after we realized satellite was too expensive and we were never watching it anyway. Since we moved though, we found we had to get satellite internet because our only other alternative was AT&T and it stinks. We have bundled Dish Network and Hughes Net and it’s working perfectly! I found a show on the History Channel On Demand called Found and we binge watched it this weekend. There were only 6 episodes though and I really want to track down more. We all loved it.

Listening: I’m listening to The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon, also for RIP. It’s completely creepy and sad. I almost gave up on it, but Andi convinced me to keep going. Never doubt Andi people.

Playing: SIMS Freeplay on my phone. It’s safe to say I’m completely addicted.

Eating: It’s been spotty. I mean, I am EATING, but I haven’t been putting much thought into it. I ate granola bars and yogurt yesterday. And potato soup. Homemade. It’s one soup I’m pretty good at making!

Loving: Our new house!

Looking Forward: A day off tomorrow. I’m ready.