Ooh, I love all of the book recs! Thank you. Adding several (including The Most Fun I Ever Had — wow, a 3x rec!) to the list. The Broward County library system is fantastic in that typically the hold lines move fast — but the tough part is that often you just get 3-4 weeks total (2 weeks + 1-2 1-week renewals) to read a book if others have it on reserve.
Which I guess is fair! One doesn’t need to hold on to 10 books at once in a beautiful stack just to admire 🙂
I suspect that when my kids are grown up, I will fill in the void with books. So many books, so little time! Or maybe I’ll actually watch more quality TV (currently I can handle one show per season, max).
(Which reminds me — This Is Us returns 9/24. YESSSS.)
Books. (My favorite.)
Podcasts. (My second favorite 🙂 )
Movies. (Not that I ever watch those anymore, for the most part.)
TV. (Because some of it really is great these days!)
Magazines. (Still kind of fun sometimes.)
Music. (Mostly in the car when I’m not in a podcast mood, but increasingly around the house for mood-setting purposes.)
Blogs. (If you’re cool like me and still read a select number of blogs like it’s 2010)
So much media, so little time. Reason #8247 (compelling to me) not to spend hours scrolling mindlessly. And actually – I have to say, I’ve been better about that recently! Ever since ruthlessly culling my personal Insta feed, I find the whole thing less compelling and feel like I’ve been able to strike a reasonable balance between dipping my toes in for some delicious distraction and putting the $*&@ thing away. I still tend to check my email more than is necessary (A & C will say “Mommy are you doing something dumb on your phone?” and often I will have to answer “yes . . .”).
Off to run!