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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Monday Musts #11

Monday Musts is a weekly feature hosted by Jessica of Lovin' Los Libros.  This is a great feature that has exposed me to all sorts of new books, music, and movies.  Check out Jessica's blog for the complete list of participants.

It's been a wonderful weekend of cooking for my family and catching up on my reading.  I so wish I could just take a "reading" day and do only that!  But I was able to go to the farmer's market and buy duck eggs to use in making a quiche and it was yummy!  Here are my Monday Musts:

Must Read:

I am about 2/3 of the way done with this book and it is wonderful!  There are several storytellers in this book.  I think it makes the point that we all tell stories to ourselves to justify our actions.  It has been a gripping book and I can't wait to see what happens in the end.  Click on the book cover to find it on GoodReads.

Must Listen:

One of my favorite podcasts, Travel with Rick Steves covers adventures from across the globe.  Rick has numerous guests each week with listeners who call in with questions, too.  Click on the Travel with Rick Steves image to go to his website.

Must See:


I loved the original movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon from 2000.  This new movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, is a full-length feature film that is in English (or you can switch it to Chinese, if you want).  It has been many years since the original film, but Michelle Yeoh still has a powerful presence onscreen.  The movie also stars Harry Shum, Jr. of Shadowhunters!  It is a wonderful movie with lots of action and romance.

What are you excited to read, listen to, or see this week?  Let me know in the comments.

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  1. I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend Ardis! The farmer's market sounds fun! I had a Jodi Picoult book from the library, but sadly I didn't get time to read it. I'm glad you're enjoying yours! And I haven't seen the original Crouching Tiger movie. Sadly, I'm not as big of a movie watcher as I once was.... I don't know why!

    1. I just finished The Storyteller today and it was so good! I love books that explore the theme of forgiveness. This book had so many other aspects to it, such as what stories we tell ourselves to get through the day, PTSD, and loss. It is a heavt book, but very satisfying. I don't usually watch movies, but the Crouching Dragon movies are on Netflix, so it was easy to see them.

  2. I totally love Rick Steves and was just thinking of his show! He is awesome!

    And I haven't read that Jodi Picoult yet but going to add to my TBR!

    My Monday Musts

    1. Thank you, Eva. I love to travel, but don't get much of a chance with the expenses of having a family. But it is fun to listen to others travel tales.

  3. I added my link to my Sunday post which has what I want to read next, which is like gazillion books but here are the top five :)
    Firstlife, Riders, Young Elites, Glass Arrow and Six of Crows
    I didn't know about this feature! I'll stop by every Monday now :)

  4. I can't believe I haven't watched Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon yet!


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