Here’s what I’ve been marinating on for the past week.

stack of hardbound books
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ONE+ Last week I said I wasn’t updating our 2023 reading challenges roundup, but almost immediately after I hit publish … I changed my mind! Here’s our The 2023 Master List of Reading Challenges and it’s awesome how much love this receives every year.

TWO+ #AMonthofFaves 2022 starts next week. It’s a great way to look back at the year, so join us – post with us on your blog or on Instagram.

THREE+ Although I’ve been rubbish at reading challenges this year and have pretty much given up – don’t be like me! Here’s 88 Short New Books to Help You Crush Your 2022 Reading Challenge. Somehow I’ve also now got my own huge stack of books to read that came in at the library.

FOUR+ Do you decorate our home for Christmas? You know I go all out, and one of my favorite sources of inspiration is the Jennifer Rizzo’s annual holiday housewalk blog tour.

christmas mantle 2022

FIVE+ We’re still playing board (and card) games together. It’s been awhile since we’ve bought any new ones, so I bookmarked The Best Board Games for Holiday Gatherings20+ Of The Best Games to Play During the Holidays17 Terrific Cooperative Board Games and Holiday Gift Guide for Game & Puzzle Lovers 2022.

SIX+ The Ultimate List of Books to Movies 2023 – what are you most looking forward to seeing? For me, it’s A Man Called OveDune 2 and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

SEVEN+ ‘Wednesday’ Shatters Netflix Record for the most-viewed English-language show in a week with 341.23 million hours viewed – beating Stranger Things season 4. I loved both. Have you seen either one yet? What did you think?

“Of course, there is one show that simply cannot be beaten, not by Stranger Things, not be Wednesday, not by anyone. Squid Game holds the all-time weekly record. I’ve seen them all and didn’t care for Squid Games – can’t see why it’s loved so much.

EIGHT+ Is Instagram is over? Do you post to it? Do you scroll through other people’s feed? I don’t post much but I do scroll through on the daily.

NINE+ If you’re looking ahead at planners and organizing for 2023, check out 7 Planners Like Franklin Covey to Achieve What’s Most Important to You. My system for work is relatively simple these days but my personal could use some improvement.

Happy December!


// Comments //

  1. Kim

    Dec 04

    I’ve given up on challenges this year too. Here’s to next year! I can’t wait to watch Wednesday- hopefully soon. It looks amazing.

  2. Thanks for sharing the short books to crush the 2022 reading challenge, I’ve got 10 to go but I’m so close!! I was reading a friends Sinful series on kindle because they are short but there are only 6 so I needed a few more.

    Thanks for sharing my planners like Franklin covey post too!!