ONE+ A lot of airport / airplane time recently and I finally finished watching Ozark Season 4 – that ending!! OMG! And Stranger Things Season 4 … I thought it was the final season but apparently not. I liked it a lot too. At home we watched Home Before Dark (Apple TV) Seasons 1 and 2 – really enjoyed it (part of the enjoyment was ragging on it too though).
TWO+ I also finished the audiobook of Sundial, Catriona Ward which was just OK for me – I MUCH preferred The Last House on Needless Street.
THREE+ The Booker Prize Longlist was announced a few days ago and of course I updated the 2022 Major Literary and Genre Book Awards Calendar.
FOUR+ In the world of unnecessary “book World” drama, Joyce Carol Oates claims White male writers are being shut out. The data disagrees. This is a few weeks after James Patterson said the same thing. So are they saying that because authors of color are being given more opportunities, the slice of the pie has shrunk for white males and that’s a problem? Lawdamercy. #makeitmakesense
FIVE+ I’m trying my hardest not to add any more books to my reading list – but in case you’re looking, here’s Shondaland Best Books for August 2022 … and Amazon Editors Picks for the best books of August and Barnes and Noble Most Anticipated New Book Releases of August 2022.
SIX+ Barack Obama’s 2022 Summer Reading List is always fun to check out. I love how diverse in genre his choices always are.
NINE+ In my quest to us the Instant Pot more, I bookmarked 20 Recipes That’ll Convince You to Pull Out Your Slow Cooker This Summer. There’s quite a few recipes I want to try in the next few weeks.
TEN+ Bon Apetit 10 Most Popular Recipes of July 2022 – love the monthly series for inspiration for what to cook (and make to drink).
TWELVE+ I’ve been mildly obsessed with travel hacking with rewards points, and Our Credit Card Strategy For Travel Rewards (Kath Eats) explained what they did really well – very easy to follow.