Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Read // Watched // Listened // Savored: December Edition

Here's what I've been reading, watching, listening to, and savoring this month!

Reading

Thanks to Goodreads and several bloggers I've been following lately, I've rediscovered my love of fiction in a big way. Recent favorites include Eleanor & Park, Me Before You, Tell the Wolves I'm Home, and - currently - The Fault In Our Stars. I plan to dive into The Goldfinch while home for the holidays next week.

Continuing my Paleo/grain-free cookbook kick, I'm enjoying paging through the beautiful Gather and Against All Grain. I'm amazed by the creativity and versatility these authors have found in the Paleo lifestyle, and can't wait to try making some of the recipes.

I love catching up on my favorite blogs in the evening. I make myself a cup of tea (or pour a glass of wine) and work my way through the latest posts. Caiti, Kali, and Kelsey are among my current "must-reads."

I enjoyed reading this Modern Love column, which offered a refreshing and life-affirming perspective on the recent flooding here in Boulder. I've read and re-read this list, 24 Rules for Being a Human in 2014, several times.

Watching & Listening
I'm always looking for new-to-me podcasts to listen to while cleaning or cooking. Book Riot is my favorite recent discovery, with funny and smart musings on all things literary. It's definitely feeding my fiction addiction!

I can't get enough Key & Peele. These guys are seriously so funny, and I just heard they're working on a movie with Judd Apatow. Hallelujah!

If you haven't listened to Nathaniel Rateliff yet, do yourself a favor. I also have Straight No Chaser's Christmas tunes on repeat.

Savoring
I've been really enjoying the Gentle Vinyasa classes at Little Yoga Studio. The classes fall somewhere between Beginners and Intermediate, and I find them the perfect way to unwind during the madness of the holidays.

In the midst of this busy holiday season, I've savoring weekly date nights with my husband. Last week, we tried Boulder's newest sushi restaurant, Sushi Tasuki. We dined on ultra-fresh salmon and scallop nigiri and vowed to plan a trip to Japan for our 5-year wedding anniversary.

I'm savoring the anticipation of a week at my parent's farm for the holidays. I'm looking forward to good food,  my dad's coffee (he makes it strong), early-morning talks with mom, laughter, and space and time to simply relax and be.

I've been loving The Republic of Tea's autumnal flavors. Our office buys Republic of Tea in bulk, and it's so great to nip into the kitchen for a delicious cuppa anytime during the workday.

Finally, I've savored the incredible sunrises and sunsets we've been having here in Boulder lately!

What are you reading, watching, listening to, and savoring right now?