Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Favorites

Lists of this sort are abounding all over the internet right now and as we get ready to close out this year, I can’t help but join in. Here are some of my favorite things from this past year.

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK

This book was published in 2012, but I read it (and loved it) this year. Then I drank up the sequel like a person long parched (darn you library patron who had it on hold before me). The language is so beautiful and descriptive. It’s just a lovely book.

FAVORITE NON-FICTION BOOK (AND FAVORITE PODCAST)

I’m a huge fan of Gretchin Rubin and loved her latest book on habits. For anyone familiar with her Four Tendencies, I’m an Upholder and a Moderator (and married to an Obliger, as is common of Upholders). I also really enjoy her podcast.

FAVORITE PHOTO

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Okay, so this isn’t my actual favorite photo of the year - I could never chose that. But it’s my favorite funny photo. I sent this out as joke on Moving Day, never thinking that people would think it was our actual moving van. But they did! People, people, people.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS

Madam Secretary, Blacklist and a host of all things BBC & PBS – I’m anxiously awaiting the return of Sherlock tomorrow and the final season of Downton Abbey.

FAVORITE NEW EXPERIENCE

Orphan Hosting Favorites from 2015

You knew I had to include this, right? Orphan hosting was new to us but it has been a truly wonderful, eye-opening experience. We’re the better for it.

May the final moments of 2015 bring you happiness and health and may 2016 bring you new insight and understanding.

2 comments:

  1. We're you holding out on me? Checking out that novel right now!

    I'm afraid to read the other book.

    Happy New Year to you, my dear, dear friend!

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  2. Hello, fellow Hope Writer! Enjoyed looking around your lovely blog and have a lot of favorites on your list. Blessings on your 2016!

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