Monthly Wrap: November 2017

“Monthly Wrap” is my monthly post about the things I’m loving, find interesting, or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been recently:

New Logo!

I finally created a logo for Neptune Your Dial! This has been something I’ve wanted to do for a while and after letting it float around in my head for a few months, I was able to bring the idea to fruition!

Finally reading Harry Potter

Even though I love a lot of genre fiction, for whatever reason I never read the Harry Potter series. I am currently writing a novel and wanted to read something light as I do not have a lot of free time. I just finished Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and I think it was the right time for me to read it. When I read Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea a few years ago, I heard someone say that her book comes to you at the right time in your life. I think it’s the same for Harry Potter.

Little Women is being adapted for television

Where’s that dance emoji when you need it? Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic has gone through a couple of adaptations for the screen, including the 1994 film staring Winona Ryder. I’d say it’s about time for another. The BBC and Masterpiece are in production for a three-part series, coming out in 2018.

Thinking about thinking

This article discusses a book by P.M. Forni and give tips for living an examined life. Sometimes it feels like my thoughts are filled with one worry after another, but slowing down and living in the moment are key when it comes to quality thinking.

Discovering The Durrells in Corfu

I came across this British series on Amazon Prime and it is perfect. The show is based on the true story of the Durrell family- a single mother and her four children- who moved from England to Greece in the 1930s. My summary doesn’t do it justice, but it’s entertaining if you love British period television.

Taking some Thoreauvian advice and getting back to nature

I have been re-rereading Walden for about the millionth time. Thoreau’s classic has become a symbolic reset button through the years, reminding me to pause and enjoy the beauty of the world around me. With the great weather over Thanksgiving in Atlanta, my family spent much of the holiday walking and hiking around the area’s parks. Couldn’t think of a better way to reflect and be grateful!

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