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Rachel Recommends: 2019 Summer Edition
Posted about 28 days ago by Rachel SPosted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Movies and Music and Nonfiction | Tagged with biography, comedies, cookbooks, cookies, documentaries, humor , Literary fiction, movies, recommendations, rock groups - fiction, summer and summer reads
It turns me upside down
Summer, summer, summer
It's like a merry go round
“Magic” by The Cars
Looking to try something new this summer? How about watching a movie you’ve never heard of, baking a ridiculous number of cookies or learning about dead presidents?
Check out my new list of recommendations while I shop online for a summer caftan in a breathable fabric.
Surfer dudes follow the summer by finding righteous waves all over the southern hemisphere in this jocular, 1966 documentary.
This movie is set in a water park and features Sam Rockwell. Is there really anything else you need to know? The title alone makes me think of summertime.
We rode like royalty through the bank drive-thru (free suckers!), the FULL-SERVICE gas station and basically anything else that didn’t require setting us loose on the world.
*Please do not ask about our behavior in grocery stores. We plead the 5th .
|Washington: A Life|
I am feeding my presidential knowledge monster by listening to this audiobook by friend of TLCPL, Ron Chernow.
Spoiler: No cherry trees were harmed in this bio, but I did learn that our first POTUS was a bit of a clothes horse.
The perfect beach read!
|Everything's Trash, But it's Okay|
I choose to listen, rather than read Phoebe’s books because hearing her verbalize her hashtags makes me laugh out loud. I also strive to better understand millennials and Phoebe knows how to put things in perspective.
Her Instagram is worth a follow as well.
This bit of juvenile nonfiction conjures that very specific summertime feeling of upside-down Big Wheels, July at dusk, lightning bugs, porch swings, and late bedtimes.
The author has written a “Hello…” series based on each of the four seasons that would be excellent classroom tools or tranquil lap-sit reads.
Meet Circe, a mythological witch that has more power than anyone gives her credit for.
Watch out Athena, she’s got your number!
||Daisy Jones & The Six
This book made me feel like I was reading a VH1 Behind the Music episode.
|Sally's Cookie Addiction|
When I paged through this for the first time, I realized that I wanted to make and eat EVERYTHING in it. I immediately decided to set my unambitious nature aside and bake my way through this book.
I do plan to share my work if only to contribute to a mixture of delight and frustration among coworkers.
Update: I am four recipes in, and Sally does not disappoint.