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February 5, 2016

friday link love | 16.

Harry Style's birthday tweet on Monday was everything.
Adele told Donald Trump to suck it, basically. Queen.
This tweet of a story about Alan Rickman's early days on set of HP.
I had a truly picture perfect latte and I had to Instagram it. I'm sorry.
The P.S.S. at the end of this post is literally what came out of my mouth while watching Making a Murderer.
A hysterical post about parenting from Fatherly.
This is what happens when you mess with my basketball skillz.
From my coworkers: Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard doing the damn thing in Africa and Daniel Radcliffe's touching tribute to Alan Rickman.
And from me: the cutest little boy in the world attempting a perfect alphabet, an 11-year-old boy crushing a performance of Adele's "Hello," and a little cutie who got thrown a puck at a hockey game.

February 3, 2016

january book report.

The Rosie Effect. This is the follow-up to The Rosie Project, which I read a while ago. I probably should have reread it, because I couldn't remember the complete storyline, but I still liked this sequel (though not as much as the first one). The story is about Don, a man with social awkwardness (who likely falls somewhere on the autistic spectrum) and his wife (who he found in the first book) expecting their first child. His is an interesting perspective to hear from, though the way he thinks and processes certain things can be a bit stressful — and hilarious.

Where They Found Her. After reading Invisible City, I wanted another murder mystery from a journalist's perspective. This was a little less about the clues — in a case about a baby found dead by a river (I know, it's grim) — and more about different connecting stories, which I loved. The twist at the end totally got me. Highly recommend.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This is the first HP book that really varies quite a bit from its movie counterpart, and because it's been so long since I read this, but I've seen the movie dozens of times, it kind of felt like I was reading it for the first time. As always with Mr. Potter, I was not disappointed.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This was a really fun read, as it's a cheeky expansion on the HP series. The book is a children's book read to young witches and wizards the same way fairy tales are read to us when we're young, which is mentioned in the novels a few times. Each story ended with commentary from Albus Dumbledore, which killed me — so funny. It's less than 100 pages and the text was huge, so it took me just two train rides to finish it.