I had originally planned to do another SKINFOOD product review, but I had just written one last week, and I recently got into this new podcast that I wanted to share with you guys.
My interest in podcasts comes and goes. I really got into listening to them on my daily work commute and whenever I was driving, but then the interest died again after a few months. A recent conversation with coworkers about audio books once again sparked my interest, so I went on the Podcasts app and downloaded a bunch of different ones that I thought I would like. I decided to start with Cults, hosted by Greg Polcyn & Vanessa Richardson.
Before I continue, I would say you shouldn’t watch this if you get triggered by descriptions of violence or abuse, as the cults that this podcast covers usually have committed violence or abuse of some kind to its own members or other victims.
Reading crime/thriller novels is my guilty pleasure. When I’m in the mood to read but don’t really want to use my brain, I love diving into these novels, where the most I have to think about is whether the protagonist is going to survive or who is the killer. These are especially nice to read when I’m traveling, and, on my most recent trip, Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine was the book of choice.
(No spoilers ahead, because it’s that type of book 🙂 )
I first heard about Sphinx, by Anne Garréta, a while back when Jenn Im on Youtube talked about it in her favorites. The premise intrigued me – it was a romance between the narrator and their lover, A***, and the author didn’t use gender markers for either character throughout the book. I was curious how the author accomplished this linguistic feat, so I purchased almost immediately. However, my reading had been slow in the last few months, so it wasn’t until just last week that I finished this book.
Ironically enough, I’m finishing up a glass of red zinfindel as I write a review of this book, Blackout: The Things I Drank to Forget, whichis about the author Sarah Hepola’s her alcoholism and her road to recovery.
Generally, I don’t veer towards memoirs, but the title of this book really caught my eye, and when there was a Kindle eBook sale on this book, I thought “why not?” and decided to give it a go. I’m glad I did, because it was a great read, and a book I would recommend to all of my friends.