Posts Categorized: Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites | Recommended I Read

May 10, 2019 Bonnie Friday Favorites 2 Comments

This week’s topic is about books recommended to me. My bestie gives me the best romance and classic recommendations and my mom gives me recommendations for everything in between. Try as I might, I can’t get to all of them but these books are the ones I’m honestly determined to get around to sooner rather than later.

Recommendations from Dani
The Winter King (Weathermages of Mystral #1) by C.L. Wilson
The Heist (Fox and O’Hare #1) by Janet Evanovich
Phoenix Unbound (Fallen Empire #1) by Grace Draven

Recommendations from my Mum
The Magus by John Fowles
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang
Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore

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Friday Favorites | Fictional Friendships

March 22, 2019 Bonnie Friday Favorites 2 Comments

Friendships seem like they’d be a staple item in books but that’s not always the case. A great friendship makes for a great read and these were the first five of my favorites that popped into my head.

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones | Charley and Cookie
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan | Percy and Grover
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell | Jennifer and Beth
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein | Maddie and Queenie
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater | Blue and the boys

What are some of your favorite fictional friendships?

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Friday Favorites | Reading Music

March 15, 2019 Bonnie Friday Favorites 6 Comments

It’s not often that I don’t have background music playing while I’m reading. Sometimes random noises can really throw off my concentration, so providing my own white noise helps to really eliminate any distractions. I tend to stick with instrumental (primarily piano) but I’ll occasionally mix it up when I’m feeling like something new. When it’s especially noisy, I’ll pair some instrumental music with www.rainymood.com. Nothing sets my soul more at ease than some calming music and the sound of raindrops on the window.

Artists/Bands

I’m a big fan of the Spotify feature where you can listen to Artist Radio. Sometimes when I find a new artist that I really enjoy, I’ll listen to the artist radio which plays similar music so I can find even more artists to fall in love with. These are some of the artists I listen to regularly that I’m constantly returning to:

Ludovico Einaudi
Bombazine Black
Balmorhea
This Will Destroy You
Explosions in the Sky

Soundtracks

Atonement
Jane Eyre
Pride and Prejudice
Me Before You
Far From the Madding Crowd

Spotify Playlists

Spotify has the most amazing playlists and some of these pre-made listens are perfect as is.

Melancholy Instrumental
Calm Vibes
Indie Folk for Focus
Calm Before the Storm
Mellow Beats

What do you love listening to while you read?

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