Friday, March 25, 2016

FRIDAY FUN: March 25, 2016

One of my favorite podcasts is NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and my favorite segment on that show is the closing, "What is Making Me Happy".  I just love the idea of focusing on the good in a world that sometimes feels very negative.  So, I am going to try to bring some more happiness to my blog by focusing on a few things every week that have made me smile or laugh.

This uplifting duvet cover.
1. I love shopping for literature/pop culture swag so, of course, I want almost everything on this list of 22 Bewitching Items All Harry Potter Fans Will Love.  I am especially intrigued by the Wingardium Leviosa duvet cover and Lumos/Nox light switch cover.

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2. Like many other people, I am absolutely obsessed with Hamilton which also means I wait with bated breath for the #Digital Ham4Ham videos.  And this week's is one of my favorites with Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton), Chris Jackson (George Washington), Daveed Diggs (Thomas Jefferson), and Okieriete Onadowan (James Madison) performing "Cabinet Battle #1" in the walk and talk style of "The West Wing" while walking around the White House.

Secrets of a Soprano
3. I love Miranda Neville's historicals and was excited to find the cover and blurb of her April 11th release, Secrets of a Soprano.  It involves many things that I enjoy in historical romance such as former lovers who are reunited and an opera singer heroine.

4. All About Romance is accepting emails from romance readers who want to review or blog for the website.  You can find the instructions and contact information here.

Fortune Favors the Wicked Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1) Six Degrees of Scandal (Scandalous, #4) The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)
5. Here are a few books that are being released next week that I am interested in:
  • Fortune Favors the Wicked by Theresa Romain (historical romance)
  • Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (historical romance)
  • Six Degrees of Scandal by Caroline Linden (historical romance)
  • The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (YA fantasy)


  1. Hamilton! I love the soundtrack, too. It's addicting.

    1. It really is. What are your favorite songs? I keep changing my mind, but I always come back to Satisfied, Burn, Non-Stop, and The Room Where It Happens.

  2. oh I love this meme here...its always great to focus on happy things. I love the soundtrack to Hamilton...but then I adore any musical really!!! I am looking forward to Because of Miss Bridgerton (but I admit I am nervous about it, mostly because the last couple books of hers I haven't enjoyed as much as her other books. Crossing fingers!!).

    1. I just finished Because of Miss Bridgerton and thought it was really cute. I haven't been very impressed with some of Julia Quinn's recent releases, but this was a return to form for her.


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