I started this feature in March and REALLY enjoyed it! It was fun to recommend things and get other recommendations, so at least for awhile, I’ll be doing these posts once a month to recommend everything from books to beverages to products.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn is very well-known, but mostly for Gone Girl. I read Gone Girl first, and I liked it okay, but didn’t think it was anything special. I was still curious, though, so I checked out Dark Places from the library. What a page-turner! I thought Dark Places was MUCH better than Gone Girl. It still had the same sort of interesting, unlikable characters, but they weren’t annoying, they were intriguing. I have a full review of this book coming up, but I still wanted to highlight it.
In my April wrap-up I talked about how I watched all thirteen episodes of Firefly in four days. . . and then immediately watched it again. The first two episodes were slow and it took me MONTHS to watch the third, but when I finally pushed myself through I understood everyone’s obsession. Now I’ve been pushing it on my friends.
I’ve been listening to Almost Lover and Now is the Start by A Fine Frenzy a lot lately.
Shadow of a Man by Neulore has also been getting a lot of plays on my iTunes lately.
I’ve been looking at something to help motivate me while I write. One of the things I really love about NaNoWriMo or CampNaNoWriMo is that lovely progress bar. It spurs me on! I was looking for a website/app/etc. that I could monitor progress in a similar way, and I found WriteChain. It’s very simple, but effective. The idea is to write and not break the chain. You can set your daily word goal–mine is always 1,000 words–and update it every day. I’ve only used it for a few days so far but I really like it!
What are you recommending lately? Feel free to recommend to me(and other readers!) books, TV shows, songs(or artists), apps, products, etc. in the comments! I’m always eager to find some hidden gems.