Read. Watch. Listen. – A Little Leopard Read. Watch. Listen. – A Little Leopard
Read. Watch. Listen. – A Little Leopard Read. Watch. Listen. – A Little Leopard

Read. Watch. Listen. – A Little Leopard Read. Watch. Listen. – A Little Leopard

March 2, 2016 // etc.· life

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There is a fantastic, all-musical episode of Arthur (yes, the aardvark) that features a song called “Library Card,” including the words-to-live-by lyric “Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!” As someone who now lives within walking distance to her local library, I can confirm this. Libraries are great, you guys. I read so much more now, partly because I basically have no excuse not to.

One book that’s been on my list forever and I’m finally getting around to reading (thanks, Chicago Public Library!) is The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing. It’s a good one so far, and I may very well buy it once I’m finished. Plus, $10 on Amazon — that’s like two cups of coffee. Then the question becomes: what to read next? My dear friend Lauren also does a monthly book club over at The June Twenty Blog and I’d love to participate in that sometime. Of course, there’s also Emma Watson’s feminist book club, and Eva Chen has been known to share her current reads on Instagram as well.

I don’t watch a huge amount of television — unless you count hockey games. The three shows I keep up with regularly? Girls, Game of Thrones and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (guilty pleasure okay). But I’ve got a new one to add, along with seemingly everyone else in America: The People vs OJ Simpson.

This show is so fascinating. It’s a legal drama at its core, and full of grey areas and messy human issues that ring true today, including ones we probably wish didn’t, like racism and sexism. There are also a million thinkpieces on the show already: here’s a Marcia Clark one that’s worth a read.

Plus, there’s something to be said for the sheer weirdness of Ross Geller as Robert Kardashian. David Schwimmer does a great job, though, as does the rest of the supremely talented ensemble cast. Connie Britton’s Faye Resnick is a complete trainwreck in a way that’s just amazing to watch, and I hope we get to see more of her as the  show goes on.

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Finally, my musical mood has been all over the place lately, from Beyoncé to Kanye to The Rolling Stones to contemporary alt-indie (I’m into The 1975’s new stuff). But I’d love more, especially in the alt-indie category. So tell me: what have you been listening to lately?