Everything Entertainment-March

Happy Monday, Friends! I hope you had a great Easter Weekend with your people. This weekend was a bit more slower-paced than our typical weekends and dare I say that we just needed it? We got some yard work done, got some tasks completed around the house, AND we rested.

Yesterday, we totally forgot to take a picture at church so we hopped out of our car when we got home to take a good family picture. When I tell you that we selfied over ten times and this was the best I wouldn’t be lying. While the sun wasn’t really out, Bowen and I had the hardest time keeping our eyes open. A few family members were getting frustrated and that just made me laugh more which in turn caused my eyes to not stay open for a pic. See the problem? haha!

After church, M and G came over for an Easter lunch. I need to get the recipe for this AMAZING salad she made. I had it for leftovers last night and I’m already thinking about it again on Monday. It was a super chill afternoon hanging out, watching the Rangers, and hunting for eggs. This year we hid some eggs with candy and then we put numbers in some other eggs. I had eight different “prizes” and they got to choose by number order. {Next year we’ll play Dirty Santa style with the eggs.}. Think candy, money, etc. It was easy and a way to drag out the egg hunt that can be over in .25 seconds.

But let’s get right to my books/shows from this month! I read some GOOD books this month!

The Women by Kristin Hannah was just released in February and I feel like it’s EVERYWHERE right now. But after reading it, it totally deserves to be EVERYWHERE! This novel is complete fiction but based on some historical records of the women who served in war but then came home without a real place to fit in back home. I absolutely LOVED this book, couldn’t put it down and recommend you reading it immediately, if you haven’t already! Like I said, I’ve seen this book recommended all over and haven’t heard of anyone not loving it.

The Things We Cannot Say was our family book club pick this month, which worked perfectly because it had been on my Kindle just waiting for a while. Another historical fiction book that didn’t disappoint! This one is written where we bounce back and forth from the grandma in Poland mid-WWII to the granddaughter in modern day life. When I tell you there are ten women in my family who read this one and NO ONE SAID ANYTHING REMOTELY NEGATIVE, I mean it! And so far, that hasn’t happened yet! Kelly Rimmer knocked it out of the park on this one!

The Berry Pickers is one I just finished yesterday! I started over the weekend and wanted to read any chance I got! In this one, a four-year-old Mi’kmaq girl goes missing while picking blueberries with her family. This also has that bounce back and forth feature where every other chapter is told from her perspective and then her brother’s {who was the last to see her} perspective. It’s difficult to summarize this one without giving anything away so missing child and how their lives end up. It isn’t really a thriller, but just a really good hearty fiction novel. I was a fan!

Apples Never Fall is the new series on Peacock based on Liane Moriarty’s book. It only has about eight episodes and each episode kind of focuses more on on member of the family. This little series revolves around the mom missing and no one knowing where she is or could be. Some of the children blame the dad, others have alternate theories about what happened, and I spent my time watching changing my theories. I read this book years ago but COULD NOT remember what had actually happened to the mom so I was surprised too! It’s definitely a parent-only show, not okay for young eyes as I’d give it an R-rating, but I thought it was good.

And that wraps up what I’ve been watching and reading in March! I’m looking forward to April with a little getaway involved which means I should be able to read a little extra this month!

Have the best Monday!

XO

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  1. 4.1.24
    Elspeth said:

    I’ve heard great things about The Women and can’t wait to read! Happy Monday!
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    • 4.1.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      You will LOVE it!

  2. 4.1.24
    Sheaffer said:

    I’m going to have to check out Apples Never Fall!

    • 4.1.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      You’ll like it!

  3. 4.1.24
    Amy Heinl said:

    I read The Women too….I agree with your review….it is excellent and so gripping and brought another perspective to the brave men and women…our heros….who served their country in Virtnam

    • 4.1.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      YES AMY!! Dare I say I liked it better than The Nightingale?

      • 4.1.24
        Julie said:

        I saw a show that said to make sure you put your dog in the pool and teach them to swim to the steps. If they ever fall in , and no one is around, they can safely get out. Just thought I would pass this on

        • 4.1.24
          Erika Slaughter said:

          Oh my Julie! Dog ownership comes with SO MANY THINGS to teach them. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. 4.1.24
    Cindy G said:

    Yes, please get the salad recipe as it is that time of year to take things like that to potluck and love it is something new and different. I just finished Apples Never Fall and it was so, so good! Excellent thriller when you think you know (several times), then you find out you’re totally wrong.

    • 4.1.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I will! Have you watched the show yet?

  5. 4.1.24

    You might have read some of THE BEST BOOKS I’ve ever ever read!

    • 4.1.24
      Erika Slaughter said:

      How will I ever top March reads??