I can’t count how many times I have thought to go to the library and borrow a book or movie, but can’t remember what the ones I have been wanting to check out are. I knew the day before, when I didn’t have time… but when it comes time to actually go, my brain has lost any and all ideas. That’s when this comes in handy!
I made little tabs out of plain white paper and scotch tape for the categories, and filled it with as many ideas I could think of that we could do. My first tab was Utah because my husband and I have a “Utah Bucket List” (that we keep losing — not anymore!) with things unique to Utah that we just haven’t ever done since we live here and never take advantage of things a lot of people would consider “must do” if they were visiting.
The other tabs I made were Eat Out, Films, Places, Music, Treats, Books, and Misc. I left a lot of room for new tabs too so that I can add them as I think of them. The book cost me $5 at Wal-Mart, the tabs & tape cost nothing since I had the stuff at home, and I found a pretty metallic sharpie to write on the front with.
I’ve been brainstorming and filling up the pages with ideas, but I could use some help. I want to add more books, movies and music to check out since generally we’d do more than one at a time and I don’t want the list to run out! Here are some questions I thought up to ask you all and if you have a good idea or recommendation please share in the comments so I can add it to my book (and become a more cultured person!)
+ I typically do not like explicit language, sexuality or violence in my entertainment :)
What is your favorite documentary?
What movie changed your views or really made you think about something in a new way?
Who is your favorite musician or band that isn’t often on the radio?
What is your favorite book in the world?
What is the funniest book you have ever read?
Who is your favorite comedian?
I will also share what I recommend or what is on my pages so far:
I recommend for your list:
Amistad (Rated R – which I do not typically watch, but it’s R because there is brief nudity, it is non-sexual nudity, slaves were not clothed. I highly recommend this movie and consider it to be clean.)
Temple Grandin – Inspiring!!!
Waiting for Superman
Les Miserables (Liam Neeson version)
SNL: A Very Gilly Christmas
Beyond the Blackboard
I have nothing on my list yet!
But for yours:
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
The Book Thief
The BFG (I want to re-read this. Was a childhood fave.)
The Glass Castle
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Man’s Search for Meaning
Jim Gaffigan – Dad is Fat
Tina Fey – Bossy Pants
Mindy Kaling – Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns
(Both of the above have sporadic swearing, just to warn you. It wasn’t too much for me.)
Nobody Don’t Love Nobody
Goodbye, I Love You
The Bookseller of Kabul
So guys what are your recommendations?!
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