Currently Loving | August 23 – 30

Hi friends!!

I meant to get this post up earlier in the day, but, alas, my time management skills were somewhat lacking. So, instead, we’re getting a fun late night post! (And any time is a good time to chat about funny movies and blueberry pie, yes? I think so.)

You can check out the media I loved this week below, and be sure to share all the cool things you did too! I’m always on the lookout for stellar recommendations.

The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate | Few books have managed to break my heart in the way that The One and Only Ivan did. Its sequel, The One and Only Bob, isn’t quite so devastating, but it moved me all the same. The poetic writing and courageous (though stubborn!) titular pup are lovely reminders of why I so love children’s literature.

The Bold Type | The Bold Type often borders on ridiculous, even if one overlooks its characters’ questionable fashion choices. Yet it’s also fiercely sweet and feminist, and I’ve so enjoyed catching up on episodes over these past few weeks! (Also! If you’re a fan of the show as well, I encourage you to read and support actress Aisha Dee’s statement calling for more diversity in The Bold Type’s writers room.) 

Blueberry Nectarine Pie | I go back to school in a few weeks and my sister is moving into a new apartment, so she and I are trying out as many yummy new recipes as possible before then! Our latest creation was this blueberry-nectarine pie from the Baking With Less Sugar cookbook by Joanne Chang (of flour bakery fame!) I don’t believe the recipe is available online, but King Arthur Flour has a similar one, if you want to try it out! (Plus, this was my first time trying a nectarine! Apologies to all the nectarine-fiends out there for my tardiness; they’re great!!) 

Candace Against the Universe | Phineas and Ferb was a go-to show of my childhood (and of my teendom, ngl) and I was mighty excited to hear that a reunion movie would be released this August. Candace Against The Universe (on Disney Plus!) was deeply absurd but also deeply delightful, and I was happy to watch it to close out the summer!

The Baby by Samia | I LOVE Samia’s music, and her singles “Someone Tell The Boys” and “Ode to Artifice” have been on my regular rotation for months now. I’m so excited to add tracks from her new album, The Baby, into the mix! It was released on Friday, and I already adore “Minnesota” and “Fit N Full.” Her songs are the perfect moody-pastel soundtrack for the upcoming fall weather! 

Have a lovely end to your August!

xx

lulu

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