LEAH LIKES: documentaries and a good book

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so, when chloe takes a nap that is usually my  time to get stuff done. that is when i sew, craft, work-out or do some yoga, watch, listen, or read... basically i like to cram these hours with as much stuff that i cannot reasonably do while she is awake... which is most things that involve sharp objects, or require the majority of my attention to not screw up.

so i sew and listen to an audio book at the same time, or work out while watching a documentary (i put on the on television and then one on the laptop). doing this allows me to feel like i am getting the most out of my time without feeling like i am doing too much at once... because there does come a point where you realize that multi-tasking can be overwhelming... say when you are watching a movie, doing laundry, painting your nails, and eating dinner... too much going on there!

i recently watched "beauty is embarassing" on netflix instant... twice. it is a documentary about wayne white, a true creative genius who exudes passion for not only the work he does, but the work people are doing around him. his work includes art design on one of my childhood favorites "pee wee's playhouse", and the smashing pumpkins music video "tonight, tonight". i don't cry much during movies, but this documentary made me tear up many times. i could watch it over and over - really, stinkin' good.

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i came across this gem of a book when searching for an audiobook to listen to while sewing. it is a "teen book", but the subject matter is such that it would make a fitting read for just about anyone. the author introduces, two teenagers "Hazel Grace" and "Augustus Waters", two cancer survivors who meet in a support group. you have no choice but to fall in love with both of them throughout the book, the characters are beautiful a i bawled my eyes out during parts of this book. i listened to it while cleaning my floors one night and literally needed to take sobbing breaks. oh, it's sad, but it is that wonderful, beautiful sad... the sadness that is followed by sweetness so you don't know if you are laughing or crying at times. i bought this as an audiobook, but i have the feeling that i will need to buy the hardback to add to my collection.

so, here is some entertainment to enjoy while doing your housework, driving to your job, riding the train, working out...

and while we are talking about good entertainment, do you have any recomendations for me? i am always interested in a good film to add to my que or a book to listen to.


  1. Thanks for your sweet words on my last post, they brightened my day!
    I also enjoy listening to audio books while sewing, it's the best!

    Hope you have a fantastic day,

  2. These sound so interesting! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com


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