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We were compiling a list of some of our favorite diversions, and asked our buds to chime in.

Whether you want to stir the day up with new book, movie, and music recs or be nostalgic with old teenhood faves, we’ve compiled a list to keep you entertained in the hours to come.
 

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A Book or few you read and LOVED
Falconer, John Cheever
Daughter of Fortune, Isabel Allende
A Little Life, Hanya Hanagihara
Jubilee, Margaret Walker
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
My Brilliant Friend series, Elena Ferrante
Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, Jia Tolentino
Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters
Our Land, Christopher Ketchum
Fever Dream, Samanta Schweblin
Breath, Tim Winton
That Thing Around Your Neck, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Dear Girls, Ali Wong
Milkman, Anna Burns
Life with Picasso, Francoise Gilot
Becoming, Michelle Obama
Mindy Kaling's books
White Teeth, Zadie Smith
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
Forever discovering new layers to love Harry Potter
The History of Love, Nicole Krauss
Atonement, Ian Mcewan
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Favorite trashy reads
Summer Sisters, Judy Blume
Twilight Series, Stephanie Meyer
Normal People, Sally Rooney (probably no one considers this trashy, but all the romance felt naughty!)
The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn (crime thriller)
Mediocre-quality celebrity memoirs of Anjelica Huston, Diane Keaton, and Grace Coddington
The Dirty Book Club, Lisi Harrison
Talk, Linda Rosencrantz
Insta memes
Diet Prada burn posts
Lainey Gossip

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What TV shows are you addicted to right now
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Outlander (history and hunkiness rolled up in one steamy package)
High Maintenance
My Brilliant Friend
Schitt's Creek
Brooklyn 99
The Good Place
48-Hours
Grace & Frankie
Kidding
The Crown 
Love is Blind
30 Rock (rewatching the entire series)
The Bachelor
Homeland
Monty Don's BBC Gardening series
Chernobyl 
Catching up on Broad City
Second season of Ugly Delicious
Guilty pleasure, wishing The Mandalorian would come back
Westworld Season 3
Babylon Berlin
The Nanny w/ Fran Drescher
Brideshead Revisited (old series w/ Jeremy Irons)
Tiger King
Ru Paul's Drag Race
 

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Favorite movies growing up
Stealing Beauty
Fight Club
Eyes Wide Shut
Little Mermaid
10 Things I Hate About You 
City Slickers (1&2)
The Sandlot
PeeWee's Big Adventure
The Secret Garden
E.T.
Wild Hearts Can't be Broken
Secret of the Roan Inish
The Black Stallion
Sandra Bullock 90s comedies
American Beauty
Gattaca
EMPIRE RECORDS
Lion King
Home Alone
Now and Then
The Breakfast Club
Wayne's World
Can't Hardly Wait
Clueless
Little Women
The Secret Garden
The Wizard of Oz
You've Got Mail
Trainspotting
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Parent Trap (Lindsay Lohan Version)
When Harry Met Sally
 

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Movies that make you feel like you are in a fun faraway summer place
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Marie Antoinette, Sofia Copalla
Anything Wes Anderson
Eat Pray Love
Swimming Pool
Call Me By Your Name
Stealing Beauty
Romeo & Juliet, Baz Lehrman
A Bigger Splash
HEAVYWEIGHTS
I Am Love
A Bigger Splash
My Summer of Love
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Blue Crush
Clueless
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The entire Before Sunset series
Tom Sachs' 30' Surf documentary has a very Wes Anderson feel
Island of the Blue Lagoon
 
New music you are listening to today
Rosalia
Jenny Lewis
Tennis
Sean Nicholas Savage
Lana Del Rey
Soccer Mommy
Andy Schauf
Kiwi Jr.
Shura
The Watson Twins
Rachmaninov
Sylvan Esso
Neko Case
High Highs
Anais Mitchell
Francis and the Queens
Big Freedia
Litany
Phoebe Bridgers
Weirdly, Glen Campbell (new to me)
Italian movie scores
Robyn
Holy Hive
The new Jay Electronica album
The Professionals (Madlib and Oh no)
Cate Le Bon
Elaquent 
Sudan Archives
Clams Casino's new record 
Lizzo
Workout playlist is Queen and Ru Paul
"Comfort" music - Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Lady Gaga, Florence, Prince

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Music you identified yourself with as a tween/teen
Spice Girls
Ani Difranco
Sublime
Paula Abdul
Mariah Carey
Bjork
Lisa Loeb (maybe only "stay")
Tori Amos
Smashing Pumpkins
Nirvana
No Doubt
Missy Elliot
Hole
Fiona Apple 
Jimmy Eat World
The Cure
The Smiths
The Magnetic Fields
The entire Lilith Fair lineup! - (Jewel, Mary J Blige, Dixie Chicks, K's Choice, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Sheryl Crow, Liz Phair)
Sleater-Kinney
Bikini Kill
90's R&B - En Vogue and Janet Jackson
90’s Grunge
Queen
Led Zeppelin
Broadway musicals!
Tool
Garbage
PJ Harvey 
Nick Cave


 
What the heck are you actually buying now or wanting to buy (other than toilet paper and beans)?
CosRX Acne Pimple Patches
Leggings from Carbon38
Craft supplies
Toiletries from the new refill place in Cambridge
Jessie Kam pants on sale
A puppy
A pinkie eternity diamond ring
Matching sweatpant/sweatshirt set from ASOS
A Zabar's branded sweatshirt from Zabar's
Big Bud Press
Farmers' market veggies
Eco-drain cleaner and soap via Amazon
Beeswax candles from local businesses (for future dinner parties)
All new socks and underwear
A long zipper to make a cover for a daybed
Improving/fixing/maintaining existing things I have, fixing lamps, etc.
Warby Parker try-at-home sunglasses
I haven't been in the mood to buy much. Feeling worried about the economy, honestly. Still like looking at all of the sales, though. ;) 
Spring/Summer clothes
Red sunglasses
Puzzles
Books
Frozen foods from Trader Joe's
New Tiffany Hardware line - thick chain necklace and thick paperclip chain necklaces in yellow gold
 
Blogs or websites you peruse
Refinery29
NYTimes
Well+Good
NPR
Slate - Dear Prudence
Reddit AITA
Pleated Jeans
Bored Panda
Visual Magic 
NY Mag's Vulture
Naturopathica
Babaa
Etsy 
Remodelista
Gardenista
LeCinemaClub.com
Op-Docs (Times)
The Atlantic
Music websites/blogs
New Yorker
Amazon for buying a shit ton of toys to keep small children occupied
Messy Nessy Chic (fun travel content)
Business of Fashion
Fashionista
NYT email newsletters on wellness, movies and theater
 

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Favorite brands/sites
Monogram Studio
Lisa Says Gah
Carbon38
Thrift stores
Fiorucci
Rooted NYC
Everybody World
Big Bud Press
&Other Stories
B Sides Jeans
Used jeans at thrift stores or at Front Street General Store
Uniqlo (Uniqlo U collection by Lemaire)
ebay 
Monogram 
Midland
Madewell
Dusen Dusen
Gucci
Lirika Matoshi
Hill House Home
 
What are you doing to exercise while in captivation
Tone It Up Videos on YouTube
Using jumbo Costco sized Ketchup bottles as weights
Using toddler as weight
Home ab stuff (small ball/big ball)
Walking the dogs
Bike riding
Chasing small children around the house
Walking with arm weights
The free Sky Ting Yoga
@Ryan.Heffington dance parties
Live streaming The Class by Taryn Toomey
Vinyasa and restorative stretching vids
Daily Yoga with Adrienne videos
Walking
Running outside at off-times
HIIT videos and I just hated it :( 
R U kidding me lol... I take the garbage out and maybe I do two planks a week
2-3 times a week I go out to hit my 10k steps and carry groceries
Going on walks in Connecticut, old dance instruction DVDs

And if not one of those, I am sitting silently in paralysis with anxiety
 

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Instapeople/celebrities you follow for style/mood
@mirandamakaroff
@michellesalem 
@lizzobeating
@violaineetjeremy
@futurearth
@AlexaDemie
@andreantoinette
@alisonwu
@tactilematter
@doingwell
@tracyellisross
@clarissedemory
Mostly musicians, record labels, designers, magazine editors, writers, celebrity dogs
@lailacooks 
@chloewise
@mowillemsstudio
@upworthy
@johnmulaney
@thevampireswife
@mrselfportrait
@missjobaker
@warrenkeelan
@zappathecat
@chonkyanimals
all corgis on instagram
not on instagram!!

That's all for now! Pass on the positive and be well.


Image creds: My Brilliant Friend, @ArmieHammer, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Stealing Beauty, Moonrise Kingdom, Bjork, It's Oh So Quiet, Fiorucci, Euphoria

 

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