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I know I’m leaning into fall when I start gravitating towards thriller books (about to start this one, and my sister-in-law is reading and enjoying this!), watching horror movies (did anyone else see “Bodies Bodies Bodies”? It came out last year, but Mr. Magpie and I watched it last weekend and thought it was excellent — sort of edge-of-your-seat whodunnit with Gen Z flare; Clue with contemporary social commentary!), and burning fall candles (I have this, this, and this already queued up for the season). This weekend, I’m planning to make my yearly batch of iced pumpkin cookies. It’s a bit on the early side (I usually wait until October), but I can’t help myself.
A couple of finds to maximize fall hygge this autumn —
01. ADIRONDACK CHAIR // 02. HARNEY AND SONS CINNAMON TEA // 03. AFLORAL FAUX PLUM BRANCHES // 04. GINGER JAR // 05. WHAT TO EAT WITH WHAT YOU DRINK // 06. YETI MUG // 07. WINE TUMBLERS // 08. PLAID THROW PILLOW // 09. DECORATIVE MATCHES // 10. LINNEA BOURBON TABAC CANDLE // 11. TARGET BURL WOOD TRAY // 12. HOTEL LOBBY CANDLE // 13. CAVALLINI PAPERS PUZZLE // 14. AESOP HAND BALM // 15. LAKE PAJAMAS RELAX SET // 16. HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE // 17. THE WIFE BETWEEN US // 18. UGG TAZZ SLIPPERS (SELLING FAST) // 19. CHAPPYWRAP PLAID BLANKET // 20. SHEARLING SLIDES (MY BIRK LOOK FOR LESS) // 21. ORANGE AND ROSEMARY HAND SOAP // 22. TARGET CHAIR // 23. BEARABY WEIGHTED BLANKET
P.P.S. Some thoughts on the modern thriller as a genre.
P.P.P.S. On pursuing English as a major in college. (Not sure I’d advise? But can’t imagine my life any other way.)