Your Favorite Television Shows of 2015

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I gotta admit, 2015 was a the year when my television series binge-watching really ate into my reading time.  I don’t know if this is a longer term trend.  I’m guessing not, but I’m sure I’m not the only one, who’s experienced this struggle over the past couple of years.

What about you all?   What were the favorite TV shows you watched this past year?

Your Favorite Books of 2015

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I’ve been waiting all year long for these “Favorite of the year” threads!  So I’m not going to waste any time getting started.  First up, books!

Here’s the question – Of all the books you read this year, which were your favorite?  Note, the book didn’t need to be published in 2015, just that you read it this past year.

If you need even more book inspiration, you can always look back at our/your Your Favorite Books of 2014 and Your Favorite Books of 2013 threads!  Or check out the New York Times recently released lists of 100 Notable Books of 2015 and the 10 Best Books of 2015.

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The Best Things Made in Decatur

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One of the byproducts of a thriving, multifaceted community are the things, events and ideas that it produces.  And we all experience it a bit differently.

We spend a lot of time discussing our challenges around here, so I’d say we’re allowed a reprieve every once in a while to consider the good. So, if you might, take a minute to consider this question: what do you believe are the best things that have come out of Decatur?

Best Places To Enjoy Fall Foliage in the South

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It looks like it’s gonna be a pretty wet weekend around most of the South, but that’s OK for the leaf peeping establishment.  The only fall foliage map you’ll ever need – which we linked to a few weeks back – shows that north Georgia and western North and South Carolina are only just beginning to see the very first peeks of color this week.

However, the spectrum of color shades will increase dramatically thru October, with most of North Georgia peaking the week of Oct 26th.  (How am I doing so far grammarians?)

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So it’s time to put away the beach gear and get out your leaf-peeping goggles and let us know where do you like to take in the changing leaves around the South.

Best Fuel-Efficient Car for the Money

Struck by the sheer number of electric cars on the streets of Decatur/Atlanta this morning, I thought this was a very apt conversation.

If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle, there sure are a lot of choices these days.

Hybrid.  Diesel.  Electric.  Plain-ol’ Gas.

What do you drive?  Which do you recommend? What are your major considerations in making a selection?

Photo courtesy of Metro Atlanta Chamber via Flickr

Your Favorite Movies of 2014

Did you do your patriotic duty and go see “The Interview” on Christmas Day?  Find yourself going through a late 1940’s film noir phase earlier this year?  Caved to the critics and went and saw Richard Linklater’s Boyhood?  Finally watched the Godfather?

They all qualify!

What were your favorite films of 2014?

Your Favorite Books of 2014

Well, it’s finally December and people are beginning to clamor for this series of posts, so let’s get started!

First up: books!

Of the books you read this year, which were your favorite?  Note, the book needn’t be published in 2014, just that you read it this past year.  So feel free to mention any Homer, Chaucer or Balzac that you found lying around the house and couldn’t end up putting down.  But certainly don’t hold back on slightly more current reads as well. 🙂

And if you’re looking for a bit of future inspiration, the New York Times has just released its list of 100 Notable Books of 2014 and the 10 Best Books of 2014.

Photo courtesy of Patrick Gage via Flickr