These are Bonnie Zink‘s good things.
Good things to read.
It is my belief that reading books is magical and, combined with a little imagination, has the power to transport us to other worlds. We can travel through time, empathize with historical figures through the eyes of modern day perspectives, and enjoy a whimsical escape from our own reality into the reality of someone else. My top picks for good things to read are:
Philippa Gregory – the Cousin’s War series is my favourite – shows gives voice to the women of history. Watch the rise and fall of King Richard III through the eyes of the women around him.
Diana Gabaldon transports us to the middle ages where perseverance is rewarded and love prevails.
The Awakened Series by Jason Tesar blends the genres of fantasy, sci-fi, and military/political suspense to keep entertained right to very last turn of the page.
Good things to watch.
Whether you catch up the news of the day or your latest happenings in reality TV, it is nice to switch from the printed word to watch someone else’s imagination play out on the screen in front of you.
Shakespearean drama is played out all around us every day. Enjoy a little romance and comedy mixed with the tragedy of star crossed lovers in Shakespeare in Love.
Shakespeare ReTOLD is a BBCOne series that brings the Bard’s words to life in modern day surroundings. Watch as Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, “MacBeth,” is relocated to the heated world of a top restaurant kitchen.
Of course, no great movie night would be complete without watching Elizabeth Taylor portray the shrewish of wife of Petruchio, a fortune-hunting scoundrel, in Taming of the Shrew.
Good things to use.
I was not born a digital native, but have become situated nicely in the digital world. I make my living by telling the stories of my clients on blogs, through social media, and in print. Three great things that allow me to do what I do are:
Evernote “remembers everything!” This note taking application is truly friendly across all platforms and devices. It allows me to access what I need to know anytime, anywhere, and from any device. Thanks to Evernote, I am now completely paperless and enjoy the freedom of not being locked down to a heavy filing cabinet or hard drive.
Social media (in general) allows me to converse, connect, and share great content around the world. I meet someone new each and every day while engaging with new ideas and knowledge. Find me on Twitter: @bonniezink
Cloud computing hits my top three favourite tools list. Cloud computing opens up the world to me. I work from many devices and many places. With Google Drive and UbuntuOne cloud services my work and my life follows me. All my data, contacts, projects follow me where ever I happen to be.