Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read The Fever, Blast J. Lo’s Latest & Watch The “True Blood” Premiere

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!
BOOKS/ARTICLES

  • I Didn’t Come Here To Make Friends by Courtney Robertson: I am not even remotely ashamed of saying that this book — by the former “Bachelor” winner I affectionately nicknamed “Cuntney” — will be my beach read this weekend. I cannot wait to get the inside scoop on what happened between her and Ben Flajnik and all the other dirt this “reality show villain” supposedly dishes. – Amelia
  • The Feverby Megan Abbott: But for those of you who aren’t as interested in books written by ex-reality stars, Megan Abbott has a new book out about a contagion spreading throughout an idyllic suburban community. If you haven’t ever read Abbott’s books, YOU MUST, especially if you’re a fan of books like Gone Girl. Abbott’s last book, Dare Me, is a great page-turner. – Amelia
  • The Phantom Of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life And Scandalous Death Of Heiress Huguette Clark by Meryl Gordon: This is a nonfiction book about the weird life of one of America’s richest women. Huguette Clark was the Paris Hilton of the ’20s with luxe life of travel, a Fifth Ave. mansion and houses in New Canaan and Santa Barbara. But in later life, Clark became a recluse who avoided her family and chose to live inside a hospital with only a few aides for company. There’s nothing I like reading about more than kooky rich people and this book doesn’t disappoint. – Jessica
  • “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” (The New Yorker): I’d like to consider myself an optimist, so I’ll be reading this piece about the benefits of optimism. – Jessica
  • Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi: I started this young adult sci-fi series last weekend. Book one was a quick, entertaining read, but book two hooked me. This weekend, I am sitting by the pool and reading book three, Into The Still Blue. – Sophie

MOVIES/TV SHOWS

  • “Girl Most Likely” (Netflix): As a diehard Kristen Wiig fan, I’m obligated to watch. – Jessica
  • “True Blood” (HBO): Although, I’ll miss “Game Of Thrones” after last week’s season finale, I’m psyched to watch the season premiere of “True Blood” on Sunday. The last two seasons weren’t my favorite, but I can’t walk away until all of my favorite characters have had their moment. I need a Sookie and LC sex scene, Tara and Lafayette need to kick some serious ass, and what about naked, burning Eric? – Sophie
  • “How To Train Your Dragon 2″ (in theaters): Sunday, I am taking my niece and nephew to see this sequel and all three of are pumped. I loved “How To Train A Dragon” — it was better than “Frozen.” Yeah, I said it. The second film has gotten great reviews and I can’t wait to see Toothless’s little face in 3D. – Sophie

MUSIC/PODCASTS

  • Lana del Rey, Ultraviolence: I can’t help it. I like Lana del Rey. Her new album is melancholy and weird, and “West Coast” is still my fave track, but the whole thing is worth adding to your Spotify must listens. – Amelia
  • Jennifer Lopez, A.K.A.: Don’t judge me, but J. Lo is BACK and I am LOVING IT. No one sounds better autotuned. I already love the ridiculous “I Luh Ya Papi,” but “Booty” featuring Pitbull is pretty damn fun too. – Amelia

DIY/RECIPES

  • Patriotic Cut-Offs: I’m going to try and make my own DIY red, white and blue jean shorts for the Fourth of July, and this Pinterest pin is my inspiration. – Katie
  • Fruity Cocktails: It’s warm out, therefore we drink. I, for one, drink cocktails. Delicious, refreshing cocktails like the ones Lauren Conrad is pimpin’ out. I can’t wait to try the Riesling Strawberry Slushie and the Grapefruit Mojito. – Katie
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