The Monday Musts (5)

Posted February 15, 2016 by Wendy in Monday Musts / 10 Comments


The Monday Musts is a new weekly meme that Jessica at Lovin’ Los Libros recently started! It’ll be a fun opportunity to feature a must read, must listen and a must see! The latter can have a wide scope — a must see blog post, exciting bookish discovery, fun picture, video, etc.

I thought the meme sounded like a lot of fun and decided to join in and you should too!

Must Read:

We are now a week into the football off season and I miss it already. Every time football season ends, it’s like there is a gaping hole in my life. I try to fill it by reading all the off season football articles. So my must read this week is going to be this letter that Russell Wilson wrote to Peyton Manning. I thought it was just fantastic.

Full letter here. I especially loved this part:

You inspired me to work hard. To be disciplined. To be respectful. To take notes.

You inspired me to love the process. To love the sweat. To love the tears.

But most of all …

You inspired me to love the game.

Must Listen:

as you wish cover

As You Wish by Cary Elwes

I’m currently listening to this on audio and it’s so good! I love The Princess Bride and it’s super interesting hearing the background of how it came to be! Plus, Cary Elwes narrates and I love his voice. I could listen to him talk all day long.

Must See:

Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement by tweeting a picture of hanging up his cleats. As a man of little words who is media shy, I thought this was the perfect way for him to announce it. I am definitely going to miss him. I’ll miss watching him play, breaking tackles, fighting for extra yards while dragging multiple opponents and his eccentric antics. Thanks Beast Mode for these amazing years! This tribute video is amazing and it kind of makes me emotional.

That’s it for My Monday Musts this week! Feel free to join in the fun!



10 responses to “The Monday Musts (5)

  1. I, too, am mourning the loss of football. I hate this time of year. I feel so lost on Saturday. (I’m much more of a college fan than pro.) I love that letter. Russell Wilson is a class act. I think all football fans will miss watching Marshawn Lynch. I know I will!

  2. I have also read As You Wish and I loved it! I really enjoyed the stories about Andre The Giant. It was such a tragedy that he died so young. Sorry that football season is over. Perhaps watching a little college basketball, like March Madness coming up soon, will help. Have a lovely week.

  3. Ah that video gives me chills! I am sad he is retiring but happy for him all the same. and yes, that letter from Wilson!? <3 I want to meet him. lol I really, really do.

  4. To my everlasting shame, I have never read The Princess Bride O.O It’s on my tbr shelf of course, but I guess growing up French means I thoroughly missed out on it when it came out – and the film for that matter. I don’t even know…?! Anyway, I will fix this gaping hole in my literary repertoire soon, I promise! And then I’ll likely check out As You Wish 🙂

  5. That letter was so awesome! I absolutely LOVED it! So inspiring! I LOVE Cary Elwes so I would definitely listen to him narrate anything like Quinn said! And aww that Marshawn video! They did a great job with it. It gave me chills!

  6. What an awesome Monday Musts list! I’m also a HUGE football fan so I understand your pain 🙂 I grew up in the Bay Area so long time Niners fan here & as you know the Hawks have been a huge rival these past years. I have to admit though that I secretly hoped maybe Beast Mode would return to his roots and finish out his career in Oakland or the Bay heehee! He’s a phenomenal player and will be missed! And The Princess Bride is one of my all-time fav movies EVER but I’d not heard of As You Wish, this looks awesome and I definitely gotta check it out if Cary Elwes is narrating, he has the sexiest voice!