• “I’ve thought about growing out my bangs,” a friend once said to me. “But how will people know I’m interesting?” (My stylist keeps talking me out of growing out mine. Is this why?)
• 10 “grammar rules” it’s okay to break (sometimes). (Best line: “As far as I’m concerned, ‘whom’ is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.”)
• These dreamy new Anne of Green Gables editions are going to turn me into a collector.
• 19 magical bookshops every book lover must visit. The names of these towns are almost as good as the names of the shops themselves.
• Why don’t authors compete? “Authors don’t try to eliminate others from the shelf, in fact, they seek out the most crowded shelves they can find to place their books. They eagerly pay to read what everyone else is writing.”
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• What I’m reading: spiritual memoirs and historical fiction. (If you want to build your TBR list, this is the post for you.)
• 5 favorite Jane Austen-inspired romantic comedies. It’s the weekend; maybe you could curl up with one of these?
The 3-book giveaway is still open, and check out today’s great Kindle deals here. So much good stuff—especially for a weekend. (I’ll tell you here so you don’t miss it: All the Light We Cannot See is $4.99 today, compared to $11. If you’ve been dying to read this new release and are still #89 on the library wait list, here’s your chance.)
UPDATE: Hold the phone. Lena Dunham’s brand-new book Not that Kind of Girl is on sale for $4.99 for Kindle. (I haven’t read it. Should I?)
Have a great weekend!