Favorite finds from around the web:
• This couple’s bookstore proposal is every book lover’s dream. “Any proposal had to involve books, and books in New York entail The Strand.”
• A world transfixed by screens. 36 incredible photos: equal parts very cool and very unsettling.
• 24 things no one tells you about book publishing. A good read for readers and writers.
• The secret to smart groups: it’s women. “Like reading, social sensitivity is a kind of literacy, and it turns out that women are naturally more fluent in the language of tone and faces than the other half of their species.”
What I’m reading this week:
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary. I’m (re-)reading this family favorite out loud with the kids.
The Brothers K by David James Duncan. I’ve been meaning to read this for years. I’m on page 240 of 600+.
Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren Winner. Another book I’ve been meaning to read. I want to finish this before her new book, Wearing God, comes out in March. That won’t be a problem: I’m reading it quickly and taking copious notes.
The Sensory Child Gets Organized by Carolyn Dalgleish. I should have read this a long time ago. This book is about how and why to create organizing systems for kids who are rigid, anxious, or distracted. We need that around here.
Best of the blog:
9 novels to curl up with this winter. Your winter reading list, right here.
Have a great weekend!