My favorite finds from around the web:
• 20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions. “From what you’ll eat throughout the day to whether you should make a big career move, research suggests that there are a number of cognitive stumbling blocks that affect your behavior, and they can prevent you from acting in your own best interests.”
• 9 strategies to lure your daughter into loving Anne of Green Gables. “I had to maneuver carefully as I endeavored to drag my daughter into life as an Anne Freak. I knew it had to seem like it was all her idea.”
• Americans over 65 shared their greatest regret in life — and the most common one may surprise you. The researcher “had expected “big-ticket items” like affairs, bad business deals, or addiction as his experts’ biggest regrets. But over and over again he heard versions of “I would have spent less time worrying” and “I regret that I worried so much about everything.””
• When your faith is not a Christian romance novel. “If I’m honest, here’s what I wanted when I opened the Christy Miller books again: I wanted to come across Christy as a tired, thirty-something Mama with a tattoo on the inside of her wrist and a fractured friendship or two and a thing for cabernet. It’s not that I wanted to give up her faith. Quite the opposite. I wanted her to get a little battered around by life, a little banged up by her own doubts, a little scarred by sharp words and broken relationships and broken dreams.”
What I’m reading this week:
My already heavy TBR list exploded at SIBA and Triangle Reads. That picture is of the 26 pounds of books I shipped home from North Carolina. (These are the books that didn’t fit in the box.)
This week I started two of my new books from the event.
• The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this one.
• A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn. Bumped to the top of my list because I loved hearing the author talk about her work.
On the blog:
One year ago: There are four possible levels of relationship. History forges intimacy, and other relationship myths.
Two years ago: A mentoring cheat sheet (for both sides of the relationship).
Three years ago: Every marriage has a “How” person and a “Wow” person. Discuss.
Have a great weekend!