My favorite finds from around the web:
• This woman’s tweet to a bookstore’s official Twitter account ended in wedding bells. “It all started with a tweet. Back in 2012, Victoria Carlin took a shine to the contents of Waterstones’ nerdy tweets, and decided to tweet her mystery crush.” This will restore your faith in humanity. (“Book nerds > dreamboats.”)
• You are surprisingly likely to have a living doppelganger. I happened to read this 24 hours before listening to the Overdue Podcast episode on Tana French’s novel The Likeness. Excellent timing.
• A snapshot of a 21st-century librarian. “Everyone seems to like their job here…. It’s amazing, and really uplifting, to be around people who like going to work everyday.”
• When your meal plan has House Hunters syndrome. “We can’t have everything all at once without paying a steep price. We notice it on HGTV, but we miss it in our own kitchens.”
When in doubt, go to the library. (Follow me on instagram @annebogel.)
On the blog:
One year ago: Everything I need to know about planning my life I learned from The September Issue. “The September Issue shows how a dedicated team of people pull together the year’s most important issue, over many months, with lots of collaboration, a good bit of conflict, and continual trial and error. As I watched the film, I was struck by how applicable the film’s insights were to putting together not just a magazine, but a life.”
Two years ago: 13 thoughts on taking the rainbow bookshelf plunge. “Last week, I found myself standing face to face with four empty bookshelves, and I had absolutely no idea where to begin. Until I did. It looks like this.”
Three years ago: Girl drama and the central struggle of parenthood. “I know that children need to learn to handle their own dramas. But I worry (I’ll admit it) about how soon, and to what extent? I want them to learn how to work through conflict, but I don’t want to hang them out to dry.”
Four years ago: Busting the makeup myth? When I revisited this old post I was surprised to discover I’ve happily been using the same eyeliner for four years.
Five years ago: Unplanned? More like, unplannable. “You can dream, you can plan, you can hope, you can pray–but ultimately, you can’t make anything happen, one way or the other.”
Have a great weekend!