My favorite finds from around the web:
• No, the internet has not killed the printed book. Most people still prefer them. “Americans’ appetite for reading books — the ones you actually hold in your hands — has not slowed in recent years.”
• Ready for rain: why Seattleites crave the end of summer. “The best way to describe the feeling is “coziness”. Home feels like a refuge from the elements; a place to relax and live life more slowly. Coffee seems to taste better when it’s raining.”
• The lost art of printing our pictures. Now this is a reminder I need.
• How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of. “If you mess with that order in the slightest you’ll sound like a maniac.
The kindle deals have been really good so far this month. Check out the list here, don’t miss the domestic suspense novel from the Summer Reading Guide that’s still on sale, and subscribe if you want these to come straight to your inbox.
On the blog:
• One year ago: My personal variation on the Power Hour. “I’m focusing on tasks that usually belong to a season of growth: the ones that help me grow my skills, master new tools, try new things.”
• Two years ago: Not cheerful and upbeat, but really, really good. In which I recommend fiction that isn’t exactly peppy but is utterly absorbing.
• Three years ago: Best book you’ve never heard of on … the daily grind. “What is it about repetitive acts that makes us feel that we are wasting our time?”
• Four years ago: When the planes hit the Towers on 9/11, I was over the Atlantic Ocean, in a plane bound for New York City. My 9/11 story (and still one of my favorite things I’ve written.)
Have a great weekend!