My favorite finds from around the web:
• Getting the circus metaphor right. “To use the metaphor right, if life is a circus, it has many moving parts, but they all work as they are supposed to work.”
• When you bomb at the Book Club. “Even with the best of intentions, readers sometimes make unpopular selections. The result: awkward conversations and accusations of bad taste.” (Psst—if you get hit with a pay wall, click over to the post from a social media site, like my tweet here.)
• 27 reasons to buy any book, some of which apply even if you hate the author. “You think that if you support their fiction, maybe they’ll stop writing their poetry, which is even worse.”
On the blog:
One year ago: In praise of being bored.
Three years ago: For the Janeite who ran out of Austen novels.
Four years ago: A dissenting opinion on the IKEA Ektorp sofa.
Five years ago: My favorite natural skincare trick.
Have a great weekend!