My favorite finds from around the web:
• Science says there are 4 kinds of introversion. What’s yours? (Thinking introversion, all the way.)
• Judi Dench’s advice to her 30-year-old self, from coping with fear to subverting the norm. “Her career, spanning six decades, is so multifarious she has cultivated an ability to take on an almost impossible range of characters. She unfailingly and wholly inhabits a role, leaving you certain no-one else would have even touched the sides. Good going for someone once told by a producer she could never make it in films because her face ‘isn’t properly arranged.’ ”
• What it’s like to go without complaining for a month. “When we complain, our brains release stress hormones that harm neural connections in areas used for problem solving and other cognitive functions. This also happens when we listen to someone else moan and groan. It’s as bad as secondhand smoke.”
• 27 incredibly clever DIYs all book lovers will appreciate. Definitely #6 and #8, but I want a real #11.
What I’m reading this week:
• All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot. Finally.
• Evening Class by Maeve Binchy. This is my first Binchy and I’m thinking about abandoning it. Guidance appreciated.
• Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans.
On the blog:
• Reminder: the next Quick Lit is on Sunday, March 15.
Have a great weekend!