Live from New Orleans, my favorite finds from around the web:
• The Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist. File under: nerdy like that.
• “There’s something magical about the combination of movement, fresh air, and a useful task.” Thrilled to be featured on Gretchen Rubin’s site as part of her Happiness Interview series.
• The classes 25 famous writers teach. This makes me want to go back to school. I had no idea some of these authors were active professors!
• I’ve adopted a ‘2-hour rule’ based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it’s had the highest ROI of anything I’ve done. Two hours to think, every week. This article makes me want to calendar it in right now.
This is the last weekend to preorder Reading People and get the preorder bonuses. Take your receipt to annebogel.com/reading-people and complete the short form to get instant access to my What’s Your Reading Personality? class, and a code to download a FREE version of the audiobook when the book releases on September 19.
And don’t miss me reading Chapter 1 of Reading People in yesterday’s special episode of What Should I Read Next!
This week, my friend Leigh and I culled my bookshelves when she was in town, and then dropped 35-40 books (I wish we’d counted first!) off at four local-to-me Little Free Libraries. The rainy day light isn’t so good, but whatever. (Follow me on instagram @annebogel.)
On the blog:
One year ago: 20 books everyone will be talking about this fall. These will be significantly easier to get at the library this year.
Two years ago: Mr. Darcy vs. Gilbert Blythe.
Three years ago: Fiction recommendations for the Anglophile.
Have a great weekend!