Happy fall, readers! (Even if it is 89 degrees here today…)
My favorite finds from around the web:
• 10 lessons every 21st century woman can learn from Jane Austen. This is a good one, funny and wise.
• A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As. The implications go way beyond studying.
This is a tough call but … I’m going with this one. This week my book and I made a few stops at the Little Free Library locations in my neighborhood. I left a few copies for neighbors to hopefully read and enjoy. (And my Louisville readers on Instagram tell me those copies were gone when they stopped by later. I hope this is a good sign!
If you want a copy of Reading People, for yourself or for a favorite Little Free Library, would you consider buying your copy in the next week? Early orders have a disproportionally large effect on the book’s reach, because the first two weeks’ sales determine how many copies retailer order, how much shelf space to allot, and whether the book gets featured or buried in stores and on websites. Buy Reading People anywhere new books are sold.
Of note: we’re mailing out these Reading People bookmarks with all orders in the Modern Mrs Darcy shop right now. Some brass book darts would look awfully pretty with the gold-detailed book…. (If you would like a signed bookplate we’d be happy to drop one in your shipment as well.)
On the blog:
Relevant this week: 7 free and easy ways to support your favorite authors. Also don’t miss my two special episodes of What Should I Read Next: In Episode 96, I read the introduction and chapter 1 for you, straight out of the book. In Episode 97, I take you behind the scenes of how a book gets made, from idea to the bookstore shelves.
One year ago: Quick and easy Penguin Classics poster DIY.
Two years ago: The best thing you can do for your career. I was JUST talking about this post with a friend. It might not be what you’re expecting, as our conversation focused on books, barbecue, Derby Pie, and outrageously expensive gin.
Three years ago: Let’s make Autumn Reading a thing. A book list that’s perfect for fall.
Four years ago: 253 patterns that change the way you see the world.
Have a great weekend!