Happy October, readers. This month always puts me in mind of a fictional favorite …
My favorite finds from around the web:
• Keep summer reading alive all year. “The rest of the year, we tend to be purposeful about what we read. Most of us carefully choose the books we buy or borrow, gaining inspiration from friends, reviewers, podcasts, librarians and booksellers—or we simply follow the choices of our book club. But summer days spent in someone else’s home or at a B&B make possible a different kind of reading: more aimless, whimsical, promiscuous.” From Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club.
• How Information Overload Robs Us of Our Creativity: What the Scientific Research Shows. “When you have nothing to think about, you can do your best thinking.”
• 17 movies set in the fall. You’ve Got Mail and When Harry Met Sally indicate this is a quality list, but please don’t watch Election on my account. (I love Reese Witherspoon, but wish I could unwatch that movie.)
• How a book about personality types changed my marriage for the better. A story from Reading People on Thrive Global, a health and wellness site started by Arianna Huffington.
Good news for those of you who’ve requested a signed copy of Reading People but can’t make a book tour stop: my local indie Carmichael’s Bookstore has what you’re looking for. If you’re in Louisville, pop into the Frankfort Avenue location to pick one up (although maybe call first to make sure they’re still in stock?).
Wherever you are, place your online order here and Carmichael’s will ship to your door. If you prefer, call 502-896-6950 and place your order with a real, live human! For a personally inscribed copy, just tell them how you would like your book(s) inscribed. They’ll get me in to sign it, and your autographed book will be delivered to your door.
You’ll be getting your personalized copy and supporting an indie bookstore in the process.
On the blog:
One year ago: The Savannah summer: a metaphor. “Life is a series of trade-offs, and purposely seeing it as such is helping me to be much more easygoing about the not-so-great stuff I’m bound to face because it’s inextricably bound to the good stuff.”
Two years ago: My early fall uniform (and why I bother).
Three years ago: My go-to cookbooks.
Five years ago: 5 books that make me feel like I’m not crazy.
Six years ago: Want to be a better person? Watch a good movie.
Have a great weekend!