Happy Saturday, friends! I’m headed to Franklin, Indiana today to meet some of you in person at Wild Geese Bookshop. (Hurray!) And I’m hoping to knock out a bit more Christmas shopping. (Need ideas: Lately we’ve talked about 4 easy gift ideas for men and 100 fun and practical stocking stuffer ideas here on the blog.)
My favorite finds from around the web:
• Google, shmoogle. Reference librarians say they’re busier than ever. “Even in the internet age, reference librarians still dig up answers that require extra effort, searching old books, microfilm and paper files, looking for everything from owners of long-defunct firms to 19th-century weather reports.” (Can’t read the full post? Click over through the link in this tweet.)
• What Flannery O’Connor college journal reveals. “But the young woman of 18 writing in the journal knows none of this. What she knows is that she wants to succeed as an artist, but she is filled with self-doubt…”
• 7 cosy-casual outfits for late fall/early winter. I love Emily’s style.
• On unread books. “Good libraries hold several millions of books: even if we read a book a day, we would read only 365 a year, around 3,600 in ten years, and between the ages of ten and eighty we’ll have read only 25,200. A trifle.”
On the blog:
Two years ago: A few November favorite things. It was so fun to browse through this list of 9 things this morning, because I still love (and use and listen to and drink) each and every one.
Three years ago: On showing up. I was just talking about this with a friend this week. (This is perhaps one of my favorite things I’ve written.)
Four years ago: My favorite Thanksgiving movie (that you’ve never heard of).
Six years ago: A new Advent tradition that might actually work for my family. Our literary Christmas countdown.
Have a great weekend!