My favorite finds from around the web:
• Digital distraction is bad for creativity. “I’m a more distracted writer than I was a decade ago. Which means I’m not writing as well as I might be, period. And if I know that for a fact, why is it still so hard to walk away?”
Jane Austen wins this week, but it was a close contest (at least in my mind).
I snapped this while I was at Barnes and Noble yesterday, where I signed a few books and was absolutely delighted to see my book Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything is still a category bestseller (and thus 20% off, woohoo!).
This would make a great gift for the teenager, college student, or all-around personality junkie on your list this season, and because so much of the content is dedicated to personal growth and improving personal relationships, this would be a great read to kick off the New Year. Buy your copy wherever new books are sold.
On the blog:
A Christmas Gallery: for your convenience, my favorite holiday posts on the blog, all in one place.
One year ago: The Modern Mrs Darcy 2016 Gift Guide for Book Lovers.
Two years ago: 9 bestsellers actually worth the hype.
Three years ago: In the waiting room. I love this post. “Advent is all about contingency plans, after all.”
Four years ago: Our family’s favorite read-alouds right now.
Six years ago: The minimalist’s guide to stocking stuffers.
Have a great weekend!