If you need me, you can find me on the couch with a good read and a big cup of coffee…
My favorite finds from around the web:
The lighting is bad and the shot’s a little blurry, but I still love this shot showing our 2018 Reading Challenge phone wallpaper in action. Check out the 2018 Reading Challenge blog post for more info, and follow me on instagram @annebogel.
Close runner-up: my best nine, which looks like books, more books, Biltmore, Jane Austen, Hamilton.
A new podcast
This week I joined Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger on their new-this-fall podcast Best of Both Worlds, geared toward listeners who want to get more out of life at work and life at home. It’s come to be one of my must-listens.
We discuss making time to read, how lapsed readers can reinvigorate their reading lives, bucket list books, reading War and Peace in the grocery checkout line, and more. Host Sarah Hart-Unger was just a few weeks from her due date when we spoke; she had a beautiful baby girl this week and is ready for all those listener book recommendations we ask for in this episode. If you’ve got ideas, share them here in Laura’s blog post about the episode. I’ve heard great feedback on this episode so far—thanks for that.
On the blog:
One year ago: My favorite books of 2016.
Two years ago: Build your kids’ libraries with these wonderful, beautiful books. A round-up of beautiful children’s editions to put under the tree this year. Confession: I’ve bought many of these for myself.
Three years ago: How to make a book page wreath, and more book art ideas for the holidays. You could absolutely knock out a wreath on a weekend morning.
Four years ago: Is that novel worth your time? Turn to page 69 to find out. (Also a fun little time machine: What Modern Mrs Darcy readers want for Christmas. Some things never change, even if they do get discontinued. I’m looking at you, Kate Spade card catalog tote.)
Five years ago: What Alice Forgot and ugly relationship creep.
Six years ago: Classic gifts for girls.
Have a great weekend!