I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you. Around here, we’re celebrating a birthday, having dinner with friends, and reading lots of good books.
My favorite finds from around the web:
• Meet the Great British Bake Off illustrator. A unique behind-the-scenes look at the show my family is obsessed with right now.
• Not everything is a side hustle. “Messing around with a stand mixer or a sewing machine is fun for me because it’s not work. Personal pleasure is what makes a hobby a hobby.”
• Here’s why clothing sizes are the way they are. “If the last hundred years of women’s clothing struggles have taught us anything, it’s perhaps to realize just how arbitrary the number on the tag really is.”
• My entire family loved this recipe.
This one wins for the comments: I asked you about the books every woman’s gotta read, and you responded with 414 comments (and counting).
A new podcast:
I’m on the Satellite Sisters this week talking everything from blogs to podcasts to books (of course), including some on-the-fly literary matchmaking. Listen here to hear me completely blank on the title of a memoir I think is perfect for Lian’s book club. (Our conversation starts at about the 52:00 mark.)
On the blog:
One year ago: 17 great audiobooks for kids.
Two years ago: The words that keep rising to the top.
Three years ago: When we were in the fire.
Four year ago: The magic 5 hours for a successful marriage.
Five years ago: On letting my face speak what’s in my heart.
Have a great weekend!