Readers, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that I’m not going to be sharing my Quick Lit reads with you this month, largely due to my good news: summer reading is here! On Thursday I shared 20 of the books everyone will be talking about this summer and Wednesday I’ll be launching the Summer Reading Guide. Stay tuned, and rest assured that Quick Lit will be back in June.
My favorite finds from around the web:
• Why do so many judges cite Jane Austen in legal decisions? “Sometimes the glib citation to the opening line of Pride and Prejudice is simply to add literary flair to judicial prose, as in a 2008 opinion from the United States Tax Court: ‘it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a recently widowed woman in possession of a good fortune must be in want of an estate planner.'”
• Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton picks her favorite Tami Taylor scenes. I couldn’t resist clicking and you probably can’t either so I’m sorry for sharing but not really because TAMI TAYLOR.
• Save Barnes & Noble! “It’s in the interest of the book business,” Teicher says, “for Barnes & Noble not just to survive but to thrive.”
• Here’s how to watch and stream the Royal Wedding. One week.
On the blog:
One year ago: Interest span vs. attention span. “It’s not our attention span that causes us to zone out when we’re bored; it’s our interest span.”
Two years ago: My favorite tips and tricks after three months with the bullet journal. “It’s still relatively simple, but as I’ve gotten comfortable with the basics, I’ve branched out a little and tweaked the system to meet my own needs.”
Three years ago: Seasons of crazy, seasons of growth. “Every time I saw that list in my planner, I would tell myself that I was in a season of production, but it would soon give way to a season of growth.”
Four years ago: The quickest, cheapest, and easiest way to update your look for summer. “It wasn’t until I hit my thirties that I learned the easiest way to freshen up my look for the new season isn’t with my wardrobe, but with beauty products.”
Five years ago: This summer, I’m saying yes. “So this summer, I will say yes–and we will hit the splash park with friends in the hot sunshine and spend too many hours at pool.”
Have a great weekend!