Links I love

Links I love

We are trying new and adventurous things this weekend, and of course I have a book I want to finish. Enjoy this collection of good reads to kick off your weekend…

My favorite finds from around the web:

• How Minecraft is helping kids fall in love with books. “The Litcraft platform uses Minecraft to create accurate scale models of fictional islands: Treasure Island is the first, with Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom just completed and many others planned.”

I’d Rather Be Reading graphic tee. This is a NEED.

A 2-hour after-work cleaning routine to maximize your summer Fridays. “Using your added leisure hours on summer Fridays to clean means that you’re basically giving yourself a guilt-free weekend.”

Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove 2018. “On a whim this Saturday, I decided to check out the Jane Austen Festival held annually at the Locust Grove in Louisville, KY.”

Cooking and Sci-Fi are the hot prints segments this year so far. “While several titles about cooking with the Instant Pot contributed to the 21% increase in unit sales in the first six months of 2018 in the cookbook category, the big driver was Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines, which sold nearly 676,000 copies since its April publication.”

A new podcast.

Anne Bogel on seeing the world through personality. Recently I had Eric Zimmer of The One You Feed podcast onto What Should I Read Next? and now I’m visiting his podcast. Be sure to listen to it and check out Eric’s other great author interviews.

Favorite Instagram:

Just embracing life as a crazy plant lady. (Follow me on instagram @annebogel.)

On the blog:

One year ago: 7 not terribly exciting things making me really happy these days. “My kids thought I was crazy but seeing my fridge stocked with grapefruit Spindrift makes me really happy.”

Two years ago: 20 of the century’s most banned books. “As you can see, these books have been banned—and continue to be removed from the shelves—for a wide variety of reasons.”

Three years ago: From the trenches of parenting a highly sensitive child. “Instead of sharing a bulletpoint tips post, let me tell you a little about how high sensitivity has looked through the different ages and stages in our family.”

Four years ago: 13 thoughts on taking the rainbow bookshelf plunge. “I so enjoyed arranging and re-arranging, adding and taking out again, shuffling them to get the colors right, and musing all the way.”

Five years ago: Girl Drama and the central struggle of parenthood. “These are lessons my kids need to learn, but it breaks my heart to watch them learn them.”

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Lori says:

    I will definitely try the after-work cleaning routine. My weekend will include a couple of yoga classes, dog walks, a grad party for my cousin, Downton Abbey night with my daughters and, of course, housecleaning and laundry. Enjoy your weekend and thanks.

  2. Kay says:

    I love the look of rainbow libraries but would get so frustrated not knowing where anything is so I have to have mine all in alphabetical order for fiction by author, even my cookery books have to be done that way and in date order of publication.

  3. Sherrylynne says:

    Aside from torturing me by my lack of natural acumen, doing years of Latin with my homeschooling boys was humbling. But a man from our church choir who sings Latin chant and teaches at Carlson College told me a secret on how to pronounce just about anything correctly. This thrilled me and has been a pretty reliable tip: The stress on words is almost always on the 2nd to the last syllable of the word. So my name looks like this: sher-RE-lynne. I live in Min-ne-SO-ta. It doesn’t work for Min-ne-A-po-lis. But it does for com-MO-tion. BO-gel. In-tre-pi-DA-tion. Anyhow, it is my little Latin hack that is *generally* reliable. 😉

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