Links I love.

My favorite finds from around the web:

The plot twist: e-book sales slip, and print is far from dead. “E-books’ declining popularity may signal that publishing, while not immune to technological upheaval, will weather the tidal wave of digital technology better than other forms of media, like music and television.”

10 types of odd friendships you’re probably part of. The non-question-asking friend, the friend you can’t be alone with under any circumstances, the Does This Friendship Make Sense graph. Good stuff. (Some language.)

The sky is (not) falling, or six things I’ve learned about the seasons of life. “You know who you are. A change in seasons doesn’t require a change in identity.”

How do you grieve a friendship when you never wanted it to die? “What I see now is that I’m not sure I could have ever lived up to her expectations. What I also see is that I wanted more to impress her than to be her friend.”

On the blog:

One year ago: Loving (and leaving) the library in my own backyard.

Two years ago: 253 patterns that change the way you see the world.

Three years ago: Books for the messy, winding road.

Four years ago: Want to be a better person? Watch a good movie.

Have a great weekend!


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  1. Dana says:

    Great links! The one about a friendship ending was good and poignant for me. I experienced a break-up with a long-time friend and it was sad, difficult, confusing and guilt producing. I even tried a year ago to reconnect but it was a disaster. Even after the way she treated me I still grieve for what was lost and it has been 7 years.

    I celebrate the one about print making a comeback. I will admit I am a hybrid reader. I have an old Kindle that I use to download mostly Kindle Daily Deals from your blog, but I still prefer “real” books.

  2. Karisa says:

    The e-book article is interesting. Personally I bought a kindle because it is more convenient during this time in my life, but I’ve bought almost no books and have exclusively used my state’s extensive online library. Why spend so much money on books I may not like, especially if it’s only the digital copy? At least with a physical copy I can give it to someone else if I hate it.

  3. Courtney says:

    The article about ebooks and print books was interesting, though I think a lot of the comments were spot on about it having more to do with cost, or with only tracking major publishing houses, than an actual decline in popularity for ebooks. When ebooks first came out I was one of those people firmly in the “I’ll switch to ebooks over my dead body!” camp. Then I moved overseas and my access to English language books disappeared. Getting a Kindle in that situation was a lifesaver.

    Now that I’m back in the U.S., ebooks are still cheaper and easier for me to access. Most of the books I read are free (out of copyright) or very cheap (99 cents) as ebooks. I also use my Kindle to check books out of my local library all the time. I still like print books sometimes, but I definitely read more ebooks these days.

  4. Beth Anne says:

    Anne, I love all of your links! Sarah and I are always saying that you’re the most thoughtful and intentional person on the web! Any time you share something, I know it’s worth reading.

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