I hope your weekend is shaping up nicely: I’ll be in Nashville tonight discussing I’d Rather Be Reading. The event is free and open to all, no reservations required. Parnassus hosts fabulous events and I’m so excited to visit as an author. Hope to see you there, and if there’s anything you think I must see while I’m in town, tell me in comments!
My favorite finds from around the web:
• Own an e-reader or tablet? Borrow ebooks, audiobooks from your library. The specifics can vary by library (like my library uses the RB Digital app for audiobooks), but this is a good place to get started borrowing digital books.
• My style evolution, where it’s going, and a big return to OG EHD. I loved this glimpse into Emily’s thought process, and seeing how the personal and professional intersect here.
• Inside the new Indigo Vancouver flagship bookstore on Robson street. This bookstore is absolutely stunning.
• Reframing the pregnancy story: On literature, stitching, and lost narratives. “Though L. M. Montgomery experienced the loss of an infant, some of what she had Anne give voice to resonates with my experience of pregnancy loss and infertility.”
• The way you brew your coffee affects its caffeine levels — here’s how. “Before the brewing process even begins, the beans you choose play a role in how much caffeine you’re getting. ‘Caffeine is an insect repellant, so at very low altitudes, there’s more caffeine [in coffee beans] because there are more insects,’ explains Dr. Arnot.”
I’ve found that nothing makes a space feel cheerier faster than something alive and green. (Well, maybe a puppy does, but Daisy and I both know that the houseplant route is way easier.) (Follow me on instagram @annebogel.)
On the blog:
One year ago: 15 terrific audiobooks you can listen to in 6(ish) hours or (much) less. “By deliberately choosing titles that are on the shorter side, I can experience the satisfaction of crossing more books off my To Be Read list, more often.”
Two years ago: What I’m wearing every day this fall. “I can look put together and feel comfortable with minimal effort, instead of spending my limited mental energy debating over each day’s outfit.”
Four years ago: Self-care for the highly sensitive parent. “Interacting with people drains introverts; sensory input — sights, smells, sounds, emotional stimulation — drains highly sensitive people.”
Five years ago: Tea snobs love it or hate it. “I know, it sounds weird. This is not the flavor you instinctively reach for when you spot it on the grocery store shelf.”
Six years ago: 3 time management rules I wish I’d learned 10 years ago. “I hate to say it, but when I manage my time well, it’s because I’m paying attention to the obvious. Sadly, I haven’t always been very good at noticing the obvious.”
On the podcast:
One year ago: Episode 102: A new way to think about fictional characters.
Have a great weekend!