Good morning, readers! I hope you have a wonderful last weekend of 2018. I finished a book before I got out of bed this morning so I’m off to a good start.
My favorite finds from around the web:
• Jane Austen’s subtle subversive linguistics. I love that this also makes the argument for Clueless being the best Jane Austen adaption.
• Instagram is helping save the indie bookstore. “A big part of the reason indie bookstores are thriving is the way they connect to the community, and social media is making that easier than ever.”
• The 50 most anticipated books of 2019. “From hotly anticipated sequels to epic romances to addictive thrillers, book lovers will have lots to choose from next year.”
• How American Girl dolls would decorate if they lived in studio apartments. “Given their rich history and distinct style, we here at Apartment Therapy can’t stop daydreaming about what our favorite characters’ modern studio apartments would look like. (This is how we ‘play’ American Girl Dolls as adults).”
• How to configure your iPhone to work for you, not against you. “However, if you take the time to follow the steps in this article you will be more productive, more focused, and — I’m not joking at all — live longer.”
We’re having a New Year’s sale in the Modern Mrs Darcy shop! Kick off your new year with a fresh Leuchtturm journal, and for a limited time, use the code NEWYEARNEWJOURNAL to get our class Book Journaling for Book Lovers for free with your purchase of any journal or journal kit.
Want to stock up, or give a journal to a friend? Use the code BOOKBONUS on your order of two journals or journal kits and get a tin of book darts for free. Add the book darts to your cart at checkout, and the discount will be applied when you use the code.
All classes are still $5 off through the New Year, which makes them $10 each. Shop the selection here.
Happy New Year, and happy journaling!
On the blog:
One year ago: My 20 favorite listening experiences of 2017.
Three years ago: 9 books for your New Year’s resolutions. “But if you actually want to keep those resolutions, it’s time to get serious about forming the right habits and minding the right things.”
Four years ago: My favorite books of 2014. This list features a wide variety of titles.
Five years ago: How I did with my 2013 goals (and looking ahead to 2014). “This one bombed but I learned all kinds of lessons in the failing.”
On the podcast:
One year ago: Episode 112: Your best reading year yet.
Two years ago: Episode 59: Prescribing books for what ails you.
Have a great weekend!