The temperature here is forecast to drop thirty degrees this weekend—we’re going from rain to snow and ice. I’m getting my soup, snacks, and TBR ready. I hope you have a lovely weekend in store for you, full of all the above, minus the ice.
My favorite finds from around the web:
• ABC orders ‘Hypnotist’s Love Story’ drama pilot starring Heather Graham based on Liane Moriarty book. “The Hypnotist’s Love Story centers on successful hypnotherapist Ellen, who after a string of failed romances is optimistic about her current boyfriend, until he reveals a disturbing truth: a stalker ex-girlfriend Sasha (Graham) who has been following him for years.”
• You’ve Got Mail turns 20! Secrets you never knew about Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan’s best rom-com. “It’s a love letter to New York. It’s a love letter to independent bookstores (and now, somewhat ironically, for the big bad chains that put them out of business). It’s also a love letter to love letters.”
• Stories of mighty women. “We’re sharing our favorite biographies for older teen and adult readers about Mighty Women.”
• Ernő Rubik: The cube represents man as a thinking being. The creator of the Rubik’s cube rarely gives interviews and his answer to the last question is perfect.
• Mary Oliver on grief and loss. “Readers wrote of their appreciation for the hallmarks of Oliver’s work: reverence for the natural world and her frank, but comforting, descriptions of mourning.”
The countdown is on (plus a sale):
I’d Rather Be Reading is 50% off—that’s just $7.49—at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, in hardcover. I’ve been told this sale is expected to end in the next few days, so I wouldn’t wait to treat your shelf. Get yours here.
It’s amazing how much happy you can buy with $5. (Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.)
On the blog:
One year ago: 16 books to cozy up with this winter. “These 16 novels are just the ticket for dreary winter days: they’re beautiful, compelling, and just a wee bit dark, perfectly fitting for the season.”
Two years ago: What’s in my purse? “But then I dumped out the contents on the kitchen floor, and sure enough … I was surprised by what I found.”
Three years ago: The words that keep rising to the top. “Many people choose ‘one word’ every January for the year to come; others embrace a theme for each year. I had decided not to this year, yet my mind keeps returning to these words. Maybe I didn’t plan on choosing words for the year, but these words? They chose me.”
Four years ago: There are 7 ways to hate a book. “It wasn’t a bad book. But it wasn’t the book for me. That’s a frequent reason for not liking a book, and that got me thinking: how many ways are there to hate a book?”
Five years ago: The spiritual discipline of the long walk. “Even though–or perhaps because–life lately has felt frantically busy, and my inbox is exploding, I’m carving out quiet spaces, even when I’m doing something simple like (solitary) driving, or heading out for a quick ten minutes to pick up steps.”
On the podcast:
Now that we’ve celebrated our third podcast anniversary we have more episodes to share here!
One year ago: Episode 115: Books that bridge two worlds
Two years ago: Episode 62: What should ANNE read next?
Three years ago: Episode 3: Books that make you feel smart (and not so smart)
Have a great weekend!