Happy Saturday! After a few weeks of travel and birthdays and illness, I’m looking forward to a low-key weekend. I hope to finish this book, pop into the bookstore, take Daisy on a nice long walk, and make serious strides on my work-in-progress.
My favorite finds from around the web:
• Why 5:30 is the ultimate dining time. “You can have a two-hour long leisurely dinner and still have the rest of your night left ahead of you.”
• Romance novels, defined. “A romance novel needs a love story but a love story is not necessarily a romance.”
• These day-of-the-week socks bring so much joy into my kid’s life we just ordered our second set. (The first is full of holes!)
• Reading fiction really will make you nicer and more empathetic. “Those hours you set aside for reading really are making a difference.”
• I noticed my book is available for a great price right now.
• An incomplete list of the non-book things you can get at the library. “It’s like I’ve said here a million times: the point of a library is to be a place for the people. Serving the public doesn’t just necessarily mean feeding their minds.”
On the blog:
One year ago: What I learned from living with all-white walls for a whole year. “People are drawn to all white because it’s simple and easy, but that doesn’t mean it looks good.”
Two years ago: Emotions are data. “These emotional data points don’t determine your response, not at all. As the stimulus, they inform it.”
Three years ago: Happily ever after is complicated. “Perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised to see so much unhappiness in a documentary about marriage.”
Four years ago: The spiritual discipline of Project Runway. “I don’t know about her theology, but she’s right about one thing: stress changes the way people act.”
Five years ago: I need to live like this in my home. “It turns out you can’t find out what you want by waiting. You find out by doing, by experimenting, by trying something and living with it for a bit.”
On the podcast:
One year ago: Episode 120: Books that make you feel big things.
Two years ago: Episode 66: Books that glitter, sparkle, and pop.
Have a great weekend!