I hope you have a wonderful weekend in store. I have a book deadline looming, so I’m hoping for some quiet writing time, as well as some time to settle in with the stack of novels I picked up at the library yesterday.
My favorite finds from around the web:
• 10 women writers share their must-read books for Women’s History Month. “Miller’s version of Circe, the goddess/witch, actively reclaims her story from the men who have told it before.”
• Literary podcasts connect readers, writers, and books. I loved chatting about What Should I Read Next? for this article.
• 3 good questions. “These three questions almost embody all the introspective questions we ask ourselves.”
• This little jar is an old favorite and a recent impulse buy and I regret nothing (yet).
• The Baby-sitters Club is coming to Netflix. “The series will be comprised of half-hour episodes, with Rachel Shukert (Glee, Supergirl) and Lucia Aniello (Broad City) as the showrunners.”
Hosting a podcast can be messy y’all.
In case you missed it, What Should I Read Next launched its Patreon this week! Check out this fun opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and get closer to the creative process of the show. Plus, you’ll find some not-so-subtle hints about a fun new project coming soon for everyone, whether you decide to become a patron or not. (Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.)
On the blog:
One year ago: 10 audiobooks so good you’ll want to fold another load of laundry, finish washing the dishes, or just sit in the driveway for 5 more minutes. “I don’t want audiobooks that can substitute for the written word, I want audiobooks that enhance it.”
Two years ago: Completing the cycle. “If being an adult means learning how to clean up after yourself, I am really struggling with this adulthood thing. Still.”
Three years ago: What life’s Big Moments really look like. “But so many of my life’s meaningful moments—including the Big Conversations—have zero fireworks or fanfare. Instead, they unfold on a walk, or at the kitchen counter, or in the car.”
Four years ago: Books that are better together (and 4 literary flights to get you started). “While I frequently read books willy-nilly, prioritizing the new, the recently recommended, or whatever reserve request just came in at the library, I’ve found there are real advantages to purposeful groupings of books.”
Five years ago: Managing my day-to-day. “I want to work hard, but I’m also building renewal into my days.”
On the podcast:
Two years ago: Episode 69: The library is running my life
Three years ago: Episode 10: You can be a Serious Reader and still love Matt Damon
Have a great weekend!