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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).

A bookstore owner was in the hospital. So his competitors came and kept his shop open.

The Baby-sitters Club is coming to Netflix. “The series will be comprised of half-hour episodes, with Rachel Shukert (GleeSupergirl) and Lucia Aniello (Broad City) as the showrunners.”

Favorite Instagram:

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:

One year ago: Episode 123: Books that will totally make you cry (with laughter)

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!

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  1. Jennie says:

    I loved the story about the bookseller in San Diego whose friends and colleagues came to his rescue during his surgery and recovery. That was so heartwarming! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Natalie Silver says:

    Thanks as always for this great list of quick reads and inspiration. It’s such a nice way for me to take a break from my editing work on a dreary March day.

  3. Deborah Ball says:

    Just began to dive into The island of Sea Women which you had recommended. This is the best Lisa See book ever and I am embedded with this Korean culture of women divers! What a great early spring escape which I would not have embraced without you, Anne! I have been following you for six months and my life and outlook is so much better than other previous dreary winters! reading your blog is like a gift I give myself! You are a blessing!

  4. Mariana says:

    Not really relevant to the post….but just wondering. How much of a book do you have to complete to put it on your READ list?! 🙂 60%? It’s a non-fiction book.

  5. Special thanks for connecting your followers (me, in this case) to “Literary podcasts connect readers, writers, and books.” As a writer, I’m on the lookout for places where I might get to talk about my work.

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