I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you, readers. Here are some of my favorite reads from this week to set the tone.
My favorite finds from around the web:
• The women started a book club that has lasted 50 years, touching the head and the heart. “Leah Nepom calls herself a newcomer. She’s 91 and has been in the group for 35 years.”
• Commonly mispronounced author names. Saying Roald Dahl is harder than it looks.
• How to help teenage girls reframe anxiety and strengthen resilience. “How adults respond to teens’ emotional reactions matters a lot, said Damour. When adults become anxious in response to a teen’s anxiety, it exacerbates the situation.”
• I’m Ruth Reichl, and these are the best recipes from my Gourmet years. “To this day, these simple buckwheat noodles remain one of my favorite lunchtime dishes.”
• How writers can pay it forward. “At Shy Rabbit, writers can take nature walks, hike the trails, go fishing, and just connect with nature. It’s a special place that sparks creative thought.” Click here to see what this tiny house for writers looks like. (It’s perfection.)
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On the blog:
One year ago: 15 literary novels that will have you compulsively turning the pages. “I mean a book that is strong not only on interior characterization but also on plot, one that tempts me to keep reading way past my bedtime, one that makes me want to know what happens next.”
Two years ago: 6 mini-resolutions keeping me healthy and happy and sane this spring. “I’ve been taking stock lately, doing a sort of spring cleaning of my home and habits, in an attempt to emphasize the good and shed the bad.”
Three years ago: Chase the fun. “Chase the fun doesn’t mean telling your boss to shove it and booking that flight to Jamaica, or leaving your homework unfinished. It doesn’t mean blowing the work off when it gets hard.”
Four years ago: What it’s like to read for a living. “Believe it or not, I was never particularly interested in a job that involved a lot of reading, for the same reason I didn’t last as an English major: I was afraid that making books my work would take all the fun out of it.”
Five years ago: When you have a long runway. “I’m newly conscious of how those with long runways require their extra space, and I’m trying to grant it: to myself, to my kid, to anyone who needs some time to get her thoughts from her mind to her mouth.”
On the podcast:
Don’t miss today’s brand-new episode of my new show One Great Book, where each week I pull one standout selection off my personal bookshelves and tell you all about it, in ten minutes or less.
Have a great weekend!