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Happy Friday, readers! This week I’ve gotten to meet up with bookish friends who live close to home AND far away, and do some cool readerly stuff like interview Celeste Ng for her book tour stop in my hometown. My big weekend plans include dinner with friends who are moving away (sniff) and working on my book for a hundred hours.

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • Man Repeller included One Great Book in their list of 8 Addicting Podcasts You Definitely Haven’t Heard Of. “I love poking around people’s bookshelves to see what they’ve read. It’s like an exhibition of their most personal innerworkings. This podcast makes good on that appeal, with host Anne Bogel—who literally wrote the book on the delights of reading—taking one book from her shelf each week and explaining why it’s so special. If you’re looking for recommendations that get straight to the point, this is for you!”

Favorite Instagram:

I had to take one last shot of my favorite reading nook before I take this fiddle outside for the season. First I’m stopping to high five myself for making it through another winter without killing it.🌱Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.

On the blog:

One year ago: 20 interesting recipes to make for dinner with boneless skinless chicken breasts. You’re welcome!

Two years ago: Interest span vs attention span. “It’s not our attention span that causes us to zone out when we’re bored; it’s our interest span.”

Three years ago: My favorite fictional mothers.

Four years ago: “You have to tell people what you’re interested in. “This is going to sound awkward, he said, but I was just listening to this podcast, and it said that you have to tell people what you’re interested in, because you never know who can help you.”

Five years ago: How to quit Diet Coke. I still keep seltzer water—Spindrift, preferably—on hand for a handy substitute.

On the podcast:

Producer Brenna Frederick joined me on the show this week to hook SEVERAL What Should I Read Next listeners up with their perfect Summer read. Boy, did I have recommendations…

Have a great weekend!


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  1. Nicole says:

    I love the concept about the new receipt! I can totally relate to stopping at Target for one thing and walking out with a full cart!

  2. Pam says:

    The link for 4 years ago on the blog takes me to new house pictures” instead of “tell people what you’re interested in”

  3. Kitty Balay says:

    Although I’ve seen every single episode of Downton Abbey, I always felt slightly dissatisfied because it wasn’t as satisfying as Julian Fellow’s gorgeous film Gosford Park. I haven’t been too excited about the upcoming film (so many books to read instead!) Then I watched the trailer. To my surprise, my eyes welled up with tears and my heart started beating faster. That music! That landscape! Those characters! Now I can’t wait for it to open in September. I think a tea party and group excursion is in order! Thank you for sharing!

    • Mary Lou says:

      I just recently re-watched Gosford Park, and surprise surprise, it seemed a little slow to me. Also, I found Helen Mirren’s character to be overdrawn – the crying and sobbing at the end was very jarring. I wonder if my reactions are the result of falling in love with Downton to the detriment of other upstairs downstairs dramas. Anyway, Gosford is still a good movie imho, just not as great as I remembered it. And this reset is exactly why I shy away from re-reading favorite books. What if I don’t like them as much? No way, uh uh, not going to ruin my inner script of which books I consider to be all time favorites. 🙂

  4. Suzanne says:

    I like the format of that receipt, but there is no way stores would use it. They don’t want you spend mindfully. Going in for one thing and spending $180 is exactly what they want you to do.

    Oh, Downton Abbey. As frustrating as it could be, I’m beyond excited for the new movie. I’d go see it just for the hilarious Dame Maggie and the divine Matthew Goode. The rest is just icing on the cake. 😉

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