Happy Friday, readers! As I’m sure you know from yesterday’s post, I’ll be editing my book this weekend. A lot. But I’m also taking some time out in the great outdoors, and reading a great book or two. (I started this one last night; if you have any insight, tell me in comments?)
My favorite finds from around the web:
- From Agatha Christie to Gillian Flynn: 50 great thrillers by women. LOVE THIS and the story behind it.
- Here’s Why Airplane Boarding Got So Ridiculous. This explains a lot.
- Science Has Figured Out Why You Love the Smell of Old Books. It’s science, y’all.
- I’ve had a small tube of Supergoop!’s Unseen Sunscreen in my cabinet for a while now … and this week I finally got around to trying it. Now I totally get why this is a cult classic, I love it.
- I had a great time talking about historical fiction, letting go of reading guilt, and more on The Readerly Report!
- Podcast Recommendations for Bookish Women. What Should I Read Next got a great mention in Verily Mag.
- Two library branches to close for good, weeks before budget vote. Friends, this is the current situation in my community—and the greatly reduced hours at branches across the county means the situation is even worse than the headline indicates. Please support your libraries, with your votes, with your patronage, and, if you’re able, with your dollars.
Last week I got to interview Celeste Ng for LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE (the paperback was cheaper than the ebook when I looked just now!) at the Louisville Free Public Library. Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.
On the blog:
One year ago: Don’t take fake breaks (and two nonfiction books to frame your summer reading.) “When I start feeling rushed, my natural instinct is to begin frantically doing all the things that make it worse. It turns out that hurrying doesn’t help me catch up on my to-do list; it only serves to make me feel hurried.”
Two years ago: 11 juicy memoirs to toss in your beach bag this summer.
Four years ago: The 10 item wardrobe. If you’re thinking about creating a daily uniform, this is a helpful guide.
Five years ago: After you lose something you want. “Missing out is a motivator.”
On the podcast:
Author Lamar Giles joined me to chat about his two great literary loves: children’s books, and… horror novelist Stephen King? If you don’t think those things go together, Lamar is prepared to talk you into changing your mind, and maybe about more than just that.
Have a great weekend!