Happy Friday, readers! I’m starting my weekend by speaking locally about how the content you love gets made, taking readers behind the scenes of the publishing and podcasting worlds. And then I need to pack for an upcoming trip—can somebody help me narrow down the fourteen books in my stack into a number that can reasonably fit in my weekender? Bookworm problems: they’re real.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- I finally got to share the cover for my next book Don’t Overthink It!
- We Used To Be Friends: An Oral History of Veronica Mars. Anyone else excited for the reboot on Hulu?
- The Incredible Creative Power of the Index Card. If you saw this Instagram post, you know I believe in this.
- The Mistake I Made With My Grieving Friend. “When she began to share her raw emotions, I felt uncomfortable. I didn’t know what to say, so I defaulted to a subject with which I was comfortable: myself.”
- Welcome to the Era of Branded Engagements. Did you see this play out in Instagram Stories last week? Wild.
- Linda Holmes: A Different Kind of Rom Com. “I love romcoms, but I have always wanted to take that kind of story and change certain things about it.” (This goes perfectly with yesterday’s rom com post!)
- I finally used up this favorite lipstick; my replacement is on the way.
We were sideswiped by a deer on our VERY URBAN walk and Daisy is still trying to make sense of it all. Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.
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On the blog:
One year ago: 20 short novels you can read in one day. Perfect for if you’ve been needing momentum in your reading life.
Two years ago: A to-do list trick. I still do this and it makes a big difference!
Three years ago: 11 hot YA novels for your summer reading list.
Five years ago: I’m not waiting for the next house. “I kept waiting for that moment when I would know exactly what step to take next, what style I wanted to pursue. That moment never came.”
On What Should I Read Next:
Brenna Sherrill & Ryan Pait describe themselves as platonic soulmates, book-loving best friends who grew up together, went to school together, read together (sometimes out loud!) and even live together. We chatted about about Ryan’s most embarrassing moment meeting a literary icon, the book Ann Patchett thinks EVERYONE should read, and more.
On One Great Book:
My favorite John Grisham novel is a heck of a pageturner, a political thriller turned blockbuster action movie, and summer reading gold. Listen wherever you get your podcasts, or right on the podcast site. Happy listening!
Have a great weekend!