Links I love

Links I love

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:

Favorite Instagram:

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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Readers, I’m looking for a visual designer to help make the magic happen here at MMD. Please click here to read the job description.

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.

Four years ago: What avid readers do differently and why 80% of books are bought by women. (It’s not what you think.)

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!

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  1. OMG, I couldn’t get through the article on the branded engagement because it makes me want to puke. Is nothing sacred? Is everything a promotional opportunity? Someday when they have kids, they won’t have to tell them the story of their engagement, they can just refer them to a whole bunch of branded Instagram posts. *rolls eyes* I know there are different ways to make money now that social media exists but it’s such a huge turnoff to me!! (steps off soapbox)

  2. Suzanne says:

    This chronic over-thinker is beyond excited for your new book, Anne. I’ve already pre-ordered it.

    I absolutely love those NARS lip pencils, too. (Although not some of the color names.) Never Say Never is another great shade, along with Cruella.

  3. Nancy Willard says:

    That photo at the top of the page looks like it must have been taken at the Missouri Botanical Garden……over by the Turkish/Ottoman Garden. Is that correct?

  4. Kelly in SF says:

    I found Ryan Holiday’s article amusing. We were taught to use notecards for writing in school in the ’70s/’80s, and it wasn’t a new idea. It’s now been repackaged with a neo-luddite sheen for the social media set, I guess? Excuse the attitude – I’m hangry right now. 🙂

  5. Gloria says:

    YES! So excited about Veronica Mars! I will have to get hulu now. Listening to Kristin Bell narrate the first of the books was so satisfying. And the movie was well done, so I have high hopes for this.

  6. Patti says:

    Funny! I recently received a sample of this lipstick with a Sephora order. I’m not a make up person (skin care is my thing) but I LOVED this lipstick. Planning to buy some eventually.

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