Happy Friday, readers! I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you—and I have some good reads to get you started.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- In case you need a dose of happiness: Grandparents Celebrate 60th Anniversary With Heartwarming Photo Shoot.
- Expense of ebooks threatens digital library collections as ‘Big 5’ publisher changes business model. This is sad to see.
- I am currently in a committed long-term relationship with this OPI polish color.
- America’s Love of Male Trees Could Be Why You’re Sneezing Right Now. I’m fascinated by stories of unintended consequences. This explains a lot.
- My first book Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything is now available at a significant discount on Amazon. (Most people are interested in the implications of this book for their work lives and relationships, but I just put a fall workshop on the calendar where I’m presenting on how writers can use personality insights to create more dynamic characters. I’m looking forward to exploring this angle.)
- A fun look at a newly renovated library in my community: Book Lovers Can Play, Cook, and Craft at the New $18 Million Northeast Library in Louisville, Kentucky.
Taking stock of my 2019 reading at the year’s halfway point: 107 books completed, countless more abandoned, 4 in progress. Last year I read far more the first six months than the last six, and I expect the pattern to hold this year. It’s been a good year so far. Hoping to keep it up, just as soon as I decide what to read next. Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.
On the blog:
One year ago: Enhancing my wardrobe (without all the work). I found a lot of keepers—and I didn’t have to visit a single store or even get in the car to do it.
Three years ago: 7 things I learned in July. I still have good conversations with strangers because of my shoes.
Four years ago: Ducks and sponges. “Boundary-setting is naturally easier for some people, but much harder for others…. Her analogy helps me understand why creating savvy boundaries hasn’t been easy for me.”
Five years ago: My kid doesn’t have an iPhone—yet. So interesting to revisit this now that a couple of my kids do have phones.
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!