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Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? Around here we’re enjoying a few wondrous days below 90 degrees before the temperature bumps back up next week. We’re cooking out with friends, celebrating birthdays, and supervising kids’ sports practices. (These have been excellent for my audiobook listening but terrible for the reading I have to do with my eyes!)

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • I love this blow dryer and it’s available right now at Ulta for the best price I’ve ever seen.

Favorite Instagram:

96% sure these are weeds, 100% don’t care. Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.

On the blog:

One year ago: One helpful piece of organizing (and life) advice. “Without a little margin, my system will be impossible to maintain.”

Two years ago: 2017 Summer Reading Guide: Reader Favorites. One of the best parts after publishing the annual Summer Reading Guide is seeing which books YOU actually read and enjoy.

Three years ago: The tastemakers. “Reading is supposed to be fun, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t all be smart about it. I pay attention to how I discover a book—a blog post, my bookstore, a friend’s recommendation, but I don’t often pause to consider the backstory to how it got thrown in my path.”

Four years ago: What books has everyone read but you? 4 years later, I’ve read 4 of the 7 books I then listed on my everyone-but-me list.

Five years ago: A peek inside the 2014 Jane Austen Festival. This was a fun day!

On What Should I Read Next:

Keren Form is a self-professed mega nerd who loves everything from LOTR, and board games, and epic science fiction. We discuss what it really means to be a nerd, and how her wholehearted enthusiasm has sent her on many life-enriching adventures. Even if you hear “science fiction” or “fantasy” and think “nope, not for me,” I think you’ll find something to love in this episode — my recommendations could just as easily be recommendations of a history lover, or a crime drama fanatic, or a romance-loving YA fan. 

On One Great Book:

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!

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  1. Sue says:

    Soooo glad to know about e books!! I already DO buy a hardcopy if I really like it, but now my practice is confirmed. Thank you!

  2. Michelle says:

    For years I was not fond of ebooks for a number of reasons. I love physical books in my hands. I had a number of wonderful used book stores nearby so financially and for the planet, win-win. For the ease of using an ereader I borrowed content from the library which didn’t have the burden of late fees/returns. It worked for me. Then we moved across country and the freight on my books was more expensive than anything else we owned. I sold furniture, but books…going through those was like choosing a favorite child, gut wrenching! For the next few years we are very mobile and in much smaller homes, moving often. I’ve held off buying new physical books, still rely heavily on the library for print and ebooks, but have embraced ‘buying’ ebooks when they are under $5. At that price the space saved is worth the risk right now. Between Anne’s daily ebook sale list and a few other resources I have no problem finding really great content at extremely reasonable prices that I’m comfortable with. For now it works for me.

  3. Dana Robison says:

    When you can learn to say no to a friend and still be friends, its liberating. You don’t need to lie or give an excuse, even a real reason. If I’m invited to something I don’t want to attend just because I don’t want to, I simply say “I won’t be there, but I’m sure you’ll have a great time.” As an introvert, sometimes I’m upfront and say “I don’t have it in me tonight. I’m going to stay home and be alone.” Your friends will understand.

  4. Mary in Nashville says:

    I had never watched Veronica Mars before so I thought I would try the new series. It is SO vulgar. We turned it off!
    I hope no kids who loved Frozen come across it accidentally

  5. Suzanne says:

    I just can’t hardly deal with that Mr. Rogers trailer and Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers. Perfect casting. I cried all the way through it. (In a good way!) Did anyone else hear that little bit of Forrest Gump creep into his voice? 😊 I might have to actually go to the theater to watch this one; I don’t think I’ve seen a movie in the theater since Lincoln came out.

    • Peggy says:

      Lincoln was AMAZING, Daniel Day Lewis did a captivating portrayal. I’d like to see Mr. Rogers also and can’t wait for Harriet to hit theaters!

  6. Victoria says:

    Ugh can’t read the e book article. Not your fault of course but the Tribune doesn’t allow European readers. Williams Sonoma et al are the same. They have notices saying they can’t keep up with “the fast pace of European law”. It’s been law for three years! How is that fast paced?
    Sorry, rant over 😀

  7. Lisa F. says:

    If my gardening knowledge is worth anything at all, I think those daisy-like wildflowers look an awful lot like feverfew. They are supposedly good for everything from elevating mood and treating rosacea to inhibiting cancer cells and helping migraines (it’s sometimes called “medieval aspirin”–my grandmother used to take the capsules for her migraines). And like most wildflowers, they just look nice! A favorite quote of mine is this from Emerson: “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” OK, school’s out for today…

  8. Laura says:

    I somehow missed out on Veronica Mars the first time around, but just started watching the original series starting with the pilot (after you mentioned the reboot coming, Anne, and sounded so excited about it!) and I’m LOVING it so much! My reading life, I’m afraid, may suffer for a while, but now at least I have a good book list to turn to when the show is done 🙂

  9. Stephanie S says:

    The article about ebooks is why I’m so hesitant to buy them. I nearly always just borrow ebooks. I think it was you who posted about the major hit libraries take with ebooks has made me rethink them all together.

  10. Kacie says:

    I am starting to shift away from ebooks, what with the expensive costs to my library, or the possibility of losing a book someday.

    Really just going to buy cheap deals if i want a digital copy, but I’ve been favoring buying physical copies now that i have more bookshelves.

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