Happy Friday, readers! School starts next week around here, so this weekend we are getting ready. And I’m reading up a storm because it’s time to decide on fall flight picks for the MMD Book Club. (More info coming Monday!) I hope your weekend holds good things for you.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Watch the trailer for the lush adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel Sanditon. Austen wrote 12 chapters before her death; Andrew Davies, who wrote the screenplay for BBC’s Pride & Prejudice remake, wrote the rest of the story. I’m certainly intrigued.
- I just got one of these and I love it.
- The Rise of Coffee Shaming. “Coffee endures as a personal-finance flash point because it provides such a tidy intersection of generational tensions. A cup of coffee embodies changes in everything from how younger Americans eat to where they live and how they approach their finances.”
- Lego’s Friends Central Perk Set is Out Next Month And Could We BE Anymore Excited. LEGO is bringing me all kinds of joy lately.
- Work Keeping You Up At Night? 6 Ways To Ease Your Mind. Great strategies.
- Libraries are fighting to preserve your right to borrow e-books. I shared some thoughts on the current state of things right here.
Isn’t this flower truck the cutest? Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.
Two things if you’re in Louisville, Kentucky:
1. I’ll be moderating what promises to be a terrific event on August 13 with ever-fabulous authors Joshilyn Jackson (Never Have I Ever) and Kim Michele Richardson (The Book Woman Of Troublesome Creek) at Carmichael’s Bookstore here in Louisville (Frankfort Ave location). I CAN’T WAIT. Hope to see you there! The event is free but you must register.
2. I’m looking for someone in town who can help me with Trader Joe’s runs, post office visits, photo shoot prep, and getting four kids to four different track meets in four different parts of the county at the same time. I estimate ten hours per week to start. If you’re the right person—or know the right person—please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
On the blog:
One year ago: My 6 favorite summer-to-fall transition pieces. Anyone else looking forward to fall?
Two years ago: Ask for the &$!@%! mug. Sometimes you just have to ask for what you want.
Three years ago: 20 of the century’s most banned books.
Four years ago: My Parnassus Books haul (or how I decide what to buy and what to borrow.) This is a fun look back to my first visit to a bookstore I’ve been thinking about a lot this week!
Five years ago: Making it yours. “I’m starting to suspect that to really love a place, you’ve got to meet it halfway: you have to choose to make it yours.”
On the podcast:
What a treat to have Mary Laura Philpott on the show! She’s an essayist, bookseller, and a big fan of memoirs of people living “everyday lives”. I’m sure many of you will be interested in her “everyday life” as a Book Enthusiast at Large—yes, that is her job title—for Parnassus Books in Nashville.
Have a great weekend!