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Links I love

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:

  • 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.”

Favorite Instagram:

Isn’t this flower truck the cutest? Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.

Louisville area

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: 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!

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  1. Pam says:

    Oh, how I wish I could be at your upcoming author event. I just finished reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, and loved it. So interesting! I picked up Never Have I Ever at the public library yesterday. First on the hold list for this new release, thanks to you and your SRG, Anne. It’s supposed to rain here tomorrow, so I envision some serious reading time coming up…

  2. Kimberly Hale says:

    I’m glad to see we share the same troubles of having a family. I keep telling my husband we need “mom-provided Uber” to get our kids where they need to be when there are more of them than drivers in the family.

  3. Deborah G Ball says:

    I also loved Book Woman and have shared it with several friends. I cant wait to see how our Brit JojoMoyes handles the same subject matter in her fall book. Wish you weren’t such a long drive from No. Alabama on a “school” nite, even though Im way way past school age!smiles

  4. Margaret says:

    The podcast with Mary Laura was a delight! I wanted it to go on and on. Maybe a partnership is in the making – you two are great together!

  5. Kelli Roberts says:

    In the market for a new curling iron – these look great! Headed to a new-to-me bakery this weekend to buy bread thanks to your “Split the loaf with a stranger” post that I ran across again last night – I want all the bread now 🙂

  6. Ruth O says:

    I recently finished The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and it packed a punch! I don’t get moved to tears with a book very often but that one sure did it. Would love to be able to be at the author event, just a little too far away.

  7. Anne, seeing you ask for help makes me feel so much better. Just proof you aren’t doing it all–and you’re not pretending you are. Good luck finding the right person! and I’m so jealous I can’t come to the book event.

  8. Emily says:

    Just finished Never Have I Ever last night- read it in a day including sneaky peeks at work! I wish I could come to the event as I have a number of questions about that ending!!!

  9. Lisa S. Root says:

    I purchased the Revlon hairdryer in your last “links I love,” and although I never thought I’d say that a hairdryer would make such a change, but wow! My morning now has 30 extra sleeping or reading minutes. Thank you!!

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