My four kids started back to school this week, so this weekend we’re doing homework. Yikes! We’re also heading to Target for more school supplies, running a few races, and hitting a great used book sale.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Where Libraries are the Tourist Attractions. I was NOT expecting this story to begin in Qatar. (But hey, I’ve actually been to one of these!)
- Letter of Recommendation: Washing Dishes. “The simpler the moment in front of me, the more anxious I become. I could be doing something, I should be doing something. But a life under constant threat of novelty isn’t a life; it’s exhaustion.
- “We’ve been trying this clothing rental service at my house this summer—so we can try trendy styles without buying them.
- Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ Debuts First Trailer. What do we think?
- All I needed to hear was “Kansas City” before I bookmarked Mel Jouwan’s BBQ Burgers and Hawaiian Coleslaw recipe.
- The Woman Beside Wendell Berry: The Most Important Fiction Editor Almost No One Has Heard Of. What a wonderful, insightful portrait of Tanya Berry.
- If you haven’t taken it yet, the 2019 Reader Survey is still ready and waiting for you.
I bought this mug last spring back in Tulsa when I was visiting @magiccitybooks and have been impatiently waiting to show it to you! My next book, coming March 2020, is called DON’T OVERTHINK IT, and I imagine this is but the first of many overthinking-themed items that will enter my house in the months to come. BRING ME ALL OF THEM.😂
Of course my goal in the book is to show you how to NOT overthink it, but there’s no mug for that yet. Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.
On the blog:
One year ago: 38 real and relatable literary confessions. This was such a fun post to put together! Book people really are the best people.
Two years ago: The Rule Of Three. This fashion tip gives you a lot of bang for the buck.
Four years ago: Three little words to overcome perfectionism. “Failure was not an option. But if mistakes aren’t okay, I miss out on one of the fastest, most effective ways to learn.”
Five years ago: Ruby red sangria. This might be the easiest sangria recipe you’ll ever find.
On the podcast:
This week’s guest is an imaginative reader who appreciates the escapist quality of a good novel, but has struggled lately to find books that call out for him to live between their pages. We’re exploring books that combine adventure and philosophy stories, streamlining reading decisions, and what it’s like to date a librarian (spoiler alert: books show up, out of nowhere. All the time. What a dream.)
Have a great weekend!