Happy Friday, readers! Today I’m heading to South Carolina to kick off my own fall reading season at SIBA, and also to talk about my next book, Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life, with independent booksellers. I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Why we’ll always love small-town libraries. “Where else can you browse through stacks of books so long out of print and so obscure that you didn’t even know you needed to read them, and pay nothing for the privilege?”
- Jimmy Buffett Does Not Live the Jimmy Buffett Lifestyle. “Mr. Buffett is still the lone occupant in the Venn diagram of People Who Outearn Bruce Springsteen and People Who Are Mistaken for Men of Leisure.”
- It’s a New Morning for Jennifer Aniston. Interesting profile.
- Reading Nook: Ruth Reichl’s movable feast. Who knew Reichl was such a big audiobook fan?
- I thought my writing career was over. A DIY furniture project saved it. “The internet had no definitive answers on how to save my floundering career, but it sure knew about furniture restoration.”
Tuesday was a big day: we published our TWO HUNDREDTH episode of my podcast What Should I Read Next! To celebrate I’m pulling out this old photo of my very first mic stand. Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.
On the blog:
One year ago: 16 books recommended by indie booksellers.
Three years ago: The difference between a book that’s not right for you, and a book that’s not right for you right now. How to figure out when a book deserves a second chance.
Four years ago: The best thing you can do for your career. Kindness matters. (Treats or barbecue don’t hurt, either.)
Five years ago: The best of the best summer reading for 2014. It’s fun to look back and see what everyone gravitated toward five years ago.
On What Should I Read Next:
Our 200th episode was the perfect opportunity to take a moment and look back, so my producer Brenna and I spent time catching up with past guests to see which recommendations landed, which flopped, and how they’re thinking differently about their reading lives post-WSIRN. Thank you for listening each week and for proving how good it is to be among people who are reading.
On One Great Book:
Volume 3 is here! Don’t miss today’s brand-new episode of 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!