Happy Friday! Today our horrible heat wave is supposedly breaking and I couldn’t be happier about it. This weekend I’ll find my chili recipe (woohoo!) and finish a good book or two. Enjoy these good reads to get your weekend started!
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Jesmyn Ward interviews Ta-Nehisi Coates and it’s as wonderful as you think: The Beautiful Power of Ta-Nehisi Coates.
- What Your Local Costco Says About You. “A trip to Costco is about much more than picking up a few necessities. It’s a sport of uncovering the unexpected seasonal, regional treasures that are there for the taking—if you know where and when to look.”
- Brain Scans of People Reading and Listening to Podcasts Look the Same. Fascinating, especially the implications for people with learning disabilities and speech disorders.
- How to Boil the Perfect Egg. This is the most thorough hard boiled egg experiment I’ve ever read.
- Congrats to Lyndsey on opening her new Etsy shop LyndseyDrawsCo! This telephone booth bookmark is the sweetest. Or maybe you need a book hugger pin?
- Doctors are prescribing houseplants for anxiety, depression, and loneliness. This makes sense once you think about it.
- Happy What Should I Read Next is in such great company here: 21 of the Best Book Podcasts to Listen to When You’re Not Reading.
What happens when you gather eighteen readers under one roof for three days? PURE MAGIC. Our inaugural Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club retreat is in the books, and it was good for the head and the heart and whatever part of you laughter emanates from. Be sure to check out this post for a glimpse into the retreat! Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.
On the blog:
One year ago: 31 spooky (but not too scary) books for your fall reading list. I hate scary stories but I do enjoy a good creepy book. This list of books might make your hair stand on end, but will still allow you to sleep at night.
Two years ago: Our home library. Everything you ever wanted to know.
Three years ago: The Savannah summer: a metaphor. “Savannah summers are brutal, he said. (After experiencing the humidity of a Savannah September I don’t doubt it!). That first June, they had a moment when they thought, WHAT HAVE WE DONE? But they finally landed on a mental trick that made the summers more bearable.”
Four years ago: 4 strategies I originally dismissed as too “out there” that have significantly helped me (and my loved ones) manage anxiety. Because some things are worth trying!
Five years ago: My go-to cookbooks. These cookbooks have seen me through many a season.
On What Should I Read Next:
Two repentant book snobs walk into a room … and what you get is this FUN episode. Seriously, every time I think about it I start smiling.
On One Great Book:
Don’t miss today’s brand-new episode of One Great Book! If you’re looking for a book that offers a fascinating look into a little-explored aspect of the human mind, that may change the way you understand yourself and the people around you, that makes you marvel at the way our brains work, and may even make you question your understanding of reality as you know it, Wednesday Is Indigo Blue may be the next great book you’re looking for.
Have a great weekend!