Happy Friday! This weekend I get to hear Ann Patchett discuss her new book The Dutch House (loved it, listen to me recommend it here) and hear Nadia Bolz-Weber discuss her most recent book. In between we’re taking all the kids all the places, hanging out with friends, and hopefully enjoying some of this perfect fall weather while it lasts.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead of you.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Why This Librarian Is Using Twitter To Fight Changes To Library Ebook Pricing Terms. “Many library users cannot afford to buy every book they read, so many readers use the library to try new authors or genres they’re unsure of.”
- This Pantsuit Politics episode is a good starting point for people who aren’t entirely sure what ‘s going on with the impeachment inquiry.
- I’m on the hunt for the perfect pair of black jeans and I appreciated these tips for denim-shopping. (These are my favorite blue jeans.) Do you have a pair of black jeans you love?
- Why Julia Roberts’ next film with Celeste Ng could be her best yet. How do we feel about this casting decision? (This ties directly into today’s episode of One Great Book!)
- I Am “Why Do I Need Venmo?” Years Old. This made me laugh.
- How morning TV and London at Christmas inspired Lucy Parker’s new romance. I love Lucy Parker’s contemporary romances and her next release sounds so good! Headliners comes out January 20, 2020.
- French city of Dunkirk tests out free transport – and it works. This does sound wonderful: “To get around town, you no longer need to look at the schedules, buy tickets or worry about parking, she says. You just hop on the bus.”
From last weekend’s camping expedition: the longer I work on/near/adjacent to the internet, the more I appreciate time spent far, far away away from my laptop. The crappier the internet reception, the better. Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.
On the blog:
One year ago: Discover graphic novels with these 8 favorite reads. If you’ve been wanting to try graphic novels, this list has you covered.
Two years ago: 10 excellent fall nonfiction reads. ‘Tis the season!
Three years ago: Announcing: the Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club. We launched Book Club on October 12, 2016! It’s grown a lot since then (regular classes, author talks, and more) and I’ve loved the community that’s formed there.
Four years ago: 8 books recommended by readers with great taste.
Five years ago: ‘A Diamond is Forever’ and other fairy tales. “It’s no surprise that an expensive fairy-tale wedding does not contribute to a marriage’s long-term success, but I was surprised that relatively high wedding expenses negatively correlated with marital duration.”
On What Should I Read Next:
This week’s guest loves larger than life nonfiction, especially if it reads like an intense thriller, so I hooked him up with exactly that.
On One Great Book:
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!