Happy Friday! In what has almost felt like an annual fall tradition, I’m on the road to meet readers in North Carolina. I hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend, wherever you are. (And if I get to meet you here, so much the better!)
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Hundreds of thousands of people read novels on Instagram. They may be the future. Have you experienced this phenomenon?
- We make this lentil vegetable soup on repeat when it’s cold outside.
- After 137 years of service, Bisbee’s library is declared best in America. It’s easy to see why: from the seed library for gardeners to figuring out a way to open a rural annex after budget cuts, this Arizona library is serious about serving its community.
- Why Everything Is Getting Louder. “Human noisemakers have to sleep, but our mechanical counterparts, which do not tire, die, or strain their vocal cords, can keep up a constant, inescapable clamor.”
- Tea season is HERE. We’re stocking up on Tazo glazed lemon loaf and hot cinnamon spice from Harney & Sons, and brewing loose leaf in this adorable teapot.
- How I Make My Lunch Every Day Without Losing My Sanity. I like eating the same few things for lunch every day but I’m always interested in tips like the ones in this article.
We’re marking our third anniversary of bringing Daisy home this week. Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.
I’m teaching a new class in the MMD Book Club next week: Book Journaling for Fun and Focus. That’s happening live in Book Club on Wednesday, October 23, at noon eastern time.
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On the blog:
One year ago: 4 travel essentials that made my life much easier this fall. I won’t travel without these things.
Two years ago: 15 riveting books with unreliable narrators or ambiguous endings. “Here’s what I like about these kinds of books: when the narrator can’t be trusted, or the ending is open-ended, the reader has to think for herself to figure out the story. She has to actively engage with the text in a way that other books may not demand. She has to critically evaluate the situations in the pages to figure out what on earth is going on. She has to draw her own conclusions, because the author doesn’t draw them for her.”
Three years ago: My bookstore tour of NYC. I can’t wait to go back to all of these.
Four years ago: 10 engaging audiobooks read by their authors.
Five years ago: My new little book page pumpkin. This was a fun DIY!
On What Should I Read Next:
In this week’s episode we discuss seasonal reading, libraries that aren’t free, books that lend us a little distance from real life when we need it, and the best time of year for a happily-ever-after.
On One Great Book:
If you like the sound of a haunting YA novel that’s a little bit science fiction, a little bit coming-of-age, and that effectively probes ordinary life not in spite of its un-real backdrop but because of it, The Age Of Miracles may be the next great book you’re looking for. This marks the end of One Great Book season 3, but we’ll be back again soon!
Have a great weekend!