Happy weekend, readers! My kids have been on school holiday for two weeks so we’re struggling to remember what day it is—especially because we had Thursday pizza night instead of our usual Friday—but we’re hoping to make the best of their remaining time off. Oh, and it’s pouring rain—but thankfully that makes for good reading weather.
I hope your weekend holds good things in store for you. Here are some good reads and fun things to get you started.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Yesterday I finished my first print book (as opposed to audiobook) of 2020. It may seem like an unusual choice, but it’s right at home with the rest of the books on my unlikely favorite subject.
- To answer an FAQ from my what worked for me in 2019 post: my two favorite Sephora cream lip stains are Vintage Rosewood (41) and Always Red (01).
- How the Post Turned the Mueller Report Into a Graphic Nonfiction Book. This is fascinating!
- My fourth grader devoured this new Mac B graphic novel in just over an hour yesterday.
- How the Loss of the Landline Is Changing Family Life. “Beyond developing conversational skills, the family phone asked its users to be patient and participate in one another’s lives.”
- It’s not too late to jump in on the 31 Day Read-Aloud Challenge! I’m constantly recommending Sarah’s work at Read Aloud Revival: she’s so good at getting kids excited about reading!
- ‘Little Women’ Review: This Movie Is Big. Have you seen it yet? I haven’t but I want to!
- How Reese Witherspoon Took Charge of Her Career and Changed Hollywood. This is a fascinating profile.
- Enter to win a copy of Don’t Overthink It on Goodreads!
- Delivery dilemma: Americans are ordering more, but the U.S. can only handle so much. The implications are even bigger than I would have guessed.
Don’t miss these posts:
- Survival strategies for winter, my least favorite season. These tips have helped me cope with the dreary winter months for years.
- If you’ve been wanting to do a better job reading the books you already own, dip into the What Should I Read Next archives and listen to my conversation with Whitney Conard, founder of The Unread Shelf, in episode 158: the life-changing magic of clearing your unread shelf. Whitney just launched a website and it looks fabulous.
- 7 simple ways to read more this year. If you’ve been wanting to squeeze more reading time into your days, these strategies should help.
- 16 books to cozy up with this winter. It’s the perfect time of year to get lost in a good book.
Have a great weekend!