Hey friends! My calendar says it’s the weekend, but surely I’m not the only one struggling to remember what day it is. I’m struggling to find a new rhythm, but I’m doing okay. I hope you are, too. Sending lots of healthy vibes your way. I hope you’ll find these weekend reads entertaining (hats!) and informative.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Universal Making ‘Invisible Man’, ‘The Hunt’ & ‘Emma’ Available In Home On Friday As Exhibition Braces For Shutdown; ‘Trolls’ Sequel To Hit Cinemas & VOD Easter Weekend. In case you, like me, have been wanting to see Emma in the comfort of your own home.
- Related: Emma Is Worth Seeing for the Hats.
- 2020’s Virtual Bookish Events. I hate that so many in-person events are cancelled. And love that book people are doing what they can to connect book lovers everywhere. Glad to see Stay At Home Book Tour on here!
- Speaking of cancelled events: my book tour is postponed, but my local indie has signed copies of Don’t Overthink It and can ship one to your door.
- We love this pantry-friendly easy Italian pasta salad recipe. It’s absolutely fantastic with fresh herbs and veggies, but don’t worry a bit if you don’t have all the ingredients. Use what you have and it will turn out great.
- Coping with COVID-19: We Made a Mistake When We Invited the Grandparents Over for Dinner. This is the painful truth of where we are right now; sharing because somebody needs to read this.
- A new Maggie O’Farrell book is coming this summer!
- Author N. K. Jemisin on Race, Gentrification and the Power of Fiction to Bring People Together. Great interview.
- Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day. “What we do, or don’t do, over the next week will have a massive impact on the local and perhaps national trajectory of coronavirus.”
- This bit of COVID-19 humor made me laugh out loud.
- I so enjoyed my conversation with Zibby Owens at Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books, which we recorded in a room full of books in her lovely home when I was in New York.
- Someday, We’ll Look Back on All of This and Write a Novel. “And here we have a generation of writers, myself included, already inclined toward narrative nonfiction, who are about to spend a ton of time literally staring at the walls. Yikes.”
Stay At Home Book Tour starts Monday
On Monday I announced the Stay At Home Book Tour. Read through the post for all the details and make sure you sign up for the email list toward the end if you want access.
We kick things off Monday with Patti Henry and I’m so looking forward to talking with her, as well as the rest of the authors. These events are free and open to all. However, you should know our Zoom room can only hold 500 people. We’ll admit readers until the room is full but I recommend you come early if you’d like to ensure you have a seat.
Don’t miss these posts:
- The Fab Four habits for a better life. If you’re interested in improving your habits but aren’t sure where to start, consider starting with building a foundation of good habits.
Have a great weekend!