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Hello and happy Friday! Things are looking up around here: we started our morning with delivery from our favorite local bakery, and the forecast is 55 and sunny, my favorite.

Today Stay At Home Book Tour comes to an end, for now, today at noon Eastern time with our conversation with Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzner, What Should I Read Next alums and authors of How to Be Fine. You can find all the event replays here. If you enjoyed these events, I hope you’ll consider joining us in MMD Book Club where we’re learning to read better, together.

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • Melanie Shankle’s enthusiastic recommendation of retinols, serums, and creams at Stay at Home Book Tour had me digging through the samples in the back of my medicine cabinet. She’s a big fan of the Sunday Riley sets; her personal faves are included in the Multivitamins Set and Superstars Kit.
  • Why We Turn to Jane Austen in Dark Times. “Her power to connect with us in hard times arises not because her retired life shielded her from grief, pain, and fear—but because she knew very well what it was like to feel vulnerable, exposed, and anxious about the well-being of those she cared about.”
  • Cream scones vs. butter scones. This substitution tip was a lifesaver this week, when the only single thing my kids wanted to do was bake scones and we had no cream.

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Have a great weekend!


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  1. Ashlynn says:

    I love these posts! I don’t beleive I’ve ever commented before but I always love looking through these links and now that I’m stuck at home all the time it’s definitely something to look forward to 🙂

  2. Krystal P says:

    Okay, but for us Louisvillians, what’s the favorite bakery that delivered? If polled, my fave bakery in Louisville would be a close run race between Scarlett’s (those cinnamon rolls!) an Nord’s, but I’m open to other suggestions!

  3. Hannah says:

    I just found your website about 6 months ago and my favorite section of the Links I Love posts is the “don’t miss these posts” from MMD. Today I found the go-to dinners and combatting decision fatigue posts very, very helpful. Thanks, Anne!

  4. Cheryl says:

    Thank you for giving us so much to do and think about during this isolation period. I am intrigued bu the list above of Muslim authors and books because I am always interested in learning about people whose experiences are different than mine. I often learn more from fiction than nonfiction.

    Have you ever featured any of the books on the links from before 2020 on the WSIRN podcast? Have any of them been on your reading lists or popular bestseller lists? I don’t even know where to start, so that kind of info would help. Thanks

  5. Abi says:

    Thank you for some great referrals to brighten up the day! I especially enjoyed your article on how to stop overthinking and feel the joy of motherhood. I’ve been thinking more about how it is so important, now more than ever, to re-evaluate how we take care of ourselves, but especially why we feel guilty doing just that. If you’re interested, I’d love it if you’d check out one of my recent posts on practicing self-care at Have a great weekend!

  6. Breanne says:

    I just got a new plant, bought for its sheer whimsy and had no idea what it was called. But now, I do! It’s a swiss cheese plant! Also, I had no idea you could order plants on Etsy, I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad discovery.

  7. Deirdre says:

    I rarely comment but am so grateful for these lists and your website in general. You have a refreshingly positive outlook that’s also realistic. And you do a wonderful job being focused on the needs of your readers but still providing a personal touch and glimpse into your life. In trying times like these, having voices we can rely on becomes all the more important. Thank you.

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