I’m so relieved to have made it to another Friday. I usually love my weekdays, but virtual school is SO HARD for my family of six that these days I’m ecstatic for a two-day break. And while our Friday night pizza routine has been disrupted by circumstances, I’m still looking forward to good books, long walks, a thorough vacuuming (it’s seriously my favorite household chore), and one final typo-check for the Summer Reading Guide.
I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Mark Ruffalo Fights (and Comforts) Himself for ‘I Know This Much Is True.’ I forgot this adaptation was happening; this interview is terrific.
- A very kind friend gave me this excellent face wash as a gift—and now that I’ve just about emptied the container and looking to reorder, I’m realizing just what a nice gift it was! The good news is that it lasted for a full year.
- Claire Saffitz and the Joy of Cooking Failure. “But I, like these other internet commentators, do love Claire’s willingness to fail, to mess up, to go down the wrong path, and sometimes even to give up.”
- Tana French has a new book on the way. She promises it’s less depressing. A reader kindly alerted me to this news the other month and I can’t wait!
- FabFitFun just launched their new summer box! Use code FLOWERS at checkout and get 20% off.
- How Reading Got Farm Women Through the Depression. “Let the floor go unswept if necessary; simplify your meals; but make time for reading, studying and thinking.”
- How Infectious Disease Defined the American Bathroom. The more you know.
- 14 Self-Love Books You Want to Read More Than Once. So cool to see Don’t Overthink It in Cosmopolitan!
- The 20 Greatest Recipes of All Time. Well THIS is a bold claim. (I’ve made exactly two of them.)
- Reading Challenge folks: Announcing the 2020 Edgar Award Winners.
Don’t miss these posts:
- 7 things my mother taught me about how to live (and dress, and pay my bills). “If it’s grey and rainy out, don’t wear black, wear something cheerful. Everyone’s happiness (including yours) needs a boost on a gloomy day.”
- 17 books everyone will be talking about this summer. It’s always fun to take a look back.
Have a great weekend!