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What does your weekend look like? Around here, one more kid has a last day of school today. (Three down, one to go.)

I started a bookshelf reorganization project last Saturday that I’ll keep working on these next few days, and it’s time to finally put my cool-weather sweaters away. (I’ll be using these tips.)

Now let’s get in the weekend mood with some good reads and fun things!

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • Ebook deals have been ESPECIALLY great this week. Bookmark this page or sign up to get them delivered directly to your inbox so you don’t miss out.
  • My skincare-savvy friend gifted me this gentle body lotion and I adore it; the scent reminds me of baking with my mom as a kid.
  • Americans Have Baked All the Flour Away. “But along with the illusion of self-sufficiency, the normally plentiful reasons to not try making pie crust or English muffins have vanished. Dough that needs to proof or chill for a few hours? No problem; you’ll be around.”
  • The Pandemic Shuttered My Town’s Only Coffee Shop. “I don’t know what downtown Warner will look like when all this is over. The public market hastily set up an online shopping portal at the beginning of the pandemic, and now offers curbside pickup and home delivery. The bookstore, too, offers online ordering and curbside pickup…But the loss of Schoodacs feels ominous.”

Upcoming Event

Another Stay at Home Book Tour session is coming your way! And WHAT a session it will be. On June 2 at 7pm Eastern time, we’re hosting Abby Jimenez: small business owner, Food Network champion, one of my favorite Twitter follows, contemporary romance novelist, and author of the 2020 Summer Reading Guide selection The Happy Ever After Playlist.

These chats are 100% spoiler-free, so whether or not you’ve read the book, we’d love to see you there. Stay tuned for updates on where and how to join in.

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Have a great weekend!

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  1. Christine says:

    I saw the announcement about the Louise Penny adaptations recently! But then this morning I saw LP herself post on FB that it is true but was a premature announcement, that discussions and negotiations are in the very early stages, and that it will be a while until anything happens. So while it’s great news, it might be a bit of a wait. 🙂

  2. Suzanne says:

    And let the debate about who should play Inspector Gamache begin, lol. Just please don’t let it be Kenneth Branaugh. I really do like him, but enough is enough.

  3. Sarah says:

    It’s finally barbeque season and I have some thoughts on cooking on the grill:
    -We just move our pizza stone from the oven to the grill when making grilled pizza. It adds the perfect smoky flavor.
    -A friend once baked an apple pie on the grill by placing the pie dish on the grill after finishing the other foods, covering, and letting it bake while we ate. The perfect mild smokiness made it one of the best pies I’ve ever eaten.
    -Okra can be coated in oil and seasoning and then grilled. Like roasting, cooking it on the grill prevents the development of extra sliminess. It’s very tasty.

  4. Elly Phillips says:

    I’m intrigued by the calligraphy efforts. Does anyone have a good recommendation for places to learn? I have some supplies but little creativity…

    • Jamie says:

      Italic Letters: Calligraphy and Handwriting by Inga Dubay
      Inga Dubay taught me when I was a middle schooler and I still use her practices today as a middle school teacher. I highly recommend her books!

  5. Janet says:

    I guess now I will have to read an Inspector Gamache book–I never have! I hope we can still be friends.
    Also, my Trader Joe’s has had flour all along, except for one week. Seek and ye shall find.
    Have a great weekend all. 🙂

  6. Janean says:

    Anne, you need a welcome mat that says “Just so you know, it’s both a library and a jungle in here.” 😘

  7. Andrea says:

    I’ve been reading Louise Penny books since A Rule Against Murder came out and love the series so much! I dont know if I can watch the show!!!! The characters are quite developed in my own imagination!

  8. Shea says:

    Those calligraphy pens look so fun! I’m not sure what I would use them for, but I’m an office supply nerd, I’d figure it out 🙂 I’m off to go check out that list of page-turners.

  9. Val Prado says:

    Where the Wind Leads by Vinh Chung should have Been mentioned in the Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage list! One of my absolute favorite books of all time.

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