Hello and happy Friday! What’s in store for your weekend? Around here we’re planning some needed nature time and reading up a storm.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Celebrate Sci-Fi and Fantasy Subgenres with These 64 Books. I’ve been wanting to try more science fiction so this is timely list!
- I’m not sure if the Trader Joe’s shelf-stable gnocchi is new or if I’ve just never noticed it before, but I’m so glad I impulse-bought it on my last shopping trip! We made this easy Baked Mushroom, Spinach, and Chicken Gnocchi recipe and my entire family adored it.
- I loved talking all things overthinking on this new episode of the By the Book podcast.
- Searching for Connection While Apart. “We have a new way of life now. And I suppose this is community too; this not being together is how we help one another.”
- Visiting Europe’s Great Libraries. These are gorgeous and I was so happy to spy a library on this list I’ve actually been to!
- I’m once again refilling my favorite drugstore blow dry primer spray.
- NetGalley Expands to Audio, Launches New App. Big news! Has anyone tried the app yet? (NetGalley is a service the provides digital (and now audio) advanced review copies to book reviewers, librarians, media, booksellers and educators. The MMD Book Club has a session on requesting Advanced Review Copies from publishers if you want to learn more.)
- A friend gifted me a teeny tiny puzzle and isn’t it just the cutest?
- The Very Sweet Way Sarah Broom’s Mother Showed Her Love With Books. I love these profiles of authors’ reading lives.
- Marilynne Robinson on Expanding the World of “Gilead.” Fun fact: Adam Verner, who appeared in WSIRN episode #31, is narrating Jack.
- Who Did What in Every Agatha Christie Murder Novel. This is mindblowingly thorough!
Don’t miss these posts:
- I saw the sign. I don’t really believe in signs, exactly. But I do love hearing about the happy coincidences that make you wonder whether the universe is trying to tell you something.
- 20 books featuring seasoned female protagonists. Readers are looking for good books featuring female protagonists who aren’t just in their twenties and thirties. Society may push older people—especially older women—to the sidelines, but must that be true in our books as well? Definitely not.
Have a great weekend!