Happy Friday, friends! We can’t go to the beach this year so starting today we’re taking a short staycation, which basically looks like lots of books, movies, food, and outdoor time if the weather cooperates. (If you have any great family movie or show recommendations, let me know?)
I hope you enjoy this collection of reads and fun things to get your weekend started.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- HBO is making Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me into a TV special. This is great news!
- Librarians turned Google Forms into the unlikely platform for virtual escape rooms. I wouldn’t have thought to use Google Forms like this!
- The 10 best drugstore face masks, according to dermatologists. Because skincare is my teen daughters’ new favorite pastime. (They’re especially fond of the peel-able ones—if you have recs please share in comments!)
- ‘Anne with an E’ Season 4 Revival Campaign Biggest in Netflix’s History. An interesting development from fans.
- How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper. This makes sense.
- I love this print with a quote from Their Eyes Were Watching God.
- Clueless Is a Great Teen Movie. It’s Also a Satire About the White and Wealthy. Any other Clueless fans here? I’m looking forward to our Book Club watch-along during Austen in August.
- New from J.Crew: Liberty floral face masks. I love Liberty florals, though this is a product I never imagined I’d see.
- The New Nanny Novel Is a Political Statement. “What if the people we hired to take care of our children had feelings, needs, and desires of their own?”
- Real Talk: How L.A.’s Freeways Contribute to Inequality and the City’s Racial Divide. You know I love a good urban planning discussion! “I think we should be questioning ‘whose space is this?’ Who were these spaces created for, whose interests were served by their creation, and whose interests were not served by the creation of these spaces?”
- I went on The Reader’s Journey to share reading tips like why the Book Police don’t exist, why you should consider writing in your books, and more.
- The Great Gatsby prequel set for release days after copyright expires. How’s that for timing?
Don’t miss these posts:
- Branch out from your usual genres this year (and 15 titles that will help you do just that.) This can be especially helpful when you’re in a reading slump.
- Ducks and sponges. “Boundary-setting is naturally easier for some people, but much harder for others. Crawford calls these two types of people ducks and sponges, and her analogy helps me understand why creating savvy boundaries hasn’t been easy for me.”
- Un-put-down-able. I polished each of these 7 books off in less than 24 hours because I couldn’t put them down.
Have a great weekend!