What’s in store for your Friday? I’m getting my hair cut for the first time since February (woohoo!) and tidying up the books in my office. I hope your weekend is what you need it to be, and I hope these interesting reads and fun things set the right note for what’s to come.
Today I’m also hopping on Instagram live at 4:30 pm Eastern time to unbox our Fall MMD Book Club Box from The Novel Neighbor and talk with our MMD team member Chelsey about what we’re covering when we go Back to Book School, beginning this September. Our theme this season is Reading with a Literary Lens and I can’t wait to tell you more.
Join us live on my account @annebogel.
Quick Lit this weekend!
On the 15th of each month I share short and sweet reviews of what I’ve been reading lately and invite you to do the same. Click here for my Quick Lit posts so you can see what they’re like, and get ready to share your own recent reads tomorrow!
My favorite finds from around the web:
- What 2020 Booker Nominee Should You Read, Based on Your Quarantine Habits? Attention, Reading Challengers.
- The Joy of Not Cooking. “The calm that washes over me as I watch a cook move masterfully through their work isn’t new, but it feels more precious now.”
- Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos Producing ‘Mexican Gothic’ Drama Series Based On Book In The Works At Hulu. Very exciting development!
- Ordering this Plant Lady t-shirt stat.
- ”Racism’ Did Not Seem Sufficient.’ Author Isabel Wilkerson on the American Caste System. I’m looking forward to reading her new book Caste.
- Why time feels so weird in 2020. The more you know.
- Your Friendship Can Survive (Social) Distance—But You Have to Work at It. “Everyone expects to experience change or conflict with their family or spouse, and the same is true for our closest friendships. Any intimate relationship needs to be resilient to survive.”
- Regina Hall Boards ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ Hulu Limited Series. This is shaping up to be a promising cast.
- The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically. We’ll be seeing the ripple effect of the pandemic for years.
- An Elegy for the Landline in Literature. As glad as I am that cell phones exist, this gives me all those wistful vibes.
Don’t miss these posts:
- 3 lesser-known books to help you understand, manage, and overcome anxiety. I’ve been thinking about and turning to these books a lot lately.
- 15 books for budding botanists. You don’t need a green thumb in order to enjoy these books—but reading about someone else’s thriving garden won’t be bad for your own plant efforts.
- Three little words to overcome perfectionism. Fighting perfectionism used to be a battle; now it’s just a habit. It’s interesting to me how I wrote this post in 2015—and five years later, this same topic is a strong theme in my book Don’t Overthink It.
Have a great weekend!