What’s in store for your weekend? I’m spending time visiting with family and getting ready for the rest of my kids to start school next week. The weather has cooled off a little here, so I’m also hoping to spend a lot of time reading on the porch swing.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Speaking of audiobooks: Like many of you, I first encountered Audiobooks.com as the long-running sponsor of the great (and now complete) podcast Books on the Nightstand. Right now you can get 3 audiobooks with a free 30-day trial.
- Why Are So Many Black Women Buying Plants Right Now? You know I’m here for all the plant content.
- On a related note: this tshirt made me laugh.
- Elizabeth Acevedo, Author of Clap When You Land, Is the YA Author I Needed as Teen. Wonderful reflection and interview with one of our Fall MMD Book Club authors.
- Is Coronavirus the End of U.S. Passport Privilege? “But here’s the thing: The American passport was number 1 in 2015. In 2016 it was number 3; held steady in 2017; dropped to number 5 in 2018; and to number 6 in 2019. Trend alert. It’s 7 now—what’s next?”
- I’m able to personalize books at my local bookstore again! Click here to order your copy of Don’t Overthink It, or click here for all my titles. (If you’d rather buy an unsigned copy online, here’s where you can do that.)
- It’s Time for Disabled Writers to Tell Their Own Stories. I’ve heard such great things about this collection.
- Sweatpants Forever: How the Fashion Industry Collapsed. Eye-opening read.
- A friend told me about the new clothing company One/Third, which specializes in making the “third pieces” of your wardrobe that make you look effortlessly put together. I have my eye on this cute and versatile jacket for fall.
- How I Turned a Solo Activity Into a Social Activity. “Sometimes a tiny, non-reading devil on my shoulder whispers “get a life” in my ear, and I can’t help but wonder if the time I spend reading would be better spent exploring the city and making new friends. That is, until I pause and reflect on all the people I’ve met and friendships I’ve made because of books.”
- The Future of Food Media Is in Your Inbox. Do you subscribe to any food newsletters?
- The flexible work fallacy. “Flexibility can make it hard to draw boundaries around paid employment, and difficult to disaggregate work from the rest of the day.” (I enjoyed talking about my own work from home routines with Laura Vanderkam for her new ebook The New Corner Office.)
Don’t miss these posts:
- 7 Ways To Discover Your Audiobook Style. Your reading taste on paper does not directly translate to audiobooks. Taking the time to find your perfect audiobook experience is well worth the effort.
- The Rule of Three. This fashion tip gives you a lot of bang for the buck.
- 38 real and relatable literary confessions. The best kind of secrets.
Have a great weekend!