Links I love

Happy Friday, readers. Today, the 19th anniversary of 9/11, is a day to remember, in the midst of a trying time for so many.

I hope these links that we regularly share each weekend bring a small measure of insight, enjoyment, and relief to you all. And I hope you have a good book handy to get lost in this weekend.

Programming note: Because the 15th falls on Tuesday, when we regularly post our What Should I Read Next show notes, I’ll post the new edition of Quick Lit on Monday.

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • Workout clothes have been frequently out of stock during the pandemic, but I finally found these versatile running shorts to replace my worn-out favorites I’ve been wearing since 2005 (no kidding).
  • The Pandemic Is an Intuition Nightmare. “In order for us to mobilize around a social problem, we all have to agree that it’s a problem,” Lori Peek says. “It’s shocking that we haven’t, because you really would have thought that with a pandemic it would be easy.”

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Have a great weekend!


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  1. Jo says:

    Thank-you for re-sharing the 9/11 article. I had a small loss during 9/11 and always felt that it was not my right to feel sad, this helped me understand myself a little better.

  2. Nancy Smith says:
    Anne, I remember your 9/11 experience in “Don’t Overthink it” and thought you would appreciate this amazing story of rescue that day. I have never heard of this.
    Thank you for today’s catchup. I always enjoy snooping through each section with my morning coffee.
    Have a wonderful weekend

  3. Chrissa says:

    I am flying through the Penny Reid series too!! It is my reward to myself for making it through the week – I read a new one each weekend. Thank you for introducing me to Reid’s books, they are the perfect treat during Back To School craziness!

  4. Boneva Mischo says:

    I do enjoy your suggestions and comments…..I have started reading Jane Austen fan fiction….it calms my upset with our current world especially with all the fires we are having in California…which is where I leave. Thank you for your weekly comments and recipes etc. Bonnie

  5. Peggy says:

    Can I just say kudos to Ann Patchett for providing health insurance for her staff. I was surprised to see that as I’m pretty sure that’s unusual for a small business.

  6. Lori says:

    Thank you, Anne for these links every week. I always look forward to reading them. The Ann Patchett interview was great. Surprised that virtual events aren’t inspiring purchases. I’ve purchased more books during the pandemic than at any other time with the majority of them being because of virtual events. And, I’m buying from those indie bookstores hosting the event. That Atlantic article was great too. Thanks again for all the bookish delight you bring to us, and sending you love as you grieve the loss of your dad.

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