What are your weekend plans? It’s been a hard and heartbreaking week here in Louisville. My heart is broken for Breonna Taylor, her friends and family, our community here, and those everywhere suffering under the burden of injustice and struggling for change.
I’m counting on a quiet few days at home, visiting on the front porch with family members I haven’t seen in too long. I hope your weekend is just what you need it to be.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- RBG’s Fingerprints Are All Over Your Everyday Life. Such a loss.
- It’s (Nearly) Fall: Which Plants Can You Bring Inside? Taking notes.
- Attica Locke: why did my black ancestors never leave Texas? They knew land is power. A powerful essay from the crime novelist.
- Trader Joe’s Finally Released Its 2020 Pumpkin Products, And We Want Them All. I made an impulse stop at TJ’s this week and LOADED UP.
- Spanish-speaking writers are producing ambitious science fiction and fantasy. Let these books be your introduction. I wish this article had been around when I talked to WSIRN episode 251 guest Grettel Castro!
- Why Everything Is Sold Out. The pandemic broke online shopping: “The consumer system had begun to rot long before the coronavirus made its brittleness obvious.”
- ‘Hamilton’ Cast Re-imagines Show’s Lyrics To Promote Voter Registration Day. National Voter Registration Day was on Tuesday. Are you registered? Do you have a voting plan in place? (The Hamilton part starts at 2:25 in the video.)
- ‘The Zoom shirt’: how the pandemic changed work dress codes. “”Outfit of the day” culture is no longer relevant in this new normal.”
- Taylor Jenkins Reid announces she’s taking us to the ’80s with new novel Malibu Rising. Books set in the 80s are probably always going to be a bit of a trip for me.
- The Key Fashion Lessons We Learned from The Devil Wears Prada. Shoes first. Coats matter. And, of course, cerulean!
- Speaking of shoes: these Allbirds wool runners are my current faves.
- I’ve Been On the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fitness Journey. “I’ll admit that when I first looked over the exercises I thought they’d be a cakewalk. (That’s that thing where you reward yourself with a cupcake after walking to a bakery.)” R. Eric Thomas is always worth reading.
- Bookstore Sales Fell 24.6% in July. Oof. Support indie bookstores, as much as you can.
Don’t miss these posts:
- 20 books worth your reading time that have been banned at some point. Banned Books Week kicks off on Sunday.
- 15 of the most recommended books from 200 episodes of What Should I Read Next? While I try not to recommend the same book twice, the same titles do come up from time to time.
Have a great weekend!