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How are you spending your first days of October? I’m looking forward to some time outdoors, and to reading up a storm in preparation for future projects. (It’s a tough job…)

I hope you enjoy this collection of interesting reads and fun things to carry you into your weekend.

My favorite finds from around the web:

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Have a great weekend!


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  1. Hannah says:

    Loved the piece about stress baking. I bake because I love it, so I bake often, but it is especially soothing when I’m stressed. I also stress clean, and both the process and the result help me call down! 🙂
    Also… You had me at Ramona. I love Ramona and so does my 5 year old daughter!

    • Laura Ingalls says:

      I just re-read the Ramona series as an adult. (I loved them as a child!) My daughter is 5 but we haven’t introduced her to chapter books yet. I may start! She certainly has some Ramona-esque traits to her!

    • gm says:

      Me too! Amanda Root was so good as Anne Eliot— a difficult and subtle role to play— and rereading the book right now, I’m finding the film was so true to the novel. The film isn’t as “Hollywood” as some other adaptations, but the acting is superb.

  2. Libby Miner says:

    Oh Ramona, love her. I will look forward to the Persuasion. I loved that book the first time I read it. I was so impressed by it and surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Have you read Captain Frederick Wentworth’s Persuasion ( by Regina Jeffers? I read it quite a long time ago now but liked it. Nothing too earth-shattering but the same story from Wentworth’s perspective. There seems to be a fan fiction for every Austen novel out there. I also recently read Mr. Rochester ( by Sarah Shoemaker, “Jane Eyre” from Edward’s point of view.

  3. S says:

    The Historian, as noted in the library section of this post, is wonderful. I read it a few years ago and then passed it on to my husband at the start of Covid. He, not really a reader, loved it. When he finished, I re-read it. Unfortunately, her follow-up book was a huge disappointment so can’t recommend that. But The Historian is rich with character development, beautiful language, settings, etc. and spooky enough for October or any time.

  4. Linda says:

    I read the Beezus and Henry books as a child. My mother began working in an elementary school library in the 70ies. She introduced me to the Romona books. It then became a tradition for me to give her the new book every Christmas. What great memories!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Wow, the link to Out There, No one can hear you scream.. so good to learn other perspectives.. I, and I expect much of your audience, have much to learn.

    • Susan says:

      Agreed. So much to think about. As a woman, I have been scared to be alone in isolated areas before, but I’d not considered fully what having racism layered on top of that fear would add to the equation.

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