Links I love

Links I love

What a week. During times like these I’m grateful for interesting reads and fun things to delight, distract, and occupy the mind. I hope you enjoy this weekend’s assortment.

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • Isn’t this t-shirt that a team member wore to this week’s meeting just perfect?

Last weekend to vote!

If you haven’t yet, pop over to vote in the Goodreads Choice Awards, where my book Don’t Overthink It is a best nonfiction nominee. On behalf of authors everywhere, thank you for voting!

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Have a great weekend!

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  1. Alison says:

    Like the article you linked to on the HuffPost said, depending on the situation in the classic book, I skip over words or use the language/scene as an opportunity for discussion with our kids. An important part of the discussion though is the fact that we shouldn’t sit exclusively as judge, jury, and executioner of the works of the past but use it as a time to humbly consider what things our own current culture is blind to that others may look back on with dismay after we are gone.

    Also, I would hate for parents to think that a fairytale boils down to “a woman needs to be saved by a man.” Fairytales go much deeper than that (see CS Lewis’ essay on “In Defense of the Fairytale”).

    If we totally throw the baby out with the bath water as far as classics go, we miss so much.

    • Elizabeth Woods says:

      Well said Alison! I’m so glad our classical charter school teaches the classics this way and we try to do the same at home. And I second the recommendation of C. S. Lewis’ essay.

  2. Kay says:

    I went online straight away to look at the Jane Austen coasters mentioned in an article, they would be a perfect Christmas present for me from my husband. I also love the article about France, I am British but lived in France for 18 months in my early twenties are there still so many things that I miss, the food being the main one, and how everything is gift wrapped in every shop.

  3. Liz Thomas says:

    This was one of my favorite “Friday interesting reads” articles! There were so many fantastic links today. I got lots of ideas for Christmas gifts and have even assembled a wish list for myself to give to my husband. Thank you. You brightened my morning with this and I am excited to get shopping early. I keep telling friends about Modern Mrs. Darcy. I want to build your audience and keep others reading. Have a fantastic weekend and thank you for making reading fun and exciting.

  4. Janet says:

    I find it really challenging that you are putting links to NY Times articles that I am not allowed to read once I click on the link.

    • Lisa Z says:

      You can try clearing your cache to get a “start over” with your allotted free articles per month. Or consider subscribing as it’s only $4 a month for the NYT digital subscription. I finally did that and am so glad I did as they have such a wealth of excellent articles and reporting.

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