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We made it to another Friday, and woke up to honest-to-goodness snow for the first time this season! The trees are blanketed but the roads are clear—my favorite combination.

This weekend we’re also baking fancy bread and celebrating a family birthday. The news out of D.C. is heartbreaking and we’re coping as best we can here at home. I hope your weekend is just what you need it to be, and as usual, we’re getting things started with an assortment of interesting reads and fun things.

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • These Precious Days. Ann Patchett writes about Tom Hanks, his assistant, and the many ways stories can begin and end. And also doing mushrooms, which I DID NOT expect.

Event with Jane Harper:

Very exciting news! Jane Harper joined us in the Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club to talk about The Dry back in 2017. MacMillan is doing a virtual book club for The Dry on January 13 and they’ve asked me to lead the discussion with Jane. Join us for conversation and Q&A live online. Tickets are free with proof of purchase of The Dry or her latest The SurvivorsRegister here.

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Have a great weekend!


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  1. Kara says:

    I really enjoyed the profile on Jacqueline Woodson! I’ve become a huge admirer of her work during the past year. I’m planning to read her book Before the Ever After later this month!

  2. Anna says:

    Two sweaters I’ve been wearing in heavy rotation are Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Travel Cardigan (like a hug!) and the Land’s End Chenille Ribbed Open Long Cardigan Sweater. The Barefoot Dreams fabric is so squishy and warm and comfy! I love it.

  3. Libby Miner says:

    I love libraries. I try to write about favorite libraries on my blog from time to time. I’m so frustrated that my local has closed again because of the pandemic. They are offering curbside but everything good seems to be checked out or on hold for weeks and weeks at a time. Its pretty tough to try out new reads right now. I like to read before I buy usually, and I don’t have an e-reader either. Our local used bookstore has also mostly been closed to the public as well with NO curbside. My friends and I have been swapping books or even sending them to each other, but I’m ready for the magic of browsing in my local library to return! What are other people doing who don’t have ready access to their libraries or new reads without buying ALL of them new?

    • Kelli says:

      Hi Libby! Can you download the Libby app on your phone or a tablet? I have a kindle but do 90% of my reading on my phone or IPAD.

  4. AnneHH says:

    That article by Ann Patchett in Harper’s the you linked to is one of the best articles I have read in a long time. Thank you.

  5. Wendy W. says:

    Ahhhh, that Ann Patchett piece. My heart is full and my spirit lifted from having read her transcendent, beautiful words today. Thank you for sharing the link ❤️

  6. Lisa G. says:

    Thank you so much for linking that Ann Patchett piece. She is one of my favorite authors and this was one of her best works.

  7. Guest says:

    Think I’ll buy You Have a Match as one of our teenage daughter’s Valentine’s Day gifts! Adding Dial A for Aunties and People We Meet on Vacation to my personal TBR list. Is it just me or do others feel like these “anticipated” books lists heavily lean toward mystery/crime/heavy storylines? Life is heavy enough – especially these days – without depressing books.

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