What are you up to this weekend? I’m planning on doing a little community service with my kids, reading good books, and tidying my office, where the book situation has gotten well and truly out of control. I hope you have something to look forward to in the coming days.
I probably over-consumed the news this week, but I also read, watched, and viewed a good number of things that aroused my interest or brought me joy to read. In these regular Links I Love, I get to begin the weekend by sharing those with you here. I hope you enjoy the new edition, featuring journaling, houseplants, bright eyes, the public domain, and more.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- If Famous Literary Characters Were Given Very Good Doggos. This made me laugh.
- Public Domain Day 2021. And there’s already a few Great Gatsby retellings as a result. Are there any other retellings from this pool that you’re hoping to see? (I personally enjoyed Ed Tarkington’s Gatsby riff The Fortunate Ones this month.)
- In these strange times, who knew I’d find respite in online recipe chat? Love the idea of the recipe comment section as a virtual watering hole.
- How adorable is this teak wood stool?
- How Journaling Can Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety. There are so many compelling reasons to journal, especially right now.
- Speaking of journaling: my friend Emily P. Freeman just released a lovely guided journal.
- One line reviews of every book I read during 2020. This is such an interesting idea!
- Alas, the odds of me actually doing this are infinitesimal, but this video tutorial on how to watercolor houseplants is so beautiful and soothing.
- 2020 In the Book Biz Was a Year Unlike Any Other. It really was.
- Netflix’s Massive 2021 Film Slate Will Deliver New Movies Every Week This Year. Thank you, Netflix.
- So many readers have gushed about this brightening eye cream that I’m finally going to try it.
- Maggie O’Farrell: ‘My children’s feedback could be pretty brutal.’ Wonderful interview with the author of some of my very favorite books.
- Swimming in Very Cold Water Keeps Me Sane. “It wasn’t so much that I planned on swimming into mid-November in a lake in Northern California at 3,017 feet, as I just kept going every single day and over time, the water kept getting colder and colder.”
- Don’t Overthink It is still $1.59 for Kindle right now.
Don’t miss these posts:
- 25 classics that are not remotely boring. What would you add to this list?
- 5 tips for cozy sweater care. Regular sweater care helps keep the moths and pills away! These simple solutions make it easy.
- My visit to Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town. It’s hard to believe this was barely over two years ago.
Have a great weekend!