Links I love

Links I love

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:

  • 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.)
  • 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.”

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Have a great weekend!

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  1. Jo Yates says:

    I forwarded the link about famous literary characters having dogs to my daughter the college English professor. Those classics would become less classic but they would sure be more fun! Also, I didn’t know you could write a one-line review! I’m going to try to do that this year, for everything I read. I appreciate your Reading Life) Challenge! The printouts are really helpful. This year I want to Read for Comfort, but I will try my Dewey Decimal challenge again. January is 000, February is 100, etc. Thank you!

  2. Camila B. says:

    I was just thinking about posting something related to the practice of journaling and these links you gave us today are amazing! Congratulations to your friend for her publishing. Thank you very much! Sending you lots of love from Colombia <3

  3. Becky says:

    I ordered “The Power of Writing it Down” thanks to you. The journaling article you linked is perfect timing. Thank you!

  4. Jennifer Bubb says:

    I may try to do the one-line reviews. I have so much trouble remembering books when I finish them and it may be a way to trigger my memory!

  5. Ruthie says:

    Your posts about Wigtown were some of my favorite ever. I can’t believe it’s just been two years ago… with all that’s gone on, it seems like another lifetime! Think I’ll peruse the Wigtown posts again, for a mental vacation while we can’t travel. Thanks for that reminder!

  6. Lisa Toner says:

    I remember a few months ago, you were looking for recommendations for mascara. Someone recommended Thrive Causemetics, and I ordered some, along with some eye shadows!! I love all of it! Now, today, I’ve ordered the eye brightening cream!! Who knew I could get such great beauty recommendations from a blog about books!! 😁💕✅

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