What’s in store for your weekend? We’ve still got snow on the ground here in Louisville, so sledding may be in my near future. I’m spending the weekend with a big editing project, plus finishing my post for next week about what’s saving my life right now.
Last call for Don’t Overthink It!
My newest book is on serious sale for ebook through the end of the month—which means this is the last weekend to get it for this price. It’s on sale for $1.99 across all ebook platforms, except on Amazon, where it’s $1.59.
This is a fabulous book for right now—in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, and at the dawn of a new year. Get yours now, or give a copy to a friend.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Nicola Yoon to release third book, Instructions For Dancing, in June. And I can’t wait to read it!
- Did you know it’s National Puzzle Month? I’m wrapping up the month with this adorable and relatively easy puzzle.
- Seattle’s newest bookstore, Oh Hello Again, has a novel system: categorizing books by emotions. Interesting idea and a great bookstore name.
- What It’s Like to Carry On a Tradition With a Friend Who Can’t Remember It. This story is equal parts delightful and moving.
- The joys of being an absolute beginner – for life. “Whenever something is touted as being good for children, it’s even better for adults, in part because we assume we no longer need all those benefits an activity is said to provide.” (The author’s book on this subject, called Beginners, is on my nightstand. I loved his previous book Traffic.)
- My current go-to mask is decidedly bookish.
- Spotify Tests Audiobooks With ‘Frankenstein,’ ‘Jane Eyre’ and Other Literary Classics (Exclusive). Interesting development.
- My new favorite thing: this wash and stain bar. Laundry just might be saving my life right now.
- Learning Architecture and Urban Planning from a Video Game: Animal Crossing X A Pattern Language. This is super, super nerdy (and as the parent of several Animal Crossing fans it delighted me—and them—to see our interests overlap here).
- How to Free Yourself from Recipes with a Few Golden Cooking Ratios. Ratios are more powerful than recipes.
- Literary Paper Dolls: Rebecca. Love this.
- Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman on Her Career-Defining Address and Paying Homage to Maya Angelou. “I have to interweave my poetry with purpose. For me, that purpose is to help people, and to shed a light on issues that have far too long been in the darkness.”
- MWA Announces 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominations. Congrats to the nominees!
Don’t miss these posts:
- 30 books featuring happy couples who met past age 30. Because the world needs love stories with happy endings featuring characters who aren’t teens and twenty-somethings.
- Survival strategies for winter, my least favorite season. These tips have helped me cope with the dreary winter months for years.
- 65 recommended reads for those traveling to England (or who want to!) I’m grateful for armchair literary tourism.
Have a great weekend!