Are you dreaming of spring like I am? This weekend we’re anticipating some warmer days (after we started last weekend in the single digits), and I’m looking forward to getting outside! Maybe I’ll even do some front porch reading.
I hope this collection of interesting reads and eye-catching things puts you in that weekend frame of mind.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- The world’s most misunderstood novel. “If he embodies the potential of the American Dream, then he also illustrates its limitations: here is a man, let’s not forget, whose end is destined to be as pointless as it is violent.”
- Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny Team Up on New Thriller. This was not the book news I was expecting to read this week.
- I love my American Giant classic hoodies, and their new limited edition colors are dreamy. Use the code READ to get 15% off your first order.
- How Brit Bennett and Riverhead Books Leaned into a Bestseller. Their efforts certainly worked!
- We Are Saying It With Flowers. Loudly and Repeatedly. This is a twist on our #buytheflowers and it makes complete sense.
- Kazuo Ishiguro: ‘AI, gene-editing, big data … I worry we are not in control of these things any more’. Great interview.
- ‘Barefoot Contessa’: Ina Garten’s All-Time Favorite Weeknight Dinner Recipe Is Surprisingly Easy. I felt so affirmed—I’ve been making this for years!
- Announcing The Underland, a Modern Gothic Fairytale From Alix E. Harrow. Looking forward to this one!
- Beyond Burned Out. “Burnout is severe today, but the seeds were planted before Covid-19 hit — even then, many workers were already experiencing high levels of it. The pandemic was simply an accelerant.” (This article reminded me of Anne Helen Petersen’s book Can’t Even, which I thoroughly enjoyed.)
- 2021 Audie Award® Finalists. See any favorites?
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- When family therapy is worth it: 5 myths about counseling, plus my 5 favorite things about it. If you’ve been thinking about getting counseling for yourself or your relationships, I hope this will help nudge you to follow through.
Have a great weekend!