Links I love

Links I love

What’s ahead for your weekend? I hear it’s ranunculus season at Trader Joe’s so I’ll be scooting over there to buy some flowers. I hope you have something to look forward to, and that this collection of links and lovely things puts you in that weekend frame of mind.

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • COVID Kitchen. “I think of my mother, my grandmother, my grandfather every time we do this. I stand in our kitchen straddled between past and present.” Beautiful essay, with recipes.
  • Jenny Rosenstrach has a new cookbook coming out! I love her work and her recipes.
  • 8 Great Podcasts for Book Lovers. Love this description of What Should I Read Next: “It doesn’t take long for you to feel like you’re part of a tightly-knit yet very far-reaching book club.”

Don’t miss these posts:

Upcoming Events:

  • March 22, 6:30 pm ET: Author Chat with Medina County District Library: I’m discussing my work at MMD and my writing at this virtual event, followed by Q&A. This event will be moderated by a librarian. Register here.
  • March 31, 1 pm ET: Their Eyes Were Watching God discussion: Time for our MMD Book Club discussion of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston! (This will be available as a replay for members who cannot attend live.)
  • April 6, 7 pm ET: 12 Things Readers Should Know About Publishing: This is an MMD Book Club event. This year in publishing has been a doozy. The game has changed, but here is what you as a reader need to know. It’s no coincidence we’re doing this the month before the Summer Reading Guide comes out … (Classes are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)
  • April 28, 7 pm ET: Live chat with author Lily King: Time for our Book Club discussion of Writers & Lovers with author Lily King! This is an MMD Book Club event. (Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)

Find more upcoming events here.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Cassie says:

    The book podcast article was great. My husband is so excited to hear about the Burton podcast. And I can’t wait to check out book riots podcasts.

  2. Helen H Crary says:

    Love the Madewell flower sweater, but the only size available is XXS! I am forwarding the “Year without the Library” article to everyone on our local library foundation board and staff. They are finally opening the building in two weeks. Thank you!

  3. Ann Shockley says:

    Thank you for Covid Kitchen!
    Good Lord that was a lovely, well-written piece. I immediately put her novel on my ‘to be researched’ list!

    • Beth Roireau says:

      Ann Shockley, I had the exact same reaction and 1) I wish this couple were neighbors of mine and that we could chit chat and look at sprouting vegetables in a socially distanced way; and 2) I wish the letters that I write to my sister were as beautifully written as this piece.

  4. Judith says:

    Thought it might be of interest to mention The Morgan Library is having an online exhibition entitled A Woman’s Wit: Jane Austen’s Life & Legacy. It includes her letters, audio of the first seven letters, a film, and more.

  5. Kara says:

    What a great group of links this week! As someone who works in an academic library, I especially enjoyed and appreciated the article, “How a Year Without My Library Has Changed Me.” What a beautiful reflection on the role libraries play in our lives and communities!

  6. Jan Hilton says:

    I so appreciate the article on How to Combat Asian American Violence. Thank you for posting this important info.

  7. Rebekah in SoCal says:

    Three cheers for the library re-opening! I didn’t realize how much I treasure the resources of the library. My library had a books-to-go service up and running pretty quickly, but I love browsing the stacks and making discoveries.

  8. Janelle Carlson says:

    Thank you for highlighting all of these excellent links, Anne. Every Friday I think, this week’s post is the best one yet! And then the following week always turns out even better! 😃
    I especially appreciate the article on Asian violence with actions we can take, and the library essay. I sure miss
    meandering through the shelves in my local library & felt that my own feelings were beautifully articulated in the article. And of course I love all of the bookish fun!!!

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