Links I love

Links I love

How’s your weekend shaping up? I’m looking forward to going on a small garden tour for the first time in years, and relaxing with family and friends. I hope you have something to look forward to, and that these interesting links and fun things help ease you into that weekend frame of mind.

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • I just restocked our Grady’s iced coffee for the summer. I’ve tried all kinds of brews and this is my favorite.
  • I so enjoyed my conversation with Amber Burns for her Thank You for Asking podcast! Give it a listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.

One Great Book is back!

A new season of my podcast One Great Book is on its way! Each week I pull one stand-out selection off my personal bookshelves and tell you all about it, in ten minutes or less. The trailer dropped this morning and Volume V, Episode I will hit your feed next Friday. Subscribe via your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss out!

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Upcoming Events:

  • June 19, 3 pm ET: When Harry Met Sally Watch Party: Join us for a watchalong of When Harry Met Sally, the perfect flight “flick” to go along with our June Book Club read. (This is an MMD Book Club event.) 
  • June 22, 1 pm ET: Live chat with author Emily Henry: Time for our MMD Book Club discussion of People We Meet On Vacation with author Emily Henry! (Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)
  • June 26, 3 pm ET: Backlist Book Club: Everyone Brave Is Forgiven: Whether you’re a long-time MMD Book Club member looking to revisit some favorites, or a new member wondering where to start, we’re taking a look back at some of the best of Book Club from the past few years. Join in at the end of each month in a Member Meetup as we break into small groups to discuss live with fellow members. (Member Meetups are not recorded.)
  • July 28, 7 pm ET: Live chat with author Nadia Hashimi: Time for our MMD Book Club discussion of Sparks Like Stars with author Nadia Hashimi! (Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)
  • August 24, 1 pm ET: Live chat with author Elizabeth Brooks: Time for our MMD Book Club discussion of The Whispering Housewith author Elizabeth Brooks! (Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)

You can find more upcoming events here.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Patricia Demilio says:

    Love the phrase “grief alarm clock.” I’ve always been amazed by it–my body reminds me, even when it hasn’t entered my conscious mind. I was discussing this once with someone at work (I was feeling sad because it was getting close to one of those anniversaries) and someone nearby was listening to our conversation. This person realized that she was also feeling sad and grouchy AND come to think of it, it was the anniversary of a BIG loss she had suffered 15 years earlier. The best thing is that you can learn to just roll with it once you are aware. And be reminded that you had some big love in your life!

  2. Laura Knight says:

    So many links to comment on:
    *I am thrilled that One Great Book is making a comeback. I have missed it!
    *The parchment paper sheets are going to change my baking life! I had no idea they existed. Excited about this find!
    *The article about the library book club brought tears to my eyes. Looking forward to your podcast on this subject.

    Happy Friday, Anne. Thank you for serving us well.

  3. Sherry says:

    I wish I didn’t understand “the grief alarm clock,” but I do.
    It is a great way to word the anniversary reactions that many of us have.

  4. Ruthie says:

    Parchment is handy not only for baking, but also for prepping meat, poultry, and fish… seasoning the pieces, or having a place to set them after dredging them in coatings. The coated meat doesn’t stick to parchment as badly as it does to a plate, so the coating stays intact.

  5. Michele Hagen says:

    I really related to the article about finding a book club. I too have searched for a great book club where I feel like I fit in. I guess I should check my local library! I also enjoyed the article about the town in Germany that is making it their mission to support people with dementia. What a great idea! As our population ages, wouldn’t it be great if our towns and cities purposefully supported the elderly rather than hid them away? I look forward to this email every Friday! Thank you Anne!

  6. Dawn says:

    Question about the Grady’s coffee. Can you use the bag indefinitely or do you order another one periodically? I have been washing and reusing mine. Thanks in advance for the response.

    • Anne says:

      Dawn, I’m happy to help, but I want to make sure I understand. We buy the bags full of ready-to-brew ground coffee that we brew and then compost after they’re used, the same as we do with regular (that is, not iced) brewed coffee. I’m not familiar with a reusable option from Grady’s, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

  7. Candy says:

    Loved the article on the book club and the library. I never knew my library was all I needed either until I gave it a second chance.

  8. Suzanne C says:

    So excited for the return of One Great Book!

    Yes, parchment sheets are the best. I also like the half-sheet size, which are good for our air-fryer/toaster oven.

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