Links I love

Links I love

What’s in store for your weekend? Around here, we’re celebrating a birthday and spending some time in the great outdoors.

I hope these links help ease you into that weekend frame of mind.

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • Benji Is One Down Dog. A delightful profile of Adriene Mishler’s dog Benji. “His gaze is polite but frank. It is the look of someone utterly at ease in his own fur, confident that wherever he goes, everyone will be thrilled to see him.” This piece made me smile so big—the sense of humor cracks me up.

Don’t miss these posts:

On One Great Book:

Don’t miss today’s brand-new episode of One Great Book, now back for Volume 5! Each week I pull one standout selection off my personal bookshelves and tell you all about it, in ten minutes or less.

On What Should I Read Next:

If you enjoy unusual book collections, you’re going to enjoy learning about this week’s guest’s fascinating vintage book collection and its surprising connection to her taste in crime fiction. Brenda LaBelle is a make-up artist turned librarian with a love of stories and research. Her list of favorites includes titles you’ve never heard on the podcast before.

Upcoming Events:

  • 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 7, 5:30 pm ET: SkillPop Becoming A Better Reader class: Many of us put “read more” on lists of goals and resolutions. But how do you find great books, make the time, and build a reading life you love? We’ll talk about how to identify your literary taste, removing barriers and making time, and not getting held back by overwhelm. Plus, I will share my most practical tips and recommendations for making reading a bigger, more enjoyable part of your life. Register here.
  • July 8, 1 pm ET: How To Find Your Book People class: More information to come. (This is an MMD Book Club event.)
  • July 23-25: Readers’ Weekend: It’s time to spend some quality time with your TBR. See this post for more information. We hope you’ll join us!
  • 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 House with 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. The Slate article about audiobooks is so interesting! I have read some of the David Rosenfelt books but did not realize there were audio versions. The narrator sounds like a nice person trying to do his best.

  2. Terrill says:

    Have you considered listing the article source when posting your links? That allows me to not go to a site that is going to charge me or to use up a free article on a site that only allows a couple of free articles. Thank you for these links though, they tend to lead me to articles I haven’t seen other places. I wish there was a way to get a subscription that just covered all the various sources. lol

  3. Ann says:

    Hahaha! I started to play One Great Book, One Last Stop, but when you began to tell the premise of the book, I did not want to hear it. I prefer going into a book not knowing, I couldn’t get the recording to stop 😆. It was the new McQuiston you were referring to. Don’t worry, I didn’t hear too much!!

  4. Susan says:

    I just listened to Grover Gardner narrating “News of the World”. I found the book enchanting, due in no small part to his fantastic narration.

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