My favorite finds from around the web:
• Making the road safer: the power of words. “I wrote a letter to the magazine’s editor, criticizing the journalist’s use of this cruel comment. I said I had a daughter with Asperger’s who was an empathetic and caring girl (she was that way at age 8 and still is). Then I said I would never read this magazine again (which I haven’t), and I ended by saying that if the writer wanted to call me to apologize, here was my phone number. Much to my surprise … she called me.”
• How to raise a creative child. Step one: Back off. “Hear that, Tiger Moms and Lombardi Dads? You can’t program a child to become creative. Try to engineer a certain kind of success, and the best you’ll get is an ambitious robot.”
• Excuse me, but your book is too long (and your movie is too short). “I find, as a reader, that sometimes I’m half way through a non-fiction book and start to feel antsy. I think “hm. I think I know where they’re going with this.” Then I read a chapter more, just to see if anything new comes up, but often it’s just variations on a theme. And at that point, it gets tossed into the teetering tower of Great Books I Didn’t Finish Reading next to my bed.”
• Watch: Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin Find Love in ‘Me Before You’ Trailer. “The first trailer for “Me Before You,” based on the novel by Jojo Moyes, debuted Wednesday, giving fans of the novel a sneak peak at the feature film directed by Thea Sharrock.”
It gets a little out of hand sometimes. (Follow me on instagram @annebogel.)
On the blog:
• One year ago: 7 books that changed the way I live, love, and parent.
• Two years ago: The work that makes more of you.
• Three years ago: Maybe I should read less.
• Four years ago: Quick fashion tip: Spend to your weakness.
Have a great weekend!