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What are you up to this weekend? Around here we are LIMPING to the end of our first full week of school—but I’m looking forward to catching up and cleaning up this weekend.

I hope you enjoy these favorite things and interesting reads to ease you into that weekend frame of mind.

My favorite finds from around the web:

Don’t miss these posts:

Upcoming Events:

  • August 28: Backlist Book Club: Stay With Me: 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.
  • September 9: What kind of classics reader are you?: Our Book Clubbers often lament that they’re intimidated by old novels—the ones they’ve been meaning to read for ages, but have been hesitant to start. We’re here to help! In this fun and accessible class we’ll give you practical tips for diving in, based on your unique reading style. (This is a Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club event. Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)
  • September 21, 7 pm ET: My Reading Life: A Book Journal release day party at Carmichael’s Bookstore: Come celebrate the release of My Reading Life at my local indie bookstore! I’ll be in conversation with Tara Anderson of Louisville Public Media. Masks are required. Learn more and register to attend here
  • September 24, 11:30 am ET: Eat & Greet event with Kendra Adachi: Join me at Bookmarks’s Festival of Books & Authors in Winston-Salem, NC! I’ll be in conversation with my friend and author Kendra Adachi. We’ll talk about books, journaling, and the reading life to celebrate the publication of my new book, My Reading Life: A Book Journal. Register here
  • September 25, time TBD: Panel at Bookmarks with Wiley Cash and Charlie Lovett. More info to come.
  • October 21, 1 pm and 7 pm ET: Fall Book Preview: Join us for our third annual Fall Book Preview, where I’ll share a curated list of the season’s hottest new titles, plus the info you need to decide which belong on your TBR. This is an exclusive event for Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club members and What Should I Read Next Patreon “Book Lover” supporters. Our communities will also receive a printable with every title included in our preview.

You can find more upcoming events here.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. I finished reading Sparks Like Stars in late spring early summer. I recommended this to a friend of mine, and she suggested it to her 80 year old mom. Who read it and finished it just as everything was happening in Afghanistan.
    She said it was really hard to read because of the timing.
    Which makes a lot of sense. I LOVED this book, but it would have been super hard to read in the past couple of weeks.

    This is definitely one of my favorite books for the year. And very poignant.

    • Mary Lou says:

      I read and loved Sparks Like Stars as well. Knew virtually nothing about life and culture in Afganistan going in, and really appreciated becoming aware. Beautifully written and compelling story. Also enjoyed the article by the author posted today in Anne’s Links I Love feature.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I immediately thought of Sparks Like Stars when I heard what was happening in Afghanistan. Such a powerful book that should be read by all!

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  3. Annie McCloskey says:

    I fly to Portland every June from NJ, get in my friend’s car and we go to Sylvia Beach Hotel! It’s pricey, we spend two (next year THREE!) days and nights. Running, reading and relaxing. It’s truly a reader’s retreat. Highly recommend eating dinner at their in-house restaurant!!

  4. Brittany says:

    I love the list of what to look for in a great children’s book. Finding the perfect book for your child isn’t easy to do without some practice. It’s great to have some helpful information like this available!

  5. Lisa Zahn says:

    I just ordered your book box and I’m so excited! I love supporting you and your lovely books, Anne, and I’m going to really love that personal ink stamp. What a wonderful idea.

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