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I can barely believe it’s Friday already, but that doesn’t mean I’m not ready for the weekend! I get to see my college kid, hike in the woods, bake something amazing, and enjoy the first cooler weekend we’ve had in ages. I’m looking forward to all of it.

I hope you have something special to look forward to these next few days, and that this collection of interesting reads and fun things helps ease you into that weekend frame of mind.

Join us for a celebration!

Less than a week until our Celebrate 300: LIVE Event! We’re gathering three of the most-beloved, most-discussed, most-recommended authors on What Should I Read Next for a blend of pre-recorded and live discussion! Our first two special guests are Tayari Jones and Peter Heller. (!!!) To learn who the third mystery guest is, you’ll have to attend live! (Or watch the replay.) This special event is for Patreon supporters.

The Fall Book Preview is also around the corner! On October 21, 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 receive a printable that lists every title included in our preview.

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My favorite finds from around the web:

  • Ebooks Are an Abomination. “Whether you love or hate ebooks is probably a function of what books mean to you, and why.” Very clickbaity title but this turned out to be an interesting analysis of the print book vs. ebook market.
  • I’ve sung the praises of these classic J.Crew cardigans before, and am sharing again because last weekend it was colder than I expected in Winston-Salem, so I popped into the local J.Crew factory store to buy a navy one to wear over my shift dress! (It worked great.)

Upcoming Events:

  • October 12: Writing For Readers: So many readers long to be writers—whether solely for their own benefit or for future publication. If you relate—or if you simply want to better understand how the books you love get made—this class is for you. In our conversational session, novelist Kimmery Martin joins me to discuss how to get started, what you need to know, and why you might want to take the plunge. (This is a Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club event. Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.) 
  • 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.
  • October 26: Live chat with Bezi Yohannes: Time for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club discussion of Parable of the Sower with Bezi Yohannes! Bezi is an expert on Black fantasy and Afrofuturism, and she’ll be sharing more about these distinct genres with us to enhance our understanding of this month’s selection. (Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)
  • November 30: Live chat with author Amy Jo Burns: Time for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club discussion of Shiner with author Amy Jo Burns! (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. Sue Duronio says:

    I think the link for the body butter might be incorrect? It sends me to Trader Joe’s…which is great! But the body butter isn’t on there. Thanks!

  2. Ashley says:

    You know, by the title I was sure I was going to hate that article about ebooks and… I was right. I did. The author’s smug superiority complex was quite unbecoming. I WILL enjoy my dim grey screen in peace and I hope Ian enjoys being sooooooo much better than us plebs with e-readers. *eye roll emoji*

    I liked the sweaters though!

    • Casey says:

      Haha, I hated that article too! He does mostly-correctly identify the reasons why someone might like an e-reader, but… why can’t some people like both? He is very smug in his black and white view.

  3. Katherine says:

    That article missed a major reason that I don’t like ebooks. My Kindle never gets my reading speed right. It will tell me I have 1 minute left in the chapter for at least 15 minutes. Every time. It’s extremely frustrating.

  4. Allison says:

    I saw the IG link. I am so very sorry for your loss. My husband and I have been down that road and we know how devastating it is. May the Lord be with you and your family during this hard, hard season.

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