Links I love

Links I love

What are you up to this weekend? We’re planning our Thanksgiving menu, test-driving some good-looking recipes (Will’s idea, not mine!), and making the season’s first batches of Chex mix and spiced nuts. I hope you have something fun to look forward to these next few days.

Reminder: Monday, November 15 is the last day to place your order for the My Reading Life Journal Box from Snail on the Wall. (The 15th is also Quick Lit day: get your posts ready!)

Target has a Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal and all my books are included! Get My Reading Life, Don’t Overthink It, I’d Rather Be Reading, and Reading People. Amazon has a Get 3 for the price of 2 deal, which includes My Reading Life, Don’t Overthink It, and Reading People.

Photo credit: Debby Hudson (who is also an MMD reader!) on Unsplash

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • Is Becky Chambers the Ultimate Hope for Science Fiction? “The more we talk about tea, the more Chambers and I realize we’re circling a fundamental truth about the genre: Tea—cross-cultural and civilizing; steeped in historical trade; revealing, in the leaves it leaves behind, of possible futures—might be the most science-fictional of all beverages.”
  • Mark your calendars for November 19! I’m joining Main Street Books for a fun virtual event to make holiday gift recommendations. Join live for a chance to ask me for a custom book recommendation for someone you love! Tickets includes access to the live event and a copy of My Reading Life: A Book Journal.
  • Ghosts at the Table. “On Thanksgiving I make sure to do whatever the hell I want. Are enough people doing this?”
  • Trader Joe wrote a memoir. “In the age of Jeff Bezos and an endless stream of news about worker exploitation and corporate imperialism, it’s nice to go behind the scenes of a beloved national chain without uncovering insidious forces at work.”

Don’t miss these posts:

Upcoming Events:

  • November 19: Mistletoe Magic: Gifting the Perfect Book with Anne Bogel: Join Main Street Books for a special virtual event highlighting our booksellers’ 2021 holiday gift recommendations, with a special keynote appearance from Anne Bogel. Join us live for a chance to ask Anne for a custom book recommendation for someone you love! Ticket includes access to the live event and a copy of My Reading Life: A Book Journal.
  • 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. Wesley Satterwhite says:

    Re: benefits of “parallel play” We have a small house with the kitchen, living, and dining rooms all one room, and I am convinced that one reason our family (my spouse, two teens, and me) is so close is that we spend most of our free time together in the same room. Nowdays my 14-year-old will sometimes go in her room to draw at her desk instead of the kitchen table (which has been her drawing spot for years) and I will go into the bedroom to read, instead of staying in the lr while my spouse watches tv or listens to the radion (I know: we are a bit old fashioned in that we listen to NPR on the actual radio). But that’s after years (17 of them, to be exact) of doing nearly everything together in the same room. We love it because we can talk as things come up–about what we’re reading or watching or listening to–and we have great conversations around our individual and collective interests.

  2. Debby Hudson says:

    I’m a subscriber to your emails and appreciate your reading recommendations. Most of my books are chosen from them. Today, I was surprised and delighted when I saw one of my photos at the top of this post. Thank you!

  3. Sandy says:

    Hmm, a pear cranberry crumble sounds good!
    I am enjoying reading “Bewilderment” by Richard Powers, and am listening to an audiobook of Alexandra Lapierre’s “The Woman of a Thousand Names.”

  4. Kara says:

    I recently discovered Becky Chambers through her book A Psalm for the Wild-Built. I adored this novella and quickly recommended it to my husband and boss! It’s gentle, but also shook up everything I thought I knew about science fiction books (not my usual fare), robots, and tea.

    Thank you for including the link to the article about her– I really enjoyed it!

  5. Suzanne C says:

    Oh the semi-annual Sephora sale! I might have indulged a little too much this year, but it’s so much fun. 😉 If you haven’t tried it yet, Anne, the Fenty mascara in that set you bought is fantastic.

    Loved the misremembered books story- a must read for every librarian, lol.

  6. Mari Vazquez Fernandez says:

    Good morning from the Pacific Northwest, where it’s dark, wet and dreary today! I sat down at breakfast and opened the newsletter, which brought rays of sunshine into our kitchen as I read! Delighted to find the adorable notecards that can be personalized and the twenty books to read this winter and cozy-up with. Thanks, Anne! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

  7. Marci says:

    Thank you, thank you for the tip Target had all your books on their buy 2, get 1! My Christmas shopping is done! My Reading Life ready for 2022!

  8. Kat says:

    When does the next reading guide come out? I’ve finished everything on the summer list and am excited for the next one! Thank you!

  9. Michelle Wilson says:

    Have you ever tried to make the crumble with apples instead of pears?
    I adore apple crisp/crumble and it feels like apples would work in this. I love the idea of cranberries and ginger snaps but I am a horrible cook, no intuition at all.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I am going to add Becky Chambers to my holds lists, it sounds very intriguing?
    It is very concerning reading about books being removed from classrooms and libraries.
    Not sure what to do, how do we support teachers and librarians?

  11. Susan V says:

    Just wanted to let you know that A Library of Misremembered Books is available on Hoopla! So if it looks interesting to you, and your library has access to Hoopla, you can go download it now! Hubby and I do a lot of reading on our Kindle Paperwhites, but Hoopla doesn’t work with Paperwhites, so we got a Kindle Fire (the biggest one!) for only $79 on Black Friday last year. It’s GREAT for Hoopla books, and works great for the Kindle book too, though I do prefer the Paperwhite for reading because you can read for hours longer without eyestrain.

  12. Michelle L Tercha says:

    I loved AA Milne’s mystery novel! It is one of my favorites. But it was so long ago, I may have to read it again. Michelle t

  13. Denise says:

    I just put a hold on the audio Trader Joe’s book through my Libby app – and borrowed Kitchen Confidential because it was mentioned in the article and feels like it will be a great listen too! Also pinned the Pear Cranberry Crumble to my Desserts board for Thanksgiving. Have a great week!

  14. Re: benefits of “parallel play” We have a small house with the kitchen, living, and dining rooms all one room, and I am convinced that one reason our family (my spouse, two teens, and me) is so close is that we spend most of our free time together in the same room. Nowdays my 14-year-old will sometimes go in her room to draw at her desk instead of the kitchen table (which has been her drawing spot for years) and I will go into the bedroom to read, instead of staying in the lr while my spouse watches tv or listens to the radion (I know: we are a bit old fashioned in that we listen to NPR on the actual radio). But that’s after years (17 of them, to be exact) of doing nearly everything together in the same room. We love it because we can talk as things come up–about what we’re reading or watching or listening to–and we have great conversations around our individual and collective interests.

  15. BMW Suits says:

    Hmm, a pear cranberry crumble sounds good!
    I am enjoying reading “Bewilderment” by Richard Powers, and am listening to an audiobook of Alexandra Lapierre’s “The Woman of a Thousand Names.”

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