Happy last weekend before American Thanksgiving! Around here we’re making plans to cook up a storm—although we keep changing our minds about some of the side dishes. We take those decisions seriously.
In other news, I hope to see you at 1 pm ET today for Mistletoe Magic with Main Street Books!
My favorite finds from around the web:
- The Last Words of Rachel Held Evans. Such a moving read. She is deeply missed.
- Jane Austen’s House secures future with funding to restore roof. Wonderful news!
- Governments Worldwide Consider Ditching Daylight Saving Time. PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
- In the supply chain battle of 2021, small businesses are losing out to Walmart and Amazon. Well, this is depressing. (This is a gift link.)
- I love gifts that keep on giving: and this wine subscription does exactly that. They kicked off their Black Friday promo early: Get 6 bottles for $29.95 plus free shipping for one year with code CYBERWINE.
- I Refuse to Celebrate the Holidays As I Did in the Before Times. “There’s something festive about togetherness during the holidays, gathering to celebrate and not just to catch up. Last year showed me that the magic of that connection had gotten buried under the pressure-filled busyness of it all.”
- A friend gifted me this wonderful French Girl Rose Lip Scrub. (Pro tip: I kept forgetting to use it—until I stuck it in the shower next to my face wash.)
- The CIA Is Trying to Recruit Gen Z—and Doesn’t Care If They’re All Over Social Media. I hadn’t thought much about the way social media would impact someone’s ability to be a spy—or the way the agency would adapt to and embrace social media itself.
- 2021 National Book Award Winners Announced. The fiction winner is a Summer Reading Guide pick! So many wonderful books among this year’s nominations.
Don’t miss these posts:
- A very bookish Christmas countdown. A favorite family tradition.
- It’s 17 degrees. Let’s go to the park. “If my personal experience has taught me anything about winter, it’s that I need to get myself out of the house and into the fresh air, preferably during daylight, as often as possible.”
- 25 family sagas that will sweep you away. With the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to pick up an engrossing story about complicated families.
- 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.)
- December 16: Live chat with author Ingrid Fetell Lee: Time for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club discussion of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness with author Ingrid Fetell Lee! (Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)
You can find more upcoming events here.
Have a great weekend!