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What’s on your horizon this weekend? I feel like we’re getting started early here because it’s our first snow day. Everything is cancelled, and I imagine hot chocolate and daytime movies and puzzling will be happening soon.

I hope you have a lovely weekend, wherever you are.

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • Top 25 News Photos of 2021. I can’t believe this all happened in one year. (Some of these images may be difficult to look at—be gentle with yourselves.)
  • Love In The Shape Of Cut Fruit. “Cut fruit is a gift. Life is filled with bitter and hard things. When you extract pits, piths, and peels, fruit becomes an accessible and reliable source of pure sweetness, only softness.”
  • Jami Attenberg: ‘Rejection gave me a fresh start, a new year’. “I treasure my friendships and the endless pile of notebooks I keep filling, marvelling occasionally at how there are always, somehow, more words in the world. There is always a fresh start when I open a new notebook. It is always 1 January when I turn to the first page.”

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Upcoming Events:

  • January 7: A Conversation on Rereading: A mini-class on the benefits of rereading, as the Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club revisits six best-loved titles from the Book Club vault in January.
  • January 13: Best Books of the Year 2021: Modern Mrs Darcy team members share what they’ve read and loved this year. We’re a team of diverse readers, so we’re sure to share one (or three) of our favorite books, and hope you find some you might love. (This is a Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club event.)

You can find more upcoming events here.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Kara says:

    I loved the article about a “secret library” hidden inside a hollow library book. As a library professional, I’m now tempted to go scour our shelves…

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Adrienne says:

    There are some great tips in the article on taking care of house plants. Thanks for sharing! I have about 60 total house plants (insane) and my previous strategy when I have to travel for work, sadly, has been to simply water them before I leave and hope for the best.

  3. Joyce Arthur says:

    Thanks for the puzzle ideas, I’ve done 3 so far during the holidays and put a couple of these on my wish list. Trouble with them is I become addicted and can’t get anything else done until I complete it.

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