What’s in store for your weekend? We feel like we’re living a bit out of time here: because of covid cancellations my college student is still at home after the holiday break, which has been lovely. We’ll spend some more family time together and hopefully find something good to watch now that we’ve finished Central Park. (Any recommendations?)
My favorite finds from around the web:
- 37 Winter Salads We Have on Repeat. Bookmarking a bunch of these!
- Books That Will Help You Start Your Year Off Right. Great list, which includes Don’t Overthink It.
- I ordered this sampler pack of my kids’ favorite chocolate as a winter treat.
- A Walk Around the Prospect Park Loop With Emily St. John Mandel. This was a joy to read.
- Stacy London’s Change of Life. “A midlife pivot should feel like an adventure and a challenge.”
- Four reasons you’re seeing empty grocery store shelves. I’m definitely experiencing this here—and some of what’s missing on those shelves has been surprising to me.
- Don’t Overthink It is still $1.59 for Kindle!
- Reveling in the Joys of Books, and Reading, at a Baghdad Book Fair. “In the first reading festival after Mosul’s liberation from ISIS, thousands of residents came to the event in a park once used to train child fighters. Families with children, older people, young people — all hungry to be able to read openly again.”
- This kitchen design includes … wait for it … a library ladder.
- Pick the habit: the best podcasts to get you into a new hobby. Loved seeing What Should I Read Next here! “It’s refreshingly realistic on how reading can be something many of us struggle to make time for, as much as we may love it.”
- What’s So Hard About Crediting Translators? A good translation is worth everything.
Don’t miss these posts:
- 14 wintry audiobooks to listen to on dreary days. It might seem counterintuitive but I try to get outside every day during the winter. My daily walk lifts my mood and it provides the perfect audiobook-listening time.
- 5 tips for cozy sweater care. Regular sweater care helps keep the moths and pills away! These simple solutions make it easy.
- 6 fascinating books about an unlikely favorite subject. I loved all the comments about the subjects you find fascinating.
- January 27: Choose Your Own Bookish Adventure: Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club is mixing things up this month! Join us to discuss your choice of the following books from Book Club history: Before We Visit the Goddess (2016), Beartown (2017), This Must Be the Place (2018), The Gown (2019), The Poet X (2020), and Kitchens of the Great Midwest (2021).
- February 24: Live chat with author Liz Moore: Time for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club discussion of The Unseen World with author Liz Moore!
You can find more upcoming events here.
Have a great weekend!