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What does your weekend look like? Around here we’re visiting with family and (finally) putting away holiday decorations. Will and I hope to finish watching Station Eleven—just one episode to go. (Are you watching? I have thoughts!)

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • I’ve worn this cozy sweater nearly every other day since I got it a month ago. (It’s been FREEZING and it’s now the warmest sweater I own!)

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  • February 1: Hallmarks of a Great Book Project: How do you design a project for your reading life? We’re going to explore the different ways readers create structure for themselves while still allowing flexibility and freedom and ease. We’ll be sharing examples of a few of our own reading projects for the year, in the hopes that it will inspire you to think about something fun and life-giving you could do for your own reading life. (This is a Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club event.)
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Have a great weekend!

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  1. Thank you for sharing our link about foodie books. You are super delicious people. Wait! Is that creepy?

    How about this: You are as irresistible as hot french fries and as sweet as perfect buttercream frosting.

  2. Erin Kathleen says:

    I actually did sign up for the happiness course because I just finished listening to Dr. Santos on “We can do hard things” 2 part podcast with Glennon Doyle and it was fascinating- I learned so much from the podcast alone that I am so excited for this class. Also, thanks for the foodie books- it’s my favorite type of genre, thanks to you :-}

    • Terrell says:

      At the start of the pandemic, I started a Sunday’s Philosophers Club with 6 women I sometimes travel with. We are in different geographical locations and had to cancel group travel plans because of quarantine. We take different courses (Coursera, different universities, single books), doing the work on own and then discussing together. As part of this we also took Santo’s Happiness class. It was worthwhile.

      • Erin Kathleen says:

        I’m so looking forward to it!! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I am totally going to check out the other courses as well- thanks!! :-}

  3. Kara says:

    The “I LEFT YOUR FAVORITE BOOK OFF THAT LIST ON PURPOSE” article is funny and insightful!

    It’s a good reminder that book lists are LISTS not library catalogs. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Dani Genz says:

    I work in a used bookstore…larger, nation-wide chain, but family-owned and cozy. The Emma Straub article is spot on! As if she had been spying on us! Yes, booksellers DO love caffeine & candy (especially Mike & Ike’s), and we are a bit opinionated and a little bit insane. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jamie says:

    Love the iPhone tips and tricks, but there’s a way to make one of them even better for anyone who loves Harry Potter. Instead of asking Siri to turn on your flashlight to find it in the dark, say “Hey Siri. Lumos!”

  6. LyndaMarie says:

    Station 11 was a 4 star book for me, but I had a hard time watching the 1st episode of the series. I can read “hard stuff’ but watching it is different! I’m going to keep trying though….

  7. Brenda says:

    I loved Station 11 the book, and have read it a few times. I did not love the adaptation done for HBOMax. The showrunners changed too many things and at the same time, left a lot on the table that could have been used. I realize that they will not go page for page in making the script from a book, but they added stuff (I’m talking about you “mall of mothers”) that didn’t need to be in the show and took out others (no spoilers from me) that should have been there. Some of the acting was good; some not so good. Thought the casting was spot on with young and adult Kirsten. Overall a “meh” for me and my husband, and we were very excited for this show.

  8. Thanks for the iPhone hack article. A tip I learned this week that’s INCREDIBLE for readers is the new Live Text feature on Camera that allows you to highlight any text you’re reading and copy into whatever note keeping app you favor. Open the Camera and point the phone towards the physical book or document you’re reading. On the bottom right of the image a little three line icon appears—click that. A photo of the text appears on the screen and you can use your finger to copy the text. I’ve been using this feature to capture quotes for my grad program and I copy them straight into whatever essay I’m writing. https://www.theverge.com/22559167/ios-15-live-text-feature-how-to

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