What are you up to this weekend? Around here we’re taking care of some business, celebrating a birthday, and visiting a nature preserve our friend is building (so cool, right?) I hope you have something to look forward to this weekend, and that this collection of good reads and favorite things helps ease you into that weekend frame of mind.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- How Jason Reynolds Distinguishes Y.A. Books From Adult Fiction. I love the way he talks about his work. (Gift link.)
- Netflix Sets Liz Tigelaar To Adapt New York Times Bestseller ‘The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo’ Into Feature Film.
- My new favorite spring sweater. (The medium is a great fit for me.)
- The Baby-Sitters Club Wasn’t Enough for Netflix Anymore. Disappointing news, with interesting insight into how these calls get made.
- Madeline Miller: ‘Reading Ayn Rand was like being dipped in slime’. I grinned my way through this whole interview.
- The Final Recipe: Assembling Boston Cream Pie with Ina. I’ll confess: this made me tear up a little. A fabulous and fitting ending to an ambitious and joy-filled project.
- Ukraine’s Vivat Publishing House Fights to Survive. “All of our efforts are being directed to help readers and the citizens of Ukraine to make sense of the events happening to them, to help them avoid becoming a victim of Russia’s hostile propaganda and the fake news, which has flooded our country.”
- 5 ways to style a striped tee for spring. Fresh, fun looks, even though this post isn’t brand-new.
- Celebrate National Craft month! Get your Craftsy Premium Membership for only $1.49 for your first full year (normally $89.99). (You might not guess it from the brand name but Craftsy features quite a few classes for writers as well.)
- We’ve Underestimated Sprinkles. There’s so much I didn’t know!
- The Joy Of Researching Historical Fiction. It’s always interesting to learn about someone’s research process.
- I just impulse bought one of these adorable goldfish plants, my first plant purchase in over a year!
Don’t miss these posts:
- 14 introspective literary fiction books that are excellent on audio. Ever have to remind yourself you’re listening to fiction? These audiobooks are more like page-turning memoirs!
- 11 books that are better in the spring. These books have themes that coincide with earth’s bursting to life after a long, cold winter: books about renewal and rebirth, about second chances and making things new.
- March 30: The Light of the World book discussion: Time for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club discussion of The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander!
- April 7: Poetry 101 with Tania Runyan: April is National Poetry Month! Learn the why and how of reading poetry from poet and author of How to Read a Poem Tania Runyan. This is a Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club class.
- April 28: Let’s Talk Poetry with Amena Brown: Whether you’re a seasoned lover or poetry, or approaching the form for the first time, we’ll explore poetry together in Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club with special guest Amena Brown—poet, author, and comedic storyteller—sharing inspiration without the intimidation.
You can find more upcoming events here.
Have a great weekend!