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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:

  • 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.”

Don’t miss these posts:

  • 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.

Upcoming Events:

  • 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!

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  1. Jenny says:

    I love the post, and video, of Trent making the Boston Cream Pie with Ina! It was so sweet, Ina was gracious and kind as always, and what a huge accomplishment for Trent! My favorite quote of his in the blog post was “As soon as we finalized the date, I got to work (years of anxiety helped me plan every little detail to help minimize something going wrong).” Totally resonated with that lol!

    • Colleen Bonilla says:

      I loved the Trent and Ina post/video also. My respect for Ina just went up about a hundred percent. Sheer class.

  2. Jessica says:

    I’m so sad about The Babysitter’s Club. Our whole family, including 6 boys ages 18-7 (and 2 girls ages 5 and 11) enjoyed it. I felt like it was such a great, diverse show with so many different family types. I also really appreciated a tween show that wasn’t about kids who were rebelling, just plain mean or off on their own. Family was really important to them. I 100% agree with the interview – they expect girls to go from Doc McStuffins to Euphoria, so sad. It feels more and more like Netflix is the new YouTube – everyone gets 2 seasons, deserved or not, with content focusing on quantity over quality.

    • Ashley says:

      I agree with everything you’ve said here! I was really looking forward to sharing it with my 7-year-old girl in a year or two, when it was more her speed. So many shows for older kids and tweens are awful. Now I sound like *my* mom, hahaha.

      But, as the show’s creater said so well, how sad is it that girls start losing confidence around the tween years and never fully regain themselves until age 35 or so?

  3. Nancy says:

    Thank you for sharing the Madeline Miller interview! I also felt grossed out while reading Ayn Rand and it’s nice to see I’m not the only one. I really enjoyed reading about Miller’s book journey throughout her life.

  4. Jaime says:

    Jason Reynolds is such a beautiful soul. I just want to listen to him talk about what he loves and values all day long.

  5. Debbie says:

    The link to your favorite sweater isn’t working for me on my iPhone, even with content blockers turned off. I can’t even tell what site it’s on

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