This weekend feels full to the brim. I hope you have something to look forward to, and that you find restoration and rejuvenation over these short days. To those celebrating Easter, Passover, and Ramadan: may your observance be meaningful and life-giving.
Mark your calendars!
We just announced key dates for this year’s Summer Reading Guide! We’re deep in planning and I couldn’t be more excited. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 guide.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Don’t miss the brand-new edition of Quick Lit, featuring short and sweet reviews of what we’ve been reading lately.
- When It Comes to Friendships, It’s OK to Be the Planner. “Your gift is logistics and coordination. Other people have different gifts. Appreciating that makes it possible to enjoy friendships more.”
- I used to make lemon meringue pies on the regular, but this weekend I’m making my first in many years! This is my recipe of choice.
- Ignoring a Text Message or Email Isn’t Always Rude. Sometimes It’s Necessary. (gift link) “In these exhausting times, when so many are overburdened with family responsibilities, stress, grief and anxiety, perhaps we should let go of the outdated, demanding requirement to participate in ceaseless back-and-forth conversations.”
- How Barnes & Noble went from villain to hero. (gift link) “To independent booksellers, the enormous chain was once a threat. Now it’s vital to their survival.”
- We order these easy-to-wear drying patches on repeat at my house.
- AudioFile Presents: Inside Pride and Prejudice. An event with Jane Austen’s fifth great-niece that explores the author’s legacy and what it’s like to be the last Austen descendant to live in the house where she wrote, and goes behind-the-scenes on the Pride and Prejudice audiobook.
- The Grief Artist. “In art and grief there are days you’re not proud of, days the emotions turn ugly, days the images don’t turn out the way you want. But that’s the human in us, and it belongs in the process.”
- These ’90s Shows Were More Groundbreaking Than You Think. Oh, how I loved Felicity and My So-Called Life.
Don’t miss these posts:
- Give your reading life a quick boost with these 21 short and satisfying novels. When your attention span is short or your reading life feels lackluster, try a novella! It might just be the pick-me-up your reading life needs.
- 5 common triggers for highly sensitive people, and 5 antidotes to help them. Here’s what HSPs need to feel calm, content, and collected during these overstimulated times.
- 3 poetry anthologies to try for National Poetry Month. This is a great time to read poetry!
- 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!