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What are you looking forward to this weekend? I’m hoping to make some progress on an interesting book —I’ve only read 80 pages in five days, which is not much for me!—and put together some new bookshelves Will picked up for me in Cincinnati. Plus I’m getting ready for Quick Lit on the 15th of the month, when I share short and sweet reviews of what I’m reading and invite you to do the same.

I’m also getting ready for next week’s Summer Reading Guide Unboxing! Join me today on Instagram Live at noon EDT when I’ll share more about it and answer your questions.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and that this collection of interesting reads and favorite things helps ease you into that weekend frame of mind.

Join us for the Unboxing!

Less than a week until our live Unboxing event on May 19! We host this super fun event for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club members and What Should I Read Next Patreon community members and look forward to it every year. Members get the guide four days earlier than everyone else and they get an expanded edition. If you’ve ever considered becoming a member, now is an excellent time to jump in.

If you’re not a part of either community, you’ll receive the guide on May 23. Make sure you’re signed up!

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • Meet the New Old Book Collectors. “She discovered that ‘general bookishness’ was the only real prerequisite; anyone nerdy, curious and thrifty enough could get into it.” (gift link)
  • Will made this chicken stir fry for Wednesday dinner and got rave reviews from everyone. The flavor to effort ratio is fantastic. He followed the skeleton of the recipe while subbing in chicken breasts and broccoli and it worked great. (It’s paywalled for NYT Cooking subscribers but it was too good not to share.)
  • Trends are dead. “Trend brain, as I call it, encourages us to simplify everything online into something either buyable, understandable, or moral (and therefore worthy of consumption).”

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Upcoming Events:

  • May 23: 2022 MMD Summer Reading Guide releases! Details here.

You can find more upcoming events here.

Have a great weekend!


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  1. Margaret Ross says:

    I have an ethical question for you. Did NY Times Cooking give you permission to share the stir fry recipe? I actually pay for my subscription and find it well worthwhile.

    • Sandra says:

      You can’t access the link if you do not have a subscription (I get a blocking popup asking me to sign in or subscribe). You don’t see the block because you are a subscriber. So no need to worry.

  2. Lindsay says:

    That Forrest Fenn update is wild! I knew the treasure had been found in my neck of the woods, but I didn’t realize it was actually within park borders. I can’t imagine the implications. Add in Stuef’s suspicious behavior, the trial, and WOW. This is all so fascinating! Thanks for sharing the article, Anne and team.

    • Melanie F. says:

      Agree!!! I loved this book. I hope there is an updated version after all this gets sorted out. It sounds like the story is nowhere near over yet!

  3. Christine G. says:

    Hi Anne.
    I thought the first unboxing was at 1:00 pm Eastern on 5/19, but I see noon here. Can I get a confirmation about the time?
    Thanks, and I can’t wait, no matter what time it is! 🙂

  4. Cheryl NJ says:

    You might have even more blog readers than you think. I went to two local Sephora shops on Saturday and the lipstick you liked was sold out in both!!! 💋 In fact, it was the ONLY shade that was sold out! Hahaha!
    I did find a different red shade I liked and bought, though!

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