Links I love.

Links I love.

My favorite finds from around the web:

Where’s the color in kids’ lit? Ask the girl with 1,000 books (and counting) “Marley Dias is like a lot of 11-year-olds: She loves getting lost in a book. But the books she was reading at school were starting to get on her nerves.”

I let my grandma dress me for a week and this is what happened. “Not only did she pick out outfits that I would actually wear, but my co-workers and friends even complimented my clothes.”

Misty Copeland and Degas: Art of Dance. Misty Copeland bringing Degas’ famous ballerinas to life? YES PLEASE.

Be brave enough to make a mess. “Spilling our guts is not really in our repertoire. So I’m learning to create the space for it.”

My favorite instagram: 

mancala A recent scheduling shake-up now gives me an extra hour in the mornings with just my 6yo and me. Bad for productivity but good for the soul.✨ (Follow me on instagram @annebogel)

Of note: 

Audible’s running a big sale right now: 200+ top titles (and genuinely good ones, this time: Rules of Civility, The Lake House, 10% Happier, The Girl You Left Behind) for $5.95 or less. Prices are valid for current members OR members on a trial subscription so if you’ve never taken advantage of a free trial offer, now’s the time. Click here to get started and get your two free books, plus member access to that sale.

If you’re a writer who wants to intentionally grow in the ability to communicate powerfully, beautifully, and effectively on the page—and who wants to take your writing to the next level, my friend Ann Swindell has a course for you.

Writing with Grace ( is a six-week course that helps writers strengthen and sharpen their writing voice, ability, and craft. It will be taught live and online, April through May of 2016, and classes will be recorded for students to watch on their own schedule.

Registration is open now. Get 10% off with the code MMD10.

On the blog:

One year ago: I went on a blind date with a book.

Two years ago: The nerdy trick I use to keep my focus on the things that matter most.

Three years ago: Grown-ups shouldn’t finish books they’re not enjoying.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Courtney says:

    “Grown-ups shouldn’t finish book they’re not enjoying” is one of my favorite posts of yours. As an elementary school librarian, I make it a point to teach that it’s ok to put down books that you don’t like. And if you are putting several down in a row, you need to make better choices (wink, wink!).

  2. Heather says:

    How do you like your Mancala board? I want to get that game for my boys, but I don’t know if I should get a folding one (like yours) or one that is one piece :).

  3. Anne says:

    Particularly good links this week. I read the grandmother-fashion article when you posted it earlier this week, and I so loved it! I wish I had a grandmother who would give me fashion tips. 🙂 I loved Marley’s story, too. And the Misty pictures. I watched her documentary recently and appreciated the introduction to her.

  4. I have a question: how do you find the sale books at Audible?? I signed up last month and have happened upon some great deals, but I can’t figure out how to view them in any orderly fashion. Tips?

  5. Kristi says:

    I loved the pictures of Misty and Degas too, thanks for sharing! I was just wondering if Rules of Civility would be good on audible since it’s on my to read list.

  6. Angie says:

    Pat Conroy is not for everyone, but, anyone who loves to read should read My Reading Life. He read the audio book and I found it to be a true love story about reading. With his passing, I thought of that book and of you.

  7. I love that first link to the story of the 11-year old who collected 1000+ books about girls of color. So great! I just finished reading one of the books on her recommended list which I heard about on your podcast, Brown Girl Dreaming, and LOVED it!!!

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