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:
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)
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On the blog:
One year ago: I went on a blind date with a book.
Three years ago: Grown-ups shouldn’t finish books they’re not enjoying.
Have a great weekend!