Links I love

What’s in store for your weekend? I hope you have a lovely few days ahead of you, and I hope this collection of interesting reads and enjoyable things helps ease you into that weekend state of mind.

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • A Marriage Story. The deep dive into making the first ten minutes of the movie Up that I didn’t know I wanted.

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Upcoming Events:

  • July 14: Best Books of Summer 2022: Modern Mrs Darcy team members and Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club members share what they’ve read and loved this summer, both from the Summer Reading Guide and beyond. Get your TBR list ready!

You can find more upcoming events here.

Have a great weekend!


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  1. Hannah H. says:

    Agatha Christie’s super unlikeable characters are always the victims, though, not the protagonists. I think that’s one of the reasons I like Agatha Christie so much! A very simplistic view of humanity, but incentive to be a good person! Less likely to be murdered! Ha

  2. Netti says:

    Thank you for sharing the link about “Up”. To me, this was life-changing movie. My husband and I watched it in the cinema when we were just trying to come to terms with infertility. The opening scene was incredibly hard to watch and I have tears in my eyes now just from remembering it. However, what I took from this movie was that Ellie filled her adventure book and looked back on a happy life together with Carl although it went different from what they had dreamed and hoped for.

    • Hilary says:

      (((hugs))) This is definitely one of my favorite scenes in any movie ever. No matter how may times I’ve seen it, I still tear up.

  3. Debbie says:

    I’ve finished 37 books so far this, but because they were all audio, according to the study that article, I’m one of the 50% who hasn’t finished a book this year. I can and do read print, but audiobooks suit my life better.

  4. Beth says:

    Thanks for sharing the Meghan O’Rourke interview. Could you do a new book list (or two!) in celebration of Disability Pride month?

  5. Kay says:

    I had recently had my third miscarriage when I took my children to see Up, all I remember is that I sat in the dark and silently cried. I was completely unprepared for such a storyline to be part of the film. I knew that it was the end of us trying to have another child and felt blindsided by grief when I had taken my children out for some joy time.

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