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What are you up to this weekend? I’m getting ready for the Readers’ Weekend we’re hosting in Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club—which means I need to decide what I’m going to read. I’m really looking forward to spending dedicated reading time inside in the air conditioning instead of outside in our horrid heat wave.

I hope you have good books and lovely things to look forward to these next few days, and that this collection of interesting reads and favorite things helps ease you into that weekend frame of mind.

My Reading Adventures is almost here!

It’s hard to believe it but we’re only a couple of weeks away from the release of my new kids’ journal My Reading Adventures. I can’t wait to get it in your kids’ hands. Don’t miss out on the preorder bonuses

If you’re around Seaside, Florida on August 2, I’ll be at Sundog Books for a signing at 12:00pm CT. I’d love to see you there!

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • Get your first 2 months of Discovery+ for just $0.99/mo! HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, the History Channel, the Magnolia Network, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and more. Personally I am all in on The Barefoot Contessa and The Laundry Guy, but I hear some of you care deeply about this thing called Shark Week …
  • The Hotel-Spirit. An interesting solution (or at least part of it) to the housing crisis.
  • The last time I needed a phone case I went for functionality, but when it came time to replace it I went for delight (plus good drop protection). It arrived this week and I love it.

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Upcoming Events:

  • August 2: Book signing at Sundog Books in Seaside, Florida: I’ll be there at 12:00pm central time with my new kids’ journal My Reading Adventures.

You can find more upcoming events here.

Have a great weekend!


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  1. Ruth says:

    Always enjoy your posts, Anne! For those of us who don’t have or want Instagram, how about providing that list of five star reads when you get the chance? Love me a booklist! As long as I’m at it, my three recent five-star reads: Lincoln Highway (Amor Towles); Small Things Like These (Claire Keegan); Blackbirds in the Sky (Brandy Colbert). My favorite 5-star re-read: Deacon King Kong (James McBride). Last time I re-read it was with my ears (the audiobook narrator is spot-on) in the middle of night, tears streaming down my face in utter delight and gratitude.

    • Anne Bogel says:

      Ruth, thanks for sharing your recent five-star reads here! You know I’m all about sharing good books, but those recs are going to have to stay on Instagram: I might break the blog if I tried to include all 1100 (now 1211 and counting) comments here!

  2. Natalie says:

    Wow, first I have to say I just went down the rabbit hole learning about Seaside, FL. I live on the East Coast in SoFL and I want to visit more places in the state. I literally want to move there now! So thank you for that.

    Secondly, I read the article regarding the trauma study. It was just *so* reaffirming for me. I worked at a library for 3 years in Northeast MA and when I tell you it was the most rewarding job yet also not what I expected at all, that is the absolute truth. I loved it and I was very good at it but the study hit the problem on the head when it stated that the true trauma was a result of upper management not supporting their staff. We had a problem homeless patron and one of our policies was no cell phone use inside the library. I told the patron several times and by the 3rd time I asked him to leave for the day. He complained about me to the director and I was then told not to do my job regarding this specific patron – don’t approach him again, get another person to do it. In addition, I found needles in the bathroom sinks, a woman overdosed inside the library by the large print and we were constantly calling the police. I work at a police department now which is ironic and it is less stressful than the library. I truly hope that the study acts as a catalyst for change in libraries everywhere because librarians do not deserve any of that.

  3. Kristina says:

    As a person who works in the mental health field, thank you for putting 988 in your weekly wrap up. The more diverse the voices that talk about it, the better the outcomes will be! Thank you!

  4. Susan says:

    Thank you so much for providing a “gift link” for the NY Times article on Persuasion – several people have sent me links but not having a subscription I hadn’t been able to get past the title. Now I have had a chance to read the whole article with your help. Much appreciated!

  5. Laura says:

    I have that same iPhone case – I love it too! It’s on MAJOR sale right now. I also have the matching AirPods case cover, which is so much fun.

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