What are you up to this weekend? I’m wrapping up a busy week and am counting on some quality family time in the hot hot sun, along with some quality reading time. I’m also hoping to finish my Ted Lasso re-watch! (If you missed it: I talked about that in this week’s post about 9 little things I’m loving right now.)
I hope this collection of interesting reads and favorite things helps ease you into that weekend frame of mind.
My Reading Adventures is almost here!
If you’re around Seaside, Florida on August 2, I’ll be at Sundog Books for a release day signing at 12:00pm CT. I’d love to see you there!
My favorite finds from around the web:
- That Voice You’re Hearing? It Might Be Hers. Fun profile of author and audiobook narrator Julia Whelan. (Gift link.) Julia appeared on this week’s episode of What Should I Read Next and it’s packed with great book recs! Listen to episode 340: The secret life of an audiobook narrator.
- How to fall back in love with reading. “You’ll never become a reader by wishing you read more, listening exclusively to podcasts, or sitting next to a book while you scroll Instagram. (Even buying books doesn’t make you a reader, as I have, unfortunately, found out.)” This delightful piece is by the author of our November Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club selection.
- Craftsy is running a hot summer deal: get your premium membership for only $0.99 for your first full year (normally $89.99). Crafts, of course, but also cooking, baking, gardening, and writing!
- The 14 Prettiest Outdoor Restaurants in Europe. Take me there!
- Alice Elliott Dark Writes Women in Their 80s Like Men in Their 30s. Lovely interview and behind-the-scenes on Fellowship Point, a 2022 Summer Reading Guide selection.
- This Anything-Goes Salsa Will Change the Way You Think About Leftover Veggies. This sounds great!
- The Booker Prize 2022 Longlist is out.
- I’ve been making this spinach and red pepper frittata every few days. I keep slices in the fridge and wake up to a ready-to-go breakfast. Such a nice way to start the day!
- What Counts as Seeing. Fantastic conversation between journalist Ed Yong and disabled activist Alice Wong.
- Has an Iconic Book Series Been Completely Ruined? I’m in favor of whatever format encourages kids to read.
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- August 2: Book signing at Sundog Books in Seaside, Florida: I’ll be there at 12:00pm CT with my new kids’ journal My Reading Adventures.
- August 11: Kickstart Your Reading Life with Mystery: Crowd-Pleasing Picks from Popular Genres: Mystery. This is a Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club event.
- August 18: Austen in August Tea Party: It’s Austen in August! We’re reading Sense & Sensibility and having tea with cooking expert and self-professed Anglophile, Caitlyn from Geraldine + Virginia. We’ll learn Regency-era history and modern tea etiquette to enhance our Austen reading experience. This is a Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club event.
- August 25: Live discussion with Peng Shepherd: Time for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club discussion of The Cartographers with author Peng Shepherd!
- August 27: Sense & Sensibility Watch Party: Stream, buy, borrow, or rent the film, then join us as we all press play on the 1995 version of the film Sense & Sensibility, all together at the same time. We’ll use the Zoom chat feature to share our thoughts as we watch! This is a Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club event.
You can find more upcoming events here.
Have a great weekend!