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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!

We’re only days 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 release day signing at 12:00pm CT. I’d love to see you there!

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • 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.

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Upcoming Events:

  • 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 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!


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  1. Patricia Hall says:

    I much appreciated the list of older women lead characters (and put several on my TBR list). Alas, I’ve read every single Miss Julia book (delightful character even when she’s wrong, she’s still right).
    I want more older lead women characters that aren’t cute, have a brain and know how to use it. I want women with flaws and interesting life experiences.
    I’m currently writing a mystery with an older woman as the lead. More correctly, I’m rewriting it again and again and again. I do have an editor who reads it and tells me to rewrite again. I tell myself this is a growth experience. Oh well, it keeps me off the hot summer streets and glued to my computer.
    Love your posts. I’ve gotten so many additions to my TBR pile over the years.

    • Adrienne says:

      Hi Patricia! Keep at the writing! I admire people who write…
      One suggestion for a book with an older (and flawed) female protagonist – Miss Benson’s Beetle, by Rachel Joyce. I loved this book about a woman who sets off for New Caledonia to search for a mythical golden beetle. It’s a book about her resolve and grit through her madcap adventures, but also about finding unexpected friendship. Happy Reading!

  2. Sandra Mosolgo says:

    I have read 2/3 of your book list featuring older women. I have re-read The Enchanted April & enjoyed the movie. A newer book The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett was enjoyable and an older title, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont. A non-fiction amazing true story, Grandma Gatewoods Walk by Ben Montgomery..

  3. Carol says:

    I’m reading (and adoring) Fellowship Point now. I really enjoyed the Interview between Halimah Marcus and Alice Elliott Dark. My reading experience is richer from reflecting on their conversation. Thanks for sharing this link.

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