My favorite finds from around the web:
• Things worth doing badly. “Laughter, enjoying a meal, walking at dawn—such things cannot be left to the expert laughers, the professional diners, and licensed walkers.”
• Author Judy Blume is blooming with Florida book store enterprise. “The New Jersey-born author has opened a full-service book store in Key West—and is loving it!”
• Theta time: why taking time for downtime will make you smarter. “Not only is multi-tasking harmful and inefficient, but so is working all the damn time. Our brains are wired to perform best when we take a breather.”
The fifth annual Summer Reading Guide is coming next week. I’ve been posting sneak peaks over on instagram (follow me @annebogel). Although don’t rush out and buy anything just yet: the one pictured above didn’t make the cut (although there’s certainly plenty there to discuss with your book club).
Can’t wait? View last year’s guide here.
On the blog:
One year ago: What my mother taught me. “From the big picture stuff to the practical minutiae, her influence is everywhere.”
Two years ago: Parenting the good kids and the odd ones out. “The good kids tend to struggle in the middle. These are the kids who sail through adolescence drama-free, only to have a massive breakdown in their early thirties. (I was a good kid.)”
Three years ago: This summer I’m saying YES. “I really like home, and so does the rest of my family. I wouldn’t trade that for the world. But it gives me lots of good reasons to say no.”
Four years ago: 8 things you need to know before you buy a swimsuit online.
Five years ago: The best book you’ve never heard of on … fertility?!?
Have a great weekend!