My favorite finds from around the web:
Discover the Summer Entertaining Style for Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type. This is straight-up clickbait but I can’t help myself. Although this INFP is hosting this weekend (today, actually!) and there’s not a lot of prettiness on the menu ….
My Dad Reads ‘Wuthering Heights’ For The First Time. This is fantastic. “Jane Eyre blew my dad’s mind, and Jane Eyre broke his heart. Subject line: JANE EYRE IS THE BEST. Subject line: I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN BEST FRIENDS WITH CHARLOTTE BRONTË. Subject line: Didn’t you love the bit where she puts her foot down? Subject line: Didn’t you love the end?”
6 Jane Austen men you’ll meet in real life. “Petticoats and title inheritance might no longer carry relevance in the modern dating scene, but if I won the chance to share a drink and discuss the idiosyncrasies of romance with anyone—dead or alive—I’d choose Jane Austen.”
This throwback from the days when we went to the library almost every day, but rarely with our pants on. (Follow me on instagram @annebogel.)
On the blog:
One year ago: What avid readers do differently, and why 80% of books are bought by women. (It’s not what you think). “According to Pew, the typical American read or listened to 5 books in the past year. The average for all adults was 12 books in the past year. That means a small number of adults are reading a ton. We call them avid readers, and there are a few things they do differently.”
Two years ago: Literature as a defense mechanism. “I love books, and I tend to forget that like anything, they can be used to good ends or not-so-good ones.”
Three years ago: It’s more than a kid hangover. “I’ve thought about personality and parenting a lot this year, and I think there’s more to this story than my introversion. My apparent “kid hangover” is actually a little more complex. When I read Quiet last year (great book), I encountered the term “highly sensitive person” (or HSP) for the first time, and immediately recognized myself as one.”
Four years ago: Like blackberries on the vine. “I’ve been thinking a lot about what women in their twenties and early thirties want to know, need to know, about their lives and faith and families and work. I’ve been thinking so much about what I wanted to know then, about what I still want to know now. I’ve been thinking about what those years are like. They’re like blackberries.”
Five years ago: This post brought to you by your friendly local public library. “This branch is my go-to source for books and information (and children’s story hour). I could navigate the online reserve request system in my sleep.”
Have a great weekend!