My favorite finds from around the web:
• Jane Austen films and Onion headlines: a perfect match. This is fantastic.
• As far as your brain is concerned, audiobooks are not “cheating.” “The TL;DR version of all of this is that as far as the mental processes are concerned, there really isn’t much difference between reading and listening to a book.”
• Why you will marry the wrong person. “We seem normal only to those who don’t know us very well. In a wiser, more self-aware society than our own, a standard question on any early dinner date would be: “And how are you crazy?”” This wonderful (and weirdly optimistic piece) is the author of my favorite recent read that I just wrote about here.
• The fascinating, complicated art of designing a book cover. Regarding book covers: “no matter how many times we hear an idiom telling us not to, we always, always judge.”
My favorite instagram:
When book lovers go on vacation. (Follow me on instagram @annebogel.)
On the blog:
One year ago: My list of 100 dreams. “The idea is this: to help you think through how you want to spend your time (in the big-picture sense) brainstorm an unedited list of anything you want to do (or want to do more of) in your life.”
Two years ago: “Crazy” Mary Todd, and other historical myths. “History hasn’t treated Mary Todd Lincoln well. But after reading her story, I have so much empathy for her, which wasn’t the reaction I expected.”
Three years ago: What neon lycra and chapped nipples taught me about denying it gets hard sometimes. “140.6 miles is a big deal, and nobody, but nobody, denies it. But real life—even the ordinary, everyday kind that’s free of neon lycra and worries about chapped nipples—is no joke, either. Watching the Ironman reminded me that it’s okay for it to be hard.”
Five years ago: My #1 (dead-simple, can’t-believe-I-never-thought-of-it-before) lesson from Pinterest. “It took me a while to catch onto the pattern, but that realization has made a big difference in my own home.”
Have a great weekend!