Links I love

Links I love

My favorite finds from around the web:

How Instagram became the new Oprah’s Book Club. It all started with Reese Witherspoon’s instagram …

• You’re a completely different person at 14 and 77, the longest-running personality study ever has found.

What do we do with the clothing of grief?

Ask a librarian: what’s the strangest thing you’ve found in a library book? That line about using cash as a bookmark, again? Could have been my husband, talking about me.

On the blog:

One year ago: 7 books I’ve been meaning to read.

Two years ago: I went on a blind date with a book.

Three years ago: The nerdy trick I use to keep my focus on the things that matter most. (Hint: books are involved.)

Four years ago: Grown-ups shouldn’t finish books they’re not enjoying.

Five years ago: What the craft of storytelling teaches us about life.

Have a great weekend!

8 comments | Comment


  1. Jennifer N. says:

    One of the used bookstores around here has a stack of pictures used in books that were purchased by the store. Patrons are free to look through in case they’re missing an important photograph.

    I love the idea of Instagram as the new way to advertise books, although I worry about the ramifications of sponsored posts. BOTM club is always posting beautiful shots from their readers.

  2. I’ve always loved the idea of beautiful and unique bookmarks, but I always end up using whatever random scrap of paper that happens to be closest to me! I’d probably just lose the pretty ones anyway!

  3. Jane says:

    You know the little strips of card you get to spray perfume samples on? I spray a perfume on one and then use it as a bookmark. Whenever I smell that perfume even years later, I always remember the specific book I was reading at the time.

  4. Pretty recently I found that my library book was used to kill not one but TWO flies, who were still in the book. SO DISGUSTING. I guess at least it wasn’t bologna …?

  5. Kelsey says:

    That character change study done in Scotland was fascinating to read! I’ve got to say…I’m pretty glad that I’ll be a completely different person than I was at 14. I’m 26 now, and I’m happy that I still have some growing and changing to do, haha!

  6. Catherine says:

    I left an ultrasound picture in a book once. Over a year later the library called to ask if I would like it back. I thought it awfully nice of the librarian to track me down.

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