Today’s rainy day goals are 3 cups of coffee, two novels, and a little laundry. Focusing on the important things in life today, you know.
My favorite finds from around the web:
• Why you should read books you hate. A giant YES to this. “Reading what you hate helps you refine what it is you value, whether it’s a style, a story line or an argument.”
• Organization made easy in the studio desk drawers. This kind of organization doesn’t come easily to me, so I thought these neatly filled baskets and bins were a thing of beauty.
• 10 books that will make you a better writer (and why). Writers will find the what to read helpful; readers will find the why to read interesting.
• Smartphones are the new cigarettes.”It’s attention pollution when somebody else’s inability to focus or control themselves then interferes with the attention and focus of those around them.” Heads up, gentle readers: this is a thought-provoking read in a pretty crass package. Consider before you click. Or just ponder the title—it’s a good one, yes? (From the author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***.)
A new podcast!
This month I headed down to our local radio station to record an episode of the Five Things podcast with Tara Anderson.
In each episode, Tara interviews a different person about five physical objects that represent their lives. I love her show because she asks terrific questions and has a gift for getting to the heart of the matter. She has a voice made for radio, and each episode is edited beautifully.
That episode went live this week. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.
On the blog:
One year ago: 12 terrific books for tween girls.
Two years ago: Beautiful editions of Anne of Green Gables.
Three years ago: When you have a long runway.
Have a great weekend!