Links I love

Links I love

Happy Derby Day! If you’re not in Kentucky I know you don’t care, but trust me when I say this is a BIG DEAL where I live.

My favorite finds from around the web:

Advice for the recent graduate. 5 things you can do right now that will make your life better and won’t cost you much. Good stuff from Austin Kleon, like this: “School can burn you out on reading because you’ve been stuck reading a ton of books you didn’t choose for yourself. Now’s the time to jump in and fall in love again, by reading the stuff you actually want to read.”

Reading is forgetting. “Only on a third or fourth reading, he claims, do we start behaving toward a book as we would toward a painting, holding it all in the mind at once.”

9 summer trends. No, surprisingly maybe, yes, no, yes, yes, yes, yes, probably not.

The other side of Anne of Green Gables. “Viewers familiar with the books and previous adaptations may feel when watching “Anne With an E” that the emphasis is on the wrong syllable, while also finding something provoking and substantive in the new pronunciation. Walley-Beckett’s series is recognizably “Anne of Green Gables,” but with a grimmer feel.”

Favorite instagram:

Isn’t she dreamy? I’m in love with our new Modern Mrs Darcy bookmarks, now in the shop. Currently available as add-ons to journal kits and accessory kits; soon to be listed solo. (Follow me on instagram @annebogel.)

On the blog:

One year ago: 9 books you should have read in high school that are totally worth reading now.

Two years ago: MBTI : strengths :: Enneagram : motivations. “A common question is this: If I only have the headspace to learn about one personality paradigm, which one should it be: MBTI or the enneagram? My answer: It depends.”

Three years ago: Kitchen tools I wouldn’t mind getting (or giving) for Mother’s Day.

Four years ago: Fictional mothers we love to hate.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Maryalene says:

    Ugh. I am so over all the gritty realism. I have enough of that in my own life. Why can’t we just have things be sweet and innocent? For me, that’s part of the appeal of Anne. She had a hard start to life but didn’t dwell on it or let it sour her with bitterness. That’s what I want for myself, and that’s why I love Anne and Pollyanna and all the other “too good” heroines. They give me hope that we don’t have to be dragged down by our sad circumstances.

    • Guest says:

      YES! Did not like the new Anne at all. Having read the books every year for 30+ years, the new series is not at all like the books. The writer chose to put her own spin on a wonderful series and it’s not a good spin.

  2. Jamie says:

    The Derby was on the TV screen at lunch today (tried a new Buffalo Wild Wings – kids’ favorites). It looked like it alternated from pouring rain to beautiful sunshine. The kids enjoyed watching the horses race and we enjoyed a relatively quite lunch. Go Derby Day! 🙂

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