My favorite finds from around the web:
Red, white, and books: our literary version of the American flag. “There are 105 blue covers, 199 red covers, and 177 white covers. That’s a total of 481 books (by 421 different authors).” Definitely worth taking a look at the close-up.
21 things that happened on Friends that would baffle kids today. Pagers, airport security, and pretty much every plot with an answering machine. Very fun.
The most popular book set in each state—in one surprising map. “Each state’s representative fiction book was chosen based on Goodreads scores for series with over 50,000 ratings.”
The Food for Thought book collection. These look amazing. “Three books with edible names have been packaged up in tin cans, complete with the daily value of humor and irony that the book contains, the number of pages that make the perfect serving size and the ingredients of the novel.” Even if the thought of flattening out those pages makes me cringe, it might be worth it.
What I’m reading this week:
On the blog:
The life-changing magic of tidying up, six months later. “We’ve made some mistakes along the way, but by and large it’s been a fantastic experience. This is what we’ve learned, and our favorite takeaways from the process.”
What I’m Into. My monthly report on what I’m up to, into, and generally obsessing over.
11 things I learned in June. From home design to pretty flowers to tattoo parlors, this is what I learned in June.
Note: There are some pretty great Kindle deals this weekend, especially in the “still on sale” column.
Have a great weekend!