Links I love:
• Why we walk. “All these experiences might not be known to us if we weren’t out and about exploring on foot, going at a slower pace and soaking it all in.”
• How to host a book exchange party. When you host your own, please send me an invitation!
• Find out what your name would be if you were born today. This nifty widget shows you which name currently has the same level of popularity as yours did the year you were born. According to this, I would be Elena. Interestingly, if I had been born in 1910, my name would have been Adele. My great-grandmother was named Adela, and we very nearly gave that name to each of our daughters.
• Why you should be friends with the oldest mother in your child’s first grade class. “Old moms don’t judge. First of all, we are too tired, and second, we have been there. We know.”
What’s on my nightstand:
• Design Mom: How to Live with Kids: A Room-by-Room Guide by Gabrielle Blair. A few promising-looking design books have hit shelves in the past month and I’m thoroughly enjoying this one (and taking lots of notes). Post coming soon.
• Case Histories by Kate Atkinson. I thought Atkinson’s brand-new release A God in Ruins was stunning (yep, it’s a reading guide pick) and now I’m sifting through her backlist. When I picked this up at the library, my favorite circ desk worker said, Ohhh. This is a good one.
On the blog:
• The 2015 Summer Reading Guide hit the blog yesterday. Hurray!
• Have you gotten your free printable reading journal? (If you have any trouble with the download, email me at modern mrs darcy at gmail dot com and I’ll make sure you get yours.)
• I never leave home without a book, or a snack. Words to live by. The giveaway for a free six-month subscription to NatureBox is still open.
Have a great weekend!