My favorite finds from around the web:
• Stephen Colbert tells Wake Forest graduates: “It’s time to say goodbye to the person we’ve become.” “It’s time to say goodbye to the person we’ve become, we’ve worked so hard to perfect, and to make some crucial decisions in becoming who we’re going to be. For me, I’ll have to figure out how to do an hour-long show every night. You at some point will have to sleep. I’m told the Adderall wears off eventually. Good luck.” A wonderful mix of humor and wisdom.
• Masters of love. “Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.” (No surprise to anyone who’s read the best book you’ve never heard of on making marriage work. I’m s0 glad Gottman’s work has entered the mainstream.)
• 40 ways to keep summer from slipping away. “I find that if I’m intentional, I’m better able to fully engage in the moment. I don’t want to let a second of summer’s goodness slip away unappreciated.”
• The BBC is making a tv drama about the Brontë sisters. 7 fun facts about the Brontë sisters that hopefully come up in the two-hour television drama.
What I’m reading:
• The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand. Nantucket writer Hilderbrand is “the queen of the summer novel.” I tried to get my hands on this one early so I could vet it for the summer reading guide, but no luck. (I included another Hilderbrand novel in the beachy reading category.) It comes out June 16, so it did arrive a little early—but not early enough.
• The Pelican Brief by John Grisham. I cannot explain it but I’ve been dying to reread this specific Grisham novel for months. I got halfway through it last night while Sarah was making dinner.
• It’s time for me to start a new audiobook, but I hate choosing. (Ideas?)
On the blog:
• The minimalist summer reading guide. Decision haters, rejoice! I narrowed this summer’s summer reading picks down to my top 5 books. (I’m giving away a set of all 5 to one lucky reader.)
• My favorite instagrammers to follow. How I avoid instagram envy, and who I follow for beauty and inspiration. (So fun to see your favorites!)
• The new house after one year. I can’t believe it’s already been a year/I can’t believe it’s only been a year. An update on what things look like around here.
Have a great weekend!