Favorite finds from around the web:
• Harper Lee deserves the benefit of the doubt. “The outcry, from people who have not even set eyes on the sequel, seems wildly out of proportion to the impending event.”
• Why the modern world is bad for your brain. “So we’re not actually keeping a lot of balls in the air like an expert juggler; we’re more like a bad amateur plate spinner, frantically switching from one task to another, ignoring the one that is not right in front of us but worried it will come crashing down any minute.”
On my nightstand:
• I’m still listening to Middlemarch with the audible app. (It’s 40+ hours!)
• I just started The Cortlandt Boys, the first novel from 168 Hours author Laura Vanderkam.
• I blew through The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica Turner.
I also read a few fast and (mostly) fun reads I’ll share in Quick Lit on Sunday. (Get your posts ready!)
On the blog:
• The sweet spot between fluff and Serious Literature. “These novels entertain and challenge: they’re thought-provoking, even if they’re done with a light touch. They’re insightful, but wouldn’t be called challenging.”
• Clutter, personal finances, and your remarkable life. “Streamlining my life feels like playing whack-a-mole: as soon as I conquer one area, another pops up to take its place. Hellooo, personal finances. I was shocked to discover how much clutter you were hiding.”
• Back to the beginning. “Most of us feel like we’re missing something important—something we wish we’d known a long time ago—and we don’t want to admit it, not even to ourselves.”
Have a great weekend!