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Links I love:

What class will you be taking at Hogwarts this fall? According to this quiz, I’ll see you in potions.

• Benedict Cumberbatch gets wet for charity to recreate that Mr. Darcy moment. Silly, but so clickable. And with a clip of Colin Firth’s original lake scene to go with it.

• Check out this fascinating infographic on America’s libraries. My favorite tidbit: there are more public libraries in the U. S. than McDonald’s. (Phew!)

8 books to read when you’ve exhausted Jane Austen. I haven’t read #1, #2, #4, or #5. I didn’t like #7. I’m skeptical about #6.

What makes a fashion icon? (Does Tilda Swinton count? How about Kate Middleton? Nicki Minaj?) Reminds me of the new book Women in Clothes, which I just ordered. It sounds like Daily Rituals, for fashion.

Blogs YOU like:

As requested, 5 more blogs that are MMD reader favorites, per the results from the recent survey.

  1. Carrots for Michaelmas
  2. Hollywood Housewife
  3. Leigh Kramer
  4. The Mom Edit
  5. Becoming Minimalist

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Have a great weekend!

16 comments | Comment

16 comments

  1. Anna says:

    Regarding the 8 books…I’m dying for you to read some Barbara Pym, and Excellent Women is an excellent place to start. I picked that book up after reading several “literary greats” praising her and I wasn’t disappointed. Also, the Mitford sisters are one of my weird obsessions. I liked Pursuit of Love (and Love in a Cold Climate), and I’ve read several biographies about them/by them. I have not, however, read Hons and Rebels, but I think I need to find a copy. The tie-in to Jane is that Nancy and Jessica’s sister is the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire and is responsible for saving Chatsworth from the estate tax and turning it into the tourist destination it is now. And Chatsworth is of course the inspiration for Pemberley.

    • Steph J says:

      I second Barbara Pym–I pulled Excellent Women off a library shelf on account of the title and really enjoyed it. I’ve since read several of her books.

      • Jeannie says:

        I agree completely. And if you liked Rebecca and Jane Eyre, you’ll like Kate Morton’s The Distant Hours. WOW, what a book — you were right to recommend that one for me last week, Anne. It kept me engrossed during a bumpy, stomach-churning plane descent. It kept me reading long past the time I should have turned out the light at bedtime. It is unputdownable!

  2. Amy says:

    I got potions too! I’ll be the one who’s early, at the front of the class, with a good pen. Basically, you should look for Hermione.

  3. Leigh Kramer says:

    SHUT UP! I can’t believe my blog was included as a reader favorite. What a fun surprise!

    Also, Rebecca doesn’t make sense in that Jane Austen comparable books article. It’s great but not Austen-ish. Love the library infographic!

    • liz n. says:

      And I’m taking Herbology. I hope an overview of muggle gardening is included, because my zucchini did not do well this year.

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