Links I love.

Links I love.

 True friends are always together in spirit

true friends are always together in spirit

• “I’ve thought about growing out my bangs,” a friend once said to me. “But how will people know I’m interesting?” (My stylist keeps talking me out of growing out mine. Is this why?)

10 “grammar rules” it’s okay to break (sometimes). (Best line: “As far as I’m concerned, ‘whom’ is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.”)

• These dreamy new Anne of Green Gables editions are going to turn me into a collector.

19 magical bookshops every book lover must visit. The names of these towns are almost as good as the names of the shops themselves.

• Why don’t authors compete? “Authors don’t try to eliminate others from the shelf, in fact, they seek out the most crowded shelves they can find to place their books. They eagerly pay to read what everyone else is writing.”

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What I’m reading: spiritual memoirs and historical fiction. (If you want to build your TBR list, this is the post for you.)

5 favorite Jane Austen-inspired romantic comedies. It’s the weekend; maybe you could curl up with one of these?

Disorganization: it’s EXHAUSTING.

The 3-book giveaway is still open, and check out today’s great Kindle deals here. So much good stuff—especially for a weekend. (I’ll tell you here so you don’t miss it: All the Light We Cannot See is $4.99 today, compared to $11. If you’ve been dying to read this new release and are still #89 on the library wait list,  here’s your chance.)

UPDATE: Hold the phone. Lena Dunham’s brand-new book Not that Kind of Girl is on sale for $4.99 for Kindle. (I haven’t read it. Should I?)

Have a great weekend!

17 comments | Comment

17 comments

  1. Back in grad school a stylist made me grow my bangs out because I wanted to look older and they were giving me a “Winnie Cooper look”. I think she was right. I have a very round face. You don’t have that problem!

  2. Breanne says:

    Interesting article on bangs. And that is exactly the reason I toy with getting them again, because they are interesting and give a bit of the mystique.

  3. Sarah M says:

    Sigh. Why do all of those bookstores have to be in Europe? I love the boat ones!
    Also, I will totally go out of my way and rearrange my sentence structure to avoid the word “whom”.
    Sarah M

  4. Lacey says:

    Loved reading these links but I’ve gotta say … I did not warm to the Anne illustrations. That’s not the Anne in my mind! Beautiful colours though.

  5. Jennifer says:

    What is your favorite Anne book? Anne of the Island has been my favorite for many years, though I re-read the entire series annually. I do think more of the married/with children books may grow on me more as I now have children of my own!

  6. Janet says:

    Though it bothers me to deliberately mutilate a book, I love this. Guess I’ll have to find a trashy book to do in. I’ve never read Sophie Kinsella either.

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