Links I love and what I’m reading this week.

Links I love and what I’m reading this week.

from instagram: one can never have too many copies of Anne of Green Gables

Favorite finds from around the web:

Parenthood’ and the strange case of the missing family drama. “We often salute the bloodiest television for its realness, for its unflinching look at the dark human soul and so forth. But which, truly, has the greater capacity to cause flinching: a husband and wife arguing over his meth business, or a husband and wife arguing over money and parenting?”

An artist replicates 7 generations of women in her family. “Photographer Christine McConnell not only imagined what she would look like as one her own ancestors, but she became them. McConnell created a series titled “7 Generations of American Women,” replicating portraits of her maternal blood line, dating back 200 years.

Reading Day: the ultimate staycation. “We can loll around in our pajamas all day with nothing more taxing to do than reheat food and make the incredibly important decision about whether to lie in bed or sit on the couch.”

17 small (and totally doable) tweaks that will change your year. Put a fruit bowl on your counter. A plant on your desk. Make your weekend plans on Wednesdsay.

On the blog:

10 books I can’t wait to read in 2015. In the coming months I’ll finally be able to get my hands on books I’ve been waiting years for.

7 books I’ve been meaning to read (that I’m crossing off the list in 2015). Good intentions don’t get books read, so last year I made a short list of books I’d been meaning to read for ages that I intended to finish before the year was out. That little plan worked, and I’m doing it again.

Survival strategies for winter, my least favorite season. Because winter’s a lot less fun once the twinkle lights come down, and it’s 8 degrees out right now.

What I’m reading:

Last night I finished listening to the audiobook of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (Hint: get a free Audible trial here.) This was an incredible book. I’m glad I didn’t read the jacket copy before I began. (Because I know you want to know: there is one disturbing but short sexual scene, and a little bit of language.)

I finally read The Thirteenth Tale, in two days.

I’m 2/3 of the way through Marilynne Robinson’s latest book Lila, which is absolutely gorgeous, as expected.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. DawnJoy says:

    HELP! My curiousity to see what the 17 tweaks are is too much. Ease my pain, please. (that was written in the yet undeveloped sarcasm font)

    • SoCalLynn says:

      I remember loving The Thirteenth Tale, so much that I kept it on my permanent book shelf. (I send a lot of my books out on PaperBackSwap.)

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