Favorite finds from around the web:
• How Harper Lee’s long-lost sequel was found. “Lee recalled that when she turned in the manuscript for Go Set a Watchman, her editor asked her rewrite the book from the perspective of Scout as a child. “I was a first-time writer, so I did what I was told.”
• The daily routines of geniuses. “For these geniuses, a routine was more than a luxury — it was essential to their work. As Currey puts it, ‘A solid routine fosters a well-worn groove for one’s mental energies and helps stave off the tyranny of moods.'”
• What’s your book nerd score? “Think you’re a book nerd? Yeah, you’re probably right.”
What I’m reading this week:
• On Audible: Middlemarch. Ten hours in and I might finally be hooked.
• No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Do you see my strategic mistake? Reading two 800+ page books at the same time is a bad idea.
Best of the blog:
• What’s saving my life right now. I’ve loved reading all the things that are saving YOUR soul and your sanity this winter.
• Every ten years you have to remake everything. “You break things, you put them back together. That’s how you remake everything.”
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Have a great weekend!