Links I love and what’s on my nightstand.

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.”

bookstore browsing

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.

Highly anticipated 2015 releases to add to your TBR list.

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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  1. I love the routines article… daily walks for the win! … but I’m afraid I could never be a supportive partner to a genius, because there is * no way * I’m going to put toothpaste on an adult toothbrush 😉

  2. Meredith says:

    Middlemarch is SO GOOD! Read it on my kindle two years ago – I could totally read it again. I’d love to hear the audible recording too, might be fun – is the narrator good??

  3. Dana says:

    Loved No Ordinary Time. Doris Kearns Goodwin is a remarkable writer/historian.

    The Bully Pulpit by her is also good.

    I have had Middlemarch on my bookshelf for a couple of years but I have not tackled it yet. I want to do so soon…I just started a 1,000 page fantasy novel that I got from the library so that is my priority for now. It has a wait list so I cannot renew it.

  4. Bethany says:

    Anne I’d love to hear what your book nerd score was. Mine was a 37. I actually thought it’d be higher but there were a few things that haven’t happened…yet.

  5. Joy Connor says:

    I always love your book recommendations and thought you might like this book.Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Father Gragory Boyle. A life changer and even better as an audiobook. I read it outloud to my husband on a road trip and cried the entire time.

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