Linking up with Leigh Kramer to share what I’ve been into lately.
And that is my month in a nutshell.
Sure, we sat out on the patio, walked to the park, cheered on the kids’ baseball teams, and planted tomatoes. But it’s the moving—and the resulting craziness that spilled into every aspect of our lives—that made (or broke?) our May.
What I’m reading
I frantically finished a few books just before the summer reading guide dropped on May 15. These were books that I was almost certain I wanted to include in the guide, but needed to completely finish to make sure: The Funeral Dress, Creativity, Inc., Wait Till Next Year.
Now that the summer reading guide is yet, I’m diving head-first into my own summer reading list (and my summer syllabus). Currently on my nightstand: I Capture the Castle, Booked, Landline, The Bridge Tender.
And don’t hate me: I started—and abandoned—The Aviator’s Wife. Whatever you call that hyper-specific genre of fiction—the one that houses The Paris Wife, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, Loving Frank—just isn’t my thing.
I keep remembering books I intend to read this summer that haven’t made my reading lists: All Creatures Great and Small, I Shall Be Near to You, Love and Salt. How long does summer last? I need six months to get through all these books!
I’m not watching anything. Even Emma Approved is on hiatus. What am I missing?
The best way to decorate.
Not a bad summer uniform.
Tis the season.
Cold brew coffee float.
My mantra in the new house.
If I could wear this every day I would.
Reading nook for the win.
A book page dress.
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Best of the web
I’m totally stealing this awesome idea for summer reading.
Focusing on the end game, not the next move. (Also: 70k for a keynote? Wowzers.)
A must-read if you work at home (or want to someday).
15 reasons to fall in love with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries all over again. As if you needed that many.
Ruch Reichl and Alice Waters talk food and writing.
Can we talk about hair? So perfectly, respectfully irreverent and deep.
A peek inside the mother-daughter collaboration that brought us the Little House series. (Oh my stars. Read!)
On the blog
The 5 book summer reading guide. (This was so hard to decide on but I kind of love it.)
How to quit diet coke.
What’s on MY summer reading list? Because I am nothing if not optimistic.
Self-awareness makes everything better.
Nerdy books to make you smarter this summer.
What were you into in May?
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