What are you doing this weekend? I’m wrapping up a busy week and looking forward to some quality time with my family under the hot sun, as well as some quality reading time. I also hope to finish my Ted Lasso rewatch! (In case you missed it: I talked about this in a post this week about 9 little things I love right now.)
I hope this collection of interesting reads and favorite things will help you lighten your mood for the weekend.
My reading adventuresalmost here!
If you are in Seaside, FL on August 2nd, I will beSundog booksfor signing on the day of release at 12:00 PM Central Time. I would love to see you there!
My favorite finds from around the web:
- That voice you hear? It could be hers. Hilarious profile of audiobook author and narrator Julia Whelan. (Giveaway link.) Julia appeared on this week’s episode of What Should I Read Next and is full of great book recommendations! Listen to Episode 340: The Secret Life of an Audiobook Storyteller.
- How to fall in love with reading again. “You’ll never become a reader wanting to read more, listen exclusively to podcasts, or sit next to a book scrolling through Instagram. (Even buying books does not make you a reader, as I have unfortunately found out.)” This wonderful work belongs to the author of our November. Mrs. Darcy’s Contemporary Book Club choice
- Craftsy is having a hot summer deal: get a premium membership for only $0.99 for your first full year (regularly $89.99). Crafts, of course, but also cooking, baking, gardening and writing!
- 14 of the most beautiful outdoor restaurants in Europe. Take me there!
- Alice Eliot Dark writes that women in their 80s are like men in their 30s. Great interview and behind the scenes Item of scholarshipsa 2022 Summer Reading Guide choice
- This “Athing-Goes” salsa will change the way you think about leftover vegetables. That sounds great!
- Booker Prize 2022 longlist coming out
- I did this spinach and red pepper frittata every few days. I keep the pieces in the fridge and wake up with breakfast ready. Such a good way to start the day!
- What counts as seeing. A fantastic conversation between journalist Ed Yong and disability activist Alice Wong.
- Has an iconic book series been completely destroyed? I’m all for any format that encourages children to read.
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- 20 books with experienced female characters. For readers looking for good books with main characters not only in their twenties and thirties.
- 8 Basic Workouts That Make Pull Ups A Little More Fun. Fun workout clothes can really make a difference!
- August 2nd: Book Signing at Sundog Books in Seaside, FL:I’ll be there at 12pm CT with my new baby diaryMy reading adventures.
- August 11: Start your reading life with a mystery: A selection of popular genres that audiences like: Mystery. This is aMrs. Darcy’s Contemporary Book Clubthe event.
- August 18: Austin at the August Tea Party: This is Austin in August! We are readingIntelligence and sensitivityand have tea with culinary expert and self-proclaimed Anglophile Caitlin fromGeraldine + Virginia.We will learn the history of the Regency era and modern tea etiquette to enhance our experience of reading Austen. This is aMrs. Darcy’s Contemporary Book Clubthe event.
- August 25: Live Discussion with Penn Shepherd:Time for oursMrs. Darcy’s Contemporary Book ClubdiscussionCartographerswith author Peng Shepherd!
- August 27: Mind and Sensibility Party: Stream, buy, borrow or rent the movie and then join us as we all press play on the 1995 version of the movieIntelligence and sensitivity, all together at the same time. We’ll be using Zoom’s chat feature to share our thoughts as we watch! This is aMrs. Darcy’s Contemporary Book Clubthe event.
You can find more upcoming eventshere.
Have a good weekend!