Sat. Mar 25th, 2023

What’s in store for your weekend? We’ve got all four kids home, hurray!, and our weekend is packed with celebrations and heaps of good food. I would also dearly love to finish three books, which is unrealistic but doesn’t the idea sound great all the same?

I hope you have something to look forward to these next few days, and that this collection of interesting reads and favorite things helps ease you into that weekend frame of mind.

My favorite finds from around the web:

When will Gillian Flynn write the next ‘Gone Girl’? Later, it’s still a first draft. She’s a publisher now. (Chicago Grandstand) An unexpected author update.

Rick Steves Is Travel’s True Everyman. (Eater) We are lucky to have him.

Anthropologie is having a big sale this weekend: 30% off sale. I spied my favorite Fir and Firewood votives at a fantastic price, darling market sneakersand these Vintage Bookshelf Editions of Monopoly and Key, too! If you like to plan ahead, they have holiday mugs and adorable ornaments (like this measuring cup) included in the sale as well.

3 Reasons to Start Reading a Book Before Bed, According to Research and Sleep Pros. (Real Simple) As if I needed a reason!

I love the mug and the message: You’ve Got This.

How Duolingo Turned Me Into a Monster. (CNET) “It’s a story about Duolingo. But it’s really a story about doing the wrong things for the wrong reasons.”

A Writer’s Lament: The Better You Write, the More You Will Fail. (New York Times gift link) “A paradox defines writing: The public sees writers mainly in their victories but their lives are spent mostly in defeat.”

The Ecstasy of a Great Outfit. (Harper’s Bazaar) “Clothing is a form of language, a way of communicating. It’s a dialogue with both oneself and the wider world.”

Inexpensive printable wall art if you need a reminder to take things one step at a time.

‘Ted Lasso’ Season 3 took forever, but Jason Sudeikis promises fans ‘it’s all on the screen’. (USA TODAY) Who’s watching??

Ghostwriting 101. (Publishers Weekly) “Across my ghosting career, I’ve found that most people are too busy to pause and figure out the themes of their lives. It’s my job to capture the complexities and nuances of human experience in a way that rings true to the subject and the reader.”

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Lemon Zest-Thyme Marinade (Nummy Num Num) A quick, easy, and crowd-pleasing staple for grilling season. We’ve been making it for over ten years now!

Nobody knows what the point of homework is. (Vox) “There is still no research consensus on homework’s effectiveness; no one can seem to agree on what the right metrics are.”

From our archives:

15 recommended reads for those who dream of traveling to Paris. Whether you’re planning a trip to Paris and want to read books set there or simply looking for some armchair travel, this list is full of ideas!

My favorite Jane Austen movie adaptations. Some Jane Austen adaptations are phenomenal; some are more likely to leave you feeling like you are squandered two hours. Here’s my guide to the best versions.

14 introspective literary fiction books that are excellent on audio. Ever have to remind yourself you’re listening to fiction? These audiobooks are more like page-turning memoirs!

Have a great weekend!

By cb2gp