Bookish things I'm loving on the internet this week: Glad I'm not the only one annoyed by Hillbilly Elegy. I will definitely be reading Omid Scobie's new book. I'm Jessica Fletcher. Which detective are you? So true.
What I'm loving on the internet this week: Not book or arts-related at all, but this made me laugh so hard. I can't go back to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, but I'm going to check out some of the streaming shows this weekend. Some are live, some recorded, some ticketed, some free. The … Continue reading Friday Fun Links
In part because of starting this blog, and in part because I just like making reading plans (even if they fall apart later), I set out stacks of books by month for the rest of the year. I kind of tried to theme them and also work in books for my various reading challenges. August's … Continue reading The August Line-Up
It's OK for someone not to like the same books you like, and it's really annoying to hear, "I can't believe you haven't read XYZ!!" about a book that just doesn't interest you. Read Deirdre Coyle's excellent essay on the men who insist women need to read Infinite Jest. How do crime novels contribute to … Continue reading Friday Fun Links
SO EXCITED about a miniseries adaptation of one of my favorite books, Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love. This interview with Sarah Broom, whose book The Yellow House I'm planning to read next month. You can't vote if you aren't registered. Do it today! This Smithsonian article about Gene Stratton Porter came out earlier this … Continue reading Friday Fun Links
What I'm loving on the internet this week: Analyses of celebrity bookshelves seen on video conferences. Royals/British politicians, mostly Americans, and more mostly Americans. More of this, please. Vanity Fair's interview with the multi-talented Nicole Byer, who has a new book out. The Paris Review's article on Fanny Fern, a mid-1800s newspaper columnist who wrote … Continue reading Friday Fun Links
What I'm loving on the internet this week: Taco Bell Quarterly, a new literary magazine. Bizarre, inventive, delightful. I can't resist a reading list. One positive outcome of the coronavirus is that some festivals are going online, which makes them far more accessible. Watch the 2020 JASNA Jane Austen Festival on YouTube. Fiona the Hippo … Continue reading Friday Fun Links
I have had this reading nook in the works for maybe a year and finally finished it by getting a lamp and a recycled-stump side table! I'm looking forward to having a place to read that isn't the couch (i.e., away from the TV) or bed. Where do you like to read?
What I'm loving on the internet right now: Beans, smoky dried peppers, and mint-sage tea from Native Seeds/SEARCH. They also sell cookbooks and books about the American Southwest (I bought the Rancho Gordo Vegetarian Kitchen and Decolonize Your Diet). These old Cosmo magazine covers at Go Fug Yourself. I have so many questions about these … Continue reading Friday Fun Links