Happy Friday Links
I’ve had an influx of new readers/subscribers this week. Welcome! I’m happy you’re here, and I hope you stick around for some bookish goodness. Elizabeth Held over atlinked to Sonovelicious in her Monday newsletter, and that is where most of the new readers came from this week. Thanks again, Elizabeth!
I don’t know about you, but days seem to be flying by lately. Most of the time, I’m not sure what day it is anymore, but I always seem to know when it’s Friday. I guess that’s built in from working all these years. Most every other Friday, I land in your inbox with some links and other goodies that have interested me, and I’m excited to share with you, so let’s get started.
What a fun look back into the history of flight attendant uniforms.
What a great article about Jesmyn Ward. This NY Times gift link takes the reader on a tour of where she grew up. She also talks about her books and the part of her history in those books.
I record CBS Sunday Morning every week and watch the segments that interest me. I usually don’t watch these types of stories, but I’m glad I watched this segment about Sunflowers.
I had no idea this was a thing, did you? In Jennifer Caloyeras's Books Are My People newsletter earlier this week, she tells how anyone can be a part of history by transcribing all kinds of documents for several different organizations.
This Texas Monthly article highlights how independent bookstores are thriving in Texas. I’m fortunate to have Interabang Books and several used bookstores within a few miles of my home.
BookRiot has recently celebrated its twelfth anniversary. This BookRiot article celebrates by looking back at some milestones along the way, the twelve things they’ve learned over the years, and why it feels “that everything old is new again.”
I love jigsaw puzzles, and my cat also loves them; unfortunately, not in the same way I do. If you like puzzles, here is an excellent article from MomAdvice.com about puzzles with several bookish options. Amy Allen Clark also has a podcast, a Patreon, and writes about books. You can sign up for her weekly newsletter through the link above.
The Overdrive/Libby people answer the “fifteen most frequently asked questions.” I’m a Libby lover, but I realize it’s not always obvious where to find specific things, and this article answers some of those burning questions.
Who knew that buildings could have their own zip code? I sure didn’t, but this Daily Passport article tells you about five of them.
If you are going to Disney World anytime soon, this Thrillist article might just be what you are looking for. This in-depth guide about the Disney World resort gives the traveler all the information needed to have a fantastic trip to Disney World.
Independent bookstores are great for communities. They provide author and book events, story hours for children, books & gifts, and so much more. If you missed it the first time, you can read about several author-owned bookstores here.
If you are looking for a book subscription box, here is a past newsletter with several to choose from. While some of the offerings may have changed a bit in the last year, all still offer book subscription boxes. These make great gifts for the reader in your life and yourself, too.
What do your fall weekends look like? What does your fall reading life look like? Do you like to read spooky books for Halloween? I don’t like spooky or horror, so my reading doesn’t change much during this season of reading. I’ve got a couple of books that I should be able to finish this weekend. I hope you have a wonderful, restful weekend and you do the things that fill your soul. Happy reading!