Happy Friday Links


Happy Friday, readers,

I hope you’ve had a good week. I’m so glad the weekend is here; no work for me. I’ve passed another 15th of the month tax deadline; just one more this year, and then it starts all over again next year. I’ve got my retirement date set, and I’ve got seven more 15th of the month deadlines, and then I’ll be free from this forever.

Enough about me, what’s going on with you this week? Have you finished any books this week that you couldn’t wait to talk to someone else about? I’d love to be that someone if you want to tell me about it. I haven’t added anything to my TBR this week, so I’m due for a few new books.

This edition of Happy Friday Links will be shorter this week as I haven’t found a lot of good stuff that I think my readers might like. That’s unusual as I usually find more than I can use in any one newsletter. Maybe that has something to do with being so busy at work and not having a lot of extra time to peruse the internet.

  • Freya Samsom, The Last Chance Library author, gives writers five reasons to check out our local libraries. This is also good for non-writers.

  • I love Colson Whitehead’s previous books, and I have his newest one, Harlem Shuffle, as an ARC that I haven’t read yet, but it’s moving its way to the top of my TBR. In this article, he tells us why he wrote the novel he did.

  • I was excited to see this about Zibby Owens. She does so much to elevate authors and their books; I can’t wait to see where she takes this.

  • Anne Bogel’s new book My Reading Life: A Book Journal comes out on Tuesday, September 21st. I’m so excited, and I can’t wait to get mine in the mail.

  • I became fascinated with British royalty via Netflix’s The Crown. This Book Riot article shares 15 books related to the British Royal Family. I’ve read six from this list and enjoyed each of them.

  • I’ve never been to a Broadway show, but traveling up the east coast and spending time in NY City and along with seeing a Broadway show, is a retirement dream of mine. I loved this Today show feature about Broadway.

Coming up next week is the second newsletter in the Book Club Series. Learn what makes a book a “great” book club book. Have a great weekend, and I’d love to hear about the books you are reading. Happy Reading!