Happy Weekend Links


Happy weekend readers,

While Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer. Schools are starting this week in many places; in Texas, school began a couple of weeks ago. It will be a few more weeks before the weather starts changing, but I enjoy the feeling of fall weather. My daughter took my oldest grandson to NY this week to get him settled in at college. My younger grandkids are already talking about what kind of theatrical character they want to be for Halloween. There are only two grandkids left that want to trick-or-treat; lots of changes going on, and I don’t know that I thought these kinds of changes would affect me, but they are.

I’ve been swamped at work this week. A short week always makes me feel behind, especially this week because of the deadline on the 15th. I’ve found a few interesting tidbits on the internet this week, so here we go.

  • This New Yorker article about e-books, the pandemic, and the changes that happened at Overdrive was fascinating.

  • I think we all have rituals in our lives. I love to hear about readers’ bookish rituals.

  • Marion Winik, the host of The Weekly Reader podcast, gives us the “behind the scenes” of a book reviewer’s life, hers.

  • I enjoy learning how to read better (we do this a lot in MMD Book Club), and this article helps you define and then find the theme in the book you are reading.

  • In keeping with the fall theme above, here are some links for some bookish fall decor and stickers here, here, and here.

  • I’ve never heard this before, but it makes sense to me. I learned something new today.

It’s hard to believe the 9/11 tragedy happened 20 years ago tomorrow; such grief and sadness, and then a nation coming together to grieve for everyone and everything that was lost and taken from us. I was not affected personally and for that I’m grateful, but for the people that lost a loved one, I can’t image what they have gone through the last 20 years. We as a nation continue to grieve for them to this day. I’m still at a loss for words, I’ll just leave it at this.

I hope you have a great weekend, get some rest, and finish a book or two. After all, a day without reading is a horrible day. Happy Reading!