This is what I hope to be doing this weekend as it is going to be a very wet weekend--so best stay indoors and dry, right? And I have plenty of in progress/almost finished as well as new/I can't wait to start reading books. Curiously, however, I read better when I am not at home. And more curiously I think I read mostly at the gym while walking on the treadmill. But I am always happy to go in search of a coffee somewhere quiet where I can sit by a window with a book in hand. Think I'll do that this weekend, too.
If you are looking for some online bookish distractions, I've come across (as always) lots of interesting things to look at and read to send your way:
I really think this idea is cool. I know these short story dispensers can be found in Paris. I'm not sure how they would do in Omaha, but I know I would try it!
I didn't even know there was a British Book Award! For once I have read one of the books and have another on my TBR pile, which I hope to get to very soon.
On my mental to do list for this year I really think I need to read Elena Ferrante's quartet of books. I have the first two sitting and waiting. I feel like the last person on the planet (who is a reader) who has not yet read at least the first book. And now there is news of the forthcoming adaptation.
Kind of late, but I like the NYT's Overlooked project.
It's testament to how much I love reading crime and mystery novels. Of this list of The 7 Creepiest Manor Houses in Mystery I have read ALL but one. That never happens! And I know exactly where that Victoria Holt novel sits in my TBR pile.
However I've only gotten to two of the books on this list. (Shamefully?) I have ordered two of the books--cheap used copies, because I can never say no to Italian crime fiction.
With more and more libraries focusing on their digital collections, I see this happening more and more. I think it is not just a trend or threat in fine arts libraries, too.
I love postcards. I wonder if these are as cool in person as they appear online? Something to tuck away on my wishlist anyway.
Another work week draws to a close. I love Fridays, because there is still the whole weekend ahead to look forward to. However you spend it, have a good one!