It’s a big weekend for us here since our very favorite girl will be celebrating her birthday! So there’s lots to love about this week.
around the web
I have learned to love my Kindle (you can pack 100 books in one suitcase), but I’m thrilled by the resurgence of print.
I am insanely, ridiculously excited that the Cure is planning a 2016 concert tour.
Well, yes, everybody should be studying Buffy.
on the blog: Nine new fall books that should probably be on your library list.
in the magazine: It’s looking like we’ll be breaking our total page number record with the winter issue. There’s some terrific stuff coming in!
from the archives: I love this post from Idzie about why boredom can be a good thing.
I’m listening to Pride and Prejudice on audiobook (it is only $1.95 if you download the free ebook on your Kindle—totally worth it!) because it’s like the literary equivalent of mashed potatoes—comfort food for the brain.
Apparently, this is my week for intellectual comfort food because I’ve also been rereading The Crocodile on the Sandbank, the first in the Amelia Peabody series. (If you like Agatha Christie and Egyptology, this series is probably right up your alley.)
My kids have been reading the Warrior Cats series out loud together, and they’re pretty adorable about it. I like it so much when my daughter likes a book so much she wants to share it with her little brother—it’s the best reading inspiration he could have.
Invader Zim inspired this year’s Halloween costumes, so we’ve been enjoying a Zim marathon this week while carefully embroidering alien masks. Jason has promised to wheel me around our neighborhood for trick-or-treating, so wish us luck.
My creative writing students are publishing a magazine this year, and I’m so proud of their hard work. Seriously, that class is often the high point of my week—I love the energy and enthusiasm they bring to the project.
I am bopping along on my holiday knitting. (I’m halfway through with my daughter’s very pink Boxy.) What about you?
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