Another Sunday, another set of interesting posts from all around the web! I meant to get this up last week, but I went out of town to hang out with Kelly & Rachel. (And I was admittedly distracted by Pokemon Go, which is my newest life obsession.) I admire a lot of these individuals for their creative, thoughtful content, and I hope you like their posts as much as I do. (You should also follow their blogs!) If you've encountered any interesting posts this week, I'd love if you leave links in the comments section!
- One of my favorite blog series in the whole entire universe is Her Story: Ladies in Literature, an annual event hosted by Jen of Pop! Goes the Reader. This year, one of my favorite posts in that series was by Sarah Glenn Marsh, who wrote about Sabriel and Lirael in The Abhorsen Chronicles.
- Slight spoiler warning for anyone who has not read the Wallflowers series, my favorite historical romance series from Lisa Kleypas so far (and if you haven't read it... you need to). Now that I've gotten that out of the way, feast your eyes on the latest cover reveal for a book in Lisa's Ravenel series, Devil in Spring... which is about the song of one of the Wallflowers couples. (MY HEART CANNOT HANDLE THE AWESOMENESS OF THIS NEWS.)
- While I'm fortunate to have some of my best friends living close by, I also have friends who are halfway around the world (in the Philippines and in Australia). It's not always easy to maintain long distance relationships (whether romance or friendship or family), but it's so worth it. I loved reading this writer's list of thing that only people with long distance friendships will understand, because she totally nailed it.
- When it's summertime, I struggle with having to be in the office five days a week for eight hours a day. Reading Emily's thoughts on how to make the week feel more like the weekend was really inspiring, and I've employed some of her ideas in my day-to-day.
- While I still haven't really explored the world of Hamilton just yet, I do find Lin-Manuel Miranda to be a really smart, well-spoken, inspiring person. I really enjoyed reading the commencement speech he gave at UPenn, and think it's well worth checking out.
- "And what I think we all need more than anything is this: permission to be wherever the fuck we are when we're there." I've been feeling a little restless in my own skin lately, particularly when I measure my life against those of other people I know. But this article point blank reminds me that I should truly be where I am in this particular time, and understand that my life isn't always necessarily something I can control.
- Angel shares how her mother influenced her love of classic novels. It's a really interesting piece that certainly has me thinking about how I hope to approach my children when it comes to classics and reading one day.
- This hotel just seems like the perfect haunt for any booklover. From the moment I read this post, I immediately wanted to go and visit (and hopefully, I actually get to do that one day).
- It's always interesting for me to trace the pattern of my reading life, because my interest (in genres, in authors, etc) waxes and wanes. I was reminded yet again of how this is something that happens to everyone as Jamie muses about what happens when your go-to genre shifts.