Happy Friday! Do you have big plans for the holiday weekend? We do not, as it turns out, so let me live vicariously through you!
As I sometimes do on weekends, I wanted to share some things I’ve found interesting or entertaining around the web lately.
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Keep this in mind for when we can travel again: You can rent Jane Austen’s family home in Bath, England on Airbnb.
You know I’m fascinated by these tiny spaces. Here’s another fabulous studio apartment (350 square feet) in NYC. I love how what this space lacks in size, it makes up for in style.
Speaking of the Post Office, I ordered a couple of sheets of these stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. It was a fun way to support the Post Office right now.
James Farmer’s new book Arriving Home: A Gracious Southern Welcome was released last month and it’s gorgeous. I pre-ordered it and it was such a happy day when it arrived.
Here are some notable books that are Kindle Deals at the time I’m writing this.
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard. I read this years ago and remember it being very compelling. It’s the story of 13 year-old Henry and his single mother Adele, and what happens when a man enters their life under mysterious circumstances over Labor Day weekend. Perfect timing for holiday weekend reading!
Welcome to the United States of Anxiety: Observations from a Reforming Neurotic by Jen Lancaster. Fans of Jen’s humorous memoirs (that’s me!) will be happy to see this one pop up. Written before COVID, Jen was already taking on all the ways the news, social media, and FOMO are making us anxious and what we can do about it. This book has a release date of October 1; you can pre-order the Kindle version for $4.99, or Prime members can get it for free and available to read right now as your September First Reads choice.
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. I have yet to read any of Chanel Cleeton’s books but I hear SUCH good things about them. From the publisher: After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity—and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution.
I hope you have a wonderful, long holiday weekend.