Hi there IBC,
Happy to kick off chapter two with a bit of a ridiculous anecdote. This week was spent in a serious battle with the heat and humidity of the mid-Atlantic, where we have effectively skipped spring and gone straight to the heart of summer. Regardless, that leaves my partner and I constantly seeking air conditioning.
What is a book lover to do when it’s too hot to breathe? Oh, yes, duck into every bookstore you see! While down in Washington, DC for the day I dropped by Kramer’s Books for a browse (and bought a book). Then literally the next day, at the end of a long walk, my partner and I popped into Barnes & Noble just for a second (coming away with three books). Then only two days later we found ourselves in another Barnes & Noble picking up an emergency book when a Kindle battery died mid-jury duty.
For those counting, that’s five books within a week. We have a problem. Then two publishers sent me books this week, which was absolutely lovely and exciting, but it puts the tally at seven books entering our house.
Whoops!! Guess that we’re going to need some more bookshelves!
Have y’all hauled some books lately? Let me know in the comments.
Links We Love
- We found this list of 18 books that will stay with you your entire life a little predictable, but it’s still some nostalgic fun.
- The New Yorker shared this beautiful ode to Arnold Lobel, the author of Frog and Toad, highlighting how he used the stories of amphibious friendship as the beginning of his coming out to his family.
- If I could get my niece addicted to anything on Netflix, it would be the new adaptation of The Little Prince, coming this August.
- I might like Austyn’s take better (personal bias), but Slate’s words on Paper Girls is totally worth a read.
- This post from Book Riot made me want to join a library’s summer reading program (for adults).