The shoulds in my life are many. I should join the gym in my office building, I should eat fewer baked goods, I should finish reading that Haruki Murakami book on my nightstand. But one thing I never have trouble making time for is reading online. You can see where my priorities lie. Here’s the latest stuff I’m digging.
1. “You can be influenced by a book you haven’t read, by the idea of something you’ve merely heard of.”
I’ve been experimenting with different e-newsletters, and so far two have made the cut for longterm reading: 1. the Ann Friedman Weekly for great reads and thoughtful links and 2. Now I Know for daily weird trivia and interesting factoids.
3. Have you read…?
- A delightfully short guide to reading more
- I fear for a future where chocolate is more expensive. Can a cocoa research center help? (And how do I get a job there? Haha.)
- Measles is making a comeback. Ugh.
- The Henry Ford of Books: If you are any kind of writer or reader, you may enjoy this profile of James Patterson, who has a 24-book contract, multiple co-authors, a 20,000-square-feet manse in Florida, and a writing bed where he outlines his upcoming work.
It’s got to be some kind of sign that my daily reading feed had Orange-Glazed Polenta Cake (drool) right next to a recipe for Burnt Orange Salty Caramel Sauce. (The sign is saying, “OMG, eat me, where’s the vanilla ice cream?”)
PS – But then again, maybe I should go for these no-bake cookie bars?
Top photo via NASA, because space is awesome