Cheers to the Weekend 5.25.18

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Summer is finally within reach and we have a long weekend ahead of us! The sun has been shining, the temperatures have been pleasantly warm, and our gardens are starting to take off. We're so looking forward to more dinner parties outside as well as some events within our community that we will be taking part in. I've had a cold all week, which has sucked, but I'm finally feeling 99% better and looking forward to our weekly Saturday morning girl date and some spring cleaning this weekend! What are you up to?

 

Around the web

A great list of some summer releases to look forward to!

This list of ways to improve your reading life really resonated with us.

Love a great book to film adaptation? All our favorites are on this list, plus we found a couple new ones.

Traveling this summer? Stop by one of these famous literary attractions. Send us a postcard! No seriously, do it!

These are great party hosting tips, and super down to earth. Taking notes. 

 

Instagram

We are loving the gorgeously photographed mix of books and the natural world over at starboard.books!

Books by the pool in some of the best, most interesting composed shots we've seen of their kind. 

Persephone books has a beautiful account, and is a small press who is doing something really unique; take a look!

 

What We're Reading

Michaela - I've been kind of jumping between books, but I'm really loving A Closed and Common Orbit and Swimmer Among the Stars right now! Hoping to finish both this week. 

Rikki - This week, I finished The Handmaid's Tale and Unaccustomed Earth. Solid unexpected reads for this month. Admittedly, I'm still trying to get through Spin the Golden Light Bulb, even though my son has read it plus its sequel. I just started Prodigal Summer and love its natural elements (right up my alley!) and I'm listening to Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, and wow, what a powerful and beautiful book! Anyway, all of this is taking a backseat for the moment so I can reading Write Like this for a new class I just started. It's actually one of the most interesting books I've read for a class assignment.