Cheers to the Weekend 6.29.18

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It's somehow already the last weekend in June, and did this month completely escape anyone else? We're enjoying hiking and kayaking and eating outside; basically soaking up all our favorite outdoor activities. Definitely looking forward to more beach time, family BBQ's, and of course, summer literary dinner parties as the June gloom recedes and summer gets into full swing, too!

I'm headed to Montana this weekend to visit my grandmother; it's become a kind of family tradition to spend 4th of July in her small town watching their parade, going to rodeo, and ending the night on the lawn of the local library gazing up at the fireworks. I put out a call for road trip buddy read recommendations on this post if you happen to know a book that will please my super picky brother while not boring me to death, because our reading styles are verrrrryyy different. What are you guys up to this weekend? 

 

Around the Web

A lovely article of a bookstore in Scotland and what it was like running the shop for one day. So dreamy.

Forget books set in New York, try some of these from Michaela's home town!

We never get tired of reading about people curate their home libraries  or of tips for our own.

Some unconventional summer reading guides for the anti-beach read. We LOVE this list!

A seriously impressive list of one of my very favorite book formats.

 

Instagram

A beautiful bookish life in London with mellow tones and all the books you can't resist.

My two passions combined, the farm life and love of books is beautifully documented in Helen's feed.

Erica's new feed is a lively combination of real life, good food, and .

 

What We're Reading

Michaela - I finally polished off the rest of Swimmer Among the Stars, which was SUCH a good story collection; heart eyes forever on that one, and am hoping to finish Cannery Row tonight before I leave on my road trip to Montana. I'm taking the most page turnery books I own with me on vacation: Spinning Silver, Circe, What We Were Promised, and Social Creature. Too many for just a week? Probably, but I don't mind!

Rikki - I recently finished The Help, and couldn't put it down. I admire the courage it took to write that book and the honest portrayal of life during that time in that location, and the movie was excellent to follow up with. I am just picking up our newest buddy read, Cannery Row, and can't wait for some time to dive in! Lastly, I've also started Michaela's favorite, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.