Cheers to the Weekend 8.3.18

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Well hello there, August! This weekend is one of our last slow ones before the last bits of summer traveling, and school starting up again for our kids in a couple weeks. We've had a cooler week around here, which just feels like fall is teasing us, but summer is definitely here to stay for a while longer. We both have projects around our homes we're working on, and Rikki is finishing the last few days of classes this quarter this coming week. What are you up to?

 

AROUND THE WEB

While I'm studying diverse literature for grad school right now, I'm loving all the articles that explain why it matters, this one in particular is really great.

If you're looking for places to find free audiobooks, this post is a great resource.

You all know we have a weakness a great book with lots of booze in it and here's an entire list. Heart eyes forever.

Fictional houses that are basically characters is one of our favorite things to come across in a story! I'm actually reading one right now.

I need this in my life: love stories for people who hate love stories. I tend to be put off by love plots in books lately (though give me alllll the kdramas!).

Speaking of drama: Kevin Kwan talks the real life inspiration behind Crazy Rich Asians!

I cannot get over the brilliance of this. A Twitter thread entirely about books that didn't get the hype they deserved from the past 10 years. Gird your loins, friends, because this is a TBR explosion waiting to happen. Even authors chimed in!

 

INSTAGRAM

An incredibly beautiful lifestyle feed that is constantly adding to my TBR

Hats off to a fellow "literary mom" getting through one book at a time

Reka shares some excellent classic books, and we so enjoying getting in on her discussions

 

WHAT WE'RE READING

Michaela - I put Spinning Silver on hold to read Circe for our read-along, but I'm happy to be finishing it off this weekend! After that I'm absolutely going to start Record of a Spaceborn Few, because the Wayfarers' series are some of my favorite books, and I am sooo excited about this third installment.

Rikki - I really enjoyed reading Marguerite Duras' The Lover this week. I also read Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai for diverse ya reading for my capstone project. And still enjoying reading my way through the long Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.