Cheers to the Weekend 8.24.18

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It's finally cooling off around here! We're ready to enjoy jeans and maybe even *gasp* sweaters on our weekly coffee date while we catch up. We're also planning our final summer dinner parties now that it isn't miserably hot outside and actually gets dark before 10pm, but honestly, we're really just excited for fall dinners! The end of August is when we get antsy for autumn to start, and this year is no exception. What are you guys up to this weekend?

 

Around the Web

Apparently the blogosphere was preoccupied with reading slumps this week. Ways to get out of them, best books to get you out of them, and advice and musings on the nature of them. Is the end of summer sending us all into slow reading periods?

Did finishing To All The Boys I've Loved Before give you a book hangover? Here's a great list of books to pick up next! Incidentally, I just read one of these!

Speaking of Lara Jean, how amazing is this watch party of the Netflix movie of To All The Boys I've Loved Before?? 

Do you think this is cool or crazy?

And how do we feel about the re-emergence of chain bookstores? This was a more complex issue than I expected.

Finally, if you saw Crazy Rich Asians this week and loved it, guess what? The sequel is already in the works!

 

Instagram

A moody feed perfect for fall, filled with lifestyle shots that make us want to think more creatively

Franziska is the cutest and has the loveliest space filled with books

We absolutely love the mix of fun and contemporary literary novels, taken wherever she goes. I feel like we could probably sit and talk books for hours.

 

What We're Reading

Michaela - I'm planning to focus on finishing Where the Crawdads Sing this weekend, if I don't get too distracted by the rest of the Jenny Han novels! I'm also working on Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows and really enjoying it as well. I've had kind of a weird reading month, so I'm hoping to finish with something great!

Rikki - This past week I read The Best We Could Do, an excellent graphic novel on immigrating from Viet Nam. Coincidentally, I also read and finished Inside Out & Back Again, which was about a young girl's transition from immigrating from Viet Nam. My oldest and I are buddy reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond, I'm about halfway through; it's a great middle grade story. Lastly, I read The Pearl by John Steinbeck and read to almost the end, deciding I didn't want to actually read the sad ending. I didn't love this one as much, it just broke my heart the whole time.

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