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What’s in store for your weekend? I’m looking forward to a combination of work and play these next few days. I hope YOU have something to look forward to.

My favorite finds from around the web:

Tomorrow is Independent Bookstore Day! Librofm has a $5 or less sale to celebrate. Will you be stopping by your local indie? (Don’t miss my list of 8 independent bookstores I want to visit—the comments are a treasure trove!)

The 9 Biggest Myths About Nonfiction Trade Publishing, Debunked.

Wondering what to wear? This visual guide will help you cultivate your personal style. (My friend Mel sent me this—she finds the best stuff!)

This reading is a lifestyle sweatshirt is pure joy. (Here I am wearing it on Instagram; don’t miss our delightful new What Should I Read Next episode with Abbigail Glen, owner of Charlotte’s bookstore Shelves and creator of this readerly apparel!)

Why your home’s worst feature might be key to creating more joy. “Awkward spaces force us to come up with unexpected solutions that make a space feel unique.”

Don’t Overthink It is here—in Turkish!

Fore-edge painting and indexing. I hadn’t thought about fore-edge indexing before. Do you do this? Such possibilities!

Got Home Pizza Mastered? Graduate to the Calzone. Challenge accepted, complete with Parks and Rec-inspired giggles.

How Serena Williams Saved Her Own Life. That’s not hyperbole, as you’ll see.

Flash sale happening now: get your Craftsy Premium Membership for only $0.99 for your first full year (normally $89.99). Of course there’s great home and craft content here, but they also have a surprising number of writing courses.

‘Where the bats hung out’: How a basement hideaway at UC Berkeley nurtured a generation of blind innovators. “Genius is forged by community.”

Home is a Cup of Tea. This is lovely.

The 25 best podcasts for writers. Loved seeing What Should I Read Next included here!

Don’t miss these posts:

12 Feel-good fiction books you can read in an afternoon. If you’re leaning toward the lighter side of your reading tastes these days, this list is for you.

6 favorite independent bookstores. Independent Bookstore Day is this weekend!

5 tricks to help you read when reading feels hard.

Upcoming Events:

May 19: Summer Reading Guide Unboxing: This is the best book party on the interwebs! In a ninety-minute live session, I reveal every title in the Summer Reading Guide, and tell readers why I chose it. This members-only event is for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Clubbers and What Should I Read Next patrons. Members get the guide just after the Unboxing—which means they get it four days early, with bonus content.

May 23: 2022 MMD Summer Reading Guide releases! Details here.

May 24: Live discussion with Bethany C. Morrow: Time for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club discussion of So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix with author Bethany C. Morrow!

You can find more upcoming events here.

Have a great weekend!

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