• Links I Love

    What I’m currently reading this weekend. Mary Beard’s SPQR A History of Ancient Rome. It’s a fascinating read on Rome and how it became a powerful city.

    How This Woman and Her Horse Made a Man’s Final Months Full of Life https://www.rd.com/article/copper-the-horse/

    How to Solve the New York Times Crossword Puzzle https://www.nytimes.com/guides/crosswords/how-to-solve-a-crossword-puzzle

    Just for fun: Daily Mini Crossword puzzle https://www.nytimes.com/crosswords/game/mini

    Fun Fact: M&Ms : As in Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie, the two businessmen who created the candy-coated chocolates M&Ms. The two men had a very contentious relationship, as Mars leveraged Murrie out of his 20 percent share in the company in 1949—years before M&Ms would become the best-selling candy in the U.S., paying him just $1 million for a share of business that would quickly be worth billions.

    FYI : Digitizing Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts University of Oxford https://www.ox.ac.uk/research/research-impact/digitising-jane-austens-fiction-manuscripts

  • Weekend Reading

    I’m always on the look out for a romance novel that I can read stress free (if you know what I mean). This is a perfect book to read over the weekend when you’re not binge watching on Netflix. The story reminds me of Bridget Jones in a way, but it’s not really a romantic comedy.

    It’s about two lawyers who went to law school together, had a relationship, cut it off, and then meet up again under an unusual circumstance.

    Not going to spoil it and tell you everything about the book. You’ll have to read it and find out!

    Happy reading!

  • Ickabog

    I just went to Target and picked up J.K. Rowling’s new book! The Ickabog.

    I started keeping up with the installments online, but then held back and stopped myself from reading anything further. That took a lot of will power. I wanted to really wait for it to come out in proper book format.

    And here it is! I have J.K. Rowling’s new book in my hands. The drawings inside are so much fun. They are made by children, and a very cool idea to include.

    Now I need to get some of my favorite desserts, find some quiet time, and read.