- This gorgeous poem called “When We Were Fearsome” by Joanna Penn Cooper arrived in my inbox thanks to Poem-a-Day from poets.org.
- I subscribe to The What, a weekly email list, and this week they sent out this fascinating and challenging article about whether you think like an amateur or a professional.
- The New York Public Library has started posting what they call Insta Novels on their Instagram feed. This week’s release is “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. What a fun idea!
- A group of high school seniors decided their gift to the school would be a library.
- Football player Chris Long will donate a quarter of his salary to get books into kids’ hands.
- Genelle Levy writes about being a black girl whose classmates were shocked she was a reader.
- When autumn arrives, I want pumpkin spice lattes, long cardigans, and melancholy folk songs. Thankfully, Spotify delivered on that last thing with their Autumn Acoustic playlist.
- I like to revisit U2’s October album in, well, October.
- I’m also enjoying the new album by Sam Phillips.
- My spices are shoved into a drawer. These spices are not, and they’re beautiful. (My fellow label maker lovers will be envious.)
- I loved Lindy West’s book Shrill, so I’m excited to see book #2 is coming.
Last Sunday night, I made the black bean and mushroom enchiladas from Chrissy Teigen’s new cookbook. It was fantastic and also heated up nicely. On Thursday night I made her stew recipe, which is perfect for chilly autumn nights. If you can’t tell, I love this cookbook.
What have you been enjoying this week?