- Fashion and style are two of my loves which is why I appreciate this article by Harling Ross for Man Repeller about whether or not you can still be fashionable even if you choose comfort over style some days.
- Lit Hub shares this moving essay by Katie Prout about class and her experience with poverty while an MFA student in Iowa.
- I’ve enjoyed many of Haruki Murakami’s books, so this list from Vulture ranking them from best to worst is a fun read.
- I finished reading Rebbeca Makkai’s The Great Believers this week (which I loved) and went back to read this interview she gave to The Millions in June.
- I don’t read a lot of young adult fiction, but I do read John Green’s books. In this interview with CBS, he talks openly about his struggle with mental illness. I’m thankful for the example he sets for his young readers struggling with the same thing.
- Natasha Tretheway’s poem “Domestic Work, 1937” showed up in my inbox this week thanks to Poetry 180. I’m glad it did.
- Clutter is definitely a problem for me. This article by Lee Babauta on how and what to pare down is helpful in thinking about what’s truly important.
I love Over the Rhine all year, but I love them most when the air is chilly and the nights are long. This album is stunning, especially “The Laugh of Recognition” and “Undamned.”
- This restaurant-style salsa is delicious. It’s embarrassing how quickly it disappeared from my refrigerator.
- I’m trying to be better about meal prep for lunches. This honey mustard chicken with roasted veggies is easy, filling, and yummy.
- I’m in love. Not with a person, but with this inexpensive-yet-effective food chopper.
- My heart is big enough for multiple loves, and another one is this small Bluetooth speaker. It works so well, and I think the sound is excellent, especially considering the low price.